- Beaverton, OR, USA
- member since November 16, 2007
Hi J.M. - I noticed that you plan to read The Plot to Save Socrates. Just wanted to let you know, in case you're still interested, that a new Kindle ebook edition with extended ending was published just last week http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AMUDJNS
It's a shame I never managed to read the rest of the Otori series, especially once the first book was such a great one. Oh well ... so many books ... so little time !
I have read the Mysterious Flame a few years back, it was an interesting book but not my favourite Eco. My first choice would be The Name of the rose or the Pendulum . Also planning to read the new one, Prague Cemetary
I really liked the concept of Thirteen Reasons Why, and I thought it was cool that you could listen to Hannah's tapes online, so it felt a little more realistic. I definitely think that it's a good read for teens, as the story really makes you think about how you act/interact with others and that everything you do (or DON'T do) has consequences you may not understand.
Also, book 5 of the Game of Thrones series was probably my least favorite. I mean, I read them all in a row and at a fairly decent pace so I was probably still reeling from the events of Book 3. I thought it was fairly slow up until the last hundred pages or so...and there are a LOT of pages. I see book 5 as I did book 2: not a whole lot happens action-wise, but now the pawns are in place for something major to happen. bring on Book 6! :)
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 January 2012 BOTMs are
1. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
2. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
3. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
The discussion threads are pinned to the top. Won’t you join us for one or all of these group reads.
We are reading Don Quixote by Cervantes as a seasonal read for January, February and March.
Our February books have been selected and will be Watchmen by Moore, Kafka on the Shore by Murakami and Lolita by Nabokov.
I'm in Portland! I haven't read too many native Oregonian/ Oregon transplant books yet but the ones I have read (a few by Bill Cameron, "Geek Love" by Katherine Dunn, "Clown Girl" by Monica Drake, and a couple of Ken Kesey novels) have been pretty good. I moved here two years ago so I'm not totally up on the local authors yet! :)