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Posted by: tokyo-rose Aug 30 2010, 04:59 PM

Just finished Ha Jin's A Good Fall:



Now reading Charles Baxter's The Soul Thief:


Posted by: futura Sep 3 2010, 05:23 PM


Posted by: tokyo-rose Sep 3 2010, 05:33 PM

QUOTE(futura @ Sep 3 2010, 06:23 PM) *
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Ooh, I've been meaning to read that for a while. How is it so far?

Posted by: futura Sep 3 2010, 06:38 PM

It's okay. For some reason I was expecting it to be different. I'm still only at the beginning so it's hard to say haha

Posted by: Joanne Sep 3 2010, 07:45 PM



Though I've never read Jane Eyre... I guess I should at least watch the movie adaptation first.

Posted by: mbtonshoes33 Sep 3 2010, 09:57 PM

????

Posted by: gojira Sep 3 2010, 10:00 PM

QUOTE(futura @ Sep 3 2010, 07:38 PM) *
It's okay. For some reason I was expecting it to be different. I'm still only at the beginning so it's hard to say haha


same. i didn't favor it too much

Posted by: batman Sep 26 2010, 12:28 PM

QUOTE(Joanne @ Sep 3 2010, 08:45 PM) *
Though I've never read Jane Eyre... I guess I should at least watch the movie adaptation first.

noooo, read Jane Eyre! it's good. it was my favorite book all through high school :d

Posted by: tokyo-rose Sep 27 2010, 07:20 PM

Finished reading these yesterday, both for English classes:





Currently reading:


Posted by: futura Oct 22 2010, 11:26 PM


Posted by: LittleMissSunshine Oct 22 2010, 11:40 PM

i have to read heart of darkness and things fall apart.. english sucks!

Posted by: futura Nov 4 2010, 05:53 PM

the walking dead series

Posted by: pandemonium Nov 10 2010, 04:57 PM


Posted by: futura Nov 16 2010, 04:49 AM

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

Posted by: futura Dec 5 2010, 06:08 AM

QUOTE(batman @ Sep 26 2010, 09:28 AM) *
noooo, read Jane Eyre! it's good. it was my favorite book all through high school :d

Currently reading! I haven't even read the first chapter but I feel like I'm already going to enjoy the film adaption coming out soon.

Posted by: Joanne Dec 5 2010, 11:47 AM

QUOTE(Joanne @ Sep 3 2010, 04:45 PM) *
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Though I've never read Jane Eyre... I guess I should at least watch the movie adaptation first.

QUOTE(batman @ Sep 26 2010, 09:28 AM) *
noooo, read Jane Eyre! it's good. it was my favorite book all through high school :d

So... I didn't really read The Eyre Affair. School started and I just dropped all my extracurricular reading. sad.gif

QUOTE(futura @ Dec 5 2010, 03:08 AM) *
I feel like I'm already going to enjoy the film adaption coming out soon.

Me too! I'm so excited for it even though I don't know the story.

Posted by: Teesa Dec 30 2010, 10:19 PM

into thin air


Posted by: futura Jan 16 2011, 02:50 AM

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Posted by: arcanum Jan 18 2011, 02:05 AM

QUOTE(futura @ Nov 4 2010, 05:53 PM) *
the walking dead series

So good, I have all but 13. I need to get it!

Posted by: futura Jan 18 2011, 03:28 AM

QUOTE(arcanum @ Jan 17 2011, 11:05 PM) *
So good, I have all but 13. I need to get it!

AHH I KNOW RIGHT!? Did you watch season 1 when it was on?

Posted by: arcanum Jan 18 2011, 04:46 PM

QUOTE(futura @ Jan 18 2011, 03:28 AM) *
AHH I KNOW RIGHT!? Did you watch season 1 when it was on?

