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Monday, September 25th, 2006

Subject:The White Bone
Posted by:jennygel7.
Time:2:13 pm.
This book by Barbara Gowdy, a Canadian author, is one of my favourites this year. I have never read a book that was written in the narrative of an animal, with the exception of Charlotte's Web. (Although this may be inaccurate - I can't remember who narrated Charlotte's Web) I have always loved elephants and this story was mesmerizing; they act and feel as though I personally imagined them. It is so convincingly well written that it's entirely possible that perhaps Barbara herself is/was an elephant. It was just a sad and startling reality; I fell in love with Mud.

The only thing I didn't care for, like every dreamer was how it ended. And not because I think it left you hanging or was poorly ended, but because it didn't turn out they way I had anticipated.

You should read this book, whoever you are.

x-posted to my journal.
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Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

Posted by:plasticfucktard.
Time:1:00 am.
Since this is a community for those who love books, I'm assuming we all have authors we love particularly as well.

Authors that we would visciously defend and perhaps wish to pit against authors we don't like as much...

Enter lit_cagematch.

Nominate your favorite author in the appropriate category (first one is Classic Children's Fantasy) and then vote your favorite author to victory!

Hopefully this is allowed, if not please let me know and I'll gladly delete it.

And to keep this a bit more on-topic, has anyone here read The Book of Flying by Keith Miller? I read it about a month ago, and thought the story quite lovely, but at the same time, it unsettled me. I can't say I enjoyed it, although the prose was beautiful, and I was wondering if anyone else has read it and felt the same.
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Monday, August 29th, 2005

Posted by:yasue.
Time:12:01 am.

If this is not allowed, please forgive me and feel free to delete this post. Thank you. =D
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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

Subject:New Science Fiction Shorts Every Day
Posted by:futurimparfait.
Time:7:39 pm.

365 tomorrows
this is your future

365 Tomorrows is a new website featuring one piece of short speculative fiction every day for one year. If you're looking for something new to read, this is the place to be. Five different writers bring five different flavors of creativity to the site, and a new story every day means that you'll never get bored. Soon to come are interactive forums for story discussion and debate.

365 Tomorrows has been featured on warrenellis.com and is available for syndication via Atom using this url: http://www.365tomorrows.com/feeds/atom or the alternate http://feeds.feedburner.com/365tomorrows. This link can be put into Gmail or your favorite Atom/RSS feed reader. The site can also be read on LiveJournal via 365tomorrowsrss (all content) or 365storiesrss (stories only).

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Friday, April 1st, 2005

Subject:Book Release Benefit on April 15, 2005
Posted by:oletheros.
Time:2:36 pm.
My name is R. M. Rhodes and my new novel, Stephanie Doesn't Answer the Phone Anymore is coming out in April. The book release party will be a benefit for HIPS (Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive), a Washington, DC non-profit organization. Details about the book release are behind the cut, along with a short synopsis.

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Monday, February 14th, 2005

Subject:Wuthering Heights
Posted by:_speaktrue.
Time:9:26 am.
Completed Wuthering Heights last night. It is such a lovely book. Perfect for reading when you're cuddled up in bed.

My favourite reads of last year:
  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • The Merchant's Tale by Chaucer
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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    Thursday, December 30th, 2004

    Posted by:nfinitemonkeys.
    Time:8:48 am.
    Want to see two books duke it out? Check out literarydthmtch.
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    Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

    Subject:<3 <3 <3 does anyone know how to make the REAL hearts, that aren't sideways < and 3?
    Posted by:redisforsunday.
    Time:11:54 am.
    Hi...I'm Chelsea, I'm new, whats up..."Memoirs of a Geisha" is quite possibly my favorite book ever...I also very much enjoy C.S. Lewis, and Keith Green's biography is incredible, "No Compromise."

    I'm taking a Gen X Lit class right now, in there we've read "Generation X" by Douglas Copeland, which was okay, "Less Than Zero," by Bret Easton Ellis(I loved this one and I CAN'T FIND IT!!!), umm what else... "Fight Club" which I didn't actually read, nor have I seen the movie, and "Slacker" the screen play which I skimmed. I'm taking American Lit before 1900 next semester. :) Thoreau <3 <3 and Whitman.

