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Title: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: The Angel Raliel on July 16, 2007, 06:09:50 PM
An update of the olde Forumme thread.......


"The End Of Mr Y" by Scarlett Thomas
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Post by: murmur on July 16, 2007, 06:11:21 PM
The Witching Hour by Anne Rice Also I am reading Snow Garden by Christopher Rice

Mother and son woop.
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Post by: PRK on July 16, 2007, 06:12:03 PM
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on July 16, 2007, 06:13:07 PM
I have read most of Anne Rice's work but I have never read her son's work.... Is it good?
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Post by: The Poster Girl on July 16, 2007, 06:14:52 PM
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Pretty much.
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Post by: Voraxia on July 16, 2007, 06:16:31 PM
Im reading Fight Club for the millionth time out of sheer boredom.

That and an anthology of Batman Sunday strips from 1943 to 1946

It's good times.
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Post by: Valiero on July 16, 2007, 06:17:40 PM
re reading Harry Potter 6 before the 7 comes out
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Post by: Akurol on July 16, 2007, 06:20:43 PM
Just finised today "Mistral's Kiss" by Laurell K. Hamilton, started "A Kiss of Shadows" by Laurell K. Hamilton, "Shade's Children" by Garth Nix, and "Kushiel's Dart" by Jacqueline Carey
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Post by: badheartedgirl on July 16, 2007, 06:23:53 PM
i'm reading the harry potter books, but completely out of order...last week i read 6, then 5...saturday i read 1...yesterday and today i read 4...it's funny, the foreshadowing (i think that's the word) that's there...you read about something in 6, and go back to 5, only to find the thing from 6 unexplained...does that make any sense? i think i need a nap
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Post by: my_bad_habit08 on July 16, 2007, 06:24:12 PM
re reading Harry Potter 6 before the 7 comes out

woot! I just finished it yesterday :D I can't wait!!
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Post by: Valiero on July 16, 2007, 06:33:16 PM
haha me neither
actually i read so many theories about what may or may not happen, it might have been an entire book

actually if i keep on procrastinating like i am i would never have finished to write down my own expectations before the release

(anyway, after all that stuff, when things will calm down a bit i plan on re reading Everworld by K.A. Applegate)
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Post by: amazon7784 on July 16, 2007, 07:38:44 PM
I am reading America vs. America.  It is from the late sixties/ early seventies.  They talk a lot about what the problems that the youth of that time had with the adult world and the valves of the fifties.  There are quite a few parallels to today. 
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Post by: my favorite things. on July 16, 2007, 08:09:26 PM
Perdido Street Station by China Miéville
&
Insomnia by Stephen King.
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Post by: nightingale on July 16, 2007, 08:51:36 PM
In the City of Shy Hunters - Tom Spanbauer

Tomorrow, I'm starting Go Ask Alice.
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Post by: morningafter on July 16, 2007, 09:18:33 PM
"Black Like Me" by john howard griffin, also, 'lolita' by vladimir nabokov.  :happy11:
im going to peru in a few days so the plane ride will give me plenty of time to read.
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Post by: such a classic girl on July 16, 2007, 09:25:57 PM
for my most unfortunate summer assignments:

the adventures of huckleberry finn - mark twain
the awakening - kate chopin (WORST. BOOK. EVER.)
fried green tomatoes at the whistle stop cafe - fannie flag (actually quite enjoyable)
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Post by: Rob on July 16, 2007, 09:26:25 PM
Ham On Rye- Bukowski...a novel

You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense- Bukowski...poems
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Post by: such a classic girl on July 16, 2007, 09:27:28 PM
Ham On Rye- Bukowski...a novel

You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense- Bukowski...poems

ah, bukowski is my love.
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Post by: murmur on July 16, 2007, 09:55:12 PM
I have read most of Anne Rice's work but I have never read her son's work.... Is it good?
so far its okay im not to far into it.
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Post by: jeslynne on July 16, 2007, 10:12:12 PM
extremely loud and incredibly close

mr. paco told me to read it. i'm sooooooo glad he did, it's sooooooo good
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Post by: jeslynne on July 16, 2007, 10:50:32 PM
extremely loud and incredibly close

mr. paco told me to read it. i'm sooooooo glad he did, it's sooooooo good

i'm in love with that book.  in my top 3 books, hands down.

me too. and i'm not even finished with it yet. it's so incredibly well written. have you read everything is illuminated? i want to read the book before i see the movie...
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Post by: largebadgers on July 16, 2007, 10:53:13 PM
In the City of Shy Hunters - Tom Spanbauer

Tomorrow, I'm starting Go Ask Alice.
You know, I read Go Ask Alice a while ago.  I'm not even sure how it ended up in my hands.  While reading it, I sort of liked it, but oddly enough after I finished it I decided I didn't like it.  Was Alice real or not?
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Post by: jeslynne on July 16, 2007, 10:59:23 PM
extremely loud and incredibly close

mr. paco told me to read it. i'm sooooooo glad he did, it's sooooooo good

i'm in love with that book.  in my top 3 books, hands down.

me too. and i'm not even finished with it yet. it's so incredibly well written. have you read everything is illuminated? i want to read the book before i see the movie...

i haven't read or seen everything is illuminated yet.  but after reading extremely loud..., i'm definitely looking forward to it!

ooo ooo ooo when i'm done with this we should read everything is illuminated at the same time...i love talking to people about books when we're reading them at the same time. it's the best :)
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Post by: Serina on July 16, 2007, 11:27:53 PM
I love Anne Rice's books. But I haven't picked one up for about two years.

Jane Eyre-Charlotte Bronte, I believe. Summer reading. hah.
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Post by: indeciSEAN on July 16, 2007, 11:58:20 PM
i'm reading the harry potter books, but completely out of order...last week i read 6, then 5...saturday i read 1...yesterday and today i read 4...it's funny, the foreshadowing (i think that's the word) that's there...you read about something in 6, and go back to 5, only to find the thing from 6 unexplained...does that make any sense? i think i need a nap

what made you decide to do that?
i really enjoyed potter when i picked it up back in...2000...jesus...but i pittered out after book 4. i always said i'd read 5 before the movie came out...and now it is...and i haven't...and, well, shit, i don't like to see films without reading first so we'll just have to wait and see what happens.
book 3 was my favorite out of what i did read, so lemme know what you think of that one when you read it...whenever that happens. :-P
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Post by: spider jerusalem on July 17, 2007, 12:31:10 AM
Fell issues 7 to 9.

Re-Reading some Lovecrafts short stories. Starting reading The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents.

 :happy11:
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Post by: andrea on July 17, 2007, 01:58:24 AM
danse macabre
a walk in the woods
harry potter 6
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Post by: Just As Advertised on July 17, 2007, 05:07:40 AM
C. Palahniuk - Choke.
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Post by: Tony_Clifton on July 17, 2007, 08:41:36 AM
The Audacity of Hope-Barack Obama
If they give you lined paper, write sideways-Daniel Quinn
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Post by: Liz on July 17, 2007, 09:11:40 AM
Me Talk Pretty One Day-David Sedaris

I've finally joined the David Sedaris bandwagon. I just finished Naked and got hooked.
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Post by: BHA/Sarah on July 17, 2007, 10:05:14 AM
just finished the perks of being a wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
I liked the look of it for a while and then decided to read it for myself; I enjoyed it : ]
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on July 17, 2007, 10:09:15 AM
Fell issues 7 to 9.

Re-Reading some Lovecrafts short stories. Starting reading The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents.

 :happy11:
which Lovecraft stories are you reading?
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Post by: Not a frog on July 17, 2007, 11:14:25 AM
In the City of Shy Hunters - Tom Spanbauer

Tomorrow, I'm starting Go Ask Alice.
You know, I read Go Ask Alice a while ago.  I'm not even sure how it ended up in my hands.  While reading it, I sort of liked it, but oddly enough after I finished it I decided I didn't like it.  Was Alice real or not?

Alice was not real.  Go Ask Alice was anti-drug propaganda, and the woman sometimes credited with authoring it was a psychologist (and, according to Wikipedia, a Mormon youth counselor) who also wrote other cautionary tales purporting to be diaries.
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Post by: Liz on July 17, 2007, 11:18:11 AM

and liz, i'm in love with the whole sedaris family.  so good.  have you seen "strangers with candy"?

I LOVE that show. I just got into it semi-recently and fell in  love.  madly in love..and wish there was more. I very much want to be friends with Amy.  I met her a few years ago and bought a cupcake from her.

When I have more money I want to buy her book "I like you: hospitality under the influence'
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Post by: imaginary friend on July 17, 2007, 11:19:33 AM
This thread reminds me - I have to go by Borders and pick up a copy of Only Revolutions that I ordered.

plur
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Post by: Wires+Waves on July 17, 2007, 11:42:23 AM
(Rereading) Kurt Vonnegut- A Man Without a Country
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Post by: such a classic girl on July 17, 2007, 11:45:17 AM
Me Talk Pretty One Day-David Sedaris

I've finally joined the David Sedaris bandwagon. I just finished Naked and got hooked.

isn't he great? i think me talk pretty one day is my favourite.
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Post by: Liz on July 17, 2007, 11:49:27 AM
Me Talk Pretty One Day-David Sedaris

I've finally joined the David Sedaris bandwagon. I just finished Naked and got hooked.

isn't he great? i think me talk pretty one day is my favourite.

he IS. I also have a greek father and had  a non-greek mother..so I especially love reading about the similar family set up.
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Post by: half jack on July 17, 2007, 12:23:28 PM
The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran

The Sandman: Endless Nights - Neil Gaiman
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Post by: wannabe_dolly on July 17, 2007, 12:38:23 PM
the cape cod times
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Post by: badheartedgirl on July 17, 2007, 01:37:31 PM
i'm reading the harry potter books, but completely out of order...last week i read 6, then 5...saturday i read 1...yesterday and today i read 4...it's funny, the foreshadowing (i think that's the word) that's there...you read about something in 6, and go back to 5, only to find the thing from 6 unexplained...does that make any sense? i think i need a nap

what made you decide to do that?
i really enjoyed potter when i picked it up back in...2000...jesus...but i pittered out after book 4. i always said i'd read 5 before the movie came out...and now it is...and i haven't...and, well, shit, i don't like to see films without reading first so we'll just have to wait and see what happens.
book 3 was my favorite out of what i did read, so lemme know what you think of that one when you read it...whenever that happens. :-P

well...i was reading them from my little brothers stash of the books, and i couldnt find 5, and i wanted to re-read the last couple before the 7th came out, just to refresh...then i got bored at work, so i just started randomly grabbing them, haha...you should def read 5 before the movie...it's good, but..harry's kind of a whiny bitch in it...still a good book...can't wait for saturday and the last, yay!
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Post by: Liz on July 17, 2007, 03:19:40 PM

and liz, i'm in love with the whole sedaris family.  so good.  have you seen "strangers with candy"?

I LOVE that show. I just got into it semi-recently and fell in  love.  madly in love..and wish there was more. I very much want to be friends with Amy.  I met her a few years ago and bought a cupcake from her.

When I have more money I want to buy her book "I like you: hospitality under the influence'

strangers with candy is so much fun.  i picked up a used copy of the first season, and unfortunately that's all i've seen.  when i have a disposable income, i plan to pick that up, and her book too.  she was in boston promoting it when it came out a little while ago, but i missed it.  i did pass the bookstore on the bus though, and saw her inside.  not the same, but still fun.   i got to tell my coworkers, "i saw amy sedaris on the way here today...sort of."  and they didn't care because they didn't know who she was.  ah well. 

I have the whole series...so if you're ever in Providence we can have a strangers marathon.
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Post by: nikki on July 17, 2007, 03:25:51 PM

and liz, i'm in love with the whole sedaris family.  so good.  have you seen "strangers with candy"?

I LOVE that show. I just got into it semi-recently and fell in  love.  madly in love..and wish there was more. I very much want to be friends with Amy.  I met her a few years ago and bought a cupcake from her.

When I have more money I want to buy her book "I like you: hospitality under the influence'

strangers with candy is so much fun.  i picked up a used copy of the first season, and unfortunately that's all i've seen.  when i have a disposable income, i plan to pick that up, and her book too.  she was in boston promoting it when it came out a little while ago, but i missed it.  i did pass the bookstore on the bus though, and saw her inside.  not the same, but still fun.   i got to tell my coworkers, "i saw amy sedaris on the way here today...sort of."  and they didn't care because they didn't know who she was.  ah well. 

I have the whole series...so if you're ever in Providence we can have a strangers marathon.




"i like you" is a FANTASTIC book..as is everything else that woman does. hey, ive got the whole "strangers" series too! did you catch the movie?
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Post by: ThirtyWhacks on July 17, 2007, 03:27:05 PM
Running With Scissors right now. And a whole lot of manga. I'm a nerd, okay?


It's nice.
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Post by: Liz on July 17, 2007, 03:40:22 PM

and liz, i'm in love with the whole sedaris family.  so good.  have you seen "strangers with candy"?

I LOVE that show. I just got into it semi-recently and fell in  love.  madly in love..and wish there was more. I very much want to be friends with Amy.  I met her a few years ago and bought a cupcake from her.

When I have more money I want to buy her book "I like you: hospitality under the influence'

strangers with candy is so much fun.  i picked up a used copy of the first season, and unfortunately that's all i've seen.  when i have a disposable income, i plan to pick that up, and her book too.  she was in boston promoting it when it came out a little while ago, but i missed it.  i did pass the bookstore on the bus though, and saw her inside.  not the same, but still fun.   i got to tell my coworkers, "i saw amy sedaris on the way here today...sort of."  and they didn't care because they didn't know who she was.  ah well. 

I have the whole series...so if you're ever in Providence we can have a strangers marathon.




"i like you" is a FANTASTIC book..as is everything else that woman does. hey, ive got the whole "strangers" series too! did you catch the movie?

I did indeed. I actually saw the movie and then saw the series.
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Post by: nikki on July 17, 2007, 04:00:51 PM

I did indeed. I actually saw the movie and then saw the series.

what did you think of it, as good as the series? that show was way under-rated.
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Post by: Liz on July 17, 2007, 04:04:00 PM

I did indeed. I actually saw the movie and then saw the series.

what did you think of it, as good as the series? that show was way under-rated.

I didnt think  it was as good as the series..but it was a good intro to the series...or supplement

and definitely. I wish that show wasn't cancelled.
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Post by: nikki on July 17, 2007, 04:07:38 PM

I did indeed. I actually saw the movie and then saw the series.

what did you think of it, as good as the series? that show was way under-rated.

I didnt think  it was as good as the series..but it was a good intro to the series...or supplement

and definitely. I wish that show wasn't cancelled.

agreed.
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Post by: Drizz on July 17, 2007, 04:15:15 PM
I'm still working on Everything Is Illuminated.  I put it down for a little while. . .  I started reading this book called Inappropriate Behavior: Prada Sucks! and Other Demented Descants, but I think I want to go back to the former.
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Post by: angryinch on July 17, 2007, 05:42:22 PM
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/41/78605295_02f417e6b2.jpg)

Hil-freaking-arious.
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Post by: Drizz on July 17, 2007, 05:43:32 PM
oh, snap; that's non-fiction.  Is it, like, stories about dating techniques, or what?
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Post by: angryinch on July 17, 2007, 05:59:22 PM
oh, snap; that's non-fiction.  Is it, like, stories about dating techniques, or what?

It's the stories of this misogynistic frat boy who spends the majority of his life either drinking or sexing it up.. and he just basically tells all his stories. He's a real asshole but his stories have adventure merit.  O0
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Post by: Drizz on July 17, 2007, 06:00:03 PM
We have that book at work; I am TOTALLY putting a reserve on it.
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Post by: Aloi on July 17, 2007, 09:36:16 PM
I'm reading White Oleander by Janet Fitch for the gillionth time.
haha I could read this book 75068920987689011013495710 times and still love it. <3
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Post by: Angelic on July 17, 2007, 09:49:31 PM
I heard White Oleander is good, I saw the film but my friend in high school said the book kicks its ass.

Currently, I am reading Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein.  I'm not much into Science Fiction, but my older brother who hates to read loved it.  So I who enjoy the written word decide if my anti-literature brother likes it, it must have something to offer.  And oh it does.  Very fascinating and entertaining, witty too. *thumbs up*
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Post by: Aloi on July 17, 2007, 10:00:25 PM
I heard White Oleander is good, I saw the film but my friend in high school said the book kicks its ass.

Yeah the book > the movie.
I definitely recommend it =]
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Post by: BiscuitCrumbs on July 17, 2007, 11:58:05 PM
I'm reading Son of Witch by Gregory Maguire...
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on July 18, 2007, 12:49:13 AM
"Something Like Fire: Peter Cook Remembered"

And gearing down brain for Harry Potter 7.
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Post by: Peeping Tom on July 18, 2007, 07:20:05 AM
Been reading loads of Scottish Lit and poetry recently - mainly Edwin Morgan and Edwin Muir.

Also reading Kurt Vonnegut - Mother Night.

Before I have to start reading and preparing half my books for Honours years that start in September... :buck2:
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Post by: like.diamonds on July 18, 2007, 07:48:42 AM
i'm about to start reading "special topics in calamity physics" by marisha pessel (in german)
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Post by: Pricklyburr on July 18, 2007, 09:12:57 AM
I'm reading Tess of the D'urbervilles, its crap, but i've read half of it and I aint stopping now.
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Post by: fairytalevegas on July 18, 2007, 09:30:32 AM
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime for school. It's good. Not liking the chapter numbers, make my head hurt. Then it's onto Lord of the Flies.
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Post by: Drizz on July 18, 2007, 11:41:36 AM
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime for school. It's good.

I love that book. 
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Post by: laurennn on July 18, 2007, 11:45:35 AM
I'm reading White Oleander by Janet Fitch for the gillionth time.
haha I could read this book 75068920987689011013495710 times and still love it. <3

That's my favorite book in the world.

I heard White Oleander is good, I saw the film but my friend in high school said the book kicks its ass.

Yeah the book > the movie.
I definitely recommend it =]

That piece of shit movie doesn't even deserve to be COMPARED to the book.  As soon as I saw it was rated PG-13 I knew it would suck... but I had NO idea to what extent.  Everyone just came out looking like whiney bitches because of all the important things they skipped and they picked some of the WORST actors to portray the characters.  This movie wins for worst book to movie transformation EVER.
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Post by: laurennn on July 18, 2007, 11:46:49 AM
I'm rereading the Harry Potters... for the eighth time... because I saw the movie on opening night and couldn't remember a lot of what happened in the books.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on July 18, 2007, 05:29:39 PM
Became interested in 'Vanity Fair' earlier today. Did a little research on it, then scouted around the house for a tatty old paperback copy.. I'm now reading that.

Hmm. Been a while since I really went at it with a big old classic.
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Post by: tonic pancake. on July 18, 2007, 05:46:47 PM
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime for school. It's good.

I love that book. 

me too!  it's on my lists of rereads. 
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Post by: Drizz on July 18, 2007, 06:34:34 PM
I think I'm gonna buy that book; it's a clever read.

I'm perusing Satisfaction: The Art of Female Orgasm by Kim Cattrall and Mark Levinson, because I like to look at the pictures.

Yes, I am lame.
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Post by: whydofishfly on July 18, 2007, 06:46:49 PM
truth in comedy by charna halpern and del close
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Post by: KittKat on July 18, 2007, 07:27:17 PM
I leave tonight for Florida, and I have with me three books:

"Lonesome Traveler" by Jack Kerouac (Actually, Wyatt, you might enjoy this one. Lots of train-hopping :) )

"The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath

"The Collected Short Stories of William Faulkner" by....William Faulkner

TRIPLE WORD!
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Post by: my favorite things. on July 18, 2007, 08:43:46 PM
i'm reading the virgin suicides for the billionth time again.
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Post by: doritojoe89 on July 19, 2007, 01:36:30 AM
my fourth augusten burroughs book   "possible side effects"

i've read : running with scissors , dry, and magical thinking


can't wait for deathly hallows!!   i'm going to the midnight party!!!
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Post by: ~Louise~ on July 19, 2007, 10:37:40 AM
harry potter... in two days!!!   :D
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on July 19, 2007, 03:10:08 PM
well, I should be reading Interview With the Vampire but i'm too lazy. so I'll tell you the last books I enjoyed: The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by: Stephen Chbosky
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Post by: colordeaf on July 19, 2007, 03:57:17 PM
I'm simultaneously reading The Courtship of Sea Creatures by Jean-Pierre Otte, Fluke by Christopher Moore, and The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett.
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Post by: tonic pancake. on July 19, 2007, 04:25:52 PM
my fourth augusten burroughs book   "possible side effects"

i've read : running with scissors , dry, and magical thinking


can't wait for deathly hallows!!   i'm going to the midnight party!!!

i loved possible side effects.  his first book, sellevision, is a fun read, but i wouldn't rush to it.  i definitely like his memoir writing a whole lot better than his fiction writing.
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Post by: meridiansheep on July 20, 2007, 03:16:15 PM
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime for school. It's good.

Really? I read that twice.
I have Asperger Syndrome. (Maybe not as severe as Christopher did.)
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Post by: colordeaf on July 20, 2007, 03:53:44 PM
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime for school. It's good.

Really? I read that twice.
I have Asperger Syndrome. (Maybe not as severe as Christopher did.)

Coincidentally, I have that too. I thought Aspergers wasn't severe in any case? Eh, I read through all of Mefisto in Onyx by Harlan Ellison last night. There was a gruesome scene that's still in my head D:
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Post by: meridiansheep on July 20, 2007, 04:08:11 PM
I thought Aspergers wasn't severe in any case?

I probably used the wrong word.
Well,Severe as Asperger Syndrome goes.
For instance,I'm not as routine orientated as some people,and my level of communication isn't too terrible. I can just about hold a conversation that doesn't revolve around any of my obsessions.

It's nice to see someone else around with Aspergers.
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Post by: Turt on July 20, 2007, 05:02:54 PM
In the City of Shy Hunters - Tom Spanbauer

Tomorrow, I'm starting Go Ask Alice.
You know, I read Go Ask Alice a while ago.  I'm not even sure how it ended up in my hands.  While reading it, I sort of liked it, but oddly enough after I finished it I decided I didn't like it.  Was Alice real or not?

Alice was not real.  Go Ask Alice was anti-drug propaganda, and the woman sometimes credited with authoring it was a psychologist (and, according to Wikipedia, a Mormon youth counselor) who also wrote other cautionary tales purporting to be diaries.

Damn, son.  All purportin' n shit.
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Post by: gargantuan on July 20, 2007, 05:39:20 PM
hah I also love The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime.

I was re-reading one of my Charles Bukowski collections the other day, Betting on the Muse
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Post by: Just As Advertised on July 20, 2007, 07:24:54 PM
Just finished reading Lord Of The Flies for English.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on July 23, 2007, 10:21:23 AM
The Times Literary Supplement.

an article about a new book about not reading.

http://tls.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,25341-2647599,00.html
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Post by: ~Louise~ on July 24, 2007, 08:11:32 AM
Harry Potter, still... lack of time and i suck at reading :(, but then ill complain once i finish i have nothing else to read
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Post by: Zephyr on July 24, 2007, 08:27:45 AM
'De Stad Der Blinden' by José Saramago. I think the english title is 'Blindness'.
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Post by: imaginary friend on July 24, 2007, 12:37:39 PM
"Only Revolutions" - Mark Danielewski

plur
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Post by: Peeping Tom on July 24, 2007, 08:49:16 PM
John Milton ~ Paradise Lost
Charlotte Bronte ~ Villette

Well...reading in between snoozes...
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Post by: NefariousMaus on July 25, 2007, 12:07:58 AM
Jack the Ripper, Light Hearted Friend. By Richard Wallace
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Post by: $ethie on July 25, 2007, 02:54:31 AM
Just finished Julie & Julia, and I'm starting Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South tomorrow. I have a thing for food books... I expected more from Julie & Julia, but it was a fun read. Matzoh Ball Gumbo, if I understand correctly, is more of a lesson in nutritional anthropology, with some personal stories thrown in for good measure. Much more my style.
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Post by: tw2113 on July 25, 2007, 03:21:59 AM
Web Standards Solutions: The Markup and Style Handbook by Dan Cederholm

Hey, i'm a geek
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on July 25, 2007, 03:25:57 AM
"Only Revolutions" - Mark Danielewski

And whadaya think?

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Post by: 85283-071 on July 27, 2007, 06:56:12 PM

"Lonesome Traveler" by Jack Kerouac (Actually, Wyatt, you might enjoy this one. Lots of train-hopping :) )

Actually, I am sort of ashamed of myself for not having read more than bits of Kerouac. I know it's my sort of thing. Perhaps, I'll buy something tonight.
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Post by: Hayley Fiasco! on July 27, 2007, 07:58:52 PM
Rant by Chuck Palahniuk

I really ought to read faster, I'm just mosey-ing along with it
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Post by: War in Europe... on July 27, 2007, 11:50:26 PM
the clown by heinrich boll for probably the 10th time..i would consider it one of my reasons for living.
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Post by: Rob on August 08, 2007, 04:48:15 PM
Wait Until Spring, Bandini

John Fante
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Post by: paizo_en_pura on August 08, 2007, 06:15:56 PM
Stardust by Neil Gaiman

And I need to get back to:

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostava

and

The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar.
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Post by: mangosta on August 08, 2007, 06:19:42 PM
Only Love Is Real: A Story of Soulmates Reunited by Brian Weiss, M.D.

This book is beautiful. It's written by a psychologist who used to be a skeptic about reincarnation, but (by accident) reverted a patient back to a previous life with hypnosis. In this book he tells the story of two patients who are connected in a previous life and reunited in this one. It's super interesting! His other books are great too.
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Post by: Lucidor on August 08, 2007, 06:40:55 PM
I finished reading Salman Rushdie's 'Midnight Children' last week and it was, indeed, a very good read. Very imaginative and never ever for a moment uninteresting. That says quite a lot about a book. 

I've just gotten started on Gaiman's 'Fragile Things'. The mans a bloody wonder if you ask me.
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Post by: puff on August 08, 2007, 09:03:41 PM
The Audacity of Hope-Barack Obama
If they give you lined paper, write sideways-Daniel Quinn


daniel quinn is super rad...i read ishmael, my ishmael, story of b and beyond civillization, which are all about civillization, humanity, life, the earth, the future etc.
he can be annoying when he writes novels in that he has characters compliment his ideas a lot, which comes out as tooting his own horn. after i read ishmael,i wasn't all that moved, but when i read the others, it all came together spectacularly and i realised that his ideas and articulation of other's ideas do merit much complementing and the books changed my life and view of EVERYTHING and i highly highly highly reccomend them to everyone.
(especially all you dissillusioned with society folks/environmentalist/lovers of "modern moonlight" out there)


haven't read if they give you lined paper, write sideways yet though. i plan to.
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on August 08, 2007, 10:06:35 PM
Interview With the Vampire by: none other than Anne Rice.

I was supposed to be reading it then stopped but now I'm back in da game
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Post by: doritojoe89 on August 08, 2007, 11:23:01 PM
i'm reading "extremely loud, incredibly close"    i listened to amanda's advice 
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Post by: tonic pancake. on August 08, 2007, 11:35:32 PM
a good decision!  i love that story. 
i finished "the pleasure of my company" and loved it, and am now moving on to "everything is illuminated" (jonathan safran foer's debut).
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on August 09, 2007, 12:26:18 AM
a good decision!  i love that story. 
i finished "the pleasure of my company" and loved it,
Quote
Mister Daniel is lovely don't you think? I used to se them imaginary grids on everything too, sometimes I still do. but damn, that ending was rushed.
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Post by: tonic pancake. on August 09, 2007, 12:28:31 AM
i don't know...i definitely see where you're coming from, but i thought the ending (and the process in which he introduced the ending) was damn near perfect.
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Post by: jeslynne on August 09, 2007, 12:28:43 AM
a good decision!  i love that story. 
i finished "the pleasure of my company" and loved it, and am now moving on to "everything is illuminated" (jonathan safran foer's debut).

hey me too
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on August 09, 2007, 12:32:03 AM
i don't know...i definitely see where you're coming from, but i thought the ending (and the process in which he introduced the ending) was damn near perfect.

well I'm re-reading so maybe this time I won't think so.
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Post by: tonic pancake. on August 09, 2007, 12:35:41 AM
a good decision!  i love that story. 
i finished "the pleasure of my company" and loved it, and am now moving on to "everything is illuminated" (jonathan safran foer's debut).

hey me too

ahh, that's right, we were gonna read it together!  i'm a slow reader, but i've got a few days off, so we'll see what happens!  let me know when you finish it. ;)
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Post by: jeslynne on August 09, 2007, 12:41:19 AM
a good decision!  i love that story. 
i finished "the pleasure of my company" and loved it, and am now moving on to "everything is illuminated" (jonathan safran foer's debut).

hey me too

ahh, that's right, we were gonna read it together!  i'm a slow reader, but i've got a few days off, so we'll see what happens!  let me know when you finish it. ;)

ah! i'm excited. but you got it. i'm only on page 38, so we're good.
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Post by: lupa on August 09, 2007, 11:52:48 AM
"bad monkeys" by matt ruff.  it was totally awesome and a really quick read.  i read it all in one sitting.
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Post by: lunazuga on August 09, 2007, 12:42:12 PM
The Witching Hour by Anne Rice Also I am reading Snow Garden by Christopher Rice

Mother and son woop.

hey! that's funny! i'm reading the witching hour as well...but i have a story. i've always wanted to read it but the legnth intimidated me ("when the fuck am i gonna have the time to finish this?") and then i started reading it when i had to get on the train to the city everyday, but when classes stopped, that stopped as well.  then last night i randomly picked it up again and sadly realized i have to start from the beginning again :(. oh well, i will finish it this time!

or maybe it'll be like the vampire armand, which i never finished...and probably never will...

but if people are into anne rice, someone should read "of blood and gold." it's positively amazing and i think her best.

oh, and choke by palahniuk is awesome. anyone read rant yet&is it good?
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Post by: lupa on August 09, 2007, 01:38:12 PM
rant SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKS.  i was so sick of seeing the word "rabies" when i was done and i swear chuck just faxed in those last two chapters from some opium den in bangkok. 

i was really disappointed in it because it had so much potential to be a really good story and it just went nowhere.  one issue with his writing is that i find that he imbues his characters with so many quirks and neuroses and makes their backstories so fascinating, but then sometimes he forgets to write a good book.  which i what happens in rant.  your mileage may vary, of course.  it's a quick enough read and i'd like to hear someone else's opinion on it.
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Post by: jeslynne on September 14, 2007, 02:53:59 AM
a good decision!  i love that story. 
i finished "the pleasure of my company" and loved it, and am now moving on to "everything is illuminated" (jonathan safran foer's debut).

hey me too

ahh, that's right, we were gonna read it together!  i'm a slow reader, but i've got a few days off, so we'll see what happens!  let me know when you finish it. ;)

ah! i'm excited. but you got it. i'm only on page 38, so we're good.

so i finished it a while ago...did you?
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Post by: tanqgirl on September 14, 2007, 10:42:03 AM
i have a terrible habit of starting several books at a time and then taking forever to finish them b/c i have to read all of them...so right now im reading:

-the vampire lestat-anne rice (im planning on reading the whole series and others...ps. if you like the anne rice books i suggest vittrio the vampire, i liked it a lot)
-the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy series, right now im on life, the universe and everything...but so far i've loved the whole series
-and im rereading the hannibal series starting on hannibal rising, i've read half of it so far and i LOVE it!!!
-im planning on re-reading girl, interrupted b/c i love that book too
i have a whole box full of books right now and i wanna read them...but i gotta make time :/
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Post by: Surabaya Johnny on September 14, 2007, 11:19:18 AM
The Rimers of Eldritch, for Lighting Design.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, for American Literature.

I would still like to get a copy of Tommy's Tale to read on my own time.
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Post by: JennieJ on September 14, 2007, 03:18:03 PM
Currently reading both the last Harry Potter book, and "Walking in Circles before lying Down" by Merrill Markoe. So far, I love it. It's kinda Bridget Jones meets Dr Doolittle.  I am about 1/2 through Harry Potter, but it was too big to lug around on the train, so I got this one too.
Read Extremely Loud and Dangerously close a couple months ago after miss Amanda's blog, and loved it. Cried like a fricking baby though... I cry too easily.
I think I mentioned this already, but there is a good site to find book recommendations. goodreads.com
If you are there, drop me a note on my profile!
 http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/68715
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Post by: Briezion on September 14, 2007, 03:28:45 PM
Origional copy of "tom sawyer" and Rereading the Edger allen Poe stuff. <3
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Post by: Kovacs on September 14, 2007, 03:35:35 PM
As part of my graphic novel kick, I've started on the Sandman series. They're wonderful, if horribly expensive.
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Post by: mangosta on September 14, 2007, 04:16:29 PM
Rereading the Edger allen Poe stuff. <3


Most of the time, I'm reading something EAP. I'll always have a certain poem I'm obsessed with, but right now there is none really.

I'm reading The Scarlet Letter for school.
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Post by: Holmes on September 14, 2007, 04:53:46 PM
"The melancholy death of Oyster Boy and other stories"---Tim Burton
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on September 14, 2007, 05:19:04 PM
"Frankenstien" by: Mary Shelley and I'm still reading "Interview With the Vampire" by: Anne Rice. See I would only read like one or two pages per day, then I got lazy and read other stuff. Now I'm back in the game, but this time I'm reading it for real and understanding everything and loving it. Although the relationship between Louis and Claudia seems a bit twisted for me. I know, I know they're like ages 65 and 85 in vampire years, but to look at them it would be like a 5-year-old and a 25-year-old.
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Post by: Molotovna on September 14, 2007, 06:30:15 PM
The Twelve Caesars by Suetonius.

Yay.
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Post by: Musings on September 15, 2007, 03:56:13 PM
Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse

Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn (isn't that a great title?)

hopefully some Allen Ginsberg once I pick it up from the library

Lots and lots and lots of scientific journal articles.  Mostly about flies or meditation.  But more about flies.  Goddamnit.
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Post by: Two Headed Boy on September 15, 2007, 04:58:35 PM
A Devil's Chaplain by Richard Dawkins

A series of essays (some previously published and some not) by the sometimes controversial, but always interesting evolutionary biologist.
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on September 15, 2007, 08:59:40 PM
I'm sorry, I gave up on Frankenstien, it was boring me. I'll read it later on and see what happens though. Now I'm reaing "Running With Scissors" By: Augusten Burroughs. He looks very much like Patrick Wilson.
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Post by: malcontent on September 15, 2007, 10:07:34 PM
^ good book.

I started reading Name The Baby on Wednesday. I still don't know exactly how I feel about it. So far it has me not enthralled me but has kept me reading....
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Post by: tw2113 on September 15, 2007, 11:16:28 PM
I recently read Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger on a small road trip
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Post by: preferpencil on September 16, 2007, 05:46:36 AM
re-read the classic "Lolita" (don't get the good movie before reading the fantastic book...same with "To Kill a Mockingbird" y'all---okay. do whatever you want!~~~slams door and sulks off)

Serious, y'all.

EVEN IF YOU HATE POETRY
Go get Wistawa Szymborska's "New and Collected Poems" (or any of her poetry books, i need to look for more possibilities)

The woman didn't win the Nobel Prize for Lit. in 1996 for no reason..


Smerfgoddess--hey. Hawthorne kicks ass. Hope you enjoy "The Scarlet Letter"

one more recommendation by the man who wrote "The Virgin Suicides" <<>>if you've seen that movie, the book is almost exactly the same. (this usually isn't so) still, jeffrey eugenides<<>>i just read "Middlesex" awhile ago. fantastic book about a hermaphrodite...................................
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Post by: smudge on September 16, 2007, 07:16:33 AM
Sickened by Julie Gregory

it's really sad, it's all about how her mother abused her  :'(.
I'd never even heard about Munchausen by proxy before i'd read this book!
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Post by: smudge on September 16, 2007, 12:31:31 PM
Innocence, you have got to have the best fucking Avi EVER! that was my favourite book when i was younger, actually i dont think i ever grew out of it!
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Post by: marymoocow on September 16, 2007, 12:33:19 PM
i'm reading The Safety of Objects right now by A.M. Homes. i recommend it.
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Post by: tanqgirl on September 16, 2007, 01:21:44 PM
^ i totally agree...while going through old books to keep or get rid of, i kept that book!!!! especially b/c i have a cat just like that!!!

also (i dont remember who was reading it :/) but the meloncholy death of oyster boy...LOVE IT!!!! it's hysterical, it's wonderful!!! i reread it every month or so just b/c its so amazing!! :love5:
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on September 16, 2007, 01:22:39 PM
i'm reading The Safety of Objects right now by A.M. Homes. i recommend it.

I saw the book, or at least heard of it. did they make a movie out of it? I remember the title from some distant memory. anyway, how is it?
EDIT: yes, it did become a movie and I watched a little bit of it.
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Post by: marymoocow on September 16, 2007, 01:42:48 PM
i'm reading The Safety of Objects right now by A.M. Homes. i recommend it.

I saw the book, or at least heard of it. did they make a movie out of it? I remember the title from some distant memory. anyway, how is it?
EDIT: yes, it did become a movie and I watched a little bit of it.

i really really like it. i'm on the last story, and i love it so far. how is the movie? i read the book then i learned that an actress that i'm in love with is in it. but it's kinda creepy because she was like 8. I jsut learned that she's also in the movie version of Fierce People by Dirk Wittenborn. I fucking love that book. it's definetly up there on my list of favorites.
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on September 16, 2007, 01:44:50 PM
i'm reading The Safety of Objects right now by A.M. Homes. i recommend it.

I saw the book, or at least heard of it. did they make a movie out of it? I remember the title from some distant memory. anyway, how is it?
EDIT: yes, it did become a movie and I watched a little bit of it.

i really really like it. i'm on the last story, and i love it so far. how is the movie? i read the book then i learned that an actress that i'm in love with is in it. but it's kinda creepy because she was like 8. I jsut learned that she's also in the movie version of Fierce People by Dirk Wittenborn. I fucking love that book. it's definetly up there on my list of favorites.

when I say I watched a little bit of the movie, I literally meant a little bit. I mean, I flipped through some channels. saw possibly 1 minute and 46 seconds of it then flipped some more. sorry, I didn't really see much. it got some terrible ratings, so. . . . but I'm sure the book was great, I'll find it one day and buy it.
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Post by: Twice Belladonna on September 16, 2007, 02:05:46 PM
i just finished Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch, and now i'm on to The Bell Jar.
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Post by: tonic pancake. on September 17, 2007, 07:10:23 PM
dr. stephen pinker's "the language instinct" and bill bryon's "the mother tongue".
both are non-fiction, just for fun, and fascinating.  "the language instinct" is heavy stuff though...not getting through that one as fast.
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Post by: such a classic girl on September 17, 2007, 07:48:46 PM
dr. stephen pinker's "the language instinct" and bill bryon's "the mother tongue".
both are non-fiction, just for fun, and fascinating.  "the language instinct" is heavy stuff though...not getting through that one as fast.

ah, i love bill bryson. have you read any of his other books?
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Post by: tonic pancake. on September 17, 2007, 08:01:29 PM
nope!  this is my first...just about to crack it open.  :D
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Post by: such a classic girl on September 17, 2007, 08:22:05 PM
nope!  this is my first...just about to crack it open.  :D

well, enjoy! i haven't read the one you're reading, but i've read a couple others, and i love his writing style.
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Post by: Holmes on September 18, 2007, 03:18:31 PM
i'm reading my research on cognitive memory, cause i'm that cool..


and have a lot of psychology work to do.
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Post by: Musings on September 18, 2007, 03:37:50 PM
i'm reading my research on cognitive memory, cause i'm that cool..


and have a lot of psychology work to do.

Hey you do research on cognitive memory?  That's what I do/hope to do.  What aspect?  (I'm that cool, also, I just got really excited).
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Post by: Holmes on September 18, 2007, 03:54:04 PM
i'm reading my research on cognitive memory, cause i'm that cool..


and have a lot of psychology work to do.

Hey you do research on cognitive memory?  That's what I do/hope to do.  What aspect?  (I'm that cool, also, I just got really excited).

well right now we're revising the basic short-term and long-term memory differences, encoding-duration-capacity-displacement etc...and deeply criticising all researchers in that aspect.
Since the summer my memory's (no pun intended) been wiped clean--so we're going over the basics again.
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Post by: Drizz on September 19, 2007, 04:23:45 PM
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max, which I think was already mentioned in this thread (by lupa??).  Anyway, I think it looks like an interesting read.
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Post by: jeslynne on September 19, 2007, 04:37:49 PM
wobegon boy - garrison keillor. it's very good, i love garrison keillor....
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Post by: roboticvampire on September 20, 2007, 06:15:37 AM
This whole summer I've found myself in a reading slump, but with the impending school year, the forty-minute there and back, and the hour between classes every day, I should have plenty of time to plow through my to read pile.  At the moment I'm neglecting William March's the Bad Seed, though it is quite good, and not just because it's about a murdering little girl.
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Post by: Twice Belladonna on September 20, 2007, 07:23:51 PM
wobegon boy - garrison keillor. it's very good, i love garrison keillor....
i saw him being funny live.
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Post by: redstar on September 20, 2007, 10:16:27 PM
Nausea by Jean Paul Sartre. and it's becoming my favorite book ever.
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Post by: CeeGBee on September 20, 2007, 10:22:02 PM
First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde.

I've barely started it, but I've loved everything else by JF.
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Post by: jeslynne on September 20, 2007, 11:36:34 PM
wobegon boy - garrison keillor. it's very good, i love garrison keillor....
i saw him being funny live.

ah! me too! i've never met anyone else who was as excited about going to a prairie home companion taping as i was
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Post by: fishbulb on October 10, 2007, 02:41:32 AM
I am reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (I heard last night that this is now a movie) and I love this book, I can't put it down.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kite_Runner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kite_Runner)
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on October 10, 2007, 03:42:23 AM
Splinter by Adam Roberts
it is modern version of a Jules Verne tale "Off on a Comet"
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Post by: Max on October 10, 2007, 05:01:25 AM
WHAT IN THE NAME OF FUCK DID I JUST WRITE.
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Post by: Musings on October 10, 2007, 07:22:04 AM
WHAT IN THE NAME OF FUCK DID I JUST WRITE.

Max.  Reading the above post is like looking into the mind of a genius.  A genius with ADD who only wears one sock sometimes and perhaps forgets to add the hot water to the tea, but still.


My contribution:
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai ... sigh.  Sometimes I feel very, very South Asian.
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Post by: lupa on October 10, 2007, 08:55:17 AM
i just read this awesome book called "the good and happy child" by justin evans.  it was really creepy and weird,  totally appropriate as we get closer to halloween
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Post by: Amyanodyne on October 10, 2007, 09:20:24 AM
Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac. This is approximately the fifth time I've started it. This time I got a bit further in. I usually rather like Kerouacd books, this one I apparently have trouble getting into. I like it a bit better as I read more, but the beginning just didn't do anything for me any of the times I've started.
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Post by: Rob on October 10, 2007, 10:26:52 AM
Farenheit 451
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Post by: smudge on October 10, 2007, 12:32:31 PM
I'm working my way through Spike Milligan's war diaries...unfortunately not in order...
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Post by: Jarboe on October 10, 2007, 12:58:09 PM
"The Ethical Slut"
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Post by: arkham on October 10, 2007, 02:22:36 PM
"Stardust"

Just finished it actually.

Not sure what I'll pick up next. My 'to-read' stack is fairly high, not counting the tomes I have not yet acquired.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on October 10, 2007, 07:23:32 PM
"Stardust"

Just finished it actually.

Not sure what I'll pick up next. My 'to-read' stack is fairly high, not counting the tomes I have not yet acquired.
I recommend you read "The King of Elfland's Daughter" by lord Dunsany.... It is the book that inspired niel gaiman to write "Stardust"
His earlier fantasy fictions also were major inspirations for Lovecraft ( Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath is more or less a sequel to Idle Days On the Yann, and  A shop in Go-by Street )
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Post by: arkham on October 10, 2007, 08:08:52 PM
"Stardust"

Just finished it actually.

Not sure what I'll pick up next. My 'to-read' stack is fairly high, not counting the tomes I have not yet acquired.
I recommend you read "The King of Elfland's Daughter" by lord Dunsany.... It is the book that inspired niel gaiman to write "Stardust"
His earlier fantasy fictions also were major inspirations for Lovecraft ( Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath is more or less a sequel to Idle Days On the Yann, and  A shop in Go-by Street )

I read that years ago. :-D

I've long been a fan of Dunsany.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on October 11, 2007, 02:31:15 AM
With a name like Arkham... I should have expected as much! as I recommended to Max, you should peerhaps try reading some China Mieville, his fiction is sort of alchemical steam punk meets Lovecraft via a David Cronenburg film
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Post by: doritojoe89 on October 11, 2007, 06:37:41 PM
"I am America... (and you can too)"     by Stephen Colbert
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on October 29, 2007, 02:08:59 AM
"Charlie Brooker's Screen Burn" by Charlie Brooker.

Recommended.

(also, to try and get to sleep, I'm re-reading all the romantic bits in 'Jane Eyre'.)
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Post by: Twice Belladonna on November 07, 2007, 04:30:04 PM
Maus.
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Post by: aintnojuliet on November 08, 2007, 10:45:47 PM
Paint it Black by Janet Fitch
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Post by: Ecstasia on November 08, 2007, 11:04:55 PM
The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillipa Gregory. 
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Post by: Zephyr on November 09, 2007, 05:05:12 AM
I'm reading Nineteen Eighty-Four again. I read it a couple of years ago, but I think it was still a bit too difficult then (it is, after all, in english)
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Post by: Briezion on November 09, 2007, 06:08:18 AM
I'm actually reading three. And they are being bitches and having sex with each other, and pages fly during, and the triffids end up in dresden, and the concentration camps get UFOs from trafflmedor. It's madness.

Slaughterhouse-Five.
Night.
Day of the Triffids.
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Post by: Jarboe on November 09, 2007, 11:19:11 AM
I'm reading Nineteen Eighty-Four again. I read it a couple of years ago, but I think it was still a bit too difficult then (it is, after all, in english)

I've been meaning to pick that up along with Fahrenheit 451. For some reason I never read them in high school like everybody else, and they sound excellent.
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Post by: Molotovna on November 09, 2007, 11:26:55 AM
"The Aeneid," by Virgil.


I wish there were more epics from the ancient world that had survived.
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Post by: Zephyr on November 09, 2007, 11:50:08 AM
I'm reading Nineteen Eighty-Four again. I read it a couple of years ago, but I think it was still a bit too difficult then (it is, after all, in english)

I've been meaning to pick that up along with Fahrenheit 451. For some reason I never read them in high school like everybody else, and they sound excellent.

yeah, I started reading it again because I read about that new 'thought crime bill' you guys have now... the really frightening thing about it is that some of the things described in that book are actually going on right now.
And thanks for mentioning Fahrenheit 451, I was just thinking of which books I should read after this. Living in Belgium, we never read any important english literature. We only read 'Le Petit Prince' (in french, obviously) and a dutch novelization (is that even a word?) of Romeo & Juliet. Now that I think of it, they really should have taught us better things...

"The Aeneid," by Virgil.
I wish there were more epics from the ancient world that had survived.

Oh God yes! I love those... too bad the language they used is ancient too... makes it a bit difficult to read sometimes. Damn you, ancient writers, for not writing in modern english! (dutch also accepted)
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Post by: shiningoogoodoll on November 09, 2007, 12:07:13 PM
"The Book of Lost Things" by John Connolly.

A must for Grimms fans =)
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Post by: Musings on November 09, 2007, 12:40:09 PM
I'm reading Nineteen Eighty-Four again. I read it a couple of years ago, but I think it was still a bit too difficult then (it is, after all, in english)

Read Orwell's Animal Farm as well.  I read it first when I was about 10 or 11 and then read it again in high school and of course had a totally different reading of it the second time.  I should go back and read it again actually.
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Post by: Drizz on November 09, 2007, 02:39:20 PM
Finished Running with Scissors a few days ago, now reading Into the Wild.
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Post by: Musings on November 09, 2007, 02:45:03 PM
Finished Running with Scissors a few days ago, now reading Into the Wild.

Oh let me know how Into the Wild is, I've wanted to read that.
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on November 09, 2007, 02:56:50 PM
1984 for English, it was supposed to be Cather in the Rye but they didn't have enough books to supple to all grade 11 english classes, my teacher offered to buy more books, but that's not allowed. So we're stuck with 1984. It's an ok book. Reminds me too much of 'V for Vendetta' and 'The Island'. I guess because when the gentleman wrote the book in 1948 he was way ahead of his time. He wasn't writing faerytales and shit. So most people were like "Oh wow, that's very astonishing" but nowadays, everyone's thinking about governmental conspiracies so it's not that special. But whatever. I'm reading the book. Along with 'Running With Scissors' (again), 'The Interview With the Vampire' (still), 'The Beautiful Misceallanous" (I can't spell that last word).

Finished Running with Scissors a few days ago,

Alfalfa Sprouts.
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Post by: Drizz on November 09, 2007, 04:13:21 PM
"I wish they could package (it) like ice cream."
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Post by: Zephyr on November 09, 2007, 04:21:49 PM
yeah, I read Animal Farm a couple of years ago. You know what's really annoying though? when you read one of those 'important' books, everyone just assumes it's for a school assignment... apparently the fact that I just want to read it because I'm interested in it doesn't occur to people.
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Post by: Musings on November 09, 2007, 04:45:04 PM
yeah, I read Animal Farm a couple of years ago. You know what's really annoying though? when you read one of those 'important' books, everyone just assumes it's for a school assignment... apparently the fact that I just want to read it because I'm interested in it doesn't occur to people.

Ah.  I spent much of my school life hiding the fact that I read books of any sort because I was interested in them.  It's nice to get out of there.
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Post by: Surabaya Johnny on November 13, 2007, 02:18:04 AM
I can't remember if I posted here or not, anyways;

Between the Bridge and the River by Craig Ferguson. (Very witty and humorous!)
The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht.
Re-reading The Rimers of Eldritch for Lighting Design, as well as Long Day's Journey Into The Nightfor American Literature.

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Post by: Molotovna on November 13, 2007, 09:41:44 AM
The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht.

That's a good one.
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Post by: She on November 13, 2007, 04:05:14 PM
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil.
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Post by: roboticvampire on November 13, 2007, 04:40:33 PM
Pandaemonium by Leslie Epstein.  It took a while to find but is quite good, so the extra time waiting for it to arrive was worth it.
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Post by: Lucidor on November 13, 2007, 05:45:40 PM
I'm about to finnish American Gods by Neil Gaiman, and I really dont want to. I always get quite attached to all of mr Gaimans characters and stories.
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Post by: Holmes on November 13, 2007, 06:07:53 PM
re-reading The Shining.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on November 14, 2007, 10:40:19 AM
Finished Running with Scissors a few days ago, now reading Into the Wild.

I want to read both of those.

What did you think of 'Running With Scissors'?
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Post by: Summerg on November 14, 2007, 10:53:43 AM
I just finished 'Women of the pleasure quarters' it was pretty good. I re-read 1984 a few weeks ago. Never get tired of it.
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Post by: She on November 14, 2007, 01:39:17 PM
My older brother has a collection of mild vampire romance novels (in other words minimal sex).  He's bashful about it 'cause he thinks it's girly to have romance novels.  HE'S CUTE, NOW DATE HIM.  I mean, opinions please.
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Post by: Drizz on November 14, 2007, 06:40:09 PM
Finished Running with Scissors a few days ago, now reading Into the Wild.

I want to read both of those.

What did you think of 'Running With Scissors'?

I loved that book.  I took it with a grain of salt, as a lot of the details seemed a bit too ridiculous to me, but it was a good read either way.

I put Into the Wild on hold because I bought Fight Club the other day and I started reading that.
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Post by: Twice Belladonna on November 30, 2007, 07:34:01 PM
just finished Maus, re-starting The Bell Jar.
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Post by: tanqgirl on November 30, 2007, 09:30:24 PM
Fight Club

i finally saw the movie and then found out that my dad had the book so i decided to read it...it's pretty good
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on November 30, 2007, 10:00:01 PM
My next projekts in reading are: Dry and Possible Side Effects by Augusten Burroughs. Frisk and God Jr. by Dennis Cooper. Right now: Catcher in the Rye, still reading Running With Scissors, Interview With the Vamipre and The Beautiful Miscellaneous. I've just been so caught up with work and school it's depressing when people die in real life. And because some bastard hates me now because I "spread" a rumour about is not-out boyfriend. Like I would know he wasn't out. Stupid redheads. <--- now that's ironic.
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Post by: shiningoogoodoll on December 01, 2007, 01:00:28 AM
Fight Club = life changing.
I completely adore Chuck. I'm hoping to read Invisible Monsters soon.

