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Hi and What are you reading? September 17, 2005 8:05 AM

Hi. I'm new to care2 and recently signed up for this group. I love reading and have recently started a Book Group. I've just started to read "The Reading Group" by Elizabeth Noble. I'm loving it because 1. it is an English chick lit type book 2. it's about a book group and 3. She lists the books they read including a description. I've not read anything else from this author. I think I will have to soon. Have you read this? What are you reading and what do you think of it? Beth  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 September 17, 2005 3:12 PM

Haven't read anything by Elizabeth Noble, but I'm currently part of the way through Jane Austen's Persuasion and I'm finding it a little slow, especially after Northanger Abbey, which is Terribly Funny. I like Jane Austen, generally speaking. :D I'm also stopped part of the way through several other books that I can't remember off the top of my head and which are buried in various piles around here, all of which I will get to Someday. ;) Crystal Star and Crossbones - free-spirited jewelry, arts, and crafts http://www.starandcrossbones.com -sail to the tide of a different sea-  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 September 19, 2005 1:43 AM

I'm reading Ghost Story by Toby Litt. It's very touching but the language can be a little bit over the top sometimes I think. Still I think that you can never really know exactly what you think of a book until it is finished as the ending can change your perceptions.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 September 20, 2005 4:34 PM

Crystal, I love Jane Austen too, oddly the two you mentioned are the two I still need to read. Not sure why, but I really enjoy reading her novels in the wintertime. (?) Sandra, you are so right about the ending changing the way you feel about a book. Happy Reading and thanks for responding.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 September 20, 2005 4:48 PM

Well, I've now finished Persuasion, and I'm persuaded (oh, ha ha ... ha ... eugh ... you can tell I've been reading Aubrey and Maturin lately, because Jack's penchant for Totally Cheesy Puns is still infecting me) that it's actually a pretty good book. I admit that it was "saved" for me partly because of the heavy British Royal Navy flavoring throughout the good bits, though. ;) Really, my actual problem with it was that it was a bit slow for the first ... er ... half? Far too much nattering about family history, and not interspersed with the silliness I expect to keep me entertained. ;) But the second half was classic Jane Austen, IMO, so I liked it well enough. :D Northanger Abbey is hilarious, though. When I was reading it, I kept having to stop and think, 'Is this really Jane Austen?' It just seemed so ... satirical at points. But in a good way. Although there's also a lot of ranting about how novels Do Not Intrinsically Suck, which was another reason I was ... erm ... puzzled. It's not in her usual laid back style to rant so much. ;) But it was good rant, so. I highly recommend it ... except to people who haven't read Jane Austen before, because they might decide the rest of her stuff is insipid if they really love Northanger Abbey. ;D And speaking of reading. *ahem* Does anyone mind if I pimp my new eco-fashion blog? If you're feeling kindly and want to check it out, it's http://greenempress.blogspot.com . But feel entirely free to ignore this if you don't care. :D I expect it'll get slightly less generic as I get a feel for it, but I've never done a non-personal blog before. *sniffle* This is my first! ;) Okay, shutting up now. :D Crystal Star and Crossbones - free-spirited jewelry, arts, and crafts http://www.starandcrossbones.com -sail to the tide of a different sea-  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
hi October 08, 2005 1:19 PM

Hello everyone! I'm new to this group. Right now I'm reading 'The Road to Madness' by H. P. Lovecraft (I love Lovecraft and Poe), and I just finished a couple of days ago 'The Catcher in the Rye' by J. D. Salinger. I thought it was a very good book. I'm planning to read 'War of the Worlds' soon. In general, I read a lot ;) ~Donegal  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Hi October 10, 2005 4:35 AM

Hi Donegal, Thanks for letting us know what you are reading and what you think of them. I finished The Reading Group mentioned earlier - and really enjoyed it. I've even read one of the books they discussed in that book - I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (it's an old book, but still very interesting). Beth.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
more books October 19, 2005 9:08 AM

Last week was a very productive week for me as far as reading. I read 'War of the Worlds' which was fantastic and a bit frightening with it's insight into humanity, 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' which was pretty much the funniest book I've ever read and I love Marvin, and I also finished 'The Road to Madness'. I've also just started reading Isaac Asimov's 'Robot Dreams'. I love books...  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 October 27, 2005 9:22 AM

I'm reading Haunted by Heather Graham. It's about an old house with an evil spirit, the owner hires a woman psychic to try and rid the house of it.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
my current reads November 19, 2005 6:38 AM

I'm reading Jane Austen too! :D And I just finished all the books in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. I love Marvin! Too bad about what happened to him in the end. :'(  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Hello All November 20, 2005 12:53 PM

