Last book you've read?

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Well this subforum's a little anaemic and unloved. No comments for a fortnight, for shame. Anyway, the question is simple enough:

What was the last book (fiction or non-fiction) you've read?
Was it any good?

The last book I read was 'I am Legend' by Richard Matheson. A friend handed it to me in assembly the other day and told me I needed to read it. This is because our friendship is underpinned by a mixture of zombie movies or anything else in which plagues of the undead predominate and Morrissey. But he was right it was a good read.

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crazypickle's picture

Read the "Fire-Us" Trilogy.

Read the "Fire-Us" Trilogy. OMG, it's SO, SO, SO good!!!

http://www.amazon.com/Fire-us-1-Kindling-Jennifer-Armstrong/dp/006447273...

Although it is a bit...different...but I don't know. I LOVED it!!

RaspberriesAreFun's picture

I'm not exactly sure but I

I'm not exactly sure but I think that the last fiction novel that I actually finished was "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" which was a good read for, you know, people in general. I am currently trying to get into "Wicked" but I have other things on my plate...

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The last book i read was

The last book i read was "Breaking Dawn" from the twilight series.

I am currently read "The girl with the pearl earring"

fleetfootedfox's picture

Uck.

I hated Breaking Dawn. Just hated it. It had a stupid plot and none of the characters seemed to retain any of their original personalities. What did you think of it?
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BroknSykotikDreamr's picture

The last book was very

The last book was very different and yeah, I thought the characters seemed to change. Have you read her unreleased unfinished "midnight Sun" you can find it on her website the last i checked. I liked that more than i liked twilight. I really hope she finishes if!

can not tell you who I AM, just as you can not tell me who I AM, for I AM is lost in the translation of language itself.

gaynow's picture

I rather liked Realm of

I rather liked Realm of Possibility.

But I may have lost all respect for JMY. :-/

I just reread Wrinkle in Time!!!! Aaaah, it's such a wonderful book ^^ I plan to reread the rest of the quartet. Also, recently I read Empress of the World, another of those cannonical lesbian books. Kinda depressing in parts and not THE best writing ever, but still very enjoyable.

Megan: "Cheers are supposed to be simple, make people feel good."
Graham: "Cheers make girls do stupid cartwheels. Orgasms make people feel good."
-But I'm a Cheerleader

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A Wrinkle in Time and the

A Wrinkle in Time and the other books are indeed *awesome*! I identify with Meg especially and Madeline L'Engle has written some other great books too.
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Sykes's picture

I'm reading the Bourne

I'm reading the Bourne Series, but I'm stuck on The Bourne Ultimatum. I can't seem to finish it for some reason. I've yet to read The Da Vinci Code but the movie was really cool. Pendragon is pretty cool but I didn't like the latest one that much, and the Redwall series is my favorite.
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i have read it! it's the

i have read it! it's the best!!

"On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined!!" - Lord Byron

Nanook's picture

I just finished "Nausicaa of

I just finished "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind" Vol. 1 by Miyazaki today, I finished "The Pearl" by Steinbeck last night and I'm almost done "Howl's Moving Castle" by Wynne.

I finished a "Separate Peace" by Knowles last week and I finished "Cyrano de Bergerac" by Rostand about a month ago.

My favorite literature includes much of the works of John Steinbeck, the manga series of Nausicaa, Howl's Moving Castle, much of the work by Avi, The original Winnie the Pooh novels (Milne) and the Wind in the Willows (Grahame).

I think it's obvious that concerning literature, I'm quite a child.

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"Heartbeat" but Sharon

"Heartbeat" by Sharon Creech. its a short read if any1 has 2 do a project relating 2 art. (thats y i piked it but it ended up being a rly good book) lol

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Beautiful Boy

It's about a father who's son is addicted to meth, heroin, cocaine and everything else. The boy wrote a book too called tweak, which is even more depressing than Requium for a Dream. Anyways, it's kind of repedative. overall I wouldn't suggest it. a bad read.

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Maps and Legends by Michael

Maps and Legends by Michael Chabon. Confused the hell out of me at the end but I still loved it like everything else hes written.


Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.

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Mysterious Skin by Scott

Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim. Probably the third time now. I love this book for some reason... I think it's the characters, they are so well crafted. I don't usually dig the structure of each chapter being from a different character's perspective, but I think it just works for this novel. Beautiful writing, extremely sad story.

But not for my pleasure - all my text books on gender and queer theory. Interesting but dense lol and veeeeeeeeeery post-structuralist. Lol.

Icarus's picture

Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill

Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill (Stephen King's son)

it was all right. could've been better, but it was well written and a good read for what it was.

you can definitely tell who his dad is through the writing though....

so for those of you falling in love
keep it kind, keep it good, keep it right
throw yourself in the midst of danger
and keep one eye open at night.
--"Elephants" Rachel Yamagata

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Just finished Alice's

Just finished Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
and am currently reading Through the Looking Glass, by of course the same author. I'm also reading The Philadelphia Experiment by William Moore. I just finished A Separate Peace by John Knowles a few weeks ago and I've been reading Naruto manga nonstop for what seems like months. But I'm three-quarters of the way to the newest book! I finished Animal Farm by George Orwell maybe two weeks ago (read it online). Next up on the list is The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury.
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Reading is a very unpopular hobby among the crowd I run with...

