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Re: What book are you reading? 2009 edition - update

No, I wasn't here two years ago. Did you ever read Sanditon? I just couldn't enjoy it knowing someone else finished it. I still enjoy reading Pushkin's stories even though so many were unfinished.

pedsphleb wrote:

I don't think so.  It's not ideal, since we don't have any clue as to how Dickens intended the story to end, but I'd rather have that than a "finish" added by another author.  Were you with Literature by Women when we read The Buccaneers almost two years ago?  All the published editions had endings added and interpreted from Wharton's notes and I really didn't like that; I wanted an edition that had the finished manuscript up to the point Wharton stopped writing and then her notes after that.


debbook wrote:
Won't it drive you crazy to read a mystery with no ending?? It would me. Unfinished books by great authors are tragic!


pedsphleb wrote:
I spoke a bit too soon yesterday - I polished off Drood in the wee hours of the morning.  Quite good and I think I'll add Penguin Classics Mystery of Edwin Drood to the lineup (I've never read it, strangely enough).  

 


 


 

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debbook wrote:
I have that one but haven't read it yet. I thought I had read all her stand alone novels but I guess not. So many books...



Yea Deb,

 

Isn't it a beautiful thing???? So many books...so little time :smileyhappy:

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Re: What book are you reading? 2009 edition

I'm reading "Son of the Black Stallion" and "Great Expectations".
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Finally finished up with Midwinter and now I'm going to start Confessions of Max Tivoli and 'A Book About Me and Them' by Joseph Hugh Cody, which I have been meaning to read for a long time now.  
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Re: What book are you reading? 2009 edition

Currently reading, among other things, Steven Vincent Benet's John Brown's Body.  Truly an extraordinary poem (book length).  It deserves slow reading and chewing over, so it'll take awhile, but worth it. 

 

John Brown's Body 

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Re: What book are you reading? 2009 edition

I loved Great Expectations. That was my first Dickens. Are you reading it foer school?

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I'm reading "Son of the Black Stallion" and "Great Expectations".

 

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I've moved on to a SciFi book now.

 

 

Hunters of Dune 

 
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Re: What book are you reading? 2009 edition

I just got back from B & N and what a wonderful store it is!! I go in to by one book and come out with five lol!!!

 

 

I will be starting The Well of Ascension (Mistborn Series #2), Vol. 2 by Brandon Sanderson Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As well as City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments Series #3)  by Cassandra Clare.

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I am new to this site but I am reading Betrayed from the House of Night Novels from PC & Kristin Cast. The first book in this series was called Marked and I thought it was pretty interesting. The second book is getting to be pretty predictable. But I still like the overall book so I am going to continue reading it.
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Welcome DreamerTink!!

DreamerTink wrote:
I am new to this site but I am reading Betrayed from the House of Night Novels from PC & Kristin Cast. The first book in this series was called Marked and I thought it was pretty interesting. The second book is getting to be pretty predictable. But I still like the overall book so I am going to continue reading it.

 

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