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Thursday, May 19th, 2005
1:09 am
Hello All...
This is so hard but here they are...
1-Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
2-Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
3-Life's Little Instruction Booklet by H. Jackson Brown
4-The Wondering Life by Colleen Cherwinski
5-A Separate Peace by John Knowles

Current Mood: excited
Friday, March 11th, 2005
6:15 pm
The Unbearable Lightness of Being made me cry and cry.
I think I'm going to read it again!
Sunday, December 12th, 2004
12:51 pm

My top five favorite novels: (This is not easy).

-The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
-The Little Prince (Antoine de St. Exupery)
-We (Eugevny Zamaitin-- this book inspired 1984 and Brave New World and gets no credit!!!!!)
-Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
-the Handmaid's tale (atwood)

I will probably make seperate posts about each of these authors at some point.

Especially Arundhati Roy. She will transform your brain and heart. If you haven't read the God of Small Things... read it right now. Do not waste any more time!

By the way... you should advertise this community in other communities, like english/lit/writing communities. I bet a lot of people would join!
Monday, November 8th, 2004
11:31 am
I just finished confessions of an ugly step sister bu Gregory Maguire, I have read Wicked about a year ago I recently visited New York to find that they had made a musical of it! sadly enough I didnt get a chance to see it

So now Im looking for another book to start. Any suggestions?
10:39 am



oh, I'm reading the unbearable lightness of being and its changing my life.
Thursday, September 9th, 2004
12:08 am
Thought I'll post, been reading John Berger, and I love his work. Haven't had time to read fiction of late, but I'd get back to reading Chuck Palahniuk when I free up time from school. :)

current reads (albeit school readings)
- art and fear by david bayles
- about looking by john berger
- interviews with francis bacon by david sylvester

hanging on to
- journey without maps by graham greene

favourite books
- man and boy by tony parsons
- animal crackers by hannah tinti
- say goodnight gracie by julie reece deaver (when I was much younger)
- the shopaholic series by sophie kinsella
- keeping a rendezvous by john berger

Current Mood: headachy
Tuesday, July 13th, 2004
11:17 pm
glady input the books uve read this summer or indeed to read this summer. here are mine:

Read (past tense):
Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk
Diary by Chuck Palahniuk
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank
Go ask Alice by Anonymous
Cut by Patricia McCormick
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Syrup by Maxx Barry

In the Process of reading:
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

Any suggestions for others?
12:35 pm
dear bookwurms,

*sigh* so what do you guys do when theres a story you want to read, you are halfway through it, but it just wont "catch" you. im reading Everville by Clive Barker and its driving me insane. i like the plotline. enjoy the writing style, find the characters to be likable/despicable, and want to know what happens but i find myself reading less because i cant seem to get myself to devour more than a chapter (or sometimes even half of one) at a time.

i want to finish it but its starting to drive me crazy.........do y'all think i should grit my teeth and finish it up or scrap it and read something else? im too indecisive to make the choice :P


ps - i am already reading my usual load of philosophical text and theory on the side but its mainly the recreational reading im currently worried about. i already tried reading 2 books on the side but i finished the other one without even picking up my nemesis book *laugh*
10:26 am
Summer reading list
glady input the books uve read this summer or indeed to read this summer. here are mine:

sparrow nights by david gilmour
lullaby by chuck palahniuk
blackwood farm by anne rice
speak by laurie halse anderson

in the process:
dead men tapping by kate yeomans
invisible monsters by chuck palahniuk
white noise by don delilo
maggie cassidy by jack kerouac
the blind assassin by maragaret atwood
howl by allen ginsberg
wuthering heights by emily bronte
wicked by gregory maguire
mexico city blues by jack kerouac
americana by don delilo
underworld by don delilo

looks like i got alot of work to do.
Monday, July 12th, 2004
11:40 pm
hello, i'm jessica....i loooooove reading!
my favorite author right now is chuck palahniuk, the author of fight club.
i also love the harry potter series.
and.....i dunno, just about anything cuz i love to read! =D
Thursday, July 1st, 2004
10:44 am
uh oh, beloved turning_pages...have you died!
Wednesday, June 16th, 2004
11:45 am
about to start reading Choke by Chuck Palahniuk. I'm very excited. If it's half as good as Lullaby I know I'll love it
Tuesday, June 15th, 2004
3:44 pm
i need to do some better reading
the only things i have been reading lately are books for my world lit class

Oedipus Rex
The Medea
The Aeneid
The Canterbury Tales

Nothing really that good that I felt like reading. Help me out with this.
10:35 am
Teh Slacker! <----that's me =P
So I just began a new (old) Clive Barker book called Everville and imagine my surprise when i realized that it was actually a sequel to The Great and Secret Show! Fun fun fun =) Anyway, it's a 'just-started' book so I have no review of it yet but I will say that it did manage to catch me within the first chapter so I'm rather optimistic about it.

