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« Reply #45 on: June 10, 2006, 11:50:50 AM »
I watched Memoirs of a Geisha a month ago and thought the movie was pretty. I read the book while travelling to/from Greece and, well, differences between books and movies don't surprise me anymore. The book is always better. In this case I like how it was written - you know, as the title suggests. :P

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« Reply #46 on: June 12, 2006, 07:58:30 AM »
I'm still slowly reading my way through Grimm's Fairy Tales, and enjoying them immensely.

I'm also about to start on 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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« Reply #47 on: June 16, 2006, 03:21:06 PM »
At work I've read a couple of things, as I'm working at a studio where audio books are recorded. It's a strange way of reading; I have the manuscript, but I also hear the voice actor speaking it. Anyway, the books are:

Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman
Paula Spencer by Roddy Doyle (this isn't out until September)
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« Reply #48 on: June 19, 2006, 04:30:34 AM »
Finished Snow Crash. Liked it. Probably will deal with my other books later.

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« Reply #49 on: June 19, 2006, 09:46:08 AM »
Because I'm lazy and haven't been reading much lately, I've only completed:

Stephen King- The Stand (Though technically this was really early in the school year)
Terry Pratchett- Sourcery
Vonnegut- Slaughterhouse Five

All excellent books.

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« Reply #50 on: June 19, 2006, 12:20:28 PM »
I'm the middle of Manufactoring Consent by Noam Chomsky. After this I have either A People's History of the United States or Howard Zinn on War and Other Means to Ends.
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« Reply #51 on: June 19, 2006, 12:24:06 PM »
Imperium by Robert Harris.

Had to read through all of it today for work, writing down all the difficult names and words so that we can work out how to say them when recording :P
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« Reply #52 on: June 27, 2006, 03:39:59 AM »
Greece has inspired me to get to reading the Iliad of Homer while I have spare time. :P

....The Richmond Lattimore translation.

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« Reply #53 on: June 27, 2006, 12:32:40 PM »
I'm reading...The Bible, for work. Genesis is fun, cause it's basically everyone fucking the shit out of everyone else. All the other parts have been boring though. I'm not just saying it in a 'LOL THE BIBLE' way, it's just very badly written.
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« Reply #54 on: July 01, 2006, 12:02:11 AM »
Traveling Music by Neil Peart. It's pretty good.

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« Reply #55 on: July 01, 2006, 06:26:51 AM »
Uuuh...my English Lit teacher lent me (kinda shoved into my hands) a stack of books she said I should read. Most by Diana Wynne Jones. I've been through two of them so far...

The Time of The Ghost, which reminds me a lot of "Fire & Hemlock" because it felt really obscure and a bit twisted. After that I read through Howl's Moving Castle. HMC is one of the few reasons I can now stand Jones. I normally don't like what she writes, but this one book was pretty nice. I'm want to get the DVD (anime-movie).  =D
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« Reply #56 on: July 01, 2006, 12:51:18 PM »
I'm currently reading Frankenstein by Mary Shelley for my British Lit. class. I've read it before, but it is a different book now I know the background of ideas it was based on. Still is enjoyable, although I have to admit having to read it for class has killed some of my enjoyment because it is a fairly easy text to pick apart. If I had been reading it for recreation I would have loved it.

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« Reply #57 on: July 03, 2006, 07:39:28 PM »
Right now I'm reading Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. Great book. I love the way it's written. After this, I have to read The Great Gatsby for school.

I've recently become much more interested in reading than I used to. Maybe it's because I've been reading all the wrong books for me. Life of Pi just bored me and made me feel like I was being told a story by a robot and that I was being talked down to throughout. The same thing happened with Nickel & Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich.

Now I actually prefer reading to other activities. This has never happened.

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« Reply #58 on: July 07, 2006, 10:46:03 AM »
"The New Policeman" by Kate Thompson (again, from my English Lit teacher). A decent and interesting read. Finished half the book during a gift-giving ceremony at school today and the other half at home.

Light-reading, I suppose.
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« Reply #59 on: July 07, 2006, 01:26:23 PM »
Quote from: "Marshmallow"
Vonnegut- Slaughterhouse Five

All excellent books.


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