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Kamrusepas
13-04-07, 08:43
Since the previous thread about this has sunken to the unknown depths of General Chat, I thought it might be time for a new one.

I'm currently reading Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Yes, seriously. And it's pretty good too :)

Ampersand
13-04-07, 08:49
Yay, a book thread. :D

The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams
The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams

Joe_16
13-04-07, 10:08
The case for a creator - Lee Strobel

Accidently started a pretty heavy discussion on this a few days ago...

in these arms
13-04-07, 10:10
Jack Sparrow: The Coming Storm - Disney.

laralauraxxx
13-04-07, 11:07
ok im reading quite few books

1. Dracula bram stoker
2. The picture of dorian gray- oscar wilde
3. Eragon - can't remember the authors name
4. The order of the phoenix- j.k rowling
5. Point blanc- anthony horowitz :D soo many books !!!

Voni
13-04-07, 11:14
The Dark Tower: The Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King.

The Dark Tower is a series of 7 books (Wolves... is the 5th) and they're amazing. They're like a horror/fantasy hybrid, it's fantastic. But then again, I'd read the back of a milk carton is Stephen King had written it.

Andromeda66
13-04-07, 11:35
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams

:tmb: I LOVE that book!!

So after a hectic week of believing that war was peace, that good was bad, that the moon was made of blue cheese, and that God needed a lot of money sent to a certain box number, the Monk started to believe that thirty-five percent of all tables were hermaphrodites, and then broke down.

:vlol:

bett
13-04-07, 12:12
I'm still reading "Scar Tissue" :)

jjbennett
13-04-07, 12:14
Bill Bryson - Notes from a small island - it is very very funny

J.

george_croft
13-04-07, 12:19
I'm reading "Middlesex",all over again, its the third time now:D
One of my all time favourite books :tmb:

Ada the Mental
13-04-07, 12:23
I 've just finished Philip Kerr's Children of the Lamp:The Akkhenaten Adventure-It ewas a children's book,it was not really bad but not really good either.

And once again I find myself having nothing to read....:pi:
Hey I found it!I might start reading Pullman's His Dark Materials Trilogy again!:jmp:

Kamrusepas
13-04-07, 15:35
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams

I'm pretty sure I've read that too.

1. Dracula bram stoker
2. The picture of dorian gray- oscar wilde

Both excellent :tmb:

The Dark Tower: The Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King.

I got the last two books for Christmas and I still haven't read them. I don't think I wanna finish reading the series, I don't want it to end :D

Mad Tony
13-04-07, 15:37
Casino Royale by Ian Flemming

Telekill
13-04-07, 16:06
I'm currently reading the combo novel of Jurassic Park and the Lost World by Micheal Crichton. It's roughly 800+ pages and I have probably 70 pages to go. Nearing the end of the second book :)

Such good books.

Angelx14
13-04-07, 16:44
I don't read that much, but I have to, for school.. So that's why I'm reading Third Girl by Agatha Christie .:) It's pretty good. ^__^'

Trigger_happy
13-04-07, 16:48
I'm currently rereading the Book of general Ignorance (the QI book), as I found it under my bed. Otherwise, I'll just reread Sabriel etc again.

Angelus
13-04-07, 17:38
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Penultimate Peril - Lemony Snicket

I love these books, but I read through them too fast! :p

Paperdoll
13-04-07, 18:05
Just finished Dracula the Undead by Freda Warrington, currently reading A compilation of a few short stories by Bram Stoker and Anne Rice's Blood and Gold *runs away screaming from the sheer awfulness*

Punaxe
13-04-07, 20:12
Introduction to Engineering Psychology and Human Performance :p

Interesting, although often quite obvious ...

TR 4ever
13-04-07, 20:29
The Eldest- Christopher Paolini
This book kills me! (900-and more-pages)

Izzie404
13-04-07, 20:51
The Eldest- Christopher Paolini
This book kills me! (900-and more-pages)

Dude, that book literally changed my life :eek:
And I mean it when I say literally...

Betal
13-04-07, 20:56
Harry potter and the chamber of secrets. After that Harry Potter and the prisoner from azkaban (I think that's the right english title).

I can't sleep if I haven't read 50 pages from Harry Potter everyday xD.

Ampersand
13-04-07, 21:09
The Eldest- Christopher Paolini
This book kills me! (900-and more-pages)

Ouch, why are you reading it? It's 95% filler trash, and hideously written at that. :eek: They should make criminals read it. :D

Oh, and I forgot to add Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian. (Hopefully got the author's name right, lol.)

Izzie404
13-04-07, 21:20
Ouch, why are you reading it? It's 95% filler trash, and hideously written at that. :eek: They should make criminals read it. :D

I loved it very mucho :p...

