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  1. Lit_Driven_Girl's Reading 2010

    Wow! I haven't been on since February. Time sure does fly. Books read since I last posted, dates included. 1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 3/6/10 (rating: Leave me alone, I'm reading) 2. Anna of Byzantium by Tracy Barrett 3/9/10 (rating: Skimmed for plot) 3. The Mirror of Her Dreams by Stephen R. Donaldson 3/30/10 (rating: Leave me alone, I'm reading) 4. The Devouring by Simon Holt 4/6/10 (rating: Soon forgotten) 5. Silver's Bane by Anne Kelleher 4/24/10 (rating: Soon forgotten) 6. Charity Girl by Georgette Heyer 5/1/10 (rating: Let me tell you about this book!) 7. Prince Across the Water by Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris 5/18/10 (rating: Let me tell you about this book!) 8. A Tramp For the Lord by Corrie ten Boom 6/15/10 (rating: Leave me alone, I'm reading) 9. A Brief History of Montmaray by Michell Cooper 6/18/10 (rating: Let me tell you about this book!) 10. Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs 6/22/10 (rating: Leave me alone, I'm reading) 11. A Reliable Wife by Robert Godrick 6/27/10 (rating: Leave me alone, I'm reading...amazing) 12. Burned by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast 7/3/10 (rating: Soon forgotten) 13. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater 7/10/10 (rating: Leave me alone, I'm reading) 14. Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick 7/17/10 (rating: Let me tell you about this book!) 15. Cranioklepty by Colin Dickey 7/21/10 (rating: Between Skimmed for plot and Let me tell you about this book!) 16. Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry by Lisa Bevere 7/24/10 17. A Treasury of War Poetry British and American Poems of the World War 1914-1917 7/24/10 (rating: Leave me alone, I'm reading) 18. Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey 7/29/10 (rating: Leave me alone, I'm reading) 19. Bargain Bride by Evelyn Sibley 8/1/10 (rating: Skimmed for plot) 20. Point of Honour by Madeleine E. Robbins 8/9/10 (rating: Let me tell you about this book!) 21. Kiss of Death by Rachel Caine 8/19/10 (rating: Leave me alone, I'm reading) 22. Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin 8/24/10 (rating: Skimmed for plot) 23. MockingJay by Suzanne Collins 9/5/10 (rating: Leave me alone, I'm reading...amazing!) 24. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson 9/27/10 (rating: Leave me alone, I'm reading) 25. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson 9/28/10 (rating: Leave me alone, I'm reading) 26. One The Road by Jack Kerouac 10/5/10 (rating: Soon forgotten) 27. Fire by Kristin Cashore 10/10/10 (rating: Leave me alone, I'm reading) 28. Lucy Unstrung by Carole Lazar 10/12/10 (rating: Soon forgotten) I haven't finished a book since 10/12/10...very sad.
  2. Hope you're having a great birthday! :)

  3. I hope you have a lovely birthday today! :D

  4. What are you eating just now?

    It's nearly 11 PM here and I'm eating a piece of mum's homemade birthday cake and drinking a beer, interesting combination.
  5. Lit_Driven_Girl's Reading 2010

    Goodness I haven't been on in a long time, but I have finished several books in my absence. Reviews for 2 of the books I finished below. I added all of the books finished to my entry above that I had already started a listed of finished books in. Enjoy! Book 1 (it is very long because I copy/pasted from my blog post): You know how certain people like something so much they can
  6. I need to do some research for something I am writing. I have been looking for books about 3 particular subjects. However, the books I do find don't have solid evidence that the books are good enough for me to bother with. Can anyone recommend titles for the following subjects? -Crimean War -A History of Wales -A book about eucalyptus Books with lots of information, but not so much that I get bogged down and bored with reading them.
  7. I was wondering if that was something that was present in the book. I've only watched 2 film adaptations and they both have this gothic theme to them. A bad foreboding, but nothing ever comes of it. The book isn't like that though? I may be more likely to pick it up and read it now....well it will join the ever growing TBR pile anyways.
  8. More coffee please!

