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Book Number: 30

Number Of Pages: 337

Book Title: Life as We Knew It

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer

 

Book Number: 31

Number Of Pages: 240

Book Title: The Water Wars

Author: Cameron Stracher

 

Book Number: 32

Number Of Pages: 330

Book Title: Flawless

Author: Sara Shepard

 

Book Number: 33

Number Of Pages: 320

Book Title: Wicked

Author: Sara Shepard

 

Book Number: 34

Number Of Pages: 320

Book Title: Perfect

Author: Sara Shepard

 

Book Number: 35

Number Of Pages: 352

Book Title: Unbelievable

Author: Sara Shepard

 

Book Number: 36 (reread)

Number Of Pages: 288

Book Title: Into the Wild

Author: Erin Hunter

 

Book Number: 37 (reread)

Number Of Pages: 317

Book Title: Fire and Ice

Author: Erin Hunter

 

Book Number: 38 (reread)

Number Of Pages: 312

Book Title: Forest of Secrets

Author: Erin Hunter

 

Book Number: 39 (reread)

Number Of Pages: 336

Book Title: Rising Storm

Author: Erin Hunter

 

Book Number: 40 (reread)

Number Of Pages: 336

Book Title: A Dangerous Path

Author: Erin Hunter

 

Book Number: 41 (reread)

Number Of Pages: 315

Book Title: The Darkest Hour

Author: Erin Hunter

 

Book Number: 42 (reread)

Number Of Pages: 510

Book Title: Firestar's Quest

Author: Erin Hunter

 

Book Number: 43 (reread)

Number Of Pages: 516

Book Title: Bluestar's Prophecy

Author: Erin Hunter

 

Book Number: 44 (reread)

Number Of Pages: 336

Book Title: Midnight

Author: Erin Hunter

 

Book Number: 45

Number Of Pages: 272

Book Title: Raven's Gate

Author: Anthony Horowitz

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Book Number: 33

Number Of Pages: 155

Book Title: Selected Poems

Author: William Blake

Review: Just wanted to have a look at some of Blake's work. Couldn't really get through to his theological opinions, so I can't say that I enjoyed this much.

 

Book Number: 34

Number Of Pages: 127

Book Title: Chocolate Jesus

Author: Nora Ikstena

Review: Kind-of a diary of a local novelist/author on various themes like nationalism, the art of life, writing and traveling. Liked some parts, but thought that many ideas were expressed in quite a convoluted manner. Guess that artsy language isn't really my thing. /shrugs

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Book Number: 11

Number Of Pages: 209 (219 pages if you count those last ten with only lists of where you can find things in the book)

Book Title: The digital photography book

Author: Scott Kelby

Rating: 5/5

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Oh goodness, I totally forgot to update when I said I would...

 

Tsk tsk on me.

 

Anyhow, updating now, 7 books since I last posted here.

 

Book Number: 15th (re-read)

Number Of Pages: 327

Book Title: Golem in the Gears

Author: Piers Anthony

Rating and review, see my rating and review on previous Xanth books. smile.gif

 

Book Number: 16th (re-read)

Number Of Pages: 304

Book Title: Vale of the Vole

Author: Piers Anthony

Rating and review, see my rating and review on previous Xanth books. smile.gif

 

Book Number: 17th (re-read)

Number Of Pages: 352

Book Title: Heaven Cent

Author: Piers Anthony

Rating and review, see my rating and review on previous Xanth books. smile.gif

 

Book Number: 18th (re-read)

Number Of Pages: 352

Book Title: Man from Mundania

Author: Piers Anthony

Rating and review, see my rating and review on previous Xanth books. smile.gif

 

Book Number: 19th (re-read)

Number Of Pages: 352

Book Title: Isle Of View

Author: Piers Anthony

Rating and review, see my rating and review on previous Xanth books. smile.gif

 

Book Number: 20th (re-read)

Number Of Pages: 368

Book Title: Question Quest

Author: Piers Anthony

Rating and review, see my rating and review on previous Xanth books. smile.gif

 

Book Number: 21st (re-read)

Number Of Pages: 352

Book Title: The Color Of Her Panties

Author: Piers Anthony

Rating and review, see my rating and review on previous Xanth books. smile.gif

 

*edited to add "(re-read)" - forgot that!

