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I am in the middle of The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

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I'm about to read Father Fiction by Donald Miller. He's one of my favourite Christian authors and this is the only book I haven't read yet.

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Judge me all you want, but today I read all of The Hunger Games in preparation for seeing the film, because I didn't want to see it without reading it first.

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The Hunger Games Pretty true to the movie so far. Good book.

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airpa wrote:The Hunger Games Pretty true to the movie so far. Good book.
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Reading Le Morte d'Arthur.

Wow, it's nothing like the movie. How dare the author take creative liberties.
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The Mars Diaries, by Sigmund Brouwer.

Favorites of childhood. Reading them again, and I still love them. Sadly, I notice the sloppy writing now. Not any metaphysical attribute I can ignore as stupid, either. Just pure...laziness. O_O

He literally cut/pastes sections of the first book describing the robot/way it is controlled into all his other books (though at some point in the series, he quits that). It'd be OK if it was a sentence or a paragraph, but it's two--three pages of material that is exactly the same to the word.

Aside from that, good books. Interesting premise that...is actually sort of above a typical children's book. Sadly, I have lost book 10 somewhere, which climaxes the entire series (which is another odd thing for children's books, or at least the ones I read: each adventure is technically self contained, but it all links into a single cohesive novel).

So yay. I need to purchase the tenth book again (renamed into Robot Wars) to see if he removed the copypasta.
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airpa wrote:The Hunger Games Pretty true to the movie so far. Good book.
true.... to the movie....

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airpa wrote:The Hunger Games Pretty true to the movie so far. Good book.
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You guys act like it actually matters.

That...is what makes me giggle.
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This present darkness and piercing the darkness - Frank Perreti.

Awesome books!
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. Jer 29 11-13

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im in 9th grade and we were studying romeo and juliet i barely started the book so any ideas on it. its pretty disgusting as far as i can tell in the first scene alone they are talking about killing men and raping woman against walls... also we were assigned the lord of the flies which is a great book for understanding evil. I'm not done with it but i am reading it instead. both books are a little disturbing.

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antvaughn10 wrote:im in 9th grade
Awesome?
and we were studying romeo and juliet i barely started the book
It's a play. Not a book. A play.
so any ideas on it.
Many. They're college-level and above, however.
its pretty disgusting as far as i can tell in the first scene alone they are talking about killing men and raping woman against walls...
Don't touch The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer or Shakespeare's own Titus Andronicus, then. Don't even think about it. You won't sleep for a week.
also we were assigned the lord of the flies which is a great book for understanding evil. I'm not done with it but i am reading it instead. both books are a little disturbing.
You thought a book involving children creating a ritualistic, brutal society on their own was less disgusting than one of the greatest love stories of all time?

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Thank you, Drew. I can stop biting my tongue now.
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Oh, I didn't even think of biting my tongue.

The book I'm reading is Outer Dark by Cormac McCarthy.

This one... could be called disturbing.

Basically, this guy takes his son - born by his sister - and leaves it in the woods. And then the sister finds out and sets off to find it. It's crazy.
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Chozon1 wrote:You guys act like it actually matters.

That...is what makes me giggle.
Well... I mean... it's like saying you're old first and then young. Or dead first and then alive. Or that bugs are birds and birds are bugs. IT'S SCIENTIFICALLY WRONG. RESPECT THE SCIENCE.

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