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Spoons 01-10-2008 01:25 AM

^^^^ everytime i see that book its always in the sale and i always go to pick it up but stop myself. ive heard mixed reviews on it. i will prob read it one day though.

linda i read so slow its unbelieveable but i do tend to read alot. the last 2 books i read though only had about 100 pages each so i got through them quite quick.

one_step_closer 01-10-2008 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by mesmerized. (Post 1118427)
'The Girls' by someoneorother. Can't be bothered finding out. It's alright.

Is it about conjoined twins? I've read that book and I think I enjoyed it.


Originally Posted by linder surprise (Post 1121272)

i am reading we need to talk about kevin. it's a bit slow but i'm ready to get through it.

I read that aaaaages ago and can't even remember what it's about but i'm sure I thought it was pretty good.

one_step_closer 01-10-2008 04:47 PM

Passing for Normal - Amy Wilensky

mesmerized. 01-10-2008 04:48 PM


Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 1122117)
Is it about conjoined twins? I've read that book and I think I enjoyed it.

Yup, that's the one =]

littlelou 01-10-2008 05:33 PM

i'm reading preditor by patrica cornwell. bout half way through seems quite good at mo.

always_alone 01-10-2008 05:57 PM

i just finished reading "the ruby in the smoke" by phillip pullman, and now about to start the 2nd in the series "the shadow in the north". :)

Spoons 01-10-2008 09:22 PM

i got drawn in by a book sale. :)

i got Catch-22 Joseph Heller
Exit A- Anthony Swofford
Twilight- Stephanie Meyer

i hope twilight is as good as everyone makes out!

linder surprise 01-10-2008 11:02 PM

i've had catch 22 for the longest time but i still haven't read it. i haven't been reading much recently because i always seem to be drunk or too tired when i go to bed.
i read jarhead by swofford & it was megaaaa good. i didn't know he wrote another book.

Spoons 01-10-2008 11:47 PM

i didnt even know jarhead was a book until i read the blurb on the back and it said from the author of jarhead.

Jarhead is an awesome movie though

always_alone 02-10-2008 12:23 AM

i just finished reading "the ruby in the smoke" by phillip pullman, and now about to start the 2nd in the series "the shadow in the north". :)


Originally Posted by alternate reality (Post 1122827)
Is that any good? ive always wanted to read it.

very good book. - i think it's a fantastic series and well worth reading. i've read all of them loads of times and still struggle to put them down :)

Casper_Fading 02-10-2008 12:28 AM

I just read the Black Madonna by Traci Harding.. She's an AWESOME author!

Casper_Fading 02-10-2008 12:28 AM

i hsould say i've just finished reading it... again :P

dramaqueen 03-10-2008 05:44 AM

Just finished re-reading "Fugalaça" by Maíra Dias Gomes (half-biographic fiction about a girl who lost her father at the age of 11 and went trhough an intense adolescence "sex, drugs and rock n' roll" style)

Now I'm on the beginning of Nietzsche's "Beyond Good and Evil". Loving it.

Envi90 04-10-2008 07:55 AM

I am currently reading The Shining by Stephen King. It's really good so far. I hope to watch the movie once I'm done with the book.

Buttons. 04-10-2008 09:52 AM

You all have amazing taste in books, I am very impressed. Currently reading Harvesting the heart by Jodi Piccoult but I wouldn't recommend it...it doesn't flow and draw you in the way her other books do.

crazykat 05-10-2008 02:44 PM

Stolen Time by Sunny Jacobs

PixieHope. 05-10-2008 03:04 PM

I'm reading Atonement by Ian McEwan but I'm finding it quite slow at the minute.

Cathy 05-10-2008 05:17 PM

i just finished Tipping The Velvet by Sarah Waters which was immense.
am now reading one of my favourites - Elsewhere.

DaisyStar 05-10-2008 05:27 PM

I'm currently reading 'Choke' by Chuck Palahnuik...well nearly finished, and I only started it yesterday.
Also part way through (re-reading) 'The Time Travellers Wife', can't remember who it's by though.

Spoons 05-10-2008 06:02 PM

^^^^palahniuk is an amazing author!! you read his other stuff?

DaisyStar 05-10-2008 06:07 PM

I've read 'Fight Club' but nothing else yet, planning to work my way through some more though.

Spoons 05-10-2008 06:11 PM

i would recommend survivor and invisible monsters, Survivor was the first chuck book i read and it made me go and buy all his other stuff. its just amazing.

DaisyStar 05-10-2008 06:25 PM

Awesome, I'll be sure to read them. Thanks for the recommendation

one_step_closer 06-10-2008 10:52 AM

Misery - Stephen King

Mysophobia 06-10-2008 01:13 PM

Ugly by Constance Briscoe.

Freedom Fighter 06-10-2008 09:01 PM

Cut - Patrica McCormick

linder surprise 06-10-2008 09:23 PM


Originally Posted by DaisyStar (Post 1130427)
I'm currently reading 'Choke' by Chuck Palahnuik...well nearly finished, and I only started it yesterday.
Also part way through (re-reading) 'The Time Travellers Wife', can't remember who it's by though.

yeahhhhhhhh. choke is my favourite of all time. the film came out this week in america! i can't believe it. i am so scared of seeing it.
the time travelers' wife is super good aswelll. audrey niffenger or something like that.

Spoons 07-10-2008 01:44 AM

do you know when choke comes out in Uk?

Casper_Fading 07-10-2008 02:44 AM

The time travelers wife is briliant ^_^

I'm reading the Phoenix Endangered by Mercedes lackey and James Mallory and it's BRILLIANT!

