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#26 vanesa

Posted 10 March 2012 - 04:41 PM

Hi  biggrin.gif   I am a long time lurker coming out.  I love reading about what everyone else is reading.  When I am ready for a new book I come here for inspiration....

I really liked the hunger games.  I too got a bit confused about who was who in the beginning.  I know have my 2 boys reading it.  One of them has finished it and the other is up to book 2.  I am going to take them to see the movie when it comes out.

I have just finished reading A series of books by Patricia Briggs - The Mercy Thompson Series.  It was quite good.  A bit annoying that the same things (yet different circumstances happened over in each of the books) But I had to keep on reading until the end and now I have to wait until 2013 for the next one.

I have found 3 short novels from the same author so I am going to give those a go next.

Vanessa

#27 mamacantik

Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:13 AM

A few longer books lately mean that I've needed some shorter reads for now.

I read Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett - by far the very best Young Adult fiction writer in Australia. I always enjoy her books as she doesn't talk down to teens and writes so beautifully. This book was no exception, except it was just too short.

While staying at a friend's house, dipped into Jon Faine's book (MElbourne radio presenter) about his travels by car from Melb - London with his son. Didn't expect him to write so well. Only read the first 100 pages, but will definitely be keen to read the rest soon.

Just finished Forecast: Turbulence by Janette Turner-Hospital. Great collection of Short Stories.

And now reading 'Ham on Rye' by Charles Bukowski. Semi autobiographic about growing up the unpopular kid in a rough neighbourhood. Sad but also incredibly funny. The sort of book you want to write down lots of quotes from to remember later. Great writing.

#28 Dirtsa

Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:21 PM

Secrets of a Lazy French Cook by Marie Morgane Le Moël - about a French journalist's life and experiences when she moves to Australia. I've read a few books about Australians or Americans experiences moving to other countries and thought it would be interesting to get someone else's perspective of coming to Australia.

#29 netballgirls

Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:13 PM

I have started Stephen King's 11-22-63, it's my first Stephen King book (I don't like horror, and this one was classified as horror too but dh assured me that it wasn't)

I am enjoying it so much original.gif

#30 RipeWickedPlum

Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:18 PM

I'm reading Vows by La Vyrle Spencer.
It's total trash. But totally awesome! lol.

I <3 romance novels! lol

#31 mamacantik

Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:00 PM

'Ham On Rye' got darker and darker the further I read. Finished it now. Drained! Currently reading 'Starcrossed' by AA Gill. Needed something very light and it seems to be doing the trick :-)

#32 Peridot

Posted 18 March 2012 - 04:26 PM

I'm reading Catching Fire (the 2nd book in the hunger games series)! Very addictive!!!

I have just ordered the Game of Thrones series from bookdepository (so so cheap!! $30 for the first 4 books!!) which I will start when I finish the hunger games trilogy!



#33 Ianthe

Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:19 PM

Just finished Half Seven on a Thursday by Roisin Meany and I'm now reading How To Make Gravy by Paul Kelly which I would recommend to anyone who likes his music.

#34 AxeTheMax

Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:46 PM

At the moment: Elephant Girl: A Human Story, by Jane Devin

Before that was Out of time Deborah Truscott


Also to thank you for the threads on the fever series, read them and love them!!

#35 coffeetogo

Posted 18 March 2012 - 07:17 PM

QUOTE (DdDwMumMe @ 18/03/2012, 06:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also to thank you for the threads on the fever series, read them and love them!!



I'm reading 'Wicked Lovely'.  It's a YA series and is very similar in theme to the Fever Series without the saucy scenes. I have almost finished the first book (out of 4) and have enjoyed it but it's not a case of 'I can't put it down'.

#36 If You Say So

Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:30 PM

About half way thru Catching Fire, and am enjoying it even more than Hunger Games.

Also about half way thru Unsinkable: the story of RMS Titanic, but have stopped this to read the HG trilogy. I want to get it finished by the 100th Anniversary next month.

#37 Tomate1910

Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:56 AM

QUOTE (If You Say So @ 19/03/2012, 04:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
About half way thru Catching Fire, and am enjoying it even more than Hunger Games.


same here... it's just really sucking me in and i can't wait for the busride home after work!

#38 71Cath

Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:04 PM

Just started the Hunger Games, and I am enjoying it so far.

#39 Fanny McPhail

Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:07 PM

Friends, Lovers, Chocolate By Alexander McCal Smith. Meh!

#40 Peridot

Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:48 PM

It's awesome how everyone is reading the hunger games!! I thought I started late laughing2.gif

I'll finish off Mockingjay tonight original.gif

Next I will read either Game of Thrones or Shiver by Maggie someone! Looks great!

#41 Ianthe

Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:56 PM

I am re reading The Hunger Games series laughing2.gif

#42 Molondy

Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:25 PM

I finally finished REAMDE which was worth the 8 week read. It was lots and lots of fun but it was a tad too long.

I'm currently reading Embassytown by China Meivelle and the Complete Guide to Women's running. And some comics...

#43 jaismum

Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:28 PM

The Hunger Games

#44 71Cath

Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:45 AM

I read the Hunger Games in 2 days and I am now onto Catching Fire.  Desperate to see the movie too  blush.gif

#45 jakc_

Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:33 AM

I'm reading Annexed by Sharon Dogar, it's diary style based on Anne Franks Diary about the boy who shared the Annexe with her.

#46 Peridot

Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:31 PM

I'm now reading 'Crescendo' which is the second book to 'Hush Hush' which I finished the other day original.gif

#47 Zarlias

Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:06 PM

I am smack in the middle of the Game of Thrones series...

Pesky life and sleep keep getting in the way.

As an aside.....looking forward to S2 on 10/4

#48 Tomate1910

Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:21 PM

on to Mockingjay (hunger games 3) now... And really enjoying it...

I can't help myself...

BUT for good measure I will read To kill a mockingbird afterwards as I have never read it and seem to need something serious after the fluff...

Edited by superfruity, 27 March 2012 - 08:23 AM.


#49 TwiceTheWoman

Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:47 PM

I am !/2 way through "The Help" and am enjoying it so much.
- the arrogant segregation "rules" still gobsmacking today.
- moreover, a wonderful slice of a woman "stuck" between two generations; one emancipated, the other not.  Skeeter shackled by  unchanged conventions and the natural demands of being an educated woman.

I like the historical perspective.

Edited by TwiceTheWoman, 26 March 2012 - 04:49 PM.


#50 Hermes

Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:52 PM

QUOTE (Quartz @ 21/03/2012, 04:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's awesome how everyone is reading the hunger games!! I thought I started late laughing2.gif

I'll finish off Mockingjay tonight original.gif

Next I will read either Game of Thrones or Shiver by Maggie someone! Looks great!


I can't say I liked Shiver, it wasn't awful but as I read through the series my interest dropped off to the point where I can't be bothered finishing the last book because it's just so boring..
I'm still reading Game Of Thrones, it's still excellent. I definitely recommend it.




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