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message 1: by Tuğçe (last edited Mar 25, 2011 06:33AM) (new)

Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Ok, lets see what I can do :)


message 2: by Tuğçe (last edited Nov 24, 2011 01:12AM) (new)

Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) 1. Zeitoun by Dave Eggers ****
2. Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand ***
3. Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson ***
4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte *****
5. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead ***
6. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen *****
7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald ****
8. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See ***(+1/2*)
9. The Challenge by Megan Hart **
10. Undead and Unemployed by MaryJanice Davidson **
11. Awakened by PC Cast ***
12. Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn ****
13. Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon **
14. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway ***
15. You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister ***
16. Undead and Unappreciated by MaryJanice Davidson ***
17. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen ****
18. Butterfly Tattoo by Diedre Knight ***
19. Irresistible Forces by Brenda Jackson **
20. Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote ****
21. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen ***
22. Frostbite by Richelle Mead ****
23. Heart of Fire by Linda Howard ***
24. The Secret History by Donna Tartt ****
25.Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead ****
26.The Pregnancy Test by Erin McCarthy ***
27.First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost ***
28.Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton ***
29.The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks ****
30.Room bu Emma Donoghue ***(+1/2*)
31.The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman *****
32.Black Dust Mambo by Adrian Phoenix ***
33.The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold ***
34.Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klasue ***
35.You Don't Know Jack by Erin McCarthy **
36.The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis **
37.Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins ****
38.House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III ***
39.The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer ****
40.Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward ****
41.Becoming Jane Austen by Jon Spence ****
42.Coraline by Neil Gaiman ****
43.The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ***
44.Sweet Possession by Maya Banks ***
45.Lying Awake by Mark Salzman ***
46.Jane Eyre's Daughter by Elizabeth Newark ***
47.Something About You by Julie James ***
48.The Secret by Julie Garwood ****
49.Blood Promise by Richelle Mead ****
50.Whiteout by Greg Rucka ***
51.The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins *****
52.Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom ****
53.Persuasion by Jane Austen *****
54.The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan ****
55.The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas ***
56.Undead and Unreturnable by MaryJanice Davidson **
57.The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson ****
58.In the Woods by Tana French ****
59.XVI by Julia Karr ***
60.The Love of My Youth: A Novel by Mary Gordon **
61.Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning ****
62.Ransom by Julie Garwood ****
63.Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro ***
64.Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost ****
65.Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris ****
66.Let the Right One in by John Ajvide Lindqvist ****
67.Honor's Splendour by Julie Garwood ****
68.Naked in Death by JD Robb ****
69.A Lot Like Love by Julie James ****
70.Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead *****
71.Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand ****
72.Vince by J.M. Snyder ****
73.Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips ****
74.Promises by Marie Sexton ***
75.The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy ****

76.The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon *****
77.Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning **
78.A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness ****
79.Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James ***
80.Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead ****
81.Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips ****
82.Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie ***
83.Vampire Mine by Kerrelyn Sparks ***
84.North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell *****
85.The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn ****
86.Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost ****
87.The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han ***
88.One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost ****
89. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin *****
90.Switch by Megan Hart ***
91.It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han ****
92.We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han *****
93.At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost ***
94.Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins *****
95.Deeper Than Midnight by Lara Adrian ****
96.The Princess Bride by William Goldman ****
97.Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo **
98.Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips ****
99.Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda ***
100.The Cougar Meets Her Master The Cougar Club by KyAnn Waters **
101.A Good Student by Elliott Mabeuse ***
102.The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss ****
103.Cursed by Rhianne Aile ***
104.Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost ****
105.Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri ***
106.The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole ***
107.Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas ****
108.The Bride by Julie Garwood ***
109.Silk by Alessandro Baricco ***
110.Night by Elie Wiesel ****
111.Divergent by Veronica Roth *****
112.Night Road by Kristin Hannah *****
113.One for the Money by Janet Evanovich ***
114.Glory in Death by J.D. Robb ***
115.Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen ****
116.Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins *****
117.Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver ****
118.Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern ****
119.One Day by David Nicholls ***** (re-read)
120.Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen ****
121.The Diary by Eileen Goudge ****
122.Causing Havoc by Lori Foster ***
123.My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult ****
124.Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James *****
125.Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson ****
126.Bloodlines by Richelle Mead ****
127.Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James ****
128.A Quick Bite by Lynsay Sands ***
129.Betrayed by Rhianne Aile ***
130.Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson *****
131.Cut & Run by Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux ****
132.Invisible Life by E.Lynn Harris ****
133.An Unexpected Vintage by Andrew Grey ***
134.Beauty and the Beast by Tygati **(+1/2*)
135.The Reluctant Dom by Tymber Dalton *** (opps! finished this in 25 August but forgot to put it in here)
136.Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel ****
137.This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost ***
138.Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan ***(+1/2*)
139.Sacred Fate by Eresse ***
140.Juliet by Anne Fortier ***(+1/2*)
141.City of Bones by Cassandra Clare ***
142.A to Z by Marie Sexton ****
143.The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stiegg Larsson *****
144.Concubine by Jill Knowless ***
145.The Bringer by Samantha Towles ***
146.Without Reservations by J.L.Langley ***
147.Beg for Mercy by Shannon Dermott ****
148.Zero at the Bone by Jane Seville ****
149.Hot Head by Damon Suede ***
150.Life of Pi by Yann Martel **
151.Visions by Anna James ***


