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- member since July 14, 2008
crazyauntsal’s last login was Wednesday, February 24, 2010.
It was so spooky I put it down. I'm reading an advance reader's copy of a book from work. But I know I'll act like the big girl I am and finish graveyard book. I guess I will take a page out of your book and added some more to my shelf. If your shelf make you look like it takes you a gazillion months to read a book, mine makes me look as though I hardly read at all. (lol)
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By all means give Uglies a try. If you likeit move to the next two. I liked Uglies the best but I didn't dislike the other two. Also, by Scott Westerfeld is the the Midnighters Series. I found it good but spooky.
I can't wait to hear what your niece has to say about "Twillight" the movie. Be sure to let me know.
Thanks for inviting me to your shelf. I'm really just getting started entering books I've read. I found a new HP and pop culture book (HP and psychology), it looks good and I finally ordered Prejudice in HP. I see you like mysteries (I don't). You and my sister would get along nicely.
Well, I'm off to do some more adding to my shelf. Take Care
hey, Sal :)
Well, I'm glad you'll be reading Leven Thumps along with us, rather than far ahead :)
I have to tell you --- I've been reading "Twilight", and through the first I was finding myself distracted by some obvious editing problems, including words that weren't deleted, sentences that needed to be restructured 'cause they were phrased poorly (confusing), unnecessary paragraphs, and a bit of confusion with reactions by characters that didn't make sense to me.
Well, yesterday I finally got to the parts that got REALLY good! Once she gets around to the development of their relationship, she gets into it and is much clearer on the essential details --- and she's great with the sexual tension! Her writing went from relatively good (though sloppy and definitely on a very "teenage" level), to stellar! I have so much to do today or I'd just keep on reading! lol I'm sure I'll pick it up again tonight lol
You definitely have some really good books to read! I hope you have long enough on vacation to read them all! lol I think you're a faster reader than I am, so you'll probably zip right through them. And the Leven Thumps book is a very easy read, so chances are you'll finish it very quickly. I would've been done with it if I hadn't been distracted by picking up "Twilight"!
hey, Sal :)
Well, so far I'm enjoying the first Leven Thumps book, but if you read ahead of us, you'll know too much to monger!!!
I'm reading the Twilight book and, aside from the occasions when I'm distracted by poor editing and confusion with character reactions/dialogue (not making sense to me), I'm enjoying the book. I'm at about page 200 in it (she's getting even better at the sexual tension now) and will read more when I go to bed.
As far as an exceptional read: I still say "The Thirteenth Tale"! The woman's writing just blew me away. I'm also wondering about "Atonement". I loved the movie (James--*sigh*) and they all raved about the book and how well it was written. I also read "The Children of Men" which I was very impressed with too, and really enjoyed. The first half of the book was mostly fleshing things out and getting to know the characters really well, so the second half of the book is a page-turner. I saw the movie after it and hated the movie! They totally massacred the book! Anyway, that's all that's coming to mind right now, my dear :) When you going on vacation?
Hey, Sal -- I didn't know you were reading Dune! I started reading it, but since I watched the DVDs (James McAvoy ones) first and didn't absorb every character, I was getting confused with images as I was reading, so I want to get the DVDs again and clarify. Then I should be able to read without feeling confused! I love the way he writes though!