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What are your favourite books?

Papakori
08-15-2005, 09:27 PM
I didn't see a thread about books so I made one where one can talk about books :wavey:

I enjoy thriller books and recently read "Death in Vienna" by Daniel Silva which was good! :D

I like lots of fantasy like Lord of The Rings as well!

Hope someone else likes books and will post about books here :wavey:

NiciSunflower
08-15-2005, 09:33 PM
Apart from the books I have to read for uni, I really enjoy reading crime stories, like the novels by Elizabeth George or Minette Walters.

And I really love Harry Potter, that's just so cute :)

One of the funniest books I've ever read is a German novel by Jan Weiler called "Maria, ihm schmeckt's nicht". There's no English translation yet, it's pretty new, sorry.

Corinna
08-15-2005, 09:33 PM
:wavey: great idea this thread :D :hug:
i like thriller books as well and horror :D
fantasy is cool sometimes as well
i was just reading "see jane run" from joy fielding

psichogaucho
08-15-2005, 10:19 PM
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
"Der Zauberberg" by Thomas Mann
"Malone meurt" by Samuel Beckett
"A la recherche du temps perdu" by Marcel Proust
"Ficciones" by Jorge Luis Borges
"Crime and Punishment" by Feodor Dostoyevsky (I owe you the title in russian :lol: )
etc...

Corinna
08-15-2005, 10:29 PM
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
"Der Zauberberg" by Thomas Mann
"Malone meurt" by Samuel Beckett
"A la recherche du temps perdu" by Marcel Proust
"Ficciones" by Jorge Luis Borges
"Crime and Punishment" by Feodor Dostoyevsky (I owe you the title in russian :lol: )
etc...
you read der zauberberg in german?

RogiNie
08-15-2005, 10:31 PM
I really love the books of Per Nilsson.. don't know if you know them.. ;)

psichogaucho
08-15-2005, 10:42 PM
you read der zauberberg in german?

:scared: nein! :lol: only in spanish :)

Haute
08-15-2005, 11:41 PM
Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver is my ultimate favorite. :)
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (tied for second)
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston (I liked it even before Oprah made it into a movie ;))

I'm reading Anna Karenina right now, and I think I'm going to read Love in the Time of Cholera after I finish Anna Karenina (if I ever finish it... lol).

pryss
08-15-2005, 11:46 PM
My all-time favourite is the Lord of the Rings trilogy...:angel:

psichogaucho
08-15-2005, 11:49 PM
Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver is my ultimate favorite. :)
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (tied for second)
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston (I liked it even before Oprah made it into a movie ;))

I'm reading Anna Karenina right now, and I think I'm going to read Love in the Time of Cholera after I finish Anna Karenina (if I ever finish it... lol).

Heart of Darkness :worship: "The horror...the horror..." :)

Haute
08-15-2005, 11:52 PM
Even though that's one of the most famous literary quotes, I never remember it. lol The quote I remember more is about Marlow feeling like he's at the edge of a precipe and looking over until the darkness. "The horror, the horror" is Kurtz's revelation point, I prefer Marlow's revelation point. ;)

psichogaucho
08-15-2005, 11:58 PM
Even though that's one of the most famous literary quotes, I never remember it. lol The quote I remember more is about Marlow feeling like he's at the edge of a precipe and looking over until the darkness. "The horror, the horror" is Kurtz's revelation point, I prefer Marlow's revelation point. ;)

well, to be honest, I remember that quote due to the Marlon Brando's whisper in the end of "Apocalypse Now" :)

Haute
08-16-2005, 12:01 AM
:lol: From the movie I remember the reporter that sounds like he's on a drug trip. :p

psichogaucho
08-16-2005, 12:04 AM
ah, yes, Dennis Hopper character...well, effortless playing :haha:

Ferrero Forever
08-16-2005, 10:20 AM
Roots- Alex Haley
Mao's Last Dancer- Li Cunxin
I have lots of favourites but these two blew my mind

Purple Rainbow
08-16-2005, 12:04 PM
I mostly read non-fiction. Recently read a few great books by Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs & Steel and Collapse) and also enjoyed some work by Graham Hancock. Currently reading Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder.
I've read with pleasure fiction by Frederick Forsyth and Kafka, amongst many others.

Mrs. B
08-16-2005, 12:19 PM
The God of Small Things - by Arundrathi Roy

Nikki♥
08-16-2005, 12:26 PM
I don't like reading books unless they are for my studies. I prefer reading fashion magazines. Cosmopolitan, Elle...you name it! :)

Papakori
08-16-2005, 05:13 PM
yay, people posted!

