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[09 Dec 2005|01:18pm]
Has anyone ever read She's Come Undone or I Know this much is True by Wally Lamb?

"She's Come Undone" is about a girl's life dilemmas and "I Know this much is True" is a story about identical twins, and one of them is mentally ill.

They're very good books.
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[03 Dec 2005|01:21am]

The first book I ever bought was Second Nature by Alice Hoffman. I bought it for two dollars at Target because I loved the cover image. For close to ten years it sat, safe and held, on my book shelf. Then I read it ... and fell in love ...

I'm devouring it again, and am falling in love all over again ...

Who would have thought that a book about a man being raised by wolves could be so captivating.

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I'm new [26 Nov 2005|08:45pm]

I've heard that Sylvia Plath - The Bell Jar
is a good book.
I'm currently reading The Virgin Suicides. And after that I'm reading The Catcher in the Rye. And then after that I'm off to buy The Bell Jar.
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[24 Nov 2005|11:57pm]

[ mood | happy ]

Good Evening All!

I just joined the community. The last book I read was Jane Eyre. I am currently reading Great Expectations. I'm in the process of reading classics I didn't have to read when I was in high school.

My favorite books are The Great Gatsby and The Emperor's Lady.

Feel free to read my journal as well and comment as you see fit =)

Have a good one!

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Little Recommendations [27 Aug 2004|12:12pm]

[ mood | blah ]

Recent books that I've finished:

The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Isle Witch by Terry Brooks
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer

They're all really great reads. I especially love the last one. ^_^ I wrote a small review about it if anyone's interested. I'll soon be starting Over to You by Roald Dahl.

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A taste of Findley.... [18 Aug 2004|12:57pm]

Chapter 2 in The Piano Man's Daughter

"Ede had been pregnant now not quite the full term: eight months, two weeks, four days. She had lapsed into an extended silence--partly because she was still in mourning--still enraged and afraid of speech. And partly, too, because the child itself had taken up dreaming in her belly--dreaming and, Ede was certain, singing. Not singing songs a person knew, of course. Nothing Ede could recognize. But songs for certain. Music--with a tune to it. Evocative. A song about self. A song about place. As if a bird had sung it, sitting in a tree at the edge of a field. Or high in the air above the field. A hovering song. Of recognition."

For those of you looking for the next book, this one seems pretty promising and so I thought I would shamelessly plug it. You can all read this snippet, this Chapter 2, which I find to be quite delicious, and decide for yourselves.
*comments welcome*
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Just new... [18 Aug 2004|12:31pm]

Hey. I just joined this community because I love reading, and this one seemed the most kept-up yet it looks pretty. What can I say - I enjoy the visual eye candy.
I just finished reading a couple classics - The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper, and Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. I loved both. Though Cooper read like the King James version of the Bible, it was full of action, the characters really grew on me and the ending was great. I believe an ending can make or break a book. As for Pride & Prejudice, I have always enjoyed Austen, and though her characters tend to run into one another from book to book, I am a sucker for a little romance and am always propelled through her stories. I loved it.
Right now I'm starting The Piano Man's Daughter by Timothy Findley. I've heard good things about this author, but it'll be my first time reading him.
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join! [12 Aug 2004|09:34pm]

join the community!!!

lyrics, quotes, poems, random thoughts, jokes...

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Me = New Member [11 Aug 2004|06:01pm]

Hi everyone! I'm new here and I'm so glad I found this community. :) My favorite authors are Roald Dahl and Paul Jennings, and my favorite genres are fantasy and mystery. I'm currently reading The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Isle Witch by Terry Brooks, and I have an untouched copy of Confessions of a Shopaholic (which is next on my reading list). Just wanted to say hi! So... see you all soon!
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[04 Aug 2004|03:17am]

[ mood | tired ]
[ music | "Come Winter" by Daphne Loves Derby ]

Hi everyone! I'm new here and just thought I'd say hello! I've just recently read 'The Taking', 'The Perks of being a Wallflower' and 'Revolution Canvas'. Excellent books! I think that everyone should read Perks, its awesome and its just one of those books where you can't put it down. I started reading it at 3 in the morning and finished by 5. I usually take my time reading, but I really wanted to finish it just find out what happens!Its most excellent! Anyways, I'm up for comments if you've read any of these! Thanks much!

