We LOVE books and hope you'll join us in sharing your favorites and experiences
along with your love of reading with our community. Registering for our site
is free and easy, just CLICK
Already a member and forgot your password? Click
Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by Stephen, Jan 5, 2003.
Starting I, Lucifer later. Looking forward to it
The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri.
The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy - Douglas Adams. A re-read.
"Luckiest Man", by Jonathan Eig. Biography of Lou Gehrig.
Statred Scaredy Cat by Mark Billingham instead of I, Lucifer
Giving Wind-up Bird Chronicle a break at the moment and reading Farewell, my lovely. By Ramond Chandler. So far, I am really enjoying it!
Blackden by Duncan Mclean.
The first few pages were rough for me because he is a Scottish author and I wasn't used to the lingo, but I quickly caught on. I'm enjoying it now.
Read Any Good Math Lately? by David Whitin & Sandra Wilde
As a homeschooling mom, one of my weaknesses has always been math. I'll admit to hating the subject in school, starting at about the 6th grade. The other day in a yahoo group someone mentioned being impressed with a website/math program called LivingMath @ www.livingmath.net. When I went to the site, I found lots of lists of great books to read for myself and my kids to encourage us to enjoy math and get over math phobia. The first book I received from the library through Ill was Read Any Good Math Lately. It's full of book suggestions and practical ideas and examples of how to implement a natural method of learning to use math in everyday circumstances. Perhaps using a few of these "living books" and talking about them will help my kids see that math is more than a textbook subject to get through. Seems to me this would go far in answering the battle cry of the frustrated math student, "But how will I ever USE this stuff in REAL life?"
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. I'm 40 pages in and I love it already - it reminds me of Michael Marshall Smith's sci-fi novels.
A book that spends the first 20 pages on a guy who's desperately trying to get a pizza delivered on time can't be all bad, can it?
"On time" for a pizza is just about one nanosecond, isn't it?
Um, yeah, sure, uh huh.
Snow Crash was great
Last week i started to read Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett, so far i really enjoy it, but i don't consider it the best of the Discworld series.
Started today The Crimson Petal and the White by Micheal Faber. A couple of chapters in, and i'm loving it!
Night Fall by Nelson DeMille
Started my second Val McDermid book - Report for Murder but I'm not as keen on this one.... not very far into it yet so I'll keep at it
Just Started 'Kafka on the Shore' by Haruki Murakami
It's my second Murakami book 'The Wind-up bird chronicles' being the first which i enjoyed a lot.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Clementine, is Wicked good? Let me know what you think!
Wicked left me feeling very very dirty, like I watched a Disney porn. *Shudder*
The Amazing Maurice and his educated rodents by Terry Pratchett
Separate names with a comma.