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Re: What are you reading?

Post by dandyvampgirl_13 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:35 pm

Well, maybe if you've seen the movie, but probably not. There's half a bazillion inside jokes from the previous books that are all layered into the other books (there's jokes in the first book that come from the third one), so you kinda need to read them all. BUt I totally suggest Hitch Hikers Guide, its probably the most hillarious book from pre-2000.

Finished off a book called Graceling, which wasn't that bad. I'd rank it about even with Eragon, for the writing style. Its got a good plot and story ideas, but sometimes the writing leaves a bit to be desired, just like Eragon. Still an interesting book, so I'd recommend it.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by egaeci » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:12 pm

I'm currently reading The Divine Comedy, by Dante. I've spent a long time thinking it's a really tough book to get through, but it isn't, really. Not easy either, but definetely manageable. Most of what makes it hard is all the references to medieval persons, astronomy and beliefs, but there are notes explaining a lot of it so I'm not totally lost. :)

The book before that was Murakami's hard boiled wonderland and The end of the world. Also not an easy book (story-wise, that is), but I'd really recommend it! I love his writing style.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by best_beating_heart » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:38 pm

Rereading Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by dimber » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:49 am

SweetImpakt wrote:
How far are you in the book? When I was reading it, I found is very hard to connect with the first like 100 pages or so. But after that, it started to get really really interesting, and I became completely hooked. It's an amazing amazing book. The story is wonderful, but it has a really really slow start. I know, but it is necessary. You should give it a chance and continue reading, and when you finish the book you should say wheter you liked it or not, I had the same feeling in the beginning ! :D
Thanks for the advice! You were right about the slow start...it's a bit complicated to get into the story: at the beginning everything was a bit caothic and incomprehensible. But as soon as you gent into the real story the book is good. Not a masterpiece, if I can say, but a smooth and entertaining reading.

I'm back to the Morganville series right now and reading "Lord of misrule"...
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Edwards Ragazza » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:44 pm

I am finishing a book titled Slightly Married that I have been trying to read for awhile now but was to buzy reading a fanfic titled Wide Awake. Picked up Slighly Married and right now all I feel is slightly bored with it so I will probably read Handle with Care By Jodi Picoult.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by danii_damages » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:07 am

At the minute i'm reading Alice in Wonderland again, and next it will be Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? by Louise Rennison. This is from the Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging range. Nothing to do with Vampires or anything but still amazing :D
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by dandyvampgirl_13 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:19 pm

A excerpt from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
TAKE THAT, EDWARD! You and your sparkly backside are gunna get PWNED by Abe! WHAT NOW?!? Mwahahaha.
Man, I can't wait for this book.

In the mean time, I'm reading Scott Westerfeld's Midnighters series. Still on the first book. Its weird, but good.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by A.H » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:29 am

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by blasphemous_contessa » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:50 pm

Token of Darkness by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Looks like she's about as sick of vampires as everyone else who's been into dark fantasy in the last 15 years. This one is about a ghost, a sorceror, a football player, a psychic, an elemental, and a future member of the Church of Satan. It's a good story, definately more mature and polished than In The Forests of the Night and with more spirit than The Kiesha'ra.

I particularly like that even with grad school, starting a career as a teacher, planning a wedding, keeping up with family, running her own site, and deadlines she still has time to talk to fans through im, pm, or her myspace. Though I feel a little cheated taht she let me believe that ToD was going to end completely differently than how it did.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by just2whitennerdy » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:41 pm

The Color of Water by James McBride
(For English. It's REALLY good. O.O)
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