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EndOfDaze 16-04-2011 05:08 AM


Originally Posted by Goopus (Post 2771799)
Currently switching back and forth between two Stephen King books: Insomnia and The Shining. I received them for my birthday.

I stopped halfway through The Shining, will probably go back to it soon!
I'm currently reading "A Nurse in time; My life as a trainee Nurse in the 1930s" by Evelyn Prentis.

Ileana 17-04-2011 01:38 AM

I just read Russell Brand's My Booky Wook and Booky Wook 2. Amazing! At least for me.

BeyondBreathless 17-04-2011 02:39 AM

I just finished reading 'Thirteen Reasons Why' By Jay Asher.

Mademoiselle Lola. 17-04-2011 04:15 AM


Originally Posted by Zanniie (Post 2768650)
OOOHHH MYYY GOOOODDDD YOU'VE READ THIS TOOOOO!!!! No one else has ever read this! ITS AMAZING :D x x x

I (secretly) love you haha.
The way he analyzes himself in such simple,but powerful words is so admirable.And his story is heart breaking.

The War Doctor 18-04-2011 01:18 AM

I'm STILL reading The Castle by Franz Kafka. I've read longer books than this in one sitting for god's sake... I blame my best friend. I went to stay with him for a few days and he loaned me half my body weight in games and DVDs. I have no reading time.

Ileana 18-04-2011 01:34 AM

Back to Manufacturing Consent.

Shannon =) 18-04-2011 12:09 PM

The house of night series by pc and kristen cast. Amazing!!

BridgesAndBalloons 18-04-2011 02:38 PM

I loved the Shining, although the film was good I prefer the book :-)

I'm reading Dante's Divine Comedy

EvilAngel 18-04-2011 04:05 PM

Currently reading Covenant in blood, book II of Ariel Tachna's Partnership in blood series.

Fantastic read, gay loves, vampires and magic, what more could a guy ask for.

The One Who 18-04-2011 09:14 PM

No Mean City by McArthur and Long. Has any non-Scot (or even non-west coast Scot) read this? I've read it loads of times before but as I was reading I was wondering if any non-Scots read it and if they struggled with the language?

Kiss Me Furfrog 18-04-2011 10:43 PM

I've just finished reading Fire (Seven Kingdoms book 2) By Kristin Cashore, which I loved.
I'm now starting Gale Force (Weather Warden book 7) by Rachel Caine.

Zanniie 19-04-2011 01:11 AM


Originally Posted by Mademoiselle Lola. (Post 2772857)
I (secretly) love you haha.
The way he analyzes himself in such simple,but powerful words is so admirable.And his story is heart breaking.

I (openly) love you ;), I know, his style is simply gorgeous and the way in which he brings it to life is brilliant so emotive, one of the best autobiographies! So sad, I adored Leonard!

Gone. 19-04-2011 01:17 AM

Just read 'Damaged' and 'I Miss Mummy' by Cathy Glass and am now moving onto 'The Girl in the Mirror' by the same author.

Dreaming. 19-04-2011 08:16 AM

Almost finished I Was Bono's Doppleganger, also half-way through a bumper book - Artist in a Floating World (finished) and Remains of the Day, by Ishiguro.

The War Doctor 19-04-2011 07:59 PM

I finally finished The Castle. For such a short book, it was pretty heavy reading, though it was worth it in the end (despite not being finished).

Now to read Minority Report (plus about 12 other short stories) by Philip K. Dick.

Intaytia 19-04-2011 08:02 PM

I'm inbetween a few at the minute:

Carol McGiffin's autobiography.
Jodi Picoult - Picture perfect
Simone De Beauvoir - Le Deuxieme Sexe (been reading this for ages, taking me so long)
Peter Rickard - A history of the French Language.
Racine's Phèdre.

Okay, so the last two are for uni, but...

I've just read Melissa C. Water's memoirs about her time in a psychiatric hospital, was really good.

The War Doctor 20-04-2011 07:12 AM

Finished Minority Report. On to The Imposter (not a typo, Philip K. Dick spelled it with an "e" for some reason).

