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#21 browneyedgurl

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 09:12 AM

"How to Know God", by Deepak Chopra. Very interesting.

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 09:56 AM

Timequake - Kurt Vonnegut
Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things - Barry Glassner
The Big I Am - Ralph Steadman
The Devils Music - ????

and I believe that's it for right now.

#23 seventhson3

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 10:10 AM

I just finished Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy which was very surprising; not at all what I expected. I just started Island, by Aldous Huxley.

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 10:21 AM

I finished The Picture of Dorian Gray by Wilde (a fine piece of art)) and The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter Thompson. I really enjoyed both, in different ways off course. The Picture of Dorian Gray is a frightening but enlightening reading experience.

Next I'll read :
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Ulysse by James Joyce
On The Road by Kerouac (I've been trying to read this one for a year)
The Naked Fest by Burroughs
and maybe, if I'm brave enough, I'll read some Dostoievski.

yeah On the road can be tough to get into but I swear as soon as you get into it there's no way in hell you can ever go back.. I've read it like 3 or 4 times in the past year..

I just finished reading another book by Kerouac titled Orpheus Emerged, fantastic work. It's nothing like On the Road but it was still compelling. It's also really cool how he bases all the characters around people he was hanging out with at the time. So the characters are real.

I need a new book. I might try to find Dharma Bums by Kerouac next.
Edited: Oh yeah, my signature comes from On the Road... both quotes.

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 10:31 AM

and maybe, if I'm brave enough, I'll read some Dostoievski.

Read The Gambler. It should take you only a couple days. It's very short, but very good. Or try Nabakov's Despair. Again, short but extremely good. A two day read as well.

#26 carlyanne

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 10:50 AM

InStyle.
yeah, i really need to find some new books.

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 02:54 PM

I am reading:

"perks of being a wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky

"holidays on ice" by David Sadaris

"Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging" by Louise Rennison


Books are fun :)

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 02:59 PM

Deep Blues By Robert Palmer
Cold Mountain (for the bajillionth time) by Charles Frazier
Vanity Fair by somethingandanother Makepeace
Citizen McCain by John McCain (our favorite senator)
Coal Miner's Daughter by Loretta Lynn
Still WOman Enough by Loretta Lynn
Man in Black by Johnny Cash
Man in White by Johnny Cash

all at the same time. a few are in my classes I have to do book reports on (Cold Mountain, Vanity Fair, Citizen McCain)

#29 DeMatj

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 03:05 PM

how can people read more than one book at a time? i find that story lines just get messed up and you forget stuff and it becomes a labour...

or perhaps i'm just not too bright.

anyhow, i'm reading "the lovely bones" by alice sebold. it's pretty addictive and moving. at times.

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 03:11 PM

how can people read more than one book at a time? i find that story lines just get messed up and you forget stuff and it becomes a labour...

or perhaps i'm just not too bright.

anyhow, i'm reading "the lovely bones" by alice sebold. it's pretty addictive and moving. at times.

I try to read a number of different subjects of both fiction and non-fiction at the same time so I don't get too confussed. If I read like 2 Vonnegut books at the same time it would really confuse me. I also choose like 2 really dry and heavy books with 2 light and easy books so I can switch off if Im in a different mood.

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 04:26 PM

that's fair. it must just be i'm one-track-minded. or dumb.

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 04:26 PM

James Brown's autobiography.

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 04:31 PM

that's fair. it must just be i'm one-track-minded. or dumb.

I can never read more than one book at a time either. Even when I attempt to do so, I invariably end up getting engrossed in one of them, and end up dropping the others until I'm finished.

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 04:31 PM

I do that too (read several things at once depending on my mood). I got used to reading several different books on 4 different subjects at once for my degree. I have to stop myself skim reading the books I read for pleasure still because I got into the habit of only gleaning major themes and the most important information.

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 04:32 PM

The World's Religions and Nine Stories. After that I'll read Naked Lunch, my favorite book, again and possably once more after that.

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 05:13 PM

nothing. i blame school for making me not want to read

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 05:41 PM

Benjamin Franklin- Edmund Morgan

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 06:08 PM

Right now Im reading LOTR The Two Towers and HP and the orther of the Phoenix for the fifth time I think. Great series!

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 07:03 PM

I think we will read some Roald Dahl once we finish J.K Rowling.

I love Roald Dahl. He was my favorite author. May I suggest BFG, The Twits, or The Witches?

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 07:06 PM

Im on page 5 of Naked Lunch... The damned trials at the begining of the book and such took a few days to read (Given that I have, say from 12:30 to 1:00 at night to fulfill my reading pleasure!)




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