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text 2015-01-14 06:31
Top 14 Books of 2014!

I didn't read as many books as I wanted this year but all the books in my top 14 have a special place in my heart. I know that a lot of these books aren't the most well written books. I know that. But these are the books that had the more fun reading(The selection, TSDoLB....), that made me cry(ItSB...), that made me laught, that took my breath away...

So to cut a long story short, those are the books that I enjoyed the most:

 

Top 14 Books of 2014!

1.Into the still blue by Veronica Rossi

2.The program by Suzane Young

3.The secret diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick

4.The Selection series(yup, a full series,it's my to 2014 so it's my rules;) by Kiera Cass

5.Silver shadows by Richelle Mead

6.The madman's daughter by Megan Sheperd

7.On the island by Tracey Garvis Graves

8.Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Galbadon

9.Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta

10.The trap by Andrew Fukuda

11.The Bone season by Samantha Shannon

12.The silver linings playbook by Matthew Quick

13.The farm by Emily McKay

14.Cress by Marissa Meyer

 

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text 2014-09-26 05:02
French

Is there any people who speaks french on booklikes(like myself).

I'd love to find some friends who speaks french to talk about books. My ''real life'' friends just don't care....

But if you only speak english and don't mind my horrible english, no problem! I'd also love to talk about books with you (and other stuff of course!).

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review 2013-07-11 00:00
How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read - Pierre Bayard This lovely, philosophical book reminded me a lot of some of [a:Alain de Botton|13199|Alain de Botton|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1189753902p2/13199.jpg]’s books. Light and engaging, but deeply philosophical as well. Bayard proposes many instances in which we talk about books we haven’t read. He does so while examining human behavior and books as transactional relationships.

Whilst reading, I thought a great deal about [a:James Frey|822|James Frey|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1207412020p2/822.jpg]’s book [b:A Million Little Pieces|1241|A Million Little Pieces|James Frey|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1320519035s/1241.jpg|3140930]. My friend Sara recommended it to me – she may have even loaned me a copy. We talked about it before I read it. She was excited about it. I had heard a lot of buzz, but hadn’t read it yet. But we were able to have a conversation about the book I hadn’t read, based on my impressions of it and Sara’s excitement about it. It was published eight years ago. At this point I’ve forgotten most of it. But Sara and I could still talk about the book, even though we may have forgotten most of it. The things we remember about it will be different, and will have been bent, or glossed, by our personal experience of reading it. Perhaps we enjoyed certain parts, or questioned certain parts – those reactions will color our memories. The conversation would be interesting, based on our fragmented memories of the book.

I could talk to my friend Mark about the book. I don’t think he’s read it. Yet he and I could talk about it based on both my reading (and forgetting) the book, and his awareness of the book and the scandal surrounding it. We could talk about the scandal, about the value of the book on its own merits versus the misrepresentation of the book as truly autobiographical.

Mary Jo and I could have a different conversation about the book. I don’t think she’s read it either. Her participation in the discussion might be colored by being an English Lit major, or by her impression of me as an avid reader, or by other books she’s read which are autobiographical or about recovering addicts. We might discuss how the book is similar to, or different from, books we’ve both read. Thus we would base our conversation not on the book itself, but on our relationship to each other and to the canon of ‘books we’ve both read.’

All of these types of conversations are opportunities, according to Bayard, to talk about books we haven’t read. They are valuable; they give us opportunities to relate to one another, to learn more about the books we’ve read, and about books others have read. I enjoyed his thinking about these opportunities, and enjoyed his writing style. I recommend the book.
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review 2011-09-28 00:00
How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read - Pierre Bayard Voy a admitir que no pienso terminar este libro.Tiene algunas ideas interesantes, como evitar la noción de que hay libros obligatorios que todo mundo debe leer, y por lo tanto no sentirse avergonzado de no conocer los "clasicos". También es interesante la idea de que a veces podemos saltarnos partes o solo revisar los libros de modo general en lugar de leerlos completos, y es valido, y también se aprende de ellos de esa forma. Por último, me agrada la idea de construir vínculos entre los libros para entender como se relacionan unos con otros y esforzarse en comprenderlos en contexto. Tenemos una gran cantidad de información sobre libros que no hemos leído nunca, que nos llega por referencias de otros libros y de otros medios, y esa información puede ser tan valiosa como leer el libro mismo.Hemos creado una actividad reverencial del acto de leer, cuando en realidad es algo totalmente personal y podemos crear nuestras propias reglas sobre cómo hacerlo y en parte este libro me recordó eso.Por otro lado, no soporto las referencias a "ser una persona culta" como el fin para la utilización de esta filosofía. Me da la impresión de que el objetivo del autor es entender el lugar de las obras literarias en la gran red de letras universales y nada mas, desdeñando un poco lo que es leer por puro placer. Bueno, yo pongo mis reglas cuando leo, y a veces leo sin analizar mucho, a veces me rehúso a leer los clasicos, a veces leo muchos libros simultaneamente y a veces dejo un libro incompleto, como en este caso.
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review 2008-01-01 00:00
How to Talk About Books You Haven'T Read
How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read - Pierre Bayard Catchy title. Was it a parody? Was the author writing in earnest? I heard an interview with the author on NPR and realized there might be more to this book than I’d initially thought. Bayard defines “books you haven’t read” broadly, including the obvious “books never opened”, but adding “books skimmed”, “books you’ve heard about but that you’ve never read”, and “books you’ve read but that you’ve forgotten.” Whew! That doesn’t leave much to put into the book log for the year, does it? How many books, read cover to cover, remain vivid in one’s mind, long after the book has been returned to the shelf?I took away from this book what I found to be Bayard’s main thought: Don’t let anything stop you from talking about books. Reading, he says, is imperfect. A reader won’t take away from a book the same things another reader will nor the same things the author might have hoped his readers would take away from the book. It is okay, Bayard assures us, to skim books. It is okay to misunderstand books. It is okay to forget books. But, Bayard continues, don’t let any of these things stop you from reading books, from talking about books, from writing about books, from thinking about books.But, then again, I may have misunderstood the whole thing.
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