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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:31 pm 
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I am starting the new year reading The Story of an African Farm by Olive Schreiner...published in 1883....this is the first of my continuing reading of 'classic novels' I have never read before for 2010....I found a 1971 Penguin Modern Classic edition....


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Nice story.I read & enjoyed.Thanks for sharing.


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Hello!
Now I'm reading a book in Hungarian. Very good book. I recommend to you.
ttp://konyv-konyvek.hu/a_nagy_nevetteto ... ejszakabol


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:38 am 
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The Red Garden...Alice Hoffman's latest....

This is great story telling....

All of Alice's novels are worth reading !!!!


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Diary of a Wimpy Kid. :) I'm trying out mainstream children's lit these days.


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Anatomy of a Disappearance by Hisham Matar
I can't put it down!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:50 pm 
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Elyssa05 wrote:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid. :) I'm trying out mainstream children's lit these days.


That book is alrite though the movie wasn't too good. :P

I'm reading "Right & Wrong: How to decide for yourself" it's interesting book on morale


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Jonathan Franzen's Freedom....

There are bits of my family in there !


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RickyM wrote:
Jonathan Franzen's Freedom....

There are bits of my family in there !


How come? What's the book mainly about?


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Freedom by Jonathan Franzen is about a dysfunctional family....my family was highly dysfunctional...much worse that the characters Franzen presents...they aren't too bad...well some of them...my mother and father had few redeeming features...indifference to their children was the main one ...we were fed...housed...not short of a dollar...but no love !!!

Freedom reminds me of Jennifer Haigh's The Condition....also about a dysfunctional family...Haigh's family arrive at the end of her good story almost intact...good on them...

Would it so easy in real life !!!!


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I am struggling with Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson and finding it hard to keep track of the story. Would appreciate other opinions on this book.

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RickyM wrote:
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen is about a dysfunctional family....my family was highly dysfunctional...much worse that the characters Franzen presents...they aren't too bad...well some of them...my mother and father had few redeeming features...indifference to their children was the main one ...we were fed...housed...not short of a dollar...but no love !!!

Freedom reminds me Jennifer Haigh's The Condition....also about a dysfunctional family...Haigh's family arrive at the end of her good story almost intact...good on them...

Would it so easy in real life !!!!


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I am struggling with Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson and finding it hard to keep track of the story. Would appreciate other opinions on this book.


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kakykoo wrote:
gumtree wrote:
I am struggling with Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson and finding it hard to keep track of the story. Would appreciate other opinions on this book.


I swear some authors should make their books more understandable :roll: it's stupid if it's hard to understand the story. Good luc with your book Gumtree :wink:


You ain't seen nothing yet. Try The Sound and the Fury, and then get back to me.

Man, I hated that book.

Anyway, I recently re-read The Alchemist. One of my absolute favorites.


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Ric Adbur wrote:
kakykoo wrote:
gumtree wrote:
I am struggling with Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson and finding it hard to keep track of the story. Would appreciate other opinions on this book.


I swear some authors should make their books more understandable :roll: it's stupid if it's hard to understand the story. Good luc with your book Gumtree :wink:


You ain't seen nothing yet. Try The Sound and the Fury, and then get back to me.

Man, I hated that book.

Anyway, I recently re-read The Alchemist. One of my absolute favorites.


:lol: "The Sound and the Fury" the title itself seems complicated. lol it's nice that you read it... or prob stopped and got bored of it.

What makes "The Alchemist" a good novel?


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