Into The Wild was interesting. A good kind of interesting. Read it.

I'm currently reading Love in the Time of Cholera/re-reading The Da Vinci Code for a class.

Have any of you read books by Terry Goodkind? I just bought the first book in the Sword of Truth series and I'm wondering how the series as a whole is.
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Post by: fishbulb on December 01, 2007, 02:40:10 AM
At the moment I am reading A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami. He's a Japanese author who manages to put just the right amount of surrealism in his storytelling to make it impossible to put down his books. I think this is his best book that I've read, so far.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Wild_Sheep_Chase
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Post by: papercuts on December 01, 2007, 03:37:48 AM
immortality (kundera)

&

midnight movies (book on cult movies)
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Post by: tw2113 on December 01, 2007, 09:28:58 PM
I have a whole shitload of pdf's and ebooks on various computing topics that I'll be reading bits and pieces of depending on my mood
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Post by: TitsOnTheRadio on December 16, 2007, 05:59:45 PM
I just got a new one. Haven't read a good book in a while, and something about this one just made me grab it off the shelf. It's Wicked The Life and Times of The Wicked Witch of the West...sort of a prequel to Oz, what it was like before Dorothy. Sounds really good. I'll letcha know.
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Post by: tanqgirl on December 16, 2007, 06:21:31 PM
Wicked is pretty good, i prefer the book to the musical :/
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Post by: andrea on December 17, 2007, 11:43:55 PM
Eat, Pray, Love for the second time
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Post by: dada cabaret on December 20, 2007, 03:31:00 AM
"The Book of Lost Things" by John Connolly.

A must for Grimms fans =)


LOVED "The Book of Lost Things"!!  Read it last winter.  Absolutely adored.
I think I read somewhere along the line since then that it might be adapted into a movie?  But then again, what isn't these days...

- - - -

Currently reading:
"Orlando" (Virginia Woolf)
"The Artwork Caught by the Tail: Francis Picabia and Dada in Paris" (George Baker)
"Berlin Electropolis" (Andreas Killen)
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on December 21, 2007, 03:57:34 AM
I'm about to get leonard cohen's biography? has anyone read it? I'm kind of dissapointed its not an autobiography, cause you know his such a great writer.. so yeah... anywho.. worth getting??
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Post by: Cameron on December 21, 2007, 04:24:55 AM
Just finished Chrissy Amphlett's autobiography. It is an ordinary read but interesting to hear from another female lead singer of a band. A lot of the experiences she writes about parallel Amanda's blog. I hope that doesn't continue  because after the third album there was an excess of booze and drugs followed by a massive split between the band members. It could be read as a step by step manual on how to destroy a band from within.
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Post by: mäire on December 24, 2007, 10:18:49 AM
Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Thus far it has been really really really good. I enjoy Tracy's style a lot

(http://www.imagehosting.gr/upload4/out.php/i51021_GirlwithaPearlEarring0452282152.jpg)
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Post by: Pliwood180 on December 24, 2007, 11:23:06 AM
Just finished Tim Burton's "Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy", and now I'm reading the Twilight series, which I guess is about vampires.
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Post by: VipersGratitude on December 24, 2007, 04:54:16 PM
The Shock Doctrine - Naomi Klien

It's better than no logo...ya'll doodle dandys need to go buy it

http://www.youtube.com/v/kieyjfZDUIc
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Post by: Cirque on December 24, 2007, 08:01:59 PM
'Knife Edge' by Malorie Blackman
Back off I'm still a kid :D
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Post by: Molotovna on December 25, 2007, 11:11:09 AM
Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Thus far it has been really really really good. I enjoy Tracy's style a lot

(http://www.imagehosting.gr/upload4/out.php/i51021_GirlwithaPearlEarring0452282152.jpg)


I enjoyed it quite a bit.



Now I'm reading The Gulag Archipelago, and The Slynx by Tatyana Tolstaya.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on December 25, 2007, 12:27:26 PM
I just got a new one. Haven't read a good book in a while, and something about this one just made me grab it off the shelf. It's Wicked The Life and Times of The Wicked Witch of the West...sort of a prequel to Oz, what it was like before Dorothy. Sounds really good. I'll letcha know.

Loved the book, heard the musical was cheesy, but haven't seen it.
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on December 25, 2007, 03:29:09 PM
My Friend Leonard by James Frey, althugh it turned out to be a lie and that he wasn't an ex drug addict/alcoholic.
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Post by: Broody on December 25, 2007, 03:43:42 PM
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. First time reading it, and I love it.
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Post by: Jarboe on January 09, 2008, 07:30:33 PM
The Stranger by Camus.
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Post by: dj50tonhamster on January 10, 2008, 01:08:04 AM
The Stranger by Camus.

I almost bought that book at The Coop a few months ago. I settled on Mark Twain, Story of the Eye and a wonderful - if slightly shallow - book on how political campaigns have always been dirty.

I'm still reading a book on Shuji Terayama. I seem to fascinated with Japanese artists who are/were batshit insane.
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Post by: $ethie on January 10, 2008, 03:29:33 AM
You're all going to laugh.... Stephen Colbert - I am America (and so can you!).

Yeah, I'm a loser.
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Post by: caddy on January 10, 2008, 05:36:26 AM
You're all going to laugh.... Stephen Colbert - I am America (and so can you!).

Yeah, I'm a loser.

nyeh. i'm reading that, too. so nyeh.
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Post by: Holmes on January 10, 2008, 10:45:01 AM
russell brand's autpbiography.
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Post by: aintnojuliet on January 10, 2008, 11:06:47 AM
 "between two worlds"
it's about how divorce affects kids differently and such.
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Post by: Emaline on January 10, 2008, 11:54:10 AM
Reading three books at once:

1)Schulz and Peanuts

2)This Is Your Brain on Music

3)I Am America (And So Can You!)
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Post by: Molotovna on January 10, 2008, 12:50:39 PM
this morning, I just dropped $100 on books at amazon.com

I bought:

"Short Stories by Bertolt Brecht 1921 - 1946"
"First Love and Other Stories" by Ivan Turgenev
Sleepwalker in a Fog by Tatyana Tolstaya
The Stories of Heinrich Böll by Heinrich Böll
"Great German Short Stories" and "Great Russian Short Stories" by Dover Books
Women in Russia, 1700 - 2000 by Barbara Engel
Last Translations:Three Stories by Vsevolod Garshin by Vsevolod Garshin


I'm terribly excited for them to come in. Also, right now I'm reading:

[still]The Slynx by Tatyana Tolstaya
Notes From Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Victoria Victorious by Jean Plaidy

And various Slavic folk and fairy tales. They're absolutely amazing, and totally non-Western in the endings.


MMMMM DELISH
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Post by: Rob on January 10, 2008, 02:03:35 PM

Notes From Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky

One of my all time favorites!
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Post by: Zephyr on January 10, 2008, 04:18:41 PM
I'm reading Michel Houellebecq's first novel. I have no idea what the english translation of the title is though (or what the original french title is)
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on January 10, 2008, 07:34:52 PM
this morning, I just dropped $100 on books at amazon.com

I bought:

"Short Stories by Bertolt Brecht 1921 - 1946" [note: Eddie, if you've never read Brecht, I think you would thoroughly appreciate him. In fact, you might have heard the term 'Brechtian Punk Cabaret' associated with The Dresden Dolls. Check him out.]
"First Love and Other Stories" by Ivan Turgenev
Sleepwalker in a Fog by Tatyana Tolstaya
The Stories of Heinrich Böll by Heinrich Böll
"Great German Short Stories" and "Great Russian Short Stories" by Dover Books
Women in Russia, 1700 - 2000 by Barbara Engel
Last Translations:Three Stories by Vsevolod Garshin by Vsevolod Garshin


I'm terribly excited for them to come in. Also, right now I'm reading:

[still]The Slynx by Tatyana Tolstaya
Notes From Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Victoria Victorious by Jean Plaidy

And various Slavic folk and fairy tales. They're absolutely amazing, and totally non-Western in the endings.


MMMMM DELISH


ooh i thinki ve read some slavic fairy tales on wikipedia! They are very bizzarre, this ofcourse makes them incredibly awesome! :)
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Post by: caddy on January 10, 2008, 08:12:59 PM
Reading three books at once:

1)Schulz and Peanuts

2)This Is Your Brain on Music

3)I Am America (And So Can You!)

hey Emaline, i'm reading This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel C. Levitson as well. how're you liking it so far?
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Post by: Emaline on January 10, 2008, 08:16:57 PM
Reading three books at once:

1)Schulz and Peanuts

2)This Is Your Brain on Music

3)I Am America (And So Can You!)

hey Emaline, i'm reading This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel C. Levitson as well. how're you liking it so far?

I have to say I do like it but it's slow reading for me- all the theory is dragging me down a bit. And I'm not a slow reader at all, I've been reading at a college level since the 5th grade! I think I'm actually going to nerd out with it when I'm done and reread it, highlight the book, take notes...
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Post by: nirvana on January 11, 2008, 07:12:33 PM
The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre
by Stephen Youngkin

"East of the Sun and West of the Moon", in The Blue Fairy Book
by Andrew Lang

and a bunch of other stuff.
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Post by: such a classic girl on January 12, 2008, 12:01:37 AM
disco bloodbath by james st. james.
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Post by: colordeaf on January 12, 2008, 12:58:04 AM
The Uplift War by David Brin. Kind of like a long, drawn-out Star Trek episode, but with better-designed aliens (that don't look like humans in rubber masks) and talking chimpanzees.

Royal Lady of Palenque, a book in the Royal Diaries childrens' series. Mayan goodness, hm.
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Post by: Broody on January 12, 2008, 05:59:21 AM
Bought and finished Fight Club in one day. It always strikes me what a deep, honest look into the male psyche that story is, and how most women I talk to just can't seem to grasp it.
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Post by: Two Headed Boy on January 12, 2008, 12:20:46 PM
The Book of Dave by Will Self

I'll post a review when I've finished...
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Post by: Jarboe on January 12, 2008, 01:55:37 PM
disco bloodbath by james st. james.

!
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Post by: such a classic girl on January 12, 2008, 02:01:45 PM
disco bloodbath by james st. james.

!

i loooove party monster, so i figured i had to read the book. and i love it so far. :)
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Post by: colordeaf on January 12, 2008, 05:39:09 PM
Bought and finished Fight Club in one day. It always strikes me what a deep, honest look into the male psyche that story is, and how most women I talk to just can't seem to grasp it.

Hm, the summary on Wikipedia reminds me of the lyrics to Modern Moonlight. I don't know what category I fall into with grasping the idea of the book because I haven't read it.
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Post by: Emaline on January 13, 2008, 11:32:51 AM
Bought and finished Fight Club in one day. It always strikes me what a deep, honest look into the male psyche that story is, and how most women I talk to just can't seem to grasp it.

Hm, the summary on Wikipedia reminds me of the lyrics to Modern Moonlight. I don't know what category I fall into with grasping the idea of the book because I haven't read it.

I'm a woman, and when I was in high school I went through a whole obsession with Fight Club- the book and the movie. I owned both. I cross-dressed as Edward Norton's character and memorized a passage from the book and delivered it as a monologue. I made my own Fight Club poster, because I couldn't find one in stores that I liked enough. I still have the poster, too, 5 years later.

I always felt that Fight Club was saying more about American society as opposed to just the male psyche. However, if that is the way I want to interpret the novel, it is now dated. Remember when Tyler says "Our great war is a spiritual war?" That was before 9/11. Now we're at war, for real.
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Post by: Bill H on January 13, 2008, 10:17:28 PM
I just finished "Infidel" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.  I highly recommend it, here's a bit about it:

From Publishers Weekly
Readers with an eye on European politics will recognize Ali as the Somali-born member of the Dutch parliament who faced death threats after collaborating on a film about domestic violence against Muslim women with controversial director Theo van Gogh (who was himself assassinated). Even before then, her attacks on Islamic culture as "brutal, bigoted, [and] fixated on controlling women" had generated much controversy. In this suspenseful account of her life and her internal struggle with her Muslim faith, she discusses how these views were shaped by her experiences amid the political chaos of Somalia and other African nations, where she was subjected to genital mutilation and later forced into an unwanted marriage. While in transit to her husband in Canada, she decided to seek asylum in the Netherlands, where she marveled at the polite policemen and government bureaucrats. Ali is up-front about having lied about her background in order to obtain her citizenship, which led to further controversy in early 2006, when an immigration official sought to deport her and triggered the collapse of the Dutch coalition government. Apart from feelings of guilt over van Gogh's death, her voice is forceful and unbowed—like Irshad Manji, she delivers a powerful feminist critique of Islam informed by a genuine understanding of the religion. 8-page photo insert.


http://www.amazon.com/Infidel-Ayaan-Hirsi-Ali/dp/0743289684/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1200279787&sr=8-1
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Post by: RatsRGods on January 13, 2008, 10:26:43 PM
I'm reading Sextrology: Astrology of Sex & the Sexes by Starsky & Cox

The best part about the book is that is describes what each astrological signs physical features, including their genitals, typically look like.

It was pretty acurate. 

I'm a Leo if anyone reads the book & is interested.   ha ha.  ha.
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Post by: tanqgirl on January 20, 2008, 06:32:14 PM
Bought and finished Fight Club in one day. It always strikes me what a deep, honest look into the male psyche that story is, and how most women I talk to just can't seem to grasp it.

Hm, the summary on Wikipedia reminds me of the lyrics to Modern Moonlight. I don't know what category I fall into with grasping the idea of the book because I haven't read it.

I'm a woman, and when I was in high school I went through a whole obsession with Fight Club- the book and the movie. I owned both. I cross-dressed as Edward Norton's character and memorized a passage from the book and delivered it as a monologue. I made my own Fight Club poster, because I couldn't find one in stores that I liked enough. I still have the poster, too, 5 years later.

I always felt that Fight Club was saying more about American society as opposed to just the male psyche. However, if that is the way I want to interpret the novel, it is now dated. Remember when Tyler says "Our great war is a spiritual war?" That was before 9/11. Now we're at war, for real.

agreed, i LOVE this book/movie!!! and i agree with em a lot about it seeming more like american society, to me at least

i will soon be starting a clock work orange  :love5:

and my english class this semester is "literary rebellion" so i hope it's talking about stuff more along these lines
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Post by: Holmes on January 21, 2008, 02:13:50 AM
i will soon be starting a clock work orange  :love5:

my favourite book of all time! have fun reading it  ;D
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Post by: Molotovna on January 22, 2008, 11:39:57 AM
and my english class this semester is "literary rebellion" so i hope it's talking about stuff more along these lines

Depending on your teacher, I would say a class titled like that would lean more towards books that were blacklisted and/or banned throughout the ages.
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Post by: tanqgirl on January 22, 2008, 12:03:12 PM
and my english class this semester is "literary rebellion" so i hope it's talking about stuff more along these lines

Depending on your teacher, I would say a class titled like that would lean more towards books that were blacklisted and/or banned throughout the ages.

most likely...but i see nothing wrong with that either
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Post by: Molotovna on January 22, 2008, 12:13:45 PM

most likely...but i see nothing wrong with that either

Oh, no, nothing wrong with that at all. It just really depends on the teacher, I guess. A younger, more modern teacher might be open to teaching modern works, but the more old-school teachers will probably go towards the old, blacklisted stuff.
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Post by: tanqgirl on January 22, 2008, 03:05:02 PM

most likely...but i see nothing wrong with that either

Oh, no, nothing wrong with that at all. It just really depends on the teacher, I guess. A younger, more modern teacher might be open to teaching modern works, but the more old-school teachers will probably go towards the old, blacklisted stuff.

actually the teacher didnt show up...soooo i have NO idea what we'll be doing in that class
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on January 22, 2008, 10:56:03 PM
Just started Leonard Cohen's bography.. now i wanna be a poet :P
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Post by: RatsRGods on January 22, 2008, 11:11:33 PM
Just started Leonard Cohen's bography.. now i wanna be a poet :P

i read a biography on Leonard Cohen when I was in highschool.  I wish I could remember what is was called!
but on the cover there is a picture of Leonard Cohens profile with his eyes closed.  I remember my friends saying that he looked like he was getting the most glorious blowjob ever in that pic.  haha

anyhoo.  yeah,i totally wanted to go off & live on the Greek isle of Hydra.
and feed Leonard tea and oranges, that come all the way from China...
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Post by: T K on January 23, 2008, 02:06:14 AM
Various Positions

I have read bits and pieces of it from time to time.

I have some weird thing about not wanting to know too much or have too much back story for songs and artists I like. Thats why I just cant bring myself to read it straight through. Some of the concert stories in it are monumental though, the one about him and a few other musicians arriving on horseback to a festival show comes to mind.




I read a book already this year.

In Cold Blood - By Truman Capote.

A good account of 4 seemingly pointless murders in the American midwest circa 1959.
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on January 23, 2008, 02:19:16 AM
ah yeah Various Positions is what I have, but it doesnt have a picture of him with his eyes closed. I thiunk its because it's an updated re-relased version.. Haha I'm not up to the Hydra bit yet, but I know thats where he lived for a while and wrote Bird On A Wire... And I haven't read about his encounter with Suzzanne yet, but I do know that it was actually tea with little bits of floating orange in it, no seprate tea and oranges!  ;D
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Post by: Emaline on January 23, 2008, 07:50:32 PM
Just started Leonard Cohen's bography.. now i wanna be a poet :P

he's going on tour this year.

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/news/48157-leonard-cohen-to-tour-this-year
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Post by: RatsRGods on January 23, 2008, 09:15:47 PM
Just started Leonard Cohen's bography.. now i wanna be a poet :P

he's going on tour this year.

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/news/48157-leonard-cohen-to-tour-this-year

NO FUCKING WAY!
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Post by: T K on January 23, 2008, 11:16:45 PM
Just started Leonard Cohen's bography.. now i wanna be a poet :P

he's going on tour this year.

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/news/48157-leonard-cohen-to-tour-this-year

NO FUCKING WAY!

That is some incredible news, I'm gonna have to keep up with that.

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Post by: SilviaHawke on January 23, 2008, 11:28:34 PM
I am finishing up The Heroin Diaries and I am in the middle of restarting David Starkey's interpretation of The Six Wives of Henry VIII. It's like reading a child's guide to British History. Eh.
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Post by: tonic pancake. on January 23, 2008, 11:36:19 PM
just finished reading "the end of alice".  it was really disturbing.  actually, the most disturbing i've ever read.  it made me cringe, shiver, feel sick, and throw it down.  and i always picked it right back up because it's so goddamn compelling and fascinating and disgusting all in one.  recommended, i think.
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on January 23, 2008, 11:40:42 PM
Just started Leonard Cohen's bography.. now i wanna be a poet :P

he's going on tour this year.

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/news/48157-leonard-cohen-to-tour-this-year

NO FUCKING WAY!

That is some incredible news, I'm gonna have to keep up with that.




ah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It only mentioned US and Canada... i guess he's not coming to Australia :(
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Post by: caddy on January 24, 2008, 12:02:41 AM
Just finised today "Mistral's Kiss" by Laurell K. Hamilton, started "A Kiss of Shadows" by Laurell K. Hamilton, "Shade's Children" by Garth Nix, and "Kushiel's Dart" by Jacqueline Carey

i cannot, for the life of me, finish Mistral's Kiss. *sighs*
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Post by: lupa on January 24, 2008, 12:34:54 PM
Just finised today "Mistral's Kiss" by Laurell K. Hamilton, started "A Kiss of Shadows" by Laurell K. Hamilton, "Shade's Children" by Garth Nix, and "Kushiel's Dart" by Jacqueline Carey

i cannot, for the life of me, finish Mistral's Kiss. *sighs*


i used to love laurell k. hamilton.  when she was sane. 
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Post by: tanqgirl on January 24, 2008, 01:43:47 PM
just finished reading "the end of alice".  it was really disturbing.  actually, the most disturbing i've ever read.  it made me cringe, shiver, feel sick, and throw it down.  and i always picked it right back up because it's so goddamn compelling and fascinating and disgusting all in one.  recommended, i think.

who's this by?? i think i wanna read it
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Post by: RatsRGods on January 24, 2008, 05:50:44 PM
Just started Leonard Cohen's bography.. now i wanna be a poet :P

he's going on tour this year.

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/news/48157-leonard-cohen-to-tour-this-year

NO FUCKING WAY!

That is some incredible news, I'm gonna have to keep up with that.




ah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It only mentioned US and Canada... i guess he's not coming to Australia :(

well, you are more than welcome to come visit me in Ohio and we can go on the road and become "Len Heads"

 O0
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Post by: Polstar on January 24, 2008, 07:49:12 PM
I'm reading The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters (http://www.glassbooks.co.uk (http://www.glassbooks.co.uk)) ... really odd but quite intriguing.  Kind of Victorian Erotica crossed with thriller.  The Bourne Identity in long dresses and monocles with sex added in for good measure.  Or maybe not.
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Post by: SilviaHawke on January 24, 2008, 09:16:12 PM
Just finised today "Mistral's Kiss" by Laurell K. Hamilton, started "A Kiss of Shadows" by Laurell K. Hamilton, "Shade's Children" by Garth Nix, and "Kushiel's Dart" by Jacqueline Carey

i cannot, for the life of me, finish Mistral's Kiss. *sighs*


i used to love laurell k. hamilton.  when she was sane. 
Ha ha. Nice. Personally, I still love Laurell K. Hamilton, but some of the books seem to be getting very repetitive. Although, I am always game for a new book of hers.  O0
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Post by: tonic pancake. on January 24, 2008, 10:39:46 PM
just finished reading "the end of alice".  it was really disturbing.  actually, the most disturbing i've ever read.  it made me cringe, shiver, feel sick, and throw it down.  and i always picked it right back up because it's so goddamn compelling and fascinating and disgusting all in one.  recommended, i think.

who's this by?? i think i wanna read it

a.m. holmes
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on January 24, 2008, 10:44:37 PM
oh my, I am such a procrastinator. I haven't finished books from last summer. and my scarf is collecting dust!!!!!
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Post by: lupa on January 25, 2008, 01:26:57 AM
just finished reading "the end of alice".  it was really disturbing.  actually, the most disturbing i've ever read.  it made me cringe, shiver, feel sick, and throw it down.  and i always picked it right back up because it's so goddamn compelling and fascinating and disgusting all in one.  recommended, i think.

i agree.  that book was pretty sick. doesn't a character even speak a line in the book about how he knows that what he saying is disgusting and disturbing and arousing the reader all at the same time...

an awful piece of fiction that was as hard to turn away from as a train wreck.
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on January 25, 2008, 05:00:44 AM
Just started Leonard Cohen's bography.. now i wanna be a poet :P

he's going on tour this year.

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/news/48157-leonard-cohen-to-tour-this-year

NO FUCKING WAY!

That is some incredible news, I'm gonna have to keep up with that.




ah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It only mentioned US and Canada... i guess he's not coming to Australia :(

well, you are more than welcome to come visit me in Ohio and we can go on the road and become "Len Heads"

 O0

haha that sounds like a plan!! Now we just need a plan to figure out how a poor art student can get the money to go to america, stalk leonard cohen and buy tickets to all his shows! Maybe if i paint myself green, wear a buckets on my feet and demand everyone call me QUEEN PERSEPHONY, i can call it a groundbreaking performence art peice and get a government grant!!
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on January 25, 2008, 09:27:40 AM
"Harpo Speaks!" by Harpo Marx.

 :love5:
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Post by: Emaline on January 25, 2008, 10:00:51 AM
Nothin' but textbooks and required reading from now until May... *sigh*

Although I suppose that being laid up for three months post-surgery this summer will give me more than enough time to read...
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Post by: Lucidor on January 25, 2008, 02:02:17 PM
Smoke and mirrors by Neil Gaiman, which is an awesome collection of poems and shortstories, I think I like it even more than Fragile Things. This man knows how to make me purr and swirl guys. Pick up one of his books if you havent already done so.
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Post by: dangerpants on January 25, 2008, 03:00:03 PM
Neil Gaiman

 :love3: :love5: :love5: :love3:



I am readiiiing Death Note!!
I need volume 7!
Wheeeen, UPS, wheeeeeennnnn???!!!
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Post by: lupa on January 25, 2008, 03:03:47 PM
i'm reading the o. henry prize winning stories for 2007.  good stuff.  i don't have as much time to devote to novels as i'd like, so short story collections are great to stick in my purse and read when i can.
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Post by: tonic pancake. on January 25, 2008, 03:36:13 PM
just finished reading "the end of alice".  it was really disturbing.  actually, the most disturbing i've ever read.  it made me cringe, shiver, feel sick, and throw it down.  and i always picked it right back up because it's so goddamn compelling and fascinating and disgusting all in one.  recommended, i think.

i agree.  that book was pretty sick. doesn't a character even speak a line in the book about how he knows that what he saying is disgusting and disturbing and arousing the reader all at the same time...

an awful piece of fiction that was as hard to turn away from as a train wreck.

oh god, yes.  that was awful.  awful, awful, awful.  one of the many moments where i put the book away and thought, "would it be so bad if i never finished it?"

of course, you just HAVE to finish it.
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Post by: ___ampersand on January 25, 2008, 03:52:44 PM
I just finished The End Of Alice. I thought it was well written and about ten times as disturbing as Lolita.

I'm starting Love in the Time of Cholera, and I'm about halfway through Schulz(sp?)

:D
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Post by: tanqgirl on January 25, 2008, 04:33:19 PM
just finished reading "the end of alice".  it was really disturbing.  actually, the most disturbing i've ever read.  it made me cringe, shiver, feel sick, and throw it down.  and i always picked it right back up because it's so goddamn compelling and fascinating and disgusting all in one.  recommended, i think.

i agree.  that book was pretty sick. doesn't a character even speak a line in the book about how he knows that what he saying is disgusting and disturbing and arousing the reader all at the same time...

an awful piece of fiction that was as hard to turn away from as a train wreck.

oh god, yes.  that was awful.  awful, awful, awful.  one of the many moments where i put the book away and thought, "would it be so bad if i never finished it?"

of course, you just HAVE to finish it.

well fine then...im just gonna have to go get this and read it :p
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on January 26, 2008, 01:49:18 AM
Neil Gaiman

 :love3: :love5: :love5: :love3:



I am readiiiing Death Note!!
I need volume 7!
Wheeeen, UPS, wheeeeeennnnn???!!!

ah theres a deathnote book!? Or are you reading the comic? I've seen the movies and the show, very awesome!
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Post by: jeslynne on January 29, 2008, 12:07:42 AM
the golden compass

and i love it
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Post by: SilviaHawke on January 29, 2008, 12:19:22 AM
I finally started on Killing Yourself to Live by Chuck Klosterman. Darn, I love that guy. His writing is purely pointless, but it still intrigues me. It's probably because I am jealous of his job...
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Post by: Emaline on January 29, 2008, 02:25:28 AM
I finally started on Killing Yourself to Live by Chuck Klosterman. Darn, I love that guy. His writing is purely pointless, but it still intrigues me. It's probably because I am jealous of his job...

I'm a big fan of Klosterman. However, I believe his writing isn't pointless- yes, he writes about pop culture, but to dismiss pop culture as low and pointless in turn dismisses the middle class who consumes it.

Pop culture tells who we as a society are at a specific moment in time. It's amazing, in my opinion.
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on January 29, 2008, 02:27:41 AM
the golden compass

and i love it

Where i come from, it's called northern lights! But god its an awesome triology, and the last 2 books are sooo much better than the first. Like the first is great, but its not until the second one that they start the actual story and then from there it just keeps getting better!

Have you seen the movie? I havent been able to yet, i keep getting scared they'll butcher the book  :-\
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Post by: SomewhatDamaged on January 29, 2008, 09:53:51 AM
World War Z by Max Brooks

I highly recomend it.
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Post by: dangerpants on January 29, 2008, 11:29:18 AM
ah theres a deathnote book!? Or are you reading the comic? I've seen the movies and the show, very awesome!

yeah, i'm reading the manga. I spent most of my Amazon giftcard that I got for christmas on volume 5-10. Now I just need the last two...
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Post by: jeslynne on January 29, 2008, 12:42:09 PM
the golden compass

and i love it

Where i come from, it's called northern lights! But god its an awesome triology, and the last 2 books are sooo much better than the first. Like the first is great, but its not until the second one that they start the actual story and then from there it just keeps getting better!

Have you seen the movie? I havent been able to yet, i keep getting scared they'll butcher the book  :-\

i'm excited to read all of them. i have a huge book with all 3 in it.

i haven't seen the movie, i like to read the books first
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on January 29, 2008, 07:20:45 PM
the golden compass

and i love it

Where i come from, it's called northern lights! But god its an awesome triology, and the last 2 books are sooo much better than the first. Like the first is great, but its not until the second one that they start the actual story and then from there it just keeps getting better!

Have you seen the movie? I havent been able to yet, i keep getting scared they'll butcher the book  :-\


aah ok, awesome. Perhaps avoid listning to cheesy cliche` love songs right after finishing the last one though.. i had the special two by missy higgins stuck in my head for weeks  :tongue6:
i'm excited to read all of them. i have a huge book with all 3 in it.

i haven't seen the movie, i like to read the books first
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Post by: SilviaHawke on January 30, 2008, 11:32:47 PM

I finally started on Killing Yourself to Live by Chuck Klosterman. Darn, I love that guy. His writing is purely pointless, but it still intrigues me. It's probably because I am jealous of his job...

I'm a big fan of Klosterman. However, I believe his writing isn't pointless- yes, he writes about pop culture, but to dismiss pop culture as low and pointless in turn dismisses the middle class who consumes it.

Pop culture tells who we as a society are at a specific moment in time. It's amazing, in my opinion.
No, I totally agree! Pop culture is pretty much the center of your life when you are stuck in the middle class. You are in utter denial if you do not admit it. I only meant that the parts involving his four girlfriends in the book itself were pointless. Ha.

I would still kill to have his job. Lucky man. It's great to meet another Kloster-fan though!
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Post by: Bill H on January 31, 2008, 05:51:17 AM
Klosterman is great, I've read all of his books and prefer Fargo Rock City.  I just wish Jason Pettigrew from Alternative Press would write books, he has more wit than Klosterman and better taste in music.
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Post by: SilviaHawke on February 01, 2008, 02:26:30 PM
Klosterman is great, I've read all of his books and prefer Fargo Rock City.  I just wish Jason Pettigrew from Alternative Press would write books, he has more wit than Klosterman and better taste in music.
True, true. He is one of the reasons why I have a subscription...besides the annual DD mentions. O0
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Post by: malcontent on February 01, 2008, 02:38:05 PM
A Million Little Pieces and I can't stop wondering what is bullshit and what is true.
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Post by: causeitsafuckingsecret on February 01, 2008, 06:47:43 PM
On the Road - Jack Kerouac
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Post by: such a classic girl on February 04, 2008, 11:13:04 PM
i'm reading fear & loathing in las vegas and i LOVE it. new favourite book, definitely.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on February 09, 2008, 10:50:53 AM
"The Groucho Letters" by Groucho Marx (et al)
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Post by: RatsRGods on February 09, 2008, 10:45:21 PM
The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan

i like it a lot so far.
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Post by: ☮zombiepianist☮ on February 09, 2008, 11:54:53 PM
i'm reading the alchemist by paulo coelho. it's really good.  ;D
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Post by: causeitsafuckingsecret on February 10, 2008, 11:02:08 PM
The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan

i like it a lot so far.

I've heard that was badass. I'd say that's next on my list, but I am in the middle of reading so many books right now.

Tell me if you love it when you're done?

Thanks. :D
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Post by: RatsRGods on February 10, 2008, 11:20:02 PM
The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan

i like it a lot so far.

I've heard that was badass. I'd say that's next on my list, but I am in the middle of reading so many books right now.

Tell me if you love it when you're done?

Thanks. :D

sure will,  i'll probably finish it tonight    :)
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Post by: malcontent on February 18, 2008, 11:40:19 AM
Anyone read Strange But True, Little Earthquakes or Stick Figure? I just finished my last book (A million Little Pieces) and now I don't know which one to read. If someone could just give me a hand in picking either of these three I'd give you an e-hug.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on February 18, 2008, 03:56:16 PM
Fight Club! ...then Golden Compass.
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Post by: imaginary friend on February 18, 2008, 04:32:07 PM
A World Without Time; it's about the friendship between Kurt Godel and Albert Einstein, and a proof Godel came up with that says that, in a universe where relativity is in effect, time cannot exist.
Or something like that.

jdfu!
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Post by: preferpencil on February 18, 2008, 04:53:50 PM
"Bitch" by Elizabeth Wurtzel.

a few years late on this one, but I still have to give it "mad props"?
for a woman who considers herself a feminist --in the meaning of: aren't both sexes free to engage with equal rights --Grand and Horrible?

it makes you consider certain aspects of Why? such as why we continue to afford teen boys with the luxury of being easily manipulated "toys" in regards to an Adult's coercion, but still can't afford this "luxury" to the likes of teen girls. ( e.g.Joey Butta -Fuck-O)

also why we are ...made uncomfortable by the femme fatale in general.

conclusion: as far as we have come, women are still seen as the desperate seductress while men are not afforded this capability in equal manner/terms. I am sure more conclusions will come along as well. 

OH--Note on whoever is reading "The Bonesetter's Daughter" --be prepared for emotional drain, as in every good Amy Tan novel. the dynamics she explores in the relationships of daughter/mother --capped off with Chinese cultural overtones. It takes a strong stomach to view the tragedies inherent in any Amy Tan novel. She sucks you in carefully, and exceptionally well. But do not expect a "happy" and wrapped-up conclusion to her novels. IF you haven't ever read an Amy Tan novel--start with "The Joy Luck Club" --to really see if you have a "taste" for it.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on February 18, 2008, 05:03:42 PM
Finished 'The Groucho Letters', now re-reading 'Still Life With Woodpecker'.

My reading list so far this year has a heavy Marx Brothers/Tom Robbins bias.

I think I'm going to continue with it. I'm gonna stick to a pattern of one Marx Brothers book, one Tom Robbins book, one SOMETHING ELSE.. then back to a Marx Bros title followed by another Robbins. There aren't that many Marx Brothers books or Tom Robbins novels (and I've already read them all at least once) so I probably won't be able to keep this up for more than a few months.

It's fun so far though. Happy reading.

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Post by: such a classic girl on February 19, 2008, 09:57:48 PM
i'm reading haunted, by palahniuk. i've decided to read all the palahniuk books i can find.
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Post by: malcontent on February 20, 2008, 12:31:32 AM
I decided against all the books I mentioned before and bought The Story of Junk by Linda Yablonsky today at work. It's actually a refreshing story about addiction. The character oesn't seem fake like James in A Million Little Pieces. I have hardly read enough to have anymore of an opinion.
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on February 20, 2008, 02:46:31 AM
the last year of school destroyed my reading habits, leonard cohens biography was the first thing i had read in sooo long, so i cant let myself stop now, i've just borrowed more books from mum:

The Universe & The Light- A New View of the Universe & Reality by Nicholas Hagger
Ladies Of Vice- A Detailed Survery of Prostitution by G.R. Scott
Mutual Dreaming- Linda Lane Magallon
Diary Of A Drug Fiend- Aleister Crowley

these all seem very good, but i would like to read a novel. I may re-read wuthering heights, but i feel like something more kind of fantasy like. Well my friend said i can borrow his sandman comics so maybe that will do
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Post by: Molotovna on February 20, 2008, 08:25:36 AM
Hesse's Steppenwolf and Unamuno's Mist, among others.
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on February 20, 2008, 06:26:19 PM
I finished Reading: My Friend Leonard by: James Frey. Am now reading: Dry by Augusten Burroughs. When finished that I will read: Frisk by Dennis Cooper.
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Post by: SilviaHawke on February 21, 2008, 07:01:45 PM
I finally decided to read all of Oliver Twist. We all know the story, but it is still pretty good.
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Post by: redstar on February 22, 2008, 11:51:39 PM
i'm reading haunted, by palahniuk. i've decided to read all the palahniuk books i can find.

If you haven't read "Survivor" I recommend that. My favorite book ever.
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Post by: ~Louise~ on February 23, 2008, 03:33:14 AM
ive almost finished on borrowed time by evan green.  now i have to find a new book
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Post by: tanqgirl on February 23, 2008, 04:05:28 AM
this thread


haha sorry i'm feeling like a smart ass
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Post by: Zephyr on February 23, 2008, 06:23:40 AM
Steven Pinker's How The Mind Works

It's pretty cool, although I already knew almost everything I've read so far.
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Post by: malcontent on February 23, 2008, 08:13:46 AM
i'm reading haunted, by palahniuk. i've decided to read all the palahniuk books i can find.

If you haven't read "Survivor" I recommend that. My favorite book ever.

I was told to read it by a friend before I even knew Fight Club was a book actually. I really fucking liked it. I claim Palahniuk to be one of my favourites actually. I would like to read the ones I've read again but not until I've read the ones I haven't Haunted and fuck... that one about the girl Monster something something Monster... I can't remember.
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Post by: RatsRGods on February 23, 2008, 10:33:57 AM
i'm reading haunted, by palahniuk. i've decided to read all the palahniuk books i can find.

If you haven't read "Survivor" I recommend that. My favorite book ever.

I was told to read it by a friend before I even knew Fight Club was a book actually. I really fucking liked it. I claim Palahniuk to be one of my favourites actually. I would like to read the ones I've read again but not until I've read the ones I haven't Haunted and fuck... that one about the girl Monster something something Monster... I can't remember.

Invisible Monsters

I'm reading "The Devil, The Lovers & Me: My Life In Tarot" by Kimberlee Auerbach
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Post by: Molotovna on February 23, 2008, 11:57:29 AM
Has anyone ever read I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max? It was effing hilarious.
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Post by: such a classic girl on February 23, 2008, 10:03:05 PM
i'm reading haunted, by palahniuk. i've decided to read all the palahniuk books i can find.

If you haven't read "Survivor" I recommend that. My favorite book ever.

on the list. :)
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Post by: malcontent on February 25, 2008, 08:17:44 PM
They are making a film of a book I read a while ago. Fierce People by dirk... fuck well I don't know google it. I lent it to a friend and never got it back..... I loved it. Read it before you are tempted to just watch the movie.


i'm reading haunted, by palahniuk. i've decided to read all the palahniuk books i can find.

If you haven't read "Survivor" I recommend that. My favorite book ever.

I was told to read it by a friend before I even knew Fight Club was a book actually. I really fucking liked it. I claim Palahniuk to be one of my favourites actually. I would like to read the ones I've read again but not until I've read the ones I haven't Haunted and fuck... that one about the girl Monster something something Monster... I can't remember.


Thanks.
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Post by: redstar on February 28, 2008, 10:08:49 PM
They are making a film of a book I read a while ago. Fierce People by dirk... fuck well I don't know google it. I lent it to a friend and never got it back..... I loved it. Read it before you are tempted to just watch the movie.


i'm reading haunted, by palahniuk. i've decided to read all the palahniuk books i can find.

If you haven't read "Survivor" I recommend that. My favorite book ever.

I was told to read it by a friend before I even knew Fight Club was a book actually. I really fucking liked it. I claim Palahniuk to be one of my favourites actually. I would like to read the ones I've read again but not until I've read the ones I haven't Haunted and fuck... that one about the girl Monster something something Monster... I can't remember.


Thanks.

I think you're talking about "Invisible Monsters"

"Choke" is another excellent Palahniuk book which has been made into a movie that is coming out this summer.

It doesn't have Ed Norton so I'd be surprised if it's anywhere near as good as Fight Club.
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Post by: Molotovna on February 28, 2008, 10:33:39 PM
Winesburg, Ohio again, since I'm super depressed, as it is.
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Post by: malcontent on February 29, 2008, 09:39:07 PM
Damn I haven't read Choke yet either.. I hope I don't cave. I am a sucker for movies and books and it's hard not to rent the movie before I can get my ass to the Indigo and buy the book. It's not within walking distance...
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Post by: mäire on March 01, 2008, 06:18:48 PM
i am reading "the observations" it is so far good to read, then again every book i read i love. the last book i read was "mademoiselle boleyn" and it was really good also. i love historical fiction!
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Post by: tonic pancake. on March 01, 2008, 06:26:27 PM
haven't been able to get into much lately.  halfway through "prozac nation", dabbling in some bill bryson (<3), and skimming oscar wilde here and there. 
but i've just started keith haring's "journals" and haven't been able to put it down.  a fascinating man.  reading about his life through his own journal entries is pretty great.
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Post by: Vinegartojam on March 01, 2008, 06:57:20 PM
I just finished reading Rachilde's Monsieur Venus.  It's a French novel that tells the tale of a rich, aristocratic woman who discovers a starving artist and literally makes him her bitch.  It's full of the crazy gender anxieties common to fin de siecle Decadent fiction.  I definitely recommend it, if you're into that sort of thing.

I'm about to start reading Villiers L'Isle Adam's novel Tomorrow's Eve.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on March 02, 2008, 12:02:51 AM
the last book i read was "mademoiselle boleyn" and it was really good also. i love historical fiction!

Does that have to do with the Boleyn sisters? (That's probably a stupid question, haha)
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Post by: BATTEREDxBRIDExLUVR! on March 02, 2008, 12:13:35 AM
to kill a mockingbird
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Post by: Golly Mina! on March 02, 2008, 05:26:26 PM
Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood", haven't read much, but so far it's great and "The Dubliners" - James Joyce. But what I've also read and LOVED was Fitzgerald's "Tender Is the Night" and "The Red and  the Black" - Stendhal, I dearly recommend these books.
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Post by: Zephyr on March 03, 2008, 02:10:01 AM
I'm reading "De Verloofde Van Sado" by Amélie Nothomb. The original french title is "Ni d'Eve ni d'Adam".
Like always, it's amazing.

To anyone that likes to read, read something by Amélie Nothomb. One of the best writers ever. Some of her books are available in english too.
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Post by: Molotovna on March 03, 2008, 08:08:26 AM
i love historical fiction!

Me, too. The Tudor era is my favorite, but I'd honestly rather read biographies than historical fiction, sometimes. I hate when facts and personalities are skewed in favor of an intriguing plot. I'm wondering how the movie, The Other Boleyn Girl is going to turn out.
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Post by: tonic pancake. on March 03, 2008, 09:19:48 PM
Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood", haven't read much, but so far it's great
my friend let me borrow this yesterday, and i put down everything else.  i'm about halfway through...i can't put it down!
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on March 03, 2008, 10:40:49 PM
Frisk by Dennis Cooper.

I put Possible Side Effects and Magical Thinking on hold at this bookstore and didn't pick it up. SOooo I gotta wait til next week.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on March 04, 2008, 04:48:38 AM
Re familiarising myself with the Flashman series of books.... George Macdonald Frazer died recently, so I thought it would be good to read the last few of the series.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on March 04, 2008, 03:38:57 PM
"The Van Gogh Blues: The Creative Person's Path Through Depression" by Eric Maisel.

Finished re-reading "Still Life With Woodpecker" by Tom Robbins this morning. I was very surprised how little of it I remembered, considering I think of him as my favourite author. Bit embarrassing really.
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Post by: Hannah672 on March 06, 2008, 05:19:18 AM
The Outsider By Albert Camus.

i just finished reading anne franks diary for the first time as well, and i'm 18. most people read it for school but not me.
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Post by: RatsRGods on March 07, 2008, 09:06:16 PM
The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold

It shocked me from the first chapter.  I'm halfway through it.  Highly recommended so far.


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Post by: Pliwood180 on March 11, 2008, 09:46:37 PM
Just finished The Golden Compass, and now reading The Subtle Knife.
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on March 12, 2008, 01:57:42 PM
Finished Frisk.

Magical Thinking and Possible Side Effects, I didn't pick them up because therre was a snow storm and we've many more to come. So maybe I'll buy them in the spring, if they're still there.

Now I am reading Little Children by Mr. Perotta (i think that's his last name).
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Post by: Molotovna on March 12, 2008, 02:08:16 PM
i just finished reading anne franks diary for the first time as well, and i'm 18. most people read it for school but not me.

I read it when I was in 8th grade, but not for school. I found it ridiculous.
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Post by: dangerpants on March 12, 2008, 02:15:52 PM
The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold

It shocked me from the first chapter.  I'm halfway through it.  Highly recommended so far.




The Almost Noon.

I love that author... I have yet to pick up that book. I need moneys first!! She's really good at the first line draw-in. What's the first line for that book again? Something like "Even though my life was hard, killing my mother was easy."?

(The thing about my favorite authors... This includes Sebold, Fitch, Oh! Great, Ohba and Obata, etc... I have to own the books. I can't buy them used, I can't borrow them from the library. I need to buy the books. I just feel so fangirl about them...  :love5:)
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on March 12, 2008, 02:54:27 PM
i just finished reading anne franks diary for the first time as well, and i'm 18. most people read it for school but not me.

I read it when I was in 8th grade, but not for school. I found it ridiculous.

I asked my friend what she thought of it, most people say it's a remarkable book blah-blah-blah, all that jazz. She said something different. "It was complete bullshit! She talks about how pretty she is, and her boyfriend all this fucked up shit no one cares about. I only read it because I thought it would talk about her experiences hiding in an attic. I thought it would be interesting with all the Nazi  and wwar going on. But the whole diary was her being a little prissy bitch "Oooh I miss my boyfriend" Like fuck, you're in World War Two, your boyfriend was probably kidnapped and put in a concentration camp, shut the fuck up and say something interesting." Seriously, I was so shocked she would say something like that. Was this how ridiculous it was to you?
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Post by: dangerpants on March 12, 2008, 03:05:52 PM
I think the remarkable part that you're missing is that even though she was trapped in an attic and surrounded by horrible things, she could and did remain a normal girl. It shows that even though she was incapable of providing you with inside information about something she could only hear and see in glimpses, she still was mentally stable and healthy. Obviously, she was a very strong girl.
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Post by: RatsRGods on March 12, 2008, 03:34:00 PM
The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold

It shocked me from the first chapter.  I'm halfway through it.  Highly recommended so far.




The Almost Noon.

I love that author... I have yet to pick up that book. I need moneys first!! She's really good at the first line draw-in. What's the first line for that book again? Something like "Even though my life was hard, killing my mother was easy."?

(The thing about my favorite authors... This includes Sebold, Fitch, Oh! Great, Ohba and Obata, etc... I have to own the books. I can't buy them used, I can't borrow them from the library. I need to buy the books. I just feel so fangirl about them...  :love5:)

Actually it is The Almost Moon.

The opening line is "When all is said and done, killing my mother came easily."

Have you ever read A.M. Homes?
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Post by: tonic pancake. on March 12, 2008, 06:07:27 PM
a.m homes shocked me to the core.  i have "the end of alice" just sitting on my book shelf.  i got it for like $3, so i'm trying to pawn it off to a friend.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on March 12, 2008, 06:09:25 PM
"The Van Gogh Blues: The Creative Person's Path Through Depression" by Eric Maisel.

PS - This is turning out to be quite interesting. It's making me think about what the fuck I am doing with my time.. whether or not I am living in a meaningful way.. whether what I am doing (or NOT doing, as the case may be) or the way I'm doing it is in fact the source of some of my problems.

There's a lot of stuff about meaning and forcing life to mean and how to cope and not get depressed in the time when you're not creating (for whatever reason) and how to maintain a healthy pov when you ARE creating.

S'interesting.
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Post by: Pope Totalfrog on March 12, 2008, 06:44:53 PM
a.m homes shocked me to the core.  i have "the end of alice" just sitting on my book shelf.  i got it for like $3, so i'm trying to pawn it off to a friend.

I just finished this. I don't think I will read it again (and I usually re read everything 10 times). I don't think this is the best book to read if you have daughters!! It gave me nightmares.

I am currently reading Essays - George Orwell. I love Orwell. I have read this many a time already....
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Post by: RatsRGods on March 12, 2008, 07:37:24 PM
a.m homes shocked me to the core.  i have "the end of alice" just sitting on my book shelf.  i got it for like $3, so i'm trying to pawn it off to a friend.

I haven't read "The End of Alice" yet.  Everytime I go to buy it, I get all nauseated because I know some fucked up shit is in it.  So I always put it back.

But "This Book Will Save Your Life" by the same author is good.
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on March 13, 2008, 01:46:19 AM
i read a few books from sandman (neil gaiman)

god they are awesome, so so awesome
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Post by: shiningoogoodoll on March 13, 2008, 01:55:43 AM
i read a few books from sandman (neil gaiman)

god they are awesome, so so awesome

yes yes yes i just finished volume one of the absolute sandman, and i'm kinda in love & hoping the library orders volume 2 (100 dollars is just too much to shell out :/)
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on March 13, 2008, 02:20:02 AM
i read a few books from sandman (neil gaiman)

god they are awesome, so so awesome

yes yes yes i just finished volume one of the absolute sandman, and i'm kinda in love & hoping the library orders volume 2 (100 dollars is just too much to shell out :/)

ooh thats lots of sandman!
i've read dolls house and dream country. doll house is the most awesome so far! but god its cool. i borrowed them off a friend and intend to borrow the rest off him :D he's lost the first one though so i guess i cant read that one :(
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Post by: such a classic girl on March 13, 2008, 12:33:29 PM
i am just about done with 'high fidelity'. yeah, the one they made into the movie. i work at a local record store, so it's pretty funny how accurate those bits are. it was a fun read.
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on March 13, 2008, 01:47:54 PM
I think the remarkable part that you're missing is that even though she was trapped in an attic and surrounded by horrible things, she could and did remain a normal girl. It shows that even though she was incapable of providing you with inside information about something she could only hear and see in glimpses, she still was mentally stable and healthy. Obviously, she was a very strong girl.

I didn't read the book so you know, was quoting my friend. This was like 2 years ago actually.

As for "The End of Alice" I read the synopsis, seems interesting. I've read some crazy fucked up shit books too. This makes me wanna go buy it.
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Post by: tanqgirl on March 13, 2008, 03:43:24 PM
I think the remarkable part that you're missing is that even though she was trapped in an attic and surrounded by horrible things, she could and did remain a normal girl. It shows that even though she was incapable of providing you with inside information about something she could only hear and see in glimpses, she still was mentally stable and healthy. Obviously, she was a very strong girl.

I didn't read the book so you know, was quoting my friend. This was like 2 years ago actually.

As for "The End of Alice" I read the synopsis, seems interesting. I've read some crazy fucked up shit books too. This makes me wanna go buy it.

i just ordered it :D
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Post by: dangerpants on March 13, 2008, 06:01:50 PM
I didn't read the book so you know, was quoting my friend. This was like 2 years ago actually.

So... this matters how...?
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Post by: tonic pancake. on March 13, 2008, 08:38:24 PM
i am just about done with 'high fidelity'. yeah, the one they made into the movie. i work at a local record store, so it's pretty funny how accurate those bits are. it was a fun read.

one of my favorites, both book & movie-wise.  i'd highly recommend all of hornby's other works, too!  he's an enjoyable story-teller.  if you can find the collection he edited, "speaking with the angel", GET IT.  if only for his awesome story, "nipple jesus", which is the best thing i have ever read by him.  i digress. 

Quote from: ratsrgods
But "This Book Will Save Your Life" by the same author is good.

thanks, i'll check it out!
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Post by: tonic pancake. on March 13, 2008, 08:39:00 PM
wait, can we seriously not write angel without an emoticon coming up?  RIDICULOUS.

a*ngel. 
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Post by: such a classic girl on March 13, 2008, 09:39:03 PM
i am just about done with 'high fidelity'. yeah, the one they made into the movie. i work at a local record store, so it's pretty funny how accurate those bits are. it was a fun read.

one of my favorites, both book & movie-wise.  i'd highly recommend all of hornby's other works, too!  he's an enjoyable story-teller.  if you can find the collection he edited, "speaking with the angel", GET IT.  if only for his awesome story, "nipple jesus", which is the best thing i have ever read by him.  i digress.

cool, i'll see if i can find it somewhere.
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Post by: Molotovna on March 15, 2008, 11:41:28 PM
I asked my friend what she thought of it, most people say it's a remarkable book blah-blah-blah, all that jazz. She said something different. "It was complete bullshit! She talks about how pretty she is, and her boyfriend all this fucked up shit no one cares about. I only read it because I thought it would talk about her experiences hiding in an attic. I thought it would be interesting with all the Nazi  and wwar going on. But the whole diary was her being a little prissy bitch "Oooh I miss my boyfriend" Like fuck, you're in World War Two, your boyfriend was probably kidnapped and put in a concentration camp, shut the fuck up and say something interesting." Seriously, I was so shocked she would say something like that. Was this how ridiculous it was to you?

