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Old 09-10-2004, 10:40 PM   #46
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It is marketed usually as a children's book, but honestly I doubt very many kids would be able to understand it. It's very good and well-written, but a little hard to get into at first. I definitely recommend checking it out, though

Yeah, it's *really* heavy and dark for a children's series. I've only read "The Golden Compass" and I was surprised it's sold as kid's lit at all. The sexy scene between Lord Asriel and Mrs. Coulter alone...wow.

I have to say, it's the most incredible, believable fantasy world I've read since Tolkein.

It's also supposed to be a re-telling of Paradise Lost, but I haven't quite caught that yet.
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I'm reading The Wind in the Willows because I am teaching it to my seventh grade Lit/Comp classes. It's the first time I've ever read it. The chapter where Toad steals the car was quite entertaining.
I LOVE that book!

It's time to re-read it, it's been too long!! And the illustrations are just awesome.
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I'm reading The Wind in the Willows The chapter where Toad steals the car was quite entertaining.
it holds a special place in my heart. I love Moley and Toad...poop poop! There is a great animated version of it.

I stumbled upon a book that my hub and son devoured in one sitting. I've just started it. Of course I bought it 2nd hand for $1 But unbeknownst to myself it is Part One of a trilogy. I just paid $20 for book 2, at their request...book 3 will have to wait.
The Otori Trilogy by Lian Hearn
Book One- Across The Nightingale Floor
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But the next fiction books I tackle (perhaps even during the semester!) are the "The Subtle Knife" and "The Amber Spyglass" by Philip Pullman.
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I'm reading "Confessions of a Shopaholic" by Sophie Kinsella (totally hilarious and hits very close to home) and "A Backward Glance" by Edith Wharton.
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I'm reading "Confessions of a Shopaholic" by Sophie Kinsella (totally hilarious and hits very close to home)
Oh yeah! I've heard about that book! Well, I actually saw it when I was shopping for Marian Keyes books. I was about to take that one too.

Is it any good? ( I have the feeling it is because I can totally relate to the title )
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Oh yeah! I've heard about that book! Well, I actually saw it when I was shopping for Marian Keyes books. I was about to take that one too.

Is it any good? ( I have the feeling it is because I can totally relate to the title )
I'm really liking it, it's hard to put down. Similar tone to the Bridget Jones' books. My friends have read all three in the series and loved them.
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I just began reading "A History of God" by Karen Armstrong.

I tried reading the first book of the Lord of the Rings, but the language was old-fashioned and I couldn't get into it. So I exchange that book for the one I got now.
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I just finished The Da Vinci Code (only took me two days). It was excellent!

Now I am reading Round Ireland in Low Gear by Eric Newby
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Oh yeah! I've heard about that book! Well, I actually saw it when I was shopping for Marian Keyes books. I was about to take that one too.

Is it any good? ( I have the feeling it is because I can totally relate to the title )
IMO, if you like Marian Keyes, you will love her books, too! And if you have even the slightest shopping compulsion, you will relate to it.

Also, if you haven't already read any of her stuff, check out Cathy Kelly. Similar to Keyes, but different enough to still be worth while.
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I'm reading "Confessions of a Shopaholic" by Sophie Kinsella
i read all three in that series on my way across country by train this summer. a three day, three thousand mile trip required lots of no-brainer books. if you like it, try reading her new book, can you keep a secret. it's almost identical to shopaholic. the only thing different were the names. plus i hear it's being made into a movie, and that's always fun.

anyway, the shopaholic books were cute, but i sure was glad when my brother accidentally left behind his copy of joseph heller's catch as catch can.
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i read all three in that series on my way across country by train this summer. a three day, three thousand mile trip required lots of no-brainer books. if you like it, try reading her new book, can you keep a secret. it's almost identical to shopaholic. the only thing different were the names. plus i hear it's being made into a movie, and that's always fun.

anyway, the shopaholic books were cute, but i sure was glad when my brother accidentally left behind his copy of joseph heller's catch as catch can.
Thanks for the tips, girls! I'm definately buying that book then!

As weird as this might sound, I think I have bought and read " Can you keep a secret" but I'm nto sure!

When I was living in Ireland I used to buy tons of books at Easons and I think that one was of them. Im not sure whether I left it back in Ireland or brought it home with me.
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