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Old 03-02-2007, 04:14 PM   #16
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actually, brynn, i almost bought that book a few weeks ago. now i definitely will get it, at some point. so many books...so little time. i have a zillion to read, stockpiled at home. and, im such a voracious reader, im still looking for more titles. my name is onelife, and im a bookaholic...lol
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Old 03-04-2007, 11:26 PM   #17
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never let me down, by susan j. miller
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:05 PM   #18
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the curious incident of the dog in the night-time, by mark haddon.


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Old 03-10-2007, 04:10 AM   #19
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^that's been recommended to me
What I loved about Reading Lolita in Tehran is the amazing perspective Nafisi brings to her favorite American novels, the subject she taught at the university in Tehran before she was fired "for being too Western." Her perspectives are surprising, personal, and different from our set traditional ways of looking at, say Pride and Prejudice ("The entire story is like an eighteenth century dance"). She teaches the reader in the same way she teaches her students. She and her best students decide to meet secretly to discuss American literature after Nafisi is fired, and reading this book made me want to pick up these classics again to not only look at them in a new way, but to also appreciate these books that others on the other side of the world risk prison for in order to read.
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Old 03-11-2007, 02:11 AM   #20
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the curious incident of the dog in the night-time, by mark haddon.


Awesome book! I love the style; it really lets you into the mind of the autistic boy (his name escapes me right now).

Perdido Street Station, China Mieville. Yeah, it's weird fiction/scifi/fantasy, but it's still beautiful. I cried all the way through the last chapter.
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:49 PM   #21
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hi tunesmith. glad you enjoyed it, as well. there is a review on amazon that likens this book to "an autistic version of adrian mole". if you havent read the secret diary of adrian mole aged 13 3/4, i recommend it. i wouldnt exactly add it to my list of books that move me, but it is fun.

and btw, the main character is christopher.
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Old 03-14-2007, 01:48 AM   #22
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I figured if it didn't move him it shouldn't move me.
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Old 03-14-2007, 01:53 AM   #23
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Old 03-14-2007, 01:58 AM   #24
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too late for ya, jack?
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Old 03-17-2007, 02:36 PM   #25
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my sister's keeper, by jodi picoult
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Old 03-18-2007, 03:23 AM   #26
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE Jodi Picoult.

The one I can't get enough of & read over & over is She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb. I go back to it when I'm reading nothing at the moment.
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:14 PM   #27
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hi priceyfatprude:

that was the first book ive read by jodi picoult, but i do plan to read more. which others of hers would you recommend?

i also enjoyed shes come undone, but i dont think i plan to read it again. i rarely read books twice. i started wally lambs i know this much is true, but could not get past halfway. it was too much of a downer for me.

on another note, i just finished pay it forward, by catherine ryan hyde. i havent seen the movie, and i did like the book.
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Old 03-21-2007, 12:20 AM   #28
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too late for ya, jack?
Maybe, but if you're not pushing it why bother reading it? And you're the goofball!!!

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Old 03-25-2007, 03:05 AM   #29
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hi priceyfatprude:

that was the first book ive read by jodi picoult, but i do plan to read more. which others of hers would you recommend?
Mercy.

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Old 03-27-2007, 11:52 AM   #30
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thanks, pricey. im laughing because when i first read your post, i thought you were making a comment. "Mercy!" then when i amazoned jodi picoult, i saw that mercy and vanishing acts are two more of her titles. i'll keep them in mind, for sure. right now im reading parched by heather king. yikes.
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