My thoughts were vaguely similar.
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Post by: doritojoe89 on March 16, 2008, 01:34:09 AM
I'm reading "the GOD delusion"
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on March 16, 2008, 02:33:12 AM
wait, can we seriously not write angel without an emoticon coming up?  RIDICULOUS.

a*ngel. 

angel

hehehe
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Post by: Pliwood180 on March 16, 2008, 06:12:02 PM
the Subtle Knife
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Post by: tonic pancake. on March 16, 2008, 07:29:04 PM
wait, can we seriously not write angel without an emoticon coming up?  RIDICULOUS.

a*ngel. 

angel

hehehe

AHH HOW DO YOU DO IT
angel
angel
BLAST.
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on March 17, 2008, 05:44:32 AM
the Subtle Knife
woo great triolgy!

wait, can we seriously not write angel without an emoticon coming up?  RIDICULOUS.

a*ngel. 

angel

hehehe

AHH HOW DO YOU DO IT
angel
angel
BLAST.

haha :P

when you do the post, click that additional options thing, and click dont use smileys! angel
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Post by: Zephyr on March 17, 2008, 10:05:04 AM
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


again
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Post by: fishbulb on March 17, 2008, 10:14:06 AM
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


again

Hey, I read that a little while ago and I loved it!!
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Post by: such a classic girl on March 17, 2008, 12:45:05 PM
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


again

Hey, I read that a little while ago and I loved it!!

did you guys read everything is illuminated? i really loved both of them.
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Post by: tonic pancake. on March 17, 2008, 01:01:37 PM
yesterday, i read "the diving bell & the butterfly".  highly recommended, and easily read-able in one sitting.
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Post by: Zephyr on March 17, 2008, 03:19:37 PM
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


again

Hey, I read that a little while ago and I loved it!!

did you guys read everything is illuminated? i really loved both of them.

I started it, but the weird english in it was more than my little flemish mind could handle (and I don't like reading translations of english books)
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Post by: Indja on March 17, 2008, 04:43:44 PM
Scribbleboy. Again. I musta read it about 43 times by now - and I'm not even exagerrating!
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Post by: causeitsafuckingsecret on March 17, 2008, 05:05:48 PM
yesterday, i read "the diving bell & the butterfly".  highly recommended, and easily read-able in one sitting.
\

When I first glanced at this post, I thought it said, "I read that while driving."

But you didn't, so drivers and pedestrians are slightly less in danger.
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Post by: tanqgirl on March 18, 2008, 02:08:17 AM
i have to read "the marriage of heaven and hell" for a class...i read the intro and i'm really excited
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Post by: shiningoogoodoll on March 18, 2008, 10:53:18 PM
just finished "pillars of the earth". loooooooooong ass book, but enjoyable.

startin' up "requiem for a dream"
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Post by: Holmes on March 19, 2008, 02:43:01 AM
i'm not sure which to read first: jane eyre or wuthering heights.

any ideas?
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Post by: Pope Totalfrog on March 19, 2008, 02:50:22 AM
I like Wuthering Heights better. But that is just me. They are both great books.  :coolsmiley:
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Post by: dangerpants on March 19, 2008, 02:57:11 AM
Magical Thinking.

I love it. Intensely. I really like his style.
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Post by: fishbulb on March 19, 2008, 05:39:19 AM
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


again

Hey, I read that a little while ago and I loved it!!

did you guys read everything is illuminated? i really loved both of them.

Not yet, but it's on The List.

Now I am reading Kurt Vonnegut - God bless you, Dr. Kevorkian.

It's a brilliant and hilarious book. He gets injections by Dr. Kevorkian, which allow him to die temporarily and do interviews with Shakespeare, Hitler, Sir Isaac Newton, Mary Shelley, and a bunch of other dead people, to ask them what death is like.

 O0
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Post by: Indja on March 22, 2008, 05:12:50 PM
The Nimrod Flip-Out by Etgar Something-Iranian-I-Think. It's cracking - bunch of short stories. I highly recommend it.
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on March 22, 2008, 10:40:41 PM
MORE SANDMAN! and required reading for uni AND MORE SANDMAN
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Post by: jtaylor on March 23, 2008, 02:11:54 PM
I just finished reading Bringing Down the House, the book that the new movie 21 is based off of.
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Post by: lentower on March 23, 2008, 06:41:58 PM
halfway through
sarah kane complete plays

best read aloud like poetry
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Post by: Molotovna on March 23, 2008, 08:52:37 PM
Pirandello's Six Actors In Search of an Author.
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Post by: papercuts on March 30, 2008, 10:53:10 AM
-"extremely loud& incredibly close" (jonathan safran foer)
-death in venice

will be reading one or both of the following for social purposes(book clubs):
-the alchemist
-The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair (erik larson)
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on March 30, 2008, 11:37:25 AM
Well I finished Frisk by Dennis Cooper. I read Running with Scissors, Dry and realized that they all came right after the other because now I'm reading Magical Thinking. Then I'm going to read Possibly Side Effects then wait for his new book A Wolf at the Table. ON top of that I'm also reading, still reading actually, Little Children by Tom Perrotta.
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Post by: Indja on March 31, 2008, 03:12:28 PM
Redemption Song - the Joe Strummer biography. Oooh, it's a cracker!
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Post by: tanqgirl on March 31, 2008, 03:43:36 PM
i'm being forced to read the nikki sixx book...but i actually dont mind
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on April 01, 2008, 03:55:32 AM
Kipling's Science Fiction
an anthology of his sci fi stories ( incredibly steam punk..... read with the night mail, it is a wonderful view of what air travel will be like in the year 2000, written in 1905 )
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on April 02, 2008, 08:46:12 PM
ok, probably sounding a little repetitive, but once again, even MORE sandman!!  :D
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Post by: Molotovna on April 02, 2008, 10:15:12 PM
I read Sartre's No Exit this morning. It was fun. Next is Dirty Hands.
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Post by: Indja on April 03, 2008, 03:04:44 PM
Um... This!
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Post by: Briezion on April 03, 2008, 06:09:57 PM
Napalm and Silly putty. By George Carlin. Its HILARIOUS. I love the guy.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on April 04, 2008, 07:26:20 AM
I just got an old copy of "Wit's End: Days & Nights of the Algonquin Round Table" by James R. Gaines.

"Reading"? I am looking at the pikchures. Neysa McMein was a hottie.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on April 04, 2008, 11:02:50 PM
I just finished the first two Persepolis books (I think there are 4?). They were really interesting, and I enjoyed them a lot. Can't wait to see the movie.
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on April 04, 2008, 11:11:45 PM
I finished Magical Thinking last night and it was SOOOOO effing awesome. I laughed my ass of far too many times I got many looks on the street. Espeicially during the chapter "Debby's Requirements" HAHAHAHA!
I've started Possible Side Effects.

Dear Jesus, please keep It out of my room. Thank you Jesus Fucking Christ.
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Post by: tw2113 on April 05, 2008, 01:52:57 AM
I purchased "The Anubis Gates" today by Tim Powers. I'll probably use it as bathroom reading after I'm done re-reading Groovitude: A Get Fuzzy Treasury.
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Post by: imaginary friend on April 07, 2008, 10:54:24 AM
The new issue of Scientific American. Did you know that bananas are berries?

jdfu!
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Post by: papercuts on April 07, 2008, 05:10:43 PM
I just finished the first two Persepolis books (I think there are 4?). They were really interesting, and I enjoyed them a lot. Can't wait to see the movie.

there are four now?! oh god. I'd go see the movie...it's in an interesting format (won't spoil it for you by saying too much about it though)

I remember seeing the trailer for it the first time and getting very excited because I had no idea they were making/coming out with a movie adaptation of the books.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on April 11, 2008, 11:52:21 PM
the Lush Times.. just reading the descriptions of some of their stuff makes me want to take about five baths a day.. they make me wish I was dirtier.
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on April 12, 2008, 04:44:54 AM
watchmen
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Post by: Pliwood180 on April 12, 2008, 11:35:38 AM
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. ...That's right.
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Post by: causeitsafuckingsecret on April 12, 2008, 12:18:55 PM
The Age of American Unreason - Susan Jacoby

My favorite teacher loaned it to me.
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Post by: spazgirl1981 on April 14, 2008, 09:14:36 AM
The Last Pentacle of The Sun-
Writings In Support of the West Memphis Three
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on April 15, 2008, 04:36:44 PM
"Hunger" by Knut Hamsun.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunger_(novel) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunger_(novel))
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Post by: imaginary friend on April 26, 2008, 03:14:40 PM
I joined the Scientific American book club and got 5 cool books, but I thought I'd post this bit from today's local paper (and the Associated Press):

Southern Baptist membership, baptisms decline in 2007

The nember of people baptized in Southern baptisi churches fell for the 3rd straight year in 2007 to the denomination's lowest level since 1987, and membership dropped as well.
The president of the Southern Baptist Convention blamed the decline in part on a perception that its followers are "mean-spirited, hurtful and angry."


...gee, ya think?

jdfu!
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Post by: Wires+Waves on April 26, 2008, 09:32:10 PM
The Things They Carried

It's for english and I'm supposed to be taking notes on it. But I like it too much to take notes on rhetorical devices and such. Oh well.

Also, this copy was signed by Amanda and Brian. Yay for stealing from the school library.
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Post by: Zephyr on April 27, 2008, 02:53:31 AM
Wuthering Heights



blame Kate Bush
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on April 27, 2008, 05:38:57 AM
Wuthering Heights



blame Kate Bush

awesome book, awesome song... and kate bush is just awesome in general  :love5:
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Post by: Zephyr on April 27, 2008, 07:08:27 AM
yes, Kate Bush is amazing.
slightly off-topic, but have you heard 'Hounds Of Love' by The Futureheads? it's a pretty good cover. Within Temptation's cover of 'Running Up That Hill' is great too (not a fan of Placebo's).
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Post by: Pliwood180 on April 27, 2008, 11:50:39 AM
Finished "Choke" by Palahniuk about a week ago. I really liked it.
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Post by: Edric. on April 27, 2008, 03:54:44 PM
Finished "Choke" by Palahniuk about a week ago. I really liked it.

ah man, i need to reread that.
i'm still about half way through Invisible Monsters
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Post by: Pliwood180 on April 28, 2008, 11:16:49 PM
Finished "Choke" by Palahniuk about a week ago. I really liked it.

ah man, i need to reread that.
i'm still about half way through Invisible Monsters

Yea, I guess the Choke movie is set to come out in August...Not sure how that'll turn out. How's Invisible Monsters?
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Post by: colordeaf on April 29, 2008, 08:22:50 PM
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffennegger.

(it was recommended by a web person on DA)
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Post by: Edric. on April 30, 2008, 04:19:17 AM
Finished "Choke" by Palahniuk about a week ago. I really liked it.

ah man, i need to reread that.
i'm still about half way through Invisible Monsters

Yea, I guess the Choke movie is set to come out in August...Not sure how that'll turn out. How's Invisible Monsters?

well i haven't had time to read it for a while this past month, so i think i'm going to start it over. to refresh my memory lol
but from what i read, i liked it. its just a reaaaaally long poem :)
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on April 30, 2008, 06:04:05 AM
Sex addiction and weather manipulation in The Independent (online edition)

http://www.independent.co.uk/ (http://www.independent.co.uk/)
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on May 01, 2008, 03:09:16 PM
"Hunger" by Knut Hamsun

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunger_%28novel%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunger_%28novel%29)
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Post by: CeeGBee on May 01, 2008, 11:39:10 PM
Proving once again that I am a bigger dork than just about anyone else here:
The Art of the Picts: Sculpture and Metalwork in Early Medieval Scotland
by Isabel and George Henderson.
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Post by: Twice Belladonna on May 02, 2008, 12:11:11 AM
"Final Exits"
an encyclopedia of all the different ways people have died.
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Post by: Indja on May 02, 2008, 03:48:47 PM
"Howl" by Allen Ginsburg. I know it's only a poem, but I keep re-reading it, and then re-re-reading, and so on, so I reckon it counts. Man, it is gorgeous.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on May 03, 2008, 05:21:43 AM
"Howl" by Allen Ginsburg. I know it's only a poem, but I keep re-reading it, and then re-re-reading, and so on, so I reckon it counts. Man, it is gorgeous.

...the soul is innocent and immortal it should never die ungodly in an armed madhouse...

 :love3:
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Post by: Indja on May 03, 2008, 08:07:54 AM
I love the bit at the end, with the repetition of "I'm with you in Rockland". Aw, hell, I'm gonna go read it again! And then perhaps a bit of Gregory Corso. I think I'm going through a phase.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on May 04, 2008, 08:55:02 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31PwwLtP5PL._SS500_.jpg)

Mr E's beautiful blues.. :love5:
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on May 05, 2008, 04:38:46 PM
PS - I finished E's book (above) last night (thanks to a prolonged episode of insomnia.)

It's rather good. I recommend you read it.
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Post by: Indja on May 06, 2008, 04:04:24 PM
Ooh, I heard him chatting about it to Colin Murray on the radio a while ago - sounded really good! Soon as I'm depovertified, I'll be right on it! ^_^
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Post by: RaggedyAnn on May 06, 2008, 05:16:52 PM
The Subterraneans by Jack Kerouac
and my history text book for the final this week :hmh:
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on May 07, 2008, 04:42:35 AM
coraline! its wonderful so far! Neil Gaiman was at a book store in the city so i bought it and he signed it! and some other books for friends i got for them and may just have to borrow very soon  ;D
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Post by: Indja on May 07, 2008, 11:21:57 AM
The Subterraneans by Jack Kerouac
and my history text book for the final this week :hmh:

coraline! its wonderful so far! Neil Gaiman was at a book store in the city so i bought it and he signed it! and some other books for friends i got for them and may just have to borrow very soon  ;D

I love both those books! I guess the Kerouac one's not too much of a surprise... But Coraline, man, that is AMAZING! I got it for Christmas. Apparently, they're making a film of it. Hope it's good.

I finished Misery by Stephen King last night, it's pretty good. Kinda gross, but I liked it.
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on May 08, 2008, 12:18:15 AM
ah i heard about the film, quite exiting indeed!
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Post by: Indja on May 09, 2008, 12:38:23 PM
The film of Inkheart is out in the summer - has anyone here read that? It's amazing, and the film's gonna be ace, I reckon. It's got Paul Bettany in it playing Dustfinger, who is HOT. I'm well excited. And the kid they've got playing the main girl seems ok - that is, she doesn't seem too... Stage school, I guess. Know what I mean? She doesn't seem peppy. Which is good. I hate peppy.

I've just started reading Hexwood by Diana Wynne Jones. I love her. Really, just SO much!
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Post by: Panda_Cola on May 09, 2008, 12:49:47 PM
HM.
Please Don't Kill the Freshman by Zoe Trope
It's a really good book.Kinda funny.But it's hard to find nowadays;out of print =,[
Has anyone read the book "the Perks of Being A Wallflower"?
Its really cute
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Post by: Holmes on May 10, 2008, 12:48:07 PM
the autobiography of Marilyn Manson.
fantastic.
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Post by: caddy on May 10, 2008, 06:15:19 PM
the autobiography of Marilyn Manson.
fantastic.


wait, let me guess...drugs, sex, HATE, drugs, alcohol, HATEFUCKYOU!, music, niggers, alcohol, HATEMEplz?, drugs, music, HATEsexHAAAAATE, alcohol, sex, drugs, WHINECUSSMOANHATERED, pretending to have intelligent conversation, ANGST!, alcohol, primadonna, primadonna, MOO, drugs, sex, drugs, alcohol, alcohol, EH...FUCK YOU GUYS, feigning mental illnesses and god complexes?

i love Manson, and once i tried to steal his autobiography because i loved him so much....but i cannot imagine it being more than this.
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on May 12, 2008, 09:07:50 PM
the autobiography of Marilyn Manson.
fantastic.

I read this when I was 14 and I gotta say, I loved it. A LOT. Especially some of the pictures that appear in the middle.

Has anyone read the book "the Perks of Being A Wallflower"?
Its really cute


Jesus Christ on the Cross! That book was AMAZING. Apparently Mr. Chbosky is writing a screenplay. I just hope it doesn't suck. I read it about 3 times, then I gave it back to my sister who lended it to me. But now I gotta go out and find the book and buy it. It's just so beautiful. It made me want to cry. It's....no words. It's so beautiful, I know I already said that. I related so much to Charlie. Oh god, it was painful.

I feel infinite.
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Post by: RatsRGods on May 12, 2008, 11:11:27 PM
the autobiography of Marilyn Manson.
fantastic.


wait, let me guess...drugs, sex, HATE, drugs, alcohol, HATEFUCKYOU!, music, niggers, alcohol, HATEMEplz?, drugs, music, HATEsexHAAAAATE, alcohol, sex, drugs, WHINECUSSMOANHATERED, pretending to have intelligent conversation, ANGST!, alcohol, primadonna, primadonna, MOO, drugs, sex, drugs, alcohol, alcohol, EH...FUCK YOU GUYS, feigning mental illnesses and god complexes?

i love Manson, and once i tried to steal his autobiography because i loved him so much....but i cannot imagine it being more than this.

Yes yes yes yes yes yesyes yes and yessssssss

Dont forget the grandpa masturbating in the basement with the toy trains...
i guess that's where it all stemmed from...
I had my first dry humping session with my best friend while marilyn manson and type o negative played in the background.
and then my first shot of whiskey afterwards.

But anyway, I just read Bitter Harvest by Ann Rule.
I love me some true crime.

I think next I am going to read this book called Loose Girl : A Memior of Promiscuity by Kerry Cohen
because who doesn love books about slutty teens??
Whoo hoo!
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Post by: Pope Totalfrog on May 12, 2008, 11:19:44 PM
But anyway, I just read Bitter Harvest by Ann Rule.
I love me some true crime.

I have read that, I love Ann Rule - she makes true crime a little bit less trashy. If you haven't already try Everything She Ever Wanted and Small Sacrifices - they are also pretty good.
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Post by: RatsRGods on May 12, 2008, 11:26:32 PM
But anyway, I just read Bitter Harvest by Ann Rule.
I love me some true crime.

I have read that, I love Ann Rule - she makes true crime a little bit less trashy. If you haven't already try Everything She Ever Wanted and Small Sacrifices - they are also pretty good.

Oh, I will. 
Have you read The Stranger Beside Me about Ted Bundy?  That one is goooood.
Yeah, she is the only true crime writer I have read and "trust" 
She doesnt exploit the story or victims or show gory pictures of victims just for shock and awe or whatever.
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Post by: Pope Totalfrog on May 12, 2008, 11:33:01 PM
I have read all of her books. I don't think I  have come across a bad one yet - though I prefer her full length books to her compilations.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on May 13, 2008, 11:30:42 AM
Finished "Hunger" by Knut Hamsun. Very good. Sort of mentally claustrophobic? I recommend it.. if you like crazy-loner-boy novels ('Crime & Punishment', 'Steppenwolf', 'American Psycho'.. etc..) you'll love it.

Now getting back to reading "Iggy Pop: Open Up & Bleed" by Paul Trynka (a fairly chunky hardback bio which I started and unceremoniously abandoned a couple of months ago.)
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Post by: Holmes on May 17, 2008, 06:02:02 AM
the autobiography of Marilyn Manson.
fantastic.


wait, let me guess...drugs, sex, HATE, drugs, alcohol, HATEFUCKYOU!, music, niggers, alcohol, HATEMEplz?, drugs, music, HATEsexHAAAAATE, alcohol, sex, drugs, WHINECUSSMOANHATERED, pretending to have intelligent conversation, ANGST!, alcohol, primadonna, primadonna, MOO, drugs, sex, drugs, alcohol, alcohol, EH...FUCK YOU GUYS, feigning mental illnesses and god complexes?

i love Manson, and once i tried to steal his autobiography because i loved him so much....but i cannot imagine it being more than this.
you're bang on!
but it's worth a good read.
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Post by: tonic pancake. on May 17, 2008, 09:33:19 AM
"shopgirl" - steve martin
"the laramie project" - moises kaufman
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Post by: doritojoe89 on May 18, 2008, 01:08:59 AM
alice's adventures in wonderland

&

Aesop's Fables
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Post by: Emaline on May 18, 2008, 09:45:43 AM
Ellington Boulevard by Adam Langer.

Best novel about modern-day New York City.
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Post by: Panda_Cola on May 19, 2008, 12:53:14 PM
Just finished reading the ACTUAL Peter Pan book.
I like the original much better than the Disney version now  :love5:
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on May 24, 2008, 01:08:30 AM
I'm so fucking bored of rereading my books. I want NEW and MORE books!!!! Except I'll reread Perks of Being a Wallflower ANYDAY, and Pleasure of My Company.

I am rereading Beautiful Miscellaneous but only to the good part. I think I'll stop soon bcause now he's getting to the part where his dad gets a brain tumour and that shit is too depressing.

Has anyone ever gotten a crush on the main characters in a book?
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Post by: Indja on May 24, 2008, 07:08:05 AM
All the damn time. Dustfinger in Inkheart, Dean Moriarty in On The Road, Simon Venables in Deep Secret, Spider in Anansi Boys - need I go on?
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Post by: RatsRGods on May 24, 2008, 09:59:34 AM
I'm reading In A Country of Mothers by A.M. Homes.

I get crushes on authors.
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Post by: Indja on May 24, 2008, 12:21:33 PM
Referring back to a previous conversation - you know the film of Coraline? Apparently, it's a stop-motion animation, which I reckon's gonna be ace. Like, way ace-er than if it was a regular film.

I'm reading How Children Fail by... some old guy. I nicked it from the sociology/child development section of my school library on a whim, and now feel obliged to at least read the thing.
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Post by: Schplynthia on May 28, 2008, 07:29:53 AM
All the damn time. Dustfinger in Inkheart, Dean Moriarty in On The Road, Simon Venables in Deep Secret, Spider in Anansi Boys - need I go on?

Ohoooo yes Dean Moriarty.  I also kind of fell in love with Charlie in Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Anywhoo, I'm reading The Jazz Age in France by Charles A. Riley III, which is sort of a coffeetable art book the likes of which are found in museum gift shops.  My dad gave it to me for my birthday and I just finished the Literature of Addiction anthology (edited by Rebecca Shannonhouse), so that's what I'm stuck with for the rest of the time I'm here.  It's actually really interesting, though, it's a time and place I've always wanted to learn more about.
Also meaning to reread Lolita, but it just takes so much damn effort.
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Post by: Rob on May 28, 2008, 10:47:20 AM
Taking a break fro Buk.

I just started Dry by Augesten Burroughs last night.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on May 29, 2008, 09:13:00 AM
So I finished the Iggy Pop bio ("Open Up & Bleed" by Paul Trynka). Wasn't nearly as good as I'd been led to believe. No charisma in the writing at all. Well-researched I suppose, but totally lacking in.. whatever else it is that makes a biography good.

I don't really recommend it. Well.. maybe I recommend it a bit. Like.. a quarter. I recommend it 1/4.

If it's great Iggy reads you're after, go for "I Need More" by the man himself, "Wonderland Avenue" by Danny Sugerman and "Please Kill Me" by Legs McNeil & Gillian McCain. All highly entertaining and recommended 100%.

Going to read some Kathy Acker next. Wishmeluck.
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Post by: Twice Belladonna on May 31, 2008, 07:38:26 PM
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
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Post by: lanskyy on May 31, 2008, 07:59:57 PM
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

AMAZING book.


I'm reading "Catcher in the Rye" and "The Sound and the Fury".
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Post by: Indja on June 01, 2008, 07:44:59 AM
I just finished Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. It's a cracker. I love Dog in the Night Time too, and Catcher in the Rye.
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Post by: dangerpants on June 01, 2008, 11:21:10 AM
I tried to read Alice Sebold's new book... It just hits too close to home. I can't do it.
So I returned it for Possible Side Effects- Burroughs, and Two for the Dough- Evanovitch... And then my mother (who reads only what my grandmother suggests) got all elitist because I said I enjoy Evanovitch's Plum novels. I never said she was an amazing literary master, I just really like her style. I think she's hillarious! My mother may be right that Evanovitch is junk literature, but that doesn't make it any less funny. And interesting.
Yes, yes, I like the "good" authors, like Sue Monk Kidd, but come on. You can't be a serious reader all the time. Just because I can read doesn't mean that I have to only read what is considered GOOD. I like manga, for god's sake... Not even 1/16th of the manga I read is "good." It's cute/funny/dramatic/weird, and I like that. So, whatevs.

</pointless rant>
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on June 01, 2008, 02:23:59 PM
After Dark by a famous Japanese dude.
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Post by: imaginary friend on June 01, 2008, 07:41:45 PM
The God Effect, which is about a phenomenon known as quantum entanglement. Who knew those tiny particles lived such soap-opera lives? ;D

jdfu!
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Post by: RatsRGods on June 01, 2008, 09:35:09 PM
I tried to read Alice Sebold's new book... It just hits too close to home. I can't do it.
So I returned it for Possible Side Effects- Burroughs, and Two for the Dough- Evanovitch... And then my mother (who reads only what my grandmother suggests) got all elitist because I said I enjoy Evanovitch's Plum novels. I never said she was an amazing literary master, I just really like her style. I think she's hillarious! My mother may be right that Evanovitch is junk literature, but that doesn't make it any less funny. And interesting.
Yes, yes, I like the "good" authors, like Sue Monk Kidd, but come on. You can't be a serious reader all the time. Just because I can read doesn't mean that I have to only read what is considered GOOD. I like manga, for god's sake... Not even 1/16th of the manga I read is "good." It's cute/funny/dramatic/weird, and I like that. So, whatevs.

</pointless rant>

Hmm, I know this is kinda nosey for me to ask but why does it hit close to home?  I just ask because it is such unusual subject matter.  (You're talking about The Almost Moon , right?  -- I just read Lucky and that hit really close to home for me)  Sorry if I am prying...

Some lady recommended Evanovitch's books at this Memorial Day cookout I was at.  We were talking about guilty pleasure reading . 
My personal favorite is V.C. Andrews, though I havent read her newer books since she hasnt actually been writing them. (She's dead)

I am reading Chuck Palanuiks' new one, Snuff.  And it is as sick as ever.

I think the category of books that I read mostly fall into the mid-range of what are considered "good"  or "classic" or "waaaay intellectual".  I just dont have the energy to expell reading books like The Fountainhead all the time.(Though, I realize some consider that to be trash but it was waaaay deep for me  :dontknow:)
Maybe I am just a lazy reader I dunno... 

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Post by: such a classic girl on June 01, 2008, 10:23:16 PM
I am reading Chuck Palanuiks' new one, Snuff.  And it is as sick as ever.

what do you think of it? i bought it the day it came out, eagerly diving into it, but i was slightly disappointed. for one, it was pretty short, compared to most of his other books. but also i just didn't 'feel' it quite as much as, say, fight club or invisible monsters. i mean, it was good. not great, though. in my humblest of opinions. your thoughts?
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Post by: Indja on June 02, 2008, 05:40:18 AM
Did that Chuck guy write "Diary"? I read Diary. I liked it a lot, but can't remember who wrote it. That sounds kinda right though...
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Post by: dangerpants on June 02, 2008, 01:03:22 PM
Hmm, I know this is kinda nosey for me to ask but why does it hit close to home?  I just ask because it is such unusual subject matter.  (You're talking about The Almost Moon , right?  -- I just read Lucky and that hit really close to home for me)  Sorry if I am prying...

Hehehe, no. Lucky hit close to home for me, too, but it was something that I knew I needed to get through. Sebold describes Lucky as being therapeutic writing... and it was therapeutic reading for me.
But the Almost Moon? My grandmother is senile... She's not that bad yet, but she's still... bad. Because it's not myself affected, but my mother, I couldn't do it. I saw the way her face contorted when she read the sleeve of the book, and when she paged through the book. I may not like my mother, but experiencing something from this once-removed position I am in is harder when it pains someone else. Ya know?
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Post by: such a classic girl on June 02, 2008, 01:03:35 PM
Did that Chuck guy write "Diary"? I read Diary. I liked it a lot, but can't remember who wrote it. That sounds kinda right though...

mhm, he did.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on June 02, 2008, 02:11:50 PM
I just finished the biography of Mark David Chapman, then I've got some more Palahniuk (Invisible Monsters & Stranger Than Fiction) to read. I have a really long list after that.
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Post by: Indja on June 02, 2008, 03:32:16 PM
Did that Chuck guy write "Diary"? I read Diary. I liked it a lot, but can't remember who wrote it. That sounds kinda right though...

mhm, he did.

Ooh, it's a cracker. What else do you recommend by him? Not that I have money to buy things... I really need to find my library card.
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Post by: RatsRGods on June 02, 2008, 07:13:33 PM
I am reading Chuck Palanuiks' new one, Snuff.  And it is as sick as ever.

what do you think of it? i bought it the day it came out, eagerly diving into it, but i was slightly disappointed. for one, it was pretty short, compared to most of his other books. but also i just didn't 'feel' it quite as much as, say, fight club or invisible monsters. i mean, it was good. not great, though. in my humblest of opinions. your thoughts?

I like it alright.  It's entertaining, in a "light" , expected kinda way (as light as a snuff film can be I guess).
I'm only about 100 pages in but I already figured out what was going on between the main characters a while ago.  I am hoping there will be crazy turn of events to shift away a bit from the obvious path the book is leading you down. 
The little take on porn movie titles was cute at first, but it is getting kinda old.  And it's been done before.
But all in all, I am simple minded enough that any book involving the topic of porno will hold my interest.  I basically have the mind of a 15 year old boy.  Put boobs in front of me and I freeze and go "Hominaaa hominaaaaa."
And I have my own boobs.
Ha ha.
I'm serious.
I'm really excited for the film version of Choke to come out though.  I just read that not too long ago & really enjoyed it.  Do you know if it's being released this summer?

I also just started reading Water For Elephants and I must say that I love it already and Im only 30 pages in.

Mz. Dangahpantz,
I see what you mean.  Well, if anything, I found then end of it to be quite disappointing.  Lucky & The Lovely Bones are much better in my opinion.
((though I do have a 'bone' to pick with the latter.  What was up with that one scene where the main character goes inside her friends body & has some kinda sexy time with some guy??  I dont remember the details b/c it's been a long time since I read it,  but that really burned me ))

But anyways, what do you  think of Augusten Burroughs?

EDIT:  by the way,  I have absolutely no skill in brevity.  I apologize for all of my posts being so ridiculously long. 
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Post by: dangerpants on June 02, 2008, 09:18:35 PM
But anyways, what do you  think of Augusten Burroughs?

LOVE Augusten. Muchly. I have Magical Thinking and Running with Scissors already, and I'm looooving the book I just bought. The man is a brilliant writer.
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Post by: CeeGBee on June 02, 2008, 09:34:18 PM
But anyways, what do you  think of Augusten Burroughs?
LOVE Augusten. Muchly. I have Magical Thinking and Running with Scissors already, and I'm looooving the book I just bought. The man is a brilliant writer.
I think maybe I still have your Running With Scissors, and I really will get around to reading it....

really....
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Post by: such a classic girl on June 02, 2008, 10:03:44 PM
Did that Chuck guy write "Diary"? I read Diary. I liked it a lot, but can't remember who wrote it. That sounds kinda right though...

mhm, he did.

Ooh, it's a cracker. What else do you recommend by him? Not that I have money to buy things... I really need to find my library card.

um....everything? haha. no, seriously, i would recommend any of his books. i think my favourites are probably fight club, haunted, and choke. but they're all really good.
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Post by: Indja on June 03, 2008, 07:09:01 AM
Did that Chuck guy write "Diary"? I read Diary. I liked it a lot, but can't remember who wrote it. That sounds kinda right though...

mhm, he did.

Ooh, it's a cracker. What else do you recommend by him? Not that I have money to buy things... I really need to find my library card.

um....everything? haha. no, seriously, i would recommend any of his books. i think my favourites are probably fight club, haunted, and choke. but they're all really good.

Cool, I'll keep my eyes peeled. I saw the movie of Fight Club - who hasn't! - and liked it well enough. I mean, what's not to like - Brad Pitt, topless, kicking the crap out of people. Score!
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on June 03, 2008, 05:32:25 PM
I really really really really really need to go out and buy Augusten's new book: A Wolf at the Table. But it's almost 30 bucks for a hardcover. So I'll wait til the paperback comes out. Hardcovers are cool but I hate the jackets.
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Post by: Indja on June 04, 2008, 05:01:26 PM
Has anyone on here read any Tom Robbins? I'm thinking of checking him out, but ceebs if he sucks.
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Post by: heartstringz on June 05, 2008, 03:24:56 AM
Currently reading Sahara by Clive Cussler.  Way way way better than the movie, but so different.  They changed basically the entire story for the movie!  I was quite surprised at that actually, usually they stay fairly true to the book, but in this case they cut it into pretty pictures, added some good looking actors and came out with the movie.

I recommend the book, even if it's just to see how different it is to the movie.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on June 05, 2008, 05:07:10 AM
Has anyone on here read any Tom Robbins? I'm thinking of checking him out, but ceebs if he sucks.

I LOVE him. Was just crazy about him as a teenager, used to write him letters and send him birthday cards and stuff. 8)

(Oddly, I was just about to come on here and mention that I am currently re-reading 'Skinny Legs & All' and enjoying it very much. Get out of my brain, yo.)

My favourite of his is 'Jitterbug Perfume' (which I re-read for about the ..nth time earlier this year.)
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Post by: Indja on June 05, 2008, 06:43:36 AM
Has anyone on here read any Tom Robbins? I'm thinking of checking him out, but ceebs if he sucks.

I LOVE him. Was just crazy about him as a teenager, used to write him letters and send him birthday cards and stuff. 8)

(Oddly, I was just about to come on here and mention that I am currently re-reading 'Skinny Legs & All' and enjoying it very much. Get out of my brain, yo.)

My favourite of his is 'Jitterbug Perfume' (which I re-read for about the ..nth time earlier this year.)

Well, if he commanded that level of freaky fangirling from you, I will most definately check him out! *writes "Jitterbug Perfume" on a Post-It for later reference* Sorry for the brain invasion, btw.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on June 07, 2008, 06:42:25 PM
Mmm, for Palahniuk I would definitely suggest Invisible Monsters. I definitely loved that. Couldn't get into Stranger Than Fiction...eh. Now reading Animal Farm.

EDIT: Has anyone read David Sedaris new book? I soo want to read that next.
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Post by: lanskyy on June 07, 2008, 07:00:02 PM
EDIT: Has anyone read David Sedaris new book? I soo want to read that next.

I want to read it too! The only book I've read by him was "Me Talk Pretty One Day" and it's one of my favorites.
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Post by: RaggedyAnn on June 08, 2008, 01:17:45 AM
Mmm, for Palahniuk I would definitely suggest Invisible Monsters. I definitely loved that. Couldn't get into Stranger Than Fiction...eh. Now reading Animal Farm.

EDIT: Has anyone read David Sedaris new book? I soo want to read that next.

I just finished reading Invisible Monsters and I absolutely loved it. It blew my mind.
I'm reading Lullaby right now.
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Post by: Indja on June 08, 2008, 06:44:01 AM
*takes notes*

I bought a bunch of books yesterday. Well, "bought" may be a slight embellishment on the truth. I left the shop with them... (I'm the worst teen rebel ever - everyone else gets drunk on cheap vodka, has coke blowing like a river up their nose, is shagging every fucker in sight - I steal books. REBEL >.<) Anyway, I got The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver - anyone on here read it? It's a cracker, I've just started it, and I'm really enjoying it.
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Post by: Emaline on June 08, 2008, 10:19:24 AM
EDIT: Has anyone read David Sedaris new book? I soo want to read that next.

I want to read it too! The only book I've read by him was "Me Talk Pretty One Day" and it's one of my favorites.

I LOVE DAVID SEDARIS. I was at B&N with my boyfriend last week and I saw he had a new book out! And I was all needthisrightnow but I had no money. Maybe I'll go buy it today.

I just love the Sedaris family in general. If anyone is a fan of Amy, check out the new issue of Bust- she's on the cover! Good article too :)
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Post by: RatsRGods on June 08, 2008, 09:17:02 PM
Just finished Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen.  This book is now in , at least, my top 10 favorite books of all time.
Go get it and read it!


I love the Sedaris' (is that the plural form?).
I saw David do a reading a couple years ago and I laughed so hard I was crying.  My friend and I like to read his stories outloud to one another and we crack the fuck up.
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Post by: Emaline on June 09, 2008, 10:46:41 AM
I did buy the new Sedaris yesterday. LOVE IT.  I think David has really grown into his style and made it his own art form. I'm trying to ration it out so I don't read it all too fast (especially since I bought the hardcover.) I still am not a fan of the big box bookstore, but it lets my poor little college self have 30% off bestsellers.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on June 09, 2008, 05:08:04 PM
EDIT: Has anyone read David Sedaris new book? I soo want to read that next.

I want to read it too! The only book I've read by him was "Me Talk Pretty One Day" and it's one of my favorites.

I LOVE DAVID SEDARIS. I was at B&N with my boyfriend last week and I saw he had a new book out! And I was all needthisrightnow but I had no money. Maybe I'll go buy it today.

I just love the Sedaris family in general. If anyone is a fan of Amy, check out the new issue of Bust- she's on the cover! Good article too :)

Oh wow, I guess I never put that together that they might be related. That's awesome!
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Post by: Emaline on June 10, 2008, 10:53:07 AM
3/4 of the way through the new Sedaris. Love it.
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Post by: caddy on June 11, 2008, 04:58:57 AM
i have finally purchased, and have started Good Omens by Gaiman/Pratchett. afterwards, i will be catching up on my Discworld readings.
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Post by: Emaline on June 12, 2008, 08:59:54 AM
Finished the new Sedaris yesterday. Definitely recommend it.

And to the people who were talking about Palahniuk: He's not worth it after Fight Club, Choke, Lullaby, and Invisible Monsters. After those four novels (and ESPECIALLY Fight Club) I've found him to be incredibly one-note, unable to top himself in ideas and as such, goes for extremes in his new content. He got really lucky with Fight Club (right place, right time) and it would be like comparing the 5th Symphony to, say, Brooke Hogan's music. (In terms of his past and present work.) However, I do see Palahniuk fashioning himself after Bret Easton Ellis, which would be all right if Ellis was dead.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on June 12, 2008, 11:09:27 AM
And to the people who were talking about Palahniuk: He's not worth it after Fight Club, Choke, Lullaby, and Invisible Monsters. After those four novels (and ESPECIALLY Fight Club) I've found him to be incredibly one-note, unable to top himself in ideas and as such, goes for extremes in his new content. He got really lucky with Fight Club (right place, right time) and it would be like comparing the 5th Symphony to, say, Brooke Hogan's music. (In terms of his past and present work.) However, I do see Palahniuk fashioning himself after Bret Easton Ellis, which would be all right if Ellis was dead.

I'm moving on to Lullaby once I'm done with the Kite Runner. After that, I will have read the 4 novels you mentioned. I have a friend who's also really into Palahniuk, and he totally lost interest after Haunted. I've been pre-warned against that one, hah. So you think that, Rant, and Diary (If that's all of 'em...) aren't worth it?
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Post by: Emaline on June 12, 2008, 10:24:47 PM
And to the people who were talking about Palahniuk: He's not worth it after Fight Club, Choke, Lullaby, and Invisible Monsters. After those four novels (and ESPECIALLY Fight Club) I've found him to be incredibly one-note, unable to top himself in ideas and as such, goes for extremes in his new content. He got really lucky with Fight Club (right place, right time) and it would be like comparing the 5th Symphony to, say, Brooke Hogan's music. (In terms of his past and present work.) However, I do see Palahniuk fashioning himself after Bret Easton Ellis, which would be all right if Ellis was dead.

I'm moving on to Lullaby once I'm done with the Kite Runner. After that, I will have read the 4 novels you mentioned. I have a friend who's also really into Palahniuk, and he totally lost interest after Haunted. I've been pre-warned against that one, hah. So you think that, Rant, and Diary (If that's all of 'em...) aren't worth it?

Not really... Palahniuk is like a band whose sound can't mature (like all of the godawful pop-punk and hardcore that comes out of my state, New Jersey.) Do yourself a favor and expand your authorial horizons, instead of reading one author's entire canon when you probably would be wasting your time. It's like... reading Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream and then reading Timon of Athens (which I have done, unfortunately.)
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Post by: Pliwood180 on June 14, 2008, 08:42:30 PM
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Other American Stories. So far it's a very quick read, I'm really enjoying it. After that, the Great Gatsby.
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Post by: tonic pancake. on June 15, 2008, 08:25:12 AM
loving the new sedaris. 
also, agreeing with those who have mentioned it, i highly recommend water for elephants.  i read it last month and absolutely loved it. 
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Post by: LieutenantLauren on June 15, 2008, 10:02:06 AM
loving the new sedaris. 
also, agreeing with those who have mentioned it, i highly recommend water for elephants.  i read it last month and absolutely loved it. 


crazy, i just finished water for elephants and i absolutely love it
and currently i'm reading me talk pretty one day
any other good sedaris books?
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Post by: yosmark on June 15, 2008, 08:30:50 PM
The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether by Edgar Allan Poe.
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Post by: tonic pancake. on June 15, 2008, 08:38:40 PM
loving the new sedaris. 
also, agreeing with those who have mentioned it, i highly recommend water for elephants.  i read it last month and absolutely loved it. 


crazy, i just finished water for elephants and i absolutely love it
and currently i'm reading me talk pretty one day
any other good sedaris books?

i love "naked" and "barrel fever"!
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Post by: Beth on June 17, 2008, 03:38:10 PM
I'm currently reading these in prep for a course I'm doing in the Autumn...

'Atonement'-Ian McEwan
'Another World'-Pat Barker

And I'm dipping into these for leisure...

'Alias Grace'-Margaret Atwood
'Ariel'-Sylvia Plath
'Delia's Vegetarian Cookbook'-Delia Smith hehe
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Post by: LieutenantLauren on June 18, 2008, 12:00:46 PM
i just finished reading lucky by alice sebold
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Post by: dangerpants on June 18, 2008, 12:11:48 PM
i just finished reading lucky by alice sebold

<333 I love her so much. Did you read her book the Lovely Bones yet? That one is amazing too, and they're making a movie of it.
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Post by: lanskyy on June 18, 2008, 04:48:06 PM
I started The Bell Jar the other day. I'm 8 chapters in and I adore it.
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Post by: Pope Totalfrog on June 18, 2008, 05:02:24 PM
<333 I love her so much. Did you read her book the Lovely Bones yet? That one is amazing too, and they're making a movie of it.

I loved that book. I read it all in one go because I couldn't bear to put it down.
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Post by: LieutenantLauren on June 18, 2008, 06:40:07 PM
i'm definetly going to read the lovely bones because i LOVED lucky. i saw it at target fairly cheap, so i'll probably get it soon. what did you think of it?
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Post by: Emaline on June 19, 2008, 10:37:52 AM
i'm definetly going to read the lovely bones because i LOVED lucky. i saw it at target fairly cheap, so i'll probably get it soon. what did you think of it?

It's really good- very sad, but beautifully written. O0

On my front, I just finished Perfume and am almost done with The Virgin Suicides.
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Post by: dangerpants on June 22, 2008, 11:20:28 AM
i'm definetly going to read the lovely bones because i LOVED lucky. i saw it at target fairly cheap, so i'll probably get it soon. what did you think of it?

Her writing is amazing. It's very easy to get into the story, and incredibly easy to feel the characters. It's got everything you could want in a book, and I actually liked it more than Lucky. But her new book? I mentioned it briefly in this thread already, I couldn't do it. I couldn't get past the first chapter.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on June 25, 2008, 09:53:45 PM
Lately have picked up (cheap):

"Alone! Alone!: Lives of Some Outsider Women" by Rosemary Dinnage (been meaning to grab me a copy of this forever.)
"How Proust Can Change Your Life" by Alain de Botton (on Amanda's myspace recommendation, natch.)
"Women Travel: First Hand Accounts from More Than 60 Countries" by Rough Guides (Love it. Want to go outside. Now. Ish.)

and am awaiting delivery of:

"Anything Goes: The Jazz Age Adventures of Neysa McMein and Her Extravagant Circle of Friends" by Brian Gallagher (Love her. On Harpo Marx's recommendation.)
"Moab Is My Washpot" by Stephen Fry (got sick of people telling my it is "the best autobiography" they have "ever read" exclaimation marks. Gonna judge for myself, thank you.)
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Post by: CaffeinatedCassadie on June 25, 2008, 09:55:32 PM
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand and
1984 by George Orwell
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Post by: Pope Totalfrog on June 25, 2008, 10:35:34 PM
1984 by George Orwell

Best book ever written. I think I have read it about 100 times.
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on June 25, 2008, 11:06:50 PM
1984 by George Orwell

There's his Buddhist parable that goes something like this. A man is being chased by 2 tigers, he slips and is hanging off a ledge not too far from the ground, but below him are 2 more tigers. He his hanging by a vine and 2 mice are nibbling away at it. He sees a strawberry and eats it. The main character did what he did even if he knew he was going to get caught. Understand the comparison?
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Post by: Rob on June 25, 2008, 11:20:02 PM
Finished Dry last night.

Started Women this morning.  I had to go back to Buk...
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on June 25, 2008, 11:48:52 PM
Dry was amazing, I hope we're tlaking about the same one. Augusten? I still have yet to buy his latest book. Fuck me for being jobless. I need work now. I really do.
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Post by: Rob on June 26, 2008, 12:12:43 PM
Yes, that one.
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Post by: CaffeinatedCassadie on June 26, 2008, 12:28:10 PM
1984 by George Orwell

Best book ever written. I think I have read it about 100 times.
I am reading it soooo slow! when does it get most interesting?
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Post by: Pope Totalfrog on June 26, 2008, 05:18:05 PM
1984 by George Orwell
Best book ever written. I think I have read it about 100 times.
I am reading it soooo slow! when does it get most interesting?
The whole book is interesting. Well it is to me anyway. Many people find Orwell to be a bit dull. Unless you are really into his writing (which I am) it might not be for you.

Have you tried reading "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley? Most people I know found it a lot less dull than 1984  :)
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Post by: Kelley on June 26, 2008, 05:43:19 PM
"grapes of wrath" by steinbeck. it's okay so far.. not totally great.
and then "the jungle" by upton sinclair. I've read it before, but I always reread for fear that I've missed something. If that book doesn't make you want to go veg, I don't know what the hell will.
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Post by: Kelley on June 26, 2008, 05:46:10 PM
okay, did anyone read eat pray love? it was amazing and is now one of, if not my one favorite book EVER. it makes me want to go travel around for the rest of my life. it was SOOO good. I can't wait for liz gilbert's next book.
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Post by: Devery on June 29, 2008, 01:46:47 PM
Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Marakami

An absolutely beautiful writer. 


ALERT:  Here's a link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sputnik_Sweetheart BUT there is a bit of a giveaway about "what happens" so if that type of thing concerns you, don't read the article.  I will provide one quote that might be of interest: 

"Sputnik Sweetheart is essentially a three-character novel. Uncharacteristically slim for a Murakami novel, it is the first novel in which Murakami explores lesbianism in depth, though the principal themes are still familiar ones to the Japanese author's faithful following: the effects of prolonged loneliness and alienation, growing up emotionally stunted in a densely populated and overwhelmingly conformist society, and the conflict between following one's dreams and clamping down on them in order to assimilate into society."
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Post by: shibby on July 01, 2008, 02:03:01 PM
Kushiel's Mercy by Jacqueline Carey, because for whatever reason I can't get enought of her.
Catch-22 and Slaughterhouse 5 for my Dad, and trying to work up the nerve for Ayn Rand.

Actually, I'm trying to find a good copy of The Count of Monte Cristo, but I want a really good translation, and the only ones I've found are abridged to the point of not being the same book. Anyone have any tips?
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Post by: Zephyr on July 01, 2008, 03:31:17 PM
1984 by George Orwell
Best book ever written. I think I have read it about 100 times.
I am reading it soooo slow! when does it get most interesting?
The whole book is interesting. Well it is to me anyway. Many people find Orwell to be a bit dull. Unless you are really into his writing (which I am) it might not be for you.

Have you tried reading "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley? Most people I know found it a lot less dull than 1984  :)

Hm, interesting. I'm reading Brave New World now and I can't say I really like it... it fails to keep me interested.
I love 1984 though. I wouldn't call it the best book ever written (because so far I still think that's Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, or anything by Amelie Nothomb*)
I've already read it a couple of times, and I'm sure I'll read it again. Same with Animal Farm, I loved that too too.
so far those two are the only books by George Orwell I have read. (Can anyone recommend me any other good ones?)


*She's fantastic. Everyone who likes reading should check her out. Her books are very thin too, so even if you don't like her you've only wasted a couple of hours.
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Post by: Beth on July 04, 2008, 08:18:03 PM
1984 by George Orwell

Best book ever written. I think I have read it about 100 times.
I am reading it soooo slow! when does it get most interesting?

Oh my goodness. Nineteen Eighty Four-I could just happily delete the entire middle of that book. Yawwwwwwwwn. But I rather liked the beginning-and the end. especially the voice behind the painting bit.  (that shouldnt give much away)

Am reading Pat Barker's 'Regeneration' -and am surprised to say I'm really enjoying it; which I didn't expect lol
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Post by: Pliwood180 on July 04, 2008, 09:30:05 PM
The Da Vinci Code. Very interesting read, and I usually can't stand mysteries.

Then I have to read Lies My Teacher Told Me for my AP U.S. history class...There are so many other things that I'd rather read...
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Post by: CeeGBee on July 04, 2008, 10:20:10 PM
The Da Vinci Code. Very interesting read, and I usually can't stand mysteries.
A pretty good read...

Then I have to read Lies My Teacher Told Me for my AP U.S. history class...There are so many other things that I'd rather read...
Also good reading, but ya need to take it with a grain of salt, as Loewen set specifically to "refute some of the history lessons
we all learned in school", and he doesn't hesitate to twist the facts of an event to support his aim.  He's often right on target,
but sometimes his account is far more skewed than the "accepted history" he's trying to debunk.

the underlying message: historic hindsight may be 20/20, but it's still affected by perspective and distance.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on July 04, 2008, 10:50:25 PM
"Moab Is My Washpot" by Stephen Fry.

Wasn't much into it at first. Am now. He started writing about music and I suddenly fell for it.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on July 05, 2008, 02:13:28 AM
"Moab Is My Washpot" by Stephen Fry.

Wasn't much into it at first. Am now. He started writing about music and I suddenly fell for it.
Just finished " The Hippopotamus" by Stephen Fry, it is hilarious!
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Post by: ddabrockhard on July 05, 2008, 03:15:15 PM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
i've already read it, but i liked it a lot so i had to read it again.
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Post by: Golly Mina! on July 05, 2008, 04:10:18 PM
Jean - Dominique Bauby's "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly". I received it today as a birthday gift from my boyfriend :love5:
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Post by: lifeisnocabaret on July 12, 2008, 12:36:04 PM
The Road by Cormac McCarthy. It's partly about cannibals. Doesn't get any better than that.
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Post by: CeeGBee on July 12, 2008, 01:50:03 PM
Fool Moon, book 2 of the Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher...

I don't go for the serious literature so much...
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Post by: Indja on July 12, 2008, 03:09:08 PM
Through A Glass Darkly - Jostein Gaardner. If I got his name wrong, or the name of the book, it's cos I'm a dope. But anyway, that's what I'm reading!
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Post by: Golly Mina! on July 12, 2008, 03:17:34 PM
Guy de Maupassant's "Bel-Ami"
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on July 13, 2008, 04:21:44 AM
the book of longing- leonard cohen  :love5:
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on July 13, 2008, 09:12:44 AM
"I'm With The Band: Confessions of a Groupie" by Pamela Des Barres.