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Zeitounby Dave Eggers

I really liked this book, it was a group read I have joined in GR. I am not a non-fiction fan very much myself but actually enjoyed this one. It is quite well written and detailed at some points. However I wasn't quite satisfied with the ending, which seemed a litte fast forwarded and superficial to me comparing to the rest of the book.


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand

well I'm not sure about whether I find it amazing or just liked it, there parts I loved and even got tears in my eyes but also parts I felt bored. In general it was a good read some good POVs.


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Andrea | 4124 comments Mod
Tugce, my mom loves Elin Hilderbrand. Some of her books are really good and others are just what I would call a "nice" read.


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) This one was both i guess, nice read in general and really good at times ;)


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson

I enjoyed this book, it is not a very good novel by any means but definitely an enjoyable one. It is not like the regular vampire fictions, kind of like a chick-lit with vampires. Although I have to stay I had a little problem sticking to it until the end of the first half. I decided I would read the next book in the second half of the book. I liked the way the heroine thinks and talks, she is fearful in her thought but fearless in her words and she sound smart all the time and a little arrogant sometimes which makes it fun to read.However the very same feature is also making you think it's a bit forced untill you get used to the style. This book was a pick for me in a challenge so that's how I found it but definitely not disappointed with it.


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Wow! That was one amazing book, I am very sorry I haven't read it earlier. I have read a longer version (868pages)although I don't know what's the difference between them. The language was pretty difficult for me to get used to in the beginning but when I was hooked around the 200 something page I couldn't put it down. I was sleepless for the next 2 nights to finish this.
I am amazed with the writer's ability to describe the feelings of Jane and how strong she is without losing the realness of the character.
I also believe it should be really hard to keep the reader that hooked with only one POV . Basically, I loved it.


message 9: by Caran-marie (new)

Caran-marie I too enjoy the "Undead" series by MaryJanice Davidson- they are fluffy reads- but sometimes that's just what you want. There is some interesting character development throughout the series if you stick with it.


JanB(on vacation till October) | 980 comments Tugce Nida wrote: "Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Wow! That was one amazing book, I am very sorry I haven't read it earlier. I have read a longer version (868pages)although I don't know what's the diffe..."


I agree - fabulous book! I read it for the first time last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. I found the language a little hard to get into at first also but when I switched to an audio version (free on Librivox) it was no longer a problem. I don't know why that is but I found the same thing when I read Jane Austen.


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Ok, 3 stars could be a little unfair so I'd give 3,5 stars... I know so many people liked this series and actually I enjoyed it and liked it and will probably give at least the second book a chance as well. But it is no different than the similar kind of series. It kept me hooked and wanted to finish it and find out what happens next even though it has a slow pace of events. The tension and mystery is always there but the aftermath is not as exciting. The problems or mysteries are solved pretty smoothly and with ease. As it turned out to be a whole new world to learn with all the Moroi, Dhampirs etc. this first book of the series is I believe sounded more like a VA 101 course.


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

I actually read a very shortened high school version of this book when I was in 9th or 10th grade and watched the movie quite long ago, I had the book in my library and was hoping to read it sometime for so long. I love Jane Austen books. I don't know what kept me so long :) I loved the book, even though I had some difficulties in believing the characters realness from time to time. It might be because I have not much information about those times in Britain. I love reading historical fiction and that one definitely fulfilled my expectations once again.


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

This book was, as you all know, a group read and I am glad it was chosen. I would probably never have read it otherwise.
I felt confused in many parts but i really like how the story was weavered and the twist, i felt sad for Gatsby and dislike almost rest of the characters except for Nick himself. Although Gatsby seemed mysterious i felt sympathy for him all through the book. The narration was very descriptive and effective.


