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post #331 of 400
I am hooked on the twilight series! I borrowed the books from a coworker and now want my own copies! Who would have thought I would have fallen in love with a vampire.
post #332 of 400
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I am hooked on the twilight series! I borrowed the books from a coworker and now want my own copies! Who would have thought I would have fallen in love with a vampire.
Me too. Vampire books are not me at all, I have no interest in them, but I read them because they were so popular, I wanted to see what the fuss was all about. But I ended up LOVING them. I finished the entire series in a few days.


Right now, I'm reading city boy by herman wouk
post #333 of 400
When my hyperactive 10 month old lets me I'm reading "Mother of Pearl" by Maureen Lee.
post #334 of 400
"Julius Caesar" by Phillip Freeman

It's not as big as Adrian Goldswrothy's awesome book, but still a good read about one of my favorite historical figures (if not my favorite).
post #335 of 400
So, I tend to read books so fast that anytime I wanted to post in this thread, I was already done. lol Anyway, two weeks ago, I was able to purchase a Kindle, and boy was that great during vacation. I downloaded at least 4 books in one week, and read them all.

I've really gotten into Urban Fantasy books, with authors like Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin, Patricia Briggs, and Rob(yn) Thurman.

I'm currently reading the fourth book in the Cal Leandros series by Rob Thurman, called Deathwish. I think I've been reading it more slowly because I don't want it to end and have to wait for the next book.

And for any romance readers out there, if you're looking for something different, there's a whole genre called Paranormal Romance that includes some of the same types of characters in Urban Fantasy, but with more..ahem, romance.
post #336 of 400
Urban fantasy books are becomming so popular!! They are very addictive.. I am reading a book called why girls are weird..anyone else read it? My friend recommended it and I'm not really much into it yet since I have school readings to catch up on
post #337 of 400
I just went to the library to pick up Vince Flynn's latest novel called "Pursuit of Honor". It's one of a series. So if you want to read it, if you really want to understand the history behind the characters and about some of the situations mentioned, you really need to read the Mitch Rapp series of books. They are CIA/FBI/Counter Terrorism themed. Very interesting and gripping.
post #338 of 400
Just about to start a Michael Crichton book, Airframe, I think. And might combine that with Talking with SErial Killers - just for some light reading!!
post #339 of 400
I am reading "Like Water for Chocolate"!!! incredible!!!
thanks to carolinalima for recommending it
post #340 of 400
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I am reading "Like Water for Chocolate"!!! incredible!!!
thanks to carolinalima for recommending it
Glad you liked it!! It's awesome!
post #341 of 400
Reading my ninth or tenth Maureen Lee book "Nothing Lasts Forever"
post #342 of 400
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And for any romance readers out there, if you're looking for something different, there's a whole genre called Paranormal Romance that includes some of the same types of characters in Urban Fantasy, but with more..ahem, romance.
Something I came across http://www.paranormalromance.org/ Go to reviews and there's a nice menu were you can look by book, author, or search.
I keep meaning to share this link since I figured utopia and calico would probably find some use from it.


Currently between books, myself.
post #343 of 400
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Something I came across http://www.paranormalromance.org/ Go to reviews and there's a nice menu were you can look by book, author, or search.
I keep meaning to share this link since I figured utopia and calico would probably find some use from it.


Currently between books, myself.
oh what an awesome site!!!
I personally can never trust reviews because they depend so much on the person's preference ...Sometimes I wish they would have critics' grades for books as they do for movies because reading someone's review is just not enough for me and that is all they have on books.. but I still read them
post #344 of 400
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oh what an awesome site!!!
I personally can never trust reviews because they depend so much on the person's preference ...Sometimes I wish they would have critics' grades for books as they do for movies because reading someone's review is just not enough for me and that is all they have on books.. but I still read them
Exactly! I try and find someone who likes the same kind of books I do, then I pump them for information!
post #345 of 400
The ones on that site so far seem short and to the point. They at least give you an idea of what the story is about. However I'd suggest checking books out from the library or looking into trading them through a service online so no one gets burned by bad books.

