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[05 Oct 2007|09:36am]

I got to school in Salem MA and I figured any Crucible fans would appreciate these pictures.

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Thinner [28 Jun 2007|09:22pm]

I like books that make me think...and wonder about stuff.
I'm reading Thinner by Stephen King.
The main character is one way. He doesnt care how he is. But...then he unexplainedly turns the opposite. He freaks out. He goes to his doctor, to a clinic...He talks to all these people he knows.
He has nightmares.
He knows why it happened. Hes pretty sure. But he thinks no one will believe him when he tells them the reason why he changed.

His wife and family doctor thinks hes crazy. His daughter is scared of him. Shes out of her mind, being really upset and scared.

Hes on a mission to find out why this change has happened to him...If he can make it alive.

Does that make any sense? [I didnt want to give away any of the details and plots in the books.]

Its scary. It makes you think. Its interesting. Stephen King is awesome.

Would you like to read Thinner?
Does anyone else read Stephen king?
how about Anne Rice?
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my favorite book ever. i recommend it. [28 Jun 2007|09:10pm]

The best book I've ever read is The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon. One thing that made it really interesting was the author was accounting an ordeal that happened to him when he was a teenager-one that he would never forget for the rest of his life.

Brent attempted suicide by lighting himself on fire in his favorite black bathrobe in his home.

The rest of the book tells the tale of his survival, and his personal struggles including therapy (both mental and physical) and getting his life back in order.

This book continued to be my favorite book years after I have read it. Ihave read dozens of great books have since then, but I continue to name The Burn Journals as my favorite.

PS- When I was reading, I could not put it down.
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[26 Apr 2007|04:41pm]

[ mood | geeky ]

Currently I am reading:
A Heartbreking Work of Staggering Genius by: Dave Eggers (again)
The Rum Diary by: Hunter S. Thompson
Hairstyles of the Damned by: Joe Meno

The only one I wouldn't recommend is hairstyles.. I just can't get into it for some reason.

Discuss! (unlikely.)

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live and let live. [13 Jan 2007|02:16am]

this community needs a bit of a jolt, and i am dead-set on reviving it. well, maybe not dead-set, but into the idea.

i am currently reading four books because i could not decide on one, and they are as follows:

factotum by charles bukowski.
the bfg by roald dahl.
notes from a small island by bill bryson, and
sirens of titan by kurt vonnegut.

thus far, i love them all, especially dahl and bukowski. i love winter break! when i go back, i will have to read gads of arthur miller, as i am taking my senior thesis on him. hmm.
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hello. :0) [19 Jul 2006|04:26am]

[ mood | cheerful ]

hey, i'm new here.
my favorite book would have to be house of leaves. i think it's my favorite because it's very interesting in both content and the layout...
plus it gives me interesting dreams.

other favorites would be Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger, which is the book that got me into zines.

i love going into borders, finding a book with an interesting title or cover and reading as much as possible until i have to leave.

i also like reading shakespeare. :0|

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Question for all. [25 Jun 2006|03:01pm]

Since this comunity has been dead for a while. I have a question about the book Pride and Prejudice, is it just me or is the book really boring. When I first tried to read it. It seemed like a long boring soap opera.

Everyone I know is like OMG!! Pride and Prejudice.

The question I have is. Am I the only one who thinks that about the book or should I give it another try. Right now Im despreate to read something and I don't know.

The main genre I read are the Classics. Tolstoy, Hugo, Orwell, and Walker.
Please help me find reading material for the summer.

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Time to get reading! [24 Apr 2006|08:16pm]

Hello Everyone. My name is Chantelle and I just wanted to say that Im new here and I love reading.
If someone would ask me what my favorite book would be. I would have some trouble telling them. But I do love Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. Some of you are probably thinking "wow I can't belive that you read that" (because of the length) Well I read that book because I have no life.

Well happy reading everyone.
Peace :)
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[29 Mar 2006|10:34pm]

[ mood | curious ]

so I finished the electric kool-aid acid test. it was probably the best book I will read this year. It was exciting and fun but at the end it was sad and made you wonder. it was just an all around awesome book. and it was all true so I dig that shit. I am reading a really weird and fucked up book called the soft machine by william s. burroughs right now.

