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What is your favourite genre?

  1. Non- Fiction (85 votes [5.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.32%

  2. Fiction (307 votes [19.21%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.21%

  3. Fantasy (247 votes [15.46%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.46%

  4. Mystery (179 votes [11.20%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.20%

  5. Horror (88 votes [5.51%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.51%

  6. Sci-Fi (113 votes [7.07%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.07%

  7. Romance (165 votes [10.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.33%

  8. Chick-Lit (60 votes [3.75%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.75%

  9. Historical (119 votes [7.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.45%

  10. Voted Classics (146 votes [9.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.14%

  11. Other (89 votes [5.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.57%

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#2501 wiz109

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 07:30 PM

 

Oooh lucky you! ❤ Sanderson is my fave author, and the Mistborn trilogy is one of my fave fantasy books. I hope you enjoy reading it! Let me know how you find it :la: good luck with juggling work and reading too.

   

Hiya, I read all three books and I wish I can say that the length is justified but it's not. Even for Murakami's standard, this is excruciatingly slow-moving and filled with unnecessary information that adds nothing to the narrative. Stripped away of the metaphors and his signature style, I think it can all be compressed to a single book. Anyway, I still finished it because I needed the closure, lol.


Is it the one written by Maggie Stiefvater? Then yes, I read it. :happy: it was all right, her writing is flowery and the book is character-driven rather than plot-oriented. Do you like it?

 

 

lol he's becoming one of my faves too at this point so I'm looking forward to reading them.

 

I flopped hard at last years Goodread's challenge so I set my goal at a measly 30, let's see how I do this year.  The joys of being older and having responsibilities (that I still shirk).


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#2502 R O O K I E

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 05:20 PM (Edited by violetvelvet, 09 January 2017 - 05:22 PM.)

I just made this list of best shoujo manga for me <3 in random order  :lol: :

 

1Black Bird
2Bokura ga Ita
3Faster Than A Kiss
4Strobe Edge
5Tonari no Atashi
6Orange
7Last Game
8Kimi ni Todoke
9L-DK
10True Love
11Hibi Chouchou
12Kamisama Hajimemashita
13Kyou, Koi Wo Hajimemasu 
14Usotsuki Lily
15Special A
16Kaichou wa Maid-sama
17Ookami Shoujo To Kuro Ouji
18Moe Kare!!
19Kokoro Botan
20Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen
 
Especially these!
 
21Honey x Honey Drops
22Get Love!!: Field no Ouji-sama
23Himekei-Doll
24Aozora Pop
25(on going)
 
Trustable mangaka (their manga are so good! especially for pervert)
 
Go Ikeyamada
Aikawa Saki
Yagami Rina
Kanan Minami
Ema Toyama
 
Special mention, expert on drawing handsome boy: Maki Youko (but so bad in making romance...)
 
I actually have read literally thousands of shoujo manga but I forget some of them that should be included on this list. To be continued!  :chu:

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#2503 bentocat

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 05:29 PM

Hey~ I didn't realize that I posted in here on my old account (xiaosuho) plus this account (formally galaxias.) Is it possible to get rid of the recommendations from my old account (xiaosuho) and change my old username galaxias. to my current one ♡ kinkyjint ♡ ?


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#2504 wiz109

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 11:02 PM

Hey~ I didn't realize that I posted in here on my old account (xiaosuho) plus this account (formally galaxias.) Is it possible to get rid of the recommendations from my old account (xiaosuho) and change my old username galaxias. to my current one ♡ kinkyjint ♡ ?

tis done  :datass:


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#2505 beauté

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:05 PM

Currently reading the Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and its pretty much good so far ❤
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#2506 eggy

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 05:22 AM (Edited by eggy, 11 January 2017 - 05:23 AM.)

I pledged 50 books for this year's Goodreads challenge. :happy: Currently, I'm juggling three books:

Sorcerer to the Crown - Zen Cho
A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara
The Thousandth Floor - Katherine McGee

'A Little Life' is so heartbreakingly good ngl
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#2507 BasedChungha

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:53 AM

Planning to start reading "The Great Gatsby" soon
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Posted 14 January 2017 - 05:33 AM

anyone read xianxia here?


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Posted 16 January 2017 - 09:24 PM

Can anyone recommend books similar to Joy Luck Club by Amy tan? I like how the plot revolves mostly around the mother and her relationship with her daughter so I would love to read anything similar to it
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Posted 17 January 2017 - 12:09 PM

Anyone read HP & Cursed Child? Don't tell me I'm the only one here wanting to adopt Scorpius and having biggest WTF about Delphi :derp:
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Posted 17 January 2017 - 01:44 PM

'A Little Life' is so heartbreakingly good ngl


I'm only a few pages in and I'm already in love with the writing. :rlytearpls:

Any chance someone has read a Natsuo Kirino or Hiromi Kawakami here?
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Posted 18 January 2017 - 03:48 PM

Has anyone read anything by Lisa See? I have 4 of her books and I keep putting off reading them.

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 07:09 AM (Edited by Cerulyn, 20 January 2017 - 07:10 AM.)

I finally finished reading The Girl On The Train. Some how I managed to escape spoilers unlike I could with Gone Girl. I'm always late to these big books but I will not miss the inevitable phenomenon with Paula Hawkins next book Into The Water. I've watched some of her interviews and I totally love her outlook on women and how sexist it is to have us depicted as depthless characters with no complexities or deeper emotions. Like with how she wrote Anna. She could've easily just written her off as a home wrecking bitch (which she is tbh fuck Anna) but as the story went on you couldn't help (well at least for me) but sympathize with her. Rachel terrorized her, took her baby. Anyone would be extremely fearful of a person like that and want to get as far way as possible from her.
Spoiler


I never once expected who did it until like...a chapter before I think. Usually I can guess but it really shocked me. I only read it once so I can't wait to read again (with the audio book this time because apparently it's really good) and find little clues.
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#2514 IAmTheQuestionToAllAnswers

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 06:09 PM

I recently read Lolita by Nabokov and didn't like it at all. I agree that his writing style is good but it didn't make sense to me, because I couldn't find myself sympathizing with the main character.


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Posted 22 January 2017 - 12:27 PM

I did not know that this thread exists  :rlytearpls:  :ahmagah:

I've been kind of in a slump the past few years in reading books, last year i've only read 2 books and I wanted to read much more...  :rlytearpls:

 

I'm starting "Daugher of Smoke and Bone". has anyone read it? any good ? 


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 08:51 PM

Reading The Alchemist, cause of Nichkhun !


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 05:16 AM

Reading 'A Game of Thrones' right now and it´s sooooo good! I can't believe how young Daenerys is though, she's barely a woman in the books :cry:


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 05:19 AM

Reading 'A Game of Thrones' right now and it´s sooooo good! I can't believe how young Daenerys is though, she's barely a woman in the books :cry:

barely a woman? isn't she 13? and all of the other Stark kids are really young too (they made them 3 years older for the HBO series)


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 05:33 AM

barely a woman? isn't she 13? and all of the other Stark kids are really young too (they made them 3 years older for the HBO series)

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 08:09 AM

I did not know that this thread exists :rlytearpls: :ahmagah:
I've been kind of in a slump the past few years in reading books, last year i've only read 2 books and I wanted to read much more... :rlytearpls:

I'm starting "Daugher of Smoke and Bone". has anyone read it? any good ?


I love that book, Laini Taylor has a way with words. It's so colorful :rlytearpls: I hope you enjoy reading it and get off your slump! Sometimes it just takes one book to turn it around :)
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