Mytly
13-04-07, 23:11
Currently reading "The Ancestor's Tale" by Richard Dawkins. Very interesting book, but rather heavy - both literally and figuratively ;) (the darn thing weighs a ton! :yik:)

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
That was a really good one! But it's been years since I read it, so the only thing I remember about it is the electric monk. :D
Douglas Adams ... I am so in love with him http://getmesmileys.com/smilies/love0001.gif :cln:

I don't read that much, but I have to, for school.. So that's why I'm reading Third Girl by Agatha Christie .:) It's pretty good. ^__^'
Have you read any other books by Agatha Christie? If not, I strongly recommend "And Then There Were None" - definitely her best book! :)

Gloriosa
14-04-07, 00:33
Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell.

You just knew someone would be reading it.

Lara'sLover
14-04-07, 01:32
Needful things, Steven king, oh and plz dont say im too young to read them.

Andromeda66
14-04-07, 07:44
That was a really good one! But it's been years since I read it, so the only thing I remember about it is the electric monk. :D
Douglas Adams ... I am so in love with him http://getmesmileys.com/smilies/love0001.gif :cln:


Same here :D He had such an exquisitely unique style. Uproariously funny. :D

If you havent read 'The Long Dark Tea-Time Of The Soul', do give that one a read. :tmb:

ON TOPIC:

I'm currently reading 'Fermat's Last Theorem' by Simon Singh.

Kamrusepas
14-04-07, 07:46
Needful things, Steven king, oh and plz dont say im too young to read them.

That was my favorite book until I read 'Good Omens' :tmb:

dark_angel_7
14-04-07, 11:30
Can anyone reccomend a book thats like Dan Brown's novels (Da Vinci Code, Deception Point, Digital Fortress, Angels & Demons)? I really want to read somethign, I'm so bored. :(

kryptonite23
14-04-07, 11:31
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Andromeda66
14-04-07, 12:02
Can anyone reccomend a book thats like Dan Brown's novels (Da Vinci Code, Deception Point, Digital Fortress, Angels & Demons)? I really want to read somethign, I'm so bored. :(

You can try The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln. That one, supposedly, isnt 'fiction'. :wve:

Ada the Mental
14-04-07, 13:24
Ouch, why are you reading it? It's 95% filler trash, and hideously written at that. :eek: They should make criminals read it. :D

Eldest is ten times worse than Eragon,isn't it?
Most hideously paced book I've ever read.2/3 of it we watch Eragon the Mighty Powerful Brat learning stuff with the elves (I never believed I'd ever end up hating elves,but Paolini did it!) and in the last few pages he's all "OMG!We must hurry!We're gonna miss the battle!"

Not to mention that with his elf-mutation Eragon becomes the definition of the term "Mary Sue"!

I bet all the detail Paolini has put in the book regarding the elves' customs and the mythology of the dwarves will have absolutely nothing to do with the plot in the third book,apart from giving an illusion of 'depth'.A pathetic attempt in immitating Tolkien.

And as for the writting...Pffft!It's worth re-reading it just to count how many times the word ''inexorably'' was used.I've never seen more pretentious use of vocabulary.

Did I mention that's it's aloso predictable? SPOILER>>>OMG!I never expected Murtagh to be Eragon's brother!And Darth Vader-Whoops,I meant Morzan-to be his father.

Ampersand
14-04-07, 16:37
Completely true. :D If you haven't seen it already, this is the best site ever (http://www.anti-shurtugal.com/), and goes into quite a lot of depth about the flaws of the series. For all the fancy prose and attempts at creating complex cultures (so complex they're full of whacking great inconsistencies), Eldest is even more shallow than Eragon. At least Eragon was fun and moderately entertaining. :pi:

Ada the Mental
14-04-07, 16:43
Oh,yeah!I love that site!:D I thought of joining their forums but then again...why bother?:p

jackles
14-04-07, 17:56
Fat white vampire blues..Andrew Fox

different take on the Vampire thing!

Ampersand
14-04-07, 21:06
Oh,yeah!I love that site!:D I thought of joining their forums but then again...why bother?:p

I joined them a while back, it's a good place to discuss fantasy fiction and writing, as well as the awfulness of the series. :D

And I'm considering re-reading the last two Harry Potter books, since they were so boring I never got through them properly. Preparation for the new one and all that. *sigh*

tweetygwee
14-04-07, 21:08
Well, I'm very original (sarcastic):
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, for the second time.

Angelus
14-04-07, 21:22
A Series of Unfortunate Events - The End.

