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Re: Book Addicts Anonymous

Postby clpviolet » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:23 am

virre wrote:I just finished my first Stephen King book, the dead zone. I think the writing was just amazing! I was absolutely riveted. I am considering diving into some more Stephen King, but there are so many to choose from. Has anyone in her read much in the King world? i need some suggestions on what to continue on :)

I have read "the Green Mile" and as usual the book is not interpreted exactly the same when made into a movie, so if you have seen the movie and would like to read that one, your definitely in for some suprises. I actually liked that they didnt put the stuff that they left out of the book, cause the book seems a lot sadder in some parts. In other words I liked the movie ending better than the book ending :oops: .
I am still half-way through reading "the Shining". I made the mistake of watching the movie before reading the book! :lol: :oops: :roll: Since then, I either haven't had the guts to get back to it or just haven't had the time.
I bought two of his other books "Pet Semetary" and "It"....needless to say I am working on it :lol: If I can work up the nerve I'll be sure and let you know!!lol :lol: :oops:
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Re: Book Addicts Anonymous

Postby ♥midnight_sun♥ » Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:05 pm

Virre~The Dark Tower series is really good. I read them when I was 13, but I really should read them again.

I'm currently waiting on my library so I can read Bel Ami and Water For Elephants. (They don't have either book so they are getting them from a different library.) Has anyone read either of them? I don't know too much about Bel Ami, but everyone that I've asked has said Water for Elephants was fantastic.
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Re: Book Addicts Anonymous

Postby virre » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:46 pm

thanks for the tips ♥midnight_sun♥ and clpviolet! But i think Stephen King will have to take a turn on the back burner. I just saw the movie Atonement and it was so sad that it made me want to read the novel that its based on, by Ian McEwan.
i am probably going to read it anyway :P but has anyone here read it?
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Re: Book Addicts Anonymous

Postby debussygirl » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:57 pm

I'm trying to hunt down an ARC for Spells by Aprilynne Pike.
There's a contest I know of to win one, but I'd rather put in as little effort as possible. :lol:
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Re: Book Addicts Anonymous

Postby Edwards Ragazza » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:49 pm

I am also a book addict. I actually rather read than watch tv. My only time is when my two lil ones go down for bed at night so it takes me a little longer to read. I just finished up a fanfic that was recommended and now I am going to start reading Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult. I use to read anything and think it was a good book till I actually fell in love with a story which of course was Twilight Saga. Never had I had so much emotion when I was reading a book and that made me reevaluate what I like. Twilight will probably be hands down my favorite. I usually don't keep books b/c once I read them however I do own Twilight Saga in hardback so I could pass them down to my daughter and hopes she will pass them down to her daughter. I like old things so I think that would be really cool if it was passed down. I am realizing I no longer like the slap stick type of books where there is no depth to the them. Hope I made sense on the point I was trying to make.
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Re: Book Addicts Anonymous

Postby Snowstone » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:29 pm

Hello my nickname is Snowstone and I'm a book addict.

And I'm looking for my next fix. The last books that got me hooked up and manage to have a good romance (so I can dream since I don't have any in my life :( ), fantasy and a good story.
I loved The Host, although almost gave up, because the story was a bit slow in the begging, but my patience paid off, and got my fix. Then read Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, liked it, but there was something missing. So after that I re-read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, but now don't know what to read.

Fantasy and/or Sci-fi with romance and a good story, any tips? For the last weeks every time I went to the local book store I just stared at the books, not knowing what to buy, I don't like buying blind, and then get disappointed or give p on the book, I want something that hooks me up like Harry Potter and Twilight did, I had to know what happen next, I love when a book hooks me so bad that I don't want to do anything else but read.
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Re: Book Addicts Anonymous

Postby Essay33 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:59 pm

As far as Sci Fi goes, I'm a fan of Timothy Zahn, particularly Manta's Gift, Angelmass, and the Icarus Hunt. I also enjoy some Robert Heinlein; The Moon is a Harsh Mistress was one of my favorites a long time ago, though I wonder how dated it would seem now. I also recommend for the romantic elements Richard Matheson, particularly Bid Time Return (made into a movie called "Somewhere in Time") and What Dreams May Come. And then there's Jack Finney's Time and Again, that's a really good one.
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Re: Book Addicts Anonymous

Postby vampyre_princess » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:09 am

I have finished reading The Vampire Diaries (1 & 2) and I am now on number 3.
I love LJ Smith's books, I think she is an amazing author.. her books are my style of what I like... I like anything along the lines of he books.. plus all older literature... but I am running out of books to read!
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Re: Book Addicts Anonymous

Postby virre » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:51 pm

i just got the "1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die" book. My new misson in life is to read all the books suggested in this book! ^^
Anyone els have it? maybe someone in here is already working on it? :D
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Re: Book Addicts Anonymous

Postby Timothy » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:34 pm

Book Addicts Anonymous, eh? I like the sound of this thread. I have more books than shelves. Not reading anything new at the moment. Too busy with school. I'll probably read New Moon again before the DVD comes out so I can compare and scrutinize.

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