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Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:53 pm      Reply with quote
ok everyone. I've finished all the books i got for xmas, and i need some new suggestions.
Anyone?

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Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:05 am      Reply with quote
Steffers,
What kind of books do you like? Fiction? Non-fiction? Art? Give us some hint Think

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Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:50 am      Reply with quote
For the moment...

Fiction: Persuasion (easy to read and I'm a romantic! Razz)

Non Fiction: Freakanomics (easy to read)
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:11 am      Reply with quote
Lovely Bones!!! It was my Christmas break read and its awesome.

I'm reading Anderson Coopers bio right not...its ok...very depressing.
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:25 am      Reply with quote
only one book?!!

ok.......


Emma by the beloved Jane Austen.
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:07 am      Reply with quote
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values by Robert Pirsig.

East of Eden by John Steinbeck.

Are Men Necessary?: When Sexes Collide by Maureen Dowd.

Anything by J. D. Salinger.

The World According to Garp by John Irving.

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Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:10 am      Reply with quote
Just read a really good book, not terribly cheerful, though. It's called "Incendiary" by Chris Cleave, and is written in the form of a letter to Osama bin Laden from a woman whose husband and young son were killed in a fictional terrorist attack that blew up a stand in the Arsenal football stadium. Very moving and thought-provoking. I also love the quotes from the Great Fire of London monument at the beginning and end of the book.
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If you like romance, Nora Roberts is always a reliable choice for me Very Happy I especially like her trilogies, like the Three Sister Island series and the Key of... series.

If you would like to try Asian literature, Amy Tan and Junichiro Tazanaki are good Smile

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Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:33 pm      Reply with quote
Wow! Great suggestions. Let's keep this thread going, I'm really enjoying this.

Personally, I will read anything. I have a lot of catching up to do in English literature, in general. I studied all my life in French only, including 3 degrees, and since then, I have been reading book after book (in English!) so that I can finally feel included when a conversation turns to english books !

I like biographies, fiction, and non-fiction; i'll take 'em all!

Thanks everyone!

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Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:59 pm      Reply with quote
This is probably not what you're looking for, but I really loved The Male Body by Susan Bordo. I actually wrote to her about it and she wrote back!!
Truly fantastic. (Social Culture, not ------------. Not what I meant by "not what you're looking for" LOL!)

Also: Survival of the Prettiest by Nancy Etcoff.

I really thought these books were fantastic.

Look them up, they might interest you. Smile
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Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:46 pm      Reply with quote
Steffers, my favorite recent book was "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls.

I just did a thread about book recs about a month ago in the Lounge where I went into more detail on some recently read good books. Do a search - I think there were about 20 posts w/ more suggestions. HTH
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Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:46 pm      Reply with quote
Here are some good ones I read recently:

Twilight and New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (Delicious, well-written story about a girl who falls in love with a Vampire.) (New Moon is the sequel)

Lisey's Story by Stephen King (Very moving, thought-provoking story about a woman's marriage to a troubled writer. It's a fantasy story, but the marriage feels very real.)

The Secrets of Jin-Shei by Alma Alexander (Actually I haven't quite finished this one yet, but it's good so far--- it's the story of 8 different women-- a gypsy, a healer, an artist, etc etc in a mythical ancient China, and how their lives are woven together.)

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Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:57 pm      Reply with quote
I rarely understand books, and these two are no exception, but they are the two books which had been turning immediately back to page 1 upon finishing the last page, purely for the enjoyment of reading them right away a second time:


Voltaire's Candide

and

Mikhail Bulghakov's The Master and Margarita.


I also loved Maragaret Lawrence's The Diviners and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World when I was a teenager.


Dalguy, that book looks interesting -- thanks for the recommendation!
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Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:19 pm      Reply with quote
I thought this was a really nice book: wish I could remember who I lent it to! : The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

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Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:05 am      Reply with quote
i havent read much adult books since leaving school, but i LOVE "easy ways to make a living". its about a woman being kept, and its such an amazing job Very Happy
but this book made me cry, laugh, smile...
have read it many times too Smile
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Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:39 pm      Reply with quote
I read any and everything, a lot of what I call "trash" (mysteries, sci-fi, romance). Last fall I LOVED a book by Deborah Smith so much, I gave it to several people for Christmas... and they all loved it, too! "The Crossroads Cafe" is about a movie star who gets run off the road by papparazzi (can we say Princess Di?) and eventually ends up in rural N. Carolina, in a delapidated mission-style bungalow she inherited from her grandma. She tries to live like a hermit, but gets involved with a slew of relatives, a 9/11 widower, the local contractor/goat raising/organic farming lesbian commune, disadvantaged kids, yada yada yada.....

Well, check Amazon and see what you think, I can't post the link here yet. But make sure you get the right Deborah Smith. There are least 2, and you really don't want the other one.

If, like me, you are never too old for fairy tales, you might like "Diary of a Radical Mermaid", or "Sweet Hush" by the same author.
I tend to read things in clusters (there are mysteries with spa/makeup themes or vintage clothing or fashion themes, or archaeologist heroines, or gardening plots), so if you are looking for something frothy, I might be able to help.
And if anyone has a good book for DIY formulating with actives in it, I'd sure like to know. Everything I find so far is heavy on the avocado/food ingredients, and I would like to find something, like... like... like a compilation of all the recipes in this and other forums.... yeah, that's what I really want! I have started printing off my favs, putting them in sheet protectors and keeping them in a binder. But if there is such a book (you know - like EDS forum on steroids) please let me know. Kate
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Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:46 pm      Reply with quote
I know it's a classic, but I 1984. My heart never stopped racing! The other classic I love is The Great Gatsby.

And at the risk of sounding like a dork, I have to admit that I loved His Dark Materials trilogy. My older sister, who is very religious, read them and was planning on donating the books when she finished. However, she couldn't deny that she loved them and that they had an overall positive message.

For laughs: Me Talk Pretty One Day, The Magic Christian, and A Confederacy of Dunces

For Mind Clearing: Everyday Enlightenment
(I really want to read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance someday)

I read the Lovely Bones and it was good; I just couldn't get undisturbed (that guy creeped me out to no end).

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Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:48 pm      Reply with quote
The Outsider by Albert Camus is an interesting read.

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Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:07 pm      Reply with quote
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontė

Freedom and Destiny by Rollo May

Virgina Woolf by Nigel Nicolson

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Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:07 am      Reply with quote
A Hundred Years of Solitude-- by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It's such a beautiful fiction and written like a dream.
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Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:23 pm      Reply with quote
One of the best books I have ever read was, "The Power of One" by Bryce Courtenay. Talk about a book that will remain in your memory forever....it really is THAT amazing! I highly, highly recommend it.

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Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:46 pm      Reply with quote
After You'd Gone by Maggie O'Farrell... very lovely non-linear book
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Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:50 am      Reply with quote
Two books that changed my life;

"Allen Carr's Easy Way to Quit Smoking"
for obvious reasons... Laughing

"The Beauty Myth" Naomi Wolf - WOW - talk about eye opening and a wonderful follow up to my third fave...

"The Female Eunuch" Germaine Greer.
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Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:42 am      Reply with quote
Arcadia by Tom Stoppard

the most brilliant play/semi-novel I've read! absolutely witty
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