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Re: What's the last book you bought?

Post by NidiReads » 31 Mar 2016, 08:42

I picked up a Penguin Classics edition of The Crucible by Arthur Miller at the Friends of the Library. I just started it last night. It's so interesting.

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Post by dmugali2012 » 03 Apr 2016, 23:16

Usually when a movie comes out and I find out that its based on a book, I go out and buy the book. I saw that "The Fault in our Stars" by John Green was getting a lot of hype so I picked it up and honestly I've never cried so much.

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Post by bailarinaemily » 04 Apr 2016, 12:32

My most recently bought book was "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess.

I currently live in Spain and it´s a challenge to find a wide variety of books in English. I ordered this from Amazon thinking that it would make a nice, portable book to bring on the metro. Plus, the book and movie have been given notable acclaim and I´d never read or seen them. WOW was I in for a surprise. This book is whacky, demented, and all sorts of weird. After the first two pages I thought about quitting...the entire book is written in a made-up lingo that reflects the semi-warped universe where the story takes place. But don´t be fooled by the intrigue...the diction is most definitely daunting and more than a little bit confusing. After more effort, and some context, however, you start to become familiar with the odd slang; like a New Yorker adjusting to a thick Australian dialect.

Language aside, the book is both impressive and depressing. A good chunk of the book revolves around heavy violence and gruesome imagery. NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. And although the storyline is a bit of a downer, the end of the book leaves you feeling reflective (of your life) and accomplished (that you actually read through all the distorted lingo).

:) PROS -- Funny, unique, portable, head-scratcher, and worth a check off the famous book bucket list
:| CONS -- Puzzling, graphic, depressing, and requires a fair amount of concentration

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Post by dunappy » 04 Apr 2016, 12:57

Lat time I when to the book store, I spent $300.00 on books. Mainly how to write fiction better, but some were adult coloring books. But there was really a huge pile of books.

And don't get me started on Amazon. I buy an e-book almost daily. It's a good thing I don't have kids, I wouldn't have the money to feed my book addiction.

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Post by Mike_Lang » 04 Apr 2016, 14:33

Bought a book for a friend who just got a pet bunny - A House Rabbit Primer: Understanding and Caring for your Companion Rabbit by Lucile C. Moore.
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Post by Jolyon Trevelyan » 04 Apr 2016, 17:24

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Post by Taylor Razzani » 09 Apr 2016, 12:23

A Book Outlet near me is moving out of their current spot, so they're having a huge sale, 60% off of their already discounted prices! I bought 18 books for $35! Those sales are deadly!
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Post by Freida Livery » 09 Apr 2016, 15:11

I've been on a strict No Buy Policy this year, but two books just came out from authors that are on my must by list. I downloaded them from Audible:

The Beast by J R Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood)
The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King

Now back to keeping on budget. :roll:
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Post by Karen M » 09 Apr 2016, 15:24

I recently purchased A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen. This historical fiction book is set in Berlin as the wall is being built to separate the city following World War II. I thought the book was a good companion book to teach junior high students about how the wall divided the city. It kept my interest, but as an educator and reading teacher, I often look for books for my students to enjoy.

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Post by Lilapo9 » 09 Apr 2016, 21:06

"Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's" by Augusten Burroughs and John Elder Robinson.
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Post by jennyrose619 » 09 Apr 2016, 23:14

Bride's of the West- wonderful stories full of excitement, love and adventure

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Post by PaulaSofia » 11 Apr 2016, 08:42

The haunted House Diaries (I'm on a haunting kick)

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Post by LOutlaw » 11 Apr 2016, 09:58

The last book I bought was "Shadow of Night" by Deborah Harkness. I am reading this trilogy for the second time because it's been a while and the story is excellent. I love these books and the way Deborah writes. She makes me feel like I am visiting the places she is describing past and present. It is not often that I read a book twice, this set is an exception. :techie-studyinggray:
I am also reading the 3rd book in the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson. I enjoy the magical world that he has created and hope that Vin and Elend are able defeat the ruin that has been devouring the world with it's darkness and death.

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Post by Tsalagi_Phoenix » 12 Apr 2016, 03:57

The last book I bought was The Silver Citadel by Anthony Horowitz. It's the third book in the Pentagram Chronicles.

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Post by Sophi57 » 13 Apr 2016, 19:52

The most recent book I bought was Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. I have got around to reading yet. This month I got Tandem by Anna Jarzab from book drop. And I also ordered a book on writing The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure For Writers by Christopher Vogler.

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