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Old 01-11-2012, 02:07 PM   #2026
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want to read hunger games after this

I read that series. I enjoyed the first two but it ended poorly.
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:22 PM   #2027
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My wife read that whole series in a weekend. She couldn't put it down.

had a similar experience with it. it was a really good read.
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:03 PM   #2028
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A Dance with Dragons. Almost finished. Making it tough to focus on anything else.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:39 PM   #2029
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The Bell Jar by Sylvia plath. very easy and engrossing read. about 150 pages in. I think she has a bad rep among male readers but I'm liking this quite a bit. I think it's introspective and self obsessive style will be appreciated by several other ISH reader as well.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:57 PM   #2030
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I'm finding it hard to finish Atlas Shrugged. This book should be like 400 pages shorter if Rand had cut out all these repetitive monologues and portions of dialogue. How many times does she have to write these straw-man arguments for the anti-capitalist usurpers? The only time I find myself enjoying it at this point is when Fransisco is involved. I'm getting bogged down in the middle but I'm hoping there is at least a strong build up in the narrative towards the end.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:01 PM   #2031
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reardon and galt are both pretty stale characters, dagny a wee bit less so but not much. i enjoyed jim getting shit on more than anything else iirc. just you wait though, there's a monster approaching that will go into more detail than ANYBODY has time for. lol
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:46 PM   #2032
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The Natural Mind: An Investigation of Drugs and the Higher Consciousness by
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:06 AM   #2033
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Between a rock and a hard place by Aron Ralston.

I watched the film adaptation, 127 Hours, and I thought it was incredible. I knew I had to read the book. I'm only about 1/5th of the way through, but I'm really enjoying it so far.

After this, I'm not sure what I'm going to move on to, but I've read quite a few autobio's and bio's lately and I'm a bit bored of it. So I'm gonna try and move on to some fiction.

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Old 01-14-2012, 10:11 AM   #2034
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The Bell Jar by Sylvia plath. very easy and engrossing read. about 150 pages in. I think she has a bad rep among male readers but I'm liking this quite a bit. I think it's introspective and self obsessive style will be appreciated by several other ISH reader as well.
my friend really wanted me to read this a few years ago and i promised her i would... still haven't but this is a good reminder
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:38 PM   #2035
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i read the bell jar around 10 years ago. geared more towards women only because the protagonist is female. i remember enjoying it very much nonetheless.
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:04 PM   #2036
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i read the bell jar around 10 years ago. geared more towards women only because the protagonist is female. i remember enjoying it very much nonetheless.
i've heard it described as the female equivalent of Catcher in the Rye... regardless of the accuracy of that statement thematically, i feel like the number of females i've encountered who love Catcher in the Rye in spite its total gearing towards men (or confused adolescent boys to be specific lol) means that anybody regardless of sex can enjoy The Bell Jar.
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:48 PM   #2037
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:11 AM   #2038
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If I made a movie of Atlas Shrugged, I would cast Jon Hamm as Hank Reardon. For some reason I keep imagining Reardon looking like Don Draper lol.
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:16 PM   #2039
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If I made a movie of Atlas Shrugged, I would cast Jon Hamm as Hank Reardon. For some reason I keep imagining Reardon looking like Don Draper lol.

Bingo!

It's a combination between the fact he created his own persona after a sh!tty childhood, his troubles/ lack of chemistry with wifey, and sheer professional pioneer spirit that solidfies that comparison!

Who'd be Francisco? Banderas?

Dagny should be Jenn Connely, (strong, beautiful graceful elegant)

Right now I'm reading:
33 Strategies of War - Robert Greene
Bhagavad Gita
War of Art

and then when school comes

Enahnced Human Anatomy and Physiology
Neuroscience
Neuropharmacology
Brave New World (how the fukk have i not touched this despite referencin it a million times is beyond me)
Tempest (nice chaotic shakespeare)
Black No More
Never Let Me Go
Gulliver's Travels

After that

going to chomp down on the Complete Hebrew Dictionary
Finish Bible
and Read the Vidal book Dasher suggested

You motherf*ckers are going down. 21 years old and absorbin knowledge like VishaltotheG's cervix absorbs Catzhernandez urine fukk ya.
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:46 PM   #2040
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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov - 8.5/10

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