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

Postby Loreley » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:12 am

Hello Booksworms,

this weekend I finished „Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer. By the way … I read it the third time and I like it very much – it is a very tragic story. It tells a lot about of dreams of everyone of us, but the guy of the story tried to live his dreams and failed because of the reality.

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Postby Elisa » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:09 am

I am reading " Lettera a una Chiesa che ha dimenticato Gesù".
It is a pity that we cannot find this book in English.

E.Olmi writes how religion must be Joy and serenity. Beliving in another life after death has to give us the power to go on and be generous and understanding with neighbor.

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Postby Elisa » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:06 pm

I have to recommend DEATH OF A SUPERHERO by Anthony MacCarten. It is not a new book but I have discovered it only now :-)
It’s a very special book although it is very simple (for teenagers?). I am reading it in Italian language but I want to buy it also in English. I think there is a lot to learn about new words and a new way to write.
This book tells the story of a terminally ill boy from adolescent and adult perspectives. Don’t worry it isn’t a sad, bore, weepy book!
Death of a Superhero includes comic dynamism, cinematic scene changes, and passages of calm, emotionally intensive narration.
You will read it in a night

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

Postby JuanitoC » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:18 am

Just finishing reading mine classic Cozy Chilling Bedtime Stories by P. Gibey. Love the reading all the time, have read it for 3times now yet still exciting!!!

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Postby Elisa » Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:05 pm

I’ve finished just now to read “Inferno” (Hell) by Dan Brown.
It is a thriller.
Telling the true I have found it a little boring and overfull of information given just to give .

What I can say about this book is that, if you have never visited Venezia and Firenze, after its reading you will start to save money to have a trip there.

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

Postby reginaclark » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:29 pm

The purpose drive and the Game of thrones.

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

Postby Elisa » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:34 pm

I am reading: Who Moved my cheese by Spencer Johnson.

You can watch it here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDNhEYpBPbY

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

Postby MsJen&Co » Wed May 28, 2014 11:31 am

I love the Game of Thrones too. A very popular series! I'm currently reading One Day by David Nichols, really enjoying it.

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Postby rbschna » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:56 pm

I consider myself an avid book reader, specially since my retirement, fourteen years ago. I'm currently reading two books simultaneously: Jack Kerouak's "On The Road" and "The Complete Western Stories" of Elmore Leonard. I've also just finished John LeCarré's "A Delicate Truth" and Arthur Miller's "A From the Bridge." As you can appreciate it is an eclectic list, it covers a wide field of preferences. Anyway, I'd recommend John LeCarré's book to those who like British old fashioned spy stories. I've enjoyed it with great pleasure. Reading it, while sipping an eighteen old scotch whiskey will increase the enjoyment (not for underage folk).
I'd like to post some more complete comments about some of those titles later, once I have assembled my ideas and find the right way to express them in English. For the moment, consider this post as an essay about how to post a post in this highly interesting forum.

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Postby klamolga » Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:00 pm

Recently I have finished ''The Doll''. I'm from Poland, so this book is a classical example of set text. It is incredibly great book! It was written in 19th century by Boleslaw Prus. Now I am reading ''If I stay''. When I finish, I will write something about it.

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Postby Cecilia » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:33 am

Hi! the latest book I read recently is The Wise Man's Fear, is the second book of a trilogy, but I liked it better the first book

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Postby Vega » Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:39 am

I am reading Jane Austen - Ema. It's a pre-intermediate level if I'm not mistaken

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

Postby Krisi » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:44 am

Dale Carnegie - Stop Worrying and Start living
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Postby casual » Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:15 pm

One Hundred Years of Solitude by One Hundred Years of Solitud it's a multi-generational story of the Buendía family.

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

Postby Dixie » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:32 pm

The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley.
The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz.
Now I'm finishing The Chronicles of Narnia (book 1) by C. S. Lewis.

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

Postby Andrey » Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:06 am

Hi! The latest book I read recently was "The Master and Margarita" by Mikhail Bulgakov. This book has all: merry mischief and melancholy sadness, romantic love and obsession magical, magical mystery and reckless game with the evil spirit. And now I'm reading "Miserable" by Victor Hugo.

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

Postby Richland » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:31 am

I'm recently finished reading Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. The novel beautifully captures the life and times during the Great Depression. The story is about two ranch workers George and Lennie and the dreams they harbor. Whether or not they manage to make them come true, that's something you'll have to find out by reading the book. The book also emphasizes on the role the society essays when it comes to the lives of common people. Of Mice and Men is both inspiring and heartbreaking.

I also finished reading The Cuckoo’s Calling by J.K. Rowling and totally loved it! The story is about a private investigator who investigates the suicide of a celebrity. This crime thriller surely thrilled me to bits! Love Rowling's style of narration. The pace of the story is just perfect and it doesn't once lose its steam. A great read!


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