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right now I am reading Anna Karenina by Tolstoy.I like it :)
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I finished reading Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan. I bought this book about a year ago on a book sale at a local library. Interesting thing is that only recently, when I began to read it, I noticed that it is signed by the author. It’s kind of cool to have a book with author’s autograph.
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I've just finised Peter Pan and now I'm reading The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Di Camillo.
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I read Veda by Ayşe Kulin.
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Iam finishing "Comedians" by Graham Green now.Prefer classical books to popular ones.Though won't refuse to read something popular.


Would you give me some links,plz? ;-)
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echho wrote:I read Veda by Ayşe Kulin.

turkish writer,right? Veda-failwell?


Im reading Veronica decides to die by Coelho
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Hi all!

The latest book I've read is ... eemm .... :~: well.. the author of that book was Paul Anderson and the story was about a huge ship that had been launched to a star. It was the first star-ship (vessel..i don't know) that humanity had built. And it was suggested that the flight would take 60 years but after some time there was a riot on the ship among crew members. During that riot all grown up and well educated people on the ship were killed. The last pilot turned off the engines and the ship began a free flight. A hundred years later (or smth) there were a new society with unique religion that confessed a god - Capitan... and with a world - The Ship... well and so on =)
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While my stay in Spain, I read a book by the Spanish author Eduardo Mendoza The Year of the Flood. I also began reading Blood and Sand by Vicente Blasco but didn’t like the subject and dropped it.
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I'm ashamed to admit that I've not read a decent book for ages. Not, that I haven't got here any that would meet my requirements, but since my break from studies I've become so lazy I can't literally be bothered to read a paper or else.. It's gross, but I just feel like I can't focus on reading and this is even more bizarre because I've taken this special "fast reading" course, so that I could read 700 words per minute which basically meant that I could read a 300 page book in like 2 hours or so. But you have to train every day. I did and it was great for a while, I really started enjoying reading so quickly but when I stopped doing it and I tried to read something, I felt like 'oh, no I can't read it like that, it's too slow'....but to the topic...I've started reading "Blueberry Wine" by Joanne Harris...never got to finish it tho...
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Jane Austen's Price and Prejudice.
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Dixie wrote:Jane Austen's Price and Prejudice.
I love that book!
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illusion wrote: I've taken this special "fast reading" course, so that I could read 700 words per minute which basically meant that I could read a 300 page book in like 2 hours or so. But you have to train every day.
Fast reading course? How do you do it? Skim the page and only pick up the important parts or words that stand out? :shock:
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It's Erskine Caldwell's Tobacco Road Many times the book that pretends to be the masterpiece of literature turned out to be non of my interest, boring and predictable, but this very one I'm happy I've discovered is above and beyond This is a book I would like to shot a movie on if I were a director - someting resembling the Jarmusch's Deadman - a mixture of drama and high-brow comedy.

It's preety short to be read in a couple of days, truly take a look if you come across it, it is really worth reading, don't spare your time on it.
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illusion wrote: I've taken this special "fast reading" course, so that I could read 700 words per minute which basically meant that I could read a 300 page book in like 2 hours or so. But you have to train every day.
Fast reading course? How do you do it? Skim the page and only pick up the important parts or words that stand out? :shock:
well, usually I have to do some exercises before, like juggling, relaxation and then I use this little stick that I tap each line of the page so I just focus on the text my eyes moving along the stick. And of course you can't read in your head. You just have to see and understand but not saying it in your thoughts because it only makes you read slower. to be honest you have to practise a lot to get to the point where you really understand the book by just tapping through the pages. But when I had an exam (because to finish the course we had to take a final exam) I practised reading one book a day for 7 days and at the end I was really like reading a book that had 300 pages for 2 hours and I could remember nearly all of it.
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the latest book that I read is 'solitude in net" by Yanush Vishnevskiy
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Melek wrote:the latest book that I read is 'solitude in net" by Yanush Vishnevskiy
omg! it's my favourite book! it was written by a Pole ;d and it's so sad.. but I love it. though I must say it's specific and not everyone will enjoy it, loads of different stories combined together, plenty of details and many talks about love and sexuality and of course deep melancholy.
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James Patterson's "Beach road", which is a thriller.
Now, I'm notching another Stephen King book in my score, while reading "The Tommyknockers"

Late last night and the night before,
Tommyknockers, Tommyknockers,
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Einstein's dreams by Alan Lightman...
Have you ever read this book ? It's so attractive ...Sometimes I wish some of his suppositions would come true :D
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Alexander David's Terror on Broadway ( in french )
And now I'm reading Devil's Disciple by George Bernard Shaw.
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Little Women (AGAIN!!!) and right now I'm reading Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye.
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Recently i finished a mystery novel called " Indemnity Only" by Sara Paretsky. Its such a nice mysterical novel. It is first mystery novel of VI Kwasrosky series. I really enjoy that.
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Stephenie Meyer's Twilight.
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Richard Laymon is my new favourite horror writer. Last book I read is "Island", by the aforementioned author. Now I'm reading "Night in the lonesome October". And I'm plannig on reading his whole oeuvre, he has about 30 books published.
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I’m reading Mozart’s biography now. Quite fascinating
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I have added two more authors to my "all-weather" list: It's Ken Kesey and Rudyard Kipling.

