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  Reply # 583090 18-Feb-2012 09:19 Send private message quote this post

dolores cannon The Convoluted Universe - Book Four

Using deep hypnosis and past life regression techniques, she presents mind-blowing theories and concepts originating from other dimensions.

In this new volume you'll find more information about the spirit side--where we go after we "die"--plus new information on life reviews and preparing contracts and your life plan of what you hope to accomplish on your return to Earth.

 
I always enjoy her books.  although this one did repeat too much from previous books, bummer.

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  Reply # 610000 16-Apr-2012 13:30 Send private message quote this post

Ready Player One by Earnest Cline - sci-fi novel set in the not to distant future where real life is avoided and people spend most of there time in virtual reality. The creator of the VR or the OASIS as it is known dies and leaves a quest for people to do, the winner of which will become the owner of the OASIS.

I loved this book and all of its references to the 80's with its arcade machines, music, culture etc. Im pretty crap at writing reviews so have a look on Amazon here http://www.amazon.com/Ready-Player-One-Ernest-Cline/dp/030788743X for some more elegant book feedback. Apparently it was in the top 10 books on Amazon sometime last year.

I really rate it if you are a child of the 80's and are into all things tech. 9/10 for me.




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  Reply # 610021 16-Apr-2012 14:02 Send private message quote this post

i read the hunger games series, bit girly but enjoyable




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  Reply # 610028 16-Apr-2012 14:05 Send private message quote this post

Hunger games is a triology correct? So the second and third books are lead on's from the book the movie was based on ? So I should skip 1 and move to 2 and 3?

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  Reply # 610038 16-Apr-2012 14:18 Send private message quote this post

yup a trilogy, but nah you have to read the whole lot, there are a few small differences between the movie and book which make it worth it.... actualy a whole lot of differences especialy in how you view the main character




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  Reply # 610039 16-Apr-2012 14:19 Send private message quote this post

networkn: Hunger games is a triology correct? So the second and third books are lead on's from the book the movie was based on ? So I should skip 1 and move to 2 and 3?


Correct.  But I would strongly urge you to read the first book before the second (Catching Fire) and third (Mockingjay) books.  There's a lot in the first book which is glossed over or left out altogether in the movie.  If you leap into the second book after watching the movie, I don't think it will be as enjoyable.

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  Reply # 610046 16-Apr-2012 14:24 Send private message quote this post

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networkn: Hunger games is a triology correct? So the second and third books are lead on's from the book the movie was based on ? So I should skip 1 and move to 2 and 3?


Correct.  But I would strongly urge you to read the first book before the second (Catching Fire) and third (Mockingjay) books.  There's a lot in the first book which is glossed over or left out altogether in the movie.  If you leap into the second book after watching the movie, I don't think it will be as enjoyable.


Ok I will do, I read the first two chapters of the book and it so far just followed the script of the movie almost word for word, but I read pretty quickly so I expect it won't take long. Will make a nice break from the 8 Robert Crais books I just read in a row.
 

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  Reply # 610048 16-Apr-2012 14:27 Send private message quote this post

I just finished Jurassic Park, it was great - much better story than the movie. Interesting to see the changes Speilberg made to the original story too.

Great adventure story, very well written and very grounded in science.

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  Reply # 610080 16-Apr-2012 15:37 Send private message quote this post

Just finished the Girl Who Played with Fire (I read Dragon Tattoo a couple of years ago) and have headed straight into the Hornet's Nest.





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  Reply # 610082 16-Apr-2012 15:41 Send private message quote this post

I got 2/3 of the way through the final book in that series and I can't be bothered finishing it.

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  Reply # 610090 16-Apr-2012 15:54 Send private message quote this post

the last one starts a bit slow but the end is the best bit!!




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  Reply # 610095 16-Apr-2012 15:55 Send private message quote this post

gjm: the last one starts a bit slow but the end is the best bit!!


Ok. I'll finish it. The other reason is that I have it on hardcover and now I have a kindle, reading big heavy books is such a drag!

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  Reply # 610120 16-Apr-2012 17:09 Send private message quote this post

Just finished reading Hunger Games and now started on the second one (Catching Fire).

Was not sure what to make of them before reading, but as you can plainly see - I enjoyed the first enough to download the second (reading the Kindle versions on iPad)




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  Reply # 620742 7-May-2012 06:06 Send private message quote this post

Karl Pilkington - An Idiot Abroad, excellent easy going read

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  Reply # 620798 7-May-2012 09:26 Send private message quote this post

just got myself a kindle actualy, i want to download the game of thrones first thing :)




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