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[22 Mar 2006|12:04pm]

[ mood | dreamy ]

I finished one flew over the coockoos nest. this summer I tried to read it and was just like fuck im not in the mood. but it was an amazing book. kesey shows how fucked up real life heros are and how society sometimes chops them down to normal size becuz they dont fit the "system". idk. I liked it alot. In boston I got the electric kool-aid acid test. its awesome. its about ken kesey so its cool hearing about a good authors weird fucking drugged out life. I also picked up ham on rye off the self to read off and on when I cant find the kool-aid.

anyone read naked lunch? how is it?

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HopelessWonderings [06 Mar 2006|08:17pm]

[ mood | curious ]

so I read big sur and it was an amazing book. it was kinda weird saturday night becuz I was drunk and reading it and the whole books about being drunk and losing your mind. Jack Kerouac is probably the only consistantly awesome writer for me. I also read Kaddish and other poems by allen ginsberg (becuz im a loser). I wasn't a fan of kaddish but I liked laughing gas a real lot and some others. I need to pick up the poem america by ginsberg. has anyone read naked lunch or the eletrickoolaid test (I butchered that title)?

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I dont know where I begin but where I will end [23 Feb 2006|03:40pm]

[ mood | curious ]

so I forget if I said I read the vanity of duoluz but I did and it was great it was what I needed to make me want to read again. I then read the sun also rises which was surprisingly awesome and I am half way done rereading old man and the sea.

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WhatsCoolToReadNow? [10 Feb 2006|08:10am]

[ mood | curious ]

So I have read a bunch of books lately. most of which aren't really important. I read a few books in the narnia serious and a few more lemony snicket. I am reading guerrilla warfare and also the vanity of douluze (Cant Spell. I read a book velvet elvis which was intresting and made me smile.

any suggestions??

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reading like whoa. [17 Jan 2006|05:39pm]

Alright, so I've been reading like a book whore so I should update.

I've been in a Kurt Vonnegut binge. I read Slaughterhouse Five, Man Without and Country, and Breakfast of Champions. I want more, it's addictive.

I also read Chuck Palahniuk's first book of fiction called Stranger Than Fiction, which I strongly recommend. He's tough because his writing technique isn't all that great (I think), mostly because he writes in second person a lot about things that I personally can't relate to but his stories are heart-touching and he's so honest. He makes me fall in love with him all over again every time I read more.
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1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 [15 Nov 2005|11:25am]

[ mood | curious ]

So I just finished the virgin suicides and to be honest was not impressed. the story line was okay but the perspective was kind of annoying. it was a decent book and I am glad I read it but its not one I would recommend. next is beat generation by, of course, kerouac.

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Uni Books [05 Nov 2005|06:49pm]

[ mood | okay ]

I've only just got round to writing on here again. Currently doing a combined English degree has given me lots to read, so I thought I'd write a little bit about some of the things I've been reading so far. These books are from my popular fiction course, which has to be one of the best ever courses run for a degree. Honestly, i love it!

Daphe Du Maurier's Rebecca - This book was hard to get into, but once the narrator gets to Manderlay, I fell in love with it. Very well written, full of intrigue, and a twist I'm glad I didn't find out before I read it. I loved the concept of the book and would recommend it to anyone not afraid to stick to a book that at first appears boring. The narrator's character may not be the easiet to love, but yeah...a book that surprised me. My first experience of actually having to read a book and not disliking it for this reason.

Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones - A lot of the girls in my lecture group adored this book and had read it many times before we studied it. For me, it wasn't as good as I thought. I enjoyed the humour and yes, it was an enjoyable read. I didn't like it as much as Rebecca though. It didn't leave me breathless.

Ian Fleming's Dr. No - Another suprise. I'm not into the whole James Bond franchise but I enjoyed this. A lot of the girls in my lecture group hated it and said it had no depth. I guess this is maybe why I enjoyed it. I could pick it up and start reading from where I left off without feeling like I was missing something, or having to go back and read over a page or two to pick the story back up. It was the sort of book I'd read on holiday - a real relaxation novel, which made it easier to understand.

Next up is Graham Green's Brighton Rock!

