What is the last book did you buy?...

@aseretdd (13736)
Philippines
May 30, 2009 7:26pm CST
Well, the Twilight Saga rekindled my love and interest for reading books... so i cannot get enough of reading... but i do not want to read any new material right now... but want to re read books that i enjoyed reading in the past... So the last book that i bought and am currently reading is George Elliot's Silas Miner... i remember being forced by my English teacher in High School to read and after doing that... i was so glad she did... i love the story... and i learned so much... that is why when i saw it in the Bookstore... i did not think twice in getting my own copy... good thing it was quite cheap... just 100 php or a little below $2... What are you reading right now?... Do you prefer to buy the book or just borrow from the library or friends?... What is the last book did you buy for yourself?...
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22 responses
@drannhh (15235)
• United States
31 May 09
Silas Marner is one of my favorite books and I cry every time I read it, but did you know that George Eliot's real name was Mary Ann Evans and when she published the same story with a male pen name the critics said it was wonderful, but when she published it with her own name they said it was awful, so from then on she used the pseudonym. I have so many books and magazines, too, that I haven't read, it is a pity. Today I did read three articles from the latest Smithsonian magazine. I cannot even remember the last book, and I am a book lover above all else. As I said, pitiful! I prefer not to spend a lot of money on books unless they have wonderful pictures, like art books, for instance.
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@AmbiePam (51135)
• United States
31 May 09
I remember when I found out George Eliot was a woman. It tickled me. Serves the sexist men right!
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
31 May 09
Yes, i know... my english teacher also forced us to read the short biography of Mary Ann Evans... and i can fully understand why she used a man's name... Silas Marner is like the first classic that i read... so this book opened the door for me to venture into reading more classics like "The Count of Monte Cristo", "Les Miserables", "Peter Pan", and even "Tarzan of the Apes"... Thanks for the response...
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@drannhh (15235)
• United States
5 Sep 09
All those you listed were wonderful favorites from my childhood, too. Thanks for the BR :-)
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@hppoa3 (20)
• Brazil
31 May 09
I last book that I bought is A Secret Splendor of author Sandra Brow.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
31 May 09
Hello hppoa3... i hope you can expand more on your response... since you are quite new here... it would be nice it you will give a short detail or description... since we do not get paid for one liners... Thanks for the response... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy every minute of your stay here...
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
7 Jun 09
I read some of Sandra Brown's books in the past... she is such a great author... thanks for the details...
@fufsky (40)
• China
31 May 09
I rarely buy books, I mainly borrow it from library, if I buy a book, I may not read it as soon as possible, because I will think: ok, no hurry, it's my book, I can read it any time. But if I borrow it from library, I will push me to read it. Of course there are many books worth buying and being kept well in our life, I will buy these books even though I've read it.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
1 Jun 09
I sometimes have that attitude... i don't immediately read after buying the book... but if it is something that i really like... like the next harry potter book... i wouldn't think twice about reading it immediately after getting it from the bookstore... Thanks for the response... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy every minute of your stay here...
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@maybebaby (1231)
• Canada
31 May 09
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Book
I like to borrow from friends and buy my own books. I like to get them second hand sometimes too, as long as they are in good condition. One of the last books that I bought for myself was the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It's about the German occupation of Guernsey during WW2. The whole book is letters written to people about the occupation and other things. It was a fast read and was really good.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
1 Jun 09
When i was still in high school and college... i used to search bookstores for nice second hand books... and i was able to buy a lot... they were the only ones i can afford... but not... i still buy second hand books... but only those that i know are really good... Potato Peel Pie Society sounds like a very interesting book to read... Thanks for the response...
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31 May 09
New Moon from the Twilight saga. Am re-reading it before the film comes out in november. I also borrow books from the library. As my son is on the Autistic Disorder Spectrum, I have borrowed everything that I can find on Autistic disorders, so that I can learn as much as possible about it. I also like to get books from charity shops and me and my sisters swap books alot too. A good idea is to set up a book exchange with people you know, maybe at school or work.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
31 May 09
I want to re read the whole series... but i have my hand full right now... so i think i will just to that a month before the New Moon movie will be show... you are a good mother by trying to educate yourself regarding your child's condition... i would do it too if i were in the same position... Thanks for the response... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy every minute of your stay here...
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@lelin1123 (15636)
• Puerto Rico
31 May 09
The last book I brought was the Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer for my grown daughter's birthday gift. She loved the books. I'm reading MJFox's book "Always looking up". So far so good.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
31 May 09
The Twilight Series is a great birthday gift for your daugther... i am so sure she will love it... and will for sure she will be hooked with a twilight fever... just like a lot of teenagers around the world... it won't be long before she starts dreaming about Edward... Thanks for the response...
