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    An Affair Of Sadness I just recently finished

    reading an English translated book titled "Koula," by Menis Koumandareas. Menis is a highly regarded author in Greece. I'm not really a fan of romance novels, but this book impressed me in the way it elicited a sadness that is a part of many affairs. The story was about a much...
    FrozenGuy FrozenGuy 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    May Books

    Since we had few people reading and suggesting books, I decided to suggest The Top 10 Books of 2008 - People's Choice. Please choose a book to read, or suggest one you have already read. 1. 'Breaking Dawn' by Stephenie Meyer Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in Stephenie...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 31 Responses May 3, 2009

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    Quality Of Today's Popular Books Is Abysmal

    So I read 50 shades of grey and I feel like I'm the only one of my friends who just didn't appreciate the entire series. The first book started off promising but then the standard of writing (which wasn't that impressive to begin with) deteriorated with each successive book...
    TheLightBrigade TheLightBrigade 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2012

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    Books

    I love sci fi and fantasy books as well as  horror ,comedy ,history and art
    David938 David938 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 12, 2012

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    "I’m always apologizing.

    Forever apologizing. For who I am and what I never meant to be and for this body I was born into, this DNA I never asked for, this person I can’t unbecome. 17 years I’ve spent trying to be different. Every single day. Trying to be someone else for someone else."I can tottaly...
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 Dec 30, 2013

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    A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

    I loved how she started from a to z by author. I would like to do that bit divide it up into category as well
    slb4212 slb4212 41-45, F Aug 25, 2012

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    Night By Elie Weisal

    This book may not be for everyone.  This book should be read by everyone.  This is a book that you may want to consider reading.  This is a book that you may want to consider reading as a precursor to understanding a horrific period in human history. ...
    RichieRich78 RichieRich78 51-55, M 8 Responses Apr 9, 2010

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    Incredible Books

    I didn't find a book which was inappropriate with my choice. I enjoy every single mean of words, try to grasp more from that and worder to imagine and go through the bunch of knowledge.. Very incredible experience was wraped in small time by studying some great books and learning...
    mukezation mukezation 18-21, M Mar 5, 2013

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    Some Classics

    Please choose one so we can discuss it in the next post.   “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee It is set in Alabama in the 1930s and is told from a child's viewpoint. The story deals with race, outcasts and growing up. It is a quick...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 65 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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    Tie!

    We have a tie between: 1. Romance 2. Sci-fi / Fantasy 3. Spiritual (with my vote added) I recomment we pick a book from each genre, we don't have to read all the three books, but we will have 3 books for this month to chose from. My choices are: 1. The Shack &ndash...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 15 Responses Jan 29, 2009

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    I loved "A Separate Peace" but...

    Hard for me to pick it up again in libraries because in high school I remember feeling depressed about it. I finished it in 2 days while the rest of the class was still on the 1st 30 pages. It was very good and spelled out the dark and positive nature of a human character and...
    Sarah198 Sarah198 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 7, 2012

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    Dystopia

    I love dystopian society novels, and have read a fair number, including "Brave New World," "1984", "The hunger Games, "Divergent," and most recently the "Unwind" series. I also love detective novels, war novels, and many more genres. If you want to talk books, leave me a comment...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 22, 2012

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    Case Histories

     From the first page Case Histories is engaging.   An apparently simplistic style conceals a very tightly plotted novel.  Kate Atkinson writes with insight and humour.(T)he lifelike characters in Case Histories are what make it such a compelling hybrid: part complex family...
    avatarunknown avatarunknown 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    My Life Was A Movie - Abuse, Drugs, Alcohol, Infidelity, Fraud, Sickness, Rage

    THE POWER OF ADDICTED LOVE - Written By Teresa Hamilton My life was a movie, only it was real. Real people, real pain, real hurt. It's a movie that many people can relate to (unfortunately). Abuse, drugs, alcohol, infidelities, fraud, sickness and rage. I no longer live in...
    mylilsaab mylilsaab 46-50, F Nov 12, 2013

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    April Poll

    Since no-one read anything in March, I think we could use March books for May poll!! Please suggest your book for this month and please please please, share your opinion on the book.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 26 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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    I love Terry Pratchett's writing.

    I have read most of his work and the films are good too, especially Hogfather.
    FascistAnarchyNOthanks FascistAnarchyNOthanks 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Outlander By Diana Gabaldon

    It's supposed to be 9 books in the series, and she has written 7 of them. I only read the first one, it's a nice story about a woman traveling back in time, and ... Nah! I am not going to spoil it, nice book, but 9 books! I am not sure if I want to finish them!
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 14, 2010

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    Top 100 Of 20th Century!!