I don't want them to end! :p

Mytly
14-04-07, 21:39
Same here :D He had such an exquisitely unique style. Uproariously funny. :D

If you havent read 'The Long Dark Tea-Time Of The Soul', do give that one a read. :tmb:
Oh, I have definitely read that one too - in fact, I took it up immediately after completing Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. But the only thing I remember about it was that I preferred the first one. :o
No reason not to reread both, though. :D

Spin2
14-04-07, 21:53
I'm also on the 5th book of Stephen King's Dark Tower series: The Wolves of the Calla. I started The Phantom of the Opera (by Gaston Leroux) on Friday (which isn't too long so I should be finished soon).

I've recently read Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston. It's an amazing true story (autobiographical) about a rock climber who has to amputate his own arm to survive. On the front it reads "Riveting: think Touching the Void directed by Tarantino" - quite accurate!

Hurrah4Lara
14-04-07, 23:10
I really enjoy reading & also like to see what others enjoy here. I liked all coments^^, and I prefer these books from the nice selection above: :)

Third Girl by Agatha Christie

Casino Royale by Ian Flemming

I am reading:
The Secret Agent - Joseph Conrad

H4L:wve:

Kamrusepas
14-04-07, 23:17
Third Girl by Agatha Christie .:)

Never heard of that one :yik: Is it a Jane Marple -book?

Hurrah4Lara
14-04-07, 23:22
Never heard of that one :yik: Is it a Jane Marple -book?It is a Poirot story.:)

H4L:wve:

MakrakaNti
14-04-07, 23:28
Diagnostics of the Karma....umm it's an interesting book

peffect
14-04-07, 23:38
Harry Potter Et L'orde Du Phénix.

Tomb-Raider
15-04-07, 02:06
Go ask Alice A true diary story.

AmericanAssassin
15-04-07, 02:07
A Tale of Two Cities -- For English class. Let me tell you... UGH, it is so boring. Dickins is awful! :p

Tomb-Raider
15-04-07, 02:08
Go ask Alice .. A true diary story.


Sorry!!

kryptonite23
15-04-07, 11:38
The Black Pearl--Exciting Story!!

Ampersand
15-04-07, 13:03
Just got Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke. I really like her style. :D

bett
15-04-07, 21:36
A Tale of Two Cities -- For English class. Let me tell you... UGH, it is so boring. Dickins is awful! :p

yeah that does suck. i had to read it two year ago during my junior year of high school and do a 45 minute presentation over it :(

Kamrusepas
15-04-07, 21:44
It is a Poirot story.:)

Even weirder, as I love Poirot :D

Hurrah4Lara
15-04-07, 22:34
Even weirder, as I love Poirot :D
Hi Kam - I am a huge Agatha Christie fan & I've noticed it's missed from many anthologies for some reason - maybe copyright:confused:. I think it's one of the better ones, as M. Poirot is in it a lot. I think I remember it as example of the "fair play rule" (forgotten nowadays) where the reader is given the same evidence as the detective:cool:.

I have a feeling you will enjoy it.:D

I'm still reading the Laughing Policeman.

H4L:wve:

Mytly
16-04-07, 07:15
Hi H4L - another Christie fan here! :wve:
I have read practically all of her books (only 4 more to go! :D). Poirot is my favourite of her characters - I happily read all the Poirot books over and over again, even though I already know the stories. Miss Marple is interesting in herself, but her books tend to be a little dull.
My favourite Christie novel, though, is "And Then There Were None", which as you might know, features no detective at all.
How about you? Favourite books, characters, etc.? :)

Kamrusepas
16-04-07, 09:50
How about you? Favourite books, characters, etc.? :)

I'm thinking of reading "The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side" again. I remember the solution being exceptionally brilliant.

I can't really say which Christie book is my favorite, they're all so great. My favorite character is definitely Poirot :D

Ampersand
16-04-07, 10:06
I went on a stint of reading Christie books quite a while ago, but I haven't touched them for a while. I still have loads more to get, and it seems the bookshops never have the ones I need next. Poirot is my favourite character (though I still haven't read the best Poirot books), but And Then There Were None is my favourite Christie book so far. It was the first one I read, and I remember being creeped out and impressed by how clever it was. :D

nicola1986
16-04-07, 10:21
'The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon' - Stephen King :)

frostfur452
16-04-07, 12:37
'Rameses - The Lady of Abu Simbel' - Christian Jacq.

Mytly
16-04-07, 12:40
I'm thinking of reading "The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side" again. I remember the solution being exceptionally brilliant.

I can't really say which Christie book is my favorite, they're all so great. My favorite character is definitely Poirot :D
Oh, that was a brilliant book - it's my favourite among the Marple books. :D It's probably the best example of Christie's idea that it's the murder victim's personality that provides the biggest clue to solving the mystery.