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@cher913 (25867)
• Canada
31 May 09
i seldom buy new books or even books from the thrift store, i tend to go the library a lot or get books given to me for free. right now i am reading the biography of billy graham and hunt for red oktober.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
31 May 09
It is nice to have libraries that give away free books... best for those who cannot afford to buy their own... i wish that is the case in my country... but here... it is very seldom that something is given away fro free... Thanks for the response...
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@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
31 May 09
morning aseretdd, I never by my books. I get them fro free becouse my uncle is a seller of books in a big company that gives out books for sale. I only call him up when I need one or two and he send me them home...I guess you do understand, I have lots of books in my shelf...
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
31 May 09
You are so lucky to have an uncle who works for such company... you never need to buy any book... and can get the latest one anytime you want... i so envy you... and i can imagine your book shelf... Thanks for the response...
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@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
31 May 09
Every once a year all the books seller have what we call book trade. There my uncle are and when I can I go there and go to him and there I get the lates of the book of the year. Now, I just wish I had the time to read all of them. I actually spend more time online these days and my little hobby of reading are at the time on the shelf.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
31 May 09
I myself wish that i can read more... but since i have to divide my time between taking care of my daughter, house chores, internet, and work... reading gets very little attention...
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@amybrezik (2121)
• United States
31 May 09
The Dissappearing Act of Esme Lewis
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
31 May 09
That is a very interesting title... what is the book about?... was it a little expensive or very cheap... i hope you can share a little of the plot and characters of the book... Thanks for the response...
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@amybrezik (2121)
• United States
31 May 09
It is an interesting story about a girl who discovers she has a great aunt she never knew about, an she is the only remaining family member of her. She learns all kinds of things about her grandmother and her great Aunt that she never knew. I got it for about 4 dollars in the bargain book section of Barnes and Nobles.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
31 May 09
Wow... now i am really interested about the story... the title thus give justice to the plot... i hope you enjoy the book to the fullest... Thanks for the commenting back...
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• Philippines
31 May 09
The last book I bought was from a book sale: "Cool Careers for Dummies" ;) and "Questions Teens Find It Hard To Answer and Answers that Work"
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
31 May 09
Those are quite nice books... saw them some time ago in a book store... but did not bother to buy because i am more into fiction... and sometimes autobiographies... hope you enjoyed those books to the fullest... Thanks for the response...
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• Philippines
1 Jun 09
Well I also read fiction and almost all types of books but my interest on them is seasonal ;) Thanks :)
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@AmbiePam (51135)
• United States
31 May 09
The last book I bought and am currently reading is 25 Ways to Win with People: How to Make Others Feel Like a Million Bucks, by John C. Maxwell. I really want to be more encouraging.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
31 May 09
Wow... never thought there is ever a book like that... seems like the 100 and 1 ways on how to charm people... well, it is nice that people are going out of their way to share their secret to others... i am not very good at wining people too... Thanks for the response...
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@AmbiePam (51135)
• United States
31 May 09
No, it isn't about charming people. The author is a noted pastor and speaker. He uses Biblical guidelines on how to make ourselves into a person who looks and sees the good in others. And how to make ourselves open to the possibilities God has for us.
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@Kris9090 (26)
• Brazil
31 May 09
Twilight lol got it yesterday I'm already in the middle of the book ... Ok I'm soooo into it *-*
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@amybrezik (2121)
• United States
31 May 09
Is the book better then the movie? I love Vampire stories, but was not impressed with the movie at all.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
31 May 09
That is a good book... not great but good... and if you read the others that follow it... you will certainly be hooked... my favorite is Eclipse... i like both the movie and the books... and i am very eager to watch the next movie... New Moon... Thanks for the response... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy every minute of your stay here...
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
1 Jun 09
Hello aseretdd........what a coincidence I too had Goerge Eliot' Silas Marner,as part of my curriculam in High school.....Well I was a voracious reader in school and college,though lately I dont do much reading....And I usually borrow books from the library and love to re read books that I had read many years ago.......I hardly buy any books since they are very costly and my children ironically do not share my love for books........
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
2 Jun 09
I hope my daughter would also have a love for books like i do.... i would be such a waste because i have a growing collection right now... well, it is early... so more time for me go nurture that love for books... right now i am into downloading audio books... so that i can still listen to stories when i am traveling... Thanks for the response...
• Philippines
1 Jun 09
The last book I bought was Jo's boys by Louisa May Alcott, I haven't read it though, because after buying the book, I suddenly realized, I don't have the 2nd part of the little women series, which is little men ( dumb right?!) cause Jo's boys is the 3rd installment. So now the book is just sitting in my bookshelf, I don't want to read it until I have read little men, and I can't seem to find a copy in any of the bookstores here in makati ( lucky me. )...
