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Post by HollyShort9 » Tue 28th May 2013

I recently read "How to Save a Life" by Sarah Zarr, "The Life of Pi", and "Lucid" by Adrienne Stoltz. I really loved each of them and I strongly recommend them all. :awesome:
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Post by Amber Root » Tue 28th May 2013

I'm currently reading The Compound for Critical Thinking class.
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Finally getting around to reading the Percy Jackson series, not bad so far.

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Post by Cabaline » Thu 15th Aug 2013

My reading has kinda slowed significantly. I read the entire Bronte collection and I certainly recommend them, with my favourite being The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.
I've started reading about 5 Physics books and then I get distracted by the next. I'm also reading Derren Brown: Confessions of a Conjurer and I love it, but that's probably because I love Derren :lol:
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Post by Amber Root » Sat 23rd Nov 2013

Amber Root wrote:I'm currently reading The Compound for Critical Thinking class.
The Compound was 5/5 stars in my eyes.

Right now I am reading the sequel to The Compound, about eight pages in. Already much has been written about the previous book and their current situation. I really love how the mother finally has so much control in the family business. There's this feeling in my stomach that the dad is still alive somewhere. I just know it.

On another note, I had just finished An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore for my nonfiction book project. The book really changed my perspective on how much global warming is effecting Earth.
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Post by Bang Your Drum » Sun 1st Dec 2013

I'm big on Good Omens at the moment, anyone read it?
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Post by Felina » Sun 8th Dec 2013

^I did :D awesome book <33

Also, it seems that Lois McMaster Bujold writes fantasy stuff too :3 did anyone hear for any of her books?
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Post by Bang Your Drum » Thu 12th Dec 2013

Bang Your Drum wrote:I'm big on Good Omens at the moment, anyone read it?
Feline wrote:^I did :D awesome book <33
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Post by Skyswallow » Mon 2nd Jun 2014

^I've read Good Omens too! :D

...I just finished The Bunker Diary. Took me about 2 or 2.5 hours to read total (not counting the time in between reading...). Has anyone else read it here?
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Post by jsreed5 » Sat 29th Nov 2014

Over the summer I discovered a small local bookstore that specializes in crime, mystery, and thriller novels.

I only get the chance to stop in on Saturdays so I don't read through the books very quickly, but I've so far worked through three novels by Dennis Lehane (A Drink Before the War, Shutter Island, and The Drop), one P. D. James classic (Death of an Expert Witness), and a fairly recent work by John Le Carré (A Most Wanted Man). Next on my list are two more Le Carré works, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.

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Post by FowlStar » Sun 10th May 2015

Hey, has anyone read The Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller? Because it's so so great, oh my god.
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Post by artymon I\/ » Tue 18th Feb 2020

I don't recall if I've posted here before...and am too lazy to go back and look (and sneakily looking to snag an extra posty-post)...so I'll go over and list a few of my favorites:

Christine - Stephen King I've read that one a few times. Just a classic horror story with a classic car and classic rock n' roll. And it reflects teenagers coming into conflict with their parents, not quite coming-of-age, but defining who you want to be when that age comes to be.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo / Men Who Hate Women / Millennium Series - Stieg Larsen Again, I've read the series at least two or three times over. And by series, I only mean the first three that Stieg wrote and published before he passed. Despite being nearly 20 years old, their themes are still relevant today: Suppression of people's rights, shady governments. The first one is just good, an old fashion whodunnit islander edition.

Roxy: Speaking of islands...

Odd Thomas - Dean Koontz I've only read the first one more than once, but they're all charming in their own odd way. (Yes, okay, that was cheesy...but were you expecting anything different?) I've always felt I related to Odd a lot. Honestly, I think that Dean is where I draw a lot of my silliness in character interactions.

Michael Crichton has some excellently written books that read quite easily for even simpletons like me. Generally, they open your eyes on one subject or another, whether it be genetic splicing, time travel, government control, aircraft workings, etc...

That's all for now.

Currently, I'm still working on the Irishman (I know, I'm a slow reader now, alright?)

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Because I know everyone is dying to know, my current reading materials are the first Artemis book. Thoughts on that can be found on the readalong, although the general consensus is that it's still a good read. Maybe parts of it don't hold up as well, but they're easily forgiven.

Also trying to catch up on my Spidey mags, I recently finished up the Maximum Carnage story. Holy webs. People have said any Carnage movie would have to be R and they're not exactly wrong.
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Post by Cabaline » Fri 29th May 2020

So I got a book for my brother's girlfriend, but she already had a copy. I wasn't sure it would be relevant to me but since it was too late to return it, I decided to give it a go.

It's called "Basic Witches" by Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman. I thought it was gonna be a guide on how to do spells and read tarot etc which I don't believe in at all. But this book is nothing like what I expected. Within the first page, they validate gender outside the binary, acknowledge that societal notions of masculine and feminine is a bunch of rubbish, and encourages you to dismantle the cultural conditioning that trains women in particular to be small and passive.

I think this book is gonna be all about how to harness every day "magic" to overcome society and do the things you feel you need to do, and do what you enjoy without fear. I'm 16 pages in and I already feel empowered. I have a feeling I am gonna really enjoy it :D
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Post by AFrules12 » Sat 13th Jun 2020

There is a book called Long Way to a Small Angry Planet and it is honestly amazing. I was given it as a present and was a bit hesitant to read it because I don't read that much sci-fi, it's not my favourite genre. However, I fell in love with the characters and their relationships with each other, and the different perspectives are so interesting and it has a really good story too! Also as a scientist, I really appreciate how accurate and how well explained the science is.

I'm now reading another book by the same author, Becky Chambers, To Be Taught If Fortunate and it is also brilliant.

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