Poirot is my favourite character (though I still haven't read the best Poirot books), but And Then There Were None is my favourite Christie book so far. It was the first one I read, and I remember being creeped out and impressed by how clever it was. :D
Have you read "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd"? It's a must for a Poirot fan. 90% of the book is quite ordinary, but the twist at the end - ah, absolutely fantastic! :D

Andromeda66
16-04-07, 13:30
'Rameses - The Lady of Abu Simbel' - Christian Jacq.

I like that series :wve:


I'm currently reading The emerging mind by Vilayanur Ramachandran and Fermat's last theorem by Simon Singh side by side.

I tried reading Wuthering heights a few days ago but I gues I really dont have it for tragedies. I dont know why most of Shakespeare's most famous plays were tragedies. But I can appreciate Hamlet etc ....Wuthering heights is not my cup of tea.

Hybrid Soldier
16-04-07, 13:47
http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/1314/300px076531572601ss500skt8.jpg

:wve:

Ada the Mental
16-04-07, 19:08
Oki,then people.I decided to read Hugo's The Miserables but then a friend to whom I had lended The Silmarillion returned it to me,so I changed my mind again and I'm re-reading the Silmarillion instead.:D

Ampersand
16-04-07, 20:02
Have you read "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd"? It's a must for a Poirot fan. 90% of the book is quite ordinary, but the twist at the end - ah, absolutely fantastic! :D

Ooh yes! I'm trying to read them all in order, so The Murder of Roger Ackroyd was one of the first I bought. The resolution was really clever, I must have another read. :D

Hurrah4Lara
16-04-07, 20:07
Hi H4L - another Christie fan here! :wve:
I have read practically all of her books (only 4 more to go! :D). Poirot is my favourite of her characters - I happily read all the Poirot books over and over again, even though I already know the stories. Miss Marple is interesting in herself, but her books tend to be a little dull.
My favourite Christie novel, though, is "And Then There Were None", which as you might know, features no detective at all.
How about you? Favourite books, characters, etc.? :)

Hello Mytly, Kamrusepas and Ampersand! A whole gang of us Agatha Christie fans here!:jmp: I love all her books - oh where to start? The ABC Murders, Murder On The Orient Express, Towards Zero (perhaps my favourite), A Carribean Mystery (I have a copy with a gruesome cover!), and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd are just some fine examples of her razor-sharp mind and huge effect on the genre. Mytly, I am the same - I can happily reread the stories; at age 43, I find I forget them every 5-6 years:D and enjoy them all over again! I like all her characters but for me it is her fiendish plotting that is supreme.

H4L:wve:

Natey168
16-04-07, 20:08
Evil Star: Book Two of The Gatekeepers by Anthony Horowitz

Mytly
17-04-07, 06:50
Hello Mytly, Kamrusepas and Ampersand! A whole gang of us Agatha Christie fans here!:jmp: I love all her books - oh where to start? The ABC Murders, Murder On The Orient Express, Towards Zero (perhaps my favourite), A Carribean Mystery (I have a copy with a gruesome cover!), and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd are just some fine examples of her razor-sharp mind and huge effect on the genre. Mytly, I am the same - I can happily reread the stories; at age 43, I find I forget them every 5-6 years:D and enjoy them all over again! I like all her characters but for me it is her fiendish plotting that is supreme.

H4L:wve:
Oooh, Murder On The Orient Express! Another one with a solution that completely blew me away the first time I read it! :jmp:
Have you read Curtain: Poirot's Last Case? That was one amazing book too - featuring the most unique murderer.
The thing I love the most about Christie is how she can create such unpredictable stories within a completely predictable genre. If you look at the plot structure of most of her full-length novels, they are almost identical: a little exposition at the beginning; then a murder; the detective enters the picture; interviews with suspects; the detective starts forming some ideas; another murder; the final showdown; mystery solved. But even within such formulaic constraints, she managed to create dozens of ingenious and unique stories. Absolutely brilliant! :D

kryptonite23
17-04-07, 10:59
Wind In The Willows by Grahame.

Kamrusepas
17-04-07, 11:45
I love all her books - oh where to start?

