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Jul. 29th, 2004 @ 09:50 pm (no subject)
Current Mood: excitedin anticipation
The latest book I'm going to read is Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz. My mom lent it to me. It looks like it's another story about sisters (like Patty Jane was), but it seems darker.

I'll let you know when I finish!
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Jul. 29th, 2004 @ 01:55 pm (no subject)
I finished Patty Jane early this morning. (About 1:30am). It was a very cute book. A great feel good read about family togetherness and the power of the bonds between women through adversity. (Yeah, it sounds cheesy, but it wasn't really).

There were some great characters who you could really get attached too. It was a good bood.

Maybe not for everyone, but I'd recommend it anyways.
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Jul. 28th, 2004 @ 05:43 pm (no subject)
Current Mood: creativecreative
I finished Fight Club yesterday, and I'm already more than halfway through Patty Jane's House of Curl, which is shaping up to be a good read.

Fight Club was an amazing book. I highly recommend it. It's a stark look at consumerism in America, as well as the need to conquer or control or own personal demons. It's a great book for those of us who feel that often times we're just an insignificant player in our own lives.

Excellent book.
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Jul. 19th, 2004 @ 12:38 pm (no subject)
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Hi Everyone!

My brother just lent me Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. It looks like it'll be a quick read, plus I've been wanting to read it. SO, it's then next book on my list. :-D

I'm off to go start it. Bye!
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Jul. 18th, 2004 @ 03:57 pm First Entry
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Hey everyone! This is my first post! I just created this community. I'm the only one who can post, but anyone who wants to can comment, so feel free to!

Anyways, here is my list of books that I have read since I began keeping track during the second semester of my sophomore year of college:

Secret Life of Bees-Sue Monk Kidd
Life of Pi-Yann Martel
The Perks of Being a Wallflower-Stephen Chbosky
Go Ask Alice-Anonymous
Chronicle of a Death Foretold-Gabriel Garcia Marquez
One Hundred Years of Solitude-Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Bonesetters Daughter-Amy Tan
Eragon-Christopher Paolini

I just finished Eragon today, it was a very, very good book. It's the first of the Inheritance Trilogy, the second book of which, Eldest is due to be published August 1, 2005. Eragon is titled after its main character, a 16 year old boy named Eragon who finds a dragon egg while out hunting. When the egg hatches, he inherits the legacy of the fabled Dragonriders who no longer exist. He undertakes a great journey to avenge his uncle, which leads him to a greater journey that he could never have imagined, one in which he must battle the evil king Galbatorix and his empire. He meets many interesting characters along the way, both friend and foe.

I highly recommend it.

I am also well involved with the Harry Potter series, and can't wait for book 6, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, to come out. There hasn't been a publishing date set for book six yet, though.

I have a set system for reading the Harry Potter books. Currently I've read 1-4 four times apiece. I've read book 5 once. Now I'll read it three more times to be totally caught up, and then I'll go through and read them all in order. I have a long time to get this done, however, because book six won't be finished for quite some time, and I don't want to read them all in succesion until right before book six comes out.

I haven't yet decided what I'm going to read next. My mom wants me to read Patty Jane's House of Curl by Lorna Landvik. I may read it, because I don't think it'll take too long. I also just got a copy of The Diary of Frida Khalo, which will be interesting because she's one of my favorite artists. It'll be tricky because it's entirely in Spanish. ::eek:: I think I can handle it though. I'll probably read that on the side of any fiction I tackle, because it will take a long time.

So yes, that's all I have for now.

I'll post again once I begin a new book. I'd like to take a bit of time for Eragon to settle in. I'll also probably post some other books I've read but not recently that I absolutely love.

Signing off for now,
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