Thursday, May 14, 2009

Book Frenzy

I am such a reader, it's sometimes ridiculous how lost I can get in prose! At this very moment I have books spilling onto the floor because I've run out of shelf space (new bookshelf coming soon!) so you would think I'd be satiated. Umm, not so much!

I just finished The Host by Stephanie Meyer, even though I swore that I would boycott her after her tissyfit and refusal to release the 5th book of the Twilight saga. It actually proved her more talented than I had given her credit for. Twilight wasn't a fluke- she did it again with her latest novel.

Now I'm on to Girls Like Us by Sheila Weller. It's a loaner from my amazing future mother-in-law, so I'm going to breeze through it and get it back to her asap.

That leaves me ... *gasp* ... bookless! Borders is calling to me, but I'm at a loss. I would truly appreciate some book recommendations from you wonderful readers!

7 comments:

  1. Ohhhh thank you for these recommends. I love reading and I know what you mean about books being everywhere. My book shelf is so disorganized. I really need to clean up my room this coming week. Hope you enjoying your weekend!
    :D

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  2. I was just about to make a post quite similar to this! I just finished a biography on Shakespeare that was incredible. The other books I've read lately that have been amazing are 'The Reader', 'Jane Eyre', and 'A Room with a View.' I highly recommend all three!

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  3. Have you read "Breath" by Tim Winton? Fab-u-lously gripping novel about surf culture. I thought it wouldn't be my thing at all but it crosses those boundaries. Can I do an AVOID recommendation too?...Having lots of problems reading "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" by Seth Grahame-Smith at the moment - I just can't lose myself in it. It's neither Austen nor a zombie book to me - don't think it works at all. Loved "The Reader" - one of my favourite books.

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  4. I love to read and have been doing it for almost 50 years but I have to ask, what sorts of books do you like? And have you already read all the great books of the last 25 years? Ann Padgett, Louise Erdrich, Coetzee etc?

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  5. Mmmm books that I could recommend. Anything by Daphne Du Maurier but particularly Jamaica Inn. Dracula by Bram Stoker, A Room with a View by Forster and Kindred by Octavia E Butler is amazing. Thanks for your recommendations.

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  6. The Host - thought provoking to say the least.

    for a writer, i recommend anita shreve. also [and i have no idea what you have or haven't read] cecilia ahern is great, and not just p.s. i love you.

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  7. i'm currently reading the women's murder club series...i got really into it at the end of the first/beginning of the second book.

    however wonderful the series is, nobody can top my hunky edward cullen! jk. i did love the midnight sun leak...and need to read the host now since you gave it a good mark! thanks. :)

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