Post by msshayxpear on Nov 16, 2010 7:54:43 GMT 9.5
Always had a soft spot for the classics. Recently read Dracula all the way through recently (and not just because of the great film with Gary Oldman haha) Really enjoyed it Need to give Frakenstein a go...
Atm I'm reading the 1st Sookie Stakehouse book - 'Dead Until Dark'
"Every night I hop on my broomstick, I fly through the bedroom window of some beautiful young man and I have my evil way with him " - Marilyn, "The Mad Monkey"
Post by Annette Claus on Nov 16, 2010 8:01:42 GMT 9.5
I have never read Dracula or seen the movie, but it seems scary!!! I still want to read it someday. My friend recently read it and she said she was reading it right before bed and was a little scared of what she was going to dream. I love Frankestein though!!
Post by Kath_Richardson on Jan 3, 2011 9:22:13 GMT 9.5
Edgar Allan Poe tales.
Its a book that gives a homage to this genious man, this homage was made by Spanish writters they've include his biography and a comment before every story.
"I know some people think Im Difficult, sort of distant & cold. Sometimes Im simply scared. So Im missunderstood. Im actually shy, like most of the people, but Im willing to take chances".- Miranda Richardson.-
Post by Annette Claus on Jan 4, 2011 9:09:36 GMT 9.5
I'm starting the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, I wasn't going to read it at first, but now my book club is studying it and I have heard more about it. It actually sounds like I might like it!! I don't know why I didn't want to read it... Has anyone else read it?
Post by Annette Claus on Mar 14, 2011 10:28:42 GMT 9.5
All this talk of books is making me feel like talking about what I have been reading!!! I started Red Riding Hood about two weeks ago and I just finished it, it was really good!!! I can't wait to see the film!! I am going to see it on Tuesday!!! I really love the casting and it looks really good so I am looking forward to it. I have also been reading The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins and I am LOVING it!!! Right now I am on book two which is called Catching Fire.
Post by Annette Claus on Mar 15, 2011 0:01:13 GMT 9.5
(Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) Ya those scenes..... I know some other people who read the book, one of my teachers couldn't sleep for a few days after, and her friend had to skim it because she couldn't stand actually reading it! I totally know what you mean!! I was debating on whether or not to watch the movie, but I think I am going to wait until they make the English one. I may have to wait a while. I know the first version is supposed to be amazing but I don't know about the subtitles. XD Should I watch it anyway?
Mercedes Lackey's novels sound so awsome!!! I love twists on Fairy tales!!!! Which is also why I read Red Riding Hood! I looked at a few of Wilkin's books as well, they seem really cool too!!!! I want to read all of these books right now!!!!!
Post by Annette Claus on Mar 15, 2011 5:40:21 GMT 9.5
I read the first chapter of The Fairy Godmother on Mercedes Lackey's website and it seemed really good so I have ordered it from the library. If I like it perhaps I will buy it, or some of her other novels!!!! Thank you guys so much for the recommendations!!
Oh and I just watched the trailer for the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo again, it looks so intense and it looks just like the novel, I think I do want to watch it! I hope after seeing it the English version doesn't disappoint!!! I'm sure it will be good too!! It has a good cast!
Post by msshayxpear on Mar 17, 2011 4:19:07 GMT 9.5
I love 'The Fairy Godmother' and its sequels. I think there are 5 in all now Mercedes's 'Elemental Masters' trilogy is also very good. Every story is based on a fairy tale... but in a very different way to the '1000 Kingdoms' series. The first one is 'The Serpent's Shadow' I believe
I don't know if I'll bother reading 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.' I've heard its hard going and some scenes are more brutal than in the film.
For those who like dark fantasy I would also recommend Garth Nix, another Australian author (Kim Wilkins is also from Australia). His 'Old Kingdom' series is fantastic. The first book is 'Sabriel'