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09-09-2007, 01:09 PM
Books. Yes those weird things that your parents and elders had on large shelves in their homes. It may shock you but those things weren't just used for decoration or to give off the appearance of intelligence. People actually read them at one point. So if you have these peculiar objects around you and use them for other than paper weights or dust collecting, tell us about it. From the one's you've read to what you may be reading now.
I finished off a small book from Scott Adams called DILBERT'S GUIDE TO THE REST OF YOUR LIFE: Dispatches from cubicleland. It was short, not even 200 pages but I enjoyed it. Now I'm prepared for when I enter the workplace.
Right now I'm reading Douglas Adams complete and utter brilliant works of THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY. I'm halfway through the first book and with each turn of the page I love Adams more and more.
09-09-2007, 01:14 PM
I'm reading the The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier for the second time. I'm picking up on things I missed the first time I read it.
09-09-2007, 01:18 PM
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursalla K. Le Guin.
I have to finish it by Tuesday so I need to finish it right now.
09-09-2007, 02:03 PM
Tom Clancy's Sum of all Fears.
It's a bit long winded but essentialy a good read. The story moves along at a decent pace throughout most of the book, and the characters are all pretty good aswell. Not enough action for my liking. but still quite good.
09-10-2007, 10:09 PM
Pretty much all you have to do is tell us about the book that you reading at the moment.
I do think that reading should be included in all of our lives becuase not only does it help us to read faster and more intelligently but it also teaches us how to communicate more easily and helps us to make metaphors to stories to help us understand things easier. I have a really cool communications teacher this year who has us read 20 minutes each day (or longer) and she tells us to read for entertainment and not to get something done. We should pick out something that we want to read not some book that a a teacher or parent tell you should read unless you find entertainment out of it.
Right now I'm reading multiple books.
The left Hand of Darkness by Ursella K. Le Guin
The Divine Proportions by H. E. Huntly
The Will to Power by Friedrich Nietzshe
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Gathering Blue (again) by Lois Lowry
The Sillmarilion by Tolkien
The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
and The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx (drools lol I love his writing)
I don't know how many of you remember Aurther from their child hood but in one of the spisodes you had Aurther on his floor in his room with about 15 books around him and after he reads one page of a book he goes the the one to his right. lol That's pretty much what I do with all the books that I'm reading but I usually only have five of them open at a time.
09-10-2007, 10:18 PM
I'm reading a book called "The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things" by Carolyn Mackler, simply because the title caught my interest. :]
It's basically about an overweight girl who goes through life feeling extremely self-conscious and out of place. I'm only about halfway through. It's not too great, but it's all right.
09-11-2007, 01:24 PM
I just finished up Stephen King's Needful Things. I'm not very fond of most of his writing, but this one was given to me and I decided to read it mainly for something to do. I ended up loving it, though it creeped me out.
I'm getting ready to start on my yearly reading of "Fahrenheit 451". Though I read quite a bit and try to keep my selection varied, there are some books I make a point to read every year - Fahrenheit 451, Animal Farm, 1984, LoTR trilogy, and Catcher in the Rye. They're some of my favorites ^_^
09-11-2007, 09:57 PM
I ought to be reading the third installment in the His Dark Materials trilogy, The Amber Spyglass, but am so awesomely busy that I haven't been able to dive in.
So I guess the only book I'm reading somewhat is Framing Blackness, by Ed Guererro, which is an exposition on the portrayal of black folks in film from the medium's inception to now. Good reading. He's not just some black-panther, white-man hating black man. He's a really smart fellow and has introduced some interesting notions concerning the portrayal of race and race-related topics in film.
09-12-2007, 04:18 PM
I'm not reading a book at the moment but the last book I read was 'Into A Dark Realm' by Raymond Feist who is quite simply, a fantastic author. I'm mainly into fantasy books and they don't come much better then the Riftwar books.
The Amber Spyglass is a quality book btw.
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