Post by rippinkittin on Jan 12, 2009 12:54:13 GMT 1
Wow, Ariel, 3000? That's pretty impressive. I tend to hoarde books but I've got no where near that many! I want to come to yours and inhale deeply. Oh yeah, I love books, so, SO much more than TV; television completely stunts imagination. Pevalwen, 1984??!! AAAAH! I think everyone should read that book as a matter of law. It has to be the scariest thing I ever read! Hmn I'd say my top ten, however, are:
I, Lucifer - Glen Duncan (which they're now bastardising, i.e. making it a film... argh!) Last Exit to Brooklyn - Hubert Selby Jr. The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (and anything else by him, all plays, poetry, essays... etc. He's my favourite person. Ever.) The Bell - Iris Murdoch A Little Lower than the Angels - Geraldine McCaughrean The Collector - John Fowles On the Road - Jack Kerouak Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov The Chrysalids - John Wyndham
I'm a recent Twilight convert too, it took me four days to read the series, couldn't put them down! I'd become so absorbed I was floating round work in a little bubble of imagination for about a week afterwards!
"Pevalwen, 1984??!! AAAAH! I think everyone should read that book as a matter of law. It has to be the scariest thing I ever read!"
(I couldn't be bothered to quote) Hm, I came to read it at the time of Celebrity Big Brother when Jade Goodie and Shilpa Shetty were there... But it's very interesting and not too crazy. Well, crazy...
I love books! xD I used to take really bad care of my books but like, recently I've become really overprotective, especially over my Twilight & Harry Potter books. Must be my Dad's obsession rubbing off on me - (he's reading some book that looks like it has like, a million pages.) My favourite books change. At the moment it's the whole Twilight thing. I went through a Meg Cabot phase, I didn't like 'Princess Diaries' that much, not really my thing, but I liked 'Jinx' and 'The Mediator' (sp?) series. & I recently read 'Cathy's Book' (not sure of the author) but I like supernatural books. xD
Yeah, today I very carefully took New Moon to school, wrapped in tissue (no idea what difference that was going to make...) & my friend Shan wanted to show me how far she'd gotten and she opened the book quite violently and I was like "SHAN! Don't you bend my book!" She got a little scared. xD
& no I haven't read Cathy's Key. I want to. I'll have to stop by Waterstones or our library and get it/borrow it. ;D
Post by ariellabella on Jan 13, 2009 3:28:37 GMT 1
Haha I go to bookstores and literally buy shelves at a time, just point and go 'I'll take that one'. I've handed over some serious money for some amazing old rare books though, it's worth it.
Oh book horror story! I'm very protective about my books. Mom tries to read sometimes, it isn't really her thing and she get's 10-50 pages in and stops. One day we're at the pool tanning, I'm dozing and she's reading one of my books. I hear "Uh ooooh...." and immediatly ask what's wrong, she stammers a quick "Nothiiing" and throws me into the pool. We get home and I'm unpacking the pool tote, pick up the book she was reading and EVERY PAGE FALLS OUT OF THE BINDING. I was so confused and upset she went and bought me two new copies of the book XDDD
This weekend I'll post pictures of some of my book collection.
Post by nicolekaulitz on Jan 13, 2009 17:58:28 GMT 1
Some of my favourites are No Time For Goodbye - Linwood Barclay The Decleration - Gemma Malley then the follow up to that The Resistance - Gemma Malley And the Series of Unfortunate Events n.n Oh, and I have Cathys Book to read, but I always forget to read it, start over again, then the cycle keeps going. XD But after the book I'm reading, I'm gonna read it :]
Are you kidding, Liz?! The Neverending Story is my favourite book! ;D It has been since we had to read it in school in year 7. (And I love the fact that the hardcover version I've got is written in red and green and it's just special... with each chapter starting with the next letter of the alphabet.) I haven't read it in English though. Michael Ende is one of my favourite authors. He wrote some cool stuff... amazing children's books that also adults should read e.g. Momo. His imagination was incredible. To this day I cannot remember the title of this one book of his. *lol* He also wrote some quite nightmare-ish short stories... and awesome peoms. Hehe. When I was in school and we had to recite a poem of our choice I chose this one about a lindworm (= Lindwurm) and butterfly (Schmetterling) that were both unhappy with their names and swapped the "Lind" and "Schmetter" parts of them. The poem is divided into three acts and nobody expected it to be like that. Act 1 was fine, when I announced Act 2 some of my classmates raised their eyebrows and when I announced Act 3 there was some gasping and they started to think "will this ever end?!". *lol* Probably some were a bit concerned considering the poem was by the author of The Neverending Story. (My classmates and teacher were also quite surprised because I never used to talk much and especially not in front of the class but I just had to recite this poem because I loved it so much. I couldn't help it and just had to get over myself.) His biography is really good as well. So interesting and lovely but also sad. It has a chapter about a boy he used to know as a kid and that boy inspired the character of Bastian of The Neverending Story. A later edition of the book also has got a letter by his friend who wrote the biography and it talks a lot about how unhappy Michael Ende really was about the film.
Anyway, I'm just happy to see you also love the book.
Never?! I love the NeverEnding Story too! I admit, I've only ever seen the film, but grew up with it and recently re-discovered it and brought the DVD in London. I have a picture of Atreyu (Atreju) and Atrax stuck up in my bedroom! I also had the theme sung by Limahl on my phone for a while, but deleted it when I needed more space for Tokio Hotel I really want to read the book.
My mum's read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time...