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What is your favourite genre?

  1. Non- Fiction (82 votes [5.27%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.27%

  2. Fiction (301 votes [19.36%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.36%

  3. Fantasy (238 votes [15.31%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.31%

  4. Mystery (172 votes [11.06%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.06%

  5. Horror (87 votes [5.59%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.59%

  6. Sci-Fi (110 votes [7.07%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.07%

  7. Romance (159 votes [10.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.23%

  8. Chick-Lit (58 votes [3.73%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.73%

  9. Historical (117 votes [7.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.52%

  10. Voted Classics (143 votes [9.20%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.20%

  11. Other (88 votes [5.66%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

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#21 ruppi

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:01 PM

I read something today and it must have been the best book I have every read so far.

It was so beautiful,hauntig,erotic and simply heart breaking.I don't think this novelle will leave me for quite some time.

I can only recommend this book...it's called Blind obsession and is written by Ella Frank.

https://www.goodread...blind-obsession

 

I feel guitly because I can't really put into words how breathtaking this novelle is.Hope anyone who reads it will love it just like I did.

 

edit: Oh and it's adult ficition so not for kids..sorry^^


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#22 Cloud

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:21 AM

woaaahhhhh.....my Favourite topic is a thread  :ahmagah: 

Hi all!  :)


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#23 Ghettoe

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 04:28 AM

Recently read Black Like Me.


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#24 eggy

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 09:46 AM

Yes!  found this thread *followed

I haven't finished a book in too long ><. The last book I finished was Gabriel's Angel, which was an ok read but nothing too fascinating. Decided I should try and work on my grammar so am reading a grammar book. Not as boring as it sounds. Also picked up 'From Hell' by Alan Moore, which is an interesting take on Jack the Ripper. 

Wahey you're back :smile:

I've seen the film 'You're Hell', so if the book is better than the film (which it generically is), then I wouldn't mind giving it a go. 

 

 

I fancy a bit of crime right now.

Suggestions anyone?


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#25 fuckJohnny

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 11:05 AM

I fancy a bit of crime right now.

Suggestions anyone?

 

I read Creep and other book which I can't remember the title but I really liked it.

 

Creep was very interesting and well creepy xD A teacher had an affair with her student but when she told him it was over because she was getting married her life became hell when he threatened to release their sex tape. 

 

The other book I read (I'll post the title soon) is definitely a page turner with a lot of twists. A detective is trying to find what happened to  a girl that disappeared but what they find later is clues that she might have been murdered. Her disappearance reminds the detective and the whole city of what happened that year to another girl who was out biking.

 

I'm currently reading House of Evil which is based on a real story and the same story the movie An American Crime was based on.

It's the story of a girl who was tortured, forced to masturbate, beaten, starved until she finally died at age of 16.

Some of the people who did this to her were children younger than she was and they claim they did it because their mother/neighbor told  him to do it and manipulated them.

I think about 3 or 4 of the people who were involved were charged with murder and sent to life in prison.

 

Will write reviews on these books alter.


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#26 eggy

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:59 AM

I read Creep and other book which I can't remember the title but I really liked it.

 

Creep was very interesting and well creepy xD A teacher had an affair with her student but when she told him it was over because she was getting married her life became hell when he threatened to release their sex tape. 

 

The other book I read (I'll post the title soon) is definitely a page turner with a lot of twists. A detective is trying to find what happened to  a girl that disappeared but what they find later is clues that she might have been murdered. Her disappearance reminds the detective and the whole city of what happened that year to another girl who was out biking.

 

I'm currently reading House of Evil which is based on a real story and the same story the movie An American Crime was based on.

It's the story of a girl who was tortured, forced to masturbate, beaten, starved until she finally died at age of 16.

Some of the people who did this to her were children younger than she was and they claim they did it because their mother/neighbor told  him to do it and manipulated them.

I think about 3 or 4 of the people who were involved were charged with murder and sent to life in prison.

 

Will write reviews on these books alter.

Is it this one?

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I read the blurb and it sounds promising, thanks.  Now all I have to do is get hold of a copy...


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#27 fuckJohnny

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:37 AM

Is it this one?

http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348414324l...

I read the blurb and it sounds promising, thanks.  Now all I have to do is get hold of a copy...

 

Yes it is. Sorry for not providing images and the authors D:


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#28 eggy

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:12 AM

Yes it is. Sorry for not providing images and the authors D:

Haha it was not difficult to find :D  Thanks for the recommendation.


