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        12-03-2008, 08:28 PM
      #11
    Weanling
    Claire, one of my favourite scifi books is Ender's Game, by orson Scott Card...definitely worth looking into!
         
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        12-03-2008, 08:45 PM
      #12
    Foal
    LOVE the Enders series <3 Absolutely some of my favorites ever. Probably the only sci-fi I've liked
         
        12-03-2008, 09:32 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    Yvonne, have you ever tried the Dune series??
         
        12-03-2008, 10:28 PM
      #14
    Foal
    No, though my brother likes it. Maybe I'll pick it up and read it some day. If I ever get a moment to read something other than an educational book
         
        12-07-2008, 12:33 AM
      #15
    Trained
    I'm a HUGE book fanatic.
    All time favourite author would be Anne Rice - the NOVELIST of novelist.
    ADORED Interview With A Vampire - and the whole series!
    Servant Of The Bones - Another fantastic book by Anne Rice.

    Jeffery Deaver:

    - The Bone Collector, The Coffin Dancer, The Empty Chair, etc.
    - Speaking In Tongues
    - Moody River Blues
    - Manhattan Is My Beat

    John Saul:
    LOVE this guy. Actually, I think him and Deaver are tied for second place.
    - The Manhattan Hunt Club
    - Nightshade
    - In The Dark Of The Night
    - The Homing
    - The Presence

    I've also discovered some awesome Scottish authors: Ian Rankin (Dead Souls) and Stuart McBride (Cold Granite).

    Greg Iles (Blood Memory, The Third Degree, Turning Angel), Jonathan Nashaw (27 Bones) and Gregg Olsen (A Wicked Snow) are also great authors. :)

    My sister is always giving me heck for readind too much but I love it.
         
        12-07-2008, 06:08 AM
      #16
    Yearling
    Anne Rice is very much not my cup of tea. I find her writing to be purple and the themes and plots of the books come across to me as the author indulging her personal fantasies. But that's mainly just a matter of taste ...

    If I was to be asked what my favourite novel was, I would reply 'Pride and Prejudice, or possibly Emma'. Jane Austen wrote beautiful novels and was incredibly talented. Pride and Prejudice is a masterpiece of characterisation and storytelling, whereas Emma is a fascinating display of how one can skillfully and subtly use literary technique. And both are very funny!

    Now, why is it that I adore the Regency equivalent of chicklit but absolutely cannot stand anything connected to the modern form?

    Hrrm, perhaps because Regency chicklit had to be of very good quality to get published, whereas the modern stuff is recycled overdone pap. And yes, I have read chicklit! Apologies if you enjoy it, but I feel that while it may be fair to call it a guilty pleasure, there are very few chicklit books that can actually be classed as good quality writing or story-telling.

    Oh, and if anyone ever told me that I read too much, I'd probably be moved towards classifying them as illiterate and ignorant xD You can never read too much, especially if you read a good variety of books and enjoy it.
         
        12-07-2008, 10:21 PM
      #17
    Showing
    When I went down to Europe I got myself the series of unfortunate events in French. The details in that language just seem so much more vivid than the wording chosen in english. I can send the link to anyone who's interested in reading them. They were excellent.
         
        12-07-2008, 10:34 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    I used to be so into the Pony Pals series when I was younger, I had atleast 20 of them. I loved them.. now it takes me like 20 minutes to read a whole Pony Pals book! Haha

    Some recent books I've read are Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger and The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsover (this was for school, but a pretty good book)

    The Harry Potter books are classics. I also love anything by V.C Andrews. What an amazing author.
         
        12-08-2008, 01:01 AM
      #19
    Showing
    Oh man that reminds me I the Thoroughbred books were huge. Whenever I started one I couldn't put it down. Great collection.
         
        12-13-2008, 06:03 PM
      #20
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by claireauriga    
    Anne Rice is very much not my cup of tea. I find her writing to be purple and the themes and plots of the books come across to me as the author indulging her personal fantasies. But that's mainly just a matter of taste ...
    Not like Anne Rice?!

    You crazy girl you.
    LOL
         

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