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Old 06-07-2012, 10:28 PM   #3051
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Handmaiden's Tale
Handmaid's Tale? Love that book to pieces, I really need to get it back.
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:14 PM   #3052
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Finished All Quiet On The Western Front, and since its a given that I won't be sleeping tonight as a result, finally reading Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde.

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I just started Ishmael.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:28 PM   #3054
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Handmaid's Tale? Love that book to pieces, I really need to get it back.
I haven't finished yet, but the reviews said it didn't really have an ending, which is a bummer.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:54 PM   #3055
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I haven't finished yet, but the reviews said it didn't really have an ending, which is a bummer.
Sort of, in that you're not really sure what happens but its not on a down note. There's a floptastic low budget movie that had a more solid ending so I just take that for headcanon.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:34 PM   #3056
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The Lathe Of Heaven by Ursula Le Guin.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:09 AM   #3057
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I'm finishing "Good Omens" by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. I love these two authors dearly. I have also started reading book 4 of the Rogue Agent series by K. E. Mills (the title of the book evades me at the moment), which seems to continue the series' tried and tested formula of ridiculously funny fantasy, but somewhat brainless entertainment. A perfect book for the first few weeks after a set of utterly exhausting exams, in other words.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:30 AM   #3058
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:47 PM   #3059
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Just read The Parable Of The Sower by Octavia Butler. Its like, what, the third book I read all in one day since my YA years? And one of those was Metamorphosis so it doesn't really count. I feel like it was a bit of a brain overload to read in one day and really depressing, but I'll definitely read her other books.

Got The Left Hand Of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin to start tomorrow.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:22 AM   #3060
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Just finished reading Horace Walpole's Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto (1764). Generally regarded as the first gothic novel. A mixture of comedy and tragedy. If you have previously been put off reading 'classic' literature composed of antiquated language, then fear not, despite being written such a long time ago the novel is very readable. Further the novel is barely one hundred pages in length.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:15 AM   #3061
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A Game of Thrones.

And presently, skimming the Avadhut Gita.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:00 AM   #3062
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I just started The Damnation Game by Clive Barker. So far I really like the way he's set up the story, and I'm curious about how it all pans out.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:22 PM   #3063
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I'm finishing "Good Omens" by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. I love these two authors dearly. I have also started reading book 4 of the Rogue Agent series by K. E. Mills (the title of the book evades me at the moment), which seems to continue the series' tried and tested formula of ridiculously funny fantasy, but somewhat brainless entertainment. A perfect book for the first few weeks after a set of utterly exhausting exams, in other words.
Good Omens! I love that book! My copy is currently kidnapped by one o' my girlies....She best give it back. My summer isn't complete unless I re-read it.


As for what I am reading: Sandman. (I'm reading spooky comic books...Can I be one of the cool kids now? ) I find Death adorable and I want to be just like her when I grow up.
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:40 AM   #3064
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I like J K Rowling's book. It really great. A type of fantasy book.
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:12 PM   #3065
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I just got finished reading Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Millar for the second time. Too funny!
I'm waiting on a bunch of books to get delivered to me, so I read the interwebs until then! Or maybe give Divergent by Veronica Roth yet another read...
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:04 PM   #3066
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Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:57 PM   #3067
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A handmaid's tale.
Hating every line of this book. Great idea but VERY poor production and writing.
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:41 PM   #3068
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A handmaid's tale.
Hating every line of this book. Great idea but VERY poor production and writing.
Bwah? Atwood is a fantastic writer!

EDIT: You have every right not to enjoy it, of course! Its also not something I'd recommend to any non-North American people, as its a very political reflection of American conservativism in the eighties. If its your first Atwood I'd probably recommend another dystopian like Year Of The Flood.
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:55 PM   #3069
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Bwah? Atwood is a fantastic writer!

EDIT: You have every right not to enjoy it, of course! Its also not something I'd recommend to any non-North American people, as its a very political reflection of American conservativism in the eighties. If its your first Atwood I'd probably recommend another dystopian like Year Of The Flood.
The reason I didn't like it is mainly the way it's written, the story is great. The main character [Offred] is not, however. She is very stupid and it was very hard for me to like her.
The structure of the paragraphs and jumps from narrating and memories were very 'ungraceful' .. I'm not a literature geek but I've read my share of books.. and this one isn't my cup of tea in terms of way of writing.

Anyway... I just finished The Handmaid's Tale and I started American Psycho.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:40 PM   #3070
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Ooooh okay, sorry, usually when someone says something was badly written I start thinking in terms of things like grammar or redundancy or things like that and not necessarily chronological format, you know?

In that case I don't think I can recommend much Atwood, most of her books do that. The only one I can think of that didn't was Moral Disorder, which was an anthology of short stories that were all about different stages in a character's life. It was okay over all, the only story I really loved though was the one where the character is reading to her dying father.

Anyway, just finished Racism Without Racists, should be required reading. Was really shocked to learn how many people aren't okay with interracial marriage, integration or affirmative action.

Reading St. Francis by Nikos Kazantzakis, not sure if I'll finish it, its well written and I like some stuff about it, but Francis's character development is weird. Like he goes straight from worldly rich boy to self-flagellating saint with no in between.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:46 AM   #3071
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Wuthering heights by Emily Bronte for the umpteenth time... <.< >.>
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:27 AM   #3072
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:20 PM   #3075
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Finished Beloved by Toni Morrison, took me a while because its just that sad. But it was really really good.

Now reading This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color.
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