|Thursday, March 25th, 2004|
Hello, I am sorry if this isn’t allowed in the community. Feel free to delete it. However this is something that everyone should get the opportunity to see. Recipe to Cure your Boredom and Fulfill your Need to Read
1.join undead_authors LJ Book Club
2. Nominate and Vote for Books written by authors from many cultures and worldviews
3.Read, Review and Discuss among LJ's savviest intellectuals *wink*
4.Repeat steps 1-3
5.Relax and Enjoy undead_authors
In short this is a community that doesn’t focus solely on books by old/dead straight white men. This is for all of you who are into books by today’s authors but still love the classics. This is for you no matter what color you are or where you live once you know a good book when you see one! Current Mood: restless
|Monday, May 26th, 2003|
I started The Da Vinci Code
this morning and have, except for an hour break spent on homework, been reading it all day long.
I have to admit, the first two pages had me extremely nervous because a) a murder took place and b) the murderer was an albino; books with albino murderers tend to fail miserably in the telling of the tale. Then again, I could be prejudiced...but I digress.
There is a standard formula at work in the piece; murder, mayhem, misidentification, misdirection, mystery, and an unwitting hero. Yet there are quite a few elements to the book that are not only worth note but worth serious discussion. Many of the rumors and legends surrounding the iron-grip the Vatican has on historical documents are touched on and while I am no expert on the pagan influences in Christian iconography, it appears that an abundance of research was conducted for this novel and that the numerous theories put forth actually are believed to be valid by historians and some theologians.
So not only is it a great, albeit formula-constructed, story, it's rich in historical reference and current religious theory. In many ways, I sense a little bit of Umberto Eco in the story -- but perhaps it's just the references to the Templar Knights. >=) There's more to it that I'd love to discuss with anyone who has read the book -- especially about the religious commentary that threads its way through the prosey parts.
Has anyone read this book yet? :)
|Monday, May 5th, 2003|
I am reading
"in her shoes" by jennifer weiner
Queen of the damned( a friend and i are reading the series together)If anyone else has read this or is reading something good.. suggest!!!!
I didn't like the last book i suggested sorry to all of those who bought it.. BLAH
anyway.. Tesuji it is your turn to pick
|Wednesday, April 9th, 2003|
|Monday, March 31st, 2003|
Went to get my library card today and couldn't because I didn't have anything with my new address on it. I should have just ordered the freakin' thing from amazon....gah!
Will get it asap...promise! Current Mood: aggravated
|Saturday, March 29th, 2003|
Is anyone reading the book? cause if not tesuji
should go ahead and pick a new book
|Friday, March 21st, 2003|
Here it is!!!
The Dive from Clausen's Pier -by Ann Packer
Get it by sunday if possible!
Post here when you get your book so we know who is involved!
it is even
across the board.. all books are 2/2/2
I am going to have to decide afterall, eh?
I am an idiot.. plain and simple.
to vote for the book!
Life of Pi- by yann martel
The Dive from Clausen's Pier -by Ann Packer
It's my F-----g birthday-byMerrill Markoe
We will need to buy this ASAP and begin discussion sunday night, perhaps we can get a chat room started to discuss!
I accidently put this in my own journal.. BAH!!
sorry for the repost! I will add the votes from my journal and this one by end of the day and announce the book!
|Thursday, March 20th, 2003|
I will do a new poll tonight
and the readers will decide.. i want to give an option of a book that we all have not read!
please stay tuned and we will get our books this weekend
|Wednesday, March 19th, 2003|
Which Book to read next??
the nanny diaries - by Emma McLaughlin
The Secret Life of Bees -- by Sue Monk Kidd
Yeah - great book
Easy read - but definitely in the end I had some issues with how it all crowded together and how the years all smooshed together.....
Audrey - my favorite..except how she got all religious in the end.
Merit - It was wonderful to see her grow....I had to cheer for her several times.
Faith - A fucked up individual.....I felt odd about Faith, from day one in her house - when everyone stopped by that day the power went out...she was somehow always uncomfortable - kudos to the author for bringing this out....perfectly.
Slip - I don't know about Slip sometimes.....a good friend, i think....but are you sure?
Kari - I loved Kari too.....peaceful somehow....
|Monday, March 17th, 2003|
What a great book.....
I really *got* something out of this book...I can't wait to discuss..but I don't want to be a spoiler if you haven't finished...
Let me know when you are ready...
|Sunday, March 16th, 2003|
I am on Audrey's chapter
I am really enjoying these women. I am wondering how far along everyone is.. I will discuss my favorite parts in a reply to this post as to not ruin the book for anyone
|Tuesday, March 11th, 2003|
Got the book....
Am whizzing through this one. Love the characters, although am feeling bittersweet throughout...for good reason.
The first chapter, though interesting, did drag a bit....but I'm in full swing.....
|Wednesday, March 5th, 2003|
ANGRY HOUSEWIVES EATING BON-BONS
by Lorna Landvik
This is the Book that we will start off with. jewel
will add an FAQ and whatnot later this week and spif the place up a bit.
For now, get the book, and introduce yourself!