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

I finished this one last night, another sleepless night I must say. I liked it on the otherhand I always like to read about late 1800 and early 1900 in China, very different culture and habits, almost impossible to understand for me and find reasonable. This book is also the same way, very very different than how we live, especially as a woman, it is impossible for me to accept that kind of obedience and self-control and I am awed, reading how they accepted it.
The story moves really slow I must warn but it is never boring or at least I never got bored and even if the pace is very slow, I am hooked since the beginning.Although there is one thing, I find the first half of the book like lecture notes (Chinese Culture101) as it is all telling about the culture and the way they live and etc to make you understand, while moving in the story.


message 15: by Tuğçe (last edited Feb 01, 2011 02:03AM) (new)

Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) The Challenge by Megan Hart

I have read this one today while we had a system problem at work and were unable to do anything but just sitting. It is a short novella you might call, it was my pick for one of my challenges anyway... It was quite disappointing for me because I read only one work of Megan Hart and I really liked it, Broken, it was full of emotions and a very good, touchy story, but this one was lacking both. It felt like everything left un finished very quickened, superficial ending. No true emotions involved or at least described. They were sad, unhappy etc but you can not get the feeling or at least I couldn't. Maybe this is how it is supposed to be in a short one like this.


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Undead and Unemployed by MaryJanice Davidson

The first book was better I suppose. The heroine's attemps for sounding smart were sometimes annoying. She deffinitely talks too much :) There is no real action or no real romance just a lot of talking... I think I like Eric Sinclair better and hope Betsy admits that she loves him at some point and I hope I can see it because I am not sure if I will be able to go on till the end of the series. I will give the third book a chance to decide. I mean they are fluffy reads as Caran-marie said for sure and sometimes I definitely need them but this second book was not even funny at times. It was more like unbelievable and unrealistic and I am not talking about the fact about vampires and stuff, reading a PN/UR book I already already accept them as a reality. :) Some actions were so easily and superficially written I had a hard time to accept the scenes...


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Awakened by PC Cast

I have started losing my interest in this series around the last book Burned. I had difficulties getting hooked in this one until the last 50-60 pages where everything happened and ended. However I must say, I love that part of the book. The scene and way they told it was really good at least for my taste, I even started to like Rephaim :) I suppose I will continue to read not because of enthusiasim for the next episodes but because I have read so far, will be wondering what will happen in the end. I think, someone needs to know where to stop reading when she starts reading a series, if she doesn't know, you can see what happens by looking at me... :)


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn

This was a BOM in one of my groups in GR. I enjoyed it very much. It is not a great book by any means but the emotions are very well described, they are all complicated and searching, not confident etc as in anyone around 18 would be. I also enjoyed the way it was written in two POV's. We can see what each of them felt and thought and also how the other one effected and responded. I felt like 18 again, when I was reading, full of energy, full of confusion, frustration and not knowing what I wanted etc... The joyment of first rush...


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon

I had this and read it for a challenge.It was an easy read,fast with almost no taste.So very average, predictable from the start, cliche and cheesy and eye roll worthy. It was unbelievable and unrealistic even for a PNR/UF whatever you may call the genre... It may be good or average in the year it was written by in 2011 with all the books out there...


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

I started this book as a groupread last month, yes you heard me right, last month!IT was my first Hemingway and not I do not believe all the wonderful reviews and comments he got because this book kind of drained me. I forced myself to finish. I admit that I like the way he told the emotions and the story. But the book and the story itself just drained me. I don't like political or war books much I admit, although I like the movies of those kind, I am not very good with the genre in books. Maybe that or the book itself I couldn't make myself like it. I was going to go for a 2* but then that's a classic as far as I know and there I should have some respect I thought. I have got some recs for some of his books I will surely try them to see the real Hemingway everyone is talking about but that will wait for a little while until I get back to myself after reading this one.


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Charleen (charleenlynette) | 1595 comments Tugce Nida wrote: "although I like the movies of those kind, I am not very good with the genre in books"

I have discovered this about myself, that what works for me with books and what works for me with movies are very different things. I read mainly thrillers, but action movies are hit or miss. I'm much more likely to read horror (though it's not something I do often) than watch a horror flick (something I NEVER do... even previews freak me out if I see them in a dark movie theater). And while I love to watch romantic comedies, I'm usually pretty bored by chick lit. I think it's pretty interesting that genre preferences can change so much across various media.


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Charleen wrote: I have discovered this about myself, that what works for me with books and what works for m..."

