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    Hey Erin, I just finished THE HUNGER GAMES, and went straight into reading CATCHING FIRE.



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    I finished Legion a couple days ago. I wasn't overly thrilled with it. It was a bit convoluted at times. I was entertained though, so I consider it a good read. I think I'm either going to start The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (want to see the movie before it's out of the theater!) or The Ridge.
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    Interesting concepts... Written in a very assertive tone
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    About to start Pirate Latitudes by Chrichton. I've heard mixed review, but I like most other Chrichton novels I've read.
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    I recently started The Passage by Justin Cronin. It's supposedly sortof like The Stand with post-apocalyptic adventure. I'm liking it so far!

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    That book was awesome. The sequel is supposed to come out this year.
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    Working my way through The Count of Monte Cristo. It's a little hard because he keeps going on tangents (I don't need ten pages to tell me the characters can't get a carriage for the weekend!) but it's worth it. It's also nothing like the movie! Not sure I'll be able to watch the movie anymore knowing it's so different.

    I also started reading Twilight because my best friend told me I couldn't make fun of it if I hadn't read it, and dear God is that the worst book I have ever read. I seriously had to stop because Bella's drooling descriptions of Edward's physique were literally making me nauseous. The first third or so of the book had me laughing out loud at the ridiculousness though, so that part was at least entertaining.

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    I struggled with Count of Monte Cristo as well. It does get better, but it is still copiously descriptive. I think it is because Dumas was payed by the page to write the book in installments. So, of course he drug it out as long as possible.
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    Ugh, that would explain it. This part where Albert is being seduced by the chick at Carnival is at least twice as long as it needs to be. This book is so long I'm starting to forget what all's happened so far. But I must persevere!

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    I read it in French and loved every word. I only wished it was longer, slower, and more detailed.

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    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (mae)

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    Yes, but bears abhor action.
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    right...

    Ask not what bears can do for you, but what you can do for bears. (razz)
    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (mae)

    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ka-mai View Post
    Working my way through The Count of Monte Cristo. It's a little hard because he keeps going on tangents (I don't need ten pages to tell me the characters can't get a carriage for the weekend!) but it's worth it. It's also nothing like the movie! Not sure I'll be able to watch the movie anymore knowing it's so different.
    I hope you're reading the new Robin Buss translation and not any of the old public domain ones.

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    Uh, I'm reading whatever my boyfriend put on my Kindle? It is probably public domain. It finally got to an interesting part so I'm okay now, at least until the next ridiculously long description starts.

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    There is a Kindle edition of the Buss translation: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002RI9KL8/ I highly recommend you go with that. Much better read.

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    Just started The Winter of Our Discontent.
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    Rereading the Dark Tower series. Then when I get my Kindle fire i plan on getting Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs Gideons Corpse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BROWNINGS CHILDE View Post
    Just started The Winter of Our Discontent.
    the only Steinbeck I've ever enjoyed (at least to an extent)

    Ask not what bears can do for you, but what you can do for bears. (razz)
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    Only my second book of his, I like it so far. And, I really liked Of Mice and Men.
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    So The Count of Monte Cristo is amazing. The first third or so was hard, but once the action started I have been unable to put it down. Only 10% more to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
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    Just started The Winter of Our Discontent.
    the only Steinbeck I've ever enjoyed (at least to an extent)
    Yeah, I'm torn on John Steinbeck. I really enjoyed Of Mice and Men, but Grapes of Wrath just annoyed me by the time I finished it.
    So, I've never been real sure if I should read more of his works.


    I've said before that I'm trying to expose myself to more classic lit because I never was required to read much of it in school like most people. I feel like I have to wade through a lot of crap to find a true gem. Most recently, Ray Bradbury's Farenheit 451. I started it on Friday and finished on Saturday. This book blew me away. It was utterly beautiful. And it's so eerie how it was written so long ago, yet reflects our society today. I feel so lucky that I had a strong desire to read this book when I did. I have to put it on my list of top 10 books I ever read. Loved it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by BROWNINGS CHILDE View Post
    Just started The Winter of Our Discontent.
    the only Steinbeck I've ever enjoyed (at least to an extent)
    Yeah, I'm torn on John Steinbeck. I really enjoyed Of Mice and Men, but Grapes of Wrath just annoyed me by the time I finished it.
    So, I've never been real sure if I should read more of his works.


    I've said before that I'm trying to expose myself to more classic lit because I never was required to read much of it in school like most people. I feel like I have to wade through a lot of crap to find a true gem. Most recently, Ray Bradbury's Farenheit 451. I started it on Friday and finished on Saturday. This book blew me away. It was utterly beautiful. And it's so eerie how it was written so long ago, yet reflects our society today. I feel so lucky that I had a strong desire to read this book when I did. I have to put it on my list of top 10 books I ever read. Loved it!

    FWIW, back in HS I read predominantly off the NYT best sellers list. Then I had a teacher who told me, quite sensibly in retrospect, that they were considered "classics" for a good reason. I proceeded to tear through them like a mouse eating cheese and for the most part was extremely pleased. The Literary folks do get it right once in awhile and when they agree, go for it. You'll be amazed and enlightened!!! Reading is fundamental!!!

    Edit: For instance, The original "Dracula" by Bram Stoker is a truly creepy book. Also written in a novel style as a sort of "diary". You'll be creeped out for sure!! I was!!!
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    I am now reading Full Dark No Stars. FINALLY!

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