I've read or own 31 of National Geographics top 100 adventure classics list. And that was before I actually discovered the list!
- Tromsø, Norway
- member since May 2, 2008
Welcome to 1001 BOOKS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE!
There is a general explanation of the group and some answers to FAQ under the discussion thread GROUP GUIDELINES. The past BOTM can be found pinned to the top for 2011, 2010 and 2009 if you want to search discussions you can join in anytime.
Our September BOTMs are
1. Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg
2. Reasons to Live by Amy Hempel
3. Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
We are reading David Copperfield by Charles Dickens as a seasonal read. The discussion threads are pinned to the top. Won’t you join us for one or all of these group reads. October’s BOTM have been chosen, be sure to check them out so you can get started.
And here all this time I thought I had sent you a review of the Passage!
Mostly, I didn't care for it. I thought it was a blend of The Stand with I am Legend, except with a not-so-happy ending. And it was way, WAY long, in an unnecessary kind of way.
As for the Room ... wow, it was one hell of an ugly read. Compelling to be sure, but a nightmare to envision that's how a few people on the planet live. Look forward to more questions/thoughts as you have time!
Glad to be your friend as long as you are active. Sometimes I delete people if they haven't been on Shelfari in a long time. Have been to Oslo about ten years ago and really enjoyed it. I'd love to see a photo of that plane you mentioned on the WWII site. Thanks, Judy
Welcome to the Shelfari World War II group. Thanks for joining us to share and discuss WWII books and topics. Feel free to add books to the group shelf, or to contribute to the discussions, or to start a new topic. Share your thoughts, feelings, or experiences on this fascinating period of world history.
I'm about 75 pages into The Passage, and I was struck in part by the way it seemed similar to the Stand in preliminary storyline. There are deviations, and I I think one of the main protagonists is similar to the Book of Eli. I don't know a thing about ROOM ... fill me in?
Anyway, it's nice to see that *someone* is paying attention to what I'm reading besides me! Mostly, I keep this going as a record of what, and how much I've read in a given year. There are interesting trends sometimes :)
Oh, and we got your Xmas card earlier this week, thanks! We plan to send ours as Valentine's Day this year, so keep your eyes peeled in your email as we're "going green" this year.
Hugs to you and Synne, Tenaya and Coness!