Does anyone like the Dan Brown books like "the da vinci code", "angels and Demons" etc.

Corinna
08-16-2005, 05:24 PM
yay, people posted!

Does anyone like the Dan Brown books like "the da vinci code", "angels and Demons" etc.
me :D

User ID 4783
08-16-2005, 06:09 PM
I loved Gone With the Wind when I read it for the first time :lol: I was about 15 then ;)

Dutchie
08-16-2005, 06:29 PM
I don't read all that much but i enjoy the books of Donna Tartt and Nicci French.

joeb_uk
08-16-2005, 06:34 PM
Ok, i have recently started to read books again (i used to love reading them when i was younger, but for 7 years or so i didnt read any for fun :sad: ).
I like to read true stories and biographies, my favourite subject are boxing biographies and prision movies :yeah:

Some of my favourite books are:
Midnight Express - I had seen the movie, and it was in my top ten favourite movies (at the time i didnt realise it was a true story!). Wasnt until i read the book i found it was a true story, very enjoyable book (goes into alot more detail than the film). Also adds the point (which is missed out in the film, but i feel is a very important thing) that his trip to the mental prision was planned in order so he could escape. In the movie it seemed as if he went insane from the prision life, but it wasnt due to that! The film should really add this!

Marching - Another prision book, about an english man smuggling cocaine and is inprisioned in chile. Very interesting to read about the extremes of prision life. Prisioners have to buy a room to live in! they can also buy equipment like tvs, radios, their own food. There are shops in the prision, and families are allowed to live in the prision :eek: But on the other hand, the condintions for the poor inmates are terrible and there are many deaths because of it. Cocaine is made within the prision :D
Also some shocking stories of inmates being made to kiss the prision officers shoes, while they are pissed on :sad: and another story of a 6 year old girl being ***** and killed :sad:

Raging Bull Jake la mottas autobiography from when he was a kid and during his boxing career. Very enjoyable to read :yeah:

I am currently reading a che guevera book my parents bought me :yeah:

tinuviel_estel
08-16-2005, 06:44 PM
i like the Lord Of The Rings, One Hundred Years Of Solitude, The Alchemists, The Little Prince, My Uncle Oswald, Of Love And Other Demons, American Gods etc..

mai
08-16-2005, 06:48 PM
I love Russian literature (esp. Dostoyevsky :worship: and Gogol).
:wavey: joeb_uk, I am also now reading che guevera book (got it for my birthday).

joeb_uk
08-16-2005, 06:50 PM
I love Russian literature (esp. Dostoyevsky :worship: and Gogol).
:wavey: joeb_uk, I am also now reading che guevera book (got it for my birthday).
The book i have is by david sandison :yeah: i have read that isnt 100% accurate but its nice to get an insight into ches life! The book also has many great pictures, so the photos alone are worth owning! Once i have read this, i will try to find some of the original che books written by himself (but i feel this is a good start). Which one is it you have?

tall_one
08-16-2005, 07:03 PM
i'm a science fiction/fantasy geek so my fav author is Anne McCaffrey but i also enjoy Robert Jordan & JK Rowling :)

mai
08-16-2005, 07:03 PM
I have The Motorcycle Diaries. It is actually his diary, in which he describes his trip with his friend across Latin America. :D It's very interesting, because you can see how he was changing during this trip, how he became che. Book contains some pictures taken with his camera. A movie was made after this book. :)

tinuviel_estel
08-16-2005, 07:13 PM
I have The Motorcycle Diaries. It is actually his diary, in which he describes his trip with his friend across Latin America. :D It's very interesting, because you can see how he was changing during this trip, how he became che. Book contains some pictures taken with his camera. A movie was made after this book. :)
i saw the movie:) but haven't read the book yet.. very nice movie :yeah:

mai
08-16-2005, 07:16 PM
yes, it's a great movie :yeah:

NINA_BCN
08-16-2005, 07:28 PM
One of my favorites books is "The phisician" by Noah Gordon. I love it. :yeah: And there's a writer from Sweden that I like too. He's called Henning Mankell.

