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Post by BenM » Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:05 am

I just finishsd A Thousand Splendid Suns and It was awesome . IT deserved to be the best in amazon.com and a best seller as well. It teaches patience, hope and love .With the lives of both Mariam and Laila you would discover many things. It was a great book indeed.

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Post by Dixie » Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:18 pm

BenM wrote:I just finishsd A Thousand Splendid Suns and It was awesome . IT deserved to be the best in amazon.com and a best seller as well. It teaches patience, hope and love .With the lives of both Mariam and Laila you would discover many things. It was a great book indeed.
It is! And if you haven't read The Kite Runner, please do it. You will love it as much as you loved this one.

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Post by homeratu » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:10 pm

I read "Cien años de soledad", from Gabriel García Marquez, it's about the reality of latin america, the life of the poor people and how can change it in minutes,
the fantastic reality is one of the most importants aspects from the author, i hope that some one of you can read it, because it's one of most important literary pieces of the world.

see you, Homer :o

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Post by Dixie » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:48 pm

homeratu wrote:I read "Cien años de soledad", from Gabriel García Marquez, it's about the reality of latin america, the life of the poor people and how can change it in minutes,
the fantastic reality is one of the most importants aspects from the author, i hope that some one of you can read it, because it's one of most important literary pieces of the world.

see you, Homer :o
Read it last year. I didn't like it :?

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Post by homeratu » Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:28 pm

Why not?, what kind of literaure do you like it?
Tell me about writers from your country
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Post by Dixie » Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:48 pm

homeratu wrote:Why not?, what kind of literaure do you like?

:wink: :wink:
I found it too long... maybe too deep... Don't know.

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Post by homeratu » Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:33 pm

May be it's too long, but I seem that contains many aspects of our reality... :|
What is your favorite book?, why? :?:

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Post by Dixie » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:16 pm

homeratu wrote:May be it's too long, but I seem that contains many aspects of our reality... :|
What is your favorite book?, why? :?:
I have so many favorite books. But I think we already had a thread about that topic :roll:

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Post by homeratu » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:55 pm

I suppose that, but I'm new in this forum, and this is why, i asked already abou it, however when you want, you can tell about that :lol:
I hope that you can tell me about spanish authors, I will love that.
see you :oops:

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Post by homeratu » Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:02 pm

Hi Lovingcrystal!
Oh really, who wrote this book, tell me more about it, if you tell me something interesting I think that I can read it! :shock:
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Dixie wrote:
BenM wrote:I just finishsd A Thousand Splendid Suns and It was awesome . IT deserved to be the best in amazon.com and a best seller as well. It teaches patience, hope and love .With the lives of both Mariam and Laila you would discover many things. It was a great book indeed.
It is! And if you haven't read The Kite Runner, please do it. You will love it as much as you loved this one.

You know I bought both books for Khalid Housini along with the innocent man book Which I'm reading currently . When I finish I'm gonna make sure I read The Kite Runner. Thanks for the notice :D

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Post by jessiegabriela » Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:37 pm

I've just finished reading a book called "Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar" by Virginia Vallejo.
This book is a passionate history of love turned into chronicle of the horror and the shame, describes the evolution of one of the most sinister criminal minds of our time: his aptitude to unfuse terror and to generate corruption, the links between his illicit business and several chiefs, the murders of presidential candidates and the war in which he plunged to his country.

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Post by homeratu » Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:08 pm

Oh! really, it talk about Escobar's history, all the things that he did in Colombia with the cocaine :D
I would like know more about that :mrgreen:

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Post by tron » Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:02 am

Hi here, last book I read is Demon Seed, by D. Koontz, however as a recalcitrant Koontzaholic I'm actually wending my way through Strangers.

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Post by Vega » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:22 am

Latest books I read:
Moshfeq Kazemi- Tehran, the Fearsome.
V.F. Odoevsky- The Russian nights.

Now I am reading Australian novels.

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Post by homeratu » Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:43 pm

What kind of Australian novels, also I love to read novels, but what kind of novels :wink:

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Post by Vega » Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:26 pm

homeratu wrote:What kind of Australian novels, also I love to read novels, but what kind of novels :wink:
It is one book which includes some novels of the following Australian writers: Birimbir Wongar, Elizabeth Jolley, Geoffrey Field Dean, Peter Cowan, Peter Carey, Alan Marshall, John Morrison, Hal Porter, Olaf Ruhen, William Nevil Scott, Dal Stivens, Donald Stuart, Maree Teychenne, Patrick Victor Martindale White, Justina Williams, Judah Leon Waten and Thomas Arthur Guy Hungerford.

