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Title: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on January 28, 2011, 04:02:11 pm
Been thinking of starting a reading thread for a while but I wasn't sure if anyone else would be interested. Finally decided that I'd never know if I didn't try. Plus I know some of you read DW books so I figured some of you read other stuff as well. Right? (Well if I'm wrong I'll happily sit in here alone!)

My reason ... I love books, always have. I've been through odd phases where I've not had a book on the go, but in recent months I've rediscovered my passion for it again & am powering my way through the massive pile I've accrued & the ones my friend lends me every time we catch up.

I figured in this thread we could tell everyone what we are currently reading & if people want to know more then they can simply ask. Would also be a great way of finding new books that you may never have heard of.

I've read tons of books over the years so I want to do a little list to get the ball rolling. Don't worry I won't go all the way back to the 80s - it's just everything I've read or re-read since the forum opened.

JK Rowling - Harry Potter novels (The Philosopher's Stone, The Chamber of Secrets, The Prisoner of Azkaban, The Goblet of Fire, The Order of the Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince, The Deathly Hallows), The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages.

Frank Beddor - The Looking Glass Wars trilogy (The Looking Glass Wars, Seeing Redd, ArchEnemy), The LGW graphic novels (Hatter M, Mad With Wonder)

Jim Butcher - The Dresden Files (Storm Front, Fool Moon, Grave Peril, Summer Knight, Death Masks, Blood Rites)

Jonathan Stroud - The Bartimaeus Trilogy (The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem's Eye, Ptolemy's Gate)

Eoin Colfer - Artemis Fowl novels (Artemis Fowl, The Arctic Incident, The Eternity Code, The Opal Deception)

Ok, maybe not so little but I do have a lot of spare time!

So ... what are you reading?

I'm currently reading Dead Beat (The Dresden Files Book Seven) by Jim Butcher  :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Peri-Peri on January 28, 2011, 04:12:12 pm
Ive just finished the first Sookie Stackhouse book and last night made a start on One Day by David Nicholls. They are about to make a movie of it as far as I am aware. I've not got far into it, but I love it so far. Its about a guy and a girl who sleep with each other on 15th July 1988 and then go their seperate ways, and then each chapter visits them on the same date every year for the next 20 years and shows how they both met at graduation on the night they had the one night stand and then how much their lives went off in different directions over the years.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on January 28, 2011, 05:34:28 pm
Good idea about a reading thread! I'm such a book worm!

In the middle of reading the Twilight Saga... Read the first three in about a week... just started Breaking Dawn last night!  ;D Loving it so far  ;D


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Oh-Wise-One on January 29, 2011, 03:52:08 pm
I've just started Michael Macintyre's Autobiography. Its quite funny so far but I'm not very far in


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Exterminate on January 29, 2011, 09:00:29 pm
A Lion Among Men, though its taking me months to get through it because I keep reading a bit then not reading again for ages


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on January 29, 2011, 09:21:29 pm
A Lion Among Men, though its taking me months to get through it because I keep reading a bit then not reading again for ages

That's by Gregory Maguire right? I've got that on my pile somewhere.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Roranicus on January 29, 2011, 09:29:57 pm
A Lion Among Men, though its taking me months to get through it because I keep reading a bit then not reading again for ages

That's by Gregory Maguire right? I've got that on my pile somewhere.

That's right. I've read all his Oz books and they are brilliant. Don't bother with Confessions Of An Ugly Sister though. Its crap!

I'm currently reading The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas and I will probably finish it tonight. Its heartbreaking


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Mind_Robber on January 29, 2011, 10:06:52 pm
Some pretty interesting sounding reading materiam there, although I've now been put off of reading Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister.

At the moment I'm reading Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. The inspiration behind the movie Let Me In. Haven't got that far in yet, but it's pretty good so far. I'll let you know what I think when I've finished reading :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Roranicus on January 29, 2011, 10:12:47 pm
Some pretty interesting sounding reading materiam there, although I've now been put off of reading Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister.

At the moment I'm reading Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. The inspiration behind the movie Let Me In. Haven't got that far in yet, but it's pretty good so far. I'll let you know what I think when I've finished reading :)

Just to add to this, the original Swedish film Let The Right One In, is far, far better than the American remake. The book is pretty cool too. I won't spoil it for you, but the end is brilliant


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Mind_Robber on January 29, 2011, 10:23:37 pm
Some pretty interesting sounding reading materiam there, although I've now been put off of reading Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister.

At the moment I'm reading Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. The inspiration behind the movie Let Me In. Haven't got that far in yet, but it's pretty good so far. I'll let you know what I think when I've finished reading :)

Just to add to this, the original Swedish film Let The Right One In, is far, far better than the American remake. The book is pretty cool too. I won't spoil it for you, but the end is brilliant
I'm sure the Swedish original was great. I also suspect it's all in Swedish, which I neither speak nor understand. If I'm wrong (which has been known to happen on occasion), please feel free to correct me, and I apologise in advance.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Roranicus on January 29, 2011, 10:39:34 pm
Well yes it's in Swedish, but there are subtitles lol


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Mind_Robber on January 30, 2011, 09:03:23 am
Well yes it's in Swedish, but there are subtitles lol
I've just reserved it at my local library. I'll check it out and then see how it compares to Let Me In when it's released in March.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Tardis-Console on January 31, 2011, 06:33:30 pm
I need a new book to get stuck into. I used to read so much but haven't really bothered for ages. The last book I read though was P.S. I Love You


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: MandyDuchovney on February 01, 2011, 03:25:27 pm
Mitch Albom - The Five People You Meet In Heaven


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Dame Roger on February 01, 2011, 11:37:29 pm
Currently reading Stephen Fry - The Fry Chronicles, George Elliot - Middlemarch and the DW novels James Swallow - Peacemaker and Peter Darvill-Evans - Asylum.

Never quite seemed to aquire the knack for reading one book at a time, no idea why. I just find it much more fun to read a bit of one, put it down, read a bit of another and so on.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on February 03, 2011, 07:45:24 pm
Onto the fifth Artemis Fowl book now - The Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer.



Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on February 09, 2011, 01:23:47 pm
Artemis Fowl & the Time Paradox (Limited Edition also featuring the short story LEPrecon) by Eoin Colfer.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on February 10, 2011, 11:21:27 pm
A Lion Among Men, though its taking me months to get through it because I keep reading a bit then not reading again for ages

That's by Gregory Maguire right? I've got that on my pile somewhere.

That's right. I've read all his Oz books and they are brilliant. Don't bother with Confessions Of An Ugly Sister though. Its crap!

I'm currently reading The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas and I will probably finish it tonight. Its heartbreaking

Ah, see. I love the musical Wicked but couldn't get through the book.

I'm currently reading The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins) and absolutely LOVING it. So much so I've already got the next 2 books lined up to be read. Normally I stop after a chapter at night as I'm tired, but I find myself not even noticing when a chapter ends, I just keep on reading. It's brilliant.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Dame Roger on February 10, 2011, 11:58:10 pm
Robert Rankin - The Da Da De Da Da Code.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on February 12, 2011, 09:32:52 am
Just started the good old classic "Les Misérables" by Victor Hugo.... might take me a while!


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: The Doc on February 12, 2011, 11:29:44 am
The Colour Purple


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on February 12, 2011, 09:06:30 pm
Finished The Hunger Games today and LOVED IT - so now onto Book 2 - Catching Fire


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on February 14, 2011, 07:25:25 pm
Artemis Fowl & the Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer (last of the AF books ... so far!)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on February 15, 2011, 11:56:40 pm
@prg, the Atlantic Complex is the only one I haven't read. Is it any good? I loved the first 3 books, but found the last couple a bit of a drag.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on February 16, 2011, 10:06:19 am
@prg, the Atlantic Complex is the only one I haven't read. Is it any good? I loved the first 3 books, but found the last couple a bit of a drag.

Still early days on it yet & I haven't been feeling great so not really putting much effort into it. It's shorter than the last couple which may make it less of a drag. I'll keep you posted  :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: thefifthdoctor on February 16, 2011, 11:28:49 am
A Game of Thrones - wow, just...wow.

What a book, cannot wait to get the others & then the series starts in April.....


Winter Is Coming.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on February 21, 2011, 04:04:48 pm
Joshua - I finished The Atlantis Complex. Took longer than I thought considering it is significantly shorter than the previous couple of books - not sure if that is a reflection on the book or my frame of mind. I found it enjoyable & interesting enough, but then it does take a lot for me not to like something. Generally my advice would be try it for yourself & make up your own mind, though if you found the last couple a drag maybe it would be better to give it a miss. Point to note though - when you read 'The Time Paradox' did it have the short story 'LEPrecon' in it? That story has a bearing on this one is all.

Now reading Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on February 22, 2011, 10:28:30 pm
Cool, thanks for letting me know. I think I'll give it a miss to be honest ;)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on February 23, 2011, 07:11:23 pm
Cool, thanks for letting me know. I think I'll give it a miss to be honest ;)

Fair enough  :)

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame for me now.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Aneurin on February 24, 2011, 03:00:35 pm
I like the sound of One Day that Peri is reading. Might give that a look.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on February 26, 2011, 04:28:08 pm
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: chrissymarieb on February 28, 2011, 04:04:34 am
Finished The Hunger Games today and LOVED IT - so now onto Book 2 - Catching Fire

I just finished The Hunger Games yesterday :D


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: PandoricaPond on February 28, 2011, 10:49:29 am
The Lost Slayer
A series of Buffy books. I got all four in one, making it seem like more of a heavy read, which means I'm struggling. I'm not much of a reader. Harry Potter was my first book and it took me a year! :-[


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on February 28, 2011, 04:33:30 pm
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on February 28, 2011, 04:35:47 pm
The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: 2cajuman2 on March 01, 2011, 01:15:03 am
(Doctor Who 2in1) The Good, The Bad and The Alien by Colin Brake

Though I have nearly finished, so 2moz I will turn over and read:

System Wipe by Oli Smith


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: TheRealHeatherG on March 01, 2011, 04:30:23 am
Finished The Hunger Games today and LOVED IT - so now onto Book 2 - Catching Fire
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I just finished The Hunger Games yesterday :D

One of my all-time favorite books/trilogies!