How could I forget? Murder On The Nile and Shadow Under The Sun [I'm pretty sure that's what it's called] are also among my favorites :tmb:

Hurrah4Lara
17-04-07, 19:28
Oooh, Murder On The Orient Express! Another one with a solution that completely blew me away the first time I read it! :jmp:
Have you read Curtain: Poirot's Last Case? That was one amazing book too - featuring the most unique murderer.
The thing I love the most about Christie is how she can create such unpredictable stories within a completely predictable genre. If you look at the plot structure of most of her full-length novels, they are almost identical: a little exposition at the beginning; then a murder; the detective enters the picture; interviews with suspects; the detective starts forming some ideas; another murder; the final showdown; mystery solved. But even within such formulaic constraints, she managed to create dozens of ingenious and unique stories. Absolutely brilliant! :DYes, the solution to Murder On The Orient Express was amazing, and I agree about the uniqueness of Poirot's Last Case.:whi: As you say, the way the plots evolve despite the constraints is fab - as a few simple rules may nonetheless produce the most deep and beautiful chess game!:jmp:

Kam, I have a soft spot for the classic English country house ones, but I must admit I love the exotic settings too.:cool:

H4L:wve:

Anajrob
17-04-07, 20:18
Ivo Andric "Na Drini cuprija" (I don't know the title in english)
EDIT: "The Bridge on the Drina" and some info (if anyone's interested:D ): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivo_Andri%C4%87

:wve:

Angelus
17-04-07, 20:29
I've finished the "A Series of Unfortunate Events" series two nights ago, so I'm now looking for a book to read. I'll probably settle with one of my many Buffy the Vampire Slayer books. :D

chrimajon
17-04-07, 21:02
'Sheep in Wolf's Clothing' by George Maciver

jeremyANDROGYNY
17-04-07, 21:05
I'm still reading To Kill a Mockingbird. Has anybody read this book and if you did please tell me if it gets any better!

chrimajon
17-04-07, 21:08
For the era in which it was written,and the subject it dealt with,it's an excellent book - what are you expecting?

Lara Coft Baby
17-04-07, 21:18
This is the book I am reading its really good. Got it for xmas and I'm on chapter 8 lol

Nora Roberts - Morrigan's Cross

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e35/LaraCroftBaby/12308839.jpg

jeremyANDROGYNY
17-04-07, 21:25
For the era in which it was written,and the subject it dealt with,it's an excellent book - what are you expecting? It's just not what I'd normally read and I do think it is a good book but I think it's boring. I didn't really expect anything at first. I think after this I'm going to read THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE again!

Angel666
17-04-07, 21:33
We read To Kill A Mocking Bird in class last year. Our teacher then showed us a documentary and their was one part where a town in Alabama celebrated the book as "the picture of southern living", I believe that is the exact quote. Right now I'm reading The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonough.

Ultimate_Lara
18-04-07, 01:53
Phoebe Who - Charmed Book

Andromeda66
18-04-07, 04:25
I'm still reading To Kill a Mockingbird. Has anybody read this book and if you did please tell me if it gets any better!

Its a nice book jeremy. I dont know what you call better but yes, some parts of it drag a bit. Overall, though, its a good read :tmb:

How far have you reached anyway? If you're already halfway through the book, it gets better in my opinion. :)

zeemoolatoo
18-04-07, 04:27
I'm reading Tomb Raider the lost cult.

Kamrusepas
21-04-07, 16:48
I started reading 'Othello' by Shakespeare. Not as interesting as Hamlet, imo. I think I'll read Macbeth next.

Phlip
21-04-07, 17:58
Magazines about TRAE :D

TombRaiderLover
21-04-07, 19:37
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Stephen King's Cell ;)

'Gotta love Stephen King. *glares at shelf full of King books*

touchmyheart
21-04-07, 20:37
The Last King Of Scotland :D

danitiwa
21-04-07, 20:45
"Boy" by roald Dahl, we have to read it for english.

And I just finished two great books: Tithe (A modern faerie tale,) and knocked out by my nunga nungas

Tithe is very well written and a beautifull book.

And knocked out by my nunga nungas is a rather teenage girly book. The topic is boring but it is written in such a great style that I couldn't stop laughing when I was reading it. :D

star girl
21-04-07, 20:50
I've just finished "Above Suspicion" by Lynda La Plante.. Damn, it was a good book... Next up, "A series of Unfortunate Events!" :jmp:

the hooliganz
21-04-07, 21:49
[B]Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban



Me to, I have read it but I'm waiting for the the fourth part,

I'm also reading Maximum Ride

Assassino
21-04-07, 22:00
Reading my Kerrang!
However...I recommend Tithe by Holly Black...fabulous book:)

Kamrusepas
21-04-07, 23:47
"Boy" by roald Dahl, we have to read it for english.


Ohh Roald Dahl, he's amazing. I have a book full of his short stories.

sdp93
22-04-07, 00:09
The Egyptian Book of the Dead - Dr. Ramses Seleem

Spitfire
22-04-07, 00:19
I'm just about to finish Running with Scissors.
Honestly not the best book I've read, a bit over hyped

kryptonite23
22-04-07, 11:32
Islands Of Dolphins:hug:

wondering woman
22-04-07, 16:28
I'm currently read The Illiad. Some of the long sentences some of the characters say are confusing. But I thought it was hilarious when Hephaestus said Zeus had grabbed him by the ankle and flung him from Olympus, fell ALL day:D

dark_angel_7
22-04-07, 16:50
Garth Nix - Shade's Children

Kalle923
22-04-07, 18:19
I actually don't read very often. But well, we went to the library from school and I got two books.

