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What are you reading? (29957 new)
Nov 02, 2008 04:38PM

1218 I agree with you about the movie also. Since my DH has the 21st off, I already know where we'll be that night!
What are you reading? (29957 new)
Nov 02, 2008 04:34PM

1218 I know! I completely fell in love with it and, I swear, I could listen to it all day. It still brings tears to my eyes, especially now that I've read the book.
What are you reading? (29957 new)
Nov 02, 2008 04:25PM

1218 Here's a link to my playlist: http://view.playlist.com/12756270859

Hopefully it will work!
What are you reading? (29957 new)
Nov 02, 2008 04:12PM

1218 Jamie - I must admit, I finally gave in and decided I HAD to read the book after hearing Bella's Lullaby (actually "River Flows in You" by Yiruma) on someone's playlist one day. :) I can't believe how much that song influenced me! Have you heard it? It's simply breathtaking.
What are you reading? (29957 new)
Nov 02, 2008 03:51PM

1218 Jamie - New Moon is actually in transit to me right now from another library, but I'm not sure if it will be there tomorrow or Tuesday.

I didn't give Twilight much of a chance either, since I don't normally enjoy vampire stories. The negative reviews really got to me, though. All of the criticism seems so unwarranted now, though - all of the vampire stuff is fantasy, so who are we to say what they would or wouldn't do/be like? A lot of people also were irritated by Bella's dependence on Edward, but given the situation, it didn't bother me at all (Edward is a very lovable character, isn't he?).
What are you reading? (29957 new)
Nov 02, 2008 03:42PM

1218 I just finished Twilight (I wish I hadn't listened to all of the negative reviews for so long - I LOVED it), and I'm now reading Midnight Sun (Edward's version of Twilight) because it's available online. I'm hoping New Moon will be in at the library tomorrow for me to pick up.
Nov 02, 2008 03:28PM

1218 Read a book about music or a musician - Dedication by Emma McLaughlin (10)
Read a novel or non-fiction book about football -Playing for Pizza by John Grisham (10)
Read a book with a one word title - Austenland by Shannon Hale (10)
Read a horror or suspense novel - Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde (10)
Read a non-fiction book - A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (10)
Read a novel written in the 19th Century - Persuasion by Jane Austen (10)
Read a young adult novel - Wizard's Hall by Jane Yolen (10)
Read a novel or non-fiction book about witches, vampires, or werewolves - Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (10)

Read a book by an author you've never read before - The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (15)
Read a book by an author who is no longer living - The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (15)

Read a book and then watch the movie adaptation - Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (25)
Read a book and cook a meal inspired by it - The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith (25) - I really didn't like this book much at all, so I'm happy that I can use it for more points. I made omlettes, which was what the main character offers to her love interest whenever he comes over for dinner. :P

My goal is 200

New Total - 160
~ Jamie (29)

Nov 02, 2008 03:17PM

1218 Persuasion
Pride and Prejudice
Twilight
Northanger Abbey
Bridget Jones's Diary (I'm a sucker for the Pride and Prejudice storyline, I guess)
Nov 01, 2008 01:20PM

1218 Fiona - I like this one: "Ask a friend to tell you what to read next and read it like it or not!" It's sort of along the same lines as the blindly choosing one at the library one (which I thought was pretty good), but you could (hopefully) trust your friend's judgement at least!
Oct 30, 2008 10:58AM

1218 Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Lucky by Alice Sebold

What are you reading? (29957 new)
Oct 30, 2008 06:30AM

1218 Mary - I just saw your post about the books I'd mentioned. I'm not sure if you've already checked out the links to the books yet but, to answer your question, The Woman in White is a mystery that was written in 1860 by Wilkie Collins. One of the main themes is how marriage affected women at that time. I did enjoy it, but it wasn't very surprising for a mystery. I ended up giving it 4 stars and I do recommend it.

Although I haven't finished The Sunday Philosophy Club yet, I did start Twilight (a young adult novel) last night and I think it will be a quick read, even though I am not typically a fan of vampire-related material. I'd avoided this series for a while, due to it's odd premise - it's been described as a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, only with vampires. Ultimately, it looks like it will be a pretty good love story.

