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Post by LeahOne on Sun May 03, 2009 12:12 pm

Like Hex, I usually am reading more than one book at once. Most recently, it's been the Friedlander ed of Maimonides' "Guide for the Perplexed". And 'Confessions of a Shopaholic'...

For obvious reasons, I've had to put off reading Suze Ormon's workbook on financial independance for a while.

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Post by wmdkitty on Wed May 06, 2009 12:38 am

I'm about to sit down with "Twilight".

Other than that, I've been reading a lot of "The X-Files Virtual Seasons" LINK: http://www.virtualseasonx.com/ (Start with Season Cool -- I'm about a third of the way through Season 9.
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Post by Gorm_Sionnach on Wed May 06, 2009 12:46 am

Twilight, fluff and drivel I say!


... working in a book store for the past two years, and having a girlfriend who is a Twitard will do that to a fella. Crying or Very sad

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by maya3 on Wed May 06, 2009 3:38 pm

I just finished new moon in the twilight series, I really liked Twilight but I didn't think new moon was that good until the end.
I realize that it is a book for teenager, and it must be an amazing read for them, but it's starting to distract me in book two.

I highly, highly recommend her new book for adults called The Host.
It is amazing, much better written and overall an excellent read.


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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by wmdkitty on Wed May 06, 2009 4:22 pm

maya3 wrote:I just finished new moon in the twilight series, I really liked Twilight but I didn't think new moon was that good until the end.
I realize that it is a book for teenager, and it must be an amazing read for them, but it's starting to distract me in book two.

I highly, highly recommend her new book for adults called The Host.
It is amazing, much better written and overall an excellent read.


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I think the hype is overblown. Then again, I thought the same thing about Harry Potter... until I started reading the books.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by sacrificialgoddess on Wed May 06, 2009 7:22 pm

WMDKitty wrote:
maya3 wrote:I just finished new moon in the twilight series, I really liked Twilight but I didn't think new moon was that good until the end.
I realize that it is a book for teenager, and it must be an amazing read for them, but it's starting to distract me in book two.

I highly, highly recommend her new book for adults called The Host.
It is amazing, much better written and overall an excellent read.


Maya

I think the hype is overblown. Then again, I thought the same thing about Harry Potter... until I started reading the books.


Hee! I haven't read them yet. Maybe I should.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Gorm_Sionnach on Wed May 06, 2009 9:18 pm

Rowling's hype was not undeserved, Meyers books are dreck. Evil or Very Mad

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by sacrificialgoddess on Wed May 06, 2009 9:29 pm

Gorm_Sionnach wrote:Rowling's hype was not undeserved, Meyers books are dreck. Evil or Very Mad

Really? I've heard them compared to Buffy and Laurell K. Hamiliton. Although the comparison might have been brought because of the humping of the dead by folks who really should know better. lol!
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Post by Gorm_Sionnach on Wed May 06, 2009 9:30 pm

sacrificialgoddess wrote:
Gorm_Sionnach wrote:Rowling's hype was not undeserved, Meyers books are dreck. Evil or Very Mad

Really? I've heard them compared to Buffy and Laurell K. Hamiliton. Although the comparison might have been brought because of the humping of the dead by folks who really should know better. lol!

Bosh and flimshaw, dreck I say.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by John T Mainer on Thu May 07, 2009 12:32 am

Rowlings rocks, Meyers is what they leave in the waiting room in Tarterus while they are determining how much suffering you need.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by sacrificialgoddess on Wed May 27, 2009 6:16 pm

I am rereading Jane Eyre. There is something about that book that brings out the squee in my inner fangirl. Embarassed
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Sakhaiva on Wed May 27, 2009 7:43 pm

The Bronte family... oh, sad sad sad! Did Anne also die young?

I just finished reading "Sophie's World" which is a Norwegian book by Jostein Gaarder translated into English in the 90's. If you like philosophy and unique books, then it will be a dandy read for you. I really liked it. I tended to want to skip over the dialogue between characters and just read the philosophy lessons for most of the book (though I did not give into that temptation)... however by the end of the book I found that I was tempted to do the opposite! (which is good as the existential ending would have been lost on me.)