I'm reading Swamplandia! by Karen Russell ... so far, so good.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Aneurin on March 01, 2011, 05:49:44 pm
The Lost Slayer
A series of Buffy books. I got all four in one, making it seem like more of a heavy read, which means I'm struggling. I'm not much of a reader. Harry Potter was my first book and it took me a year! :-[

That book made me late for my English GCSE! I have the all in one like you and I literally couldnt put it down. Its brilliant. Good few years old now though


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on March 02, 2011, 03:46:10 pm
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on March 05, 2011, 09:18:57 pm
Reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott now.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: chrissymarieb on March 05, 2011, 09:21:24 pm
Reading Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Tardis-Console on March 05, 2011, 09:27:41 pm
PRG you read like 20 books a week. I don't know how you manage. I struggle getting to the end of one before they've made it into a movie :P


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on March 05, 2011, 09:55:17 pm
PRG you read like 20 books a week. I don't know how you manage. I struggle getting to the end of one before they've made it into a movie :P

Too much spare time! Plus most of the books I've read recently are pretty short. Lastly if I'm really enjoying a book I literally can't put it down - has to be forcibly removed from me  :P


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on March 06, 2011, 02:54:01 pm
Reading Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Just finished that! :D Pretty good, though I felt the ending was a bit rushed.

I'm reading the third in this trilogy, Mockingjay


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on March 07, 2011, 03:26:49 pm
The Last Song


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Twisted-Sister on March 09, 2011, 06:43:38 pm
A-Z of baby names! I don't think I will ever decide on just one. Maybe I will just wait until he can talk and he can name himself :P


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on March 09, 2011, 10:16:19 pm
Now onto Christmas Books by Charles Dickens. This is one book that contains 5 of his Christmas stories & gets it's title from the fact that they were originally released as individual books. It includes The Haunted Man, The Battle of Life, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Chimes and of course A Christmas Carol.  :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: chrissymarieb on March 10, 2011, 03:06:25 am
I am up to Mockingjay now too :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on March 10, 2011, 11:17:12 am
I am up to Mockingjay now too :)

Awesome! I'm not very far in though, I've not read much the past few nights.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on March 11, 2011, 09:13:05 pm
Lord of the Flies - William Golding..... can't decide if I love or hate this book! It was my set text for my English lit GCSE! First time I read it in year 10 I didn't like it at all.... second time I read it at the start of year 11 I began to enjoy it a little more, and then third time I read it just before GCSEs started again and I got really into it... Let's see if I'll enjoy it again now that I'm not having to pick it apart and memorise quotations!


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: The Doc on March 11, 2011, 10:32:49 pm
Room by Emma Donaghue.

I can hardly put this book down. Its one of the best books I have read in a good couple of years. Everyone get it. Its funny and heartbreaking and strange and brilliant.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: PandoricaPond on March 14, 2011, 02:05:09 pm
The Lost Slayer
A series of Buffy books. I got all four in one, making it seem like more of a heavy read, which means I'm struggling. I'm not much of a reader. Harry Potter was my first book and it took me a year! :-[

That book made me late for my English GCSE! I have the all in one like you and I literally couldnt put it down. Its brilliant. Good few years old now though

That's a good sign. I mean, it's bad you were late for your GCSE. But if it was that unputdownable then I might actually see this one through.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on March 20, 2011, 11:57:28 pm
Taking a break from the classics for a bit as my mate has loaned me some more books. So it's back to The Dresden Files - Book 8: Proven Guilty.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on March 23, 2011, 09:27:29 am
The Ruby In the Smoke - Philip Pullman


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on March 26, 2011, 01:36:04 pm
Thinking 'Proven Guilty' might just have overtaken 'Summer Knight' as my favourite Dresden Files book so far - so much going on but it was fab.

I'm on book 9 now: White Night


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Aneurin on March 30, 2011, 11:35:19 am
Thanks For The Memories by Cecelia Ahern. Its about a woman who has a near fatal accident and so needs a blood transfusion, but after the operation she starts to share the memories and feelings of the donor who she has never met. Im not far into it at the moment, but its compulsive reading so far


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: chrissymarieb on March 30, 2011, 11:36:47 am
Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning.  It's the last book in the Fever series.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on March 30, 2011, 04:07:15 pm
Just finished The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (another one of my friend's recommendations) - loved it so much it only took me just over 24 hours to read it.

Now reading The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R King.



Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on March 31, 2011, 01:33:37 pm
Finished Mockingjay yesterday and am now reading The Named by Marianne Curley (book 1 of the Guardians of Time trilogy)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: TheDoctorDonna on March 31, 2011, 09:01:34 pm
The Time Travellers Wife


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: chrissymarieb on March 31, 2011, 11:39:18 pm
The Time Travellers Wife

Great book :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Tardis-Console on April 01, 2011, 03:05:22 pm

I've been meaning to read that for ages! I have it, but just haven't got around to it


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Nyki on April 05, 2011, 09:01:33 pm
Monkey, aka The Journey to the West (not in Chinese)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on April 05, 2011, 09:07:14 pm
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale. I've had it for a while on my 'to read' pile & it's jumped to the top by virtue of the fact that (AFAIK) it's going to be on TV soon. Always prefer to have read books I actually own before I see the adaptation!


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: missadric2 on April 06, 2011, 04:43:02 pm
The Goddess of Spring by PC cast love her work


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on April 06, 2011, 06:23:36 pm
Moved back to the Bad Beginning - Lemony Snicket.... Brings back memories!  ^-^


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on April 06, 2011, 09:51:28 pm
Moved back to the Bad Beginning - Lemony Snicket.... Brings back memories!  ^-^
Ha, that does. I still have those books in my wardrobe upstairs :P


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Exterminate on April 11, 2011, 08:21:30 pm
We should turn this into a book club and then all discuss the book we read.

I need something new but nothing is jumping out at me


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on April 11, 2011, 08:52:59 pm
Not a bad idea if we can all agree on a book  :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Peri-Peri on April 16, 2011, 12:11:50 pm
Emma


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on April 18, 2011, 02:16:43 pm
Marley and Me  :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Twisted-Sister on April 20, 2011, 11:19:30 am
The Colour Purple. It keeps making me cry


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on April 21, 2011, 02:58:07 pm
Read a couple of classics (namely 'Heidi' by Johanna Spyri & 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' by Mark Twain) but now thanks to my friend I have my mits on the sequel to 'The Eyre Affair' & I'm very excited about it too as I loved that book. So, now reading Lost In A Good Book by Jasper Fforde.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on April 21, 2011, 03:12:08 pm
The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks =D


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on April 22, 2011, 12:49:28 am
The Dark (Sequel to The Named)

Really recommend this trilogy


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Exterminate on April 25, 2011, 04:29:00 pm
Through The Looking Glass


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on April 25, 2011, 04:33:22 pm
I finished 'Lost in a Good Book' today & if I thought I loved the world Jasper Fforde created in 'The Eyre Affair' he goes on to make it even better in the sequel - introducing the reader more fully to the Book World. Part of me wishes I could move there instead of being an Outlander*. Oh well!

Anyway, onto book three now The Well of Lost Plots.

*resident of the real world


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Twisted-Sister on April 25, 2011, 07:09:34 pm
The Handmaids Tale


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Twisted-Sister on April 25, 2011, 07:09:47 pm
Not sure why I bolded that!


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: TheDoctorDonna on April 27, 2011, 09:51:02 am
Moll Flanders


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on April 30, 2011, 10:29:51 am
Doctor Who dead of Winter


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on April 30, 2011, 10:35:47 am
Small Favour (Book 10 of The Dresden Files) by Jim Butcher.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on April 30, 2011, 12:31:13 pm
The Key (Book 3 in the Guardians of Time trilogy) - Marianne Curley


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: TheDoctorDonna on May 01, 2011, 10:20:07 pm
The Book Of Fours


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on May 02, 2011, 08:07:47 am
Doctor Who: The Way Through the Woods

Just read chapter 1... Giving me the chills already!


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Twisted-Sister on May 06, 2011, 11:55:23 am
The Millers Tale


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: chrissymarieb on May 06, 2011, 01:11:02 pm
Doctor Who: The Ring of Steel.  although technically I am listening to it and not reading it :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Peri-Peri on May 06, 2011, 06:07:38 pm
The Millers Tale

I read that in high school. Very funny. Assuming of course you mean Chaucer and not something else.

Doctor Who: The Ring of Steel.  although technically I am listening to it and not reading it :)

Good choice :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: TheDoctorDonna on May 10, 2011, 06:55:42 pm
Living Dead In Dallas


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on May 10, 2011, 06:59:41 pm
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on May 10, 2011, 07:03:14 pm
Finally decided I've grown up enough to start reading Mansfield Park - Jane Austen... tried reading it in like year 8 but decided it was too 'adultish'


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Twisted-Sister on May 11, 2011, 12:42:05 pm
Michael Mcintyre's autobiography


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Peri-Peri on May 12, 2011, 01:43:05 pm
One Day. I started it ages ago but then left it and now I cant put it down


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: chrissymarieb on May 13, 2011, 11:52:21 am
Living Dead In Dallas

A Sookie Stackhouse Book!!  YAY!


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on May 13, 2011, 12:13:29 pm
Just finished The Key and loved it, once again

Now starting The Drawing Of The Three - Stephen King


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Saber on May 15, 2011, 03:16:29 pm
One Day. I started it ages ago but then left it and now I cant put it down

That book is one of my all time favourites. Totally brilliant!


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Roranicus on May 20, 2011, 11:21:33 am
Percy Jackson and the Titans Curse


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on May 21, 2011, 08:11:29 pm
Treasure Island  :D


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on May 21, 2011, 08:12:33 pm
Something Rotten (the fourth Thursday Next book) by Jasper Fforde.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Peri-Peri on May 24, 2011, 05:02:20 pm
I'm nearly at the end of One Day now. I've been busy so haven't been able to finish it as early as I would like but I would reccomend it to anyone. Its already become one of my favourite books and I havent even finished it yet. Its so funny and sweet and the two main characters are some of the best, most well rounded characters I have come across in a book ever. It is superbly written. If you love a good book then you won't go far wrong with this. And you should read it quick. The movie is out in August


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on May 28, 2011, 12:54:17 pm
Doctor Who: Hunter's Moon  :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on May 28, 2011, 12:55:21 pm
I've seen the film, I watched the TV series and now finally I'm reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: chrissymarieb on May 28, 2011, 01:39:00 pm
I've seen the film, I watched the TV series and now finally I'm reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

I need to do that....


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on June 01, 2011, 11:35:39 pm
Turn Coat (Book 11 of the Dresden Files) by Jim Butcher.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: 2cajuman2 on June 02, 2011, 01:02:30 am
Doctor Who - Dead of Winter by James Goss


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Oh-Wise-One on June 02, 2011, 02:59:01 pm
Definately Dead


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on June 03, 2011, 08:59:04 am
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Tardis-Console on June 05, 2011, 03:50:45 pm
Son of a Witch


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Aneurin on June 06, 2011, 03:38:28 pm
Z For Zachariah


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Peri-Peri on June 07, 2011, 11:22:45 am
Z For Zachariah

I read that in school when I was about 15. Very good book


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: chrissymarieb on June 08, 2011, 12:50:58 pm
Game of Thrones


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Jamdog on June 08, 2011, 01:50:57 pm
As it's my first post in this thread, stuff I've recently read (and enjoyed) is:
Artemis Fowl (by Eoin Colfer. I've read the whole series, finished The Atlantis Complex for the 2nd time recently though)
Dot Robot: Cyber Gold (I have the whole Dot Robot trilogy signed by the author, Jason Bradbury, who also presents The Gadget Show)
Battlefield Earth (by L. Ron Hubbard.  My favourite book of all time, and one I read every 6-12 months or so)
I Shall Wear Midnight (by Terry Pratchett)

Doctor Who books I've recently read
All of these I've read in the last few weeks, when I found a shop selling the New Series Advnetures hardback versions 3 for £5, and I walked out with loads!
The Clockwise Man
Winner Takes All
The Stealers of Dreams
Wishing Well
The Glamour Chase
The Story of Martha
The Resurrection Casket
Prisoner of the Daleks
Ghosts of India
Snowglobe 7
Judgement of the Judoon
The Slitheen Excursion

Currently Reading
New Series Adventures - The Eyeless
Bernice Summerfield New Adventures - Twilight of the Gods (ex-library book bought on eBay)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on June 10, 2011, 10:24:28 pm
First Among Sequels (the fifth Thursday Next book) by Jasper Fforde.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on June 15, 2011, 08:07:48 pm
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on June 16, 2011, 01:30:49 pm
Treasure Island... Had to start again... :(


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Jamdog on June 17, 2011, 12:46:03 am
New Series Adventures - Sick Building
Virgin Bernice Summerfield New Adventures - Another Girl, Another Planet

Not sure why I often read 2 books at the same time...  ???


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Mind_Robber on June 17, 2011, 08:17:38 am
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

The Host by Stephenie Meyer


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on June 17, 2011, 08:19:29 am
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

The Host? I have it, but never read it! You gotta let me know if it's any good!  :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Mind_Robber on June 17, 2011, 08:25:59 am
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

The Host? I have it, but never read it! You gotta let me know if it's any good!  :)
I'll do that.

I'm mainly reading them for research. I plan on creating RP accounts on Twitter around them


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on June 17, 2011, 08:27:58 am
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

The Host? I have it, but never read it! You gotta let me know if it's any good!  :)
I'll do that.

I'm mainly reading them for research. I plan on creating RP accounts on Twitter around them

Ooh, awesome! :) :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on June 20, 2011, 10:28:40 am
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Jamdog on June 23, 2011, 02:57:25 pm
Just got the 3 latest Dr Who books (and 2 Bernice Summerfield books) in the post this morning.  :D

Gonna start with New Series Adventures: Touched by an Angel (in fact, already read the prologue and chapter 1)
Paradox Lost and Borrowed Time will be next, then I'll read the 2 new Virgin Bernice Summerfield New Adventures, Down and Deadfall


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on June 23, 2011, 09:41:07 pm
Just got the 3 latest Dr Who books (and 2 Bernice Summerfield books) in the post this morning.  :D


YAY! Mine are in the post! :D rather excited!

The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: BookLuver on June 23, 2011, 10:37:51 pm
I just saw the Notebook this week.. what a good movie and the book is pretty awesome too!
I'm reading What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen.. pretty good so far!  :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Twisted-Sister on June 24, 2011, 08:59:04 pm
PS I Love You


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on June 28, 2011, 11:09:32 am
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on June 30, 2011, 11:50:31 am
Mary Poppins by PL Travers


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Exterminate on July 02, 2011, 03:34:18 pm
One Day. I started it ages ago but then left it and now I cant put it down

I just picked this up this morning. I've heard very good things about it so I am looking forward to tucking in


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on July 02, 2011, 03:58:54 pm
Eragon by Christopher Paolini


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: RedHairedGrrlGeek on July 02, 2011, 10:17:00 pm
The Difference Engine - William Gibson and Bruce Sterling.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Peri-Peri on July 03, 2011, 11:29:15 am
One Day. I started it ages ago but then left it and now I cant put it down

I just picked this up this morning. I've heard very good things about it so I am looking forward to tucking in

It's one of the best books I have read in years. You should love it!


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on July 03, 2011, 05:00:10 pm
Touched By An Angel


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Jamdog on July 04, 2011, 11:45:17 pm
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Paolini's Eragon books (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr) are among my favourites.  What was going to be a trilogy hasn't ended yet, and I can't wait for book 4 (Inheritance) to come out.  I've pre-ordered it on Amazon (where it's currently half-price  ;) ) as soon as it appeared on there, and it's not due out till November...


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on July 05, 2011, 10:37:12 am
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Paolini's Eragon books (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr) are among my favourites.  What was going to be a trilogy hasn't ended yet, and I can't wait for book 4 (Inheritance) to come out.  I've pre-ordered it on Amazon (where it's currently half-price  ;) ) as soon as it appeared on there, and it's not due out till November...

I have had the first 3 for a while but this is the first time I've read any of them. Not sure if I'll go on to Eldest next though, or take a pause, depends how I get on with Eragon. I knew it was meant to be a trilogy but that it had changed. I won't bother getting Inheritance til it's in paperback - that's my general rule. The only series I've broken it for so far is Harry Potter.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on July 11, 2011, 03:57:38 pm
Eldest by Christopher Paolini


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on July 12, 2011, 06:18:47 am
Lord of the Flies - William Golding


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Jamdog on July 15, 2011, 01:23:09 pm
Eldest by Christopher Paolini
Guessing you enjoyed Eragon then?  ;D

I'm currently on the New Series Adventures book, The Forgotten Army by Brian Minchin
It's one that my wife read first, and she loved it (although she said the Vykoids in it were like Terry Pratchett's Wee Free Men).

I still have a few of the New Series Adventures on my todo list, although I think Hunter's Moon will be next.  I've read the 3 latest, Touched by an Angel, Borrowed Time and Paradox Lost, but not the three before them yet, Hunter's Moon, The Way Through the Woods and Dead of Winter.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on July 15, 2011, 07:55:24 pm
Eldest by Christopher Paolini
Guessing you enjoyed Eragon then?  ;D

I thought it was good yeah. I'm actually enjoying 'Eldest' more though - I like the fact that this one isn't solely focussed on one person & you can see how much Paolini's style has matured. I'm only 3/4 of the way through so it's too soon to say that overall this will be a better book, but it's definitely looking that way.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: BookLuver on July 16, 2011, 02:51:14 am
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: TheDoctorDonna on July 17, 2011, 09:59:27 pm
The Runaway Jury


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Peri-Peri on July 19, 2011, 10:30:24 am
The Runaway Jury

I've always wanted to read that but never got around to it. I saw the film though and it was brilliant.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on July 19, 2011, 02:25:03 pm
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

<3


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Sandiwich11 on July 19, 2011, 04:15:33 pm
Quest, the forth Septimus Heap book by Angie Sage, I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett and Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson.

I never read just one book at a time :O


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on July 19, 2011, 05:01:34 pm
Quest, the forth Septimus Heap book by Angie Sage, I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett and Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson.

I never read just one book at a time :O

Isn't it Queste? :P I think I read the first 4 or 5 but never persevered with the rest, didn't find them that great.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on July 20, 2011, 03:11:45 pm
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Sandiwich11 on July 20, 2011, 05:23:13 pm
Isn't it Queste? :P I think I read the first 4 or 5 but never persevered with the rest, didn't find them that great.

Trust you to pick up on it :P  Yes it's Queste, was in a hurry before heading out for dinner at a mates house last night, lol. 

It's the 4th one of 6 (so far, I think 7 is the plan), and I much prefer them to the Harry Potter series both plot wise and narrative O0  The first one, Magyk, is currently in pre production with WB; they bought the rights 4-5 years ago but wanted the Potter films all outta the way before they started on them, lol.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on July 21, 2011, 12:08:50 pm
Isn't it Queste? :P I think I read the first 4 or 5 but never persevered with the rest, didn't find them that great.

Trust you to pick up on it :P  Yes it's Queste, was in a hurry before heading out for dinner at a mates house last night, lol. 

It's the 4th one of 6 (so far, I think 7 is the plan), and I much prefer them to the Harry Potter series both plot wise and narrative O0  The first one, Magyk, is currently in pre production with WB; they bought the rights 4-5 years ago but wanted the Potter films all outta the way before they started on them, lol.

I think Queste is the last one I read. You prefer it to HP?  :o :o :o Woah! :P


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Vampyros Adric on July 22, 2011, 11:17:17 am
Riding Rockets by Mike Mullane. A truly brilliant autobiography of a Space Shuttle Astronaut


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: BookLuver on July 22, 2011, 04:58:31 pm
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone!! ;D


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Jamdog on July 28, 2011, 10:39:56 pm
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini.
When I read Brisingr (bought the day it came out, and finished it in 3 days), I thought it was the final book in the series, and as I got of the way through, I realised it wasn't nearing a conclusion, and when I reached the last page, I wanted book 4 immediately.  Unfortunately, I could find NO news on the internet about a 4th book for a couple of weeks after the 3rd book release, which was really frustrating.  I've had "Inheritance" (the 4th book) pre-ordered on Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/038561649X) since it was announced, and it's not due out until November.  I'm not usually an impatient person, but I wish Mr Paolini could write faster.   ;D

Anyways, currently reading Hunter's Moon (http://www.timelash.com/tardis/display.asp?2440) by Paul Finch, one of the BBC New Series Adventures Doctor Who books.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: chrissymarieb on July 30, 2011, 12:45:47 pm
Dead Reckoning (finally!)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on July 31, 2011, 08:47:43 pm
A Bend in the Road - Nicholas Sparks


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Aneurin on August 01, 2011, 03:26:16 pm
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini.

