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08 October 2008 @ 06:17 pm
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Anna bo Banna: [tv]90210 - annie (02)furry_logic on October 9th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta. It's the book I've read more times than any other. I love it.

BEST. BOOK. EVER. apparently Melina Marchetta is being published in like all sorts of countries (US, UK, Europe) and her books are available off their amazon.com sites so HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET EVERYONE TO READ THIS ONE! Cause I feel like it's a must read!
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(no subject) - furry_logic on October 9th, 2008 01:24 am (UTC) (Expand)
i was a drummer in a band that you heard ofdramatic_sigh on October 9th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
Name/Age/Location: Amelia/19/Brisbane
Top 5 favourite books: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R Tolkien and pretty much anything by Charles Bukowski.
Would you be able to read a book a month? Sure thing.
Genres you enjoy reading: Crime/mystery, classics, beat poetry (or just poetry that catches my eye), good teen lit, Um, I don't know. Usually if I'm in Borders I just read the back and first few pages and if it sounds interesting, I'll buy it.
Genres you would be interested in learning about:I'd love to read some cool non-fiction stuff. :)
Genres you know you would never enjoy: I'm not too big on fantasy or series'. I don't mind 'real life' stuff with fantasy aspects, but fantasy can be a bit 'full on' sometimes and I've unfortunately read a lot of bad fantasy books. Same kind of goes for sci-fi. But, most of the time, I'll give them a shot.
Are you easily able to find books where you live or do you have difficulty finding books: Borders, baby, Borders. (Two of them.) And about a dozen other bookstores in my general vicinity. So yeah, it's pretty easy.
Would you be able to lead/enjoy leading a discussion for a book: If I feel passionately about the book, sure.
What book would you recommend members of the book club read:Definitely Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, what with the movie coming out (is out?). And it's one of my all time favourites. :D
Anything else?
This is pretty exciting stuff. :D
Anna bo Banna: [tv]gossipgirl - nate and vfurry_logic on October 9th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
Jess and I went into Boarders the other day and NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST was there, but she couldn't buy it cause I've already ordered + paid for a copy for her so she has to wait longer!
The movies coming out in January (here in aus) so I will totally suggest making that a book for december so that all us aussies can read it before it comes out!

lol another person who doesn't enjoy fantasy ... which is totally ok cause I love almost every genre there is! I've totally been reading so much fantasy/sci-fi this semester for uni (a whole course on it) so I'm over it right now!

I'm so excited about it too (and using it as a way of procrastination which isn't good so I'm going back to writing which I think ... from reading your entry ... that you should too!)
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{e r i n} ♥: gossip • chuck/nate • 01headband on October 9th, 2008 06:14 am (UTC)
Name/Age/Location: Erin/16/AUS
Top 5 favourite books: The Princess Diaries 1, 3, 6, 8 & The Sweet Valley Junior High series.
Would you be able to read a book a month? Hell yes.
Genres you enjoy reading: Romantic, romantic comedies, easy-to-read/light books.
Genres you would be interested in learning about: Kind of the 'older' styles.
Genres you know you would never enjoy: Horror, mystery etc. I don't like scary books. I think it's part of the reason I haven't finished Twilight.
Are you easily able to find books where you live or do you have difficulty finding books: Easy peasy.
Would you be able to lead/enjoy leading a discussion for a book: Probably not. I prefer to participate in somebody elses discussion.
What book would you recommend members of the book club read: THE PRINCESS DIARIES SERIES BY MEG CABOT.
Anything else? <3
telly telly bo bellylusimeles on October 9th, 2008 09:45 am (UTC)
What a lovely idea! :)

