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#76 Bastet

Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:28 PM

I looked it up online and some sites say it is really just like Twilight for adults. Was it that similar do you think?

tbh I didn't even compare it to twilight. Oh and the sex stuff involves bondage.

#77 judy_

Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:37 PM

Just finished 'Me before You'.  Still have tears in my eyes hours later!

Since CHristmas I have read 15 books (got a Kindle for christmas).

This is what I have read:
1. The Hunger Games - I didn't particularly like this one. It feels too teen literature to me.  Like reading 'When the War Began' as an adult.  A fantastic book for a teenager but not quite the same when you're in your 30's.
2. The Help - a great easy read that was beautiful to read.I have subsequently seen the movie which I also loved.
3. Saving Katya - a short story but pleasant enough
4. The Bridge - another short story and quite enjoyable
5. Chasing Rainbows - I can't even recall what this was about so was obviously totally unmemorable.
6. Chasing China - interesting if a bit farfetched to totally hit it's mark.
7. The Collectibles - I really enjoyed this book.
8. Leaving the Comfort Cafe - unmemorable
9. The Language of Flowers - read this for a bookclub and loved it.  so different and beautiful to read.
10. Growing up Amish - I found this too self indulgent and all a bit tedious.  But interesting to give insight into this different world.
11. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - interesting and totally different to what I normally read.  Recommend if you are looking for somehting a bit unique.
12. Children of the Fog - a good story but not that fantastic.  
13. Annie Begins - an easy read but I found it a bit slow and boring.
14. Watch Me Die- this was an intereting book.  Lighthearted but serious mixed together.
15. Me Before You - This is the best book I'd read in ages.

#78 Figmoon

Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:56 PM

I have just finished 'kind of cruel' by Sophie Hannah.Wow....brilliant.Her characters are so believeable. I just love all her books.
It was a fast back loan from the library-7 day loan and i read it in four days. Couldn't put down. Love a good book like that,Sad its finished.

#79 cheekymonkey

Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:54 PM

Thought I'd come into the book section to see what THE latest book/series is (aside from Hunger Games) and found this thread.

Thank you is all I can say. I've perused the thread with book depository open on another tab and now have a few books on the way which will hopefully keep me going for a while. On another note, I really need to get a kindle. yyes.gif

I am re-reading Harry Potter, all 7 of them!
I had book 7 for about 2 years before I actually read it. I was insistant that I read the whole series all the way through together. I stuck fast to this thought despite many people telling me I was mad and I'd never get round to it.
Somehow, I managed to not find out the ending of the last book at all (I think not seeing the movies AT the movies helped). I'm so glad I stuck to my guns. I finally found myself in the right frame of mind and started at book one. It took me about 2 months all up (amongst the kids activities etc) to get through them all BUT I believe it made the last book soooo much better having the first 6 fresh in my mind. It took me about another 4 weeks before I could let them go and start another book I loved them that much. blush.gif   Now I can't wait til one of the boys is ready to read them. DS#1 has tried but he's not quite got the concentration level yet.

#80 Tomate1910

Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:48 AM

Finally finished To kill a mockingbird and have to admit I did not really enjoy it... I mean it was a nice enough book but I don't really get what all the fuss is about?
Has anyone else had the same experience when reading 'classics'?

for me it's now on to The girl with the dragon tattoo-trilogy...

#81 K2010

Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:28 PM

Bloom by Kelle Hampton ..... A memoir  from a mum when her daughter was born with downs Syndrome.

Really liking it , i have been reading her blod Enjoying the Small Things for a long time original.gif

#82 Molondy

Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:49 PM

Finally finished To kill a mockingbird and have to admit I did not really enjoy it... I mean it was a nice enough book but I don't really get what all the fuss is about?
Has anyone else had the same experience when reading 'classics'?

I think the trick with reading classics, especially classics like To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby and A Catcher in the Rye to to think of the context in which they are written and what they said about society at the time - they might not seem entirely relevant to us today however, without those books, our "today" might not ever have existed...

#83 pollyputthekettleon

Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:46 AM

I've just finished The Mothers' Group. I didn't love it. It was like being on EB! Parts of it were infuriating, little was shocking. It didn't live up to its hype at all, imo.

#84 Tomate1910

Posted 22 April 2012 - 06:26 PM

QUOTE (Molondy @ 21/04/2012, 06:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the trick with reading classics, especially classics like To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby and A Catcher in the Rye to to think of the context in which they are written and what they said about society at the time - they might not seem entirely relevant to us today however, without those books, our "today" might not ever have existed...

Funny you should say that: Catcher in the rye is actually one of my all time favorites and I have read it about once a year since I read it for the first time at 15... and I find some new perspective on life each time I read it...

I know I should imagine the time and era of To kill a mockingbird but it just didn't have the same effect on me I guess. I mean I got the message and how she portrayed crucial ideas about racism through unspoilt childrens' eyes but overall the book didn't grip me IYKWIM... Well I guess I can't like every book in the world...

