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Old 03-06-2007, 08:09 PM   Senior Registered Member #1
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I have no patience to search the forums and see if this has already been done in the past.
If it has, I don't care, for it hasn't been done by me so it's different than the other one.

Anyway, as many of you don't know, I'm a big reader. Ok, I'm a certified bookworm. And so I thought it would be nice to have a readers' thread, instead of all the "do you know what perfume Keira wears" threads.
Words never killed anyone. Unless you're Socrates, or...wait, nevermind that.

So, it would be rather nice if people posted their favourite reading material, their latest purchases in that area, discussed books and authors and recommended them for others to read.
For example, at the moment I'm reading "The Mill on the floss", by George Eliot. I'm really liking her voice, and Maggie has won me over from the start. People have told me I should also purchase "Silas Marner" by her, and "Middlemarch" too.

I bought "Timbuktu" by Paul Auster but haven't started it yet, I've heard many different opinions on him and can't wait to make up my own.

So there you go. Discuss. And don't you dare ruin this with "I don't read" or "all I read are shampoo bottles" 'cause I'll voodoo you. If you don't read, why on earth are you viewing this thread?
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:09 PM   #2
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Well I just got finished reading a good book called flyboys though it can be slow at times and I finaly just got ahold of a copy of Davinci Code even though I already saw the movie, the book came out along time ago but I would still like to get caught up on some parts that did not seem to make sense in the movie.
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I bought "Timbuktu" by Paul Auster but haven't started it yet, I've heard many different opinions on him and can't wait to make up my own.
I am supposed to read the New York Trilogy by Paul Auster, but I have only read the opening paragraph so far (it was part of an exam). It sounds incredibly interesting, though, and the teacher recommending it is positively awesome, so I'll have to try to get my hands on it.

I am currently reading Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, recommended by the wonderful Margarita. Hardly any of you have had the pleasure of knowing this most awesome KKW member, but she rocks, trust me. And so does the book, so far. I'll post a more comprehensive review once I've finished it.

In the quick read section, I am reading Nora Roberts' Heaven and Earth, because it's about witches and beautifully cheesy.

Bullets19, you read, and therefore you know the importance of punctation. Could you try using a fecking full stop occasionally? Thank you.
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I am supposed to read the New York Trilogy by Paul Auster, but I have only read the opening paragraph so far (it was part of an exam). It sounds incredibly interesting, though, and the teacher recommending it is positively awesome, so I'll have to try to get my hands on it.

I am currently reading Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, recommended by the wonderful Margarita. Hardly any of you have had the pleasure of knowing this most awesome KKW member, but she rocks, trust me. And so does the book, so far. I'll post a more comprehensive review once I've finished it.

In the quick read section, I am reading Nora Roberts' Heaven and Earth, because it's about witches and beautifully cheesy.

Bullets19, you read, and therefore you know the importance of punctation. Could you try using a fecking full stop occasionally? Thank you.
Yeah I know its just a bad habit.
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Yeah I know its just a bad habit.
I greatly encourage you to break it.

I should add, I'm also planning to finally read all my Jane Austen books this summer. Until now, I have read Pride & Prejudice, Northanger Abbey and Sense & Sensibility. I've also read substantial chunks of Persuasion and Mansfield Park. I couldn't finish the former because it was part of a course and I got too busy. I'm having a lot of trouble getting into Mansfield Park because I just don't care for the main character. Every time I get into it, something comes up and I don't finish it. I adore Jane Austen though, so I'm going to try my best to finish those two, and add Emma and Lady Susan/The Watsons/Sanditon to the list.
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:38 AM   Senior Registered Member #6
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PeeDee, on a completely platonic level, I love you.
That's one of the biggest compliments since someone called me "the Devil itself".

I'm (not) shocked that only two people at kkw read. So prove me wrong, if you wish.

By the way, I also bought "Learning To Live" by Luc Ferry. No, it's not a help book, it's philosophy. And it rocks.
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Old 04-06-2007, 01:54 AM   #7
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It sounds like a interesting book on philosophy. Perhaps I will read it some day.
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Old 04-06-2007, 05:10 AM   Senior Registered Member #8
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The books I have recently started or finished

A demon haunted world by Carl Sagan.
great a must read for everyone
Dune-Frank Herbert= READ!
Bourne Identity, twas good
Rob Roy- sir Walter Scott
damn he was a good writer, and damn what a story
War and Peace- finnished in two days woot!!
Crime and Punishment- great exploration of guilt
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Old 04-06-2007, 05:47 AM   Senior Registered Member #9
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I'm on vacation at the moment, so I'm reading quite a bit....
Just finished:
Tales of the South Pacific, and
Mutiny on the Bounty.

Currently reading A Confederacy of Dunces.

Good. All of them.
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:27 PM   First Class Member #10
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Well, better make that three KKW members that read constantly!
I recently read "The Davinci Code" and recommend it to everyone.
I also read Atonement and hated it! The movie does seem to have
some changes that allow Keira's Character quite a bit more face time it
appears than if they went strictly by the novel.
I read lots of books on architecture even though I am no longer
pursuing a degree in that field.
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:33 PM   Lifetme Service Award Officer #11
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Well, better make that three KKW members that read constantly!
I recently read "The Davinci Code" and recommend it to everyone.
I also read Atonement and hated it! The movie does seem to have
some changes that allow Keira's Character quite a bit more face time it
appears than if they went strictly by the novel.
I read lots of books on architecture even though I am no longer
pursuing a degree in that field.
You hated Atonement? I read it after reading Ian McEwan's Saturday, and I loved both novels. Also started his novel The Cement Garden, but that one was way too weird for me on so many levels.

Atonement really is Briony's story, and Cecilia is a minor character. However, Briony's actions greatly influence Cecilia's life. I think the director originally wanted her to play one of the Brionies, even.

Anyway, I thought it was incredibly well-written. Even though the story was predictable enough after a certain point, his characters kept the story from becoming bland.
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I have no time to read now but I want to recommend the books by Terry Goodkind. I was impressed by the depth and the philosophy of his writings. On the face of it, thet is an ordinary book but when you begin reading... that's amazing.
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Black Order- it was sweet. Sort of a Indiana Jones meets modern times. It had everything Nazis, guns, mutations, adventure.
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I don't know how to read. I want to recommend the books by Dr suess. I was impressed by the depth and the philosophy of his writings. On the face of it, thet is an ordinary book but when you begin reading... that's amazing.
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Ran, that's enough. This is a thread for people who can actually read something apart from the instructions on the box of the inflatable doll.

Now, back on topic...I've recently finished "Pompeii", by Robert Harris, and really recommend it for anyone who's interested in Roman architecture. The first chapters may be a little boring, but you understand their extreme importance later on. Brilliant reconstruction, absolutely amazing.

Also read "The Glass Menagerie", by Tennessee Williams.
Laura's character annoyed me a bit, but Jim's was lively and colourful and he's always surprising you.
I very much liked Amanda, she was like a Southern Mrs. Bennet.
And Tom was the usual rebel, but you warm up to him pretty soon after you get to know him a bit. Lovely play.
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