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Salinger's, The Cather In The Rye (again)

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The Tales of Beedle the Bard - JK Rowling
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City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
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A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
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The Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlöf
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THE HUSBAND'S SECRET, by Liane Moriarty

it is quite weird.
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The Glory and the Dream; A Narrative History of America, 1932 - 1972, by William Manchester.
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'Rosemary's Baby' by Ira Levin. Fun read, quite an accomplished black comedy, and genuinely tense as well. The film was good too.
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Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan.

(Hello sadness)
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Any essay I can get my hands on by George Orwell
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Outlaw by Ted Dekker
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Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:32 AM
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Carrie by Stephen King
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:09 PM
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THE INVENTION OF WINGS, by Sue Monk Kidd
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Maus, a graphic novel by Art Spiegelman. Loving it so far.
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Maus, a graphic novel by Art Spiegelman. Loving it so far.
This is one of the best books I've read. Amazing and sad.
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The Violet and the Tom, by Eve Ocotillo. If I think right, this one is self-pubbed through fiction site, and it's such a stunning read.
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Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius by Ray Monk. The first biography I've ever read. I'd heard a lot of good things about this one, and it'll be a good in to reading his philosophy later on.

I'm also re-reading Catch-22 for about the 5th time.

Lastly, I'm occasionally slogging through parts of Teachers as Cultural Workers: Letters to Those Who Dare Teach by Paulo Freire. A teacher lent it to me since I'm interested in that as a career, and while it's got a lot of good insight, it's very bogged down by Marxist/theoretical jargon. I'll get through it eventually.
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no way! @above poster.

I read Catch-22 exactly five times before i got enough of it. I remember it was five 'cause I didn't reread back to back.

"slogging through"<-- nice way to put it
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Taking a break from reading now.
I think I OD'd on it.

Still reading Bonjour Tristesse and The Catcher in the Rye.
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I read Catch-22 exactly five times before i got enough of it. I remember it was five 'cause I didn't reread back to back.
Yup, that's how it was for me the first time. Didn't find any humor in it at all, thought it was incredibly dumb and gimmicky. (i,e. The narrator says Yossarian likes a character, then contradicts himself by having Yossarian say "I hate that son of a bitch." -- how quirky!)

Then, I got older, realized all this contradictory nonsense had a purpose behind it (Absurdism), and now it's one of my favorite reads. And it was funny the second time around. That experience taught me to not give up forever on a works if I initially got a bad impression from it -- a more recent example is with the film Punch Drunk Love... a failed example is The Royal Tenenbaums, which I've watched three times and still haven't been able to crack.
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THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, by Jordan Belfort

Loved the movie. Didn't really see it as a full-on comedy. Now I get to be one-thirds done with the book. I'm snacking on it. Scan some pages, devour other pages, reread some parts. It's a great movie though.
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The Cultural Intelligence Difference by David Livermore. Very interesting book from my point of view. Well, to be honest I am biased because it is exactly the topic that I devote my life to.
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The Collected Short Stories of Amy Hempel. Just finished Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk.
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Stress City - A Fairytale Gone Wrong, by Emer Bruce
The author sent me a copy to read in exchange for an honest fair review.
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Just finished The Old Man and the Sea by Hemmingway. Now reading Hollow City--the follow-up to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.
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FIRST LOVE, by James Patterson and Emily Raymond
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Originally Posted by donnaf View Post
Just finished The Old Man and the Sea by Hemmingway. Now reading Hollow City--the follow-up to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.
Old Man was my Grandpa's favorite book. What did you think?
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