What is the latest book you have read recently?

Talk about books and writers here.

Moderators: Vega, EC

englishhelps
Gold Member
Posts: 196
Joined: Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:13 am
Status: Other

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

Postby englishhelps » Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:48 pm

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

User avatar
illusion
Platinum Member
Posts: 832
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:59 pm
Status: English Learner
Location: Poland
Contact:

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

Postby illusion » Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:02 am

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

lol ;p what else do you watch?

englishhelps
Gold Member
Posts: 196
Joined: Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:13 am
Status: Other

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

Postby englishhelps » Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:19 pm

My all time favorite TV series is "24". Then I also watch Chuck, Supernatural, How I met your mother, Ghost Whisperer, and a lot more! You?

So that we're on topic, I'm currently reading book 7 of the Harry Potter series. I just finished watching the movie about book 6 and I just wanted to re-read book 7 again.

englishhelps
Gold Member
Posts: 196
Joined: Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:13 am
Status: Other

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

Postby englishhelps » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:32 am

I just finished re-reading the Deathly Hallows. Wow! Even though I've read it before, I was still on the edge of my seat while reading it.

englishhelps
Gold Member
Posts: 196
Joined: Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:13 am
Status: Other

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

Postby englishhelps » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:49 am

I just finished reading "Flesh and Blood" by Jonathan Kellerman. It's a great suspense thriller book!

User avatar
illusion
Platinum Member
Posts: 832
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:59 pm
Status: English Learner
Location: Poland
Contact:

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

Postby illusion » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:35 am

I am now reading Coetzee's "Disgrace" :D

englishhelps
Gold Member
Posts: 196
Joined: Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:13 am
Status: Other

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

Postby englishhelps » Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:05 am

^Is it a good book? What's it about? I'm running out of books to read.

englishhelps
Gold Member
Posts: 196
Joined: Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:13 am
Status: Other

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

Postby englishhelps » Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:30 pm

I just finished re-reading "Playing for Pizza" by John Grisham. :)

User avatar
Dixie
Miss EnglishClub.com 2006
Miss EnglishClub.com 2006
Posts: 6341
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:08 pm
Status: English Teacher
Location: Catalunya
Contact:

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

Postby Dixie » Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:33 am

englishhelps wrote:I just finished re-reading "Playing for Pizza" by John Grisham. :)


I own a copy. Read it last year and didn't like it. My mom, on the contrary, is a fan of Grisham, I believe she's read all his books.

A couple weeks ago I finished Paulo Coelho's The Winner Stands Alone, and now I'm reading Agatha Christie's The Secret Adversary. It's the first time I read Christie, and I like it so far.

User avatar
Vega
Keeper of the Board
Keeper of the Board
Posts: 2249
Joined: Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:59 pm
Status: English Learner
Contact:

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

Postby Vega » Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:03 pm

I am reading "The old man and the sea" by E. Hemingway. I like the book, however it's a bit difficult because of many new words.

englishhelps
Gold Member
Posts: 196
Joined: Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:13 am
Status: Other

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

Postby englishhelps » Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:06 pm

Dixie wrote:
englishhelps wrote:I just finished re-reading "Playing for Pizza" by John Grisham. :)


I own a copy. Read it last year and didn't like it. My mom, on the contrary, is a fan of Grisham, I believe she's read all his books.

A couple weeks ago I finished Paulo Coelho's The Winner Stands Alone, and now I'm reading Agatha Christie's The Secret Adversary. It's the first time I read Christie, and I like it so far.


Oh, your mom is a fellow Grisham fan! If she has a copy, I suggest you read "A time to kill", "Pelican Brief" and "The Firm". Those are my favorites. I like "Playing for Pizza" because I love sports and the story is different from what he usually writes.

I like Paulo Coelho. I haven't read that book though.

englishhelps
Gold Member
Posts: 196
Joined: Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:13 am
Status: Other

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

Postby englishhelps » Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:07 pm

Xkalibur wrote:I am reading "The old man and the sea" by E. Hemingway. I like the book, however it's a bit difficult because of many new words.