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Post by homeratu » Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:41 pm

Oh really, I would like know about this writters, in my country it's dificult find this kind of literature becase I'm from Costa Rica, an I can't know about that, some day if you want tell me how i can find this book I will apreciate a lot :o

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Post by tron » Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:26 pm

Last one is Bentley Little's "The Revelation", which I polished off in a single day, so my reading skills must be improving. Little is dedicated tot he horror genre, so I will get more books by him once I've read all of Koontz's books. Actually I'm reading Koontz's "Twilight eyes".

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Post by aprodianne » Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:41 am

hi all...

i'm just about to read The Secret. my friend told me that is a good book so i bought it but now i'm still in the middle of reading another book. after i finish it, i'll read The Secret.

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Post by Melek » Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:26 pm

I have finally finished V.Hugo-Miseries.A true treasure.THE MOST WONDERFUL THING THAT I HAVE EVER READ

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Post by homeratu » Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:59 pm

Why do you think that it's the better book ever? :wink:
I want to know that to read it!

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Post by BenM » Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:24 pm

aprodianne wrote:hi all...

i'm just about to read The Secret. my friend told me that is a good book so i bought it but now i'm still in the middle of reading another book. after i finish it, i'll read The Secret.
I've read the secret book and it's been an amazing read. go ahead and read it asap !

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Post by aprodianne » Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:25 am

BenM wrote:I've read the secret book and it's been an amazing read. go ahead and read it asap !
o ya? wow... i can't wait to read it... thanks...

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Post by BenM » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:30 pm

the innocent man, long but was worth it 8)

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Post by Oriani » Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:15 pm

The little prince

I hadn't read it before and I had to read it for a paper work in college;I just loved it. It is a lovely stroy with a very strong message!! Great!

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THe Kite Runner, it has almost the same style of A Thousand Splendid Suns both tend to be dramatic but they were both good

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Post by Dixie » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:57 am

BenM wrote:
THe Kite Runner, it has almost the same style of A Thousand Splendid Suns both tend to be dramatic but they were both good
I love those novels. Both made me cry! Have you seen the movie?

Last Sunday I finished World Without End. Quite good but also too long...

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Post by Tora » Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:02 pm

I haven't posted here recently, so...

so it is Charles Dickens "The tale of two cities" - can't shape my admiration of the athor into words... I couldn't even imagine I'll love him that much. I haven't expected women in the books to be that malicious, much more than men can be, hatred, love, desires, devotion.

than "the world according to Clarkson" by Jeremy Clarkson. As a fan of Top Gear I never have expected him to be a columnist and a writer - it is hilarious!

And also Woodhouse, several novels and now his short stories with Bertie Wooster and Reginald Jeeves. I learnt a bit about him from the introduction so was prepared for reading. I find it nice and very pleasant, some awkward people in ridiculous misfortunes, dry sense of humour, easy-going, but gripping!

Not it is again Noir by James Ellroy - can't put aside!

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Post by illusion » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:43 pm

it's a shame to admit, but I've not been reading anything other than for my English drama classes lately... which means that the latest book I've recently read is 'Dr Faustus' by Ch. Marlowe. Must say that I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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Post by BenM » Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:27 pm

Dixie wrote:
BenM wrote:
THe Kite Runner, it has almost the same style of A Thousand Splendid Suns both tend to be dramatic but they were both good
I love those novels. Both made me cry! Have you seen the movie?

Last Sunday I finished World Without End. Quite good but also too long...

I already have the movie. I'm gonna watch it soon . I hope it's as joyful as the book was .

