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I've always thought about reading Moby Dick but I don't think I will now.

Bram Stoker's Dracula bored the pants off me during the middle 200 pages.

By the way, hello Mandy. I don't see you around much these days. :)

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I'm working full-time now! I have a job!

I'm trying to get more classics read, but sometimes you have to face the facts and admit that some of them are just BORING.

I'm reading A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens aloud to my English classes right now. I'm not sure what they think of it...

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Howdy Mandy :)

I don't know if I should say "nice one" that you have a full time job now. Work sucks to me. :P

Yes you are dead right. Some of the classics ARE boring. I have a copy of Frankenstein on the shelf that I don't think I'll have the will to start nevermind finish. :D

I remember in school that we read A Christmas Carol. I think I liked it. Better than suffering Shakespeare at any rate. Man, that was torture. :blink:

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Who is that says they read this just for the articles?

Years ago I remembr Playboy used to rank musicians. I dont know if they still have those rankings i there once a year? I remembr Elton John used to always be ranked on top of keyboards and I always thought Emerson should have won. McCartney usually won for bass playing, a bit unfair as his songwriting had alot ot do with it. I am sure these magazine's have suffered the same fate as most priont journalism at the hands of the internet. All the free porn onliine must have taken its toll on sales of Penthose and Playboy? Just a guess.

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Howdy Mandy :)

I don't know if I should say "nice one" that you have a full time job now. Work sucks to me. :P

Yes you are dead right. Some of the classics ARE boring. I have a copy of Frankenstein on the shelf that I don't think I'll have the will to start nevermind finish. :D

I remember in school that we read A Christmas Carol. I think I liked it. Better than suffering Shakespeare at any rate. Man, that was torture. :blink:

I needed a job. I love my job though.

You don't like Shakespeare? Boo!!! >:(

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I bought my wife a book for Xmas. She does not know it yet. Its "Picnic at Hangiing Rock". Turn of the century (1900) Australia, private girls school go on a picnic and some of the girls mysteriously disappear never to be heard from or found. It has caught my interest and I will watch the movie at some point.

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I needed a job. I love my job though.

You don't like Shakespeare? Boo!!! >:(

Sorry hun. I am not a fan of too much Willy. :P

Something gives me the impression he's kind of old style. Can't possibly think what it might be though LOL. :)

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Sorry hun. I am not a fan of too much Willy. :P

Something gives me the impression he's kind of old style. Can't possibly think what it might be though LOL. :)

I absolutely love Shakespeare, but I'm from Shakespeare's county, Warwickshire, and it's a crime not to worship the Bard if you're from there! :D

I was in the new RSC theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon last weekend, and it's amazing. They've built a tower you can go up and view the river Avon.

Shakespeare isn't 'old style', his language is immortal. You have to really get into Shakespeare to appreciate him. ;)

Back on topic, I picked up the book Shakespeare's Wife by Germaine Greer whilst I was in Stratford and I've just starting reading it.

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I absolutely love Shakespeare, but I'm from Shakespeare's county, Warwickshire, and it's a crime not to worship the Bard if you're from there! :D

I was in the new RSC theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon last weekend, and it's amazing. They've built a tower you can go up and view the river Avon.

Shakespeare isn't 'old style', his language is immortal. You have to really get into Shakespeare to appreciate him. ;)

Awww no. Not another female who likes a bit of Willy. :P

Seriously, I just never could get into Shakespeare. I guess you do have to really get into him to appreciate him properly but I just couldn't get so far. I don't know how you can say his style isn't "old style". It might well be immortal..................but it's still old style. Al Jolson is immortal, but it's still old style music. :P

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Awww no. Not another female who likes a bit of Willy. :P

Seriously, I just never could get into Shakespeare. I guess you do have to really get into him to appreciate him properly but I just couldn't get so far. I don't know how you can say his style isn't "old style". It might well be immortal..................but it's still old style. Al Jolson is immortal, but it's still old style music. :P

I know what you mean.......so OK 'ol Willy IS the father of English literature, but Macbeth and Hamlet were such a BORE in high school.......I love Romeo&Juliet, Julius Caeser and Othello though :):)

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I've just read all three books in the Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

Great books. They're young adult novels, but they really were books I just had to keep reading.

Hunger Games

Catching Fire

Mockingjay.

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I'm currently reading King of the Mild Frontier, an autobiography by another young adult author who lived in the Boise area, Chris Crutcher. We are going to see him speak in May, and I'm trying to get a few more of his books under my belt. I read him when I was in junior high and high school and I loved him.

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Finished Keef's book. I LOVED it and have a new view on Keef. For all his "hard-ass words" and such, he is really an ol' softy, with a huge heart and a terrific sense of humor.

I'm in the middle of it right now... loving it so far!

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