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#1 Old 6th Sep 2009 at 3:11 PM
Default BOOKWORM ALERT!!! What ya readin?
I know there are some people who love to read in this group so I thought we could have a thread for discussin' what we're reading, having little book rants etc.

I'm reading Small Gods by Terry Pratchett. It's interesting, not as funny as his other ones, kind of philosophical and a little disturbing.

Go for it bookwurms!!

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#2 Old 6th Sep 2009 at 3:12 PM
I'm reading 'The Host' by Stephenie Meyer. It's quite abstract, and rather hard to get into, but I quite like it.

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#3 Old 6th Sep 2009 at 3:13 PM
I haven't read that....got put off by the drivel that is Twilight...is it better?

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#4 Old 6th Sep 2009 at 3:30 PM
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Originally Posted by candiiee
I'm reading 'The Host' by Stephenie Meyer. It's quite abstract, and rather hard to get into, but I quite like it.


I loved The Host. I'm glad you're sticking with it. It took me a while to get into it as well but everything eventually begins to make sense and it gets more enjoyable.

I just finished "Godmother" by Carolyn Turgeon. Its based on the Cinderella Fairy tale but from the Godmother's point of view. The last chapter surprised me. It was a good read.

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#5 Old 6th Sep 2009 at 3:45 PM
I'm reading "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man," by James Joyce and "You Shall Know Our Velocity," by Dave Eggers. I love Dave Eggers so much; I'm excited to see the new Where the Wild Things Are movie, because apparently he teamed up with Spike Jonze to make it.

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#6 Old 6th Sep 2009 at 4:01 PM
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Originally Posted by meggie272
I haven't read that....got put off by the drivel that is Twilight...is it better?


Yes, definitely. I think so, anyway. I have read all the twilight books, since I liked some of the characters other than Edward and Bella, but I like The Host a lot more already.

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#7 Old 6th Sep 2009 at 5:37 PM
Nothing right now I guess I gotta visit the library.

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#8 Old 6th Sep 2009 at 5:48 PM
As I have watched the film 100ds of times, I thought I will read the book which I have been reading ALL weekend with no stops except yesterday for a few hours, I have finished now, which is Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. 2morro I'm gonna start 2 read New Moon. Judging by the covers of the four books, I think Bella will become a vamp in Eclipse.

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#9 Old 6th Sep 2009 at 6:07 PM
I'm reading three books ATM.

-Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
-The Outsiders (At home AND at school.)
-Night World #1 (At School for SSR)

Reading one book at a time gets too boring.

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#10 Old 6th Sep 2009 at 6:53 PM
.......

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#11 Old 6th Sep 2009 at 8:15 PM
*agrees silently with cass*
*will re-read 'Stop in the name of Pants' by Louise Rennison when she's finished the Host because otherwise I might get a bit confused and forget about the Host *

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#12 Old 6th Sep 2009 at 11:53 PM
At the moment I'm reading nothing concrete, but I'm just picking up books at random so they're scattered all over the house. Those would be:

- "The Time Traveler's Wife," by Audrey Niffeneger (re-reading it for the 4th time)
- "Anna Karenin," by Tolstoy
- "The Old Man and the Sea," by Ernest Hemmingway
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#13 Old 7th Sep 2009 at 12:15 AM
"A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson, I'm re-re-re-re-re-re-reading it (yeah, I really like this book.) I picked up my brother's copy of "Great Expectations" and read a few pages, but I'm not really looking for something heavy at the moment (which is slightly ironic, given that "Short History" is actually a much larger book.)

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#14 Old 7th Sep 2009 at 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by PixCii
At the moment I'm reading nothing concrete, but I'm just picking up books at random so they're scattered all over the house. Those would be:

- "The Time Traveler's Wife," by Audrey Niffeneger (re-reading it for the 4th time)
- "Anna Karenin," by Tolstoy
- "The Old Man and the Sea," by Ernest Hemmingway


I love Anna Karenina! If you're looking for the best of Hemingway, I would recommend A Farewell to Arms; it is by no means his most notable novel, but I think that it's far better than recognizeable titles such as The Old Man and the Sea and For Whom the Bell Tolls.

Pharaoh, Great Expectations isn't a book to expect a fast pace from (my favorite Dickens has always been David Copperfield), but it's quite enjoyable.

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#15 Old 7th Sep 2009 at 12:42 AM
Yay *does little happy popular thread dance*

I am working my way through Discworld books and am on to Lords & Ladies. I've read this before, the elves are ver ver creepy.

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#16 Old 7th Sep 2009 at 12:52 AM
Thanks for the heads up, Rabid.

I've been meaning to read Macbeth again sometime, my second-favourite Shakespeare (first being King Lear).

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#17 Old 7th Sep 2009 at 12:56 AM
The only Dickens I have ever read is A Christmas Carol, and that was pretty good...

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#18 Old 7th Sep 2009 at 2:56 AM
I'm currently engaging in some light reading, with The Hogfather by Terry Pratchett.
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#19 Old 7th Sep 2009 at 3:58 PM
I'm just finishing up the last book (so far) in the Anita Blake series, Skin Trade. Also finishing up the fifth book in the Argeneau series, A Bite to Remember. I unknowingly started with the fifth one, now I have to go back and get the previous ones XD.

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#20 Old 7th Sep 2009 at 9:04 PM
I have started New Moon 2day. I couldn't wait for the film

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#21 Old 7th Sep 2009 at 9:11 PM
Well, the first movie sucked. I'm sure that New Moon will be worse or as bad.

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#22 Old 7th Sep 2009 at 9:16 PM
I do not agree. Whenever I think of Twilight, fireworks go off inside me. Seriously.

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#23 Old 7th Sep 2009 at 9:21 PM
I'm reading The Shining by Stephen King at the moment. It's really good but kind of scary...

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#24 Old 8th Sep 2009 at 5:33 AM
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#25 Old 8th Sep 2009 at 8:50 AM
The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology

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