What are you reading v.we need a "literary" forum

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  1. HairyAss

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    I couldn't find the last book thread, so I figured I'd start a new one. I just finished "A Thousand Splendid Suns", and am looking for something new.. what's everyone reading?
     
  2. humberc

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    A Brief History of Time, really interesting so far.
     
  3. Boots

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  4. Chanty

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    A literary forum would be awesome!!

    I'm currently reading "The Host" by Stephenie Meyer. She's a YA novelist but this is her first adult novel.

    It's about earth after we've been abducted by parasite aliens who get into your brain and take over your body ... and it's a love story too. It's fantastic!
     
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    Timeline - Michael Crichton

    havent read a 'book' in a long time. Im like Boots - I read nerdy shit. Just not that nerdy :ugh:
     
  6. SheOfManyChildren

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    RC, for the last 3 1/2 years....
     
  8. Squashtowner

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    I'm reading the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.

    Damn addictive series. I'm on the 4th, I think. Each is over 1000 pgs, and really awesome read.
     
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  10. Pinkette

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    Your kidding right?
    Although I won't disagree these are great books they are a bit of a chick series. I read them all several times I'm sad to admit.

    Right now I'm reading "The concubines children" by Denise Chong. I'm only half finished, but so far its been a good read.
     
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    I hate literature...:hsugh:
     
  12. Heather

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  13. Squashtowner

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    I'm a HUGE Dean Koontz fan, and my fiancee told me to try the Outlander. I said the same thing -- chick book.

    But they're funny, lots of action...I was hooked. :)
     
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    I just read The Average American Male, which was awesome, and I'm about to read Hey Nostradamus! by Douglas Coupland.
     
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  16. Beckins

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    Just finished this:

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    What a great book! I found out yesterday they are making it into a movie and Cameron Diaz is in it, so I'm sure it will be terrible.
     
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    The Gate Crasher - Madeline Wickham

    Just found out she's the same auther that wrote the shopaholic series only Madeline is her real name and she releases books under both names.. I'm so freakin happy I thought I had read all her stuff.. now I have 9 more books to read!
     
  18. CyberCX

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    I haven't read a book since university and I haven't read a novel since high-school.
     
  19. SheOfManyChildren

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    I've read all of her books. They are all fantastic. The Plain Truth was made into a movie as well.
     
  20. B!tch

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    The Cold Moon by Jeffrey Deaver. Really good read so far!
     
  21. B!tch

    So damn Nug-a-licious

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    I absolutely love his books!
     
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    :rofl: @ having time to read anything not baby related!
     
  23. HairyAss

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    Hey Nostradamus! was a good read - I like most of Coupland's work.
     
  24. HairyAss

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    I'm with Teela on this one.. chick books for sure. You're the first male I've ever heard of admit to reading these books. :lol:
     
  25. Beckins

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    I also read "Nineteen Minutes" and LOVED it. I think I finished it in like three days. I'm trying to decide which of her books to read next...any suggestions??
     
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  27. dpwu32

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    All the reading I've got time for lately gets taken up by economics textbooks unfortunately... :happysad:

    I still end up picking up a new book every few weeks, and now as a result I've got about ten or twelve in my "on deck" pile.
     
  28. SheOfManyChildren

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    Are those the only 2 you've read?

    If so, I'd personally go with:

    The Pact
    Perfect Match
    Plain Truth
    Change of Heart

    I owned all of her books at one point, but sold a few. I still have some at home though, you're welcome to borrow them.
     
  29. slouse

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    You've been reading useful stuff instead of retarded fiction?

    oh darn :lol:
     
  30. Scott

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    :lol::lol::lol: Can't explain it, but she's one of the few female authors whose writing is addictive, to me. When I'm reading her books, I can visualize everything. :)
     
  32. SheOfManyChildren

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    At home I have:

    The Pact
    Plain Truth
    Second Glance
    CHange of Heart
    Picture Perfect
     
  33. thunder

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    its SO exciting... :hsugh:
     
  34. Pinkette

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    Make sure to read the lord john grey series as well. I have the first one but had no idea until now that new ones have came out since then. If I wasn't broke I would go buy them all tomorrow.

    AND!!!

    There's another book to the outlander series coming out in 2009. I'm so happy I could shit myself. I honest to god waited outside chapters until they opened to get "a breath of snow and ashes" the very first second I could and was reading it in the check out line. Even more sad is the fact that there were about 20 other women there waiting as well. I suspect I will be doing the same for this one. :msnblush:

    Yes I am a big nerd... Sadly... I get this excited over reading any book...
     
  35. boing

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    I just bought a hard cover copy of this from the library for a dollar, it is beat up but still in one piece and I haven't read it in years, great book :cool:.
    The last book I finished was "Swine Not?" by Jimmy Buffett, I really like Jimmy's music but the book was just ok :shrug2:

    I am also in the middle of "Stompin' Tom And The Connors Tone" :rockon:
     

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