(Just started. Am on an autobio jag, apparently. Finished Stephen Fry's book yesterday. Enjoyed it quite a lot, am going to go through it with a pen later picking out and noting down all the book recommendations in it. Perhaps if I read all the books Stephen Fry reads I will be as clever as him? Yes. Perhaps.)
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Post by: Pliwood180 on July 13, 2008, 11:35:57 AM
I'm reading a bit of the AP book...But mostly now reading various X-Men and Spider-Man comics. Oh yeah.
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Post by: Devery on July 16, 2008, 07:36:22 PM
I decided to put Sputnik Sweetheart on hold (50 pages in) so I could savor it later.  Instead I read "Banishing Verona" by Margot Livesey.  Zeke is a 29-year-old housepainter in London with Asperger's syndrome.  You might be thinking he might be drawn a bit over-the-top and, therefore, annoying, but there is none of that from this writer.  Just small details that ring true.  And then Verona shows up, 37 years old and 7 months pregnant, pretending to be the niece of the owners (away for a few days) of the place Zeke is painting.  They talk, she finds some overalls and helps him paint, they make love, and then she disappears.  And Zeke doesn't even know her name and the owners can't help him find her, for obvious reasons.  It reads like a thriller but it really isn't.  The last 100 pages flew by as I needed to know the ending, which doesn't arrive until the very last sentence.  I recommend "The Missing World" by the same author.  What new terrors await a young woman who finally gathers up the nerve to leave her controlling boyfriend only to get into an accident and loose her memory?  The boyfriend is quick to take full advantage of this unforeseen turn of events.

But now I am reading "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle" by Huraki Murakami.  It's a bit surreal and Lynchian so far.  It appears that a missing cat and the spiritual waters of Malta are irrevocably linked somehow. 

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Post by: Mali on July 17, 2008, 06:54:43 PM
Coraline by Neil Gaimen
and when that's done
A Game Of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

and then I plan to buy and re-read The Good Fairies Of New York by Martin Millar 'cause it's a frickin' great book and I gave it away.
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Post by: GeniusNextDoor on July 17, 2008, 08:57:27 PM
Wolf At The Table by Augusten Burroughs

It's really great
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Post by: Indja on July 20, 2008, 02:54:07 PM
The Little Friend by... someone. I can't remember who, but it's cracking!
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Post by: ___ampersand on July 20, 2008, 03:13:27 PM
"Kiss Me Like A Stranger" - Gene Wilder
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Post by: 1sideofanampersand on July 21, 2008, 01:50:52 AM
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Then probably Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
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Post by: Hayley Fiasco! on July 21, 2008, 01:52:17 AM
I just started to read:

Watchmen by Alan Moore
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on July 21, 2008, 10:15:05 PM
Wolf At The Table by Augusten Burroughs

It's really great

oh my god I wanna read that so fucking badly! but I haven't got the money just yet to buy it since it's still pretty effing expensive. And it's not paperback yet so maybe not for a long time.

I'm a really slow reader, well no that's a lie I procrastinate. I'm still reading 'Catcher in the Rye' 'Interview With the Vampire' and 'A Million Little Pieces'.
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Post by: roboticvampire on July 23, 2008, 03:30:50 AM
I've been trying to finish the Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov for a while now.  It's an amazing book, but I haven't found the time to actually sit down and finish it.
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Post by: rory on July 23, 2008, 06:44:16 AM
Currently I am reading Wait Until Spring, Bandini by John Fante.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on July 23, 2008, 01:06:16 PM
"Dogwitch" comics by Daniel Schaffer http://www.dogwitch.com/ (http://www.dogwitch.com/)

"The Philosophy Gym" by Stephen Law http://stephenlaw.blogspot.com/ (http://stephenlaw.blogspot.com/)

and The Independent online http://www.independent.co.uk/ (http://www.independent.co.uk/)

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Post by: dangerpants on July 23, 2008, 02:01:35 PM
Just finished the first novel of Twelve Kingdoms.
NEED THE SECOND ONE OMG SO GOOD.
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Post by: EdwardsBells on July 24, 2008, 05:42:52 AM
Waiting for Breaking Dawn to come out. The Twilight Saga isn't a work of literary genius. But damn do I love those books.
Before that I was rereading the Chronicles of Narnia.
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on July 24, 2008, 08:26:59 AM
Coraline by Neil Gaimen
and when that's done
A Game Of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

and then I plan to buy and re-read The Good Fairies Of New York by Martin Millar 'cause it's a frickin' great book and I gave it away.

I just started to read:

Watchmen by Alan Moore

coraline and watchmen, both awesome indeed!
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Post by: Golly Mina! on July 24, 2008, 01:20:25 PM
Guy de Maupassant's "Notre Coeur", it's fantastic!
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Post by: Street Magic on July 24, 2008, 01:36:37 PM
"Huck Finn" by Mark Twain
then I shall read "The Great Gatsby" by I forget who
and "The Catcher in the Rye" by somebody else

they are for school.

after that I am hoping to read "Emma"
and "Jane Eyre"
which will probably each take about a year
but it shall be worth it.
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Post by: Zephyr on July 26, 2008, 03:39:39 PM
A Short History About Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
I kept hearing about is everywhere. and then when it appeared in the Astronaut title, I decided it was time to read it.


I'm such a slow reader... which is a problem because my 'to read' list is growing faster than I can actually read the books.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on July 26, 2008, 11:06:54 PM
A Short History About Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
I kept hearing about is everywhere. and then when it appeared in the Astronaut title, I decided it was time to read it.

I learned more from that book than I learned in more than 10 years at school.

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Post by: Lily on July 27, 2008, 03:31:35 PM

(...) Has anyone ever gotten a crush on the main characters in a book?

I'm just reading through this thread for the first time and have to answer this question YES (although 2 months late).

Who: One of the main characters in Melissa Marrs book "Wicked lovely"
Why: He's attentive, straightforward, caring. He doesn't care much about what people might think of him. He's sexy... if you're into facial piercings.
        AND, most of all: He likes the Dresden Dolls. It's mentioned.  :)


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Post by: Mali on July 27, 2008, 03:37:47 PM
I just got Twilight and American Gods!!! YAyy!!
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Post by: CeeGBee on July 27, 2008, 10:48:28 PM
American Gods...  Mali, you will LOVE it.   Badass book, and I think it will fit right into your personality.
(As nearly as I can claim to know Mali's personality...)

I'm halfway through Grave Peril, Book 3 of The Dresden Files.  Great stuff... (vampires and ghosts!)
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Post by: Indja on July 29, 2008, 06:40:26 AM
Ooh, American Gods is IMMENSE! I fucking loved it. I'm currently reading "The Way To Write For Children" by Joan Aiken. I don't remember why. Just seemed like a good idea at the time.
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Post by: ___ampersand on July 30, 2008, 01:26:18 AM
"The Pillars of the Earth" - - sooooooo goooooooood.
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Post by: Golly Mina! on July 31, 2008, 06:08:15 AM
I've just finished reading Milan Kundera's "Identity". Such a good read.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on July 31, 2008, 10:51:32 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414QKCEQZ7L._SS500_.jpg)
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on August 02, 2008, 02:17:08 PM
I finally finally finished A Million Little Pieces, but I still haven't finished Catcher, or Interview With the Vamp.
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Post by: Laurie on August 02, 2008, 02:42:36 PM
Evasion
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Post by: Johnny on August 02, 2008, 11:09:27 PM
Half of my friends are reading that new vampire book. . .

I forgot what it was called.

Breaking Dawn?


They cum at mere mention of the series.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on August 03, 2008, 05:54:06 PM
Half of my friends are reading that new vampire book. . .

I forgot what it was called.

Breaking Dawn?


They cum at mere mention of the series.

Yeah...I'm getting pretty annoyed at this Twilight madness. I've read the first few. They're not that great.
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Post by: lashingoutloud on August 03, 2008, 06:00:09 PM
Half of my friends are reading that new vampire book. . .

I forgot what it was called.

Breaking Dawn?


They cum at mere mention of the series.

Yeah...I'm getting pretty annoyed at this Twilight madness. I've read the first few. They're not that great.

I tried and tried and tried to read Twilight but it was just impossible for me to get through.  I normally love teenage vampire drama, too.

I'm currently reading P.G. Wodehouse's The Code of the Woosters
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Post by: LieutenantLauren on August 03, 2008, 08:03:23 PM
rock n roll archaeologist
cool shit about digging up old rock n roll artifacts
got it at emp in seattle
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Post by: ___ampersand on August 04, 2008, 12:49:34 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414QKCEQZ7L._SS500_.jpg)
Didn't like it.
Yes, I have a vagina, yes women suffer, blah blah fucking blah.
My vagina likes to laugh.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on August 04, 2008, 02:27:24 AM
Necronomicon....a commemorative edition of Lovecrafts tales, well illustrated and bound in Black leather (fake) embossed with gold
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on August 04, 2008, 02:30:26 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414QKCEQZ7L._SS500_.jpg)
Didn't like it.
Yes, I have a vagina, yes women suffer, blah blah fucking blah.
My vagina likes to laugh.

If my vagina could sing it would sound like Iggy Pop.
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Post by: Jo Just Go Nameless on August 04, 2008, 10:34:49 AM
Love In The Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
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Post by: LieutenantLauren on August 06, 2008, 02:22:17 PM
i love gabriel garcia marquez
of course my mom is from colombia and goes on about his nobel prize constantly
so i'm forced to love him haha
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Post by: Golly Mina! on August 06, 2008, 04:37:18 PM
Fruits of the Earth - Andre Gide
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Post by: Polstar on August 07, 2008, 03:35:11 AM
WICKED - Gregory Maguire

I saw the musical last year with one of my students as we had free tickets and interviewed Kerry Ellis (the lead at the time) - then I borrowed the book - never getting round to reading it until now.  It's a wee bit different from the musical - but I'm definitely enjoying it.

Any recommendations for what to read next? I have 3 more weeks left of the summer holidays!
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Post by: Pliwood180 on August 07, 2008, 08:54:03 PM
WICKED - Gregory Maguire

I saw the musical last year with one of my students as we had free tickets and interviewed Kerry Ellis (the lead at the time) - then I borrowed the book - never getting round to reading it until now.  It's a wee bit different from the musical - but I'm definitely enjoying it.

Any recommendations for what to read next? I have 3 more weeks left of the summer holidays!

I liked that book a lot. The sequel I don't remember too much about...It's called Son of a Witch, if you're interested.
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Post by: CeeGBee on August 07, 2008, 09:17:57 PM
WICKED - Gregory Maguire

I saw the musical last year with one of my students as we had free tickets and interviewed Kerry Ellis (the lead at the time) - then I borrowed the book - never getting round to reading it until now.  It's a wee bit different from the musical - but I'm definitely enjoying it.

Any recommendations for what to read next? I have 3 more weeks left of the summer holidays!

I liked that book a lot. The sequel I don't remember too much about...It's called Son of a Witch, if you're interested.
I started Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, but I couldn't seem to get really interested in it...
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Post by: Polstar on August 07, 2008, 10:24:32 PM
WICKED - Gregory Maguire

I saw the musical last year with one of my students as we had free tickets and interviewed Kerry Ellis (the lead at the time) - then I borrowed the book - never getting round to reading it until now.  It's a wee bit different from the musical - but I'm definitely enjoying it.

Any recommendations for what to read next? I have 3 more weeks left of the summer holidays!

I liked that book a lot. The sequel I don't remember too much about...It's called Son of a Witch, if you're interested.
I started Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, but I couldn't seem to get really interested in it...

I've heard that - I might just stick with the one once I've finished.

I've also been trying to read Glass Books of the Dream Eaters for AGES - but I keep forgetting who everyone is.  I just need something good to read.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on August 07, 2008, 10:30:20 PM
"Watchmen" by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

Little brother thrust it at me a couple of days ago and said "READ IT" (capitals implied).

He thinks it's rad. I am checking.
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Post by: LieutenantLauren on August 07, 2008, 11:10:10 PM
i finally watched me you and everyone we know, after wanting to but never getting around to it for probably a year
anyways
I really like it. i really like miranda july.
i just finished reading a book of hers that i highly reccomend to you all
book name is : no one belongs here more than you

it's short stories, each one written about someone's life, something traditionally seen as fucked up. but it's written in the way that you relate, because we're all  a little fucked up
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Post by: Beth on August 08, 2008, 05:49:14 AM
I loved the Vagina Monologues....

....anyhoo-I've just finished Swift's "Shuttlecock" and I'm about to start Andrea Levy's "Small Island".
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Post by: lentower on August 10, 2008, 08:56:22 PM
just finished
The Sweet Everlasting
by Judson Mitcham

short wunderful novel about the
south and a lower class white man

intertwines 3 story lines about
his youth, young adulthood, and elder years
into a story full of life, including sadness and tragedy
until the last sentence

also some insight into why the american south is the way it is

lyrical smooth prose

added to
http://www.art.net/Studios/Hackers/Tower/reading.html (http://www.art.net/Studios/Hackers/Tower/reading.html)
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Post by: CeeGBee on August 10, 2008, 09:03:10 PM
just finished
The Sweet Everlasting
by Judson Mitcham

short wunderful novel about the
south and a lower class white man

twists his youth, young adulthood, and elder years
into a story full of life, including sadness and tragedy
until the last sentence

also some insight into why the american south is the way it is

lyrical smooth prose
You may enjoy Howard Bahr's writing.  Two titles are Year of Jubilo and The Black Flower (which I particularly
enjoyed).  Just don't let the words "a novel of the Civil War" scare you off, they're much more than that.
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Post by: colordeaf on August 11, 2008, 12:09:54 AM
I'm somewhat through reading Carl Sagan's Contact. I recommend this book (although the vocabulary may be incomprehensible if you haven't completed high school science :x).

It's a bit like Close Encounters of the Third Kind, but with more brainy protagonists and no UFO's abducting people. Plus he mentions marijuana with UV exposure..."This will be deducted from your share in Paradise!"
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Post by: EdwardsBells on August 11, 2008, 01:15:26 AM
Waiting for Breaking Dawn to come out. The Twilight Saga isn't a work of literary genius. But damn do I love those books.
Before that I was rereading the Chronicles of Narnia.

Yeah...it wasn't that great. :(
Back to the Buffy comics.
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Post by: EdwardsBells on August 11, 2008, 01:18:14 AM
WICKED - Gregory Maguire

I saw the musical last year with one of my students as we had free tickets and interviewed Kerry Ellis (the lead at the time) - then I borrowed the book - never getting round to reading it until now.  It's a wee bit different from the musical - but I'm definitely enjoying it.

Any recommendations for what to read next? I have 3 more weeks left of the summer holidays!

I liked that book a lot. The sequel I don't remember too much about...It's called Son of a Witch, if you're interested.
I started Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, but I couldn't seem to get really interested in it...

Not as good as Wicked but still worth the read. I never read the sequel. Meant to...
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Post by: BATTEREDxBRIDExLUVR! on August 13, 2008, 02:32:13 AM
I just read "Falling Leaves" by Adeline Yen Mah.

Amazing.

 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
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Post by: Cory on August 13, 2008, 09:26:33 AM
I just finished reading Richard Matheson's I Am Legend and am now working on the short stories included in my edition.

Which I wasn't aware were included in my edition because it doesn't say anywhere on the book that it includes them.

Which resulted in me finishing I Am Legend and merrily continuing on the next page with the first, completely unrelated short story, and wondering if switching POV all of a sudden halfway though the book and continuing with something else entirely was something incredibly intelligent and literary I wasn't getting. Around story number two I wondered if maybe they told backstory or if I was supposed to draw parallels between these stories and the main story or something, and wondered when we'd get back to it. By the time story number three came along I slowly got the picture, felt more stupid than I had in ages, and decided to blame it on the environment of a family birthday I was in the middle of at the time and the ear infection that's busily staging a hostile takeover in my head.

Sometimes, my brain is very slow.  :sign5:
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Post by: Devery on August 13, 2008, 09:56:19 AM

Having just polished off Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (all 607 pages), which I would put in the masterpiece category, I went to the store for Kafka on the Beach, but it was strangely not there, so I picked up South of the Border, West of the Sun.   http://books.google.com/books?id=Y9zjOV4o-vkC&dq=inauthor:Haruki+inauthor:Murakami&lr=&pgis=1

Meanwhile, Sputnik Sweetheart remains on hold...........
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Post by: RatsRGods on August 13, 2008, 11:39:14 AM
Ahh... reading...
It's been so long.
Havent really had time since....




I'VE BEEN HAVING SEX ALL THE TIME!!!!!

 :laughing7: :laughing7: :la: :la: :laughing7: :laughing7: :sign19: :sign19: :sign19:
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Post by: Pliwood180 on August 13, 2008, 04:47:02 PM
I'm not sure what I'll read next... Probably Audrey Hepburn's biography.
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Post by: LieutenantLauren on August 13, 2008, 05:23:41 PM
the x project
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Post by: Pliwood180 on August 27, 2008, 08:22:06 PM
So I started a book club with my friends...We're going to take turns picking books.

I'm going for classics. Stuff that you absolutely HAVE to read. Any suggestions?
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Post by: LieutenantLauren on August 27, 2008, 08:50:50 PM
So I started a book club with my friends...We're going to take turns picking books.

I'm going for classics. Stuff that you absolutely HAVE to read. Any suggestions?

perhaps 100 years of solitude by gabriel garcia marquez?
its one of my favorites =] anything by him really i think...
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Post by: such a classic girl on August 27, 2008, 09:14:28 PM
So I started a book club with my friends...We're going to take turns picking books.

I'm going for classics. Stuff that you absolutely HAVE to read. Any suggestions?

lolita by nabokov.
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Post by: kayci on August 28, 2008, 12:55:33 AM
I just finished Madness by Marya Hornbacher, which makes me want to re-read Wasted.

I'll re-read Stiff by Mary Roach soon, too.

And I'll be buying A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs any day now.
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Post by: itevaporated on August 28, 2008, 03:26:07 AM
Ha. I'll admit it. I just finished (as in earlier today) reading William Shatner's latest autobiography; "Up Til Now" Hillllarrious.
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Post by: lucyanna on August 28, 2008, 11:25:00 AM
Currently in the middle of A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. I'm liking it so far.
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Post by: Indja on August 30, 2008, 11:16:42 AM
Everyone who was ragging on about it a few pages back, rejoice! I'm reading "Running With Scissors"!
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Post by: paper-doll on August 30, 2008, 12:41:35 PM
I am reading... The Female Eunuch.
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Post by: kayci on August 30, 2008, 07:36:16 PM
Everyone who was ragging on about it a few pages back, rejoice! I'm reading "Running With Scissors"!

I love that book. Still haven't seen the movie.

I'm buying his newest book tonight to read during a sleep study. Hoorah!

(Did you catch his book tour? He's amazing.)
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Post by: Indja on August 31, 2008, 05:58:06 AM
Everyone who was ragging on about it a few pages back, rejoice! I'm reading "Running With Scissors"!

I love that book. Still haven't seen the movie.

I'm buying his newest book tonight to read during a sleep study. Hoorah!

(Did you catch his book tour? He's amazing.)

This is the first thing by him I've read, but I'm really liking it, so I guess I'll keep up with him ^.^ What other stuff by him would you reccommend?
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Post by: LieutenantLauren on August 31, 2008, 02:00:21 PM
Everyone who was ragging on about it a few pages back, rejoice! I'm reading "Running With Scissors"!
fantastic book! unfortunately a girl in a hospital snagged my copy...
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Post by: Molotovna on September 01, 2008, 09:43:21 AM
I'm reading New Worlds, Lost Worlds by Susan Brigden. It's actually for my British History class, but I had been wanting to read it for a while. Now I just had an excuse to buy it.  :D
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Post by: Kenny Wisdom on September 01, 2008, 10:18:03 AM
Paddy Clarke HA HA HA.
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Post by: DiExmY_dArLinGx on September 01, 2008, 01:13:31 PM
Everyone who was ragging on about it a few pages back, rejoice! I'm reading "Running With Scissors"!

I love that book. Still haven't seen the movie.

I'm buying his newest book tonight to read during a sleep study. Hoorah!

(Did you catch his book tour? He's amazing.)

Amazing book. The movie does it no justice whatsoever "/
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Post by: DiExmY_dArLinGx on September 01, 2008, 01:16:11 PM
I'm reading Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia for the 21378374 time. Marya Hornbacher never ceases to amaze me.
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Post by: dangerpants on September 01, 2008, 01:29:44 PM
Paddy Clarke HA HA HA.

OMG I love that book. I haven't read it in a few years... I should refind it. I think it's in a box around here somewhere...
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Post by: CaffeinatedCassadie on September 01, 2008, 01:30:38 PM
I'm reading Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia for the 21378374 time. Marya Hornbacher never ceases to amaze me.
And I am reading Madness: A Bipolar Life for about the 10th time since it has come out. "Marya Hornbacher never ceases to amaze me."
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Post by: RaggedyAnn on September 01, 2008, 03:36:09 PM
The Dharma Bums by Kerouac
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Post by: Kenny Wisdom on September 01, 2008, 04:28:48 PM
Paddy Clarke HA HA HA.

OMG I love that book. I haven't read it in a few years... I should refind it. I think it's in a box around here somewhere...

It's genius - even the title says it all. "I'm Paddy Clarke. HA HA HA". Screw linearity. Walk in my head. I'm t-e-n.

I'd only read "A Star Called Henry" before and that blew my mind. Kaboom. Myth maker, blarney stone kisser, a fable so cleverly woven with fact. I liked walking away from that one, knowing that Henry had winked at me, some of the time.

I'd taken "Oh, Play That Thing" out of the library, then chickened out of reading it. I didn't want to explode the myth. I must summon up the courage and just do it.
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Post by: Zephyr on September 01, 2008, 04:49:01 PM
'Peplos' by Amelie Nothomb.

I think I've mentioned her on here before (about 3 times even) but check something out by her, she's brilliant.
some of her books have been translated into english, so get reading! (they're also very short, you can finish it in about 3 hours, probably faster)
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Post by: benmoody0220 on September 03, 2008, 09:04:44 PM
Everyone who was ragging on about it a few pages back, rejoice! I'm reading "Running With Scissors"!
Excellent book, you gonna read its sequels?

I'm currently reading "The Life Before Her Eyes". Very pretty book.
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Post by: paper-doll on September 04, 2008, 02:43:42 AM
Reading Frankenstein by Mary Shelley... only got my reading list in the post yesterday and university starts in a matter of weeks.  I am in a slight panic.
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Post by: Golly Mina! on September 05, 2008, 04:01:13 PM
Marguerite Duras - Dix heures et demie du soir en été
But in the past two weeks I've read Konrad Lorenz's "Civilized Man's Eight Deadly Sins" and Haruki Murakami's "After Dark". I wholeheartedly recommend both these books, they're absolutely mindblowing
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on September 05, 2008, 05:39:49 PM
Wodehouse.
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Post by: CeeGBee on September 05, 2008, 05:47:28 PM
Wodehouse.
(http://work.colum.edu/wordpress/briley/files/2007/07/jeeves.jpg)
Them?   ;D
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on September 05, 2008, 05:50:05 PM
Wodehouse.
(http://work.colum.edu/wordpress/briley/files/2007/07/jeeves.jpg)
Them?   ;D

House and Wilde, yeah. The them before they were them. On paper.

Spiffing wot.
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Post by: CeeGBee on September 05, 2008, 05:51:59 PM
Wodehouse.
(http://work.colum.edu/wordpress/briley/files/2007/07/jeeves.jpg)
Them?   ;D

House and Wilde, yeah. The them before they were them. On paper.

Spiffing wot.
Indeed, Miss.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on September 06, 2008, 04:52:48 AM
If you like P.G.Wodehouse, then you should really try Saki ( H H Munroe )
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Post by: Zephyr on September 06, 2008, 06:51:36 AM
Maybe I'll start reading Wuthering Heights again this afternoon. I started it once, but never finished it
It's a huge problem, I start reading tons of books, but only finish a couple each year. it sucks really (I actually think I might have ADD, I should get that checked... hm, where do you get those things checked?)
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on September 06, 2008, 02:23:25 PM
Maybe I'll start reading Wuthering Heights again this afternoon. I started it once, but never finished it
It's a huge problem, I start reading tons of books, but only finish a couple each year. it sucks really (I actually think I might have ADD, I should get that checked... hm, where do you get those things checked?)

talk to your doctor.

No new books, sadly. Sigh...........I may just go out and buy Wolf at the Table. The price doesn't seem to be going down.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on September 06, 2008, 09:16:01 PM
If you like P.G.Wodehouse, then you should really try Saki ( H H Munroe )

I was recommended the "Complete Short Stories" just yesterday! :coolsmiley:
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on September 06, 2008, 09:21:07 PM
Oh, I should mention that I got hold of a copy of the following book last week..

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WetXQ2fYL._SS500_.jpg)

And found it to be really really quite lovely. Only wish it could have been bigger.

It was published last year. The photographer's name is Athol Rheeder. Some of the pictures are so nice I am considering ordering prints.
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Post by: Indja on September 08, 2008, 06:22:42 AM
I'm now reading Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas, by Hunter S. Thompson, for about the hundredth time.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on September 08, 2008, 07:28:49 AM
I'm now reading Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas, by Hunter S. Thompson, for about the hundredth time.

I loved that!



I'm about to start Atonement.
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Post by: gd_castaway08 on September 10, 2008, 01:30:11 PM
Maybe I'll start reading Wuthering Heights again this afternoon. I started it once, but never finished it
It's a huge problem, I start reading tons of books, but only finish a couple each year. it sucks really (I actually think I might have ADD, I should get that checked... hm, where do you get those things checked?)

I only read the first page of Wuthering Heights, then went on to Pride and Prejudice.  And I only read about half of Jane Eyre.  I couldn't get through Dracula, either. I fail.
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Post by: Golly Mina! on September 11, 2008, 06:33:20 AM
"Norwegian Wood", by Haruki Murakami. I think he's on the verge of becoming my favourite author. Oh, and "Dix heures et demie du soir en été", by Marguerite Duras, sucked.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on September 11, 2008, 06:07:54 PM
dracula is an easy read!.... try Frankenstein..... it is actually a wonderful book ..... AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY FILM VERSIONS>>>>>> ESPECIALLY NOT THAT ONE WITH KENNETH BRANNAGH
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Post by: 1sideofanampersand on September 11, 2008, 11:06:52 PM
For class: Broadcast News Producing

For fun: I'm re-reading Catcher in the Rye for the millionth time. I love that book so very much.
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Post by: lanskyy on September 12, 2008, 01:52:49 AM
I just started "It's Kind of a Funny Story" by Ned Vizzini. So far, not totally my type of writing, but it's definitely enjoyable.
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Post by: Steve on September 12, 2008, 09:06:43 PM
For class: The Canterbury Tales

Funny story, I figured I would save myself the $15 and get the book from the library instead of buying the edition the teacher wanted us to buy, right? I sit down and am all prepared to start reading, turn to the Prologue, and the damn book is in MIDDLE ENGLISH. Now I know why our professor wanted us to buy a specific edition, haha.

For fun: Choke by Chuck Palahniuk.

I can't decide which book of his to buy after I finish this though...it's between Survivor and Invisible Monsters. American Psycho is another option...
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Post by: Pliwood180 on September 12, 2008, 09:26:07 PM
For class: The Canterbury Tales

Funny story, I figured I would save myself the $15 and get the book from the library instead of buying the edition the teacher wanted us to buy, right? I sit down and am all prepared to start reading, turn to the Prologue, and the damn book is in MIDDLE ENGLISH. Now I know why our professor wanted us to buy a specific edition, haha.

For fun: Choke by Chuck Palahniuk.

I can't decide which book of his to buy after I finish this though...it's between Survivor and Invisible Monsters. American Psycho is another option...

I love Choke a lot. I would go Invisible Monsters, but I haven't read Survivor. Pretty much after that Palahniuk gets ...blah.




Currently Reading: Atonement still, & a little book of Aesop's fables just because.
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Post by: paper-doll on September 13, 2008, 03:40:20 AM
For class: The Canterbury Tales

Funny story, I figured I would save myself the $15 and get the book from the library instead of buying the edition the teacher wanted us to buy, right? I sit down and am all prepared to start reading, turn to the Prologue, and the damn book is in MIDDLE ENGLISH. Now I know why our professor wanted us to buy a specific edition, haha.

Crap.  I'm reading the same book for my class.

I spent £0.80 on that shit!
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Post by: CeeGBee on September 13, 2008, 12:22:23 PM
For class: The Canterbury Tales

Funny story, I figured I would save myself the $15 and get the book from the library instead of buying the edition the teacher wanted us to buy, right? I sit down and am all prepared to start reading, turn to the Prologue, and the damn book is in MIDDLE ENGLISH. Now I know why our professor wanted us to buy a specific edition, haha.

Crap.  I'm reading the same book for my class.

I spent £0.80 on that shit!
Isn't that about a dollar and a half American?

Anyway, do you get to read the naughty bits, or just the boring parts?
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Post by: paper-doll on September 13, 2008, 12:38:35 PM
For class: The Canterbury Tales

Funny story, I figured I would save myself the $15 and get the book from the library instead of buying the edition the teacher wanted us to buy, right? I sit down and am all prepared to start reading, turn to the Prologue, and the damn book is in MIDDLE ENGLISH. Now I know why our professor wanted us to buy a specific edition, haha.

Crap.  I'm reading the same book for my class.

I spent £0.80 on that shit!
Isn't that about a dollar and a half American?

Anyway, do you get to read the naughty bits, or just the boring parts?

Yes, yes and yes.

I'm still reading Frankenstein, which someone mentioned earlier, and next is Wuthering Heights, which someone else has mentioned earlier still... would love to compare notes with people  angel
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Post by: clac on September 13, 2008, 01:31:23 PM
and next is Wuthering Heights, which someone else has mentioned earlier still... would love to compare notes with people  angel

what, it is not a record by Kate Bush  :angel9:

i'm reading The Silence Of The Lambs, for the... 4th time? :crazy2:
God, i adooore this book   :downtown:
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Post by: Golly Mina! on September 14, 2008, 05:33:57 AM
Birthday Stories : Selected and Introduced by Haruki Murakami, by Haruki Murakami
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Post by: pinzim on September 14, 2008, 02:03:15 PM
Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber
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Post by: tw2113 on September 15, 2008, 12:42:21 AM
I finally finished The Anubis Gates, which I believe I posted in this thread a long ass time ago. Next up is Frankenstein, not due to previous suggestions in this thread. Just happened to gravitate to it.
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Post by: Matty on September 15, 2008, 03:29:40 AM
When you are engulfed in flames- David Sedaris

Hilarious memoirs, I'm about 6 chapters in. Chapter 4, This Old House, is pretty depressing.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on September 15, 2008, 05:02:10 AM
dracula is an easy read!.... try Frankenstein..... it is actually a wonderful book ..... AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY FILM VERSIONS>>>>>> ESPECIALLY NOT THAT ONE WITH KENNETH BRANNAGH

I've never watched the Kenneth Brannagh version. I stopped myself. I already hate Kenneth Brannagh quite passionately, I suspect if I watched him massacre one of my favourite books I might actually have to hunt him down and kill him.

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Post by: The Angel Raliel on September 15, 2008, 05:03:56 AM
....with flaming torches and pitch forks....
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on September 15, 2008, 05:18:14 AM
....with flaming torches and pitch forks....

My brother does prosthetics. I was thinking something more elaborate. I would enjoy waking him up in the middle of the night.. full monster make-up, yellow contacts, platform boots.. hovering over his bed... THEN bring in the flaming torches and pitch forks. :knuppel2:

Mwahaha. That's going on my 101-Ways-To-Kill-Kenneth-Brannagh list.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on September 15, 2008, 05:29:02 AM
The creature in Van Helsing was, at least refreshingly different ( even though the film was basically a tribute to 1930s films )
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Post by: melissa on September 16, 2008, 03:11:27 AM
I Hate This Place: the pessimist's guide to life
and
Wigfield.

plus, if you're looking for a great read, i'd suggest picking up "Up 'Til Now".  it's the autobiography of William Shatner.  it's hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time. 
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Post by: Steve on September 18, 2008, 09:37:24 AM
Just finished Choke by Chuck Palahniuk last night. Really, really good...but I'm still deciding how I feel about the ending.

Now I'm gonna try to finish The Autobiography of Malcolm X. I'm around page 300 out of some 5xx pages. =/
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Post by: Golly Mina! on September 19, 2008, 11:39:45 AM
As soon as my boyfriend lends it to me, I'll read "Gargantua and Pantagruel" by Francois Rabelais.
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Post by: Indja on September 19, 2008, 12:02:10 PM
My da's lent me The Ginger Man. He properly rates it though, and lent it to my brother, who also loves it, so I'm like under pressure to love it ^_^
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Post by: paper-doll on September 19, 2008, 05:37:35 PM
The Edible Woman, Margaret Atwood.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on September 20, 2008, 11:11:24 PM
As soon as my boyfriend lends it to me, I'll read "Gargantua and Pantagruel" by Francois Rabelais.

Epic.

Best o' luck.
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Post by: Golly Mina! on September 21, 2008, 01:11:59 PM
As soon as my boyfriend lends it to me, I'll read "Gargantua and Pantagruel" by Francois Rabelais.

Epic.

Best o' luck.


Why thank you :)
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Post by: pinzim on September 21, 2008, 01:34:08 PM
I think I might read Twilight because a lot of people have been telling me its a really good book. As well as the whole series.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on September 21, 2008, 01:47:02 PM
I think I might read Twilight because a lot of people have been telling me its a really good book. As well as the whole series.

 :'(
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Post by: paper-doll on September 21, 2008, 02:50:29 PM
I think I might read Twilight because a lot of people have been telling me its a really good book. As well as the whole series.

 :'(

Worst.  Book.  Ever.  Seriously - don't bother.
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Post by: Street Magic on September 21, 2008, 04:34:30 PM
I think I might read Twilight because a lot of people have been telling me its a really good book. As well as the whole series.
It's only good if your point of reference is Harry Potter.

And even then it kind of sucks.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on September 21, 2008, 05:43:41 PM
I think I might read Twilight because a lot of people have been telling me its a really good book. As well as the whole series.

 :'(

Worst.  Book.  Ever.  Seriously - don't bother.
;)
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Post by: melissa on September 21, 2008, 06:44:16 PM
I think I might read Twilight because a lot of people have been telling me its a really good book. As well as the whole series.

i'd suggest reading it if you like teenage smut novels.  that's about it...
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Post by: Pope Totalfrog on September 21, 2008, 06:45:25 PM
I think I might read Twilight because a lot of people have been telling me its a really good book. As well as the whole series.

i'd suggest reading it if you like teenage smut novels.  that's about it...

Don't call them that. It makes them sound way more interesting than they actually are.
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on September 21, 2008, 06:58:20 PM
I just realised that I have no idea what the book I am reading is called.
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Post by: pinzim on September 21, 2008, 07:15:26 PM
I think I might read Twilight because a lot of people have been telling me its a really good book. As well as the whole series.
It's only good if your point of reference is Harry Potter.

And even then it kind of sucks.

I liked the 1st and 2nd Harry Potter books but the rest just started to bore me. I think I might read Twilight but if it doesn't interest me in the first couple chapters then I'm just going to stop reading it.
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Post by: colordeaf on September 22, 2008, 01:32:10 AM
I finished a TERRIBLE book yesterday. Predator: Forever Midnight by John Shirley. Arrrrgh.

But I'm reading a (so far) less terrible one in the franchise, called War (look it up...).
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Post by: Andy Pants on September 22, 2008, 04:50:02 AM
Just got done reading I Claudius by Robert Graves. Can't wait to read the sequel.
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Post by: Steve on September 23, 2008, 08:59:14 AM
I finished a TERRIBLE book yesterday. Predator: Forever Midnight by John Shirley. Arrrrgh.

But I'm reading a (so far) less terrible one in the franchise, called War (look it up...).

That's the worst, isn't it? Trying to finish a book that you just can't get into, it becomes such a chore...
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Post by: Golly Mina! on September 23, 2008, 12:44:33 PM
Victor Hugo's "The Last Day of a Condemned Man"
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Post by: dangerpants on September 23, 2008, 01:06:33 PM
I think I might read Twilight because a lot of people have been telling me its a really good book. As well as the whole series.
It's only good if your point of reference is Harry Potter.

And even then it kind of sucks.

I liked the 1st and 2nd Harry Potter books but the rest just started to bore me. I think I might read Twilight but if it doesn't interest me in the first couple chapters then I'm just going to stop reading it.

I looove HP. I think if I had started reading them now like a lot of other people, I would hate them. Starting off at the same age as the main character really made me love it, plus the not-so-great writing style wasn't apparent to me at that age. It's interesting rereading them now... You can see that JKR overuses one specific word in every single book. The one where they first introduce Cho? JKR's favorite word is "coolly," as in "Cho responded coolly." Then it's on the next page again, and the next page... and the next...
But Twilight? I might like it. I like to give everything a shot.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on September 23, 2008, 03:41:36 PM
I finished a TERRIBLE book yesterday. Predator: Forever Midnight by John Shirley. Arrrrgh.

But I'm reading a (so far) less terrible one in the franchise, called War (look it up...).

That's the worst, isn't it? Trying to finish a book that you just can't get into, it becomes such a chore...

Yess...You think it might get better or you just don't want to not finish it...
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on September 23, 2008, 08:16:07 PM
This forum.... it has turned into a Gothic Novel recently
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Post by: Haushinka on September 23, 2008, 08:48:39 PM
I am reading Homers Odyssey, The oxford translation.
I find that the only way I can make it make sense is to read it aloud and make the sentences fluent.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on September 23, 2008, 09:38:56 PM
I am reading Homers Odyssey, The oxford translation.
I find that the only way I can make it make sense is to read it aloud and make the sentences fluent.

I'm a sucker for mythology  :)
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Post by: Molotovna on September 23, 2008, 09:48:54 PM
Right now I'm having a go at Utopia. It's lovely.
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Post by: Steve on September 23, 2008, 10:27:44 PM
I am reading Homers Odyssey, The oxford translation.
I find that the only way I can make it make sense is to read it aloud and make the sentences fluent.

The is one of the next books I'll be reading...after I finish all this homework that has swamped me and get caught up. =/
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on September 24, 2008, 02:57:29 AM
"Anything Goes: The Jazz Age Adventures of Neysa McMein & Her Extravagant Circle Of Friends" by Brian Gallagher

and

"Wit's End: Days & Nights of the Algonquin Round Table" by James R. Gaines


I'm very into this whole scene/era lately.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on September 24, 2008, 04:35:13 PM
"Anything Goes: The Jazz Age Adventures of Neysa McMein & Her Extravagant Circle Of Friends" by Brian Gallagher

and

"Wit's End: Days & Nights of the Algonquin Round Table" by James R. Gaines


I'm very into this whole scene/era lately.

That first one sounds very good. The second one...I don't know what Algonquin means  :-X.

Tell us how they are when you're done!
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on September 25, 2008, 10:58:17 AM
"Anything Goes: The Jazz Age Adventures of Neysa McMein & Her Extravagant Circle Of Friends" by Brian Gallagher

and

"Wit's End: Days & Nights of the Algonquin Round Table" by James R. Gaines


I'm very into this whole scene/era lately.

That first one sounds very good. The second one...I don't know what Algonquin means  :-X.

Tell us how they are when you're done!

The Algonquin is a hotel in New York, famous for the writers/critics/journalists/artists/wits who used to hang out and have lunch there in the roaring 1920's. (It's named after the native American people indigenous to the northeastern part of the continent, the Algonquins.)

Both books are interesting. The latter is written in a kind of awkward style though, not very coherent, makes me want to slap the writer a bit.
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Post by: 1sideofanampersand on September 25, 2008, 11:46:47 AM
For Class: Reporting for the Media

For fun: I'm re-reading 1984 by George Orwell
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Post by: paper-doll on September 25, 2008, 02:53:09 PM
The Little Friend by Donna Tartt, for my course... is good so far :-\
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Post by: SinewandBones on September 25, 2008, 03:00:22 PM
Real World - Natsuo Kirino

So far its nothing compared to her other book, Out (which everyone should read). It is however pretty light and I am enjoying it. So thats saying something!
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Post by: Golly Mina! on September 26, 2008, 07:23:34 AM
I'm reading "The Epic of Gilgamesh".
Then I'll start Ismail Kadare's "The Shadow"
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Post by: Beth on September 26, 2008, 08:59:55 AM
Maus by Art Spiegelman
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Post by: Indja on September 26, 2008, 01:51:38 PM
Maus rules. I read it a few years ago - it's a cracker.

I'm reading Scribbleboy. Again. I was talking to my school librarian about the set reading list for A Level the other day. She goes, "Scribbleboy isn't on it, I'm afraid." I was like, "I don't just read that over and over again, you know". She just looked at me and said, "You've checked it out over 35 times last year." She may have a point...
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Post by: Steve on September 26, 2008, 08:53:56 PM
For fun: I'm re-reading 1984 by George Orwell

I still have yet to read this. =/
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Post by: Kovacs on September 26, 2008, 11:56:17 PM
Midnight's Children, per recommendation. I adore it. It's difficult to read, but worth it. It'll probably be even better the second time.
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Post by: 1sideofanampersand on September 28, 2008, 10:19:05 AM
For fun: I'm re-reading 1984 by George Orwell

I still have yet to read this. =/

You should read it. It's pretty good. I first read it five or six years ago. It's about life under a futuristic totalitarian regime in 1984. (It's Orwell's perception of one. It was first published in 1949)
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Post by: pinzim on September 28, 2008, 06:57:30 PM
Masquerade by Melissa De La Cruz
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Post by: paper-doll on September 30, 2008, 03:06:34 AM
Maus rules. I read it a few years ago - it's a cracker.

I'm reading Scribbleboy. Again. I was talking to my school librarian about the set reading list for A Level the other day. She goes, "Scribbleboy isn't on it, I'm afraid." I was like, "I don't just read that over and over again, you know". She just looked at me and said, "You've checked it out over 35 times last year." She may have a point...

I love Scribbleboy!!!

I am reading The Turning of The Screw, for my course... yikes.
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Post by: Indja on September 30, 2008, 01:39:15 PM
Maus rules. I read it a few years ago - it's a cracker.

I'm reading Scribbleboy. Again. I was talking to my school librarian about the set reading list for A Level the other day. She goes, "Scribbleboy isn't on it, I'm afraid." I was like, "I don't just read that over and over again, you know". She just looked at me and said, "You've checked it out over 35 times last year." She may have a point...

I love Scribbleboy!!!

I am reading The Turning of The Screw, for my course... yikes.

I'm trying to get Scribbleboy onto the list of recommended reading for A Level, but the librarian reckons it's gonna be a big fight. To be fair, everyone I've talked to who's read it has loved it, so I dunno what their problem is.
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Post by: RatsRGods on September 30, 2008, 02:43:17 PM
man, i've  been trying to finish Killing Yourself to Live by Chuck Klosterman for like 2 months.

the trouble is, I am having so much awesome sex I just dont have time to read.  my brain has turned to mush.    :D
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on October 01, 2008, 06:10:04 PM
Prozac Nation- Elizabeth Wurtzel.
It's better than I thought it'd be. I got it for free, too.
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Post by: Hayley Fiasco! on October 02, 2008, 12:04:26 AM
Hundreds of pages of PowerScore LSAT prep books! Particularly: The Logical Reasoning Bible and the Logic Games Bible.

If these books were replaced with say, something enjoyable, well them damn that'd be nice!
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Post by: 1sideofanampersand on October 02, 2008, 10:33:57 AM
Hundreds of pages of PowerScore LSAT prep books! Particularly: The Logical Reasoning Bible and the Logic Games Bible.

If these books were replaced with say, something enjoyable, well them damn that'd be nice!

I'm with you on that one! I have to read eight or nine books about Indian philosophy for my paper due next week. I'd much rather be reading something more enjoyable too!
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Post by: LaurenLeigh on October 02, 2008, 10:53:54 AM
I'm reading a biography about Johnny Depp (except my sister stole it, and now I can't find it...grr)
His life is pretty interesting though, so if you like him, I would recommend checking out a biography about him.
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Post by: lanskyy on October 03, 2008, 01:04:23 AM
Cannery Row by the wonderful John Steinbeck.
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Post by: pinzim on October 05, 2008, 05:56:13 PM
Im reading Twilight right now. And so far from what I have read it is a really good book.
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Post by: LaurenLeigh on October 06, 2008, 01:36:32 PM
Im reading Twilight right now. And so far from what I have read it is a really good book.
Yes! Those books are so good! I still have to read the third one though...
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on October 06, 2008, 01:46:51 PM
stopped in the library on the way home, meant to read Time Out and get German language textbooks, instead browsed the leaflets and got:

"Born On A Blue Day" by Daniel Tammet
"Movers & Shakers: A Chronology of Words That Shaped Our Age" by John Ayto
"Eats Shoots & Leaves" by Lynne Truss (cuz I've only read the parody..)
"Mother Tongue" by Bill Bryson (Amanda recommendation!)
"Sign Language Link" by Cath Smith (cuz I can't find my copy and it is wicked handy (handy.. get it? BSL humour.)
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Post by: Pliwood180 on October 06, 2008, 08:30:37 PM
This is so out of character for me, but I just want to read a rip-your-heart-out romantic tragedy...


I've heard Atonement is sad, and I'm halfway through that....What else, I wonder?
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Post by: Haushinka on October 06, 2008, 08:35:31 PM
HArry Fuggen' potter and the priznah of azka-fuckin'-ban.
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Post by: redandsilverfantastique on October 07, 2008, 01:02:10 PM
I'm reading a biography about Johnny Depp (except my sister stole it, and now I can't find it...grr)
His life is pretty interesting though, so if you like him, I would recommend checking out a biography about him.

With you on this, gotta dig my biography of him out again sometime.

Currently reading At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien, I'm liking it but it's making me wanna read The Third Policeman all over again.. after I'm done with this methinks.

A little way into Ulysses at the moment but this is going to take A While.
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Post by: Street Magic on October 07, 2008, 06:36:39 PM
HArry Fuggen' potter and the priznah of azka-fuckin'-ban.
I would so love it if that were the actual name. <3
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Post by: Maxnot on October 08, 2008, 06:06:02 PM
Fighting Talk: Flimsy Facts, Sweeping Statements and Inspired Sporting Hunches (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0340977558)

Not entirely high brow but entertaining at least.
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Post by: SinewandBones on October 10, 2008, 06:39:12 PM
Im currently ready John Connolly's (http://www.johnconnollybooks.com) Dark hollow.
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Post by: Carly on October 14, 2008, 03:59:18 PM
I'm sort of alternating between the following at the mo:
Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina
Dave Eggers - A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray

I should really stick to one and finish it. Then move onto the next one. Meh.
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Post by: Golly Mina! on October 15, 2008, 11:25:56 AM
Oliver Sacks - The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
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Post by: Lakayla on October 15, 2008, 02:15:41 PM
Twilight - loving it so far but only on like page 25. People who have finished it, what do you think?
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Post by: my beautiful idiot on October 16, 2008, 04:47:41 PM
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo.

I'm on page six, so there's quite a ways to go.



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Post by: colordeaf on October 18, 2008, 01:49:13 AM
A Short History of Nearly Everything.

Fascinating, fascinating. There's plenty of references to figures history forgot...
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Post by: Andy Pants on October 21, 2008, 06:06:40 AM
Bret Easton Ellis. I don't think much of him. Yeah, I get it, every character is a insensitive nihilist and it's suffocating and terrible. I'd be interested in knowing what he thinks gives him some kind of moral authority over everything though. Or maybe he's just like the superficial characters that he creates. Talk about depressing.
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Post by: NastyEgo on October 21, 2008, 06:48:57 AM
Remarque - Heaven Has No Favorites
As (almost) always with Remarque - a lot about cars, alcohol, and a woman. Like it.
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Post by: Indja on October 21, 2008, 07:01:49 AM
Stinking gayface muthafucka Othello. Hate it. Iago's ok though.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on October 21, 2008, 01:49:52 PM
About to start reading a book called "The Girls" it is about conjoined twin sisters and is possibly a very good choice for Evelyn & Evelyn to read at bedtime
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Post by: Pope Totalfrog on October 21, 2008, 04:50:47 PM
About to start reading a book called "The Girls" it is about conjoined twin sisters and is possibly a very good choice for Evelyn & Evelyn to read at bedtime

I love that book. I have read it five or six times now.
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Post by: paper-doll on October 28, 2008, 10:09:14 AM
Oliver Sacks - The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

One of my favourites :D


I am reading Paradise Lost and The Canterbury Tales for next week... ugh...
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Post by: buttercup. on October 28, 2008, 10:20:43 AM
I read my old diary last night!  :D
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Post by: Pliwood180 on October 28, 2008, 04:53:22 PM
I read my old diary last night!  :D
It always depresses/embarasses me to read my old journals...
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Post by: NastyEgo on October 28, 2008, 05:01:27 PM
Tell me about it. :P
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Post by: Andy Pants on October 28, 2008, 09:58:59 PM
Crime and Punishment.
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Post by: buttercup. on October 29, 2008, 01:37:35 AM
I read my old diary last night!  :D
It always depresses/embarasses me to read my old journals...

It makes me laugh mostly.

I write really oddly. As if someone will ever read it. Except for when I drew my (now) ex's penis. That actually surprised me. I did not remember that.
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Post by: mag on October 30, 2008, 01:45:37 PM
Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray

1. This was so much easier to get into than War and Peace

2. I just finished reading that last week.



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Post by: Zephyr on October 31, 2008, 10:25:16 AM
Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates

it's a Marylin Monroe biography. A very good one, too.
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on November 01, 2008, 03:21:46 AM
i just finished 'the perks of being a wallflower', that was pretty cool
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on November 01, 2008, 10:17:10 AM
i just finished 'the perks of being a wallflower', that was pretty cool

best book ever! This is my 10th time reading it. Except now I'm reading it according to the dates.


I'm finally reading new material. I picked up Lamb last week. It's the gospel according to Biff, Jesus homeboy. I got the special edition where the book was made to look like a bible. Hehehehe. It's fucking hilarious. See, reading the bible does provide some sort of entertainment because when someone comes along to write a satire on it it makes a lot of sense. I get all the jokes that have to do with Jesus.

(http://trashotron.com/agony/images/2008/08-news/02-11-08/moore-lamb-gift_ed.jpg)
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on November 01, 2008, 03:47:58 PM
Heh. I was a christian for a long time and have read the bible many, many times (which absolutely amazes me when I think back on it, because it's so looong and boring) and I bet I would not get any of the jokes.

Riiight now, I am reading 'A Million Little Pieces' by James Frey.
Has many moments that cause me to shudder and it's taking me a long time to get through because as I read it, I have to take breaks and just...not read. It's made me realise how little I can handle, when it comes to reading about dental surgery and people pulling their toenails off.
:S
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Post by: Cheddars Cousin on November 01, 2008, 05:44:47 PM
Don't worry...it's not real.
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on November 01, 2008, 05:45:59 PM
I know.
It's still hard to read in some parts though.
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on November 02, 2008, 01:35:15 AM
i just finished 'the perks of being a wallflower', that was pretty cool

best book ever! This is my 10th time reading it. Except now I'm reading it according to the dates.


I'm finally reading new material. I picked up Lamb last week. It's the gospel according to Biff, Jesus homeboy. I got the special edition where the book was made to look like a bible. Hehehehe. It's fucking hilarious. See, reading the bible does provide some sort of entertainment because when someone comes along to write a satire on it it makes a lot of sense. I get all the jokes that have to do with Jesus.

(http://trashotron.com/agony/images/2008/08-news/02-11-08/moore-lamb-gift_ed.jpg)

oh wow that would be fun! only i dont think i could cause i just lent it off a friend, it would be akward to ask 'hey can i borrow it again on these dates'?

now i think im going to read choke, cause i saw the movie and i liked it but my friend who has read it hated it, so it must be pretty awesome
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Post by: Golly Mina! on November 02, 2008, 06:32:29 AM
I've just finished reading "The Iliad" and Mitch Albom's "For One More Day" (an exceptionally good read).
Now I'll start reading Ha Jin's "Waiting"
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on November 02, 2008, 10:04:44 AM
Heh. I was a christian for a long time and have read the bible many, many times (which absolutely amazes me when I think back on it, because it's so looong and boring) and I bet I would not get any of the jokes.

Riiight now, I am reading 'A Million Little Pieces' by James Frey.
Has many moments that cause me to shudder and it's taking me a long time to get through because as I read it, I have to take breaks and just...not read. It's made me realise how little I can handle, when it comes to reading about dental surgery and people pulling their toenails off.
:S

It's a really good book despite that it's make belief. But don't you get annoyed the way it's written. I had to skip so many pages because all I'd read was "I'm screaming. it's eating me away, it's eating me away, it's eating me away. I can't. I can't do this. Failure. Failure. Failure. Lily, I love you. Lily, I love you. Lily, I love you."
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on November 02, 2008, 10:23:17 AM
Heh. I was a christian for a long time and have read the bible many, many times (which absolutely amazes me when I think back on it, because it's so looong and boring) and I bet I would not get any of the jokes.

