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Old 04-30-2011, 05:32 PM   #1561
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:28 AM   #1562
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To Kill a Mockingbird

3 chapters in and so far so good. Not too wordy and have already built up an idea on the characters and surroundings.
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:02 AM   #1563
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:10 AM   #1564
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I'm an EE, but I've always wanted to take this class [statics] (and might), so I DLed the book and am reading/working the book. Last final is Tuesday, so will get to move faster through the book once I am done with finals.



And I'm also reading Eldest, the second book in the Eragon series, which is fantastic so far (about 400 pages through Eldest). Definitely recommend the series!

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Old 05-02-2011, 06:20 PM   #1565
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6.5/10

Not the best humor out there but definitely deserves a read. So quality life advices as well.

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One of my favourite parts in the opening pages.
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:22 AM   #1566
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The book was definitely slow in the beginning but the later half was very good and the ending was terrific. Some of the characters like Lucie and Charles were far too 2-dimensional. I understand Dickens used them more for an ideal of man and woman an...moreThe book was definitely slow in the beginning but the later half was very good and the ending was terrific. Some of the characters like Lucie and Charles were far too 2-dimensional. I understand Dickens used them more for an ideal of man and woman and noble naivety was a statement about how an upright and perfect man couldn't survive in an imperfect world but the rigidity of the characters were burdensome and took away from the book in my opinion.

However, there were many great moments and Sydney's ride to the Guillotine is one of the most memorable things I've ever read. His prophetic thoughts in the face of death gave the book some of the true sentimentality and emotion that the earlier parts of the book lacked.
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:36 AM   #1567
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:31 PM   #1568
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I'm almost done with it. It's pretty good, and I can recommend it.
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:42 PM   #1569
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Finished "To Kill a Mockingbird" really worth reading. Throughly enjoyed it!



Going to start this tomorrow, only 120 pages so it should only take me a couple of days.
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:01 PM   #1570
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6.5/10

Clever take on obsession and the power of message boards (take note ISHiots). Would have gotten a higher grade but I didn't like the ending.
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:11 PM   #1571
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Finished "To Kill a Mockingbird" really worth reading. Throughly enjoyed it!



Going to start this tomorrow, only 120 pages so it should only take me a couple of days.
are these for school? seems surprising you're reading these for pleasure...not that they're bad books, but usually they make you read both of these in high school.
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:15 PM   #1572
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are these for school? seems surprising you're reading these for pleasure...not that they're bad books, but usually they make you read both of these in high school.

I'm reading all the classics I didn't read in school. I could even re-read the ones I did study, I left school back in 03
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:18 PM   #1573
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I actually decided to go with this book by Freud first because I've been into reading about different views on religion recently. I can't say I'm a fan of his writing style against the "opposition" in this book. He gives some very weak arguments that he imagines the opposition will claim against him and proceeds to break them down. In doing this, it takes away from the work because it portrays his ideas in a very arrogant manner and creates a very subjective atmosphere. He still made a few attempts at objectivity but they don't overshadow the bias in his writing. And that isn't necessarily bad btw because it made for a more interesting read and he certainly didn't approach the topic with any timidity.

I think he touched on some interesting points and I don't disagree with some of what he said about the father-complex in religion and the fact that religion isn't needed to hold together the morality of society but he tended to oversimplify a very complex subject.

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Old 05-09-2011, 04:44 PM   #1574
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I actually decided to go with this book by Freud first because I've been into reading about different views on religion recently. I can't say I'm a fan of his writing style against the "opposition" in this book. He gives some very weak arguments that he imagines the opposition will claim against him and proceeds to break them down. In doing this, it takes away from the work because it portrays his ideas in a very arrogant manner and creates a very subjective atmosphere. He still made a few attempts at objectivity but they don't overshadow the bias in his writing. And that isn't necessarily bad btw because it made for a more interesting read and he certainly didn't approach the topic with any timidity.

I think he touched on some interesting points and I don't disagree with some of what he said about the father-complex in religion and the fact that religion isn't needed to hold together the morality of society but he tended to oversimplify a very complex subject.

I think you will find a lot of Freud's writing is slightly antagonist and dismissive of the opposing view.

Much of mid 19th century german thought is characterized by a violent repudiation of previous ideas. this is most apparent in works of Nietzsche with his deconstructive attack on philosophy. But it's also seen in Freud and Marx. those three are often studied together

I'm gonna check out that Nick Hornby book Rufus loved high fidelity

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