Hemingway uses big words for poetic reasons. But you'll learn a lot. Just Google the definition of words that you don't understand and you should be fine. :)

User avatar
Dixie
Miss EnglishClub.com 2006
Miss EnglishClub.com 2006
Posts: 6341
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:08 pm
Status: English Teacher
Location: Catalunya
Contact:

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

Postby Dixie » Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:39 pm

englishhelps wrote:
Oh, your mom is a fellow Grisham fan! If she has a copy, I suggest you read "A time to kill", "Pelican Brief" and "The Firm". Those are my favorites. I like "Playing for Pizza" because I love sports and the story is different from what he usually writes.

I like Paulo Coelho. I haven't read that book though.


Well, since I've only read Playing for Pizza and Skipping Christmas I guess I can't judge. I loved the latter, by the way. If you say the former is different from his usual style, I guess I should give him another try ;-)

monaji
Silver Member
Posts: 83
Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:42 pm
Status: English Learner
Location: there
Contact:

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

Postby monaji » Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:18 am

I want to be professional in stock markets so now a days I'm reading ((technical analysis for stocks market))
the book is in Arabic in fact

User avatar
Stefi
Member
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:00 pm
Status: English Learner
Location: Bulgaria

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

Postby Stefi » Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:38 pm

"Chasing Harry Winston"-by Lauren Weisberger-the bestselling autor of "The Devil Wears Prada".

User avatar
MissLT
Ethereal Member
Posts: 3964
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:05 pm
Status: Other

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

Postby MissLT » Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:19 am

Reading The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown and I'm falling asleep here. He's lost his touch!!!

User avatar
Dixie
Miss EnglishClub.com 2006
Miss EnglishClub.com 2006
Posts: 6341
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:08 pm
Status: English Teacher
Location: Catalunya
Contact:

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

Postby Dixie » Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:45 pm

MissLT wrote:Reading The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown and I'm falling asleep here. He's lost his touch!!!


Is that his new book? I didn't know it was out!

User avatar
Vega
Keeper of the Board
Keeper of the Board
Posts: 2249
Joined: Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:59 pm
Status: English Learner
Contact:

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

Postby Vega » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:30 pm

Is that his new book? I didn't know it was out!


Yes, it is his new book...about freemasonry and the like. :-)

User avatar
MissLT
Ethereal Member
Posts: 3964
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:05 pm
Status: Other

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

Postby MissLT » Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:25 am

Xkalibur wrote:
Is that his new book? I didn't know it was out!


Yes, it is his new book...about freemasonry and the like. :-)

Yeah, I have Kindle, so AZ usually send me updates of new books. I had it preordered because I wanted to know what he was up this time. It's a disappointment, I guess. I shoulda ordered the Magician's Elephant. I heard this book is very good despite it's a children book. Again, all the books I've enjoyed seem to fall into children section.

His book bored me yesterday, so I went to AZ to check out the reviews and found this hilarious one.

http://www.amazon.com/review/RADQDJ5DJ0 ... hisHelpful

If you read the book, you'd see why. It's something I wouldn't suggest you to do, though. Nevertheless, maybe your taste is different than mine since you enjoyed the DaVinci Code which I didn't.

User avatar
Vega
Keeper of the Board
Keeper of the Board
Posts: 2249
Joined: Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:59 pm
Status: English Learner
Contact:

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

Postby Vega » Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:45 pm

MissLT wrote:If you read the book, you'd see why. It's something I wouldn't suggest you to do, though. Nevertheless, maybe your taste is different than mine since you enjoyed the DaVinci Code which I didn't.


No, I haven't read the book. I simply watched a report on TV.
I have never read Brown's books, I prefer classics.

User avatar
MissLT
Ethereal Member
Posts: 3964
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:05 pm
Status: Other

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

Postby MissLT » Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:50 am

Xkalibur wrote:
MissLT wrote:If you read the book, you'd see why. It's something I wouldn't suggest you to do, though. Nevertheless, maybe your taste is different than mine since you enjoyed the DaVinci Code which I didn't.


No, I haven't read the book. I simply watched a report on TV.
I have never read Brown's books, I prefer classics.

I would give this Lost Symbol book 2 or 2.5 out of 5, so if I were you, I would wait for the book to be on sale or buy it in paperback. If I knew it was this bad, I wouldda waited for about two years and then bought it in paperback for the price of $4, including taxes. I paid $9.99 for my Kindle version. I just can't help thinking of the money I couldda saved. :roll:


Return to “Books & Authors”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests

cron