    Now check how many you have read out of the top100!! 1. The Lord of the Rings , J. R. R. Tolkien 2. 1984 , George Orwell 3. Animal Farm , George Orwell 4. Ulysses, James Joyce 5. Catch-22, Joseph Heller 6. The Catcher in the Rye , J.D. Salinger 7. To Kill a...
    maskedmenace maskedmenace 22-25, M 17 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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    When I Read It Feels Like I'Ve Entered Another World

    When I read it feels like I've entered a portal and been taken inside of the story. I dont even feel like I'm reading I feel like I'm living this as if I'm the person telling the story. I dont even know that 3hours has pasted since I began reading. It will be like 5:00 when I...
    Nina78 Nina78 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2013

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    Best Action Authors

    The following is a list of exciting authors who write in the action-thriller genre; Jack Silkstone Chris Ryan Connor Fitzgerald Stephen Konkoly If you haven't read any of these guys yet then boy you are in for a treat. Check them out on Amazon.. well worth a download!!!
    hotreads hotreads 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    I Cant Seem To Enjoy Reading Anymore

    and that really bothers me because its been such a comfort and even maybe a lifesaver in the past at one time i was reading 600 pages a day for the love of reading. what happened and what can i do to kick start reading again?
    slb4212 slb4212 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 15, 2012

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    Cloud Atlas By David Mitchell

    I read it before I saw the movie; I loved the book. It's composed of six stories that happen in different places and different times, starting from the 1850 to the post apocalyptic future. Each story is interrupted by the next in the most thrilling time except for the last one...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 3, 2013

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    The Author Connor Fitzgerald Interviewed By Hotreads

    An interview with Connor Fitzgerald; author of A Brave New Squad, In Each Other We Trust, The Enemy Within and The B-Squad. 1. What are your books about? The B-Squad books are about a counter-terrorist organisation who uses facebook to profile and recruit new members who carry...
    hotreads hotreads 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2012

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    Top Books Made Into Movies In 2009

    Many books get made into movies every year, adding fuel to the debate about whether movies based on books are ever as good as the books themselves. Despite the debate, many fans cannot resist seeing their favorite books made into movies. Here are some of the biggest movie...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 40 Responses Jan 20, 2010

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    Rule #1 One Book Each week

    Well the thing is I love books and want to discuss it with people who read them. I suggest we pick a book each week and talk books. P. S. Sorry! I have corrected this in the comments, one book each week is a bit more than I can handle, so I changed it to a book each...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 38 Responses Jan 26, 2009

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    Light And Heavy Reading.

    I will suggest three books here in order of complexity... the first would be THE HANGING MAN by Phillip K. ****, anyone unfamiliar with his work would benefit from this read and those already familiar might like this short overlooked story. Second is COMMUNION by Whitley Strieber...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M May 3, 2013

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    1001 Must Reads

    I found this article, and it says 1001 books you must read before you die, I had only read about 300 of them! so I should read about 20 book per year to catchup!   http://www.scribd.com/doc/2099055/1001-Books-You-Must-Read-Before-you-Die
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 21 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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    1984 - George Orwell

    It happens in 1984 when the world consists of 3 countries which are always at war to create a feeling of desperation in their people and rule forever, war is peace! ignorant is strength and freedom is slavery. I live in the 1984, though not officially confirmed, but the slogans...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 45 Responses Dec 15, 2009

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    Sophomore Jinx

      Literature is filled with dazzling first acts and lukewarm follow ups, but the following authors are known to have great second novels.   Jane Austen: With “Pride and Prejudice” after her first novel “Sense and Sensibility”.   Barbara...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 38 Responses Feb 1, 2010

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    The Emperor Has No Clothes!

    I do hope that everyone reading this knows the story of the little boy and the emperor. As an youngster I was already drawn to my present profession. I'm a librarian and I've been that for almost twenty years. Now I have to cry out... HELP!!! The whole system of public libraries...
    ValR ValR 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 9, 2012

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    April Poll Result

    Please choose one and start reading, then write your review, and start a debate:   'American psycho' by Bret Easton Ellis 'The Shadow of the Wind' by Carlos Ruiz Zafon 'Catch 22' by Joseph Heller 'The Mill on the Floss' by George Eliot 'Dead Man's...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 22 Responses Apr 4, 2009

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    True Believers -- Kurt Anderson

    "This is the only story of mine whose moral I know ... We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be." -- Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night, as quoted.Fictional history of a jurist and grandmother who withdraws her name from President Obama's short...
    windlion windlion 56-60, M Aug 8, 2012

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    Good Dystopian Ya Books?

    I have already read the hunger games, divergent, and insurgent. I'm ordering delirium on amazon, it seems like a good book. Are there any other good YA dystopian genre books?
    amberstars amberstars 13-15, F 8 Responses Aug 6, 2012

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    Midnight Sun

    The unfinished work of Stephenie Meyers, due to pirates!?! It's Twilight written from Edward's point of view and can be found on her official website. Just a peek so you can answer my question: "My breathing accelerated, and suddenly the quiet in the car seemed to be...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 58 Responses Dec 10, 2009

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    LIST # 1

      OK, this was harder than I thought but I have organized the suggestion. I should apologize if I have some books mixed and they are not grouped in the right genre. I have added them as comment, please vote. I suggest we select the genre first then select a book that is...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 20 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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    March Pick!

