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Wyliefan
03-09-2011, 01:08 AM
I think I have a Goodreads account. Maybe I should actually do something with it. Visual Bookshelf isn't as much fun, now that stupid Facebook won't let you see it or do anything with it on your Facebook page anymore.

Civic
03-09-2011, 03:42 AM
I just finished reading Rosamunde Pilcher's nover, The Shell Seekers. It's one of those books I always meant to read but never got around to until this past weekend. Did I enjoy it? Yes, I did. Pilcher is a wonderfully descriptive writer. I actually cried during parts of this novel and books rarely have this effect on me. And yet, I have some issues with The Shell Seekers. The subplot involving the gardener was ridiculous, imo. An even bigger problem was that I didn't find the heroine, Penelope Keeling, to be entirely likeable yet the "good" characters in the novel acted as if she walked on water.

Rex
03-09-2011, 03:45 AM
I just finished reading Rosamunde Pilcher's nover, The Shell Seekers. It's one of those books I always meant to read but never got around to until this past weekend. Did I enjoy it? Yes, I did. Pilcher is a wonderfully descriptive writer. I actually cried during parts of this novel and books rarely have this effect on me. And yet, I have some issues with The Shell Seekers. The subplot involving the gardener was ridiculous, imo. An even bigger problem was that I didn't find the heroine, Penelope Keeling, to be entirely likeable yet the "good" characters in the novel acted as if she walked on water.

I love that book.

oleada
03-09-2011, 03:51 AM
I'm reading Room (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Room/Emma-Donoghue/e/9780316129114/?itm=1&USRI=room), which someone here recommended a couple of threads back--another one for which B&N charges more for the Nookbook than the print book. Tsk.
Are you liking it? I've been thinking of adding that to my "To Read" list.

Spinner
03-09-2011, 04:15 AM
My "to-read" list is 217 and growing. :P It just barely beats my "read" list, which is at 213.

Here's my goodreads profile (http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1873877-katty). I'd love to add any FSUers.


My "to read" list is 315. There's 998 books total on my list. :lol:

Here's my profile. I will warn you, I do read a lot of Christian fiction, but thanks to goodreads, I have found quite a few historical fiction books I've enjoyed.

Here's my profile:

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3081815-michelle

I've added you both there :)

Prancer
03-09-2011, 07:28 AM
I think I have a Goodreads account. Maybe I should actually do something with it. Visual Bookshelf isn't as much fun, now that stupid Facebook won't let you see it or do anything with it on your Facebook page anymore.

Same here. I know I have an account, but I don't think I've ever done anything with it.


Are you liking it? I've been thinking of adding that to my "To Read" list.

I read it in one long sitting, so yeah, I guess I did :lol:. I never found Jack's voice at all believable--he's WAY too precocious--but I thought his emotional story rang very true. Some people have complained that they found it hard to figure out what was going on because everything is told from a five-year-old's perspective, but I never did, and didn't even really notice it after the first few pages.

Evilynn
03-10-2011, 11:20 AM
If you're on a nonfiction streak, I highly recommend three books by Erik Larson:
The Devil in the White City about the 1900 Chicago World's Fair and a serial killer operating in the area around the same time

I meant to read that this spring for a reading challenge on Goodreads, but ended up with Don Delillo's White Noise (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11762.White_Noise) instead. Maybe I should've tried to hunt down The Devil in the White City instead. White Noise is a book I wish I hadn't read on my Android phone, I found myself wanting to know my progress all the time, and a real book is better for that.


Barnes & Noble just announced on its Facebook page an actual release date for George RR Martin's A Dance With Dragons (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/A-Dance-with-Dragons/George-R-R-Martin/e/9780553801477/?itm=1&USRI=a+dance+with+dragons+by+george+r.r.+martin&cm_mmc=Facebook-_-BN-_-product_page-_-dance_with_dragons), the 5th in the "A Song of Fire and Ice" series--July 12 of this year. With as many times as it's been pushed back before, I know many fans won't be holding their breath.

He had a rather amusing comment on it though:

"Yes, I know. You've all seen publication dates before: dates in 2007, 2008, 2009. None of those were ever hard dates, however. Most of them... well, call it wishful thinking, boundless optimism, cockeyed dreams, honest mistakes, whatever you like.

This date is different. This date is real.

Barring tsunamis, general strikes, world wars, or asteroid strikes, you will have the novel in your hands on July 12. I hope you like it."

Which I guess means I should reread the series again. I was going to anyway, but maybe not until next year, since I still have to reread (and probably get rid of) The Wheel of Time, once Brandon Sanderson finishes it.