How many books are in this series? I found three under my bed the other day when I was doing my clearout. I assume they are part of a series because they all have the same style covers. I have never seen them before in my life though. They are big huge fancy hardbacks and I have no idea where they came from or who they belong to. There is ^^ that one, Eldest and Eragon. The only thing I can think of is that someone leant them to me and never asked for them back or something. They look brand new. I might Ebay them or something because they aren't really something I would read.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on August 01, 2011, 03:46:29 pm
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini.

How many books are in this series? I found three under my bed the other day when I was doing my clearout. I assume they are part of a series because they all have the same style covers. I have never seen them before in my life though. They are big huge fancy hardbacks and I have no idea where they came from or who they belong to. There is ^^ that one, Eldest and Eragon. The only thing I can think of is that someone leant them to me and never asked for them back or something. They look brand new. I might Ebay them or something because they aren't really something I would read.

There are those 3 so far & a fourth (and allegedly* last) one is due out in November. Might be a good time to try & cash in, esp if they are hardbacks in good condition.

* I say allegedly because it was originally supposed to be a trilogy.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Jamdog on August 01, 2011, 10:38:58 pm
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini.

How many books are in this series? I found three under my bed the other day when I was doing my clearout. I assume they are part of a series because they all have the same style covers. I have never seen them before in my life though. They are big huge fancy hardbacks and I have no idea where they came from or who they belong to. There is ^^ that one, Eldest and Eragon. The only thing I can think of is that someone leant them to me and never asked for them back or something. They look brand new. I might Ebay them or something because they aren't really something I would read.

There are those 3 so far & a fourth (and allegedly* last) one is due out in November. Might be a good time to try & cash in, esp if they are hardbacks in good condition.

* I say allegedly because it was originally supposed to be a trilogy.
I have the first 3 in hardback (and are in good condition), and have pre-ordered the 4th (in hardback), but I wouldn't sell them willingly.  I love these books, and plan on reading the first 3 again just before the 4th one comes out, so it's all fresh in my mind.
If I get to the end of the 4th book to discover that the story still hasn't ended, and there will be a 5th book, I think I'll scream...


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on August 05, 2011, 12:15:08 pm
Changes (Book 12 of the Dresden Files) by Jim Butcher.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on August 05, 2011, 02:47:40 pm
Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Peri-Peri on August 06, 2011, 11:51:53 am
The Other Boleyn Girl


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on August 06, 2011, 12:01:03 pm
The Other Boleyn Girl

I've read that, though it was a while ago - will be interested to hear what you think of it. Have you read any other Philippa Gregory books?


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Peri-Peri on August 06, 2011, 12:03:44 pm
Nope. I saw the film and took issue with what the Americans did to the roles and the historical accuracy so I got the book in the hopes of rectifying it. Hopefully it will be better


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on August 06, 2011, 12:32:35 pm
Nope. I saw the film and took issue with what the Americans did to the roles and the historical accuracy so I got the book in the hopes of rectifying it. Hopefully it will be better

Fair enough - wasn't a huge fan of the film either - in fact I remember very little about it beyond thinking 'huh?' & 'that's not true' a lot.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on August 08, 2011, 08:46:10 pm
The Tales of Beedle The Bard.  :D :D (I know it's kids fairy tales but it's awesome!)  :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on August 08, 2011, 10:11:08 pm
The Tales of Beedle The Bard.  :D :D (I know it's kids fairy tales but it's awesome!)  :)

<3 :D


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on August 15, 2011, 07:11:03 pm
Ghost Story (Book 13 of the Dresden Files) by Jim Butcher.

Should add that between reading book 12 & this one I read Side Jobs which is a collection of short stories from the Dresden Files  :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on August 16, 2011, 09:05:09 am
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on August 19, 2011, 09:17:28 am
The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on August 19, 2011, 08:20:24 pm
The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman.

YAY!!  :) :) :)

Storylines - Andy Croft & Mike Pilavachi




Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Jamdog on August 20, 2011, 08:29:15 pm
The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman.
I seem to remember that enjoyed that one when I read it about 8 years ago...
Wetworld by Mark Michalowski (DW New Series Adventures series)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on August 20, 2011, 10:47:44 pm
A Morbid Taste For Bones by Ellis Peters.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on August 21, 2011, 06:08:08 pm
I finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, now reading Order of The Phoenix :P


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on August 23, 2011, 09:19:48 am
The Recruit - Robert Muchamore


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on August 23, 2011, 10:10:06 am
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Saber on August 23, 2011, 11:34:30 am
The Secrets of the Valley Of The Kings

It isn't a novel, but more an encyclopedia of Egyptian stuff. Its brilliant


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on August 26, 2011, 04:16:51 pm
Dolphins - Ben Wilson  :D :D :D


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on August 31, 2011, 04:16:26 pm
Just read Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz, and am now reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on August 31, 2011, 04:20:13 pm
and am now reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.

I love that book!!  ;D


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on August 31, 2011, 04:22:53 pm
Me too - have read it a couple of times before  :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on September 10, 2011, 12:13:47 pm
I read The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne  :'(

Now I'm reading The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum  :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on September 13, 2011, 09:58:11 pm
Finished Chamber of Secrets so onto Prisoner of Azkaban :D


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on September 14, 2011, 02:23:23 pm
I popped into Narnia for a couple of books - The Magician's Nephew & The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis) - & now I'm paying a visit to Middle Earth via Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on September 15, 2011, 08:42:03 pm
Touched By An Angel - Jonathan Morris


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Roranicus on September 27, 2011, 09:32:09 pm
He's Just Not That Into You


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on September 27, 2011, 10:17:08 pm
Watership Down by Richard Adams.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on October 06, 2011, 09:03:17 pm
All this watching of Tracy Beaker before SJA has made me want to read Jacqueline Wilson again so..

Lola Rose by Jacqueline Wilson


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Jamdog on October 07, 2011, 03:45:39 pm
The Silent Stars Go By by Dan Abnett (The latest Doctor Who book.  Dan also wrote The Story of Martha - the inter-story bits, not the mini-stories)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on October 09, 2011, 08:23:04 pm
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on October 14, 2011, 07:50:45 pm
Oliver Twist... - Charles D1ckens (can't believe I have to use a 1 for that!)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Exterminate on October 17, 2011, 11:55:27 am
Cut!

It's a book about hollywood stars who have died young or in mysterious circumstances over the last 100 years.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on October 21, 2011, 10:15:15 am
Just finished One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde so I will be starting Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison later today.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on October 24, 2011, 09:37:49 pm
Marine Biology An Ecological Approach... I'm wayyy too cool :P ;)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on October 30, 2011, 05:53:03 pm
Did a quick re-read of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl & am now reading Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Mind_Robber on November 07, 2011, 08:27:51 pm
Long list here, so here goes.

Justin Thyme by Panama Oxridge
Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
Cherub: the Recruit by Robert Muchamore
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Phillip Pullman
Selina Penaluna by Jan Page
Skin Hunger by Kathleen Duey
The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Doctor Who: Borrowed Time by Naomi A. Alderman


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on November 07, 2011, 10:25:54 pm
Marine Biology an Evolutionary Approach :) :) :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on November 08, 2011, 04:19:21 pm
The Good, the Bad & the Undead by Kim Harrison


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on November 23, 2011, 06:58:16 pm
Just finished Every Which Way But Dead by Kim Harrison, so now I'm reading Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on November 25, 2011, 05:26:52 pm
Picked up on the Cherub series again, so reading: The Killing - Robert Muchamore


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Tardis-Console on November 26, 2011, 08:00:36 pm
The Kite Runner


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Scott on December 06, 2011, 10:32:00 pm
Eragon


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on December 07, 2011, 01:17:46 pm
Re-reading The Two Towers by Tolkien.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on December 08, 2011, 04:39:19 pm
Safe Haven - Nicholas Sparks


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Peri-Peri on December 11, 2011, 12:30:53 pm
Peter Pan in Scarlet


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on December 11, 2011, 02:54:15 pm
Still on Half Blood Prince but on the penultimate chapter!

After that I may have to try out my Kindle for the first time.. scary!


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: HuonEnergetic on December 11, 2011, 03:46:38 pm
Just finished 'City of fallen Angels', the fourth book of the 'the mortal Instruments' Series by Cassandra Clare =)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Peri-Peri on December 18, 2011, 09:39:56 pm
Bleak House


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Vampyros Adric on December 18, 2011, 11:45:24 pm
Schirra's Space - By Wally Schirra


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on January 01, 2012, 07:25:31 pm
Just finished A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison, so now reading the next novel in her 'Hollows' series which is For A Few Demons More.

Can't believe it blocked Fistful out  :-\


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Peri-Peri on January 01, 2012, 07:34:05 pm
I noticed that too. I think it's because it has STFU in the middle ;D


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on January 01, 2012, 07:38:01 pm
Oh for goodness sake  ::)

 :P


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on January 01, 2012, 10:33:34 pm
I just finished The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo so now I'm on The Girl Who Played With Fire


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Peri-Peri on January 02, 2012, 04:09:03 pm
Life and Laughing by Michael Macintyre. I started it last Christmas but only did one chapter so I restarted it again last night.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Exterminate on January 03, 2012, 09:45:57 pm
Life and Laughing by Michael Macintyre. I started it last Christmas but only did one chapter so I restarted it again last night.

