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Postby Tuesday Ciel » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:57 pm

Hey everyone,

Technically I should be reading Dracula and Jane Eyre for when school starts but I got a bunch of new books this summer and I keep on getting distracted.
So instead I'm The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephanie Meyer. It's been really good so far in my opinion and I love getting to know more about Bree before what happens when she's in Eclipse. I wanna finish it even more after watching Eclipse and seen the tragedy that is Bree.

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Postby Trevor Williams » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:14 am

So for school I should be reading A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith, but so far I haven't started it yet. It doesn't really appeal to me, so that's why I haven't started it yet. I just finished reading Brisingr by Christopher Paolini from the Inheritance Series. I can't wait for the fourth book in this series to come out!

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Postby Gertrudis Leheureux » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:02 pm

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So for school I should be reading A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith, but so far I haven't started it yet. It doesn't really appeal to me...
That's not surprising. I read it about a b'zillion years ago and liked it quite a bit at the time. It was made into a Broadway musical 1951 and has some fantastic songs. It's a girl-book about an Irish girl growing up in the tenements of New York, slightly depressing and bittersweet, written (if I'm not mistaken in the 1940s). The style is quite different from what might appeal to readers today. My parents and grandparents lived that tenement-immigrant life (not Irish, but the experience was the same no matter where you came from), so the book meant something to me. On YouTube you can watch the movie; it's in 12 parts and really quite good. It wil be a lot easier to watch than to read; though after watching the movie you might want to give the book a try.

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Postby Trevor Williams » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:04 pm

Gertrudis Leheureux wrote:
QUOTE (Gertrudis Leheureux @ Jul 29 2010, 07:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's not surprising. I read it about a b'zillion years ago and liked it quite a bit at the time. It was made into a Broadway musical 1951 and has some fantastic songs. It's a girl-book about an Irish girl growing up in the tenements of New York, slightly depressing and bittersweet, written (if I'm not mistaken in the 1940s). The style is quite different from what might appeal to readers today. My parents and grandparents lived that tenement-immigrant life (not Irish, but the experience was the same no matter where you came from), so the book meant something to me. On YouTube you can watch the movie; it's in 12 parts and really quite good. It wil be a lot easier to watch than to read; though after watching the movie you might want to give the book a try.

Have fun
Gert


Thank you very much on your recommendation! I will have to check out the movie as well as read the book. You have been a great help to me. :)
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Postby Prof. Zoki Phantom » Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:59 pm

I just got Cait London's With Her Last Breath from the library. The book cover was shiny (I like pretty stuff >_>) and I really liked what I read in the book summary at the end, so I decided to read it. Will edit this to let you know whether or not I liked the book. xD
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Postby Tiffany Locke » Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:20 am

Ooh, right now I am reading Lies by Michael Grant. It is the third in the Gone Series, about a town where all the adults suddenly "popped out" or disappeared, and left behind all the children under 15, who then begin to develop strange powers. Lies continues the story as the kids run out of food, and turn on each other.

Its a great book so far, just as the other two were! It gives you the whole supernatural aspect, while still being brutally honest. These kids are fighting for their lives, but are doing it cool. Its a great read if you are looking for something a little sci-fi!
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Postby Gertrudis Leheureux » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:16 am

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Lies by Michael Grant. It is the third in the Gone Series. Lies continues the story as the kids run out of food, and turn on each other.
There seems to be a tendency to starve in books these days: City of Ember, Hunger Games, Gone. I wonder if that has anything to do with the decided plumpness of most europeans (at least in Spain). I could do with loosing a couple of pounds myself.

Trevor! How did you like the movie version of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn?

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Postby Trevor Williams » Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:11 pm

I haven't watched it yet! I am in the middle of my vacation (which had to come at an unconvenient time), but I am going to watch it when I get home. I have though decided to start reading the book in the mean time.

The first like 50 pages or so were very boring to me. I understand that the book has to slowly get into the meat of it, but I kept falling asleep when reading it! Now, I am like 100 pages into it and it is getting a little better. The story line is getting a little more interesting and it's holding my attention a little longer. Hopefully, it will get better for the last 300 pages.

I will let you know Gert how I like the movie when I see it!!

