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Last night I finished reading The Cuckoo’s Calling by “[name_m]Robert[/name_m] Galbraith” (J. K. Rowling). I absolutely loved it! It’s very un-[name_m]Harry[/name_m] [name_m]Potter[/name_m], so I definitely don’t recommend it if you are only reading it for the author. I’ve read The Casual Vacancy a few times now, and I seem to be the only person who really loved it Haha oh well!
Next I think I’m going to read Vanity Fair by [name_m]William[/name_m] Makepeace [name_m]Thackeray[/name_m].
Vanity Fair is pretty good, not one of my favorite classics but well worth the read especially since [name_f]Becky[/name_f] [name_m]Sharp[/name_m] is one of the more well-known literary figures!
Right now I’m reading a few books, the most recent being The Book of Lost Things by [name_m]John[/name_m] [name_u]Connolly[/name_u]. I was home last weekend and I was looking through my bookshelf for something to bring back to school with me. I found a book that I had apparently gotten for my birthday in 2006 (someone wrote a nice little message for me on the inside). I guess I never got around to reading it. When I was reading it last night, I found a receipt I had used as a bookmark dated from 2007. It’s pretty interesting so far… I’m only about 20 pages in, but it seems like it’ll be a pretty quick read. I like the author’s style. He’s very descriptive. Great writing.
I’m also reading The Particle at the End of the Universe by [name_m]Sean[/name_m] [name_u]Carroll[/name_u]. It’s about the Higgs boson particle. Oh, ya know, just some casual light reading.
Let us know how that it is when you finish! It’s somewhere on my shelves too :D.
I’m currently reading:
[name_f]Sophie[/name_f]'s Choice - more explicit than I expected but the writing is pretty good. Finally got to the interesting part and past all the yammering about the writer.
Foundation (Asimov) - creative idea but more political than I find appealing. Also, the major “hook” of psychohistory I find rather weak and unsupportable. Good writing and a good concept though.
[name_f]Anne[/name_f]'s House of Dreams - happy fluffy reading.
[name_m]Just[/name_m] finished ‘The Book Thief’ (started off not liking it at all, ended up thinking it was very pretty but not a lot really happened) and am about to start reading [name_m]Hugh[/name_m] Howey’s ‘Wool’ stuff. I’m not looking forward to it. From what I’ve heard, I have a feeling it may be overrated.
I read that many years ago and it’s still one of my favorite books to this day. I think it was very interesting because it’s written from the perspective of Death. The movie came out recently and I’ve been dying to see it but I think due to funding issues or something it’s only playing at select theaters? It was at one movie theater an hour across town for a couple weeks and then it stopped playing so I don’t know where else to see it.
That’s too bad! I saw it and thought it was really great. They really captured her spirit. The young actress did a wonderful job.
I know it’s not come out here yet, I don’t think. I’ve only seen trailers for it.
I just finished with my thesis so I don’t read any books at the moment. [name_m]Will[/name_m] definitely read The Cuckoo’s Calling though.
I read almost exclusively crime-fiction/mystery novels. I am currently reading book three in MJ [name_f]Rose[/name_f]'s Butterfield Institute series - [name_f]Venus[/name_f] Fix. [name_u]Love[/name_u] this series. [name_m]Will[/name_m] probably go back to my [name_f]Kindle[/name_f] after I finish this one (am on paperbacks atm, got them for [name_u]Christmas[/name_u]/Birthday). I bought 9 books for 74p, great deal!
I’d never heard of this guy until I ‘borrowed’ Sand but reviews look pretty mixed on all his stuff. If I enjoy the last half as much as I have the first I’ll probably look into his other stuff eventually.
And The Book Thief is definitely one of those novels I really liked for it’s prose rather than it’s plot – possibly why I have yet to check out the movie. It’s been years since I read it, I don’t recall enough to want to rush out and see it.
Yeah that’s a good way of putting it!
[name_f]My[/name_f] most recent book has been a self-help book, which I’ve been reading to get over my broken heart, it’s called [name_m]How[/name_m] to Heal a Broken Heart in 30 Days: A [name_u]Day[/name_u]-by-[name_u]Day[/name_u] Guide to Saying Good-bye and Getting On With Your Life.
And you know what?!
Now I need some new fiction to read, might try some of the books people have mentioned in the thread.
Nope, there’s also me and my best friend! At least. I’m pretty sure there’re a lot of positive reviews on iTunes. I’ve only read it once a few months ago and I already want to read it again.
I’m currently reading [name_m]Gustave[/name_m] Flaubert’s Madame Bovary.
I wanted so badly to like it because I admire JKR but… I was just so bored by the adults… I liked the kids though.
Started into Wool last night. After the ‘prologue’ story I’m sort of interested but the print is so tiny and the book is so vast that I don’t know if I can be bothered. I’m not that desperate to find out what happens next.
Someone gifted me The Casual Vacancy for [name_u]Christmas[/name_u], and I left it back home, but I might get my mom to send it to me so I can read it. I’ve wanted to read it for a while now.
I’ve heard good and bad about it, but enough good, that I want to read it and make up my own mind!
I found the characters sort of stereotypic, but still fascinating.
I’m not into modern literature at all and I wasn’t expecting much from Rowling ([name_m]Harry[/name_m] [name_m]Potter[/name_m] was good, but it’s a children’s book), but I really enjoyed reading the Casual Vacancy. Usually I can see what’s going to happen and that’s why I don’t like most modern books. The Casual Vacancy was completely unpredictable, though.
I’m currently reading [name_f]Divine[/name_f] Misdemeanor by [name_f]Laurell[/name_f] K [name_m]Hamilton[/name_m], [name_f]Shadow[/name_f]'s Edge by [name_m]Brent[/name_m] Weeks, and The Last Threshold by [name_m]RA[/name_m] [name_m]Salvatore[/name_m].
And does it count that I’m re-reading my novel and doing some more re-writes