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Post by Tora » Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:26 pm

for those who like to read crime stories and want to get maximum of pleasure out of them

50 crime writers to read before you die

I don't know whether somebody has already posted it or not but I advise Ellroy and Dickens :mrgreen:

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Post by Tora » Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:27 pm

illusion wrote:it's a shame to admit, but I've not been reading anything other than for my English drama classes lately... which means that the latest book I've recently read is 'Dr Faustus' by Ch. Marlowe. Must say that I enjoyed it thoroughly.
drama classes? so you're an actress? I believe a successful one :wink:

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Tora wrote:
illusion wrote:it's a shame to admit, but I've not been reading anything other than for my English drama classes lately... which means that the latest book I've recently read is 'Dr Faustus' by Ch. Marlowe. Must say that I enjoyed it thoroughly.
drama classes? so you're an actress? I believe a successful one :wink:

well, no. I wished to be an actress a while ago, but I never did anything in this direction. I just study English Philology and we have this subject "English Drama" like we had "Poetry" last semester...

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illusion wrote: well, no. I wished to be an actress a while ago, but I never did anything in this direction. I just study English Philology and we have this subject "English Drama" like we had "Poetry" last semester...
Ha... English Philology... The only EC member with the same major as me... How cool is that :D

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Dixie wrote:
illusion wrote: well, no. I wished to be an actress a while ago, but I never did anything in this direction. I just study English Philology and we have this subject "English Drama" like we had "Poetry" last semester...
Ha... English Philology... The only EC member with the same major as me... How cool is that :D
really cool :D and I still study my psychology ;> though I kinda feel that English studies are something I truly enjoy, well except for Descriptive Grammar ;>

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I read The Last of The Mohicans. The history of the Indians who lived in USA as French tried to get that land.

Very good. I suggest everyone to read this book.

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right now I'm finishing off this very interesting book called "Fox Evil" by Minette Walters. It's a crime story with a very gripping plot so I really can't wait to find out how it's going to end.

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Post by Melek » Mon May 19, 2008 11:58 am

I have recently finished 'zair' by P.Coelho.I adore him.He reads my mind!

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Post by Dixie » Mon May 19, 2008 8:25 pm

Melek wrote:I have recently finished 'zair' by P.Coelho.I adore him.He reads my mind!
We had a thread about this book in this forum ;)

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Post by Melek » Tue May 20, 2008 5:16 am

Dixie wrote:
Melek wrote:I have recently finished 'zair' by P.Coelho.I adore him.He reads my mind!
We had a thread about this book in this forum ;)
unfortunately I couldnt find

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Melek wrote:I have recently finished 'zair' by P.Coelho.I adore him.He reads my mind!
I’ve read that book a couple years ago. There was something there that puzzled me. Can’t remember exactly what it was… something about railroad tracks that didn’t make sense to me :-?

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Hello!
Recently I have read a book The Inscrutable Americans by Anurag Mathur
Very funny book, worth reading

The small part from this book:

Beloved younger brother,
greetings to respectful parents. I am hoping all is well with health and wealth. I am fine at my end. Hoping your end is fine too. With God's grace and parent's blessings I am arriving safely in America and finding good apartment near University. Kindly assure mother that I am strictly consuming veg food only in the restaurants though i am not knowing if cooks are brahmins. I am also constantly remember Dr. verma's advice and strictly avoiding american women and other unhealthy habits ... Most surprising thing abt America is it is full of americans.Everywhere americans. americans. big and white, it is lil frightening! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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At Customs, brother, I am getting big shock. One fat man is grunting at me and looking cleverly from small eyes. "First visit?" he is asking, "Yes", I am agreeng. "Move on", he is saying making chalk marks in bag. As I am picking up bags he is looking directly at me and saying "Watch your ass". Now brother, this is wonderful. How he is knowing we are purchasing donkey? I think they are knowing everything abt everybody who is coming to America! :lol:

..."It is", Randy continued, "a real one-horse town". "I see" said Gopal, interested but confused. "Whose horse is that?" :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Cypress wrote:
Melek wrote:I have recently finished 'zair' by P.Coelho.I adore him.He reads my mind!
I’ve read that book a couple years ago. There was something there that puzzled me. Can’t remember exactly what it was… something about railroad tracks that didn’t make sense to me :-?

even Marie couldn't understand the reporter )))))))))

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Post by Annaa » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:24 am

The latest book that I have read is ''Sikur t`Isha Djale'' in English means ''If I were a boy'' by Haki Stermilli,it`s a gr8 book .
If you don`t like me remember it's mind over matter..I don't mind and you don't matter..

