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Old 06-27-2008, 07:10 PM   #121
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I'm happy you seem to be better at picking books you will enjoy than you are at picking movies, D.

 
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:42 PM   #122
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I'm happy you seem to be better at picking books you will enjoy than you are at picking movies, D.
lol

until i go back to midnights. :\ then it'll be more movies again.

 
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:53 PM   #123
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finished Brave New World and I ended up enjoying it for the most part.

01. The Stranger by Albert Camus
02. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
03. All Quiet On the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
04. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
05. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
06. Animal Farm by George Orwell
07. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
08. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway
09. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Next up is 1984! No, I haven't read it yet. Yes, I know it's high school.
i'm pretty sure most of the stuff on this list is read in a lot of high schools. not that that's a bad thing. just sayin'

 
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:56 PM   #124
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i'm pretty sure most of the stuff on this list is read in a lot of high schools. not that that's a bad thing. just sayin'
yeah, i was literarily stunted as a child. never read any of the "classics", so instead of blaming my parents, i'm making up for it!

 
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:58 PM   #125
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you should blame your english teachers!

unless they assigned them and you just didn't read them.

 
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:12 PM   #126
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i'm pretty sure most of the stuff on this list is read in a lot of high schools. not that that's a bad thing. just sayin'
so what's the point of saying that? It doesn't make them bad books.

 
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:13 PM   #127
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so what's the point of saying that? It doesn't make them bad books.
i said that already. i was just replying to the way he was talking about 1984.

 
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:19 PM   #128
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i said that already. i was just replying to the way he was talking about 1984.
There is a general feeling that since high schoolers read a certain book (like Tom Sawyer) it makes it less of a book. I hate that.

 
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:21 PM   #129
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There is a general feeling that since high schoolers read a certain book (like Tom Sawyer) it makes it less of a book. I hate that.
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i'm pretty sure most of the stuff on this list is read in a lot of high schools. not that that's a bad thing. just sayin'

i'm not part of that problem

 
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:24 PM   #130
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you're passive aggressive

 
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:25 PM   #131
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you're over-analytical

 
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:27 PM   #132
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I probably am

 
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:35 PM   #133
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I read this a while ago too but I wanted to again. I'm still not totally sure what the point of it is but I like it a lot.

 
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:01 PM   #134
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you should blame your english teachers!

unless they assigned them and you just didn't read them.
well, i went to private school and anything past tom sawyer or huckelberry finn or something was a no-no

 
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Old 06-28-2008, 02:00 AM   #135
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I read this a while ago too but I wanted to again. I'm still not totally sure what the point of it is but I like it a lot.
hell yes

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Old 06-28-2008, 11:17 AM   #136
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The Secret History by Donna Tartt - A

Reeeeeally engaging writing style, amazing characters. Read it.

 
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Old 06-28-2008, 05:40 PM   #137
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1984 sucks btw

 
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Old 06-28-2008, 05:41 PM   #138
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i went to goodwill today and bought the autobiography of malcolm x

 
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Old 07-03-2008, 04:45 PM   #139
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i am 1/3 through the book and i have to disagree so far. it's quite the page-turner!

 
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Old 07-03-2008, 04:49 PM   #140
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i just started reading that sonic youth biography. so far its okay. the typeface is too big. makes it seem like a big book when it really isn't.

 
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Old 07-03-2008, 04:52 PM   #141
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well you can at least tell all your friends that you just read a big book.

 
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Old 07-03-2008, 04:54 PM   #142
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well you can at least tell all your friends that you just read a big book.
that was exactly my plan. look at the big brain on brian!

 
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:09 PM   #143
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Catch-22 - A+

Pretty easily my favorite book of all-time. Flawless masterpiece. I laughed, I cried, I sat stunned for several minutes at various points. I'm not even going to put the movie in my Netflix queue because even if it's awesome it won't come close to the book and might detract from it.

 
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:16 PM   #144
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i'm pretty sure most of the stuff on this list is read in a lot of high schools. not that that's a bad thing. just sayin'
Some are middle school level

 
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:20 PM   #145
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i got 400 pages into Against the Day and had to turn it in to the library because it was way overdue. For some reason my student loan money is "pending" so i have some kind of past due debt witht he school and cant check out books im also dropped from my fall classes have to reregister and one of my labs filled up

 
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:28 PM   #146
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:31 PM   #147
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Just re-read Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse. My favorite book by my favorite author.

 
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:53 PM   #148
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i started Pillars of the Earth recently because I had some long flights and of the books for sale in an airport, this seemed my best chance at something worthwhile. I'm about 250 pages in. so far i do like it, but one thing that absolutely bugs the hell out of me is the way the author will occasionally demolish any subtlety by recapping what he just wrote in more plain english, as if to say 'i'm pretty sure most of you out there woudln't have caught any of the nuances that took place in the dialogue back there, so let me hit you over the head with them, in painfully plain english'

if he had more faith in his readers and wasn't so overbearing in this sense, and it'd be a lot better to me. i guess he wrote thrillers before this book, which probably explains it

 
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:40 PM   #149
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i just read two oprah book club books - middlesex and the road. middlesex was pretty good even though it was a bit uneven in parts. i'm still pondering the road.

oprah had nothing to do with me wanting to read them.

 
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:48 PM   #150
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I'm gonna start up my own book club where we just watch TV (Law & Order) and occasionally watch a movie which is based on a book.

 
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