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10.       yilgun-7
1326 posts
 18 Jun 2008 Wed 07:36 pm

Now I am reading these classic novels=

1-Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
2-Adolphe by Benjamin Constant
3-Victoria by Knut Hamsun
4-The Stranger by Albert Camus
5-White Nights by Dostoyevski
6-Yeşil Gece by Reşat Nuri Güntekin
7-Huzur by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar

11.       geniuda
1070 posts
 18 Jun 2008 Wed 09:05 pm

Quoting yilgun-7:

Now I am reading these classic novels=

1-Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
2-Adolphe by Benjamin Constant
3-Victoria by Knut Hamsun
4-The Stranger by Albert Camus
5-White Nights by Dostoyevski
6-Yeşil Gece by Reşat Nuri Güntekin
7-Huzur by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar


Wooow! I see you manage your time very well!!!!

Too many books to read at the same time. Now, I am embarrased...I dont think I could ever do that as I always read one book or novel at a time!

12.       yilgun-7
1326 posts
 18 Jun 2008 Wed 10:09 pm

Time planning

13.       libralady
5152 posts
 20 Jun 2008 Fri 12:28 am

I am now reading "The Tenderness of Wolves" by Steph Penny. It won the Costa Coffee book award in 2006 I think.

It is set in 1867 in the Canadian outback. The main charactures are migrants from Scotland and Norway to the Canada and it starts with a murder as all good books do.

The main charactures seventeen year old son dissappears and is hence accused of the murder. Different groups of people set out in search of the lad, all with their own reasons for wanting to find him.

The story is interwoven with many underlying themes, love, greed, inter-racial relationships and an unsolved previous town mystery.

It is easy to lose track of who everyone is to begin with, but you soon build empathy with some of them and distaste at others. But it is a good read, and had I not left the book at work today I would have finished it tonight! I guess it will have a pointnant ending although I cannot guess what it will be.

I would certainly recommend it!

14.       Avalon
381 posts
 20 Jun 2008 Fri 12:49 am

"Brida"by Paulo Coelho in my mother tongue together with "il retorno del profeta"in Italian by author called himself anonymous..from time to time i put them off to read Antonio Machado poems and "the Little Prince"the book i always get back....for tomorrow"The voice of knowledge"by Don Miguel Ruiz and "don Juan"by carlos castaneda are waiting....

15.       yilgun-7
1326 posts
 20 Jun 2008 Fri 01:16 am

I am interested in the novel "The Tenderness of Wolves" by Steph Penny.which was recommended by Libralady.

I could not find this book in the bookstores, Ankara, today.But I will try to get it.

16.       girleegirl
5065 posts
 20 Jun 2008 Fri 04:16 am

I just finished “The Other Boleyn Girl” by Phillipa Gregory.
Now I am reading “We Need to Talk About Kevin” by Lionel Shriver…..…..well I guess I should say I am trying to read it. I started it months ago and it is difficult to read. It is comprised of letters from a woman to her ex-husband, detailing their lives and what lead to their only son going on a shooting rampage at his high-school. It is gripping and well-written but very disturbing.
I just purchased “Sundays at Tiffany’s” by James Patterson….hoping that will be a little lighter fare...and after that I have “Reading Lolita in Teheran” by Azar Nafisi on tap.

17.       HomeSick
137 posts
 20 Jun 2008 Fri 04:23 am

I am listening Duma (Stephen King) instead of reading but since I do that at bed, no luck, everytime I press that little play button in my Creative Zen, I fall a sleep. I am afraid that if this continues to go like this, someday near soon I will wake up in the middle of the night and hear the end of the story

18.       lady in red
6947 posts
 20 Jun 2008 Fri 10:40 am

Quoting yilgun-7:

Now I am reading these classic novels=

1-Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
2-Adolphe by Benjamin Constant
3-Victoria by Knut Hamsun
4-The Stranger by Albert Camus
5-White Nights by Dostoyevski
6-Yeşil Gece by Reşat Nuri Güntekin
7-Huzur by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar

P.S.
Novel Century has ended in the classical meaning.I think there is no good novel in this time.
Classical Novel Time has gone away.
What do you think about this topic?



How could you POSSIBLY be reading all thes novels at the same time? Stop trying to show off.

19.       lady in red
6947 posts
 20 Jun 2008 Fri 10:45 am

Quoting girleegirl:

I just finished “The Other Boleyn Girl” by Phillipa Gregory.
Now I am reading “We Need to Talk About Kevin” by Lionel Shriver…..…..well I guess I should say I am trying to read it. I started it months ago and it is difficult to read. It is comprised of letters from a woman to her ex-husband, detailing their lives and what lead to their only son going on a shooting rampage at his high-school. It is gripping and well-written but very disturbing.
I just purchased “Sundays at Tiffany’s” by James Patterson….hoping that will be a little lighter fare...and after that I have “Reading Lolita in Teheran” by Azar Nafisi on tap.



I read 'We need to Talk About Kevin' last year gg - as you say, well-written but disturbing. Stick with it!

20.       teaschip
3870 posts
 20 Jun 2008 Fri 04:04 pm

Quoting lady in red:

Quoting teaschip:

Quoting geniuda:

Quoting teaschip:

I am sooooo excited. Just picked up the new 'Fearless Fourteen' by Janet Evanovich...


nice, I thought about buying it but after reading a few customer reviews ...hmmmm yeah! I should give it a try on my own, but I am no longer too excited :-S

Fearless Fourteen-Customer Reviews



I never listen to reviews..I have read all of her books and never have I been disappointed. I'll let you know in a couple days..I should have it completely read.



Who or what are Fearless Fourteen? Is this a popular series of books in the States?

I have just finished a book called 'Eye Contact' by Cammie McGovern about an autistic 9 year-old who is witness to the murder of one of his schoolfriends. I recommend it but have no idea where or when it was published as I picked up an advance proof-reader's copy at a book sale here in Turkey.



Yes, Janet Evanovich has a series of books starting with "One for the Money"...etc..The characters are so funny and you just can't wait to read the next book she comes out with. The same characters are in every book and I read that she based these characters off of people in her real life. Just finished Fearless Fourteen and I would say it was just ok..still they made me laugh and now I can't wait until book fifteen..

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