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Old 11-03-2010, 01:10 AM   #1081
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Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder

I remember reading maybe 1/3 of this in high school for English class, liking it but never finishing it. Decided to go back and finish it this time. Decent book about philosophy (although a bit dry and plain in some sections) and I like the meta-fiction angle it takes.
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:15 AM   #1082
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:54 AM   #1083
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yeww. its that time of the year again!
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:35 AM   #1084
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half way through so far
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:11 AM   #1085
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I always like informative type books like this. Definitely like the first half of it. I've only gotten one chance to read it, but I'll probably be able to finish it soon.
Even though I'm trying to become an author, most novels bore me.


That's a great book. I love Gladwell. No one does a better job of explaining our culture's instincts. He takes stuff that feels like "just is", and gets to "why". Everytime I read anything of his, I spend the next few weeks just thinking about stuff differently. It's a cool feeling.

I finished The Alchemist last week. The best way I can describe it is Pretty. It sounds like a lame compliment, but it's actually a great honor from me.

I hope to get the opportunity to trade it for a thicker book someday that I can use as a pillow ... because sadly ... I'm the crystal shop keeper.
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:02 PM   #1086
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I tried an audiobook from Gladwell a few months ago but I couldn't stand his voice. I love his work, though.
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:00 PM   #1087
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:58 AM   #1088
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Sick ass book, I recommend it to any one.


Just ordered this on ebay too after seeing it here, about 50 pages in, pretty good read so far. hard as hell to understand what the 20-30s slang is on about some of the time though
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:08 AM   #1089
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Awesome. Nerdgasm.
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:44 AM   #1090
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(re-reading^)

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Old 11-09-2010, 09:55 PM   #1091
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:22 PM   #1092
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just finished

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Old 11-09-2010, 10:31 PM   #1093
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Is that a RZA biography? and is it worth purchasing?
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:37 PM   #1094
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Not sure what ill be reading next. I may return to 'Girl That Played With Fire' or may just start a different novel.
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Old 11-14-2010, 11:55 PM   #1095
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One of the best books I've read in the past year or two. Really unique depiction of life, death, and nature. It is the story of fathers, sons, and families while also developing its own metaphysical perspective. I've looked at the world a little differently since I've started to read and now finished this novel and that's all I can really ask for from any piece of literature.

10/10
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