They're only short stories, but it's nice to at least feel like I'm reading at a decent rate again.

riotgrrrlcori 21-04-2011 03:26 AM

I finished The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss recently. His Kingkiller Chronicles really are some of the best high fantasy I've read in a long time. I've also been making my way through the Nightside Series by Simon R. Green, which are candy in novel form if you enjoy supernatural/detective novels.

Carousel 21-04-2011 10:06 AM

Just finished reading 'The Saddest Girl In The World' by Cathy Glass. It was excellent, I'd definitely recommend it :)

Am now reading 'I Miss Mummy' by Cathy Glass. On the fourth chapter and already gripped!

Dreaming. 22-04-2011 03:47 PM


Originally Posted by Fifteen Dollar Eagle (Post 2776484)
On to The Imposter (not a typo, Philip K. Dick spelled it with an "e" for some reason).

Is that incorrect, then? I've seen it written like that too, didn't realise there was anything wrong, haha!

I've finished I Was Bono's Doppleganger, still reading The Remains of the Day, and also started The Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth.

Spoons 22-04-2011 08:47 PM

thin skin- emma forrest

Serendipity. 23-04-2011 01:29 AM

I just read 'A Grief Observed' by C.S. Lewis. It's quite moving, worth a read.

I'm reading 'Somebody Somewhere' by Donna Williams and 'Frost in May' by Antonia White. Enjoying both but not far into either yet.

The War Doctor 25-04-2011 12:02 PM

I finished my big book of Philip K. Dick short stories; although Imposter and Second Variety were a little clichéd in terms of plot, and Faith of Our Fathers was a bit of a 1984 rip-off, the rest were very original and all of them (including the three mentioned here) were, philosophically speaking, fascinating. They're also high-octane paranoia-fuel, which is only to be expected from a schizophrenic author who wrote (at least partly) as a form of therapy.

Now it's about time I got around to reading The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. I've been putting it off for a while. She's such a militant capitalist that I'm honestly surprised it wasn't printed on $100 bills, or the skins of communists she beat to death with her own ego and sense of moral outrage (or with a copy of Atlas Shrugged, whichever is bigger).

one_step_closer 26-04-2011 01:06 PM

Compulsion - Keith Ablow and Authentic Happiness - Martin Seligman.

crazykat 26-04-2011 01:12 PM

Sing you home-Jodi Picoult

makedamnsure 27-04-2011 01:20 PM

Jodi Picoult and Cathy Glass seem popular around here. I've only read one book by each author so I can't judge too much, but I'm not a big fan of either of their writing styles.

Was thinking about reading House Rules by Jodi Picoult because my brother has Aspergers, and the main character in this does. But I'm not sure.

Reading "The Road Home" by Rose Tremain and I like it a lot. Its much better than "Trespass" even though that was quite good too. Theres more a storyline. Its about an immigrant, and though I don't know how that feels, so I can't say how accurate it is, she seems to write about it very well. Bit of a cliched happy ending. But lovely book.

MissAnonymous 04-05-2011 12:37 PM

Just started, but already enjoying 'A Madman's Tale' by John Katzenbach. Resonates with me. :)

makedamnsure 04-05-2011 01:32 PM

Started Her Fearful Symmetry (by the author of Time Travellors Wife). Nice gentle easy read. Ghost story, but its more about the people and their relationships than anything supernatural (kind of like Lovely Bones).

Making me want to read Time Travellers Wife next.

Pilgrim 05-05-2011 09:32 AM

I just finished "Broken" by Karin Fossum. The book is about an author who visualizes her invented characters queuing in front of her house and waiting for their stories to be told.
One day one of her characters comes into her house and demands that he is the next in line as he fears that his story will never be told otherwise. So the author begins to write his story and he is so real for her, that he comes to visit her regularly after she has written another part of his story.
The story itself is about the character, Alvar Eide, who is a middle-aged man without friends or family and totally unable to socialise until a young heroin-addict forces her way into his life.

The best about this book is that the author has several problems herself, being depressed and hiding in her work as she doesn't want to face the real world. So you have quiet a bit of insight into her life as well.

So I would recommend it, although it might be triggering for addicts and everyone with suicidal thoughts.

sazybel 05-05-2011 11:07 AM

im reading the gun seller by hugh laurie at the moment. going through a fry and laurie phase and finally got round to buying it. i wasnt sure what it was going to be like but im hooked and almost finished started yesterday.

