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  1. ...or as we say in Switzerland "Grüezi mitenand" I was very impressed when I discovered this forum. I looked around as a guest for a while, but I just had to make an account. So, here I am. I hope, we will have a great time together and I'll try my best with my writing (english isn't my native language). For my preferences: I actually read everything, but mostly I read science fiction and fantasy books (german and english), but I really don't mind, if there's a romance involved. Occasionally I even read an auto-biography, for example "Abraham Lincoln". At the moment I'm totally fascinated by lesbian romance books, so I pracitcally "hunt my way through the lesbian-romance-book forest", as I have read 76 novels so far (shorter and longer ones). Well that's it I guess. If you have any questions, just comment here or write me Sincerely, your bookworm.
  2. Let Me Introduce Myself!

    Halloo! I’m Clare and I’ve just joined. I’m a cat behaviourist and budding author – first book just completed but still plenty of editing to do! I’ll keep you ‘posted’ (quite literally) on its progress and look forward to hearing from others in the same literary boat. I’m loving the broad spectrum of topics on the forum and will be getting involved with as many as possible!
  3. Hi from Bulgaria

    Hi, My name is Marina and I am from Bulgaria. I am a book addict. I love to read. I love romances, crimes, horror, fantasy, Si-Fi. I really, really love to read, but I don't have much time to do so, since I work 7 days per week, 10 hours a day. Most of my friends don't read..... well at all. I am very happy to have found this place, because now I would have people to talk to about my favorite books. Well, that's me.
  4. 2014 Mar 20th

    I have been a reader since the age of 12 and have always loved books. Recently however I have run out of room in my four bookcases and had to get an ereader. After reading all the write ups, I went for the Hudl and what a splendid addition to my reading it has proved. I am going for a look round now, if you want to know anything, feel free to ask.
  5. Hi: I'm skribe. I mostly read science-fiction, although I also like the occasional fantastical piece or spy/crime thrillers. Stereotypical boy stuff, I suppose, but it keeps me busy =). I prefer genres that challenge me intellectually. I'm looking forward to chatting not just about the genre of ideas, but literature in general. There's so much available and so much to learn. So, what do you like? And why? Cheers, skribe
  6. Hello! Just joined today!

    Hello, My names Jennifer. I'm 21, (and still thinking i'm 19. I don't know why?!), i live in Staffordshire in the West Midlands. I'm so excited to find a community around books. I think i'm quickly going to get addicted. I love reading the likes of Terry Pratchett (he is my god.), Diana Wynne Jones, Joseph Delaney and Eoin Colfer. I want to branch out and read a wider variety of authors as i tend to stick to a select few. So if anyone has any recommendations they're greatly of appreciated. I mainly like fantasy, science fiction and horror, but if its worth reading please suggest it! Nice to meet you. JKHolmes
  7. Hello Everyone

    Just joined. I picked this site off Google when I was searching under the term: Asset Jonathan Orvin. Page 7: 'Peahen's 2013 shelf-Reading Lists/Blogs-Book Club Forum.' This is my first venture into a book club/forum, but this book is now under my skin. I'm a great fan of fact-based fiction and this book and the author came to my attention from both an article in a local paper and an interview of the author on the radio. I bought the book that day and being half way through my second reading of, Hole. Kidnapped in Georgia by Peter Shaw, (a true first person account of his kidnap whilst in Georgia) it took me a while to get to it. Without confusing this gabfest too much, Peter Shaw lives just down the road from me (50 miles or so). Jonathan Orvin, it would seem, lives closer. Pontalba says on Peahen's blog, 'Another novel I've just come across is Asset by Jonathan Orvin. Set in Russia, I've only read the prologue so far, but man, this author can make the reader sweat! Very suspenseful so far.' Pontalba, I've read it and would love to talk to you about it once you've finished it. I don't know how this site works as yet, but I'll get it figured out and find Peahen's blog. I see you live north of Lake Pontchartrain. I live in South Wales. U.K. They'll be a page somewhere on this site that I should have completed (a profile page) I'll bet. I'll do that next. I don't want to say a word about Asset until you're ready, but I've read enough crime thrillers to know where this belongs. I can't wait. I sat up in bed until two in the morning to finish this and the next day I ran to the book shop in my lunch hour to order a copy of, Red Attack, White Resistance: Civil War in South Russia 1918 by Peter Kenez. I already own a copy of, The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov. You'll understand the relevance of those books once you've finished reading. Bye for now. Sleep tight, with a book under your pillow.
  8. Hello! (Another newbie.)