I love reading books, have since i was about 5yrs... I am currently rereading Sydney Sheldon. I love his books so i have a habit of reading them more than once... A few of my favorite authors are Nora Roberts, Stephen King, Jean Auel, Kathleen Gear, Diana Gabaldon and Molly Cochran. There are alot more but its a long list so i'll stop here for now... Later....  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Hi, my name is Denise and I am a bibllioholic...... December 03, 2005 8:14 PM

*lol* I am reading "Sophie's World" right now. This book is not at all what one might expect. Anyone else has read this? Would love to hear your opinion.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
I am reading 204 Rosewood Lane December 11, 2005 4:26 PM

by Debbie Macomber It is very enjoyable although many characters which is difficult for me right now with my depression. Overall I like it though. Here is an excerpt: http://www.debbiemacomber.com/rosewoodlaneexcerpt.htm Robin  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 December 11, 2005 5:39 PM

I read the excerpt, looks like it will be a good page-turner. I finished "Sophie's World". It is one of those books in which the characters eventually figure out that they are characters in a book. It was really good until they figured that out, but then it kind of went down-hill. As if, once they knew they were not "real", they could no longer fully "live" in the author's mind.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
New Book December 15, 2005 4:28 AM

I am trying something new and downloaded an ebook. I picked an easy one given my confused state of mind lately, lol. I chose a Harlequin called Epiphiny. It is three short Christmas based novels. I just finished the second of the three last night and they are cute. I like having it on the computer. I went with Microsoft reader as opposed to Adobe format which I always found difficult to use and I really like the format. Have a great day all! Robin  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Sounds nice December 15, 2005 9:15 AM

Is Microsoft reader able to ahndle all adobe pdf's? I hate adobe acrobat! It just is not "smooth" for some reason. Short stories are nice when attention is hard to sustain.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Hello December 18, 2005 12:08 PM

Hi I'm Tiffany and I love to read and I'm really not a picky person when it comes to books. At the moment I'm reading "To Kill A Mockingbird" for the millionth time but I love that book and it's been awhile so I pulled it off the shelf the other day but I've been so busy to really get into it an I hate that! I don't really have a fav author yet. I appreciate Poe quite a bit. I like the short story scene for some odd reason. Maybe because if its good it goes back to the saying "short and sweet." Nice meeting and talking to you all! Peace and Love , Tiffany  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 December 18, 2005 4:38 PM

Please to meet you , Tif. I used to like Poe, but it has been a long time since I read his work. Thank you for reminding me. I may pick up a copy of his poems.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Hello, All December 23, 2005 2:01 PM

Greetings... I am currently ready Patrick O'Brien's MASTER AND COMMANDER. I find them infinitely superior to the Hornblower novels and find both Aubrey and Matchurin to be fascinating characters. At times the language and references are obscure enough to send me off on a research tanget that keeps me from finishing a chapter when I would like, but they are a lot of fun. Happy readin', y'all.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 December 23, 2005 4:01 PM

does anyone here like to write characters as well as read about them?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
writing characters December 30, 2005 7:23 AM

How do you mean, "writing characters"?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 December 30, 2005 12:40 PM

Just start writing the thoughts of a character, it then becomes a story. I am doing that in "Small Garden Utopia", a group I host. I made up a character called Emma Green. I haven't had time to get back in lately, but I will, soon.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
terry brooks December 31, 2005 9:46 AM

am reading terry brooks with the shannara books right now  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 December 31, 2005 9:50 AM

Just finished Harry Turtledove's alternate history "Days of Infamy"...and of course there is a sequel...  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Ann Rule December 31, 2005 1:19 PM

I was given two of her books for Christmas. She is a new Author for me, I have finished one of them - Volume #8 of her crime files. She writes about true crimes. Has anyone else read anything from her? Scary and fascinating at he same time http://www.annrules.com  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Book Club January 13, 2006 8:28 AM

My book club is reading 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I have read before, but am really looking forward to discussing with a group.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 January 13, 2006 1:11 PM

I just finished "Necklace of Kisses" by Francesca Lia Block. It continues the story of Weetzie Bat. It was a fun read before bed. Next, I'll be reading "Chronicles" by Bob Dylan. It's his autobiography.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Hi Francis. January 23, 2006 8:17 AM

I have read some of Ann Rule. She is very good. I'm starting,today, the book for the reading group I'm in. Passage To Juneau by Jonathan Raban.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 January 23, 2006 11:21 AM

I'm reading "Out of Africa" for the first time. I've not seen the film, and I've just started the book. I didn't know that it was written in the 1920s. I'm really liking her prose, even when I'm not agreeing with some of her attitudes and ideas.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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