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1.       libralady
5152 posts
 01 Jun 2008 Sun 11:36 pm

What book are you reading at the moment, who is the author and what made you want to read it and did you enjoy it?

My lastest read is:

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Fiction

It is based at the time if the civil war in Nigeria in 1960 and how three lives intersect with one another. One is the house boy Ugwu, second in Olanna, who married the master of the house boy and the third is Richard the boyfriend of her sister. It is a bit slow to begin with, until you get to know the charactures then it becomes absorbing as the war breaks out and what some of us remember as Biafra is written about. The ending is abrupt and you want it to finish by telling you where all the charactures are, but you are left wondering.

I chose this book because I wanted to read something difference from my usual type of real life stories. The front cover also catches you eye and the reviews are good.

I enjoyed reading it, not the best book I have read, but all the same contains some very interesting description.

2.       thehandsom
7403 posts
 02 Jun 2008 Mon 01:54 am

I have just read 'sevdalim hayat -zulfu livaneli'.(it is turkish btw)
It is about his life, his memories.
It is a kind of book as soon as you start to read, you want to finish it.

The second book I am still reading is 'The God delusion-Richard Dawkins'

3.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 02 Jun 2008 Mon 10:42 am

I've just finished Jodi Picoult 'Nineteen Minutes'. A wonderful read!

In the meantime, I keep reading websites with baby names...a tedious, dull and, above all, irritating read

4.       bod
5999 posts
 17 Jun 2008 Tue 08:16 pm

I am still trying - and mostly failing - to read some assorted Turkish children's book that I have.......

5.       teaschip
3870 posts
 17 Jun 2008 Tue 08:24 pm

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

6.       geniuda
1070 posts
 17 Jun 2008 Tue 08:41 pm

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

7.       teaschip
3870 posts
 17 Jun 2008 Tue 09:34 pm

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.

8.       lady in red
6947 posts
 17 Jun 2008 Tue 11:01 pm

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.

9.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 18 Jun 2008 Wed 06:30 pm

The Stolen Child....Kevin Donohue. It is kind of a strange book but I can't seem to put it down. It is about a boy who is stolen by a changeling and how their lives intersect. It is oddly fascinating and quite a departure from my usual repertoire of historical fiction.

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

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