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Post by Tora » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:32 pm

Yesterday I finished reading a political novel after John le Carre titled "The Constant Gardener", a film released in 2005 is based on the novel also.

Le Carre is a world-famous master of his genre, this is the thrid book after him that I was happy to read. Previously I'd better indulge into true spy stories including soviet times as well, cold war confrontation, but this is a political detective story, no need to say it's fascinating, gripping, scary in some moments and truly making you feel guilty in a way.
The true story of Africa's present is described in it - corrupted goverment, international companies working for the profit and power, a person trying to overcome the system and being swallowed by it.
This is a well-done modern literature.

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Post by Melek » Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:40 am

right now I am reading Anna Karenina by Tolstoy.I like it :)

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Post by Cypress » Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:43 pm

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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Post by THEfieldWHEREiDIED » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:00 pm

I've just finised Peter Pan and now I'm reading The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Di Camillo.
Just always be waiting for me, and then some night you will hear me crowing. -- Peter Pan

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Post by echho » Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:31 pm

I read Veda by Ayşe Kulin.
My heart is telling me
I hate the fact that I love you
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Post by nat » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:06 pm

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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Post by Melek » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:53 am

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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Post by Vasili » Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:24 pm

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 =)
It would be so kind if you pointed out my mistakes in my posts. I would be so greatful to you!

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Post by Cypress » Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:46 pm

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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Post by illusion » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:55 pm

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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Post by Dixie » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:02 am

Jane Austen's Price and Prejudice.

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Post by illusion » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:15 pm

Dixie wrote:Jane Austen's Price and Prejudice.
I love that book!

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Post by MissLT » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:59 pm

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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Post by Tora » Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:21 am

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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Post by illusion » Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:37 pm

MissLT wrote:
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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Post by Melek » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:04 am

the latest book that I read is 'solitude in net" by Yanush Vishnevskiy

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Post by illusion » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:07 pm

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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Post by tron » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:02 pm

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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Post by ladyRowena » Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:20 pm

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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Post by imad » Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:53 pm

Alexander David's Terror on Broadway ( in french )
And now I'm reading Devil's Disciple by George Bernard Shaw.

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Post by Dixie » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:53 pm

Little Women (AGAIN!!!) and right now I'm reading Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye.

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Post by DanielEdwards » Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:23 am

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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Post by Dixie » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:28 am

Stephenie Meyer's Twilight.

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Post by tron » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:00 am

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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Post by Cypress » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:04 pm

I’m reading Mozart’s biography now. Quite fascinating

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Post by Tora » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:06 pm

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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Post by selsabil » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:36 pm

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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Post by manel » Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:29 pm

hi every one the latest book i 've read was Animal Farm of George Orwell .it's very interesting

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Post by Dixie » Tue May 05, 2009 8:22 pm

The Eight, by Katherine Neville.

Has anyone read it?

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Post by Melek » Wed May 13, 2009 6:01 pm

the last book that I read was Martin Eden by Jack London

Now reading Hunger by Knut Hamsun

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Post by Cypress » Thu May 14, 2009 3:14 am

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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Post by Tora » Fri May 15, 2009 5:21 am

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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Post by Melek » Fri May 15, 2009 5:00 pm

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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Post by blueemma » Wed May 20, 2009 1:06 pm

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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Post by englishhelps » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:39 am

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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Post by englishhelps » Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:18 pm

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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Post by englishhelps » Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:18 pm

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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Post by englishhelps » Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:07 am

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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Post by Dixie » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:56 pm

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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Post by englishhelps » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:20 am

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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Post by Dixie » Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:16 am

englishhelps wrote:Yeah. What's the title of the other one?
Digital Fortress.

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Post by englishhelps » Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:42 pm

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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Post by englishhelps » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:19 am

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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Post by echho » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:38 pm

I read The Host which was written by Stephenie Meyer. I like it very much.
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Post by englishhelps » Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:45 pm

^Is it as good as the other Stephanie Meyer books?

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Post by englishhelps » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:35 am

I just finished reading Rage by Jonathan Kellerman. It's a great suspense thriller book!

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Post by AdiNNa » Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:24 pm

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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Post by englishhelps » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:21 am

^You should watch the TV series. :)

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Post by illusion » Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:48 pm

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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Post by englishhelps » Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:48 pm

I'm a 28 year old guy and I still watch it. Haha.

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