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Old 01-26-2012, 05:29 PM View Post #1 (Link) What are you reading? II
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I think this is a much needed thread on YWO. So, to cut it short-- what are you currently reading?
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:06 PM View Post #2 (Link)
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Poetry and The Gulag Archipelago. Poetry: Kay Ryan (my favourite living author) and a bunch of others-- Billy Collins. I don't like his poems at all. The Dream Songs. I don't know what I think of them. Rilke's Book of Images, which I like. Louise Gluck, which I like. And the Gulag Archipelgo-- fascinating.
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:28 PM View Post #3 (Link)
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"The plague" Albert Camus, Kafka "The Castle"
Schopenhauer and Flannery O'Connor "Wise Blood".
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I'm reading George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four for the first time, and plan to start The Shining by Stephen King as soon as I finish.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:35 PM View Post #5 (Link)
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A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin and Gulliver's Travels.by John Swift.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:50 PM View Post #6 (Link)
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Just finished Salem's Lot by Stephen King and am now on The Lost Symbol
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I'm one step further from Dabs. Currently reading A Storm of Swords.
I've also started War and Peace and set myself a goal to finish it within the next two weeks.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:10 PM View Post #8 (Link)
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Gulliver's Travels.by John Swift.
Haha, have you tried reading it out loud? Most hilarious thing ever. All the capitalised nouns make you say every other word all in emphasis. xD

I'm reading the Book Thief by Markus Zuzak and also A Storm of Swords (pt1)
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Originally Posted by bookworm View Post
I'm one step further from Dabs. Currently reading A Storm of Swords.
I've also started War and Peace and set myself a goal to finish it within the next two weeks.
I think it will be more than one step if you finish "War and Peace"
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:05 PM View Post #10 (Link)
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Originally Posted by Georgy View Post
I think it will be more than one step if you finish "War and Peace"
I think he meant that in reference to Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series.

I'm moving rather quickly through Clash of Kings, though, so I'll be on to Storm of Swords fairly soon. I have off today, the weekend, and monday, so I plan on getting through 100 pages per day until I head back to school, and I'm already on like page 500 (my edition has around 1000 pages).
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