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Posted on October 01 2009 08:11 PM

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yeah, ''Kat, I do too! I went on this site, name - www.tonymorrisons... - that had some really intriguing info. including info. about a project based on something she said, called "A Bench by the Road".
I would like to read more of her writings, she has more than I realized.
Posted on October 01 2009 09:27 PM
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I picked up To Kill a Mocking Bird from my school library. It was a whim sort of thing, I'd never read it before and it's famed as one of those great classics so I guess it was mandatory that my brain wanted to read it when I saw the book on a shelve.

Definitely enjoying it so far and it's an easy read compared to the stress I'll sometimes cause my brain eg: Wuthering Heights (I have to actually speak out loud with that one)
Posted on October 01 2009 09:49 PM

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I remember reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" in high school and I didn't mind it, thought it was a good book.
Posted on October 01 2009 09:50 PM

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yes, I do remember reading ".....Heights" too but didn't like it much.
Posted on October 01 2009 09:53 PM
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Feather - To Kill a Mockingbird is my absolute favorite book of all time, bar none. I read it in middle school and didn't really appreciate it, but then I read it again on my own accord in high school and completely fell in love with it. The story, the history, just everything about it. People think it's funny that my favorite book is not something deeply thought-provoking or "classical" or whatever, because they assume that of me... but honestly when I read, I read for a good story, not for a "mental exercise" or just to be able to say I've read a classic title. Just because TKAM can be read and easily understood by middle school students doesn't make it any less a work of literature in my opinion. I own it and have read it many times, and when I am under the weather or just looking for a lazy day, I pull out my copy and read it again. Smile
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Posted on October 01 2009 10:52 PM

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hello, dee!
im reading the most fantastic book rite now, its in a searise. its the sword of shannara. i love it! i think its a great idea to share all the books on hear, some of them look interesting!
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Posted on October 01 2009 11:02 PM

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hi again!
i forgot to say, like some of you, i just finished my 13th winter.... i could have writen that book! (exept for the fact that i didnt go through all of school)
dont know why i said that... Teeco Grin
Posted on October 01 2009 11:16 PM

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I'm reading The Hobbit for the second time. Reading it for the first time was quite an achievement seeing as when I left high school I struggled to read adult reading age fiction books at all. I'm planning on reading the Lord of the Rings series next. My husband read the hobbit and the lotr series to me when we got married, they were beyond my reading ability then, plus I've seen the lotr films. So now I need to read the lotr books (once I get hold of copies of them seeing as they are in England and I am in Saudi and they are a special hardback boxed series my husband bought me and would cost a fortune to post internationally and I'm not planning on visiting the UK until summer.... if I can't get paperback copies of them in Saudi I might see if I can get them in Bahrain or Dubai as they have a bigger range of English langauge stuff there)

It's quite funny really cause my husband who is "regular" gifted first read the hobbit and lotr when he was really young like six years old or something and here's me reading them for the first time in my mid 30's LOL

This thread has made me wonder if I should read To Kill a Mockingbird, I was supposed to read it as a set text for English literature at school but couldn't read it so I got the video of it out instead and watched that..... I'm sure the book is different to the movie so maybe I should read it.....
Posted on October 16 2009 07:14 PM
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i love reading personally
the book i'm reading right now is the sword of shannara
wow!! Shock
i recommend it to ANYONE who likes fantasy

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do. - Confucius
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Posted on October 16 2009 08:22 PM

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A couple of years ago, I read Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston. I just saw it at some book store on a shelf, opened it, liked it, and wanted to read it. So, I bought it and read it. It was thoroughly worthwhile,... the personal experience of a Japanese-American little girl who was moved with her family to an internment camp during World War II.

I'm currently enrolled in 'American History from 1876 to the Present'. Books like this one give me a 'point of reference' on the 'time line', making it easier for me to remember 'when things happened'. Pearl Harbor was bombed December 7, 1941, and the forceable removal of Japanese families from the West Coast occurred soon after that. So, this previous reading is helping me a little bit now. I'm currently swamped with History homework, and trying to make some sense of it. - jus'
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Posted on October 16 2009 08:38 PM

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Almost a year ago, on this same Thread, I posted a link where you can read many Classics for FREE. I'll re-post that link again, for convenience sake. http://pd.sparkno... And, I've copied off the names of the current offerings. I'm sorry that this link does not offer To Kill A Mockingbird, and that the list came out so long. - jus'