  9. Lit_Driven_Girl's Reading 2010

    Finished a book today! I posted a more in depth entry on my blog (link in the signature), but here is part of it. I don't think I gave any spoilers... Today I finished Talyn by Holly Lisle. Have you read it? Go now, find a copy, read, and tell me is it not splendid?! I came across this book on LibraryThing. The cover intrigued me (of course), but I read very little about its plot. I immediately went to PaperBackSwap and procured my copy. I didn’t read it right away (damn library books ). I’m not always good with summaries, but this wouldn’t be a good review without one (at least I’m told). Talyn is a Shielder for the Confederacy taak Belytaak in Hyre. Her magical abilities and those of her fellow Shielders have helped wage war on the Republic of Eastil for the past 300 years. Suddenly outside people the Ba’Feegash are invoking and spreading peace throughout both sides of Hyre. Talyn finds herself having to play “nice” with the enemy, but are they the true enemy? Holly Lisle, and this no exaggeration, has crafted one of the best fantasy novels I’ve ever read. Her attention to detail is amazing. She created not one country, but several with different cultures, languages, people, and intricate histories. I kept reading and reading nearly convinced that this was a people that had lived at some unknown point in my past. The characters leapt off the page, it was very easy to see and feel what they were going through. Many of Talyn’s thoughts I nodded my head wanting to walk up to someone and say, “Yes! Do you see?”. One such time being with the following quote from the book, I posted it on my Facebook even: ‘Guilt is a good friend, isn't it? It will stand at your back when every other friend has abandoned you, and in the face of all reason it will stay by your side, and even when you tell it, "I am moving on now," it will say, "I shall never leave you; never." If only I could find a lover as faithful as guilt.' - Talyn by Holly Lisle page 42
  10. Lit_Driven_Girl's Reading 2010

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  11. Lit_Driven_Girl's Reading 2010

    I don't think I could ever bring myself to be out and out mean to an author. Sometimes I worry about offending someone with my views of different things. I will think on it though. Thanks for the encouragement, Janet!
  12. Authors similar to JRR Tolkien :)

    That's a great recommendation. I just added it to my wishlist. The first books that come to mind that your friend might like would be Kristen Britain's Green Rider Series. Green Rider, First Rider's Call, The High King's Tomb and fingers crossed there may be a fourth book soon. Also she may enjoy Maria V. Snyder's Poison Study books. Poison Study, Magic Study, and Fire Study. I might even wager that she would like Secret Sacrament and Time of the Eagle by Sherryl Jordan. Although I believe they are consider young adult. I really enjoyed them. Oh and if I'm not suggesting too many at this point, anything by Patricia A. McKillip would be great. (sorry if this was too many )
  13. Lit_Driven_Girl's Reading 2010

    Not sure if I use my placeholder for this or not (if I should move it please let me know). This is my first time doing a reading list on a forum. The following are what I have read so far this year. I'm not sure if I am going to write any reviews for these. I suppose if I'm begged to I will, but some of things I have to say about them aren't very nice. - Evermore by Alyson Noel (landed between Skimmed for plot and Let me tell you about this book! on my reading scale) - Rampant by Diana Peterfreund (reading scale: Leave me alone, I'm reading) - Second Sight by Amanda Quick (reading scale: between Soon forgotten and Good for insomniacs) - Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda (reading scale: Bound for the trash ) - Talyn by Holly Lisle (reading scale: Leave me alone, I'm reading) - Finished 25 Jan 2010 (review below) - Bittersweet Rain by Sandra Brown (reading scale: Bound for the trash, I basically picked it off the shelve at my bookstore b/c I didn't have another book with me at the time. Otherwise known as fluff read ) - Finished 26 Jan 2010 I should be reading Whitechapel Gods by S.M. Peters right now, but I sort of lost interest for the moment..... - The Forest Lord by Susan Krinard (reading scale: Skimmed for plot, I read because someone recommended it after I read Soulless by Gail Carriger.) Finished 1 Jan 2010 - Lady Ilena Way of the Warrior by Patricia Malone (reading scale: Skimmed for plot) Finished 2 Feb 2010 - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrow (reading scale: Leave me alone, I'm reading, Amazing!!!!!! I will now be adding the Guernsey Islands to my future travel plans) Finished 9 Feb 2010 - The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong (reading scale: Soon forgotten) Finished 9 Feb 2010 - Tempted by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (reading scale: Soon forgotten) Finished 13 Feb 2010 - A Thief in The House of Memory by Tim Wynne Jones (landed between Skimmed for plot and Let me tell you about this book! on my reading scale, Also this is a book from my 2010 reading list, yeah for me!) Finished 17 Feb 2010 - According to Jane by Marilyn Brant (landed between Skimmed for plot and Let me tell you about this book! on my reading scale) Finished 22 Feb 2010 - Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman (landed between Skimmed for plot and Let me tell you about this book! on my reading scale) Finished 23 Feb 2010