I have yet to see it, I need to. I might just buy it or something. I was turned onto The Walking Dead by my boyfriends 11 year old brother, Actually. & then i started buying them and finished reading all of them {{all as in about 1-8, cause I hadnt found the others yet)) & then I heard them announce that they were doing a show. Kinda crazy. But unfortunately I only see TV shows if someone has them on dvd, or if hulu has them. So, like I said, I'll probably buy it. haha

Posted by: futura Jan 21 2011, 12:51 AM

haha same here! They used to have the episodes on hulu but they removed them so I wasn't able to finish watching it. But I think the comics are soooo much better than the show.

Posted by: tokyo-rose Jan 22 2011, 03:04 AM

Rereading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Posted by: Simba Jan 22 2011, 05:40 AM



Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market by Eric Schlosser

Posted by: LittleMissSunshine Jan 24 2011, 12:59 AM

hamlet, need some Shakespeare, for school. :]

Posted by: tokyo-rose Feb 10 2011, 06:34 PM

Recently read:







Now reading:


Posted by: futura Feb 19 2011, 12:06 AM

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

I can't visualize Emma Watson as Sam in the movie adaption for some reason.

Posted by: futura Feb 20 2011, 05:41 PM

The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl

Posted by: mockingbird Feb 20 2011, 08:24 PM

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Posted by: Teesa Mar 7 2011, 07:18 PM

cristy, i LOVE your taste in books. did you enjoy those three that you read before a thousand splendid suns?

QUOTE(Teesa @ Dec 30 2010, 11:19 PM) *
into thin air



^finally finished that last week, and just started:


Posted by: tokyo-rose Mar 10 2011, 01:02 AM

QUOTE(Teesa @ Mar 7 2011, 07:18 PM) *
cristy, i LOVE your taste in books. did you enjoy those three that you read before a thousand splendid suns?

Thanks, Teesa :) Yes, especially Shanghai Girls.

Posted by: mockingbird Mar 24 2011, 09:00 PM

A Separate Peace by John Knowles

Othello by The Shakes

Hamlet by The Shakes



Posted by: Joanne Mar 25 2011, 12:15 PM


Posted by: Teesa Apr 3 2011, 12:03 PM

finished how the garcia girls lost their accents and didn't like it that much. :/

also read hunger games this past week and really liked it. gonna start catching fire this week.

Posted by: Joanne Apr 23 2011, 06:26 PM


Posted by: Gigi Apr 29 2011, 08:10 PM

^ Me too! Can't count the number of times I've scared my mom from ROFL'ing at home.

Posted by: Matsumoto May 5 2011, 09:46 AM

Eat Pray Love - Elizabeth Gilbert

Followed by:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl Who Played with Fire > Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut

Posted by: tokyo-rose Jul 6 2011, 09:01 PM

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Posted by: brooklyneast05 Jul 8 2011, 09:02 PM

EVERYTHING EVERY WRITTEN BY DAVID SEDARIS!!!!!

Posted by: hypnotique Jul 11 2011, 08:17 PM

Private Parts by Howard Stern. (It's a good read)

Posted by: KissMe2408 Jul 14 2011, 12:01 AM

"The Shack"
"Ultra Marathon Man"
"What to do on the worst day of your life"

i'm so cool.

Posted by: mipadi Jul 14 2011, 01:23 PM

The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf.

Posted by: smash Sep 27 2011, 08:47 PM


... finally.

Posted by: Joanne Sep 27 2011, 09:04 PM

^ Same!!

Posted by: smash Sep 28 2011, 08:52 PM

whenever i have quiet time to myself i find myself picking it up. i'm excited to read the other two already and i'm only half way through it. some guy saw me reading it and suggested that i watch the films w/english subtitles. he said they're amazing and stay pretty true to the books. he also mentioned that the actual title translated to "man who hates women" or something like that. i'm so intrigued right now.

Posted by: tokyo-rose Oct 11 2011, 01:42 PM

I've been reading mostly Asian American/Asian Canadian literature since the start of the summer.




