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LMJenkins

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I'm currently reading "Voyager" by Diana Gabaldon, immediately after finishing the first two novels in the series, "Outlander," and "Dragonfly in Amber." I'm hooked.
 

LMJenkins

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Originally posted by bluewillow
I'm reading the 'Chronicles of Narnina' by C.S. Lewis. I read the series a long long time ago and only vaguely remembered details.


I just bought this series in paperback for my -- 11 month old. I know he's a little young, but I thought I'd re-read them first, LOL!
 

Pilgrim

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I've just finished Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' trilogy which was excellent. Very involving and full of inventiveness.

I've just started 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'. Something I should have read ages ago but have only just got round to.
 

booker

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Originally posted by Pilgrim
I've just started 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'. Something I should have read ages ago but have only just got round to.
that's been cluttering up my shelf for years.
let me know if it's worth reading when you've finished it please. :)
 

Vicky

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I am reading a book called How Children Fail, by John Holt.

As a homeschooling family, we are always interested in why children learn, or in some cases not learn. It is a revised edition from the original in the late 50's, and sadly, children and their failure rates do not seem to have improved in all those years.

It should be a scary read for anyone who's children attend schools or any form of mass education.


Cheers, Vicky
 

Pilgrim

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Lady Chatterley's Lover

Hi Booker

I can't say I was massively impressed by Lady Chatterley's Lover. I found too many turgid, boring passages in places. When the story is progressing it moves along quite quickly however.

I only really finished it because I wanted to know how it ended, although it was also quite interesting to see how attitudes to sexual and social mores have changed over the last 70-80 years.

It certainly came across as a book that was experimenting with the boundaries of language and censorship.

Not always an easy read I wouldn't recommend it highly but worth a try if you're feeling in need of a push into something different from the usual stuff.
 

booker

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lady chatterleys lover

mine is part of a set of 20th century classics, i think i'll play eeny-meeny-miney-mo & see if it gets chosen. :)
 

Ell

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Just started American Gods by Neil Gaiman and The Currents of Space by Asimov.
 

Witchchild

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Keeping on with my new goal of reading more female sci-fi/fantasy authors I am reading "Unicorn & Dragon" by Lynn Abbey. I just started it and I like it very much so far.

~Witch
 

glenda

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Witch,
I also am trying to read more fantasy, and by coincidence the one I'm reading at the moment is by a female author. Ship of Magic, which is book one of the series The Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb. I especially like the strong and fearless female characters - it often takes a female writer to portray them so realistically, no Zena clones here.
Hope you are enjoying your book.
Glenda
 

Kyptonite

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China Mieville-Perdido Street Station
George RR Martin-A Clash of Kings(reread)
Jacqueline Carey-Kushiel's Dart
 

Pilgrim

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I've just finished Donna Tarrt's first novel 'The Secret History' which I really enjoyed. I also had a quick jaunt through John Buchan's 'The Thirty-nine Steps'. I read this in one sitting but enjoyed it thoroughly. Real 'Ripping Yarns' type stuff - great fun.

I've just started 'Hyperion by Dan Simmons although I've only read the prologue so far.
 

booker

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Originally posted by Pilgrim
I've just finished Donna Tarrt's first novel 'The Secret History' which I really enjoyed.
that was a very good book indeed, definitely in the top twenty or so i've read.
 

letterHead

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I am presently reading Day of the Cheetah by Dale Brown. It's a style similar to Tom Clancy, but without Clancy's extra ( and in my opinion, often unneccessary) details.
I'm finding the descriptions of the aerial dog-fights gripping, but as for the characters, with the exception of the main antagonist/protagonist, they seem to be lightly sketched.
As an action novel to fill in 14 nights on an off-shore platform, it succeded brilliantly.
 

Wynter

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I, too, am reading <b>American Gods</b> at the moment....im on page 195 at the moment, so im about a fourth of the way through...i love it so far...interested to hear what the rest of you have to say about it...(specifically ell & lies since they mentioned that they were reading as well)
 
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