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Resposnibility? [31 Oct 2005|12:10pm]

[ mood | calm ]

I cannot spell. anyways. I did some reading for my college life and read the whole universe in a single atom. I thought it was a very well written book and quite easy to understand. I was worried I would have some problems since I know nothing about science and a little more then average about buhddism. I think I am gonna get it for my cousins boyfriend for christmas. hed appriciate it. I started the virgin suicides with mixed reviews. so far it seems ok. nothing spectacular nothing terrible. a nice inbetween book.

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Books Books Books, I love Books [14 Oct 2005|12:26pm]

[ mood | neuortic ]

I finished the iceman cometh by eugene o'neill a few days ago. it was pretty good. not half as good as "a long day's journey into night". my intown book club (since my real one goes to school far away) is now doing virgin suicides. yesterday kelly got me a midummer night's dream and made me a kick ass bookmark. I am currently reading "the universe in a single atom" by his holiness the Dalai Lama.

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intro [09 Oct 2005|06:41pm]


I have just joined.

Lately, I've been reading a lot of non-fiction, and just re-reading some favorites. But these are some of my favorite books:

Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett
Lymond is the world's best anti-hero. He can recite poetry for hours, beat anyone in a sword fight, inspire mercinaries to follow him to the ends of the Earth... he is ruthless, coldhearted, gorgeous, and so good in bed that even seasoned courtesans fall at his feet!

The Lady in the Car With Glasses and a Gun by Sebastien Japrisot
This is Japrisot's only happy ending book, and I just love the main character - she is witty, cute, and the opposite of damsel in distress! (happy ending)

The Goblin Reservation by Clifford D. Simak
A perfect mix of fantasy and hard sci fi Simak is famous for. It's probably one of the best sci fi books ever written. It's the future, and Earth is the university of the galaxy, with a College of Supernatural Phenomenon, as well as, a College of Time travel. Shakespear drinks moonshine with a neanderthal, and there are goblins, trolls, banshees... and world's coolest ending. (happy ending)

The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk
It's the future and the planet is so polluted that the people are huddled in the couple of remaning cities for survival. An intolerant religion rules all but one of these cities, San Francisco. SF is an oasis, ruled by a counsil of Wise Women. Then a war begins, and one must kill in order to survive. Except, there is always a choice. This book is pagan, bi and poly. (happy ending)

Maybe the Moon by Armistead Maupin
Just a book about the realities of living as a 31 inch tall overweight female entertainer in her 30s. It's witty, sexy, and kind of sad.

The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich
There is a young boy in love with a girl and in awe of his father confessor. There is religion and politics, suicide and torture, betrayal, hate, love, hope, and revenge. It's a classic.

Jew Suss by Lion Feuchtwanger
Another classic. So good that anything I might say about the story being "powerful" and "tragic" and "noble" would just be trite. But, if you are thinking about reading War & Peace or Crime & Punishment, please consider putting that crap aside and reading Feuchtwanger instead.

Neuromancer by William Gibson
Really hard sci fi. Sexy and hopeless (but not as dark and hopeless as PKD's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep). One of those rare books where I am sad to have finished reading it.

Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
An intimate look at Russian "communism" in 1930s. Sort of a look into the heads of the first communists and those who replaced them. Probably one of the best works of fiction on the subject. This novel is the opposite of "romantic" in any sense of the word. Also displays some pretty good interrogation techniques.

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
I read it in Russian and found it funny and romantic ('romantic' NOT like a sappy fluffy chick flick but like a mix of Indiana Jones and The Matrix). As most of Bulgakov's work, this book is about censure and the bitterness that comes from lacking the freedom to choose. Ultimate evil visits Moscow and throws a party. Prophecies are fulfilled. There is mayhem, black magic, black humour, a beautiful and noble heroine (who is sometimes an unbearable drama queen), wise and tragic hero, and forgiveness for a man who has been living with guilt for centuries after he, acting in fear for his own life, allowed a death of another.
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it was just a smile [02 Oct 2005|07:35pm]

[ mood | amazing ]

so I just finished "the kite runner" by Khaled Hosseini. it was an amazing story with all different themes that almost anyone could appreciate. I really enjoyed it. Next I think I am gonna read "iceman cometh" by Eugene O'Neill.

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