Name/Age/Location: Chantelle, 19, Toronto
Top 5 favourite books: Rebecca (Daphne Du Marier), The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde), the Harry Potter series (JK Rowling), Hamlet (Shakespeare)
Would you be able to read a book a month? I'd be able to read a book a week! :p
Genres you enjoy reading: I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to the classics. I have a thing for either long, difficult books about society or philosophy, or pretty, neat short stories/vignettes with an emotional focus. Really, I like anything that's well-written.
Genres you would be interested in learning about: It'd be good to brush up on my poetry. And I could stand to delve a little deeper in Russian and Japanese literature... ;)
Genres you know you would never enjoy: I hate sexy-vampire-novels with a passion, and (believe it or not) that actually came before Twatlight!
Are you easily able to find books where you live or do you have difficulty finding books: Very easily.
Would you be able to lead/enjoy leading a discussion for a book: Definitely!
What book would you recommend members of the book club read: I've been reading Umberto Eco lately, so anything by him :p His books have a lot of intertexuality, and he's a well-known semiotician. His Foucault's Pendulum came waaaaay before The DaVinci Code and is pretty much the intelligent person's version of Dan Brown's bestseller.
Anything else?
Not that I can think of!
the air i breathe is stained with ink: doctor/donna; team awesomemissymeggins on October 9th, 2008 10:34 am (UTC)
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Top 5 favourite books: Only five?! Ok, The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood, Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, Watership Down by Richard Adams, Prelude to Christopher by Elanor Dark & Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder.
Would you be able to read a book a month? Definitely. (Of course it will be at the expense of my uni work, but clearly reading is far more important!)
Genres you enjoy reading: I enjoy a bit of everything as long as it's well written. I guess I have a bit of a thing for slightly post-modern, emotional focused novels (hence Margaret Atwood & Virginia Woolf) but I find interest in a wide range of genres.
Genres you would be interested in learning about: Classics probably. I haven't read as many of the classics as I'd like. Determined to get Anna Karenina under my belt one of these days!
Genres you know you would never enjoy: Not a genre but I'll tell you right now I have a strong dislike for Jodi Picoult. I think she's completely overrated.
Are you easily able to find books where you live or do you have difficulty finding books: Fairly easy. There's only one really good bookshop in Bathurst (sadly no Borders) but my uni has a pretty good library.
Would you be able to lead/enjoy leading a discussion for a book: Absolutely. Once I start talking about a book (love it or hate it) I don't shut up.
What book would you recommend members of the book club read: The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood. It's just beautiful.
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 .: 04artofcruelty on October 9th, 2008 10:41 am (UTC)
Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder
i've bought that one but am yet to read it, however it looks so interesting!
but oh my goodness, i can't believe you don't like jodi picoult! everyone i know, including myself, loves her. but i guess everyone's entitled to their own opinions :) which books in particular did you not like?
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Anna bo Banna: [movie]sotp - foreverfurry_logic on October 9th, 2008 11:48 am (UTC)
BRAVE NEW WORLD OMG such a good read. And of course Melina Marchetta! We need to get some non aussies reading her stuff!
LMAO alex crappy teenage fiction is totally not a genre ... but it should be!
camembert [hyperion]: R&J: I love theegiantlovetingle on October 9th, 2008 11:28 am (UTC)
Name/Age/Location: Brie / 19 / Queensland, Australia
Top 5 favourite books:

+ Witch Child by Celia Rees
+ Sorceress by Celia Rees (A sequel to Witch Child)
+ Finding Cassie Crazy by Jaclyn Moriarty
+ Looking for Alibrandy by Melina Marchetta
+ Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Would you be able to read a book a month? *Fingers Crossed* Hopefully yes. I'll ditch uni work to keep up. LOL
Genres you enjoy reading: I'll read pretty much anything as long as it sounds interesting and is well written. I like Science Fiction, Supernatural/Paranormal, COmedy, Romance, Mystery/Thriller and a little bit of History. Like I said, pretty much everything.
Genres you would be interested in learning about: I feel like I haven't read enough of/any of the classics, which makes me kinda sad.
Genres you know you would never enjoy: I don't think I've come across a genre that I don't like in some form, yet.
Are you easily able to find books where you live or do you have difficulty finding books: I've got a couple book stores (Mary Ryan, Two Book Citys, plus a Big W and a Target). Plus our town library, but they don't have anything too recent :( If I can't find the book there, then I may have some trouble getting them.
Would you be able to lead/enjoy leading a discussion for a book: Of course!
What book would you recommend members of the book club read: Any of the five from above. But definitely Witch Child by Celia Rees. I love that book so much! ♥
Anything else?
This is a fantastic idea! But what's the go if we fall behind or something?
Anna bo Banna: [tv]gossipgirl - end of summerfurry_logic on October 9th, 2008 11:44 am (UTC)
lol if you fall behind um nothing happens, I guess you'll just participate in discussions about how far you're into the book! It's basically one book a month and we're going to try and give choices so you don't feel like you have to read one book.

I have to say you have awesome choices in novels! Anything by Melina Marchetta or Jaclyn Moriarty is so much love! and you don't discriminate against genres so that's awesome as well!

