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-Asphyxia- 17-04-2010 07:03 PM

I'm currently reading In the Flesh: The Cultural Politics of Body Modification by Victoria Pitts.

It's really interesting; the first chapter was a bit dry, but I am at the section about women that are body modifiers, so naturally my ears perk up. lol

On a sidenote, I listened to this podcast about the future of book publishing and the professor commented that about half of college students don't pick up a book after they graduate. Half! Isn't that sad? Why people don't read is beyond me.....

skyatnight 17-04-2010 09:18 PM

I'm reading Red Tears by Joanna Kenrick, I can relate to Emily (the main character), it's a really good book

Wandering Wolf 17-04-2010 09:52 PM

i lent you that book! although its abbie's
do you think that Emily is a bit over the top and exagerated at times?

The War Doctor 18-04-2010 12:28 PM

My Religion and Philosophy teacher saw me reading Ulysses the other day and was amazed that someone was actually bothering to read it. Apparently it's the most bought and unread book in Ireland. I'm really loving it so far; the dialogue is incredibly realistic "Dublinese" and the stream-of-consciousness narrative really sucks you in. I'm loving the parallels with Homer's Odyssey too.

Sefka 18-04-2010 12:59 PM

Good on you for getting through Ulysses. I'm one of the millions of people who bought it, started it and... gave up on it.

I'm just finished Engleby - Sebastian Faulks. Good, but not as engaging as Birdsong.

one_step_closer 18-04-2010 04:46 PM

Perverting the Course of Justice - Inspector Gadget.

Konstantine 18-04-2010 08:29 PM

I have just finished Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom and now I'm reading Just Listen by Sarah Dessen. :)

Serenade 19-04-2010 12:31 PM


Originally Posted by Sefka (Post 2247602)
Good, but not as engaging as Birdsong.

Birdsong is a great novel.

Athiri 20-04-2010 03:29 PM

Just finished The Picture of Dorian Gray. I didn't like it much at first, I was annoyed that no one seemed to notice his eternal youth... But it got better, and the ending was far better than the film's one.

The War Doctor 20-04-2010 04:35 PM

I love The Picture of Dorian Grey. Oscar Wilde was a magnificent bastard of the highest order.

~IntoxicatedRainbow 20-04-2010 07:37 PM

I've just read Hunger, the second part of the Gone series.

I'm also reading:
- It by Stephen King
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
And a few books in Dutch.

The War Doctor 20-04-2010 08:28 PM

It and The Bell Jar are two of my all-time favourite books. I've been pestering my mother to read The Bell Jar for ages.

linder surprise 20-04-2010 09:28 PM

the informers - bret easton ellis.
it's okay so far. short stories can kinda drag.

[BrokenHeels] 20-04-2010 11:23 PM

Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult.

Serenade 22-04-2010 02:06 AM

About halfway through The Book Thief now :)

Serenade 22-04-2010 03:27 AM

I was looking that up the other day, I will give it a try eventually, my reading pile is crazyness xD

GlitterTrashDoll 22-04-2010 08:50 AM

I'm reading my way through the True Blood series.
A Few chapters through the fourth book now. (Dead to the world, I think?)

one_step_closer 22-04-2010 06:40 PM

Shoot the Damn Dog - Sally Brampton.

Serenade 23-04-2010 03:59 AM


Originally Posted by ~IntoxicatedRainbow (Post 2252288)
It by Stephen King

Amazing tale

I read a couple more chapters of The Book Thief earlier.

EndOfDaze 25-04-2010 03:28 PM

Scar Tissue - Anthony Kiedis

I'm tempted to buy the Kurt Cobain journals, but everyone I've asked seems to think it's a complete waste of money...has anyone read them??

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