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Date:2009-07-01 20:22

 Hey there, everyone!  I'm Kate, and I see everyone's posting favourites of theirs, so I'll do the same:

Pride and Prejudice--Jane Austen 

Brideshead Revisited--Evelyn Waugh

Green Angel--Alice Hoffman

The Case of Doctor Sachs--Martin Winckler

Romeo and Juliet--Will Shakespeare (technically a play, but I'll ignore that)

I'm trying to read more classics this summer; any suggestions?  Or need recs.?

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Date:2009-07-01 00:13
Subject:New Member...
Mood: curious

Hello I'm new. Names Laura. I'm 19 and I love reading a good book about someone else's complicated relationship.
Number of books owned:
_ 30+

Last book bought:
_Nicholas Sparks "The Choice" (currently half way through)

Last book read:
_Nicholas Sparks "Dear, John"

1 book that mean a lot to me:
_1_ Nicholas Sparks "Dear, John" I hate everything about it, that I love it, because I hate what it reminds me of.

5 random books that I have read:
_1_ "Go Ask Alice"
_2_ Benjamin Hoff "The Tao of Pooh"
_3_ Ann Brashares "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"
_4_ Stephen Chbosky "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
_5_ George Orwell "1984"

* I typically enjoy books that help you overcome something (Book _2_)
* (Book _1_) "Go Ask Alice" was very intriguing and I read it in 2 days, which is rare, I enjoy reading slow in spare time.
* And Love Stories or romantics (not that exotic sex book stuff) But anything Nicholas Sparks.

Any suggestions?

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Date:2005-12-31 15:18
Subject:check this out!

Found this website: http://www.gutenberg.org/, which has a lot of books online for your pleasure!

I'm using it to supplement a faulty copy of Pride & Prejudice I bought at Barnes & Noble.

Oh yeah, it's free! :D
X-Posted to multiple ljs.

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Date:2005-12-27 14:20
Subject:Hey, ladies. :)

Good afternoon (or morning, or evening as the case may be)! I'm new here and I'm going to introduce myself with this:

Number of books owned:

  • I don't feel like bothering to count.

Last book bought:
  • Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera

Last book read:
  • Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee

  • Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera

  • Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being

5 books that mean a lot to me:
  • Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

  • Far From the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy

  • Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

  • The Shadow Baby - Margaret Forster

  • The Color of Absence - edited by James Howe

5 books that I'd like to read:
  • Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

  • War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy

  • The Return of the Native - Thomas Hardy

  • Inkspell - Cornelia Funke

  • Chic Happens - Kitty Go

I'd love it if you'd share your reading list. :)

Have a great day! :D

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Date:2005-08-17 15:42
Mood: content

hello, i'm known as mio and i adore chick books. i've read shopaholic(confessions) and ties the knot, my school library only has two copies of takes manhatten so im waiting for it. My public library never has it in, some people are still on the wait list. I love to read and right now im catching up on my harry potter thoughts...

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Date:2005-06-18 18:22
Subject:Books I have to Share

Books I have

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Date:2005-05-17 21:41
Subject:just joined

Hi! I'm new, obviously.

I'm Catherine, and I'm 15. I spend far too much time reading - time I probably should be spending revising! Most recently I read To Kill A Mockingbird. I enjoyed it a lot, until we really overdid it in my English class. Same problem with Pride and Prejudice, really, except I still love that book. And anything by Jane Austen, actually.

My very favourite book has to be The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams; that guy's insane. Other favourites are anything by Douglas Adams, anything by Jane Austen, Lord Of The Rings, and Roald Dahl's short stories for adults.

And while I'm here, I was wondering: has anyone read any of the Erast Fandorin series by Boris Akunin (that's a pseudonym, I think). They're translated from Russian, and so far there have been 2 books brought out in the UK. Am I the only one who loves these books?

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Date:2005-03-11 19:59
Subject:hello ladies
Mood: happy

hi guys! im new. my name is sam and im 15. my favorite book is jane eyre. currently im reading it for the 3rd time. :-D. my other favorites include: gone with the wind, wuthering heights, many waters, and the bible (:-D)

hello! and i am glad to be here!

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Date:2005-01-11 13:35
Subject:just joined
Mood: pleased

Hi, Saw a pimp by Quinn and followed the trail here. Thanks for letting me friend. Since leaving the workforce to raise kids, I'm miserably out of the loop for good books. Eager to hear what people are reading, like/don't like. My interests are huge and varied, The Red Tent, Green Mile, Lovely Bones, Wicked, and of course....assorted children literature!! Right now, I'm in the middle of Middlesex. Again, thanks.

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Date:2004-12-20 14:48
Subject:In need of some good books.
Mood: blah

I've been miserable lately wishing I had some good books to read here in college. I'm poor and bored, bad combination. I read *Shopaholic Ties the Knot* and I really want to buy *Shopaholic and Sister* on Amazon.com. Reading and college don't usually mix for me, but lately I've just had the urge. Any good chicklit books you guys have read that you can recommend for me to buy when I get back home as an X-Mas present for myself??


