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TygerLily
11-08-2011, 01:07 AM
E. L. Konigsberg of The Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankenweiller(possible title innacuracies going from 20-year-old memories)??!

Marge_Simpson
11-08-2011, 04:57 PM
I adored E.L. Konigsburg's books. I still have copies of my favorites from when I was a kid: "From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler", "About the B'Nai Bagels", and "Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, Willaim McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth"

Nomad
11-09-2011, 04:38 AM
I'm taking a break from Dorothy Richardson and the Virago Modern Classics in general and reading Elantris. It's by Brandon Sanderson, the writer who's finishing Jordan's Wheel of Time series. This novel is unrelated and has zombie-like characters. They don't eat brains, though, so PL probably wouldn't approve.

emason
11-09-2011, 11:54 AM
I'm taking a break from Dorothy Richardson and the Virago Modern Classics in general and reading Elantris. It's by Brandon Sanderson, the writer who's finishing Jordan's Wheel of Time series. This novel is unrelated and has zombie-like characters. They don't eat brains, though, so PL probably wouldn't approve.

Funny that you should mention this one; someone put a copy of this down in our laundry room and I picked it up last time I was down there. I got really into it at first and then all of a sudden I lost interest. Don't know if I will go back to it. What do you think of it?

PrincessLeppard
11-09-2011, 11:57 AM
I'm taking a break from Dorothy Richardson and the Virago Modern Classics in general and reading Elantris. It's by Brandon Sanderson, the writer who's finishing Jordan's Wheel of Time series. This novel is unrelated and has zombie-like characters. They don't eat brains, though, so PL probably wouldn't approve.

HERESY!!!! :lynch:

I'll check it out. :watch:

Spinner
11-09-2011, 03:19 PM
HERESY!!!! :lynch:

I'll check it out. :watch:

Have you read/heard about Warm Bodies (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9475392-warm-bodies) yet?

IceAlisa
11-09-2011, 05:36 PM
Finally got The Magician King from the library. I have to admit that so far I am finding it an absorbing read. I still find Quentin and his perpetual ennui annoying but I am interested in Julia and her story. There are moments when I feel Grossman is being just a teeny bit smug and self-contratulatory (Aren't I clever? Aren't I witty? :encore:) but I do like this so far.

The Magicians did have its flashes of brilliance. If this book continues to be as good as it is now, I may have to get my own copy. :shuffle:

PrincessLeppard
11-09-2011, 05:53 PM
Have you read/heard about Warm Bodies (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9475392-warm-bodies) yet?

I've carried it around the bookstore a couple times, but still haven't bought it.





The Magicians did have its flashes of brilliance. If this book continues to be as good as it is now, I may have to get my own copy. :shuffle:

I'm reading this now. Not sure if I'll finish it.

dbell1
11-09-2011, 05:56 PM
I've carried it around the bookstore a couple times, but still haven't bought it.

You have zombie commitment issues? :P

rfisher
11-09-2011, 05:56 PM
I couldn't finish the Magicians. It went in the discard pile about half way through the book.

PrincessLeppard
11-09-2011, 05:57 PM
I have commitment issues in life. :D

IceAlisa
11-09-2011, 06:16 PM
I'm reading this now. Not sure if I'll finish it.

Oh I finished it. And will finish this one too, no doubt. This is a testament to my nostalgia for magical books since HP7 came out. My friend said to me upon finishing reading HP7: "I feel so empty." This is a grown woman and a mother of two. Since then she's been filling the void with Twilight :yikes: but I will not stoop so low, so here I am reading Grossman.

emason
11-09-2011, 06:34 PM
I have commitment issues in life. :D


Don't anybody tell Plushenko.

rfisher
11-09-2011, 07:40 PM
Oh I finished it. And will finish this one too, no doubt. This is a testament to my nostalgia for magical books since HP7 came out. My friend said to me upon finishing reading HP7: "I feel so empty." This is a grown woman and a mother of two. Since then she's been filling the void with Twilight :yikes: but I will not stoop so low, so here I am reading Grossman.

Yes, but HP made me happy. The Magician made me annoyed. It could have been good, but it fell far short.

Nomad
11-09-2011, 07:44 PM
Funny that you should mention this one; someone put a copy of this down in our laundry room and I picked it up last time I was down there. I got really into it at first and then all of a sudden I lost interest. Don't know if I will go back to it. What do you think of it?

It's okay. I'm not bowled over by it but it's reasonably entertaining.