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post Jun 22 2004, 12:24 PM
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For summer reading, I should be on about page 100 of "The Brothers Karamazov", but I read about the first page and decided a few things. First I decided that I was going to have a very difficult time with the names, and second, that it was a book assigned by school and that I would fight it tooth and nail. I've been trying to find anything to do other than read that book. To my horror, I realized I haven't read "Macbeth" yet, and that I've been wanting to, so that shuold stall me for about another week.
Does anyone have anything good to say about "The Brothers Karamazov" to change my mind?


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post Jun 22 2004, 07:23 PM
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I am in the process of reading Robert Rankin's "The Witches of Chiswick", and it is taking me weeks!

Having said that, whilst reading that, I have also read:

I have read the A.Mole books a million times before, and Microserfs twice before. "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" I bought for about 3.50 at a cash and carry, having heard a little about it. I had read it all by the following day. It was superb. Read it.

I am now re-reading "Doom: Knee Deep in the Dead", followed by "Doom: Hell on Earth", as I have now, finally after about 5 years, managed to get hold of the third and fourth books in the series ("Infernal Sky" and "Endgame"), so I want to read the first two again before starting the third. In case you are wondering... yes, they are books based on the ID Software game, Doom.

Whether I will then go back to reading the Robert Rankin book, I don't know - I bought tons of books in the summer last year, so I have plenty of choices.
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post Jun 25 2004, 08:43 PM
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O.o I don't actually know what I'm reading. *Runs upstairs to find her pile of half finished books* Okay! In order of me starting the book (vaguely):
The Matrix and Philosophy edited by William Irwin
The Philosopher's Toolkit by Julian Baggini and Peter S. Fosl
-I was given these ages ago, I've started them, and I'll finish them at some point.
No-Talk Therapy for Children and Adolescents by Martha B. Straus
-Again, I will finish this at some point.
The Seven Daughters of Eve by Bryan Sykes
Strait and Crooked Thinking by Robert H. Thouless
The Truth About Dogs by Stephen Budiansky
-I read about the history, society and psychology of dogs. I'm sad like that.
The Philosophy Gym by Stephen Law
-Stephen Law is really good at writing philosophy books. They're easy to understand and interesting and you should definitely read all his books. Or face my wrath. Yes. o.o </shamelesspremotion>
Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett
-Around this time I was getting bored of non-fiction, so I decided to re-read the entire discworld series. I've just reached Moving Pictures.
The Dark Horse by Marcus Sedgwick
-I was in the mood for some more-serious-than-discworld fiction, so I'm re-reading this too.
Dude, Where's my Country? by Michael Moore
-My dad bought this for me today, I'll probably have started reading it by this evening.

Blah. I have a lot of reading to do. I always start too many books at once dry.gif


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post Jun 25 2004, 10:25 PM
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Generation Slut, don't remember who it's by though.
Branded, Alicia Quart
and Them. Which is a book on extremists, by Jon Ronson, I think. Not bad...


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post Jun 25 2004, 11:51 PM
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QUOTE (Patient #212 @ May 27 2004, 04:23 AM)
QUOTE (Alaric @ May 26 2004, 12:17 PM)
I'm about 30 or so pages from finishing "Angels & Demons" by Dan Brown and i really love it. I suggest, if you haven't already, to read it. A lot of neat stuff in it. Like my sig(the ambigram of "Fire")

Have you read The Da Vinci Code as well?

Ooooh, I just finished that and my brain hurts. It was really good, though. I need to read some of his other books.


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post Jun 26 2004, 03:27 PM
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I'm currently reading Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue. I think it's brilliant, but maybe that's just because I fall in love with any well-written novel set in the eighteenth century...

Haven't been reading much lately, because of school. It's nice to have some time to myself again, finally, just to sit and read. I'd forgotten how much fun that was.


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post Jun 26 2004, 04:38 PM
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I think I got bad grades in school last year because I made reading the priority /..\.
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post Jun 27 2004, 01:41 AM
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That was my problem for a long time... then grade twelve English showed up and destroyed my attention span. I couldn't concentrate enough to read anything for the last few weeks of school. It was awful.


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post Jun 27 2004, 02:30 AM
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Reading right now...

"To Kill A Mockingbird"

Huh. I could have sworn I was reading more books.


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post Jun 29 2004, 03:28 AM
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I haven't heard anything bad about Hemingway yet...