Emma is considered by many to be Jane Austen's masterpiece. Although she's my favorite author, I've put it off this long because I just don't want to be finished with all of her novels yet. I've been taking a bit of a break before I move on to it, as it is the last Austen novel I've yet to read. If you're unfamiliar with the book, the title character plays matchmaker for her friends. As with her other books, major themes of the book are social class and marriage in the 19th Century.
Oct 29, 2008 01:32PM

1218 Here's an update for what I've read thus far:

Read a book about music or a musician - Dedication by Emma McLaughlin (10)
Read a novel or non-fiction book about football -Playing for Pizza by John Grisham (10)
Read a book with a one word title - Austenland by Shannon Hale (10)
Read a horror or suspense novel - Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde (10)
Read a non-fiction book - A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (10)
Read a novel written in the 19th Century - Persuasion by Jane Austen (10)
Read a young adult novel - Wizard's Hall by Jane Yolen (10)

Read a book by an author you've never read before - The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (15)
Read a book by an author who is no longer living - The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (15)

Read a book and then watch the movie adaptation - Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (25)

My goal is 200

New Total - 125
~ Jamie (29)
quick questionaire (115 new)
Oct 29, 2008 08:58AM

1218 1- Who is your favorite character and what novel were they in?

I can't decide between Anne Elliot from Persuasion, Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice, Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables, or Queen from Alex Haley's Queen.

2- Which book made you laugh the loudest?

Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, I suppose.

3- Which novel made you cry the hardest? (c'mon boys, dont be shy!)

The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

4- Which Antagonist pissed you off the most and what novel were they in?

Delores Umbridge & Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter; John and Isabella Thorpe from Northanger Abbey come close.

5- Which novel left you scratching your head wondering what the heck had just happened?

Dedication by Emma McLaughlin

6- Which book are you most glad to have read?

Persuasion by Jane Austen

7- Which book do you think was the biggest waste of your money?

The Time Traveler's Wife - I couldn't get through it, so I donated it to the library. I keep wondering, though, if I should've finished it after all.

8- Which book scared you the most?

I don't really read scary books, so I'd have to say Flashback by Nevada Barr.

9- List a novel that you read because of all the great reviews and hype it got, but left you wondering what all the buzz was about.

See #7

10- List a novel that others may not have heard of, but that you really liked, and would like us to take a peek at.

Queen by Alex Haley

What are you reading? (29957 new)
Oct 28, 2008 01:47PM

1218 Laura - Wodehouse's The Code of the Woosters has been recommended as a good starting point.
Oct 28, 2008 01:36PM

1218 Read the book that has been on your TBR shelf the longest.

Read a Newberry Award winning book.

Read a weight loss or health-related book.

Since February is Black History month, read a book about or written by an African American.

For Valentine's Day, read a love story or romance novel.
What are you reading? (29957 new)
Oct 28, 2008 05:10AM

1218 I just finished The Woman in White and have moved on to The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith. It's pretty good so far, but I want to finish it soon so I can move on to Twilight and Emma.
Oct 28, 2008 04:59AM

1218 For now, these are my favorites:

Persuasion
Pride and Prejudice
Northanger Abbey
A Tale of Two Cities
Our Town
The Hound of the Baskervilles


I do have a lot of classics on my TBR list that I'm sure will end up on my favorites list. In particular, I have high hopes for Emma, Gone with the Wind, The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, and War and Peace.

Book Crushes (346 new)
Oct 27, 2008 06:46AM

1218 Mr. Darcy
Ranger (Stephanie Plum series)
Henry Tilney (Northanger Abbey)
Captain Wentworth from (Persuasion)
Oct 26, 2008 05:48PM

1218 READ A NOVEL BY AN AUTHOR WHO IS NO LONGER LIVING - The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (15 points)

This brings me to 115 points.
Oct 26, 2008 10:56AM

1218 While reading these books, I definitely took as few breaks as possible (most of them are on my favorites list, too):

1. Harry Potter series
2. Twilight series
3. Persuasion by Jane Austen
4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
5. Stephanie Plum series
6. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
7. Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
8. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
9. Thursday Next Series
10. Sisterhood series by Ann Brashares
11. Bridget Jones's Diary

* Edited to add Twilight, which I only recently read.



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