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:37 PM

Haha it was not difficult to find :D  Thanks for the recommendation.

 

No problem :)

 

Finished reading House of Evil yesterday and I'm currently reading Jodi Picoult's Sing You Home.


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#30 wiz109

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 07:14 PM

After some major thread neglect due to time constraint the op for the thread should be fixed and updated to include the new recs, if you see anything missing, or want to change youre name or see a mistake let me know


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#31 eggy

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:53 AM

No problem

 

Finished reading House of Evil yesterday and I'm currently reading Jodi Picoult's Sing You Home.

I see you're a big Jodie Picoult fan !

 

After some major thread neglect due to time constraint the op for the thread should be fixed and updated to include the new recs, if you see anything missing, or want to change youre name or see a mistake let me know

I think you put my oild username (bad3gg), could you change it to "eggy" please?


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:25 AM

I have recently read The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood.


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:28 PM

Does reading job advertisements count? lol I still haven't gotten around to reading the many neglected books on my shelf  :._.:


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:36 PM

I see you're a big Jodie Picoult fan !

 

I think you put my oild username (bad3gg), could you change it to "eggy" please?

 

mais oui :hoplz:

 

Does reading job advertisements count? lol I still haven't gotten around to reading the many neglected books on my shelf  :._.:

 

lol I am in th same position, so many books I bought yet so little time to read, I want to so badly though


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:05 AM

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Yes!  found this thread *followed

Wahey you're back :smile:

I've seen the film 'You're Hell', so if the book is better than the film (which it generically is), then I wouldn't mind giving it a go. 

 

 

I fancy a bit of crime right now.

Suggestions anyone?

Hey eggy! Nice to see you again!

 

From what I remember reading, the writer (Alan Moore) hated the movie adaption and after seeing how bad it was, refused to go and see the other graphic novels he had made be turned into movies. Since the publishers had the rights, he couldn't stop them ><. 

 

Agatha Christie's 'And Then There Were None' was a good read, I'd recommend that if you wanted anything else.


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#36 eggy

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:06 AM

mais oui

merci beaucoup :chu:

 

 

Hey eggy! Nice to see you again!

 

From what I remember reading, the writer (Alan Moore) hated the movie adaption and after seeing how bad it was, refused to go and see the other graphic novels he had made be turned into movies. Since the publishers had the rights, he couldn't stop them ><. 

 

Agatha Christie's 'And Then There Were None' was a good read, I'd recommend that if you wanted anything else.

Yeah, I've read some of her work... mostly her Poirot and a few of Marple.  I think I saw a drama adaptation of the book you mentioned, but I don't remember haha. 


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 02:42 PM

 

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Hey eggy! Nice to see you again!

 

From what I remember reading, the writer (Alan Moore) hated the movie adaption and after seeing how bad it was, refused to go and see the other graphic novels he had made be turned into movies. Since the publishers had the rights, he couldn't stop them ><. 

 

Agatha Christie's 'And Then There Were None' was a good read, I'd recommend that if you wanted anything else.

 

 

 

Love this book, I should buy a copy, though I have no time to read it :._.:


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:33 AM

Omg this is my kind of thread!!


So I finished reading this book for my rhetoric & writing studies class. And it was amazing. Despite the tons of homework I had, I still read all 400 pages on 2 1/2 days. I couldn't put it down! It was amazing.

The book is titled Lost Memory of Skin by Russell Banks. Came out in 2012, I believe. It's about this sex offender called "the Kid" who is trying to just stay alive and make himself a life (somewhat). The kid lives in a run-down area on the outskirts of town with other homeless sex offenders. He meets this Professor who is interested in doing research on homelessness, particularly within the sex offenders community. But this professor, who is a well-known, established, intelligent man, has got his own deep, personal issues that control him.

It's just a very powerful, eye-opening story. Definitely one that you can get hooked on. 10/10! It was fab
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:12 PM

I have recently read The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood.

 

Read the Penelopiad by her, so witty and snarky, her take on The Odyssey is awesome. 

 

Can't wait for the movie adaptation for Miss Julie, love that Jessica Chastain is in it. 


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:55 PM

Read the Penelopiad by her, so witty and snarky, her take on The Odyssey is awesome. 

 

Can't wait for the movie adaptation for Miss Julie, love that Jessica Chastain is in it. 

Thanks for the suggestion. I will definitely check it out. 


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