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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2002 12:44 pm 
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I am new here and I don't really know how all these stuff works. But I love literature and reading books so much!! The books I am reading right now are: Private Law ( I have to study it, actully, it was not my choice) and Edith Wharton's The Age Of Innocence. I had already read James' Portrait of A Lady, I wanted to compare the two works. :)


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 Post subject: A Hithchiker's Guide
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According to my book log, I have not read a book since April 16. Two days ago I bought The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams. (Someone on this forum had been raving about it.) Anyway, it is a rather funny and interesting book. My interest in reading seems to peak in winter and then sluff off until the dog days of summer.

I have also written 13 stories on turkey hunting. Right now I am trying to decide on a title for the collection. Normally I am strong on titles but I can't find the right words for a great title. Any suggestions would be appreciated. (I am leaning twoard a religious/spiritual title because turkey hunting is like Old Time Religion. Reading the stories make me want to shout!) Turkey Tails of the Forked Deer River was the working title but it lacks appeal.


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It looks like the idea may be taken at
http://www.daughtersofsarah.org/pdfdocs/fbmay2001.pdf
but my first thought was
Turkey Soup for the Soul


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I just finished Michael Moore's Stupid White Men -- very funny and smart, and amazingly prophetic considering he wrote it before 9/11 and Enron, etc.


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That was an excellent suggestion from Theno. Since it is already a popular title it lacks originality. I bought the Chicken Soup for the Soul Books for my spouse one Christmas. (I always buy her a book at Christmas time.) If I have spent a whole lot of time in the woods then I also buy some jewerly. :wink:

I like to go through the Bargain Book rack and pick out inexpensive books for my friends. Right before Christmas I will meet each of my freinds for a drink at the Outback or Barley's Brewery in Jackson. Most of the time they buy the drinks and I come out even on what I have spent for books.
(How is that for a calculated motive? I was born a Gemini.)

Recently I bought a book, Office Yoga. It has quotations throughout the book.

"The quieter you become the more you are able to hear."
--Baba Ram Dass


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Iv'e decided to title the collection as The Ghost of Dawn (Turkey Tails of the Forked Deer).


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 Post subject: My Reading List
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1. Lucky Man by Micheal J. Fox
2. House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
3. Powerful Prayers by Larry King
4. Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

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1. this present darkness
2. man's search for meaning
3. the partner
4. the testament
5. jemima j


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recently, like the past 6 or 8 weeks, I've read - - -

a) At Swim, Two Boys (O'Neill, Jamie)
b) Harry Potter #3, 4, and 5 (J. K. Rowling)
c) Gone Bamboo (Anthony Bourdain)
d) Johnny The Homicidal Maniac (Jhonen Vasquez)
e) My life in Heavy Metal (Steve Almond)
f) The Life and Death of Planet Earth (Peter Ward, Donald Brownlee)
g) The First Five Pages (Noah Lukeman)


And I heartily reccommend the "Hitchhikers Guide" - Be sure that you read all five books of the trilogy (I didn't make that up!!)
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Right now I'm reading The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery. I'm only about half way through it so I really don't know if I like it yet. A couple weeks ago I read the 5th Harry Potter book. I liked it, but I didn't think it was as nearly as good as the 4th. And I hope to read The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers and Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell pretty soon. [/i]


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Recently i have read

>A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
>Down and out in Paris and London By George Orwell
>Catch-22 By Joseph Heller
>1984 by George Orwell
>Dune by Frank Herbert
>Farenheit 456 by Ray Bradbury
>Animal Farm by George Orwell
>Terminal Man by Michael Crichton
>By the light of the moon by Dean Koontz

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What did you think of Animal Farm? I had to read it last year for school and didn't really care for it. I thought the symbolism to the Russian Revolution was too obvious; it needed to be more subtle.


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I enjoyed reading it very much, the relation to Russia at that time period was very obvious but after i read it i began to notice how the charecteristic<sp> of every character in the book related to a type of person. It shows how manipulation can take place where the good intention is tweaked and twisted. It also shows how through power we will turn into what we hated most.

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I am reading the complete works of Oscar Wilde, right now. I have been wanting to become more familiar with his work for some time. He, in my humble opinion, is one of the most quotable persons to ever exist. Other then that, I have been on a Sci-fi bender for about a year. Occasionally breaking it up with historical fiction. I read a book called, The Ten Thousand, that chronicled the life of a famous Greek warrior. It was gory, which only made it that much better.

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I have found, that when taken in sufficient quantities, alcohol can bring about all the desired effects of drunkenness. Oscar Wilde


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