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Postby reza » 3/30/2005, 9:59 pm

So right now I'm reading:
"Blink" The Power of thinking without thinking by Dr. Malcolm Gladwell.
"History of God" The 4000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by Karen Armstrong.
"On Writing" A guide to becoming a writer (and it's actually fun to read) by Stephan King.

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Postby Rusty » 3/30/2005, 9:59 pm

Johnny got his gun by dammit I forget the author...little help someone.

Queens Of The Stone Age-Someone's In The Wolf

Once you're lost in twillights's blue
You don't find your way, the way finds you...

Tempt the fates, beware the smile
It hides all the teeth, my dear,
What's behind them...

So glad you could stay
Forever

He steps between the trees, a crooked man
There's blood on the blade
Don't take his hand

You warm by the firelight, in twilight's blue
Shadows creep & dance the walls
He's creeping too..

So glad you could stay
Forever


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Postby happening fish » 3/30/2005, 10:02 pm

Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
Hard Times - Charles Dickens
Naked Empire - Terry Goodkind
The Professor and the Madman - Simon Winchester
Caleb Williams - William Godwin
various poetry
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Postby Sonya » 3/30/2005, 10:02 pm

^^ Dalton Trumbo.

I'm reading "The Night Trilogy" by Elie Wiesel, "Maus" by Art Spiegelman, and "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" by Mark Haddon.
"if the nuremberg trials were applied to us foreign policy, every us president since 1945 would have been hanged." noam chomsky.

...and this is me hanging on / i'd burn our initials in the sun if it would shine / anxiety chokes me like razor wire / if hate's in your heart man, you'll take what you're given / wake up / i'm not the only one / it's never goodbye / go ahead and play dead / if everyone's a casualty, then take your time, there ain't no trouble / these wounds they will not heal / ambition can be a tricky thing / what the hell do i know about rape anyway? / this is not what i hoped for / ain't it so weird how it makes you a weapon / who will be there to tell me how stupid i am? / those living for death will die by their own hand / and it's me that I am spying on / pick up the pieces and live with the stars / hurry up and wait / things have never been so swell / they're always the ones who slowly drift / be great / ...and this is my world.
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Postby reza » 3/30/2005, 10:03 pm

The only thing by Charles Dickens that I've read is Oliver Twist, I suppose I should read "A Tale of Two Cities" sometime soon, if not just for the first paragraph lol.
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Postby clumsychild_ » 3/30/2005, 10:05 pm

Life of Pi
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Postby happening fish » 3/30/2005, 10:07 pm

Lotus wrote:The only thing by Charles Dickens that I've read is Oliver Twist, I suppose I should read "A Tale of Two Cities" sometime soon, if not just for the first paragraph lol.


the first sentence of that is like three pages long, just to let you know.
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Postby reza » 3/30/2005, 10:11 pm

I'll stop after "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." So I suppose I'll stop after about 12 words :lol:
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Postby happening fish » 3/30/2005, 10:12 pm

ah, but there's a semicolon there!
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Postby reza » 3/30/2005, 10:13 pm

That just changes everything!

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Postby happening fish » 3/30/2005, 10:15 pm

no silly, i meant

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; ... "

and so forth
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Postby nelison » 3/30/2005, 10:15 pm

I plan on doing a lot of reading this summer. That's one thing that suffers in university. It's hard to read at your own leisure. One thing I have noticed in the last year since I haven't been reading as much is that my vocab has decreased noticeably.
I can't wait until the day schools are over-funded and the military is forced to hold bake sales to buy planes.

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Postby reza » 3/30/2005, 10:16 pm

That really sucks, maybe you should take some literary or english classes to make up for it.
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Postby beautiful liar » 3/30/2005, 10:19 pm

i am reading:

"The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand
"Fights of our Lives: elections, leadership, and the making of Canada" by John Duffy
"Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell" by Susanna Clarke
"subTerranian issue 40: Dead Things" a literary magazine
"Cut" by Patricia McCormick
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Postby nelison » 3/30/2005, 10:19 pm

I would if I wasn't a politics and psych double major and have to use all of my credits towards those courses. Even though we do get to read some good politics books a lot of them are dry and filled with theoretical approaches, rather than actual substance.
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Postby reza » 3/30/2005, 10:20 pm

Do university students actually read during "Reading Week?"
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Postby nelison » 3/30/2005, 10:22 pm

no lol well you can if you want... I didn't. It's just the British term for Spring Break (or in the case of Trent Fall and Spring break since we have two breaks during the year)
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Postby Henrietta » 3/30/2005, 10:27 pm

The Work and The Glory vol 8.
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Postby megxyz128 » 3/30/2005, 10:53 pm

'Survival in Auschwitz' by Primo Levi
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Postby namkablam » 3/30/2005, 10:59 pm

'Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life' by Amy Krouse Rosenthal!
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