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    A request for a defense.

    Have you ever had a non-reader or someone who doesn't love literature like you do, say to you something along the lines of: "There's nothing to English Literature. You can basically interpret a book...
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    First thing I thought? My OCD compulsions!...

    First thing I thought?

    My OCD compulsions! Haha it's a sadsad life, isn't it? :)

    No, but really: hoovering (alright, but only that one's part of the OCD!), the smell of certain books, walking...
  3. Another one which suffered at my hands from...

    Another one which suffered at my hands from over-hype, unfortunately. Huge potential when it came to the narrative, great idea, but just fell short in execution for me.
  4. "Ashley noticed that the bottle was half empty,...

    "Ashley noticed that the bottle was half empty, while Cade already appeared to be more than half full." From Revenge (aka The Stars' Tennis Balls) by Stephen Fry.
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    I always find it so surprising that people...

    I always find it so surprising that people dislike Conrad, or at the least find his writing non-engaging! I loved Lord Jim (and of course HoD), but to each his own....

    I have never finished a...
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    I've only read Norwegian Wood. I have since been...

    I've only read Norwegian Wood. I have since been told that that is a bad one to begin with, but isn't that always the way! I, personally, was not a fan of Norwegian Wood, but I am hoping to read...
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    Donna Tartt

    Who's a fan? :smile5:

    I've read The Secret History and The Goldfinch. I will be starting The Little Friend soon.

    I especially loved The Secret History. Anyone else?
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    Can the characters of The Secret History by Donna...

    Can the characters of The Secret History by Donna Tartt be considered a little loopy by the end of the novel? :lol:
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    Gorgeous! I long for the day when I can dedicate...

    Gorgeous! I long for the day when I can dedicate a room to my books. Cheap student shelves for me right now. Would post a photo of my books, but they're currently all 5000 miles away!
  10. Thread: Hi there!

    by perhapsican
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    Hi there!

    Following the suggestion above and making my first post my introduction to the community!

    I am an English Literature student, but my love for literature goes beyond lecture rooms. I've been an...
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