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Old 2009-09-30, 04:42   Link #1201
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文学少女”と恋する挿話集 (episode) from 野村美月. Fews shorts stories providing different view on the main story but still being readble as stand alone. The chapter ''文学少女と"祝福する詩人 alone was worth the shipping cost from Amazon.co.jp.
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Old 2009-09-30, 19:51   Link #1202
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the entire percy jackson and the olympians series
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Old 2009-09-30, 20:04   Link #1203
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the entire percy jackson and the olympians series
*highfives* One of the best series ever.

The Reel Life Of Viola by Adriana Trigiani
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Old 2009-10-07, 21:09   Link #1204
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I just finished "from a Buick 8" by Stephen King. Very good book, great writing and story. And since I'm here, does anyone else think the car was one of the cars driven by "the Low Men", who appear in the Dark Tower series, and Hearts in Atlantis? I mean in "Hearts in Atlantis" they tell you the "Low Men" drive things which look like cars but are not, as the car in this novel appears to be.
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Old 2009-10-07, 21:41   Link #1205
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Old 2009-10-07, 22:50   Link #1206
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The Cloud of Unknowing

It's a treatise on meditation by an anonymous monk of Medieval Europe, written to a friend requesting guidance. Its title comes from one of its principle instructions, that part of touching on the divine requires freeing yourself from the preconceptions and distractions you live with daily and blot them from your mind's eye with a 'cloud of unknowing'. Brief and fascinating, I'd recommend it to anyone serious about meditation or theology.
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Old 2009-10-09, 07:54   Link #1207
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A Quiet Life by Ōe Kenzaburō (english version). This was the first book I've read from this author and it definitely instilled a desire to read his other works.

I have only just finished this book and I haven't given the book much thought as a whole, though I can say for sure this is some great literature. This japanese writer has remarkable ability to gaze into human mind; in this book where a simple life of a rather unusual family is portrayed, even in the tiniest, most common instances of life can one find thoughts of self-questioning that every human goes through. Naturally, I liked the book very much.
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Old 2009-10-09, 16:48   Link #1208
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Old 2009-10-09, 20:20   Link #1209
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Nine stories by J.D. Salinger is what I'm currently reading, and I just completed A Hero of our time, by Lermontov. I'm reading these for my english class, psychological profiles in literature, and they have been quite good thusfar.

Before that I read the entire Demonatta series by Darren Shaw, it was quite good, despite not being "sophisticated literature", my favorite book from that series is Bec, the third book, which I very much enjoyed for reasons I can't explain.

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Old 2009-10-09, 23:55   Link #1210
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Today I read City of Thieves by David Benioff. Really an excellent book: the integration of humor with tragedy is exceedingly smooth. Even more impressive given how grim the circumstances of the story are is that it's not all pitch-black humor, but some blue and some very intellectual. It's under 300 pages, so it's definitely one-sitting material, and you'll enjoy yourself the whole way through.
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Old 2009-10-10, 00:16   Link #1211
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I've been on a quest to read the novels on the Times top 100 novels list. So far I've read, To Kill A Mockingbird, A Passage to India, A Clockwork Orange, and Catcher in the Rye. I think To Kill a Mockingbird is my favourite of the four, it's characters and story are very memorable, I don't think I'll ever forget Atticus and Scout. A Passage to India was a fine novel but I felt like it didn't really use the premise of cross-colonial friendship and conflict to its full extent. A Clockword Orange was interesting, as was Catcher in the Rye, but the latter didn't scream "classic" to me. It was a perfectly good novel, but I didn't find anything remarkable about it.
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Old 2009-10-10, 09:01   Link #1212
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I finally got finish reading In The Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami, it's less than 300 pages as well. I took a while to read it because classes. It has a unique story about a serial killer in japan. Currently, I'm reading a classic by John Steinbeck: East of Eden.
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Old 2009-10-10, 13:11   Link #1213
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I'm almost done with "Ella Enchanted" and plan on reading it's sequel "Fairest" next. I'm actually starting to be in love with Levine's work.
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Old 2009-10-10, 14:25   Link #1214
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Old 2009-10-10, 14:30   Link #1215
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...Currently, I'm reading a classic by John Steinbeck: East of Eden.
*High 5* I love his books.
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Old 2009-10-10, 15:38   Link #1216
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Old 2009-10-10, 16:06   Link #1217
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Old 2009-10-10, 16:12   Link #1218
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It - Stephen King (oh god, when does this book END? I swear, this is the longest book I've read in my life! Over 1000 pages!)
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Old 2009-10-10, 18:35   Link #1219
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I've been on a quest to read the novels on the Times top 100 novels list. So far I've read, To Kill A Mockingbird, A Passage to India, A Clockwork Orange, and Catcher in the Rye. I think To Kill a Mockingbird is my favourite of the four, it's characters and story are very memorable, I don't think I'll ever forget Atticus and Scout. A Passage to India was a fine novel but I felt like it didn't really use the premise of cross-colonial friendship and conflict to its full extent. A Clockword Orange was interesting, as was Catcher in the Rye, but the latter didn't scream "classic" to me. It was a perfectly good novel, but I didn't find anything remarkable about it.
To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my absolute favorite books. I've read it about 3 or 4 times by now. If you like the book do yourself a favor and see the movie. It's a great adaption and Gregory Peck is the perfect Atticus.

Anyways I recently finished Jekyll & Hyde & David Copperfield. Currently reading Asimov's Foundation & Hamlet. I used to never read more than one book at a time but recently it's been a trend to read more than one at once.
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Old 2009-10-18, 17:13   Link #1220
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A compilation of poems and fews proses of Lord Byron from the Oxford university press.
As good as his Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage are, I still prefer to read shorter poetry.
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