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Re: What is the last book you read, and your rating?

Post by Tamorie21 » 03 Jul 2019, 19:01

The last book I read was Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

It was pretty good! Sometimes the main character's emotional wreckage was a bit annoying, but I couldn't find myself thinking it was too much. I was also impressed with how un-rushed the story progressed, so I didn't feel like the drama or the romance was overly done or too quick. Plus, it was funny and spoke to me personally as a fangirl of my own type of fanfiction, so I really enjoyed it.

I give it 4/4 stars :)

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Post by Tamorie21 » 03 Jul 2019, 19:03

Oh, and right before Fangirl, I read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz.

Can honestly say it's become one of my favorite books! Gave that 4/4, too :mrgreen:

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The book I just finished this monday is titled “Health tips, Myths, and Tricks”; it’s an interesting read, full of health information. I gave it 3/4 stars. :)

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Post by Jolyon Trevelyan » 04 Jul 2019, 14:49

I just finished The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett yesterday

I rate it 8,5/10
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Post by Redlegs » 05 Jul 2019, 02:17

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathon Swift is one of those classic novels that everyone thinks they know something about, and yet may not have read the original text. Everyone has heard of Lilliput and Yahoos and Houyhnhnms, right?

In this contrived, satirical account, Lemuel Gulliver records his travels to strange lands, where he manages to be shipwrecked every time he sets to sea, and is washed up alone in weird places inhabited by miniature people (Lilliput), or giants (Brobdingnag) or horses, or whatever!

It may have been a clever satire reflecting on the customs, politics and religion of England in the early 18th century (the reign of Queen Anne) at the time it was written, but it hasn't aged well.

It's never really funny, just childish, and I was glad to get it done. 3 stars out of 5
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Post by Hollieanne11 » 07 Jul 2019, 22:11

The last book I finished reading was Killing Abel by Michael Tieman killer story.

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My previous review was on Island Games by Caleb Boyer. I rated this a 2 out of 4. Boyer is a young writer and his story was fairly well done, but his amateurish presentation was a major distraction for me. Still, I think with encouragement, and some professional guidance, this young man could become an excellent writer.
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I just finished reading, and reviewing, We are Voulhire: A New Arrival Under Great Skies, by Matthew Tysz. I gave it a 2 out of 4 stars, though apparently a lot of people found it to be a solid 4 out of 4.

Before that, I recently finished Fight Club for the second time. The first time was many years ago, long enough to have forgotten most of it. I think it's better than the film, but it drops the ball toward the ending, so I think the ending in the film is actually stronger.

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Post by MrunalT » 10 Jul 2019, 05:15

I just finished reading 'Virago' by Ritiqa Pachauri yesterday. I rather disappointing read. I would rate it 3 out of 5 stars

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Post by Ant » 10 Jul 2019, 14:29

Two books by one of my new favourite authors
The Chalk Man and The Taking of Annie Thorne by CJ Tudor.
5/5 for both of them, both absolutely brilliant.

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Post by Redlegs » 10 Jul 2019, 21:42

I confess to be something of a Francophile, so I was certainly positively predisposed towards Paris by Edward Rutherfurd, despite its daunting fatness (830 pages).

And I certainly wasn't disappointed by this epic work of historical fiction documenting key periods in the history of the French capital over several centuries.

Using a half a dozen fictional families to ground the narrative, Rutherfurd deftly documents events in Paris mostly covering the period from 1875 to the 1940s, occasionally dipping back in time to as early as 1261, as well as covering selected events in the 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.

The story interweaves events such as the design and construction of the Eiffel Tower, the transfer of regal power from Paris to Versailles during the reign of Louis XIV, the rise of Fascism in Europe, the emergence of the French Resistance in WWII, and many other recognisable events.

Despite its length, span of time covered and the extensive cast of characters, it was never dull or confusing, although the 'family tree' provided at the front of the book was very useful and I consulted it often to to be sure I kept track of various family connections.

4.5 stars out of 5.
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The Lost Identity Casualties. Rate 4/4
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Post by Anny75 » 11 Jul 2019, 18:51

Just finished reading "Hazards of time travel" by Joyce Carol Oates.
It's quite different from what I was expecting, but still a good book. I guess my rating is 4/5.

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Post by mrgrt23 » 11 Jul 2019, 19:51

The last book I tried to read was John Irving's "In One Person." I give it a 1. I stopped reading about 2/3 through and returned it to the Library. I don't have a problem with gay characters, or transvestite characters, but this main character didn't know what he s/he wanted. Or said one thing and acted another way. It was too fake for me. Even in a book, I want the characters to be who they are. Wishy washy is not a good look. And it wasn't because the character was trying to decide. Just hard to get through this one. And I usually love Irving.

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