Sandra
08-16-2005, 07:45 PM
i loved the da Vinci code :D great book
aloso the Travelling Pants 1 and 2 ;)

Papakori
08-16-2005, 08:56 PM
I like Agatha Christie also

I like my books with lots of descroption in my books :)

nermo
08-16-2005, 10:56 PM
A tale of two cities :Charles Dickens
Treasures of King Soloman: Raider Hagard
Pride and prejudice:jane Austen
Justice and Art: Tawfik ELHakeem
Diary of an investigator in Village:Tawfik elHakeem
My Friend,"Don't eat yourself":Abdelwahab Motawae
I gave my excuses:Abdel Wahab Motawae

psichogaucho
08-17-2005, 01:51 PM
did anybody here read Salman Rushdie "The Satanic Verses"?

JuchuPati
08-17-2005, 03:15 PM
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
"Der Zauberberg" by Thomas Mann
"Malone meurt" by Samuel Beckett
"A la recherche du temps perdu" by Marcel Proust
"Ficciones" by Jorge Luis Borges
"Crime and Punishment" by Feodor Dostoyevsky (I owe you the title in russian :lol: )
etc...

ahhh "crime and punishment" is one of my favorite books. I absolutely love how Dostoyevsky wrote it and how it makes you upset, the same as Raskolnikov. :eek:

Eruwen
08-17-2005, 03:18 PM
Does anyone like the Dan Brown books like "the da vinci code", "angels and Demons" etc. I do! :D I LOVED the da Vinci Code, amazing novel! I just finished reading 'The Rule of Four', which some people compare to the da Vinci Code... But it doesn't come close in my opinion! Not as thrilling, plus it's very confusing with difficult theories and things from the Renaissance, and waaaaaaaaay too many flashbacks :lol:

I loved LOTR too, and the Hobbit of course! I also really enjoyed the Seven Waters trilogy (now if only I could remember to spell the author's name for once :lol: ), the Neverending Story and loads more... I'm a book addict :lol: Want to start reading the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy soon!

JuchuPati
08-17-2005, 03:24 PM
I do! :D I LOVED the da Vinci Code, amazing novel!


ummm I admit the story is kinda interesting, but the book is a shit.

psichogaucho
08-17-2005, 05:56 PM
ahhh "crime and punishment" is one of my favorite books. I absolutely love how Dostoyevsky wrote it and how it makes you upset, the same as Raskolnikov. :eek:

did you read Dostoyevsky's "the possessed"? did you like it?

Prestuplenie i nakazanie (crime and punishment, in russian... :) )

Eruwen
08-17-2005, 06:06 PM
ummm I admit the story is kinda interesting, but the book is a shit. That's your opinion ;)

NINA_BCN
08-17-2005, 06:09 PM
ummm I admit the story is kinda interesting, but the book is a shit.

:eek: I think the same!!!! :p IMHO, I think Dan Brown wrote it for selling thousand books not for those who love books. It's too simple. For me. :rolleyes:

If you want to read a real good "best seller", try with "The pilars of the Earth" by Ken Follett. ;)

mai
08-17-2005, 06:30 PM
ahhh "crime and punishment" is one of my favorite books. I absolutely love how Dostoyevsky wrote it and how it makes you upset, the same as Raskolnikov. :eek:
:yeah:

NINA_BCN
08-17-2005, 06:42 PM
:scratch: "Crime and punishment" OK!!! Added to my book list. Anyone else????

JuchuPati
08-17-2005, 07:31 PM
That's your opinion ;)

of course, it's my opinion. even more, I think it's written for kids. :tape:

did you read Dostoyevsky's "the possessed"? did you like it?

awww no. the other ones I 've read they are "The Idiot" and "The Glambler". but thanks for the suggestion ;)

JuchuPati
08-17-2005, 07:36 PM
:scratch: "Crime and punishment" OK!!! Added to my book list. Anyone else????

oh well, there are heaps of good books...as I see you are spanish ;) , I guess u will know "La sombra del viento" (The Shadow of the Wind) by Carlos Ruiz Zafˇn. it was the best book I read last year, I love so much :worship: .

if anyone likes clasics :rolleyes: I would say "Red and Black" by Sthendal... ummm can't think now about more. jeje

:wavey:

Suzi
08-17-2005, 07:36 PM
Im really sad, i dont really read books only magazines but i have read some, I thought The Da Vinci Code was good (plus there filming it where i live :yeah: ) i was very intrigued by it, plus i also luv the shopoholics series by Sophie Kinsella, and Fruits by Shoichi Aoki , not really a reading book but I love fashion and stuff so its cool :yeah:

