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- CA, USA
- member since January 28, 2008
BellaNette’s last login was 4 weeks ago.
Bella, I hope you enjoy Uglies. I was going to start another brainless vampire book (I LOVE THEM!) but can't put down the Uglies series. I just finished the Pretties and picked up Specials and Extras today. I really want to read Great and Terrible beauty after this series though. So many book, so little time. ;(
Hey there, how are you? I am trying to keep my chin up in this rough economy and losing myself in good books. ;) I just finished Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, it was so beautiful and powerful, I highly reccomend it. I see you have the Historian on your favorites list, I have it but haven't read it yet, perhaps I will need to move it up on my TBR list. Have a great day!
I really loved The Hunger Games. It WILL be part of a trilogy (another one that we have to wait for!). The second one is coming out this September. It takes place in a dystopian future -- after the American society has fallen. The protagonist is a 16 year old girl with a strong personality and will to survive. The plot centers around the "games" -- a gladiator-type fight to the death -- that the government forces youth of each district to participate in. There is a lot of action, some romance, good characterization, and generates lots of interesting thought and discussion. I recommend it for sure!
The two books i have recently read by Neil Gaiman- "Stardust" and "American Gods" were equally good, but very different. I am reading another good one right now- "Memoirs of a Geisha" by Arthur Golden- it is a little slow, but engrossing still. I have several more on my PTR list including "My Name is Red" by Orhan Pamuk, "The Stand" by Stephen King, The "Lord of the Rings" trilogy + "The Hobbit", and Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" ("The Golden Compass") trilogy...and that should keep me busy for a while. I am working part-time at the public library, so that keeps me immersed in books. What are you reading? Anything that you would recommend? Nice to hear from you...Jason R.
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you -- have not been on here for months. Yes, I would absolutely recommend all of Charlaine Harris' books. After reading her first Sookie Stackhouse novel, I immediately went to our library and ordered every book she had ever written, and have enjoyed them all.
Let me know what you think when you are done with them, ok?
Thanks for the note. I actually haven't even started the new Russo book, but hope to get to it soon. Was a gift and recommended highly by the giver, so can't wait. Just read "Heart and Science," a fairly obscure Victorian novel by Wilkie Collins about the vivisection debate, and liked it much more than I thought I would. You might enjoy it, as well.