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#1 Leyna

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:49 PM

Share yours and you might get motivation from other readers who have read and liked it. I'm a fickle reader so I have a long list.


I'll start with: Forever Odd by Dean Koontz


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The first book from this series is one of my all-time favorites. But things aren't just the same since

Spoiler
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:31 AM

the ex who passed gave this to me because he wanted to watch the movie so bad and I said I want to read the book first. It's been 5 years and I've only finished the first chapter. The sight of it reminds me of him and I couldn't get myself to finish it. Posted Image It's hidden somewhere in my stack of books. I'll get around to reading and finishing it one day. I hope.

Atonement by Ian McEwan

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Now I don't have an excuse for this one. I've had this for years too Posted Image and its still sealed. I know its a really old book but what can I say, I'm a lousy reader.


To k*ll a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 12:07 PM

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"The Nature of Water and Air"
by Regina McBride


....I can't get past chapter 10.


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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:01 AM

No matter how much I liked Anne Rice's "Interview With a Vampire", i cannot finish "Violin". I haven't picked it up since I set it down more than five years ago.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:48 AM

'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' by Milan Kundera. For the life of me, I can't get past Soul & Body. And to think I teach Philosophy even. Harumph.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:51 PM

- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- America's Children by James Thackara
- Lord Foul's Bane Stephen Donaldson

Dracula's style is too heavy, America's Children is boring, and Lord Foul's Bane is too depressing. I don't feel the urge to finish these.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:57 PM

Foucault's Pendulum by what's his name... gave me a headache

I've also wanted to read the Bible cover to cover since I dunno when but I've never gotten to.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:03 PM

Foucault's Pendulum by what's his name... gave me a headache


LOL Miggz, same thing here. I did managed to continue halfway, though.


Here's another: I was reading this alongside other books, then I've forgotten about it.
If someone would tell me what I've been missing, I'd probably read this again.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:18 PM

The Bible lol

got lost in its myriad of names and genealogy lol and they were telling me that there was a sequence on how to read it

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:20 PM

'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' by Milan Kundera. For the life of me, I can't get past Soul & Body. And to think I teach Philosophy even. Harumph.


Might I suggest that you read 'The Book of Laughter and Forgetting' first -



When I'm stuck with a book that feels too much like work, I try another one of the author's other titles. My Lit prof said you have to give a book its proper space, and sometimes there's just no space in your life for a particular piece of work and you have to move on. You can always go back to this amazing book later.


LOL Miggz, same thing here. I did managed to continue halfway, though.


What a relief to know I'm not the only one stuck on this pendulum. I moved on and read 'The Name of the Rose.' I've still not found the space for Foucault's Pendulum though. :mellow:

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:32 PM

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just too afraid to die lol

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:35 PM

in the name of the rose
umberto eco

a 'detective' story set in the middle ages
with mile long paragraphs that confuse my kindergarten level reading

the good part is it makes me sleep early

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:14 PM

Share yours and you might get motivation from other readers who have read and liked it. I'm a fickle reader so I have a long list.


I'll start with: Forever Odd by Dean Koontz


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The first book from this series is one of my all-time favorites. But things aren't just the same since

Spoiler
. Sigh.




I've been a Koontz fan ever since reading Intensity, Watchers, Strangers, Dark Rivers of the Heart, One Door Away From Heaven, etc. But I agree with you. The sequels to the Odd Thomas series just aren't the same, not as quite memorable.

As for the book I haven't finished reading, it's John Milton's three-in-one Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes. I'm barely 1/4 of the way because I always switch to another book whenever I'm stuck in a verse.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:24 PM

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:33 AM

"The God of Small Things".....Booker Prize winner, my foot, its so convoluted and dull.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:55 PM

Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist got my full attention. Expecting consistency (what was I thinking!) and some connection, I bought The Devil and Miss Prym, By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept, The Zahir, and Eleven Minutes.


The Devil and Miss Prym - I read, re-read, and re-read sooooooo many times (hoping to find some inspiration/enlightenment) but just can't get past page 17.
By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept - page 3 the most.
The Zahir and Eleven Minutes - both are still sealed and starting to discolor (come on, inspire me goddess of books!)
...
Mitch Albom's Have A Little Faith - this one has hope. I'm "moving on" and loving every page of it.
Tuesday's with Morrie - It's next in line. All I need is "a little faith."

John Grisham's The Brethren - sorry brothers, I'm such a sister. LOL! (one day...one day...)


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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:41 PM

Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe - i got stuck in the middle, haha.

Danielle,

The Alchemist was great, albeit a bit way-out towards the end. I read one of his other works, just couldn't remember which.





quote name='Danielle' timestamp='1335423343' post='8184758']
Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist got my full attention. Expecting consistency (what was I thinking!) and some connection, I bought The Devil and Miss Prym, By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept, The Zahir, and Eleven Minutes.


The Devil and Miss Prym - I read, re-read, and re-read sooooooo many times (hoping to find some inspiration/enlightenment) but just can't get past page 17.
By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept - page 3 the most.
The Zahir and Eleven Minutes - both are still sealed and starting to discolor (come on, inspire me goddess of books!)
...
Mitch Albom's Have A Little Faith - this one has hope. I'm "moving on" and loving every page of it.
Tuesday's with Morrie - It's next in line. All I need is "a little faith."

John Grisham's The Brethren - sorry brothers, I'm such a sister. LOL! (one day...one day...)

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe - i got stuck in the middle, haha.

Danielle,

The Alchemist was great, albeit a bit way-out towards the end. I read one of his other works, just couldn't remember which.



Hey dear friend,
How about Mistress of the Game? LOL! And I don't forget promises. I simply wait until the "Art of War" is learned. *nagpaparinig lang :lol:



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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:11 PM

Gravity's Rainbow, by Thomas Pynchon. In fact any Pynchon book. In his Mason and Dixon, he writes in an archaic 19th century style by capitalizing nouns, not just proper nouns. But his name always gets mentione when Nobel time come around.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 12:21 AM

"The God of Small Things".....Booker Prize winner, my foot, its so convoluted and dull.




i know this thread is about cheering each other on to finish books we can't seem to, but arundhati roy? i wouldn't bother :P




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