JuchuPati
08-17-2005, 07:49 PM
Im really sad, i dont really read books only magazines but i have read some, I thought The Da Vinci Code was good (plus there filming it where i live :yeah: ) i was very intrigued by it, plus i also luv the shopoholics series by Sophie Kinsella, and Fruits by Shoichi Aoki , not really a reading book but I love fashion and stuff so its cool :yeah:


jejeje, reading is cool, but I guess it's bit hard at the beginning if you aren't used to do it...well, try to read more, or you will be like that Victoria Beckham. I'm shocked cos she said she never read a book in her life. ja ja ja gilipollas :tape:

ahhh sophie kinsella's shopaholic...I bought the 1st one , and it's funny, but well, not the best book ever, for sure. :p for me, it was kinda the same of Bridget Jones' ones.

siobhan
08-17-2005, 07:58 PM
I have phases where I can read for days on end and even forget to eat. It's hard to name favourite books, because I tend to forget very easily. Sometimes I'm in the bookstore browsing through a book wondering if I've read it already. My memory REALLY sucks! :rolleyes: Anyway, books I really liked include To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, In A Land Of Plenty by Tim Pears, Atonement by Ian McEwan ... and about the only non-fictional books I really enjoy are those by Bill Bryson, especially Mothertongue. Maybe you have to be interested in language, but I found it both interesting and hilarious.

I also like crime stories, especially the Inspector Rebus series by Ian Rankin. Makes me want to visit Edinburgh more and more with each book I read. Also Elizabeth George and Patricia Cornwell although the Scarpetta stories used to be way better than they are now.
Authors I can also recommend are Nick Hornby, Mike Gayle, Josie Lloyd/Emlyn Rees, Tom Sharpe ...

There are so many great books around, and one day I'd love to have read them all. :lol: Never gonna happen ...

Suzi
08-17-2005, 10:06 PM
jejeje, reading is cool, but I guess it's bit hard at the beginning if you aren't used to do it...well, try to read more, or you will be like that Victoria Beckham. I'm shocked cos she said she never read a book in her life. ja ja ja gilipollas :tape:

ahhh sophie kinsella's shopaholic...I bought the 1st one , and it's funny, but well, not the best book ever, for sure. :p for me, it was kinda the same of Bridget Jones' ones.

:haha: dont worry i will never be like that stick!!

NINA_BCN
08-17-2005, 10:17 PM
oh well, there are heaps of good books...as I see you are spanish ;) , I guess u will know "La sombra del viento" (The Shadow of the Wind) by Carlos Ruiz Zafˇn. it was the best book I read last year, I love so much :worship: .

if anyone likes clasics :rolleyes: I would say "Red and Black" by Sthendal... ummm can't think now about more. jeje

:wavey:

"La sombra del viento"? I've read it!!! :yeah: Great book!!! It descrives my city. ;)

Btw, I still can't believe how "The Da Vinci code" has been a best seller. I've read hundred books (It isn't an exaggeration) and I've never seen a book worse witten :p (or it's written for people that don't use to read very often, I don't know).

I don't want to offend anybody but that's what I think. It disappointed me very much. :(

psichogaucho
08-17-2005, 11:28 PM
*inmortality
*the unbearable lightness of being
Milan Kundera

Haute
08-17-2005, 11:59 PM
Did anyone on here like Sophie's Choice? IMHO, I was disappointed with how it turned out.

SuperFurryAnimal
08-18-2005, 09:54 AM
I prefer non fiction, like travelling stories of (auto)biographies (like Nelson Mandela's Long Walk To Freedom :worship: ). I also like to read educative books (especially on languages, communication, writing and media, since that's my job area). When it comes to fiction, I like thrillers. My fave writers include Nicci French and some Dutch (thriller) authors like Saskia Noort, Simone van der Vlugt and Renate Dorrestein. And I enjoy the Harry Potter books a lot as well.

bad gambler
08-18-2005, 10:19 AM
do picture books count? :scratch:

sigmagirl91
08-18-2005, 11:08 AM
I have so many favorites...just can't name 'em all.

undomiele
08-18-2005, 11:17 AM
Btw, I still can't believe how "The Da Vinci code" has been a best seller. I've read hundred books (It isn't an exaggeration) and I've never seen a book worse witten :p (or it's written for people that don't use to read very often, I don't know).

I don't want to offend anybody but that's what I think. It disappointed me very much. :(

Ugh. I really dislike poorly written books - so many books nowadays are all plot and bad/so-so writing - Im still trying to banish "Memoirs of a Geisha" (God-awful) from my memory (i was stranded at an airport for several hours and bored to tears) but I should have known it would stick like nutrasweet chewing gum... Never again!

