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Post  Robbie on Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:01 am

what are some good books yall have read?

I am in the middle of reading "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold right now, and I have never been so mesmerized before, it seriously is one of the best novel's of our modern time. Any recconmendations?
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Post  awkward_silences on Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:06 am

last few books i read this year:

-cell by stephen king
-twilight by stephanie meyer (i think that's how you spell it?)
-boomsday by christopher buckley (fanfreakintastic book)
-new moon by stephanie meyer
-are you there, vodka? it's me, chelsea by chelsea handler
-currently reading dearly devoted dexter by i'm not sure. it's what the TV series is based on.
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Post  Karasu on Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:14 am

The only novels I'm into are:

Harry potter

and

Warriors: which is about feral cats living in the woods and killing eachother

I'd rather read information books mostly on science,music, and art

Oh and if i could afford them, i would get every single x-men comic book (right now i only have generation x 1-10)
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Post  sweet_tyra_lesus on Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:37 am

Im gonna get the Dexter book next time im out lol coz im a tad obsessed with the show

So is my mum now, shes been taking my dvds and watching ep after ep

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Post  ElectricJeraldoAcidTest on Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:07 am

Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
Visions of Cody by Jack Kerouac
The Yage Letters Redux by William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg
Howl by Allen Ginsberg
Drop City by T.C. Boyle
SlaughterHouse- Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Last Exit To Brooklyn by Hubert Selby Jr
The Moon and Sixpence- W. Somnerset Maugham
The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris
Today is for children numbers can wait by Herb Snitzer
The Beatles by Bob Spitz
Him With His Foot in his Mouth by Saul Bellow
I Chong by Tommy Chong
& The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
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Post  Shaq on Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:37 am

"Diary of Anne Frank" was UBER AWESOME and she's my idol. Sad
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Post  JAZZ on Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:38 am

SOMEONE TO LOVE ME thats a good book i love it Very Happy
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Post  Saraaa on Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:00 am

I read a lot.. actually, but I think my favorite books come from the books I read last year in english. teehee.

The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger,
9 Stories J.D Salinger
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Shoeless Joe W. P. Kinsella.
and then we read a lot of other crap but those were the best ones.

I read Lovely Bones in middle school actually and loved it, there making it into a movie now. after I read that my teacher recomended
the five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom but that book was reallyyy good but kind of depressing.

Great Expectations Charles Dickinson - was really good too. (=

uhmm I just read the Pretty Little Liars Series haha because my friend recomended them to me, they are actually really like interesting.. I thought they were going to be stupid but I really liked them.
Harry Potter, everyone should read the Harry Potter Books.. and Twilight, there both really good.

and then everyone should also readdd, This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen, and then any other book by Sarah Dessen because she writes amazinggg books, but I think that might be to girlie.


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Post  Killian-1 on Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:24 am

Some books I've read that are amazing are:

"Five People You Meet In Heaven" by Mitch Albom - It really made me think, and it's story is so beautiful if you think deeply about it

"For One More Day" by Mitch Albom - I felt bad for everytime I was mean to my parents. Mitch Albom is extremely talented.

"A Child Called It" - so horrific to read ABOUT but it makes a lot of us realize how freaking lucky we are

"Cell" by Stephen King - One of his better newer ones, with a great plot and likable main characters for the most part Smile

"Misery" by Stephen King - Just really really chilling and effective... Annie has to be one of the most disturbing women in all of his books, no doubt

"The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas" by John Boyne - just so classic and its very moving

"Can't Be Arsed" by Richard Wilson - I think you can only get it in the UK and Ireland. But it makes a good read, because it essentially takes the piss out of all the '100 Things To Do Before You Die' lists that make you all worried about dying.

"A Series of Unfortunate Events" by Lemony Snicket - so clever and sharp and witty

And the natural must reads - "Harry Potter", etc.

Check them out, hope you enjoy them if you get around to it! Smile


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Post  AdultCookies on Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:30 am

"Are you there Vokda, it's me Chelsea" by Chelsea Handler
"The heart is deceitful above all things" by JT Leroy
" Wicked" by Gregory Maguire
"Carrie" by Stephen King
"I am America (and so can you!)" by Stephen Colbert
"Running with Scissors" by Agustus..something.


idk i like books about crazy people.

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Post  ElectricJeraldoAcidTest on Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:25 pm

Oh my goodness Sara, I forgot about Catcher In The Rye. JD Salinger is the shit!! Everyone should read that book if they're looking for a good read or some introspective discovery, and the language is not difficult at all for those who hate tedious wording (i.e. everybody).
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Post  LucyInTheSky_08 on Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:50 am

It's stephEnie meyer.....just btw


sara you have an amazing taste in books,

i LOVE the catcher in the rye, I've read it at least like 6 times.
"Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobodys around, nobody big, I mean, except me. And Im standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff, I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and CATCH them. That's all I do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be."