The Smoke Jumper by Nicholas Evans (It's really good.)
The Blue Hour by Elizabeth Evans (Haven't read it yet.)

As you see they both have the same last name, so I'm not very good at picking books. I just went to the section that has English books (for some reason I don't read books in my own language, I find the English ones better and much more interesting.) and picked two that seemed to have nice names. Those two were close to each other because they books are put in the shelves after the last name of the writer. Not sure if that's the case in all libraries. Anyways, I recommend that you should read The Smoke Jumper, it's one of my favourites.

Kalle923
22-04-07, 18:21
After reading trough some pages on this thread I realised I should read more. Why I don't read is mostly because I'm too lazy and can't be bothered.

Mytly
22-04-07, 19:25
Ohh Roald Dahl, he's amazing. I have a book full of his short stories.
His short stories are brilliant, aren't they? :D I have read only some of them, but I recently bought the whole collection, so I intend to catch up on the rest soon.
My favourite stories: "The Way up to Heaven" and "Skin" - they'll forever change the way you look at elevators and tattoos (respectively). ;)

Qualopec42
04-05-07, 19:29
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams is the Best Author
Im rereading Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams

Legend of Lara
04-05-07, 19:42
Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony- Eion Colfer

Ah, this series never dies. :D

Andromeda66
04-05-07, 19:49
Julius Caesar - Shakespeare :whi:

danitiwa
04-05-07, 19:53
Julius Caesar - Shakespeare :whi:

classy...:D

Ultimate_Lara
05-05-07, 01:29
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
It's for English class ;)

LaraMan2
05-05-07, 01:35
Interns guide to surgery...

Anubis_AF
05-05-07, 10:50
Stephen King's - Pet Semetery

CerebralAssassin
05-05-07, 10:54
Controversy creates cash

by Eric Bischoff;)

TR 4ever
05-05-07, 12:26
The Mist by Stephen King

Mytly
05-05-07, 12:52
The Fight for English
by David Crystal
:wve:

kryptonite23
05-05-07, 13:16
Rich Dad,Poor Dad~~Robert T.

Kamrusepas
05-05-07, 17:37
The Best of Roald Dahl [by Roald Dahl, duh]. A collection of amazing short stories :tmb:

Ampersand
05-05-07, 19:06
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke. A fantasy book written like real literature. Love it. :D

Laraman
05-05-07, 20:52
I'm reading "Of Mice And Men".

Clara [CA]
05-05-07, 21:28
Fearless #4 - Twisted, by Francine Pascal. Not bad, but not real litterature either. Far better than the Tomb Raider novels anyway :D

the hooliganz
05-05-07, 21:30
True Believer - Nicholas Sparks

Lara'sLover
05-05-07, 21:47
At the moment I'm reading a book called Marley and me (http://www.marleyandme.com/). It has to be one of the sweetest sadest stories ever:hug:

AmericanAssassin
05-05-07, 21:50
I currently started re-reading for the 3rd time Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I'm preparing for both the movie and the seventh book in July (which means I'll also be re-reading the 6th book). To be honest, they're my favorite books. They're original, well-written, and express feeling. :)

touchmyheart
05-05-07, 21:51
I'm reading "Of Mice And Men".

I had to read that for English last year. I loved it but the film is dreadful :)

Ikas90
06-05-07, 02:05
At the moment, I'm reading a book called "Raw", written by Scott Monk.

It's a very good book, I'm enjoying it. :tmb:

Ultimate_Lara
06-05-07, 03:37
Different Seasons - Stephen King :)
Love this book!

]{eith
09-05-07, 22:32
Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights.

It is so amazing! I love it!

Fish.
09-05-07, 23:48
Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen. Such an ub3r book! :jmp:

AnthonyShock1515
09-05-07, 23:54
Tonight I started reading 'You are what you eat":)

I'm reading "Of Mice And Men".

Yes, I'm reading that too for my GCSE. I'm not enjoying it much, especially as my new teacher puts on the worst American accent ever!

Palindromi
10-05-07, 20:58
David C. Lay: Linear Algebra And Its Applications. (I'm doing my bachelor's thesis)
Interesting, isn't it?

Clara [CA]
10-05-07, 21:29
{eith;1796268']Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights.

