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Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: December 24th, 2011, 12:06 pm
by meej
entertaining and yet informative .
Many Asian / Filipino Moms ( and teacher ) will be able to relate with Amy's anecdote of her life with her kids , family and pets.

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: December 26th, 2011, 10:54 pm
by deathwalker
First time I encountered that reading a book is a CHORE. GRR Martin edited this book with Gardner Dozois while Neil Gaiman won an award for his short story here, reminiscent of a Twilight Zone story. A whopping 3 out of 5 rating. I meant "whopping" like a sucker punch. :mrgreen:

http://booktripper.blogspot.com/2011/12 ... mptor.html

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: December 28th, 2011, 11:10 pm
by Wanda
The Crimes of Dr. Watson, an interactive mystery. A great read for every Sherlockian fan! i never guessed whodunit! Includes clues, actual police reports, letters, postcards to help you solve it yourself.

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: December 28th, 2011, 11:12 pm
by laila_6045
i was curious enough to read this book about a dystopian society, where people are controlled and monitored by the government ensuring them a long and safe quality of life...Cassia just turned 17 and eligible to be matched through the tried and tested pooling match system of the society...she end up being matched initially to her best friend Xander yet when she went over the microchips containing data of her matched, another face of a boy was displayed for just a min. and she knew the boy and thus begins Cassia's awareness that their govt' is not perfect and not always right, that if given a choice and a chance at all there is a possibility of a different path, a diff. life that may not be perfect and safe like the one she had known her whole life...would she dare to break from the norm, risk her family's safety to be reunited with Ky an aberration, the boy she glimpsed on the monitor as her matched. there were other interesting concept in the story, like in the society only the approved 100 songs, poems, books, etc are being taught everything else is forbidden even writing down letters with pen is no longer practiced so the citizens in the society don't know how to write by pen only by encoding into the computer. cursive form of writing is considered the old ways...so the kind of dystopian world the author has created was interesting enough but not much action in the story because the characters are very much constrained w/c is understandable considering the controlling atmosphere of the setting. i might read the next book of the series.

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: December 28th, 2011, 11:14 pm
by Wanda
Hi laila! Sounds interesting!

laila_6045 wrote:i was curious enough to read this book about a dystopian society, where people are controlled and monitored by the government ensuring them a long and safe quality of life...Cassia just turned 17 and eligible to be matched through the tried and tested pooling match system of the society...she end up being matched initially to her best friend Xander yet when she went over the microchips containing data of her matched, another face of a boy was displayed for just a min. and she knew the boy and thus begins Cassia's awareness that their govt' is not perfect and not always right, that if given a choice and a chance at all there is a possibility of a different path, a diff. life that may not be perfect and safe like the one she had known her whole life...would she dare to break from the norm, risk her family's safety to be reunited with Ky an aberration, the boy she glimpsed on the monitor as her matched. there were other interesting concept in the story, like in the society only the approved 100 songs, poems, books, etc are being taught everything else is forbidden even writing down letters with pen is no longer practiced so the citizens in the society don't know how to write by pen only by encoding into the computer. cursive form of writing is considered the old ways...so the kind of dystopian world the author has created was interesting enough but not much action in the story because the characters are very much constrained w/c is understandable considering the controlling atmosphere of the setting. i might read the next book of the series.

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: December 30th, 2011, 11:05 am
by Wanda
Just read City of Bones by Cassandra Clare... Found it very entertaining, but still liked Hunger Games a lot more.

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: December 31st, 2011, 1:45 pm
by laila_6045
the sequel to the matched trilogy by ally condie..i like this book much better than the first one since the setting now varies..this time the characters are taken beyond the society and much more intense and of course after a lot of running and climbing(it was kind of exhausting reading about it even hehehe) cassia and ky got reunited...

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: December 31st, 2011, 9:46 pm
by catt1506
I just finished reading The Glimmer Palace by Beatrice Colin. Definitely worth my time. :))

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: January 2nd, 2012, 9:33 am
by flipside
Just finished reading the anthology Eclipse Four edited by Jonathan Strahan.

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: January 7th, 2012, 5:50 pm
by MinaVE
So much fun. :)