Riiight now, I am reading 'A Million Little Pieces' by James Frey.
Has many moments that cause me to shudder and it's taking me a long time to get through because as I read it, I have to take breaks and just...not read. It's made me realise how little I can handle, when it comes to reading about dental surgery and people pulling their toenails off.
:S

It's a really good book despite that it's make belief. But don't you get annoyed the way it's written. I had to skip so many pages because all I'd read was "I'm screaming. it's eating me away, it's eating me away, it's eating me away. I can't. I can't do this. Failure. Failure. Failure. Lily, I love you. Lily, I love you. Lily, I love you."

Oh yes, and the lack of punctuation.
I'm getting through it alright though.
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Post by: Twice Belladonna on November 05, 2008, 08:52:35 AM
my mom bought me 2 ridiculous books, one called Bunnicula and the other was just a rabbit story.
ah lahks bunnies.
next i'm reading a book about palmistry, then the next 2 Fables books, then the zombie survival guide, although i'm not so worried about zombies now that Obama is president.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on November 05, 2008, 10:46:57 AM
Reading THE GRAVEYARD BOOK..... by Mr Neil Gaiman ( Amanda's current tambourinist... although he appears to be branching out )
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Post by: CeeGBee on November 05, 2008, 01:41:04 PM
I have just acquired The Graveyard Book... 

I'll get to it just as soon as I finish one of the three other books I'm already reading.
(Two military histories and one wizard/detective novel, if anyone's keeping score.)

(...and Bunnicula, btw, is a standard of the children's goth genre.)

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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on November 05, 2008, 04:56:27 PM
Hahah. I read The Graveyard Book in one sitting and I thought it was pretty good.

Right now, I be reading...ah crap. Something by George Orwell. I always forget the names, even if I've read them before.



After scrambling around searching for my bag, I have found that I am currently reading 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' by George Orwell. And the cover is juust about to fall off. :'(
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Post by: Matty on November 07, 2008, 07:57:28 PM
I just finished K. M. Soehnlein's The World of Normal Boys. I absolutely adore this book, although it i kind of sad, and all the characters are pretty fucked up. A warning for the faint of heart, lots of underage gay sex, and at some points, detailed descriptions of pubic hair, um, okay, the whole pubic region, masturbation, and fingers up the ass. I read the last 150 pages at once, with few breaks the whole day. I didnt want to stop reading this book (no, it's not cause I'm perverted either)

I just started Neil Gaiman's Stardust.
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Post by: *Lillifee* on November 07, 2008, 08:01:17 PM
george orwell - animal farm
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Post by: caddy on November 08, 2008, 02:17:05 AM
Hahah. I read The Graveyard Book in one sitting and I thought it was pretty good.

i love the book, but i can't read the book continuously, due to my life being so stressful.
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Post by: FantasticVoyage on November 08, 2008, 10:22:49 AM
Just finished "Bowie in Berlin" by Thomas Jerome Seabrook. Nothing mindblowing but it was OK.

Nearing towards the end of Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Used to read TONS of his short stories when I was a kid (still think he's one of the best writers when it comes to short stories - if not the best - right up there with du Maurier). Anyway, haven't read anything by him for many years and now I realised that I hadn't read his MOST famous novel...so I went to the library - as you do - and I've been reading in on trams and on the tube for the past few weeks. Took it with me to work today, so hopefully I'm gonna finish it tonight.
Oh yeah. Love it, btw. 8)
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Post by: buttercup. on November 08, 2008, 10:57:12 AM
NEW BOOK


Suzy, Led Zeppelin, and Me by Martin Millar

it's a really odd book.
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Post by: Indja on November 08, 2008, 11:44:31 AM
Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves - PG Woodhouse. Fucking excellent.
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Post by: FantasticVoyage on November 10, 2008, 11:39:56 AM
"In Search of the Pleasure Palace" by Marc Almond

Love it.
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Post by: lashingoutloud on November 10, 2008, 07:10:34 PM
Rosemary's Baby

I wanted to finish it in time for Halloween, but then life happened.  So, I'm still reading.
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on November 11, 2008, 01:52:10 AM
just finished volume 2 of runaways!  :love5:

now im reading  venus in furs!
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Post by: Golly Mina! on November 11, 2008, 02:21:36 AM
D.H.Lawrence - Lady Chatterley's Lover
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Post by: lanskyy on November 11, 2008, 01:50:01 PM
I started this book that my best friend got me for my birthday called "Utopia" by Thomas More. It's really confusing and I'm not sure if I want to continue reading it :-\
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Post by: Pliwood180 on November 11, 2008, 04:08:24 PM
Finished Atonement. I'm pretty sure that the last half of the book was dedicated to various characters walking, but overall it was pretty good. The end was worth it, I think.
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Post by: Haushinka on November 11, 2008, 04:53:30 PM
I just finished the End of Alice for the 90000436536th time and am starting on Choke by Chuck Palahniuk.
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on November 11, 2008, 08:11:21 PM
^
Choke is one of my favourite Chuck Palahniuk books.

I finished reading 1984 and now feel intense disgust for my oyster card, CCTV cameras and am never leaving my house again.
I might read Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi for the second time (which is something, as I usually only read my books once. And then keep them and refuse to part with them) because it's great.
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Post by: tw2113 on November 11, 2008, 08:51:31 PM
Finished "I Can't Tell You" last night and started The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde today
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Post by: RaggedyAnn on November 11, 2008, 09:37:51 PM
The Sirens of Titan-Vonnegut
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Post by: Andy Pants on November 12, 2008, 03:39:48 AM
The Sirens of Titan-Vonnegut

That's my favourite of his.
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Post by: tw2113 on November 13, 2008, 12:52:41 AM
Finished The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I'm likely going to try and finish up some books I'm in the middle of before starting any new ones.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on November 13, 2008, 05:56:25 PM
^
Choke is one of my favourite Chuck Palahniuk books.
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Post by: Ashleetalks_toastronauts on November 13, 2008, 06:17:24 PM
I just finished "Becoming Chloe" By Catherine Ryan Hyde..

I wasn't sure if I liked it at first but I finished it anyways, and I was actually glad I did.It's an amazing book.
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Post by: Andy Pants on November 13, 2008, 11:15:11 PM
Demian Herman Hesse.

HESSE IS GENIUS!
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Post by: buttercup. on November 13, 2008, 11:57:35 PM
I started this book that my best friend got me for my birthday called "Utopia" by Thomas More. It's really confusing and I'm not sure if I want to continue reading it :-\

I read most of that five or six years ago. I really liked it, but I couldn't finish it for some reason. I feel less alone. :p
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on November 18, 2008, 05:57:37 PM
The Dunwich Horror and Other Stories by H.P. Lovecraft (which I was given and...all this crazy coincidence stuff happened). But I am thinking of taking a break from that as I bought 'Lolita' by Vladimir Nabokov and I've been wanting to read it forever.
But then I'd feel awful for having started a book before I finished reading the one I was reading before. D:
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on November 19, 2008, 03:21:49 AM
Lovecraft really should not take you too long...... finish that and then read lolita!
(which is also a really short book)  how are you finding the Lovecraft? ( what other stories are in that compilation?, it is an edition I do not own )
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on November 19, 2008, 04:42:53 AM
I knoooow, it's not that long and I read pretty fast anyway, but I am pretty sure that with Lolita waiting to be read, I'll end up speeding through it and miss things.
It's pretty good, though. I am enjoying it. I like how the stories are written a bit more than the actual stories themselves, though.
Also, it has 'The Dunwich Horror' (duuur), 'The Dreams In The Witch House', 'The Lurking Fear', 'The Thing On The Doorstep', 'Hypnos' and 'The Outsider'.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on November 19, 2008, 04:46:42 AM
Not even his best stuff! I promise to lend you my Bumper book of lovecraft soon..... ( its actually called Necronomicon and although is by no means a complete collection of his work, it has all of the major stories, and a very good selection of the rest ) it also weighs  almost as much as Mirrormask
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on November 19, 2008, 04:53:16 AM
Woo. Great. More heavy books.
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Post by: Jo Just Go Nameless on November 19, 2008, 05:28:31 AM
I am currently trying to finally finish the Mists of Avalon. It's hardwork in points. When I want something different though, I've been reading Bodily Harm by Margaret Atwood as well.
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Post by: NastyEgo on November 19, 2008, 04:04:19 PM
Mists Of Avalon is one great book. Even the movie was quite good.
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Post by: such a classic girl on November 19, 2008, 04:17:19 PM
i've been reading 'the vampire lestat' by anne rice, the second book in the vampire chronicles. i was always a little wary of anne rice, i'm not sure why but in my head there was some kind of unprecedented stigma, but i've actually really liked the books so far. i'm enjoying 'the vampire lestat' a lot more than 'interview with the vampire', mainly because lestat is a much more interesting character than louis. anyone else read these books; what did you think?
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on November 19, 2008, 04:39:27 PM
the Vampire Lestat and Queen Of The damned are actually very good books, but she kind of loses it a bit with the later ones..... I have enjoyed all her books but I see them as a guilty pleasure after a while.
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Post by: such a classic girl on November 19, 2008, 04:46:45 PM
the Vampire Lestat and Queen Of The damned are actually very good books, but she kind of loses it a bit with the later ones..... I have enjoyed all her books but I see them as a guilty pleasure after a while.

that's about what i've been told...that the first three are mainly the only ones worth reading, but that they are quite good.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on November 19, 2008, 04:58:45 PM
She tends to get a bit bogged down in her fantasy, and forgets simple historical fact......
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on November 19, 2008, 11:17:57 PM
I really didn't like the first Vampire Chronicles book, I recall her prose style annoying me and giving me a headache. I have the next two books ('Lestat' and 'Queen of the Damned') which I've heard are better than 'Interview..' but I haven't got round to reading either.. just put off by her style I suppose.

Oh but I tell you what, Anne Rice's S&M porn books (the "Sleeping Beauty" novels) are so SO bad.

(I have, of course, read all of them. *perv*  :whip2: :jerk: )

SO bad. Like pwp fanfiction bad.
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Post by: Pope Totalfrog on November 19, 2008, 11:23:02 PM

Oh but I tell you what, Anne Rice's S&M porn books (the "Sleeping Beauty" novels) are so SO bad.


As S&M erotica they suck but they are still quite possibly the funniest things I have ever read. A friend and I once had half a train carriage in fits of giggles as we read out passages from them.

I think the other half were either Christians or didn't have a sense of humour because they kinda wanted to lynch us :)
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Post by: such a classic girl on November 20, 2008, 12:16:44 AM
Oh but I tell you what, Anne Rice's S&M porn books (the "Sleeping Beauty" novels) are so SO bad.

(I have, of course, read all of them. *perv*  :whip2: :jerk: )

SO bad. Like pwp fanfiction bad.

perhaps that's where my imagined (or not-so-much) stigma came from...
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Post by: paper-doll on November 20, 2008, 10:03:08 AM
QOtD was my favouritist :D

I am reading The Secret History - Donna Tartt.  Despite the fact that it is reading week and I should be reading actual texts from my module.  Oops.
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Post by: Rini Martini on November 20, 2008, 10:13:07 AM
I just finished reading 'The Cement Garden' by Ian McEwan which is one of the most messed up books I've ever read. Incest, make-shift burials, the lot.

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Post by: Zephyr on November 23, 2008, 03:54:39 PM
I just finished reading 'The Cement Garden' by Ian McEwan which is one of the most messed up books I've ever read. Incest, make-shift burials, the lot.



Oh! I saw a play based on it a couple of weeks ago... The play sucked, how was the book?
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Post by: Rini Martini on November 23, 2008, 04:12:32 PM
I just finished reading 'The Cement Garden' by Ian McEwan which is one of the most messed up books I've ever read. Incest, make-shift burials, the lot.



Oh! I saw a play based on it a couple of weeks ago... The play sucked, how was the book?



In a nutshell, reeeeally fucked up. But there's something about it that makes you just have to keep reading. It's strangely gripping. It's only like 100 pages long, you should read it!

Aww was the play that bad? Where was it staged?
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Post by: NastyEgo on November 23, 2008, 04:49:46 PM
Does anyone know anything similar to High Fidelity by Nick Hornby? (or similar to his books in general)
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Post by: such a classic girl on November 23, 2008, 05:32:37 PM
Does anyone know anything similar to High Fidelity by Nick Hornby? (or similar to his books in general)

i love that book! i suppose the obvious answer would be that nick hornby has written other books (about a boy is the only other one i can think of offhand) but you may already know that. about a boy was worth reading, though different. same writing style and sense of humour, though.
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Post by: NastyEgo on November 23, 2008, 05:36:31 PM
I know About a Boy, Fever Pitch, How To Be Good, Long Way Down. I haven't read 31 Songs (it's virtually unavailable in Poland), and although it's not a novel I want to read it. I thought about some other writers. Or maybe someone knows anything similar to Eugenides' books (Virgin Suicides and Middlesex)??
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Post by: Zephyr on November 23, 2008, 05:49:56 PM
In a nutshell, reeeeally fucked up. But there's something about it that makes you just have to keep reading. It's strangely gripping. It's only like 100 pages long, you should read it!

Aww was the play that bad? Where was it staged?

not terrible, but I've seen a lot better. I didn't really go anywhere. I got the feeling they tried to shock, but failed. But then again maybe that's just what the book's like.
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Post by: lanskyy on November 23, 2008, 09:37:22 PM
I'm reading Grapes of Wrath! I love it so far.
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Post by: Golly Mina! on November 24, 2008, 06:51:30 AM
I've just finished reading "Candide" by Voltaire (I LOVED IT) and now I'm reading Henry Miller's "Black Spring"
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Post by: buttercup. on November 24, 2008, 06:56:17 PM
Since I'm writing tons right now, I stopped reading, but the last book I was meandering through was "Suzy, led zeppelin, and me". I love Martin Millar, but this book is pretty off.
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on November 24, 2008, 06:58:22 PM
I stopped reading 'The Dunwich Horror and Other Stories' by H.P. Lovecraft in order to read 'Lolita', but I still carry the other one around with me and find it hard to focus on 'Lolita'. It causes my brain to feel hurt and confused.
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Post by: paper-doll on November 24, 2008, 06:58:49 PM
Just read The History Boys, now reading Top Girls... and also The Secret History (still!)
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Post by: NastyEgo on November 25, 2008, 12:19:33 AM
Right now I'm reading a hilarious Polish crime story/comedy "Rzez Bezkregowcow" (Slaughter of the Wirbellose) by Joanna Chmielewska. The author has been writing since the 60's, but I love almost all her books. Even those that happen in the reality I don't know anything about (Polish 70's and 80's). Unfortunately you can't buy her books in English. Some in German and some in Russian though. And there's even a coursebook in Russian that has both versions (Polish and Russian) of one of her books.
And there's already a queue: What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Ocean In Iowa, and The Hotel New Hampshire.
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Post by: Eveningsdawn on November 25, 2008, 08:26:27 AM
Currently reading Twilight as a way to destress - I can't read romance novels because I can't get through two pages without wanting to laugh/cry/throw it at a wall, so I read trashy trashy fantasy, vampire and YA books.


...as it is, I am usually sniggering by the end of a chapter. I also figured that if I'm going to make fun of the book, it's only fair to read it.
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Post by: paper-doll on November 25, 2008, 12:10:02 PM
Currently reading Twilight as a way to destress - I can't read romance novels because I can't get through two pages without wanting to laugh/cry/throw it at a wall, so I read trashy trashy fantasy, vampire and YA books.


...as it is, I am usually sniggering by the end of a chapter. I also figured that if I'm going to make fun of the book, it's only fair to read it.

That is completely fair and also wise.
Is your icon from ASofterWorld?
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Post by: Indja on November 25, 2008, 03:51:05 PM
I absolutely and whole-heartedly take back my "urgh"ness at Othello - I LOVE IT! I swear, it's completely incredible and I want rampant sex with Iago. Omfg!

Seriously, we're finally doing something in English that isn't so incredibly stupid or so incredibly boring that my brain tries to eat itself every lesson. And I finally have time for Shakespeare! They should ban good writing - poetry, plays, stories, whatever - from the syllabus because it just puts you off them - we've read Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth and the Tempest in the past and they have all in turn been slaughtered. I actually kinda want to re-read them now, see if they're any cop.
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Post by: Eveningsdawn on November 26, 2008, 10:31:05 AM
...as it is, I am usually sniggering by the end of a chapter. I also figured that if I'm going to make fun of the book, it's only fair to read it.

That is completely fair and also wise.
Is your icon from ASofterWorld?


Yessss. It was the only icon in my (extensive) file of icons that fit the sizes here; most of mine are the little 100x100 ones that LJ uses. Still reading Twilight - I really have to step it up given that I am leaving the city in, um, two days and the book isn't actually mine.
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on November 29, 2008, 02:16:05 AM
GOOSEBUMPS!!!

i had a goosebumps themed party, and someonw got me TWO goosebumps books!!! the night of the living dummy, and a newish one i forget! so exiting!!! :D
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Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on November 29, 2008, 02:30:24 AM
GOOSEBUMPS!!!

i had a goosebumps themed party, and someonw got me TWO goosebumps books!!! the night of the living dummy, and a newish one i forget! so exiting!!! :D

Wow. Now I want to hunt down all my goosebumps books...   Look what you have done!
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on November 29, 2008, 05:59:49 AM
GOOSEBUMPS!!!

i had a goosebumps themed party, and someonw got me TWO goosebumps books!!! the night of the living dummy, and a newish one i forget! so exiting!!! :D

Wow. Now I want to hunt down all my goosebumps books...   Look what you have done!

haha i know its infectious, as soon as we remebered goosebumps, it became an epidemic and now we all wish we still had the books lol
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Post by: Pliwood180 on November 29, 2008, 08:03:39 PM
The Other Boleyn Girl.

We went to the library and my sister and I exchanged recommendations. It's okay. It makes me angry.

I suggested Atonement and Fried Green Tomatoes for her.

Stardust by Neil Gaiman is next for me.
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Post by: tanqgirl on December 01, 2008, 11:14:05 PM
queen of the damned (still, i got distracted)
twilight (mainly to piss of my sister, but i am enjoying so far)
way of the wolf by e.e. knight (recommended by my lurve)
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Post by: NastyEgo on December 02, 2008, 01:41:18 AM
I'm nearing the end with "What's eating Gilbert Grape" and will start either "Ocean in Iowa" by the same author or Irving's "The Hotel Newhampshire"
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Post by: toriringo on December 02, 2008, 05:01:00 PM
Haruki Murakami - Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

It's taking me forever to get through it, though, because I'm reading tons of other books for my thesis. And to think, this past summer, I got through 3 of his books in less than a month!
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on December 02, 2008, 09:41:44 PM
Haruki Murakami - Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

It's taking me forever to get through it, though, because I'm reading tons of other books for my thesis. And to think, this past summer, I got through 3 of his books in less than a month!

ah i really want to read that!! i randomly found out about on wikipedia ages ago, it sounds awesome!! how is it?
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Post by: toriringo on December 02, 2008, 09:51:58 PM
Haruki Murakami - Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

It's taking me forever to get through it, though, because I'm reading tons of other books for my thesis. And to think, this past summer, I got through 3 of his books in less than a month!

ah i really want to read that!! i randomly found out about on wikipedia ages ago, it sounds awesome!! how is it?
Amazing! It's very different from his other ones(have you read any of his other books, btw?). Sometimes I find it a little difficult to keep up with the two distinct narratives, but they're both so engaging and strange! He has a great writing style that works in every single one of his books. But yes, it is awesome and I strongly recommend it and all of his other books!
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on December 03, 2008, 02:27:51 AM
Haruki Murakami - Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

It's taking me forever to get through it, though, because I'm reading tons of other books for my thesis. And to think, this past summer, I got through 3 of his books in less than a month!

ah i really want to read that!! i randomly found out about on wikipedia ages ago, it sounds awesome!! how is it?
Amazing! It's very different from his other ones(have you read any of his other books, btw?). Sometimes I find it a little difficult to keep up with the two distinct narratives, but they're both so engaging and strange! He has a great writing style that works in every single one of his books. But yes, it is awesome and I strongly recommend it and all of his other books!

ah no i havent read any of his books! i dont quite know how to get my hands on them, would larger chain bookstores like borders or dymocks or something carry his books?
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Post by: toriringo on December 03, 2008, 08:01:15 AM
Haruki Murakami - Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

It's taking me forever to get through it, though, because I'm reading tons of other books for my thesis. And to think, this past summer, I got through 3 of his books in less than a month!

ah i really want to read that!! i randomly found out about on wikipedia ages ago, it sounds awesome!! how is it?
Amazing! It's very different from his other ones(have you read any of his other books, btw?). Sometimes I find it a little difficult to keep up with the two distinct narratives, but they're both so engaging and strange! He has a great writing style that works in every single one of his books. But yes, it is awesome and I strongly recommend it and all of his other books!

ah no i havent read any of his books! i dont quite know how to get my hands on them, would larger chain bookstores like borders or dymocks or something carry his books?
Yeah, definitely. I got my copy of Hard-Boiled Wonderland from Borders, so you should have no trouble finding them.
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on December 03, 2008, 02:33:33 PM
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennesee Williams
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (again)
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on December 03, 2008, 08:27:15 PM
Haruki Murakami - Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

It's taking me forever to get through it, though, because I'm reading tons of other books for my thesis. And to think, this past summer, I got through 3 of his books in less than a month!

ah i really want to read that!! i randomly found out about on wikipedia ages ago, it sounds awesome!! how is it?
Amazing! It's very different from his other ones(have you read any of his other books, btw?). Sometimes I find it a little difficult to keep up with the two distinct narratives, but they're both so engaging and strange! He has a great writing style that works in every single one of his books. But yes, it is awesome and I strongly recommend it and all of his other books!

ah no i havent read any of his books! i dont quite know how to get my hands on them, would larger chain bookstores like borders or dymocks or something carry his books?
Yeah, definitely. I got my copy of Hard-Boiled Wonderland from Borders, so you should have no trouble finding them.

ah awesome! and i now have afriend who works at borders  :D
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Post by: toriringo on December 03, 2008, 08:58:51 PM
Haruki Murakami - Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

It's taking me forever to get through it, though, because I'm reading tons of other books for my thesis. And to think, this past summer, I got through 3 of his books in less than a month!

ah i really want to read that!! i randomly found out about on wikipedia ages ago, it sounds awesome!! how is it?
Amazing! It's very different from his other ones(have you read any of his other books, btw?). Sometimes I find it a little difficult to keep up with the two distinct narratives, but they're both so engaging and strange! He has a great writing style that works in every single one of his books. But yes, it is awesome and I strongly recommend it and all of his other books!

ah no i havent read any of his books! i dont quite know how to get my hands on them, would larger chain bookstores like borders or dymocks or something carry his books?
Yeah, definitely. I got my copy of Hard-Boiled Wonderland from Borders, so you should have no trouble finding them.

ah awesome! and i now have afriend who works at borders  :D
While you're picking up Hard-Boiled, be sure to pick up A Wild Sheep Chase and Dance Dance Dance(the sort of sequel to Wild Sheep Chase) and/or The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle!
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Post by: serafinesteppenwolf on December 04, 2008, 03:17:38 PM
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hossenini, the author of The Kite Runner. It's honestly one of the saddest books I've ever read, but it's beautifully written and meaningful. I've almost cried quite a few times and I'm only halfway through, but it's a truly amazing book. The best books are the ones that can make you cry!
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Post by: Indja on December 04, 2008, 03:32:01 PM
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hossenini, the author of The Kite Runner. It's honestly one of the saddest books I've ever read, but it's beautifully written and meaningful. I've almost cried quite a few times and I'm only halfway through, but it's a truly amazing book. The best books are the ones that can make you cry!

Have you read The Kite Runner? We're going to be starting it for English in the new year, but I didn't like the last book we read so I didn't read it - should I bother with this one?
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Post by: serafinesteppenwolf on December 04, 2008, 03:42:05 PM
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hossenini, the author of The Kite Runner. It's honestly one of the saddest books I've ever read, but it's beautifully written and meaningful. I've almost cried quite a few times and I'm only halfway through, but it's a truly amazing book. The best books are the ones that can make you cry!

Have you read The Kite Runner? We're going to be starting it for English in the new year, but I didn't like the last book we read so I didn't read it - should I bother with this one?

I actually haven't read The Kite Runner, but some other people in my class (we're doing a project where you can pick any book by a non-american author) are reading and they say it's great. If it's anything like A Thousand Splendid Suns, I'm sure it's worth it.
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Post by: Indja on December 04, 2008, 03:44:43 PM
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hossenini, the author of The Kite Runner. It's honestly one of the saddest books I've ever read, but it's beautifully written and meaningful. I've almost cried quite a few times and I'm only halfway through, but it's a truly amazing book. The best books are the ones that can make you cry!

Have you read The Kite Runner? We're going to be starting it for English in the new year, but I didn't like the last book we read so I didn't read it - should I bother with this one?

I actually haven't read The Kite Runner, but some other people in my class (we're doing a project where you can pick any book by a non-american author) are reading and they say it's great. If it's anything like A Thousand Splendid Suns, I'm sure it's worth it.

Then I'll give it a bash! I don't think I can reasonably go through my whole A Level English Literature course without reading a single book xD
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Post by: serafinesteppenwolf on December 04, 2008, 03:48:33 PM
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hossenini, the author of The Kite Runner. It's honestly one of the saddest books I've ever read, but it's beautifully written and meaningful. I've almost cried quite a few times and I'm only halfway through, but it's a truly amazing book. The best books are the ones that can make you cry!

Have you read The Kite Runner? We're going to be starting it for English in the new year, but I didn't like the last book we read so I didn't read it - should I bother with this one?
I actually haven't read The Kite Runner, but some other people in my class (we're doing a project where you can pick any book by a non-american author) are reading and they say it's great. If it's anything like A Thousand Splendid Suns, I'm sure it's worth it.

Then I'll give it a bash! I don't think I can reasonably go through my whole A Level English Literature course without reading a single book xD
Let me know how it is! I might pick it up after I finish this one.
Hahah, yeah. I'll deny to my grave the fact that this is the first book for my class I'm actually going to finish this year... >.> I just could NOT make it through Heart of Darkness! :P
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Post by: Indja on December 04, 2008, 03:58:48 PM
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hossenini, the author of The Kite Runner. It's honestly one of the saddest books I've ever read, but it's beautifully written and meaningful. I've almost cried quite a few times and I'm only halfway through, but it's a truly amazing book. The best books are the ones that can make you cry!

Have you read The Kite Runner? We're going to be starting it for English in the new year, but I didn't like the last book we read so I didn't read it - should I bother with this one?
I actually haven't read The Kite Runner, but some other people in my class (we're doing a project where you can pick any book by a non-american author) are reading and they say it's great. If it's anything like A Thousand Splendid Suns, I'm sure it's worth it.

Then I'll give it a bash! I don't think I can reasonably go through my whole A Level English Literature course without reading a single book xD
Let me know how it is! I might pick it up after I finish this one.
Hahah, yeah. I'll deny to my grave the fact that this is the first book for my class I'm actually going to finish this year... >.> I just could NOT make it through Heart of Darkness! :P

We're doing Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time - the internet is full of reviews, quotations and chapter analysis, so actually bashing through it seems kinda pointless. As my dad (and House, incidently) says, "Work smart, not hard"!
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Post by: serafinesteppenwolf on December 04, 2008, 06:46:32 PM
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hossenini, the author of The Kite Runner. It's honestly one of the saddest books I've ever read, but it's beautifully written and meaningful. I've almost cried quite a few times and I'm only halfway through, but it's a truly amazing book. The best books are the ones that can make you cry!

Have you read The Kite Runner? We're going to be starting it for English in the new year, but I didn't like the last book we read so I didn't read it - should I bother with this one?
I actually haven't read The Kite Runner, but some other people in my class (we're doing a project where you can pick any book by a non-american author) are reading and they say it's great. If it's anything like A Thousand Splendid Suns, I'm sure it's worth it.

Then I'll give it a bash! I don't think I can reasonably go through my whole A Level English Literature course without reading a single book xD
Let me know how it is! I might pick it up after I finish this one.
Hahah, yeah. I'll deny to my grave the fact that this is the first book for my class I'm actually going to finish this year... >.> I just could NOT make it through Heart of Darkness! :P

We're doing Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time - the internet is full of reviews, quotations and chapter analysis, so actually bashing through it seems kinda pointless. As my dad (and House, incidently) says, "Work smart, not hard"!
Hahah, I totally agree. That's the good thing about advanced lit classes, you always read famous books that there have been tons of essays written on that for some reason are posted all over the internetz. ^_^
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on December 05, 2008, 04:21:34 AM
Haruki Murakami - Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

It's taking me forever to get through it, though, because I'm reading tons of other books for my thesis. And to think, this past summer, I got through 3 of his books in less than a month!

ah i really want to read that!! i randomly found out about on wikipedia ages ago, it sounds awesome!! how is it?
Amazing! It's very different from his other ones(have you read any of his other books, btw?). Sometimes I find it a little difficult to keep up with the two distinct narratives, but they're both so engaging and strange! He has a great writing style that works in every single one of his books. But yes, it is awesome and I strongly recommend it and all of his other books!

ah no i havent read any of his books! i dont quite know how to get my hands on them, would larger chain bookstores like borders or dymocks or something carry his books?
Yeah, definitely. I got my copy of Hard-Boiled Wonderland from Borders, so you should have no trouble finding them.

ah awesome! and i now have afriend who works at borders  :D
While you're picking up Hard-Boiled, be sure to pick up A Wild Sheep Chase and Dance Dance Dance(the sort of sequel to Wild Sheep Chase) and/or The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle!

ooh thankyou i think i shall!
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Post by: Indja on December 05, 2008, 11:42:32 AM
I hope you both appreciate how scary you made this page of the thread look, what with your two huge quote pyramids xD
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Post by: toriringo on December 05, 2008, 03:33:18 PM
haha. Sorry! XD
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Post by: Pelle on December 05, 2008, 04:36:01 PM
I read though Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time in two days (while staying at my sister's place), it's brilliant.

I'm currently reading the German translation of Tuesday with Morrie. It's a very nice book.
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Post by: radioactivity on December 05, 2008, 10:30:16 PM
making money by terry pratchett. it is excellent.

also a short history of nearly everything (the library's copy). they have it back now and I'm not finished, but I'll check it out again after finals, probably.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on December 06, 2008, 11:41:19 AM
Finished The Other Boleyn Girl. It was kind of a waste of my time...

Now reading Running With Scissors. It looks really good.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on December 07, 2008, 09:04:29 AM
Phillipe Petit's "To Reach The Clouds" memoir.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/416PV7TR6QL._SS500_.jpg)

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to all shadowboxers. :headbang:
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Post by: serafinesteppenwolf on December 07, 2008, 04:06:08 PM
Hahah, oh no, scary page! x.x oops!

Has anyone here read Hermann Hesse? I think Steppenwolf was on Amanda's reccomended list for awhile; and Hesse is an absolutely amazing writer and philosopher.
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Post by: RaggedyAnn on December 07, 2008, 05:24:46 PM
Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil.

this book is especially interesting for me because friends of my family know a good number of the people it was based on.
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on December 07, 2008, 07:54:07 PM
Finished The Other Boleyn Girl. It was kind of a waste of my time...

Now reading Running With Scissors. It looks really good.

Running with Scissors is one of my favourite books, honestly.
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Post by: Benny J M on December 08, 2008, 12:17:10 PM
Twilight - i am sorta board, i don't get the fuss!
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Post by: Hannah672 on December 08, 2008, 12:33:07 PM
WATCHMEN!!
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Post by: Benny J M on December 08, 2008, 12:34:13 PM
WATCHMEN!!

OFF TOPIC: I met you at Shefield. That is all :)
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Post by: lashingoutloud on December 08, 2008, 09:12:36 PM
"Bogmail" by Patrick McGinley

I like books about eccentric murderers set in Ireland.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on December 09, 2008, 09:17:48 AM
Has anyone here read Hermann Hesse? I think Steppenwolf was on Amanda's reccomended list for awhile; and Hesse is an absolutely amazing writer and philosopher.

YES.

'Siddhartha' is one of my all-time favourite books. I've lost count of how many times I've read it.

'The Glass Bead Game', 'Steppenwolf', 'Journey To The East', 'Demian' and his short stories collection 'Strange News From Another Star' all HIGHLY recommended.

 :read2:
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Post by: serafinesteppenwolf on December 16, 2008, 12:49:46 PM
Has anyone here read Hermann Hesse? I think Steppenwolf was on Amanda's reccomended list for awhile; and Hesse is an absolutely amazing writer and philosopher.

YES.

'Siddhartha' is one of my all-time favourite books. I've lost count of how many times I've read it.

'The Glass Bead Game', 'Steppenwolf', 'Journey To The East', 'Demian' and his short stories collection 'Strange News From Another Star' all HIGHLY recommended.

 :read2:

You're my new favorite person ever. Demian is my favorite, that book has a major impact on me every time I read it. I've never read The Glass Bead Game. It's on my x-mas list. :)

Right now I'm reading Labor of Love, about the pregnant man, Thomas Beattie. It's really interesting so far.
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Post by: Twice Belladonna on December 16, 2008, 01:05:02 PM
Zombie Survival Guide and The Idiot's Guide to Palmistry, simultaneously, to be followed by The Red Son.
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Post by: Emilly on December 16, 2008, 01:06:30 PM
'I think there's something wrong with me' by Neil Smith.

It's depressing, hilarious and inspirational. Someone gave it to me when I walked past them in the street and I was halfway through before I got home.
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Post by: arkham on December 16, 2008, 01:44:53 PM
"Perdido Street Station" by China Mieville

When that's done maybe I'll finally get to "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
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Post by: Kinky_Turtle on December 16, 2008, 11:52:11 PM
I'm rereading The Sibyl by Par Lagerkvist and I just started reading Oedipus the King to be followed probably by The Crucible.
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on December 17, 2008, 04:04:04 AM
i just started hardboiled wonderland and the end of the world! and just finished a goosebumps book! it was kalled heide and jekyll and was frightfully predictable! but wonderful! :D
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Post by: Devery on December 17, 2008, 09:52:53 AM
Has anyone here read Hermann Hesse? I think Steppenwolf was on Amanda's reccomended list for awhile; and Hesse is an absolutely amazing writer and philosopher.

YES.

'Siddhartha' is one of my all-time favourite books. I've lost count of how many times I've read it.

'The Glass Bead Game', 'Steppenwolf', 'Journey To The East', 'Demian' and his short stories collection 'Strange News From Another Star' all HIGHLY recommended.

 :read2:

"The Glass Bead Game" is my favorite Hesse book.  I should re-read it.

I just finished "Let the Right One In", a vampire (Vampyre!) novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_the_Right_One_In

and "Five Minutes in Heaven" by Lisa Alther.   http://www.lisaalther.com/fiveminutesinheaven.html
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Post by: neverm0re on December 17, 2008, 12:04:19 PM
agree for herman hesse.. great writer i discovered when i was young with siddhartha and steppenwolf.. :) right now am reading all charles bukowski.. again.. ;) lol
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on December 17, 2008, 12:23:15 PM
Rant by Chuck Palahniuk
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Post by: neverm0re on December 17, 2008, 12:30:53 PM
choke is great ;)
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Post by: Purtlepootle on December 17, 2008, 03:11:21 PM
I'm re-reading Coraline by the lovely Mr Gaiman and waiting to have nightmares about my 'other mother'...
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Post by: Emilly on December 17, 2008, 03:39:40 PM
I'm re-reading Coraline by the lovely Mr Gaiman and waiting to have nightmares about my 'other mother'...

Coraline's such an amazing book! I read it as a wee nipper and had nightmares for ages...
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Post by: Purtlepootle on December 17, 2008, 03:46:09 PM
I'm re-reading Coraline by the lovely Mr Gaiman and waiting to have nightmares about my 'other mother'...

Coraline's such an amazing book! I read it as a wee nipper and had nightmares for ages...

It is fantastic, haven't read it for ages! Many button phobics have been spawned I suspect! :idea1:
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Post by: rory on December 17, 2008, 06:25:19 PM
Just finished A Home At The End Of The World by Michael Cunningham, which I loved, and am moving on to Enduring Love by Ian McEwan for school, which actually looks pretty good, for a school book anyway.
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Post by: Molotovna on December 18, 2008, 11:42:36 AM
Sleepwalker in a Fog and other short stories by Tatyana Tolstaya
Longer Stories From the Last Decades by Anton Chekhov
Die Ursprünglichen Märchen der Brüder Grimm; I saw it in the library and thought, well, I have a long drive to Florida coming up, I may as well attempt to read the Grimm stories in German.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on December 21, 2008, 09:54:57 AM
I'm not really sure why, maybe it's because Oprah told me to, but I'm reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (sp?). We read some of her stuff earlier this year in class, and it was pretty good.

Next I want to read Charlie Chaplin's autobiography. I've tried a biography, but it wasn't very good. Then I'll finally get around to Stardust.
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Post by: Mockery on December 21, 2008, 10:09:58 AM
I just finished reading What-the-Dickens by Gregory Maguire and now, I'm reading The Host.
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on December 21, 2008, 10:58:19 AM
I just finished Rant[/] by Chuck Palahniuk.
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on December 21, 2008, 02:23:03 PM
I finished A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs......holy shit that book was amazing. It was like reading stories from my childhood.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on December 22, 2008, 01:28:25 PM
still reading 'Everything Is Illuminated' by Jonathan Safran Foer.
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Post by: Ms on December 22, 2008, 01:53:43 PM
I just finished Diary by Chuck Palahniuk and the damn book won't get out of my head. Very excellent.

I'm not sure whether to attempt finishing 1984 or start On The Road by Jack Kerouac.
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on December 22, 2008, 01:55:44 PM
Read 1984. I am going to send you annoying messages about it right now.
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Post by: Ms on December 22, 2008, 01:58:24 PM
*annoying messages received*

Alright, I shall start again. Tis a good book.

Also stop reading my mind. Or I should stop reading yours. Either way we have a problem. (four times in the past two days)
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on December 22, 2008, 01:59:12 PM
BEKKI! STOP THINKING ABOUT NAKED POLITICIANS.
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Post by: Ms on December 22, 2008, 02:00:27 PM
I CAN'T HELP IT THEY'RE JUST SO SEXAY

You stop thinking of naked Big Brother.
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on December 22, 2008, 02:06:09 PM
I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT PARTICULAR FICTIONAL CHARACTER LOOKS LIKE LET ALONE WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE NAKED.

YOU FAIL, MR. BEKKI.


Also, on topic, I am currently reading 'The Mighty Book Of Boosh'.
Oh yes, I am an intellectual.
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Post by: Ms on December 22, 2008, 02:07:20 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I always fail. D: BUT AT LEAST I'M YOUR FAILURE?

Your mind says yes.
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Post by: Golly Mina! on December 23, 2008, 04:10:15 AM
I'm reading a book called "The Classics of Erotic Literature". It's got everything : Sade, Diderot, Montesquieu, D.H. Lawrence, you name it  :D
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on December 23, 2008, 04:15:58 AM
I just finished Diary by Chuck Palahniuk and the damn book won't get out of my head. Very excellent.

I'm not sure whether to attempt finishing 1984 or start On The Road by Jack Kerouac.

I just finished Diary, not Rant, I don't know why I said that. I liked it, though I still like Lullaby above this one.  I don't know if I liked the character of Misty Marie all that well
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on December 23, 2008, 05:07:50 AM
I just finished Diary by Chuck Palahniuk and the damn book won't get out of my head. Very excellent.

I'm not sure whether to attempt finishing 1984 or start On The Road by Jack Kerouac.

I just finished Diary, not Rant, I don't know why I said that. I liked it, though I still like Lullaby above this one.  I don't know if I liked the character of Misty Marie all that well

I found Lullaby really odd. I read it and thought 'well...All his other books that I have read made sense on some level? but that one kind of...didn't.
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on December 23, 2008, 07:04:17 AM
I just finished Diary by Chuck Palahniuk and the damn book won't get out of my head. Very excellent.

I'm not sure whether to attempt finishing 1984 or start On The Road by Jack Kerouac.

I just finished Diary, not Rant, I don't know why I said that. I liked it, though I still like Lullaby above this one.  I don't know if I liked the character of Misty Marie all that well

I found Lullaby really odd. I read it and thought 'well...All his other books that I have read made sense on some level? but that one kind of...didn't.

Yeah...it was definitely out there.  I love how his stories always come full circle like that, and to me it's never predictable.

Check out his short story "Guts" if you really want something odd.
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on December 23, 2008, 07:32:11 AM
Oh yes, I've read that one.
It cracked me up and grossed me out at the same time.
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Post by: Ms on December 23, 2008, 08:20:13 AM
I've read that too. I was reading it while I talked to Audrey, so there's probably a black box recording of me re-acting to it. D:
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Post by: TeaTime on December 23, 2008, 11:41:36 AM
Reading House of Leaves, and so far not really getting it. But 50 pages in it has already possibly induced one horribly fucked up nightmare.

Also reading Ethan Frome for school. wahhhh.
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Post by: Mockery on December 23, 2008, 11:59:31 AM
I just finished Diary by Chuck Palahniuk and the damn book won't get out of my head. Very excellent.

I'm not sure whether to attempt finishing 1984 or start On The Road by Jack Kerouac.

I just finished Diary, not Rant, I don't know why I said that. I liked it, though I still like Lullaby above this one.  I don't know if I liked the character of Misty Marie all that well
I tired reading Dairy. Wasn't my cup of tea.
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on December 23, 2008, 12:51:49 PM
Oh yes, I've read that one.
It cracked me up and grossed me out at the same time.

Did you know it was originally published in Playboy?
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Post by: Aillecks on December 23, 2008, 04:39:23 PM
I just finished Diary by Chuck Palahniuk and the damn book won't get out of my head. Very excellent.

I'm not sure whether to attempt finishing 1984 or start On The Road by Jack Kerouac.

I just finished Diary, not Rant, I don't know why I said that. I liked it, though I still like Lullaby above this one.  I don't know if I liked the character of Misty Marie all that well
I tired reading Dairy. Wasn't my cup of tea.

Gotta agree. The whole book drove me crazy. Misty and.. well, everything, annoyed me.
Though, the other stuff I've read by Chuck Palahniuk I enjoyed a lot more.

Currently reading.. Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder for school.
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on December 23, 2008, 04:42:12 PM
Oh yes, I've read that one.
It cracked me up and grossed me out at the same time.

Did you know it was originally published in Playboy?

Oh yes. And it made me worry for the mental health of the people who decided to do that.
 ;D
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Post by: Mockery on December 24, 2008, 12:48:10 PM
Oh yes, I've read that one.
It cracked me up and grossed me out at the same time.

Did you know it was originally published in Playboy?
The doesn't surprise me at all.
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Post by: itevaporated on December 24, 2008, 05:51:30 PM
I read this two nights ago. In one sitting. That's how I read books. (all those harry potter releases got my reading tendencies to - OH MUST FINISH ASAP)

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Post by: cawo_dude on December 25, 2008, 01:34:47 AM
"Black Like Me" by john howard griffin, also, 'lolita' by vladimir nabokov.  :happy11:
im going to peru in a few days so the plane ride will give me plenty of time to read.
I loved Black Like Me, but I never finished it. I got all the way to when he goes to like Alabama or somewhere, I don't remember. But, I'm reading the Wheel of Time Trilogy by Robert Jordan. A great fantasy series that's very extensive and submerssive. I just finished the 7th, I'll start the 8th soon
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Post by: Holmes on December 25, 2008, 03:35:58 AM
Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" and "Neverwhere".
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Post by: NastyEgo on December 26, 2008, 05:35:45 PM
I don't remember if I mentioned it, but I'm reading Paint It Black by Janet Fitch. Should you ever see it, pick it up. It's a story of a girl whose boyfriend shots himself. His mother blames the girl for it, but gradualy they become closer to eachother.
While I'm reading it I can't get the image of my best friend out of my head. Her reactions to her friend's/exbf car crash were the same at many points. It just feels weird reading about it when I've seen my friend like that. But it also makes me understand some things.
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Post by: Mockery on December 26, 2008, 05:36:27 PM
Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" and "Neverwhere".
Ah, Neverwhere. I need to re-read that.
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Post by: Indja on December 27, 2008, 05:25:14 AM
Still Life With Woodpecker - Tom Robbins. I finally got a copy! I've been asking for it for birthday and Christmas for years, and I finally got it. I'm well happy - it's pretty fucking good.

I also FINALLY got "Howl & Other Poems" by Allen Ginsberg, which is INCREDIBLE but I don't think it really counts as something I'm reading, just something I'm dipping into.
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Post by: Mockery on December 27, 2008, 03:10:41 PM

I also FINALLY got "Howl & Other Poems" by Allen Ginsberg, which is INCREDIBLE but I don't think it really counts as something I'm reading, just something I'm dipping into.
Oh tell me how that book is.
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Post by: Golly Mina! on December 27, 2008, 03:16:50 PM
Finished reading "The Song of Roland". Now I'll start The Lay of the Cid
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on December 27, 2008, 03:48:09 PM
I'm about to start reading a book my brother got me for Christmas. I can't remember the name, and I'd tell you if I weren't so lazy 'cause the book is like...right across the room.
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Post by: Pope Totalfrog on December 27, 2008, 04:59:18 PM
Just finished Dear Fatty by Dawn French. Not something I would usually read but it was an xmas present and it didn't suck.

Now I am reading Down and Out In Paris and London - by George Orwell. My little xmas present to myself.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on December 27, 2008, 11:51:07 PM
Still Life With Woodpecker - Tom Robbins. I finally got a copy! I've been asking for it for birthday and Christmas for years, and I finally got it. I'm well happy - it's pretty fucking good.

I also FINALLY got "Howl & Other Poems" by Allen Ginsberg, which is INCREDIBLE but I don't think it really counts as something I'm reading, just something I'm dipping into.

EPIC epic book win.  :headbang:

I am happy for you. :coolsmiley:

Tom Robbins & Allen Ginsberg BY FAR my two favourite Americans who ever put pen to paper (or fingers to typewriter-keys.. cuz you know if they can't do it then, fuck it, it can't be done! ;) )
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on December 27, 2008, 11:54:25 PM
PS - Indie Ninja, if 'Still Life With Woodpecker' is your first Tom Robbins, the next ones you MUST get are 'Jitterbug Perfume' and 'Skinny Legs & All'.

Yes. You MUST.
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Post by: nottheonethatscrazy on December 28, 2008, 11:00:00 PM
I'm reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for the third time.
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Post by: neverm0re on December 30, 2008, 09:35:59 AM
" la dama numero trece " by josé carlos somoza.. great writer!! try it.. and especially " la cavernas de las ideas " ;)
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Post by: Annebelle. on December 30, 2008, 09:40:58 AM
i'm reading sociology course, which is really really boring and difficult, so i need to take breaks every hour/hour and 15-20 minutes to clear my head and then start over again, blah. i normally never take breaks during studying
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Post by: Mockery on December 30, 2008, 11:11:00 AM
I'm still reading The Host but its really, really good! Hopefully, I can finish this and re-read Wicked before reading A Lion Among Men.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on December 30, 2008, 01:46:09 PM
I'm reading Their Eyes Were Watching God. It's ok.
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Post by: Purtlepootle on December 30, 2008, 02:37:46 PM
I have finally got round to reading Waiting For Kate Bush by John Mendelssohn and am very much enjoying it!!
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Post by: Pope Totalfrog on December 30, 2008, 04:58:45 PM
I can't decide whether to start reading more Orwell, Lolita or Stardust.

I have a whole bag of books waiting and all I want to do is reread my old ones!
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on December 30, 2008, 10:19:05 PM
I can't decide whether to start reading more Orwell, Lolita or Stardust.

I have a whole bag of books waiting and all I want to do is reread my old ones!

Ugh, I hate that feeling.

I'm reading Lolita, but not getting very far 'cause I have this project I should be doing, but I feel guilty whenever I read instead of work on the project...
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Post by: Indja on December 31, 2008, 09:00:02 AM

I also FINALLY got "Howl & Other Poems" by Allen Ginsberg, which is INCREDIBLE but I don't think it really counts as something I'm reading, just something I'm dipping into.
Oh tell me how that book is.

Gooooorgeous ^.^ Love it. I think so far either "America" or the one about a sunflower are my favourites. We're doing fucking Thomas Hardy poems in school, it's like, "Yeah, but, Ginsberg would fucking TAKE him in a fight" xD Said that to my teacher before Christmas, actually. She wasn't impressed.

And Bad Kitty, I am LOVING Tom Robbins. It is indeed my first one of his that I've got - I'll keep an eye out for the others.
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Post by: Mockery on December 31, 2008, 12:56:49 PM

I also FINALLY got "Howl & Other Poems" by Allen Ginsberg, which is INCREDIBLE but I don't think it really counts as something I'm reading, just something I'm dipping into.
Oh tell me how that book is.

Gooooorgeous ^.^ Love it. I think so far either "America" or the one about a sunflower are my favourites. We're doing fucking Thomas Hardy poems in school, it's like, "Yeah, but, Ginsberg would fucking TAKE him in a fight" xD Said that to my teacher before Christmas, actually. She wasn't impressed.

And Bad Kitty, I am LOVING Tom Robbins. It is indeed my first one of his that I've got - I'll keep an eye out for the others.
That is awesome! I got this bracelt for Christmas that says, "I read banned books." and Howl was on their so I'm dying to read it now!!!
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Post by: slyvia k on December 31, 2008, 01:00:20 PM
the plane from stockholm to milan was late and the had like...3 books in english...including slam by nick hornby so i bought it. read 248 pages on the plane , still have 100 or so to go, but i didnt have time until now...
it's not bad but sucks compared to his older stuff :-\ ...
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on December 31, 2008, 07:47:36 PM
just finished 2 runaways comics and im almost finished hardboiled wonderland and the end of the world... what to read after... i may re-attempt ladies of vice
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Post by: demonscars on December 31, 2008, 09:10:16 PM
I've been very slowly reading "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets" since the summer (been wanting to read it for years).  Would have finished it several times over but I'm trying to savor it.  If you like the shows "Homicide" or "The Wire" it's a must read since both shows are more or less based on it.

Also recently re-read "Choke" and "Crooked Little Vein".  My next venture is going and reading the Christopher Moore books I have yet to read.  Also I have the audiobook of "Twilight" so I can make fun of it intelligently.
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Post by: Andy Pants on December 31, 2008, 09:11:47 PM
The Sandman series.
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Post by: Kinky_Turtle on December 31, 2008, 11:10:35 PM
I'm currently alternating between an anthology of lesbian vampire tales and re-reading Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. Which I strongly reccomend to fans of good graphic novels.
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Post by: neverm0re on January 01, 2009, 10:03:30 AM
about lesbian vampire, read "carmilla" by sheridan le fanu.. ;) a great classic..
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on January 01, 2009, 11:54:48 AM
o
about lesbian vampire, read "carmilla" by sheridan le fanu.. ;) a great classic..
one of the best writers of gothic fiction
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Post by: Mockery on January 01, 2009, 02:46:32 PM
Finished The Host. Fucking amazing!?!?!?!?

I'm re-reading Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch. After that, I'm going to read the Tao of Pooh.
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Post by: Black Canary on January 01, 2009, 05:37:04 PM
The Sandman series.
I've written papers on Sandman.
I just got the third Absolute (over-sized, recolored/retouched hardcover) Sandman for Christmas which has Brief Lives in it. Oh! The issues are also printed in the order they came out in the Absolute. Sigh. It's my baby.

So I'm reading that. I'm reading Grant Morrison's "All Star Superman". I just finished Matt Fraction's "Iron Man: The Five Nightmares" (brilliant, new, and a GREAT jumping on place for new Iron Man fans). I'm also in the middle of reading "American Gods" to my boyfriend and am about to start Neil's new book- "The Graveyard Book"
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Post by: Black Canary on January 01, 2009, 05:38:46 PM
I'm currently alternating between an anthology of lesbian vampire tales and re-reading Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. Which I strongly reccomend to fans of good graphic novels.

I may be confusing her but I'm nearly positive she came out with something new in the past month.
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on January 01, 2009, 06:39:40 PM
The Sandman series.
I've written papers on Sandman.
I just got the third Absolute (over-sized, recolored/retouched hardcover) Sandman for Christmas which has Brief Lives in it. Oh! The issues are also printed in the order they came out in the Absolute. Sigh. It's my baby.

