Good Books You've Read Lately

AdaAda Administrator PEx Moderator
How was Unbearable Lightness of Being? I saw it in Powerbooks and almost got it but opted for a "safer" choice.

I'm currently reading Memoirs of a Geisha . It got a lot of good reviews so I decided to get a copy.

Have any of you read the following:

Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist
Soul Harvest: The World Takes Sides
Tribulation Force: The Drama of Those Left Behind.

They cost so much and I don't know if they're worth buying, especially since they look like a trilogy of sorts.

Any Umberto Eco fans out there?



  • BadGiRLBadGiRL procrastination specialist PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    ada: i've read memoirs of a geisha na before...ganda d ba? very enlightenning...

    anyway... i also like the bridge accross forever by richard bach...ganda din noon...for those who like reading about soulmates or for those skeptical about soulmates...u'll believe in soulmates talaga... the hundred secret senses by amy tan and the kitchen God's wife..also by amy tan...
  • CyCy Registered User PExer
    Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
  • ZenZen Member PExer
    I'm having a Stephen King backlog, still on Nightmares and Dreamscapes.. real freaky stuff. :P
  • AdaAda Administrator PEx Moderator

    I can relate. Seems all the good books are around the PhP500 range. Pretty heavy on the pocket.

    I also need feedback on the following books. Need to know whether they're worth buying or not:

    1. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
    2. The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie

    Anybody know where I can get a copy of Satanic Verses by Rushdie?
  • slurbrunslurbrun the LibRan PExer
    I just read Good Omen by Neil Gaiman and ooops I forgot the name of the other author. Anyway, it's a good read and so millennium-esque!
  • weyeweye Member PExer
    Les Miserables - the unabridged version
    Terms of Endearment
    Tuesdays with Morrie
    To Kill a Mockingbird

    i'm now reading Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky. it's kind of heavy though but it'll really set u thinking.
  • slurbrunslurbrun the LibRan PExer
    Now I remember, it's Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett. That's "Good Omen".

    ...and if u haven't read "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, do check it out.
  • AdaAda Administrator PEx Moderator
    Slurburn: I've read "One Hundred Years..." and it is totally cool! Try reading Garcia-Marquez' "Chronicle of a Death Foretold." Not as long as "One Hundred Years" but interesting as well. I think I'll get his "Love In The Time of Cholera" soon.

    Peps: Yipeee, you're gonna lend me Satanic Verses? Kewl! Hope you'll be able to make it to the EB later (with the book of course!) :)

    *sigh* So many books and not enuf money to buy 'em all.
  • KamatayanKamatayan PExer
    Speed Reading for Dummies... I read it over and over.... I just can't get enough...
  • emilieemilie Member PExer
    I bought a book in Singapore called "Veronika Decides to Die" by Paulo Coelho. Quite good. Don't know though if it's available here.

    By the way, if you find books to be expensive, try renting instead of buying. I've tried "Armchair Reader" where you can rent books and magazines.
  • JoeyRamoneJoeyRamone Member PExer
    Eaters of the Dead - Michael Crichton
    Guns, Germs and Steel - Jared Diamond
    Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
  • weyeweye Member PExer
    ada, i read 'love in the time of cholera' & it's just as good at 100 years of solitude & a chronicle of a death foretold. garcia-marquez is just wonderful!

    how about the house of the spirits? any reviews? i've been meaning to buy the book.
  • cLaRiSsEcLaRiSsE Member PExer
    emilie, hi. where can i find Arm Chair reader?

  • LonelyGalLonelyGal Member PExer
    Dogeaters by Jessica Hagedorn...Phil society depicted...
    will be reading The Street Lawyer soon...
  • CyCy Registered User PExer
    lonelygal: i saw that book,bibilhin ko sana kaya lang mahal it costs P400+
  • uptowngirluptowngirl Moderator PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    I recently read the book by Philip Shelby, Days of Drums, fast-paced!

    After a lot of Sheldon, Steele, Crichton and Grisham, I discovered a new author, Patricia Cornwell... if you like mystery or detective novels...
  • AdaAda Administrator PEx Moderator
    Peps: Even if the book was made from papyrus, I wouldn't mind. Hope to meet you soon. :) Unfortunately, none of Garcia-Marquez' books have been turned into movies (which is probably a good thing since most movies don't do justice to their book counterparts.)
  • ctvctv Member PExer
    Shibumi by Trevanian
    Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan
    Couplehood by Paul Reiser
    Until You by Judith McNaught
    Key to Rebecca
    Eye of the Needle by Ken Folett

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  • JonnyJonny Charonte Demon PExer
    I'm mostly a sci-fi/fantasy reader.

    Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
    Dragon Prince by Melanie Rawn
    Jhereg by Vlad Taltos
    Split Infinity by Piers Anthony

    there's lots more.. :o)
  • lynneth_20lynneth_20 Member PExer

    I've read Chicken Soup For The Soul and Chicken Soup For the Couple Soul. Ang gaganda ng mga stories and you will learn something.. Also pocketbooks by Daniel Steel and Sidney Shieldon. How great!! :)

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