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Book Number: 127

Number Of Pages: 336

Book Title: A Conspiracy of Kings (Audio) ~R~

Author: Megan Whalen Turner

Review: First time I've listened to this. I find I liked hearing the voices.

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Book Number: 30

Number Of Pages: 142

Book Title: Jedi Quest:The School of Fear

Author: Jude Watson

Rating: 3/5

 

Book Number: 31

Number Of Pages: 734

Book Title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Author: J. K. Rowling

Rating: 5/5

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@AAurion: I've started a reread of the Sword of Truth series myself. I never finished the series the first time I read through them, though. Got tired of waiting for the books after book 9 or so.

 

Book Number: 69

Number Of Pages: 848 pgs

Book Title: Wizard's First Rule [reread]

Author: Terry Goodkind

Rating: 3/5

Review: I remember really liking this book the first time I had read it. It was more violent and graphic than I was used to, but the writing and story was compelling enough that I cared for the characters, I bought into the world and their magic, and I wanted to find out how everything ended. Years later, rereading it more critically, the flaws and similarities to other books tended to jump out at me. I found myself rolling my eyes at the Gollem look-alike, and going, "Hey, that type of society sounds familiar - from another book", etc. There were also other things that I had a problem with, but for the sake of brevity, I will leave it at this.

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Book Number: 7

Number of pages: 233

Title: Rose Madder (reread)

Author: Stephen King

 

Book Number: 8

Number of pages: 453

Title: Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens

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Book Number: 67

Number Of Pages: 535

Book Title: Princeps' Fury

Author: Jim Butcher

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Book Title: Wizard's First Rule [reread]

Author: Terry Goodkind

My favorite in The Sword of Truth series is #6, Faith of the Fallen.

 

I first found them when I was a Freshmen. I stopped rereading the series a year or so after I graduated High School.

 

I should read the entire series over again, I keep rereading Anne Bishop instead. I wonder if I will find those flaws you mentioned too.

 

To Stay on topic.

 

 

Book Number: 128

Number Of Pages: 288

Book Title: Night Call

Author: Radclyffe

Review: Very graphic with the hospital stuff, and there was a couple in the book that I swear have to be part of a different book, cause she sorta expects the reader to know their history and I didn't. I hate when that happens. Overall good book.

 

 

I'm also listening to yet another audio (yay for listening to audios while I Crochet) and, don't throw rotten vegetables at me please, I am also half way through New Moon. I am also reading Mystic and Rider but I am unsure if I am going to finish that one.

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My favorite in The Sword of Truth series is #7, Faith of the Fallen.

 

I first found them when I was a Freshmen. I stopped rereading the series a year or so after I graduated High School.

 

I should read the entire series over again, I keep rereading Anne Bishop instead. I wonder if I will find those flaws you mentioned too.

I've read Faith of the Fallen but I don't remember it. I started reading Terry Goodkind I think in high school? Maybe college? Stopped reading at Pillars of Creation. I am looking at the list of the books and I believe that this one is the 7th book. Faith of the Fallen is listed as the 6th. While I was willing to continue reading the Wheel of Time books as soon as they came out, I wasn't so willing to do so with the Sword of Truth series. I had started reading negative reviews about this series, and was forced to agree that there was a lot of preaching towards the later books. Later found out that it was Objectivist philosophy (and what that is, I'm not certain). Also, there was so much drama and negative things going on that I wasn't sure I could stomach it. But now I feel the need to complete the series; hence, the reread of the earlier books. *sigh*

 

I too tend to reread Anne Bishop's Black Jewels books as comfort rereads. smile.gif

 

On topic:

 

Book Number: 70

Number Of Pages: 256 pgs

Book Title: What the Librarian Did

Author: Karina Bliss

Rating: 3.5/5

Review: So far, cute romance. I think it's the first book I've ever read with the setting in New Zealand. Unfortunately, unlike the one I'd read set in Australia, this author fails to bring "New Zealand" to life with vivid descriptions. However, I like the book so far.

 

Will edit when I finish this in a couple of hours. Edit: Guess I was closer to the end than I had thought. Needed only half an hour. lol.