the best books I've ever read
-WHITE OLEANDER by janet fitch.....literally the most amazing book i have ever read in my entire life
-A certain slant of light......amaranth (and another friend) recommended this book to me, its REALLY good.
-The truth about forever....amaranth (and another friend) also recommended this to me
-wizards first rule by terry goodkind... this book isn't as cheesy as it sounds. it's from 'the sword of truth' series. each book is pretty thick, but they are completely worth it.
-The Twilight (saga) by stephenie meyer. i know there are a lot of twilight haters but that will never keep me from loving them
-The Host by stephenie meyer
-The Harry Potter books by (duh) j.k rowling.....
-uglies, pretties, and specials all by scott westerfield. not a huge fan of the fourth book extras
-blood and chocolate by Annette Kurtis Klause
-the watchmen (graphic novel). written by the same guy who wrote v for vendetta (graphic novel)
-BLEACH (manga)
- the 8th season of buffy, which is in comic book form
the list goes on....
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Post  Saraaa on Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:27 am

Kind of off topic but it relates to Catcher in the Rye, anyways last year we could make anything at all as long as it had something to do with the books we read that year, so most people made posters, but I made this Holden Caulfield hand puppet, and I feel so bad for this years 11th graders when they read that book.. because he was all pyscho with that hand puppet, I think someone stole it though so thats good.. He like brought it to do lunch duty.. and he had "it" read vocab.. and everytime holden said something "it" would read, it was just so creepy.. I wish I would of taken a picture of it.
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Post  Jonny-boy on Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:22 am

LucyInTheSky_08 wrote:It's stephEnie meyer.....just btw
-WHITE OLEANDER by janet fitch.....literally the most amazing book i have ever read in my entire life

yes yes yes. have you seen the movie?
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Post  awkward_silences on Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:28 am

oh my god yess! how could anyone forget the catcher in the rye? holden caulfield is my hero!
same with the great gatsby
i couldn't really stand reading all of death of a salesman, but we'd seen the movie beforehand, and willy's character pissed me off, but i guess it would be okay otherwise.
also, the Final Destination series (Dead Reckoning, End of the Line, Dead Man's Hand, etc.)
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Post  Saraaa on Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:35 am

awkward_silences wrote:
i couldn't really stand reading all of death of a salesman, but we'd seen the movie beforehand, and willy's character pissed me off, but i guess it would be okay otherwise.

ughh I totally agree with that! I forgot about that book..
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Post  LucyInTheSky_08 on Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:25 am

white oleander the movie destroys the book.
they changed the entire feeling of the book
they took out half the places she went
they rearranged where she went
they tried to have one actress look from 8 years to 21 years old.
they made her mother a PHOTOGRAPHER which completely changes her character, taking away how she would read her poetry at readings. plus poets have a different way about them then photographers do. when she would spout out random phrases of how to be, or how to live, it seemed NATURAL in the book because she was a POET and therefore would be thinking existentially 24/7, instead, in the movie she sounded arrogant and pretentious.
they made barry a BLONDE when he specifically wasn't. she normally went for the young blonde impressionable ones.
they rushed her and barrys relationship, and their lack of one in the beginning. you don't even UNDERSTAND the mothers motive. therefore taking away all sympathies you would have for her.
they ruined claire's character, her personality, and her relationship with her husband.
they made ray seem like a 21 year old mechanic
they took away his hippie factor. and they made his and astrid's relationship barely noticeable, and hardly understandable.
the only character they got even remotely right was rena and starr....


sorry Im a bit obsessed with the book and the movie is a slap in the face to janet fitch....
they made it a freaken chic flic
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Post  LucyInTheSky_08 on Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:25 am

oh, and that ramble was a response to jonny...
lol
sorry I've been in a ramble mood lately
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Post  MeLiSsA-RoSe on Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:34 am

you guys make me wish I could read *sigh* I LOVEE TWILIGHT EVERYONE SHOULD READ IT! *gets bamboo stick* EVERYONE! *starts wacking the nonbelievers*
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Post  Jonny-boy on Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:41 am

i'm not big on Twilight. something about a girl surrounded in the cliche love story, waiting for her man to save her. and totally ripping the general plot of the Sookie Stackhouse stories and watering it down for kids. no offense if anyone likes Twilight, but you should all read The Southern Vampire mysteries and watch True Blood. Razz
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Post  MeLiSsA-RoSe on Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:44 am

*pokes with stick* are you knocking twilight?
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Post  Jonny-boy on Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:48 am

LucyInTheSky_08 wrote:oh, and that ramble was a response to jonny...
lol
sorry I've been in a ramble mood lately

ooh, yes. it's okay, obviously you read the book first. i saw the movie first and loved it... mostly because Michelle Pfiefer is amazing, but after i read the book, yeah, it did seem kinda ruined.


oh and i recommend Erica Spindler's Shocking Pink & Forbidden Fruit. those 2 books are amazing and if you like them, you'll probably like almost everything else she's written.
Dean Koontz' The Taking. i'm not big on Dean Koontz, i think his writing is kinda blahh at times, but The Taking is a great book and i loved the twist at the end.
everything by Lois Duncan. she wrote I Know What You Did Last Summer, which Kevin Williamson destroyed, but her book is awesome and she's written a lot of other good books, i think my favorites are Summer of Fear, Don't Look Behind You and Locked In Time.
Harry Potter books are a given.
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Post  Jonny-boy on Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:48 am

MeLiSsA-RoSe wrote:*pokes with stick* are you knocking twilight?

i'm sorry, but yes i am. i can't stand it.
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Post  MeLiSsA-RoSe on Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:49 am

*dies* *comes back* *dies* *comes back* and to think I said you had nice eyes!? *attacks with stick*
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Post  Jonny-boy on Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:50 am

aww, don't be offended. =] everyone has different tastes.
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