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leroyer 5:26pm, 7 January 2007
For some (a lot ?) of us, books are important parts of our lives.
So, let's share them here.

BUT, read the rules carefully :

- Post a message about the book you just finished reading.
It's not about the best books you read, but the ones you read this year, good or bad. And you have to consider having finished it (really finished it or you did give up).

- Post a different message for each book.

- Include a photo of the book, as usual in "Medium" size in the message.

- Tell us what you thought about the book.

- Comic books do count... but (for american comic books and mangas), only after the end of the story arc (not for every issue, please).

Feel free to comment and discuss, of course.

Oh, and for a start, you don't have to wait finishing your actual book, but can post about the one you finished before starting this one.
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RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Kevin Costner's a wimp anyway. He irritates me, and that's a difficult thing for a person to do.
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
Hospital Reading

The Interpretation of Murder
by Jed Rubenfeld
I read a book this week, which is unusual for me in the summer, when I totally lose my attention span, and the need to sleep becomes all-consuming. I buy newspapers, and never get around to reading them!

Anyway, my daughter Natasha brought this out from London the week before, she sees lots of people reading it on the Tube, winner of Galaxy British Book awqards, Best Read of 2007.

Written by a Yale Law professor, it is a fascinating book on many levels, an interesting murder mystery, fascinating detail about life and culture in the Manhattan of 1909, fascinating background to the real-life characters and theories of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, who historically visited New York in 1909, and using the new discipline of psychotherapy to unravel some kinky murders.
Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
a YUMMY book

I Ate It !

a New Yorker official chooses to become a slave
for a great italian chef
and goes all the way to profound Italy to learn
what it is to eat and cook what you eat
enlighting & witty
Rebecca... PRO 11 years ago

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling

Don't believe the hype.
I first started reading HP around when book 4 came out I think, I didn't know what all the fuss was about but my Mum had the first one and said it was brilliant so I gave it a go. Now I'm hooked. There are so many reasons NOT to like Harry Potter - the hype and the fact it's supposed to be for children for starters. I can't help but love them though, they're so engagingly written, and for all the magic and dark wizards involved, they are still quintessentially British boarding school stories that anyone who's sat at the back of class daydreaming can relate to.

As far as the last installment goes however, I still can't decide how I feel about it. It had a definite wrapping up feel about it, and although it was great to hear how it finally ended I can't help but feel a little dissapointed. The departure from the normal Hogwarts setting didn't help the disparate feel, and the middle section seemed to bog down with no apparent direction. As for the end, well I'm using my imagination to fill in the gaps and make my own to replace the frankly sappy final chapter. However without giving anything away, the chaper 'A Prince's Tale' really gives you food for thought and was the saving grace of the book for me.

Verdict - for Potter fans only, start with the Philosopher's Stone if you haven't read any of the preceeding books.
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
yay becca! me too!
Accio Conclusion!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling

FINALLY!! The series didn't end the way I thought it would, thank goodness. I am wildly impressed and satisfied with the entire series in general. Book 7 was written during a wizard's war and naturally there were casualties on both sides. I was sorry about many of the characters deaths, but ...people die. It's unrealistic to demand a happy ending for everyone when the whole theme of the series is good versus evil. The theme *itself* is a warning that not everything will taste as sweet as a chocolate frog. Hell, even in a box of Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans you'll turn up a boogie one every once in a while. It's the nature of things.

With Dumbledore's apparent death in book 6, i wondered in advance how the Great Explanation would be delivered. How would Harry get his questions answered ... you know he had questions, all of us had questions. I shoulda known that he'd be told in a creatively satisfying way.


A great surprise for me was the strength of Neville. He really stepped up in a way that was obvious but largely undetailed. I liked it that way. Afteri i shut the book closed, i laughed at myself because i think deep down.. i thought the book wouldn't end without a handshake between Draco and Harry. it did. HAHA

To conclude: I'm 28. and. I love Harry Potter.
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