Posted by: Joanne Oct 11 2011, 09:01 PM

QUOTE(smash @ Sep 28 2011, 06:52 PM) *
whenever i have quiet time to myself i find myself picking it up. i'm excited to read the other two already and i'm only half way through it. some guy saw me reading it and suggested that i watch the films w/english subtitles. he said they're amazing and stay pretty true to the books. he also mentioned that the actual title translated to "man who hates women" or something like that. i'm so intrigued right now.

Haha, no need to put the spoiler tags on that... I mean, it's the original title afterall.

How'd you like the book? I thought it was super slow at the beginning, but once things actually started happening, I couldn't put it down!! I can't wait to read the other two now. (Did you watch the Swedish film adaptation? I was kind of disappointed...)

Posted by: smash Oct 13 2011, 07:52 PM

QUOTE(Joanne @ Oct 11 2011, 09:01 PM) *
Haha, no need to put the spoiler tags on that... I mean, it's the original title afterall.

How'd you like the book? I thought it was super slow at the beginning, but once things actually started happening, I couldn't put it down!! I can't wait to read the other two now. (Did you watch the Swedish film adaptation? I was kind of disappointed...)


i'm not even done yet. i'm about 2/3 of the way through it. i need to pick it back up. it was definitely slow at the beginning. i think i glanced over the first chapter or two about 4 times before i actually read it.

Posted by: Joanne Oct 14 2011, 01:50 AM




QUOTE(smash @ Oct 13 2011, 05:52 PM) *
i'm not even done yet. i'm about 2/3 of the way through it. i need to pick it back up. it was definitely slow at the beginning. i think i glanced over the first chapter or two about 4 times before i actually read it.

It doesn't reaaallly pick up and get exciting until halfway through the book LOL. Be patient!

Posted by: Tomates Oct 20 2011, 10:58 PM

Drown by Junot Diaz

Posted by: Joanne Oct 22 2011, 01:42 AM


Posted by: hypnotique Oct 28 2011, 04:11 PM

Final Exit.
Definitely a book that isn't for everyone.

Posted by: tokyo-rose Oct 29 2011, 01:26 AM


Posted by: Tomates Oct 29 2011, 01:58 AM

QUOTE(hypnotique @ Oct 28 2011, 05:11 PM) *
Final Exit.
Definitely a book that isn't for everyone.

What is it about?

Posted by: smash Nov 10 2011, 12:34 AM

QUOTE(Joanne @ Oct 14 2011, 12:50 AM) *
It doesn't reaaallly pick up and get exciting until halfway through the book LOL. Be patient!

i get the feeling the second book won't have the same issue.


i tried to start reading this but it has the same problem as the other books i've read by him: they start off horrifically boring.

Posted by: tokyo-rose Nov 11 2011, 02:30 AM

The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie.

Posted by: Maccabee Dec 15 2011, 02:40 PM

currently reading the iliad by homer.

the problem i have with reading is that i know anyone can be an author. even unintelligent people, so as i read all i can think about is judging the author based on their writing. and sometimes the writing tricks you into thinking they're intelligent... so i only like reading books by authors im familiar with. and i usually prefer very old books so i know it's not someone writing a book to try and make money. anyone else like this?

Posted by: Joanne Dec 15 2011, 05:02 PM

What.

Posted by: tokyo-rose Dec 17 2011, 04:47 AM

The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie. Good mystery.

Posted by: Tomates Dec 17 2011, 07:09 PM

QUOTE(smash @ Nov 10 2011, 12:34 AM) *
i get the feeling the second book won't have the same issue.


i tried to start reading this but it has the same problem as the other books i've read by him: they start off horrifically boring.

My mom read this book and she said it was really good.

Posted by: Teesa Dec 22 2011, 01:57 PM

these are the books i've read since august or so:


a stolen life-this was jaycee dugard's memoir and it was pretty okay.

room-SO good.

sarah's key-really good as well.

the night circus-[b]do not read this book! worst thing ever. no plot, lack of character development, just nothing.

the joy luck club-a book i've been meaning to read for a while, and i liked it.

jesus land-about a white girl and her super religious family adopting two black boys. such a great memoir.

currently reading:

a train in winter:

Posted by: Joanne Dec 23 2011, 12:50 PM

^ Phew, I was planning to get The Night Circus for a friend but wasn't too sure. And now that I've seen what you have to say about it, I know I won't. Thanks!

