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    06-10-2010, 06:06 PM
Oh yes, I'm a bookworm! (Surprise surprise!) I usually eat through a decent-sized book (400-500 pages) in 1 1/2 to 2 days. I'm on a huge Jodi Picoult binge right now, and always read the latest Lee Child books. My favorite author and series to date is Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series.
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    06-10-2010, 07:09 PM
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I'm reader too.

Read recently Robin Cook and Paulo Coelho. I think the latest books were Cook's Toxin and Outbreak that I re-read. And then Coelho's Veronika Decides to Die which was an amazing one!
    06-10-2010, 08:48 PM
Me, me, me!

I only buy in hardcopy though as I am a sucker for the smell and feel of a brand new book in my hands - hence my reading is limited by my funds!

I love fantasy, and the longer and more comples the series, the better. My two favourite series at the moment are The Raven books (8) by James Barclay, and the series comprising of the Battleaxe books (3) The Wayfarer Redemption (3) Threshold (1) Beyond the Hanging Wall (1) and the Elcho Falling books (3) by Sarah Douglass, an Australian author.

I am also a huge Harry Potter fan and have read the books about 8 times, each.

Love Australian fiction, especially Tony Parsons and Rachel Treasure.

Lesser known fantasy authors like Fiona Macintosh and Celia Friedman.

Love anything by Bryce Courtenay, Tandia is my favourite. I want to go to South Africa so badly because of his books. The Four Fires is also a good one.

Love a good epic - The Emancipist is a huge book that follows the life of one man from ireland in the famine to Australia as a convict to then becoming one of the richest and largest landowners in NSW. Anything by Joy Chambers as well, especially love Mayfield and Vale Valhalla.

One of my all time favourite books is Mallawindy by Joy Dettman - Amazing, in depth, emotionally wrenching book about a young girl who was abused by her dad and witnessed an event with her sister that cuased her to become mute, and follows her through to adulthood and the final resolution of the issues with her father. The twist in this book is amazing and harrowing.

Also loved and cried in the book A Boy Called It.

Ah I could go on all day...
    06-10-2010, 08:56 PM
Yay! I'm loving this thread because now I have a whole list of new authors to go check out. Thanks everyone!
    06-10-2010, 09:00 PM
My bookshelf (stretching from floor to ceiling and about 3 feet wide) is overflowing with books each of which I've read at least twice. J.K Rowling (Harry Potter), J.R.R Tolkien (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion), Brent Weeks (The Night Angel trilogy), Karen Miller (Kingmaker, Kingbreaker & Godspeaker series), James Rollins novels, the His Dark Materials trilogy, Chris Paolini (the Eragon cycle)...god, there's so many. I LOVE BOOKS!
    06-10-2010, 09:02 PM
I have two bookshelves and still have books stacked on the floor :]

I'm also a sucker for my series havign to be the same cover art and size - I love looking at my shelf and seeing my series all lined up next to each other, all matching and pretty :]

And I forgot to mention Tolkien *Slaps self on wrist* love his works, especially the Hobbit.
    06-10-2010, 09:13 PM
I know. :) I had to move all my "second-best" books to the bookshelf in the spare room. And my collection has started invading the massive bookshelf in the hall. I think my parents would rather me buy books than video games or movies or something, though.
    06-10-2010, 11:19 PM
Green Broke
Exactly why I started this thread! I love getting new adds to my list.

I'm reading a book right now called Girl Overboard by Justina Chen Headly. It's definitely a teens book but it's SO good. I don't want to put it down!

The Lightning Theif book series is really really really good too. They're kids books but so entertaining you'll forget it.
    06-14-2010, 11:11 PM
Green Broke
Ok, The Hunger Games is AMAZING!
    06-14-2010, 11:42 PM
I AM!! I LOOOOVE READING!!! I am a book fanatic, and I love spending hours apon hours in book stores and lybraries.

I love going to "Chapters" or "Barns And Noble". My Husband and I can spend a day just sitting and reading next to the fireplaces.

I highly suggest "The Alphabet Series" by Sue Grafton.

Start with A Is For Alibi and go from there. Her books are all the way up to V now.

A is for alibi
B is for burgler
C is for corpse

And etc, etc, etc. I am on V right now - great series!

I also recommend "The Mysts Of Avalon" series - great books!

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