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It is currently the biggest seller on Kindle. I saw an interview with the author on breakfast TV last week, it is basically erotic fiction. I reckon that with a kindle since no-one can see what you are reading a lot more of this type of book will be in the best seller lists.
I read a few passages and it's hilariously awful. I thought Twilight was bad but wow, this is on a whole other level. Apparently the first book started as erotic Twilight fan-fiction about Edward and Bella. She then had to "rewrite" it to release it, but the word is just just CTRL-Fed most of the names. A hard day's work done. The Kindle is a godsend for sexually frustrated housewives everywhere.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

www.adogspurpose.com

the sequel is released tomorrow, and I've pre-ordered, so I'm very excited.

I read A Dog's Purpose in 16 hours, which for me is a big deal because usually reading a book is agonizing, pain-staking and takes a month or more, or I never finish. But this book was literally one I could not put down.

So Now, I'm very excited about the sequel, and it will give me something to read on the plane going back to the US.

Yay!
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I'm currently reading

Aatami ja Eeva by finnish author Arto Paasilinna.

Highly recommended. Simply Hilarious.


Also available in German for those of you who's finnish is a little rusty.
http://www.amazon.com/Adams-Pech-die...869484-9884724
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Old 08.05.2012, 23:21
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Re: What are you currently reading?

"Under the sun", the excellent Bruce Chatwin's correspondance, jointly edited by his wife & biographer. Great insight into his real life. His own writing is highly embroidered. This time, whenever he tries to improve his image unjustifiably, his wife pops up & says "complete fantasy" in the footnotes. Good stuff.

A bit of Chatwin fest at the moment, as I just discovered "In the steps of Bruce Chatwin", two rather old one hour BBC programmes on youtube.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I haven't read a book in ages!

But in preparation for my big move, I am currently reading 'Living and Working in Switzerland' by David Hampshire.

It's a great book that explains a lot about the Swiss culture and way of life.

I move to Switzerland in July and this book has been of great help to me so far.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Read this " Live without limits", highly recommanded!!
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I have just finished, and hugely enjoyed, 'The Memory of Love' by Aminatta Forna.
It's a story set in Sierra Leone in the aftermath of the civil war in the 1990's.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I'm re-reading Chekhov. Theater is known but this time, I decided to read an compare: Seagull, Ivanovich, Uncle Vanya, Three sisters, Sherry garden... but also the late short stories he wrote at the same time like The fiancé, At a friend's.
It's a fascinating world of its own, Chekhov is perhaps the only realist with such a deep understanding of psychology. A pleasure for the intellect.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

"Auntie Mame" by Patrick Dennis. Such an adorable book!
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Old 10.05.2012, 00:02
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Have just started to read David Copperfield by Dickens. I've realised that for some unkown reason I haven't even read half of his works
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Re: What are you currently reading?

"Cat's craddle" by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., for the third or fourth time already, and enjoy it the same as for the first time! Unluckily not in English, despite I really feel like. In the meantime, I am reading "A Maggot" by John Fowles, though the book seems a bit strange. Fowles like usually is perfect when it comes to description of people, but this time he decided to dress the story in various narrations ("normal" narration vs. fragments of journals vs. transcriptions from interrogations), what I find curious, but somewhat exhausting. Or maybe it is I shouldn't read it just before going to sleep :S
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Re: What are you currently reading?

You certainly shouldn't read John Fowles 'The Collector' before going to sleep.
It is, of course, a very well written novel, but haunted me for quite a while.
It's all about a young girl held captive by a very odd fellow, and you feel sure she's finally going to escape but, well, gulp!
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Gone with the wind! I'm loving it so far, someone told me it's quite slow but I love a story that builds slowly, so much more fun!
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Old 09.06.2012, 22:25
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Serious by John McRenroe....yeah that crazy tennis player..
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Houellebecq: the most interesting author in France right now. Shocking sometimes, intellectually superior and deliciously cynical. Depending on how much (gloomy) sex you want to read, you'll have to chose your book carefully.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Mrs McGinty's Dead by Agatha Christie...liking it though I prefer Agatha's non Poirot mysterys
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I also read the Hunger Games based on multiple recs from friends, and those also didn't really do it for me. Quick, interesting read, but I certainly wasn't moved by the writing....
You too?
Yes, the style is a bit naive, as to match the thoughts of a 16 year old girl. But there are lots of true facts from a totalitarian regime, so many thas is actually shocking. Except for the hunger games, of course.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I just read Wonder by RJ Pallacio. It is written for kids (10+) but is absolutely fantastic and should be compulsory reading for everyone!! It will stay with you for a long long time.
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Thank you, Annette. I've just read the reviews and will definitely be buying this for one of my grandchildren, but I'll read it myself first
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Ultramarathon Man- Dean Karnazes

I've been looking for inspiration as I train for some upcoming running and triathlon events and after finishing this book now I want to cancel everything on my schedule and just run all day long. Of course as a working mom, I can't do this but it would be awesome if I could give it a try. It is amazing what you can achieve if you are pushed to your physical limits and just run with your heart and mind.
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