So I'm reading that. I'm reading Grant Morrison's "All Star Superman". I just finished Matt Fraction's "Iron Man: The Five Nightmares" (brilliant, new, and a GREAT jumping on place for new Iron Man fans). I'm also in the middle of reading "American Gods" to my boyfriend and am about to start Neil's new book- "The Graveyard Book"

ah sandman is wonderful indeed :D
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Post by: malcontent on January 01, 2009, 09:52:44 PM
Dexter in the dark.
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Post by: Andy Pants on January 01, 2009, 11:01:27 PM
The Sandman series.
I've written papers on Sandman.
I just got the third Absolute (over-sized, recolored/retouched hardcover) Sandman for Christmas which has Brief Lives in it. Oh! The issues are also printed in the order they came out in the Absolute. Sigh. It's my baby.

So I'm reading that. I'm reading Grant Morrison's "All Star Superman". I just finished Matt Fraction's "Iron Man: The Five Nightmares" (brilliant, new, and a GREAT jumping on place for new Iron Man fans). I'm also in the middle of reading "American Gods" to my boyfriend and am about to start Neil's new book- "The Graveyard Book"

ah sandman is wonderful indeed :D

Yeah, I have the first three volumes, my girlfriend has lended them to me. I like the first one the best so far mostly because I think Rose is a bit pretentious and self-important and Morpheus gets a bit more depth of charcter. Death is cute and I like the way that Lucifer is depicted, as beautiful and imposing insetad of ugly and threatening, he looks a bit like an early David Bowie. And Morpheus is just cool, seems to be partially based on Neil Gaiman. Does anyone think that the music of Jeff Buckley was influenced by the Sandman series? Just in terms of his personal style and dream themes throughout his songwriting?

These are my favourite quotes.

"The elderly wait for death as they'd wait for an old friend"

And "Listen: to the sounds Barbara makes as she slices the pretty pictures out of her flesh"
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on January 02, 2009, 07:41:07 AM
I am re-arranging my books. New Year OCD.

I have done some quick finger maths and I have 154 (unread, homeless) books on the floor of my bedroom.

I have moved all the read (red) books out of my bedroom. They will have to find homes elsewhere. Only the un-read will reside on the floor next to my bed. None of this perpetually-re-reading-old-favourites crap from now on. The shock of the new! Green pastures! A new year. 154.. what's that. about 3 a week? Oh yeah. Bring it on 2010. I'll clear the floor for you.

Everyone in this thread NEEDS a Shelfari, btw. I'm obsessed with that site. I want to browse Shadowboxer shelves! *book stalker*

http://www.shelfari.com/ (http://www.shelfari.com/)
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Post by: Hannah672 on January 02, 2009, 02:58:29 PM
WATCHMEN!!

OFF TOPIC: I met you at Shefield. That is all :)

yep it was lovely to meet you :)

On Topic: I am still reading Watchmen... well last chapter.. but i just dont want it to end.. soooo goood!!
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on January 02, 2009, 04:18:22 PM
I am re-arranging my books. New Year OCD.

I have done some quick finger maths and I have 154 (unread, homeless) books on the floor of my bedroom.

I have moved all the read (red) books out of my bedroom. They will have to find homes elsewhere. Only the un-read will reside on the floor next to my bed. None of this perpetually-re-reading-old-favourites crap from now on. The shock of the new! Green pastures! A new year. 154.. what's that. about 3 a week? Oh yeah. Bring it on 2010. I'll clear the floor for you.

Everyone in this thread NEEDS a Shelfari, btw. I'm obsessed with that site. I want to browse Shadowboxer shelves! *book stalker*

http://www.shelfari.com/ (http://www.shelfari.com/)

my url is http://www.shelfari.com/britt09

It's not finished since I just signed up, but yeah. There's a little taste.
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Post by: ddabrockhard on January 02, 2009, 08:03:32 PM
i am reading "johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams"
by Sylvia Plath.

its pretty cool so far. i like it
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on January 03, 2009, 02:28:57 AM
WATCHMEN!!

OFF TOPIC: I met you at Shefield. That is all :)

yep it was lovely to meet you :)

On Topic: I am still reading Watchmen... well last chapter.. but i just dont want it to end.. soooo goood!!

ooh such an awesome book! im worried about the movie though... i hope its good
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Post by: ratsforcandy on January 03, 2009, 08:10:22 PM
A Thousand Splendid Suns.
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Post by: Ms on January 03, 2009, 08:22:08 PM
Ratsforcandy, is that Captain America in your sig?

WATCHMEN!!

OFF TOPIC: I met you at Shefield. That is all :)

yep it was lovely to meet you :)

On Topic: I am still reading Watchmen... well last chapter.. but i just dont want it to end.. soooo goood!!

ooh such an awesome book! im worried about the movie though... i hope its good

YES I loved that book. I read it for the first time last year and it blew me away. The movie looks pretty good, but I worry about it too. I hope that with all the lawsuit stuff it still comes out.
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Post by: Haushinka on January 03, 2009, 09:03:50 PM
The Master and Margarita.
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Post by: Black Canary on January 04, 2009, 12:22:56 AM
Ratsforcandy, is that Captain America in your sig?

WATCHMEN!!

OFF TOPIC: I met you at Shefield. That is all :)

Possibly THE best serialized story EVER.
My boyfriend is trying to find all the single issues. He also has the HC and the old softcover. I have the newer softcover and the giant, over-sized Absolute edition.

If you can, check out the book/art book "Watching the Watchmen" by Dave Gibbons, edited by Chip Kidd. A must have for fans of the book.

yep it was lovely to meet you :)

On Topic: I am still reading Watchmen... well last chapter.. but i just dont want it to end.. soooo goood!!

ooh such an awesome book! im worried about the movie though... i hope its good

YES I loved that book. I read it for the first time last year and it blew me away. The movie looks pretty good, but I worry about it too. I hope that with all the lawsuit stuff it still comes out.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on January 04, 2009, 07:29:38 AM
The Master and the Margarita.

win.  O0
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Post by: Mockery on January 04, 2009, 01:48:56 PM
A Thousand Splendid Suns.
Oh that's a wonderful book!
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on January 04, 2009, 01:49:30 PM
i am reading "johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams"
by Sylvia Plath.

its pretty cool so far. i like it

For some reason I always think that Sylvia Plath is a psychic. I keep confusing her with the other woman that appears on the Maury show.
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Post by: Hannah672 on January 04, 2009, 01:57:33 PM
WATCHMEN!!

OFF TOPIC: I met you at Shefield. That is all :)

yep it was lovely to meet you :)

On Topic: I am still reading Watchmen... well last chapter.. but i just dont want it to end.. soooo goood!!

ooh such an awesome book! im worried about the movie though... i hope its good

i'm hoping the movie will be good, hoping sooo much, the trailers do look pretty cool.... i hope they don't frak it up.

oh and i just finished watchmen! now onto reading many zines i have been lent!
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Post by: slyvia k on January 04, 2009, 01:57:46 PM
i am reading "johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams"
by Sylvia Plath.

its pretty cool so far. i like it
i loooooved it
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Post by: Mockery on January 04, 2009, 02:33:38 PM
WATCHMEN!!

OFF TOPIC: I met you at Shefield. That is all :)

yep it was lovely to meet you :)

On Topic: I am still reading Watchmen... well last chapter.. but i just dont want it to end.. soooo goood!!

ooh such an awesome book! im worried about the movie though... i hope its good

i'm hoping the movie will be good, hoping sooo much, the trailers do look pretty cool.... i hope they don't frak it up.

oh and i just finished watchmen! now onto reading many zines i have been lent!
The book wasn't really my cup of tea but the movie might make it easier for me to understand.
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Post by: Heliosis on January 04, 2009, 02:40:51 PM
I'm reading V for Vendetta right now ad then I move to Watchmen...
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Post by: Kovacs on January 04, 2009, 02:48:06 PM
I forget if I said this before, but if you really get into Moore, I highly recommend Promethea. And From Hell. Both are a little more like novels due to the content (Promethea is heavy on explanations of various types of religious and spiritual symbolism, and From Hell has all sorts of Jack the Ripper facts interwoven with the story). I haven't read Lost Girls, but I heard it's pretty good as well.
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Post by: Hannah672 on January 04, 2009, 09:10:21 PM
I forget if I said this before, but if you really get into Moore, I highly recommend Promethea. And From Hell. Both are a little more like novels due to the content (Promethea is heavy on explanations of various types of religious and spiritual symbolism, and From Hell has all sorts of Jack the Ripper facts interwoven with the story). I haven't read Lost Girls, but I heard it's pretty good as well.

Awesome i'm gonna have to check these out when i get a chance, i have an insane amount of books in my 'to read' pile. The next Moore thing i read will most likely be the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen seeing as my mate got it for me for my birthday. Oh and i totally need to finish reading the sandman graphic novels, i've read 5 so far and love them. So much to read... not enough time!!!
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on January 05, 2009, 06:52:26 PM
Ratsforcandy, is that Captain America in your sig?

WATCHMEN!!

OFF TOPIC: I met you at Shefield. That is all :)

yep it was lovely to meet you :)

On Topic: I am still reading Watchmen... well last chapter.. but i just dont want it to end.. soooo goood!!

ooh such an awesome book! im worried about the movie though... i hope its good

YES I loved that book. I read it for the first time last year and it blew me away. The movie looks pretty good, but I worry about it too. I hope that with all the lawsuit stuff it still comes out.

what lawsuit?  :embarassed:
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Post by: Kovacs on January 05, 2009, 07:01:53 PM
Someone correct me if I'm off, but I think Fox bought the rights to the Watchmen in the 80's, and are fighting for release privileges. Why this is coming up now, instead of before production, is beyond me.
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Post by: such a classic girl on January 05, 2009, 08:43:42 PM
i started reading this really cool biography on the band jane's addiction, then took a break to read "queen of the damned". now that i'm done with queen, i'ma finish this jane's book. then onto tales of a body thief (or something like that) - the next book in zee vampire chronicles.
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on January 06, 2009, 05:32:24 AM
Someone correct me if I'm off, but I think Fox bought the rights to the Watchmen in the 80's, and are fighting for release privileges. Why this is coming up now, instead of before production, is beyond me.

ah yeah that does seem pretty silly
Title: postscript to the play Copenhagen
Post by: lentower on January 06, 2009, 11:46:24 PM
i just finished reading the postscript to the play Copenhagen

i've seen the play twice, and studied the physics @mit

the postscript has more words than the play, and
compliments it very well

i'll enjoy the play even more next time i see it
'cause i read the postscript

both are highly recommended ! ! !

Copenhagen by Michael Frayn
ISBN 0385720793
http://www.amazon.com/Copenhagen-Michael-Frayn/dp/0385720793/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1231303451&sr=1-1
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Post by: anesthesia_xx on January 07, 2009, 01:46:10 AM
So I Read This Book Recently && It Was Totally Amazing! John Korn Writes Poetry About Punk Rock Girls, Diner Experiences, Drinking, Smoking, And Some Of The Most Trippy Stuff Ive Ever Read. This Book Is Fucking Amazing!!!

I Found Some Of His Poems That He Read For Radio Stations
http://search.playlist.com/tracks/john%20korn

&& If Anyone Is Interested In The Book Its Sold On Amazon
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on January 07, 2009, 07:01:29 AM
What is a postscript?
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Post by: She on January 07, 2009, 11:01:37 PM
I'm working my way through the Diana Wynne Jones books... yes they're in the JV section of the library, but I'm going to read all the ones they have...
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Post by: lentower on January 07, 2009, 11:25:10 PM
What is a postscript?

some text @ the end of a piece of writing
meant to be read after everything else

in this case, it's a lengthy essay about the writing of
and research for the play
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Post by: She on January 07, 2009, 11:44:51 PM
I used to always think it was some script you wrote for the post man at the end of your letter.
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Post by: anesthesia_xx on January 08, 2009, 12:33:46 AM
I'm reading V for Vendetta right now ad then I move to Watchmen...

i work at a used bookstore and i was lucky enough to find the original 1988 comics, there are 10 for V for vendetta, the art is beautiful. If you arent too far away i can mail you a second copy i have of the first one.
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Post by: CookieJar on January 08, 2009, 09:53:15 AM
C. von Ziegesar "Gossip girl 2"
Jan Guillou "Evil"
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Post by: Mockery on January 08, 2009, 04:39:28 PM
I'm reading Matilada and the Tao of Pooh.
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Post by: Grim Tuesday on January 09, 2009, 01:37:14 AM
Un Lun Dun
by
China Mieville
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Post by: clac on January 09, 2009, 10:06:01 AM
The Dark Tower III - The Waste Lands
By The King ;)

does anyone live in Bangor (Maine) ?  ;D
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Post by: Nala on January 09, 2009, 05:05:05 PM
I'm currently re-reading a book called Hope by Glenn Duncan
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on January 10, 2009, 09:44:43 AM
"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer.

It's much better than "Everything Is Illuminated", in my opinion.

also reading "Time Out: London" (but am being bored by how often they mention the "financial crisis").

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Post by: Emilly on January 10, 2009, 06:08:17 PM
'The human brain - a guided tour' by Susan Greenfield.

Brains are fun  :)
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Post by: 1sideofanampersand on January 10, 2009, 10:07:05 PM
"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer.
That is such a good book :)
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Post by: CaffeinatedCassadie on January 10, 2009, 10:51:10 PM
Smashed by Koren Zailckas (again)
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Post by: Astica on January 10, 2009, 11:35:43 PM
Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk.

Not nearly as addictive as his other books, but I still want to know what happens.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on January 14, 2009, 04:48:38 PM
"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer.
That is such a good book :)

It really is. :)

I finished it earlier today and was sad it had to end. Loved it a lot more than 'Everything Is Illuminated' (Jonathan Safran Foer's first book). Loved Oskar.

I definitely recommend it. Highly. (Plus, Dolls fans, there is much in there about the bombing of Dresden, so.. ta da! Linkage. And the young protagonist, Oskar Schell, carries a tambourine everywhere with him.. just like little Oskar in 'The Tin Drum'.. on which 'The Onion Cellar' was based.)
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on January 14, 2009, 04:54:22 PM
I am re-arranging my books. New Year OCD.

I have done some quick finger maths and I have 154 (unread, homeless) books on the floor of my bedroom.

I have moved all the read (red) books out of my bedroom. They will have to find homes elsewhere. Only the un-read will reside on the floor next to my bed. None of this perpetually-re-reading-old-favourites crap from now on. The shock of the new! Green pastures! A new year. 154.. what's that. about 3 a week? Oh yeah. Bring it on 2010. I'll clear the floor for you.

Everyone in this thread NEEDS a Shelfari, btw. I'm obsessed with that site. I want to browse Shadowboxer shelves! *book stalker*

http://www.shelfari.com/ (http://www.shelfari.com/)

my url is http://www.shelfari.com/britt09

It's not finished since I just signed up, but yeah. There's a little taste.

Rad. :coolsmiley:

Hope more Shadowboxers will climb on board the shelfari train. I really am ob-fucking-sessed with that site...
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Post by: Mockery on January 14, 2009, 07:09:51 PM
I'm reading the Book Theif and its really, really, reallllllllllllllly good!
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on January 17, 2009, 02:40:17 AM
I'm reading Lolita, and I'm hoping that I'll actually get through it.
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Post by: Pope Totalfrog on January 17, 2009, 02:45:54 AM
I'm reading Lolita, and I'm hoping that I'll actually get through it.

I just finished that. It never fails to creep me out.

Now I am reading "Keep the Aspidistra Flying" by George Orwell.
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Post by: Emilly on January 17, 2009, 06:20:34 PM
Right now I'm reading 'Angus, thongs and full frontal snogging'. A couple of minutes ago I laughed so hard squirty cream came out of my nose :)
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on January 18, 2009, 03:00:23 AM
you keep squirty cream up your nose????
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Post by: Indja on January 18, 2009, 04:03:03 PM
LMAO.

Haven't been on this thread for a while, I come back and am confronted with the above post. EXCELLENT.
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Post by: Emilly on January 18, 2009, 04:44:36 PM
you keep squirty cream up your nose????


Yup, it's where I store it  ^-^ Can't afford a fridge you see.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on January 18, 2009, 04:54:18 PM
Fried Green Tomatoes again...I'm a total sucker for that book and movie.
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Post by: clac on January 18, 2009, 05:03:23 PM
Fried Green Tomatoes again...I'm a total sucker for that book and movie.

i've seen the movie, loved it!!  O0
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on January 18, 2009, 06:20:11 PM
beautiful losers by leonard cohen, ive been meaning to read it for ages
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Post by: Pliwood180 on January 18, 2009, 07:34:48 PM
Fried Green Tomatoes again...I'm a total sucker for that book and movie.

i've seen the movie, loved it!!  O0

 :) You should check out the book too! It's got a lot more of the little stories, and more characters.
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Post by: clac on January 19, 2009, 02:12:49 AM
Fried Green Tomatoes again...I'm a total sucker for that book and movie.

i've seen the movie, loved it!!  O0

 :) You should check out the book too! It's got a lot more of the little stories, and more characters.
i didn't know it was a book before they turned it into a movie :P
i'll try to find it ! ;D
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on January 19, 2009, 05:51:56 PM
"The Polysyllabic Spree" by Nick Hornby (a collection of his "Stuff I've Been Reading" columns 2003-2004 from The Believer (http://www.believermag.com/).)

Reminds me I need to read some Dickens (starting with "David Copperfield".)

I want to get his second collection of Believer columns "Housekeeping vs. The Dirt".

Also want a subscription to The Believer. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Believer_(magazine))

And all back issues.
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Post by: 1AC on January 20, 2009, 09:27:24 PM
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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Post by: Strange_Jane on January 20, 2009, 09:33:00 PM
I just finished reading the Twilight series...and saw the movie

now I am reading the last book in the Tir Alainn Trilogy by Anne Bishop
called The House of Gaian

It's pretty fantastical!
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Post by: rosesandpianos on January 21, 2009, 12:51:55 AM
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Pretty much.

YAY! I'm reading that now too! Only mine has a different cover.

Chuck Palaniuk is fucking brilliant. I've read Rant (my favorite ever), Diary, Survivor, and Snuff, and I'm giong to read Invisible monsters next.

Has anyone else read Snuff? I just finished it.
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Post by: buttercup. on January 21, 2009, 02:17:12 AM
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I just finished The Graveyard Book.....
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Post by: clac on January 21, 2009, 03:37:36 AM
Neil Gaiman... i'v already seen this name somewhere...
 :angel4:



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Post by: The Angel Raliel on January 21, 2009, 04:14:03 AM
the good fairies of new york is an excellent book.....
all the Neil gaiman books are almost like friends to me......
currently reading.
Last argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie
third in a series of fantasy novels with extremely graphic and realistic accounts of torure and warfare
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Post by: Alyss on January 21, 2009, 10:48:45 AM
Anna Karenina, again. I've decided it's my favourite.
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Post by: rosesandpianos on January 21, 2009, 04:13:16 PM
Neil Gaiman... i'v already seen this name somewhere...
 :angel4:





Dude, I can't find his books anywhere. I've looked and our bookstore doesn't have any Neil Gaiman books... I'm really confused.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on January 21, 2009, 06:11:04 PM
Anna Karenina, again. I've decided it's my favourite.

That always reminds me of the Series of Unfortunate Events books. They always talk about how long it is, hah.
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Post by: Kovacs on January 21, 2009, 06:15:55 PM
the good fairies of new york is an excellent book.....
all the Neil gaiman books are almost like friends to me......
currently reading.
Last argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie
third in a series of fantasy novels with extremely graphic and realistic accounts of torure and warfare

Have you heard of Richard K Morgan Raliel? He's normally sci-fi, but his next novels a fantasy (actually, looking at wiki, it came out in Britain months ago, and just came out here! link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Steel_Remains)). I'd highly recommend him, though I haven't checked out The Steel Remains yet. He's one of my favorites.
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Post by: Alyss on January 21, 2009, 10:40:42 PM
Anna Karenina, again. I've decided it's my favourite.

That always reminds me of the Series of Unfortunate Events books. They always talk about how long it is, hah.
Yeah, it is real long. But every page is solid fucking gold.
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on January 22, 2009, 03:48:54 AM
yet another goosebumps book!
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Post by: Alyss on January 22, 2009, 10:22:26 AM
Oh noooooooooooo!
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Post by: rosesandpianos on January 23, 2009, 12:54:23 AM
Has anyone read Snuff by Chuck Palaniuk?
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Post by: Alyss on January 23, 2009, 01:16:06 AM
Can't say I have...
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Post by: clac on January 23, 2009, 05:30:34 AM
i read Lullaby, and liked it, even if the end was pretty... strange  :uglystupid2:
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Post by: AnnaBeck on January 23, 2009, 05:57:19 AM
twilight in english, wanted to find out about those grammar mistakes.
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Post by: slyvia k on January 23, 2009, 06:22:30 AM
macbeth. exam in a week. yay!
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on January 23, 2009, 06:57:38 AM
the scottish play!
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ukqzcC_jf_0
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Post by: slyvia k on January 23, 2009, 07:17:57 AM
the scottish play!
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ukqzcC_jf_0
uahah the clip's hilarious....
we all had no clue that there was this tradition that 'the scottish play' brings bad luck etc... until a professor from another university came for a lesson and told us all about it...and she was dressed in total black  ;D we suddenly started being very scared for this exam... how many will survive?
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Post by: Hush on January 23, 2009, 10:50:10 AM
twilight in english, wanted to find out about those grammar mistakes.
I just started reading Twilight last night, didn't get that far (chapter 2) before I fell asleep.
I think I'm gonna have to start paying attention to possible grammar errors from now on. :P
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Post by: ShiningSugar on January 23, 2009, 10:50:59 AM
Anna Karenina, again. I've decided it's my favourite.
I'm reading that right now, just checked it out yesterday. I'm only on, like, chapter 5 though.  
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on January 23, 2009, 11:14:05 AM
I'm reading Lolita, as mentioned, but I just found a note written on top of one of the pages that says, "Read Lolita until the end, it's a great book!"
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Post by: BaronLaCroix on January 23, 2009, 03:53:22 PM
My current reading cluster:
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
American Nerd: The Story of my People by Benjamin Nugent
American Fried by Calvin Trillin
Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Quicksilver by Neal Stephanson

I read in groups.
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Post by: Indja on January 23, 2009, 03:57:30 PM
Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Pretty fucking goooooood
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Post by: BaronLaCroix on January 23, 2009, 04:02:15 PM
Pretty fucking goooooood

I think so.
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Post by: Indja on January 23, 2009, 04:04:00 PM
Well. That's good then.

We should start a club of them what think Confederacy Of Dunces is pretty fucking good.

We could be the TWTCOFIPFG's.


Or something more rolloffthetonguey.
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Post by: Mockery on January 23, 2009, 05:21:14 PM
Right now, I'm still trying to finish the Book Theif. I read A Child Called It, Cut and Phantom Tollbooth in the past three days. I'm also going to read all the Wizard of Oz books in order.
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Post by: such a classic girl on January 24, 2009, 01:00:37 AM
Has anyone read Snuff by Chuck Palaniuk?

mhm! not my favourite by palahniuk, but i'm pretty much a sucker for anything he writes. are you reading it now?
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Post by: rosesandpianos on January 24, 2009, 02:56:20 AM
Has anyone read Snuff by Chuck Palaniuk?

mhm! not my favourite by palahniuk, but i'm pretty much a sucker for anything he writes. are you reading it now?

No, I finished it a few days ago. I liked it. Not my favorite either, but it was interesting haha. I'm almost done with Choke right now. Rant was by far my favorite ever.
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on January 24, 2009, 08:53:29 AM
Right now, I'm still trying to finish the Book Theif. I read A Child Called It, Cut and Phantom Tollbooth in the past three days. I'm also going to read all the Wizard of Oz books in order.

Oh, the Phantom tollbooth is one of my favourite books!
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Post by: Pliwood180 on January 24, 2009, 10:32:31 AM
To Kill a Mockingbird in English class. We just finished Of Mice and Men, and though I despise the teacher, that was a decent book. Other than that I'm still trying to finish Survivor, though I'm really busy.
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Post by: Alyss on January 24, 2009, 11:58:29 AM
'To Kill a Mockingbird' is sweet.
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Post by: Mockery on January 24, 2009, 01:07:18 PM
Right now, I'm still trying to finish the Book Theif. I read A Child Called It, Cut and Phantom Tollbooth in the past three days. I'm also going to read all the Wizard of Oz books in order.

Oh, the Phantom tollbooth is one of my favourite books!
Its one of my mine too.  I wanted the movie at least a million times when I was a kid.
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Post by: Indja on January 24, 2009, 01:53:39 PM
LOVE To Kill A Mockingbird. Whenever I have a bath, I read either that, On The Road or Deep Secrets by Diana Wynne Jones.

I'm reading I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith.
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Post by: clac on January 24, 2009, 02:05:38 PM
LOVE To Kill A Mockingbird.
one of my friend is just such a fan of this book! she even wanna call her son "Atticus"  ;D

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Post by: tanqgirl on January 24, 2009, 02:11:30 PM
LOVE To Kill A Mockingbird.
one of my friend is just such a fan of this book! she even wanna call her son "Atticus"  ;D



the only part i liked about that book was boo...i hated it otherwise, it was SOOO SLOWW

same with every other book i had to read in that class: huck finn, the great gastby (officially the book i hate most ever), and of mice and men

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Post by: Pliwood180 on January 24, 2009, 03:10:32 PM
LOVE To Kill A Mockingbird.
one of my friend is just such a fan of this book! she even wanna call her son "Atticus"  ;D



the only part i liked about that book was boo...i hated it otherwise, it was SOOO SLOWW

same with every other book i had to read in that class: huck finn, the great gastby (officially the book i hate most ever), and of mice and men



Yeh, I've heard Gatsby is slow. Never read it though.
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Post by: Indja on January 24, 2009, 03:18:22 PM
LOVE To Kill A Mockingbird.
one of my friend is just such a fan of this book! she even wanna call her son "Atticus"  ;D



the only part i liked about that book was boo...i hated it otherwise, it was SOOO SLOWW

same with every other book i had to read in that class: huck finn, the great gastby (officially the book i hate most ever), and of mice and men



Yeh, I've heard Gatsby is slow. Never read it though.

I really like Gatsby - it's slow, but I kinda like slow books ^.^ Same with Catcher In The Rye - nothing happens, really, but I love it.
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Post by: Alyss on January 24, 2009, 03:20:27 PM
Catcher in the Rye is fucking awesome. Make me cry a lot, but all the better for it.
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Post by: Indja on January 24, 2009, 03:21:54 PM
Mmm. I read that in the bath as well ^.^ Don't know why I like reading books in the bath so much - I just end up reading the first half and then going to bed and forgetting to read any more xD
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Post by: tanqgirl on January 24, 2009, 03:31:53 PM
haha i forgot i read catcher too...i think i actually threw the schools copy in the garbage in front of my teacher
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Post by: Indja on January 24, 2009, 03:33:28 PM
It's weird, everyone I know who did it at school says they hated it. I just read it for kicks one day - maybe that's the difference? I've never read anything they set for class, just got some quotes of the internet and read a few reviews. And that's if I was /really/ putting the effort in.
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Post by: Alyss on January 24, 2009, 03:34:17 PM
Dunno, I read 'To Kill a Mockingbird' because of school, and I still loved it.
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Post by: Indja on January 24, 2009, 03:35:20 PM
I think it's the analysis that kills it, having to pull something apart to it's bones - like, if you did that to a song, it would wreck it.
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Post by: AnnaBeck on January 24, 2009, 03:36:16 PM
twilight in english, wanted to find out about those grammar mistakes.
I just started reading Twilight last night, didn't get that far (chapter 2) before I fell asleep.
I think I'm gonna have to start paying attention to possible grammar errors from now on. :P

makes it more interesting ;D
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Post by: Alyss on January 24, 2009, 03:36:52 PM
I think it's the analysis that kills it, having to pull something apart to it's bones - like, if you did that to a song, it would wreck it.
Usually that's the case. But I just didn't have that problem with TKaM. Or 'The Taming of the Shrew', or 'Twelth Night'.
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Post by: tanqgirl on January 24, 2009, 03:37:19 PM
It's weird, everyone I know who did it at school says they hated it. I just read it for kicks one day - maybe that's the difference? I've never read anything they set for class, just got some quotes of the internet and read a few reviews. And that's if I was /really/ putting the effort in.

nah most of the kids in my class loved it...i loved my freshman english class that was stuff like romeo and juliet and oedipus and the like...sophomore year we read all those, i was one of the only people to completely hate them, and junior year we did all british literature such as beowulf, lots of shakespeare, oo and one of my favs the important of being earnest, and the like and i LOVED that and everyone else hated it sooooo i think it's just me haha


i've had to pull songs apart before and that didnt ruin it for me...it was just the book in general was way to boring...i like the idea of the book, but then actually reading it was awful
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Post by: Indja on January 24, 2009, 03:38:36 PM
Ah, I can't say it's all bad - if it wasn't for English Lit, I'd never have read Othello, and so never have read Hamlet, both of which I ADORE. I think my old English teachers were all pretty shit though, which didn't help. And we did crap books, like Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, and Holes. Hated them.
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Post by: Hush on January 24, 2009, 04:43:36 PM
twilight in english, wanted to find out about those grammar mistakes.
I just started reading Twilight last night, didn't get that far (chapter 2) before I fell asleep.
I think I'm gonna have to start paying attention to possible grammar errors from now on. :P
makes it more interesting ;D
I'm about halfway through the book now. Haven't noticed any really bad mistakes yet, just some awkward sentences, but just the horrible writing and the overuse of shiny adjectives and adverbs and the overall ridiculousness of Edward and Bella's *~*EPIC LOVE*~* are enough to make me giggle like a mad person. ;D It's actually more entertaining than reading a good book, haha.
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on January 24, 2009, 04:55:34 PM
How can you hate Gatsby?
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Post by: Alyss on January 24, 2009, 04:56:03 PM
Pure madness, one assumes.
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Post by: FullmetalFrekel on January 24, 2009, 06:05:59 PM
I'm reading A Tale of Two Cities...it's awesome. I think the fact that I'm writing a term paper on the cinematic style of writing Dickens uses makes it even better. =]
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on January 24, 2009, 07:35:39 PM
For AP Eng Lit: Beowulf.

I don't know what to think of it. I mean, I don't typically like fantasy hero stuff, you know?
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Post by: FullmetalFrekel on January 24, 2009, 08:40:39 PM
Beowulf is pretty good. It can be hard to read at parts, but I enjoyed it. He's an interesting character...if you have read The Odyssey, it's interesting to compare Beowulf to Odysseus as an epic hero.
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Post by: tanqgirl on January 24, 2009, 10:56:45 PM
ugh the great gatsby makes me want to kill puppies...and i would never ever hurt a puppy

it's sooooo booring and i hate all the characters they are the type of people that i usually completely avoid in real life

but i did enjoy beowulf i thought it was funny...i dont normally like the hero stuff either but i did enjoy that
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Post by: FullmetalFrekel on January 24, 2009, 11:08:06 PM
ugh the great gatsby makes me want to kill puppies...and i would never ever hurt a puppy

it's sooooo booring and i hate all the characters they are the type of people that i usually completely avoid in real life

but i did enjoy beowulf i thought it was funny...i dont normally like the hero stuff either but i did enjoy that

The Great Gatsby is awesome! There is just a lot of stuff to take in because all the characters are introduced so rapidly...I think that turns a lot of people off to the entire book, but once you get past that it's pretty good.  And if you read it in school that probably didn't help. Having to read it in like a week and then write papers and have quizes and tests over every bit of plot and symbolism can really ruin good books. >.<
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Post by: hateandjealousy on January 24, 2009, 11:46:06 PM
i am reading Song Book Nick Hornby. it is a bunch of essays on a bunch of different songs.
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on January 25, 2009, 01:02:00 AM
ugh the great gatsby makes me want to kill puppies...and i would never ever hurt a puppy

it's sooooo booring and i hate all the characters they are the type of people that i usually completely avoid in real life

but i did enjoy beowulf i thought it was funny...i dont normally like the hero stuff either but i did enjoy that

The Great Gatsby is awesome! There is just a lot of stuff to take in because all the characters are introduced so rapidly...I think that turns a lot of people off to the entire book, but once you get past that it's pretty good.  And if you read it in school that probably didn't help. Having to read it in like a week and then write papers and have quizes and tests over every bit of plot and symbolism can really ruin good books. >.<


Yeah, the papers and the questions and the tests fucked up A Streetcar Named Desire for me.
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Post by: Grim Tuesday on January 25, 2009, 02:28:55 AM
A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
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Post by: Kovacs on January 25, 2009, 02:34:02 AM
Moore is touring right now for Fool, if you like him you should check around your city, he's probably stopping by.  :)
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Post by: tanqgirl on January 25, 2009, 02:54:22 AM
ugh the great gatsby makes me want to kill puppies...and i would never ever hurt a puppy

it's sooooo booring and i hate all the characters they are the type of people that i usually completely avoid in real life

but i did enjoy beowulf i thought it was funny...i dont normally like the hero stuff either but i did enjoy that

The Great Gatsby is awesome! There is just a lot of stuff to take in because all the characters are introduced so rapidly...I think that turns a lot of people off to the entire book, but once you get past that it's pretty good.  And if you read it in school that probably didn't help. Having to read it in like a week and then write papers and have quizes and tests over every bit of plot and symbolism can really ruin good books. >.<

actually i was taking a class where we didnt have tests and we didnt actually do a paper on this book just a project...which my best friend at the time basically did (she was my partner) because she's madly in love with the book and i hated it haha
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Post by: fishbulb on January 25, 2009, 02:58:28 AM
Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves - PG Woodhouse. Fucking excellent.

 O0 I love Wodehouse. Wish I had a Jeeves.

Nabokov - Laughter in the dark
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on January 25, 2009, 08:03:42 AM
Just started and finished "Night" by Elie Wiesel.

It's a short book (120 pages including his Nobel Peace Prize acceptence speech) but it is painful to read. Utterly horrifying. Very concise.
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Post by: Indja on January 25, 2009, 10:52:08 AM
Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves - PG Woodhouse. Fucking excellent.

 O0 I love Wodehouse. Wish I had a Jeeves.

Nabokov - Laughter in the dark

LOL. Just quoted this post to say, "Omfg, I love Jeeves & Wooster too!" Wotta n00b.
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Post by: Rini Martini on January 25, 2009, 11:12:40 AM
I'm having to re-read 'The Lonely Londoners' by Sam Selvon for English. Load of old tosh.
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on January 25, 2009, 11:49:23 AM
I'm having to re-read 'The Lonely Londoners' by Sam Selvon for English. Load of old tosh.

Loads of old who?
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Post by: Rini Martini on January 25, 2009, 12:28:34 PM
Lol, it's an English expression that really old people use... It just seemed appropriate.
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Post by: FullmetalFrekel on January 25, 2009, 12:57:54 PM
ugh the great gatsby makes me want to kill puppies...and i would never ever hurt a puppy

it's sooooo booring and i hate all the characters they are the type of people that i usually completely avoid in real life

but i did enjoy beowulf i thought it was funny...i dont normally like the hero stuff either but i did enjoy that

The Great Gatsby is awesome! There is just a lot of stuff to take in because all the characters are introduced so rapidly...I think that turns a lot of people off to the entire book, but once you get past that it's pretty good.  And if you read it in school that probably didn't help. Having to read it in like a week and then write papers and have quizes and tests over every bit of plot and symbolism can really ruin good books. >.<

actually i was taking a class where we didnt have tests and we didnt actually do a paper on this book just a project...which my best friend at the time basically did (she was my partner) because she's madly in love with the book and i hated it haha

Haha, I guess it's just not a book for everyone.  =]
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Post by: Indja on January 25, 2009, 12:59:42 PM
Lol, it's an English expression that really old people use... It just seemed appropriate.

Not only old people use it! I say it all the time. Then again, I also say "blimey", "crumbs", "gosh" and "brilliant" at every possible opportunity.
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Post by: Alyss on January 25, 2009, 01:18:19 PM
You ra, you.
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Post by: Indja on January 25, 2009, 01:24:54 PM
Ah, see, I say them all with a thick Northern accent, which rather counters the effect ^.^
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Post by: BaronLaCroix on January 25, 2009, 01:33:36 PM
Lol, it's an English expression that really old people use... It just seemed appropriate.

Not only old people use it! I say it all the time. Then again, I also say "blimey", "crumbs", "gosh" and "brilliant" at every possible opportunity.
I'm not even British and I use some of those.
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Post by: Indja on January 25, 2009, 01:36:09 PM
Lol, it's an English expression that really old people use... It just seemed appropriate.

Not only old people use it! I say it all the time. Then again, I also say "blimey", "crumbs", "gosh" and "brilliant" at every possible opportunity.
I'm not even British and I use some of those.

Good. They're cracking words.
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Post by: Alyss on January 25, 2009, 01:37:11 PM
Ah, see, I say them all with a thick Northern accent, which rather counters the effect ^.^
:o That sounds like quite a package.
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Post by: Indja on January 25, 2009, 01:40:06 PM
Ah, see, I say them all with a thick Northern accent, which rather counters the effect ^.^
:o That sounds like quite a package.

It truly is. Especially when you factor in the fact my accent, though it's foundation is Northern, flicks between a sort of transatlantic drawl and a superposh Surrey kind of thing at random points. It also goes Scouse, Brummie and a superduper Manc at times.
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Post by: Alyss on January 25, 2009, 01:44:03 PM
How did you pick up such a jumble?
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Post by: Mockery on January 25, 2009, 02:03:39 PM
LOVE To Kill A Mockingbird.
one of my friend is just such a fan of this book! she even wanna call her son "Atticus"  ;D



the only part i liked about that book was boo...i hated it otherwise, it was SOOO SLOWW

same with every other book i had to read in that class: huck finn, the great gastby (officially the book i hate most ever), and of mice and men



Yeh, I've heard Gatsby is slow. Never read it though.

I really like Gatsby - it's slow, but I kinda like slow books ^.^ Same with Catcher In The Rye - nothing happens, really, but I love it.
I liked Gatsby. We read it in 11th grade and I finished it before everyone else.
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Post by: Indja on January 25, 2009, 05:00:10 PM
How did you pick up such a jumble?

Well, my mum's from Surrey and my dad's from Southampton, and when I was little I used to talk really, /really/ posh, but then when I got to secondary school people took the piss out of me so I went more Northern, especially Manc cos that's the "hard" way to talk round here. As for the Scouse and Brummie, I've got a lot of friends from places all over the North and the Midlands, so they all rub off on me quite a lot. And the transatlantic thing is just because my mates and me watch so much American TV, listen to American music, whatever, that it's just sort of intergrated into our speech.
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Post by: NastyEgo on January 25, 2009, 05:57:51 PM
Douglas Adams - The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
I just started. It's hillarious.
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Post by: Emilly on January 25, 2009, 06:26:07 PM
Douglas Adams - The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
I just started. It's hillarious.

Muchos kudos to you  :)
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Post by: RaggedyAnn on January 25, 2009, 07:07:16 PM
Bob Dylan-Chronicles
and Jack Kerouac-Desolation Angels

I couldn't decide which to read first, so I'm just switching back and forth
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Post by: Strange_Jane on January 25, 2009, 07:36:24 PM
Douglas Adams - The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
I just started. It's hillarious.

I loved those books, I read them in middle school early high school
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Post by: TeaTime on January 25, 2009, 11:01:47 PM
Love in the Time of Cholera. ohhh Marquez...  :love5:
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Post by: ratsforcandy on January 25, 2009, 11:18:16 PM
I just don't feel like picking up A Thousand Splendid Suns. I'm like 15 pages in, but just don't feel like reading it for some reason >.> Haha. I read like 10 pages of Anne Frank's diary, and the first few pages of the bible the other night, and I just started Huckleberry Finn. All over the place. I have no idea why I started reading the bible, but it was there so I picked it up, haha.
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Post by: Briar La Boheme on January 26, 2009, 01:24:58 AM
I have ten thousand things on the go at once, but I'm 'properly' reading
- Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen (for a Canadian lit class, and for its awesomeness)
- How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff (for an Adolescent fiction class - BEST THING EVER)
- Twilight by the evil, evil Stephenie Meyer (because I work in the kids section of a bookstore and need to know what this whole crazy business is about)
and for purely leisure purposes:
- The New Girl by Emily Perkins, which is my favourite book ever, almost.
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Post by: Hush on January 26, 2009, 11:43:14 AM
I just finished Twilight last night (and now I kind of want to read New Moon. damn you, stupid sneak peek at the end of Twilight).

I thinkkk I'm gonna start on On The Road (Jack Kerouac) next. I read it in high school and loved it, but that was ages ago. I got the original scroll edition for my birthday in 2007 and I still haven't read it..
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Post by: Alyss on January 26, 2009, 11:44:13 AM
So...is it as bad as they say?
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Post by: Indja on January 26, 2009, 12:06:17 PM
I just finished Twilight last night (and now I kind of want to read New Moon. damn you, stupid sneak peek at the end of Twilight).

I thinkkk I'm gonna start on On The Road (Jack Kerouac) next. I read it in high school and loved it, but that was ages ago. I got the original scroll edition for my birthday in 2007 and I still haven't read it..

No fair! I got "Howl & Other Poems" by Allen Ginsberg for Christmas, it's ace.

lol, we're on page 69... xD
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on January 26, 2009, 12:18:00 PM
I just finished part one of Lolita...what...the...fuck....

Actually, it's not as bad as I thought it was gonna be.
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Post by: Pope Totalfrog on January 26, 2009, 02:59:37 PM
I just finished part one of Lolita...what...the...fuck....

Actually, it's not as bad as I thought it was gonna be.

It gets worse.
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Post by: Alyss on January 26, 2009, 03:02:38 PM
Lolita?
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Post by: Indja on January 26, 2009, 03:04:14 PM
Lolita?

Not heard about it? I haven't read it, but I think it's about this guy who falls in love with like an 11 year old or something.
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Post by: Alyss on January 26, 2009, 03:04:38 PM
Huh. A fitting title.
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Post by: Indja on January 26, 2009, 03:05:26 PM
Well that's where the term comes from.
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Post by: Alyss on January 26, 2009, 03:06:25 PM
From that book?
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Post by: Indja on January 26, 2009, 03:06:58 PM
Uh-huh. It was written in like 1955.
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on January 26, 2009, 03:28:16 PM
I just finished part one of Lolita...what...the...fuck....

Actually, it's not as bad as I thought it was gonna be.

It gets worse.

Haha, whoops.
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Post by: Alyss on January 26, 2009, 03:57:58 PM
Uh-huh. It was written in like 1955.
I have definitely got to read it.
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Post by: Mockery on January 26, 2009, 06:20:09 PM
I re-read the Road to Oz and I'm going to start reading the next in the series.
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Post by: arkham on January 26, 2009, 07:46:04 PM
Finally finished Perdido Street Station by China Mieville, starting in on American Gods.
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Post by: BaronLaCroix on January 27, 2009, 03:53:32 PM
Finally finished Perdido Street Station by China Mieville, starting in on American Gods.
Love love LOVED American Gods.  I should put that into the re-read stack.
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Post by: Suih on January 27, 2009, 05:56:38 PM
Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs ~ Chuck Klosterman
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Post by: Hannah672 on January 27, 2009, 06:07:16 PM
I am also reading Lolita.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on January 27, 2009, 06:13:17 PM
Just read "A Man Without A Country" by Kurt Vonnegut and "Coraline" by Neil Gaiman.

now on to the 7 books I have borrowed from the library!
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Post by: nottheonethatscrazy on January 27, 2009, 06:16:51 PM
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix again.
Blood and Gold again.
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on January 27, 2009, 06:42:39 PM
I am also reading Lolita.

How far are you? Let's dish.
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Post by: Alyss on January 27, 2009, 08:38:15 PM
The letter I got from Indja, again.
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Post by: Golly Mina! on January 28, 2009, 04:07:02 AM
Christiaens Jeanne's Le Vainqueur de la nuit
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Post by: Indja on January 28, 2009, 12:01:01 PM
The letter I got from Indja, again.

Aw! You're so sweet ^.^ I know I asked on the other thread but, even though you're not who I wrote to, can I still get a letter back? I really like getting letters, like to a foolish, foolish degree.
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Post by: Alyss on January 28, 2009, 03:10:13 PM
Yeah, letters are a lost art in this day and age. I will, most definitely, right back.
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Post by: Indja on January 28, 2009, 03:12:54 PM
Is that even better than writing back? Or is it a cool internet way of shortening the phrase "I'll write right back"??

Man, I can't even remember what I wrote! It was like 2 am when I did ^.^
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Post by: Alyss on January 28, 2009, 03:14:27 PM
Whoops, typo. And it was a nice letter, told me lots about yourself.
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Post by: Indja on January 28, 2009, 03:14:54 PM
Really? I never normally do - you must be lucky ^.^
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Post by: tanqgirl on January 28, 2009, 04:52:00 PM
the shadow box harharhar


im sorry thats awful but i couldnt resist  :D
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Post by: Alyss on January 28, 2009, 04:55:13 PM
Really? I never normally do - you must be lucky ^.^
Yeah, I'm pretty lucky.
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Post by: Mockery on January 28, 2009, 08:52:51 PM
The letter I got from Indja, again.

Aw! You're so sweet ^.^ I know I asked on the other thread but, even though you're not who I wrote to, can I still get a letter back? I really like getting letters, like to a foolish, foolish degree.
Getting stuff in the mail is loads of fun!
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Post by: Alyss on January 28, 2009, 09:02:26 PM
Yeah, it's a shame people don't write so many letters any more.
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Post by: Hannah672 on January 28, 2009, 10:19:25 PM
I am also reading Lolita.

How far are you? Let's dish.

Not very far at all like part 9? But i think i will go to bed now and get through some more, it's very well written ... yet so disturbing!! But compelling to read. Feel free to PM me then we can dish! I'm a little upset i can't read my(well one of my parents) old copy of it with the classic movie cover as it's got pages falling out of it! Oh well!
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Post by: hateandjealousy on January 29, 2009, 10:48:42 PM
The Watchmen, it's very dark and very misanthropic.
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Post by: Strange_Jane on January 29, 2009, 11:04:24 PM
just started The Daughter of the Blood The first book in Anne Bishop's Black Jewels Trilogy
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Post by: Nala on January 30, 2009, 05:00:34 AM
Alan Moore's Lost Girls.

'Tis rather... umm... yes.
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Post by: Andy Pants on January 30, 2009, 05:36:15 AM
The Road. It is good but not a work of genius.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on January 30, 2009, 09:25:30 AM
Alan Moore's Lost Girls.

'Tis rather... umm... yes.
I need to get a copy of that
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on January 30, 2009, 11:27:16 AM
Guys, I have a question:

I'm in the middle of a book that I just want to stop reading it. Like, I'm smack dead in the middle of it. Over the past week, I've got some great books in the mail, and I want to get back to my other library books....but I feel so bad for just stopping in the middle of a book, you know? But I honestly don't want to keep forward with this thing.
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Post by: BaronLaCroix on January 30, 2009, 11:34:00 AM
Guys, I have a question:

I'm in the middle of a book that I just want to stop reading it. Like, I'm smack dead in the middle of it. Over the past week, I've got some great books in the mail, and I want to get back to my other library books....but I feel so bad for just stopping in the middle of a book, you know? But I honestly don't want to keep forward with this thing.
I'd drop it.  I know what you mean, I've been loathe to do the same in the past, but sometimes the effort and time it takes to read something you don't want to takes away from the time you could be reading something you like.
I had to stop reading War & Peace because it was just terrible.  Turns out I just had a really bad translation, and I'll try it again someday with a different one.
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Post by: Alyss on January 30, 2009, 12:31:32 PM
A book's just a book. You shouldn't feel guilty for stopping, just like you shouldn't feel guilty for stopping a film halfway through.
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Post by: BB Gun-it on January 30, 2009, 01:35:53 PM
I am currently NOT reading my textbooks. This is probably not a good thing.
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Post by: Alyss on January 30, 2009, 01:37:02 PM
Of course it is!
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Post by: Mockery on January 30, 2009, 06:36:41 PM
Alan Moore's Lost Girls.

'Tis rather... umm... yes.
Please tell me you didn't acutally buy that smut.
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Post by: Kovacs on January 30, 2009, 07:44:05 PM
Erotica! It's erotica!

. . .




Seriously though, I'm Moore's biggest fan, but I didn't really get it. I flipped through on of the books and felt so freaking pervish I had to stop. Granted, he does an awesome job in whatever he does, and I'm sure I'd love the story.

But you can put erotica in a work, like Promethea, and not go overboard with it.


I'm reading the Steel Remains, and its fucking awesome. The first gay sex scene was a bit...not really uncomfortable, just different...intense I guess? But man, I don't normally like fantasy novels, but Morgan is the shit.
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Post by: Strange_Jane on January 30, 2009, 07:50:11 PM
I am currently NOT reading my textbooks. This is probably not a good thing.
yeeeeeh me either!!!
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Post by: Mockery on January 30, 2009, 08:34:54 PM
Erotica! It's erotica!
That's just a fancy word for smut.
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Post by: Alyss on January 30, 2009, 10:40:24 PM
Buying smut? There's plenty of erotica online. Save yourself some money.
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Post by: Kovacs on January 30, 2009, 11:56:08 PM
Erotica! It's erotica!
That's just a fancy word for smut.

Technically, not really. Erotica has a plotline, story, etc, and different intentions. The key is the sex is there to serve a specific purpose other than to get you off. It produces intended emotions/reactions, but not necessarily arousal. It's not meant to just be jacked off too, if that makes sense.

That's what Moore was trying to do, though since it was visual it was more difficult, in my opinion (too distracting). It didn't resonate with me, but I didn't give it much of a chance, and I can respect the basic plotlines enough to give it some merit.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on January 31, 2009, 12:54:31 AM
I'm reading "Marley & Me" by John Grogan.

It's very... mainstream?

The kind of book I imagine normal people read and love.

It's a library book. I'll probably have finished it by the end of today. I'll take it back on Monday and likely forget I ever read it. It is eminently forgettable.

Unlike Gaiman's "Coraline" which I read yesterday and fully expect to be HAUNTED BY for THE REST OF MY LIFE. Shit scary. A relentless childs nightmare, if you want my opinion. Almost exactly what my nightmares were like when I was 8 years old. The movie doesn't look half as sinister (maybe cuz they've Toy Story'd it up and made everyone American?)
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on January 31, 2009, 01:44:11 AM
I'm reading "Marley & Me" by John Grogan.

It's very... mainstream?

The kind of book I imagine normal people read and love.

It's a library book. I'll probably have finished it by the end of today. I'll take it back on Monday and likely forget I ever read it. It is eminently forgettable.

Unlike Gaiman's "Coraline" which I read yesterday and fully expect to be HAUNTED BY for THE REST OF MY LIFE. Shit scary. A relentless childs nightmare, if you want my opinion. Almost exactly what my nightmares were like when I was 8 years old. The movie doesn't look half as sinister (maybe cuz they've Toy Story'd it up and made everyone American?)

based on the adds, it looks like they could have made it a lot darker, but ive only seen the adds, the movie could still be pretty awesome
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Post by: Pliwood180 on January 31, 2009, 09:18:01 AM
Possible Side Affects by Augusten Burroughs. I like it better than Running With Scissors, so far.
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Post by: Aillecks on January 31, 2009, 09:22:54 AM
My aunty is currently reading Possible Side Affects, she says it's really good. I generally enjoy what she reads, may have to check it out..
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Post by: Nala on January 31, 2009, 09:53:59 AM
Alan Moore's Lost Girls.

'Tis rather... umm... yes.
Please tell me you didn't actually buy that smut.

Sadly so... i bought it on a whim after reading an Alan Moore interview in Word Magazine about it.

I don't know what I was expecting but i certainly don't rate it at all. I've read the first  book and can't be bothered with the other two now. It's going on ebay within the next couple of hours.

Maybe i'm missing something but what little story there is just seems like nonsense and an excuse to draw porn.

Ho humm...

I'm reading The Graveyard Book now. Back to (relative) innocence.  angel
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Post by: Mockery on January 31, 2009, 02:20:01 PM
Alan Moore's Lost Girls.

'Tis rather... umm... yes.
Please tell me you didn't actually buy that smut.
Maybe i'm missing something but what little story there is just seems like nonsense and an excuse to draw porn.