I usually find him quite funny but his book was quite annoying I thought. He mas making a joke in every other sentence, which wouldn't be so bad but some of them were really repetative and not funny. On top of that it felt like the jokes were only in there as a way of masking the fact that for the first 30 of his 35 years, he didn't really do anything and so it was a bit low on actual content. Some of it was brilliant but in all fairness it was probably a bit early in his career to be writing an autobiography and I think it only got written because of the success of his DVD.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Peri-Peri on January 05, 2012, 12:14:37 am
I think you are probably right. I'm three quarters of the way through now and he is still only 17. I also agree about the constant jokes, but I am trying to read it more like a standup routine, if that makes sense. I hit a paragraph last night that took me about 20 minutes to complete. I was hysterical with laughter and so had to stop reading until I calmed down, but as soon as I would return to it to try and finish the paragraph I would start all over again. It was so funny.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on January 06, 2012, 09:50:54 am
I picked up Elisabeth Sladen's autobiography in town the other day, starting that now :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Peri-Peri on January 06, 2012, 05:51:13 pm
I picked up Elisabeth Sladen's autobiography in town the other day, starting that now :)

It's a good read.

Tonight I shall be starting another autobiography. This time Paul O'Grady


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: TheDoctorDonna on January 07, 2012, 10:34:32 pm
A Book Of Fours


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Oh-Wise-One on January 08, 2012, 05:05:33 pm
The Time Travellers Wife


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Roranicus on January 13, 2012, 03:33:27 pm
The Paris Wife


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: PandoricaPond on January 14, 2012, 01:52:47 am
A Study in Scarlet. Finally. I finally get to start reading the Holmes books. Yay. :D


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on January 14, 2012, 08:55:08 am
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest

Excellent series :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on January 16, 2012, 11:59:08 am
Read the second Alex Rider book, Point Blanc & am now reading the third, Skeleton Key. Both are by Anthony Horowitz.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on January 25, 2012, 04:46:36 pm
Read The Big Over Easy, & now on The Fourth Bear both by Jasper Fforde. They are part of his Nursery Crimes series which he seeded in the Thursday Next books I've read previously  :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Tardis-Console on January 26, 2012, 12:12:08 pm
The Help


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Exterminate on January 28, 2012, 02:04:02 am
I really want to read that. You'll have to let us know if it's any good.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on January 29, 2012, 05:15:49 pm
Eagle Strike by Anthony Horowitz


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Roranicus on February 09, 2012, 09:30:41 pm
The Help

I picked this up today. Can't wait to make a start on it!


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on February 09, 2012, 09:49:10 pm
Scorpia by Anthony Horowitz.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on February 10, 2012, 12:08:55 am
Medical School Interviews

It's as exciting as it sounds :o


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Vampyros Adric on February 10, 2012, 10:13:26 am
Hamlet's Blackberry by William Powers


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Jamdog on February 13, 2012, 12:21:44 pm
The Tripods' Trilogy, by John Christopher

I've read The White Mountains, and The City of Gold and Lead, the first 2 books.  Now reading the third book, The Pool of Fire.

When I've finished that, I'll read the prequel to the trilogy, When the Tripods Came.  ;D

After that, I plan to watch all 25 episodes of the old TV series, though they only cover the first 2 books.  The 3rd series was never made...  >:(


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Tardis-Console on February 13, 2012, 02:14:37 pm
The Help

I picked this up today. Can't wait to make a start on it!

It's excellent so far. I'm not too far into it because I keep putting it down for days at a time, but it's a great read. It's all written in southern dialect which was a bit tricky at first but after a couple of pages you get used to it and don't notice it anymore.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on February 13, 2012, 07:50:12 pm
Safe Haven - Nicholas Sparks


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on February 14, 2012, 06:49:02 pm
Where Demons Dare by Kim Harrison.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Saber on February 17, 2012, 04:35:39 pm
Son of a Witch


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Saber on February 20, 2012, 02:06:41 pm
A Lion Among Men


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on February 20, 2012, 08:43:52 pm
A Walk to Remember - Nicholas Sparks


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on February 20, 2012, 08:44:26 pm
I'm loving a bit of the soppy romantic Nicholas Sparks at the moment! :P


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Roranicus on February 22, 2012, 05:17:18 pm
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Tardis-Console on February 23, 2012, 03:37:51 pm
I finished The Help. Man, I cried like a baby for like the last 50 pages. It was excellent. If you haven't read it, you must.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Exterminate on February 24, 2012, 09:09:04 pm
I finished The Help. Man, I cried like a baby for like the last 50 pages. It was excellent. If you haven't read it, you must.

Aw I really want to read it. I'm going to pick it up tomorrow in town I think.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Saber on February 29, 2012, 11:32:51 pm
Out Of Oz. Finally started it this afternoon. It's been sitting on my shelf since it came out in November but I wanted to reread the other three Wicked books first


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on February 29, 2012, 11:44:10 pm
Out Of Oz. Finally started it this afternoon. It's been sitting on my shelf since it came out in November but I wanted to reread the other three Wicked books first

Have you enjoyed them? I love Wicked (have seen it 8 times), but I couldn't even get through the book.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Saber on February 29, 2012, 11:50:36 pm
You really need to stick with the book because its a tough read to begin with but gets brilliant by the end. The second book is fantastic but the third is a bit meh. I've heard excellent things about this new one. It focuses on Glinda and she's brilliant in the books so that's a good start. The musical has changed the book so much that it might make the read even harder, especially if you are a big fan. The book came first though :P You should try reading it. As long as you don't focus on the show too much then you'll probably enjoy it. Especially if you like the characters. Fiyero is quite different though.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on March 01, 2012, 12:04:14 am
Maybe I'll pick it up again one day, then :) I think I got to Kiamo Ko though, so quite a way in.

That is, if I ever get through the huge list of books I still have to read!


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Roranicus on March 01, 2012, 12:04:01 pm
You should definately read them Joshua, they are great. I didn't know the 4th one was out though. Thought it wasn't until April. I read this then ran to Amazon to order it. I'm excited now!! :D


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Aneurin on March 01, 2012, 07:19:45 pm
I love the Wicked books. They are definately worth reading Joshua. Saber, the fourth book is AWESOME!


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Peri-Peri on March 10, 2012, 01:52:43 pm
A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on March 10, 2012, 04:52:00 pm
I read The Prisoner last week by Robert Muchamore, now reading Aftershock by Marc Walden


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on March 11, 2012, 01:52:10 pm
I read The Prisoner last week by Robert Muchamore,

Is that one of the Henderson's Boys books?! I've only read the CHERUB series, (except Brigands MC- I just couldn't get in to it!)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on March 11, 2012, 06:33:24 pm
White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on March 11, 2012, 09:51:54 pm
I read The Prisoner last week by Robert Muchamore,

Is that one of the Henderson's Boys books?! I've only read the CHERUB series, (except Brigands MC- I just couldn't get in to it!)

It is! I found #1 a bit hard to get into, but #3 and #5 were excellent.

You can't just read 11 of the books and skip one out! :P Shadow Wave was such a let down though.

Waiting for People's Republic to be paperback before I read that.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on March 12, 2012, 05:40:00 pm
I read The Prisoner last week by Robert Muchamore,

Is that one of the Henderson's Boys books?! I've only read the CHERUB series, (except Brigands MC- I just couldn't get in to it!)

It is! I found #1 a bit hard to get into, but #3 and #5 were excellent.

You can't just read 11 of the books and skip one out! :P Shadow Wave was such a let down though.

Waiting for People's Republic to be paperback before I read that.

Ah okay well I'll try pick it up again... I didn't think Shadow Wave was too bad, shame it wasn't much based around James and Co seeing as it was the last!  I have the first 3 Hendersons boys books I just haven't got round to reading them yet! Never been sure if they're any good!


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on March 12, 2012, 06:23:42 pm
I read The Prisoner last week by Robert Muchamore,

Is that one of the Henderson's Boys books?! I've only read the CHERUB series, (except Brigands MC- I just couldn't get in to it!)

It is! I found #1 a bit hard to get into, but #3 and #5 were excellent.

You can't just read 11 of the books and skip one out! :P Shadow Wave was such a let down though.

Waiting for People's Republic to be paperback before I read that.

Ah okay well I'll try pick it up again... I didn't think Shadow Wave was too bad, shame it wasn't much based around James and Co seeing as it was the last!  I have the first 3 Hendersons boys books I just haven't got round to reading them yet! Never been sure if they're any good!

For a one-off it would have been ok, but as the final James novel I would have expected it to be fully centred on James in some near-death mission as opposed to more about Kyle.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Jamdog on March 13, 2012, 05:16:00 pm
Currently reading: Professor Bernice Summerfield and the Doomsday Manuscript
(found a copy on Amazon for 1p, and snapped it up)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on March 13, 2012, 08:01:02 pm
Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on March 18, 2012, 09:57:31 pm
The Recruit - Robert Muchamore


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Blazin Goliath on March 18, 2012, 10:37:04 pm
EarthRise by William C. Dietz


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on March 19, 2012, 11:56:51 am
Have finished Aftershock by Mark Walden.

Not sure what to start next, maybe The Waste Lands by Stephen King


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Jamdog on March 19, 2012, 04:37:19 pm
The new Shada book by Gareth Roberts, based on the original story/unfinished season 17 conclusion by Douglas Adams.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on March 19, 2012, 06:27:26 pm
Ark Angel by Anthony Horowitz


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Blazin Goliath on March 22, 2012, 04:50:14 pm
Looking for Alaska by John Green. Fantastic read, that.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on March 23, 2012, 10:57:06 pm
Since I last posted I've read The Bad Beginning & The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket, and I'm now re-reading The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien (my 100th book since I started keeping a proper note of them on 28/08/2010 :) )


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Blazin Goliath on March 23, 2012, 11:54:37 pm
Since I last posted I've read The Bad Beginning & The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket,
I LOVE those books. It's really a wonderful series.  :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Vampyros Adric on March 24, 2012, 12:40:01 am
"The Psychopath Test" by Jon Ronson


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on March 24, 2012, 02:21:15 pm
Since I last posted I've read The Bad Beginning & The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket,
I LOVE those books. It's really a wonderful series.  :)

I've read quite a few of them before, but we finally have the whole set so I should be able to finish it this time. Thing is, when I read them before I ended up feeling really down (not sure if it was the books or other stuff) so I plan to break them up a bit with other books this time.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on March 28, 2012, 06:17:18 pm
Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson

I was bored in school so started reading it on my iPod Kindle app :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on March 30, 2012, 02:52:03 pm
Ok, so since I last posted I've read The Wide Window & The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket & am now reading Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on March 31, 2012, 10:26:52 pm
Class A - Robert Muchamore


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Blazin Goliath on April 01, 2012, 03:34:45 am
PRG got me in the mood for some Narnia, so I've started reading The Magician's Nephew


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on April 01, 2012, 01:10:35 pm
I've read it before, but the film got me in the mood for it again so I'm rereading The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on April 01, 2012, 04:08:07 pm
PRG got me in the mood for some Narnia, so I've started reading The Magician's Nephew

 :)

I've just read The Austere Academy, so I'm starting The Ersatz Elevator both by Lemony Snicket.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Kovarians-Eye-Patch on April 02, 2012, 01:53:37 am
The Leftovers


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Scott on April 07, 2012, 02:06:45 am
Fifty Shades Of Gray


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on April 07, 2012, 11:29:10 am
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on April 09, 2012, 06:48:33 pm
Greywalker by Kat Richardson.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on April 15, 2012, 04:38:47 pm
Been reading a fair bit this week so here goes ...

