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Old 05-21-2006, 08:49 PM
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Lately I've been reading Wordsworth but tommorow I plan on starting Plato's Republic. Has anyone here read that? I'm going to go to the library to check it out and see how easily it is read. I also am going to try and find some of Lord Byron's poetry, could someone if they see this post, tell me some poetry by Lord Byron to check out.

side note: Book 1 of the Dark Tower series was enthralling, I however felt the many sequels to be less captivating than the virgin tale of Roland the Gunslinger.

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Old 05-22-2006, 08:22 PM
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Well I was reading Douglas Adams's Watership Down
But I ended up stopping in the middle...
I really ought to start back up before purchasing Dante's Inferno.
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Jack,

I started Plato's Republic, and found it quite entertaining for the first couple of sections. If you're having a hard time with it, I suggest starting with Plato's Meno, it's a lot shorter and gives you a good feel for the writing style. Of course, the discussion is on a different topic, so if you're only interested in the philosophy of justice and virtue, Meno won't help you.
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I'm reading The Handbook of English Grammar and Usage; it's the fourth time I think? For fiction, The Unquiet Grave by P.J. Parrish.
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Reading The Double by Dostoyevsky at the moment.
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Lots of good books are being read! So, what are you reading?
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That post was interesting

Umm I think I'm going to start A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, whose Finnegan's Wake (or pieces of it) i liked.
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Just finished reading Dispatches by Michael Herr and The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence for school. I'm just starting Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden as well as various books on english and writing.
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Just finished reading Dispatches by Michael Herr ...
There is above top-secret info about the Vietnam war in "Dispatches" that I was privy to as part of my Air Force job. When my enlistment was over, the Air Force wouldn't discharge me until I signed an oath swearing not to reveal this secret EVER. The penalty for doing so was up to 30 years imprisonment at hard labor.

When Herr's book came out, I was overjoyed to find the secret info in it. The military can't silence civilian writers, fortunately.
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Disturbingly good book, I should point out. The book is just a collection of different stories. There is literally a point where no matter how much you're enjoying it you have to put it down because its too much.
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Against my will, Lord of the Rings.. soon to be the Wizrd of Earthsea and then a trilogy by Garth Nix.. I have a summer to waste in books
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Finished 2001: A Space Odyssey in three days.

Gonna start on The Great Gatsby.
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The New Jedi Order Series, I'm halfway through. I read the series once a while ago, but didn't really pay attention and skipped through a lot. Yes, I like Star Wars books.
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The Dirty Girls Social Club by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

it's an amazing book. a lot more than i thought it'd be. ít's about six women who bonded for life in college and their lives in the Latina culture in Boston. it's throughly captivating.

i love summer because i can actually read. i have hours to read. it's amazing. i'm a complete book worm.

i just finished Fallen by David....oh crap i can't remember his name. it's all about Cain and Abel and Adam and Eve and was a whole lot more interesting than imagined it would be. now i really want to read The Preservationist by the same author.
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I am reading ~Oh my goodness, I know~ Sherlock Homes....! WOOT!
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Just started book twelve of the twenty-one book series, The New Jedi Order.
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what so amazing about reading sherlock holmes??

I'm still reading LOTR
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Nothing is amazing about it, kal. Nothing at all.
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what I thought... maybe I'll appreciate them if I ever pick them up again but not a huge fan...
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What's surprising is that I'm reading. I don't read at all.
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rereading American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

also reading selected poems of William Blake
and complete poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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I just bought American Gods, it's my treat for when i finally get through LOTR..
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lol you don't like LOTR?

if you're interested in fantasy... I could reccomend ones I enjoyed more than LOTR.
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I'm about to study fantasy writing, well in September anyway and LOTR and Wizard of the Earthsea are on the reading list. I like it but I don't love it, the slow pace kills me at times... I find it hard to find time to read it where as other books I don't leave home without.

I am enjoying it when I read it, but I'm not overly compelled to read through it. but please reccomend away.. I'm also going to read a Garth Nix trilogy that my sister greatly enjoyed..

not allowed to read song of ice and fire untill she has.. and she's refusing to read it because someone told her a plot line.
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well the wheel of time series comes to mind by Robert Jordan, that is a very very long series though.

I enjoy Forgotten Realms novels, I know a lot who don't but if you would like to start in the Realms I like Elminster: The making of a mage by Ed Greenwood.

As for Dragonlance start with Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman.

out of those three I suggested I think for the casual reader Dragons of Autumn Twilight would be the most enjoyable because that book was written as the first to introduce one to the world of Krynn (i think thats the name... its been a little while) the Elminster book is just the story of Faerun's (world of Forgotten Realms) most powerful mage and the first Chosen and how he came to be. And Robert Jordan's books are very expansive and take time to read.
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thanks for the reccomendations. when i'm done with these i'll check one or two out.
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Various H.P. Lovecraft stories. Trying to read all of his works. And so goes my next year. Haha.
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I'm still trying to figure out this big word in Sherlock Homes...starts with a T and ends with an E. I might figure it out long enough to finish and move on to a new book.
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Started and almost finished The Losers' Club by Richard Perez. Next up will be Armor by John Steakley.
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I am reading O. Henry 286 Stories and Poems.
All of his complete works in one book. It has 1692 pages in it and I'm only just now getting into the middle of it.
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