Sort This List : By Title | By Author
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
The Aeneid - Virgil
Agamemnon - Aeschylus
The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
Anne of Green Gables - L. M. Montgomery
Anthem - Ayn Rand
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin - Benjamin Franklin
The Awakening - Kate Chopin
Babbitt - Sinclair Lewis
Beowulf - Anonymous
The Call of the Wild - Jack London
The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Common Sense - Thomas Paine
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain
The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Cyrano de Bergerac - Edmond Rostand
Daisy Miller - Henry James
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
The Death of Ivan Ilych - Leo Tolstoy
Doctor Faustus - Christopher Marlowe
A Doll House - Henrik Ibsen
Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
Dracula - Bram Stoker
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
Dubliners - James Joyce
Emma - Jane Austen
An Enemy of the People - Henrik Ibsen
Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton
Far from the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
Frankenstein - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Ghosts - Henrik Ibsen
The Good Soldier - Ford Madox Ford
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
Hard Times - Charles Dickens
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
Hedda Gabler - Henrik Ibsen
Hound of the Baskervilles - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The House of Mirth - Edith Wharton
The House of the Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Howards End - E.M. Forster
Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
The Iliad - Homer
The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
Ivanhoe -Sir Walter Scott
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
The Jungle - Upton Sinclair
Kidnapped - Robert Louis Stevenson
The Last of the Mohicans - James Fenimore Cooper
Les Misérables - Victor Hugo
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
Looking Backward - Edward Bellamy
Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets - Stephen Crane
Main Street - Sinclair Lewis
Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
The Mayor of Casterbridge - Thomas Hardy
Middlemarch - George Eliot
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
A Modest Proposal - Jonathan Swift
Moll Flanders - Daniel Defoe
My Ántonia - Willa Cather
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - Frederick Douglass
The New Testament - Anonymous
Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
Notes from Underground - Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Odyssey - Homer
The Oedipus Trilogy: Antigone, Oedipus Rex, and Oedipus at Colonus - Sophocles
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
O Pioneers! - Willa Cather
Persuasion - Jane Austen
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Pudd'nhead Wilson - Mark Twain
Pygmalion - George Bernard Shaw
The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane
The Return of the Native - Thomas Hardy
Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
A Room with a View - E.M. Forster
The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse
Silas Marner - George Eliot
Sister Carrie - Theodore Dreiser
Song of Roland - Anonymous
Sons and Lovers - D.H. Lawrence
A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
This Side of Paradise - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
The Time Machine - H.G. Wells
Tom Jones - Henry Fielding
Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
Tristram Shandy - Laurence Sterne
The Turn of the Screw - Henry James
Typee - Herman Melville
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
Walden - Henry David Thoreau
White Fang - Jack London
Winesburg, Ohio - Sherwood Anderson
Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
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Posted on October 17 2009 05:37 AM
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I'm currently re-reading The Lord of the Rings. I'm a die-hard Tolkienite, what can I say?Grin
Posted on October 17 2009 05:18 PM

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I'm also reading The Lord of the Rings but for the first time... I'ts an amazing book, really !
Posted on October 17 2009 05:21 PM

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Re-reading book - "Alone in Mainstream - Deaf Women's Experience in Public School"

also, dog books
Posted on October 23 2009 11:09 AM
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Terry Pratchett (again) I have them all except for the first edition of The Carpet People (but then again that book is as rare as rocking horse poo) Currently re-reading his entire works (again) start to finish. Once you've left them on the shelf for a while I find they're just as funny the next time you read them. Currently up to re-reading Monstrous Regiment again. My favourite is still Good Omens though (non Discworld) Least favourites include Strata and The Dark Side Of The Sun.

I read Pratchett for light relief, seeing as recently I've had my head stuck in study books quite a lot and refreshing my memory on my old Instructor's books and notes to make sure I'm still up to speed for my assessing of students.

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Posted on October 25 2009 01:49 AM

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I just bought a signed copy of "The Squirrel Machine" from a local book store. It is actually a graphic novel but at just under 200 pages not exactly typical. Wonderful art work.
"I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused..."
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Posted on October 25 2009 02:09 AM

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Jonathan Mooney's Short Bus, about his experiences as student w/severe dyslexia

and a book on race dialogue

as well as dog books
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Posted on October 29 2009 12:37 AM

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A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber.
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Posted on February 01 2010 11:27 PM

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Ever since my volunteer job, I've been surrounded by books.
I'm currently reading New Moon by Stephanie Meyer. I'm almost done with it.
I've been doing lots of knitting, too. I'm making a sweater, and I'm on the sleeves. The sleeves are getting bigger, so I find taking a break every few hours is really helping. It gives me an hour of reading time or an hour of cleaning time.
Posted on February 02 2010 01:37 PM

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book on Deaf called Deaf Studies Talking;

several dog training books;

My Father's Paradise by Sabar;

The Way of the Wizard by Chopra
among others
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