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Post by SomethingSinful » October 10th, 2009, 5:13 pm
I am just starting Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky which by the way I am loving and then I might read A Doll''s House and Other Plays by Henrik Ibsen
The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

Post by dragonfly411 » October 12th, 2009, 5:10 am
Sinful - I love that your avatar is a TotoroImage
I don't know anyone that can live without a place of enchantment to turn to - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Post by merrymunky » October 13th, 2009, 10:13 am
Date: 10/6/2009 11:57:42 AM
Author: Bia

Date: 10/5/2009 2:16:59 AM
Author: merrymunky
Currently reading ''The Night Villa'' by Carol Goodman (my fave author).

Next on the list is ''Sepulchre'' by Kate Mosse. I started it but then I got my current book and where Carol Goodman is concerned, all other books fall by the wayside. I get very impatient and have to read it. So yeah, back to ''Sepulchre'' soon.
I was going to pick up one of her books the other day : The Drowning Tree - did you read this?


Yes. I have all her books. Her first was "The Lake Of Dead Languages" - I bought this one and loved it so much that I bought every successive release by her. I really adore her. She is very well written and obviously puts a great deal of research into her works. They are teeming with history (not sure how much of it is factual) and mythology. She appears to have a great love of Latin and literature as Latin focusses in a few of her works. Her style really keeps me involved.


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Post by merrymunky » October 13th, 2009, 10:20 am
Date: 10/10/2009 11:13:14 PM
Author: SomethingSinful
I am just starting Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky which by the way I am loving and then I might read A Doll''s House and Other Plays by Henrik Ibsen


GAAAAAAH!

I cannot escape this play! We studied it in our A-Level Theatre Studies classes and actually did a performance of it as an assessment. I was Nora...lead female. Oh my, that takes me back a few years. (And also horrid memories of ATTEMPTING to swallow a cocnut macaroon onstage when my mouth had dried up!!!


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Chee-Chee and Rawse joined the married club on August 26th 2009! Loving life as a very happy newlywed!

Post by dragonfly411 » October 14th, 2009, 3:52 am
Ivanhoe is going dreadfully slow, someone make me pick it up tonight. I started a third book on top of the other two, A Year of Style... Every fall I enter into this fashion obsessive stage.... so here i am. Ivanhoe, Healing Foods and A Year of StyleImage
I don't know anyone that can live without a place of enchantment to turn to - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Post by SomethingSinful » October 21st, 2009, 6:27 pm
dragonfly411 -I just love love love Totoro

merrymunky -The last time I read A Doll''s House was in tenth grade English we acted out a scene or two I played Nora as well and my teacher made coconut macaroons! ah the memories haha
The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

Post by dragonfly411 » October 22nd, 2009, 8:03 am
SS - meeee tooo!!
I don't know anyone that can live without a place of enchantment to turn to - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Post by B.E.G. » October 22nd, 2009, 8:49 am
Sigh, I have to read Clarissa by Samuel Richardson for a seminar. It''s so long (over a million words in the third edition) that the professors just said, do your best, lol. On the side, I might read the 6th Hitchhikers book (not written by Douglas Adams though), "And Another Thing..."
"Some fellows you have to hit with a brick to get their attention. Some you have to hit with a BIG brick." 

Post by somethingshiny » October 23rd, 2009, 1:12 pm
I picked up Life in the Time of Cholera and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell at the library. (based entirely on PS recommendations.)

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Post by MakingTheGrade » October 24th, 2009, 8:28 am
Date: 10/23/2009 7:12:20 PM
Author: somethingshiny
I picked up Life in the Time of Cholera




Ooo, that''s a good book.

I just finished The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. It was a really good read! Very female-empowering in a old, romantic way.

Post by princesss » October 25th, 2009, 10:14 am
I just finished Her Fearful Symmetry because I liked The Time Traveler''s Wife. I didn''t like it, though I thought it was at least an interesting examination of the lines between love and obsession. Ultimately, though, I only found two characters I liked and followed their story line more than I followed the main characters.
feels like some kind of ride but it's turning out just to be life going absolutely perfectly
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Post by packrat » October 26th, 2009, 12:24 pm
I just finished Stephen Kind''s Everythings Eventual and started Whitby''s book this morning. I''m not very far into it at all, but I''m liking it!


Post by somethingshiny » October 30th, 2009, 5:22 pm
Life in the Time of Cholera was meh. It never really got me. It was well written and the characters were really good, but the story line just didn''t do it for me.

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel, another meh.

Maybe I''m just in the mood for something different.

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Post by dragonfly411 » November 2nd, 2009, 11:20 am
SS- why not try a non fic?

I''ll be honest. I''ve been lost in the depths of magazines for the past week and am still slowly reading through Ivanhoe and A year of Style. Image I''m a bad book reader
I don't know anyone that can live without a place of enchantment to turn to - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Post by crazzycat » November 3rd, 2009, 8:32 pm
"To kill a Mockingbird" by Harper LeeImage

Post by ladypirate » November 4th, 2009, 11:35 am
I''m in the middle of Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson and a non-fiction political book as well. Both are fabulous.
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Hot chocolate butterflies dance through my heart and tell me you're the one.
Come take a sip of this so I can look into your beautiful eyes and say,
"Ouch! I spilled some on my lap, burning my leg, but I don't mind. I'm with you."

