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8/19/11 10:58 A

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I have loved Jane Eyre since I was 12 but Wuthering Heights was torture! Also, a recent book club selection was The Art of Racing in the Rain a book written in the dogs perspective which I just couldn't take, I couldn't make it past chapter two. What was a surprisingly wonderful bit of real literature with a drippy title is The History of Love. That's a wonderful novel!

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4/19/11 1:33 A

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I read "A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey too........... don't know why I read the ENTIRE thing. I couldn't stand the guy and detested his writing style!

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1/11/11 7:17 A

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Ah don't feel bad, I didn't like it either. The book or the movie.



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1/10/11 10:26 P

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People may hate me for this, but I could not STAND "A Tale of Two Cities." It was boring, and I cared nothing about any of the characters.

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1/10/11 4:21 P

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I really hated Time Travellers Wife, I don't know why because so many other people really liked it. A few storylines really annoyed me SPOILER ALERT:


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When she kept trying to get pregnant after multiple miscarriages, and also all the waiting around she did for him.



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12/14/10 10:39 A

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Worst book I ever was forced to listen to--I went to a local writing group and the speaker was an impossibly illiterate and fumbling goof who had "written" a Christian-themed harangue, repeating the same tired Bible verses over and over and using "Jesus Christ Almighty" about every third sentence. I couldn't believe he had been published and when I read the actual typed word, there were lots of punctuation, and spelling mistakes.
He hadn't been edited at all!
It made me angry and sad that he could have found a publisher and I haven't yet.
Fortuntely, I don't remember his or his book's title, but I shy away from the topic anyway.

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12/11/10 7:55 A

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I have read a lot of bad books - dreadful biographies usually, when the author has done a cut and paste job from other biographies and made a loads of nonsense up - the one about Errol Flyn being a Nazi (forget the title and author but it is pretty infamous) was absolute crap. Marlon Brandon Unzipped - well, the title says it all really...

As for novels, well I struggle with reading novels anway, so I tend to not read them if they are bad. I have never been able to get past the first few pages of anything by Jane Austin...

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12/10/10 1:00 P

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I started reading a book called The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyemi (or something like that). It was dreadful. I couldn't finish it. emoticon

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10/12/10 4:08 P

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Jenn I have never heard of Jeaneatte Winterson before. Maybe I will just steer clear of her work. But now I am intrigued that something could be so bad!

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10/12/10 4:07 P

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Haha!! Namo you are too funny!!! I'll see and if I don't like it I'll just skip to the last chapter!



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10/12/10 4:06 P

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Ah, New Moon was a hard read regardless. Not my favorite of the four but still enjoyed it.

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10/10/10 7:59 P

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For me it was New Moon the second in the twilight saga. I think because I was suffering a broken heart and understood the heartbreak Bella was going through. Very hard to read!

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10/10/10 12:20 P

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Anything by Jeaneatte Winterson. Some of the worst literature on Earth.

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10/9/10 11:43 P

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It's nothing like the Twilight Saga and really lacks a flow. I was surprised how bad it was, but maybe you'll find it to be more entertaining. The first chapter and the last few chapters are okay, but the 30 chapters in between, not so much.

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10/9/10 12:55 P

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I was thinking of reading "The Host". I may still check it out.

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10/9/10 10:11 A

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"The Host" by Stephenie Meyer. Took me weeks to finish and was so slow, dragged on and was tough to read. Boring!

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10/9/10 7:40 A

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A Million Little Pieces by James Frey



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10/8/10 11:34 P

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Waking Up in Eden by Lucinda Fleeson - DNF(did not finish)

Rats & Gargoyles by Mary Gentle- another DNF, my comment 'turgid'.

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10/8/10 9:25 P

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I'll think about this one, but I recently read a really boring book: Charming Billy by Alice McDermott. Almost no plot or character development. A bit of a waste of time.

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10/8/10 1:54 P

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Somehow I have been pretty lucky in really enjoying what I read. I think "Edible Woman" could be the one but I have to be fare and get much past page 9 to really have a better opinion.

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10/8/10 9:44 A

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I really can't remember! emoticon

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Although you probably want to forget it...what was it?

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