I read so many good things about Room, but I also read that it's extremely repetitive because it's narrated by a 5-year-old. Did you think it was a problem at all?

Posted by: smash Dec 28 2011, 09:24 PM

Room looks interesting.

I put Son of a Witch down. I am now reading The Girl Who Played with Fire (on my brand new nook color!) It's been a great page turner from page one. This one will finish fast.

Posted by: brooklyneast05 Dec 29 2011, 10:20 AM

I was going to read Room.

Then I read what it was about and was like f*ck NO. SHITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT



I'm not into scary things.

Posted by: brooklyneast05 Dec 29 2011, 10:21 AM

p.s. I just read The Great Gatsby.

Posted by: Teesa Dec 31 2011, 03:09 PM

QUOTE(Joanne @ Dec 23 2011, 01:50 PM) *
^ Phew, I was planning to get The Night Circus for a friend but wasn't too sure. And now that I've seen what you have to say about it, I know I won't. Thanks!

I read so many good things about Room, but I also read that it's extremely repetitive because it's narrated by a 5-year-old. Did you think it was a problem at all?

ahh, i'm SO glad you didn't! you can read my review of the book on amazon, haha:
http://www.amazon.com/review/RD01C7RAHDVZU/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0385534639&nodeID=&tag=&linkCode=

yeah, room is a good book, but i didn't recognize the repetitiveness that much. i think that could have been a result of how the boy told his routine every day, but once you realize the situation he and his mom are in, you get why he is repeating himself.

QUOTE(smash @ Dec 28 2011, 10:24 PM) *
Room looks interesting.

I put Son of a Witch down. I am now reading The Girl Who Played with Fire (on my brand new nook color!) It's been a great page turner from page one. This one will finish fast.

i just bought that book! i never intended to finish the series, but decided to pick it up anyway.

QUOTE(brooklyneast05 @ Dec 29 2011, 11:20 AM) *
I was going to read Room.

Then I read what it was about and was like f*ck NO. SHITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
I'm not into scary things.

it's not scary!

QUOTE(brooklyneast05 @ Dec 29 2011, 11:21 AM) *
p.s. I just read The Great Gatsby.

what did you think?

p.s. NBA. what do you think?

Posted by: smash Jan 2 2012, 12:06 AM

QUOTE(brooklyneast05 @ Dec 29 2011, 10:20 AM) *
I was going to read Room.

Then I read what it was about and was like f*ck NO. SHITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
I'm not into scary things.

I wanted to read it after I found out what it's about.

QUOTE(Teesa @ Dec 31 2011, 03:09 PM) *
i just bought that book! i never intended to finish the series, but decided to pick it up anyway.

Why not finish the series?

Posted by: JackRapington Jan 2 2012, 01:28 AM

Can anyone suggest some good dark/horror novels? I need to read a LOT more this year. Last year I only read a single book.

Posted by: brooklyneast05 Jan 2 2012, 03:13 PM

QUOTE(Teesa @ Dec 31 2011, 02:09 PM) *
what did you think?

p.s. NBA. what do you think?


Great Gatsby was pretty good. I didn't love it but it was short and fun to read, ok story. I like that setting.


NBA... mellow.gif

I'm happy with how Orlando is playing right now, but the Dwight saga is hanging over my head. I'm sure you can relate, as the Nuggets went through this with Melo last year. Though I think there is a better chance of Dwight sticking around and causing less drama than Melo.

Nuggets look interesting...people are picking them as a sleeper. I think they can go pretty far this year because they have the ideal team to cope with a condensed schedule. Youth and a deep bench. Plus the Denver altitude home court advantage will be even more valuable this year I think with all these teams playing so many back to backs.

