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The Name Of A Rose-My grandfather gave it to me as a 'Congrats on the completion of your exams' gift.

And The Heroin Diaries and Watch You Bleed-GN'R gonna get "slash" next week

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Now this is just plain...Wilde :D

Mine is old...1946. Third printing, with a groovy dust jacket showing the movie, and on the back sleeve it say's "You may send this book to a member of the armed forces for 4 cents." :blink:

That is really cool! :D I love old books also. On Saturdays, my local public library has a book sale, and I recently bought a Daphne du Maurier book that was printed in 1958! I know it's not really THAT old but I was excited about it because it still had a subscription for Time magazine in the middle of the book!! :D

By the way, The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of my favorite books. The movie from 1945 kind of freaks me out (it has a creepy atmosphere to it), but it's well worth watching.

Getting back to the topic: I finally got around to starting Lord of the Rings, which I've been wanting to read for a long time now. (But it might take me a long time to finish it since it's 1038 pages! :lol: )

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That is really cool! :D I love old books also. On Saturdays, my local public library has a book sale, and I recently bought a Daphne du Maurier book that was printed in 1958! I know it's not really THAT old but I was excited about it because it still had a subscription for Time magazine in the middle of the book!! :D

By the way, The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of my favorite books. The movie from 1945 kind of freaks me out (it has a creepy atmosphere to it), but it's well worth watching.

Getting back to the topic: I finally got around to starting Lord of the Rings, which I've been wanting to read for a long time now. (But it might take me a long time to finish it since it's 1038 pages! :lol: )

Actually the LOTR books move pretty quickly. You'll find (hopefully) you get so engaged in them, you blow through them in no time :)

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Actually the LOTR books move pretty quickly. You'll find (hopefully) you get so engaged in them, you blow through them in no time :)

Yeah, it does move pretty quickly - I'm almost done with The Fellowship of the Ring. So far, I'm really enjoying it! :D I also noticed that the movie follows pretty closely with the book - except I wish that they would have included Tom Bombadil in the movie. He seems like an interesting character! :)

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Yeah, it does move pretty quickly - I'm almost done with The Fellowship of the Ring. So far, I'm really enjoying it! :D I also noticed that the movie follows pretty closely with the book - except I wish that they would have included Tom Bombadil in the movie. He seems like an interesting character! :)

Aww, you're reading LOTR for the first time - how cool is that?! Glad you're liking it so far. Yeah, it went pretty quickly for me too until I hit the part where Frodo, Sam, and Gollum are in Mordor. So they're walking slowly across a boring landscape, annoying the crap out of each other because they all have low blood sugar. Joy. Ha, sounds like an average day at my house, come to think of it...no wonder it seems boring. :rolleyes: Anyway, don't tell anybody, but I usually skip their scenes whenever I re-read it. ;) Other than that, though, it's pretty attention-keeping all the way through. Have fun!

I just bought a book called Uther by Jack Whyte. I was re-reading The Mists of Avalon (which is like the best book EVAR, by the way) the other night, and I love the first part that focuses on Arthur's parents, but they're not really the main stars of the book, so I thought I'd look for something that was entirely about them. This was the the first thing I found...I hope it's good.

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Just finished Slash And Nikki Sixx's autobiographies.

It reminded me why I refused to raise my kids in the LA area.

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I just finished a "cozy" mystery (cute, but title and author already forgotten). Still haven't done my re-read of the 6th Harry Potter book, which I want to do before I see the movie and hope to start in the next day or 2.

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1984, it's fantastic. I reccomend reading it if you haven't.

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I just finished Paths of Glory by Jeffrey Archer. It is about George Mallory's quest to be the first to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. Fantastic book.

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I saw this interview with -jim harrison on pbs the other night, seems like a very interesting character and writer. his new book is called, -in search of small gods. alot of the poems are based in nature. he goes on walks and has seen the same flock of mexican crowes for years and years and sometimes they follow him. he gives voices to nature in the poems.

i had never heard of him before, but he seems like a real character, sort of an old fashioned writer in a way, heavy drinker and smoker. he and his wife of 50yrs love cooking and they made a big dinner for the interviewer in their modest home.

he was an unknown writer until he wrote the movie -wolf for jack nicholson, which got him noticed as a writer.

i have the new book on order.

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great book

I've read all four Rabbit Angstorm novels

Rabbit Redux is my favorite

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I've been re-reading all my Doors related books. Been on a major kick lately.

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I started to read this book called The House Of Garibaldi Street which is about the capture of Adolf Eichmann, the lead head of Auschwitz.

My mom is pissed 'cause I also wanted to read, if it's possible, the documents on Nuremberg Trials.

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Finally making some good progress on Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates by Tom Robbins. Had jury duty, lots of waiting around...I'm halfway through it, yay! I started reading it a few months ago and only got a couple of pages in; it definitely picks up speed once you get going.

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The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck.

I haven't read it in over 12 years, and I am loving it.

Cold water, a lazy Saturday and a good book! Yesss!

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I'm a Hemingway convert after this book. Very relaxed style of prose.

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Mandy: I had to read the Grapes of Wrath 2 years ago for class. I love the symbolism and the layers of the book. I hate the prose, but it's really deep, good lit. Right now I'm picking through the symbols in The Sun Also Rises from a formalist standpoint.

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