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Post by iwantmore » Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:33 pm

Eragon ( although I have read it 6 times )

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Post by LinaLu » Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:40 pm

luckygirl9 wrote:I love reading books&magazines,and the recent book I've finished should be ......the Davinci code!Well if you had read,maybe you would think it fantastic and I just got such feelings.But I haven't got enough time to confirm lots of facts mentioned in it. :?:
I read this book, i also think that it is very good. I´m about to read "Digital Fortress" which is by Dan Brown as well. Does anybody read any other books by Dan Brown or the book Digital Fortress?

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Post by Dixie » Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:42 am

LinaLu wrote: I read this book, i also think that it is very good. I´m about to read "Digital Fortress" which is by Dan Brown as well. Does anybody read any other books by Dan Brown or the book Digital Fortress?
I've got his four novels, and I loved them all, except Deception Point.

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Post by sweets » Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:11 pm

hi
to me as a one who love reading i finish a book evry two weeks the last book which i finish it today is form russian liter. it called the crime and punishmen it a really good one. i advice every one to read it
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Post by Dixie » Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:16 pm

I'm reading some of Shakespeare's plays lately. The last two I've read are Twelfth Night and Much Ado About Nothing. Right now I'm reading As You Like It 8)

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Post by Cypress » Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:08 am

sweets wrote:hi
to me as a one who love reading i finish a book evry two weeks the last book which i finish it today is form russian liter. it called the crime and punishmen it a really good one. i advice every one to read it
cheers to all
Oh, I love that book. I’ve read it both in Russian and in English. It is way easier to read it in English than in Russian. The reason is that Dostoevsky often used such long sentence structures, but when translated, most of those long sentences were broken into two or three short ones.
I think the book is great. The characters are so vivid. And so much suffering. I believe it’s one of those books that truly enrich one’s soul.

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Post by MissLT » Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:19 pm

Reading The Stolen Child and The Thirteenth Tale.

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Post by Ksju » Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:19 am

Prepairing to read Mary Stewart "The Merlin" trilogy. Maybe anybody read it before..?

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Post by ASG » Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:43 am

my last story I'v read was "the man in the iron mask"

it was very great story, but believe me the movie was very worse.

I advise you to read it.

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Post by cuongviet » Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:11 am

I have just finished a novel named " Nothing last forever" of Sidney Seldom - a very famous writer. It is so interesting that everybody should read. Besides, It is easy to read too, not uses too much complicated English. :roll:

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Post by TearHere » Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:48 am

I have finished The memoirs of a geisha. I learned some things from the book which helped me with my report about Japan , its culture and customs. Nice read, you have to be open minded and not judgemental of the culture of other countries. Its like actually going there and seeing real geisha. :)

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Post by Dixie » Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:07 am

TearHere wrote:I have finished The memoirs of a geisha. I learned some things from the book which helped me with my report about Japan , its culture and customs. Nice read, you have to be open minded and not judgemental of the culture of other countries. Its like actually going there and seeing real geisha. :)
I loved the book. It made me interested in that world, too.

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Post by imad » Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:23 pm

I have just finished a french book called:"Histoires de pouvoir" but before it I read Dracula, and this one it's a english book.

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Post by Dixie » Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:13 pm

Rasheed wrote:I have finished "Moll Flanders" by daniel defoe.
It's good..
Another classic 8)

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Post by daveng » Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:56 pm

The book I am reading now is called "Dead Eric gets Virus" , which is talking about a student who is a Hacker and he changes a lot after having an accident.

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Post by JainaSolo » Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:23 pm

Rasheed wrote:I read "Gelgamish" story, it's an ancient Iraqian poem…
They found it in "Naynawa", it's wrote on small stone boards.
Gelgamish is that king which looked for Eternal life,
It's like legend of Ashtar and Adonis.
Some poets said that it's the first poem in the history.
I studied a part of it at school and I found it quite interesting, but I've never found enough free time to read it!
The last book I've read is Harry Potter 3...I had already read it almost 10 times, but I love it so much that I never get bored by it although I know the plot by heart :? :roll:

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Post by illusion » Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:30 am

Right now I am reading this really fascinating book called "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova. I remember how once Dixie told us about it and ever since that moment I wanted to lay my finger on it and after such a huuuuuge while I finally managed. :D:D:D

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Post by Tora » Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:01 am

illusion wrote:Right now I am reading this really fascinating book called "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova. I remember how once Dixie told us about it and ever since that moment I wanted to lay my finger on it and after such a huuuuuge while I finally managed. :D:D:D
Glad to know she has inspired not only me! :lol: Illusion, I bet you'll like the book at least at the beginning. I couldn't put it down last summer until I read it from cover to cover :roll:

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Post by Dixie » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:01 am

I'm about to finish Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. I can't believe I've waited so long to read it. I love that book... Really brilliant. I think it deserves a whole thread. Shall we?