Ho humm...

I'm reading The Graveyard Book now. Back to (relative) innocence.  angel
Which is why it earns the name of smut.

Either way, please tell me how the Graveyard Book turns out.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on February 01, 2009, 04:33:48 AM
'Marley & Me' made me cry like a bitch even though it was (at best) a mediocre book.

Old/dead/dying dogs = weepy me.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on February 01, 2009, 10:20:23 AM
'Marley & Me' made me cry like a bitch even though it was (at best) a mediocre book.

Old/dead/dying dogs = weepy me.

I feel ya, man.

Has anyone read The Reader? I haven't heard if the book was any good.
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Post by: Rini Martini on February 01, 2009, 12:28:39 PM
'Heart of Darkness' by Joseph Conrad, for English.

Least captivating book of all time, in my humble opinion. Absolutely painful.
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Post by: slyvia k on February 01, 2009, 12:34:20 PM
'Heart of Darkness' by Joseph Conrad, for English.

Least captivating book of all time, in my humble opinion. Absolutely painful.
i had to go through the pain of reading it 3 times. for various classes.
the more you read it, the less painful it gets...
but still... definitely not one of my fav books!
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Post by: Pope Totalfrog on February 01, 2009, 04:28:11 PM
'Heart of Darkness' by Joseph Conrad, for English.

Least captivating book of all time, in my humble opinion. Absolutely painful.

I had to read it for English Lit. I hated it. Then I realised that the movie Apocalypse Now is based on Heart of Darkness. You should watch it, it's long and painful too but it makes the book seem a little better.

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Post by: BB Gun-it on February 01, 2009, 04:50:47 PM
Still not my textbooks.

I was going to pick up some Vonnegut this weekend, but it was expensive at the new book store and invisible at the used book store, so maybe I'll just peruse the library.

Any suggestions on which I should start with? I've never read Vonnegut.
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Post by: Indja on February 01, 2009, 04:52:43 PM
Still not my textbooks.

Quite right too.

I'm reading Sabriel at the mo - just got a massive pile of books back from my mum's old house, so my room is now flooded with teen fantasy-fiction ^.^ After this series, I'm gonna read the Wind Singer trilogy again xD
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Post by: Alyss on February 01, 2009, 05:06:15 PM
'Heart of Darkness' by Joseph Conrad, for English.

Least captivating book of all time, in my humble opinion. Absolutely painful.

I had to read it for English Lit. I hated it. Then I realised that the movie Apocalypse Now is based on Heart of Darkness. You should watch it, it's long and painful too but it makes the book seem a little better.


Apocalypse Now is painful? It's a fantastic film!
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on February 01, 2009, 07:08:44 PM
"Into Thin Air" by Jon Krakauer. About the 1996 Everest disaster.

A snowy read for a snowy day.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: rosesandpianos on February 01, 2009, 10:35:18 PM
JUST FINISHED WATCHMEN!!!!!!!!

HOLY SHIT FUCK! Intense man. Anyone read it? ^_^ Can't wait for the movie!
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Andy Pants on February 01, 2009, 10:54:39 PM
Still not my textbooks.

I was going to pick up some Vonnegut this weekend, but it was expensive at the new book store and invisible at the used book store, so maybe I'll just peruse the library.

Any suggestions on which I should start with? I've never read Vonnegut.

1. Slaughterhouse Five
2. Breakfast Of Champions
3. Cats Cradle
4. The Sirens Of Titan
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: BB Gun-it on February 01, 2009, 10:57:10 PM
Still not my textbooks.

I was going to pick up some Vonnegut this weekend, but it was expensive at the new book store and invisible at the used book store, so maybe I'll just peruse the library.

Any suggestions on which I should start with? I've never read Vonnegut.

1. Slaughetrhouse Five
2. Breakfast Of Champions
3. Cats Cradle
4. The Sirens Of Titan

Thank you thank you thank you.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Bubblegum Britt on February 01, 2009, 10:58:13 PM
Still not my textbooks.

I was going to pick up some Vonnegut this weekend, but it was expensive at the new book store and invisible at the used book store, so maybe I'll just peruse the library.

Any suggestions on which I should start with? I've never read Vonnegut.

1. Slaughetrhouse Five
2. Breakfast Of Champions
3. Cats Cradle
4. The Sirens Of Titan

Thank you thank you thank you.

Does everyone ask that question when they start reading Vonnegut? I asked my friend the same thing. I checked out Slaughterhouse Five from the library, and I'm gonna start it tomorrow, hopefully.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: BB Gun-it on February 01, 2009, 10:59:32 PM
Still not my textbooks.

I was going to pick up some Vonnegut this weekend, but it was expensive at the new book store and invisible at the used book store, so maybe I'll just peruse the library.

Any suggestions on which I should start with? I've never read Vonnegut.

1. Slaughetrhouse Five
2. Breakfast Of Champions
3. Cats Cradle
4. The Sirens Of Titan

Thank you thank you thank you.

Does everyone ask that question when they start reading Vonnegut? I asked my friend the same thing. I checked out Slaughterhouse Five from the library, and I'm gonna start it tomorrow, hopefully.

I just always hear people talking about which book they started with, so naturally I'm going to ask which one I should start with. Because I am a nerdy sheep =)
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Andy Pants on February 01, 2009, 11:31:28 PM
Still not my textbooks.

I was going to pick up some Vonnegut this weekend, but it was expensive at the new book store and invisible at the used book store, so maybe I'll just peruse the library.

Any suggestions on which I should start with? I've never read Vonnegut.

1. Slaughetrhouse Five
2. Breakfast Of Champions
3. Cats Cradle
4. The Sirens Of Titan

Thank you thank you thank you.

Does everyone ask that question when they start reading Vonnegut? I asked my friend the same thing. I checked out Slaughterhouse Five from the library, and I'm gonna start it tomorrow, hopefully.

I just always hear people talking about which book they started with, so naturally I'm going to ask which one I should start with. Because I am a nerdy sheep =)

Slaughter-house 5 is a little depressing and dark so keep that in mind. But it's definately the best book he ever wrote. So if you like it then you will probably like most of his work. I actually read Breakfast of Champions first which has a bit more of a sense of humour so read that one first if that kind of writing is more to your style.  You might also want to check out Player Piano which is where the quote in my sig comes from and is the first book he ever wrote. It's good but a little bit too much like Brave New World crossed with 1984.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Hannah672 on February 02, 2009, 08:56:54 AM
JUST FINISHED WATCHMEN!!!!!!!!

HOLY SHIT FUCK! Intense man. Anyone read it? ^_^ Can't wait for the movie!

read it recently and was in awe of it! i cannot wait for the film, i hope it is good, the trailer does look ace!
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Mockery on February 02, 2009, 11:33:58 AM
I'm reading the third volume of With the Light and at the same time, trying to finish the Oz series.
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Post by: Indja on February 02, 2009, 03:54:58 PM
JUST FOUND OUT...

I don't own a copy of Lirael, only Sabriel and Abhorsen (retarded, I know) and I've lost the 2nd book from the Wind Singer trilogy. WTF??
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: dangerpants on February 02, 2009, 04:35:56 PM
I've been rereading the first two books of the His Dark Materials trilogy for YEARS. Now I finally own a copy of the third book. <3 I'm halfway through the second book (for the millionth time), and I can't wait to start on the third book. I've already read the third one, but only two or three times. It's been such a long time, I'm so excited.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Pliwood180 on February 02, 2009, 05:03:13 PM
I've been rereading the first two books of the His Dark Materials trilogy for YEARS. Now I finally own a copy of the third book. <3 I'm halfway through the second book (for the millionth time), and I can't wait to start on the third book. I've already read the third one, but only two or three times. It's been such a long time, I'm so excited.

Took me forever to get through the second. It was good, but I was so unmotivated, haha. I own the third, just haven't gotten to it.

Finished Possible Side Effects. It was good. Now I'm on to The Brief and Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: BaronLaCroix on February 02, 2009, 05:16:08 PM
I've been rereading the first two books of the His Dark Materials trilogy for YEARS. Now I finally own a copy of the third book. <3 I'm halfway through the second book (for the millionth time), and I can't wait to start on the third book. I've already read the third one, but only two or three times. It's been such a long time, I'm so excited.
I read the first, but then didn't feel like getting into the other two.  It didn't really spark with me.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: dangerpants on February 02, 2009, 06:03:23 PM
I've been rereading the first two books of the His Dark Materials trilogy for YEARS. Now I finally own a copy of the third book. <3 I'm halfway through the second book (for the millionth time), and I can't wait to start on the third book. I've already read the third one, but only two or three times. It's been such a long time, I'm so excited.
I read the first, but then didn't feel like getting into the other two.  It didn't really spark with me.

If you're interested in comparing science and religion, the last two will probably be more interesting to you than the first. And, as someone who appreciates good writing, it's obvious that the first book was a lot of practice. Sure, the first book's good... but the second two are written well. Very well. Plus, I love Lyra, and I want a daemon. I guess I must content myself with playing pokemanz...
All in all, I think you should get them from the library and give them a shot.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: BaronLaCroix on February 02, 2009, 07:27:11 PM
All in all, I think you should get them from the library and give them a shot.
I actually still own all three (I bought them at a garage sale a few years ago), so I suppose I could throw the second one in the To Be Read stack.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Mockery on February 02, 2009, 08:41:46 PM
I've been rereading the first two books of the His Dark Materials trilogy for YEARS. Now I finally own a copy of the third book. <3 I'm halfway through the second book (for the millionth time), and I can't wait to start on the third book. I've already read the third one, but only two or three times. It's been such a long time, I'm so excited.
I read the first, but then didn't feel like getting into the other two.  It didn't really spark with me.
The first one was okay but the second one was rather boring.

I mean, in my view.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: rory on February 07, 2009, 12:02:15 PM
I'm currently about a third the way through Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami, and I love it so fucking much, I can't wait to finish it and read all of his other books.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Indja on February 07, 2009, 02:57:45 PM
Got Lirael out of the library, but I've not started it yet - I'm reading the Merlin Conspiracy by Diana Wynne Jones instead. Any of you folk dig her? She's like the QUEEN of realistic magic stuff. Love her.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: itevaporated on February 07, 2009, 07:06:28 PM
i just finished reading About a Boy by Nick Hornby (yeah, the one they based that movie off of).
i've been trying to read wigfield by colbert, et al, and i just seem to be missing the point?
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Mockery on February 08, 2009, 02:15:06 PM
I tried reading the Yiddish Policemen Union: bored me. I'm reading A Lion Among Men while also reading John Dough and the Cherub.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: itevaporated on February 08, 2009, 08:30:04 PM
I'm now reading Lovely Bones by Alice Sebhold. Oh, man, I've wanted to cry several times throughout this book already, and I'm only eight or so chapters in.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Bubblegum Britt on February 08, 2009, 10:10:08 PM
I'm now reading Lovely Bones by Alice Sebhold. Oh, man, I've wanted to cry several times throughout this book already, and I'm only eight or so chapters in.

Oh, just wait. I was bawling all throughout that book
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: itevaporated on February 09, 2009, 01:19:36 AM
I'm now reading Lovely Bones by Alice Sebhold. Oh, man, I've wanted to cry several times throughout this book already, and I'm only eight or so chapters in.

Oh, just wait. I was bawling all throughout that book
Oh, great. Just what I needed. Note to self- don't take this book when I'll be waiting to pick my sister up tomorrow, wouldn't want to be sobbing in public.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: pinzim on February 10, 2009, 08:21:39 PM
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: itevaporated on February 10, 2009, 09:51:01 PM
I'm now reading Lovely Bones by Alice Sebhold. Oh, man, I've wanted to cry several times throughout this book already, and I'm only eight or so chapters in.

Oh, just wait. I was bawling all throughout that book
Okay, so I finished the book last night. I liked it. But I thought the whole Susie coming back part was totally unnecessary.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Bubblegum Britt on February 10, 2009, 10:09:26 PM
I'm now reading Lovely Bones by Alice Sebhold. Oh, man, I've wanted to cry several times throughout this book already, and I'm only eight or so chapters in.

Oh, just wait. I was bawling all throughout that book
Okay, so I finished the book last night. I liked it. But I thought the whole Susie coming back part was totally unnecessary.

I mean, I kind of get why.  She needed some closure.  She switched bodies with Ruth, right?
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: BaronLaCroix on February 11, 2009, 12:07:06 AM
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
I'm so going to read that.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: itevaporated on February 11, 2009, 12:29:39 AM
I'm now reading Lovely Bones by Alice Sebhold. Oh, man, I've wanted to cry several times throughout this book already, and I'm only eight or so chapters in.

Oh, just wait. I was bawling all throughout that book
Okay, so I finished the book last night. I liked it. But I thought the whole Susie coming back part was totally unnecessary.

I mean, I kind of get why.  She needed some closure.  She switched bodies with Ruth, right?

Yeah, but up until that point I could almost believe it. If I came back to earth it wouldn't be to bone the guy I'd not gotten the chance to.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: arkham on February 13, 2009, 07:28:17 PM
Currently reading Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow.

Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Pliwood180 on February 13, 2009, 07:40:03 PM
Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao...

Dunno if I said that already or not.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Briar La Boheme on February 14, 2009, 12:13:24 PM
Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao...

Dunno if I said that already or not.

Ohhh I really want to read that! It's good?

I have finally finished Novel About My Wife by Emily Perkins, and am now simultaneously embarking on On The Road, Beautiful Losers and The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe. I'm taking an interesting combination of classes this semester, what can I say.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: NastyEgo on February 14, 2009, 01:11:48 PM
I'm reading something really challenging right now:
(http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n43/n219374.jpg)
The emotional depth, the intricate human relationships... Still very enjoyable and better than I thought.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Pliwood180 on February 14, 2009, 03:41:04 PM
Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao...

Dunno if I said that already or not.

Ohhh I really want to read that! It's good?

I like it...It's kind of tricky to read in some parts because there's a lot of Spanish slang, but no real explanation or translation. There's a lot of Dominican history in it. I'd say a decent half of the book is history mingled with the story. I love all of the nerdy references though, hah.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Briar La Boheme on February 16, 2009, 10:04:06 AM
Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao...

Dunno if I said that already or not.

Ohhh I really want to read that! It's good?

I like it...It's kind of tricky to read in some parts because there's a lot of Spanish slang, but no real explanation or translation. There's a lot of Dominican history in it. I'd say a decent half of the book is history mingled with the story. I love all of the nerdy references though, hah.

I am ALWAYS down for nerdy references in books :) I'll definitely have to check it out.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Emilly on February 16, 2009, 11:08:36 AM
1984, one of my most favourite books ever.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Alyss on February 16, 2009, 01:15:10 PM
Seconded. Remains one of the few books that can really scare me as well. 'We, the Living' is pretty scary too, but more upsetting.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Hush on February 16, 2009, 01:41:41 PM
I just bought The Graveyard Book 'cause everyone here is so obsessed with Neil Gaiman - figured I should check him out. :D I'll let you all know what I think when I've read it, hehe.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: BB Gun-it on February 16, 2009, 05:52:05 PM
Just finished the alchemist, I'm on to slaughterhouse five.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Mockery on February 16, 2009, 06:20:08 PM
I just started Mirror, Mirror. Pretty good.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Bubblegum Britt on February 16, 2009, 08:22:21 PM
Still working on Choke
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: arkham on February 17, 2009, 02:16:39 AM
Just finished Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow.
It is a rather brief look into a transhuman society. Good, but short.

Next up I'll be reading through Dogs in the Vineyard, a small-press RPG I picked up this weekend.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: rosesandpianos on February 17, 2009, 05:00:14 AM
Still working on Choke

I LOVE Chuck Palaniuk, but Choke was just intense... I still have 20 pages left, it's just sitting in my car, I can't quite pick it up again yet it's pretty grotesque.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Katherine May Williams on February 17, 2009, 06:48:33 AM
was reading "The Dead" (from Dubliners) by James Joyce last night. Can't remember why.

I have a metric fuck ton of books to read at the moment. I always do, really, but right now I'm finding it very difficult to settle on one and get into it.

Doesn't help that I keep buying more and getting more out from the library in my confused hyperactive state. I've actually maxed out my library card and run out of money. Oh I so win.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Bubblegum Britt on February 17, 2009, 07:02:25 AM
Still working on Choke

I LOVE Chuck Palaniuk, but Choke was just intense... I still have 20 pages left, it's just sitting in my car, I can't quite pick it up again yet it's pretty grotesque.

Haha, swaptree is my palahniuk pal! I've traded some things, and I've got Rant, Choke, Fight Club, and Invisible Monsters is on the way from that site.

But I've read Fight Club, Diary, Lullaby, and Survivor
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: itevaporated on February 17, 2009, 12:45:36 PM
I just finished reading Son of a Witch. Okay, like three days ago. Now I'm in the midst of a search for my next book. I might re-read Half Blood Prince (haven't read it since it came out) and must re-read it before the movie comes out.... and it's an easy enough read.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Jono on February 17, 2009, 01:32:47 PM
A book called:

A completely impartial history of Britain: A hundred years of middle class idiots in control

Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Bubblegum Britt on February 17, 2009, 01:38:10 PM
I just finished reading Son of a Witch. Okay, like three days ago. Now I'm in the midst of a search for my next book. I might re-read Half Blood Prince (haven't read it since it came out) and must re-read it before the movie comes out.... and it's an easy enough read.

What did you think of it?
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Alyss on February 18, 2009, 12:21:20 AM
Shit, like all of Rowling's bilge?
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Ryan James on February 18, 2009, 03:53:33 AM
Just finished the alchemist, I'm on to slaughterhouse five.

love love love Kurt.

Breakfast of Champions and Cat's Cradle are two of my all time favorites
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: BaronLaCroix on February 18, 2009, 07:42:29 AM
Started Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.  I've had the same copy since 1986 but I never got around to reading it.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Bubblegum Britt on February 18, 2009, 12:21:53 PM
Shit, like all of Rowling's bilge?

How on earth do you not like Harry Potter?
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: demonscars on February 18, 2009, 12:43:25 PM
I'm about to start Fool by Christopher Moore.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Mockery on February 18, 2009, 06:16:15 PM
I'm about to start Fool by Christopher Moore.

Tell me how that it is.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on February 18, 2009, 08:24:10 PM
Finished Oscar Wao. I really liked it.

Now on to the Phantom of the Opera. I felt like it was necessary reading. We'll see.
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Post by: toriringo on February 18, 2009, 08:41:02 PM
Death in Midsummer and Other Stories - Yukio Mishima
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Post by: Alyss on February 19, 2009, 07:18:27 AM
Anna Karenina, still...
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Post by: Jo Just Go Nameless on February 19, 2009, 11:50:42 AM
Identity by Milan Kundera
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Post by: Emong on February 19, 2009, 02:22:17 PM
"Essays I: Existentialism is a Humanism / Reflections on the Jewish Question"
by Jean-Paul Sartre

c-c-c-c-c-combo breaker!
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Post by: CeeGBee on February 19, 2009, 02:35:12 PM
re-reading...

ooh, if I capitalize, it becomes an inside-joke:

Re-Reading...

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0670034231.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: BB Gun-it on February 19, 2009, 04:11:10 PM
I just finished reading Son of a Witch. Okay, like three days ago. Now I'm in the midst of a search for my next book. I might re-read Half Blood Prince (haven't read it since it came out) and must re-read it before the movie comes out.... and it's an easy enough read.

Heh. I re-started the Half Blood Prince yesterday because I gave up on the series entirely about a quarter of the way through that one. I had nothing else to read at the gee-eff's place, but she had a copy lying around. I'm just about where I last left off. But I'm just going to read it at her place because...

Just finished the alchemist, I'm on to slaughterhouse five.

love love love Kurt.

Breakfast of Champions and Cat's Cradle are two of my all time favorites

I've still got to finish slaughterhouse five, and breakfast of champions and cat's cradle are out from the library, just waiting for their turn.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Julie Fern on February 19, 2009, 04:16:40 PM
"Choke" by Chuck Palahniuk. :)
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on February 19, 2009, 04:46:47 PM
"Choke" by Chuck Palahniuk. :)

Me too :) Almost finished.
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Post by: Kovacs on February 19, 2009, 07:45:10 PM
I'm about to start Fool by Christopher Moore.

Fuckstockings!
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Mockery on February 19, 2009, 08:22:40 PM
I'm about to start Fool by Christopher Moore.

Fuckstockings!
....Well that was an interesting reply.
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Post by: JuneGloom on February 19, 2009, 08:30:05 PM
I am currently reading "Summer" by Edith Wharton. It is pretty interesting. Its weird though; once I get into a book I love it but given two days of not reading it I lose interest.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Briar La Boheme on February 20, 2009, 10:27:48 AM
Because I'm about to be on mid-semester break I've decided to read whatever the fuck I feel like. So I'm rereading Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block  :love5: and, you know, along with about five school texts I have going at any one time.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Cereal on February 20, 2009, 11:02:20 AM
HPLC absorbance spectra
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Post by: Kovacs on February 20, 2009, 12:54:53 PM
I'm about to start Fool by Christopher Moore.

Fuckstockings!
....Well that was an interesting reply.

I've been using it intermitently since reading it. Good book. Not as good as Lamb, but it's hard to beat Lamb. But I enjoyed it more than a lot of his other works. The footnotes and the Fucking French are particularly hilarious.

Moore is touring by the way, I just met him last week. He probably is coming near you, wherever you are. I'd recommend looking him up, pretty damn funny in person.
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on February 20, 2009, 04:30:44 PM
I just finished Choke
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Post by: Cereal on February 20, 2009, 04:47:33 PM
I just finished Choke
Oh how Chuck can make the day better...
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Mockery on February 20, 2009, 06:43:31 PM
I'm about to start Fool by Christopher Moore.

Fuckstockings!
....Well that was an interesting reply.

I've been using it intermitently since reading it. Good book. Not as good as Lamb, but it's hard to beat Lamb. But I enjoyed it more than a lot of his other works. The footnotes and the Fucking French are particularly hilarious.

Moore is touring by the way, I just met him last week. He probably is coming near you, wherever you are. I'd recommend looking him up, pretty damn funny in person.
What else has he written?
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Kovacs on February 20, 2009, 06:53:01 PM
I'm about to start Fool by Christopher Moore.

Fuckstockings!
....Well that was an interesting reply.

I've been using it intermitently since reading it. Good book. Not as good as Lamb, but it's hard to beat Lamb. But I enjoyed it more than a lot of his other works. The footnotes and the Fucking French are particularly hilarious.

Moore is touring by the way, I just met him last week. He probably is coming near you, wherever you are. I'd recommend looking him up, pretty damn funny in person.
What else has he written?

Lots. Off the top of my head...er...Lamb, Fluke, Bloodsucking Fiends, You Suck (a love story), Dirty Job, and a bunch of old ones that I haven't read, except for Personal Demonkeeping.

Lamb: The story of Biff, Jesus' childhood friend. Amazing, amazing book, by far his best.
Fluke: A whale comes up and is seen by a scientist to have "Bite Me" written on the tail. Hilarity ensues.
Bloodsucking Fiends: Vampires, but kind of sassy, funny ones.
You Suck: Continuation of Bloodsucking fiends, Bite Me is coming out next apparently.
Dirty Job: Anxious guy somehow becomes Death through a sort of clerical mistake. Hilarity ensues.


The rest are good, but only if you like the author, but Lamb anyone will love. It's laugh out loud funny, and a really entertaining take on Christ's childhood. Non-offensive, too.
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Post by: Mockery on February 20, 2009, 07:15:37 PM
I'm about to start Fool by Christopher Moore.

Fuckstockings!
....Well that was an interesting reply.

I've been using it intermitently since reading it. Good book. Not as good as Lamb, but it's hard to beat Lamb. But I enjoyed it more than a lot of his other works. The footnotes and the Fucking French are particularly hilarious.

Moore is touring by the way, I just met him last week. He probably is coming near you, wherever you are. I'd recommend looking him up, pretty damn funny in person.
What else has he written?

Lots. Off the top of my head...er...Lamb, Fluke, Bloodsucking Fiends, You Suck (a love story), Dirty Job, and a bunch of old ones that I haven't read, except for Personal Demonkeeping.

Lamb: The story of Biff, Jesus' childhood friend. Amazing, amazing book, by far his best.
Fluke: A whale comes up and is seen by a scientist to have "Bite Me" written on the tail. Hilarity ensues.
Bloodsucking Fiends: Vampires, but kind of sassy, funny ones.
You Suck: Continuation of Bloodsucking fiends, Bite Me is coming out next apparently.
Dirty Job: Anxious guy somehow becomes Death through a sort of clerical mistake. Hilarity ensues.


The rest are good, but only if you like the author, but Lamb anyone will love. It's laugh out loud funny, and a really entertaining take on Christ's childhood. Non-offensive, too.
The stuff about the vampires sounds right up my alley!
I really want to know how Fool is. It looks interesting.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: caddy on February 20, 2009, 07:18:44 PM
I'm about to start Fool by Christopher Moore.

Fuckstockings!
....Well that was an interesting reply.

I've been using it intermitently since reading it. Good book. Not as good as Lamb, but it's hard to beat Lamb. But I enjoyed it more than a lot of his other works. The footnotes and the Fucking French are particularly hilarious.

Moore is touring by the way, I just met him last week. He probably is coming near you, wherever you are. I'd recommend looking him up, pretty damn funny in person.
What else has he written?

Lots. Off the top of my head...er...Lamb, Fluke, Bloodsucking Fiends, You Suck (a love story), Dirty Job, and a bunch of old ones that I haven't read, except for Personal Demonkeeping.

Lamb: The story of Biff, Jesus' childhood friend. Amazing, amazing book, by far his best.
Fluke: A whale comes up and is seen by a scientist to have "Bite Me" written on the tail. Hilarity ensues.
Bloodsucking Fiends: Vampires, but kind of sassy, funny ones.
You Suck: Continuation of Bloodsucking fiends, Bite Me is coming out next apparently.
Dirty Job: Anxious guy somehow becomes Death through a sort of clerical mistake. Hilarity ensues.


The rest are good, but only if you like the author, but Lamb anyone will love. It's laugh out loud funny, and a really entertaining take on Christ's childhood. Non-offensive, too.

I know the next book I'm buying!  <3
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Post by: Kovacs on February 20, 2009, 07:20:12 PM
Fool's good. It's hard for me to recommend most hardcovers since they're so expensive. But definitely worth reading if you can get one at a library, or when it comes out on paperback.

There's lots of gratuitous shagging, butchering of English (the across the pond kind), horribly inappropriate euphamisms, things making Shakespeare roll in his grave, and cussing.

Edit: Oh man Caddy, you'll loooooove Lamb. Biff is a great character, he basically is Jesus' bodyguard/best friend/I'll-hit-you-since-he-can't guy. Plus there's a really, really, really dumb angel in it.
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Post by: caddy on February 20, 2009, 07:25:40 PM
The minute you said Jesus had a friend named Biff, I was all over it.  I'm also all for dumb/clutzy/silly angels.

<333
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Post by: such a classic girl on March 01, 2009, 07:51:57 PM
watchmen, woo!
can't wait for the movie. doing the midnight showing on thursday.  :headbang:
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on March 01, 2009, 07:55:54 PM
Colors Insulting To Nature- Cintra Wilson.
It's...alright. I bought it brand new for £1. But it's alright. I liked the title.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on March 01, 2009, 10:20:05 PM
Phantom of the Opera is really good so far. I really like it, but for some reason I just have no drive to read lately.
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on March 02, 2009, 03:54:10 AM
some book i accidently borrowed from my uni's library. its about cats!
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Post by: Aillecks on March 03, 2009, 10:49:24 AM
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I'm enjoyin' it.
Annddd. The Ethics of What We Eat by Peter Singer and some other dude.
And some philosophy text on Aristotle which is annoying me, sigh.
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Post by: dweezil on March 03, 2009, 07:39:44 PM
I'm currently reading My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. It's quite good so far but I can see it getting very sad. I should be rereading The House At Riverton by Kate Morton but I'm just going to ignore that assignment for at least another week.
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Post by: Briar La Boheme on March 03, 2009, 08:07:01 PM
Guitar Highway Rose by Brigid Lowry. She's a Kiwi who was based in Oz for ages but is now back home where she belongs, and her book Follow The Blue was the first book I really adored as a teenager. And I just happened to find a copy of Guitar Highway Rose at The Strand in New York. Is there anything that bookstore can't do?! Such nostalgia.
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Post by: such a classic girl on March 03, 2009, 09:20:28 PM
Guitar Highway Rose by Brigid Lowry. She's a Kiwi who was based in Oz for ages but is now back home where she belongs, and her book Follow The Blue was the first book I really adored as a teenager. And I just happened to find a copy of Guitar Highway Rose at The Strand in New York. Is there anything that bookstore can't do?! Such nostalgia.

aw, i love guitar highway rose.
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Post by: Briar La Boheme on March 03, 2009, 09:26:16 PM
Guitar Highway Rose by Brigid Lowry. She's a Kiwi who was based in Oz for ages but is now back home where she belongs, and her book Follow The Blue was the first book I really adored as a teenager. And I just happened to find a copy of Guitar Highway Rose at The Strand in New York. Is there anything that bookstore can't do?! Such nostalgia.

aw, i love guitar highway rose.

I'm beginning to remember why I loved it so much. I need to read some of her other books.
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Post by: Jono on March 04, 2009, 01:33:56 PM
Dexter by Design 
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Post by: Mockery on March 04, 2009, 01:39:42 PM
I'm currently reading My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. It's quite good so far but I can see it getting very sad. I should be rereading The House At Riverton by Kate Morton but I'm just going to ignore that assignment for at least another week.
Sister's Keeper is a good book. I've read it but I should warn you, its gets more and more depressing.

I'm reading The Watermelon King by Daniel Wallace. I love this man's books.
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Post by: itevaporated on March 04, 2009, 03:58:24 PM
I just finished reading Son of a Witch. Okay, like three days ago. Now I'm in the midst of a search for my next book. I might re-read Half Blood Prince (haven't read it since it came out) and must re-read it before the movie comes out.... and it's an easy enough read.

What did you think of it?

Son Of A Witch ? (delayed response)
It was better than Wicked, I thought. I didn't really like Wicked that much, mainly cause I had the musical so memorized, and the book is not all that similar. Son of a Witch had some great plot movements in it, and it actually makes me want to go pick up the third one.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on March 04, 2009, 08:42:38 PM
nearly finished "An Unquiet Mind" by Kay Redfield Jamison.
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Post by: BB Gun-it on March 04, 2009, 10:44:32 PM
Just finished Slaughterhouse Five, on to Breakfast of Champions.
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Post by: embitteredatheist on March 05, 2009, 04:01:45 AM
I just finished Against the Day (Thomas Pynchon), which was awesomeness incarnate, and Roadside Picnic (Arkady and Boris Strugatsky), which I felt I had to read after finally getting around to watching Stalker.
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Post by: Jo Just Go Nameless on March 05, 2009, 04:38:17 AM
I am currently reading The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho. I read half yesterday, will finish it tonight. It's okay, nothing really over the top or special. I am trying to make my way through the books on my shelves I haven't gotten around to reading yet before buying anymore but I know that will never happen..
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Post by: Alyss on March 05, 2009, 08:33:11 AM
Ah, sweet! That's a great book; my form tutor in high school gave it to me.
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Post by: Mockery on March 06, 2009, 03:30:35 PM
I am now reading the Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. I am totally loving it.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on March 06, 2009, 03:38:22 PM
reading "Shakespeare Wrote For Money" by Nick Hornby (his final collection of 'What I'm Reading' columns for The Believer magazine.) http://www.believermag.com/ (http://www.believermag.com/)

and "Crooked Little Vein" by Warren Ellis. http://www.warrenellis.com/ (http://www.warrenellis.com/)
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Post by: Dejah Thoris on March 06, 2009, 04:01:15 PM
Toward Amnesia, by Sarah Van Arsdale


From Publishers Weekly
With unerring emotional clarity, Van Arsdale, in a poetic first novel, charts a woman's search for the land of amnesia, "where memory plagues no one," in the aftermath of her abandonment by the most important woman in her life, her lover and best friend. When it becomes clear that Libby has no plans to return home, and she tires of having to "explain again that feeling of having all the air forced from my lungs," the nameless protagonist, a research biologist, decides to walk out of her own life. She stores away in her attic in Durham, N.C., all of the mementos of her years with Libby, packs a couple of bags, cleans out her bank accounts, trades in her Toyota for a 1950 Chevy Bel-Air and drives off. Stopping along the way in a library, she finds in a medical reference the condition she hopes to induce. "And maybe it wouldn't have to be transient," she thinks. Eventually she heads the old Bel-Air north and west, aiming for a nameless island in a lake near the Canadian border. Here, she rents a cottage, renames herself "Virginia," cuts her hair and practices her amnesia exercises-which include learning to write with her left hand and drinking her coffee black. Her quest for oblivion is hampered by memories evoked by grocery stores, canoes and birthdays until, one day, Virginia suddenly realizes that she no longer has to work at it. Practical-minded readers will be troubled at first by such issues as mortgages and bills unpaid, by unforwarded mail and families left behind, but few will long remain immune to this telling of a fantasy entertained at one time or another by anyone who has ever felt the urge to flee in the face of pain.
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Post by: Indja on March 06, 2009, 04:44:12 PM
The Bible.

I've actually never tried before, I'm quite looking forwards to it. I was talking to a guy the other day about doing Theology, and I realised that if nothing else, I should try and at least flick through the holy books of the major religions, right? Or if not the whole things, then at least get to grips with the basic idea of them or something. I'm on the prowl for a Koran next, then possibly a bit of the ol' Torah...
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Post by: pinzim on March 07, 2009, 01:36:49 AM
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Its my 2nd time reading it.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on March 07, 2009, 03:31:20 AM
its like it has always existed....... Niel seems to write very old storys.....even when they are brand new they feel like they have always been there as part of your life
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on March 07, 2009, 03:32:54 AM
Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.
I've never read it and it's been sitting on my bookshelf for a loooong time. And I finally ran out of other books to read today. :(
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on March 07, 2009, 03:39:01 AM
it is a wonderful book...and now you will understand excatly what jabberwocky is all about.
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on March 07, 2009, 03:41:09 AM
I suppose that's a good thing, then.
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Post by: Jono on March 08, 2009, 07:11:00 PM
The Bible.

I have a freind who has read the bibe thier are some bits that will supprise many "modern" Christians
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Post by: Jo Just Go Nameless on March 09, 2009, 07:35:43 AM
I finished Coelho so have now moved onto Middlesex by Jeffery something. I can't remember how to spell his second name so shant even try. It looks like once I get into it I'll really enjoy it, struggling to get through the family history of the grandparents at the moment though..
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Post by: NastyEgo on March 09, 2009, 03:07:06 PM
Jeffrey Eugenides. Middlesex is awsome. His first novel, Virgin Suicides, too.
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Post by: BB Gun-it on March 09, 2009, 04:36:20 PM
Still working on the half-blood prince. And breakfast of champions.
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Post by: Briar La Boheme on March 09, 2009, 04:44:22 PM
Because I'm sort of haphazardly planning/writing a teen-ish novel, I'm brushing up on my YA fic and rereading some Francesca Lia Block. Yay.
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Post by: rosesandpianos on March 09, 2009, 05:23:00 PM
I just finished Corline, now on to Anansi Boys. Neil Gaiman ^_^
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Post by: rosesandpianos on March 09, 2009, 05:23:35 PM
Still working on the half-blood prince. And breakfast of champions.
Wait... have you never read Half-Blood Prince?!

Harry Potter is God
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Post by: BB Gun-it on March 09, 2009, 05:25:59 PM
Still working on the half-blood prince. And breakfast of champions.
Wait... have you never read Half-Blood Prince?!

Harry Potter is God

I gave up part-way through a few years ago because I got sick of it, and picked it up again recently. It's an easy read, which is just about entirely necessary for me right now.
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Post by: Mockery on March 09, 2009, 06:27:27 PM
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Its my 2nd time reading it.
I know. Its just that awesome. I'm going to buy it when I get a chance.

The Bible.

I've actually never tried before, I'm quite looking forwards to it. I was talking to a guy the other day about doing Theology, and I realised that if nothing else, I should try and at least flick through the holy books of the major religions, right? Or if not the whole things, then at least get to grips with the basic idea of them or something. I'm on the prowl for a Koran next, then possibly a bit of the ol' Torah...

*hugs* Have I mentioned how much I love you?
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Post by: rosesandpianos on March 09, 2009, 09:04:15 PM
Still working on the half-blood prince. And breakfast of champions.
Wait... have you never read Half-Blood Prince?!

Harry Potter is God

I gave up part-way through a few years ago because I got sick of it, and picked it up again recently. It's an easy read, which is just about entirely necessary for me right now.

I've been reading it since I was a kid, it's basically a part of my childhood, I grew up with it, so did my friends. I love Harry Potter.
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Post by: tw2113 on March 09, 2009, 09:16:57 PM
Just finally finished "On Stranger Tides" by Tim Powers, not sure what I'm starting next.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on March 09, 2009, 10:44:58 PM
I am currently working my way through "The Divided Self" by RD Laing.

It's only about 200 pages long, but it's pretty dense. It is a VERY good book (if you have any interest in mental illnesses), don't get me wrong, it just takes some effort to plough through it.

I started it what feels like weeks ago. I'm just past page 100 now. I've read at least 3 other books since I started it. I just keep having to take breaks.

It makes me a bit sad, actually. It's a library book so I can't underline parts. And I know I'll forget a lot of important information (Why not copy out the good bits, you say? Because there are TOO MANY, that's why.)
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Post by: Emilly on March 10, 2009, 06:59:35 PM
The dictionary, as a dare. I think the zebra may have done it.
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Post by: Alyss on March 10, 2009, 10:56:03 PM
msasameu fucking thing I've been rading n for months!
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Post by: Mockery on March 13, 2009, 11:34:10 AM
I'm reading the graphic novel verison of Neverwhere.
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Post by: Jo Just Go Nameless on March 13, 2009, 11:58:15 AM
I have finished Middlesex and am on to Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
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Post by: Pliwood180 on March 13, 2009, 09:27:36 PM
I have finished Middlesex and am on to Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

How was it?
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Post by: hateandjealousy on March 14, 2009, 12:02:19 AM
Ben Nichols-Toadvine.
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Post by: tw2113 on March 14, 2009, 12:05:06 AM
believe i settled on Dracula next
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on March 14, 2009, 04:00:48 AM
..am on to Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

FAVE.  :headbang:
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Post by: Jo Just Go Nameless on March 16, 2009, 07:42:42 AM
I have finished Middlesex and am on to Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

How was it?

To be honest, I was close to putting it down for good a few times. Don't get me wrong, the last third or so was really good, I just found it a struggle to make it that are and thought that the backstory was a little hard to trudge through.
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Post by: Captain Oblivious on March 16, 2009, 09:36:53 PM
atm I'm reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman. It is taking me ages though cos I don't have time for reading anymore.
I think next thing will be Watchmen =]
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Post by: CeeGBee on March 16, 2009, 11:43:52 PM
atm I'm reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman. It is taking me ages though cos I don't have time for reading anymore.
I think next thing will be Watchmen =]
Nope.

As soon as you finish American Gods, you must dive into Anansi Boys...

Sorry, but those are the rules.
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Post by: Captain Oblivious on March 17, 2009, 12:36:29 AM
I haven't got Anansi Boys yet! Although I do have a book voucher...8)
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Post by: CeeGBee on March 17, 2009, 12:42:27 AM
I haven't got Anansi Boys yet! Although I do have a book voucher...8)
It's a fun read.  Less heavy than A.G.
(Not that there was anything wrong with A.G., it was just kinda serious.)
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Post by: Captain Oblivious on March 17, 2009, 12:59:08 AM
I haven't got Anansi Boys yet! Although I do have a book voucher...8)
It's a fun read.  Less heavy than A.G.
(Not that there was anything wrong with A.G., it was just kinda serious.)

Yeah, I know what you mean. I don't have the time to really concentrate on it, there is a lot in it.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on March 17, 2009, 08:53:56 AM
Trying to get through Russell Brand's football book (I really don't know why. But I'm sort of masochistically determined to finish it.)

Also, got Phillip Roth's "Everyman" from the library yesterday and picked up a cheapo paperback copy of "Atonement" by Ian McEwan (which I "have to" read so that I can understand human society, apparently. Seems everyone has read it but me.)
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Post by: Captain Oblivious on March 17, 2009, 09:05:27 AM
picked up a cheapo paperback copy of "Atonement" by Ian McEwan (which I "have to" read so that I can understand human society, apparently. Seems everyone has read it but me.)

It is a really good book. If you've seen the film, it is A LOT better than it.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on March 17, 2009, 03:38:09 PM
picked up a cheapo paperback copy of "Atonement" by Ian McEwan (which I "have to" read so that I can understand human society, apparently. Seems everyone has read it but me.)

It is a really good book. If you've seen the film, it is A LOT better than it.

It's pretty good, just don't put it down for a long time like I did...it was a lot harder to finish that way.
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Post by: Captain Oblivious on March 17, 2009, 04:15:41 PM
haha yeah. That happens to me a lot. I have bookmarks in so many books, I have to go back and reread them all.
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on March 17, 2009, 09:15:37 PM
The Stranger.

It's so good, you guys.
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Post by: BB Gun-it on March 17, 2009, 11:59:55 PM
Finished the half-blood prince. Onto the deathly hollows.
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Post by: Briar La Boheme on March 18, 2009, 01:06:08 AM
Finished the half-blood prince. Onto the deathly hollows.

*cough*HALLOWS*cough*

I am a Harry Potter slut and not afraid to say it. Plus, you know, working kids bookstores tends to help.
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Post by: BB Gun-it on March 18, 2009, 01:11:21 AM
oops, the deathly hallows. =)
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Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on March 18, 2009, 01:11:57 AM
I used to like Harry potter. Now I don't read.
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Post by: Alyss on March 18, 2009, 01:23:49 AM
I hate this thread...
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Post by: Indja on March 18, 2009, 09:59:49 AM
And yet you're still here...  :uglystupid2:
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Post by: Captain Oblivious on March 18, 2009, 10:05:22 AM
hahaha
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on March 18, 2009, 11:57:55 AM
And yet you're still here...  :uglystupid2:

She nailed you, Fergus.
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Post by: Indja on March 18, 2009, 12:00:51 PM
And yet you're still here...  :uglystupid2:

She nailed you, Fergus.


...not literally though. That would be weird.

Ooh, Britt, off topic but I sent your letter today AT LAST!
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Post by: BB Gun-it on March 18, 2009, 01:42:13 PM
Where's my letter, Indja?
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Post by: Indja on March 18, 2009, 03:25:40 PM
I- You- Wha-?! I don't have your address! PM me it and I'll send one right along!
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Post by: Briar La Boheme on March 18, 2009, 11:46:25 PM
The New Girl by Emily Perkins, which may well be my favourite book ever. (It was one of the five-ish that I brought with me from NZ to Canada, so that's saying something to start with, right?) I have no idea how many times I've 'read' it (well, in its entirety, probably less than 10, but goodness knows how many times I've picked it up and flicked to a random page and read a couple of chapters).
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Post by: NastyEgo on March 19, 2009, 01:29:14 AM
Martin Bruczkowski - Sleepless in Tokyo (http://www.marcin.bruczkowski.com/en/ksiazki/_bezsennosc_w_tokio)
I don't know if it was ever translated.
The book is great. It's funny, it's real...
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Post by: nottheonethatscrazy on March 19, 2009, 01:32:34 AM
A little bit of Violin by Anne Rice.
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on March 20, 2009, 05:23:58 AM
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
Which I am completely obsessed with lately.
*skips*
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on March 20, 2009, 05:25:44 AM
told you it was good
.......
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on March 20, 2009, 05:28:34 AM
True.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on March 20, 2009, 05:42:52 AM
and now you understand a little more about how my mind thinkss.... (but if Lewis carrol was a psuedonym for H.P.Lovecraft)
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on March 20, 2009, 05:46:20 AM
I can't decide if that's a good or bad thing. :P
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Post by: . on March 20, 2009, 07:19:00 AM
I just finished 'The Kite Runner' by Khaled Hosseini. I only started it yesterday! I didn't sleep much because I couldn't make myself put it down.
It is absolutely beautiful.
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Post by: Dionysia on March 20, 2009, 07:55:16 AM
I need to finish Hardy's 'Jude the Obscure' this afternoon. 'Need' being 'probably won't but might possibly try' =P.
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Post by: Indja on March 20, 2009, 09:18:00 AM
I need to finish Hardy's 'Jude the Obscure' this afternoon. 'Need' being 'probably won't but might possibly try' =P.

HATE Hardy. Hate him. He writes like a 14 year old goth. Urgh.

I have to read The Kite Runner by next week. Well can't be arsed.
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Post by: NastyEgo on March 20, 2009, 10:49:55 AM
I need to finish Hardy's 'Jude the Obscure' this afternoon. 'Need' being 'probably won't but might possibly try' =P.

HATE Hardy. Hate him. He writes like a 14 year old goth. Urgh.

I have to read The Kite Runner by next week. Well can't be arsed.
We have call those kids kindergoth in Poland (or kinder anything, like kinderpunk, kindermetal) :D
Or if the person is an adult, then he/she will be the dark one. Of course both terms are used to make fun of those people.

So it was something amazing for me. I read Sleeples in Tokyo in 4 days. That's extremaly fast for me. And I'm on to another book by the same author, Lost in Tokyo (http://www.marcin.bruczkowski.com/en/ksiazki/_zagubieni_w_tokio)
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Post by: . on March 20, 2009, 12:41:42 PM
I have to read The Kite Runner by next week. Well can't be arsed.

I haven't finished a book since Harry Potter (  :embarassed: ) and I read The Kite Runner in two days. I think it's really really good.
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Post by: Indja on March 20, 2009, 12:46:10 PM
I have to read The Kite Runner by next week. Well can't be arsed.

I haven't finished a book since Harry Potter (  :embarassed: ) and I read The Kite Runner in two days. I think it's really really good.

Ah, well, I suppose I'll check it out then... *sigh* I hate reading books for school, they always ruin them. Like The Kite Runner's been on my list of things to read for ages, but as soon as I get told to read it I just know I'm gonna end up hating it. Especially as we're doing it with The Shit Teacher, who ruins every fucking thing she lays her hands on.

That isn't to say I don't think it's gonna be a good book - I just mean if I read it then if I like it then when we study it I'll end up coming to hate it, which sucks. I avoid the issue usually by just not reading what I get told to read. Seems to do ok for me - I got an A in my coursework for The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time by reading a few reviews and the plot synopsis on Wikipedia.

/cocky
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Post by: old news on March 20, 2009, 03:23:31 PM
Our literature course books are all in German, which makes reading them work rather than fun. I don't really get to read much at the moment, but today I just didn't case, so finally read Bill Bryson's 'Notes from a Small Island'. I was surprised that he didn't visit Nottingham, but he did devote two chapters about the area around where I am now.

For some reason, reading it made me feel terribly sad. And I can't quite place why. Maybe it's because he talks about things so long past, and about his family and so on? It's not the sort of book meant to make you cry, after all. And on a similar note, it wasn't as funny as I had been led to believe...

I do want to read 'The Kite Runner' though.
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Post by: Captain Oblivious on March 20, 2009, 03:39:59 PM
Our literature course books are all in German, which makes reading them work rather than fun. I don't really get to read much at the moment, but today I just didn't case, so finally read Bill Bryson's 'Notes from a Small Island'. I was surprised that he didn't visit Nottingham, but he did devote two chapters about the area around where I am now.

For some reason, reading it made me feel terribly sad. And I can't quite place why. Maybe it's because he talks about things so long past, and about his family and so on? It's not the sort of book meant to make you cry, after all. And on a similar note, it wasn't as funny as I had been led to believe...

I do want to read 'The Kite Runner' though.

I've only read one of Bill Bryson's books (it was about Australia) and it made me laugh so hard, I cried.
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Post by: . on March 20, 2009, 05:05:07 PM
I avoid the issue usually by just not reading what I get told to read. Seems to do ok for me - I got an A in my coursework for The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time by reading a few reviews and the plot synopsis on Wikipedia.

/cocky

I was awful like this at sixth form. I wasn't mentally in a good place so I didn't read any of the books I was set for history or english (it was a good day when I tunred up for the lessons)! My drive was only for photography at that time.  But I pulled my socks up just before my exams and revised the essentials and managed to do quite well. /my cocky

I definitely understand about the studying them putting you off books. I studied Toni Morrison's 'Jazz' for coursework (same as you with 'The Curious Incident...'- never read it, managed to scrape an A!) and it struck me as a book I could really get into, had we not had to over analyse and second guess every word we read in lessons.  I think that's what put me off reading so much.
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Post by: old news on March 21, 2009, 11:12:12 AM
Wikipedia, yes, but the jewel in book-dodging is JSTOR, the database of academic articles available to university students. If you can tolerate 12 pages of academic discourse about the book you are reading, and essentially lift the arguements while giving credit to the article's authors, it makes essays surprisingly quick.

Our literature course books are all in German, which makes reading them work rather than fun. I don't really get to read much at the moment, but today I just didn't case, so finally read Bill Bryson's 'Notes from a Small Island'. I was surprised that he didn't visit Nottingham, but he did devote two chapters about the area around where I am now.

For some reason, reading it made me feel terribly sad. And I can't quite place why. Maybe it's because he talks about things so long past, and about his family and so on? It's not the sort of book meant to make you cry, after all. And on a similar note, it wasn't as funny as I had been led to believe...

I do want to read 'The Kite Runner' though.

I've only read one of Bill Bryson's books (it was about Australia) and it made me laugh so hard, I cried.

I think part of it is that I'm comparing him to the legendary Michael Palin, Lord of Travel. I actually want to write travel books myself someday...
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Indja on March 21, 2009, 12:14:54 PM
I avoid the issue usually by just not reading what I get told to read. Seems to do ok for me - I got an A in my coursework for The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time by reading a few reviews and the plot synopsis on Wikipedia.

/cocky

I was awful like this at sixth form. I wasn't mentally in a good place so I didn't read any of the books I was set for history or english (it was a good day when I tunred up for the lessons)! My drive was only for photography at that time.  But I pulled my socks up just before my exams and revised the essentials and managed to do quite well. /my cocky

I definitely understand about the studying them putting you off books. I studied Toni Morrison's 'Jazz' for coursework (same as you with 'The Curious Incident...'- never read it, managed to scrape an A!) and it struck me as a book I could really get into, had we not had to over analyse and second guess every word we read in lessons.  I think that's what put me off reading so much.

I totally know what you mean - I'm so glad we haven't yet had to study a book I actually already like because I just know it would ruin it. Mind you, in all fairness if it wasn't for stupid analysis of stuff, I'd never of gotten into Othello and stuff, so that's ok.
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Post by: Mockery on March 21, 2009, 02:00:24 PM
I'm forcing myself to read Death of a Salesman and I'm not enjoying it so far. I liked the Crucible but Miller seems just to be bouncing all over the place!

At the same time, I'm working on Inkspell. Its sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gooooooooooooooooood!!
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Post by: Indja on March 21, 2009, 02:36:04 PM
I'm forcing myself to read Death of a Salesman and I'm not enjoying it so far. I liked the Crucible but Miller seems just to be bouncing all over the place!

At the same time, I'm working on Inkspell. Its sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gooooooooooooooooood!!

I LOVE INKSPELL!!! *mosh* Fuck, it's ace ^.^

We're doing Death Of A Salesman in English as well. I'm finding it really hard to get into, because Willy Loman is just SO annoying. I know he's like old and mad and shit, but c'mon, he's just like, "Urgh, nothing's my fault, even though I'm like an epic failure". Pisses me off. And Linda's fucking annoying. I like Biff though.
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Post by: Alyss on March 21, 2009, 03:37:29 PM
And yet you're still here...  :uglystupid2:

She nailed you, Fergus.

I can't ignore the damn thing. If there was a way of not keeping track of threads then I'd do that. But every time you post in a thread, it comes up when you click 'updated threads'. There's no escape!
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Post by: Indja on March 21, 2009, 03:40:29 PM
And yet you're still here...  :uglystupid2:

She nailed you, Fergus.

I can't ignore the damn thing. If there was a way of not keeping track of threads then I'd do that. But every time you post in a thread, it comes up when you click 'updated threads'. There's no escape!