Poltergeist by Kat Richardson,
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S Lewis,
The Vile Village by Lemony Snicket & currently
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on April 15, 2012, 05:03:29 pm
PRG you must be a speedy reader!

I had a night shift so I went back to The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest and it's gotten really good.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on April 15, 2012, 05:25:01 pm
PRG you must be a speedy reader!

I had a night shift so I went back to The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest and it's gotten really good.

Yeah - that & the fact that I haven't had a lot of access to the cable box this week so it's pretty much all I've been doing.

I want to read Larsson's books at some point.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on April 15, 2012, 05:33:39 pm
PRG you must be a speedy reader!

I had a night shift so I went back to The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest and it's gotten really good.

Yeah - that & the fact that I haven't had a lot of access to the cable box this week so it's pretty much all I've been doing.

I want to read Larsson's books at some point.

You should, they're very good. The only reason I fell behind with the third one is because I don't really have the time to read much at Uni.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on April 15, 2012, 05:38:24 pm
PRG you must be a speedy reader!

I had a night shift so I went back to The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest and it's gotten really good.

Yeah - that & the fact that I haven't had a lot of access to the cable box this week so it's pretty much all I've been doing.

I want to read Larsson's books at some point.

You should, they're very good. The only reason I fell behind with the third one is because I don't really have the time to read much at Uni.

Yeah uni is pesky like that!

I think my mate has them all so I'll try to borrow them some time soon.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Blazin Goliath on April 17, 2012, 01:17:41 am
This is just a question... Has anyone ever heard of the Discworld series? Is it worth a read?


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on April 17, 2012, 12:10:19 pm
This is just a question... Has anyone ever heard of the Discworld series? Is it worth a read?

Of course, though I've never actually read any of them (have seen TV adaptations of 3 of them though) - it is very high up on my list of series to read. The only reason I haven't so far is because there are so many of them! Definitely going to tackle them when I cave & get an e-reader  :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Blazin Goliath on April 17, 2012, 04:12:01 pm
This is just a question... Has anyone ever heard of the Discworld series? Is it worth a read?

Of course, though I've never actually read any of them (have seen TV adaptations of 3 of them though) - it is very high up on my list of series to read. The only reason I haven't so far is because there are so many of them! Definitely going to tackle them when I cave & get an e-reader  :)
Thanks! i'll be sure to check them out. Also, I'm now reading Waiter Rant by Steve Dublanica


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on April 17, 2012, 04:33:45 pm
Finished The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest (at long last) - the final 100 pages or so were unputdownable!

Finishing off The Hunger Games, then might try A Game of Thrones?


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on April 17, 2012, 04:35:50 pm
Finished The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest (at long last) - the final 100 pages or so were unputdownable!

Finishing off The Hunger Games, then might try A Game of Thrones?

More series I want to read - there's really not enough hours in the day!  :P

I'm onto The Hostile Hospital by Lemony Snicket now.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Blazin Goliath on April 17, 2012, 04:42:07 pm
Quote
More series I want to read - there's really not enough hours in the day!  :P

I'm onto The Hostile Hospital by Lemony Snicket now.
That's when it starts getting really good :D 

Quote
Finishing off The Hunger Games, then might try A Game of Thrones?

Worth it, I really enjoyed A Game of Thrones  ;D


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on April 17, 2012, 04:43:03 pm
Worth it, I really enjoyed A Game of Thrones  ;D

I've had it downloaded on the Kindle for ages, just need a night shift to get kick started with it :D


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Exterminate on April 18, 2012, 03:18:37 pm
Tudor Queens of England


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on April 19, 2012, 03:23:39 pm
L.A. Candy - Lauren Conrad


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on April 19, 2012, 04:53:03 pm
The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Blazin Goliath on April 19, 2012, 05:12:43 pm
The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket.
If you're enjoying those, be sure to check out the movie! It may not be very canon to the books, but it's still entertaining, and Jim Carrey plays a very convincing olaf :D


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on April 19, 2012, 05:23:32 pm
The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket.
If you're enjoying those, be sure to check out the movie! It may not be very canon to the books, but it's still entertaining, and Jim Carrey plays a very convincing olaf :D

I've seen it - in fact, I think I saw it at the cinema. Definitely a DVD of it in the house.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Tardis-Console on April 19, 2012, 06:48:18 pm
The Road by Cormac McCarthy


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on April 19, 2012, 08:56:00 pm
The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket.
If you're enjoying those, be sure to check out the movie! It may not be very canon to the books, but it's still entertaining, and Jim Carrey plays a very convincing olaf :D

I've seen it - in fact, I think I saw it at the cinema. Definitely a DVD of it in the house.

The Grim Grotto is the best ;)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Blazin Goliath on April 20, 2012, 04:08:37 pm
I'm gonna cast my vote for The Penultimate Peril. It's the best to me.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on April 21, 2012, 11:32:37 am
On to The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Jamdog on April 25, 2012, 11:29:07 am
Professor Bernice Summerfield and the Gods of the Underworld


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on April 25, 2012, 12:35:56 pm
In Stitches

A collection of stories written by an A+E doctor. It's ok, fairly interesting but a bit disjointed.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on April 25, 2012, 07:04:04 pm
The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Oh-Wise-One on April 28, 2012, 11:57:07 pm
One For Sorrow by Christopher Barzak


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Blazin Goliath on April 29, 2012, 02:05:17 am
Beause PRG has gotten me so antsy, I've started reading The Bad Beginning By Lemony Snicket


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on April 29, 2012, 02:26:10 pm
Beause PRG has gotten me so antsy, I've started reading The Bad Beginning By Lemony Snicket

Oh dear, have I done it again?!

I've just finished The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket, and I'm just about to start The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Blazin Goliath on April 30, 2012, 06:21:03 am
Quote
Oh dear, have I done it again?!

I've just finished The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket, and I'm just about to start The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis.
Yes. Yes, you have.
Also, that's my favorite book in the series.
Also also, finished The Bad Beginning and starting The Reptile Room


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on May 01, 2012, 12:34:59 pm
Pale Demon by Kim Harrison.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on May 01, 2012, 02:23:21 pm
On my night shift I decided to pick up A Game of Thrones. Lots of names to get my head around but it's good so far :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Vampyros Adric on May 01, 2012, 03:38:15 pm
Notes from Gardinea by Robert Llewellyn


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Jamdog on May 01, 2012, 11:52:06 pm
Wildthyme on Top and Wildthyme in Purple
(reading one in the day, the other in bed)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on May 06, 2012, 08:08:45 pm
The Guardian - Nicholas Sparks....

Only this time I'm reading on a kindle, because the kindle version was dramatically cheaper than the book... Therefore I've nicked mum's Kindle :P


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on May 07, 2012, 03:57:44 pm
Underground by Kat Richardson.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on May 10, 2012, 04:28:29 pm
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Blazin Goliath on May 10, 2012, 05:17:39 pm
Haven't updated in a while, but I'm on The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on May 22, 2012, 12:29:50 pm
Since I last updated I've read The Last Battle by C.S Lewis & The End by Lemony Snicket. I'm currently reading Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Blazin Goliath on May 24, 2012, 05:13:24 am
I started A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursala K. Le Guin. It's what Harry Potter's based off of, if I do believe.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on May 27, 2012, 10:51:09 am
Mansfield Park - Jane Austin (On my new Kindle) :D :D :D


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on May 27, 2012, 02:19:13 pm
I started 'Wuthering Heights' in book form, but I finally caved and bought an e-reader this week (Kobo Touch for me) & as said book was free I finished it on there so I could get used to it. Actually got used to it quicker than I expected - still love real books though, was just running out of storage space!

Anyways I'm now reading Vanished by Kat Richardson (book form as it's on loan from a friend)  :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on May 29, 2012, 04:08:58 pm
Labyrinth by Kat Richardson.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Kovarians-Eye-Patch on June 01, 2012, 12:24:15 am
11/22/63 by Stephen King


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on June 02, 2012, 11:25:22 am
Sweet Little Lies - Lauren Conrad


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Saber on June 06, 2012, 04:24:18 pm
The Help. I keep hearing so much about it I've decided to give in and read it.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on June 06, 2012, 07:04:37 pm
Downpour by Kat Richardson.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Vampyros Adric on June 07, 2012, 07:24:03 pm
As you probably saw in the news, Sci-Fi legend Ray Bradbury died yesterday (age 91). There is literally no genre of Science Fiction (including our show) which has not in some way felt his influence.

Here is one of his finest stories, A Sound of Thunder (which, appropriately, is about time travel).

http://www.lasalle.edu/~didio/courses/hon462/hon462_assets/sound_of_thunder.htm (http://www.lasalle.edu/~didio/courses/hon462/hon462_assets/sound_of_thunder.htm)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on June 07, 2012, 09:53:44 pm
The Unauthorized Autobiography by Lemony Snicket.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on June 07, 2012, 09:56:06 pm
The Unauthorized Autobiography by Lemony Snicket.

I remember reading that! I remember being really upset because I couldn't get hold of it for agggeess! But it's a good read :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on June 08, 2012, 10:33:22 am
The Unauthorized Autobiography by Lemony Snicket.

