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I love And Then There Were None. I was seriously obsessed with that book when I was 10.

I really want to read Into The Wild. It sounds so good.
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I'm reading Tony Hillerman's Skinwalkers right now for my novel class. I'm not that enthusiastic about it, it's (for anyone who hasn't read it) mainly about witches and Indian culture, which I pretty much know zip about. It's really hard for me to get into, and when I sit down to read it I usually just end up picking up Twilight or Harry Potter....
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Loves~Golden~Eyed~Boys! wrote:I'm reading Tony Hillerman's Skinwalkers right now for my novel class. I'm not that enthusiastic about it, it's (for anyone who hasn't read it) mainly about witches and Indian culture
Ha, ha. My dad is a big Tony Hillerman fan and I read all the books he had written by him when I lived at home. He used to do a lot of work on the Navajo Indian reservation, which is why he loved the books so much. I thought Hillerman wrote a great story.

I have recently discovered Robin McKinley. I know there was a lot of discussion of her previously written books earlier in this thread. I pretty much agree with the general consensus that McKinley is generally an amazing writer. My top three of her books were The Hero and the Crown, Beauty, and The Blue Sword (in that order). I liked them as much as the Twilight Series. (And I even read them after reading TW, NM, and EC). I recommend them to everyone.

SM mentions her new book Dragonhaven on her website, so I just read that one too. It reminded me a lot of McKinley's vampire novel Sunshine. Of all her books, I disliked Dragonhaven the most. I had a hard time getting past the grammar of the main character. I interact with a lot of 15 year olds, and none of them say "like" as much as he does in the book. The POV killed the story for me. What action there was in the book was excellent, but the large majority of the story is rambling, psychoanalytical babbling.

Another question if anyone is still reading: would you recommend Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials Trilogy for a 13 yo boy? I am looking for a set of books to buy my nephew for Christmas. I have heard really good and really terrible things about these books. I want something that would be a positive thing in his life, and he said he really wants to read these books, but I haven't read the series myself yet. I would love any input.

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Dang, i am reading so many books right now.

re-reading New Moon.
Sense and Sensibility-Jane Austen
It Had To Be You-Cecily Von Zeigesar
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Still working on A Great and Terrible Beauty...I havn't picked it up in weeks. I'm still on the first chapter.... :oops: I don't really have that much time to read anymore....

But I'm going to start reading The Golden Compass because the movie is coming out on December 7th and I have to reread it before I see the movie!!
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I'm reading 1984 by George Orwell and then the Vampire Earth Series, the last one, I think. I rather like 1984 but then again, I liked V for Vendetta.
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I'm reading The Club Dumas. It's actually really good so far, but it's taking me forever to read. I'm borrowing it from my spanish teacher. :D
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I just finished reading "A Long Fatal Love Chase" by Louisa May Alcott. Great read, I recommend it to everyone. I just picked up "Northanger Abbey" by Jane Austen and the first chapter has made me curious to read more since I have no idea what this book is about.
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Iam reading "The Truth About Forever" By:Sarah Dessen
Its a very good so far but Iam only on the 4th chapter :)
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greenmom77 wrote: Another question if anyone is still reading: would you recommend Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials Trilogy for a 13 yo boy? I am looking for a set of books to buy my nephew for Christmas. I have heard really good and really terrible things about these books. I want something that would be a positive thing in his life, and he said he really wants to read these books, but I haven't read the series myself yet. I would love any input.
I belong to these people who stand in the middle with their opinion about Dark Materials. Somehow are they really good, on the other hand I don't like them at all. The storyline is great (especially in the first one), but the connection with religion was kind of weird for me. Long story short - I would be careful to recommend them. Of course it depends of the boy, but maybe he would like to read Eragon or The Hobbit?
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