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3. Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I'm glad I gave paranormal romance a chance. I think Klause improved greatly with this more recent novel of hers.

Total: 3/40


Oh!! GREAT book!! I read the book long before they even thought about the movie! SO much better on all sorts of levels than the book! They totally tore up the plot with that movie!

What did you think of the book?

I loved the novel. I have seen the movie, and they're, like, nothing alike from what I recall. Anyway, I think Klause has a good handle on characters and plot. smile


I will have to pick up one of her works again. Got one you would recommend? Didnt she do a vampire novel, too?

Yep! I read her vampire novel (or one of them, if she's done more). It was Silver Kiss. It tugged at my heartstrings, especially the storyline involving the main character's mom. The main character, Zoe, was likable and relatable, but not as fleshed out as Vivian in Blood and Chocolate. I plan to buy Alien Secrets by her next; aliens intrigue me very much.
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Date Started: 1/1/13

Currently Reading:
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
Absolution Gap by Alastair Reynolds
Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey


Finished Reading:

1. Mass Effect: Ascension by Drew Karpyshyn (****)
2. The Oathbound by Mercedes Lackey (***)
3. Oathbreakers by Mercedes Lackey (****)

Rereads:
1. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (*****)


Finished: 3/100

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Currently reading:
The Norton Anthology of American Literature: Volume B
the metamorphosis by franz kafa (for world lit class)
life of pi by yann martel

Book Count: 23/120
Finished reading:
1.) the man in the iron mask by alexandre dumas
2.) their eyes were watching god by zora neale hurston
3.)star wars: scoundrels by timothy zahn
4.)the beautiful and damned by f scott fitzgerald
5.)cloud atlas by david mitchell
6.)fallen by lauren kate
7.)between shades of gray by ruta sepetys
8.)halo by alexandra adornetto
9.)heart of darkness by joseph conrad (for world lit class)
10.)angelfall by susan ee
11.)Storm Front by jim butcher
12.)henry V by william shakespeare (for shakespeare class)
13.)saga: volume 1 by brian k. vaughan
14.)fool moon by jim butcher
15.)monster by walter dean myers
16.)hades by alexandra adornetto
17.)blonde by joyce carol oates
18.)grave peril by jim butcher
19.)i know why the caged bird sings by maya angelou
20.) star wars: agents of chaos by james luceno
21.) the nightmare garden by caitlin kittredge
22.)this side of paradise by f scott fitzgerald
23.) richard iii by william shakespeare (for shakespeare class)
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No, it's not. They weren't funny or entertaining. Not even in a "let's have a nice laugh at them" kind of way. It was just horrible. I can't believe there are four or five of these books out. It blows my mind that someone would find them fit for publishing. > n>

That sounds... Ugly. Both series sounds like absolute wastes. lol Now I know that Monster High wasn't some one off thing. I guess that's all she does know what to write about. Rude girls being bitchy and catty to one another. Ugh. That reminds me, I thought Jackson/Holt were both extremely annoying. Especially Holt. Every time he was around I questioned why any one of these girls might like him. Then I remember that everyone in this book was shallow and not very bright.


Ugly is the best way to describe Lisi Harrison's books. "Pretty" girls with ugly attitudes and personalities. The boys in the books really serve as nothing more than another way for the girls to belittle and compete with one another. They don't even know anything about these boys. They just think they're cute, and know whichever girl gets whichever boy is the hottest wins. Sadly, I do remember people being like that when I went to high school... and even middle school a bit.
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I think I will count them. I mean, reading is better than not reading! And the amount of short stories I'm not counting (for class) would eventually equal my fanfic reading anyway. :3


Right on! I was considering counting fanfiction as well. I've thought about it for years, but this would be the first year I would actually add it into my list. I read Degrassi fanfic that was like 30 freaking chapters.
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those city lights
Currently Reading: Lirael - Garth Nix
The Woman Who Rides Like A Man - Tamora Pierce

Finished Reading:
o1. Alanna - Tamora Pierce
o2. In the Hand of the Goddess - Tamora Pierce
o3. Magic Study - Maria V. Snyder
o4. Matched - Ally Condie
o5. Rebel Heart - Moira Young
o6. The Goose Girl - Shannon Hale
o7. Archangel - Sharon Shinn
o8. Daugher of the Forest - Juliet Marillier
o9. City of Bones - Cassandra Clare (It was okay....and then it went all Star Wars on me and I just don't know what to think now...)
o1o. Princess of Glass - Jessica Day George


Total: (*/*): 1o/1oo

Never getting added to the list/// (pg.13 just in case) emo


Wow! I am so so sorry. I try so hard to make sure I add everyone to the list. I don't know how I missed you. Thank you for saying something. I'm going to add you right now. sweatdrop
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Currently Reading:
The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum
The Rise and Development of Western Civilization to 1660 (Volume 1) by J. Stipp, C.W. Hollister, and A.W. Dirrim

Finished Reading:
1. Maha-bharata: The Epic of Ancient India condensed into English verse by Romesh C. Dutt, CIE

