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PostSubject: I neeeeed something to read   Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:51 pm

I have finished all my books, am bored and need something new - I love a series - suggestions?

I have just read and loved all the Sookie Stackhouse/TrueBlood books by Charlaine Harris, read Twilight et al, tried Diana Gabaldon but my god it was hard work - save me from watching pathetic tv or even worse EB!
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PostSubject: Re: I neeeeed something to read   Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:29 am

Paulina symons,

or this series http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Lights_(novel)

eragon


thats just a few but will do some more thinking...
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PostSubject: Re: I neeeeed something to read   Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:46 am

Have you read that prehistoric porno series by Jean M Auel? Trying to think of the names, it's been years since I read them...

One was the plains of passage and one was the Mammoth Hunters, I think the first was Clan Of the Cave Bear, which they made into an awful movie with Darryl Hannah in it they were pretty good though.

I'm re-reading all of Nelson DeMille's books ATM. I did the HP series again at the end of last year, and DeMille is my usual follow up because they are easy to read and it's usually kiss kiss bang bang.

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PostSubject: Re: I neeeeed something to read   Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:52 am

Oh is Sookie good?

I'm stuck too!

I keep trying to read The Life of Pi but it sends me to sleep :/
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PostSubject: Re: I neeeeed something to read   Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:45 am

Have you read The book thief? I thought that was brilliant, I couldn't put it down.

I might try the Jean M Auel series, I think a friend of mine named her daughter Ayla after a character in those books if it's the one I'm thinking of. Tim Winton's new one is suppose to be good but I've struggled with some of his previous stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: I neeeeed something to read   Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:49 am

Oh The Book Thief was awesome! Loved it, couldn't put it down.

I also love Tim Winton and although they are not a series, you could read all his books following each other. I get great imagery when I read his work. He is so descriptive and it's easy to imagine where he might be talking about.

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PostSubject: Re: I neeeeed something to read   Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:58 am

Yep Ayla was the main character.

I had it on my list when I was pregnant with Rachel, but S said it was too bogan and vetoed it

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PostSubject: Re: I neeeeed something to read   Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:04 am

Clan of the Cavebear
The Valley of Horses
The Mammoth Hunters
Plains of Passage
Shelters of Stone

Love them.

Started when I was a teenager. The last one came out 7 years ago when Cameron was born, still waiting on the next.

She better not be dead!
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PostSubject: Re: I neeeeed something to read   Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:24 am

I haven't read Shelters of Stone.

I might hunt down the series again myself and start reading them again.

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PostSubject: Re: I neeeeed something to read   Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:09 pm

Hmmm I read Clan of the Cave Bear last year, meant to pick up the next one but never did, might give it another go, it was so bloody long! I was working at Collins when Shelters of Stone came out and a few people who bought the book had DD's called Ayla lol.

I have done all the Phillip Pullman but haven't read the book thief, will see if the library has it. Will also put Paullina Simons on my list and Eragon

I have the new Stephenie Meyer "The Host" but haven't opened it yet, I read a bad review lol so haven't got desperate enough to read it yet, not when I have been immersed in Sookie, she rules

I just read the whole box set of 7 Sookie Stackhouse, they are light fun and easy to read and I was hooked, my children were ignored haha. I am debating whether to get the new one, it is still in hardcover I think, don't know if I can justify the price but I need to know what happens! I think #9 is due out in 2010 according to wiki.

Excellent, some new ideas, thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: I neeeeed something to read   Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:28 pm

I have heard that "The Circle Trilogy" by Nora Roberts is quite good. Morrigan's Cross is the first book in the series.

I'm waiting for some slow-ass to take it back to the library.

It's adult vampires set way back in 12th century to current day.
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PostSubject: Re: I neeeeed something to read   Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:17 am

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I'm waiting for some slow-ass to take it back to the library.

Payback me thinks. Says she who had twilight on loan for 7 weeks was it Jac?
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PostSubject: Re: I neeeeed something to read   Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:15 am

Closer to 9, I think, I renewed it 3 times
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PostSubject: Re: I neeeeed something to read   Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:24 pm

Charlaine Harris - FUCK!

