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foggy 11-18-2006 02:39 PM

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A Katharine Hepburn bio.

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SkortBrun 11-18-2006 03:36 PM

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Finally getting around to reading Return of the King by J.R.R Tolkien. I read the others in the series a couple years ago but not this one, for some reason.

Sydneyfan 12-13-2006 12:59 AM

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Just started re-reading one of my favourites, Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood. Fascinating book based on the life and crimes of Grace Marks, a Canadian maid who murdered her employer in the mid 1800's.
Highly recommended.

Starlite 12-13-2006 01:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Sydneyfan (Post 215714)
Just started re-reading one of my favourites, Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood. Fascinating book based on the life and crimes of Grace Marks, a Canadian maid who murdered her employer in the mid 1800's.
Highly recommended.

Great book. I read it earlier this year.

Sydneyfan 12-13-2006 01:31 AM

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Great book. I read it earlier this year.

Atwood is a brilliant author. If you haven't already, you should check out her speculative fiction novels - The Handmaid's Tale and Oryx and Crake. They are both excellent.

Starlite 12-13-2006 01:35 AM

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Atwood is a brilliant author.
:upyours

I just discovered her last year and am making my way through them. Handmaid's Tale was really interesting. Have you noticed the recurring feminist themes?

Sydneyfan 12-13-2006 02:01 AM

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:upyours

I just discovered her last year and am making my way through them. Handmaid's Tale was really interesting. Have you noticed the recurring feminist themes?

Definitely. She is sometimes regarded as a primarily feminist writer,but I think that sells her talent short. She is very interested in female stories, and almost always writes from a pro-female perspective, but she has more scope in her work than just that.

The Blind Assassin is another one of her novels well worth tracking down.

Quincy 12-13-2006 06:19 AM

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Fucking archaeological books that spend 12 pages saying the same thing 12 times, fuck I need answers.

hildegoat 12-13-2006 09:28 AM

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A Million Little Lies by James Pinocchio. It's a satire on A Million Little Pieces by James Frey, and it's quite amusing.

sicottem 12-13-2006 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Sydneyfan (Post 215714)
Just started re-reading one of my favourites, Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood. Fascinating book based on the life and crimes of Grace Marks, a Canadian maid who murdered her employer in the mid 1800's.
Highly recommended.

i did a project on her in my english class about a month ago.....though i focused on one of her other works

Sydneyfan 12-13-2006 03:13 PM

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i did a project on her in my english class about a month ago.....though i focused on one of her other works

Which one?

sicottem 12-13-2006 03:14 PM

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handmaid's tale....although we werent to actually read the novels....we were discussing feminism and were each supposed to research works by an author and an artist....the novel sounded pretty interesting.....i also researched the edible woman, which i believe if her first novel

Sydneyfan 12-13-2006 03:17 PM

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handmaid's tale....although we werent to actually read the novels....we were discussing feminism and were each supposed to research works by an author and an artist....the novel sounded pretty interesting.....i also researched the edible woman, which i believe if her first novel

Oh okay, sounds interesting. I think the Edible Woman was her first one, but I haven't read it.

sicottem 12-13-2006 03:18 PM

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Oh okay, sounds interesting. I think the Edible Woman was her first one, but I haven't read it.

there wasnt much info on it.....from reviews i read, it was one of her weaker works

Althea 12-13-2006 08:04 PM

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O Pioneers....Willa Cather.

You all are reading alot of good stuff.

sicottem 12-16-2006 03:47 PM

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The Road - Cormac McCarthy

This guy is an incredible author....:upyours
A dark and disturbing story of post nuclear war life.....

blueone 12-21-2006 05:14 AM

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Terry Pratchett is my literature hero. If you find a character more unique, funny and awesome than Death then please tell me and, if you can, buy 'Mort' or 'Reaper Man'. :)

This book features my 2nd favourite characters - the Wee Free Men. They are essentially tiny, blue Scottish people who get everything mixed up, bless 'em.

maddiehope 12-21-2006 08:26 AM

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Yoga for Dummies. Going to start doing it once all the holiday stuff calms down, just wanted to read up on it first. :)

hildegoat 12-21-2006 09:23 AM

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I just recieved my Christmas gifts early from my boss. They were two books: The Truth (With Jokes) by Al Franken and The Republican War On Science by Chris Mooney. I'll let you know how they are at a later date. :)

thefed 12-21-2006 10:23 AM

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Mrs. Reynolds - Gertrude Stein

maddiehope 12-28-2006 09:11 AM

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I don't know if I can explain how wonderful this book is. I've had it for years and just started reading it last night, and I am enthralled. I remember again why I love W.B. Yeats SO much.

Quincy 12-28-2006 09:31 AM

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One of my Xmas presents, sad because it's a practical one for university:

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foggy 12-28-2006 01:08 PM

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I don't know if I can explain how wonderful this book is. I've had it for years and just started reading it last night, and I am enthralled. I remember again why I love W.B. Yeats SO much.

I love that book. :upyours

Sydneyfan 01-15-2007 05:41 PM

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The Quantity Theory of Insanity by Will Self. Weird and darkly funny so far.

Rob 01-15-2007 05:43 PM

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The Kite Runner


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