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nicola
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 7:35:25 PM

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Read anything good lately?

Post your book recommendations here, erotica or otherwise study
nicola
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 7:35:34 PM

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Just finished "Life of Pi" - Mann Booker prize winner 5 years ago. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Halfway through "Like the Flowing River" - Paulo Coelho. A collection of his short stories and newspaper column. Have to say it's rather too "Christian" and preachy for my liking.
Sami
Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2007 11:34:58 PM

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A few weeks ago I read "Memoirs of a Geisha" and found it compulsive. Not until the end did I discover it was a novel. Beautifully written and very descriptive of pre WWII Japan.

Now re-reading for the third time, SHOGUN by James Clavell. Wonderful stuff.
mrplow
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2007 12:53:19 AM

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Sami wrote:
A few weeks ago I read "Memoirs of a Geish" and found it compulsive. Not until the end did I discover it was a novel. Beautifully written and very descriptive of pre WWII Japan.

Now re-reading for the third time, SHOGUN by James Clavell. Wonderful stuff.


I liked the movie of Memoirs. And remember seeing the TV series of Shogun when I was v young. Showing my age now Shhh

I've started reading Bill Bryson's "A short history of nearly everything" - pretty heavy going but extremely interesting.
AutumnNymph
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2008 8:31:42 AM

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I love reading; the first book that made me cry, though, was The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. It's a rather moving novel, in my opinion. Paradise Lost by John Milton's a good read too. :)

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AutumnNymph
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2008 8:32:33 AM

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Oh, and if it's autobiographical books you're into, Stephen Fry's Moab Is My Washpot should definitely be on your list! :D

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nicola
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2008 1:32:45 PM

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Thanks AutumnNymph, and welcome to the site wave
ecesis
Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2008 1:07:10 AM

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i was reading "motor mouth" the other day (it's the sequel to "metro girl" by janet evanovich, who writes the stephanie plum novels)... it made me howl with laughter but i wanted more smut, lol.

if anyone is into graphic novels, they should pick up neil gaiman's "sandman" books... they are absolutely fabulous.
nicola
Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 7:28:37 PM

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What genre are you interested in Joj?
OrionTat
Posted: Monday, December 08, 2008 4:51:40 AM

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Imagica by Clive Barker. My favorite is one I can't even classify. Sci/fi-fantasy, some eroticism and it sometimes seems as a female and male version of the story told at the same time in the same book. Just my favorite read.
makeloveit
Posted: Monday, February 09, 2009 1:57:21 AM

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AutumnNymph wrote:
I love reading; the first book that made me cry, though, was The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. It's a rather moving novel, in my opinion. Paradise Lost by John Milton's a good read too. :)


paradise lost i prefer it
heartofdarkness
Posted: Monday, February 09, 2009 11:27:36 AM

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if you want a midieval novel try reading The Pillars of the Earth or World Without End, both fantastic books
Guest
Posted: Monday, February 09, 2009 1:10:25 PM

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World without end sounds familiar
heartofdarkness
Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 2:10:15 PM

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yes both by ken follett
Catnip
Posted: Friday, April 10, 2009 12:13:09 AM

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book One of my favorite books book
Stranger on a Train: Daydreaming and Smoking Around America with Interruptions

Jenny Diski

And yes I picked it for its title one day when I really wanted something new to read.
Even though it's like a biography I totally adore it, or maybe just because of it.
I haven't read anything else from her.

Guest
Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 5:18:35 PM

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

Brilliant novel. Solzhenitsyn's a genius.

Also, check out We, by Yevgeny Zamyatin. It inspired Orwell to write 1984.
castlequeen
Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2009 7:57:15 PM

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A series that the ladies will love is The Empire series by Raymond Feist and Janny Wurts. It's fantasy series set in a Japanese type of culture where Mara of the Acoma comes to rule her family, and all she has to do is stay alive while most of the other families and clans plot her death. She does, however, do far far more than survive.
She made my all time heroines list, which includes Mame Dennis and Scarlett O'Hara...so you know just how awesome she is.

"A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere." - Groucho Marx
Susan
Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2009 8:39:05 PM

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Very good series Castlequeen. Love Raymond Feist.
Guest
Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2009 4:32:15 PM

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Straight up porn lit: Henry miller's Under the Roofs of Paris.

My favorite dirty novel: Romance of Lust --Victorian porn

I've also been reading Sudden Fiction and Flash Fiction. Inspiration for when you just have to knock off a story.

coffee
Jonathan
Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2009 7:43:13 AM

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"Basic Economics" by Thomas Sowell.

I am reading this now and although I have a educated sense of economics, this book makes many things very clear. Unfortunately, the average person on the street knows dip-shit about what runs the economy. Not to mention how politicians, all parties, take advantage of this ignorance. I wish it would be required reading in high schools and colleges....it will "Change" their perspective.

"This was a great book. I think all voting Americans should read it. No math or numbers, just commonsense explanations about how economics work. If only we all understood better how the economy worked and didn't allow politicians to make decisions based on populist agendas we'd be much better off as would the rest of the world. Concerned about 3rd world poverty? Read this book. Concerned about gas prices? Again, read this book."

Jonathan
Catnip
Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2009 8:40:55 AM

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Jonathan wrote:
Concerned about gas prices? Again, read this book."

Jonathan

If you are concerned about that, just go to Sweden, then be quiet about how high they are in the US.


Guest
Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 11:03:36 AM

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Just finished Walter Mosley's Devil in a Blue Dress. Excellent. Reminded me of my time in Los Angeles.

Currently reading Be Cool by Elmore Leonard. Best dialog I've ever read.
nicola
Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2009 9:32:38 PM

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I've started to enjoy autobiographies.

Just finished the Richard Branson autobio, "Losing my Virginity" - it's an excellent read. He's one incredible man, and shares some amazing stories.
fystee
Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2009 1:11:21 AM

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I am reading Jungle Pilot.....very good read
Chauncey
Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2009 7:08:45 PM

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P. R Frost Hounding the Moon, Moon in the Mirror and Fairy Moon. Currently reading first book in True Blood series.
Trebor69
Posted: Saturday, November 07, 2009 1:05:23 AM

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Just started getting into the Dresden Files series of books by Jim Butcher..

Wizards, werewolves, vampires and everything in the nevernever land. Easy to read and enjoyable characters and involved story lines.

Guest
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009 12:38:49 PM

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Storm Glass (Glass Book 1)Maria V. Snyder...I love this whole series
Guest
Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2009 11:20:37 PM

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Atonement by Ian McEwan

If you like involved stories with emotional content this one is for you.
Guest
Posted: Friday, February 12, 2010 5:56:56 PM

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Between the Sheets, by Robin Wells
barlo
Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 3:42:00 PM

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