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Cheyenne_Catina
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telling friends about great books?

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so i read a lot, and sometimes i like to tell my friend( well all the time) about that book i just read- and that they should read too

i was wondering if any of you guys ever recoment books to friends...

here are some YA books ive suggested:

the mortal instruments,

hush hush

shiver

rules of attraction...

 

none of my friends have even hreard of these book!

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BeeZnEEz101
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Re: telling friends about great books?

yeah the same

i recommended the mortal instrument series

to get my twilight obesessed friend to shut up and read something else

and she read it and criticizes everything

first i told her the summary

said it would give her nightmares (we're in 8th grade)

then she said she didnt really like though she was half way done

and i was like if you didnt like it u would have read all that

then she finished and was like i dont like how the author tells us all these things in the Last chapters

then she said it was okay but she didnt really like it that much

SHe always does this

and i was just like at least I actually read other books and dont just reread the same series so yeah

you can tell i barely like her

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CaLaMiTyPLeAsE
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Re: telling friends about great books?

I don't really recomend my friends books it's more like shoving the book and their hands and saying "YOU HAVE TO READ THIS!" lol

 

but yeah i love telling my friends great books to read, and they usually really like it. I'm kind of known as "the library"

 

The main book i reccomend to everyone is the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr because those are my all time favorite books.

 

also: looking glass wars series by Frank Beddor those are completely awesome

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Cheyenne_Catina
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Re: telling friends about great books?

clamity- im sorry about your friend

 

and yeah sometimes im just like running and shoving the book into their hands, saying- omg you have to read this. it was SO good...but theyre used to it, lol

and my friends think of me as their library- i suggest, loan out, everything...

but i get kinda disapointed when they say thats looks like a good book, then they never talk about it...like they were just appeasing mean know what i mean?

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Re: telling friends about great books?

wait why are you sorry about my friend?

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thaisra
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Re: telling friends about great books?

My friends don't read:smileysad:they don't know what they are missing. I know other girls in my school that have my same taste and we talk about what we are reading and swap books all the time. 

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Cheyenne_Catina
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Re: telling friends about great books?

er, you said you didnt like your twilight friend very much?

i cant fathmom why my friends(some of them) dont like reading

and im like obsesed over it

 

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Re: telling friends about great books?

The books that I reccommend to people they generally end up loving. Of course they read different stuff than I do so i look for the books that sound most like them. Its so much when they come back and tell me how much they loved it :smileyhappy:. I love suggesting books to others even if its not books that I would read (sometimes it is though). This is why I want to have my own bookstore some day so I can reccommend books to people that and because I would have hundreds of books to my disposal

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Re: telling friends about great books?

 


CaLaMiTyPLeAsE wrote:

I don't really recomend my friends books it's more like shoving the book and their hands and saying "YOU HAVE TO READ THIS!" lol

 

but yeah i love telling my friends great books to read, and they usually really like it. I'm kind of known as "the library"

 

The main book i reccomend to everyone is the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr because those are my all time favorite books.

 

also: looking glass wars series by Frank Beddor those are completely awesome


 

 

Haha me too. I am like the library of my friends.

and guess what i reccomended the wicked lovely series to my friend and she like hates it . She said its to boring.

I lend books to all of the people in my class (theres only 12 of us)

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Lee-Lee81
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Re: telling friends about great books?

I used to reccommend books to my friends almost every second of every day. XD

 

 

Then they just lost their lust for reading, while I kept mine. So now I usually just keep the amazing and sucky books to myself.

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bookrooted
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Re: telling friends about great books?

i recommened books to one of my friends all the time(;

after she is done with the Percy Jackson Series, im thinking about making her read mortal instruments or Hush, Hush. Probably Hush, Hush first....

most the time she doubts me, then i tell her if i have ever been wrong haha; shes loved them all(;

but most kids in my grade dont read at all and when they have to, they ask me and say 'because you know every book in the entire library'...(which i dont, my school has very kiddie books which can sucks sometimes.)

but yeah Lol i do recommend books to one of my friends(:

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ZoeyRedbird
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Re: telling friends about great books?

Wow that sounds exactly like me. I always reccomend books to my one friend

and in the beginnning shes like ugh i dont like this book

then she ends up loving it

and a our school library there a NO YA books

its such a shame

so i either have to buy them or go to the public library

and they dont have that many either

and if they do i dont have the patientence to wait

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Re: telling friends about great books?

i know! it just has no YA so i usually just go to my public library and they usually have what im looking for

but other times, i do buy some books occasionally if i really want it that bad 

i only spend my money on books haha & whats ever leftover i'll spend on clothes...or more books.

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