Fave books? I havent had much time to read novels these past couple of years due to work/studies... But now Ive been relatively free to read again at my leisure. A week ago I was reading Dickens' "A Christmas Carol " (Classic Dickens! A real delight). Im currently re-reading Henry James' "Portrait of a Lady". Am about to begin "Conquest of New Spain," Bernal DÝaz del Castillo - an eyewitness 16th century account of the Spanish conquest of Mexico by Cortez (I know its going to depress me but I also know its going to be fascinating).

And will take some of the suggestions of the thread for the future :)

As for fave books, Ill have to really think about that... Ill have to get back to you all on that. I promise.

BTW: Does anybody have any Japanese fiction to recommend?? Ive started getting into it but Im not familiar with any of the first-rate authors outside of Lady Murasaki and a couple of others.

Suzi
08-18-2005, 12:10 PM
oh i remember another one which was quite good, Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah

siobhan
08-18-2005, 12:14 PM
Btw, I still can't believe how "The Da Vinci code" has been a best seller. I've read hundred books (It isn't an exaggeration) and I've never seen a book worse witten :p (or it's written for people that don't use to read very often, I don't know).

I don't want to offend anybody but that's what I think. It disappointed me very much. :(

That's what I heard, and that's why I haven't read it (yet). Although I've only heard it from people who've read it in English, maybe there's improvement there in the German version. :lol: I might try that out, although I hate to read translations! (See, I'm a translator, and I can't help noticing all those little mistakes that have been made and seeing the original sentence underneath, and it takes away greatly from the pleasure. Although of course there are a few good translators, too!)

Btw, I'm reading Marian Keyes right now - not exactly the greatest novelist of all times. :D But I love stories that take place in Ireland, and Marian Keyes in general just very much reminds me of the time I spent there. And a nice little totally predictable girls/love story can be a nice thing if you have too many things on your mind as it is. :)

Eruwen
08-18-2005, 01:15 PM
That's what I heard, and that's why I haven't read it (yet) I absolutely loved it! It had me hooked from chapter 2 (and the chapters are kinda short :lol: ), it's one of those books that I want to finish at once, if I could.

I read books for my own enjoyment though... for the story, to get lost in the world, and to learn something of it if possible. I don't analyze them, I always hated that in high school... So yeah, if you start analyzing it, then maybe you can say it's bad, I don't know... all I can say is that I enjoyed reading it! But, like with a lot of things, it's all subjective... what I love, someone else may hate and vice versa.

Papakori
08-18-2005, 01:21 PM
I just finished reading 'The Rule of Four', which some people compare to the da Vinci Code... But it doesn't come close in my opinion! Not as thrilling, plus it's very confusing with difficult theories and things from the Renaissance, and waaaaaaaaay too many flashbacks :lol:
I read that, I preferred Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code though.

Out of Dan Brown, I preferred Angels and Demons to The Da Vinci Code

JuchuPati
08-18-2005, 02:37 PM
"La sombra del viento"? I've read it!!! :yeah: Great book!!! It descrives my city. ;)

Btw, I still can't believe how "The Da Vinci code" has been a best seller. I've read hundred books (It isn't an exaggeration) and I've never seen a book worse witten :p (or it's written for people that don't use to read very often, I don't know).

I don't want to offend anybody but that's what I think. It disappointed me very much. :(

I couldn't agree with you more. :rolleyes:
about La sombra del Viento, I loved how Barcelona is described there...awesome novel, I didn't want it never ended!!jeje :angel:

Eruwen
08-18-2005, 02:59 PM
I read that, I preferred Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code though.

Out of Dan Brown, I preferred Angels and Demons to The Da Vinci Code Really? I liked The Da Vinci Code better, as it 'got' me right from the beginning... Angels and Demons took a bit longer, though I really liked that one too! I happened to read it when the Pope died a couple of months ago, so that was interesting!

siobhan
08-18-2005, 06:49 PM
I absolutely loved it! It had me hooked from chapter 2 (and the chapters are kinda short :lol: ), it's one of those books that I want to finish at once, if I could.

I read books for my own enjoyment though... for the story, to get lost in the world, and to learn something of it if possible. I don't analyze them, I always hated that in high school... So yeah, if you start analyzing it, then maybe you can say it's bad, I don't know... all I can say is that I enjoyed reading it! But, like with a lot of things, it's all subjective... what I love, someone else may hate and vice versa.

My best friend who has the same tastes in books as me said just that - it just gets you and from that point of view it's a great book. I asked her if she thought it was well written and she just laughed and said, hell, no! She's much harder to please sometimes than me, though, and she still thought the story was great. So I might read it some time. :) My mum bought Angels & Demons and told me to read it (she does that with every book she reads, though *g* - we've got similar tastes, too), so I guess I will. Too many books to read ...

