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« on: April 12, 2009, 08:26:31 PM »

I am always in the market for a new good book!
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2009, 09:30:36 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2009, 09:32:21 PM »

I think that was under books to read for mediation/inspiration for dancing.  I'm just looking for entertainment!
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2009, 10:05:39 PM »

I'm in the middle of "The Well of Lost Plots" by Jasper Fforde.  It's the second book that focuses on the character of Thursday Next, Literary Detective.  The first book, "The Eyre Affair", was a very entertaining read and I highly recommend it.

Coming up in the To Read pile:

"Turn Coat" by Jim Butcher (yay Harry Dresden!)
"Fuzzy Navel" by J.A. Konrath
and finally re-reading "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister" by Gregory Maguire
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2009, 12:19:00 AM »

I liked the series of books (11 of them I think) by Terry Goodkind which now has spun off into a television series called the Legend of the Seeker. Is a great series of books. Granted it has magic and love and whatnot. BUT if you read between the lines, it is far deeper and much to gain from it. But also good for just entertainment as well. I think the first book is called (appropriately enough) The Wizard's First Rule.

I suggest NOT watching the series. Disney tore it to shreds. Sigh .....
I got about 20 pages into Wizard's First Rule before I was sidetracked by school.  I never did get back to it, though I've been told that I should.  I think I should add it to my "To Read" pile.
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2009, 05:10:36 AM »

I just read a really really ood book - The Trout Opera by Matthew Condon. It was just so well written; the writing sounded like Australia, which was where it was set, and I got such a vivid picture from everything written. I really recommend it.
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2009, 11:41:48 AM »

I did read Wizards First Rule, which I liked okay, but not enough to read the next book.  And, Emerald, you are right, the series on TV is TERRIBLE!  I couldn't even watch one episode.

I have read the Fforde books, too, but I read like 3 or 4 in a row and got a bit burned out on them, but I do remember laughing out loud at them.  Very clever books.

Right now I am reading a fantasy series by Michelle West (they are older) and I like them very much.  And, due to the stress in my life lately, I picked up some of my favorite children's books.
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2009, 12:03:51 PM »

I'm afraid I usually turn my brain off when I read, apart from losing myself in the book.  You must be much more analytical than I!
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2009, 12:20:50 PM »

Oh, I over-analyze everything and I did drive my pro crazy with my wanting to know how and why everything worked, but I did actually work very had on doing more feeling than thinking during my lessons. 
I have never had a problem, though, turning off my mind and diving into a good book!
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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2009, 06:03:30 AM »

oh and historical romance.

I have the most awesome historical romance series - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I don't if you've read them, but they're great.
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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2009, 10:13:41 AM »

I just finished reading a book by Jorge Molitz, The Ring. It is a historical novel. Not what I was expecting, a bit dry to me.
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2009, 01:21:53 AM »

If you haven't read "Wicked" by Gregory Maguire, do it!!  It's really fantastic.  Though I guess it's not for everyone, both of my parents read it and found it a little too...something....not sure what.  I don't think they liked the way the book looks at the characters' psychology.  Found it a bit slow, I think.  I guess it isn't much of an action book, but I enjoyed it very much (each of the zillion times I've read it).  Also love anything by Garth Nix, which is more fantasy based. 
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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2009, 06:25:11 AM »

I love books that look at character psychology, so I'll check it out. I'm interested i psychology in general, so I really like getting inside the characters' minds.
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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2009, 09:29:31 AM »

Has anyone read anything by Leonard Cohen?
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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2009, 09:35:11 AM »

BTM .... name sounds vaguely familiar .... what topics does he touch on?
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