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1)The Vampire Diaries: The Return, Shadow Souls by L. J. Smith

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I'm definitely off to a slow start... still working on The Corrections (not even half way through!) and I started it before the New Year

I'm more than 200 pages in but it still feels like the story is being set up. It's not bad though, I'm just not voraciously devouring it.

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1-Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon [**]
2-Wild Swans by Jung Chang - [*****]
3-The Black Book of Psychoanalysis by Catherine Meyer

Wild Swans was a heartbreaking and enlightening read.
I learned so much about the recent history of China.
This type of content could have been approached in
a tedious manner if it were a typical history book,
at least for me, but it turned out poignant and didactical.
Overall an easy and exciting read.


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1. Secret Vampire #1 in The Night World series by L.J. Smith
2. Timbuktu by Paul Auster

At the moment I won't be reading further into The Night World series. I kept wishing it would go deeper into the emotions of the characters, since it deals with very heavy subjects. But I think I have to admit that it's a book for young adults, and maybe I need to stay with adult books.

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I forgot to post that I am currently reading The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien. I am off to a slow start for I am in the middle of moving.

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01. The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
02. Glue (Irvine Welsh)
03. The Demon (Hubert Selby Jr)


All three are amazing books! Starting with Brave New World.

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01. The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
02. Glue (Irvine Welsh)
03. The Demon (Hubert Selby Jr)


All three are amazing books! Starting with Brave New World.
Oh! Brave New World is great, I loved that book!

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^ I saw a play based on Brave New World once...I didn't enjoy it but maybe the book is better. I have thought about reading it.

Just finished Damned by Chuck Palahniuk...not his best. and I'm no The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho.

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^ at first, I found Brave New World a bit tiring (perhaps because english is not my first language) but if you keep reading it gets much better. It was such an interesting concepts, and I guess I like how he used the figure of Henry Ford.

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I'd like to get to 50 this year. Only made it to 30 last year.

01. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

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^Oh let me know what you think about that one, I'm planning on reading it this year too...

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I'd like to get to 50 this year. Only made it to 30 last year.

01. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
ohh, i'm curious about the marriage plot! definitely let us know how it is

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01. When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman
02. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro


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Oh! Brave New World is great, I loved that book!
I have started that book like 3-4 times already. Once I even got as far as 150th page or something like that, but have not been able to finish it. Not because I didn't enjoy it, but because for some reason I always start reading it at Barnes and Noble.

01. The Angel Esmeralda Nine Stories by Don DeLillo (** out of ****)
(I didn't care for it. I also discovered that I don't like short stories as much as I thought I did. The reason, you have to start each story like a new book and just as you start to get into it, it ends and you need to move on to the next one. Kind of exhausting actually. But even worse, I wasn't satisfied by any one of the stories and I think it's because of his writing style. He zooms in on the situation and presents it in such an abstract form, giving no context, no motives, no closure. I don't think I was quite ready for it to be honest.)
02. Lost Memory of Skin by Russell Banks (in progress)

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1. Secret Vampire #1 in The Night World series by L.J. Smith
2. Timbuktu by Paul Auster
3. The Valkyries by Paulo Coelho


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