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Devil Girl 21-09-2007 11:31 PM


Originally Posted by paintingflowerswhite (Post 282167)

Thats how felt with Thin. I think Marya Hornbacher's wasted gives a better portrayal and writes it in such a unique way.
I will admit, im a little dissappointed with it, perhaps why its taking me twice as long to read Thin.

Yes wasted was a lot better I think, Mainly because it showed what an eating disorder could put you through, but I guess a lot of people will agree with the story in Thin, never been admitted etc. but I felt bits were missing from her time in collage where she was trying to eat 'normally' etc. Her recovery wasn't very clear I felt. But it was her story which is all that really matters I guess. Nice writer though, I like the stle even if the plot is not as intense as other books.


Originally Posted by Yume.No.Chikara (Post 282704)
Just fisinshed But inside i'm screeming by...can't remember possibly someone loch! I enjoyed it I have no idea how accurate it is but I liked Isobel - possible because a lot of the stuff she said is what i think but in a way that makes sence!

I have read this book, as not overly keen on it, but maybe that is because I expected more as it got lots of good reviews.

Devil x

~ Mandy ~ 22-09-2007 09:17 PM

Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee by Meera Syal.

CherryBlossom 22-09-2007 09:37 PM

I'm going to start reading Northern light by Philip pullman tonight.

Lil'MissLaLa 22-09-2007 10:59 PM

reading wasted-marya hornbacher again! great book. I read thin a while back and i didnt like it much just generally coz i felt tht sheseemed to recover 'just like tht' if u no wat i mean.
I have other books on the go too - get me out of here (about bpd) and various others

Tig 23-09-2007 11:25 AM

'Mercy' by Jodi Picoult

Disarm 23-09-2007 12:28 PM


Originally Posted by paintingflowerswhite (Post 281390)
ooh im reading that one too! well erm started it last year not finished. Sorry i have too many books on the go.

Have you got into it well?

I'm about half-way through it, and enjoying it so far. I guess 'enjoying' would be the wrong word to describe it, but I just loved her style of writing.

nowhereman 24-09-2007 07:13 PM

Just finished Before I Die by Jenny Downham I think and Jinx by Meg Cabot. Next I'm gonna read Avalon High by Meg Cabot.

beautiful&dying 26-09-2007 12:37 PM

Today I finished my Chris Brookmyre, it was amazing and I recommend people try him out (look in the crime section at your local library and book shop) and I started another Aggie Christie, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. It's good so far but isn't all her stuff?!

HopeRises 26-09-2007 04:37 PM

Finally finished 'Thin' last night, I actually prefered it to wasted.. tbh I thought wasted was pretty rubbish. I think it was quiet a good book, if your not really a mature reader and I saw myself so much in it.

Now starting atonment wohoo.

beautiful&dying 03-10-2007 05:01 PM

i'm just about to start Lolita. I've read it twice before but I need to review it for a website so I've got to get it read. Anyone else have any thoughts?

Puppet Strings 03-10-2007 09:41 PM

Purely down to the fact that you guys all go on about it, and that my uncle happened to have a copy in a box of books he's storing here, I am currently reading The Bell Jar. :P
It's not really what I was expecting, to be honest, and although I am almost half-way through I still don't know what I think of it! Haha. There are certain sentences, and paragraphs, which I really like, but the book as a whole... I'm undecided. x

nowhereman 04-10-2007 07:16 PM

Just finished reading Out of the Dark by Linda Caine, it was so good (and includes self harm), now I'm reading Sweet by Julie Burchill, the sequel to Sugar Rush (which the tv series was based on).

Goodbyetoyou 04-10-2007 10:11 PM

I've just read The Picture od Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. It was a little dry in places, but otherwise beautiful.
And to Shadow Z, I read Clockwork Orange recently too. Amazing. x x

seraphima86 06-10-2007 06:42 AM

I'm currentely reading 'Animal Farm' by George Orwell. Its not bad.
I just finished 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time', which is written from the P.O.V of a 15 year old boy with Austism. Fantastic read, very insightful.

nowhereman 06-10-2007 10:12 PM

Reading Eating Disorders:The Path to Recovery by Dr.Kate Middleton and Starring Tracey Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson.

whispers 09-10-2007 12:34 AM

'To the Lighthouse' by Virginia Woolf. Good so far :)
and 'T.S. Eliot - a Study in Character and Style' by Ronald Bush. Which is kindof for my English Dissertation, but is fun anyway.
'The Great Transformation' by Karen Armstrong and selected other books about religion and such, when I have time.

I can never stick to just one book, haha.

Ileana 09-10-2007 01:49 PM

I just read "Running with scissors" "Magical thinking" and "Go ask ogre" I loved all three. I ma now reading "Glamorama" which I am aklso enjoying.

nowhereman 09-10-2007 10:51 PM

Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters.

Guest Visitor 10-10-2007 02:06 PM

Just read Brave New World by Aldous Huxley for the second time.

destroy-!!!-infinity 10-10-2007 09:38 PM

just read harry potter books 2 through 7 over the past 3 weeks. i read the first one years ago before the first movie. then i just lost track of them. it's been a crazy few weeks. potter dreams.




my tv broke. i've been reading a lot.

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