Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Its for you...book edition

Today I thought i'd do an "its for you..." post with a book theme. I'm a huge book junkie and its always interesting to hear what other people like to read.

How it works: I will (as always) answer all the below questions first, then you will answer the questions in my comments section (if you like). Why? because sharing is caring (of course) *winks*

1. Currently reading: "The truth about forever" by Sarah Dessen ( i should have finished it ages ago, but i have been very distracted lately)
2. Current favourite author/s: Alice Hoffman, Sarah Addison Allen and Nicholas Evans
3. Book you wished would never end: The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer - it was so intoxicating and highly addictive
4. Next book you want to read: "Dead until Dark" by Charlaine Harris & "The Story Sisters" by Alice Hoffman

5. I find new books/authors mostly by....reading alot of online book reviews, blogs and visiting Amazon to see whats new.
6. Name a few of your favourite books: "The Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton, "Practical Magic" by Alice Hoffman, "The Horse Whisperer" by Nicholas Evans and "Summer Sisters" by Judy Blume.

Ok...your turn...

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22 comments

  1. 1. Currently reading: "The First Patient" by Michael Palmer. My husband and I have taken turns reading chapters to each other. Its been fun!
    2. Current favourite author/s: Dean Koontz, Patricia Cornwell, Michael Palmer
    3. Book you wished would never end: hmmmm I can't think of any because I;ve read too many!
    4. Next book you want to read: "Deception Point" by Dan Brown

    5. I find new books/authors to read by....my friends at work who are also book junkies ... er ..avid readers
    6. Name 1 or 2 of your favourite books: "Seize the Night" and "fear Nothing" both by Dean Koontz

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  2. 1. Currently reading: REreading new moon
    2. Current favourite author/s: Stephanie Meyer, Bryce Courtnay, john marsden
    3. Book you wished would never end: Twilight.... im addicted!
    4. Next book you want to read: im trying to re read alot of my books to remember why i loved them
    5. I find new books/authors to read by....blogs, check book websites, ask my mum lol
    6. Name 1 or 2 of your favourite books:
    April Fools Day- Bryce Courtnay. Best book EVER. Made me cry and smile and just had the biggest effect on my life.
    Lost- Jo Wainer- Its a real eye opener to what women went through in the past
    oh and adopted jane- its really old but i have read that book ONE MILLION times!!

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  3. 1. Currently reading: Nothing. I just finished The Shack last night, so have yet to pick my next read.
    2. Current favourite author/s: Margaret Atwood (always), Kathy Reichs
    3. Book you wished would never end: most of them. Except Lord of The Rings. The first two books went on FOREVER! I didn't want Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers to end.
    4. Next book you want to read:
    Something light and fluffy that won't make me think like Night Train to Lisbon just did.
    5. I find new books/authors to read by... Reading your blog, reading Phillygirl's blog, borrowing whatever my mother has just finished and trawling secondhand book stores.
    6. Name 1 or 2 of your favourite books: The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak, Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin ;-)

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  4. Marcus Zusac was my English teacher in high school. it still seems to strange when his books are peoples favorites... but he is a lovely guy and deserves the success he has achieved!

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  5. 1. Currently reading: Drood ~ Dan Simmons

    2. Current favourite author/s: As always Shakespeare, Stephen King, Laurell K Hamilton

    3. Book you wished would never end: (i misread this as book i wish i had never read and was going to agree with Twilight Saga most badly written series ever) The Time Travellers Wife ~ Audrey Niffeneger

    4. Next book you want to read: Prey ~ Thomas Emson

    5. I find new books/authors by: checking my book group (www.empireofthecat.com/forum), amazon reviews and recommendations

    6. Name a few of your favourite books: The Historian, Richard III, Seduced by Moonlight

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  6. 1. Currently reading: Something by some white Kenyan guy who moved to England & how he sees the Brits. Funny stuff.

    2. Current favourite author/s: Hunter S Thompson & John Fowles

    3. Book you wished would never end: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP

    4. Next book you want to read:
    African Solo. Or White Tiger.

    5. I find new books/authors to read by family with twisted humour. Or it has some African picture on it.

    6. Name 1 or 2 of your favourite books: Depends on the mood.

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  7. 1. Currently reading: "as used on the famous nelson mandela" byt Mark Thomas. Very very scary stuff about the arms trade.

    2. Current favourite authors: I've just discovered Truman Capote who is my new fav, but also love Margaret Attwood, Agatha Christie (also as Mary Westmaycott), Jodie Picoult, Jane Austin, Marian Keyes, Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, Wilber Smith, Bryce Courtney ...a bit of a mix!!

    3.Book i wish would never end: The Bronze Horseman. I loved it so much I was a bit teary when it ended on such a cliffhanger and the new one hadn't come out yet!!

    4. Next book to read: I have "on the beach" all ready to go, plus "river god" and a book about Mata Hari.

    5. I find new authors to read by...friends, family, and reviews. Plus I am a stickler for my favourite authors so always keep an eye out

    6. 1/2 favourite books: "The Handmaids Tale" by Margaret Attwood, and "the Rules of Attraction" by Brett Easton Ellis.

    Cool idea for a blog post - this was fun!

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  8. 1. Currently reading: The Jungle by Upton Sinclair...and The Dark Half by Stephen King. Apparently I like for my brain to hurt.
    2. Author: I'm a die hard Stephen King fan. I can't help it. Cheesy, I know...
    3. Wished would never end: Honestly, the Twilight Series and the Harry Potter Series. I've not found the perfect series since.
    4. Next: I'd like to try Atlas Shrugged. I'm working my way through some of the classics, hence the Upton Sinclair choice.
    5. Finding new books: By walking around Barnes and Noble and waiting for a book to "speak" to me.
    6. My all time favorite book, EVER is Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King. I've read it 7 or 8 times, and it is a truly beautiful book. I'll admit, I always smile when my kids want me to read them "The Lorax," by Dr. Seuss.

