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Stellata 31-01-2008 05:00 PM

Where did you buy it? Who's the author?

beautiful&dying 31-01-2008 05:02 PM


Originally Posted by ~longing~tears~ (Post 519913)
Where did you buy it? Who's the author?

it's by Rachel Simmons and you can buy it here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Odd-Girl-Out...98955&s r=8-3

it's sparked off a million thoughts in my head and I'd really recommend it.

Stellata 31-01-2008 05:06 PM

I've just ordered it from the library! [I work in one!] So hopefully it'll come.

beautiful&dying 31-01-2008 05:09 PM

wow, that makes me happy! be sure to post your comments or pm me with your thoughts or whatever, I'd love to share what's been going through my head with someone and I've been writing pages in my notebooks since I started it. I'm so jealous you work in a library!! Although I'm in a uni so that's nearly as good, I get free borrowing rights from the library.

Stellata 31-01-2008 05:13 PM

I will do. :) I may have to do an Inter Library Loan if it doesn't come from our consortium.
I was bullied - mobbed - by a large group of girls in my year for 10 years, so it's of deep personal interest to me.

beautiful&dying 31-01-2008 05:17 PM

well i hope it gives you the same hope it's given me, because it suddenly felt like it was ok to be me again. A lot of it is to do with the way women are socialised not to display anger in the traditional ways (ie physical agression) so they develop other, manipulative ways to get to each other and about how this can affect the individual and their future relationships and things. I'm only about 120 pages in at the moment but I'm finding it really good.

Stellata 31-01-2008 05:18 PM

Thanks again. :)

mesmerized. 31-01-2008 11:08 PM

^ It sounds good.. & I'm glad it's helped you. I might read it at some point.

I've just started 'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley. I've been meaning to read it for ages! So far it's good, but I've read like, one chapter.

Stellata 01-02-2008 08:12 AM

Oooo good book, BNW. I read it for a Totalitarianism and Lit. module at uni.

I'm reading Faith by Lesley Pearse. About 100 pages to go. Then I'm onto Notes from an exhibition.

beautiful&dying 01-02-2008 07:23 PM


Originally Posted by mesmerized. (Post 520873)
^ It sounds good.. & I'm glad it's helped you. I might read it at some point.

I've just started 'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley. I've been meaning to read it for ages! So far it's good, but I've read like, one chapter.

Oh I love that one. He was definitely one of the best thinkers of his age.
I'd definitely recommend Odd Girl Out. I've got about half way through now and she's been talking about manipulation by girls to other girls for power.

linder surprise 02-02-2008 01:12 AM

i hate reading more than one book at once. but! i have to at the moment.

i'm reading:
evelyn waugh - vile bodies (for uni).
philip pullman - northern lights (for my own amusement).

i hope brave new world is good. i have to read it next week for uni :].
at oxfam today aswell, i started reading a book called smashed, it's like an autobiography of some teenage alcoholic girl. it was reallyyy good, so i bought it, but i don't know when i'll get 'round to reading it all the way through.

UnforgivableCrime 02-02-2008 02:02 AM

Currently reading a trilogy by Sara Douglass, Battleaxe, Enchanter and Starman. A bit slow at places, but a brilliant story. Just finished two books by Stuart Hill, Cry Of The Icemark and Blade Of Fire, I couldn't put them down :hop:

space_monkey 02-02-2008 03:15 AM

I've just finished reading 'My Friend Leonard' by James Frey. I'm now currently reading 'More, Now, Again by Elizabeth Wurtzel'.

rustic_vampire 02-02-2008 03:38 AM

I just got done reading Tell Me Your Dreams by Sidney Sheldon

Ileana 05-02-2008 03:40 PM

I'm almost done with "Born on a Blue Day" by Daniel Temmet.

purexcocaine 05-02-2008 09:53 PM

i just finished reading 'out of the dark' by linda caine & robin something for the second time. i love it, and everyone should definetely read it, it might be triggering though.
now i'm deciding to embrace my teenage side and am ready 'catalyst' by laurie halse anderson
nexxt, i'm going to reading 'keeping faith' by jodi picoult


Devil Girl 05-02-2008 10:05 PM

Well I have read any more of Eldest By Christopher Paolini, I am not even a quater of the way through! Really should try reading it and getting it finished.

Also trying to read i, Robot By Isaac Asimov

Also - So Much to Tell You By John Marsden

And finished Life on the Refrigeratior Door By Alice Kuipers

I am struggling to concentrate so can barely read at all at the moment but really want to be able to!

nowhereman 07-02-2008 09:48 PM

Lord Loss by Darren Shan.

Ileana 08-02-2008 11:29 PM

"Old Souls" by Tom Shroder.

crazykat 08-02-2008 11:31 PM

I am reading The Nanny Diaries by Nicola Kraus & Emma McLaughlin

Louise 08-02-2008 11:31 PM

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Spoons 08-02-2008 11:47 PM

the contortionists handbook- Craig Clevenger

Devia_Angelus87 08-02-2008 11:50 PM

The Art Of Pickpocket - Ian Steele

Queer Fringe 09-02-2008 07:48 PM

I've just finished red tears, and now I'm reading The heroin diaries. Red Tears is an excellent book, I strongly recommend it.

charcoal feathers 09-02-2008 07:55 PM


Originally Posted by purexcocaine (Post 531685)
i just finished reading 'out of the dark' by linda caine & robin something for the second time. i love it, and everyone should definetely read it, it might be triggering though.