Snuffles 07-10-2008 04:33 AM

Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult :)

Kira 07-10-2008 06:52 AM

mum bought brisngr for me, but havent started yet. already reading a bright red scream by marilee strong and thus spake zarathustra by freidrich neitche

GlitterGirl 07-10-2008 12:00 PM

I'm in the middle of a few books atm as I love to read but I like different genres so what book I pick up on any given day depends what kind of mood I'm in -

Jodi Picoult "Change of Heart" - Started this a while ago but I'm not far in. I've read all her books and I've just not got stuck into this one yet but I will!

Colin Bateman "Orpheus Rising" - Just got this at the weekend so I'm only a chapter or so in but Colin Bateman is one of my favourite authors and his books are always so funny and this one looks good so far.

Charlie Boorman "By Any Means" - I always have a travel book like this on the go. Really enjoyed Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman's Long Way Down and Long Way Round, so when I saw this one I thought I'd give it a go.

Sam Bourne "Final Reckoning" - I'm almost finished this one. Great read. Can't wait until I finish it to see how it ends.

nowhereman 07-10-2008 12:40 PM

I just finished Wolf Island by Darren Shan (I have a signed copy!) and now I'm reading Cut by Cathy Glass.

Devil Girl 07-10-2008 02:55 PM

I am still ploughing through Great Expectations but need to finish it and start Wuthering Heights as it needs to be read by next week :s...*crys* I hate university!

Also reading Me, Myself and Them By by Kurt Snyder, Raquel E. Gur, and Linda Wasmer Andrews

It is a book which gives one persons experience of schizophrenia, but also at the end of each chapter it gives some information about the disorder. I wouldn't say its an amazing book but does help you to understand a bit more about the illness...linking the factual, with the actual experience.

Useless Information 101 08-10-2008 06:19 AM

I finished "The Garden of Last Days" and I really liked it. I didn't think I was going to but the ending is very well written.
And noww, Im trying to read "The Fellowship of the Ring". Im on page 23 haha.

mesmerized. 08-10-2008 10:48 AM

I've just started 'My Cousin Rachel' by Daphne du Maurier. It's good so far =]
(Along with various less interesting books for uni!)

beautiful&dying 08-10-2008 03:12 PM


Originally Posted by Kira (Post 1133913)
mum bought brisngr for me, but havent started yet. already reading a bright red scream by marilee strong and thus spake zarathustra by freidrich neitche

Love Nietzsche! Let me know what you think of this work of genius!

Pink Lemonade Fairy 09-10-2008 11:46 AM

I've just started reading 'The Lovely Bones' by Alice Sebold, I like so farrr:)

Morpheus 09-10-2008 04:44 PM

I'm reading Hemingway, For whom the bell tolls and cosa nostra by John Dickie.

mansonluvr5692 09-10-2008 07:11 PM

i'm currently reading 'the plague' by albert camus. it's really good. i'm almost finished, maybe 20 pages left. it was supposed to be read for a class and i was dreading it for a little bit, but once i got into it i decided that it's not that bad. :) (although i should've thought that from the start considering i like 'the stranger', which is by him too)

Devil Girl 09-10-2008 10:45 PM

I hate having to read for uni! To add to my reading I have put another on the side...which I shouldn't have cause I have too much uni reading to do!

The Best Little Girl in the World

linder surprise 09-10-2008 11:22 PM

aw i just had a lecture on the outsider/the stranger on monday! it was quite interesting.

Feel_Good_inc. 11-10-2008 09:58 PM

I've just finished Carrie by Stephen King. Absolutely brilliant. Much better than the film.
And I'm just starting Deception Point by Dan Brown, I'm still only the first couple of chapters so it's too early to know if it's a good read or not.

one_step_closer 12-10-2008 11:50 AM

Light on Snow - Anita Shreve

xADAMx 13-10-2008 07:56 PM

'Long Way Down' by Ewan McGregor & Charley Borman. I watched Long Way Round when it was on tv, but missed Long Way Down. Enjoying the book so far, only about 100 pages in though :)

Spoons 14-10-2008 12:57 AM

I have just finished 'god is dead' by Ron Currie.
It is one of the best books i have ever read.

heres the blurb

'God- or Sora, as she's called- has come to earth to experience its conflicts first hand, but adopting a human form also means assuming human frailty and mortality, and whe Sora's death- and her true identity- is discovered, the world is immediately and irrevocably changed. Waves of panic, civil unrest and mass suicide sweep the globe; young men take the future into their own hands, armies go to war over fate versus free will, and parents- in the absence of an alternative, and with nothing else to do on a Sunday- turn their children into objects of worship.'

^ its really funny and makes you think.

I am now going to read 'Kiss me, Judas' - Will Christopher Baer

Beautifully_Sinned 14-10-2008 01:47 AM

Finished Twighlight, now on to The tenth circle by jodi picoult, then its back to Bella and Edward for me in Eclipse and New moon.

the darkness inside me 14-10-2008 04:40 AM

re-reading Frankenstein. then i will most likely move to something by Edgar Allen Poe, maybe House of Usher?

and btw nats, i own all four twilight books. they are certainly worth reading. you will like them all. but be forewarned: after you read them you will be obsessed with vampires for quite awhile

one_step_closer 14-10-2008 11:05 AM

Firecracker - Sean Stewart

Devil Girl 14-10-2008 11:26 AM

^I wasn't overly impressed with Firecracker

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