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Re: Okay, I admit it! I haven't read this book.

Postby daftbeaker » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:34 pm

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bacon wrote:It was an experiment: which would finish first, my reading Crime and Punishment or this boring Economics class?
I really hated Economics 101, but I learned a lot more from it than I thought I did at the time. It comes in useful when you're discussing things with folks like Wawizzle and Rainswept.

Free Markets! La la la, free markets! :whistle:

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Re: Okay, I admit it! I haven't read this book.

Postby PKMKII » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:13 pm

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PKMKII wrote:That's the thing though, I knew a guy in high school who thought of himself as being a rebel pissed off at the world, was absolutely sure he was going to love the book, and instead ended up hating the thing.


Well exactly, it showed him how much of an idiot he was.


You know, I never saw it that way, but that makes complete sense.

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Re: Okay, I admit it! I haven't read this book.

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:59 pm

bacon wrote:Hello my name is bacon and I haven't read ... Of Mice and Men.

That is one of the most powerful stories I have ever read. either as a play or as a story, it's incredible. Even more powerful than All Quiet On The Western Front, IMO.

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Re: Okay, I admit it! I haven't read this book.

Postby black bart » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:26 am

I did try to read 'The Grapes of Wrath' once but it was too depressing.

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Re: Okay, I admit it! I haven't read this book.

Postby bacon » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:48 am

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:I never read To Kill A Mockingbird either, but I did read The Sound and the Fury. And actually liked it, sort of.

Haven't gotten up the guts to read Uncle Tom's cabin, though.

Dracula and The Last Mohican were awesome. Double awesome, even.

Never made it through Middlemarch. Tried twice and failed both times. Never got around to reading Watership Down.


I've read To Kill a Mockingbird and absolutely loved it. Excellent book! I want to read Watership Down, but I think I'll cry too much during it.

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Re: Okay, I admit it! I haven't read this book.

Postby TwistedSister » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:55 am

bacon wrote:
ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:I never read To Kill A Mockingbird either, but I did read The Sound and the Fury. And actually liked it, sort of.

Haven't gotten up the guts to read Uncle Tom's cabin, though.

Dracula and The Last Mohican were awesome. Double awesome, even.

Never made it through Middlemarch. Tried twice and failed both times. Never got around to reading Watership Down.


I've read To Kill a Mockingbird and absolutely loved it. Excellent book! I want to read Watership Down, but I think I'll cry too much during it.

I can loan it to you if you promise to send it back.
You won't cry.

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Re: Okay, I admit it! I haven't read this book.

Postby Roland Deschain » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:12 am

To Kill a Mockingbird and Watership Down are excellent books. I highly recommend reading them. *Cue Simon and Garfunkel*

Sorry about this, but...after reading 'Mockingbird, you'll want to wake up as it's a beautiful morning. :guilty:

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Re: Okay, I admit it! I haven't read this book.

Postby Ubi Dubium » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:00 pm

My name is Ubi Dubium, and I also have not read To Kill a Mockingbird. Or Silas Marner. Although I have read the entire Harry Potter series. Out Loud.

I read Catcher in the Rye, but long enough ago to have forgotten most of it. Which is probably just as well, since it apparently didn't make enough impression on me to be worth remembering.

But I have read Godel Escher Bach ALL THE WAY THROUGH! I think that makes up for a lot of other books that I have not read.

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Re: Okay, I admit it! I haven't read this book.

Postby TwistedSister » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:10 pm

Has anyone gotten through Walden Pond??
I made it half way and gave up.

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Re: Okay, I admit it! I haven't read this book.

Postby TwistedSister » Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:12 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:
TwistedSister wrote:Has anyone gotten through Walden Pond??
Yes, not long ago. The bit with flying saucers attacking the cave trolls was a bit out-of-left-field, but I liked it.

Hmmm, I must have left off before that part of the story.

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Re: Okay, I admit it! I haven't read this book.

Postby Qwertyuiopasd » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:28 pm

Ubi Dubium wrote:Although I have read the entire Harry Potter series. Out Loud.


What good mother hasn't?

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Re: Okay, I admit it! I haven't read this book.

Postby Edd » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:30 am

pieces o'nine wrote:Hello, my name is [not really] pieces o'nine and I have never read James Joyce's Ulysses.


I've had that book in my library for years and I still haven't gotten around to reading it.

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Re: Okay, I admit it! I haven't read this book.

Postby pieces o'nine » Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:49 am

My name is [not] pieces o'nine and I am proud to have *never* read anything by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, despite picking up a "Complete Works" ages ago because of hilarious family motto spacing on the embossed covers.

If God is willing and the creeks don't rise, I *will* never read any of them.
I will honor Monkey in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
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Re: Okay, I admit it! I haven't read this book.

Postby Ham Nox » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:00 pm

I got through 11th without ever touching Hamlet. I'm at a loss for why, because apparently everyone is supposed to but it didn't come up at all in any of my classes.

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Re: Okay, I admit it! I haven't read this book.

Postby Edd » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:31 pm

Ham Nox wrote:I got through 11th without ever touching Hamlet. I'm at a loss for why, because apparently everyone is supposed to but it didn't come up at all in any of my classes.


I'm sure most teachers figure you'll be exposed to Shakespeare eventually, even if you don't realize it; you might be surprised at how many movies are based on Shakespeare's plays.

If you get a chance, you should definitely check out Romeo and Juliet with Leonardo diCaprio and Claire Danes. I thought it was very well done (and you don't find many films nowadays with teenage lovers that end up committing suicide).


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