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    Books you are hoping to tackle

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by Jaclyn, Apr 1, 2007.

    1) Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
    2) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
    3) Strangers by Dean R. Koontz
     
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    I've got a copy of Essays and Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson that I would love to be able to read AND understand. I think I know what he's saying but why does he have to take so long to do it?
     
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    Wuthering Heights (can never get passed first 50 pages)
     
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    Jane Eyre, Pygmalion and the Falconry: The Essential Guide
     
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    Catch 22. I've been whittling away at it since August, putting it down and picking it up at random. It is good. I will finish it. Someday...
     
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    The Book of Five Rings - Miyamoto Musashi (I've read the most interesting parts, now I need to read the rest)

    On War - Carl Von Clausewitz (I've owned the book for a few years, but things always come up before I can read it. And I forget about it when I have time.)

    The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli (I actually gave away my copy to a friend when I left university. So I need to pick it up again. Like 'On War' I keep meaning to read it, but things kept coming up whenever I started it. So I've only read about mercenaries and how to deal with conquered cities.)
     
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    1) Lord of the Rings [i have the entire book, and the misunderstood, sanctioned trilogy. On page 120 something or other.]

    2) Planning on finishing all the stephen king books w/ gerald's game and finally finishing the dead zone over the summer

    3) The Count of Monte Cristo [again]

    4) Anthem by _____ If anyone could tell me who writes this ... it would make my search for the book much easier. :D

    5) Othello. Yes, the one by Shakespeare

    6) The Nicholas Nickleby one by Dickens.
     
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    The Historian by Elizabeth ______, it really blags head.
    Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carrol, it also really blags head but i feel as if i should read it as it is a classic.
     
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    Ha! I finished Catch 22!
    Oh yeah-- I rock-- uh huh-- go me--- uh huh-

    ...er, what, you don't like the victory dance?

    So anyway, now I need to pick out a new long book to attack. I'm going to randomly stab at Time's Eye by Arthur C. Clarke, although I'm not sure if it's actually a really long book. However, I'm told there's lots of physics and science-y stuff, so it ought to keep me occupied on any upcoming plane rides.
     
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    I'm currently tackling Anne Bishop's The Black Jewels Trilogy. I lucked out and found them all in one volume, so I have about 800 pages to get through.

    I also have to read Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby and Love in a Time of Cholera by the end of the summer for my AP English class next year.

    I'd also like to squeeze in the final installment of the Troy Game series by Sara Douglass sometime this summer.

    I've got a lot of reading to do. Haha.
     
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    Still working on Time's Eye.
    Now I also want to "tackle" Vellum by Hal Duncan, Wicked by Gregory Maguire, and Self-Made Man by Norah Vincent. (I have a bunch of others I'm reading, but I felt those were the ones that deserved the honor of having to be "tackled.")
     
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    I actually have a pile of books sitting there for me to read. Like 10. I don't recall any particular titles.
     
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    This is going to be a really weird choice since I disagree with what he did but:

    Mein Kampf - Adolf Hitler

    We often talk about it in my history class and i've read a couple of extracts from it in English but i've wanted to read it for a while because we're studying the holocaust for my A2 History, and at GCSE I studied his rise to power.
     
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    Going to try and tackle "Hannibal" By Thomas Harris.
    I read Red Dragon and Silence, but breezed through Hannibal cause I got it from the library and it needed to be returned:mad:

    Harry Potter. Just bought the first five, now going to settle into them and see how they are:)
     
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    Oooohhh were those any good? I have them on hold at the library, should be there next tuesday :p
     
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    I really enjoy the Harry Potter series. There is plenty of depth even for seasoned readers; it's not just for kids!

    I'm eagerly awaiting the seventh and final installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollow.
     
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    Actually, I've always found the Harry Potter books to be not for kids (even though I've read just the second and the fourth part). People die in it, there is lotsa dark magic and stuff...maybe that's why its so popular with adults too...

    And for reading, well...I've got about 15 books sitting by my bedside...Get Shorty, State of Fear, The Pelican Brief, The Bear and the Dragon, Dreamcatchers.
    Then there's the literary stuff...Catch-22, The Plague, Easy Rider and Raging Bull (that's non-fiction), 100 Years of Solitude, Waiting for Godot

    basically, I got my hands full...
     
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    Boy, do you ever have your hands full sashas.
    Kit, I haven't gotten around to reading Harry Potter yet, just broke open the Hannibal book. You'll probably end up reading Harry Potter before I do :)
     
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    I'm hoping to tackle "the tin drum" by Gunther Grass and also "Lord of the rings" by Tolkien. Although I enjoyed the films enormously, I found the second half of the book to be too boring to read but one of these days I'll read the trilogy...
     
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    Oh Frankenstein is great! I am thinking of re-reading it.

    I am hoping to get 'the idiot' by that russian writer, damn i can never spell it right... Dvstoyesky? Just now 'Dracula'-(Bram Stocker) is creeping me out, but it's so good I can't stop reading it, also wish I had never seen that stupid film 'van helsing' as i keep thinking of that when i read his name. Also reading Pride and Prejudice, it's a little make belief but it's nice.
     
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    I have a few that I bought and have yet to read thanks to school :x

    1) The Shadow of the Wind (I've read the first chapter and was loving it, but then yeah. Got caught up in school.)
    2: The Green Mile
    3: Monet (Erm, it's basically a huge biography with tons of photo's of his art.)
    4: Roots
    5: Hannibol Uprising... i think that's its name.
     
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    I am currently on Chapter 2 of the Lord of the Flies. It's a disturbingly fascinating book, yet rich in boringness. :D
     
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    the bible
    lord of the rings
    don quioxte
    origin of species
    tom sawyer..lol
    war and peace
    ana karenina
     
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    Tennyson's Poetry
    Blakes Poetry
    Anything by dickens
    Few Shakepeare
     
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    Ah yes, that would be down to the detail, he does tend to go into it :p
    However, casting that aside, it's a great read and it's worth it, even if you may feel drowsy at times!

    Ah yes, Great Dickens!

    Oh and I recommend Oscar Wilde strongly.. I was enthralled( if that's the right word) when listening to someone read out a piece from it, some great stuff.
     

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