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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    The only movie which MIGHT surpass the book i read (or is on the same level) is Howl's Moving Castle

    Also finished The Heart of the Matter by Greene who rightfully says he hated this book, i agree, but maybe i didnt understand it, its for school so ill have to reread it will comment later on it.For now all i can say is the characters are annoying, the main is a goody two shoes with too much pride and the plot is too sad.

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    Ah, you mean Howl's was not a Studio Ghibli original (story)? I didn't know that... I'm curious about the book, if that's the case.

    speaking of rereading, I'm currently rereading Neil Gaiman's Stardust. It's one of my favorite works by Gaiman, and I also loved the movie, surprisingly.

    And I have my sights on the classic The Prince by Machiavelli.

    and the new book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother which I could totally relate to, when I read parts of it in a bookstore. My mother raised us in such a similar manner

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    So nobody knows about ellergy queen's books?
    Anyone here particularly interested/into mystery genre?

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    Quote Originally Posted by baboysai View Post
    Ah, you mean Howl's was not a Studio Ghibli original (story)? I didn't know that... I'm curious about the book, if that's the case.

    speaking of rereading, I'm currently rereading Neil Gaiman's Stardust. It's one of my favorite works by Gaiman, and I also loved the movie, surprisingly.

    And I have my sights on the classic The Prince by Machiavelli.

    and the new book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother which I could totally relate to, when I read parts of it in a bookstore. My mother raised us in such a similar manner
    Nope Howl's is a Dianna Wynne Jones novel and a really good read =]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howl%27s_Moving_Castle


    Quote Originally Posted by Zeltrax View Post
    So nobody knows about ellergy queen's books?
    Anyone here particularly interested/into mystery genre?
    I love mystery, usually they are thrillers but i love them xD like Agatha Christie which would be crime

    No i havent read any of hers sowwy ><

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    Its okay, I just wanted someone to recommend me a few of queen's book but I guess I'll ask somewhere else.

    I'm still reading Agatha Christine's books tho, I'm not really a fast reader so I'm now only reading "The Sittaford Mystery".
    What's your fav books by christine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeltrax View Post
    Its okay, I just wanted someone to recommend me a few of queen's book but I guess I'll ask somewhere else.

    I'm still reading Agatha Christine's books tho, I'm not really a fast reader so I'm now only reading "The Sittaford Mystery".
    What's your fav books by christine?
    Till now i only read one and i fell in love with her writing and im planning to try Murder on the Orient express and a bunch of others.

    The one i read and was brilliant, but i cant remember its name bet it remains one of my fav. crime books, maybe someone can hlp me find it again i really loved it and i wanna reread it, it was a story on a detective who met a woman who told him about his hometown and then got killed. The detective reads her death on the newspaper and decides to go investigate. there he meets loads of people and some incidents lead to the death of many people, it turns out to be the nice old lady who was killiing people and he gets a lover too in the end who was his prime suspects (who dies) wife i think but didnt love him and married for some need??

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    I've read a few books by Christie. Back when I was in sixth grade or something. I quit the mystery genre in high school, for some reason.

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    I've recently started readin Patrick Rothfuss' The Kingkiller Chronicles. Finished The Name of the Wine and avout halfway through of Wise Man's Fear. It is good this far. Funny things is, while it is obviously different, it still reminds me a lot of Harry Potter. More mature though.

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    I finished the first one and was eagerly awaiting the seconds ones release. But when it did come out, a surge of indifference took me. I still havent read it. Is it good?
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    I think it is good. I liked the early book more though. Now I'm on the "Counsellor of kings"-part mentioned in first book, and not really into it. Or atleast I asume this is the king. Feels bit cliche at few points. But still, I like it.

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    Currently reading a novel titled "Blue Bloods" by Melissa de la Cruz. I think it has a unique way of telling from most novels I read, a different way of how the author presents the plot. It feels somehow strange and confusing at some points, yet interesting since I get to try something new and different.

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    I'm currently reading "Frankenstein" and have to read "The Giver" and "Digital Fortress" for AP English over the summer. Can anyone tell me is "The Giver" and good. I hear "Digital Fortress" is good because Dan Brown is awesome!

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    "Digital Fortress" is to die for good believe me you wont regret reading that, but imo Dan Browns bestest are "Dav Vinci Code" by far and "angels and Demons" while "the Lost symbol" is insteresting but not quite as fun as the others, I'm only halfway through and ended up dropping it but will continue it soon when i get the courage to try it again. His novels are always amazing but very tiring :/

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    Quote Originally Posted by shuha27 View Post
    I'm currently reading "Frankenstein" and have to read "The Giver" and "Digital Fortress" for AP English over the summer. Can anyone tell me is "The Giver" and good. I hear "Digital Fortress" is good because Dan Brown is awesome!
    I presume you're reading Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, which I have read, so if you want to discuss it or need help with it, I can try to discuss it with you or help you with it. I never took an AP english class, I was busy enough with math and science, but I probably could have taken an AP english class (as well as an AP history class too), as I love to read and understand stories really well (though at that time, my writing wasn't very good lol, and I hated to write as well at that time). Also, it's been a long time, so I probably don't remember too much about Frankenstein, but I know some of it's major concepts/themes, and maybe if you refresh me, I could recall it and be able to help or discuss it with you.

    also, what do you think of it so far?, do you like it or not?, is it hard or boring to read? etc etc etc?

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    I don't know anything about the other two books though. Except that The Giver has an award and thus is likely to be a great book, as that's why it was given the award, hehe. It's a pretty famous book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaveDragon View Post
    "Digital Fortress" is to die for good believe me you wont regret reading that, but imo Dan Browns bestest are "Dav Vinci Code" by far and "angels and Demons" while "the Lost symbol" is insteresting but not quite as fun as the others, I'm only halfway through and ended up dropping it but will continue it soon when i get the courage to try it again. His novels are always amazing but very tiring :/
    LOL thank you =]
    I still have to read "Angels and Demons" and the "Da Vinchi Code" I will read them after I finish "Digital Fortress"

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    Quote Originally Posted by HegemonKhan View Post
    I presume you're reading Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, which I have read, so if you want to discuss it or need help with it, I can try to discuss it with you or help you with it. I never took an AP english class, I was busy enough with math and science, but I probably could have taken an AP english class (as well as an AP history class too), as I love to read and understand stories really well (though at that time, my writing wasn't very good lol, and I hated to write as well at that time). Also, it's been a long time, so I probably don't remember too much about Frankenstein, but I know some of it's major concepts/themes, and maybe if you refresh me, I could recall it and be able to help or discuss it with you.

    also, what do you think of it so far?, do you like it or not?, is it hard or boring to read? etc etc etc?

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    I don't know anything about the other two books though. Except that The Giver has an award and thus is likely to be a great book, as that's why it was given the award, hehe. It's a pretty famous book.
    Well I'm on chapter 18. I have to admit some of it is really boring but after the so called creature tells its tale its get better. The book is okay to me and sometimes it can be confusing at times as well. Sometimes I just try to get the book over with because I also have AP chemistry homework and Pre-Calculus homework over the summer but so far I get most of it.

    Thank you so much and if I need help I will surely ask you =]
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