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14 Jan 2010 - 00:1325378
I'm Currently munching my way through the 'Series of Unfortunate Events' books by Lemony Snicket. It's nice to see kids literature has something to offer other then twishite (sorry to all you fans)

@Moonlily: I know how you feel hun that book is a nightmare! I did it in my 2nd year and never wanted to do it again. It gets better once you realise reading is fun... only i've just figured that out and it's been a year since i graduated. so um yeah reading ftw!

Gotta say i'd recommend the FAUST collections (not the play). They're a collection of short stories by various writers and manga artists from japan. Its mostly anime/manga inspired with some original works like a xxholic side story. They're fun to read and a bit different from the normal thing you'd get- so i'd promote them to anyone thinking of reading them! That and the cover art is GORGEOUS!


17 Jan 2010 - 17:0025581
I don't know how many people have read the Weekend magazine, but I saw this listed in there:

http://www.gutenberg.org/

The Gutenberg project contains free ebooks as their copyright has expired! Perfect for those books you can no-longer find in print! Hope you enjoy.


17 Jan 2010 - 17:3825584
Quote neomogrox:

@Moonlily: I know how you feel hun that book is a nightmare! I did it in my 2nd year and never wanted to do it again. It gets better once you realise reading is fun... only i've just figured that out and it's been a year since i graduated. so um yeah reading ftw!


Aha i'm in second year too, maybe you did a similar course to me? Anyways I actually ended up liking it much more. XD

Now i'm reading 'London Fields' by Martin Amis and although it immediatley struck me as totally pompous and up itself...i'm now (100 pages in) warming to it. XD I'm like this with most books I must admit...


20 Jan 2010 - 02:1525729
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Quote ZeroSilence:
I'm currently reading Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory. It's amazing but rather different from the Musical.
I really recommend it!


It's a fantastic book isn't it! I read it before I saw the musical, and I have to say the plot of the show becomes very disappointing if you read the book before seeing it.

Aha! I've had the book sitting around for ages, waiting for me to find time to read it. I really want to see the musical though, so if I'd be better off waiting till after I've seen it before starting on the book then I shall do so ^_^


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20 Jan 2010 - 02:3125730
Aside from required reading "reading that is required to be read throughout my life" i.e Sherlock Holmes/harry potter\silmarillion etc. Ive been reading the new and rather awesome unseen academicals from Terry Pratchett "otherwise known as god XD" its really fantastic and considering his condition it hast affected the humor at all


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21 Jan 2010 - 15:2425827
Currently reading Sharpes Prey, just finished Lords of the North, and before that I read the book to Howl's Moving Castle, which was actually very good, if different to the anime, but certainly worth a read!

Have you read The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver? - They are a great series of book (Admittedly for 12-13 year olds... But I'm 19 and Loved them XD)


21 Jan 2010 - 18:0325832
This week I've just finished Race to the Pole, by James Cracknell and Ben fogel, on their race to the south pole last year. I'm now re-reading Touching the Void by Joe Simpson. I seem to be in the mood for real life cold adventures!!!

last week I finished Pandaemonium by Christopher Brookmyre!

Not sure what I'll be reading next week. I have over 20 hours of flying to keep myself amused!!


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21 Jan 2010 - 18:5525837
I am currently reading Frankenstein (for my English course) which is proving to be very difficult. It has no climax and is just one big moan about how horrible humans! Yet to keep me sane I am also reading Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales which is her collection of unusual fairy tales from her world wide travels. It is indeed very strange and amusing but a very interesting read that I am thoroughly enjoying!

Quote ypput:


Have you read The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver? - They are a great series of book (Admittedly for 12-13 year olds... But I'm 19 and Loved them XD)


I Love thoes books, haven't quite finished the series yet! I'm nearly 18 and I believe it is a fantastic set of books!



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21 Jan 2010 - 20:1625843
@Kacela: Yah! Outcast is my favourite, but I love them all so there's not much in it X3

-nods- Frankeinstein's depressing isn't it? Just about everything you have to do for English Lit is depressing XD


21 Jan 2010 - 21:0425848
Outcast is also my favourite ^^
Frankenstein and Great Expectations are the only boring texts I've read for English Lit, Everything else has been quite interesting in my opinion. Depends on what your in to i guess!


22 Jan 2010 - 01:0025873
Quote ryukredapples:
Aside from required reading "reading that is required to be read throughout my life" i.e Sherlock Holmes/harry potter\silmarillion etc. Ive been reading the new and rather awesome unseen academicals from Terry Pratchett "otherwise known as god XD" its really fantastic and considering his condition it hast affected the humor at all


I read UA when it came out...I've just finished re-reading Masquarade. I may start H.P. Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu if I feel brave enough tonight...or I may go back to ole Terry for some light entertainment. I think I have read all the " must read" books...Conan Doyle, MRJames, Tolkien, Orwell (I gave up on 1984 though, too depressing), Maupassant, Beaudelaire, Leiber, Azimov...I just have too many books...lol


22 Jan 2010 - 01:4025875
The Frankenstein bashing makes me sad. It was about the only decent set text I had last year. Try reading 'Pamela' and 'Shamela + Joseph Andrews' then tell me that Frankenstein is boring.


