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    I recently bought Selected Pieces by Oscar Wilde, featuring all of his plays and some letters and poems. Plus, The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane.

    Actually, they caught my eye because they were both on sale .

    Oh, and today, I'm going to by History of the Theatre by Peter Simhandl, a non-fiction book I need to do a presentation on. It's awfully expensive, I hope it's worth it...
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    Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
    Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
    Uglies by Scott Westerfield
    Must reads , I had already read Twilight and Speak, but there was a sale, I had been meaning to get the books anyway, Twilight is like my favorite book in the world, and Uglies looked pretty interesting front and back. BTW, there was a get 3 for 2 sale, so it was all pretty convenient.:
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    I just bought Culture Warrior by Bill O'Reilly. I bought it because I love him, and its really turned out to be an interesting read so far.
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    The Book of Lost Tales, by J.R.R. Tolkien. For my sister's Christmas present. Yea, it was awhile ago...
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    Well, I didn't really buy these books, I got them on a book exchange site but I did pay for postage so that's something...anyway, I got Life is Elsewhere by Milan Kundera and with that I believe I will have all of Kundera's novels. I also got The Golovlyov Family by Shchedrin because the review sounded interesting.
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    I'v recently bought Bellow's "Humboldt's Gift", Kostova's "Historian" and "The Forging of the Rebel" by Arturo Barea. Now I just have to find time to read them

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    Last book you bought

    What was the last book you bought?

    I got two today, one that I'm especially proud of.

    The Life and Opinions of
    Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, by Lawrence Sterne

    and

    Don Quixote, by Miguel Cervantes
    "The time has come," the Walrus said,
    "To talk of many things:
    Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
    Of cabbages--and kings--
    And why the sea is boiling hot--
    And whether pigs have wings."

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    The last books (paid for them together) was The Shame of Motley by Rafael Sabatini and the 6th book in the 24 series--Chaos Theory (based on the TV show) by John Whitman Thursday of last week.
    Last edited by mtpspur; 06-09-2007 at 01:27 AM. Reason: spelling--why do you keep asking--what else would it be??

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    I'm pretty sure the last one I bought was Candide by Voltaire. <3


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    Candide by Voltaire

    The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein

    Strangers On a Train by Patricia Highsmith

    Also a hardcover containing the original the talented Tom Ripley trilogy by Patricia Highsmith

    The Golden Bough by Sir James George Frazer

    Moonchild by Aleister Crowley (the Beast's most popular fictional work)

    Viriconium by M John Harrison

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    the prestige - christopher priest, i mainly get books from the library nowadays
    life philosophy: "if one wants to succeed, they must become independent, if one wants to be independent, one must strive past the dificulties, using them to shape future desicions, like a sword being folded, every fold is a hardship overcome, and every fold removes one more imperfection that would destroy the completed version"

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    Suggestion, why not make this thread a sticky?

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    I can do that? I thought only the mods do that? I'll check.

    *Edit*Don't think I can. Tried to find the button but no go. Sorry.
    "The time has come," the Walrus said,
    "To talk of many things:
    Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
    Of cabbages--and kings--
    And why the sea is boiling hot--
    And whether pigs have wings."

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    White Teeth by Zadie Smith

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    The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit. Mostly I just go to the Library or read online though

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