You are definitely right, I never thought of it until you said it that way. But when I think of it know. I like romance novels (well not the super cheesy ones) and movies as much except that it is just same for me, I like thriller movies but not a fan of the books etc... And what you said about horror movies I totally agree,It is probably amount imagination. When it comes to the movies it doesn't leave much room for imagination and while reading you imagine the ugly bits as your minds wants and accepts :) And you have got some books in that list of yours, I need to look through :) as if I have little in my TBR pile...


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Melissa | 134 comments Tugce Nida wrote: I have got some recs for some of his books I will surely try them to see the real Hemingway everyone is talking about but that will wait for a little while until I get back to myself after reading this one.

I haven't read For Whom the Bell Tolls but I have read The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms and some of his short story work. I am guessing that they will all leave you feeling the same way.


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Melissa wrote: "Tugce Nida wrote: I have got some recs for some of his books I will surely try them to see the real Hemingway everyone is talking about but that will wait for a little while until I get back to mys..."

Ohh really, you think so? I was recommended the two you have mentioned to be making me feel better but I suppose they may not in the end :) Well when I have the courage I will try again ...


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Tiffani (gocartgrl) | 60 comments I have tried unsuccessfully to read "The Sun Also Rises" about 4 times. I just can't make it through the entire book (and that is not something that happens to be very often). I work with a girl who loves the book, I just don't get it. I guess Hemingway is just not my cup of tea.


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister

This book was recommended read because it started with "Y" in one of my challenges. I picked it up and even though it was an easy read, I had some difficulties hooking up. But after some point, I enjoyed it. I even laughed out loud in some parts, especially where the demon Jim (the dog) talked with Aisling.
I wasn't sure about the dragons and witches and demons. I know, I read PN/UF, vampires are one thing I got used to but I am still struggling to adjust with the other creatures :) that maybe the reason why I was having difficulties in getting hooked.
Basically, I liked the first book of the series. It was enjoyable, fun and easy to read book. Paranormal Chicklit you may call it.


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Undead and Unappreciated by MaryJanice Davidson

Well this series definitely for some easy reading, there is nothing but nothing in the books other than spending some nice time reading. Actually this one was at least better than the second book, I even laughed at times. But I gotta tell you, I like Eric Sinclair :)


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

I loved this book, just loved it. I have been wanting to read it for a long while, I am glad it was a group read this month, thank you Andrea. It was very well told, I felt like living it while reading it. I loved Jacob, Rosie, not so sure about Marlena though I feel sorry for her. Listening both 90 or 93 years old and 23 years old Jacob was a very good idea, however it felt a little disconnected in between scenes switching back to 23 years old especially.


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Andrea | 4124 comments Mod
I'm so glad you loved it! It's a sweet story....


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Butterfly Tattoo by Diedre Knight

I liked it but somehow, I couldn't get the feeling the writer wanted to give. The characters had painful pasts and they find comfort in each other. But I felt at times, the feelings were unrealistic and not sincere or at least didn't feel as deep as the writer tried to show. I couldn't feel the struggles they have been having. I couldn't see the reality in, being in love with someone for 13years as a gay suddenly falls in love with a women whom he barely knew and newly met and stated he was bisexual always :) I don't have any problems in reading m/m and this didn't really have that in it. It just was missing something somewhere that I couldn't put my finger right on it. It has the potential of being a really deep and good novel for my taste but unfortunately I felt disappointed in the end.


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Irresistible Forces by Brenda Jackson

I don't know what I can say, I like reading romance novels most of the times. But come on! this was totally unrealistic, totally cliche, eye rolling worthy... I only didn't want to quit it because I never like to leave a book unfinished. The characters were always felt distant somehow even in the most intimate love scene,I could never felt the affection or electric there...


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

I watched the movie a few times, it was one of my favourite actually. And I have been wanting to read the book for sometime, thanks to the Feb Pick it up for me challenge someone recommended it to me and I finally read it and loved it. though I might still like the movie a little more.


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Amy J. | 595 comments Tugce Nida wrote: "Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Wow! That was one amazing book, I am very sorry I haven't read it earlier. I have read a longer version (868pages)although I don't know what's the diffe..."


I agree. This is one of my all time favorites. In April, its one of my BOM reads and I've decided to go with an alternative format. I'll be reading it as a graphic novel. I can hardly wait.


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Amy wrote: "Tugce Nida wrote: "Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Wow! That was one amazing book, I am very sorry I haven't read it earlier. I have read a longer version (868pages)although I don't kn..."


Ooh a graphic novel? really?? Is there a link I can see? I really liked it and looking forward to the movie...


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Amy J. | 595 comments I can't wait to see the movie either. Only a couple more weeks for me.

Will it come out at the same time in Turkey?

Jane Eyre The Graphic Novel Original Text by Amy Corzine


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) I am not sure actually, I haven't seen any trailers of it at all... If not I will try finding it through web-streaming or wait for the dvd, but in anycase do let me know what you think about it, when you watch it please! :) The trailer seems really good and a lot like the book.


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Amy wrote: "I can't wait to see the movie either. Only a couple more weeks for me.

Will it come out at the same time in Turkey?

Jane Eyre The Graphic Novel Original Text by Amy Corzine"


I think its gonna come out in May in Turkey...


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Andrea | 4124 comments Mod
I've wanted to read Breakfast at Tiffany's for a long time too!


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) I believe you will enjoy it :) and its not really a long one...


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

This is definitely my least favourite Jane Austen book. I am normally awed with her books, but this one, don't know what to say. None of the characters seemed likable, all too arrogant and selfcentered. Nothing seemed to be happening really, couldn't just see why she wrote this. And I must say Mrs Norris was unbelievable, I wanted to shut her mouth many times. However by the way of its story telling its still a lot better than many books out there. And I was even ready to like Henry Crawford if things didn't turn out to be like that :)


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Frostbite by Richelle Mead

I resisted reading this series last year, but after reading a lot of good reviews here and getting alot of recommendations on the behalf of the series. I have started them last month. I have to admit, I wasn't impressed with the first book, I thought there are pretty a lot of similar kind of books out there. Although I liked the heroine and the way Mead wrote the story and defined the new world. I thought it was worth giving another try (I can almost never quit reading series once I have started them no matter how much I am not hooked, that's not a good habit) I was also recommended to do so. So read this one, and I must say I loved it. I am not sure if it is still any different from similar series but something hooked me in this time. I read it in one sitting and wondered for the first time what will happen next. I even checked out the synopsis of the following books to get a glimpse of whats waiting for me :)


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Amy J. | 595 comments Tugce Nida wrote: "Frostbite by Richelle Mead

I resisted reading this series last year, but after reading a lot of good reviews here and getting alot of recommendations on the behalf of the series. I ..."


I'm glad you're reading them. I think its a very enjoyable series. And I find it very easy to sit and read them. Often in one sitting.


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Heart of Fire by Linda Howard

This was my first novel from Linda Howard and I am not sure about it, I mean it is a very ordinary romance novel with some adventure motives in it. Very predictable, but it was easy and fun to read. I read it for a challenge. I might give a chance to her books one more time sometime in the next months.


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) The Secret History by Donna Tartt

This one was for my Pick it for - Feb challenge. I once again thank Sandy who recommended it to me. It was a good book, I am not a fan for crime/detective genre very much myself but I really like this one. I must admit it was a little dark in general so if you are not in the mood for it, it might give you a hard time to be hooked.


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

I shouldn't have read all the next books' synopsis after finishing the second book, that was a huge mistake :) I knew what was going to happen so all along the book I have waited for it to happen. But it was a good read, I like the development of the characters in this series. I think what makes it different and readable, for me, is that.


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) The Pregnancy Test by Erin McCarthy

This was a fun and easy to read chick-lit. I had a very slow start this month so that one helped me to have some easy time reading and got my moods up. It was a little short and superficial so pretty hard to feel attached but well still felt fun to read.


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost

This was also a very ordinary PNR book. I have been coming across her name in groups with very good reviews so I was a little disappointed with this book. There was nothing unique to it. I will give another chance to the second book (as my attitude towards series won't allow me to the contrary :)) but I am not very hopeful about it.


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Amy J. | 595 comments Tugce Nida wrote: "Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

I shouldn't have read all the next books' synopsis after finishing the second book, that was a huge mistake :) I knew what was going to happen so all al..."


I've made the same mistake with this series. Heck, I've even read reviews of the final novel, so I know how it's going to end.


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Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) Amy wrote: "Tugce Nida wrote: "Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

I shouldn't have read all the next books' synopsis after finishing the second book, that was a huge mistake :) I knew what was going ..."


So I suppose :) Being over-excited is not very good at all times... And I have looked at some reviews but I usually stay away from the ones which contains spoiler notices even if i read the novel, I don't really see the point of writing a review with the summary of the novel. :) In this one that was a good thing I guess.


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Jocelin | 274 comments Regarding First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost; this book is part of her Night Huntress World series. I have read all of her previous novel in the Night Huntress series and they have been really good. It gives you a heads up on most of the characters in the series. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading her books, the main character in this book Spade is one of my favorite vampires. Try "Halfway To The Grave" the 1st book in the night huntress series. You may enjoy it.


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