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        07-25-2011, 07:10 PM
      #211
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by BarnMouse    
    Let's see, I just finished reading Water for Elephants. Highly recommended! The movie didn't do it justice, but when does it ever (except maybe in the case of Harry Potter).

    Now I'm re-reading Pride & Prejudice because I adore it and after that I'll probably move onto The Blessings of the Animals by Katrina Kittle. My boyfriend's mom recommended it. :)
    I agree, Water for Elephants was awesome & I love the author's work Pride & Prejudice is also one of my favs!
    In truth the only Harry Potter movies I thought were any good were the first 3. They seemed to follow the books fairly acurately. The 4th & 5th weren't bad either but the 6th and 7th (both parts) were terribly done. No blame to the actors but the director left SO much information out that im surprised if anyone who hasn't read the books can follow along anymore
    I am sad that it's all over though. Looking forward to Breaking Dawn now!

    PS-i just finished Morning Glory and am onto November of the Heart by LaVyrle Spencer
         
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        07-25-2011, 09:49 PM
      #212
    Foal
    Hi! I highly recommend 'The Glass Castle', by Jeannette Walls. It's a memoir in the style of Angela's Ashes, only less depressing. You'll never complain about your childhood again after reading that!

    I agree that Water for Elephants was great, but I didn't like Sara Gruen's other books (Riding Lessons and Flying Changes) at all, because I found the characters so unlikeable, and the horse-related stuff was off. If you like fantasy, there's the Golden Compass series by Philip Pulman, although the writing is a bit dense and labored.

    If you're looking for a horse novel I can suggest a new one, but be aware that it's blatant self-promotion, because I wrote it :) It's called Blaze of Glory, by m. Garzon. Actually since someone mentioned The A Circuit I have some gossip about that, if you're interested: the editor at Bloomsbury really liked my book, but then they got the manuscript that was 'co-written' by Georgina Bloomberg (Catherine Hapka actually wrote it. Another story there), so they understandably went with that one. As it was explained to me, she's the daughter of the mayor of NY and a wealthy socialite, so curiosity about her will sell books. It's not bad though, I read it. Very gossip-girly. If you're looking for a non-horsey YA romance, I really enjoyed If I Stay and the sequel Where She Went by Gayle Forman.

    I'm going to look into the Sue Grafton series too!
         
        07-25-2011, 10:03 PM
      #213
    Green Broke
    [QUOTE=mgarzon;1111640]hi! I highly recommend 'The Glass Castle', by Jeannette Walls. It's a memoir in the style of Angela's Ashes, only less depressing. You'll never complain about your childhood again after reading that! [QUOTE]

    I finished reading that one last week! Was really good. I also loved Half Broke Horses which is about Jeanette's grandmother
         
        07-25-2011, 10:06 PM
      #214
    Yearling
    I'm reading To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee for school :)
         
        07-25-2011, 10:10 PM
      #215
    Weanling
    I'm readying A Song of Fire and Ice by George RR Martin, its a series of four books (and a fifth that just came out) that are like a thousand pages each haha, the first book was just made into a TV show on HBO called Game of Thrones. I LOVE them, butttt he keeps killing all the characters and it bums me out.
         
        07-25-2011, 10:10 PM
      #216
    Foal
    Oh yes, I forgot to mention Half-Broke Horses, really liked that one too! Although I preferred the Glass Castle, if I had to choose. I heard the Fire and Ice series by George Martin is good, has anyone read that??
         
        07-25-2011, 10:11 PM
      #217
    Foal
    Haha we must've been posting at the same time - guess I'll have to start the Fire & Ice series, but not get too attached to anyone :)
         
        07-25-2011, 10:13 PM
      #218
    Weanling
    Hahha mgarzon that's so funny! So I have all four in one set on my Nook, and I am on page like 2500 out of 4000, so I still have some ways to go, but its really bumming me out haha. I don't know what characters are going to be left by the end of the fifth book, which isnt even included in my 4000
         
        07-25-2011, 10:19 PM
      #219
    Foal
    Wow, that's a lot of pages! Maybe I'll wait until I get an ebook reader - was planning to get a Kindle soon anyways. How do you like your Nook, btw? I don't even know if my book is available in that format... guess I should check, lol. I was thinking Kindle because there seem to be SO many books available for it, but I don't know if it's the best one.
         
        07-25-2011, 10:25 PM
      #220
    Weanling
    I like my nook a lot, its almost like a tablet. It has a fully functional internet, you can even facebook chat on it. And it has Pandora and other fun stuff haha. I got my Nook for Christmas this past year, and I know my dad did a ton of research on a Nook vs a Kindle, but I don't actually know that info lol. But my dad is very careful, so I am sure he had a good reason for choosing the Nook, and I certainly havent had a reason to complain, I'm addicted to it. I can't even read normal books anymore I'm too spoiled :P

    ANNNDDD if you get a Nook I think we can be Nook friends or something and share books :)
         

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