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Old 10-17-2010, 07:45 PM
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What was your last great read?

What was the last great book that you read?

Since I started the thread, I'll go first.

Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. Before that, Roald Dahl's The Fantastic Mr. Fox (don't judge me).
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:23 PM
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I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, and before that Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:25 PM
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Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. Before that, Roald Dahl's The Fantastic Mr. Fox (don't judge me).
I love Roald Dahl books.. . and I am thoroughly enjoying the Harry Potter series at the moment. I love children's / youth books.
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:23 PM
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I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, and before that Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
Ah, a Bronte sister. Have you read Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre? I Jane Eyre.

Smith's I Capture the Castle seems vaguely familiar, but I'm not sure if I have read it. I'm pretty sure I would have remembered it if I had.

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I love Roald Dahl books.. . and I am thoroughly enjoying the Harry Potter series at the moment. I love children's / youth books.
I thoroughly enjoyed Harry Potter. Speaking of children's books, ever heard of Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events? It is rather macabre, and sometimes while reading it, I thought, "this is a children's book?"
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Old 10-26-2010, 03:23 PM
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well recently, like in the last couple of months but not years...

the bourne identity(much different from the movie but very good imo; reading the trilogy in between other books)

try by lily burana (about set in the rodeo; i love books that are set in cultures that are super unfamiliar to me)

i am going to be reading deathly hollows soon(again) in preparation for the movie release. to be honest, i did not entirely "get it" the first time around

idk what my fav is between wuthering and jane eyre but i just saw a great film adaptation of the latter. i pretty much see all the film adaptations of pride and prejudice and jane eyre. does anyone want to suggest one for wuthering heights? btw, has anyone read villette? i think it's by charlotte.
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:58 AM
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^^ Peregrina I love Jane Eyre! It holds a very special place in my heart.

^ As far as film adaptations of Wuthering Heights go, I just saw one that was made about three years ago or so, with Tom Hardy as Heathcliff for BBC television. This version takes some liberties (as most do), but is overall very true to the spirit of the book. The actors playing Heathcliff and Cathy have AMAZING chemistry. You can stream it or rent it from Netflix.

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^i think i found this adaptation on youtube. i am book marking it to watch this week.
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Last great read was "The girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
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Last good read was Terry McMillian's "Getting to Happy." It was soooo dramatic. Page turner.
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I read the Hunger Games Trilogy in 2 days a few weeks ago! I loved the first 2books & the 3rd was ok.

I also read The Gargoyle right before that & I really liked it too!
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