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    What are you currently Reading?

    So, what is everyone reading right now?

    After all, this is the reading room. It needs a thread like this!

    Please tell us its title, author, and what you think of it!

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    My notes on ethics for College and "Blood Canticle" by Anne Rice.
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    You're like an internet marilyn monroe. Outrageous statements, actually having a backbone, it's all so seductive.

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    Schoolish: "The Anatomy of Satire", Gilbert Highet, Princeton, 1967. , and John Clarke, The Howard Miracles. God John Clarke is an absolute genius.

    Non-schoolish: picked up a copy of Oliver Twist/Great Expectations/ A Christmas Carol from a nearby shelf for an idle read, so it appears to be Dickens time.
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    Finished George Eliot's Middlemarch last night... left me sobbing. I hate the day/s after you finish a really powerful book, because I generally need to read before going to bed at night, and I don't like to start a fresh book when my mind's still turning over the previous one. So I'll spend the next few nights flicking through already read pages of Middlemarch and reminiscing before I can bring myself to start another book...

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    I'm reading Australin political institutions, absolutly thrilling.

    Other than that the Theban trilogy by Sophocles and the Emperor series by Conn Iggulden (sp?)
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    amy tan - the opposite of fate
    so far its boring
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    butterflies- susanne gerway

    tempest- shakespeare himself
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    hmm i think there's already a thread like this in entertainment

    umm currently, frankenstein o_O for uni.

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    Originally posted by dark`secrets
    butterflies- susanne gerway
    is that the one about the girl who has burns?
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    Originally posted by bubz
    hmm i think there's already a thread like this in entertainment

    umm currently, frankenstein o_O for uni.
    I know, but like I said, this is the reading room! Plus the one in Entertainment is like 29 pages long....

    Btw, I'm reading Frankenstein too. The introduction in my book takes upapprox. 1/3 of it and it's really boring me!
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    I'm also reading LotR and Dragon of Autumn Twilight, the first book in Dragonlance Chronicles.

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    Originally posted by sukiyaki
    is that the one about the girl who has burns?
    yeah thats the one, do you like it?
    i cringe wen i read it, its like i can feel her burns
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    Emma by Jane Austen.

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    For school: Patrick White - trying to find a book from his that ISNT boring
    Non-School - English Patient (Michael Onda....something)
    - The Penal Colony (Kafka)
    - Nietschze - The Vicious Circle
    - Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

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    Originally posted by dark`secrets
    yeah thats the one, do you like it?
    i cringe wen i read it, its like i can feel her burns
    yup i like it. Yeh the book is saddening
    class of 03

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    Billy by Pamela Stephenson.

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    Les Miseralbes by Victor Hugo

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    just finished reading "A child called 'it'" by Dave Pelzer, has anyone else read it?
    Great book, a tear-jerker for the girlies, and a powerful memoir of one kid's survival for the guys...
    Some of the stuff is truly horrible and sometimes quite graphic, don't read if u r queasy.
    I'm about to start reading the sequel, "The Lost Boy".
    These are nice, short books, easy to read, for if u like to read on the bus/train etc.

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    Originally posted by JazzaT
    just finished reading "A child called 'it'" by Dave Pelzer, has anyone else read it?
    Great book, a tear-jerker for the girlies, and a powerful memoir of one kid's survival for the guys...
    Some of the stuff is truly horrible and sometimes quite graphic, don't read if u r queasy.
    I'm about to start reading the sequel, "The Lost Boy".
    These are nice, short books, easy to read, for if u like to read on the bus/train etc.
    I've read all of the Pelzer books (and I didn't cry - no stereotyping me thank you!)

    I'm currently reading "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest", and also this book called "My Language is Me", a non-fiction written by the therapist of this teenager with schizophrenia recording six years of his treatment.




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    October Horse - Colleen McCoullagh. Middlemarch :O! that book was like reading in a different language.
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    Im reading the Vivisector by Pat White


    the beginning is good, but it gets boring then it picks up a bit after that!
    I have just returned from a party of which I was the life and soul; witty banter flowed from my lips, everyone laughed and admired me - but I came away, indeed that dash should be as long as the radii of the earth's orbit wanting to shoot myself.

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    Originally posted by glitter burns
    I've read all of the Pelzer books (and I didn't cry - no stereotyping me thank you!)

    and also this book called "My Language is Me", a non-fiction written by the therapist of this teenager with schizophrenia recording six years of his treatment.
    Sorry... didnt mean to stereotype...
    You say you are reading "my language is me", i don't understand, are you saying this is Dave's therapist? And is "a man named dave" good reading?

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    i just finished reading
    zadie smith - white teeth
    quite long but i rushed it so i read it in a week
    apparently a good po/mo related text for 3 unit - post colonial and the sort
    its bout these two families ones from bangladesh (or thereabout) the others jamaican
    deals with inter racial relationships, religion and science
    kinda sounds shit but its a great read!

    and coming from a bias 3 unit student --> anything by italo calvino - if on a winters night a traveller - and i just began short story - the non-existant knight

    i got such a long list of books i wanna readdd arghhh its so addictive

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    justi finished "Grass for His Pillow" by Lian Hearn, and currently reading Shogun, by James Clavell

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    700 pages into;

    Victor Klemperer-The Klemperer Diaries 1933-1945.
    "Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric"-Bertrand Russell.
    "Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old."-Franz Kafka.

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