    I think I have a serious problem with bookstores and such...I have NO money...like...I'm not your typical college student with no money either, I'm the one with two credit cards maxed out on coffee and books and clothes and all of that. I'm not proud. But yeah. I just got the LIFE (magazine) photographers book which I have yet to read (or just look at), oh "Found" by Davy Rothbart is another great one, and I got "We're All The Same" which is about a boy born in Africa with AIDS...the cover says something like the story of a boy's courage and a mother's love or heart or something.

    Has anyone read "The Quality of Life Report?"

    I also have Ernest Hemingway's first novel, which I have yet to read as well.

    Blah I have to make a wrist band to cover my tattoo for work and I'm not a happy camper. It has to be black and probably an inch and a half wide...its going to look so stupid...so I need to think of something cool and creative and comfortable...and something that I can get wet. I thought about getting a watch and just not puttting that hand in the sink. Hmm. (I work @ Starbucks, diversity my ass.)

    P.S. new friends always welcome :)
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    Sunday, October 17th, 2004

    Posted by:jennygel7.
    Time:6:10 pm.
    I haven't felt very inspired by a book as of late.

    If you have a good novel that you fell in love with and is a book that you could read over again, please recommend it to me.

    I appreciate all of your suggestions.
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    Friday, October 1st, 2004

    Subject:Anyone Else "Drawn in" by the last of the Dark Tower Series by Steven King?
    Posted by:panshope.
    Time:3:49 pm.

    (xposted in my LJ)

    I am finished with the book.

    It's 7 minutes to 3 pm.

    While I agree with Sai King's Epilouge....
    I loved the story, but:
    ((Sorry if this is a quasi spoiler....for those of you who understand the following reference--and if you don't ...you will...when you reach the end of the story))
    Sai King must've liked that movie Memento.

    It was a worthwhile journey.
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    Thursday, September 16th, 2004

    Posted by:mary_sharratt.
    Time:6:39 pm.
    On my livejournal, I have just posted an interview with award-winning novelist, political activist, and writing teacher, Gayle Brandeis. She has some wonderful tips to share about writing and the creative process. Please come and leave your comments for Gayle!

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    Friday, September 3rd, 2004

    Subject:Featured Author Interview!
    Posted by:mary_sharratt.
    Time:7:11 pm.
    For those of you who are interested, I have a feature interview on mystery author Deborah Grabien, also known as debg posted in my journal. It would be cool if people came and maybe asked her questions.

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    Thursday, August 12th, 2004

    Subject:Hi hi... Im new!!
    Posted by:doodilybug.
    Time:2:44 pm.
    Mood: shocked.
    Hi, im new and i thought i'd introduce myself.. My name is Amanda. im thirteen. Im a very very busy reader... i guess you could call me a hopeless romantic because I like realistic fiction about teens and love. I also am a huge vampire fanatic. I recently got three books a few days ago... I got a book called "Mean Chicks, Cliques, and Dirty Tricks". its sorta a self help book about getting through the day confident and with courage. Another was a book called "Thirsty". Its a new vampire book out. I havent read any of it yet but it looks really good! The last one was another self-help book about being confident, cool, and capable of handling anything. that sounds really good since im a bit of a hot head. its called "Girl talk".
    My favorite author is a girl named Sarah Dessen. Shes amazing with words and writes the coolest, cutest, teenage love storys ever! I've read two books of hers... "This Lullaby" and "Someone like you" (if youve ever seen the movie "How to Deal" its based on this and another of her books). Another of hers is on my shelf waiting to be read... "That Summer". And theres a new book out by her that i really want to get called "The Truth About Forever". She also wrote two other books that i may read and i may not called "Dreamland" and "Keeping the Moon".
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    Monday, July 12th, 2004

    Posted by:qtipgirl.
    Time:4:44 pm.
    I've started a new community for people who love books and want recommendations: clean_reads. Note that a book doesn't have to be clean to be posted, we just use a ratings system to help determine the appropriateness for ourselves. We're still pretty small and would love some more input. Thanks.
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    Thursday, June 10th, 2004

    Subject:The ABCs of Love (x-post)
    Posted by:damiella.
    Time:9:19 pm.
    Has anybody read Sarah Salway's The ABCs of Love?