Yeah but you don't have to post on them, cockface.  ;D
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Alyss on March 21, 2009, 03:41:00 PM
I can't help myself, cruffin.
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Post by: Indja on March 21, 2009, 03:41:23 PM
Then you have control issues ^.^
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Post by: Alyss on March 21, 2009, 03:42:32 PM
You're saying this to an addicted smoker?
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Post by: Indja on March 21, 2009, 03:42:53 PM
Um. Apparently.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Captain Oblivious on March 22, 2009, 06:56:29 PM
I am reading the third Narnia book atm. I think it's called "The Horse and His Boy"
I quite like it so far.

For the time being, I will be sticking to these and books like them until all of my college work is over me which is sometime in April/May.

After that, the heavy books get their own back.
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Post by: CeeGBee on March 22, 2009, 07:18:43 PM
The Narnia series is quite good, but I haven't read it in many years....
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Post by: Hush on March 22, 2009, 07:23:02 PM
I just bought The Graveyard Book 'cause everyone here is so obsessed with Neil Gaiman - figured I should check him out. :D I'll let you all know what I think when I've read it, hehe.
I finished it ages ago. Loved it, obviously.  :love5:

I'm re-reading Crosses by Shelley Stoehr at the moment, one of my favorites. I don't want to finish it though 'cause something bad happens near the end and it always makes me really sad. :(
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Post by: Briar La Boheme on March 22, 2009, 08:08:12 PM
I finished reading Twilight today. And although I stand by my view that Stephenie Meyer can't write for shit, and that the storyline is ridiculous... I kind of want to read New Moon now. CURSES.

I can legitimise it as product knowledge for work though. Since I mainly work the kids department of a bookstore, with a penchant for YA fic in particular. Yes. That is my argument.
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Post by: Captain Oblivious on March 22, 2009, 08:11:50 PM
This is my first time actually reading them! I've always wanted to read them but could never afford to, but my boyfriend lent me his, so I get to read ones from like the 80s which is awesome haha.
(I know it's the same story, but I like the covers better before they're all sexed up)
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Post by: old news on March 22, 2009, 08:32:58 PM
This is my first time actually reading them! I've always wanted to read them but could never afford to, but my boyfriend lent me his, so I get to read ones from like the 80s which is awesome haha.
(I know it's the same story, but I like the covers better before they're all sexed up)

Me too! We had the complete collection buried in our house somewhere. I read them all, after remembering our primary school headmaster reading TLTW&TW to us all sat around him on the carpet. I somehow ended up having Dawntreader next to my bed, and I read that one the most. I think it must have been my favourite, although I can't say exactly why.
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Post by: . on March 22, 2009, 08:53:07 PM
I read 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' today (another by Khaled Hosseini). It was absolutely awesome!
Double the length of and not quite as good as 'The Kite Runner', though I really enjoyed it.

Both books have taught me alot about the wars in Afghanistan and about Islam.
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Post by: Alyss on March 22, 2009, 10:42:03 PM
The Narnia series is quite good, but I haven't read it in many years....
One vehemently disagrees.
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Post by: Molotovna on March 22, 2009, 10:52:32 PM
Finished The Watchmen comics, as well as volumes one and two of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comics. Also bought and read the first novel of 30 Days of Night, but I'm not sure how I feel about the art. Started reading Frankenstein on the airplane back from Tennessee on Friday night.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on March 23, 2009, 06:01:01 AM
the Narnia books are actually pretty wonderful, even though they have a heavy dose of religious  allegory thrown into them.... C.S.lewis was a fascinating person and well worth studying
personally I would recommend that everyone go read Lord Dunsany, as he is the true father of modern fantasy
(George R Macdonald is also well up there and his books are much to do with what Narnia is based on... read Lillith)
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on March 23, 2009, 06:06:07 AM
I juuust finished reading 'One Pill Makes You Smaller' by Lisa Dierbeck like...10 minutes ago and it was pretty freaking good. Kind of disturbing, though. It has an 11 year old girl who gets involved with an old guy after telling him she's 16 and it's all kind of demented..But it was good.
Now I'm reading The Sandman Companion which I got for £2 and don't really have THAT much interest in but I am out of books.
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Post by: old news on March 23, 2009, 08:22:15 AM
Christoph Hein - 'Der fremde Freund', also known as 'Drachenblut' and 'The Distant Lover'.

...I need to have an essay on it done by tomorrow, so I don't really have a great deal of choice. Aaah, GDR Lit, how I wish I had more time to study you...
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Post by: Captain Oblivious on March 23, 2009, 04:32:04 PM
This is my first time actually reading them! I've always wanted to read them but could never afford to, but my boyfriend lent me his, so I get to read ones from like the 80s which is awesome haha.
(I know it's the same story, but I like the covers better before they're all sexed up)

Me too! We had the complete collection buried in our house somewhere. I read them all, after remembering our primary school headmaster reading TLTW&TW to us all sat around him on the carpet. I somehow ended up having Dawntreader next to my bed, and I read that one the most. I think it must have been my favourite, although I can't say exactly why.

I am going to start Prince Caspian this evening =]
onwards and upwards :P
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Post by: unfortunate slip on March 23, 2009, 06:13:58 PM
I'm about halfway through Empire of Ivory, the fourth book in Naomi Novik's Temeraire series. These books are like delicious, delicious chocolate-flavored crack. It's like "What if the Napoleonic Wars had dragons?" but also there's a whole universe behind it, and lots of action, which I love. I'm not so fond of the back-cover copy, though--it gives away the whole first half of the book!
The really great thing is, the publishers have made the entire first book (called His Majesty's Dragon in the U.S., Temeraire in the U.K.) in the series available for free here (http://a1018.g.akamai.net/f/1018/19025/1d/randomhouse1.download.akamai.com/19025/freelibrary/hismajestyfinalsuv.pdf), so you should go check it out!
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Post by: marie_x on March 23, 2009, 07:42:39 PM
Go Ask Alice. Read it.
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Post by: Briar La Boheme on March 23, 2009, 09:40:52 PM
Go Ask Alice. Read it.

Ohhh I haven't heard that book name in so long... I read it when I was 13, I think. I should reread it.
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Post by: marie_x on March 23, 2009, 09:52:42 PM
Go Ask Alice. Read it.

Ohhh I haven't heard that book name in so long... I read it when I was 13, I think. I should reread it.

Such a good book; such a sad ending.
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Post by: Briar La Boheme on March 23, 2009, 09:54:34 PM
Go Ask Alice. Read it.

Ohhh I haven't heard that book name in so long... I read it when I was 13, I think. I should reread it.

Such a good book; such a sad ending.

I really can't remember it very well at all, hence the needing to reread :P but I do remember that it was good.
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Post by: Alyss on March 24, 2009, 10:38:21 AM
Go Ask Alice. Read it.
Ho ho ho...I already asked her...
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Post by: nottheonethatscrazy on March 24, 2009, 12:31:22 PM
Go Ask Alice. Read it.
Ho ho ho...I already asked her...
You're silly.

I'm reading Insomnia by Stephen King.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Alyss on March 24, 2009, 12:54:23 PM
Silly? Moi?


Yes.
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Post by: Briar La Boheme on March 24, 2009, 01:33:36 PM
Artemis Fowl, because I'm about to embark on writing at 12 page paper about it (along with the first Harry Potter book, and The Subtle Knife. Best essay ever.)
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Post by: Indja on March 24, 2009, 01:35:54 PM
Artemis Fowl, because I'm about to embark on writing at 12 page paper about it (along with the first Harry Potter book, and The Subtle Knife. Best essay ever.)

Oooh, sounds nifty! What's the question thingy?
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Post by: Briar La Boheme on March 24, 2009, 01:40:21 PM
It's actually a term paper, so it's pretty much whatever I want (at least, I think it is. I've never done a giant paper like this before). Basically it's about Harry and Artemis and how they work with or against the conventions of fairy tale heros, and the way in which JK and Eoin Colfer incorporate the element of an alternate world within our own world.

Sort of.
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Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on March 24, 2009, 10:01:12 PM
I'm reading 'Naked Lunch' by William S. Burroughs. It's so strange.
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Post by: such a classic girl on March 24, 2009, 10:29:37 PM
I'm reading 'Naked Lunch' by William S. Burroughs. It's so strange.

definitely strange, but i loved it. i should re-read it.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading Now?
Post by: Indja on March 25, 2009, 05:47:23 PM
I

FINISHED

A

BOOK!!!!

 :headbang:  :D :headbang:  :D :headbang:

It's been like 3 years since I read a book all the way through, so I'm pretty proud ^.^
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Post by: CeeGBee on March 25, 2009, 06:50:13 PM
I

FINISHED

A

BOOK!!!!

 :headbang:  :D :headbang:  :D :headbang:

It's been like 3 years since I read a book all the way through, so I'm pretty proud ^.^
Green Eggs and Ham?
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Post by: Mockery on March 25, 2009, 07:09:33 PM
I'm forcing myself to read Death of a Salesman and I'm not enjoying it so far. I liked the Crucible but Miller seems just to be bouncing all over the place!

At the same time, I'm working on Inkspell. Its sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gooooooooooooooooood!!

I LOVE INKSPELL!!! *mosh* Fuck, it's ace ^.^

We're doing Death Of A Salesman in English as well. I'm finding it really hard to get into, because Willy Loman is just SO annoying. I know he's like old and mad and shit, but c'mon, he's just like, "Urgh, nothing's my fault, even though I'm like an epic failure". Pisses me off. And Linda's fucking annoying. I like Biff though.

I'm also going back over a Doll's House. Watched the movie. Not all that great.
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Post by: 1AC on March 25, 2009, 07:51:35 PM
Christopher by Allison Burnett
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Post by: Pliwood180 on March 26, 2009, 09:44:17 AM
I

FINISHED

A

BOOK!!!!

 :headbang:  :D :headbang:  :D :headbang:

It's been like 3 years since I read a book all the way through, so I'm pretty proud ^.^
Green Eggs and Ham?

Haha, ouch!
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Post by: Indja on March 26, 2009, 11:12:51 AM
Cee, you're a bitch.

Actually, it was a book about Hinduism because I didn't know anything about it. Now I do. Hurrah!
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Post by: Captain Oblivious on March 26, 2009, 11:15:07 AM
I just read the first manga (episode?) of Elfen Lied.
it was quite good, bit violent though.
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Post by: Mister on March 26, 2009, 11:28:35 AM
I'm reading the Great Gatsby.
I always love the novels my english teacher gives us
 :)
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Post by: NastyEgo on March 30, 2009, 11:57:43 AM
Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie.
I sought for this book not knowing it was that one, and picked took it when I couldn't find it. I know it sounds weird, but it's true. And the book is fantastic. And that's where U2 took the lyrics for Ground Beneath Her Feet from.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on March 30, 2009, 01:43:37 PM
Cee, you're a bitch.

Actually, it was a book about Hinduism because I didn't know anything about it. Now I do. Hurrah!

Tell us something about Hinduism then.

Come on. Share the wealth.

What does "hindu" mean?
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Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on March 30, 2009, 02:01:25 PM
I am reading a calendar now.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on March 30, 2009, 03:50:35 PM
Finished Phantom of the Opera. I really loved the writing. I was tempted to steal the library's copy that I had because it had many quirky errors that must've happened when someone re-typed it...It made me love it more.

Anyways, I must buy it now.

Now reading current Newsweek mag.
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Post by: Captain Oblivious on March 30, 2009, 05:37:08 PM
I am about to start read the last Narnia book: The Last Battle, I think it's called.
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Post by: marie_x on March 30, 2009, 07:10:02 PM
the call of the wild - jack london
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on March 30, 2009, 07:28:34 PM
im meant to be reading a whole bunch of things for uni...
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Post by: nottheonethatscrazy on March 31, 2009, 11:36:03 PM
I'm still reading Insomnia by Stephen King.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on April 01, 2009, 02:47:55 AM
the Rose Labyrinth by Titania Hardie
kind of a conspiracy book, but all to do with Dr John Dee
and based at least partially about 1/2 a mile from where I used to live in Hampshire.....
rather good
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Post by: Indja on April 01, 2009, 06:29:31 AM
Cee, you're a bitch.

Actually, it was a book about Hinduism because I didn't know anything about it. Now I do. Hurrah!

Tell us something about Hinduism then.

Come on. Share the wealth.

What does "hindu" mean?

Um. Well. For us I guess it would be a follower of Hinduism, but as one of the main things about Hinduism is that there's one ultimate reality and all  denominations and stuff are striving for the same goal, essentially, I think following Hinduism is sort of taken for granted - if asked what religion they are, I think most Hindus would say what element of god they follow, like Shiva or Vishnu or whatever. Though, it started as a geographical term I think, so I guess it could mean just someone from Northern India or someone who speaks Hindi or something. I dunno, not everything I read went in - but I read it!
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Post by: Jo Just Go Nameless on April 01, 2009, 09:06:37 AM
I finished Veronika Decides to Die yesterday after starting it in the morning and then read the Buffy Long Way To Home comic collection I got bought for my birthday so now I have moved on to Everything is Illuminated
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on April 01, 2009, 11:44:26 AM
Cee, you're a bitch.

Actually, it was a book about Hinduism because I didn't know anything about it. Now I do. Hurrah!

Tell us something about Hinduism then.

Come on. Share the wealth.

What does "hindu" mean?

Um. Well. For us I guess it would be a follower of Hinduism, but as one of the main things about Hinduism is that there's one ultimate reality and all  denominations and stuff are striving for the same goal, essentially, I think following Hinduism is sort of taken for granted - if asked what religion they are, I think most Hindus would say what element of god they follow, like Shiva or Vishnu or whatever. Though, it started as a geographical term I think, so I guess it could mean just someone from Northern India or someone who speaks Hindi or something. I dunno, not everything I read went in - but I read it!

Aw, I was just fucking with you, don't panic.  ;)

What was the book, btw?
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Post by: Briar La Boheme on April 01, 2009, 01:35:51 PM
I am more than ashamed to admit, New Moon by Stephenie Meyer.

DAMN.

I swear it's merely product knowledge.
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Post by: Captain Oblivious on April 01, 2009, 01:37:50 PM
LOL.
I bought the first two, stupidly, to see what the fuss was about. I hated them. With a passion. but I could not get it out of my head.
So, I downloaded the last two. And then, my boyfriend wanted the computer so he bought me the last one.

I am ashamed to say that I have read them all, but I didn't enjoy them at all.
The film was worse though :|
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Post by: lovehound on April 01, 2009, 01:55:01 PM
driving with dead people (http://www.monicaholloway.com/). i'm on, like, page six and it's devastating already.
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on April 02, 2009, 11:09:06 AM
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse.

I will be done with Cold Mountain by the end of this period hopefully
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Post by: dweezil on April 02, 2009, 12:58:38 PM
Currently about half way through The Alchemist by Paul Coelho. It's quite a lovely read so far, really enjoying it.
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Post by: Captain Oblivious on April 02, 2009, 01:31:46 PM
Recently, all I've been reading are textbooks.
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Post by: lovehound on April 02, 2009, 02:02:30 PM
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse.

I will be done with Cold Mountain by the end of this period hopefully

i loved cold mountain.
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on April 02, 2009, 03:51:46 PM
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse.

I will be done with Cold Mountain by the end of this period hopefully

i loved cold mountain.

I'm reading it for english, and I don't like it. It's the only book I've ever disliked. And the ending pissed me off.
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Post by: such a classic girl on April 02, 2009, 10:58:05 PM
just started reading catch-22 in my english class; only about ten pages in but i love it already.
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Post by: lovehound on April 02, 2009, 10:58:43 PM
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse.

I will be done with Cold Mountain by the end of this period hopefully

i loved cold mountain.

I'm reading it for english, and I don't like it. It's the only book I've ever disliked. And the ending pissed me off.

really? hmmm. well, that shows you how much i know. in all honesty i didn't love the ending either, but i loved the way the book was written. i haven't read anything else by frazier to see if it's his style or his storytelling i like, but i did like CM.
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Post by: Ryan James on April 02, 2009, 11:04:25 PM
just started reading catch-22 in my english class; only about ten pages in but i love it already.

bah - so good in the beginning, and so disappointing later. Sorry to break the news.
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Post by: such a classic girl on April 02, 2009, 11:06:38 PM
just started reading catch-22 in my english class; only about ten pages in but i love it already.

bah - so good in the beginning, and so disappointing later. Sorry to break the news.

aw! that sucks. but thanks for the heads-up.
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Post by: Ryan James on April 02, 2009, 11:07:24 PM
just started reading catch-22 in my english class; only about ten pages in but i love it already.

bah - so good in the beginning, and so disappointing later. Sorry to break the news.

aw! that sucks. but thanks for the heads-up.

it's still def. worth the read, the end is just kind of a cop out for me. It's still a great book though.
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Post by: Alyss on April 03, 2009, 01:15:09 AM
just started reading catch-22 in my english class; only about ten pages in but i love it already.
That book is fucking jizz worthy.
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Post by: Chay on April 03, 2009, 01:26:41 AM
ive been trying to finish "neverwhere" for the past two months. homework has been keeping me busy and the books ive been reading the most have been my criminal justice text books.
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Post by: NastyEgo on April 03, 2009, 01:44:15 AM
Catch 22 is great all the way through for me.
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Post by: Ryan James on April 03, 2009, 01:53:37 AM
Catch 22 is great all the way through for me.
I read it in a Modern Lit class and we were really split down the middle - some people weren't bothered by the ending, but a lot of us felt like it just was lacking something. Like it didn't drive what the point of the book should have been home, but I mean the whole point of the class was to look at things critically sooo . . . . it's not exactly the same as ust reading it for entertainment I guess.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on April 03, 2009, 03:56:34 AM
finished "Everyman" by Philip Roth, now reading "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman. The latter is so far more cheerful.
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Post by: Jo Just Go Nameless on April 03, 2009, 04:45:13 AM
I took a break from the couple of books I've Started to read 'Wetlands' by Charlotte Roche last night and finished it in two hours. A lot of it made my toes curl and cringe at the thought, but it was compulsive to read and whilst I understand why people were outraged by how graphic and blunt some of the descriptions are, I don't see why there was such a big fuss whipped out around it.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on April 03, 2009, 07:13:28 AM
For school we're reading Night. ...And soon I'll start a book called Wild that I picked up in Cleveland.
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Post by: stellifera on April 03, 2009, 03:40:07 PM
"De Engelenmaker" (the angel maker) by Stefan Brijs. I really hope that one's getting translated one day, it's... astonishing. or something like that.

I'm also still reading everything is illuminated, I think I'll have to read it all at once because everytime I continue reading it, I have to start over at the previous chapter. I'm glad I read extremely loud&incredibly close first, because otherwise I probably wouldn't have started reading it.
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Post by: Rob on April 03, 2009, 07:25:44 PM
Love is a Dog From Hell- Bukowski, poems

and

Ask The Dust- John Fante.
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Post by: Ryan James on April 04, 2009, 12:31:38 AM
For school we're reading Night. ...And soon I'll start a book called Wild that I picked up in Cleveland.

Night is really depressing, but if you're interested in Holocaust literature I very very strongly suggest All But My Life by Gerta Weissman Klein (sp?) it's wonderfully written, and it'll give you a good cry, and make you realize how good you probably have it (it did me anyway)
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Post by: Johnny on April 04, 2009, 01:14:03 AM
I'm reading Faust.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on April 04, 2009, 04:40:53 PM
finished "The Garveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman, now reading "So Farewell Then: A Biography of Peter Cook" by Wendy E Cook.
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Post by: Alyss on April 04, 2009, 11:43:08 PM
I just got to the bit in Anna Karenina where Levin and Kitty write to each other with the chalk...I almost starting crying I was so happy :love5:
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Post by: lovehound on April 05, 2009, 03:31:29 AM
"i wanted to say, no, i don't want to make bracelets. i want to go out to the road, in the dark, and lie in the place where sarah died. i want every detail. i want your dad to tell me what she looked like when he saw her. did she look sad or scared or just dead? were her eyes open or closed?"
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Post by: NastyEgo on April 05, 2009, 07:59:11 AM
Where is that from?
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Post by: Wednesday Friday on April 05, 2009, 08:23:45 AM
veronica by mary gaitskill
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Post by: lovehound on April 05, 2009, 12:45:42 PM
Where is that from?

driving with dead people (http://www.amazon.com/Driving-Dead-People-Monica-Holloway/dp/1416955127/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1238949849&sr=8-1), by monica holloway. practically every sentence she writes is something i want to remember.
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Post by: Emong on April 05, 2009, 06:08:03 PM
"Crime and Punishment" by Dostoyevsky. Still working my way through the classics~
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Post by: Alyss on April 05, 2009, 06:10:16 PM
I didn't like that one. Got bored about halfway through and stopped. 'Devils' is much better.
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Post by: marie_x on April 05, 2009, 06:14:06 PM
I hated Crime and Punishment.
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Post by: Alyss on April 05, 2009, 06:14:37 PM
It's so slow, isn't it?
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Post by: marie_x on April 05, 2009, 06:18:05 PM
Oh my god. It's fucking awful. And the russian names are confusing. I do, however, LOVE The Catcher In The Rye.
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Post by: Alyss on April 05, 2009, 06:20:38 PM
That book made me so depressed (but it is awesome). And if you think the names are hard to keep track of in C&P, try Anna Karenina. There's about 50 characters in that book altogether. But it is the best book ever, so it's easily worth it.
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Post by: rory on April 05, 2009, 06:33:35 PM
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
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Post by: Strange_Jane on April 06, 2009, 12:44:46 AM
Wicked Lovely By Meslissa Marr

In one of the first few chapters the  book mentions the Dresden Dolls in a passing comment
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Post by: Jo Just Go Nameless on April 06, 2009, 11:06:25 AM
Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman and Everything Is Illuminated...still.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on April 06, 2009, 03:22:05 PM
The Story of Man by Cyril Aydon

only just started it and am finding flaws with his facts about early hominids, but it is still a good read
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on April 06, 2009, 06:36:08 PM
Oh my god. It's fucking awful. And the russian names are confusing.

Crime & Punishment frustrated me when I first read it because of the Russian names too. It was MUCH better when I read it again about 8 years later after learning a bit about how the patronyms and diminutives in Russian names work. It was much much easier to follow (and so naturally much more enjoyable.)

When I went back to it there was no confusing Rodion, Raskolnikov, Rodya, Razumikhin, etc, etc. (That fucked me totally the first time I tried to read it. Waaay too many R names and variants. I was never sure who was talking to who. It was like a light switch being turned on when I learned later how Russian names work, how the Russian system of diminutives (shortened names, pet names or nick names) works, how what a character is called depends on who is adressing who (e.g. a stranger would call Raskolnikov one thing, his mother or sister would call him something else, an older person would call him something else again.) A little bit of familiarization with Russian language helps enormously with reading translated Russian novels. I doubt I'dve been able to make it through the ones I subsequently read if I hadn't got hold of a Russian phrase book and studied the workings a bit.
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Post by: NastyEgo on April 07, 2009, 01:51:09 AM
The one thing I don't really get about Russian diminutives is Alexander -> Sasha. How did they come up with that one? (the rest is sometimes weird, but this is my top of the list I belive)
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Post by: Pliwood180 on April 07, 2009, 07:13:31 AM
On the side: The Book of Rock Quotes - "Sex, Drugs, 'n Strong Opinions"
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on April 07, 2009, 06:45:09 PM
The one thing I don't really get about Russian diminutives is Alexander -> Sasha. How did they come up with that one? (the rest is sometimes weird, but this is my top of the list I belive)

Why does the English name "Margaret" get shortened/changed to "Peggy"? Why does "William" sometimes become "Billy"? Try and explain the logic of those diminutives to a Russian person.

It's just one of those weird language quirks, I suppose. If you're used to it (if you're Russian) it seems normal.. until an annoying foreigner asks you to explain it.  ;)

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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on April 07, 2009, 06:52:23 PM
Just finished Fahrenheit 451. don't know what I should read next
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Post by: Mockery on April 07, 2009, 07:51:12 PM
Fahrenheit 451. Its really, really good so far.
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on April 07, 2009, 07:51:59 PM
Fahrenheit 451. Its really, really good so far.

It gets better. I just finished it!
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Post by: Mockery on April 07, 2009, 07:56:30 PM
Fahrenheit 451. Its really, really good so far.

It gets better. I just finished it!
Awesome! I also want to read Something Wicked This Way Comes.
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Post by: marie_x on April 07, 2009, 09:01:30 PM
My Middle Name Is Self-Destruction - Broken Toy Airplanes
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Post by: marie_x on April 07, 2009, 09:02:17 PM
shit wrong thread
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on April 08, 2009, 02:35:50 AM
Fahrenheit 451. Its really, really good so far.

It gets better. I just finished it!
Awesome! I also want to read Something Wicked This Way Comes.
most of ray bradbury is excellent.....go read as much as possible, there is a reason why authors such as Stephen King and Neil Gaiman idolise him
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on April 09, 2009, 12:47:08 AM
now reading "The Autobiography of Malcolm X".

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Post by: Zephyr on April 17, 2009, 05:00:15 AM
I just finished reading 'A Short History Of Tractors In Ukranian'. It was very good.

Now I'm trying to decide what I want to read next. It's either 'Blonde' (a Marylin Monroe biography) or something by Stephen Fry (don't remember the title).
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Post by: Pliwood180 on April 17, 2009, 07:20:55 AM
Shakespeare's 12th Night. This is the first "reading Shakespeare for fun" experience of mine. I hope that it turns out well, haha.
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Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on April 17, 2009, 07:44:14 AM
american gods by neil gaiman! i havent actually started reading yet, but just borrowed it from a friend!
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Post by: Captain Oblivious on April 17, 2009, 09:12:00 AM
american gods by neil gaiman! i havent actually started reading yet, but just borrowed it from a friend!

I'm trying to read that, too. I don't really have time to concentrate on it, so it is taking me ages.

I am also reading the V for Vendetta graphic novel. It is completely different from the film. I mean it has the same elements, sort of, but the way it is arranged is COMPLETELY different
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Post by: Jo Just Go Nameless on April 17, 2009, 09:29:07 AM
I am reading Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman as I just got given it as a late birthday gift. I am also dipping into Shelley's Frankenstein, depending on my mood.
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Post by: Strange_Jane on April 21, 2009, 11:26:35 PM
Fragile Eternity- Melissa Marr
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Post by: nottheonethatscrazy on April 22, 2009, 03:53:30 PM
I am reading Insomnia by Stephen King, Native Son by Richard Wright for school, and I'm going to start reading Anything But Straight, which is a book about the Christian community and the 'ex-gay' myth.
Don't know who it's by.
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Post by: Alyss on April 22, 2009, 04:57:21 PM
Still reading Anna Karenina. It's still awesome.
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Post by: DarkDrax on April 22, 2009, 05:21:35 PM
Just finished reading Time Travellers Wife (again *dies inside*) and have now started reading Mister B Gone.

Which is beginning to look quite terrible, although perhaps only by comparison.
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Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on April 22, 2009, 05:30:18 PM
Kill me
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Post by: Alyss on April 22, 2009, 05:31:22 PM
Kill me
Gladly. Come her and stay still.
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Post by: acautionarytale on April 22, 2009, 09:49:45 PM
Just finished reading Time Travellers Wife (again *dies inside*) and have now started reading Mister B Gone.

Which is beginning to look quite terrible, although perhaps only by comparison.

I just re-read TTW too... I love it so much.  :'( I have my fingers crossed about the movie being good. I picked up Mister B Gone, but put it down for another book. Clive Barker is great though.. I hope it gets better.

I'm reading Transmetropolitan Vol. 2: Lust for Life by Warren Ellis and South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami.
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Post by: Lyzardly on April 23, 2009, 01:59:44 AM
Spurs - Jacques Derrida
The Gay Science - Nietzsche
FREAKANGELS - Warren Ellis (weekly webcomic)
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Post by: Indja on April 23, 2009, 05:06:21 PM
"Going Buddhist" and "Why I'm Still A Catholic: A Collection Of Essays On Faith & Perserverence".

Ueff. No wonder my school thinks I'm a religious nut.
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on April 23, 2009, 05:42:39 PM
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett
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Post by: Lyzardly on April 23, 2009, 08:15:10 PM
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett

Everything really does turn into Best of Queen!

EDIT: Forgot the link - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/04/20/hp_scanjet_3c_bohemian_rhaposdy/ (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/04/20/hp_scanjet_3c_bohemian_rhaposdy/)

All better.
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Post by: Mockery on April 23, 2009, 10:22:01 PM
I'm re-reading Batman: Dark Victory. Its such a kick ass read! I really need to buy this book.
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Post by: Kyal on April 26, 2009, 01:42:00 AM
Daggerspell
By: Katherine Kerr

Highly recomended if your a fantasy junkie.
Also has some deep spiritual insight if your a meditator. Though I wouldn't take everything she writes as truth it does give deffinition to what to expect when imagining the planes.
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Post by: $ethie on April 26, 2009, 02:02:53 AM
The Collected Cloth: Jack Terricloth.

And about ten other books that aren't nearly as awesome. I don't feel right reading it unless I'm in my big puffy chair with a drink on the end table, just because I picture Mr. Terricloth being well-read, and taking all of his literature in just such a manner.
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on April 26, 2009, 04:01:37 AM
At the moment I am reading some of those 'Gossip Girl' books. I got about 3 of them for 30p each the other day.
They're okaaaaay. Not the biggest fan of them, but...Whatever.
I need something better to read but can't think of anything I WANT to read.
*sigh*
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Post by: Zephyr on April 26, 2009, 07:40:39 AM
The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency


it's ok
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Post by: Captain Oblivious on April 26, 2009, 05:04:29 PM
I'm reading Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates.
Only just started it, not far enough in to tell if it's good or not.
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Post by: Lyzardly on April 26, 2009, 08:21:03 PM
Reading for the Plot ~ Peter Brooks
After Bakhtin ~ David Lodge
FREAKANGELS ~Warren Ellis


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Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on April 28, 2009, 12:55:21 AM
Kill me
Gladly. Come here and stay still.
Pay my airplane ticket.
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Post by: nottheonethatscrazy on April 28, 2009, 10:05:59 AM
I finished Insomnia [finally], and now I am reading Anything But Straight.
I am also reading Native Son for school.
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Post by: Jo Just Go Nameless on April 28, 2009, 10:29:07 AM
I'm reading the Life Of Pi, after finishing Good Omens. I figure I should probably read something other than Neil Gaiman for a while before everyone thinks I am a crazed fangirl.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on April 28, 2009, 11:05:50 AM
"Crooked Little Vein" by Warren Ellis
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Post by: Molotovna on April 28, 2009, 11:08:54 AM
In honor of the influenza, I've decided to read Albert Camus' The Plague again.
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Post by: Indja on April 28, 2009, 11:11:08 AM
CORI'S LETTA!!!! :D
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on April 28, 2009, 12:05:39 PM
I finished Insomnia [finally], and now I am reading Anything But Straight.
I am also reading Native Son for school.

GAH. Native Son is beast.
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Post by: nottheonethatscrazy on April 28, 2009, 12:30:17 PM
CORI'S LETTA!!!! :D
YAAAAAAAY!
I hope you enjoyed my ranting.
Write back soon!
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Post by: Indja on April 28, 2009, 01:17:06 PM
CORI'S LETTA!!!! :D
YAAAAAAAY!
I hope you enjoyed my ranting.
Write back soon!

I did I did I did! And I will I will I will!
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Post by: nottheonethatscrazy on April 28, 2009, 03:52:31 PM
CORI'S LETTA!!!! :D
YAAAAAAAY!
I hope you enjoyed my ranting.
Write back soon!

I did I did I did! And I will I will I will!
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
You're so cute.
This made my day.
I'm so excited to get your letta!
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Post by: Kyal on April 28, 2009, 11:58:07 PM
"Darkspell" by Katherine Kerr (next book)
"They F*** You Up" Oliver James

And re-reading
"The GOD Delusion" Richard Dawkins
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Post by: Mockery on April 29, 2009, 07:42:13 PM
The C.S. Lewis Sci-Fi Trilogy
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Post by: Captain Oblivious on April 30, 2009, 04:20:04 PM
I've just finished reading "Revolutionary Road" by Richard(?) Yates. I thought it was pretty good.

I should probably wait til after exams to start a new one, but I like to read on the bus to college, so whatever.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on May 01, 2009, 01:39:00 AM
The C.S. Lewis Sci-Fi Trilogy
they are fascinating..... you should try reading lilith by George R Macdonald........... he was the direct inspiration for most of C.S.Lewis' writing
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on May 01, 2009, 01:42:02 AM
Reading crappy book about anorexia. But I bought 'The End Of Mr. Y' the other day because I've had so many people go 'read this, it's brilliant' so I get to read that, next.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on May 01, 2009, 01:54:57 AM
READING LIST for those that like C.S.Lewis/Tolkien/mervyn peake etc

George R Macdonald.....Lillith
James Branch Cabell........Pretty much anything but Figures of Earth is a very good place to start
Robert W Chambers.......The King in Yellow
Lord Dunsany........ The king of Elflands Daughter, any compilation of his short fictions (Dunsany is a major influence on Neil Gaiman and was the inspiration for much of Lovecraft's writings)
Saki.......... particularly his more macbre tales
William Hope Hodgson......The House on the Borderland

hopefully this will help those with an inquiring mind
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Post by: ylferb on May 01, 2009, 02:06:56 AM
READING LIST for those that like C.S.Lewis/Tolkien/mervyn peake etc

George R Macdonald.....Lillith
James Branch Cabell........Pretty much anything but Figures of Earth is a very good place to start
Robert W Chambers.......The King in Yellow
Lord Dunsany........ The king of Elflands Daughter, any compilation of his short fictions (Dunsany is a major influence on Neil Gaiman and was the inspiration for much of Lovecraft's writings)
Saki.......... particularly his more macbre tales
William Hope Hodgson......The House on the Borderland

hopefully this will help those with an inquiring mind


Perfect! Will get right on it (when I have some money for books or access to a library). Thank you for that =).
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Post by: Kerr1ck on May 01, 2009, 07:15:35 AM
About halfway through de Bello Gallico by Caesar, and re reading The Hobbit for the umpteenth time :)
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Post by: Alyss on May 01, 2009, 02:23:37 PM
I'm still reading Anna Karenina. lol.
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Post by: Molotovna on May 01, 2009, 03:33:47 PM
I'm still reading Anna Karenina. lol.

It's rather depressing, in a lonely house-wife-ish sort of way, isn't it?
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Post by: Pliwood180 on May 01, 2009, 03:46:09 PM
Finished the Twelfth Night! Loved it. I'll read more Shakespeare later, but for now...rereading some Greek and Roman mythology! I love it so.
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Post by: marie_x on May 01, 2009, 03:56:30 PM
Anne Frank's Diary.
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on May 03, 2009, 03:20:05 AM
I am reading 'The End Of Mr. Y' by Scarlett Thomas because I have had people telling me to read it since August. And it is really good. So that is good.
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Post by: NastyEgo on May 03, 2009, 04:47:05 AM
Right now I'm reading "Singapore 4a.m." by Marcin Bruczkowski, and then I'll read Dean Kontz's "The Bad Place", and then I'll finaly have time to read Segiej Lukyanenko's "Day Watch" and "Chernovik" (Scratch-pad)
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Post by: Lyzardly on May 03, 2009, 08:14:21 PM
Just Say Don't Know: Sexuality Education in Texas Public Schools
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Post by: Captain Oblivious on May 03, 2009, 08:21:42 PM
I just started reading "Wicked" by Gregory Maguire.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on May 03, 2009, 09:56:12 PM
I just started reading "Wicked" by Gregory Maguire.

Loved it.

I'm reading Fall On Your Knees by Anne Marie McDonald (sp).
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Post by: Grim Tuesday on May 04, 2009, 03:02:12 AM
Columbine by Dave Cullen
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Post by: FailedOptimist on May 04, 2009, 03:13:59 AM
Just started "A Dirty Job" by Christopher Moore.
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on May 04, 2009, 12:17:01 PM
I just started reading "Wicked" by Gregory Maguire.
Elphie Elphie Elphie
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Post by: Zephyr on May 04, 2009, 01:21:56 PM
I started reading 'Tales Of The City' by Armistead Maupin a couple of days ago but the translation (I'm reading it in dutch) annoys me, so I think I'm going to look for the english version when I have money again. I started reading 'Two Caravans' by Marina Lewycka instead (I got the english version of that one).
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Post by: arkham on May 04, 2009, 01:30:12 PM
Finally started to read Colour of Magic by Pratchett.

The Discworld books have been waiting in my To-Read list for too long...
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Post by: BB Gun-it on May 04, 2009, 07:26:04 PM
I just started reading "Wicked" by Gregory Maguire.

Loved it.

I'm reading Fall On Your Knees by Anne Marie McDonald (sp).

That is my favourite book. I really hope you're enjoying it.

(And it's Ann-Marie MacDonald)
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Post by: Mockery on May 04, 2009, 09:11:13 PM
I'm reading the second book of the Wrinkle in Time series.
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Post by: nottheonethatscrazy on May 04, 2009, 11:15:48 PM
I'm reading the second book of the Wrinkle in Time series.
I LOVE THOSE BOOKS!
I read them when I was in fourth grade......memories....
 ;D
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Post by: PinkOnBlack on May 04, 2009, 11:33:51 PM
I like to read a few books at once. Right now Im reading:

Lucky by Alice Sebold <3
Go Ask Alice
Would you by Marthe Jocelyn
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Post by: Jo Just Go Nameless on May 05, 2009, 06:01:03 AM
Every Dead Thing by John Connolly

A guy in work recommended it so I felt obliged to read it. So far it seems pretty much like a generic crime novel. Not awful, but not really awe inspiring either.
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on May 05, 2009, 08:29:38 PM
I am reading 'The End Of Mr. Y' by Scarlett Thomas because I have had people telling me to read it since August. And it is really good. So that is good.

I have that out from the library at the moment (I blame Amanda). Haven't started it yet, though.
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Post by: Mockery on May 05, 2009, 09:40:32 PM
I'm reading the second book of the Wrinkle in Time series.
I LOVE THOSE BOOKS!
I read them when I was in fourth grade......memories....
 ;D

They are wonderful books and I love Miss L'Engle's writing. Its a pity she passed away. I wanted to cry when I found out.
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Post by: Pliwood180 on May 05, 2009, 10:10:05 PM
I just started reading "Wicked" by Gregory Maguire.

Loved it.

I'm reading Fall On Your Knees by Anne Marie McDonald (sp).

That is my favourite book. I really hope you're enjoying it.

(And it's Ann-Marie MacDonald)

Thanks! Yeah I do really like it so far. I like the descriptions, very vivid. This was a bad week to start it, though, I'm rather busy. But I'm forcing myself to make time for this one.
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Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on May 07, 2009, 03:27:09 AM
I am reading 'The End Of Mr. Y' by Scarlett Thomas because I have had people telling me to read it since August. And it is really good. So that is good.

I have that out from the library at the moment (I blame Amanda). Haven't started it yet, though.

Finished it last night.
Holy shit, it's a good book.
Like...really. It's really really really realllly good.

Or I thought so.

Anyway, now I am reading The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams which I managed to get for 40p.
Hooray.
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Post by: The Angel Raliel on May 07, 2009, 03:29:25 AM
The HitchHikers Guide is required reading in most parts of the known universe....
stick with them and read the whole series
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Post by: ocean_soul on May 07, 2009, 09:01:42 AM
Wanting by Richard Flanagan, for my Literature of Tasmania course, and have been reading A Short History of Nearly Everything in bits and pieces for about 6 months now.

I never read enough for enjoyment during semester, but I continue buying books faster than I can read them.  At last count I had nearly 60 books on my shelf that I haven't read yet.
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Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on May 07, 2009, 09:03:26 AM
I'm reading the Last Princess right now, it's about Anastasia and if she really is alive and all that junk and what nots.
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Post by: hateandjealousy on May 07, 2009, 02:10:16 PM
The Orchard Keeper by Corman McCarthy.
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Post by: Alyss on May 08, 2009, 03:22:26 PM
I'm still reading Anna Karenina. lol.

It's rather depressing, in a lonely house-wife-ish sort of way, isn't it?
Depressing? It's a hugely inspiring and heart-warming tale, from Levin's side of things. Anna's bit is very sad though.
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Post by: tanqgirl on May 08, 2009, 03:48:49 PM
the mentalists handbook...idk who it's by and i dont feel like going upstairs to get it  :buck2:
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Post by: Indja on May 09, 2009, 04:21:47 PM
I'm still reading Anna Karenina. lol.

It's rather depressing, in a lonely house-wife-ish sort of way, isn't it?
Depressing? It's a hugely inspiring and heart-warming tale, from Levin's side of things. Anna's bit is very sad though.

I saw the film of it, I think. Some of it, anyway - did it have Sean Bean in? He is both delicious and nutritious xD

I'm currently reading, along with my usual selection of religious/philosophy shite, "Women" by Charles Bukowski. I quite like it, though I've been humming "Bukowski" by Modest Mouse since I got it out of the library.
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Post by: Alyss on May 09, 2009, 06:16:57 PM
I'm still reading Anna Karenina. lol.

It's rather depressing, in a lonely house-wife-ish sort of way, isn't it?
Depressing? It's a hugely inspiring and heart-warming tale, from Levin's side of things. Anna's bit is very sad though.

I saw the film of it, I think. Some of it, anyway - did it have Sean Bean in? He is both delicious and nutritious xD

I'm currently reading, along with my usual selection of religious/philosophy shite, "Women" by Charles Bukowski. I quite like it, though I've been humming "Bukowski" by Modest Mouse since I got it out of the library.
That's the 96 film(?). There've been quite a few of them, and TV serials. The one made by the Soviets is regarded as the best film, though a recent (2001?) BBC serial was allow well recommended. The one with Sean Bean in (if I'm thinking of the right one) only really concentrates on Anna, and Levin is a misnor character near the end. Which epically fails to understand the book.
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Post by: Indja on May 10, 2009, 08:37:31 AM
I'm still reading Anna Karenina. lol.

It's rather depressing, in a lonely house-wife-ish sort of way, isn't it?
Depressing? It's a hugely inspiring and heart-warming tale, from Levin's side of things. Anna's bit is very sad though.

I saw the film of it, I think. Some of it, anyway - did it have Sean Bean in? He is both delicious and nutritious xD

I'm currently reading, along with my usual selection of religious/philosophy shite, "Women" by Charles Bukowski. I quite like it, though I've been humming "Bukowski" by Modest Mouse since I got it out of the library.
That's the 96 film(?). There've been quite a few of them, and TV serials. The one made by the Soviets is regarded as the best film, though a recent (2001?) BBC serial was allow well recommended. The one with Sean Bean in (if I'm thinking of the right one) only really concentrates on Anna, and Levin is a misnor character near the end. Which epically fails to understand the book.

However, it does have Sean Bean in, which more than compensates for it xD
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Post by: Alyss on May 10, 2009, 08:42:30 AM
I'm still reading Anna Karenina. lol.

It's rather depressing, in a lonely house-wife-ish sort of way, isn't it?
Depressing? It's a hugely inspiring and heart-warming tale, from Levin's side of things. Anna's bit is very sad though.

I saw the film of it, I think. Some of it, anyway - did it have Sean Bean in? He is both delicious and nutritious xD

I'm currently reading, along with my usual selection of religious/philosophy shite, "Women" by Charles Bukowski. I quite like it, though I've been humming "Bukowski" by Modest Mouse since I got it out of the library.
That's the 96 film(?). There've been quite a few of them, and TV serials. The one made by the Soviets is regarded as the best film, though a recent (2001?) BBC serial was allow well recommended. The one with Sean Bean in (if I'm thinking of the right one) only really concentrates on Anna, and Levin is a misnor character near the end. Which epically fails to understand the book.

However, it does have Sean Bean in, which more than compensates for it xD
You fail.
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Post by: Indja on May 10, 2009, 08:54:46 AM
I'm still reading Anna Karenina. lol.

It's rather depressing, in a lonely house-wife-ish sort of way, isn't it?
Depressing? It's a hugely inspiring and heart-warming tale, from Levin's side of things. Anna's bit is very sad though.

I saw the film of it, I think. Some of it, anyway - did it have Sean Bean in? He is both delicious and nutritious xD

I'm currently reading, along with my usual selection of religious/philosophy shite, "Women" by Charles Bukowski. I quite like it, though I've been humming "Bukowski" by Modest Mouse since I got it out of the library.
That's the 96 film(?). There've been quite a few of them, and TV serials. The one made by the Soviets is regarded as the best film, though a recent (2001?) BBC serial was allow well recommended. The one with Sean Bean in (if I'm thinking of the right one) only really concentrates on Anna, and Levin is a misnor character near the end. Which epically fails to understand the book.

However, it does have Sean Bean in, which more than compensates for it xD
You fail.

BEANY WINS!!
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Post by: Devery on May 10, 2009, 12:45:29 PM


I'm currently reading, along with my usual selection of religious/philosophy shite, "Women" by Charles Bukowski. I quite like it, though I've been humming "Bukowski" by Modest Mouse since I got it out of the library.

When you've finished this, might I suggest Bukowski's earlier novels, "Post Office" and "Factotum", which are essential, and the later "Pulp" (his last one) and maybe even "Hollywood". 
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Post by: Indja on May 10, 2009, 03:40:44 PM


I'm currently reading, along with my usual selection of religious/philosophy shite, "Women" by Charles Bukowski. I quite like it, though I've been humming "Bukowski" by Modest Mouse since I got it out of the library.

When you've finished this, might I suggest Bukowski's earlier novels, "Post Office" and "Factotum", which are essential, and the later "Pulp" (his last one) and maybe even "Hollywood". 

Ooh, will do. Hey, why is it Modest Mouse call him "such an arsehole" and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds call him "a jerk"? Why was he so urgh?
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Post by: Devery on May 10, 2009, 04:02:41 PM


I'm currently reading, along with my usual selection of religious/philosophy shite, "Women" by Charles Bukowski. I quite like it, though I've been humming "Bukowski" by Modest Mouse since I got it out of the library.

When you've finished this, might I suggest Bukowski's earlier novels, "Post Office" and "Factotum", which are essential, and the later "Pulp" (his last one) and maybe even "Hollywood". 

Ooh, will do. Hey, why is it Modest Mouse call him "such an arsehole" and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds call him "a jerk"? Why was he so urgh?

He was urgh and then he wasn't.  He wasn't handsome.  As a teen, he had horrible acne that left his face extremely scarred.  His father was a sadist and a perfectionist; for example, he would measure the length of the grass after little Charles cut the lawn to make sure it was done perfectly which, of course, it never was.  He spent twenty years working at the post office sorting the mail, a very arduous and back-breaking job.  Meanwhile, he wrote constantly.  He was an alcoholic, world-class division.  And then, in his fifties, he became famous.  He became a rock star.  The coeds literally threw themselves at him.  Hence, the book "Women".  His readings at colleges were "events".  Of course, he insisted on a well-stocked refrigerator on stage next to him.  Later in life, he met and married a hippie chick.  She got him to eat right and substituted good wine for beer and cheap whiskey.  Was he an asshole and not a nice guy when he was drunk?  For sure.  But underneath it all beat the sensitive heart of a true poet.
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Post by: nottheonethatscrazy on May 10, 2009, 07:44:24 PM
The Bachman Books: Four Early Novels - Stephen King.
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Post by: ddabrockhard on May 10, 2009, 09:43:17 PM
catcher in the rye.
i've read it before but i have to read it for my english class. i love it.
its amazing.
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Post by: FailedOptimist on May 10, 2009, 11:53:58 PM
catcher in the rye.
i've read it before but i have to read it for my english class. i love it.
its amazing.

It is amazing.
One of my all time favorites.
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Post by: Kyal on May 11, 2009, 12:03:16 AM
Journey's with the balck dog. Inpirational stories of bringing depression to heel.
Tessa Wigney, Kerrie Eyers & Gordon Parker
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on May 11, 2009, 02:05:18 AM
"Freakonomics"
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Post by: Zephyr on May 12, 2009, 10:57:50 AM
Finished 'Two Caravans' yesterday. It was pretty awesome.

now I'm reading The Picture of Dorian Gray. also awesome.
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Post by: Bubblegum Britt on May 12, 2009, 11:04:05 AM
London Fields by Martin Amis
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Post by: Lyzardly on May 17, 2009, 10:31:39 PM
Absolute Sandman Volume 1 - Neil Gaiman
The Gay Science - Nietzsche

HOORAY for summer break! It's time for comics and Nietzsche!
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Post by: Andy Pants on May 17, 2009, 11:13:49 PM
Absolute Sandman Volume 1 - Neil Gaiman
The Gay Science - Nietzsche

HOORAY for summer break! It's time for comics and Nietzsche!

I only really enjoy Gaimans Sandman series. Even though I've read most of the books he's written.

As for Nietzche, well, I have a complicated love/hate relationship with his writing.|
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Post by: CeeGBee on May 17, 2009, 11:16:12 PM
Fool by Christopher Moore...   I read Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story several years
ago, and never realized  he has a substantial catalogue of comic genius.   Fortunately, the local
library is well stocked with his titles.
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Post by: Lyzardly on May 17, 2009, 11:38:39 PM
Absolute Sandman Volume 1 - Neil Gaiman
The Gay Science - Nietzsche

HOORAY for summer break! It's time for comics and Nietzsche!

I only really enjoy Gaimans Sandman series. Even though I've read most of the books he's written.

As for Nietzche, well, I have a complicated love/hate relationship with his writing.|
I really enjoy almost all of Gaiman's stuff and have read most of it numerous times. That said, I wouldn't invest in an uber-pricey, hardback version of American Gods like I have with Absolute Sandman.

And Nietzsche... well, a friend in college offered to make me a shirt that said, "Nietzsche makes me horny." So... that about sums it up.
 :read2:
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Post by: freddieismyqueen on May 18, 2009, 04:55:27 AM
I'm re-reading The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood right now. I'm probably going to pick up a copy of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand soon because I haven't read it in spite of loving both The Fountainhead and Anthem.
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Post by: Jo Just Go Nameless on May 18, 2009, 05:20:49 AM
I'm just starting Life is Elsewhere by Milan Kundera. I wish to have his literary babies!
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Post by: eleutheria on May 18, 2009, 06:57:53 AM
halfway through shakespeare by bill bryson

i'm having a bill bryson/stephen king binge atm.
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Post by: freddieismyqueen on May 18, 2009, 07:05:29 AM
I'm just starting Life is Elsewhere by Milan Kundera. I wish to have his literary babies!

I really liked The Unbearable Lightness of Being -- is this one any good?
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on May 18, 2009, 08:58:59 AM
"Between the Bridge & the River" by Craig Ferguson.

Way better than any book by a talk show host has any right to be.
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Post by: Jo Just Go Nameless on May 18, 2009, 11:27:35 AM
I'm just starting Life is Elsewhere by Milan Kundera. I wish to have his literary babies!

I really liked The Unbearable Lightness of Being -- is this one any good?

I have only really started it, like literally about 15 pages in but I expect it to be, as I've enjoyed all his books in some form or other. If you liked Unbearable Lightness of Being though and were interested in reading more, I would recommend 'Immortality' as the place to start.
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Post by: CeeGBee on May 18, 2009, 01:35:55 PM
"Between the Bridge & the River" by Craig Ferguson.

Way better than any book by a talk show host has any right to be.

Oooh!  I've been meaning to check that out.  Suppposed to be quite readable, even for a real
writer, as opposed to a "celebrity"....
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Post by: Katherine May Williams on May 19, 2009, 08:15:37 AM
"Between the Bridge & the River" by Craig Ferguson.

Way better than any book by a talk show host has any right to be.

Oooh!  I've been meaning to check that out.  Suppposed to be quite readable, even for a real
writer, as opposed to a "celebrity"....

I'm about half way through and it really is good. Very readable. Shades of Vonnegut/Robbins. Doesn't have that "celebrity vanity project" feel to it at all so far.

I'm pretty sure if any publisher had recieved the manuscript for it with no name attached they would've bought it.

Kind of makes me wonder what the fuck he's doing hosting a talk show (I suppose it probably pays better.. or maybe it just gets him out of the house.)
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Post by: Rini Martini on May 19, 2009, 09:48:30 AM
'Regeneration' by Pat Barker, for my World War 1 literature paper - which I am completely and utterly screwed for...
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Post by: Lyzardly on May 19, 2009, 12:44:41 PM
The Long, Dark Tea-Time of the Soul ~Douglas Adams

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Post by: Pliwood180 on May 19, 2009, 05:26:04 PM
...an old Reader's Digest interview with Hilary Swank.
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Post by: Captain Oblivious on May 20,