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What book are you reading right now?
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16 Oct 2009, 20:30
LittleUn
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I'm looking for some good books to read so I was wondering:

1) What book are you reading right now?
2) Would you recommend it, and if so why?
3) Can you recommend anything else you've read recently?

Thanx guys =)
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16 Oct 2009, 20:43
The Ryan
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1.) Right now I am reading Tickling the English by Dara O'briain, Anna Karnenina by Tolstoy, and The Empire of the Great Mughals by some historian of Asia, yo!



2.) I'd definitely recommend Tickling the English. It's an amusing look at why the English are the way they are, by an Irish comedian. It's not laugh-out-loud, but it's interesing and well written! And Anna Karenina is obviously a classic! I have so far related to at least 90% of instances in the book, which is the measure of a good read if you ask me! ;D The Empire of the Great Mughals on the other hand isn't so good. It's semi-interesting I suppose. A sweet Indian girl at work leant it to me after I announced I'd never studied Indian history. I'm just not so keen on the narrative.

3.) A book I loved recently was "In America" By Stephen Fry. I love a bit of Mr. Fry, yo! I finished it in a day. It's a really interesting and well-written look at all the different States from a very English perspective. Great read! It's made me want to get in my car and do a mass State-side road trip. And Gosh another good book I finished lately was "The American Future" by one of my favourite historians, Simon Schama. Awesome stuff, yo!

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16 Oct 2009, 22:56
Acid Fairy
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Ooh I'm considering getting Dara's book; I love that man! And I have read quite a few books on the English so it sounds quite up my street.
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28 Oct 2009, 12:55
Mojo Jojo
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I recommend William Dalrymple for further Mughal reading
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16 Oct 2009, 21:37
Chris
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1. John Titor: A Time Traveler's Tale
2. No, you're not going to understand it at all.
3. Nah.
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16 Oct 2009, 22:55
Acid Fairy
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The last really good book I read was Company of Liars. It's about a band of people in the 1400s in England trying to escape the plague. It's a brilliant, brilliant book. All the characters are so fascinating with stories of their own. It's pretty funny too. I can't recommend it enough!

I also love The Beach. It's really well written and a lot better than the film (which I really liked anyway).
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16 Oct 2009, 23:18
just samma;
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1) What book are you reading right now?
- wicked, cunt & Same Sex in the City: (So Your Prince Charming Is Really a Cinderella)
2) Would you recommend it, and if so why?
-wicked seems dry to me, i keep putting it down in favor of something else.
- cunt is absolutely awesome. its the one book i've read more than once.
-Same Sex in the City: (So Your Prince Charming Is Really a Cinderella) is good, of you're a lesbian. =P

3) Can you recommend anything else you've read recently?
-if you like chick lit fluff, Plain Truth, Change of heart, second glance, nineteen minutes, my sisters keeper all by jodi picoult
-Middlesex.
- 13 women.
- ten thousand roses.
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17 Oct 2009, 03:55
raen
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1)I'm reading Intensity by Dean Koontz
2)Hell no I would not recommend it. I'm only reading it because I have nothing else to read.
3)The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay. It's my favourite book of all time.
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16 Oct 2009, 21:51
*Teddybear*blues*
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1.) Going Bovine
2.) I dunno I love Libba Bray but this book is quite on the confusing side.
3.) Depends what you like. I have been reading a lot of YA books because I have a college course on it. I have read The Sky Always Hear Me:And the Hills Don't Mind lately which is good but if you don't like swearing or have something against LGBT stuff then don't read it. Otherwise I absolutely love all John Green's books.
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16 Oct 2009, 22:16
Opie's Old Lady
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1.)7th Harry Potter Book
2.) Yeah if you are into this kind of genre of books then go for it. Trust me the books are better then the movies *though I think the movies rock too*
2.)J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts) Mystery series about Eve Dallas Homicide Cop in the future. She's remembering who she was before she was 8 years old all while fighting to bring the victims killer(s) to justice, protecting her reputation as a good cop & her marriage to the richest man in New York City (Titles are like: Vengeance in Death; Holiday in Death *I call it the "In Death Books"*) There are about 20+ books. I've read about 15 of them I believe. I can get you all the titles if you are interested.
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16 Oct 2009, 23:43
Lauren.
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I LOVE ALL of the "In Death" series!
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18 Oct 2009, 00:57
Opie's Old Lady
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They are the best. I didn't even start with the first book. I started with Rapture in Death. One of my co-workers had given me her book after she read it & since then I've been buying as many of the books as I can LOL. I have the most recent book & the first 14.
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16 Oct 2009, 22:23
Mami 2 ♥ 1
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1. The Time Travelers Wife
2. Yes it is good but confusing.
3. The last book I read was My Sister's Keeper.
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16 Oct 2009, 22:37
.love.struck.
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I heard that "The Time Travelers Wife" is confusing and hard to get into at first. 3 of my friends told me I wouldn't like it, haha. They know me too well since I can't get into a book if it's confusing. Although, the last book I read was like pulling teeth. Once I passed the first part it was one of those books I couldn't put down.
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16 Oct 2009, 22:57
Acid Fairy
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I've tried to read it and I got quite far in, but it just couldn't hold my attention.
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16 Oct 2009, 22:34
.love.struck.
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1) Right now I am reading a book called "In the Woods" by Tana French