Total: 1/55
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those city lights
Currently Reading: Lirael - Garth Nix
The Woman Who Rides Like A Man - Tamora Pierce

Finished Reading:
o1. Alanna - Tamora Pierce
o2. In the Hand of the Goddess - Tamora Pierce
o3. Magic Study - Maria V. Snyder
o4. Matched - Ally Condie
o5. Rebel Heart - Moira Young
o6. The Goose Girl - Shannon Hale
o7. Archangel - Sharon Shinn
o8. Daugher of the Forest - Juliet Marillier
o9. City of Bones - Cassandra Clare (It was okay....and then it went all Star Wars on me and I just don't know what to think now...)
o1o. Princess of Glass - Jessica Day George


Total: (*/*): 1o/1oo

Never getting added to the list/// (pg.13 just in case) emo


Wow! I am so so sorry. I try so hard to make sure I add everyone to the list. I don't know how I missed you. Thank you for saying something. I'm going to add you right now. sweatdrop

Gah thank you! Haha! I figured I just blended right in there, but thank you for adding me! (And updating the title! xD) And for the gift as well; very clever lol ^^
Demon Days
Currently reading:
The Norton Anthology of American Literature: Volume B
the metamorphosis by franz kafa (for world lit class)
life of pi by yann martel

Book Count: 23/120
Finished reading:
1.) the man in the iron mask by alexandre dumas
2.) their eyes were watching god by zora neale hurston
3.)star wars: scoundrels by timothy zahn
4.)the beautiful and damned by f scott fitzgerald
5.)cloud atlas by david mitchell
6.)fallen by lauren kate
7.)between shades of gray by ruta sepetys
8.)halo by alexandra adornetto
9.)heart of darkness by joseph conrad (for world lit class)
10.)angelfall by susan ee
11.)Storm Front by jim butcher
12.)henry V by william shakespeare (for shakespeare class)
13.)saga: volume 1 by brian k. vaughan
14.)fool moon by jim butcher
15.)monster by walter dean myers
16.)hades by alexandra adornetto
17.)blonde by joyce carol oates
18.)grave peril by jim butcher
19.)i know why the caged bird sings by maya angelou
20.) star wars: agents of chaos by james luceno
21.) the nightmare garden by caitlin kittredge
22.)this side of paradise by f scott fitzgerald
23.) richard iii by william shakespeare (for shakespeare class)
Ack, you are getting a head of me, I must read faster.
And stop wasting my time on novellas... That would probably speed up my book count quite a bit.
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Demon Days
Currently reading:
The Norton Anthology of American Literature: Volume B
the metamorphosis by franz kafa (for world lit class)
life of pi by yann martel

Book Count: 23/120
Finished reading:
1.) the man in the iron mask by alexandre dumas
2.) their eyes were watching god by zora neale hurston
3.)star wars: scoundrels by timothy zahn
4.)the beautiful and damned by f scott fitzgerald
5.)cloud atlas by david mitchell
6.)fallen by lauren kate
7.)between shades of gray by ruta sepetys
8.)halo by alexandra adornetto
9.)heart of darkness by joseph conrad (for world lit class)
10.)angelfall by susan ee
11.)Storm Front by jim butcher
12.)henry V by william shakespeare (for shakespeare class)
13.)saga: volume 1 by brian k. vaughan
14.)fool moon by jim butcher
15.)monster by walter dean myers
16.)hades by alexandra adornetto
17.)blonde by joyce carol oates
18.)grave peril by jim butcher
19.)i know why the caged bird sings by maya angelou
20.) star wars: agents of chaos by james luceno
21.) the nightmare garden by caitlin kittredge
22.)this side of paradise by f scott fitzgerald
23.) richard iii by william shakespeare (for shakespeare class)
Ack, you are getting a head of me, I must read faster.
And stop wasting my time on novellas... That would probably speed up my book count quite a bit.


hey, i'm reading them for class, might as well count them wink same for the YA books, quick & easy to read, might as well count 'em.

Currently reading:
The Norton Anthology of American Literature: Volume B
the metamorphosis by franz kafa (for world lit class)
heaven by alexandra adornetto

Book Count: 24/120
Finished reading:
1.) the man in the iron mask by alexandre dumas
2.) their eyes were watching god by zora neale hurston
3.)star wars: scoundrels by timothy zahn
4.)the beautiful and damned by f scott fitzgerald
5.)cloud atlas by david mitchell
6.)fallen by lauren kate
7.)between shades of gray by ruta sepetys
8.)halo by alexandra adornetto
9.)heart of darkness by joseph conrad (for world lit class)
10.)angelfall by susan ee
11.)Storm Front by jim butcher
12.)henry V by william shakespeare (for shakespeare class)
13.)saga: volume 1 by brian k. vaughan
14.)fool moon by jim butcher
15.)monster by walter dean myers
16.)hades by alexandra adornetto
17.)blonde by joyce carol oates
18.)grave peril by jim butcher
19.)i know why the caged bird sings by maya angelou
20.) star wars: agents of chaos by james luceno
21.) the nightmare garden by caitlin kittredge
22.)this side of paradise by f scott fitzgerald
23.) richard iii by william shakespeare (for shakespeare class)
24.)life of pi by yann martel
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Currently reading:
The Norton Anthology of American Literature: Volume B
the metamorphosis by franz kafa (for world lit class)
life of pi by yann martel

