Recommended book list for next ISG novel reading

Recommended book list for next ISG novel reading

文章Kooper » 週一 1月 04, 2010 11:06 pm

chiron 寫:However, I already started to look forward our next book. Here are some I recommend, maybe you can also choose some from the links I provide. BTW, due to the price and convinence in buying, I only recommend the books of Eslite.

Twilight
Dewey
The Secret
Law of Attraction
Taking Woodstock
The Gift
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
*P.S. I Love You
*Way of the Peaceful Worrior
Julie & Julia
The Time Travelor's Wife
*Slumdog Millionaire


http://www.eslite.com/exhibition.aspx?i ... ckid=17293
http://www.eslite.com/exhibition.aspx?i ... ckid=16917

set up a new thread for discussion on selecting next novel
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Re: Recommended book list for next ISG novel reading

文章Kooper » 週一 1月 04, 2010 11:25 pm

My recommendation is to remove below five books from our candidate list for various reasons.

Taking Woodstock: too expensive (NT$504)
The Time Traveler's Wife: too thick (640 pages)
The Secret: I've read its Chinese version
Law of Attraction: I've read its Chinese version
Julie & Julia: Average customer review at Amazon is only 2.5 star, given 5 star as the best rank.

Among the rest books I prefer the four books:
1. Dewey
- NT$221 (good)
- 221 pages (good)
- Average customer review at Amazon is 4.5 star (good)

2. P.S. I love you
- NT$194 (good)
- 496 pages (slightly long)
- Average customer review at Amazon: 3.5 star (so so)

3. Slumdog Millionaire
- NT$221 (good)
- 400 pages (good)
- 4 star (good)

4. Twilight
- NT$327 @ 博客來 (so so)
- 4 star (good)

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Here I add another one:
5. Confession of a Shopaholic
- NT$221 (good)
- 384 pages (good)
- 4.5 star (good)
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Re: Recommended book list for next ISG novel reading

文章kelly jur. » 週二 1月 05, 2010 3:19 pm

I recommended " The Road"

6. The Road http://www.eslite.com/product.aspx?pgid=1002160291842224
- NT$221
- 287 pages
- 4 star

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Re: Recommended book list for next ISG novel reading

文章Leon » 週二 1月 05, 2010 9:06 pm

kelly jur. 寫:I recommended " The Road"

6. The Road http://www.eslite.com/product.aspx?pgid=1002160291842224
- NT$221
- 287 pages
- 4 star

kelly


Ha Kelly, you have my vote. This is a good book.
Actually Cormac, McCarthy`s books are great.
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Re: Recommended book list for next ISG novel reading

文章Timothy Cheng » 週三 1月 06, 2010 11:35 pm

Dear all,
Life is always tough, I'd like to read something soft and warm to lift the gloom, so I prefer Dewey.
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Re: Recommended book list for next ISG novel reading

文章Angel Lin » 週四 1月 07, 2010 6:55 am

Well.. because life is always tough, so I am eager to explore the recondite wisdom..
I guess "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The Road" are also not bad... : )
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Next ISG novel reading - Dewel

文章Kooper » 週日 1月 10, 2010 5:18 pm

Dear novel-reader-to-be,

We have picked Dewey (http://www.eslite.com/product.aspx?pgid=1002140691871292)as next novel to read. Here are detailed results of the vote.

1st run:
Dewey: 3 ballots
P.S. I Love You: 3 ballots
The Road: 3 ballots
Slumdog Millionaire: 2 ballots
Confession of a Sophoholic: 1 ballot
Twilight: 0 ballot

2nd run:
Dewey: 3 ballots
P.S. I Love You: 2 ballots
The Road: 0 ballot


As the Eslite Bookstore is located beneath my office, I'm going to buy a few copies for Chiron, Janet, Ivy and Sherry. If you also would like me to get a copy for you, please post your request on the forum before Monday noon (Jan-11th). I'll hand you the copy in Wednesday's meeting.

We plan to finish the novel in two meetings.

1st meeting: 2/21
2nd meeting: 3/28


For details, you may check http://122.116.234.216/forum/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=2614.

At the moment, registered novel readers include Angel Lin, Chiron, Gavin, Ivy Yang, Janet, Kelly, Kooper, Sherry Laio, Timothy.
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Re: Recommended book list for next ISG novel reading

文章samlauncher » 週四 9月 15, 2011 5:45 pm

hey frndz m looking for some famous english novels plz help…
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Re: Recommended book list for next ISG novel reading

文章Kat C » 週四 9月 15, 2011 10:49 pm

Dewey has been a well-loved book since its publication. I think I've read parts of it a while back. Count me in, please! :D

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Re: Recommended book list for next ISG novel reading

文章Kooper » 週四 9月 15, 2011 10:58 pm

Dear Kat,

Thanks for your willingness to join.

The thing is this thread was posted one and half years ago and has been out-of-date. We had been done with the novel quite a while ago...
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Re: Recommended book list for next ISG novel reading

文章Kat C » 週一 9月 19, 2011 7:33 am

Oops! I didn't pay attention to the dates! Thanks for letting me know. :mrgreen:
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