Btw, I read for enjoyment, too. But sometimes if the language is too bad, it just takes away from the pleasure. A great and fascinating story can make me overlook that, though, to a certain degree.

Eruwen
08-19-2005, 05:48 AM
Btw, I read for enjoyment, too. But sometimes if the language is too bad, it just takes away from the pleasure. A great and fascinating story can make me overlook that, though, to a certain degree. Yeah, you have a point there! I must admit though... Dan Brown sucks in the romance department :lol:

And yeah, I know what it's like to have too many books to read! :lol:

bad gambler
08-19-2005, 06:09 AM
give me a jane austin book anyday :)

Ferrero Forever
08-19-2005, 06:31 AM
oh i remember another one which was quite good, Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah
I loved that book, i have a thing for chinese biographies, especially the ones which contrast communism and capitalism

Papakori
08-19-2005, 04:39 PM
Really? I liked The Da Vinci Code better, as it 'got' me right from the beginning... Angels and Demons took a bit longer, though I really liked that one too! I happened to read it when the Pope died a couple of months ago, so that was interesting!
I don't know why, I thought it was more easier to get into and I thought the story line was more gripping.

marifline
08-19-2005, 08:29 PM
My favourite books
English speaking autors
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman
Hercule Poirot series by Agatha Christie

french autors
Ramses and Judge of Egypt series by Christian Jack
Ants trilogy by Bernard Werber

Leo
08-19-2005, 08:47 PM
Recently finished The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime by ? and O Pioneers! by Willa Cather and loved both. :)

Marine
08-19-2005, 08:52 PM
Et si c'Útait vrai (If it was true) by Marc LÚvy

Haute
08-19-2005, 09:29 PM
BTW: Does anybody have any Japanese fiction to recommend?? Ive started getting into it but Im not familiar with any of the first-rate authors outside of Lady Murasaki and a couple of others.

Have you tried Tale of Genji then?

siobhan
08-20-2005, 12:26 AM
Recently finished The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime by ? and O Pioneers! by Willa Cather and loved both. :)

The Curious Incident ... is on my list, too. :) I've only heard good things about it.

safdem
08-20-2005, 12:47 PM
awake and dreaming by kit pearson
i read that like 8 years ago

~Jin~
08-21-2005, 08:08 AM
Books by Anne Rice.

Lindsayfan
08-21-2005, 10:35 AM
Marcel Proust: In Search of Lost Time, Remembrance of Things Past I loved in particular: Within a Budding Grove (└ l'ombre de jeunes filles en fleurs), The Fugitive (Albertine disparue) , Swann's way (Du c˘tÚ de chez Swann)
Wolfgang Goethe: The sorrows of the young Werther
Primo Levi: If this is a man
Guy de Maupassant: Bel ami

Lance Armstrong: It's not about the bike
Marc LÚvy: if only it were true
Kressmann Taylor: Address unknown

sigmagirl91
08-21-2005, 12:05 PM
I have so many favorites from all the phases of my life: childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, that I couldn't possibly name them all.
The last book I read that I really liked and wouldn't mind reading again is The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger.

Eruwen
08-21-2005, 03:00 PM
Oh, I forgot one: 'Eragon' by Christopher Paolini. Lovely! Can't wait for the sequel! :bounce:

savesthedizzle
08-21-2005, 03:40 PM
My favorite books... oh goodness...

ANYTHING by Jane Austen. I could say Pride & Prejudice, but that's everyone's favorite... Persuasion is good, Emma is good, Sense & Sensibility is good. She's my favorite author by far :)

Then of course is my undying love for Harry Potter. Ravenclaws... w00t w00t.

I just finished reading The Bergdorf Blondes by someone who if I had the book in front of me, I would tell you who, which was pretty enjoyable for a mindless read.

I don't get to read half as much as I'd like to anymore unless it's reading for a class, lol.

savesthedizzle
08-21-2005, 03:41 PM
The Curious Incident ... is on my list, too. :) I've only heard good things about it.

I read that recently too! That was a good book :yeah:

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 03:51 PM
if you have never read it, I recommend "The Art of War" - Sun Tzu.

Pancakesong
08-21-2005, 06:51 PM
I really love the books of Per Nilsson.. don't know if you know them.. ;)

yes I do! I didn't like 'de geur van melisse' that much, but the others are really great