Books to Buy

Discussion in 'Flicks, Tracks and Paperbacks' started by Megan, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Megan

    Megan i know you see me now

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    Hey Guys

    I just received a $100 Dymocks voucher for the course I did last year. Just after some recommendations for books to purchase and stuff.

    I think I might get an Atlas, I used to love looking at my mum's. Anything else? Any recommendations?
     
  2. dobergirl

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    What kind of books do you like? What sort of fiction? I am a read-a-holic (so is Molloch! :D) so I might have some recommendations if you tell me what you're into :)

    You could check out www.goodreads.com too, I love it! You can input and rate books that you have read, and it will give recommendations based on what you like.

    ETA: Also, here's the Goodreads 2011 awards, these are sorted by genre, might help too.

    http://www.goodreads.com/award/choice/2011
     
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  3. molloch!

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    Lol yes Dobergirl and I are both on Goodreads. I agree, tell us what you like & I'm sure we can give you some great recommendations.
     
  4. Megan

    Megan i know you see me now

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    Um, I dont like fantasy/vampires/stuff like that. So no hobbit/twilight/dune etc like books. I dont mind a who dunnit and stuff. For trash, I do read Jodi Piccoult, but I get a bit over that. I like good biographies, not ones that blow smokes up subject's arses.

    Oh and I try not to think too much. I dont have the time or inclination to really think about it, if you know what I mean?

    I think my favourite book of recent years is We Need to Talk About Kevin.
     
  5. Megan

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    Yep, got that at Angus and Robertson's big book sale.
     
  6. dobergirl

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    Defending Jacob looks good

    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11367726-defending-jacob



    I really liked Room

    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7937843-room



    Before I go to Sleep was also great, a real page turner for me.

    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9736930-before-i-go-to-sleep




    And since you like Biographies and are a dog lover, you might like this one. I got mine at Dymocks.

    Saving Private Sarbi

    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12733284-saving-private-sarbi

     
  7. Megan

    Megan i know you see me now

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    Thanks Dober! Will check them out!
     
  8. molloch!

    molloch! Obsessive :)

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    Join Goodreads Megan :)


    A couple of other good dog books


    Last Dog on the Hill: The Extraordinary Life of Lou by Steve Duno

    A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog by Dean Koontz

    Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him by Luis Carlos Montalvan, Bret Witter

    Endal: How One Extraordinary Dog Brought a Family Back from the Brink by Allen Parton, Sandra Parton

     
  9. Megan

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    I ended up getting The Slap, Cloudstreet, Jodi piccoults latest,and an atlas
     
  10. mebe

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    If you can get the Wool books by Hugh Howey they are very good ... I know he has ppl working on getting his stuff out to AUS
     
  11. TerryV

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    My partner loves the Wool books and has read 1 and 2 (I think) I haven't as yet, not usually a Sci-Fi fan but might give these a go they come highly recommended.
     
  12. Danny

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    I'm also on good reads and I love having good books to read :)

    Add me!
     
  13. James T

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    i would definitely recommend the hunger games series.
    it is simply unputdownable. it is a good read.
     
  14. Wormow

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    I agree with James, definitely 100% check out The Hunger Games. After around 50 pages in, you won't put the book down, literally. It'll suck you in because the writing is so good and thrilling. They cost $12 each or you can buy the whole trilogy set for $26. Read it now!!
     
  15. Megan

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    Yeah? I'm not into fantasy stuff do you think they'll still appeal? I'm looking for some new stuff to add to the kindle..
     
  16. Cowie

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    The Sleeping Doll by Jeffery Deaver is a good psychological thriller. That's about all I read, thrillers and true crime and biographies.

    Have you seen the movie of The Slap Megan? It's a little odd, I'm not a fan of Aussie movies but it kept me enthralled it was so odd. I'd friggen slap the kid too, there's always one kid you want to slap but you hold back because their parents would go berko.
     
  17. Megan

    Megan i know you see me now

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    Yep we watched it when it was show last year loved it :)
     
  18. Wormow

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    It's not really fantasy. It's set in the future, presumably thousands of years in the future (but everything's virtually the same other then some districts being extremely poor, and the Capitol advancing with hovercrafts, high speed trains and extremely weird fashion tastes). Hunger Games is extremely popular on Kindle too :)
     
  19. Trala

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    I love good reads.

    It is a super clever little app. And it encourages me to read more, just to write the review (talk about liking the sound of your own voice... Ha!)
     
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