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[29 Jul 2004|05:47am]

*standard greeting* just joined, and stuff..obviously i'm "down" with reading..huge fan of vonnegut, thompson, huxley, whoever it was who wrote 'fight club' and 'choke' (always forget how to spell his name..figure i'd spare myself just this once), burroughs, and rock n' roll/serial killer biographies. uh huh, ye-up.
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Vonnegut and Herbert [25 Jul 2004|12:10pm]

I just finished The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut. I thought it was a brilliant novel. It was right up there with Vonnegut's best works such as Deadeye Dick, Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse-5, and Player Piano. I can never find the words to justify those of such a genius, but I will just leave you with the recommendation to read this novel about a man called Malachi Constant, a corrupt business man who doesn't know the beginning of what life is about until a prophet predicts a series of events that will change Constant's life forever. Currently I am reading Dune by Frank Herbert, which is turning out quite brilliantly.
crossposted in other book communities.
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join :) [09 Jun 2004|08:17pm]


lyrics, jokes, poetry, extracts, quotes... :)

bzillions of quizzes!
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[05 May 2004|09:51pm]

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heelo [30 Apr 2004|06:03pm]

hey, im new, and ive just read 'if nobody speaks of remarkable things' by jon mcgregor. highly recomend it! ne1 else read it?
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[25 Apr 2004|12:14pm]

[ music | David Bowie - Waterloo Sunset ]

Hi, I'm Shannon and I joined a long while ago but this is my first post :)

I was just wondering if any of you have read The DaVinci Code, and if you could tell me a little of what its about? Not to spoil it or anything cause I do want to read it but just to know a teeny bit about it. Thanks

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book whore [02 Apr 2004|12:09pm]

[ music | closer-goapele ]

right now i'm reading:

Tumbling by Diane McKinney-Whetstone for my book club
does your mama know? which is an anthology of black lesbain coming-out stories, edited by lisa moore
i'm finishing up with Imago, the last in the lilith brood trilogy by octavia butler
and in the wings i have The Street by Ann Petry.

by the way,
this is my first post on booklovers

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Augusten Boroughs [23 Mar 2004|10:58am]

Recently I read a book called, Running With Scissors. It is a fantastic memoir about a child's off the wall crappy childhood. I enjoy that it's non-fiction because stories, such as these, often are tear jerkers but with no real basis. But the sequal came out, Dry, and I'm curious to see if anyone has read this.
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[24 Feb 2004|06:09pm]

[ mood | busy ]

I read: Ain't Gonna Make The Same Mistake Twice by Angela Sinclair. The book is about an african american woman who grows up in Chicago Southside, about college life from the young female african american perspective, about racism, friendships, relationships with family, and sexuality. I loved this book. But I didn't like the ending because I would have liked to know what her final decisions were. But when Angela Sinclair ended the book, the girl, Stevie, was still trying to find herself, but this time, Stevie, not only is searching for herself, but confidently for the first time. An I liked that, that bit reminded me of a delicious bite of cake.

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Bel Canto by Anne Patchett [26 Jan 2004|04:33pm]

Bel Canto by Anne Patchett. Basically the book is about a bunch of important political people come to a country to celebrate the vice president of japan birthday during an Opera by the infamous Roxane Coss Sprano. However terriosts stop the celebration by demanding the president of japan show himself... Only later do the terriosts learn that he decided he couldn't come. Thus the terriosts feel in a fix, but as time goes by the terriosts and the hostages form unexpected bonds. I found the book to have great descriptions of the characters, which I find unforgettable. However, I think there could have been something more to make the book worthwhile. I thought it was okay in the beginning, good in the middle and I didn't like the ending. I give it a B+
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