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31-01-2012
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01. The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
02. Glue (Irvine Welsh)
03. The Demon (Hubert Selby Jr)
04. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
05. A Long Way Down (Nick Hornby)
06. Popism (Andy Warhol / Pat Hackett)

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02-02-2012
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01 > Das böse Mädchen (engl: The Bad Girl, orig: Travesuras de la Niña Mala) < Mario Vargas Llosa
02 > The Crossing < Cormac McCarthy
03 > Schachnovelle (engl: Chess Story / The Royal Game) < Stefan Zweig

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I finally finished something

1: The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
2: Bossypants by Tina Fey
3: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

The Corrections took me a while to really dig into but once I hit my stride it flowed really nicely and I think it was well worth the read... and probably worth a reread at some point.

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(I'm grading the books on the scale of 4-10)

01. Peril at the End House - Agatha Christie (9)
02. Prozac Nation - Elizabeth Wurtzel (7+)
03. Im Westen nichts Neues [All Quiet on the Western Front] - Erich Maria Remarque (8+)
04. The Castle in the Forest - Norman Mailer (7 1/2)
05. Neuromancer - William Gibson (7-)

06. The Little Friend - Donna Tartt

I had seen a tv-movie of the Christie book some time before, which really made me angry, because I still remembered the solution. But still, I loved the book, it's propably among my top three Christie books at the moment, and warmly recommended!

I found Prozac nation a little bit disappointing and frustrating to read. I didn't think Wurtzel made me understand how was it for her to be depressed.

Remarque's book was surprisingly easy to read (I'm usually slow to read books about wars) and it made me cry. I think I can recommend this to people who are interested in Wolrd War I, and especially if you are tired who much the war is usually glamorized.

I had read so many good reviews about The Castle in the forest, but it wasn't exactly my cup of tea. It didn't make me really feel anything.

I shouldn't have read Neuromancer in english, I was constantly having to read it back again and checking my dictionary. The book would fir well into a movie. Maybe someone who is more interested in scifi than I am would enjoy it.

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1. A Clash of Kings - George R. R. Martin
2. The Walking Dead: Book Three - Robert Kirkman
3. Damned - Chuck Palahniuk
4. The Witch of Portobello - Paulo Coelho
5. The Walking Dead: Book Four - Rober Kirkman
6. Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk


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7. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Thank you for reminding me I'm reading Damned as well . I read the first couple of chapters and now it's been sitting on my bookshelf for about 2 months. I don't even want to post anything until I actually finish a book. I have no concentration lately and haven't been able to get through an entire book in I-don't-want-to-say how long .

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Thank you for reminding me I'm reading Damned as well . I read the first couple of chapters and now it's been sitting on my bookshelf for about 2 months. I don't even want to post anything until I actually finish a book. I have no concentration lately and haven't been able to get through an entire book in I-don't-want-to-say how long .
No prob! How are you liking it so far? I thought it was okay, funny but there really wasn't much of a plot to follow so its understandable why you would forget about it for a while.

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1. A Dance With Dragons - George R.R. Martin
2. Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare
3. Clockwork Prince - Cassandra Clare
4. Heroes of Olympus: Son of Neptune - Rick Riordan
5. Luella's Guide to English Style - Luella Bartley (I miss Luella so much.)

Now Reading: Noli Me Tangere (English Version) - Jose Rizal

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01 > Das böse Mädchen (engl: The Bad Girl, orig: Travesuras de la Niña Mala) < Mario Vargas Llosa
02 > The Crossing < Cormac McCarthy
03 > Schachnovelle (engl: Chess Story / The Royal Game) < Stefan Zweig
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01. Jon Krakauer - Under the banner of heaven
02. Sharon M. Draper - Tears of a tiger
03. David Benioff - City of thieves
04. Isaac Marion - Warm bodies

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It's not going so well with my reading lately. But today I started on The Beach by Alex Garland and I hope to finish it.

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06-02-2012
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I haven't finished a book in forever. Maybe it's time to throw out all of my magazines!

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06-02-2012
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01. When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman
02. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
03. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

04. Look at me by Jennifer Egan

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So as nerdy as this sounds, does an 80,000 word fanfiction count?
It is your challenge, I guess you can count any book you want


We have book sale beginning of the year and I bought way too many books, so I decided to try finish books which I have read only chapter or two before starting new. Somehow new books look much interesting though. Well, soon.

1. The hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
2. The adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

3. The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles by Gregory Bassham, Gregory Bassham

I bought this book earlier when I was bored with Potters. Somehow I always end up read them from the first one and because I have read it so many times, my readings stop somewhere middle of book. Well, anything would be better than this actually. I have to read this along side Harry Potter Film Wizardy that I would even remember why I love Potter. I really didn't care philosphical essays, the most of them didn't seem to have any point at all.

4. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Someone said earlier that she loved book, well, I didn't that much. I guess this from Rory's bookclub list (Gilmore Girls! ) I really wish I would love this, plot line was interesting and I picked the nicest cover of book (bubblegum girl) and still. Maybe I try to read it later again, maybe I expected way too much from this.

5. Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery
I loved Anne when I was younger so I tried this too even if she writes poems (it was reason why I didn't read this back then). Well, she wasn't same girl and when I read reviews about second and third books, I guess this going to be very different. But even if I don't like her (much) I like Montgomery's writing very much.

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