 

Book Number: 71

Number Of Pages: 288 pgs [paperback]

Book Title: Here Comes the Groom [e-book]

Author: Karina Bliss

Rating: 3.5/5

 

Book Number: 72

Number Of Pages: 256 pgs

Book Title: Simon Says Mommy

Author: Kay Stockham

Rating: 1/5

Review: What a let-down. After the anticipation of reading this book, I ended up really disgusted with it due to a secondary character not even a third of the way through the book. mad.gif Have little to no desire to continue reading the rest of the connected books although the completist in me might object. [My rant/review on Goodreads here]

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What was the final ruling on fanfic? I'm looking at two novel-length stories totaling 190k+ words smile.gif

 

Book number | 42

Word count | 131610

Title | The Adversary

Author | Xanthe

Link | http://www.xanthe.org/Novels/adversary.htm

 

Book number | 43

Word count | 72309

Title | Transfigurations

Author | Resonant

Link | http://trickster.org/res/transfig.html

 

They're probably both NC-17..

 

- - -

 

Number | 39

Pages | 576

Title | Turn Coat (The Dresden Files 11)

Author | Jim Butcher

 

Number | 40

Pages | 448

Title | Changes (The Dresden Files 12)

Author | Jim Butcher

 

Number | 41

Pages | 432

Title | Side Jobs (The Dresden Files anthology)

Author | Jim Butcher

 

It's been a while since I read a full novel. Need to get back to actual reading..

 

Later found out that it was Objectivist philosophy (and what that is, I'm not certain). Also, there was so much drama and negative things going on that I wasn't sure I could stomach it.

Objectivism is Ayn Rand's philosophy. If you have to read anything on it, I would try The Fountainhead, which is less preachy and has a more stomach-able storyline than her nonfiction (heh) or other famous novel Atlas Shrugged (which has a 60 page monologue on why altruism is negative, what makes an individual happy is the most moral, everyone should believe in laissez faire capitalism, men with art are awesome, etc) or even the shorter Anthem. The most famous part of it is the totally free capitalism part and the question "Who is John Galt?" :3

Incidentally, I was trying to help a friend with her anti-Galt essay, and ended up reading half of The Fountainhead again, but I don't think half a book counts for this thread :'P

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Book Number: 35

Number Of Pages: 254

Book Title: Beyond the Deepwoods (reread)

Author: Paul Stewart & Chris Riddel

Review: A kids' book with gorgeous ink illustrations and a fast-paced story. The ending is somewhat cheesy, but the largely nightmarish mood and the vast amounts of creepy crawlies definitely even that out.

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Book Number: 22nd (re-read)

Number Of Pages: 352

Book Title: Demons Don't Dream

Author: Piers Anthony

Rating and review, see my rating and review on previous Xanth books. smile.gif

 

Book Number: 23rd (re-read)

Number Of Pages: 195

Book Title: Hatchet

Author: Gary Paulsen

Rating: 5/5

Review: AWESOME reading, I'm now in my 30's and I still love rereading Gary Paulsen's books.

 

Book Number: 24th (never read before)

Number Of Pages: 525

Book Title: Digital Fortress

Author: Dan Brown

Rating: 4.5/5

Review: Riveting story, characters are well done. Twists upon twists - this author is probably gonna become a classic must-read! He does need to be a bit more clear in who's who (or I need to read slower? lol).

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Book Number: 129

Number Of Pages: 228

Book Title: Promises (Coda Books, #1)

Author: Marie Sexton

Review: Good characters, good plot. I enjoyed this so much that I read book 2 right after I finished this one. Although, I did catch myself wishing she had phrased things differently, must be my editing gene kicking in.

 

Book Number: 130

Number Of Pages: 236

Book Title: A to Z (Coda Books, #2)

Author: Marie Sexton

Review: I kinda wish I had sucked up and spent the extra $14 to buy book 3 as well. *sigh*

 

Book Number: 131

Number Of Pages: 547

Book Title: New Moon ~R~

Author: Stephanie Meyer

Review: Do I really need to review it for you guys? *ducks the rotten veggies thrown at her* Guess not.

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Faith of the Fallen is listed as the 6th.

 

I too tend to reread Anne Bishop's Black Jewels books as comfort rereads. smile.gif

 

Yes, it is the 6th, sorry bout that. Faith of the Fallen is still my favorite, even if Richard is pulled away from Khalen. Or maybe because he is pulled away from her.

 

I have never heard of the Objectivism Philsophy and don't think I want to know either.

 

I read Wheel of Time when I was younger, about 13. I got to book 4, I think, and just stopped reading them. I don't remember why.

