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  1. Oh no, you didn't offend me in the slightest! No worries I was just pointing out that that one thing you picked was something I hadn't done myself, either. It was just a rather useless comment of me to that one particular thing I do get that it's just that one thing and you were generalizing, and I know what you were trying to get at. That's interesting! I don't think I'm the same as you. I mean sometimes over hyping can turn me off of a book and not want to read it, but then when the hype's died down and I do read the book, I tend to like the hyped book more often than not.
  2. If Sherlock Holmes is a book you've enjoyed reading, why not look for something similar? I hope other people can recommend similar types of novels, I haven't read any Sherlock Holmes books if I remember correctly. You say you come from a 'crappy place of India'. How available are books to you? Do you have any problems finding the books you want to read? I think there was a member on here how might've been from India and she struggled with finding books... I'm not sure! I think reading children's books and young adult novels is a great idea! They are easier to get into, and they can be really amazing reads
  3. I loved reading your review of The Wasp Factory! I don't think I rated it very highly right after reading it, but the book has grown on me over time. I did not remember that Frank was only 16 Wow! In any case, I'm really happy you liked the book so much! Re the spoiler: Anyway, I'm sorry you didn't like the book! Especially when it was so hyped and you probably expected to like it? To each their own, aye? In any case, this is a very late wish but I do wish you have a smashing reading year in 2019, Karen!
  4. John Steinbeck

    Hello and welcome to the forum, Scoaldacky! I'm glad you're enjoying John Steinbeck's novels. That's interesting, what you're saying, about Hemingway being with experiences as Steinbeck is with society. I take it you like Hemingway as well?
  5. Your Book Activity - March 2019

    I'm currently reading three books: The Environment Equation: 100 Factors That Can Add to or Subtract from Your Total Carbon Footprint by Alex Shimo-Barry, Karhumies by Vesa Tuominen and Ilman minua by Marie Descheplin (the original title is Sans Moi, I don't know if it's been translated into English).
  6. First of all, welcome to the forum! I'm sorry to hear life has been a struggle lately. In times of struggle, it's sometimes hard to concentrate on books. I think we've all been there at one point in our lives. It's hard to recommend books to someone I don't know, so why don't you tell us what kind of books you've enjoyed in the past? If all else fails, why not re-read a novel that you've loved before?
  7. First of all, I wish you an amazing reading year in 2019! I'm late to visiting all the threads this year I was looking at the books you have already read this year and these two stood out, because of the Finnish names Timo Parvela and Pasi Pitkänen. Did you know they are Finnish? Personally I haven't heard of these books before. I did recognize Timo's name, I thought he's mostly a children's author but it seems he's written to children, teenagers and adults alike. Re: your convo about BookTube with Hayley. I'm very unfamiliar with BookTube myself, I don't know what goes on in there. I have to admit that I'm not personally into any type of youtube videos and vlogs, I just wouldn't know what to watch and what to make of the videos. But that's beside the point. My point is, you shouldn't feel any pressure about the BookTube, as it's your hobby and you should only do what you feel comfortable doing. Not everyone can always participate in everything, and it's totally understandable. I'm trying to juggle a few different things and I sometimes feel like I don't have the time to do it all, and I feel pressured, and then I'll just remind myself that I need to prioritize things and let the 'less meaningful' stuff go. I also like the idea about recommendations of books by autistic authors! I have made a new friend last year (off the internet) and she is somewhere on the autistic spectrum, and she also loves books, so I would definitely watch that video of those recommendations to see if she might like some of the books! I recommended The Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time to her and she really loved it! (Although the book was not written by an autistic author.) I did a little research and yes, we also have the autism awareness week over here in Finland at the same time as you do. I totally understand about being a mood reader! We are in the same boat! I don't think you could offend anyone on BookTube if you said you weren't going to participate. It's not a mandatory thing! I think you should do what you want to do, and if that's the BCF read-a-thon, then that's that I mean I understand that you would probably like to do them both but as you are busy that weekend anyway, you could just do the things you are ready, willing and wanting to do. I do wonder if the Actually Autistic read-a-thon applies to other places besides BookTube?
  8. Read-a-thon 2019

    I'm going to visit a friend that particular Saturday, but otherwise I think I might be able to take part! I can also read on the train on my way to see said friend, and back
  9. We do/did have a thread for this, so you are definitely not imagining it I don't know why you couldn't find it, though. Just as well that you started a new one! All my current reads are in Finnish so I won't bother with the first lines this time
  10. The Last Film You Saw - 2019

    So I've heard I don't think I'll watch any of the rest, apart from the second movie! The last movie I watched was The Naked Gun, which we caught on television by accident, and which is a comedy from the 1980's so it fits perfectly in the movie challenge I'm doing this year. I've seen the movie before and I thought I'd fall asleep out of boredom, but it was entertaining enough
  11. Project Oscar

    What a great thread idea! I like it that you will also be re-watching the ones you've already seen. Have you counted how many you've watched in the past? I'm rather terrible at watching movies these days, I hope you will inspire me to watch more of them! Good luck with your challenge, I'll be looking forward to watching your progress.
  12. Frankie reads 2019

    One of Us is Lying was a book I felt I could not put down, and I love it when I get that feeling with a book! It made me want to read other YA novels, as well. I hope you will like the novel when you get to it! I'm certainly happy about it Let's hope it stays that way! I'm really happy about the books I've chosen to read so far, overall Thanks Athena, and you two! I'm so happy to hear you are doing better, too, Andrea! You had a tricky year last year, so I'm glad you're doing a lot better this year! I think my google went to the same place as yours, because I think that's ^ the exact same thing I found myself when I dug around for a synopsis It does sound like an interesting read! I hope you get to it soon! Like I said to Athena above, I couldn't put the book down! I think this is YA at its best
  13. I myself have shamelessly stolen that rating system from Goodreads years and years ago I'm late to some of the reading logs as I haven't been that much on the forum so far this year, so do forgive me for my late wishes: I hope you have an amazing reading year in 2019, muggle not! For a moment I thought you were reading the same book I read in the late 2018, but yours was Fear, and mine was Fire and Fury It was interesting reading but I did need some great fictional reading after that! And by the way, am I wrong or just having my head in the sand, or has Trump been off the news lately? Has he been behaving okay'isly lately? I mean, is there no new drama. Odd!
  14. Frank Michael's Reads 2019

    Welcome to the forum! Looking forward to seeing what kinds of books you will be reading this year!
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