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    The Truth Is Out There ixcrisxi's Avatar
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    What are you reading?

    Hey all!

    Tell me what you're reading! I'm just curious. Maybe I'll pick up a few good books in time.



    I'm reading *deep breath*:
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien
    Blue Heron - Avi
    Gone-Away Lake - Elizabeth Enright
    Anne of Green Gables - Montgomery
    Charming Billy - Alice McDermott
    To My Daughter With Love - Susan Polis Schutz
    hugs for Friends
    The Best Loved Poems of the American People
    One Hundred and One Famous Poems
    A Separate Peace - John Knowles
    My Antonia - Willa Cather
    Streams of Silver - R.A. Salvatore
    Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
    The Scarlet Letter - Nathanial Hawthorne
    Lord Brocktree - Brian Jacques

    I know... I have way too much free time to do nothing and read. Guess that's what I get for living in a town without year-round schooling.
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    And why aren't you reading Sarah? Hmmmmmmmm

    I know someday you'll have a beautiful life, I know you'll be a star in somebody else's eyes... but why... why... why can't it be me?

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    Aww poor hazy. We'll read it, darlin'. I did! Very good btw.

    I'm reading Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Maguire (can't remember first name). I'm having a hard time getting into it though. It's for my "real life" book club.
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    Right now I'm reading:

    Problem from Hell by Samantha Power - It won the Pulitzer Prize for best non-fiction book this year. It examines the idea of "Never Again" in relation to the WWII halocaust and why Americans are willing to allow genocide to continue in 3rd world countries. So far very good...

    Lord of the Rings: Return of the King - re-reading before I tackle the Simarillion

    Voices of Ireland by Malachy McCourt (brother of Frank McCourt of Angela's Ashes fame) It's actually more of a compilation with pieces from Shaw, Michael Collins, James Joyce, etc...

    Ireland in the Age of the Tudors by Steven Ellis

    The Farseer Triology by Michael Hobb
    "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." - Plato

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilde
    Lord of the Rings: Return of the King - re-reading before I tackle the Simarillion
    Just a warning, the Silmarillion is a lot different from The Hobbit and LOTR. I devoured The Hobbit and LOTR, and I found the Silmarillion just too boring. It was like reading a technical paper. IIRC it's just a compilation of notes Tolkien made over his lifetime which was converted into a narrative. But if you get through it, nice work. =)

    Right now, I'm reading:

    The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek
    Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
    A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
    Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams

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    I am reading

    The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (sequel to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)

    Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging and the sequels like On the Other Hand, Im the Girlfriend of a Sex God
    Dancing in my Nuddy-pants

    Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix

    Yeah, thats it!

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    Alexander McCall Smith - Tears of the Giraffe
    (sequel to Ladies No.1 Detective Agency)

    Persuasion, Jane Austen is next - time for a re-read.

    P.S. - The Ralph Wiggum wisdom had me !
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    Hazy - I have actually already read it. I just haven't gotten around to posting about it, yet.

    pinkieparrot - I love Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging and the sequels like On the Other Hand, I'm the Girlfriend of a Sex God. Very good books... They had a bunch of excerpts in this magazine I was reading and it just caught my attention. I could totally identify with a lot of the themes in the three books.
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    Oh in that case you're forgiven.

    I know someday you'll have a beautiful life, I know you'll be a star in somebody else's eyes... but why... why... why can't it be me?

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    Thanks, hazy!
    Last edited by ixcrisxi; 07-31-2003 at 12:43 AM. Reason: my smilie wasn't right...
    MULDER: It's still there, Scully. 200,000 years down in the ice.

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