Posted by: Teesa Jan 5 2012, 10:05 PM

QUOTE(smash @ Jan 2 2012, 01:06 AM) *
I wanted to read it after I found out what it's about.
Why not finish the series?

the girl with the dragon tattoo was sooo slow in the beginning and all the characters were exhausting. also, the ending dragged with like a 100 pages of mikeal writing or whatever. sure, there were page turning moments, but i didn't want to read another book like that. but the first few pages of the second seem creepy already!

QUOTE(JackRapington @ Jan 2 2012, 02:28 AM) *
Can anyone suggest some good dark/horror novels? I need to read a LOT more this year. Last year I only read a single book.

have you read http://www.amazon.com/Full-Dark-Stars-Stephen-King/dp/143919260X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325818708&sr=8-1? i read it early this year and looooved it.

QUOTE(brooklyneast05 @ Jan 2 2012, 04:13 PM) *
Great Gatsby was pretty good. I didn't love it but it was short and fun to read, ok story. I like that setting.
NBA... mellow.gif

I'm happy with how Orlando is playing right now, but the Dwight saga is hanging over my head. I'm sure you can relate, as the Nuggets went through this with Melo last year. Though I think there is a better chance of Dwight sticking around and causing less drama than Melo.

Nuggets look interesting...people are picking them as a sleeper. I think they can go pretty far this year because they have the ideal team to cope with a condensed schedule. Youth and a deep bench. Plus the Denver altitude home court advantage will be even more valuable this year I think with all these teams playing so many back to backs.


dwight is playing pretty well though, so i hope he sticks it out. but then again, i had the same hope with melo when he wanted to be traded :/ whatever, it is SO much freaking better without him.

wooohooo nuggets! they're playing really well and i'm proud of them so far. we'll see though. haha yeah, i hope the altitude plays a factor. hope the lakers lose tonight devil.gif

Posted by: smash Jan 6 2012, 09:16 PM

QUOTE(Teesa @ Jan 5 2012, 09:05 PM) *
the girl with the dragon tattoo was sooo slow in the beginning and all the characters were exhausting. also, the ending dragged with like a 100 pages of mikeal writing or whatever. sure, there were page turning moments, but i didn't want to read another book like that. but the first few pages of the second seem creepy already!

thus far there have been a few dull moments but they don't last long. There are a lot of characters who's stories keep coming into play. It is confusing at times. But the story as a whole is so interesting.

Posted by: smash Jan 16 2012, 10:48 PM

Spoke too soon. Somewhere in the middle there's a lot of seemingly unnecessary police stuff. Finished well though.

Now i'm into The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.

Has anyone read anything by Jo NesbÝ?

Posted by: brooklyneast05 Jan 17 2012, 08:08 AM

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Posted by: Maccabee Jan 17 2012, 01:50 PM

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson

Posted by: Teesa Apr 21 2012, 11:16 PM

QUOTE(smash @ Jan 16 2012, 11:48 PM) *
Spoke too soon. Somewhere in the middle there's a lot of seemingly unnecessary police stuff. Finished well though.

Now i'm into The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.

Has anyone read anything by Jo NesbÝ?


i just finished the girl who kicked the hornet's nest and found it soo disappointing. so many unnecessary details and wtf was up with the berger subplot? that whole part should have been taken out! i really liked the girl who played with fire though. that one was a page turner.

started game change a couple of days ago:


Posted by: tokyo-rose Jul 27 2012, 03:13 AM

The Lost Daughter of Happiness by Geling Yan.

Posted by: hypnotique Jan 12 2013, 10:40 PM

im trying to give 50 shades of bullshit a shot...so far not so good kinky.gif

Posted by: Mikeplyts Dec 23 2015, 12:33 PM

rereading Camus' The Stranger

Posted by: Mikeplyts Dec 23 2015, 12:34 PM

also reading The Celestine Prophecy