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Hello! My name's Jess, I'm 20 and I am a volunteer at my local library. I manage to exceed my 28 book limit often. :p

Favourite books:

A Raisin in the Sun
White Oleander
Streets of Fire
Almost a Woman
Veronika Decides to Die
Beacause it is Bitter, Because it is My Heart

Favourite writers:

Paulo Coehlo
Joyce Carol Oates
Wally Lamb
Ray Bradbury

What was the last thing you read?

A Raisin in the Sun

What are you reading now?

A Live Coal in the Sea

What do you like to read?
I've always loved reading everything. After I started volunteering at the library I read anything from haikus to books on coins. I find myself addicted to the written word.

What do you enjoy most about reading?

The knowledge I gain from it.

Worst book you've ever read? (Why?)

Damn, good question. I didn't find the Da Vinci Code particularly interesting. Or rather, the theme behind it was interesting. I found myself wanting to learn more about both Da Vinci's art and the bible...but the actual book itself was overrated.

Why do you read? In what ways do books play a part in your life?

They serve as an escape from my mundane life. ::p</div>
Current Mood:
chipper chipper
Current Music:
Heroin or Suicide - Leftover Crack
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On July 1st, 2006 05:23 am (UTC), cryptika commented:
It's a bit scary when half the people at work tell me that TDVC is their favourite book ever! :/ It is totally overrated. I'm not going to bother with the movie.

I need to read me some Joyce Carol Oates! I glanced into a couple of her books at the bookstore and I like what I've seen. I watched the Foxfire film a few years back and liked it, but I hear the book's nothing like the film (but better), what do you think?

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On July 1st, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC), tiggzie replied:
I heard The Da Vinci Code was a tremendous bore. The theatre here stopped playing it pretty quickly. You and I didn't miss too much I suppose. :p

In my opinion the book is ALWAYS better than the movie...but I'm biased. If you want to read Joyce Carol Oates I suggest "Foxfire", "You Must Remember This" or "Rape: A Love Story."

"You Must Remember This" is by far my favourite.
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On July 7th, 2006 02:12 pm (UTC), cryptika replied:
Re: Heh
"Foxfire" and "Rape: A Love Story" are two of those that I peered into, and liked what I saw. I will get to them, honestly. But I have a few books on my current to read list I need to get through first: "Salt Rain" - Sarah Armstrong, "Isabelle the Navigator" -Luke Davies, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NEst" - Ken Kesey.
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