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« Reply #165 on: August 28, 2012, 03:00:26 am »

Chad Harbach's debut novel "The Art of Fielding".
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« Reply #166 on: September 04, 2012, 05:44:35 am »

Well, not right now, as I am at work.
But during my vacation I started reading the latest Jean M. Auel. Part 6 of the continuing story of Ayla, a prehistoric Cro-Magnon woman and all the great things she achieves. The series started going downhill after book 2 but I kept on reading as I was curious what she all did. Although the book is sometimes softporn it is a good read, alas part 6 is only slightly better than 5.
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« Reply #167 on: September 06, 2012, 12:38:27 pm »

Well, not right now, as I am at work.
But during my vacation I started reading the latest Jean M. Auel. Part 6 of the continuing story of Ayla, a prehistoric Cro-Magnon woman and all the great things she achieves. The series started going downhill after book 2 but I kept on reading as I was curious what she all did. Although the book is sometimes softporn it is a good read, alas part 6 is only slightly better than 5.
I really enjoyed the first two books in that series as well, and I agree that the series started going downhill after that. I haven't read any of those books in a while, but I remember I got tired of reading about all the herbal mixtures/drinks, and the traveling.
Meanwhile, I'm reading the second book in the Game of Thrones series, "A Clash of Kings". It's a fun read, although I have to do it in small doses because it's pretty dense.
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« Reply #168 on: September 27, 2012, 12:17:34 am »

HOLLYWOOD MONSTER by Robert Englund. I am a hardcore Horror Film fan.
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« Reply #169 on: October 10, 2012, 05:29:13 am »

"Set This House on Fire" by William Styron
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« Reply #170 on: October 10, 2012, 06:27:28 am »

Dare I say it: 50 shades of Grey.

Got intrigued by the things my girlfriend said about the book and what I read on the interwebs only sparked up my interest more. Just a few chapters in, but I already want to keep reading. Keep you informed how it turns out - is it a novel from Harlequin disguised as literature or does it really have layers which make it truly literature.
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« Reply #171 on: October 11, 2012, 02:08:26 am »

Dare I say it: 50 shades of Grey.

Got intrigued by the things my girlfriend said about the book and what I read on the interwebs only sparked up my interest more. Just a few chapters in, but I already want to keep reading. Keep you informed how it turns out - is it a novel from Harlequin disguised as literature or does it really have layers which make it truly literature.

..... keep in mind this is the book that people who obsessed over twilight over went to... and from my experience with people who thought Twilight was an amazing book wouldn't know real literature if it came up and bit them in the behind.
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« Reply #172 on: October 11, 2012, 07:56:24 am »

Dare I say it: 50 shades of Grey.

Got intrigued by the things my girlfriend said about the book and what I read on the interwebs only sparked up my interest more. Just a few chapters in, but I already want to keep reading. Keep you informed how it turns out - is it a novel from Harlequin disguised as literature or does it really have layers which make it truly literature.

..... keep in mind this is the book that people who obsessed over twilight over went to... and from my experience with people who thought Twilight was an amazing book wouldn't know real literature if it came up and bit them in the behind.
My girlfriend didn't read twilight (and she doesn't fall into the age category that likes it, her daughter however is a big fan of the movies).
Normally she only reads (mainly dutch) literature.

I on the other hand read mostly scifi/cyberpunk/technothrillers (a.o. Arthur C.Clarke, Tom Clancy, Neal Stephenson, Dan Brown).
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« Reply #173 on: October 11, 2012, 12:33:18 pm »

I can't figure out why people are so worked up over 50 Shades of Gray. There are so many "erotica" books out there, and they've been around for so many years. It's not like this is the first one ever. Why is this one so special?
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« Reply #174 on: October 11, 2012, 04:57:05 pm »

I can't figure out why people are so worked up over 50 Shades of Gray. There are so many "erotica" books out there, and they've been around for so many years. It's not like this is the first one ever. Why is this one so special?

A good marketing, maybe?

Honestly, I've never heard about this book before, and its description didn't inspire me to read it.
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« Reply #175 on: October 11, 2012, 10:14:47 pm »

Agreed.  I have friends that rave about the books, but I have no interet in reading what has been labelled "soft porn".  I am a happily married woman...I don't need to read about stuff like that.  Pointless to me....but to each his / her own.... Wink

I have been listening to my husband go through The Hobbit with our daughter.  Totally anticipating the movie in December... Smiley
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« Reply #176 on: October 12, 2012, 04:27:28 pm »

I can't figure out why people are so worked up over 50 Shades of Gray. There are so many "erotica" books out there, and they've been around for so many years. It's not like this is the first one ever. Why is this one so special?

A good marketing, maybe?

Honestly, I've never heard about this book before, and its description didn't inspire me to read it.
The description didn't inspire me to read it either. The only plus side to this book is it has apparently inspired a whole new audience to check out classical music (I think the main male character in the book is supposed to be a pianist or something). There was some classical music label which released an entire soundtrack which can go along with the book, and apparently, the album has been selling really well.

@Donna, I'm looking forward to the Hobbit movie as well Smiley
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« Reply #177 on: October 12, 2012, 09:48:33 pm »



@Donna, I'm looking forward to the Hobbit movie as well Smiley

Hee heeeee!!!  I like it! Grin
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« Reply #178 on: October 13, 2012, 01:27:07 pm »

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« Reply #179 on: October 15, 2012, 03:26:26 am »

I'm looking forward to the Hobbit movie as well Smiley

Everybody looking for it, I guess  Cheesy
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