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I agree with Beth, Shakespeare, and many other playwrites are meant for acting and seeing and hearing, not reading.

Keep 'em coming, what are you reading, tell about it, what's up?

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Old 04-22-2006, 04:38 PM
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The birllianceof Shakespeare is that works like Anotny and Cleopatra and Romeo and Juliet have a supreme eloquence on and off stage..

Sorry I really love the bard...
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At the moment I'm waiting for about 6 books that I've ordered to arrive, I guess I'm still reading Tom Sawyer at the moment, I don't really feel like picking it up again.

Next stop: War and Peace!
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right now I'm reading Choice of the Cat, it's the second book of a series
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kali....i love ibsen and does the trilogy your sister bought start with a book called Sabriel? If it is, that's one of my favorite trilogies and i recommend it whole-heartedly.

oasis....the Shannara books are also a read I recommend. I've only gotten to the third book but they're good

i'm currently reading....Just Listen by Sarah Dessen. She's one of my favorite writers. This Lullaby, The Truth About Forever and Dreamland are my other favorite books by her. They're teenage based but I still love her and the way she writes.

besides that i've been reading a bunch of poetry for my studies in poetry class and The Guests of the Shiek for my history of islam class.
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Old 05-01-2006, 01:37 PM
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Thank you Belle, so far I'm enjoying the series, I'm glad they keep becoming better, that way I'm not wasting my time
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No time wasting there
Random question but what part of Idaho are you from/living? I used to live in Coeur d' Alene so I'm curious.
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Old 05-01-2006, 02:11 PM
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I've been to Coeur d' Alene several times, very pretty. I live in Boise, Idaho with my dad, and with my mom and stepdad, I live in Nyssa, Oregon, which is two miles from Idaho. Go figure :P
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Old 05-01-2006, 02:44 PM
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Nice.
I have family that lives in Meridian. At least I'm pretty sure they still live there.
Though, I think it's funny (even though i just did it) that you tell someone where you live and they're like "Oh I have family there!" cause it's supposed to mean something to you. It's a way of randomly connecting to people i guess but anyways i'm rambling again...

so now i'm going to start reading Love Monkey by....mmmm i forgot. kyle somebody. haha.

16 minutes till class starts. here i go. leaving. i promise.
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Meridian is nice this time of year. It's pretty awesome, I'm there all the time. Nice to get to know someone from around where I'm from
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Really? It's nice there, i swear my aunt complains about the weather.
oh wait...that's my aunt in montana. i think.
actually i don't remember which aunt it is that complains about the weather where they live. i have too many to keep track.
Do you know where Fish Haven or Bear Lake is?
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Bear Lake, I think I know about. I read a Harry Potter story while travelling through there ones.
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To get back on topic

Barron's How to Prepare for the AP Calculus Examination, 6th ed. by Shirley O. Hockett.

I have to say it's not the best book I've read. It uses second person far too much, and the presence of pictures is of course quite insulting...
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I was on topic, didn't you see the Harry Potter part

Actually, right now, I'm reading a book in progress from Dephere. Mistress in the Sand
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The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman. He wrote two followups to this at a late date. This '76 and the next two '91 and '99

A book about war, very well done technically as to the soldiers POV, from an author who spent a couple of years in Vietnam.

Issues with life, death, sex, returning to the civilian life are all subtly shown through the science fiction issues and storyline. It does take a close understanding of the military to get these references though.

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Very awesome, would you recommend it to a person that has never read a war novel. And is there anything else you would like to say about it, and/or expand on other things you may be looking at?
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Right now I am reading the first book in a trilogy biography about Trotsky, called The Profit Armed, it is very interesting, and I am student of the topic, so I find it helpful. I also am reading a few scripts just for fun, one being Dr. Strangelove, and the other Requiem for a Dream.
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On the Scripts, would you recommend them?
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Originally Posted by Oasis Writer
Actually, right now, I'm reading a book in progress from Dephere. Mistress in the Sand
How's that working out for you?!

It's actually Mistress of the Sands...but that's okay. I hope you're liking it.
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It's bloody freakin' almost freakin' freakin' so freakin'....um....yeah. Sorry messed up the title, I read it wrong. I'm half way through, sipping down my water and reading it. IT'S FREAKIN'!
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It's freakin' _______...(I know Oasis meant for "awesome" to be right there)
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Umm.....sure, I'll let you think that for now
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Originally Posted by super sorry
I also am reading a few scripts just for fun, one being Dr. Strangelove ...
What an insanely funny movie with the blackest overtones and classic lines like "precious bodily fluids" and "I sure wish we had one of them doomsday machines." I never get tired of re-watching it. I think Dr. Strangelove is Kubrick's best flick, not A Space Odyssey.
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Awesome, they sound awesome.

So, what else is everyone reading.
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Originally Posted by Oasis Writer
On the Scripts, would you recommend them?

Sorry for the late response, the Br. Strangelove script feels like someone dictated the movie, and is less interesting then the Requiem for a Dream script. The Requiem script just feels more real, and their is comedy in how the writer describes scenes.

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What an insanely funny movie with the blackest overtones and classic lines like "precious bodily fluids" and "I sure wish we had one of them doomsday machines." I never get tired of re-watching it. I think Dr. Strangelove is Kubrick's best flick, not A Space Odyssey.
I like Dr. Strangelove, but I think Space Odyssey is his best flick, closley followed by A Clockwork Orange, Strangelove fits nicley into three on the Kubrick list, 10th on my all time list, just to show my high regard for it. It's just Kubrick is so great, the film slips to his third best.
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Awesome SS, thanks for getting back to me about that
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Currently reading the "Dark Tower" series by Stephen King. VERY engaging, by far the best books that he's written in my opinion. In the prologue he calls it a mix of Lord of the Rings and the movie The Good the Bad and the Ugly. And so it is. Those two have long been favorites of mine, so this book is a real treat
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Dark Tower, I've heard rave reviews on that. You'll have to tell me what you think of it later on.
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I've got to say that my favorite books at the moment are by Terry Pratchett. He truly is a brilliant (and funny) satirist. It's fairly easy reading, but very enjoyable. My favorites include "Thief of Time," "Lords and Ladies," and "Nightwatch."
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Short stories by W. Somerset Maugham.

Some critics have said Maugham had the potential to be a great novelist, but failed to succeed because he diverted his career to write popular plays for the London stage and chose small themes after he did return to novel writing.

I think they omitted the fact that Maugham is a great short story writer, one of the three or four best in modern literature. I also think he is a master stylist, but that might be a private conceit on my part. He writes more like an American than a British author. Maugham and D. H. Lawrence are my two favorite British writers.
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