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Stephanie M. Moore

I've started to develop a philosophy about e-readers. I got a Kindle for Christmas and bought a few e-books I was wanting to read. But then, I didn't really use it much, because I love bookstores and just browsing bookshelves for a promising book. I don't get the same feel for the book from a webpage summary.... just doesn't work.

More recently, I've started buying the electronic versions of my favorite well-worn novels, and I've gotten a lot more use out of it. It may be sort of redundant to have two forms of it, but I re-read books so often that it's worth it personally. And I still buy print books. All in all, it's a win-win.

9/6/2011 #151
JeanneLaska

Yup, that's kind of my case too. I mean, my boyfriend gave me a Kindle for my birthday, which I've hardly used so far because I've got a huge TBR pile and I like borrowing from libraries as well...

Still, I guess it will get convenient over time. I enjoy reading PDF files (schoolwork) there rather than on my laptop (also because it can be done in the bus, etc.), many books are cheaper as ebooks than paperbacks, and generally it can give me access to some books that I couldn't find in regular libraries around my place (or just avoid the crazy shipping fees).

9/6/2011 #152
xenolith

I usually look for books I can't find in the library online, in print form, but I've found a few of them on our e-book store so I might download them instead. Still, I have yet to actually read a book on my e-reader! So maybe I should try that first haha.

9/16/2011 #153
Jealous Rage

(Bumping over locked thread)

9/16/2011 #154
S.R. Revel

recommends....

Lamb, Dirty Job and Island of Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore

Earthchild Series (starts w/ Clan of the Cave Bear) by Jean M. Auel

Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Alias Grace and Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Host by Stephanie Meyer (Ya, I know she's the Twilight chick, but this book was wicked. Twilight, not so much)

10/5/2011 #155
sophiesix

yay for The Host! X3

Must read the Handmaids tale again one day. we did it for school and i didn't much like it. but everyone lese seems to like it. so i think i need to figure out what i missed.

10/5/2011 #156
YasuRan

I've been meaning to read Margaret Atwood anyway to see what all the fuss was about. So, what is it about her writing/stories?

10/7/2011 #157
JeanneLaska

I've been meaning to read Margaret Atwood anyway to see what all the fuss was about. So, what is it about her writing/stories?

Ha ha, same here! I bought The Blind Assassin in a secondhand store; haven't got myself to read it yet, though...

10/7/2011 #158
YasuRan

Haha, The Blind Assassin! That's the one I have my eyes set on too :D

10/7/2011 #159
lookingwest

I've been meaning to read Margaret Atwood anyway to see what all the fuss was about. So, what is it about her writing/stories?

I highly recommend The Edible Woman and The Handmaid's Tale. Also Oryx and Crake was really good too.

I've never gotten to The Blind Assassin but I know it's supposed to be excellent as well. I think my favorite out of those three is The Handmaid's Tale though--it was so wonderfully written, had me on the edge of my seat the whole time and had a PERFECT creeptastic factor, I would highly recommend it for a Halloween read, XD

10/8/2011 #160
lookingwest

oh! and also currently reading The Witches of Eastwick, anyone else read?

10/8/2011 #161
S.R. Revel

I'm just about finished this book Daughter's of Rome by Kate Quinn, I bought it at a drug store, but it isn't what you think, not granny porn, as I call all Harlequin Romance novels. No. I'm getting a wicked history lesson as well as schemeing rich Roman ladies.

10/8/2011 #162
Devil's Playground

I highly recommend The Edible Woman and The Handmaid's Tale. Also Oryx and Crake was really good too.

One of my friends talks about Oryx and Crake all the time, I've been meaning to get to reading that...

If anyone is into comedy/horror, I'd recommend John Dies at the End by David Wong. It's one of my favorite books and is going to be made into a movie soon. o:

10/8/2011 #163
YasuRan

Good stuff so far. Any more horror recommendations seeing as this is Halloween month?

10/8/2011 #164
S.R. Revel

The Shining, always a classic.

