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Postby Coryphee Etoile » Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:37 pm

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Dog Days: Dispatches from Bedlam Farm by Jon Katz

A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life by Jon Katz


You like dogs too? The Loved Dog by Tamar Geller is really good, too. Give it a try smile.gif.
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Postby Selene Raven » Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:35 pm

I have so many books on my 'to read' list, but it is not out of laziness being the reason why I haven't read them yet! The real life version of me has to keep re-reading various set books for her english literature A level, so I don't really get the chance to read much for pleasure!
Seeing as I completed reading Gogol's "Dead souls" after a few months' worth of on-off reading, I'd like to read some more Russian Literature such as Tolstoy's "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina", Fyodor Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment", as well as French authors such as Emile Zola and George Eliot. There are plenty of sci-fi and fantasy novels that my friends have recommended to me, but I have not had the chance to read as of yet sad.gif

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Postby Aylarah Scale » Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:24 pm

I have loads of books like this! In fact I have an entire bookshelf of books that I haven't got around to reading - I just am too lazy or too tired to read anything!

Some of them include:

Wicked by Gregory Magui
Attonement by Ian McEwan
The Line of Beauty by Allan Hollinghurst
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Classics such as The Illiad, The Oddesy, more of Shakespear's plays
The Champion by Elizabeth Chadwick
Abhorsen by Garth Nix
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (which I'm up to chapter 15 in, but can never seem to get past that)
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse

and those are a very select few that I can remember off hand. There's also the third book in the Tales of the Ootari series that I've started (read the first chapter) but I keep putting off reading the rest. I just can't quite remember the name laugh.gif
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Postby Masha MaIfoy » Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:34 am

i just wanna read HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOW!!!
I haven't read it yet.. laugh.gif
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Postby Mia Vardales » Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:51 pm

I'd really want to read In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, because this year I read Other Rooms, Other Voices by the same autor and I really liked it.

I also hope to read the Bibble from head to start this year, and maybe the Quran too.

I know we aren't allowed to discuss religion, but it doesn't seem to me this breaks the rule. If it does, I'm sorry. I didn't mean it and I won't do it again. sad.gif
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Postby Lily Diggory » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:08 pm

I need to read:
The Twilight Saga
Alice in Wonderland
The Lost Symbol
and Treasure Island
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Postby Feanen Ashling » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:26 pm

Hmm, I'm really bad when it comes to this: I'll start books and then forget about them for months, start reading something else, or leave my book somewhere and pick up another one.

I've had The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë on hold for well over two years I think. Other books keep piling on top of it, and then get removed and replaced with other books. I've also been meaning to read anything by Jane Austen, and the best I've managed is some of Pride and Prejudice and listening to Emma as an audiobook/play. Honestly though, I think I prefer other writers to Jane Austen.

I've been meaning to get hold of Memoirs of a Geisha for ages, and it's now sitting next to my bed... The problem is getting it read before I have to return it to the library and/or go back to uni.

I also intend to read Lord of the Rings at some point (maybe) but goodness knows when that will be. Same with Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking-Glass.

On the plus side, there are some books which I've been intending to read and they're on my reading lists for university. The Picture of Dorian Grey, for example. (Unfortunately this module also includes Great Expectations, which I've studied before and really didn't enjoy, but I can live with it.)
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Postby Kimberly Marguerite » Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:57 pm

alright, so...

Guardians of Ga'hoole - Kathryn Lasky
Identical - Ellen Hopkins
Fade - Lisa McMann
Wake - Lisa McMann
Blood Promise - Richelle Mead
Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
Pretty Little Liars - Sara Shepherd

most of these books I own too... :P
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Postby Tbyrd » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:34 pm

Ha! I love this topic! I call this list the "Books I Want To Want To Read But Clearly Don't".

Crime and Punishment, Tolstoy
One Hundred Years of Solitude, Marquez
Stiffed, Faludi
Guns, Germs, and Steel, Diamond
Beatrice and Virgil, Martel
Ulysses, Joyce
The Believers, Heller
Occidental Mythology, Campbell
The Children's Book, Byatt
Wolf Hall, Mantel
Pretty much anything by David Quammen.

There are plenty more, those are just the most grievous offenders. For example, most of those have been sitting on my bookshelf for over a year, just staring at me.
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Postby Faye Laramie » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:52 pm

Bah, tb! Guns, Germs and Steel is totally skippable. Pop- (and incorrect) anthropology.

Crime and Punishment is totally worth the read though!

On my shelf for the past year:

Smoke and Mirrors, American Gods, and Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
a lot of Frank Herbert
a lot of Neal Stephenson
a lot of William Gibson
and Robin Hobb
(I have a friend who has been much better at reading my recs than I have been about his)

I am particularly proud of myself for finishing Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell and the other slugger, In Ashes Lie by Marie Brennan. Which I both enjoyed, but there were reasons why they grew their own ecosystems on my shelf.

I have decided I'm not going one of those people who reads classics because the educated elite has deemed them important. So while I may pick up James Joyce or Henry James or more Flaubert one day, it will be because I really did want to read them, and not because I thought I should.

Some books I will read but need a book club/support network:
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Lymond Chronicles series and the House of Niccolo series by Dorothy Dunnett
the rest of the Flashman novels (after Flashman's Lady) by George Macdonald Frasier
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Postby Tbyrd » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:04 pm

I am 100% with you on the Lymond Chronicles. Those have sat on my shelf in their beautiful old hardcover glory for seriously 5 years plus. Maybe we could be each other's support!


Also, I had those feelings about Guns, Germs, and Steel but everyone keeps telling me blah blah blah I should read it. Coming from an Anthropology major, that means a lot in confirming what I suspected!
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Postby Faye Laramie » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:52 pm

Let's have a Lymond Chronicles book club!!!!
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Postby Tbyrd » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:54 pm

Yes yes let's! But you really will have to make me! Because I CANNOT do it by myself. I have tried.
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Postby Faye Laramie » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:57 pm

OKAY! I put The Game of Kings on hold at the library. If/when I get to the Rivendell point I will let you know where it is, and you can start ;)
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Postby Karen Circa » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:00 am

I have been dying to read The Hunger Games trilogy but I just haven't gotten around to it
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Postby Lucinda Gaunt » Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:28 pm

Oh God, there are so many books that I have been meaning to read but just been too lazy to do so...

Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke is the last of the Inkheart trilogy that I've had for ages but haven't read. Then I need to catch up on the Artemis Fowl series. Then I plan to reread the HP series again because it's been half a decade since I read them (the movies spoiled me). Then I want to read books on psychology and Buddhism.

Honestly, I need a spell that just lets me somehow telepathically read as I am doing everything else so that I can keep up with all the books I want to read.
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Postby Elle Xander » Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:49 pm

Here are mine. But right now I've been reading a lot of YA books, so I haven't been in the mood for any of these. ha

The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory
The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova
House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski

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Postby Castiel Stark » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:52 am

The Hunger Games is right at the top of this list. I'm going to read it after my latest Harry Potter reread, I'm determined!

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Re: Books You Want To Read...

Postby Bull J. Johnson » Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:07 pm

Maybe re-read the Hunger Games series and read the Divergeant Series.


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