I read half of The Brothers Karamazov! It was about three things: women, God, and money. I think I quit at a time when women were replacing God as a factor. biggrin.gif I was always quite fond of the one who became a monk, but I thought he made an awful life choice to do that. My father read it in Russian in college. I checked out Crime and Punishment to read; the author (can't spell it) is supposedly very good. I'll tell you how it is.

Currently - Death is a Lonely Business, Ray Bradbury.


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post Jun 29 2004, 03:37 AM
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I'm reading (does a quick check):
Narcissus in Chains by Laurell K Hamilton
every single Lauren Henderson book I own
The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin (very weird, yet oddly compelling)
The Hobbit by Tolkein (a lot more reader-friendly than the Lord of the Rings)
The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty
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The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King (I used to be a huge SK fan, but now I'm a little over him. TGWLTG is not supernatural and totally bizarre, it's quite sad really).

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post Jun 29 2004, 07:36 PM
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Has anyone else read The Bitch Rules by Elizabeth Wurtzle, and if so do you apply any of the 'rules'?


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post Jul 3 2004, 12:41 AM
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post Jul 3 2004, 09:47 AM
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douglas adams: the salmon of doubt.
eric schlosser: fast food nation
the pythons autobiography by the pythons.
jodi picoult: my sisters keeper
and trying to get through book 6 of the wheel of time. its just got so boring right now.


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post Jul 12 2004, 10:18 PM
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I just finished The House of the Scorpion. I have started Crime and Punishment.

...now stop looking at me like that.


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post Jul 12 2004, 10:56 PM
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Re-reading The Solitaire Mystery, by Jostein Gaarder. It's written with children in mind, but it's a good yarn for older readers too. One criticism I would make is that it's a complete cock-tease of a book. There are two inter-twining stories, and it feeds you little tidbits of each one at once, which is incredibly infuriating. It ensures that you read on, but quite often you want to skip one storyline for the other.
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post Jul 13 2004, 05:42 AM
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Hart's Hope by Orson Scott Card. Not one of his more famous books -- it took me forever to track down a copy -- but it's a good one. Something really strikes me about the way he uses description in the first few chapters, but that's died out some and it's gotten a little more conventional as the book has progressed. A fun read, nonetheless.


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post Jul 13 2004, 02:57 PM
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A French touch.

I would like to talk at you a French look. This autor is Balzac and this title is the colonel Chabert. A story about the egoism

Nineteenth century. It is the story of colonel Chabert that everyone believed death. Her wife was married with a politician. But his husband alive, she married no more with the politician. The colonel Chabert asks these laws (her fortune or/and her wife), but her wife wanted to divorce and preserve the heritage and he has nothing and he finished her live in the poverty.
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post Jul 22 2004, 02:50 PM
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Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! Pick me!
Candide by Voltaire is really good, but Zagreb is much better.
LotR is boring, but everyone should read it anyway.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is one of my new favs
Dan Brown is good
Ooh, and has anyone read Dean Koontz's (Runs upstairs to personal bookshelf) The Taking?
Anne Rice is good (Read teh Vampire Chronicles or Lives of the Mayfair Witches instead of the single novels; then you can get attached to the characters)
And Wicked by Gregory Maguire is so amazingly awesome I have to use an adverb and and adjective to describe it.


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post Jul 22 2004, 03:58 PM
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I am rereading the LOTR trilogy again, and then I am reading the Silmarillion. Then I'm gonna read 'The Notebook' and then 'The Wedding.' And then I am gonna do my summer reading. <- which I have yet decided on which book I am supposed to pick out.


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post Jul 24 2004, 10:17 AM
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The Foundation Trilogy by YOU SHOULD BE SHOT IF YOU DON'T KNOW!
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post Jul 24 2004, 10:33 AM
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Running With Scissors, only the first few chapters so far, but seems quite good.

by Agustene Bouroughs, and it is now one of my favorite books. its about a boy who's parents are having marital problems. The parent start to see a shrink, but still end up divorcing eachother. Then the boy moves in with the shrinks family.

a very entertaining book.

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post Jul 24 2004, 11:33 AM
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33 Snowfish, a small book which I found huddled in the young adult's section...I read it in the same day I started reading it. My favorite part was that the plot was anything but contrived, and you could tell. happy.gif


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post Jul 25 2004, 09:07 PM
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i just read a set called the sevenwaters trilogy, celtic myth type stuff, all good.
reading noughts and crosses, malorie blackman. the suspense...is killing me sad.gif


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post Jul 25 2004, 10:57 PM
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A huge book of 100 Ray Bradbury Stories biggrin.gif


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