(but I also has a weird reading habits as a teenager and liked stuff like The Red and The Black by Stendhal or lots of Camus when I was 15...don;t know if I would still enjoy it today, so maybe my mind is deteriorating in its appreciation of classics wink.gif )

as I said onto read The girl with the dragon tattoo (very intellectually unchallenging I hope original.gif )

#85 QueenIanthe

Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:15 PM

Dragon Bones by Lisa See-I love her books. This is different to the others I have read by her but very good.

#86 ssss

Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:33 PM

Just finished and LOVED the Chaos walking series. If you liked the hunger games I would recommend you give this series a go!

Also read over the holidays:
Jodi Picoult - Wolf something or other - bit blah - not as good as her previous books IMHO

Have read a few more but will have to look them up on my reader and get back to you all!

#87 71Cath

Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:33 AM

I finished all the Harry Potters (again!) and I am now reading Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood.  Since I am loving the TV show on the ABC, I thought I would give the books a go, and I am really enjoying it.

100% agree with you about Lone Wolf ssss

Edited by 71Cath, 23 April 2012 - 09:33 AM.

#88 QueenIanthe

Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:35 PM

This week so far I have read

The Forgotten Affairs of Youth by Alexander McCall Smith. It's one of the Sunday Philosophy Club series which I have read a couple of in the past and didn't enjoy so much but I did like this one.

Bossypants by Tina Fey which made me laughing2.gif

And now I am reading Runemarks by Joanne Harris. Unusual subject for her but she is such a good author I am looking forward to getting into it.

#89 Oriental lily

Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:28 PM

Currently half way through city of dragons by robin hobb.

It's rather enjoyable but I don't think she will ever capture the brilliance of her first six duchies trilogy.

#90 *LiMa*

Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:55 PM

In the last 3 weeks I have read

The Hunger Games
Catching Fire
Harry Potter 3 (re read)
Circle of Friends (re read I picked up off MIL's shelf when I was stuck at her house one night)
The new Jill Mansell book - a walk in the park I think it's called
The Lucky one (re read, trying to decide if I want to watch the movie)
And another obviously highly memorable book I can't even remember the name of.

It's all light fluff, I haven't had time to sink my teeth into something heavier because I've been working heaps of overtime.  

I'm about to visit Amazon to pick out some new books.

#91 QueenIanthe

Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:03 PM

Just finished Shanghai Girls by Lisa See and now I'm going to read The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley.

#92 71Cath

Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:35 AM

I am now reading the second Phryne Fisher -  Flying too High

#93 TeachmeMum

Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:13 PM

QUOTE (~kerry~ @ 06/04/2012, 05:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm currently reading Feast for crows, book 4 in the Song of Ice and Fire series, but as another PP said, pesky life and sleep get in the way.
Does anyone else with an e-reader use this thread as a shopping list? As soon as I start reading the posts, I pick up my Kindle and start shopping original.gif

I use these threads for that exact reason.

After perusing this thread and a few others over the last few days and today I went and bought 5 Patricia Cornwell books, the Mothers group, bought 7 of the Undead books off Ebay and bought Fifty Shades of Grey on the Ipad.

Looks like Im set for reading for a while. I am currently reading Lee Childs Books at the moment.

Edited by MrsIncognito, 02 May 2012 - 06:13 PM.

#94 ssss

Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:59 PM

Just finished Fifty shades of grey...which I found ok as a fluffy read but not even slightly realistic.

Also finished The end of everything by megan abbott. I found this book really captivating until about 3/4 of the way through and then it got a bit confusing.... so not a fave either.

Just about to read The Slap....and maybe I will download the sequel to 50 shades....maybe....

#95 tres-chic

Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:06 PM

I just finished Maine by Courtney Sullivan. It started out well but the last act was all over the place and the ending terrible.

Have just started Salvation Creek by Susan Duncan.

#96 Party of 5

Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:05 PM

Fifty Shades of Grey  wwhistle.gif

#97 coffeetogo

Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:35 AM

QUOTE (ssss @ 02/05/2012, 06:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just about to read The Slap....and maybe I will download the sequel to 50 shades....maybe....

I would say that the second and third books were better than the first one. They have a few more plot twists. original.gif

#98 Molondy

Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:53 PM

I finished 11:22:63 by Steven King which was very good. Long (as usual) but good.

Now I'm reading A Common Loss by Australian author Kirsten Tranter. So far its great - its about a group of men meeting up for their annual trip to Vegas after the death of one of their group. I'm sure deep dark secrets are about to tear them apart.....

#99 QueenIanthe

Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:41 PM

I read The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold.

Now reading A Walk in the Park by Jill Mansell

#100 crazyforkids

Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:22 PM

just finished the lastest book from charlaine harris 'deadlocked'

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