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IceAlisa
05-01-2010, 07:00 PM
Finished The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest last weekend. Best one of all. Like millions of others I am extremely bummed out that that's the end of the series. :(

Now I am going back to the Tenant of Wildfell Hall and after that I am not sure. Any suggestions?

IceAlisa
05-01-2010, 07:11 PM
I read about Unwind. Sounds intriguing but super-creepy. I'd probably have insomnia for the rest of my life if I tried it.

Can't do that that kind of book either. I've been putting off reading Never Let Me Go as it is.

Wyliefan
05-01-2010, 07:51 PM
Can't do that that kind of book either. I've been putting off reading Never Let Me Go as it is.

Oh, I liked that one. It's creepy, but not quite in the same way as Unwind, I think. Everything's implied, not explicit at all. You should give it a try and see how it goes.

IceAlisa
05-01-2010, 08:31 PM
I plan to. I just need to brace myself.

Wyliefan
05-01-2010, 08:36 PM
In the meantime, what kind of recommendations are you looking for? Something else from the Bronte era, or something different?

IceAlisa
05-01-2010, 09:06 PM
Hmmm, good question. I am looking for something to fill the void of the Girl Who books but any other suggestions that you think I would enjoy are welcome!

Prancer
05-01-2010, 09:08 PM
I picked up the Quinn Cummings book Prancer recommended and it is really funny. I don't have to shake Prancer down for my $14 now. Dammit.

I laughed until I cried and hurt myself over this part (http://www.hyperionmedianet.com/web/showpage/showpage.aspx?program_id=3122102&type=excerpt), which is me to an absolute tee. I cannot tell you how well that describes the things I say and the reason I say them.

PrincessLeppard
05-01-2010, 09:15 PM
I laughed until I cried and hurt myself over this part (http://www.hyperionmedianet.com/web/showpage/showpage.aspx?program_id=3122102&type=excerpt), which is me to an absolute tee. I cannot tell you how well that describes the things I say and the reason I say them.

I was giggling on the plane during that part. Totally done that. :rofl:

Wyliefan
05-01-2010, 09:29 PM
I laughed until I cried and hurt myself over this part (http://www.hyperionmedianet.com/web/showpage/showpage.aspx?program_id=3122102&type=excerpt), which is me to an absolute tee. I cannot tell you how well that describes the things I say and the reason I say them.

Ha! That was hilarious! :lol:

IceAlisa, I just picked up Talking about Detective Fiction by P. D. James. I haven't had time to read much of it yet, but it looks really good. If you're into mysteries, you might enjoy it, especially since you get could some ideas for new mysteries to try.

IceAlisa
05-01-2010, 11:35 PM
Thanks, Wyliefan. Will check it out.

Finnice
05-02-2010, 06:57 PM
Ha! That was hilarious! :lol:

IceAlisa, I just picked up Talking about Detective Fiction by P. D. James. I haven't had time to read much of it yet, but it looks really good. If you're into mysteries, you might enjoy it, especially since you get could some ideas for new mysteries to try.

I thorouhgly enjoyed reading it, she even talks about her own writing a bit.

Wyliefan
05-02-2010, 09:12 PM
I've finished The Help and I have a question for others who've read it -- maybe a stupid question:

What was the significance, if any, of Hilly getting a cold sore on her lip for the first time since she dated Johnny? It seemed like a great deal of emphasis was placed on that. Was she supposed to be having an affair? But if she was, I don't think it could have been with Johnny -- he was clearly very happy to have ended up with Celia instead of her. (His line about Antarctica and Hawaii was one of my favorite lines in the whole book.)

pollyanna
05-03-2010, 01:28 AM
Finished The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest last weekend. Best one of all. Like millions of others I am extremely bummed out that that's the end of the series. :( I'm sure this is a stupid question, but where did you get a copy? It looks like the American edition doesn't come out until May 25.


Now I am going back to the Tenant of Wildfell Hall and after that I am not sure. Any suggestions?

My favorite Bronte novel. :respec:

I don't know if this would appeal to you, but I am enjoying Andrea Levy's Small Island (http://www.amazon.com/Small-Island-Novel-Andrea-Levy/dp/0312429525/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272846411&sr=8-1). Saw it recently on Masterpiece Theatre and liked it so much I grabbed the book.

IceAlisa
05-03-2010, 03:09 AM
I'm sure this is a stupid question, but where did you get a copy? It looks like the American edition doesn't come out until May 25.
UK edition. ;)



My favorite Bronte novel. :respec: Anne Bronte is quickly becoming my favorite of the three.


I don't know if this would appeal to you, but I am enjoying Andrea Levy's Small Island (http://www.amazon.com/Small-Island-Novel-Andrea-Levy/dp/0312429525/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272846411&sr=8-1). Saw it recently on Masterpiece Theatre and liked it so much I grabbed the book.

Thanks, will check it out especially you and I seem to like the same books.

Evilynn
05-03-2010, 11:08 AM
I love dystopias, too, that's why I created my Dystopian Literature class. :) (we are reading the Handmaid's Tale right now. Well, some of my students are reading it. My seniors occasionally glance at the cover...)

I would've loved that kind of class! :kickass:

So far so good in regards to The Year of the Flood. The Mare Kandre book is depressing as all hell (the author committed suicide a couple of years ago, and I can see why, if the short stories are any indication of what went on in her mind), but I'm 2/3 through it already. This means I've only got 17 unread works of fiction at home, which is significantly better than having 56 unread books at home (which was the state of affairs last year). :shuffle: