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What are you reading? (30020 new)
Sep 25, 2008 10:05AM

1218 Go Kellie go!!! Sorry, I jsut always hope when somebody reads a book I read, that they will feel the same enjoyment as I did, so I really hope you cna continue The historian and like it a lot in the end. :-))
New to this site (61 new)
Sep 25, 2008 10:03AM

1218 Welcome Kate, like all the others wrote already: you found others who are addicted, obsessed, crazy about books, reading and everything near to it!!! Enjoy and have fun getting more obsessed than you are already(as you came to this site!).
Belgium/Italy (34 new)
Sep 25, 2008 10:01AM

1218 Kathy, luckily the last place was a bit out of center London, a bit after Wimbledon so not that bad but people can be so dirty, rude, aggresive and ill manered there.
I know, hard choise isn't it. But the goal is Switzerland, Dublin is 'just' 2nd place. Bad is if those two would for whatever reason not be possibilities anymore, than it is the option we are trying to prevent: going back temporaly to London!
But I will try to send you some joy from Italy or the next country!!! It does affect my mood, so it wouldn't suprise if you notice it in my posts here! In Italy or as near as possible is really fabulous for how I feel!!! :-)))

the girl who is facing hard choices:-))
Belgium/Italy (34 new)
Sep 25, 2008 09:57AM

1218 Petra where did you go in Italy?
1218 Who actually makes those lists? Is it the ALA because they seem to be for free reading... It is just too much for me that someone can decide a book has to be banned, isn't that a compelete subjective thing?
Sep 25, 2008 05:16AM

1218 I never tried them and in some way I hope I want either. Like so many I wander how it will be, if it will be as good in the end as reading it yourself, what if the voice is really awful, or read to fast or to slow. And in the end, what is more special than holding the book, having it around you, touching it, feeling it and reading it in your own way....
Belgium/Italy (34 new)
Sep 25, 2008 05:11AM

1218 Tisha, unfortunately it si true. My boyfriend is Italian, so we stay at his parents place. Already for an Italian it isn't easy to find a job, maybe even more difficult than in many countries. If you don't get lucky by finding a great job, it gets difficult. Of course if you know someone who knows somebody else that knows someone who knows someone who knows someone that works in that company .... it might get much much easier :-))) That's why we are concidering Switzerland.
Belgium/Italy (34 new)
Sep 25, 2008 05:07AM

1218 Thanks again!
Kathy, normally i don't mention Agatha Christie as one of my favourite writers because she is just another level for me. And thanks to her books I got into reading completely when i was around 7 or 8 years old. before I was jsut eating my books in my box(according to my mum).

I lived also for about three years in England and about a year in The Netherlands.
I lived in The hague which is a wonderful place. A big, important city mixed with the feeling of a small place. It is great there.
In England I first lived in Nottingham which I liked as a place to visit but hate to live. From there I moved to London, first in East London and after a month southwest. It was a great experience but I couldn't handle the daily rudness, lack of manners and dirt of so many english people around me. Last October I left and started to feel less agressive again. I am not an agressive person, more smiley and gentle but after England.... . I really like Scotland, even if i only went on holiday. Maybe I am going to live temp. with my boyfriend in Dublin, if we don't move to Switzerland!

But Italy is a complete different level for me, it is my dream coming true!!! :-))))

Sep 25, 2008 05:00AM

1218 Enjoy Monica! Isn't that description on the profile page great???!! It was like someone was writing about me when I read it! And then I found so many other delightfully crazy addictive once around..... :-)
What are you reading? (30020 new)
Sep 25, 2008 04:53AM

1218 Still reading Moby Dick....will manage it, have to manage it. Just started Maigret et il ladro (or le voleur de maigret)by georges simenon. I needed an easy, light reading after Alice's adventures in wonderland!!!

Let's see how that add book button works!Moby Dick
The Person Below Me (9020 new)
Sep 25, 2008 02:23AM

1218 Oh no, I keep them to close with me and are constantly reading that there isn't time to loose them!!!

The person below me used to 'eat'or chew on bits of the book they were reading while being a baby.
What are you reading? (30020 new)
Sep 24, 2008 06:31AM

1218 Linda, you are so right, The shadow of the wind is a great story!

I just finished Alice's adventures in wonderland and the other story where she goes through a window (I read it in Italian and don't remember the english title). I am still wondering whyyyyyy I started the book. Really didn't like it at all.
What are you reading? (30020 new)
Sep 24, 2008 06:29AM

1218 Hi Connie, I think the Historian does get better. The long beginning is a bit ..well long but the moment two different stories are told it gets so much better. At least that was what I thought. I liked the book a lot. Good luck!
Sep 23, 2008 06:19AM

