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All is quiet in the house.
We been readin' sez the mouse.
One cannot read when others are loud.
I've not been reading, so I'm not proud.

Okay, I get it, I'm a dork. I'm about to make it worse. This is a sad day for me to admit this. I haven't read anything since the beginning of the month. I have valid reasons though! I moved, and I've been working dadgummit! I'll get back into a good schedule soon. In the mean time, this is the last book I read...


God save you if you decide to click behind the cut and whatnot.
What you will find:

How my predictions came out.
Plot summary and my review.

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nerd quotient: high

I figured I'd post a quick review of this since there hasn't been much activity in here for awhile. And please know up front that I don't consider these Star Wars books to be anything close to the type of stuff this comm was originally created for. They are basically just light escapist fluff I like to read when I don't have time for something a bit more fulfilling.

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Star Wars: Death Star

I kept forgetting to post about this. I still can't believe we haven't actually read or reviewed any classics from school. Anyway...some spoilers in hereCollapse )

I am currently reading an actual contemporary classic work of literature. I don't know if it's something that I would have ever been assigned in college, but I know that it does get assigned in some schools. It's The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov and so far it's amazing. I'll be sure to post a shoddy review of it when I'm done.

x-posted to my journal and flashback_books

Another quick admin post

Hello lovelies! I wanted to let you know about tagging. I thought it would be a good idea to tag our posts.
So far we have common tags for books: adult fiction, young adult fiction (yaf), vampires (haha), fantasy, mystery ... I think you get the picture. Themes and genres are welcome. Of course, there may be more than one genre or theme. So start tagging your posts. That way we can all search (quite easily) through those books.

Another tagging thing ... create your username tag. You can see that I've posted quite a few times. That way, I can easily go back through my posts and see - oh wait, did I post about such and such book, what did I write? - stuff like that.

And the admin tag. See if we come up with more "rules" and junk. Ha!


book meme

Taken from jessichaos

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Strike out the books you have no intention of ever reading, or were forced to read at school and hated.
5) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who havn't read 6 and force books upon them

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A lot of stuff I really like of course didn't make the cut. And I don't know what the hell stuff like Mitch Albom or Dan Brown is doing in a "classics" list. Just because something is popular doesn't make it a classic. Meh.

Two other lists can be found over at bookshare, right here. The first one is an Entertainment Weekly list that I think sucks. The second one was made by the OP and is quite good, IMO.


I guess I'll do this...

Seeing as I'm a co-mod or something.

Name: Ryan
Age: 28
Favorite Genre of books: Classic/Contemporary literature
Favorite Author: tie: Gabriel Garcia-Marquez & Cormac McCarthy
Your top five books: Love in the Time of Cholera by Garcia-Marquez, Blood Meridian by McCarthy, To Kill a Mockingbird by Lee, The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien, and Never Let Me Go by Ishiguro
Do you have an account on Good Reads? I do, it's right here
Anything else you'd like to add: not at this time

Since I put it up...

I may as well do it myself.

Name: LenaBena
Age: 27 for now
Favorite Genre of books: Fantasy
Favorite Author: Stephenie Meyer (I met her in May!)
Your top five books: The Hobbit, Little Women, Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse (figures, right?)
Do you have an account on Good Reads? Yup! You can find me here
Anything else you'd like to add: I'm terribly into vampire books at the moment. Consumption. That and Sarah Dessen

PS: These questions are hanging out on the community profile.

Jun. 16th, 2008

Hi everybody! My name is Aly and I live in Connecticut.
I mostly enjoy reading fantasy-fiction, but also like to read period pieces and other fiction.
For my whole book list, click here. It's basically a list of books I want to read, I already read, and what I'm currently reading. :)


Vampires Round 2

Charlaine Harris has a series of books based on a barmaid in Louisiana who encounters a vampire and her life is ultimately changed.

Sookie is our main character who has a quirk (in her own words, a disability) that is telepathy. One night while waitressing, she meets a vampire (who's mind she cannot read because the person is technically dead) and saves his life. Thus begins their relationship. Each book contains a mystery or two ... or even three that Sookie solves. Sookie discovers there are more supernatural beings than just vampires.

Dead Until Dark
Living Dead in Dallas
Club Dead
Dead to the World
Dead as a Doornail

(Read Bite at this point or you'll feel like you missed something*)
Definitely Dead
All Together Dead
From Dead to Worse

The first books had a lot of hot-and-steamies (or lemons) and the further the stories progressed, the fewer lemons. I didn't like how sexual they were, but then I kindof understand what it is all about now so it's no biggie.

* This is my gripe. When I read Definitely Dead, I thought I had skipped a book. There's a short story in an anthology that leads up to the information in the sixth book. I'm very disappointed in this. There should have been some kind of notification or they could've put the short story in the beginning of the sixth book or something.

I give the series a 3.5/5. Very simple read. It's rank would be higher if that short story was included in the books.

Shhhhhhhh. We're reading...

Let's see, a list of books from high school that I should have read.

The Scarlett Letter
The Odyssey
Romeo and Juliet
The Canterbury Tales
Great Expectations
Lord of the Flies
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Crucible

I'll do reviews later. I have a lot.