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Old 01-14-2003, 01:03 PM   #46
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I just finished We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates--very good.
Hey, me too! And I read Foxfire over the break as well--another one worth checking out.

Other books I read during my break from school:

A Beautiful Mind, Sylvia Nasar
The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization, Thomas Friedman
Naked, David Sedaris

Right now I'm reading She Came to Stay, which was Simone de Beauvoir's first novel, loosely based on her relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre and how it was almost compromised by one of Sartre's affairs with a younger woman.
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I liked or loved a lot of the books already listed, like Heart of Darkness, Ethan Frome, Their Eyes Were Watching God and The Old Man & The Sea.
I'm adore Ernest Hemingway, I just love tight, sparse writing so reading authors like Nathaniel Hawthorne and Jane Austen is complete torture for me. Hawthorne is the absolute worst -- sentences should not be more than a page long!

And someone had mentioned just finished A Farewell to Arms and maybe wanting to read more Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises is amazing!!!
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Old 01-14-2003, 01:18 PM   #48
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"A Tale Of Two Cities" my teacher was awful and to this day this book gives me the shudders

Despite many people loving and fainting all over this book, I can't stand "The Great Gatsby." That book just held absolutely NO interest to me.. it was so uninspiring and unoriginal.

*shudder*
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Old 01-14-2003, 01:21 PM   #49
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All I remember about Ethan Frome is my 10th grade english teacher going on and on about the "pickles and donut" analogy "



She also gave a stupid football player an A despite the fact that he was stoopid!
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Old man and The Sea rocks!!

I like his attention to detail...like he'll spend a good portion of a chapter talking about how the mans hands are cut up and bleeding from so much fishing
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I just finished the Two Towers and a book called A Case of Need by Michael Crichton. Now reading, The Punch: One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight That Changed Basketball Forever by John Feinstein and at some point an Anatomy textbook I bought.
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Mona, was Flatland by Edwin Abbott?

And I seem to have blocked most of House On Mango Street from my memory - all I remember is being incredibly bored.
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Nighfall by Isaac Asimov & Robert Silverberg

Just wanted to know if anyone else out there has read this book. I have just finished reading it, and would really like to have a discussion about what the true meaning (if any) there is. Most of all I would like to know what you think of the ending of the book. Personally I thought that Asimov/Silverberg could have written a much better, much more exciting ending. However, it still is one of the best books that I have had the privilege of reading in a long while.

IF YOU HAVEN'T READ IT, READ IT TODAY!!!
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Great Expectations was also excruciating.
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I hate Hemingway!
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see: **Christmas present and what is on your bedside table?** thread

I got my first pair of prescription reading glasses about a month ago. Mr.Tchan They are veryimho...well not just my humble opinion, hub said I look good in them.
SOOOOOOOOOOOO, I am working my way through a huge bookshelf. heaven, I'm in heaven .
These threads are great, they spark ideas. That's always good.ty
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"To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf...

I know alot of people love Woolf, but I could not make any sense of that book. I admired the writing, but it was like putting oatmeal in my brain or something.

"The Scarlet Letter" was ugh too.

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I Faulkner, the anti-Hemingway.
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..."I sat by the river piedra and wept" by someone whose name i forget, and just started reading "Anna Karenina" by Tolstoy.
I believe that is by Paulo Coehlo.

I am reading "Great Expectations" but I'd rather be reading something war-like or historical.
My friend wants me to read it and I have been trying to since last October. Someone please tell me it gets interesting.......
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