Book Count: 23/120
Finished reading:
1.) the man in the iron mask by alexandre dumas
2.) their eyes were watching god by zora neale hurston
3.)star wars: scoundrels by timothy zahn
4.)the beautiful and damned by f scott fitzgerald
5.)cloud atlas by david mitchell
6.)fallen by lauren kate
7.)between shades of gray by ruta sepetys
8.)halo by alexandra adornetto
9.)heart of darkness by joseph conrad (for world lit class)
10.)angelfall by susan ee
11.)Storm Front by jim butcher
12.)henry V by william shakespeare (for shakespeare class)
13.)saga: volume 1 by brian k. vaughan
14.)fool moon by jim butcher
15.)monster by walter dean myers
16.)hades by alexandra adornetto
17.)blonde by joyce carol oates
18.)grave peril by jim butcher
19.)i know why the caged bird sings by maya angelou
20.) star wars: agents of chaos by james luceno
21.) the nightmare garden by caitlin kittredge
22.)this side of paradise by f scott fitzgerald
23.) richard iii by william shakespeare (for shakespeare class)
Ack, you are getting a head of me, I must read faster.
And stop wasting my time on novellas... That would probably speed up my book count quite a bit.


hey, i'm reading them for class, might as well count them wink same for the YA books, quick & easy to read, might as well count 'em.

Currently reading:
The Norton Anthology of American Literature: Volume B
the metamorphosis by franz kafa (for world lit class)
heaven by alexandra adornetto

Book Count: 24/120
Finished reading:
1.) the man in the iron mask by alexandre dumas
2.) their eyes were watching god by zora neale hurston
3.)star wars: scoundrels by timothy zahn
4.)the beautiful and damned by f scott fitzgerald
5.)cloud atlas by david mitchell
6.)fallen by lauren kate
7.)between shades of gray by ruta sepetys
8.)halo by alexandra adornetto
9.)heart of darkness by joseph conrad (for world lit class)
10.)angelfall by susan ee
11.)Storm Front by jim butcher
12.)henry V by william shakespeare (for shakespeare class)
13.)saga: volume 1 by brian k. vaughan
14.)fool moon by jim butcher
15.)monster by walter dean myers
16.)hades by alexandra adornetto
17.)blonde by joyce carol oates
18.)grave peril by jim butcher
19.)i know why the caged bird sings by maya angelou
20.) star wars: agents of chaos by james luceno
21.) the nightmare garden by caitlin kittredge
22.)this side of paradise by f scott fitzgerald
23.) richard iii by william shakespeare (for shakespeare class)
24.)life of pi by yann martel

Most of what I am reading for class are short stories. So I can't count them really.
Currently reading:
The Norton Anthology of American Literature: Volume B
the metamorphosis by franz kafa (for world lit class)
summer knight by jim butcher

Book Count: 25/120
Finished reading:
1.) the man in the iron mask by alexandre dumas
2.) their eyes were watching god by zora neale hurston
3.)star wars: scoundrels by timothy zahn
4.)the beautiful and damned by f scott fitzgerald
5.)cloud atlas by david mitchell
6.)fallen by lauren kate
7.)between shades of gray by ruta sepetys
8.)halo by alexandra adornetto
9.)heart of darkness by joseph conrad (for world lit class)
10.)angelfall by susan ee
11.)Storm Front by jim butcher
12.)henry V by william shakespeare (for shakespeare class)
13.)saga: volume 1 by brian k. vaughan
14.)fool moon by jim butcher
15.)monster by walter dean myers
16.)hades by alexandra adornetto
17.)blonde by joyce carol oates
18.)grave peril by jim butcher
19.)i know why the caged bird sings by maya angelou
20.) star wars: agents of chaos by james luceno
21.) the nightmare garden by caitlin kittredge
22.)this side of paradise by f scott fitzgerald
23.) richard iii by william shakespeare (for shakespeare class)
24.)life of pi by yann martel
25.)heaven by alexandra adornetto
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Name/Username: Psychotic Maniacal Sanity
Goal: 60 books
Date Started: 7/01/2013

Currently Reading:
House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski.

Finished Reading:
January:
Unnatural Exposure - Patricia Cornwell.
Of Arias and High Sticking - Crackinois. (A novel-length Rizzoli and Isles fanfic. I figure it counts towards my total >.> )
Fatal Voyage - Kathy Reichs.


Total: (3/60)
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Right on! I was considering counting fanfiction as well. I've thought about it for years, but this would be the first year I would actually add it into my list. I read Degrassi fanfic that was like 30 freaking chapters.

I figure that if the fanfiction is pretty well written, and novel-length, why not? =P
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I'm loving the Neverending Story but I swear it's hardly anything like the movies. Much more real and even in some senses, could be scarier!

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