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Re: The "What are you currently reading?" thread

Post by manchee » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:26 pm

night_wolf wrote:Currently trying to get through IT by Stephen King.

It's a nice classic, but it frightens me after watching IT as a kid. :lol:

ugh i loooove stephen kings writing. Especially the stand, bit of an epic read but so good. oh and his short stories as well

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Post by night_wolf » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:59 pm

manchee wrote:
night_wolf wrote:Currently trying to get through IT by Stephen King.

It's a nice classic, but it frightens me after watching IT as a kid. :lol:

ugh i loooove stephen kings writing. Especially the stand, bit of an epic read but so good. oh and his short stories as well
Haha I do really like it, but god damn scary!

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Post by LifeDeathRebirth » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:28 pm

The Reincarnationist by M. J. Rose

I'm thinking about starting The Hours by Michael Cunningham. Has anyone read this?
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Post by Nanou2 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:32 pm

The Da Vinci Code


I'm loving it. I can't put it down.

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Post by WalksWithStrangers » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:08 am

Weaveworld - Clive Barker
For the 1000th time :lol:

Just finished Memoirs of a Geisha mind, and that was brilliant!
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Post by foximusprime » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:30 pm

I've just finished reading broken by shy keenan, heartbreaking true story about her abuse at the hands of her stepfather from the age of 4. She also revealed the full story on a newsnight special several years ago which lead to the step father and other abusers being locked up for their crimes.

Since finishing it i've picked up memoirs of a geisha again after discovering my copy in the back of a cupboard!
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Post by Squidgy » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:02 pm

Currently reading Ben Elton's Popcorn... enjoying it very much... :)
foximusprime wrote:I've just finished reading broken by shy keenan, heartbreaking true story about her abuse at the hands of her stepfather from the age of 4. She also revealed the full story on a newsnight special several years ago which lead to the step father and other abusers being locked up for their crimes.

Since finishing it i've picked up memoirs of a geisha again after discovering my copy in the back of a cupboard!
Gosh thats aweful... I remember being shown a copy of A Piece of Cake which was a similar story... it was heartbreaking to listen to the years of abuse, drug use and prostitution... her book was so sad and yet so inspiring at times...

I havent read memoiirs of a geisha but have heard good things...
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Post by <<Miss_Sami>> » Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:35 pm

I'm reading The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell.
Rather enjoying it I must say
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Post by Vex88 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:02 pm

Fire by Kristen Cashore

Its awesome! I don't read much..and I certainly don't buy books often..but when I do..I really know how to pick them!!! hehe.

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Post by Monique_marion_may » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:36 pm

I'm reading 'Buddha of suburbia' and 'A streetcar named desire'

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Post by MrsEss » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:43 am

I've just got the kindle app on my phone. I'm not a huge reader, but there are a few free ones on there that I may read. eventually!!

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Post by Gracey » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:23 pm

Right now, I'm reading Winter's bone by Daniel Woodrell. It's very well-written; the descriptions of the cold and frozen environment it is set in keep making me want to put on a cardigan.

I am also revisiting The Chronicals of Narnia for the first time since my childhood. I am halfway through The Magician's Nephew with my 8 year old daughter.
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Post by patricia*star » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:52 pm

I was just about to put the chronicals of narnia but you beat me to it gracey. The magicians nephew is my favourate of them all, i wish i was a kid again so they could be all new to me aswell, elfin is sooo lucky :D
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Post by ShadowThrone » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:09 pm

woolhairhabit wrote: I am also revisiting The Chronicals of Narnia for the first time since my childhood. I am halfway through The Magician's Nephew with my 8 year old daughter.
Thats one of my favourites :) could do with reading those again.

I'm reading The Book Thief for the second time now, and dipping in and out of a book about the Kray twins.

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Post by Gracey » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:12 pm

She is spellbound, its fair to say. And I am really enjoying it too. We tried jumping in a puddle yesterday to see if we went anywhere but we just got wet.

She asked to go to bed early last night so she could hear more story. Precious.
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Post by Vex88 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:10 pm

Just finished Guilty Pleasures , its the first book in the Anita Blake, vampire hunter, novels by Laurel K Hamilton
It was awesome!! Buying the next one soon

Thats the 2nd book i've read this year!
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Post by Dystopatica » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:50 pm

Kirsty the Laurell K Hamilton books start off really well but by about the 5th/6th they've just degenerated into 40 pages of plot and 300 pages of vampire/werewolf porn. Same thing happened with her Merry Gentry series which I preferred the setting of (Seelie/Unseelie Court) and I gave up on them both after a while. Shame because she is actually a decent writer when you get past all the grot.

I'm reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy. It's the story of a man and his little boy travelling cross country after an unnamed apocalypse which has wiped out most of mankind and destroyed the earth. It's heartbreaking to be honest, I'm on an emotional rollercoaster every time I pick it up.
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Post by pixychick » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:08 pm

Heheh yeah I did the mistake of reading 2 of the Anita Blake series and then going to Half Priced Books and buying up to I think book 10. After book 5 everything turns into smut! which is so sad because the books from 1-5 are really good.

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Post by Vex88 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:53 pm

finished "Affinity" by Sarah Waters today. It's such a sad book. I'd seen it on tv but the book is so much better. I love Sarah Waters :D
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Post by miss_mortisha » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:28 am

Just started reading American Psycho - loved the film - love the book so far!
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Post by Gracey » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:54 pm

miss_mortisha wrote:Just started reading American Psycho - loved the film - love the book so far!
I loved that book, though it isa bit unsettling. I hated the movie though, but that is quite common when it's made from a book I have loved.

I'm currently reading The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. It's nothing spectacular at this point but it stops my mind whirring and keeping me awake.
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Post by <<Miss_Sami>> » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:11 pm

Since the last book I have read;
Robin Hobb - book 2 of the new dragon series - <3
Wilbur Smith - Monsoon - really enjoyed it seeing as it had a lot to live up to coming after the Hobb

Currently reading;
Patrick Rothfuss - The Wise Mans Fear - also <3
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Post by Vex88 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:45 pm

I just started "The Graceling" by Kristen Cashore..
I think it was written before "Fire" which I read a few months ago..but nevermind..has started off well :)
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Post by Dystopatica » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:50 pm

miss_mortisha wrote:Just started reading American Psycho - loved the film - love the book so far!
I've read everything Bret Easton Ellis has ever written, the man is frankly disturbed. I totally recommend Glamourama once you've finished American Psycho, it's a real headscrew but I loved it.

I'm reading The Passage by Justin Cronin. It's a post apocalyptic vampire dystopia. Seriously, what about that wasn't written for me? :D
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Re: The "What are you currently reading?" thread

Post by Nixxiie » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:46 pm

J.R Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood Series


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