10/9/2011 . Edited 10/9/2011 #165
YasuRan

Just finished the latest Chris Ryan book. Pretty mediocre, though the action scenes were nice. One book I recommend is Ahmed Mourad's Vertigo, if you can get a hand of the English translated version. Good stuff, especially if you're one for political thriller pulp fiction.

10/23/2011 #166
qwerkyperson1471
ooh that's good but The Idiot is my favourite of his
11/3/2011 #167
qwerkyperson1471

Oh sorry, that's a little weird, I was replying to a much earlier post, quite silly really...

11/3/2011 #168
FightXRun

The Fourth Realm Trilogy by John Twelve Hawks is awesome. ^^ And so is The Circle Trilogy by Ted Dekker. I don't know if any of you have read them, but I would definitely recommend them.

11/5/2011 #169
YasuRan

The Fourth Realm Trilogy by John Twelve Hawks is awesome. ^^ And so is The Circle Trilogy by Ted Dekker.

I'll keep those in mind :). Speaking of trilogies, I also recommend The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson if you'll like your thrillers intelligent and intriguing.

12/7/2011 #170
D. Fads
Although I write fantasy and I've read lots of fantasy books, nowadays I am reading more non-fantasy books than fantasy. I find it broadens my creativity. I like reading mystery from Agatha Christie and I love Edgar Allan Poe's short stories. I also like reading Clive Barker - his descriptions are so vivid and the plot are so inttriguing. I think I've read all the volume of Barker's the book of blood.
1/6/2012 #171
taerkitty

Would anyone laugh at me if I were to say I was reading The Hunger Games?

1/7/2012 #172
Corinna Tate
Why would anyone laugh at what someone else is reading? My daughter carried a book to school yesterday, hoping that no one would notice it was for younger readers (she's 16 this month.) "But it's an amazing story!" she explained. We all read for so many different reasons, and even if some books don't feed our minds, who says you can't enjoy them as yummy snacks?

I often wonder if we treat our reading choices as we do our TV picks. We want people to think we're watching PBS or Discovery, but then we're actually watching The Bachelor and Vampire Diaries. I know several times I've carried around a book I was reading with the cover carefully hidden. And I proudly carry a copy of War and Peace, even though I've barely read the first chapter. If I can get away from writing long enough, I'd rather finish The Dome, By Stephen King. There's no doubt which one I SHOULD be reading, but so what?

1/7/2012 #173
YasuRan

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett is one of my favorite books ever, just saying.

As long as you're enjoying it and it ends up influencing you for the better, there's no shame in reading anything at all. Corinna Tate put it perfectly: so what? :)

1/7/2012 #174
Stephanie M. Moore

The Hunger Games is an awesome book. One of my favorites, definitely. Even though the protagonist is in her teens, I think the book deals with some more mature situations, and I think it has a lot of appeals for adults. I love Inkheart even though it belongs in the children section.

A great book is a great book.

1/7/2012 #175
sophiesix
The Hunger Games and A Little Princess are awesome, I reckon. Dr Seuss' A Great Day for Up is also highly reccomended, in my books :) True, not as engaging as The Hunger Games, but it speaks to me. The ending is just perfect.
1/11/2012 #176
taerkitty

Jonathan Livingstone Seagull is one of my favourite books. I don't know how to explain it - it just moves me.

I also love The Man Who Never Missed trilogy (I've heard it also called The Matador Trilogy). It's Campbellian pulp, and the summary is very similar to Chapters 4-6 of Star Wars. It's mind-candy: fluffy and yummy, but not really nourishing.

So what? It's fun.

1/11/2012 #177
taerkitty

Oh, and welcome back, sophiesix!!!!

1/11/2012 . Edited 1/11/2012 #178
sophiesix
Thanks Kitty! J.L. Seagull is such a lovely book.
1/11/2012 #179
lookingwest

(Just coming in to say: Holla! Hunger Games was great :) )

1/12/2012 #180
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