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    Quote Originally Posted by IamSam View Post
    Just started reading Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol."
    I must buy that soon...although I'm preparing myself to be disappointed for some reason.

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    Read it in two days. I mainly enjoy them because they are just fun and utter nonsense reading. Diving into a novel like that is freeing after reading textbooks, dry history tomes, and high school essays.

    PS: I had it figured out after the first 150 pages or so.
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    The book I have to read is actually called Imagining Argentina by Lawrence Thornton. Has anyone ever read it and is it good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post

    Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter (1850). Penguin Popular Classics.
    This is a pretty good book, if you like books written in the 19th century, and that kind of story. It's one of the favourite books of a person on the bbs!

    Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). Oxford World Classics.
    This one is okay too, I don't remember it too much in detail to explain what is good about it.
    Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre.
    This one is kinda boring for some people, but I enjoyed it. Its kind of an easy read. its more for girls (so that's good for you). The touch of mystery in it (about the ex(or not ex?) of Mr whathisname, that he's locked up in the attic) makes the story really interesting/fun.

    Rhys, Jean. Wide Sargasso Sea.
    This one is better than Jane eyre, well I enjoyed it more. Its about the woman locked up in the attic in Jane Eyre, its like the biography of this woman, but made up by Jean Rhys, it's what She imagined it might have been, it's pretty good;
    there's my answer in the quote.

    And i'm reading "disclosure" by Steven Greer
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    Quote Originally Posted by IamSam View Post
    PS: I had it figured out after the first 150 pages or so.
    Let me guess - the main character's mentor figure betrays them?
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    I've to read The Scientific Outlook, Russell Bertrand and The Industrial Revolution. 1760-1830, Ashton Thomas S. because I've a test next week, and I havent even started the second yet!!

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    Thank you darea for the answer!

    I have just finished Sophie's World. I really liked it, it was interesting and really makes you think.

    I'm now moving on to "Nocturnes" by John Connolly.

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    I have started reading Shakespeares Othello. I love shakespeare's work
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    Currently re-reading Silence of The lambs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    Thank you darea for the answer!

    I have just finished Sophie's World. I really liked it, it was interesting and really makes you think.

    I'm now moving on to "Nocturnes" by John Connolly.
    Glad it helped a little. I read Sophie's world when I was 11 or 12, and didn't understand much of it! lol So I've kinda given up on trying to read it again, maybe I'll end up reading it though. I also keep confusing it with "Sophie's choice", which is something else. But anyway, to read it at 12 is kinda young unless you're a genius or something.

    Now I've started reading David Wingrove's Middle Kingdom, vol 1 of Chung Kuo. I'm working on some translation with this writer at the moment... so he sent me a signed book, that was nice of him. Any of you know him?

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