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  1. The Never-ending Story. I would want to be the...

    The Never-ending Story. I would want to be the little kid or maybe his best friend and find a magical world all on my own. Something whimsical and fantastical like that would suffice for me.
  2. Penguin. Oxfords seem to smear and while they're...

    Penguin. Oxfords seem to smear and while they're cheaper, I don't like the style.
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    In bed, usually either right before I go to sleep...

    In bed, usually either right before I go to sleep for about 30 minutes or in the middle of the day, when it's really hot outside, for a few hours. Or I bike down to the park and spread out a blanket...
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    Dmitri has gotten a lot of criticism because of...

    Dmitri has gotten a lot of criticism because of the idea that he's selling the manuscript for monetary gain. But he's said that that's not why he's doing it...he said that if the novel was finished,...
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    Nabokov's death wish

    Vladimir Nabokov, the famous Russian author, wrote a fragmental story on 138 index cards on his death bed in the hospital, wrote furiously in an attempt to finish is last novel before death. He...
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    May 5: Karl Marx's birthday Cinco de Mayo

    May 5:
    Karl Marx's birthday
    Cinco de Mayo
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    I would recommend Tuesdays with Morrie for...

    I would recommend Tuesdays with Morrie for someone in your age group. It's fantastic, moving, emotional, and life-altering.
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    Faulkner is by far my alltime favorite author. ...

    Faulkner is by far my alltime favorite author. However, I didn't particularly like A Rose for Emily, but I didn't hate it. IMO, it has faults, but there is still some Faulkner-ian concepts and...
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    Snowball from Animal Farm. And Boxer from Animal...

    Snowball from Animal Farm.
    And Boxer from Animal Farm.
    When I read that book the first time, I hated the ending because of what happens to Boxer.

    Still upsets me.
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    I really like Malcolm Gladwell. He's written...

    I really like Malcolm Gladwell. He's written "Blink" and "The Tipping Point," two psychology books that are fascinating and thoroughly entertaining.

    And yes, I include "Blink" in my "favorite...
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    I saw Sydney Carton from A Tale of Two Cities a...

    I saw Sydney Carton from A Tale of Two Cities a few times, and I was just wondering why? I guess he's just not my favorite character, but this seemed like an odd choice out of all the people from A...
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    http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/0679720200.01...

    http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/0679720200.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
    http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/10740000/10746187.jpg

    Excellent books, too.
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    Tolkein, for sure. Can't seem to get through...

    Tolkein, for sure. Can't seem to get through some of those books. I love the stories, but the writing can be tough.

    Hmm...I had a really hard time reading Great Expectations and The Sun Also...
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    9th Grade: To Kill A Mockingbird (Lee)--loved...

    9th Grade:

    To Kill A Mockingbird (Lee)--loved it
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Smith?)--loved it
    Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare)--I love anything Shakespeare
    Animal Farm (Orwell)--didn't like it...
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    I didn't like this book too much either. Had a...

    I didn't like this book too much either. Had a hard time getting through it, but it's not the worst thing I've ever read.
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    I read "Star of the Sea" a few years ago and I...

    I read "Star of the Sea" a few years ago and I must admit I wasn't super impressed. It was good, but I had a hard time reading parts of it. Very vivid, because I remember a lot of it, but I...
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    Ah, very cool. When and if you get the list, you...

    Ah, very cool. When and if you get the list, you should post it.
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    Poll: I love this, Antiquarian, because I loved The...

    I love this, Antiquarian, because I loved The Catcher in the Rye. I'll admit that I haven't read any other Saligner works, but I thought this one was phenomenal. I can understand you not liking it,...
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    I agree with that as well. As I said, I only...

    I agree with that as well. As I said, I only really enjoyed three out of about 300...but those three, IMO, are great fantasy reads. I wouldn't go beyond those, though, because the franchise gets...
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    Allow me to clarify: Perhaps because of my age,...

    Allow me to clarify: Perhaps because of my age, I am not usually interested in stories about marriage or stories about the dynamics of a family, unless that family is similar to Faulkner's families,...
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    Perhaps because I consider myself a female writer...

    Perhaps because I consider myself a female writer as well, I must admit I am typically disappointed when it comes to female authors. I didn't enjoy Jane Austen or the Bronte sisters, or Lousia May...
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    I totally agree. I realize they are second rate...

    I totally agree. I realize they are second rate but as I said, they are very nostalgic to me (I was pretty young then), and mindlessly entertaining. A great little notch in the fantasy genre.
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    I work in a bookstore too. Actually, that's how...

    I work in a bookstore too. Actually, that's how I got the list. They were posted on the registers. And I've most def. heard of Oscar Wao. The others, not as much, but we have a bunch of copies of...
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    Pulitzers 2008

    The Pulitzers were announced today...I know some people voiced opinions about hating the Pulitzers but I figured I'd announce them anyways since this is a literature forum and I'm sure someone other...
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    Perhaps it was because I was in 8th grade when I...

    Perhaps it was because I was in 8th grade when I read them for the first time, but the DragonLance series has a special place in my heart. Sure, they aren't the best literature, but the stories are...
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