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    sjjmom, after reading the book, I didn't think I could make it through the movie-- I would have been a mess. It's a great one, though. And funnily enough, after thinking some more about Marley and Me last night, a friend had linked to an old Bill Simmons column about one of his dogs. I reread this one this morning and again, teared up at the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutmutter;3788152;
    I've read 6 of them (and raved about Cloud Atlas here). What I have on my shelf and haven't read because it is HUGE is The Historian.
    The Historian intimidated me at first too, but once I started reading, i was hooked!

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    I've read 8 of the books on that list, some for school and some on my own. There are very few books that I haven't actually gotten through, I'm kind of push forward, keep going type person. I know I didn't finish Conrad's Heart of Darkness when I was in high school because I just didn't understand what was going on. I actually put down and picked up the first Harry Potter book many times (and now I love the series) and had to really push myself to finish Wicked, as well as the sequel (I felt like I was missing something when I read it and then read it again and still wasn't getting it).

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    I've read five... and there are many on that list I have no interest in reading and will never buy. "Rahda" looks really really good though.

    It isn't a novel, but a few years ago I picked up "Grays Anatomy" in novel size (though thick lol) and had every intention of reading it. Intentions are good, huh?
    I also have a pile of Pierre Berton books I've bought for the Canadian in me, but haven't read them. :s Lastly, I've been meaning to read Kafka's "Amerika", just haven't gotten to it.

    A curious juxtaposition to books you've bought but haven't read would be books you HAVE read more than a few times. Funny how we have unread books, and yet turn to a book we've read before.

    Some I've read more than twice:
    "Shardik" Richard Adams (Actually I just noticed I have The Plague Dogs by same author on my shelf, haven't read it. lol)
    "To Kill a Mockingbird" (read this one at least 5 times when I was kid)
    L'Engle books
    "A Prayer for Owen Meany"
    "Mercy Among the Children" David Adams Richards (3 times)
    "Lord of the Rings"
    etc.

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    Re: The Books That Remain Unread

    Quote Originally Posted by Missyboxers;3790466;
    No?!?!?! As I think you know, I LOVE Peter Mayle! (I'm reading Provence A-Z right now, actually.) Is it A Dog's Life?
    :: runs to Barnes and Noble's website to check availability ::
    Yes, It's a Dog's Life. Hysterically funny book.

    Wrigleydog, I didn't get WIcked either. I didn't bother with the sequel.
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    I will confess I have not read any of the 25 on the list.

    For my own personal reading, I will be the third to agree about the "Wicked" series. I love the music from the musical and I desperately wanted to love the books. I have gotten through about 1/3 of it and put it down. I checked out the audio book from the library in hopes to achieve it that way. I even tried to force myself to read it by buying the sequel with the idea that I spent money on BOTH books and should read at least one of them. Much to my regret, nothing worked. I could not get into it beyond that third.

    I do have the Marley and Me book. I found it at the thrift store at the church I teach preschool in for 50 cents. I found it along with two other books that I read years ago but want to re-read wondering if the actual reading will live up to the memories I have of reading them, The Thornbirds, Anne of Green Gables.

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    I finally took a look at the 25 books on the list and I've read 6 of them.
    Since I was an English major, I'm just surprised I haven't read more of them.
    And, I'm the first to admit that these days I read primarily for pleasure. There's a lot to be said for the classics, but as an ex teacher, I'm just happy to see adults and children pick up any book that pleases them.
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    I haven't read any of those 25 books! & I doubt I ever will. In addition, I tried to read the Hobbit & didn't get very far. I also have the Lord of the Rings books, which seeing as I didn't get through the Hobbit, those are a long shot. I also never read the ending to the 5th Harry Potter. But I saw the movie & just moved right into 6. I'm not a big classic fan, I couldn't even read P&P & Zombies. Although I did read some Sherlock Holmes & liked that.
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    I've read five of the books. Some of the list I'd never heard of until looking at that website. I seem to gravitate towards mysteries, spies and sweeping historical fiction with a few romances thown in. Actually now that I'm thinking about it, I'll read anything if I'm bored enough. When mr. gracie and I were first married, I read the yellow pages of the phonebook and a set of encyclopedias! I've even been known to read the world almanac.
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    Gracie, I got my daugher a children's encyclopedia (just 1 book for A-Z) and she will just pull it out & read it.
    Phil: Claire likes to say "You can be part of the problem, or part of the solution." But I happen to believe you can be both. Modern Family

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