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Old 02-13-2006, 09:57 AM   #1
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Books?

Which board would one go to discuss books? Not necessarilly literature (poetry and whatnot I guess could go to DOL), but just books in general.
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Cool, thanks.
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What are reading (other than this thread)?

I am reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Bought it when it came out, never bothered to read it.

Before that I read Feast for Crows by George RR Martin. It's the 4th book in an incredible historical fantasy series.
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I'm reading Birds without wings by Louis De Bernieres&so far it's excellent

A few others i've read include Big Brother, Lord of the rings, The Hobbit,A tale of two cities, Jane Eyre&2 Rebus novels!
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sciencfocus 8 .....the giver......the historian....and a book called basket case!!
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I'm reading the Regeneration trilogy by Pat Barker, and re-reading certain parts of the various Harry Potter books.
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I'm reading the Regeneration trilogy by Pat Barker
I 'had' to read them for my A2 level (well, it was 'recommended'). Regeneration is great (I thought so anyway, everyone else seemed to disagree) but I hated the first few chapters of the second book ( then then and also, I really couldn't care less about Prior, did she have to dedicate the WHOLE book to him?!), never finished it so never started the third and the whole set is now gathering dust on my bookshelf.
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Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
Oscar Wilde (Biography) by Richard Ellman
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will, you miserable bahhhstard

i'm reading that memoirs of a geisha book right now. didn't like the movie but my aunt gave me the book & said it was good.

i also just started reading all the presidents men, about watergate. i tried reading jaworski's book but it was way too detailed for my knowlege level and focused too much on where he picked up. maybe i'll go back to it once i have a better overview.

also i'm rereading the 2nd harry potter book, but i'm always sort of reading one of those to some extent...

and also reading fahrenheit 451 for the ol' school.

it sounds like i'm reading a lot but i really don't read much each day.
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I'm sort of reading The End of Poverty by Sachs....but I barely have time to read so it's taken my like a month to get to page 30 I usually finish books in a few days. And we're starting The Great Gatsby next week for school.
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Let's see...The Jungle by Upton Sinclair for school, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger also for school, some collection of long stories by J.D. Salinger school again, and Catch-22 by Joseph Heller for myself.

I read Memoirs of a Geisha about a month ago and really liked it...Chronicles by Bob Dylan was excellent ...I'll think of more later...
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will, you miserable bahhhstard

I'm also reading a lot of books relating to the education of adults and indeed a history of Anglo Irish literature.

So the question is how much more of a miserable bastard do I seem to be now?



I nearly forgot Tolstoy's "What Is Art?" although it's really a collection of essays.
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approaching insufferable status.

i believe yeats had something to say on the merits of anglo irish literature.

dunno what he counts as but johnathan swift

tolstoy is a little too intimidating for me

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Mostly reading modernist plays right now... we're doing a production of Bergman's Nora (Ibsen's A Doll's House - but more intense). So I've read Ibsen, Strindberg's Miss Julie, Shaw's Candida, and now reading Chekov's Three Sisters.

The other classes I'm taking are Improv and Logic, which are really no books/textbook.

And with theatre, tutoring, residence life duties, and pizza delivery all on the table, I really don't have time to do anything for pleasure whatsoever. I'm thinking about trying to scarf down Wicked before I go see the musical, despite the brief time and the knowledge I have of huge discrepancies between the book and the play.
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