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« Thread started on: Sep 28th, 2006, 2:52pm »

Ok...let's talk about BOOKS! This be the thread to tell us about a book you have recently read or are reading....

Right now I'm reading an excellent book called Finding Grace. It is a story about Rachel, who has just grduated high school, and accepted a job offer from Mr. Preston, a rich lawyer, to take of a brain injured woman named Grace. Rachel is discovering many things about her own life (for instance, long lasting lipstick never stays on your lips, but if you get it else where it will be there all night.) and about grace's past life before "the accident".

the writer has a way of making anything seem hilarious or moving, for instance I almost cried at school today because the next door neight door neighbor of grace was throwing her cat up in the air and then kicked it and almost killed the poor thing.

this book is absolutely great, however some of the language and whatnot is a little racy, so it might not be for the completely faint-hearted.

Ok, now it's your turn...tell us about your book! tongue (god i bet I sound like a nerd right now...lol)
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« Reply #1 on: Oct 8th, 2006, 11:24am »

You don't sound like a nerd. Books can be as good as movies if they get the right image in your head.

Now, at the moment I'm reading Checkmate. It's written by Malorie Blackman and it's about a society where the pale skinned Noughts fight for acceptance in the world of dark skinned Crosses.

Callie Rose has a Cross mother and a Nought father but her father was shot for being a part of the Liberation Militia. Sephy, her mother, has told her almost nothing about her father and when she finds out the truth she is sucked into a very dangerous game.

To fully understand this book first you need to read Noughts and Crosses and then Knife edge. These books are quite graphic though. One chapter made me cry in Knife Edge.
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« Reply #2 on: Oct 9th, 2006, 4:17pm »

Oh gosh...lol don't feel bad, i can't count how often books make me cry tongue

Right now, Iam reading (and am almost finished with...only 20 pages to go shocked) "Heavy Metal And you" By Christopher Krovatin.

It's a book about a boy named Sam who is a total metal head, and goes to and upperclass private boys school. He meets a girl named melissa and quickly falls in love. His friends, however, are totally not into Melissa and Sam's whole world starts falling apart when he realizes that he is going to be forced to choose between melissa and all the other things he loves....

Overall, it's not a great book. Just another Teenage Angst story. Gets kinda boring. The one thing I like about it is how It's written. the chapters are divided into different sections with little symbold like you would see on a remote control. For instance, if Sam is looking back at something that happened a long time ago, you see a little rewind symbol berfore that section of that chapter...or if he is stopping to reflect on something that just happened, you get a big fat pause symbol...htat kind of caught my attention...
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« Reply #3 on: Oct 12th, 2006, 1:39pm »

I am a certified bookworm. I've read everything from the illiad to Danielle Stern. from R.L Stine to Roald Dahl. I particularly love fantasy, but I also enjoy seeing bad people get thier comeuppance.
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« Reply #4 on: Oct 12th, 2006, 10:19pm »

comeuppance...I love that word...lol....I love that and the phrase "If it tickles your fancy......"

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« Reply #5 on: Oct 13th, 2006, 08:37am »

I love it when the downtrodden hero is rewarded for his goodness. Charlie in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" or James in "James and the Giant Peach" come to mind.
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« Reply #6 on: Oct 13th, 2006, 11:06am »

I've began to dislike such stories a bit. They're too predictable these days...

I've started reading books since I've began on Eragon and Eldest, about a year ago, and since have concentrated my interest mostly to dragon fiction/fact as well as Shakespeare etc. And a bit of game books, mostly Halo, and a bit resident evil... No books on Spyro thus far, sadly enough... Before I never really cared much for reading...

The last two weeks I've started on the Temeraire trilogy, which I randomly bought, and apart from Eragon, thus far the only actual adventure fiction,as my other books mostly concentrate around information on dragons, from varying perspectives... I've advanced to half of the second book thus far, and am greatly enjoying the trilogy. It isn't written really good, nor do I agree with some of the choices the author must've made during writing, too swift introductions for one, yet it's a more than enjoyable read.

It's about a brittisch captain, who finds an egg after a battle against a french ship, during Napoleon times. In these settings both England and France use dragons in war as substitudes to the inexistance of aircrafst. From the moment the dragon, shortly named Temeraire, hatches and chooses William Laurance, the captain, as his partner Laurance's life changes complety upon having to join the airforce...


In case someone knows of some good books on dragons you'd recommand, I'd be most gratefull for the title of it...
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