I have another option I use...
post #346 of 400
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
Something I came across http://www.paranormalromance.org/ Go to reviews and there's a nice menu were you can look by book, author, or search.
I keep meaning to share this link since I figured utopia and calico would probably find some use from it.


Currently between books, myself.
Yeah, I've been to that site. I also belong to Good Reads and have found my tastes are similar (as far as PNR and UF go) to Felicia Day, so I read her reviews.

She's actually the reason I got into PNR and UF! I actually really liked Nora Robert's books, especially when she delved into the paranormal. My favorite series by here usually involve magic, Irish mythology, etc.

I just finished the fourth book in Rob Thurman's Cal Leandros series. I was a wee bit disappointed that I figured out the "why are they chasing him THIS time" early on, but I'm OK with that. I can't wait for book five coming out next year.
post #347 of 400
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what have you just read? are reading or will read next?
Most of us know the bigest selling novel of the century: The DaVinci Code, by Dan Brown. It created so much controversary, I HAD to read the three paperbacks that had preceded The Davinci Code which I located for $1 each at the 1/2 price book store. But since The Davinci Code remained as the #1 best seller, and consequently remained in the much higher price of hardbacks. I finally gave in and bought the hardback (but at a 40% reduction through amazon.com. When I finally got the book I saw what all the controversary was about. What a great book! I firmly promised myself that when Dan Brown wrote his next novel I would bite the bullet and buy the book the day it was released. I had to wait a long time: 6 years. Well, I finished his last book last night at about 3:55 in the morning. For those of you that enjoyed The DaVinci Code, get this book! The Dallas Public Library said they had 50 copies but 382 people on the waiting list. Do the math...

This is another great book by Dan Brown. It was released a few weeks ago and shot to number 1 the very first week and will probably remain in that position for the next year or two so if you are waiting for the paperback edition you probably have a very long wait. Just go buy the book. "THE LOST SYMBOL". This is a great book and will keep you up on the edge of your seat all night long!
post #348 of 400
Even though it was a reading assignment for college Lit, I still enjoyed reading the entire Divine Comedy, by Dante Alligheri. If you don't recognize it, you'd most likely recognize its I-X Cantos, The Inferno. I read Dante's Inferno many times, for my own resources and for high school.

Now I finally got around to Book II and Book III, Purgatorio and Paradisio, which are Limbo and Heaven. It's a very interesting read, but I cannot help but notice that The Inferno was written by Dante basically as a call-out story to the Roman Catholic Church. However, the imagery is very vivid, as all epic poetry is [Beowulf, etc...], and it paints interesting pictures of what's believed by many people as what awaits them in the afterlife.



I'm also a closet manga freak. Manga is Japanese-style comic book, and they are normally released weekly or monthly by each chapter. Lately, I've been HOOKED on Full Metal Alchemist. Oh my gosh, so wonderful.
Chapter list

It's so interesting. Many people enjoy it that dislike most animes and mangas. I'm very picky when it comes to which ones I enjoy as well.
post #349 of 400
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Most of us know the bigest selling novel of the century: The DaVinci Code, by Dan Brown. It created so much controversary, I HAD to read the three paperbacks that had preceded The Davinci Code which I located for $1 each at the 1/2 price book store. But since The Davinci Code remained as the #1 best seller, and consequently remained in the much higher price of hardbacks. I finally gave in and bought the hardback (but at a 40% reduction through amazon.com. When I finally got the book I saw what all the controversary was about. What a great book! I firmly promised myself that when Dan Brown wrote his next novel I would bite the bullet and buy the book the day it was released. I had to wait a long time: 6 years. Well, I finished his last book last night at about 3:55 in the morning. For those of you that enjoyed The DaVinci Code, get this book! The Dallas Public Library said they had 50 copies but 382 people on the waiting list. Do the math...