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Postby Hayley Harrison » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:44 pm

blindness by jose saramago, i just finished the tortilla curtain by t.c. boyle both are incredible :)

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Postby Brynne Aria » Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:54 am

I'm reading Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott and 11 Birthdays, not sure who it's by. About to start The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen (:

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Postby Jinxy Jo » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:19 pm

I'm currently reading Ransom My Heart by Meg Cabot. I love Meg Cabots style of writing so I'm hoping this will be a good summer read.
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Postby Lorelai Lovett » Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:04 pm

Atm I am reading the 3rd Harry Potter book. :)
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Postby Geneva Masen » Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:11 am

I'm mostly re-reading a lot of books.

The Stieg Larsson trilogy (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest. They're not for everyone (they can get very gristly and violent), but it's an amazing series with really great characters; I highly recommend it. It's mystery/action genre. The main characters are Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist who's very concerned with truth and justice; and a computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander; she's a troubled genius.

I also just started re-reading the HP series; I'm almost done with the Philosopher's Stone.

I recently finished Plum Island by Nelson DeMille; also a murder mystery and about a 7 on a 1-10 scale.

And I also plan on reading Fallen Angels by Tracy Chevalier soon; I love her book Girl With A Pearl Earring, so I wanted to see her other work. They're both historical fiction.

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Postby Savannah Jones » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:08 am

I'm mainly reading Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernières, which is amazing so far -- I'm preparing myself to cry like a baby though. On the side I'm rereading Jane Austen's Emma, and for a reason I can't explain I'm going through the HP series backwards. I'm done with Deathly Hallows and I've started Half-blood Prince.

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Postby Gertrudis Leheureux » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:36 am

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I'm mainly reading Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernières, which is amazing so far -- I'm preparing myself to cry like a baby though. On the side I'm rereading Jane Austen's Emma, and for a reason I can't explain I'm going through the HP series backwards. I'm done with Deathly Hallows and I've started Half-blood Prince.
Love Emma to death. You can see the latest bbc rendition on Youtube in a bunch of 9minute bite-sized pieces; it's really different from Gwenyth Paltrow's interpretation.
And I too have been listening to the Jim Dale recording of HP backwards as well. I think Stephen Fry is a better reader. Jim Dale is beginning to bother me slightly.

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Postby Savannah Jones » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:38 pm

Gertrudis Leheureux wrote:
QUOTE (Gertrudis Leheureux @ Aug 12 2010, 04:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Love Emma to death. You can see the latest bbc rendition on Youtube in a bunch of 9minute bite-sized pieces; it's really different from Gwenyth Paltrow's interpretation.
And I too have been listening to the Jim Dale recording of HP backwards as well. I think Stephen Fry is a better reader. Jim Dale is beginning to bother me slightly.

Gert


Oh, I've not seen that one yet - I'll definately have to check it out! Thanks for the tip. =] Emma is without a doubt my favourite Austen novel; as much as I love Mr Darcy, the overal awesomeness of Emma wins hands down.

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Postby Prof. Zoki Phantom » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:23 am

Sooo I've been trying out different kind of books lately. I'm currently reading Don't say yes when you want to say no, the assertiveness training book, and gawd it's good! When it starts describing about certain cases, I almost see myself fully reflected in some of them. It helps, especially when you're in the need of such help. :)
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Postby Cassiopeia Stone » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:18 pm

Hi guys! Right now I'm catching up on Terry Brooks' Shannara series in preparation for his newest, Bearers of the Black Staff, which should be in my mailbox tomorrow :D I just finished Wishsong of Shannara, and I'm halfway through with Scions of Shannara. Anybody else a Terry fan?

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Postby Lily Diggory » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:26 am

At the moment I am reading the Lord of the Flies. It is an excellent book, beautiful, but chilling. It just proves how much we need rules and laws. If you haven't read it you have GOT to. It's just great.
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Postby Kelly Rizzoli » Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:06 pm

Currently I'm reading The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen. It's the third book in the Rizzoli & Isles series. I am enjoying the different feeling of reading the books as opposed to watching the TV show.

This summer, I also read:
-Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
-The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
-Our Guys
-A Dog's Purpose
-The Help
-A Stolen Life
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