ADVERTISEMENT

+ Reply to Thread
Page 5 of 9 FirstFirst ... 34567 ... LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 88
  1. #41
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    4,645
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked
    230
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    [QUOTE=MsMummy;533236
    I like those period society type novels.
    [/QUOTE]

    Anna karenina is getting a rerun at the moment. Far out it's good.

    Phyllis, how could you do it to yourself?? 3 of them, that's a lot of reading time you will never get back...

  2. #42
    Phyllis Stein is offline Winner 2009 - The most politically correct member award
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    4,680
    Thanks
    622
    Thanked
    601
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    All three?!?! You are a patient woman! I give a book 100 pages, sometimes one chapter if i'm really not enjoying it
    But some of the best novels are initially quite hard to get into!

    And regardless, I only read the trilogy to verify or challenge the so-called feminist slant it's reputed to have. I wouldn't have bothered aside from that, crime novels not being a favoured genre of mine.

    Quote Originally Posted by kar
    Phyllis, how could you do it to yourself?? 3 of them, that's a lot of reading time you will never get back...
    Masochism, probably. I even inflicted the Twilight saga on myself.
    Last edited by Phyllis Stein; 16-11-2010 at 19:37.

  3. #43
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    4,645
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked
    230
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Phyllis Stein View Post

    Masochism, probably. I even inflicted the Twilight saga on myself.
    Say it's not true!
    I will confess to reading a Kathy Lette novel recently and I was honestly quite astounded at how anyone could write something so atrocious. I understood why it wad $5 with another purchase at A&R.

    I love trash. No qualms about, but seriously, this was gobsmacking!

  4. #44
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    823
    Thanks
    154
    Thanked
    226
    Reviews
    9
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
    I set off for a 3 month trip to India inspired by that novel, and it felt like meeting an old friend because the book is so in depth.

  5. #45
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    7,066
    Thanks
    37
    Thanked
    228
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by babycake View Post
    Well then, I must be the only person in the world who did not like the Twilight books. I only kept reading because I stupidly thought they may get better, that was a waste of 3 weeks
    I have only read the first one and I just don't understand what the fuss was about.

  6. #46
    Phyllis Stein is offline Winner 2009 - The most politically correct member award
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    4,680
    Thanks
    622
    Thanked
    601
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by kar View Post
    Say it's not true!
    I will confess to reading a Kathy Lette novel recently and I was honestly quite astounded at how anyone could write something so atrocious. I understood why it wad $5 with another purchase at A&R.

    I love trash. No qualms about, but seriously, this was gobsmacking!
    Ha, thanks for the warning. And yes, trash can be great. I churned through the Southern Vampire Mysteries like an utter hedonist recently - poorly written, plot holes everywhere, but I loved them.

  7. #47
    babycake's Avatar
    babycake is offline Bubhub Award Winner - 2011- Funniest Thread Award
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    581
    Thanks
    789
    Thanked
    350
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Amara View Post
    I have only read the first one and I just don't understand what the fuss was about.
    I agree Amara, I read them over christmas/New Year last year and i honestly till this day don't know why I did it. Ijust kept going back for more punishment lol. I even used to say to DH that i am going up to bed to read those bloody books. I think I just wanted to see what all the hype was about.

  8. #48
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    10,211
    Thanks
    805
    Thanked
    594
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    The best book I have read is "Down Came The Rain" by Brooke Shields.

    It's a raw, honest and personal look into her struggle with PND, she helped me through it by reading her story and making me realise that I wasnt a freak of nature people made me out to be 6 yrs ago.

  9. #49
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    296
    Thanks
    173
    Thanked
    24
    Reviews
    0
    Too many favourites books but here are some:
    To Kill a Mocking Bird
    The Bronze Horseman
    Gone with the Wind
    The Time Travellers Wife
    The Tomorrow Series
    The Book Thief

    Might be better to name some favourite authors:
    Paullina Simons
    Jodi Picoult
    Lee Child
    John Grisham
    James Patterson
    Tim Winton
    Patrica Cornwell
    Harlon Coben
    Dianna Galbaldon
    Jacquelyn Mitchard
    Janet Evanovich

  10. #50
    babycake's Avatar
    babycake is offline Bubhub Award Winner - 2011- Funniest Thread Award
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    581
    Thanks
    789
    Thanked
    350
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by kar View Post
    Say it's not true!
    I will confess to reading a Kathy Lette novel recently and I was honestly quite astounded at how anyone could write something so atrocious. I understood why it wad $5 with another purchase at A&R.

    I love trash. No qualms about, but seriously, this was gobsmacking!
    You have not read pure trash until you have read a Danielle Steele novel


 
+ Reply to Thread
Page 5 of 9 FirstFirst ... 34567 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

FEATURED SUPPORTER
Pear Exercise Physiology Pregnancy & Women's HealthWe are Women's Health specialists and prescribe exercise to support changes in your body brought on by pregnancy, ...
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›

ADVERTISEMENT