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by Sílvia
Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Problem of Too Many Books (article)
Replies: 17
Views: 9365

Oh, please don't use that smilie! :crying
by Sílvia
Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:31 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Problem of Too Many Books (article)
Replies: 17
Views: 9365

Oh, so when someone keys your car, don't get mad. They're communicating with it. But she's writing in her own books, not in someone else's. I agree with you, Crystal, but don't you think that's kind of personal? Lots of people like to write in books. People from chicklit do that too, and they're no...
by Sílvia
Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:27 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Piano Tuner
Replies: 2
Views: 2492

Yeah, it looks good. I started yesterday, but read only about 5 pages before I passed out. A few Amazon reviewers said the first half is boring, but I don't necessarily trust their opinion.
by Sílvia
Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:14 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Piano Tuner
Replies: 2
Views: 2492

The Piano Tuner

Has anyone read this? Ruth? I know someone mentioned it here, and I think it was you. Did you like it? I got it used the other day and I'm thinking of reading it next. Thoughts?
by Sílvia
Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Poll!
Replies: 8
Views: 4692

What books have you read that you couldn't put down? The Kite Runner, but only after page 70 or so Oracle Night by Paul Auster The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger Bag of Bones by Stephen King (shut up) Doomsday Book by Connie Willis, but only after 200 pages or so The House of the Spirits...
by Sílvia
Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Problem of Too Many Books (article)
Replies: 17
Views: 9365

Indeed, several uniform, knee-high piles of books on the floor can become a table when topped by a piece of glass :lol I love that! But I don't keep books I didn't like anymore. I used to, but I decided there's just not enough room. If I've read it and wouldn't recommend it to anyone, it goes to th...
by Sílvia
Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: What are you reading now? (March 2006)
Replies: 17
Views: 9252

I finally finished Shantaram yesterday! :woohoo Such an irregular book. I loved parts of it, but others made me wanna cry of boredom because I'd have to get through them to get to the good parts again. Anyway, I based my next choice almost solely on length. After Shantaram's 936 pages, I wanted some...
by Sílvia
Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: The Vault
Topic: Poll: Things People Should Stop Saying
Replies: 77
Views: 50906

Crystal, dh does the "I mean" thing ALL the time! It drives me insane! I've already told him a billion times to stop it. I'm glad I don't have to hear him speak English every day :lol .
by Sílvia
Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: The Vault
Topic: Poll: Things People Should Stop Saying
Replies: 77
Views: 50906

Silvia, I was supposed to have a meeting with someone named Silvia today, but she called me half an hour late for a 45 minute meeting, so I bailed. She is the bane of my existence. But don't worry, I won't take it out on you. :lol Oh good. Why is her name with an i? And Aly, yeah, it's a threadjack...
by Sílvia
Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:48 pm
Forum: The Vault
Topic: Poll: Things People Should Stop Saying
Replies: 77
Views: 50906

ROFL! The "itch" vs. "scratch" thing is cracking me up. It's the same word for both in Portuguese. LJ, I'm sorry to inform you "alright" is a word. It's in my Cambridge dictionary. "Alot", however, is just bad English. And this: "you times it by three and then minus it by 5." WHAT?!? no; you MULTIPL...
by Sílvia
Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: The Vault
Topic: Poll: Things People Should Stop Saying
Replies: 77
Views: 50906

Anyhoo. ARGH!!!

Oh yeah, could of gone. WTF?
by Sílvia
Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: The Vault
Topic: Poll: Things People Should Stop Saying
Replies: 77
Views: 50906

Mine are all in Portuguese, but trust me, there are a lot.

Aly, I don't even *live* in an English-speaking country, and I'm sick and tired of the ones you mentioned.
by Sílvia
Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: What are you reading now? (March 2006)
Replies: 17
Views: 9252

Well, I haven't posted yet because I'm still reading Shantaram. I've been reading it since the beginning of February. It took me forever to get into it, and I'm a slow reader. I like it now, but I'm still on page 680 (of 936).
by Sílvia
Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:04 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Poll: What is the last book that you purchased?
Replies: 9
Views: 5825

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.

But I'm still only 60% through Shantaram (it has 940 pages), and I wanna read something shorter after that (The Historian has 800+pages). I don't wanna commit to another super long book.
by Sílvia
Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: What are you reading now? (February 2006)
Replies: 21
Views: 13415

Hey Crystal, that's short stories, right? I'm not crazy about short stories, but I LOVED The Namesake, so I might give Interpreter... a try.
by Sílvia
Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:34 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: What are you reading now? (February 2006)
Replies: 21
Views: 13415

I'm reading Shantaram, the best novel ever written according to a lot of amazon reviewers and a bunch of other people. I hope they're right, since it's 940 pages long and I'm only on page 138! I found the beginning boring, but I find most books boring in the beginning, so we'll see.
by Sílvia
Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: The Vault
Topic: Why do men take so long to.....
Replies: 21
Views: 19550

He is very private about that kind of stuff. We definately do not have an open door policy like April and Jason! Some things are better off kept a mystery. I couldn't agree more. That's the ONLY mystery left after a few years after all :lol. I gotta say I'm jealous of all of you. You guys don't kno...
by Sílvia
Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:03 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: What are you reading now? (JANUARY 2006)
Replies: 47
Views: 26234

I finished The Namesake, which I loved, then I read Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor by Gabriel García Márquez, which was ok. Mellen, you're the one who loved it, right? I don't know, I think I'd be more interested in what happened after the truth was disclosed than in the shipwreck itself. Now I've ...
by Sílvia
Thu Jan 05, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Malanee
Replies: 12
Views: 5991

And oh yeah, Aly, I'm with you. I don't know how some people can read so fast. I love reading, but I'm a slow reader. I like to savor what I'm reading. Somebody here once said maybe I read slower when I read in English, but no, I timed it, and I'm just as slow in Portuguese. *shrug*
by Sílvia
Thu Jan 05, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Malanee
Replies: 12
Views: 5991

Don't you read in bed, LB? That's my favorite time.

Crystal, I read 26. Don't you get overwhelmed reading those posts on chicklit? Do you think people really read 140, 160 books a year? I don't know, sometimes I think they are just plain lying.