2) Well, so far I'm only at chapter 5. It's pretty good at only 5 chapters. It's about these group of kids who went into the woods and only one of them came back. His pants, shoes, and socks were blood filled. 20 years later, he is a Detective. A case comes along where workers found a couple of kids dead at the same woods where something happened to him and his friends. He has no idea what happened, he just woke up and found himself in a tree. So the book is about him finding out the truth to what happened 20 years ago. If you like mystery/thrillers, then you will like this. I like it so far.

3) I finshed a book called "A Dirty Job" by Christopher Moore. I really liked it. It's kind of like a sci fi/fantasy and it has humor too. I thought it was funny. The first part of the book is hard to get through, but once you get passed that it makes sense and everything comes together. The book is about a man named Charlie Ashner. He had the perfect life. He was married to woman named Rachel and they were expecting their first child. Well, Rachel dies suddenly and that is when Charlie's life changes. He starts to see things that no one see. He then becomes a death merchant and has to retrieve souls from belongings of the deceased people. As you get more into the book, it gets really good. I can't mention anything else or it gives things away. Put it this way, Charlie's daughter is special, she has a gift. It is a funny book too.
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16 Oct 2009, 22:58
Acid Fairy
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Oh I started reading A Dirty Job... never finished it (it was a library book) but seemed pretty good.
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16 Oct 2009, 23:08
.love.struck.
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You should finish it. The first part is kinda dry and boring, but it is the second and third part that really gets good. The ending made me kind of sad but laugh at the same time.
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16 Oct 2009, 22:41
.love.struck.
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V.C. Andrews is pretty good too. I read a lot of them. They can be kind of teenish, but only a few are like that. A few I enjoyed were:

- Flowers in the Attic
- Broken Wings (part 1)
- Midnight Flight (part 2)

I really enjoyed those. Her other books are pretty good. I only encountered a few that I thought were boring.
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16 Oct 2009, 22:59
Acid Fairy
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Ooh we seem to have similar taste lol. I used to love her books, but as a teenager I preferred 'The New Virginia Andrews' which was a ghost writer who was meant to write in her style. I found them a bit more absorbing. I especially liked the Orphans series, but they are aimed at like 14 year olds.
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16 Oct 2009, 23:06
.love.struck.
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I read the Orphans series. I liked it too. It is for young teens, but still soooo good. One of the girls stories, I think it was Raven (?????) I don't remember, but hers disturbed me. The whole step father thing, ew!
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16 Oct 2009, 23:49
Aubrey;
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Oh, VC Andrews! Haven't read those in forever! I used to love those... my friend pretty much had all of them.
The Flowers in the Attic series was good... I liked "Melody" and that series...
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17 Oct 2009, 00:08
Acid Fairy
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Oh God yeah! It was like proper sexual abuse! good story though.
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16 Oct 2009, 23:14
.love.struck.
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I enjoyed Handmaid's Tale too. At first I thought I would hate it since it was one of those books we had to read for English class in high school. I was wrong! It turned out to be really good. The movie sucked, don't watch it until you read the book first. Same goes for Flowers in the Attic.
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16 Oct 2009, 23:44
Lauren.
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A couple of book series I really enjoy are the "Prey" series by John Sanford and the "Womens Murder Club" series by James Patterson. Both are quite obvious murder mystery books, but they are both very good authors and I haven't found one book in either series that I DON'T enjoy!
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