I remember reading that! I remember being really upset because I couldn't get hold of it for agggeess! But it's a good read :)

Didn't take me long, but I suspect my next book will take longer - The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Blazin Goliath on June 11, 2012, 10:49:24 pm
I'm re-reading Harry Potter from the beginning, as you can never have too much Harry.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on June 12, 2012, 10:12:12 am
I'm re-reading Harry Potter from the beginning, as you can never have too much Harry.

100% agreed :D


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Tardis-Console on June 22, 2012, 12:24:48 am
Eat, Pray, Love


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on June 22, 2012, 11:32:55 am
I'm re-reading Harry Potter from the beginning, as you can never have too much Harry.

100% agreed :D

Totally. I've reread them so many times, and I'm always in the mood to start them up again.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on June 22, 2012, 03:36:12 pm
I finally gave in

The Bad Beginning - Lemony Snicket


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Roranicus on June 23, 2012, 12:13:44 am
Eat, Pray, Love

I've been meaning to read that. You'll have to let us know if it's any good.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Exterminate on June 26, 2012, 07:31:56 pm
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Vampyros Adric on June 26, 2012, 09:11:10 pm
Jon Ronson: The Psychopath Test


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on July 04, 2012, 11:51:02 am
The Bourne Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on July 08, 2012, 01:25:48 pm
People's Republic - Robert Muchamore


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Tardis-Console on July 08, 2012, 02:35:40 pm
The Pink Hotel by Anna Stothard


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on July 08, 2012, 03:18:01 pm
People's Republic - Robert Muchamore

That's next on my list. Hope its good :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on July 08, 2012, 03:21:49 pm
Yeah it's awesome! I'm having trouble putting it down!


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on July 09, 2012, 03:56:40 pm
Cause I couldn't put my last book down, I'm putting A Series of Unfortunate Events on hold and going back to:
Class A - Robert Muchamore


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on July 09, 2012, 11:13:42 pm
Ah I really like Class A. That and The Recruit are probably my favourites :D


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on July 12, 2012, 02:43:56 pm
Lord of the Flies - William Golding


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Blazin Goliath on July 12, 2012, 05:50:04 pm
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
I love that book, it's fantastic :D


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on July 12, 2012, 07:41:48 pm
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
I love that book, it's fantastic :D

I know, I had to study it for my English Literature GCSE, hated it on my first read-through, cause I hate all the picking things out saying that the author was saying certain things when he wrote it and the whole suggesting that "this symbolises this" it all just annoys me. But I read it again (probably for the fourth time) just after I finished my GCSEs and I loved it!


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Tardis-Console on July 12, 2012, 10:03:10 pm
Morality For Beautiful Girls


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Blazin Goliath on July 17, 2012, 02:59:32 am
The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on July 20, 2012, 02:46:01 pm
Since last updated I've read: Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed - EL James... Don't judge- I actually enjoyed them!  :-\ :-\

Just moved on to I Heart New York - Lindsey Kelk


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on July 22, 2012, 06:19:58 pm
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. I think it's going to take a while!


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on July 24, 2012, 01:15:43 pm
On holiday I finally finished A Game of Thrones which was really good, just very long. I also read People's Republic by Robert Muchamore.

I've started the Game of Thrones sequel now, A Clash of Kings


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on July 24, 2012, 09:00:50 pm
Breaking up my Series' a bit, now on to Maximum Security - Robert Muchamore


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on July 25, 2012, 03:46:20 pm
In the hope I can finish it in the next 24hrs ish: Bared to You - Sylvia Day


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on August 08, 2012, 10:32:34 pm
I Heart Hollywood - Lindsey Kelk


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Blazin Goliath on August 09, 2012, 01:03:35 am
Restarted The Hunger Games trilogy, on the second book, Catching Fire, and soon to move onto the rthird :D


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on August 09, 2012, 04:45:27 pm
Restarted The Hunger Games trilogy, on the second book, Catching Fire, and soon to move onto the rthird :D

Nice, you must let me know what you think of them :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Blazin Goliath on August 09, 2012, 06:21:06 pm
Oh, they're quite nice. I've read them a thousand times over, but they never get old :D


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on August 10, 2012, 05:36:56 pm
Ah fair play! I've read the first book twice and the others once. I wasn't overly keen on the third book.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Blazin Goliath on August 10, 2012, 09:52:06 pm
Yeah, i know what you mean. The story and writing were just as good as the others, but it was a bit... depressing  :-\


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on August 10, 2012, 10:35:56 pm
Yeah, i know what you mean. The story and writing were just as good as the others, but it was a bit... depressing  :-\

[spoiler]I didn't understand why Katniss said yes to another Games...[/spoiler]


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on August 11, 2012, 07:14:33 pm
Just finished Eighty Days Yellow now on to Secrets - Danielle Steel


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on August 18, 2012, 01:40:47 pm
The Woman Who Died A Lot by Jasper Fforde.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on August 18, 2012, 03:29:11 pm
I finished A Clash of Kings last night, so next up is A Storm of Swords, also in the A Song of Ice and Fire series.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on August 20, 2012, 03:58:04 pm
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on August 22, 2012, 07:17:02 pm
My Story - Tom Daley


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on August 22, 2012, 07:38:42 pm
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on September 04, 2012, 05:17:28 pm
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Blazin Goliath on September 06, 2012, 04:02:26 am
Oh, I really like that series :D


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Peri-Peri on September 13, 2012, 01:37:07 am
Great Expectations


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Blazin Goliath on September 13, 2012, 03:50:21 am
By the great Charles dickens? Love that read, excellent choice  :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on September 13, 2012, 10:30:56 am
Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on September 17, 2012, 06:17:54 pm
I Heart Paris - Lindsey Kelk


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Blazin Goliath on September 17, 2012, 07:43:52 pm
Meant to update before, but I'm halfway through A Clash of Kings, the second book in the ''A Song of Ice and Fire" series.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Exterminate on September 17, 2012, 10:58:55 pm
Tudor Queens of England


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Exterminate on September 17, 2012, 11:01:16 pm
Also Out Of Oz, but it's taking a while to get into it properly which is why I have two on the go


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on September 21, 2012, 05:10:16 pm
Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Exterminate on October 16, 2012, 12:48:03 pm
The Hunger Games


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on October 16, 2012, 01:28:52 pm
I've just finished Academ's Fury by Jim Butcher & am starting Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Twisted-Sister on November 27, 2012, 10:21:45 pm
Mockingjay


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on November 28, 2012, 11:04:45 am
I've read a fair bit since I last updated:

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee,
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak,
Whispers Underground by Ben Aaronovitch,
A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison,
The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald,
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen,
Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell,
The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson,
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.

And currently Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on November 29, 2012, 01:13:39 pm
It's taken 4 months but I've finally finished A Storm of Swords which was excellent! Longest book I've read to date.

Next up is the 4th book in the series, A Feast for Crows


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on December 21, 2012, 05:49:50 pm
The Fall - Robert Muchamore


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on December 22, 2012, 01:48:17 pm
I read Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins & now I'm reading Crime & Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Exterminate on December 28, 2012, 03:13:26 pm
The Wheel of Ice. It's a DW book.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Mr Chinn on December 28, 2012, 07:18:29 pm
A Game Of Thrones

I nagged and nagged and finally got them all for Christmas so I am making a start on the first


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on December 28, 2012, 11:16:15 pm
A Game Of Thrones

I nagged and nagged and finally got them all for Christmas so I am making a start on the first

Enjoy! :) I'm currently on book 4, A Feast For Crows.

But I've also started an umpteenth reread of HP and the Philosopher's Stone


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Aneurin on December 30, 2012, 05:30:09 pm
The Time Travellers Wife. I'm determined to finish it. I started about three years ago


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Tardis-Console on January 03, 2013, 10:44:10 am
The Time Travellers Wife. I'm determined to finish it. I started about three years ago

It's not an easy read. It's not a bad story but the author is basically a h0rny fanfic writer.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on January 14, 2013, 09:18:33 am
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Blazin Goliath on January 14, 2013, 10:51:26 am
I've started A Game of Thrones recently as well. I'm on A Feast For Crows now. Excellent books.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on January 14, 2013, 12:03:37 pm
Cold Days by Jim Butcher.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Mr Chinn on January 23, 2013, 03:07:09 pm
A Game Of Thrones

I nagged and nagged and finally got them all for Christmas so I am making a start on the first

Enjoy! :) I'm currently on book 4, A Feast For Crows.

But I've also started an umpteenth reread of HP and the Philosopher's Stone

It's taking me a while to get through it. It's not that I am not enjoying it, it's great, I just never seem to have the time.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on January 23, 2013, 03:34:39 pm
I read A Touch Of Fever by Greg Cox which is a Warehouse 13 book. Now I'm reading The Last Testament by Sam Bourne.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on January 25, 2013, 06:40:10 pm
A Game Of Thrones

I nagged and nagged and finally got them all for Christmas so I am making a start on the first

Enjoy! :) I'm currently on book 4, A Feast For Crows.

But I've also started an umpteenth reread of HP and the Philosopher's Stone

It's taking me a while to get through it. It's not that I am not enjoying it, it's great, I just never seem to have the time.

It's partly that and partly something I'm finding lacking. Perhaps it's the addition of too many random one-off characters makes the story flow less nicely. It also seems a sloppy way of storytelling.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on January 30, 2013, 08:19:19 am
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on January 30, 2013, 10:50:12 am
The Righteous Men by Sam Bourne.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Vampyros Adric on February 01, 2013, 04:57:05 pm
Diplomatic Anacdotage by Roger Carrick


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on February 06, 2013, 07:46:05 am
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on February 06, 2013, 11:12:01 am
The Final Reckoning by Sam Bourne


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Sparky on February 09, 2013, 10:32:03 am
Son of a Witch


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on February 17, 2013, 04:34:50 pm
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on February 26, 2013, 07:42:20 pm
While I've been absent I've read The Chosen One & Pantheon by Sam Bourne. Currently on The Columbus Affair by Steve Berry.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on March 16, 2013, 11:37:15 pm
Oh wow, been a while since I updated. I'm still reading Steve Berry & since I last posted I've read: The Templar Legacy & The Third Secret. Currently reading The Alexandria Link.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on March 18, 2013, 10:02:35 pm
I've picked up The Casual Vacancy as I'm now at home for the month and thus tend to read more :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on March 19, 2013, 12:02:15 am
I've picked up The Casual Vacancy as I'm now at home for the month and thus tend to read more :)

It's on my list to read while I'm home (cause mum wants me to leave it here so she can read it). Still ploughing on through Gobet of Fire... Taking me aggggeeeesss!


