Which book are you reading?

codex632 - book
@darvulia (101)
Portugal
March 22, 2008 6:19pm CST
im reading "the codex632" of a portugese writer(josé rodrigo dos santos). It is a novel,which boards themes like the discoveries and Cristovão colombo. based on historical genuine documents.
8 responses
• Australia
23 Mar 08
I'm a mad science fantasty fan who loves all sword and sorcery books. I'm currently reading Stephen Donaldsen's 'Chronicles of Thomas Covenant' series. It's about a man called Thomas Covenant who is an outcast in his community because he has leprosy. His wife leaves him to protect their son but Covenant can't let go of his 'normal' life and continues to wear his white gold wedding ring. Anyway, he ends up passing out in front of a police car and while he is unconscious he is transported to a place called 'The Land' a wonderful place where health and beauty can be felt aswell as seen. The land is nurtured by a council of Lords who wield the 'earthpower' to benefit the land and people. But they have an Enemy, Lord Foul the Despiser who has summoned Covenant to the Land in the hopes of getting his white gold wedding ring in order to escape the Land by destroying the arch of time where his brother, the creator has imprisoned him. Anyway, Covenant has a miraculous recovery from his leprosy but is so incapable of using his white gold ring because it represents letting himself go and believing that he has power to make positive change which is something his lifestyle of survival from leprosy denies. Anyway, in the third book he finally defeats Lord Foul. The second series is ten years later his time but 4000 years in the land and Lord Foul has succeeded in corrupting the land, the people have lost their health sense. Covenant has lost his health sense too and the land no longer heals his leprosy. He goes on a quest with a woman of his world (who has the health sense) to save the land and at the end they finally beat Lord Foul for good.
• Australia
23 Mar 08
Oh, forgot to mention that Covenants white gold wedding ring grants him tremendous power in the land called the wild magic.
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@darvulia (101)
• Portugal
29 Mar 08
very good. i love this books too.
• Australia
30 Mar 08
I have to say that the only thing I don't like about this series is that Stephen Donaldsen is VERY long winded and it takes forever to really get into the story. I originally only bought the first book and wasn't too impressed at the start, but once I got into the story I couldn't put it down
@jenni7202 (1598)
• United States
22 Mar 08
I am reading a book by a new author. Her name is Melina Morel. The book is called Devour, and it's a paranormal fiction. It's kind of confusing as they keep switching narration of the story, but the story itself is quite interesting. It's about a man and woman who are werewolf hunters. They have the help of an American school teacher, a vampire, and werecats. They are trying to eliminate werewolves all over the world, since they are ravenous and tend to kill a lot of humans. It's the first werewolf book I've read where the werewolf is considered a threat. All the other werewolf books I've ever read has been in the werewolves perspective and they are trying to convince people that they are not a threat and they don't kill humans. I think that this book is interesting as they don't do that.
@darvulia (101)
• Portugal
22 Mar 08
he seems me quite interesting. i think that we have the same litery interests.
@jenni7202 (1598)
• United States
29 Mar 08
I actually just finished Devour just a couple of days ago. I started reading another book though. It's called Tale of the Body Thief, and it's in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles. I'm not even a quarter of the way through it and it's already got me hooked. Although, it doesn't take much from Anne Rice to get me hooked, since she tells her Vampire stories wonderfully. I do wish that she would continue to write them, but that's far fetched, since she already said that she would never write stories like that again.
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
23 Mar 08
I am currently reading a book that I know will have me reaching for the hankies. "Same as Different as Me" by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. It's about two men, black and white. The black one was raised to pick cotton, didn't go to school, didn't learn much, but he did know about things and such. The white one was raised in a home, but he lived moreso an underachievers life until their paths cross. I am also rereading "The Ditchdiggers Daughters", which is about a family of girls raised by their parents as a musical group, but he also taught his daughters to go to college and become doctors. Two of his six daughters did. Very inspirational and is also a movie that was on The Family Channel.
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@darvulia (101)
• Portugal
29 Mar 08
good reading. i have known good books here.
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
23 Mar 08
I am reading the third and final book of 'The Ellie Chronicles' by John Marsden, which is a follow on series of his 'Tomorrow' novels, in which a group of teenagers survive an invasion of their country by hiding out in a place they call 'Hell'! Good reading, and plenty of time to get to know and love the characters!
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@darvulia (101)
• Portugal
29 Mar 08
im gonna look this book. keep reading
• United States
23 Mar 08
I am currently readying the truth about diamonds by nicole richie. Also, down came the rain by Brooke sheilds, I espically recommend this book for any mothers. Even if you didnt have postpartum it is honest an amazing journey.
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@darvulia (101)
• Portugal
23 Mar 08
i going to see this book, i love read. i have my preferences, but a good book is always a good book.we learn reading.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
22 Mar 08
I just bookmooched the Emerald City of Oz. I am reading it to my daughter. That is all I am reading at this time. Nothing for myself yet.
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@darvulia (101)
• Portugal
22 Mar 08
really good, my mom also reading me many histories.
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
30 Mar 08
I just finished reading "Seen It All and Done The Rest" by Pearl Cleage. Her earlier work, "What Look like Crazy on an Ordinary Day" was one of Oprah's favorite books(and a personal favorite of mine as well). Anyway, you have this African American woman who gained a following over in Europe as an actress in the theater there. When anti American sentiments towards our involvement in Iraq suddenly made her quite unpopular there, she decides to come home to Atlanta to a granddaughter with her own troubles and a house left to her by her mother left in disrepair and somehow she decides to remodel the house, but runs into some unscrupulous realtors with their eye on that house as well as other homes in that neighborhood. When the work they have done on remodeling gets thwarted, things take a turn and they start an online reality show dealing with the house and gains a cult following. Very good book, I truly hated to see the book end. Reading any of Ms Cleage's works are hard to walk away from.
@sumit31 (127)
• India
29 Mar 08
harry potter