Yes, yes.
Out Of The Dark is a good read.

Feel_Good_inc. 09-02-2008 09:22 PM

Reading The Bachman Books. a collection of Stephen King's short stories when he wrote under his pen name. Currently on Roadwork. really interesting so far as you follow the character's so spiralling drop into madness.

Old Greg 10-02-2008 12:25 AM

Beyond Good And Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche.

RandomIdiot 10-02-2008 04:09 AM

i bought Cathy's book last night, i thought i'd like it. i read about 20 pages of it. it sucks.

Sarika 13-02-2008 01:23 AM

Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern
About a girl in a psychiatric hospital, it adds a humerous twist while explaining her struggles.
Skinny by Ibi Kaslik
Told from the perspective of both an anorexic sufferer and her sister. Made me re-think a lot of things.

random.swirls 13-02-2008 11:42 AM

I have nearly finished Michael Palin's New Europe book

Didn't think I would enjoy it, as I am not really into that sort of thing but it's been really interesting.

linder surprise 13-02-2008 04:03 PM


Originally Posted by space_monkey (Post 523412)
I've just finished reading 'My Friend Leonard' by James Frey.

is it any good?
cos i read a million little pieces years & years ago, before all the hype of did-he-didn't-he-make-it-up.. &then all that hype happened, and i just got boredd of hearing about it.
but i quite enjoyed a million little pieces.


i'm reading smashed, growing up a drunk girl by koren something.
&little women by alcott.

xbeckyx 13-02-2008 05:04 PM

Just read Junk by Melvin Burgess and now I'm reading But Inside I'm Screaming which is a really good book about a woman who has a great job and a seemingly perfect life until she breaks down on live TV (shes a news reporter) and tried to kill herself, she then gets sent to a mental hospital.

Vegetarian Vampire 14-02-2008 07:02 PM

It by stephen king

daisy-star 14-02-2008 07:08 PM

Im currently reading The child called It by David Pelzer

True story of child abuse.

xfallenangelx 14-02-2008 07:42 PM

*faces* by martina cole. im actually really enjoying it, quite intense though.

purplestardust2 14-02-2008 07:52 PM

I`m reading the one before last Harry Potter for the umpteenth time I love them pure escapism!!

Persephone Hazard 16-02-2008 06:37 PM

I've just re-read 1984 and Animal Farm by George Orwell, I started re-reading The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks and the bus today and for some reason I'm also currently re-reading all the Harry Potter books - I'm on the third currently.

I don't know why I'm doing so much re-reading at the moment, I shall get started on something new next! Probably The Bell by Murdoch, as I've got it sitting on my 'unread' pile and it looks very interesting.

pixie*lyssie 16-02-2008 07:51 PM

I might start Girl, Interrupted again

butterfly525 16-02-2008 07:55 PM

^^ I just finished reading that for the 3rd or 4th time. I love that book, it just makes so much sense.

__T 16-02-2008 08:44 PM

The Black Dahlia. It's weird.

dark_light 16-02-2008 09:28 PM

The Mother and Daughter Diaries, its about a girl with anorexia and how her and her mother deal with it

Sharloid. 16-02-2008 09:29 PM

I'm currently reading Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.
It's crazy.

lower than myself 16-02-2008 09:56 PM

I was reading 'The crimes of Jack the Ripper' but after two days of not reading it & getting slightly confused I gave up on it. LOL.

& as of tonight, I'm going to start reading Dissolution by C.J Mason

beautiful&dying 20-02-2008 05:01 PM

I'm reading a kiddy book called Varjak Paw, about a cat who does martial arts. It's got some lovely illustrations and I've really enjoyed it so far.

ThinkingofRecovery 21-02-2008 12:50 AM

I'm reading Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. Why does life always seem so much more endearing back then?

Shakespeare's Strumpet 21-02-2008 01:34 AM

Candide by Voltaire. <3...I love Voltaire. He was the master of dark humor. And, as far as classic literature goes, Candide is not a hard read...but it also depends on the translation. The language is simplistic but the morals complex. Ultimate read for anyone interested in philosophy, politics, or just intelligence.

monket 21-02-2008 07:03 AM

I'm reading '"Son" A Psychopath and His Victims' by Jack Olsen. It freaks me out because it's a true story about a rapist who lived in the same city I live in, only about 30 years ago. I can just see all the places he describes in my head because I've been to all of them, and AGGHH. It's just weird.

linder surprise 21-02-2008 11:37 AM

i just finished little women (part1) & smashed: growing up a drunk girl this week.
i don't know what i'm going to read next. i might finish northern lights because i read half of it about a month ago.

marilyn2662 21-02-2008 04:14 PM

I've just finished '100 Years Of Medical Murder', and I've just started 'A Memory Of All That' and 'Infamous Murderers'. =]

Persephone Hazard 21-02-2008 11:18 PM


Originally Posted by mister linda. (Post 571434)
smashed: growing up a drunk girl

I bought that because I was at Norwich train station and I'd finished my book and I had a four-hour train journey home ahead of me and it was the only thing in Smiths that wasn't the worst kind of chicklit. I thought it was going to irritate me but I seem to recall it was actually surprisingly good. This was summer 2006, mind, so I may be remembering it through rose-tinted glasses!

I finished The Wasp Factory and the Murdoch novel (god, that was depressing) and I'm now reading The Nomad of Time by Michael Moorcock. And I'm still re-reading the Harry Potters, and I still don't know why. I'll probably finish the fourth one tonight.

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