Also British actor and well, a comedian in some way Stephen Fry is extremely popular in my country. At least was in December when all the shelves in a local bookfair were overloaded with his samples. I read The Hippopotamus in 5-day-time, quite amusing, I skipped the wet scenes, you know, it's too democratic for my mind, but liked the plot and the language.

Now I'm obsessed by Russian short-story writers of the first half of the 20th cent... and Rudyard Kipling ;-)
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hi {-: , my latest book was Emma by Jane Austen, I've seen it as a movie two years ago and just lately I've read it. now I'm reading "Devil on the cross" by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o .
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hi every one the latest book i 've read was Animal Farm of George Orwell .it's very interesting
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The Eight, by Katherine Neville.

Has anyone read it?
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the last book that I read was Martin Eden by Jack London

Now reading Hunger by Knut Hamsun
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Melek wrote:the last book that I read was Martin Eden by Jack London

Now reading Hunger by Knut Hamsun

Martin Eden is one of my favorite books.
I haven't read Hunger, but I've read Fruits of the Earth by Hamsun. I liked it.
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To my shame I'm not reading... I'm writing a diploma and just can't see any typed text, I listen to child's books before going to sleep these days - The wind in the willows - I was deprived of such a book in my childhood, not it's a true pleasure to be listening to the stories of The Mole and Toad and Water Rat...

Cypress, how's the baby? :-D
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Cypress wrote:
Melek wrote:the last book that I read was Martin Eden by Jack London

Now reading Hunger by Knut Hamsun

Martin Eden is one of my favorite books.
I haven't read Hunger, but I've read Fruits of the Earth by Hamsun. I liked it.
I will read 'Fruits of the Earth" (Growth of the Soil) after completing Hunger:)
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Tora wrote:
Cypress, how's the baby? :-D
He is fine; keeps me busy. Thank you for asking.
I'm not reading anything now either. In fact, I'm not doing many things I used to do. On the other hand, I am doing many new things that I had never done before... and I really enjoy it {-;

Melek, what got you interested in Hamsun?
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I have read Tuesday with Morrie few days ago, it a good book for me, I have read it several times, you can recheck your life style from this book.
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I just finished reading the Twilight series. I liked it but not as much as I like the Harry Potter series. Maybe because they hyped it so much.

But I enjoyed it since I love reading about vampires.
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I just finished reading (again) A Time to Kill by John Grisham. I consider this one of the most powerful novels out there. I'm a big fan of John Grisham and this is the first book by him that I read. I remember when I first started reading it how amazed I was at how he tells the story. I was hooked after reading the first page.
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I just finished reading "The Transition Game". It's a book about the Hoosiers which is basically Indiana basketball. I've always had this fascination about how big basketball is in Indiana. It's a good book on how basketball there transitioned from traditional to hip hop era.
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I just finished reading the book "Deception Point" by Dan Brown and I'm a little bit disappointed. It's not as good as Angels and Demons and Da Vinci code. Maybe that's why I'm disappointed. I kept comparing it to the two books. I can't help myself though. :)
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englishhelps wrote:I just finished reading the book "Deception Point" by Dan Brown and I'm a little bit disappointed. It's not as good as Angels and Demons and Da Vinci code. Maybe that's why I'm disappointed. I kept comparing it to the two books. I can't help myself though. :)
This book disappointed me as well. I had read the other 3 when I read Deception Point, and it was really boring. I didn't enjoy it as much as the others.

Anyway I have just finished reading Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Played With Fire, the second novel of his Millennium trilogy. I'm getting the third one today and will start reading right away!
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Yeah. What's the title of the other one? I didn't like it because it basically had the same formula as the Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons but it wasn't that gripping compared to the two.

I also like reading books about famous people especially athletes and rappers. It's very inspiring. :)
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englishhelps wrote:Yeah. What's the title of the other one?
Digital Fortress.
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There you go. Thanks so much. Maybe I should give that book another try. Let me go find my book. Hehehe.
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Well, I was sick so I had a lot of time in my hands to read a book. I finished Digital Fortress after a while and I was still disappointed. Oh well. :)
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I read The Host which was written by Stephenie Meyer. I like it very much.
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^Is it as good as the other Stephanie Meyer books?
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I just finished reading Rage by Jonathan Kellerman. It's a great suspense thriller book!
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I last read Gossip Girl-Because i'm worth it {-: It's a flavoured book which focuses on several rich adolescents from New York City.
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^You should watch the TV series. :)
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englishhelps wrote:^You should watch the TV series. :)
I watch it like all the time!! it's really cool :P tho I am not a teenager anymore, sadly.
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I'm a 28 year old guy and I still watch it. Haha.
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