22 Jan 2010 - 13:5225889
I found Animal Farm more depressing that 1984. 1984 was chilling and disturbing, but didn't make me sad per se. For depressing try John Steinbeck.


22 Jan 2010 - 14:0225891
Quote Wyrdsister:
Quote ryukredapples:
Aside from required reading "reading that is required to be read throughout my life" i.e Sherlock Holmes/harry potter\silmarillion etc. Ive been reading the new and rather awesome unseen academicals from Terry Pratchett "otherwise known as god XD" its really fantastic and considering his condition it hast affected the humor at all


I read UA when it came out...I've just finished re-reading Masquarade. I may start H.P. Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu if I feel brave enough tonight...or I may go back to ole Terry for some light entertainment. I think I have read all the " must read" books...Conan Doyle, MRJames, Tolkien, Orwell (I gave up on 1984 though, too depressing), Maupassant, Beaudelaire, Leiber, Azimov...I just have too many books...lol


I neglected to mention lovecraft ^.^ what an amazing mind, call of, re-animator, dagon ALL OF THEM CLASSICS. Its nice to meet someone who apreciates pratchett like I do really want to do a rincewind cosplay XD but yeah 1984 insisted a little on itself, not my cup of cha ^.^

Mort, reaper man, guards guards are among the classics *was a bit let down with carpe jugulum *


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31 Jan 2010 - 02:1726461
I've never been much of a reader because i always use to stuggle with reading i was bullied for it so i use to see read as a chore rather than a pleasure activity.

But now i'm that bit older i don't really listen to others when it comes to something i like. if i did i would most likely not be cosplaying or playing video games as some of the people i know think i'm weird for liking them.

Anyway the series i've been reading is the Red Dwarf Novels by Grant Naylor they are adapted from the TV series and there is some similarities but there are parts that are original too. i love them i think my fave has to be "The Last Human".


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31 Jan 2010 - 09:5426465
I'm another English degree student so I have a lot of course reading and feel guilty about reading anything else...
HOWEVER I'm also a massive geek and love all my dissertation reading, which is all about violence and Renaissance tragedy. And I've been getting down with the Middle English lately with Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde.

Do love Terry Pratchett though of course, and some other fantasy although I'm quite fussy about it - I like some YA stuff like Diana Wynne Jones and Sarah Rees Brennan etc. I also have a slight penchant for trashy historical novels when on holiday


01 Feb 2010 - 02:2326521
Reading quite a few at the moment...
The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Path to the Spider's Nest by Italo Calvino
Labyrinths by Borges
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
Successful Event Management: A Practical Handbook by Anton Shone and Bryn Parry
Trinity Blood: Rage Against the Moon - Know Faith by Yoshida Sunao

>_> Yeah, quite a range, I know...


01 Feb 2010 - 02:5926522
Quote Pez:
Trinity Blood: Rage Against the Moon - Know Faith by Yoshida Sunao

>_> Yeah, quite a range, I know...


Cool...I just started reading that series...Sounds intriging.


01 Feb 2010 - 14:2826529
Going to read coraline soon ^__^


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01 Feb 2010 - 14:3326530
Currently reading a 'history of the world in 10 1/2 chapters.' Only two chapters in but so far so good! Very funny and clever. ^^


01 Feb 2010 - 14:5526531
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Quote Pez:
Trinity Blood: Rage Against the Moon - Know Faith by Yoshida Sunao

>_> Yeah, quite a range, I know...


Cool...I just started reading that series...Sounds intriging.


I've read almost all of them now (I'm reading the Chinese translation... not sure how many are out in English?) and am really really enjoying the series. Love the anime too, but the novels give the characters so much more depth!


03 Feb 2010 - 02:5826647
Quote Pez:
Quote Wyrdsister:
Quote Pez:
Trinity Blood: Rage Against the Moon - Know Faith by Yoshida Sunao

>_> Yeah, quite a range, I know...


Cool...I just started reading that series...Sounds intriging.


I've read almost all of them now (I'm reading the Chinese translation... not sure how many are out in English?) and am really really enjoying the series. Love the anime too, but the novels give the characters so much more depth!


Cool, I've really enjoyed the anime too. I don't actually know how many are out in english I guess I'll find out when I try to order the next book


03 Feb 2010 - 22:0026673
Heh, I feel so behind cause though I enjoy reading, half of the books I've never heard of
I've been reading 'Battle Royale' by Koushun Takami. I loved the movie, adored the manga, and from what i've read, the novel has reached the expectations I was hoping for so far ^^ I still kind of prefer the manga despite the 'cheesecake' pictures and the gore. I guess the visual appeal was what got me more hooked. Especially with wanting a career path in Illustration >.<


03 Feb 2010 - 22:0226674
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor


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03 Feb 2010 - 22:5226677
The Looking Glass Wars is Fantastic

I'm currently reading:

1984
Picture of Dorian Gray
Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafron
Affinity Bridge by George Mann


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