Zuly's Reading Room is a place to talk about books that you're reading. We don't all read the same book at the same time. Instead, we just talk about the book we're reading at the present time. If other people have read it, they can chime in on the discussion. Or not. It's up to you. By sharing what we're reading, you get ideas for new books to read. We're bookworms. We like to read. What can we say? There are two ways to participate. You can TrackBack posts about the books you're reading to this blog or by participating in our forum for more detailed discussions about the books that have been mentioned on the blog. If you're interested, please email our founder and mostly fearless leader, Zuly.

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June 5, 2004 05:28 PM
Life in the Zu in Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella says:
Sophie Kinsella: Can You Keep a Secret? I read this book in about a day and a half. Chick lit at its finest, this is a great book for taking to the beach, or reading underneath a tree on a lazy day. One of the beat parts about the book...

June 5, 2004 04:36 PM
Life in the Zu in Starman by Sara Douglass says:
Sara Douglass: Starman I finally finished the third book of the Wayfarer Redemption series. After all of those pages, I was mostly pleased with how it turned out in the end, although at was almost anticlimactic. Overall, though, I'm glad I invested the...

May 27, 2004 10:39 AM
Circant in Heart Of Darkness says:
I was within a hairís-breadth of the last opportunity for pronouncement, and I found with humiliation that probably I would have nothing to say. This is the reason why...

May 27, 2004 10:30 AM
Circant in Man Walks Into A Room says:
Amazing to think that Nicole Krauss' Man Walks Into A Room is a debut novel. It's a story about a man who is found walking in the desert. After he...

May 27, 2004 10:25 AM
Circant in American Gods says:
Neil Gaiman's novel, American Gods is a true epic, an awesome story with hundreds of fascinating characters, gods and human alike. It's hard to define a genre for the book,...

May 21, 2004 11:08 PM
The World Wide Rant - v3.0 in What If I Was Heathcliff? says:
It's no myth - I've read all of the books below in bold, from College Board's 101 Great Books list. - Beowulf Achebe, Chinua Things Fall Apart Agee, James A Death in the Family Austen, Jane Pride and Prejudice Baldwin,...

May 16, 2004 03:34 PM
Life in the Zu in Liquor by Poppy Z. Brite says:
Poppy Z. Brite: Liquor : A Novel Another recommendation from Entertainment Weekly. Brite is known for her vampire-otica books, but takes a distinct turn from the genre in this book about two line cooks in New Orleans who have the brilliant idea to open...

May 16, 2004 10:22 AM
Bookworming in Fear Nothing says:
Christopher Snow lives in the sleepy little town of Moonlight Bay. He has a rare disease called XP which prevents him from getting any sunlight or being in bright light at all. His body doesn't repair ultra-violet damage the way...

May 9, 2004 10:12 PM
Life in the Zu in The Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass says:
Sara Douglass: The Wayfarer Redemption (The Axis Trilogy, Bk 1) This is the third Douglass book I've read in about a month, and I still love her, even though these books feel like they are melting my brain sometimes... I can't help but keep reading! I ...

May 9, 2004 09:54 PM
Life in the Zu in My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult says:
Jodi Picoult: My Sister's Keeper I very nearly gave up on this book about 30 pages into it, because I wasn't sure I was strong enough to deal with a book about a child dying and her family's efforts to save her... but I am so, so, so very glad...

May 9, 2004 09:47 PM
Life in the Zu in An Innocent, a Broad by Ann Leary says:
Ann Leary: An Innocent, a Broad Recently, I've started paying attention to book reviews in the magazines I read, from Entertainment Weekly to Glamour to stuff I grab at the doctor's office. This book is one I found at the rheumatologist in some forgott...

May 2, 2004 07:57 AM
Bookworming in Phantoms says:
Dr. Jenny Paige returns to her small town home of Snowfield after picking up her sister Lisa. Immidately they notice the town is quieter than normal. When they enter Jenny's home, they find the housekeeper dead with some strange affliction....

April 26, 2004 08:27 AM
Bookworming in Engaging Men says:
I figured I would give chick-lit another try, but it seems like the plain truth is that I just don't like it. All the books are the same and have absolutely no substance to them at all. Angela DiFranco is...

April 24, 2004 07:26 PM
Life in the Zu in The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde says:
Jasper Fforde: The Well of Lost Plots: A Thursday Next Novel The worst thing about this book? I have to wait until NEXT MARCH for the next installment of the Thursday Next series!!! It's like waiting for the next Sara Douglass book! Or the next Harry P...

April 24, 2004 07:17 PM
Life in the Zu in Ladies With Prospects by Cynthia Hartwick says:
Cynthia Hartwick: Ladies With Prospects I loved the first book by Cynthia Hartwick, Ladies With Options, so naturally I was very excited to check out this sequel, set 15 years later. Yeah, not so much. It's a bit too scattered for my tastes, and it's a...

April 24, 2004 07:11 PM
Life in the Zu in Devil May Care by Sheri McInnis says:
Sheri McInnis: Devil May Care The Devil May Care, but I don't. This book has such an interesting premise, it looked so good from the cover leaf, but ARGH! What a rotten book. I read about 50 pages then skipped to the last two or three chapters to see h...

April 24, 2004 07:05 PM
Life in the Zu in Ask Me Anything by Francesca Delbanco says:
Francesca Delbanco: Ask Me Anything Rosalie is a struggling actress in New York, part of a theater company that her friends created, bankrolled by a member's father. Life is changing for the First Born company, though, as a few begin meeting their care...

April 24, 2004 06:51 PM
Life in the Zu in More Than a Pink Cadillac by Jim Underwood says:
Jim Underwood: More Than a Pink Cadillac : Mary Kay, Inc.'s Nine Leadership Keys to Success My interest in this book is rather obvious because of my business, but I really do think this is a great book to read if you're interested in leadership princip...

April 21, 2004 09:49 AM
Circant in Neuromancer says:
Being laid up with a nasty cold virus has its compensations. I've just re-read William Gibson's Neuromancer. The book is just as powerful as when I read it originally, it...

April 20, 2004 11:21 AM
Bookworming in More Than You Know says:
This is a ghost story and love story all rolled into one. A tale about life coming full circle on itself. The chapters alternate between the storyteller, Hannah and the history of a family that touches Hannah's life one summer...

April 20, 2004 10:29 AM
Circant in Inner Vision says:
Professor Semir Zeki is a leading authority on how art is seen and understood by the brain. His book Inner Vision reviews the current thinking on vision and examines how...

April 18, 2004 04:31 PM
Bookworming in Codex says:
Edward Wonzy is on the first vacation he's taken since he could remember. Normally a high profile stock broker, Edward is taking two weeks off to get his affairs in order before he leaves for a similar job in London....

April 15, 2004 04:25 AM
collectics in Forever and Always says:
"Darci's psychic abilities have always guided her through hardship...and into a once-in-a-lifetime love with her rich, powerful husband, Adam Montgomery. When Adam vanishes in a mysterious accident, a grief-stricken Darci is left alone to raise their y...

April 13, 2004 09:18 PM
Life in the Zu in Gods' Concubine by Sara Douglass says:
Sara Douglass: Gods' Concubine (The Troy Game, Book 2) The worst part about reading a good series is that it feels like forever until the next book comes out. I cannot wait for Book 3 to come out. Gods' Concubine is as good as the first book, Hades' Da...

April 11, 2004 03:02 PM
Bookworming in The Probable Future says:
This was a beautifully written book about the Sparrow's family history spanning 13 generations. Rebecca Sparrow walked out of the woods one day when she was seven or eight and no one knew where whe originated. Named Rebecca by the...

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