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Old 09-09-2004, 07:25 PM   #31
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"Speaking with the Angel". It's a collection of short stories edited by Nick Hornby. I've had it for awhile, but I'm finally getting around to reading it. Unlike the dozens of other books on my shelf.
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I'm currently reading 'The President of Good & Evil: The ethics of George W. Bush' by Peter Singer.
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I've just finished reading The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes ( hilarious Irish writer by the way...)

I got that for my birthday the other day

It's next in the pile, after Angels and Demons

I Marian Keyes. Her books are just so escapist! You just open one and submerge yourself in a world of smiles
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But the next fiction books I tackle (perhaps even during the semester!) are the "The Subtle Knife" and "The Amber Spyglass" by Philip Pullman.
His Dark Materials My favourite series. I don't have my copies anymore (lost them in a fire) but I am dying to read them again. You'll love them

Okay, this doesn't really count.. but I just finished reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon yesterday. Took me about 4 days. Aside from a few dull moments, it was an excellent book. Definitely one of the best, most enjoyable books I've ever read.
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I hear so many people mentioning it, but what is 'His Dark Materials' about?
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I hear so many people mentioning it, but what is 'His Dark Materials' about?
I suck at explaining plots, plus I haven't read the series for several years, so here's a good description from Amazon, of the first book:

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Here lives an orphaned ward named Lyra Belacqua, whose carefree life among the scholars at Oxford's Jordan College is shattered by the arrival of two powerful visitors. First, her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, appears with evidence of mystery and danger in the far North, including photographs of a mysterious celestial phenomenon called Dust and the dim outline of a city suspended in the Aurora Borealis that he suspects is part of an alternate universe. He leaves Lyra in the care of Mrs. Coulter, an enigmatic scholar and explorer who offers to give Lyra the attention her uncle has long refused her. In this multilayered narrative, however, nothing is as it seems. Lyra sets out for the top of the world in search of her kidnapped playmate, Roger, bearing a rare truth-telling instrument, the compass of the title. All around her children are disappearing—victims of so-called "Gobblers"—and being used as subjects in terrible experiments that separate humans from their daemons, creatures that reflect each person's inner being. And somehow, both Lord Asriel and Mrs. Coulter are involved.
It is marketed usually as a children's book, but honestly I doubt very many kids would be able to understand it. It's very good and well-written, but a little hard to get into at first. I definitely recommend checking it out, though
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I Marian Keyes. Her books are just so escapist! You just open one and submerge yourself in a world of smiles
Perfect description!
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I'm reading The Wind in the Willows because I am teaching it to my seventh grade Lit/Comp classes. It's the first time I've ever read it. The chapter where Toad steals the car was quite entertaining.
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oooh i recently read the alchemist, wonder why i didnt read it sooner
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Random textbook stuff and Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramhansa Yogananda- the complete version
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Brave New World...


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Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramhansa Yogananda- the complete version
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I love that book!

Brave New World is a good choice as well.
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