PA's Official Book Lovers Thread

Discussion in 'School Work Help' started by MissCheekS, May 12, 2008.

  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix *~Though she be but little, she is fierce~*

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    Woman in White

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    Quick Summary of the plot

    A poor art master, Walter Hartright, is employed to teach two young women in Cumberland and falls in love with one of them, Laura. His feelings are returned, but she is already engaged to another. They are parted and she marries, but she and Marian, her resourceful half-sister, are then caught up in her new husband's plot to steal her fortune and identity. Laura is stripped of her name and money, and almost of her sanity, but is rescued by Marian and protected by the faithful Hartright. He and Marian battle to expose the fraud and reclaim Laura's identity, fortune and position in society.
    Throughout the story they encounter a mysterious woman in white, whose own sad story seems entangled with those of Laura and her husband, and who plays a crucial role in the novel's main events.

    My thoughts

    One of the best books I've ever read...
    I really liked how the novel was structured and made out of diary entries.
    Really really good book =]
    Also picked this book to be studied as well for my coursework, the way the author presented the female victims was (Y)
    couldnt put the book down..just kept on reading and reading :)
     
  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix *~Though she be but little, she is fierce~*

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    Perfume : story of a murderer

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    its based on a true story...

    Plot

    Set in 18th century France, Perfume relates the story of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, "one of the most gifted and abominable personages in an era that knew no lack of gifted and abominable personages".
    Born lacking a personal odour (a fact other people find disquieting) but endowed with an incomparable sense of smell, he apprentices himself to a perfumer and becomes obsessed with procuring the perfect scent that will make him fully human. In the process, he creates perfumes—presumably based on pheromones—that powerfully manipulate human emotions, murdering 25 girls to take their scent.

    My thoughts

    I really liked this book, though some of the content was a bit too graphical for my liking ><"
    lol...i mean i can deal with 'Mills & Boons' but this was abit......

    I cant wait to watch the movie...when i'm bothered to rent it out :laugh2:
     
  3. Knoctur_nal

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    right on keeping this kickin.
     
  4. Phoenix

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    Dracula - Bram Stoker

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    my thoughts

    i love this book....one of the first 'big' books i read when i was into horror books etc lol
    wicked, i've read it like more than 5 times (Y)
     
  5. Phoenix

    Phoenix *~Though she be but little, she is fierce~*

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    The colour purple
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    i felt really sad just readin the first page.....
    some parts are quite explicit....but becasue of that we can empahsise with the characters...
    it is a really powerful book..an i'm glad there was a happy ending....
     
  6. Phoenix

    Phoenix *~Though she be but little, she is fierce~*

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    THE TWILIGHT SAGA BY STEPHENIE MEYERS

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    WOOHOO!! FINALLY FINISHED THIS SERIES!!!
    SUCHA A GOOD SERIES! I LOVED IT!!
    RECOMMEND THIS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE INTO VAMPIRE/ROMANCE STUFF ^^

    ALSO, THERE'S A MOVIE COMING OUT SOON BASED ON THE FIRST BOOK =D
    SO YAYY!! :D
     
  7. most of these books are like girl books....>___<
     
  8. Phoenix

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    lol..fine...a *guy's * book that i just finished reading!!!

    The DA Vinci Code by Dan Brown
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    read this so many times but i still like the clue solving stuff...!!
    seen the film as well....the book was better ofc!
    =D
     
  9. rustabako

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    o_O my coworkers said twilight was good too. i think im gonna sit at barnes and noble for a few hours and read xP
     
  10. Phoenix

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    Thats good (Y)
    Twlight is a wicked book!!
    cant wait for the film to come out :yes:
     
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    awesome book by Audrey niffennegger.
    soon a movie of this book will come out.
     
  12. Phoenix

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    Pride and Prejudice
    one of the first book by Jane Austen that i read...
    although it took a bit of time to get into....it was a very good classic an very different to the other romance books i read
     
  13. Phoenix

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    Beloved by Toni Morrison
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    based on the impact of slavery and of the emancipation of slaves on individual black people.

    I got really into it, an some parts actually made me emotional...
    hoping to rent out the film sometime next week
     
  14. argh i really need to find a book to read... but none of these books suggested by the ladies interest me....

    Should head over to a Barnes & Noble sometime...
     
  15. Phoenix

    Phoenix *~Though she be but little, she is fierce~*

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    do u want a guy book?

    u can try RICH DAD POOR DAD ;)

    its interesting, an i'm nearly finished with it....:p
     
  16. i heard about this book....... but its not that interesting...
     
  17. Phoenix

    Phoenix *~Though she be but little, she is fierce~*

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    lol..i found it interesting....

    but anyways:
    Hannibal by Thomas Harris
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    its funny how i havent seen the films but only read the book :laugh2:
     
  18. brown_bear

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    HMMM...I READ ANOTHER BOOK...BUT CANT REMEMBER WHUT ITS CALLED TEEEM....>_<"...
    AND I WROTE OUT THE REVIEW FOR IT AGES AGO...BUT PAGE FROZE...AND I LOST IT...

    BUT LAST ONE I READ WAS...


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    TITLE: SHOPAHOLIC TIES THE KNOT
    AUTHOR: SOPHIE KINSELLA

    THIS ONE FOLLOWS ON FROM THE OTHER BOOK I READ 'SHOPAHOLIC ABROAD'...ITS SOOO
    FUNNNNY..!!...MAKES ME WANNA READ MOREE....KEKEKE...

    ANYWAYS ITS ABOUT A GURLIE CALLED BECKY PREPARING FOR HER WEDDING WITH HER
    BF LUKE...AND SHE MANAGES TO HAVE 2 WEDDING PREPARATIONS...1 IN NYC AND THE
    OTHER IN UK...
     
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    This book is really really really good :) The storyline is really weird.. everything is so strange in it that it does feel normal haha.. hard to explain. I recommend this book and all his other books hehe.. they are worth reading~~
    The characters are rly cool too...
     
  20. brown_bear

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    ^ omggg...i read that boook last summer too....lub that author....haruki murakami..

    Yeshhh i thought that book didnt make much sense either and some chapters i had
    to re-read as they were just ubbbbber bizaree....but the chapter where he
    describes the army scene was pretty gruesome i thought but it was really well
    written....

    Which other books have you read of his..?!...flick back to page 2 of this thread
    coz i read and reviewed a few of his other books too....^^