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    lol, this post as over 3,000 views but only one...

    lol, this post as over 3,000 views but only one reply. i guess this is not the audience for NBAs. it just makes me wonder if its audience is a really small elitist group or something.

    all these...
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    NBAs, Amazon reviews and your thoughts

    Hello ladies and gents,

    How do you all feel about the National Book Awards? Do you anticipate the short lists, the winners, or are you ahead of the curve and you've read them well before they win...
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    I was in 12th grade when I read BNW (for class)...

    I was in 12th grade when I read BNW (for class) and I really enjoyed it. I thought it was one of the best books we read that year. I didn't really like to read then but I remember not being bored at...
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    I read this book three years ago, so I don't...

    I read this book three years ago, so I don't remember much about it but I really enjoyed it. I think my favorite Stencil story was the one where they were trying to steal a painting during a...
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    understanding literature

    I just finished a book that was recommended to me by someone on these forums, Giles Goat-Boy by John Barth. I really enjoyed this book but I am really struggling to understand the meaning behind it! ...
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    Wow, thanks for all the recommendations, I will...

    Wow, thanks for all the recommendations, I will take a look at these books :)
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    Good books with character development and hope

    lol sorry in advance if this is a strange request.

    i am a college sophmore and my awareness of character development has really matured lately, and i want to read a lot more of it. most of the...
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    I like hardbacks because they make me feel good...

    I like hardbacks because they make me feel good about myself... and they look better on my shelf. Most of my favorite books are in hardback, Moby-Dick, V., Ulysses etc. I try to get hardbacks as...
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    My favorite book is Thomas Pynchon's first novel...

    My favorite book is Thomas Pynchon's first novel V. The only other book I have read by him was The Crying of Lot 49 (which I thought was great as well). I picked him for an English project this year...
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    I haven't read a lot of Shakespeare, although I...

    I haven't read a lot of Shakespeare, although I have read a decent amount, but my favorite so far has been King Lear.
  11. has a group ever ranked the top books of all time?

    I'm wondering if theres a ranking out there like AFI's top 100 american movies but for books (but it doesnt have to be just american of course, it would probably be a short list lol). I'd like to see...
  12. Thread: Just For Fun

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    Moby-Dick :D

    Moby-Dick :D
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    I thought Crime and Punishment was great

    I simply loved this book. I don't read a lot, actually I only read this because I have to for the summer but I'm glad I did. Only one other book made me feel this way and it was Moby Dick. I read the...
  14. Students: most required summer reading you have done?

    Well, up until this year I have never had to read much during the summer, I usually left it til the last few days and banged it out than, but this summer I will have to take a different approach. For...
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    I have to read aloud for some reason or I will...

    I have to read aloud for some reason or I will forget what I had just read in the last paragraph... for literature that is
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    Funny Website

    This may have been posted, I dont know but anyway, this is a pretty funny website

    http://douglas.min.net/essay/
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    wow I never made that connection with Starbucks...

    wow I never made that connection with Starbucks Coffee and Starbuck lol he was one of my favorite characters too.
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    Is is like, right in the beginning like, 1st page...

    Is is like, right in the beginning like, 1st page or is it like within the first 1/3 of the book? You could probably just go to a book store if you know where to look for it
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    Sorry for bringing up an old topic, but I just...

    Sorry for bringing up an old topic, but I just finished this book, the first piece of literature(or any book for a matter of fact) that I have read outside school and I must say I absolutely loved...
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    Poll: Ninjas would easily win, Pirates would see bodies...

    Ninjas would easily win, Pirates would see bodies dropping all around them, without knowing they are being attacked and eventually become paranoid and kill their fellow pirates because they have no...
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    I would suggest the Adventures of Huckleberry...

    I would suggest the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (I think that itís considered literature?) I thought it had good themes, symbolism and it had some humorous dialogue in it, its one of my favorite...
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    when I mean legit source, are these books any...

    when I mean legit source, are these books any good or do they just fit the views of the Pulitzer board, like are the fiction and drama books that win actually the ones that deserve to win, or are...
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    Pulitzer as a measure of good literature

    Hi, I am a fairly new reader(I am 16) and I am trying to enlighten myself as much as possible by reading great or acclaimed literature such as Moby-Dick, A Portait of the Artist as a Young Man,...
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