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    Tia

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    Re: School reading program

    Post by Tia on Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:32 pm

    Is that by Balzac? I've heard of it, but never read it. I'll have to next year, though XD
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    Re: School reading program

    Post by Maris on Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:37 pm

    LadyCobweb wrote:Is that by Balzac? I've heard of it, but never read it. I'll have to next year, though XD
    Yes, it is. I really hope it's good because otherwise I don't know how I'll get through 400 pages till Thursday.
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    Re: School reading program

    Post by Lizzie on Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:40 pm

    If it's interesting, you can get through it really quickly. I literally read the whole Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in two days. And that's like 850 pages!
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    Re: School reading program

    Post by Tia on Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:43 pm

    Ditto. Storm of Swords, the thrid part of Game of Thrones took me three days, and it's got around 1100 pages.
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    Re: School reading program

    Post by Maris on Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:52 pm

    LadyCobweb wrote:Ditto. Storm of Swords, the thrid part of Game of Thrones took me three days, and it's got around 1100 pages.
    Wow. That's going to be awesome. Very Happy I'm still reading the first part. I love it when a great book has so many pages, like Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
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    Re: School reading program

    Post by Mac on Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:59 pm

    I got through the order of the phoenix when I was 7 in a few hours!
    Mind you, I read the British version which is 100 pages less because the text is so small so I literally skipped whole passages the whole time because of the text size XD I still come across a few new parts here and then.
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    Re: School reading program

    Post by Tia on Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:07 pm

    Maris wrote:Wow. That's going to be awesome. I'm still reading the first part. I love it when a great book has so many pages, like Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

    Yeah, me too. With shorter stories, I'm always sad that they ended. Sad

    Hahahahhaha, Mac, I know how that feels. Hailey got me all nostalgic about Black Beauty - I've been reading little excerpts, and I don't remember half of them XD
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    Re: School reading program

    Post by Tia on Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:42 pm

    I have to read the Decameron now. The prologue killed me; but the first story was actually pretty good.
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    Re: School reading program

    Post by Maris on Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:37 am

    LadyCobweb wrote:I have to read the Decameron now. The prologue killed me; but the first story was actually pretty good.
    Decameron is not bad. The stories are interesting, mostly because they're kinky - not something you'd expect in a school reading program Laughing


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    Re: School reading program

    Post by Tia on Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:57 pm

    Yeah, I actually liked it a lot. I hated the prologue and the second story (day 2, novella 3) but story 1 (day 1, novella 1) and story 3 (day 10, novella 5) were awesome Very Happy

    As for kinky, I'll never forget reading Catcher. My teacher asked me what sort of things Holden saw at that hotel he stayed and I'm thinking 'HOW can I say that to my teacher?' He almost has sex with a prostitute, sees a dude cross-dressing as a girl (undergarments and all) and all sorts of stuff XD
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    Re: School reading program

    Post by Joce on Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:13 pm

    XD. English or Croatian?


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    Re: School reading program

    Post by Tia on Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:39 pm

    Croatian.
    I read it in English later, but the actual book report was for Croatian class.
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    Re: School reading program

    Post by Joce on Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:58 pm

    Too bad, I wanted to read it.


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    Re: School reading program

    Post by Tia on Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:39 pm

    Well, I do have the book in English. But as an actual book; not an eBook or Kindle or whatever. I bought it after having to read it in Croatian, because I think you should always read books in their original language. And it's a huge favorite of both my dad and I.
    But unless I'm severely behind on technoclogy, I see no way how to get that to you XD There is this site though: http://freebooksread.blogspot.com/2010/01/read-catcher-in-rye-online.html

    They've got a pretty cool book trailer too.
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    Re: School reading program

    Post by Maris on Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:32 pm

    Maris wrote:I'm currently supposed to be reading Father Goriot.
    I managed to read it in 3 hours. It wasn't bad Smile


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    Re: School reading program

    Post by Tia on Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:58 pm

    Good to know Very Happy I'm glad you got it finished in time; the 3rd graders at my school were complaining that they didn't have enough time, that they'd be stuck at home all day XD

    I'm reading Hamlet now. And I LOVE it. If anyone ever gets the chance, read it! After I finish it, I'm going to buy Macbeth or King Lear.

    My Liege and Madam, to expostulate,
    What Majesty should be, what duty is,
    Why day is day; night, night; and time is time,
    Were nothing but to waste day, night and time.
    Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
    And tediousness, the limbs and outward flourishes,
    I will be brief. Your noble son is mad:
    Mad I call it; for to define true madness
    What is't, but to be nothing else but mad.

    I just love this entire passage. It's going on my signature.
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    Re: School reading program

    Post by Maris on Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:43 am

    I love Hamlet. I'm definitely going to read more of Shakespeare's works. I love his sonnets as well.


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    Re: School reading program

    Post by Tia on Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:55 pm

    Am now stuck with Don Quixote. It's not that good :/
    I mean, it's funny and Don Quixote can really be a complete moron, but there's no continuous story-line, it's more of a hundred little stories in one book. I don't know, that doesn't really appeal to me; I like it more when there's an ongoing theme.
    The good news is I only have to seriously read 3 chapters, and those 3 chapters will be the ones we'll discuss during class and possibly have a test on. The other 123 chapters we're supposed to read throughout the year, since the book is just too big (1000 pages) and we'd never have enough time to do the other book reports.
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    Re: School reading program

    Post by Maris on Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:00 pm

    I didn't like it either. I expected it to be better.


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