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  1. hi and sorry, my english is not the best but the important part of this topic is that i think, as the title says, i got the first copy of Jojo Moyes "The one plus one". I bought it in a strange bookshop for 6€ in Ireland (im italian) it was used and inside there was a "letter", It say: Hi Anna, There is the fished copy of the One Plus One - hope its ok rather than a proof. the fact is that in the first page of the book near the other mark and codes there is the number 001... my question is: is this the first copy or not?
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    Hello folks! I thought I would share with you four of my favorite books I ever read. You can find them in the article below! Enjoy Matt
  3. Pls guys, I'm here for the first time, but I really feel sad. I've read a book, maybe someone also know about and You can tell me. I've read warrior of light olivia grein and I really cryed all the day coz of the end, I didn't find in internet anything about this book if there is a continuation of this book or will be? Maybe who also had read this also maybe u know? Coz really my heart is broken. Have you some book like this one? I'll be so happy if you tell me abt any book by this genre . And also what about apocalypse books, i love it as hell!
  4. Yesterday (the 2nd of March) it was World Book Day. While the Netherlands doesn't really participate in this as we have our own 'book weeks', I coincidentally found myself reading a lot yesterday. I read 5 children's books (they were pretty short and had a big font, they were quite enjoyable) by Paul van Loon (a Dutch author). Did you do anything special for or because of World Book Day?
  5. Hello All! I am looking for a book, and I can't remember the name of it for the life of me! It's about a young man who has held multiple jobs (maybe 60-100), from fishing to martial arts. It was published about 5 years ago, by a major publisher (perhaps I'm wrong, but it wasn't self-published) If you know what it is, please let me know!! Thank you!!
  6. I've been thinking about this for a while, and I've tried to do some Googling and using Wikipedia and such. I was wondering about some book genres (and in a similar way one can think about film genres as well). I don't quite understand the way book shops or websites or people categorise books sometimes. It seems not everyone uses the same 'system'. I know I use something different from most people. For example, I've read that for a book to be classified as 'historical fiction' it has to be written in a different time period than the one the story takes place in (that's just how I prefer to classify my books). For me, I classify anything taking place before ~1985, on Earth, and that isn't what I call 'literature', I call that historical fiction. What I call 'literature' is what some people call 'classics' and some Dutch literature (where conveniently it says it is on the cover, such as literary thriller: literaire thriller). But I also have 'contemporary fiction', which is fiction taking place after 1985 but not too far into the future and that isn't romancy but that has more depth to it. 'Chick-lit' are romancy and love type stories, as well as sort of girly fun stories about friendship and such. 'Science-fiction' are stories taking place in the future for me, including stories about aliens, space travel, space ships, multiple planets, dystopians and post-apocalyptic. 'Fantasy' is a story with magical elements, often though not always, taking place on a world different from our own. Some people call stories with vampires and werewolves 'urban fantasy', and there's also 'high fantasy'. I call stories with vampires and werewolves and such (or ghosts etc.), 'paranormal'. Classifying things with contemporary and historical, is doing things based on time period the story takes place in. In some British book shops I've been in, 'young adult' is used as a genre (it's on the sign, just like 'science-fiction & fantasy' for example. To me, young-adult isn't a genre. It's an age-range. Within the young-adult age range, the book can be any genre, it can be a dystopian like The Hunger Games or it can be something contemporary such as The Fault in Our Stars. To say they are both the same genre, makes no sense to me. That's like saying there are only a couple of book genres, adult, young-adult, children (or middle-grade, toddlers, whatever). Just like 'comic' or 'manga', I consider that a book format, a way to tell the story. Within comics, or manga, or graphic novels, there's a wide variety of stories to be found. That would be like putting all the books without pictures, 'text'books as I call them, in one catagory too. When is something literary fiction? And why is for example fantasy hardly ever literary? Who decides what has literary value, and who decides what has value for another person? Why are certain genres seen as 'better' than others, and why are there snobs? Why do I feel embarrassed about reading certain books in a public location? Why would there be anything wrong with me reading anything, any book, including something that's below my age range or above my age range or with or without pictures, and more or less complicated, more or less fantastical. A genre is way of classifying books, but within a genre there are still a lot of differences between books. Some books have elements from multiple 'genres'. You could totally have a book with magic and futuristic laser pistols and space ships, that has some deep thoughts on the meaning of life in it. Anyway, just some musings. I hope this wasn't too rambly for anyone.
  7. I just read this morning in the local magazine, that in the area nearby here, a group is organising a book trade event, which will take place in a couple of weeks (they have a group on facebook it seems but it's only open for people who live in the area, which I don't, I'm one street over). If I feel up for it, I'd like to go there with some of my older books I no longer want and see if anyone has interesting books for trade (the local magazine said anyone could come). Has anyone ever been to anything like this? I realise there will probably be some social-ness attached to it so I'll only go if I feel up for it (as this will cost me a lot of energy), but I thought it might be nice to go there and see what it's like.
  8. So yesterday evening I read quite a bit in the book I'm currently reading (Trudi Canavan - The Black Magician Trilogy 3: The High Lord), and I didn't want to stop reading. Unfortunately at some point it was time for bed and I was pretty sleepy. I was also at a good point in the story to stop. So I went to bed but kept thinking about the book and what's going to happen next. I think most of us have been there, when you're reading a good book and you want to keep on reading it until it's finished to find out what happens (or what has happened in some cases). This doesn't happen to me with every book, some are more gripping than others, and even when it doesn't happen as much it doesn't mean I'm not enjoying the book (for example, I find that usually with information books I don't feel as big a pull to read on as I do with a good fiction book). Personally, this happens to me with some books, but because I get quite sleepy in the evening it doesn't happen often that I go to bed very late because of a book. But I have put off other things / tasks before (such as cooking for example) because I wanted to finish my book. If a book is epic or gripping or just really good, it tends to linger in my mind for a while and I think about it (process it). Well, I just wanted to share the experience and ask how it works for you.