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on March 30, 2013, 10:35:22 pm
Casual Vacancy... I started it a few days ago, but I'm really really struggling to get in to it  :(


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on March 31, 2013, 12:27:06 am
I'm reading Labyrinth by Kate Mosse - wanted to read it before I watch the TV adaptation.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on March 31, 2013, 10:31:38 pm
Casual Vacancy... I started it a few days ago, but I'm really really struggling to get in to it  :(

Same. I'm about 200 pages in but it's not amazing. Yes it has her great writing style which I see, but the plot is very dull and most (if not all?) of the characters are unlikeable.

It's not 'grown up' in terms of the story but just the language, really. A shame.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on April 01, 2013, 08:23:13 am
Casual Vacancy... I started it a few days ago, but I'm really really struggling to get in to it  :(

Same. I'm about 200 pages in but it's not amazing. Yes it has her great writing style which I see, but the plot is very dull and most (if not all?) of the characters are unlikeable.

It's not 'grown up' in terms of the story but just the language, really. A shame.

I've really struggled with her use of words... That's part of the reason I gave up. I just couldn't understand the words!


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on April 01, 2013, 09:31:41 pm
Oh I see! I meant in terms of the swearing lol


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on April 02, 2013, 09:59:40 am
Oh I see! I meant in terms of the swearing lol

Well yes.... That too :P I don't approve of all the swearing in there!


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on August 06, 2013, 03:18:56 pm
About a Girl - Lindsey Kelk


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on August 06, 2013, 05:07:25 pm
Ok, so I've read quite a bit since Labyrinth (as mentioned up there) - you can check out what on my bookshelf HERE (http://poprockgeek.booklikes.com/)

Currently reading The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Jamdog on August 07, 2013, 02:04:14 am
I've been meaning the read the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan for a few years, but I have finally got round to ordering the first one off Amazon and reading it, and by the time I was halfway through had already ordered the second.

I am now on the 4th book and have the first 7 (out of 14 books in the series) on my bookshelf, so my 'currently reading' is currently:

The Shadow Rising, by Robert Jordan

I expect I'll finish book 14 in about 6 months...


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Exterminate on August 08, 2013, 11:54:48 am
Wicked


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on August 13, 2013, 03:21:12 pm
Hmm what have I read the past few months?

I read Dan Brown's Inferno which was decent enough and fairly fast-paced, but felt more of a tourist guide to Florence/Venice and art history. Nothing new from his other books really, same old.

I finally finished the fourth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series (aka the Game of Thrones series) titled A Feast For Crows which was such a disappointment after the first 3 excellent books. Not a lot happened in most chapters, I didn't like the one-off character chapters or the chapters given a different name (just call Arya Arya, not Cat of the Canals) especially when the new characters had different names used. I totally lost the Dornish chapters and had to read a summary of what actually happened to Arianne when I finished on Wiki.

So I'm now part of the way into book 5 A Dance With Dragons.

I also read book 7 in the Henderson's Boys series (Hannah do you read these?) One Shot Kill which was decent, and I'm now onto the final book of the series Scorched Earth.

I also finished my umpteenth reread of HP&Philosopher's Stone and I've started HP&Chamber of Secrets.

Not sure how I have 3 on the go haha. And I've just ordered JK's new pseudonym book so I'll be reading that soon too!


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on August 14, 2013, 08:40:59 am
I also read book 7 in the Henderson's Boys series (Hannah do you read these?) One Shot Kill which was decent, and I'm now onto the final book of the series Scorched Earth.


I've got the first 3 books (The Escape, Eagle Day and Secret Army) but I've never actually read them. I bought them because I thought they'd be like the CHERUB books (which they're kind of advertised as) but from reading the blurbs of them I'm not actually convinced. Am I wrong?


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on August 14, 2013, 01:55:45 pm
I've got the first 3 books (The Escape, Eagle Day and Secret Army) but I've never actually read them. I bought them because I thought they'd be like the CHERUB books (which they're kind of advertised as) but from reading the blurbs of them I'm not actually convinced. Am I wrong?

I would say Secret Army is the most like CHERUB, in that they're given a mission to carry out etc etc and it's less part of the overall story. But it is very similar and very Muchamore. I think the series gets better as it progresses, and I'm really glad I'm reading these last two back-to-back so I remember all the characters etc. I'm excited to see how it'll end.
If you like CHERUB I really think these will get you hooked too.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on August 14, 2013, 02:30:58 pm
I've got the first 3 books (The Escape, Eagle Day and Secret Army) but I've never actually read them. I bought them because I thought they'd be like the CHERUB books (which they're kind of advertised as) but from reading the blurbs of them I'm not actually convinced. Am I wrong?

I would say Secret Army is the most like CHERUB, in that they're given a mission to carry out etc etc and it's less part of the overall story. But it is very similar and very Muchamore. I think the series gets better as it progresses, and I'm really glad I'm reading these last two back-to-back so I remember all the characters etc. I'm excited to see how it'll end.
If you like CHERUB I really think these will get you hooked too.

Brilliant! I'll definitely try them again. I still want to get hold of Guardian Angel


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on August 14, 2013, 07:15:14 pm
Yeah I was considering that as it's now paperback. Only problem with him doing them hardcover is that now there's such a gap between books I can't remember anything what happened in the last book or who the new characters are.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on August 15, 2013, 10:18:30 pm
Civil War by Mark Millar & Steve McNiven.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on August 16, 2013, 09:31:43 pm
Seawitch by Kat Richardson.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Aneurin on August 22, 2013, 09:13:08 am
The Help


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Joshua on August 22, 2013, 01:58:03 pm
I'm now about 75 pages into JK Rowling's The Cuckoo Calling. It's better so far than A Casual Vacancy, and the story is fairly intriguing.

She seems to write in really really long sentences though sometimes in this book... or is that just me being tired reading on my night shift? Anyone else read it?


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on August 26, 2013, 07:05:40 pm
The Noah's Ark Quest by Boyd Morrison.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on September 04, 2013, 09:52:57 am
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac - Gabrielle Zevin


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on September 04, 2013, 11:33:29 pm
Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Blazin Goliath on September 08, 2013, 07:13:36 pm
Valentine's Exile by E.E. Knight


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Tardis-Console on September 12, 2013, 10:11:51 am
Wicked


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on September 12, 2013, 10:13:37 am
The Alchemist's Secret by Scott Mariani.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on September 12, 2013, 10:20:11 am
Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow - Tommy Donbavand


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on October 27, 2013, 12:26:19 pm
I've read a few since I last updated:

Marvels by Kurt Busiek & Alex Ross
Newton's Fire by Will Adams
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
Avengers Disassembled by Brian Michael Bendis & David Finch
Artemis Fowl & the Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer
and currently The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on November 13, 2013, 03:35:59 pm
Death at Seaworld - David Kirby


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on November 22, 2013, 06:19:10 pm
Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on November 24, 2013, 10:05:04 am
I Heart Christmas - Lindsey Kelk


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on January 21, 2014, 04:48:19 pm
Call the Midwife - Jennifer Worth


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on January 27, 2014, 09:55:49 pm
Have read a few books since I last updated but I won't list them all, just the latest: American Gods by Neil Gaiman.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on June 04, 2014, 12:39:24 pm
You're The One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Nyki2 on July 07, 2014, 12:11:15 am
I haven't tended to post all the way down here, but I'm currently reading Black Opera by Mary Gentle


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on July 07, 2014, 12:18:13 pm
I'm reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on July 09, 2014, 10:19:01 am
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Iceman on July 11, 2014, 02:43:36 am
11 short stories about 11 Doctors from 11 Young Adult authors. Fantastic stories. All of them. Even 6's.

Highly recommended if you didn't read them during the 50th. They compiled them into one book, which is how I read them.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BrYoXcDCEAA2yv-.jpg)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on July 11, 2014, 10:30:54 am
I really want to get that. Must pick it up next time I see it!

I'm reading A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on July 15, 2014, 02:34:27 pm
I got that 50th book for Christmas - haven't read it yet but its on my list!



Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on July 19, 2014, 04:37:59 pm
Guardian Angel by Robert Muchamore


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on August 07, 2014, 07:39:21 pm
Summer Falls and Other Stories


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on August 07, 2014, 10:08:54 pm
Crocodile Tears by Anthony Horowitz


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on August 13, 2014, 09:48:12 am
Brigands MC by Robert Muchamore

I've had this book ages and is part of the CHERUB series that I enjoy, I've just never managed to get in to it. So I'm trying again :)


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on August 13, 2014, 10:11:29 am
Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on August 19, 2014, 10:25:50 am
What a Girl Wants - Lindsey Kelk


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on November 07, 2014, 02:32:28 pm
Just finished reading Christmas with Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher

Now on to The Escape by Robert Muchamore


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on November 07, 2014, 04:00:50 pm
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on November 19, 2014, 07:17:49 pm
I've just started reading the 11th Doctor story from the 50th anniversary book


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on December 30, 2014, 09:46:22 am
If I Stay by Gayle Forman


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on January 05, 2015, 10:20:22 pm
Lone Wolf by Robert Muchamore


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on January 19, 2015, 08:47:37 pm
Where She Went by Gayle Forman


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on January 19, 2015, 09:18:30 pm
With Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall starting on BBC2 on Weds (21st) - I've been putting major effort into reading that & its sequel, Bring Up The Bodies, by then. Nearly done!


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: Aneurin on January 23, 2015, 09:51:29 am
I've restarted Wicked for the millionth time. I've read them before and loved them but re-reads have always proved difficult, so I am determined this time to clear all 4. I got the Divergent and Maze Runner books for Chrismtas and I want to get on to them to see what the fuss is about


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: poprockgeek on January 24, 2015, 12:17:13 pm
Dissolution by CJ Sansom


Title: Re: Now reading
Post by: hannahcole93 on January 27, 2015, 02:55:09 pm
I'll Take New York by Miranda D1ckinson