    This is one of the best novels I've read in a long time. It's written in alphabetical glossary entries (A Ambition, Ants, Attitude, etc.) and tells the story of Verity Bell, a British woman in her 20's, working in the media, who gets romantically involved with a married man. Although it's being marketed as chick lit, it's far more witty and substantial than the other books out there geared at women, and I think men could enjoy it, too. The novel is observational about little things in everyday life, literary and damn funny, too. The format makes for a clever, atypical storytelling technique. I finished it in two days and when I got to Z, I wanted to go right back to A and start again. I could go on and on about how much I love it.

    If you haven't read this book, I can't recommend it highly enough, and if you have I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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    Friday, May 21st, 2004

    Posted by:shadowboxer524.
    Time:12:32 am.
    Okay. For my English final tomorrow, I have to choose one of these prompts to write about:

    1) Man's inhumanity to man
    2) Environment's effect on character and personality
    3) Personal desire vs. Responsibility

    I can only choose one literary work to write about, too. My choices are:

    1) Antigone - Sophocles
    2) Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
    3) Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare
    4) "Harrison Bergeron" - Kurt Vonnegut
    5) "The Bet" - Anton Chekhov
    6) The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
    7) The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
    8) A Separate Peace - John Knowles
    9) And the Earth Did Not Devour Him - Tomas Rivera
    10) The House on Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros
    11) Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
    12) Our Town - Thorton Wilder
    13) King Arthur Stories - White, Mallory, Steinbeck

    Any suggestions on what to right about would help me out greatly. I have a couple of ideas, but I'm not exactly sure how to turn them into a full essay. My best combination is the 3rd prompt with the Scarlet Letter. Any and all help is greatly appreciated, especially specific direction. Thank you!

    x-posted to:

    (yes, I'm very desperate).
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    Tuesday, February 24th, 2004

    Subject:Whispered Histories
    Posted by:bluej5.
    Time:6:49 pm.
    Cane River
    By Lalita Tademy

    Buy It - My pick for Black History Month

    Author, Lalita Tademy, breathes new life into her historical background by re-telling the true story (interwoven with some fiction) of slavery through four generations of women. It's a powerful account about the human spirit and how it endures under the guidance of love. At the core, the foundation is so deeply rooted in family that each person seems to leap off the page and into your heart. It is enriching, heartwrenching, passionate, intense and inspirational. This book will make you feel.
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    Friday, January 16th, 2004

    Posted by:wickedwisdom.
    Time:7:24 am.
    i've never posted here, but i've been reading a book lately that i wanted to recommend to everyone.

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    Tuesday, January 6th, 2004

    Subject:Three stones, one bird.
    Posted by:bluej5.
    Time:2:55 am.
    Man, I've fallen down on the job. There hasn't been any posts since November 7th! It's a new year and I've been reading my tush off.

    Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic ProportionsCollapse )

    Practical MagicCollapse )

    Love and Other Four-Letter WordsCollapse )
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    Friday, November 7th, 2003

    Posted by:walkawayslowly.
    Time:11:48 pm.
    I've recently read a whole mess of Andre Norton books. I've been rediscovering my favorite authors since finishing college. I never had time to read during school, ugh.

    Am in the middle of the Gates to Witch World, which are the first three Witch World books she wrote back in the 60s. Also read The Shadow of Albion and Warlock, which were both really good.

    Read Why Girls Are Weird, which I'll recommend if you know who Pamie (of pamie.com fame) is, and maybe even if you don't. It's got its good points and bad points, like any other book, but on the whole I think it's an excellent first novel.

    I know there's more, because I returned a mess of library books about two weeks ago, but I can't remember what they were. I'll keep better notes next time. :)
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