    Hello! My name's Ellen - just thought I'd put this post up just to say hi to everyone, seeing as I've just joined. Unsurprisingly, I love to read - fiction lies at my heart, I must admit, but my interests chop and change almost weekly, so non-fiction often crops up in my lists as well. Looking forward to wading deep into the book discussions - been scouring the posts already! Just a quick overview of books I've read recently and loved - 'Ragnarok', by A.S. Byatt, 'Oryx and Crake', by Margaret Atwood, and 'As Far As I Know', by Roger McGough. Anyone else loved these ones? Currently reading: 'American Gods', by Neil Gaiman, and 'The Odyssey', by Homer. Other interests (not that there are many, I'm afraid...) - going to the theater, music, films, etc. Nice to meet you all! Feel free to say hi, or add me on here
  9. Well, now I've finally made my way trough the forum all the way down here I think It will be time to introduce myself. I'm Argon and trough the years I've become to suspect that I just might be the last of my kind. I'm one of those kids who partly lived in the towns library and now relies on the books others trow away. Yes, I've spend some wonderful Saturday afternoons defrosting some books I found in a skip with my sisters hairdryer. (I almost electrocuted myself with the damned thing and spend the rest of the day figuring out how to get the power back online). I do not know anyone who has done any reading outside the school assignments and is still under the 25 years of age. (with one exception, but she got a masters in literature)I guess that most "90ties" kids got the tv to keep them busy. And that is how I got to join the forum. Nice to meet you.
  10. Hello forum

    Hello, I come to this forum to inform myself of good reads and to become part of the community! About me: I only started having an interest in reading last year (at the age of 22). So that probably makes me a late starter. I do enjoy reading now and have had quite a bit of time to read. I have now read the following: Lynne Truss Eats, Shoots and Leaves Wodehouse The Empress Heavy Weather Something Fresh J Coetzee Boyhood Youth Summertime E Childers Riddle of the Sands R Dawkins The God Delusion Andrew Marr The Diamond Queen Richard Popkin, Avrum Stroll Philosophy Jeremy Paxman The English Evelyn Waugh The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold Henry Miller The Colossus of Maroussi Wayne Ellwood The No-Nonsense Guide to Globalization Homer The Iliad Rita Carter Mapping the Mind David Lambert The Solar System Bill Purves China on the Lam The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness: World War I Quite a mix. I particularly like the Wodehouse novels. I would like to share a quote from Prophet Muhammed: "Acquire knowledge, it guides us to happiness, it sustains us in misery, it is an ornament amongst friends and it is armour against enemies."
  11. Hi everyone I'm new to the forum and thought I would introduce myself. Female, mid 20's from London. As you can probably guess I'm a complete bookworm (hopefully I'm in good company!). I also love talking about books which is how I ended up on this forum. I am yet to have a thorough look around but from what I have seen so far I think I will enjoy posting here. If I had to pick a favoruite genre then I would say Fantasy. However I also love historic fiction and true english history. So far I have only made a few small comments on some threads as I am trying to find the section of the boards where people talk in depth about particular books. All of the threads I have seen so far have been more about book recommendations and general observations and due to not knowing how to use the 'spoiler tags' I didnt want to say too much. If anyone can point me in the direction of the threads I am after I would appreciate it!! Thanks!