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Old 11-30-2012, 11:15 AM   #1
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I added another book that I should have read a long time ago. It's going slowly as I don't have much time.
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There are parts of Lord of the Flies that disturbed me deeply when I first read it (I was 17)
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It's a good book. You should read it.

It was required reading for one of my classes in.. uh.. I wanna say 8th or 9th grade. I finished it in a couple of days even though we had a couple weeks to read it.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:47 PM   #4
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And you've never really recovered, have you?

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I'm surprised you never read it in school as it's required reading here.
It was supposed to teach us something about the break down of society but that's really lost on kids. It should be required reading for adults.
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When I read it as an 8th grader, I read it for the "kid story." Rereading it as an adult really gave me a new appreciation for mob mentality. Gave me the spooks.
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Yeah that's exactly why I'm reading it now. For the literature aspect
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Glad to see you're reading literature. Don't forget to try some non American. The English, Germans, French and Japanese have some rather good books. Even the Canadians have put some good words to paper. ^.^
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Glad to see you're reading literature. Don't forget to try some non American. The English, Germans, French and Japanese have some rather good books. Even the Canadians have put some good words to paper. ^.^
Don't forget Mexican writer. I love Carlos Fuentes.

(I have a degree in Literature and while I know I have huge holes in my reading I did get a 3.92 ot of 4.00 GPA)
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Glad to see you're reading literature. Don't forget to try some non American. The English, Germans, French and Japanese have some rather good books. Even the Canadians have put some good words to paper. ^.^
Lord of the Flies is an English work. *nods*
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Lord of the Flies is an English work. *nods*
You are correct. Good thing I don't have a degree in literature. "cough"
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You are correct. Good thing I don't have a degree in literature. "cough"
Zor, I didn't mean for that to sound aloof or elitist. I'm actually pretty humble about that degree. I made good grades and earned it but I feel VASTLY under qualified to have it at any GPA. I feel like what I learned was more how to read literature differently that the casual reader, not a large reading list. I know many many people who didn't even go to college how have far more than I have.

My reaction was I was mentally chuckling at being criticized for not being aware of the breath of writers in the world since exposure to them is definitely something my degree bought! LOL

I ment no offense
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Well I've never read it, though I've heard of it.

There's so much great stuff out there, from classics to contemporary, to books you want to read a 2nd time, it's difficult to keep up. Add to that authors who write in another language, and all the different genres and styles...

Isabeau Imako adds another to her list which will be consulted right after the pile next to her bed has been read.
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Well I've never read it, though I've heard of it.

There's so much great stuff out there, from classics to contemporary, to books you want to read a 2nd time, it's difficult to keep up. Add to that authors who write in another language, and all the different genres and styles...

Zorena adds another to her list which will be consulted right after the pile next to her bed has been read.
I have a want to read list and it numbers about 600 and I only put books I really want to read. >.<
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This year I've only read around 50 but I usually read over 100 on average. ^.^
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This year I've only read around 50 but I usually read over 100 on average. ^.^
See? You're one of those people I am humbled by

Back in college I usually averaged 2 per month not counting stuff for classes. Now I'm lucky to get one :/
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Back in college I usually averaged 2 per month not counting stuff for classes. Now I'm lucky to get one :/
I used to carry a book at all times. Now it's my kindle or an mp3 player with an audio book.
It's a sickness. >.<
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I used to carry a book at all times. Now it's my kindle or an mp3 player with an audio book.
And you can carry a thousand books on your kindle! It's so awesome.
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And you can carry a thousand books on your kindle! It's so awesome.
Exactly! I love choices.
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I used to carry a book at all times. Now it's my kindle or an mp3 player with an audio book.
It's a sickness. >.<
I used to never be without a book in college days. I got weaned of that in the business world

But now I read kindle books on my iPhone as much as anything else and for safety (as much as addiction) I am never without my phone
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I used to never be without a book in college days. I got weaned of that in the business world

But now I read kindle books on my iPhone as much as anything else and for safety (as much as addiction) I am never without my phone
I know how this is. I read all day long, and it's pretty dry stuff. It's hard to enjoy reading for fun sometimes. I used to read everything I could get my hands on. Now it takes me forever to get through a novel because I'm just so damned tired at the end of the day.
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