PS I totally haven't read enough classics either!
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dussa: Girldussa on October 9th, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
Name/Age/Location: Dussa/19/Berlin
Top 5 favourite books: Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay, Lemony Snicket's A S O U E Series by Lemony Snicket, Le Mas De Oliviers by Annie Bruel, Blind Willow-Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami, The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black, Hamlet by William Shakespear
Would you be able to read a book a month? OUI!
Genres you enjoy reading: Drama, historical, thriller
Genres you would be interested in learning about: Mystery
Genres you know you would never enjoy: Vampire novels, science fiction
Are you easily able to find books where you live or do you have difficulty finding books: It's easy for me. We have many local libary's in Berlin.
Would you be able to lead/enjoy leading a discussion for a book: I privilege to participate in somebody elses discussion.
What book would you recommend members of the book club read: Blind Willow-Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami. It's really different but absolute great.
Anything else?
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telly telly bo bellylusimeles on October 9th, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC)
I've been reading some Murakami lately and Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman is absolutely amazing! I think my favorite was "Man-Eating Cats" or something like that... I've got boundless enthusiasm for Murakami's short stories. I hope to read them in the actual Japanese on day :)

And OMG, vampire novels/science fiction - I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't stand either genre! (Though, there are definitely some really good science fiction novels out there - I adore dystopian fiction, for example, but some people consider that a separate genre.)
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a most wonderful ruby red: film; you've been the only thing that'sheadphonesbaby on October 9th, 2008 01:17 pm (UTC)
Name/Age/Location: Joan/20/Manila, Philippines
Top 5 favourite books: Harry Potter, Invisible Monsters, Sloppy Firsts, The Alchemist, The Lovely Bones
Would you be able to read a book a month? Yes!
Genres you enjoy reading: Fiction in general.
Genres you would be interested in learning about: More fiction, hehe :p Anything but romance stuff is cool with me.
Genres you know you would never enjoy: Romance definitely.
Are you easily able to find books where you live or do you have difficulty finding books: I'm going to say in the middle. If the book is super popular, its easier to find than more obscure books.
Would you be able to lead/enjoy leading a discussion for a book: I guess so.
What book would you recommend members of the book club read: Sloppy Firsts, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, The Alchemist and Invisible Monsters
Anything else?
Nope!
Anna bo Banna: [act]miley & selena - team awesomefurry_logic on October 13th, 2008 04:53 am (UTC)
JOAN I sent you an invite for this comm a few days ago but you either haven't been online or haven't gotten it! EITHER WAY APPLY TO JOIN AND WE'LL ACCEPT YOU OK!
day_dreamcanadianbeauty2 on October 9th, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
Name/Age/Location: Erin/19/Canada
Top 5 favourite books: tough...i'd have to say Gone With the Wind, Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Can You Keep a Secret and The Guardian
Would you be able to read a book a month? it may be tough with my school work, but i'll for sure try!
Genres you enjoy reading: im good with classics, fiction, romance, mystery
Genres you would be interested in learning about: maybe sci-fi
Genres you know you would never enjoy: non-fiction (depending, i've only ever read one non-fiction book that i've liked)
Are you easily able to find books where you live or do you have difficulty finding books: go one street over and take a bus down to Chapters. no problemo
Would you be able to lead/enjoy leading a discussion for a book: sure thing
What book would you recommend members of the book club read: im not sure how many people read classics, cus they can be a bit dense and hard, but Jane Eyre is amazing!!!! i love it so much
Anything else? im really excited for this!
Maria: tv; gilmore girls; roryutterblissikins on October 9th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
Name/Age/Location: Mia/20/Canberra
Top 5 favourite books:*
- (The Pursuit of Love &)Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford.
- The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.
- Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.
- Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta.
- Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh.
* Harry Potter's always on this list by default.
Would you be able to read a book a month? It depends how long the book was and how heavy my uni workload was, but generally yes.
Genres you enjoy reading: General fiction, classics, historical fiction.
Genres you would be interested in learning about: I guess more classics, but I don't really have any preferences. I feel like I've missed out on a lot of those book clubby books (The Time Traveller's Wife, The Lovely Bones, etc.). I always wanted to read them.
Genres you know you would never enjoy: Heavy fantasy. Harry Potter-level is fine, but if it gets more complex than that I usually lose it. You know, things with complex dragon mythologies and weird names. And Twilight. I tried, I hated it. I don't get it.
I also hate heavy romance. Usually for me to really love a book it's got to have romance in it, but the actual genre makes me want to hurl.
Are you easily able to find books where you live or do you have difficulty finding books: Heh, BORDERS! Canberra actually has one!
Would you be able to lead/enjoy leading a discussion for a book: If it was one I felt I had some knowledge of/great love of.
What book would you recommend members of the book club read: I love Nancy Mitford to death, I can't not recommend her. She's kind of like chick lit for the 20s/30s, and she writes such a wonderfully funny satire of aristocratic life. Her novels have some of my favourite quotes of all time, too (e.g. 'whoever invented love ought to be shot').
I'll also say The Eyre Affair, though. Because it's insanely inventive and witty, and it's so much fun geeking out over the literary references.
Anything else? This is awesome, guys! My mum's been bugging me to join her book club recently for a 'young person's perspective'. Yeah, this is SO much more appealing than that.


