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Old 11-22-2004, 05:58 AM
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I am reading A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. I had the great opportunity to work in the UConn COOP this summer on the side. I was stocking the shelves of all the fall classes, and found tons of books that I would have to read if I took certain classes. It is amazing on how many of these books I have read. What is even more amazing is that I would not have read, even if I took the classes! (P.S. my girlfriend is upset at me now since I am responding to this post in Oxford visiting for Thanksgiving Break! )
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Old 11-22-2004, 06:26 AM
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I started the Dark Tower series a few weeks ago. I will finish book 5 - The Wolves of Calla some time this week.
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my name is red - orhan pamuk (turkish)
That's in my waiting-to-be-read stack by the bed. I'd be curious to know what you think when you finish it.
I'm finally finished reading this murder mystery novel.. it's almost a history text book about western influence on Islamic minature painting. The attention to every little detail is fascinating and sometimes the ramblings on the different styles of painting made me want to pull my hair out. The history on life in 16th century Istanbul, and the empires of that time is fantastic.
The murder plot sucks.
Orhan's style is inventive as usual. The book is challenging to read.

If you like Orhan's style in the white castle you'll like the book.
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Old 12-13-2004, 09:05 AM
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I am reading For Whom the Bell Tolls by Hemingway. It is almost identical to another of his books I read (Sun Also Rises). Given that it is Hemingway I don't expect the ending to be much different either.
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Old 12-13-2004, 09:24 AM
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Old 12-13-2004, 10:31 AM
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I am reading the first Harry Potter book. Hadn't read it, and the mrs loves the books. So far, so good.
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Old 12-13-2004, 10:42 AM
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I am reading A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. I had the great opportunity to work in the UConn COOP this summer on the side. I was stocking the shelves of all the fall classes, and found tons of books that I would have to read if I took certain classes. It is amazing on how many of these books I have read. What is even more amazing is that I would not have read, even if I took the classes! (P.S. my girlfriend is upset at me now since I am responding to this post in Oxford visiting for Thanksgiving Break! )
Pretty good book. The author's sister killed herself this year.
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Old 12-13-2004, 10:45 AM
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Has anyone here read The Rule of Four? Can you give me some feedback?

I'm looking for something to read for my flight, preferably something that I can read from cover to cover during flight time.
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Fifth Harry Potter. 4th & 5th definitely better reads than the first 3, but a bit much too intense be considered children's books anymore
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Fifth Harry Potter. 4th & 5th definitely better reads than the first 3, but a bit much too intense be considered children's books anymore
I thought that was her intentions in the books, to grow as the reader grows. No?
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