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Ruby Emerald
Ruby Emerald
Super Steeper

Jul-27-2006 03:15

I know we already have the Sleuths Bookshelf, but people there talk about their general tastes, what books they liked in childhood etc. I'd like all of us to share with others what we are reading now, do we like it or not and to recommend the books we like. Possibly we could have a similar thread for movies.

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Lady Emerald Devon
Lady Emerald Devon
Nomad

Jul-11-2007 10:42

Oh and I tried to read Wicked, (the one Squirrel mentioned earlier) but bejezzus, what hard work it was. I think I managed to the third chapter before I gave up.

LauraVo
LauraVo
Battered Shoe

Jul-11-2007 11:02

The same thing happened with me and Wicked, this is the first time I'm admitting it. Previously I never divulged the fact that I hadn't finished it. I'm currently reading a slim volume of poetry by Jessica Powers, Terrier by Tamora Pierce, The Simple Art of Detection by Laurie R. King, c couple of romace/fantasy novels that aren't, so far, memorable enough for me to recommend them.

Just finished Cast in Courtlight by Michelle Sagara which is really enjoyable, and the first couple of chapters in my old Calculus book as I prepare to go back to college to finish my undergrad degree, finally.



LauraVo
LauraVo
Battered Shoe

Jul-11-2007 11:02

Here's a poem by Jessica Powers, titled, "for a silent poet"

Song was a wild bird and it came unbidden.
It settled down across the darkened air
to a gray branch in a dull orchard hidden.
One morning it was there.

Feathers of luster and a polished beak,
you cried in your delight, what is this bird
that in one space of music seems to speak
the note and the note's word?

It came from meadows seasonless and boundless
into your orchard for a summer stay,
and then one night you saw it lift on soundless
white wings and float away.

Weep not that visit of a brief duration.
You are a guest yourself and you must know
that in you lie the instincts of migration,
and where the bird went, one day you will go


AZN_Cinderella
AZN_Cinderella

Jul-11-2007 12:46

I finished reading The Constant Princess by Philipa Gregory. It's a historical fiction novel about King Henry's first of his six wives, Cathrine of Aragon. The book is written very well and it's like a movie going through your head while you're reading. I loved it and plan to read The Virgin's Lover next. (I like historical fiction books, especially ones about the Tudor times)

jroepel
jroepel
Con Artist

Jul-11-2007 15:31

I'm reading "Nelson Love & Fame" by Edgar Vincent. It's a biography of Lord Nelson.

Kathryn Gumshoe the 7th
Kathryn Gumshoe the 7th
Battered Shoe

Jul-11-2007 21:58

I'm not reading anything right now, too busy getting crap in boxes. (we're moving) but the last book I read was "The Body" by Stephen King, seeing for myself if it was as good as the movie, "Stand By Me." Which is now my favorite movie.

To make a long story short, the book is back in the library safe and sound never to darken my doorstep again, and the movie has mysteriously disappeared to my room to watch on my laptop.

lol it's not my laptop it's actually my dad's, but that has "mysteriously disappeared" also when he hasn't needed it, and the last time he needed it was about a week ago.

I wonder if he'll press charges?

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Nov-11-2007 16:27

[Besides a lot of Rosamund Clifford in SM form] I have started reading & listening to Terry Pratchett Discworld Series. Something I said I'd never do as there were too many and I wasn't going to lock myself down into getting sucked into a 20+ book series. Ba-Bow. So now I am really sucked in. They're very witty and clever, and well, 'silly'. Plus I've come across a fair few of them in audio book form read by Tony Robinson (Baldric from Blackadder) which has been great.

John Hale
John Hale
Yarn Weaver

Nov-17-2007 22:31

SS, a tip regarding Discworld. It will go fast, very, very, very fast. You will be absorbed by Discworld until you come to a crashing halt with no books left to read. You will reread them to hold this off. Eventually, he will release another book. They are like crack. Savor them if you can. They, like life, never last as long as we would like.

To contribute my latest harvest from the library: Charles Maturin's "Melmoth the Wanderer". Emblematic of Irish fiction. Gothic. Surreal. Highly literate but obscenely over-written.

Lady Zeugirdor
Lady Zeugirdor
Vigilante

Dec-5-2007 23:17

Ok, so this shows my reading level...no not really. I just finished reading the Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson. It's actually a young adult series,but I liked it. I guess it's a cross between X-Men and the A-Team, umm, sort of anyway. It was really good and a very easy, fast read.

crunchpatty
crunchpatty
Old Shoe

Dec-6-2007 00:05

I'm almost done with the instructions (thank GOD they're waterproof!) for my scalp-moisturizing shampoo. There's three stages. I'm really good with "lather" and "rinse", but keep forgetting the last one.

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