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Old 04-25-2011, 09:27 PM   #1576
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Then maybe you should stay out of the "what are you reading?" thread.

no shit, since wilhelmina wilhelmson writes great novels
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:30 AM   #1577
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excellent, loved it.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:34 PM   #1578
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:31 PM   #1579
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Been reading this for a while and finally finished. It contained Prufrock and Other Observations, Poems 1920, and The Waste Land.

Prufrock and other Obersvations contained some incredibly brilliant moments. The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufrock might be my favorite poem from him and bits and pieces of other poems were fantastic. Overall though the collection was inconsistent with great highs and some definite lulls.

Poems 1920 seemed to be more consistent overall and but it didn't have the same type of high moments Prufrock did. The collection seemed a bit dry and it felt like Eliot was stroking his ego during parts. My favorites here were probably The Hippopotamus or Whispers of Immortality.

The Waste Land was a masterpiece. It captured the desolation, isolations, and fears of the WWI time period and also reflected his own destruction as he wrote it while recovering from a nervous breakdown. It was dark and distant and had the type of presence and brilliance I'd expect from one of the most praised poems of the 20th century.

Some of the works were tedious because of the multiple references and obscurity of those references along with Eliot's language. However, I became accustomed to it over the length of the collections and it became less of an issue.

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Old 04-30-2011, 05:32 PM   #1580
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:28 AM   #1581
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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   #1582
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:10 AM   #1583
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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   #1584
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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   #1585
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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   #1586
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:31 PM   #1587
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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   #1588
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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   #1589
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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   #1590
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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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