...they'd all rather read shitty manga or play WoW. Lame. But I'm cooler than them, so I'm currently reading Bulgakov's The Master And Margarita. Excellent, so far. I'm also slogging through Colin Wilson's classic treatise on lone wolves afflicted with genius, The Outsider. A dense read, but engrossing nonetheless.

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The Rules for Hearts, Sara

The Rules for Hearts, Sara Ryan, sequal-y-thing to Empress of the World. It was a fun read, and I think it was better written than the first, though I liked 'em both. Very nice and gay. Not an especially happy ending, but it was cute and very enjoyable, and I'll take what I can get.

Megan: "Cheers are supposed to be simple, make people feel good."
Graham: "Cheers make girls do stupid cartwheels. Orgasms make people feel good."
-But I'm a Cheerleader

music is life's picture

I've been meaning to buy

I've been meaning to buy that!
I'm glad you said it's good because I was kinda worried it is gonna blow cuz sometimes sequels can ruin good plots.

music is life's picture

I just finished The Jungle

I just finished The Jungle by Upton Sinclaire.
It was pretty good. I feel horrible for that family, even if they are fake. Everything that could go wrong for them did. Its scary to think that stuff like that did happen and still does.

ReinbowGrl's picture

I'm currently reading And

I'm currently reading And She Was by Cindy Dyson. It's good, but I've read it before.

terrabean's picture

Stone Butch Blues!!!

I don't usually post about stuff like this, but I can't help it. I love that book, but I hate it, it is so confusing, and brings up a lot of toughts I would rather just not have.

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Tophat's picture

Dante's Inferno. Loved

Dante's Inferno.

Loved it!!!

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jacjessen90's picture

where to get in eng

where to get in eng that?

"On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined!!" - Lord Byron

perple's picture

Nick and Norah's Playlist,

Nick and Norah's Playlist, for the second time. I love that book.

tenmilestilts's picture

a mi me gusta tambien! i

a mi me gusta tambien! i haven't seen the movie yet but i heard it's good
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We just finished Hamlet in

We just finished Hamlet in English. (Though I'm sure we still have assignments to do over it. bleh.)
Other than that, I recently finished The Book of Vice: Very Naughty Things and How To Do Them by Peter Sagal. I gave it to my girlfriend for her birthday, and she let me read it after she finished. It's quite hilarious, so I definitely recommend it.

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I just finished Host. YEs I

I just finished Host. YEs I got sucked in. It wasn't as good as Myer's other popular novels but I liked it even thoug h it was uterally predictable in everyway. I liked the point of view though. It was a guilty pleasure read. I recently finished Ender in Exile. Not Card's best but still great. I love Orsen Scott Card's Ender series with a passion and hope with all my heart he comes out with more in it. Now reading "let the right one in" Verry creepy so far.

I can not tell you who I AM, just as you can not tell me who I AM, for I AM is lost in the translation of language itself.

Fiona Rosge's picture

love

Last book I read was Ada or Ador by Vlaidmir Nabokov, he is my new love. It was about insest. I am now reading I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, its about skitzophrenia (sorry about my spelling)
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Come Josephine in my flying machine
Going up she goes up she goes
Balance yourself like a bird on a beam
In the air she goes there she goes
Up, up, a little bit higher
Oh, my, the moon is on fire
Good-by

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Finally finished Bourne

Finally finished Bourne Ultimatum. It had a very interesting ending. I'm going to start reading "Clay's Way", a gay story by Blair Mastlaum. Oh, and maybe re-read Redwall.
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"It's more addictive than pistacios... Well, have you ever eaten just one pistacio?"
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tenmilestilts's picture

grl2grl by Julie Ann Peters

It's her first set of short stories and it's spectacular!! I've read it like 4 times in the week since I got it from the library. I might have to "lose" it and not return it...or just buy it myself. =) The characters and stories are just so relatable, I could connect with like at least half of the stories. And the title's a bit fakey but don't let that stop you!
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Two wrongs don't make a right but three lefts do!

tenmilestilts's picture

Oh and even though it's been

Oh and even though it's been a while since I last read this, I'm gonna hafta mention Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy--the first book is The Golden Compass. Very similar to A Wrinkle in Time in essence, but so different in details. If the movie made you not want to read it, please give it a try, the movie sucked (imho). Trust me it's a fascinating series and really well-written and thought-provoking and addictive. =) But then I'm just addicted to reading in general...
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Izy's picture

The last book I read was

The last book I read was Lolita. The best book about pedophiles out there.

Fiona Rosge's picture

lkahlsaghl

Yay Lolita! Eventually I'll buy that. Um last book I read was Love and Lies and started Luna for like the 5th time but gave up because, god help me, I'm hoping to read Twilight. Saw the movie, and it was actually good so here I go plunging myself into the water that will make me JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE!
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Come Josephine in my flying machine
Going up she goes up she goes
Balance yourself like a bird on a beam
In the air she goes there she goes
Up, up, a little bit higher
Oh, my, the moon is on fire
Good-by

perple's picture

I am currently reading

I am currently reading Treasure Island, and lovvvvvvving ittt!!!!!!!!!!! wow, i am so not queer......