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Post by Nu » Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:58 pm

I'm keen on fairy-tails )
So the last one was Alice's adventures in Wonderland ) some incredible stuff )

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Post by MissLT » Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:44 pm

MAUS by Art Spiegelman.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maus

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Post by shokin » Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:59 pm

The last one was :

le journal d'Anne Frank (Anne Frank's diary)

Now I am reading : Unternehmen Barbarossa Der Marsch nach Russland (Project Barbarossa The walk to Russia)

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Post by Cypress » Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:30 pm

I just finished reading Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. What a long and complex book :!: :!: :!: The first part was pretty much straight forward, but the second one was perplex and confusing. But that is what makes this book so great. Now I really want to watch the movie.
So if someone has nothing to do and feels like reading twelve hundred pages of satire on knighthood, go for it :)

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Post by Dixie » Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:20 pm

Cypress wrote:I just finished reading Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. What a long and complex book :!: :!: :!: The first part was pretty much straight forward, but the second one was perplex and confusing. But that is what makes this book so great. Now I really want to watch the movie.
So if someone has nothing to do and feels like reading twelve hundred pages of satire on knighthood, go for it :)
You have read it? Wow I admire you... Most people in Spain haven't read it. They think it's too long and boring. Only the brave read it till the end :lol:

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Post by Tora » Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:43 pm

It's more than classical but that's right - too long. Servantes is on the first place in my list of long books I need to read, second one is "Gargantua and Pantagruel" by Rable :? ¿spelled wrong?

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Post by Vega » Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:53 pm

I read Russian X-Files recently. My friend advised to me to read Murakami "Norweign Wood", currently I'm reading it. He told that it's interesting book.

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Post by Tora » Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:48 am

starting Moby Dick... this is book is my great expectations! Killing two birds with one stone - bought the origin version. Hope I can manage it :roll:

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Post by Dixie » Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:15 pm

I should read Moby Dick too since it's a classic of American literature and I've studied its characteristics and main topics :oops: OMG there are so many books I should read.

Well I just finished Teacher Man by Frank McCourt, I had been looking for this book for months, and finally found it in San Francisco.

Now I'm reading a book I bought in London entitled This book will save your life. Not very good but it will be useful for informal vocabulary.

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Re: What is the latest book you have read recently?

Post by imad » Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:22 pm

The latest book I have read is in french "l'ame du monde" it means "world's soul", it's a book of science fiction.

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Post by Oriani » Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:05 pm

imad wrote:The latest book I have read is in french "l'ame du monde" it means "world's soul", it's a book of science fiction.
Yes, it is so good.

I'm glad that Cypress read Don Quijote de la Mancha. That's brilliant...

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Post by Oriani » Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:07 pm

Dixie wrote:
Now I'm reading a book I bought in London entitled This book will save your life. Not very good but it will be useful for informal vocabulary.
It looks interesting because of that kind of vocabulary!

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Post by Tora » Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:32 am

Oriani wrote:
Dixie wrote:
Now I'm reading a book I bought in London entitled This book will save your life. Not very good but it will be useful for informal vocabulary.
It looks interesting because of that kind of vocabulary!
well I may say that a very numerous quantity of informal american vocabulary (taboo even) I obtained reading James Ellroy :wink:

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Post by Oriani » Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:30 pm

Yes, and it is important to get those espressions also, even If they're informal.. you know! Reading is such the clue to get meaningful knowledge :wink:

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Post by MissLT » Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:03 am

LennyeTran wrote:MAUS by Art Spiegelman.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maus
Have the books online as pictures. If anyone wants to see them (members of EC only!), tell me your email and I'll let you view my photo album. I can't have it public since my album is in the red flag zone of the "X-rated accounts". :roll:

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Post by Vega » Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:20 am

LennyeTran wrote:
LennyeTran wrote:MAUS by Art Spiegelman.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maus
Have the books online as pictures. If anyone wants to see them (members of EC only!), tell me your email and I'll let you view my photo album. I can't have it public since my album is in the red flag zone of the "X-rated accounts". :roll:
Hi :P I want to view it. Here is my e-mail: my-email-box@mail.ru


:D :)

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Post by MissLT » Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:20 pm

Yahoo accounts only.

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Post by Vega » Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:34 pm

LennyeTran wrote:Yahoo accounts only.