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Date:2004-10-29 19:00
Subject:so many groups...
Mood: ecstatic

Hello everybody! As you can see I am new to the community and felt as if I needed a outlet to release my passion for reading. In this current time I am specifically reading books based on old english society. Recently i finished The portrait of a Lady by Henry James and immensely enjoyed the bluntness of the main character.Any suggestions of what i should read next within this specific genre?

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Date:2004-10-12 19:18
Subject:Seduction & Betrayal
Mood: excited

I have just given myself a tour of the campus library and am quite happy with my findings. I have found this book entitled Seduction & Betrayal. It is a compilation of essays of women authors and seems very interesting. I can not wait to begin reading it.

I also came across a book titled The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent written by John Erskine. The title sounded so interesting so I had to pick it up.

I plan to get a lot of reading done this weekend as I have finished my first exam for each of my classes.

I hope to share some sort of summery come Monday.

I also have signed up for Barnes & Noble.com now if I can just find a place to enter my membership number.

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Date:2004-10-07 11:18
Subject:Hi guys
Mood: geeky

hey everyone!
my name is nina and i'm pretty much a new user to the whole livejournal thing but i saw your forum and i loved it. i think some of my favorite books are

-Harry Potter Books 1-5
-Shopaholic+Shopaholic takes Manhattan
(i just finished reading the new Shopaholic and sister book and i was kind of disappointed at the beginning, but once i finished it it turned out okay. it's a cute book and if you like the series you'll like it)
-Jane Green books (i luv them all)
-Angels (marian keyes)
-Can you keep a secret
-Bet me
-Amelia atwater-rhodes books ( okay so i know i'm totally way to old to read these books but i got hooked in high school and i can't resist buying her new books...it's my guilty pleasure :-)

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Date:2004-09-25 06:59

Hi everyone, I'm new here. My name is Sarah...
I love books but i haven't been able to read anything lately that isn't required for school. My sem break is coming up and I'd like to ask you guys for suggestion. who are your fave autors and fave books?

thanks <3

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Date:2004-09-22 18:35
Subject:(new) member for SEPTEMBER

I just joined via quinn222. Okay so I'm just gonna upchuck any old thing.


  • Sophie Kinsella -- Shopaholic & Sister
    Loved this! You'll get the gist of it just be checking out the cover art!

  • Janet Evanovich -- Ten Big Ones
    Haven't read this yet...I just got it out of the library, but if history repeats itself...this should be good.

  • Meg Cabot -- Teen Idol
    Fun! True Love...

  • Meg Cabot -- Sixsational (aka Princess Diaries 6)
    Fun! I do I agree...it's saccharine sweet and cute.

  • Marian Keyes -- Lucy Sullivan Gets Married.
    Thihs was a no go for me. I just couldn't get through it even though my BF thought it was fantastic.

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald -- The Great Gatsby
    I read this recently. This book didn't really swing me one way or the other...I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. BLAND ?

  • Jane Green -- Jemima J./Spellbound/Mr Maybe
    Enjoyed these.

  • Roald Dahl -- Uncle Oswald
    Not for under-18s. Hilarious! REC REC REC

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  • Poster:thatyouloveme
    Date:2004-08-27 13:09

    I posted before about reading "The Princess Diaries".

    Since then, I have read the rest of the books in this series (well, except for 4 1/2 because I can't find it anywhere, but that's really only a short story anyway.)

    I have to say that they are all excellent books...shown by the fact that I read all five of them within one week. They are a very easy read and go by quickly.

    I especially enjoyed the third and fourth books. They are just the cutest of all of them, in my opinion. I strongly encourage you to read this series....mainly because I want somebody to talk about it with.

    Until then, mum's the word on how it all turns out. You'll have to find our for yourselves ;o)

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    Date:2004-08-22 23:47
    Subject:MMMM meat

    Hello all. I just finished reading this novel called My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki. Much to my surprise I enjoyed it. It was a book we were supposed to read in my “Food Fights: The Pleasures and Politics of Food Writing” class but never got around to. Basically it’s about this Japanese American Filmmaker who works on a Japanese TV show sponsored by an American Beef Company. It’s interesting because it points out and makes fun of American culture and also kind of points out the evil of American meat without being too preachy. Anyway check it out.

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    Date:2004-08-22 21:56

    Hello out there.

    I just finished reading "The Princess Diaries" as well, and loved it to pieces.

    Reasons why I loved it:

    1. It had no sex...just the cute romance type stuff. I don't like to read about sex...I will if I have to, but if it's the entire plot of a book, no thanks.

    2. Michael Moscovitz is a DORK!

    3. It was a really easy read...it went by so fast. I read it in 2 days.

    So, in conclusion, if you haven't already read "The Princess Diaries", you should.

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    Date:2004-08-22 09:59
    Subject:The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

    Really good book. I loved it. I mean, its not a classic, or a chicklit novel, but it was really cute and I can't wait to read all of the books in the series. =)

    Amanda and Carly need to finish reading this too so they can both tell me their thoughts..

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    Date:2004-08-21 00:52
    Mood: calm

    Hi :) I'm new, hope you don't mind if I've joined without advertisement =P
    My name is Vanilla, I'm 20years old and I'm from Italy. I'm a very shopaholic for books!My fave author is Jane Austen :)
    If I will accept into the club, I will make the list of my favorite books. See you :hugs:!

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