Post by somethingshiny » November 5th, 2009, 1:15 pm
I picked up a book called Peace Like a River by Leif Enger. It''s really good so far!

dragon~ I think that''s my problem, I have been reading lots of non-fic for a long time so the fiction just wasn''t enough. But, this time of year I like to go back to story book mode. The novel above has my attention for now, hopefully it will be good all the way through.

I also picked up Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy the Ultimate Edition, which has several of the books all together, as they should be.

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Post by B.E.G. » November 6th, 2009, 7:53 pm
SS did you see that there''s a new Hitchhiker book out (though NOT by Douglas Adams)? I''m considering getting it...

In the meantime, I''m going to read Alaska (James Michener). I''ve heard it''s really good.
"Some fellows you have to hit with a brick to get their attention. Some you have to hit with a BIG brick." 

Post by packrat » November 7th, 2009, 2:52 am
Finished Whitby''s book a few days ago and really enjoyed it! I went thru one of the book recommendation threads yesterday and wrote down several to look for at the library. Ended up grabbing the 1st 3 Irene novels by Jan Burke.


Post by somethingshiny » November 8th, 2009, 8:58 am
BEG~ Really? I hadn''t heard that. Do you know an author''s name or book name, I can''t find it.

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Post by Zoe » November 8th, 2009, 10:23 am
I knew this would happen: I went to Borders not too long ago and wrote down a bunch of titles I wanted to read (too cheap to buy them!). I called the library and reserved them, and now ALL of the books are coming in at the same time. I can''t keep up! I did just finish one of them, The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauff. I think it was her first book and I really liked it. I have a new one waiting, Twenties Girl, by Sophie Kinsella. This one should be a lighter read.

Post by miraclesrule » November 8th, 2009, 7:05 pm
I think I''ll be really busy for the forseeable future since I just got the 8-book Sookie Stackhouse series from Amazon.  I want to start from the beginning and get caught up to the HBO season, even though I know the show doesn''t follow the books exactly.
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Post by B.E.G. » November 8th, 2009, 10:41 pm
Date: 11/8/2009 2:58:42 PM
Author: somethingshiny
BEG~ Really? I hadn''t heard that. Do you know an author''s name or book name, I can''t find it.




I saw it at my local B&N the other day - it''s called "And Another Thing..." by Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer. I probably won''t get to it for a while - Alaska is huge! But if you end up reading it, let me know how it is! Image
"Some fellows you have to hit with a brick to get their attention. Some you have to hit with a BIG brick." 

Post by Haven » November 11th, 2009, 4:59 pm
I just finished reading This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper.

It was laugh out loud funny, had some really fabulous lines, and overall a good read. I thought a lot of the characters were pretty stock, and I do regret spending the money to buy it in hardcover, but it was still good. My book club is discussing it on Friday, I think it will make for a great discussion.

Our next book is Hospital at War. It looks very interesting.

After that we''re reading The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg.
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Post by Haven » November 11th, 2009, 5:02 pm
Date: 10/13/2009 4:20:30 PM
Author: merrymunky
Date: 10/10/2009 11:13:14 PM
Author: SomethingSinful
I am just starting Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky which by the way I am loving and then I might read A Doll''s House and Other Plays by Henrik Ibsen

GAAAAAAH!
I cannot escape this play! We studied it in our A-Level Theatre Studies classes and actually did a performance of it as an assessment. I was Nora...lead female. Oh my, that takes me back a few years. (And also horrid memories of ATTEMPTING to swallow a cocnut macaroon onstage when my mouth had dried up!!!

That''s so funny! My school is performing this play right now, it''s still going on!
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Post by Christiana » November 16th, 2009, 11:36 am
-"The Fire" by Katherine Neville
-"Angels & Demons" by Dan Brown
"I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best." - Oscar Wilde

Post by junebug17 » November 18th, 2009, 5:14 am
I am hopelessly addicted to the Michael Connelly "Harry Bosch" series...I have read the first 3 and am now on the fourth, The Last Coyote.  It''s excellent so far!  Though Raymond Chandler is the superior writer, Harry reminds me of Phillip Marlowe, and the writing style of both authors is similar.  I get completely lost in these books, a total escape from reality lol! 

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Post by somethingshiny » November 19th, 2009, 12:56 pm
I forgot to come back and say that Peace Like a River by Leif Enger was really very good. It has a lot of Christianity in it and it''s about a young man who kills 2 other boys in protecting his family. He escapes from jail and his family tries to find him. It takes place in 1960''s Montana.

I picked up a book by Janet Evanovich in the Stephanie Plum series. I haven''t started it yet, but I''ve heard they''re really quick and funny reads.

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Post by Zoe » November 19th, 2009, 2:11 pm
Haven, I *think* read A Year of Pleasures, and if I did, I''m sure I liked it. Image I love Elizabeth Berg''s stories -- I love how she writes.

I just finished Twenties Girl today by Sophie Kinsella, and it was really good. I love all her books; they''re quick and easy to get through, and they''re all really funny. Next on my list is Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner. It''s on my nightstand, waiting until bedtime tonight.

Post by iluvcarats » November 19th, 2009, 2:19 pm
Just today I bought The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold and Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver.


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