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Old 06-08-2003, 10:50 PM   #46
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I would also recommend Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five. Even during the semester, I read in maybe a week and a half. A timely and harrowing read.

I hit a rough spot in Beloved, but I'm still making progress...I think I'll only need maybe two or three more days with it.
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Old 06-09-2003, 08:42 PM   #47
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Here are a few things I've read recently:

*Welcome to My Planet--Shannon Olson
*Prozac Nation--Elizabeth Wurtzel
*High Fidelity (again)--Nick Hornby

And I am currently reading:

*Notes from the Underground and The Gambler--Dostoevsky

And I've pretty much got only Kerouac and Dostoevsky on my summer reading lists, with one exception:

*Getting Over Jack Wagner--Elise Juska
*The Dharma Bums--Kerouac
*The Idiot--Dostoevsky
*Jack Kerouac, A Biography--Ann Charters
*Desolation Angels (again)--Kerouac
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Old 06-09-2003, 09:59 PM   #48
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For two Summers I have read the New Jedi Order Series. I will now catch up on all of the books written since last August.

I will continue to read the Message.

I have ordered three books on Philosophy and Religion in relation to the Matrix.

Finally, I have two new books on the Kennedy Assasination.
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I would also recommend Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five. Even during the semester, I read in maybe a week and a half. A timely and harrowing read.
Yeah, that's an interesting book. I liked it. Havent read it since High School though.
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Old 06-09-2003, 10:59 PM   #50
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I have ordered three books on Philosophy and Religion in relation to the Matrix.
One of those books had better be The Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to the Desert of the Real. Indispensable and fascinating.












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and i've had the red tent by anita diamant on my bookshelf for over a year. everyone i know who has read it LOVES it.

I read The Red Tent last summer and while it wasn't one of my favorite reads, I appreciated it immensely for its historical depth and accuracy. The whole story is fascinating, (but extremely depressing), and I can't believe how much of what I learned while reading the book has stuck with me. I had a great discussion about The Red Tentwith my anthropology professor last fall and she said that almost anything Diamant writes can be taken as a very real account of culture in biblical times.

As for what I'm reading this summer:

The Chosen by Chaim Potok

Short stories by Franz Kafka and William Faulkner

Crow Lake by Mary Lawson

Truman by David McCollough
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I just finished Portrait in Sepia by Isabelle Allende. It comes highly reccomended. Also if you need one book that'll last you all summer check out Infinate Jest Finished that one two weeks ago. You will never think of book length the same way again. I promise.
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It's winter...imho.
perfect time of year for curling up under the quilt with a good book. I my glasses
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I'm currently reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.... but as for nonfiction, I'm going to read Everything You Know Is Wrong (Yes, I just picked it up for the title)... I can't wait for it. Apparently it's (according to the blurb in the order form) 'revealing new discoveries on September 11th...' (or something like that anyway)... it sounds very interesting.
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Also if you need one book that'll last you all summer check out Infinate Jest Finished that one two weeks ago. You will never think of book length the same way again. I promise.
Wow, you read that?! I'm impressed. It's the only one of his books I haven't read because I'm intimidated by the length. He is one of my favorite writers, though. I sort of have a crush on him. Did you read A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again?
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I'm one of those short-attention span individuals who must change his direction fifty times everyday. Considering this it should come as no surprise that I'm currently reading about 5 books, which each take my fancy depending on my attitude and mood. Here's the ones I'll be reading this summer:

1) "Loitering with Intent: The Apprentice"--->The second volume of film and stage legend Peter O'Toole.

2) "The Bell Curve"---->Exposes the apparent truths concerning intellegence and its correlation between societal class and ethnic heretiety.

3) "Capital": by Karl Marx---> I plan on skimming through this book rather than creep word by word.

4) "Making of A Country Lawyer"---> Autobiography of trial attorney, Gerry Spence.

5) "Judging Your Jury"-----> Discussion of tactics used by jury consultants regarding body language, graphology, physical appearance, etc.
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I love this thread, it's given me so many good "read this book!" ideas. Now I just need to make time to get it all done
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One of those books had better be The Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to the Desert of the Real. Indispensable and fascinating.



I will pick it up too. We are two weeks away from a week on Lake Winni something or otherin NH.

The What About Bob Lake I think,
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currently reading: The Grapes of Wrath - Steinbeck

After that:
A Long Walk to Freedom - The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
The Return of The King - Tolkien
Sub 4:00 - Chris Lear
Running Tough - Michael Sandrock

after those I'm not sure
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