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How often do you read for pleasure?

Only when I am not overloaded with school reading...which is pretty much never.
 65 (28.8%)
All the time! I make time!
 139 (61.5%)
I don't really like to read.
 22 (9.7%)

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2005, 02:00:05 AM »
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon. Good stuff.

That book is a monster...haha...I havn't even attempted it

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2005, 02:01:48 AM »
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon. Good stuff.

That book is a monster...haha...I havn't even attempted it



This is my second attempt at it. I think I shall fail this time too, but it is so damn good.
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2005, 02:13:06 AM »
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon. Good stuff.

I'm 2/3 through the abridged version, great book.
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2005, 04:54:32 AM »
50 degrees below, kim stanley robinsone (1/3rd done)
the system of the world, neal stephenson (1/2 done, lost for 3 months)
blindness, jose saramago (1/8th done, amazing)
1L, turow (just started)

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2005, 08:14:57 AM »
Preppy Handbook
The Bell Jar (3rd time)
High Priestess of the P-Dub Club




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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2005, 10:09:10 AM »
I read Richard Hofstadter's "Anti-Intellecualism in American Life" not long ago just for kicks. Hofstadter is not my type politically, but still much of what he has to say is compelling. Hard to believe that our parents generation, he would consider growing up in an anti-intellectual country.

I had to read Hofstadter in high school (AP US History). Not going there again if I have the choice. :)

I'm a lit major, so my reading is all over the place (and multiple books at once... I get bored easily). currently:

Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (or maybe it's Extremely CLose and Incredibly Loud. I always get them confused.)
Sowell, Race and Culture (Thomas Sowell is awesome)
Wilsey, Oh the Glory of It All
Gerard Manley Hopkins (various poetry)

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2005, 10:59:27 AM »
Scotty, 1L is a WASTE OF TIME. I told you that already. :-\

And I'm reading brain fluff: Harry Potter #6. My head couldn't take anything more difficult than that at this point.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2005, 11:09:53 AM »
SW, I HATED it. So much. It was definitely overdramatized. Turow, it turns out, is a total nutcase. I mean, the guy needs medication or something. Seriously, he just went over the deep end. I guess my thing is that I'd rather read something informative, and that was NOT. I mean, I was expecting something that would be helpful, y'know?

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2005, 03:59:05 PM »
Informative like Harry Potter #6...heh
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #29 on: December 31, 2005, 04:03:05 PM »
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