It is so amazing! I love it!
It is, but I found it very sad too. I prefered Jane Eyre, by Charlotte. Different :)

MakrakaNti
11-05-07, 01:05
Labyrinth

Island at noon

Diagnostics of the Karma

I usually don't read more than 1 book at a time. Don't know what happened this time. :confused: :)

Natey168
11-05-07, 02:10
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wicked Willow I: The Darkening by Yvonne Navarro

(First book in the trilogy.)

'Tis awesome. :D

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j67/Natey168/200px-Wicked_Willow_I-_The_Darkenin.jpg

Spitfire
11-05-07, 02:12
Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini

peffect
11-05-07, 09:27
LOVE HINA by Ken Akamatsu.

...:mis:

BlackGrey
11-05-07, 09:34
The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks, again :jmp:

]{eith
11-05-07, 13:30
;1798436']It is, but I found it very sad too. I prefered Jane Eyre, by Charlotte. Different :)

It is quite sad, but that's one of my favourite things about it, I actually care, and that's something not a lot of books can make me do anymore. I'm dying to read Jane Eyre, I've heard nothing but good things about it.

Kamrusepas
21-06-07, 22:18
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk.

Anyone read anything by him? 'Choke' is the only book from him that our local library has, so I was thinking of maybe buying some of his other books, and would like some recommendations :)

AmericanAssassin
21-06-07, 22:47
I'm currently reading Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I definately recommend it! :tmb:

Plot (from bn.com): I’d never given much thought to how I would die – I’d had reason enough in the last few months –but even if I had, I would not have imagined it like this. . . . Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of something else, someone I loved. Noble, even. That ought to count for something.”
When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his dark secret.

What Bella doesn’t realize is the closer she gets to him, the more she is putting herself and those around her at risk. And, it might be too late to turn back. . . .

Deeply seductive and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight will have readers riveted right until the very last page is turned.
________________________________________

One the back of the book, it reads:

About three things I was absolutely positive:
First, Edward was a vampire.
Second, there was a part of him–and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be–that thirsted for my blood.
And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

Spitfire
21-06-07, 23:35
Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

the hooliganz
22-06-07, 04:18
I just finished reading Maximum Ride: School's Out - Forever and now I'm looking for a book to read

SamReeves
22-06-07, 05:04
Just finished:
"Nothing Like in the World" by Stephen Ambrose (a history of the transcontinental railroad)

"Star Trek Voyager: The Farther Shore" by Christie Golden

Now chewing on:

"From Sawdust to Stardust" by Terry Lee Rouix (a biography of DeForest Kelley, aka Dr. McCoy)

"Star Trek Spectre" by William Shatner

Kerrigan
22-06-07, 09:18
I want to finish reading the "Foundation" series by Asimov.I'm currently reading "Foundation's Fear".

Johnny Relic
25-06-07, 19:40
Finished Philip K. Dick's "Clans of the Alphane Moon" and I'm currently reading another book from him, called ; We Can Build You, dealing about historical America's Civil War figures , brought back to life in an android form.

Angel666
25-06-07, 19:41
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Quasimodo
25-06-07, 19:45
Currently re-reading Harry Potter and the Order of The Phoenix by J.K. Rowling:o

ladykillercroft
25-06-07, 19:50
just finished pride and prejudice (read it like a thousand times! my copy is falling apart!)

Sedge
25-06-07, 20:07
Just finished How I live now by Meg Rosoff..
Liked it. :p

frostfur452
26-06-07, 02:42
Just started the book: Crimson by Shirley Conran

Necromanser
26-06-07, 15:34
I read all of the dune novels now reading chapterhouse dune

Robespierre
26-06-07, 15:41
I'm reading 'The Subtle Knife' from 'His Dark Materials' by Phillip Pullman (for the second time!). I have also just read Othello and Hamlet (researching for my dissertation!) . I also love Stephen King and have just read 'Cell' which was quite good. When I finish His Dark Materials I endeavour to read 'Medusa' (about the painting by Delacroix -can't think of the author's name! John Someone...?) and 'Hannibal Rising' (Because I refuse to watch the film!) :)

Kamrusepas
26-06-07, 20:34
Started reading Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut yesterday, and I've almost finished it already. It didn't sound that interesting at first, but somehow I got hooked :D

Mad Tony
26-06-07, 20:39
Doctor Who: The Sting of The Zygons - Stephen Cole.
Good book so far although I've only just started reading it.

MaskedRaider
26-06-07, 20:41
I have just finished Malorie Blackman's controversial noughts and crosses trilogy, and although i was a little apprehensive about the subject matter at first within a chapter or two i was hooked. Unless you are easily offended, this series is gripping, intelligent, and has something for almost everyone - what are you waiting for!

