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Forum nameReading Challenges, 2010
Topic subjectSpacepirate's Book Bonanza
Topic URLhttp://www.fmwriters.com/community/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=505&topic_id=55
55, Spacepirate's Book Bonanza
Posted by Spacepirate, Mon Jan-04-10 12:18 PM
Well, firstly sorry for the cringe worthy subject name. Following the crowd.

I don't know whether I should include YA books or not? But since I'm practically a YA, I think they count.

Going for the 50 book challenge, don't know whether I will have time this year. Oh well...

Note: I plan to read books of a fantastic list of "1001 Books To Read Before You Die", which is in fact massive. Just google it if you want to find the list, and if anyone wants a good spreadsheet that can chart it then message me or something... I'll try to find the site later.

Note2: Some of these are anthologies of short stories, which might be short but I plan to make it up by reading more novels, so perhaps 55 or so books?

Note3: For some special books, I'll write a little summary/review thing... If I can be bothered.
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READ:

1. The Kite Runner: Khaled Hosseini

2. Brisingr: Christopher Paolini

3. Sum: David Eagleman

4. Men Without Woman: Ernest Hemingway

5. The Catcher in the Rye: J.D Salinger

6. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: Muriel Sparks
80, RE: Spacepirate's Book Bonanza
Posted by CatrinP, Wed Jan-06-10 02:52 AM
What did you think of Polini's third book (and the previous two)?

One of my sons is an avid reader of them, to the exclusion of all others - until the next one was published. Most frustrating for a mother and an avid reader. I have cured him of that - not waiting another two years for the forth book - by buyng him Night Watch. which he read in an afternoon.

85, RE: Spacepirate's Book Bonanza
Posted by Spacepirate, Wed Jan-06-10 10:28 AM
>What did you think of Polini's third book
>(and the previous two)?
>
>One of my sons is an avid reader of them,
>to the exclusion of all others - until the
>next one was published. Most frustrating
>for a mother and an avid reader. I have
>cured him of that - not waiting another
>two years for the forth book - by buyng
>him Night Watch. which he read in an
>afternoon.
>
>

Personally I thought they were brilliant, but I'm easily amused by dragons and elves. Your son has good choice in books :P

Actually, I thought that as the cycle progresses they get better and better. Although I must admit the second book took a little dipping, as I wanted to skip some of the more boring parts.

No, but it's a good cycle. Although I haven't heard of Night Watch. I'll look out for it, if it's anything like The Inheritance Cycle...

*makes a mental note to read Night Watch*
86, RE: Spacepirate's Book Bonanza
Posted by CatrinP, Wed Jan-06-10 11:08 AM
Night watch is the first of four books, written by a Russian author. I'll hunt up the book and let you know, in the morning.

It is also a movie, though I have not seen the movie over here.

Now i have to get the other three for him, and get the other son reading anything.
90, RE: Spacepirate's Book Bonanza
Posted by Spacepirate, Thu Jan-07-10 10:33 AM
>Night watch is the first of four books,
>written by a Russian author. I'll hunt up
>the book and let you know, in the
>morning.
>
>It is also a movie, though I have not seen
>the movie over here.
>
>Now i have to get the other three for him,
>and get the other son reading anything.
>

It's cool, I'll just google it.

I understand about the "son and the reading", my little brother is an avid hater of any kind of fiction. Which to me, is probably just about the worst thing that can happen. Gone were the times where I could force him to read XD

Another random question, are you on twitter? Cause on the FM writer list, there's a purple person called CatrinPitt. I'm guessing it's you, but just to make sure :P