Zanniie 05-05-2011 12:47 PM

Reading Hunger by Knut Hamsun and loving it, also finished Beloved, Toni Morrison, love her style.

one_step_closer 05-05-2011 09:51 PM


Originally Posted by MissAnonymous (Post 2793545)
Just started, but already enjoying 'A Madman's Tale' by John Katzenbach. Resonates with me. :)

I think i've read that and I enjoyed it.

Gone. 05-05-2011 11:37 PM

The Girl in the Mirror - Cathy Glass.
It was really interesting and not like her other books I've read.

Dreaming. 06-05-2011 07:28 AM

reading Remains of the Day by Ishiguro still. Also almost finished White Teeth, which is a bloody brilliant book! It's potentially one of the best books I've read in a long time, if not forever. Really enjoying it.

Puppet Strings 09-05-2011 07:29 PM

Just finished Tell No One by Harlan Coben, which I bought completely on a whim on Amazon as it was only £2..!
Pretty alright actually, very twisty turny.

monket 10-05-2011 07:27 AM

Just finished Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut and The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman yesterday. Onto Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger, and Spook by Mary Roach now!

dontwantyoutoknow 11-05-2011 02:04 PM

Just finished More Than Meets The Eye for my course, and am reading King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table for pleasure.

Gone. 11-05-2011 02:12 PM

I neeeeed to finish my exams because then I can start Rome - M. C. Scott. It looks interesting enough.
& to finish Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada.

Rodolphus 11-05-2011 03:52 PM

I've just finished Have You Seen Her? by Karen Rose.
It was amazing.

Now I'm reading the BFG.

MunchBox 11-05-2011 07:15 PM


Originally Posted by Puppet Strings (Post 2800527)
Just finished Tell No One by Harlan Coben, which I bought completely on a whim on Amazon as it was only £2..!
Pretty alright actually, very twisty turny.

I liked that book and the film is okay too. :)

Margo 11-05-2011 08:49 PM

Am reading Freedom by Jonathan Franzen.

Its rather splendid!

xxhappydaysxx 14-05-2011 12:27 PM

I just finished Russel Brands autobiography & I thought it was good.

Annnnd now im reading Tiger Tiger by Margaux Fragoso & tis good so far!

nowhereman 15-05-2011 10:40 PM

JUst finished Blue by Sue Mayfield, amazing, everyone should read it, and Skin by whoever it's by. Now I'm reading Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth, it's very good, about the president's vampire.

Dreaming. 16-05-2011 07:23 AM

Just finished A Week in December, which I didn't really enjoy thaaat much. It was good, but it wasn't amazing.

Now reading Beauty and The Beast, I can't remember who it's by, and The Angels Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. I loved The Shadow of the Wind, so I'm really looking forward to reading this.

makedamnsure 16-05-2011 10:20 AM

^^For people that love books and liked Shadow of the Wind.
I recommend "if on a winters night a traveller" by Italo Calvino

I've just started it on brothers recommendation and I love it so far. It really draws you in and then leaves you hanging! Frustrating but thats the point! Its about the power of novels and things. Amazing book.

Hobbes 16-05-2011 01:23 PM


Originally Posted by Dreaming. (Post 2811114)
Just finished A Week in December, which I didn't really enjoy thaaat much. It was good, but it wasn't amazing.

I felt exactly the same about this book. Expected a lot more and it was abit disappointing in the end.

Anyway, Ive just finished You Dont Know Me by David Klass and im about to re-read To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

xxhappydaysxx 17-05-2011 06:02 PM

Im now reading "one morning one moment" which is good and easy to read so far, im not far into it, but ive heard its really good anyways.

CaiteeBug 17-05-2011 09:33 PM

I just started reading Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris. It's the newest Sookie Stackhouse novel.

Belladonna 17-05-2011 09:35 PM

Just finished the perks of being a wallflower by stephen chbosky, which I would recommend to anyone. I'm currently working my way through the manga Loveless too.

PrincessVegeta_x 17-05-2011 10:02 PM

'The Spook's Secret' by Joseph Delaney. x

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