Now i am reading Double-Eagle, and FBI crime novel. I don't often go in for that sort of thing, but i find the way the author James Twining gives such life and description to even the most minor characters really keeps you reading, and the plot has more twists than tagliatelle!:)

@Robespierre - have you read The Stand by Stephen King? I recently battled my way through the 1800 odd pages of the full unnabridged version - and it actually surprised me by being well worth it. He is a little too keen on the f word tho...;)

Kamrusepas
26-06-07, 20:44
@Robespierre - have you read The Stand by Stephen King? I recently battled my way through the 1800 odd pages of the full unnabridged version - and it actually surprised me by being well worth it. He is a little too keen on the f word tho...;)

What an amazing book :tmb: I should read it again some time, I took a bit of a break between volume 1 and volume 2 [at least here it was released in two parts].

questy
27-06-07, 10:15
The dark half by Stephen King
a superb read, almost as good as " the stand " ;)

kryptonite23
27-06-07, 10:26
Retire Young Retire Rich,My dad let me read that book and it is so wonderful.:D

Catlantean
27-06-07, 10:32
"Hannibal Rising" by Thomas Harris. I haven't yet gotten far enough to give a review, the book does seem to be not as great as "Hannibal" but I'm liking it anyway :)

Robespierre
27-06-07, 11:02
MaskRaider...Yes, The Stand is my favourite book. I even bought the really dodgy TV series (which to be honest ruined it a little although Rob Lowe is really hot in it as Nick). He does use the F word a lot but I guess it is only a word... I read the unabridged version too which has extra swearwords and things ...lol. You should read 'It' if you haven't already and 'Desperation' which are both good.

Kamrusepas
27-06-07, 11:03
TV series (which to be honest ruined it a little although Rob Lowe is really hot in it as Nick).

I had a problem with that as I always for no reason imagined Nick to be Chinese :D

Another Lara
27-06-07, 11:10
Nirvana: The True Story, by Everett True! Gonna be stuck with this for the next few months, this biography is as big as a phone book!:yik:

Mytly
27-06-07, 15:19
Just finished The Red Queen by Matt Ridley, and just started Chasing the Molecule by John Buckingham.

Lonely Istari
27-06-07, 17:01
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

rachkitten
27-06-07, 17:05
Nightmare Hall Series- Initiation by Diana Hoh (old series but still, seems like a great book to me :D )

vespertea
27-06-07, 17:43
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Stel4eto
27-06-07, 19:17
I can't read!!!!

vespertea
28-06-07, 03:52
I can't read!!!!

ROFL!!!

xMiSsCrOfTx
28-06-07, 04:07
I'm definitely going to go to the bookstore tomorrow and try to get Valley Of the Dolls and any Hannibal books.. I need to read them.

Ampersand
28-06-07, 13:22
Neither Here Nor There by Bill Bryson. One of the few writers who can rival Terry Pratchett's godliness. :cln:

Jake Croft
28-06-07, 13:34
Just this second starting Order of the pheonix :D

Kamrusepas
28-06-07, 13:45
Neither Here Nor There by Bill Bryson. One of the few writers who can rival Terry Pratchett's godliness. :cln:

Zomg? :yik:

Just started Vingt mille lieues sous les mers by Jules Verne. Sorry, I don't know the English title, something about under the seas :p

questy
29-06-07, 01:55
That would be 20.000 miles under the sea. A great yarn had to read it at school for a projekt on classic writers.

Quasimodo
29-06-07, 02:12
Just this second starting Order of the pheonix :D

I started re-reading it for the umpteenth time last night, but I skipped a few of the boring beginning chapters to pg.84:D

When I get around to going to the library again I'll find something a little more edifying to read ;) Always wanted to try reading something Terry Pratchet wrote...

the hooliganz
29-06-07, 04:33
I'm rereading The Prisoner of Azkaban

Kamrusepas
29-06-07, 04:44
That would be 20.000 miles under the sea.

Okay then, thanks. The Finnish translation is just "Under the seas" :)

Ampersand
29-06-07, 11:43
Zomg? :yik:

Bryson mainly writes travelogues and books on the English language, but he's absolutely hilarious. My personal favourite of his books so far is 'Notes from a Small Island' - you can find an excerpt on his site (http://www.booksattransworld.co.uk/billbryson/), under the downloads section. I didn't think reading an American's observations of the British could be so funny. :D

'The tea-room lady called me love. All the shop ladies called me love and most of the men called me mate. I hadn't been here twelve hours and already they loved me.' :D

amalitsa
29-06-07, 13:32
The interpretation of murder - Jed Rubenfeld
a good book, not the best i've read but after the first two chapters it gets interesting..

SLY
29-06-07, 13:59
cold sassy tree by olive ann burns ... a summer reading list before i enter highschool

RockSteady101
29-06-07, 14:21
Yellow Pages :vlol: