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message 17: by Claudia (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments Mod
Congratz Lauren!
I forgot to post that I've finished too.


message 16: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith | 6926 comments Thanks :)


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12096 comments Mod
Congratz )


message 14: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith | 6926 comments Finished this at the last hour (read the end of Interview with a Vampire between 11 and 12pm last night), but I finished nevertheless :)


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12096 comments Mod
Yea why not :)


message 12: by Claudia (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments Mod
Will this surname count as an "O"?
Jussi Adler-Olsen


message 11: by Liezel (last edited Sep 29, 2011 11:46AM) (new)

Liezel (liezkl) | 713 comments B - Bonds of Justice - Nalini Singh
O - Once a Witch - Carolyn MacCullough
K - Full Dark, No Stars - Stephen King
S - Shimmer Alyson Noel


message 10: by C (last edited Sep 06, 2011 12:35PM) (new)

C Hellisen (CLHellisen) | 80 comments B - The Book of Lost Things -John Connolly
R - Red Seas under Red Skies - Scott Lynch
A - Elidor - Alan Garner
A - The Kitchen God's Wife - Amy Tan
I - The Impossible - Georges Bataille

yeah we'll see how this goes. :D


message 9: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (kathldk) | 141 comments Yeah. The lack of punctuation and same-line dialogue confused me at first, and I thought it was just a mangled ebook version or something until I read some reviews on here and saw that that was how it was supposed to be. But yes, it's slow, and calm, and methodical, and hypnotic, and at the same time *what* he's saying is so incredibly powerful, moving and disturbing.


message 8: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith | 6926 comments I enjoyed it too. Saramago also has a very calm writing style (perhaps because he uses almost no punctuation, just commas and fullstops if I remember correctly), even though he writes about some horrific things.


message 7: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (kathldk) | 141 comments I'm quite enjoying it - the exploration of morality and how society falls apart and so on is very interesting. I think it could just as easily have been called "Kindness". But it's definitely not for the weak of stomach.


message 6: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith | 6926 comments Katherine wrote: "Planning:

B - Blindness(I'll probably finish this today, but it still counts!)


I also go according to the day I finish. How have you found Blindness Katherine?


message 5: by Katherine (last edited Sep 02, 2011 12:59PM) (new)


message 4: by Lauren (last edited Oct 01, 2011 10:07AM) (new)

Lauren Smith | 6926 comments B - Those Across the River by Christopher Buehlman
R - Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
A - The Antithesis by Terra Whiteman
A - The Art of the Novel by Milan Kundera
I - Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice


message 3: by Lu (Sugar & Snark) (last edited Sep 25, 2011 12:37PM) (new)

Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12096 comments Mod
B - Bad Taste in Boys
O - Once a Witch
K - Christine by Stephen King
S - Sara Shepard

or

B - Bad Taste in Boys
R - Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
A - Aris - Fatal Embrace
A - A Clash of Kings
I - If I Stay


message 2: by Claudia (last edited Sep 19, 2011 09:17AM) (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments Mod
This one sounds hard. Let's see if I can do it!

B - Birth of a Killer > Darren Shan
O - Ocean of Blood > Darren Shan
K - Kristin Cashore > Graceling
S - Susanna Clarke > Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12096 comments Mod
The word is BOKS or BRAAI (your choice). Lets get started!

You use the first letter of a book you have read in August (A, an, the.. you can leave out). Or you can use the first letter of the Authors name or Surname.

Good luck everyone!


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