Yahoo? :( Why only yahoo :roll: What should I do? :(

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Post by MissLT » Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:15 pm

I don't know how to invite the non-yahoo accounts to view it yet. Right now, I only know how to do it with yahoo members. Sorry!

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Hello

Post by laetetia » Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:15 pm

Hi, i'm new here, and come for do friends and the same time to do a homework of the English class.
I'm a book lover, i am read very much.
I like all the fantasy tales, the books for childrens, whit dragons, and princess, whid lords and villians.
The lastest book was "The alquimist" by Pablo Cohelo, at the same time "Adan and Eva's book of live".
Now i'm read "10 negritos" by Agatha Christie.

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Post by Cypress » Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:36 pm

laetetia wrote:Hi, i'm new here, and come for do friends and the same time to do a homework of the English class.
Hello, laetetia! Welcome to EC. We´ll do our best to help you improve your Enlgish! :)
laetetia wrote: Now i'm read "10 negritos" by Agatha Christie.
This is one of my favorite by Agatha Christie. It is also known as And Then There Were None or Ten Little Indians (I guess the original name wouldn´t be ethically correct now). I love Agatha Christie a lot. Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot are awesome.

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Re: Hello

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Cypress wrote:
laetetia wrote:Hi, i'm new here, and come for do friends and the same time to do a homework of the English class.
Hello, laetetia! Welcome to EC. We´ll do our best to help you improve your Enlgish! :)
laetetia wrote: Now i'm read "10 negritos" by Agatha Christie.
This is one of my favorite by Agatha Christie. It is also known as And Then There Were None or Ten Little Indians (I guess the original name wouldn´t be ethically correct now). I love Agatha Christie a lot. Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot are awesome.
Thank you for answer me...I did not know the English title, thank you for the new information...Like my mother say's "all the days I can learn something new"
For me the best book which never read is "Maria" by Jorge Isaacs, is a romantic novel, beautiful book...

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Post by Vega » Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:44 am

LennyeTran wrote:Yahoo accounts only.

terra_incognita_436@yahoo.com

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Post by nien » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:53 am

Latest book I read is Ahmadinejad, David di Tengah Angkara Goliath Dunia.
Or in english Ahmadinejad, David amongst World's Goliath Tyranny. It's non-fiction.
Very good book; inspiring, motivating.

I am now reading a book by Hernowo, Indonesian writer, titled Mengikat Makna Sehari-hari dengan Membaca dan Menulis.
Or in English To bind Meanings in daily life by Reading and Writing.

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Post by heart » Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:57 pm

DiVinci Code #

Dan Brown 8)

intersting :)

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Post by feanor » Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:56 pm

the latest book that i've read is Blood Work by Michael Connely. It was a very good thriller..

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Post by Cypress » Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:34 pm

When laetetia said that she was reading a book by Agatha Christie, I had a great temptation to read something by this author myself. So on my last visit to the closest public library, I grabbed Miss Marple Complete Short Stories. Enjoyed the book a lot.
All the murders were so awful and cold-blooded (and I usually don’t like reading about killings and violence), but I wasn’t so much horrified by the murders themselves as I was impressed by the wittiness of Miss Marple solving them.

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Post by laetetia » Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:22 pm

Cypress wrote:When laetetia said that she was reading a book by Agatha Christie, I had a great temptation to read something by this author myself. So on my last visit to the closest public library, I grabbed Miss Marple Complete Short Stories. Enjoyed the book a lot.
All the murders were so awful and cold-blooded (and I usually don’t like reading about killings and violence), but I wasn’t so much horrified by the murders themselves as I was impressed by the wittiness of Miss Marple solving them.
Thanks for that, I glade you thing that about Agatha, she was a grate writer :D

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Post by Tora » Sat Apr 14, 2007 4:20 pm

Still with Melville
40 chapters are covered, not easy-going and I lack spare time.
And I must say it is a very nice sample - every 10 pages I write out a quotation - full of wisdom.
For everyone who's hesitating wether to read or not (and for those who studied it from the vocabulary point of view :wink: ) I advise to pick it up!

And the book I was reading in subway and university - Le Carre - Smiley's people - a very good author writing about spies...

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Post by ngphuongtu » Tue May 08, 2007 3:45 am

I've just read "The White Fang" by Jack London, in Vietnamese translation. It was about the wolf'physical and mental development as well as his desire for living. Jack London's style of writing is flexible, imaginative and descriptive. His works are really touching, significant and have humanitarian value.

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Post by Miss. Ladybird » Fri May 11, 2007 8:39 am

Tales From the Arabian Nights edited by Andrew Lang.

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