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Read any good books lately?
07-15-2012, 10:24 AM,
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Read any good books lately?
Has anyone read any great books lately? Something you want to share with us, other than 50 Shades LOL We all know about that one. I am currently reading The Secret by Beverly Lewis but other than school books I haven't read much lately Help so I have two months off and need some suggestions!
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01-29-2013, 09:27 AM,
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RE: Read any good books lately?
Sounds like you have grown weary of all the talk about "Fifty Shades of Grey" and so have I. I haven't read the book yet and that's all I'm hearing right now. I plan to read it just in my own time. I am currently reading a book titled "Homecoming". It's pretty good so far--I really like it. I could have easily finished the book sooner but I have been extremely busy. The book is about a mother that abandoned her three children in a grocery store parking lot. She told them to wait inside the car while she go inside the grocery store but she never return.
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09-01-2013, 05:57 AM,
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RE: Read any good books lately?
I am currently ticking off the books on my Fiction course literature list, and the book I enjoyed the most from that one was Jane Yolen's 'Briar Rose'. It blends a fairytale told by a grandmother to her granddaughter, and one of thouse grandaughters discovering the horrible past of her grandmother which the fairytale resembles. A very good read.
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09-09-2013, 09:31 PM,
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RE: Read any good books lately?
I read the online fan fiction version of "Master of the Universe" long before it became Fifty Shades. It's pure porn, I'm sorry but I can't call it anything else. Maybe "aesthetic porn". If we're honest with ourselves we'll know that all of us who've read it, read it for just that.

I just finished reading Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. I've been meaning to read it since a long time but somehow never got round to it. Like Deyvion, it took my literature reading list to force me into it. Lol. It wasn't bad at all. Actually I'd have given it a 4 on 5 but the very last chapter moved me too much, almost kept me sad for a while and so I'll be biased and give it a full 5. Next on my list is The English Patient Michael Ondaatje. I've been meaning to read the Seasons of Grace series too. The Secret is the first volume, right?
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09-10-2013, 02:44 AM,
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RE: Read any good books lately?
The last book that I just finished reading was Phil Robertson's book. For those who are not familiar with who he is, he is the founder of Duck Commander. He and his family are on Duck Dynasty. The book is very interesting. It didn't take but a few days to read it (in my spare time). The book is not long at all. I found the book to be very interesting. It is very motivating, inspiring and encouraging to read his journey to where he is today. It really makes you think and just goes to show you that you should NEVER give up on your dreams or ideas. Even if you are rejected over and over...if you fail, you should never change the goal...you should change the plan in how to reach the goal! He and his family are definitely living proof that you can do whatever you set your mind to!
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05-10-2014, 01:43 AM,
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RE: Read any good books lately?
I'm trying to remember the last book that I read, and I honestly can't remember. (⊙_☉) So, I'm just going to say good books that I remember off the top of my head. Hide

Fevercrumb; it's one of those books where you're not sure if it's dystopian, sci-fi or historical. Or a blend of all three? You just don't know. I do remember being completely amazed by the ending, when all the questions you had been asking the entire time had been answered.

Guns of Seneca 6; This book is basically like Firefly, but focusing on people living on a ring planet instead of ship crew. Seriously, it insanely similar universe wise.

Freakshow; A story focusing on a boy who grows up in traveling circus, and everything changes when the mummy is made apart of the show. It's on the shorter side, but it's insanely good.

Girl in the Arena; A story set in the future were the very old system of gladiators has come back and been turned into a national sport. It's not the most amazing book, but the premise it extremely interesting.

Curse Workers Trilogy; An AMAZING series written by the amazing Holly Black. It's basically, the mafia meets magic. I have a personal fondness for this series, because it's set in my home state. But seriously, I love these books to death. Big Grin

This Book Does Not Exist; Based, in part, on a true story: When the love of his life vanishes in the midst of a trying but passionate long distance relationship, an aspiring writer must brave the perils of a surreal world warped by his memories and imagination in order to find her.
(Also, this only exists in eBook format, so technically, it DOESN'T exist.) This book is one of those that have an insanely awesome premise, but the story itself is rather lack luster. I liked it well enough, but I'm not too picky with my reading tastes. Undecided

As you can see, I read a lot of YA fiction. It takes a little bit of digging, but you can find some real gems story wise in the YA section. "Guns of Senca 6 and "This Book Does Not Exist" are not YA fiction though. But they are both eBooks.
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05-12-2014, 10:37 AM,
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RE: Read any good books lately?
If you read a lot of YA fiction, I'm going to go ahead and assume that you read The Hunger Games trilogy. Love those books! They have translated well into movies, too. Part of that is obviously due to the actors, directors, and writers, but having good source material makes it a whole love easier!

You should check out The Maze Runner trilogy, if you haven't already. (What is it about YA fiction books and trilogies?!) They are making the first one into a movie that is coming out soon - maybe even this year. It's one of the few series I've read that gets better as it goes on.
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10-23-2014, 04:25 AM,
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RE: Read any good books lately?
Recently I have read a book named Crucifix by Serge Brussolo. It's very captivating but at the end of it you get really scared. It's one of those books that you will always remember as being the book which traumatized you. After you finish it you can't help it thinking about it over and over and over again. I still have nightmares with it. However if you're not into this horror thing you shouldn't probably even take notice about what I say here, but if you are then you should definitely give it a try, I promise you won't regret it.
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04-23-2015, 07:07 AM,
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RE: Read any good books lately?
Stephen King is one of my all-time favorite authors. I recently read his book, Desperation, and that book kept me up at night! It was such a page-turner that I just couldn't put it down and found myself reading way past my bedtime. Another book of his that I loved was The Stand. I know that's an old one, but just like Desperation, I couldn't put it down.
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06-26-2015, 06:38 AM,
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I'm reading The Eleventh Plague by John S. Marr and John Baldwin right now. If you're a fan of Michael Crichton (one of my favorite authors), you'll probably love this one. I know I do!

Quick, no spoiler description of the book: a virologist investigates a series of deaths caused by strange, rare illnesses and discovers malicious intent.
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