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
1 Jun 09
I love Little Women... but to be honest... i only watched the TV and movie versions... and i never knew that there were 3 parts... this is like what happened when i bought "The Son of The Witch"... when i realized that it was actually the second of three books... i decided not to read it until i get a copy and finish reading the first book which is "Wicked" Thanks for the response... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy every minute of your stay here...
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@thaMARKER (2559)
• Philippines
1 Jun 09
last book i bought was from Bob Ong. he's a local writer that makes people laugh page by page. he wrote all his books using our native language. i just like all his books, i bought two but read all..
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
1 Jun 09
I heard about Bob Ong... but have never read any of his books... i think he is very famous among yuppies... might have to try his work one of these days... maybe when i finish my Silar Marner... i might look into that... Thanks for the response...
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• United States
31 May 09
Actually the last book that I purchased was for my daughter...it was the classic Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Before that I picked up a novel by Janet Evanovich which by the way was hillarious. Other than that I have been doing almost the same things that you are doing reading what I have at home already. About 5 years back I went on this book buying frenzy, the Dollar Tree was stocking there shelves with an amazing collections of novels and I shopped weekly...I wanted to create a personal library of hard covered books. At the time I wasn't doing much reading, but just recently I decided it was time to dig into my collection and I have been reading some of those books...8o)
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
1 Jun 09
I read the Filipino version of Wuthering Heights when i was in high school... and i instantly fell in love with the story... but i have never read the english version... thank you for reminding me... Thanks for the response...
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@bybun46 (19)
• Indonesia
31 May 09
the last book that i buy is novel aib writer by JM cotzee. that novel is really good. the story is about murderer by teacher to his student. it's very interesting i think because the story not cimplicated and easy to reading. honestly, i am not reading twilight yet. but my friend tell me it's really good inside of the film.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
31 May 09
What is the title of the book?... sound very interesting... and i like the setting because i was a teacher in the past... well, there is really no hurry to read the Twilight series... since it will still be there after even 10 years... Thanks for the response... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy every minute of your stay here...
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@JOIEMARVIC (2342)
• Philippines
31 May 09
The last set of books I bought was the Twilight series. I really loved it and I can't help but keep on reading it over and over again. I just love it so much..
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
31 May 09
I also bought the series a few weeks ago... i live the story very much... not so much the first book... but my favorite is Eclipse... i have read the books again... but i think i will when i have extra time in my hands... Thanks for the response...
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
2 Jun 09
Hello aseretdd, Are you telling me you can get a new book at maybe $2? That's very cheap. The new paperback here is more than $10 and if you talk about hard cover, it costs more than $20. Anyway, I like to have my own collection and a few years back, I found a shop which sells a good second hand book which is half of the price. Unfortunately, I seldom read books nowadays. Those books that I read few years back, I can't even remember the content. For example, I read Dan Brown's Angels and Demons but if you ask me right now, what the story is all about - well, I can't recall a thing! I don't read the same book twice too as I get less patience when I already knew the whole plot *laughs* The best for me is still James Patterson's 'The Jester'. Talking about books, my ex school mate promised to send me his hard cover John Grisham's latest book but till now, I yet to receive it!
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
2 Jun 09
Well, the book is not that popular or thick... but it is quite cheap compared to other books... i only buy the expensive ones when i really really want to read... like what i did with the Twilight Saga, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Harry Potter Series... i am also interested in reading Angels and Demons... but right now... i am trying audiobooks... because i can't read while traveling so i will try to listen... Thanks for the response... I love your new avatar...
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
2 Jun 09
Hello aseretdd, Thanks for that. I am trying to look for the book you mentioned here -George Elliot's Silas Miner. Trying t check what kind of story it is and maybe I should read the book *smiles*
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@raenie (706)
• Philippines
7 Jun 09
I actually buy my own books (sadly enough there are no public libraries here, just school libraries) But most often than not I buy books at second hand bookstores since you can still buy the books at a cheap price and in good condition--the latest books I've bought were "Drowning Ruth" and "Eleven on Top". The former book is an Oprah book club selection and is quite interesting and the latter is a book by Janet Evanovich , a really fun series about a female bounty hunter--the Stephanie Plum series--I've enjoyed all her books so far since it's not too serious (if compared with other crime/mystery thrillers)...the good thing I guess about buying your own books s tat you can read them any time you want, that is if the books are a great read in the first place! If it's a bummer of a book, well, tough luck ;) jot it up to experience I guess...
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
10 Jun 09
Some nice books can be quite expensive... this day... i found a stall at Trinoma that sells second hand books of famous authors like Sydney Sheldon... Anne Rice... and even Stephenie Meyer... but i did not buy any because that is currently not in my budget range... maybe next time... Thanks for the response...