1218 Congratualtions Lori!! And thanks for the fun in this group!!!
Your Latest Splurge (9853 new)
Sep 23, 2008 06:06AM

1218 Oooch, this hurts...reading about all you people out there and the fun of going to buy books ... :-))) Since my last months in London last year I promissed my boyfriend that i wouldn't buy books for the moment or till we were gone. Moving to London from Nottingham with all my books I bought (I worked in abookshop and had discount!!) was too much for him. But when I was home in Belgium, i dicovered I had about 150 or more books unread, so I made myself a promise (how stupid was I???) not to buy any books while i was for six months in belgium and first read all my unread once. I only broke it once when i bought two books!! :-) But now I am in Italy at my boyfriend's place so I extended my own made promise and don't buy books till we know where we are moving to(it won't be in Italy so can't fill my luggage with books) ..... I am reading all the books they have in the hosue here, really many and great to do ... but .... I miss the joy og going to a bookshop, spending hours to decide which ones to buy, holding them, he trip back him with a big smile on your face ......
A to Z about ME (294 new)
Sep 22, 2008 05:15AM

1218 That's fun and I am coming right ebhind another Scorpio!!!

A - Age: 27
B - Best friend: my boyfriend
C - Chore you hate: uhmm.....can't think of one at the moment

D - Dessert you love: I'm not really a dessert person but a bowl of all different kinds of fruit pieces is jummy. Of course the desserts my boyfriend's mum make are ...too much of jummy(she is an Italian mummy!)

E - Essential start your day item: fruit
F - Favorite author/ book: Agatha Christie and Patricia Cornwell but of course there is also Nicholas Evans and Tiziano terzano... book? Did you see how I cheated with the author already!

G - Gold or Silver: none
H - Hometown: Diksmuide, Belgium (parents place) but I don't stay there anymore, for the moment Tredozio, Emilia-Romagna in Italy
I - Instruments you play: used to play the flute at school, now I got a guitar last year but couldn't practise it, so I am STILL just practising
J - Job title: non for the moment
K - Kid(s): non and never
L - Living arrangements: at my boyfriend's place
M - Mom's name: mariane
N - Nicknames: gini, icegini
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: 2 or 3 nights
P - Pet Peeve: not sure about it or can't remember it now
Q- Quotes you like: 'People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading' or "Never doubt that a small group of thoughful comitted citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has" - Margaret Mead and 'Eventually should be now'

R - Right or left handed: right
S - Siblings: one older sister
T - Time you woke up today: late: 8.30,but if you're on an extended kind of holiday and it's cold out of the bed(cover)..... :-)))

U - Unique thing about you:I don't think I have one but people who know me say different thinks, all related to personality
V - Vegetable you love: practically all of them!!! I am a vegie and fruit lover
W - Worst habit: I thin it isn't a bad habit but a positive part of me, but anyway...people say I am stubborn, just keep to my believes and thoughts strongly (but allow people to have different sones)
X - X-rays you've had: several..ligaments, lungs, .... always the same parts
Y - Yummy food you make: uhmm... there is a chicken meal that my boyfriend adores when I amke it and he also adores it when I make apple crumble. For myself I like my things with rice, vegetables, quorn ...
Z - Zodiac Sign: A proud Scorpio!!!

Belgium/Italy (34 new)
Sep 21, 2008 09:51AM

1218 Thanks for the welcomes! And sorry for the ones who are jealous of me living in Italy. Actually I am not sorry because I am so happy about being here!!!!!! :-)))
I am glad that I know Italian because I am not buying books for the moment and don't have my books with me, so I can only read the books here in the house (which are a lot) but all in Italian!
Linda, I wouldn't know how to live either. I keep wondering how some of the people I know never read a book. How do they survive?????
Sep 21, 2008 08:26AM

1218 Going to start with a book of which till now I never so anybody writing bad about. so thank you!!!!
1. The lovely bones- Alice sebold
I absolutely didn't like this book and till today, I thought I was the only person!!!

2.Alice's Adventures in wonderland- Lewis Carrol
Reading it now and so happy it is almsot finished, I just reaaaalllly don't like it. That girl sounds so stupid and boring.

3.Moby Dick- Herman Melville
Started this book three times and didn't manage. reading it now and determined to finish it, but poor me.... I thought this was suppose to be one of those great books??????

4.The world according to Garp- John Irving
Okay, this one is half on it because I am stucked with the feeling most 2/3 of the book left me.

There are some others, not too many fortunately, but forgot about them. Not that it is a book never to read but does The kite runner really have to come on so many 'best books' lists??? I liked much more A thousand splendid suns. His first book I thought it to be a bid boring.
1218 Only 18 but I am reading two of them now: Alice's adventures in wonderland and Moby Dick.I only read two or three of the Harry Potter serie, but how do you count that?

1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell
42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
52. Dune - Frank Herbert
56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
68. Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
70. Moby-Dick - Herman Melville
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

The Title Game (20583 new)
Sep 21, 2008 07:54AM

1218 The curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Marc Haddon

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