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Allen
09-10-2011, 03:31 AM
:cheer2: :cheer2: If you're looking for urban fantasy that has a non-vampire focus (but the occasional vampire or two popping up now and then),this is it.

Wheeee! :cheer:

I'm excited now! I've been bogged down with readings for the gagillion theses and dissertations I'm working with students on, so I've been wanting something non-academic and more in the fantasy vein. I have all of the Patricia Briggs skinwalker books as well, so I'll probably start reading them shortly.

ChelleC
09-10-2011, 03:46 AM
Picking up The Hunger Games from the library tomorrow.

Prancer
09-10-2011, 04:21 AM
You'll need the scripts to remove drm (assuming this is purchased content from amazon, not drm-free mobi files). Apprentice Alf (http://apprenticealf.wordpress.com/) is a good resource.

Ah. Hmmm. Moral dilemmas to the right of me, moral dilemmas to the left of me.......

Thank you. I shall ponder.

dbell1
09-10-2011, 04:31 AM
Picking up The Hunger Games from the library tomorrow.

Be prepared to want the second book immediately. :shuffle:

Nomad
09-10-2011, 06:37 AM
Finally finished part four of Dorothy Richardson's stream-of-consciousness epic, Pilgrimage. I still don't know what to make of it. Perhaps, like its heroine Miriam, I should have a cigarette and ponder. Except that I won't really be thinking about Pilgrimage. i shall think about cigarettes and smoking, the feeling of smoking, the smell of the smoke in my damp basement room, the smoke itself hanging in the damp basement air...I shall begin angrily humming Mendelssohn's Song without Words - why are there no words? Shakespeare is a sound...The bells of St. Pancras have begun to ring...I shall triumph...I shall triumph...

I think this would be a good time to read Rhys Bowen's Her Royal Spyness. Fluff and murder.

Nomad
09-10-2011, 06:40 AM
Finally finished part four of Dorothy Richardson's stream-of-consciousness epic, Pilgrimage. I still don't know what to make of it. Perhaps, like its heroine Miriam, I should have a cigarette and ponder. Except that I won't really be thinking about Pilgrimage. i shall think about cigarettes and smoking, the feeling of smoking, the smell of the smoke in my damp basement room, the smoke itself hanging in the damp basement air...I shall begin angrily humming Mendelssohn's Song without Words- why are there no words? Shakespeare is a sound...The bells of St. Pancras have begun to ring and I shall triumph...I shall triumph...Kid boots and tram-fare...I hate humanity.

I think this would be a good time to read Rhys Bowen's Her Royal Spyness. Fluff and murder, a fine antidote to this experimental exercise in intellectual masturbation.

John 3 17
09-10-2011, 08:56 AM
I've been buying, and buying, and buying books at Borders for the last several weeks... just got back with another two armfuls. One day I'm going to count how many because I honestly don't know! Today had an extra bargain: buy 6 items and get an additional 15% off, woohoo!

-Bridget :)

ChelleC
09-10-2011, 03:13 PM
Be prepared to want the second book immediately. :shuffle:

Yeah, I'm sorta suspecting that. I'll probably go ahead and put it on hold later today.

rfisher
09-10-2011, 03:20 PM
Yeah. Go ahead and order that 3rd book while you're at it. :EVILLE: Spend your hard earned money. You'll be soooooooooo glad you did.

PrincessLeppard
09-10-2011, 06:03 PM
She's getting them from the library. :P Although free is still too damn much for that third book. I'd be horrified that my taxes bought something so awful.

;)

BigB08822
09-10-2011, 06:11 PM
Yeah. Go ahead and order that 3rd book while you're at it. :EVILLE: Spend your hard earned money. You'll be soooooooooo glad you did.


She's getting them from the library. :P Although free is still too damn much for that third book. I'd be horrified that my taxes bought something so awful.

;)

:rofl: You two do realize you make me want to read the 3rd book even more, don't you? Now I have to see if it is really as awful as you say.

PrincessLeppard
09-10-2011, 06:14 PM
Enter at your own risk. And be prepared for much fainting and gnashing of teeth. From you and the characters. :P

rfisher
09-10-2011, 06:34 PM
You'd like to gnash your teeth on the characters and really gnash them on the author. A lot.

CDANN1013
09-10-2011, 06:57 PM
Do you have any recommendations of more books like it? I particularly enjoy books dealing with WWII and the Holocaust. It has always fascinated me, growing up one of my very favorite books was Anne Frank's Diary. I can't believe the things people went through and I feel it is so important to hear their stories, to never forget and to never repeat that part of history.


Sarah's Key is an excellent book that took place in Paris and present day. Loved the book.

Carol

Prancer
09-10-2011, 08:21 PM
My daughter now has four books for her teacher to look at: The Hunger Games, A Great and Terrible Beauty (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/great-and-terrible-beauty-libba-bray/1100292394?ean=9780385732314&itm=1&usri=a%2bgreat%2band%2bterrible%2bbeauty), You Wish (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/you-wish-mandy-hubbard/1100314814?ean=9781595142924&itm=1&usri=you%2bwish%2bmandy), and Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have). (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ten-things-we-did-sarah-mlynowski/1100563950?ean=9780061701245&itm=1&usri=ten%2bthings%2bwe%2bdid%2band%2bprobably%2bsh ouldn%2bt%2bhave)

The Hunger Games comes up on the Scholastic Book Wizard as being of interest to kids in grades 6-8. Just so y'all know where you stand :P