    Dear all, We have some suggestions for Match, please add your suggestion as comments or choose one of the followings so we could start march reading ASAP! Living dead Girl, by Elizabeth Scott / young adult fiction The Rose Labyrinth, by Titania Hardie / novel fiction...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 27 Responses Feb 21, 2009

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    March Pick

    It's hard to choose one from so many great books. I have made a small list of my "want to reads" for this month. I have not read them yet, but they are highly recommended! Which one would you pick?   The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy Series #1) by...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 31 Responses Feb 17, 2010

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    I Tend To Reread The Same Books Over And Over

    it is comforting to me. how would i go about expanding my horizons even into different types of books than i usually read?
    slb4212 slb4212 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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    The Emperor Of All Maladies

    I've started on Siddhartha Mukherjee's book on cancer - The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography . It is a well written book on a very serious and grim subject, however, not a very easy reading one.
    JWinter JWinter 41-45, M Jul 11, 2012

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    March Poll Results

    With special thanks to the lovely Blue Haiku, I will announce the result of March poll, please add your comments and pick your march book, or start with your picks. For more information on these books please see March Pick story in this experience. Three Cups of Tea 6 votes...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 14 Responses Feb 28, 2009

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    June Poll

    Well another month, and so another poll. First I should thank you all for your participation and suggestions. This month we have a group of suggestions from last poll, a group of best fiction novel suggestions for summer 2009 and a group of best mystery novel suggestions for...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 22 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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    Detectives Time Line

    think you'll enjoy this as much as I did, if you are a detective story fan.   Imperium By Robert Harris When Tiro, the confidential secretary (and slave) of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 21 Responses Apr 3, 2010

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    Gone With The Wind

    I remember randomly reading this book title on a friend's list on FB. That friend happened to be an older women that i had at time appreciated. So, i went to a street market in my town and got myself a second-hand, torn copy of the book. It sat on my shelf the first week...
    Positivelife Positivelife 22-25, F Jul 6, 2012

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    Growing Up...

    My mother was always reading a Stephen King book or Reader's Digest. I enjoy reading so much. Right now I'm reading Lord of the Rings. I like fantasy, horror, SciFi, and informational books. Suggest books I may like?
    NerdyTransDude NerdyTransDude 18-21, T Dec 15, 2012

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    August Book Suggestion

    OK, here it goes, these are the books recently suggested in this group: Kalimantaan by Godshalk American Rust by Meyer Masters and Commanders by Roberts Luanne Rice Wally Lamb "She's Come Undone" Our Lady of the Forest The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 47 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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    Haunting Books

    I've often wondered why I keep coming back to some books. Over and over again. I'd voraciously read them as if I've never read them before. Even if I know what's going to happen. Even if I know what they will say. I keep reading them. Walt Disney's Peter Pan My first bedtime...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    Catcher In The Rye

    I read it again, the first time I was 13, after 21 years I still find it amusing. It's 2 days of Holden Coalfield life, wondering around in NY, after he is kicked out of school, for the third time. The story happens after WWII, so he is as old as my grandfather. And that's the...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 26 Responses Nov 21, 2009

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    I Love The Stephanie Plum Mysteries..

    I think they are a lot of fun!  They make me laugh! I think Janet Evanovich has written a great series.  I hope someone makes movies out of one of the series.  I think Sandra Bullock would make a great Stephanie Plum!  
    luvmc11 luvmc11 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 24, 2010

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    New Material

    I need some suggestions. I've read all my books so many times and I really need some new material. I like classics. I've read lots of Hemmingway, Scott Fitzgerald, and Sylvia Plath. I also like Dan Brown books, and have read all of those. I don't really like any tweeny bobber...
    lanikat lanikat 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 31, 2012

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    "I am an hourglass. My seventeen years have

    collapsed and buried me from the inside out. My legs feel full of sand and stapled together, my mind overflowing with grains of indecision, choices unmade and impatient as time runs out of my body. The small hand of a clock taps me at one and two, three and four, whispering...
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Books are only good once you've made the

    literature your own.. For example; anyone can read a bunch of words on a page but to be taken away by those words to another world... To read between the lines... To imagine that life.. Now that is a successful book reading session! Everything in human nature points towards...
    SammyJD11 SammyJD11 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

    Maybe because I was stuck in a hospital bed with limited channels on the TV when I awoke from a 5 week coma and needed better pain meds. Maybe because I am just getting sick of being sick and being stuck watching TV and the pain meds weren’t working. Maybe because there...
    RichieRich78 RichieRich78 51-55, M 9 Responses Mar 26, 2010

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    Reading The Palace Job

    A book by Patrick Weekes. Love the take on the unicorn.
    lyn2726 lyn2726 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2013

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