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jillbiscottimoments on October 9th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
Name/Age/Location: Jill/20(21 next saturday)/france right now, normally US
Top 5 favourite books: omg i don't even know.
Would you be able to read a book a month? yes
Genres you enjoy reading: love travel memoires and children's lit for kids of all ages :)
Genres you would be interested in learning about: any
Genres you know you would never enjoy: not a huge huge fan of science fiction
Are you easily able to find books where you live or do you have difficulty finding books: um...fairly easy..
Would you be able to lead/enjoy leading a discussion for a book: yes, but not when i'm in france (which is until december)
What book would you recommend members of the book club read: time traveler's wife
Anything else?
little effy cooper.sevenpuddings on October 9th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
Name/Age/Location: Jess/21/Sydney
Top 5 favourite books:
+ The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley.
+ The Power of One by Bryce Courtney.
+ Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta.
+ Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
+ Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
Would you be able to read a book a month? Yes.
Genres you enjoy reading: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Classics, Gothic, Science Fiction, Historical fiction... basically anything.
Genres you would be interested in learning about: I'd like to get into the biography/autobiography genre, and more classics. One can never have enough classics.
Genres you know you would never enjoy: -
Are you easily able to find books where you live or do you have difficulty finding books: HAI BORDERS.
Would you be able to lead/enjoy leading a discussion for a book: Sure thing. I guess I'm going to have to!
What book would you recommend members of the book club read: Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. Yes, its fantasy and many members have already stated their issues with it that particular genre, but its also Young Adult Fiction, and that, in my honest opinion, cancel's out the whole issue with it being too intense and too hard to follow. Besides, the core story is just too beautiful to not recommend to people.
Anything else? I figured I should do this as well, so we don't discriminate between mods and members :P


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White Ribbonsophierochelle on October 9th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
Name/Age/Location: Sophie / 21 / UK
Top 5 favourite books: The Undomestic Goddess, Pride and Prejudice, The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime, *hangs head in shame* (it really is just too addictive) Twilight
Would you be able to read a book a month? Yes.
Genres you enjoy reading: Romance
Genres you would be interested in learning about: Classics. Apart from reading the ones I had to at school I have seriously lacked reading other ones.
Genres you know you would never enjoy: I have yet to find one
Are you easily able to find books where you live or do you have difficulty finding books: It depends on the book. Usually I have to get them offline ):
Sadly I don't have the bliss of having a Borders where I live.
Would you be able to lead/enjoy leading a discussion for a book: To be honest. Probably not. I am not that kind of person to take the lead in something. I am too shy lmao. I don't mind discussing once a discussion has started.
What book would you recommend members of the book club read: To Kill A Mockingbird, but let's face it, who has not read it!!
Anything else?
Nope, just the fact that I think this is a genius idea (:
Anna bo Banna: [tv]gossipgirl - serena & danfurry_logic on October 9th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
Sophie you have no boarder? =( I am so sad for you. Until this time last year I had to travel an hour to the closest boarders and missed out on all the magic.
I totally want to read The Undomestic Goddess because you suggested it on my lj and it sounded cool then and still does now. So it's going on my virtual 'to read' list!

I totally read some of To Kill A Mockingbird in year 10 but I couldn't get into it (I think I had other more teenage things on my mind) but it's one I need to give a second go to!
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Anna bo Banna: [movie]sotp - capturefurry_logic on October 9th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
Name/Age/Location: anna/21/newcaslte, australia
Top 5 favourite books: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashers, Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult, Saving Fransesca by Melina Marchetta and P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern.
Would you be able to read a book a month? Oh yes, I read so many last term for uni I lost count.
Genres you enjoy reading: Fantasy, some sci-fi, romance, classics, young adult
Genres you would be interested in learning about: crime/mystery novels because I haven't read a lot of them before.
Genres you know you would never enjoy: um I don't discriminate against books, they're the best thing in the world
Are you easily able to find books where you live or do you have difficulty finding books: now we have a boarders yes
Would you be able to lead/enjoy leading a discussion for a book: yes, I love discussing books cause I'm a nerd like that!
What book would you recommend members of the book club read: P.S. I Love You - so much better and greater than the movie (which was kinda a let down)
Anything else?EXCITED =)