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  9. 1. Currently reading: "Bleak House", Charles Dickens

    2. Current favourite author/s: Jane Austen, Wally Lamb, Sue Townsend, Clyde Edgerton

    3. Book you wished would never end: War and Peace...just kidding!
    The Twilight series

    4. Next book you want to read: Heather Armstrong's (aka Dooce) new book

    5. I find new books/authors to read by....looking at the bookstore, talking to people

    6. Name 1 or 2 of your favourite books: "Pride and Prejudice" and "I Know this Much is True"

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  10. 1. Currently reading: "PopCo" by Scarlet Thomas.

    2. Current favourite author/s: Scarlet Thomas (funny, that. Perhaps I have a memory problem?)

    3. Book you wished would never end: None - it would have ruined them.

    4. Next book you want to read: "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand.

    5. I find new books/authors to read through my friends and colleagues, mostly.

    6. Name 1 or 2 of your favourite books: "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver; "The End of Mr Y" by Scarlet Thomas; "We need to talk about Kevin".

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  11. 1. Currently reading: Shopaholic ties the knot - Sophie kinsella

    2. Current favourite author/s:
    Jackie Collins, Sydney Sheldon, Jeffrey Archer, Marian Keyes (to many to mention, i will read almost anything)

    3. Book you wished would never end: The third Reich and war and peace, i got them out of my dad's collection and those are the only books i have ever only been able to read like 5 pages of.


    4. Next book you want to read: Any book and every book... I even read recipe books for fun... :P

    5. I find new books/authors by....
    Word of mouth, scratching in other people's houses and on their bookshelves...

    6. Name a few of your favourite books: Master of the game by sydney sheldon must be one of my favorite books of all time, then there is Kane and Able by jeffrey Archer and Zoya by danielle steel. but once again way to many to mention... :)

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  12. Currently reading: Ulysses!!!! (Even though every other blogger in Marinka's ad-hoc book club has abandoned it. . .)

    Favorite Author: Any one BUT James Joyce.

    Book I wish would never end???? Not sure which one I wish. . . but I'll give you one guess as to which one seems like it never will . .

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  13. 1. Currently reading: P.S., I Love You by Cecelia Ahern and My Horizontal Live by Chelsea Handler
    2. Current favourite author/s: ANNA MCPARTLIN (amazing), Jen Lancaster, Cecelia Ahern
    3. Book you wished would never end: Pack Up The Moon by Anna McPartlin and The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
    4. Next book you want to read: Safe At Home by Alyssa Milano
    5. I find new books/authors by....browsing Barnes & Noble at least 3 times a week (I'm addicted to the Starbucks bakery inside my local store!), Goodreads.com, and looking up related books to the ones I love on Amazon
    6. Name a few of your favourite books: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, 3 Nights In August by Tony LaRussa and Buzz Bissinger, Living History by Hilary Clinton, Pack Up The Moon by Anna McPartlin, If I Am Missing or Dead by Janine Latus

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  14. I am reading the "Grass is Singing" by Doris Lessing. It's for my African literature class. I haven't gotten too far into it though.

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  15. 1. Currently reading: Confessions of a Fallen Angel. I just can't get into this book. It's not like it's bad or anything but I can't seem to just get through it.

    2. Current favourite author/s:

    Mmm. Not sure.

    3. Book you wished would never end: The Harry Potter series!

    4. Next book you want to read: I have a whole stack of "to reads".

    5. I find new books/authors to read by: Shelfari.com, friends, blogs, tweets etc

    6. Name 1 or 2 of your favourite books: One of my fav's at the moment is The Perks of being a Wallflower.

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  16. 1. I loved that book, read it a couple years ago. So good.

    I'm currently reading 'Good in Bed' by Jennifer Weiner and really enjoying it.

    The Harry Potter series and the Outlander series are two of the best book series I've ever read!!

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  17. Ooh yay, love these!!

    1. Currently reading: "The Hungry Years" (picked up at a secondhand store for a steal!)
    2. Current favourite author/s: Lionel Shriver
    3. Book you wished would never end: Haha, agree with you on this one :)
    4. Next book you want to read: "Prozac Nation" (recommended by a friend)
    5. I find new books/authors mostly by: Whatever's in the secondhand store this week!
    6. Name a few of your favourite books: Most recently, I loved "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"

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  18. You might also enjoy Julie Myerson and Maggie O'Farrell.

    xx

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  19. I do audiobooks and series are my favorites. My favs were the Twilight Series, the Shopoholic Series and the Harry Potter series. Next I am starting on the Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse series...I'm just waiting on the first one to be available at the library. I am growing impatient!

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  20. 1. Currently reading: Shantaram

    2. Current favourite author/s: Cormac McCarthy, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    3. Book you wished would never end: Ooooh no idea

    Next book: Love in the time of cholera

    5. I find new books/authors mostly by.checking out bookstores
    6. Name a few of your favourite books:The road by Cormac McCarthy, the member of the wedding by Carson McCullers, The catcher in the rye by J.D Salinger

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  21. Sorry, I feel lazy today so I'm going to answer just one question: have just finished reading "Louder than Words" by Jenny McCarthy and it was a touching story. And heart-wrenching.

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  22. ah a book fan! will def answer book questions once my brain wakes up! (im loving childrens books at the moment and have just finished reading Tanglewreck by Jeanette Winterson

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