This is another great book by Dan Brown. It was released a few weeks ago and shot to number 1 the very first week and will probably remain in that position for the next year or two so if you are waiting for the paperback edition you probably have a very long wait. Just go buy the book. "THE LOST SYMBOL". This is a great book and will keep you up on the edge of your seat all night long!
I lost a lot of sleep reading that book - I couldn't put it down!!!!
post #350 of 400
I have all the twilight books and im reading the 2nd one right now.
post #351 of 400
I have read all of the Twilight books and subsequently decided that I did not like any of them even one bit past the first book. I'm seriously disliking the undertones of telling young girls that it is okay to stay in an abusive relationship.


Anyways, I'm currently reading both CELL by Stephen King, and re-reading Tuesday's With Morrie. A fantastic book if I may add, by Mitch Albom and I think everyone on this forum should read it at least once.
post #352 of 400
I am currently reading my gas chromatography and high pressure liquid chromatography mass spectrometry notes for my exam tomorrow. My joy knows no limits.
post #353 of 400
Finished Airframe - bits of it went over my head, but a good read. Now onto Talking with SErial Killers, sounds like an interesting book.
post #354 of 400
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I have read all of the Twilight books and subsequently decided that I did not like any of them even one bit past the first book. I'm seriously disliking the undertones of telling young girls that it is okay to stay in an abusive relationship.

In Stephanie Myer's defense: it was a vampire/human relationship, not a typical high school relationship...But I agree, it might send the wrong message if taken out of the context and applied to a real relationship at that age.
I am sick of hearing about New Moon!! Everyone I used to obsess over and talk about Twilight with, is now telling me "did u see the trailer it's soo good" and I am just tired of it, I'll watch the movie but I am done with my love for Twilight, it was a temporary infatuation that lasted a month or so when I read the books It means I don't even care to watch the trailer...i feel like it's a died out thing..How can people care so much ???
post #355 of 400
I am re-reading Dewey! I love it.
post #356 of 400
I'm currently reading "Deep Night" by Caroline Petit.

http://www.carolinepetit.com/

It's set in Hong Kong, China in WWII when Japan bombed Pearl Harbour. The main character is an antiquities dealer from England, living in Hong Kong, and finds herself drafted to be a spy for England and China. It's a story of how she escaped, how she lived and loved, and how she puts her life together at the end of the war.

Very good reading.
post #357 of 400
"Iron Tears: America's Battle for Freedom, Britain's Quaqmire, 1775-1783" by Stanley Weintraub.

Being a history major, one of things I like to do when the chance arises is to look at events from more than one angle, this book does that by providing the British perspective on the war. I'm only ten or so pages into it and it is already an enjoyable and educational read.
post #358 of 400
I'm now starting on "Deadly Intent" by Lynda La Plante. So far it's pretty good. It's a crime mystery.
post #359 of 400
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In Stephanie Myer's defense: it was a vampire/human relationship, not a typical high school relationship...But I agree, it might send the wrong message if taken out of the context and applied to a real relationship at that age.
I am sick of hearing about New Moon!! Everyone I used to obsess over and talk about Twilight with, is now telling me "did u see the trailer it's soo good" and I am just tired of it, I'll watch the movie but I am done with my love for Twilight, it was a temporary infatuation that lasted a month or so when I read the books It means I don't even care to watch the trailer...i feel like it's a died out thing..How can people care so much ???
If you've seen some of these crazy die-hard Twilight fans... Then you know just as much as I do that they want and do and wish to apply similarities to their relationships. I wish I could find the story where a teenage girl had a baby and gave it a huge long name combining different characters in the book.

Aaanyways.... Even though I didn't really care for the first movie, since I did read all the books I suppose I feel in some way that I have to watch the movie. It's some sick fascination that I have with seeing how differently the movie will become from the book. I still haven't watched the trailer though.

Stephanie Myer is BRILLIANT though in how she has manged to create such a foaming-at-the-mouth cult of people who all claim to be her biggest fan. I might wager and say she's almost as popular as JK Rowling.





To stay on topic in the thread, I am currently reading The Lovely Bones. Another wonderful book that I'd recommend to any adult and young adult alike.
post #360 of 400
Just finished reading Nick Cave's The Death of Bunny Monroe. Before that, I read The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

*sigh* Both are excellent books.
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