:lol: What shall we call our affliction? I use www.goodreads.com to track the books I've read (those I can remember) and have yet to read. Right now my 'to read' file is 93 and growing. :shuffle:

I made a heroic effort and got mine down to 80. ;)

This is me on Goodreads (http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1556579-evilynn) feel free to add me. :)

I got marooned on an island of Real World Stuff, so I haven't posted in a while, but I've managed to go through a bunch of books, some of the highlights were two by Elizabeth Bear ("Dust (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2353644.Dust)" and "Chill (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6344843-chill)"), and parallel to White Noise (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11762.White_Noise) and Foucault's Pendulum (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17841.Foucault_s_Pendulum) (which I'm ever so slowly getting through), I inhaled The Forest of Hands and Teeth (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9472032-the-forest-of-hands-and-teeth) overnight. :P

Matryeshka
03-10-2011, 05:40 PM
OK, you gnarly knaves, I signed up for goodreads. I took a book compatibility test. I am now set for stalking of FSUers.

Do I now have to add all the books I've read? If I do that, can I sue GoodReads for the carpal tunnel I know will result? Semi-serious reading for me has been put on hold because Patricia Briggs has a new novel out, so that means it's time for werewolves!! :cheer2: It starts out really sweet and happy, so you just know you're in for a big fall later on. :lol:

Andrushka
03-10-2011, 07:11 PM
I'm now reading The Chronicles of Narnia.I'm about half way through it,started it last week.Finished The Brothers Karamazov a few weeks go and gave myself a weeks break.

Wyliefan
03-10-2011, 08:37 PM
Hmm, I was wrong. I didn't have a Goodreads account. But now I do (http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5107430-gina)!

Prancer
03-11-2011, 02:21 AM
Hmm, I was wrong. I didn't have a Goodreads account.

I did; once I figured out how to access it, I found out that I had logged 119 books as read. I have no idea how or when I did that, and I was a bit :eek: at the ratings I gave some of the books.

I honestly don't remember doing this at all, and I certainly don't remember taking a book compatibility test. I also know that I read White Noise at some point, but that's all I can tell you about the book. I do remember Foucault's Pendulum (which I also read very slowly and distinctly remember as having this very tiny print as well as dense text), but that's probably because I read it a long time ago and so it's all preserved in long-term memory.

:shuffle:

I hate to think of how big the black hole in my brain is going to get this decade.

Spinner
03-11-2011, 04:07 AM
My Goodreads.com profile (http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4787524-nathan). It really is a handy site for avid readers. Stalk away! ;)

rjblue
03-11-2011, 04:27 AM
I read it in one long sitting, so yeah, I guess I did :lol:. I never found Jack's voice at all believable--he's WAY too precocious--but I thought his emotional story rang very true.
Yes, it's a quick book to read. I agree about Jack's voice. After a bit, I sort of read it as if his story had been translated from a child's thoughts and experience to an adult voice.

I'm currently reading Rider at the Gate by C.J. Cherryh, but I'm trying to convince myself that I can give up reading it, read the last chapter and the wiki summary, and pass the book back to my friend and pretend I liked it. It has a really weird narrative voice. Human +telepathic horse that speaks in impressions. Blah.

Matryeshka
03-11-2011, 06:47 AM
I just had the best time adding a bunch of books to goodreads.com It's interesting what comes to your mind first, and for me, it was a lot of authors who I don't read any more, and authors that as I'm giving them stars wondering, why do I read this author at all?

But, I have put up just about every romance novel I've ever read and most of the fantasy/sci-fi. So that's two genres down, many, many more to go. The only problem with it is I keep seeing these other books that I MUST READ NOW. I have my bookcrack device Kindle laying not-so-innocently by my side, oh-so-patiently waiting for me to put in the name... (how that Kindle migrated from my bedside table to near my laptop downstairs, I have no clue. It must have grown legs and walked. :o )

This was supposed to be a trip down Memory Lane, so someone tell me how in an hour I've managed to come up with eleven more books to read?

Evilynn
03-11-2011, 09:08 AM
I honestly don't remember doing this at all, and I certainly don't remember taking a book compatibility test. I also know that I read White Noise at some point, but that's all I can tell you about the book.

I finished it last week and, err, that's about all I can say too. :lol: Ok, it wasn't bad in particular, but I didn't find it very memorable.



I do remember Foucault's Pendulum (which I also read very slowly and distinctly remember as having this very tiny print as well as dense text), but that's probably because I read it a long time ago and so it's all preserved in long-term memory.

My copy is like a Bible. Thin pages, tiny print. It's a good read so far though!