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Faith511*lk

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new Posted: 03:22PM Aug 22, 2012

Im reading the hunger games.

The meaning of life, is living
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InvasiveTuba*us

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new Posted: 11:29AM Sep 5, 2012

Deadlock by Moira Rogers
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Life_Sucks*us

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new Posted: 01:30PM Sep 8, 2012

Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac

the air is full of dust
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Faith511*lk

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new Posted: 04:32PM Nov 13, 2012

Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

The meaning of life, is living
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irishthistleAus

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new Posted: 01:41AM Nov 14, 2012

The University by Bentley Little. It's good so far, one of the few I hadn't read. I guess it's kind of a transition between earlier and later work because it's quite gory, but the story and tension builds slowly. I'm enjoying it.

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me". ~ Erma Bombeck ~ Posting in blue in memory of Ram 1968 - 2011.
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lostfanAus

Posts: 523

new Posted: 07:22PM Dec 8, 2012

Mortal Instruments; The City of Bones

So after, when he whispers, "You love me. Real or not real?" I tell him, "Real".
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LogicalRogerAus

Posts: 2652

new Posted: 06:33PM Dec 17, 2012

Got a couple of books I plan to read in my down-time.
First one:
The Face of Another by Abe Kobo.

Seems similar in theme, tone, style, and general plot to Stevenson's Jekyl and Hyde, though that seems to be misleading. They seem to differ on many integral points.
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LogicalRogerAus

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new Posted: 12:31PM Dec 19, 2012

It was okay. I guess I can't say I'm exactly a fan of long passages of philosophical thought, though. Some parts I enjoyed, others I didn't, and others the jury's still out on, to be honest.

Anyways, the next book I'm reading is about the polar opposite, though, oddly enough, still concerned with similar themes of alienation, and, though not a major part and not necessarily a reference, does have an instance of a man with no face. But it's style is much more appealing to me. It is concrete with details and narration, almost like a play. There is a lot of dialogue and events are happening, and yet I don't feel like it loses its philosophy. Perhaps a bit heavy-handed at times, but not badly done.

After Dark by Murakami Haruki. I think his style is easier to appreciate and thus I quite like it so far.
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ka-ching

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new Posted: 06:06PM Dec 22, 2012

Reimagining Detroit Great, productive read, but I can't claim "mind-opening" since all it's done so far is agree with me and back up my own opinion. haha
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LogicalRogerAus

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new Posted: 12:46AM Dec 27, 2012

Popular Hits of the Showa Era by Murakami Ryu. It's an easy read in style. An interesting novel that has some nice cultural references and thoughtful themes. I like it well enough, but I have to see how the end turns out.
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dolphingurl12Aus

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new Posted: 04:19PM Dec 29, 2012

The Great Gatsby, finally! It's been missing from my English major repertoire forever.

Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else. - Gloria Steinem
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LogicalRogerAus

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new Posted: 05:07PM Jan 12, 2013

Never having read Gatsby? My, my. Good on you for having made that up. I think his short story, "Winter Dreams," is relatively similar. A pity I dislike Daisyish characters, though.

At last, I've read my last of five books and just in time to return to school. :/ Anyways, this was Natsume Soseki's I am a Cat. It has good style and distinct characters as a sort of slice-of-life satire. I enjoyed it enough, though I probably would have more if I had read it as it had been intended to originally: through magazine-like short sections rather than all at once in a rush. Still, a good read. Though I hear Kokoro is one of his most treasured novels which is much darker in character. Eventually, I shall tackle that.
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Melody_Pond

Posts: 52

new Posted: 05:51PM Jan 23, 2013

The Mortal Instruments: City of Lost Souls (Book 5). I am almost done with it and it is really good
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Skybet*gb

Posts: 40

new Posted: 03:21PM Jan 25, 2013

I've just finished the 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. It was superb, a little slow to get started but it's worth persevering. This man is a real character and had an amazingly colourful life!

I'm about to start my second read of the Hobbit. Its been about 15+ years since I have read it so I need a refresh!

My other good reads lately - the Hunger Games trilogy and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.


We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.
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Melody_Pond

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new Posted: 10:52AM Jan 26, 2013

Currently reading...The Enchantress (the secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel)
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LogicalRogerAus

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new Posted: 07:23PM Jan 26, 2013

Well, I just read The Sun Also Rises and I can't say I liked it. :/ The plot reminds me a lot of Gatsby, coincidentally enough, but the MC is worse and I don't think the style helps it.

Strange thing is, it's supposed to be semi-autobiographical, but the characters who Hemingway would seem to sympathise with I disliked and the one who he is said to be attacking, Robert, just seems like an unfortunate chap. Not sure if I missed anything; it was probably wedged somewhere between the long, drawn out, and simplistically written seemingly non-sequitur paragraphs and the 1920s slang. ;P
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Life_Sucks*us

Posts: 2530

new Posted: 11:26PM Jan 26, 2013

Three Comedies by Aristophanes
(The Birds, The Clouds, and The Wasps)


the air is full of dust
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ka-ching

Posts: 674

new Posted: 09:32PM Feb 17, 2013

Atlas Shrugged
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minakodeb

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new Posted: 06:32PM Mar 6, 2013

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
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Life_Sucks*us

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new Posted: 06:17PM Mar 15, 2013

The Pale King by David Foster Wallace

the air is full of dust
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