What I enjoy most about Gaarder's book is that it makes philosophy available to anyone (note that the book was written for youth, however, in America, not too many teens would want to read it.)

For those who have a copy of the book, a unique commentary is found here:
http://www.sophiesworld.org/
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by sacrificialgoddess on Wed May 27, 2009 7:46 pm

Sakhaiva wrote:The Bronte family... oh, sad sad sad! Did Anne also die young?

She died at 29.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Sakhaiva on Wed May 27, 2009 7:57 pm

I have every Bronte work ever written; a sadder family, we'd be pressed to find but what amazing girls they were even with all the crap life gave them!

Here is an excellent read on their history: http://female-ancestors.com/daughters/bronte.htm
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by maya3 on Wed May 27, 2009 8:18 pm

I loved Sophies world!

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by gillyflower on Wed May 27, 2009 9:36 pm

I am reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies!!!

By Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Oddly enough it works!

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by sacrificialgoddess on Wed May 27, 2009 9:41 pm

I WANT TO READ THAT!!!!!
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by wmdkitty on Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:21 am

I'm on "Eclipse", now, and quite enjoying the teenage-angsty-vampire-fluff.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by DotNotInOz on Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:27 am

Sakhaiva wrote:I have every Bronte work ever written; a sadder family, we'd be pressed to find but what amazing girls they were even with all the crap life gave them!

Here is an excellent read on their history: http://female-ancestors.com/daughters/bronte.htm

Actually, I'm not so sure that's at all an excellent article. It's apparently based upon the first biography of Charlotte, that by Elizabeth Gaskell. Written during the furor over how coarse and unladylike Jane Eyre was thought to be, the book sought largely to shore up Charlotte's reputation as a virtuous maiden lady according to standards of the time.

Later scholarship referenced by Lucasta Miller indicates that most of the stories about Mr. Bronte's cruelty, for example, are largely fictitious. For instance, the throwing the children's shoes into the fire never happened. The children certainly were not forbidden meat. Various of their writings mention their having eaten meat.

I'm about two-thirds of the way through Miller's The Bronte Myth and recommend it. (Thanks for the suggestion, costrel. I'm enjoying the book immensely.)
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by gillyflower on Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:22 am

I just finished Finger Lickin Fifteen, the latest by Janet Evanovich. It is a piece of fluff and easily read in just a few hours. A summer escapist read!

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Post by DotNotInOz on Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:25 pm

I haven't bought it yet, Gilly. Is it a good one?

I've really enjoyed most of that series. Not that much for complex plots but quirky characters and sometimes laugh-out-loud situations.

I thought Evanovich was losing her grip on the series at around 7-10. Then, they got good again after that, although I wish she'd quit stringing out the will-she-won't-she-marry-Joe bit. Obviously, she knows that a lot of the appeal will go out of the series if she does marry them off, but enough already!
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Post by gillyflower on Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:34 pm

Yes, I found myself hoping she'd hook up with Ranger just to keep things interesting!

It is a bit of fluff, Dot, that is a light easy read. I enjoyed it. The characters are great!

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Guest on Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:45 pm

At this exact moment, I"m reading about fifty different things. My latest focus is a book called "Kissing the Hag". I 100% reccommend this book to any woman, pagan or no, or any curious, open minded man.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by TaoJewGirl on Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:17 pm

Currently, "Tactics of Mistake" by Gordon R Dickson, "The Best Works of H.P. Lovecraft", and "The Man-Kzin Wars" by Niven.

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Post by Gorm_Sionnach on Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:07 pm

I'm currently reading two books; "Pagan Celtic Ireland" by Barry Raftery, an excellent survey text on the archeological aspects of Pre Chriustian Ireland, and "The Year in Ireland" by Kevin Danaher, which explores the various folk festival days, customs, and so on,

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