 

And yes, Anne Bishop is most definitely comfort reading. *snuggles her Anne Bishop books* Have you read her Ephemera series or the Tir Alainn Trilogy? I quite enjoyed the Ephemera series but I couldn't stand the first book in the Trilogy. I couldn't even get to chapter 2! *sigh*

 

(It's almost 6am and I'm too tired to copy/paste this into my other post, sorry.)

 

 

 

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Book Number: 6

Number Of Pages: 435

Book Title: First Impressions

Author: Jude Deveraux

Rating: 2/5

Review: If I had read any of her books before, then I would think it was average, but since I have...it wasn't as good, but it was ok.

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Book Number: 15

Number Of Pages: 279

Book Title: The Dragon and the George

Author: Gordan R Dickson

 

Book Number: 16

Number Of Pages: 212

Book Title: The Witches

Author: Roald Dahl

 

Book Number: 17

Number Of Pages: 226

Book Title: The BFG

Author: Roald Dahl

 

Book Number: 18

Number Of Pages: 399

Book Title: The White Gryphon

Author: Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon

 

Book Number: 19

Number Of Pages: 328

Book Title: The Shapeshifter: Finding the Fox

Author: Ali Sparkes

 

Book Number: 20

Number Of Pages: 159

Book Title: Dinotopia

Author: James Gurney

 

Book Number: 21

Number Of Pages: 328

Book Title: Wicked Lovely

Author: Melissa Marr

 

Book Number: 22

Number Of Pages: 391

Book Title: Throne of Jade

Author: Naomi Novik

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Updated up to here.

 

@kadoatie: For fanfic and online stories they must have 20,000 words to be counted. Therefore the stories you put forward are accepted.

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Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 306

Book Title: Masques

Author: Patricia Briggs

 

Book Number: 2

Number Of Pages: 303

Book Title: The Hobbit

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

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Book Number: 36

Number Of Pages: 358

Book Title: Stormchaser (reread)

Author: Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell

Review: Too bad that only two books from The Edge Chronicles were published in Latvia. I want to know what happens next. :<

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Book Number: 68

Number Of Pages: 704

Book Title: First Lord's Fury

Author: Jim Butcher

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Book Number: 19

Number Of Pages: 604

Book Title: A Secret Atlas

Author: Michael A. Stackpole

Rating: 4/5?

Review: It's sort of hard to explain. For a good chunk of the book, I wasn't sure if I like it or not. On the one hand, it's a very interesting book, with intriguing characters and an plot that kept twisting around on itself. Quite a few things surprised me! On the other hand, I felt like it would have been better with a different author. While the chapters cycled regularly between the sea expedition, the land expedition, and the political intrigue going on at the capital/with the bad guys (which is a good technique for complicated plots) he would do things like leave a cliffhanger in one chapter, then when he returned to those characters it would be...five weeks later and everything would be resolved. A few pages later, there would be a flashback to explain what had happened. I felt like certain chapters were just snapshots of the overall plot and like he wasn't explaining enough of what was going on. That said, it was still an enjoyable book and I'm very interested in getting my hands on the next two books in the series, so overall it was a good experience. smile.gif

 

Edit to fix typo.

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lol, Kanaye. I don't mind a review of New Moon. While I don't praise Meyer's writing style, I don't condemn it (anymore) either since all it would take to excuse Meyer is remembering a certain e-book I'd purchased and did my best to forget...

 

I have not read Anne Bishop's other trilogies. I try not to read the rest of an author's books to avoid increasing my TBR pile and saving money. Furthermore, several years ago in the middle of my reread, I realized that I didn't care too much for Anne Bishop's writing style. She's still a comfort reread - or rather, skim-read - but when I do, I do my best not to pay attention to the writing but to the story.

 

Book Number: 73

Number Of Pages: 256 pgs

Book Title: To Save a Family

Author: Anna DeStefano

Rating: 2/5

 

Book Number: 74

Number Of Pages: 375 pgs

Book Title: The Lightning Thief

Author: Rick Riordan

Rating: 3/5

Review: It was fun. Full lackluster, spoilerish review here.

 

Book Number: 75

Number Of Pages: 159 pgs

Book Title: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll; illustrated by Camille Rose Garcia

Rating: 3/5

Review: It was very odd and quirky.

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Book Number: 32

Number Of Pages: 763

Book Title: Brisingr

Author: Christopher Paolini

Rating: 6/5

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