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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:59 pm 
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Just finished Uglies

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^ What'd you think, Invictus? I think it's on my to-read list but I've heard mixed things about the series.

I'm listening to the audio book of To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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It's not life changing or anything, but I really liked it. I'm going to read 13 Reasons Why now, then I'll return to the Pretties. I'm curious what negative things you heard about the Uglies series, though.

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^ What'd you think, Invictus? I think it's on my to-read list but I've heard mixed things about the series.

I read the first two a while back but didn't bother with the third. I quite liked the first one, the second one was okay. I think my main gripe is the same one I have with a lot of YA "series": it was a great idea for one book, but spread way too thin over several.

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Let me know how you like Thirteen Reasons Why. I just finished it.

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I finished the first Agatha Raisin book last night. It was alright, but I preferred the Edwardian murder mystery series. The main character isn't very likable. I guess the main characters in the other series weren't that likable at first either, so I'll probably read more of these.

I started No Country for Old Men today. Only just (one paragraph) because it took me most of my bus ride to figure out how to work with Overdrive on the Kindle Fire. I really wish my old Kindle could use Overdrive - I prefer my old Kindle to the new one, but I can borrow books on the new one. Oh well. Anything I buy will get read on the old one.

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Marion Chesney's regency romances often have very unlikeable characters too; I guess it's her trademark.

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Let me know how you like Thirteen Reasons Why. I just finished it.



I'm heartbroken. This was especially hard to read, because my sister attempted suicide several times when I was in high school. Just a heartbreaking book. I'm kind of crushed. I'm going to go to bed to cry.

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Let me know how you like Thirteen Reasons Why. I just finished it.



I'm heartbroken. This was especially hard to read, because my sister attempted suicide several times when I was in high school. Just a heartbreaking book. I'm kind of crushed. I'm going to go to bed to cry.


:( it is sad. I was really depressed when I was younger and at times, suicidal, so I tend to like books like that.

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I finished Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt a few days ago. I was exasperated with the narrator sometimes, but I think mostly just because she was so believably fourteen. I ended up really liking the book.

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I finished Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt a few days ago. I was exasperated with the narrator sometimes, but I think mostly just because she was so believably fourteen. I ended up really liking the book.


I just checked this out of the library, but haven't started it yet.


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I'm reading through this list of the top 100 Young Adult Novels: http://www.npr.org/2012/08/07/157795366 ... een-novels

I've already read most of them at the top of the list, but not a lot that have come out in the past 10 years. I just started The Maze Runner.

Thank you soooooo much for this! I love YA, and I just finished the last Song of Ice and Fire book, so this is perfect timing. First, I'm reading Poison by Bridget Zinn. I really dig it so far.

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I finished up Maze Runner and thought it was pretty awful. Now I'm working on Ready Player One, which so far is okay, but I wish the story would pick up.

I'm also listening to Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children, which I like! I think I'm over halfway through.

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Finished No Country for Old Men. It was excellent. I can't even explain why - it was a combination of the dialect and story and characters. I think I like Cormac McCarthy. The only thing I don't like about his writing is the lack of quotation marks when people speak. I can get past the run-on sentences, but it annoys me to have to re-read because I missed that it was someone speaking. But I'll get over it because I definitely want to read more of his stuff. I wish I hadn't waited so long to read this. I really liked The Road as well, so I don't know why I didn't read this sooner.

I've checked out Reading Lolita in Tehran, so I'll be reading that next.

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Just finished Uglies


I thought it was a pretty good series. Entertaining and an easy read !


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I just finished Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell; I do love an easy reading detective story/murder mystery to relax with :)

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I thought it was a pretty good series. Entertaining and an easy read !



I just finished Pretties, and I agree with you. I'll knock out Specials today and tomorrow. I think that maybe the story could have been tightened up some and done as 3 parts in one long book. I like dystopian futures, so I generally have been enjoying the series.

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I just finished Barbara Kingsolver's Flight Behavior and wanted to scoop out my eyes with a melon baller. Am I alone in thinking that cramming a book full of similes is a red flag for poor writing?? Because, my god, this one was full of 'em.

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I just finished The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding - loved it, and it made me even more excited to visit LA.

Almost done with To Kill A Mockingbird - it's brilliant, the audio version is so good.

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I'm curious what negative things you heard about the Uglies series, though.

Most friends on Goodreads have given it 4 or 5 but a few said the characters were flat, or that they really didn't like the MC. It's still on my to-read list despite all that :)

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I'm reading through this list of the top 100 Young Adult Novels: http://www.npr.org/2012/08/07/157795366 ... een-novels

I've already read most of them at the top of the list, but not a lot that have come out in the past 10 years. I just started The Maze Runner.

Thank you soooooo much for this! I love YA, and I just finished the last Song of Ice and Fire book, so this is perfect timing. First, I'm reading Poison by Bridget Zinn. I really dig it so far.

I want to read that, too!

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I finished up Maze Runner and thought it was pretty awful.

:/ I received it for review and I can't bring myself to start it.

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I need to read more Australian lesbian detective fiction!!

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I finished up Maze Runner and thought it was pretty awful.

:/ I received it for review and I can't bring myself to start it.

The plot moves pretty quickly, so if you're under some sort of obligation to read it then it won't be too painful. My complaints are largely focused on the characters, premise, and sexism.

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Returning back to Dostoevsky's Demons to remind myself good writing exists in the world.


The Possessed/The Demons is a fantastic book. I am currently finishing off his book, Raw Youth/The Adolescents, and it has been a bit of a struggle for some reason. Every time I finish one of his books, I feel sad because it means that there is one less of his books to discover.


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Finished No Country for Old Men. It was excellent. I can't even explain why - it was a combination of the dialect and story and characters. ..................... I wish I hadn't waited so long to read this. I really liked The Road as well, so I don't know why I didn't read this sooner.


+1 --totally my experience as well. All the Pretty Horses is in my read soon pile.


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