I haven't been reading as much lately since I just got my wisdom teeth out and the painkillers make me pass out too quickly when I try to focus for too long.....so I've found movies to be my friends (since we don't get TV channels in my house). Alas, hopefully I'll be back to 1-2 books/week in no time =)
10:03 am
Hey everyone...
What are you reading right now?

I'm reading "Being Committed" by Anna Maxted because I have review due for it by July 2nd.
It's weird reading something in manuscript form, it's just so much bigger.

I got a new book of poems by Bukowski in the mail yesterday.
"You get so alone sometimes it just makes sense"
something like that, I haven't got a chance to look over it yet

go to amazon.com for books. They have books that are used for sale that are sooooooooo cheap!!! This bukowski one was suppose to be used, but it looks brand new and it was only $5!
Monday, June 7th, 2004
9:53 pm
Book Survey/Quiz...
1. Take five (random!) books off your bookshelf.
2. Book #1 -- first sentence
3. Book #2 -- last sentence on page fifty
4. Book #3 -- second sentence on page one hundred
5. Book #4 -- next to the last sentence on page one hundred fifty
6. Book #5 -- final sentence of the book
7. Make the five sentences into a paragraph:

Through the small tall bathroom window the December yard is gray and scratchy, the trees calligraphic. That night seemed to sum it all up, really. I've been meaning to turn myself in for a checkup, and this will be a good opportunity. Let us suppose they believe you. And then I did.

1. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius -- Dave Eggers
2. London Fields -- Martin Amis
3. Lolita -- Vladimir Nabokov
4. Catch-22 -- Joseph Heller
5. Post Office -- Charles Bukowski
11:34 am
Dear Kelly,

You have been selected to review BEING COMMITTED by Anna Maxted. The Advanced Readers Edition is shipping today.

Thank you for participating in the First Look program. We look forward to receiving your review.

HarperCollins Publishers
I wrote this mini essay so I could get ahold of her newest book and do a review on it....looks like I got it!!!
I can't wait!
Saturday, June 5th, 2004
12:10 pm
im new here. crystal found it so it sounded neat so im in. top five favorite books.

1. less than zero by bret easton ellis. pretty much anything by him. i had it hard coming up with this choice.
2. on the road by jack kerouac.
3. choke by chuck palahniuk.
4. the bell jar by slyvia plath.
5. surfacing by maragaret atwood.

big fan of the moralist novel and contemporary stuff. im in the middle of reading too many things right now. i need to get working on it. i got lullabby by chuck palaniuk, wuthering heights by bronte, and farenheit 241 by bradbury along with a bunch of weird poetry books that i bought at building 19 for a dollar. i read one of em last night and it seems like a bell jar rip off by by a 13 year old without all the good wording. its called "speak" and its by laurie halse anderson. something like 200 pages of "no one likes me and everyone can die". i wouldnt suggest it. gets boring after awhile.

hi crystal.
Thursday, June 3rd, 2004
5:29 pm
Hi, I just found this community, it seems like a wonderful idea.

As suggested in the user info shit, I should post my five favorite books? Which is hard. But I cannot put them in any particular order, so here they are:

catcher in the rye -- jd salinger
breakfast of champions -- vonnegut
marabou stork nightmares -- irvine welsh
the bell jar -- sylvia plath
franny and zooey -- jd salinger

as you can see, i'm a modern american lit junkie. I also really dig vonnegut, chuck palahniuk, don delillo, and brett easton ellis.

right now i'm reading timequake by kurt vonnegut, and so far, so good. i just finished lullaby by chuck palahniuk...sooooo good, it took me two days. the concept of a song/rhyme that can kill people is so insane and almost creepy. makes you think, you know?

Current Mood: content
12:40 pm
gah, why do I feel as though this community isn't taking off like I hoped it would. I'll keep it just in case,
but man, how dissapointing!

I'm still reading Wicked.very close to being done.
and I wrote something new, you can go to my own lj to see it. its a twisted fairy tale type poem. You might like it.

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