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Old 02-24-2012, 06:05 AM   #3001
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Tess Of The D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:58 PM   #3002
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:28 AM   #3003
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I have counted them up and I have bought 7 books this week but to start off the reading marathon I am currently loving Breverton's Phantasmagoria: A Compendium of Monsters, Myths and Legends.

It is a nice hardback book with a beautiful cover. It features supernatural beings, strange people and lots more. If you love the weird and wonderful then you should check out this book!
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:55 AM   #3004
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Just read "Otherland" by Tad Williams. A dark, twisted, dystopian scifi about a conspiracy by the world's wealthy to upload their minds onto a perfect simulation network built on the dreams and nightmares of stolen children.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:27 AM   #3005
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Hysteries by Elaine Showalter. It's a feminist look at hysteria as cultural phenomena. It's been good, although I must admit I was more interested in the historical evolution of psychoanalysis than the topics like Gulf War Syndrome and recovered memory that it's now moved onto. But that's mostly because I love apocryphal stories about Charcot being a mad bastard.
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:19 AM   #3006
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i'm reading a collection of H.P.lovecraft. but i'm doing the great mistake to read it in my bed at night...
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:07 PM   #3007
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i'm reading a collection of H.P.lovecraft. but i'm doing the great mistake to read it in my bed at night...
I plan on reading HP Lovecraft and Edward Gorey to my future children. Should I have any, that is.

Anyway, at the moment, I'm reading Hamlet. Me gusta.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:14 PM   #3008
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I just read The Haunting Of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. Actually, I finished it last week but shhh. It was REALLY REALLY good! I'm going to check out We Have Always Lived In The Castle tomorrow after my exam.
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:42 AM   #3009
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I just read The Haunting Of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. Actually, I finished it last week but shhh. It was REALLY REALLY good! I'm going to check out We Have Always Lived In The Castle tomorrow after my exam.
How funny, I'm reading We Have Always Lived in the Castle right now! It's wonderful; I'm just the tiniest bit angry that it's taken me this long to discover Shirley Jackson.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:02 AM   #3010
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I know, right? The Haunting (1963, of course) is one of my favourite horror films and I missed it in the opening credits when it said it was based on the book.

Of course I rewatched it after I finished the book and am now a little disappointed with the changes they made, and now the movie seems heavy handed.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:03 AM   #3011
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I know, right? The Haunting (1963, of course) is one of my favourite horror films and I missed it in the opening credits when it said it was based on the book.

Of course I rewatched it after I finished the book and am now a little disappointed with the changes they made, and now the movie seems heavy handed.
Now you've got me wanting to read the book and then watch the movie again.

Just finished We Have Always... and am pretty sure I'm just going to read it again instead of starting a new book. SO good.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:58 PM   #3012
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Just finished! Its funny, its a fair sized book and so little happens, but I never felt it was tedious or dragging. The only complaint I have at all is that I thought it was fairly obvious who murdered the family.

Now I'm starting Collateral Damage by Chris Hedges and Laila Al-Arian.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:42 PM   #3013
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:09 AM   #3014
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Too many. Exorcist, catching fire, god delusion, storm front, lovecraft...
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:59 PM   #3015
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Attemping From Pews To Polling Places: Faith And Politics In The American Religious Mosaic. I say attempting because if its dry I don't think I'll be able to finish it before its due back.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:13 AM   #3016
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:10 PM   #3017
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War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges. He's really frustrating. He has a lot of experience in war zones and has awesome insights, and I liked Collateral Damage since it was mostly Iraq Veterans talking about their experiences while Hedges' voice barely entered.

And yet, he seems to miss his own points. Like he goes on about how war is terrible and war crimes happen because of the very nature of war, even if you're on the "good side", being exposed to terrible acts of violence fucks you up. That said, he says he's not anti-war, and that the US should intervene in cases like Bosnia and Rwanda and the blood is on our hands because we didn't. Nevermind its the same intentions that got us into Afghanistan and Iraq.

And its like, you know, maybe Africa is in the situation its in because of colonialism and imperalism and white dudes thinking they should interfere in everyone's business. Oh, and maybe we should not fund genocidal dickheads to begin with.

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Old 03-29-2012, 03:43 AM   #3018
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the war against the euro.... more terrifying than S.King's books
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:56 PM   #3019
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On the fifth book of Preacher, War in the Sun. The weakest yet, but the series has been kickass enough that I'm still jonesing for the next one already.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:01 PM   #3020
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The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:23 AM   #3021
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Society and Solitude - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think Emerson has replaced Dr. Samuel Johnson as my favorite writer.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:18 AM   #3022
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Voltaire's Candide. It's been sitting on the bookshelf downstairs for years and I've wanted to read it for years. The books are all very nice hardcovers and I'm just soo used to thinking of them as decorations, since I'm not used to reading hardcover books that look like that, and they've always been there my whole life.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:29 AM   #3023
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Within tentation The Unforgiving, a comic short series... not bad not good..
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:11 PM   #3024
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Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell

I've heard so many things about this book, so I bought myself a $3.50 paperback copy.
So far, so good.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:31 AM   #3025
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Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy. I've read it before but picked it up for the shitter & got engrossed all over again. Fucking spectacular.
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