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Hello All!

Hey, members of defunct book club. Let's not be so defunct anymore! Let's talk about books. Books books and more books. Let's even try to read some books together!

But first let's just get the ball rolling, get to know each other again (or for the first time). What are you reading right now? How are you liking it? What have you read recently that you enjoyed (or hated)? Do you have any reading goals for this year ('cause we here in the book club may be able to help with some of those)?

You're not going to make me go first are you? Oh yes, of course you are. Ok, fine. Here goes:

I'm currently reading Cornelia Funke's Inkspell, book two in the Inkheart trilogy. Thus far I enjoyed Inkheart more, but I'm liking the series overall. Excepting the fact that I spoilered myself and found out something I feared would happen does happen. And so for a while I figured I wouldn't be reading Inkdeath. Then I snuck a peek into that book (hey, so long as I'd confirmed one suspicion, why not keep going) and, well, suffice to say I now own Inkdeath and will be reading it.

My goal this year is to try and read 50 books, not including plays (since I just read/saw over 20 this past week. Oy.). I started out well but am not progressing as well as I'd like. Time to ignore those damnable plays and go back to fiction.

I read two books in (what I hope is) a series at the start of this year: Bloodline and Reckoning. They are terrible, teen-emo, po-mo books about 'Dracula' (and related characters) during and after WWI. I wanted to hate them, or at least merely be amused at their absurdity. In some ways I do hate them. And I am highly amused by their absurdity. Alas I am also now hopelessly addicted to them. To make matters worse, the author spends the vast majority of her writing time writing the Warrior Cats series. *headdesk* I'm obsessed with cheesy Dracula books written by a woman who primarily writes about warrior cats.

So that's about it for now. I've read more, but I want to hear you all speak up as well. Otherwise I'm just a loony writing to myself.



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Feb. 26th, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
I am reading Thursday Next the First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde. It's the latest book out about Thursday Next. The next one comes out I think this summer. I can't wait! This a great series. I will read his nursery rhymes series next.

My goal this year is to keep track of all the books I read. I never tag my librarything books, so that is what I am using. Every time I finish a book on go on there and tag it with the month and year. So far so good.
Feb. 26th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
I recently read The Boleyn Inheritance after picking up The Other Boleyn Girl as a bargain book steal somewhere. It was pretty good and I liked the way that the narrative and story moved through three separate women's journal entries. In general I enjoy historical fiction but have never previous read that author's work.

I would like to, as a book related goal, start actually remembering author and title names. If I have read it you can flip to a page and start reading a sentence and I can usually finish it for you. However, for some reason I never really clue into what the book is called and never who wrote it. Which is awful if you want to recommend books to someone or go back and reread something.

I would like to have us read one really good science fiction novel. I really enjoy science fiction/ fantasy work and understand just as equally why it sometimes gets a bum rap. However, when it is well done it is a very engaging and escaping read.
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