I went looking for these books today and forgot 1. What they are called and 2. Who they are written by!
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PostSubject: Re: I neeeeed something to read   Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:16 pm

Knowing the author and title gets you a long way!

Charlaine Harris is the author and the books in order are:

Dead Until Dark
Living Dead In Dallas
Club Dead
Dead To The World
Dead As A Doornail
Definitely Dead
All Together Dead
From Dead To Worse *latest one, still in hardback
Dead And Gone *released May 2010

They are also known as Sookie Stackhouse novels, TrueBlood and The Southern Vampire mysteries so confusing! I would have posted a link to the Sookie Wiki page but it contains spoilers much to my irritation

I have ordered #8 plus other recommended books through Interlibrary Loan so will probably be waiting months for them If #8 wasn't still in hardback I would have bought the fucker! The box set was relatively cheap from Book Depository.
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PostSubject: Re: I neeeeed something to read   Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:24 pm

Ohhhh! Thank you SO much!!

I'll off hunting tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: I neeeeed something to read   Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:55 pm

I picked up The Time Travellers Wife today and tried to start reading it but I don't think I'll be able to it. It's just not the sort of thing I go for.

Also got Breaking Dawn but I suppose I better read the #2 & #3 first
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PostSubject: Re: I neeeeed something to read   Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:01 pm

I'm currently 4 chapters into the first one. It isn't as engrossing as Twilight but I'm still enjoying it. I'm finding though that there are a lot of characters (albeit minor ones) being introduced really early, and because keep getting interrupted, I'm finding I'm reading the same paragraph over and over just so it will sink in

I really need to go and hide somewhere, I've tried locking myself in the toilet but people always find me there

I must persevere though, the TV series starts next Tuesday and it looks fucking awesome. Kirsty, check out the preview on youtube!!

BTW Kirsty, Bill the actor isn't as hot as I imagined. And that Home and Away guy, he plays the brother
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PostSubject: Re: I neeeeed something to read   Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:03 pm

Jacqui do you want to borrow my copies of New Moon and Eclipse?

How are those chuckies going? Any school spews yet?

Ahh damn it Michelle, Bill is so hawt in the book as are all the male characters lol you would think every bloke she meets is underwear model material ah well it IS fiction! I am looking forward to the tv show, am still trying to source copies, am nagging my sister to download it for me.

Being the first book of a lengthy series there has to be a lot of character introductions but the rest of the books clip along quite nicely because you know who everyone is!
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PostSubject: Re: I neeeeed something to read   Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:30 pm

Try the David Eddings series - Pawn of Phrophecy (The Belgariad!)

Similar to Lord of the Rings, but I'm not that into Fantasy kind of books, but loved these. First series have 5 books, 2nd series also has 5 books.

Bit of advice, when you read the first book, skip the Prologue. I made the mistake of reading it the first time Mum told me about the book and went 'Fuck this' after about 2 pages. But the next time she nagged me I went straight into Chapter One.
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PostSubject: Re: I neeeeed something to read   Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:25 pm

Jacqui keep going with the time travellers wife, it takes a bit to get into it. I wouldn't rave about it but I quiet enjoyed it.

They have those Sookie novel box sets on ebay for $99. Will request it as a group present from the inlaw side for my birthday.

Going to try to get the Auel set as well.
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PostSubject: Re: I neeeeed something to read   Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:49 pm

GLRR have you tried Book Depository for the Sookie Box set, I only paid about AU $60 for my box set from them and they do free postage. If someone else is buying it for you then it doesn't really matter then
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PostSubject: Re: I neeeeed something to read   Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:09 am

Kirsty - I can copy True Blood for you, I have a DVD recorder hooked up to Foxtel
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PostSubject: Re: I neeeeed something to read   Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:20 am

Have I told you lately that I love you? YES PLEASE! Let me know if you need some discs ok?
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PostSubject: Re: I neeeeed something to read   Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:44 am

I have discs Kirsty, it would be my pleasure
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