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06-02-2012
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Annu I think when it comes to The Bell Jar you kind of have to read it at the right time in your life... it just might not be the right time for you yet (or you just might never like it :p)

I personally read it twice...
thought it was ok the first time around and then when i reread it years later it hit me in such a different, much more profound way and I was really able to appreciate it

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06-02-2012
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^it's one of my fave books ever, it's beautiful and although it's so huge, you'll want more once you've finished it. i didn't like the first 300 pages or so too much, but then i couldn't put it down
You are so right!! The book just keep getting better and better even thought I'm loaded with college work I always trying to find time to read it, I might even finish it this week. Isn't William the most dreadfull thing?

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07-02-2012
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1. The Magus by John Fowles
2. Atonement by Ian McEwan
3. Ciuleandra by Liviu Rebreanu
4. Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel García Márquez
5. Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
-had to read it for school and it was really amazing! Loved it so much!! I'm going to reread it once again as soon as I have some free time.

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6. Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk (almost finished)

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08-02-2012
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01. When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman
02. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
03. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

04. Look at me by Jennifer Egan
05. Who Moved My Cheese? by Dr Spencer Johnson

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08-02-2012
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1)The Vampire Diaries: The Return, Shadow Souls by L. J. Smith
2)La tete du chat by Βασίλης Αλεξάκης
3)The shadow of August by Sue Welford
4)The Runaways by Kristin Butcher
5)Gossip Girl: You know You Love me by Cecily von Ziegesar
6)The Vampire Diaries: The Return, Midnight by L. J. Smith
7)Gossip Girl: All I want is Everything by Cecily von Ziegesar

8)Desert Flower by Waris Dirie Cathleen Miller

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1. Apathy -- and Other Small Victories by Paul Neilan. 5/5 (a favourite I've read a few times)
2. Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman 4.5/5

The only reason this was a 4.5 book...... a couple of essays didn't really interest me.... not even the author's fault... but some chapters blew my mind. Not only does about exactly the topics that I'd want to read about - current society, pop culture, technology - sometimes I felt like he was expanding my mind as I was reading. The last 2 chapters blew my mind. He really inspired me. I read 2 of his books last year, and finished one of his today, and I'm such a huge, converted fan now.

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09-02-2012
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01. The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
02. Glue (Irvine Welsh)
03. The Demon (Hubert Selby Jr)
04. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
05. A Long Way Down (Nick Hornby)
06. Popism (Andy Warhol / Pat Hackett)
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01: No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
02: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
03: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
04: Consider The Lobster by David Foster Wallace
05: Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
06: The Art Of Travel by Alain De Botton
07: The Beach by Alex Garland
08: I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
09: A Dead Man's Memoir (A Theatrical Novel) by Mikhail Bulgakov

I am all over the place with my reading at the moment... Reading 4 books at once, which is not like me at all!

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Annu I think when it comes to The Bell Jar you kind of have to read it at the right time in your life... it just might not be the right time for you yet (or you just might never like it :p)
I guess you are right. I have once recommended a book (Stardust I think) for my friend and I was so be deceived she didn't like it. I read it again, didn't like either anymore. After that I have tried not to recommended my favorite books to anyone if they end up to hate them It is interesting that sometimes even your favorite books seem to be stupid and boring, and sometimes after they are good again.

But when I read The Bell Jar and think about that so much, I started to watch Gilmore again, so maybe it was good to read it anyway.

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01. The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
02. Glue (Irvine Welsh)
03. The Demon (Hubert Selby Jr)
04. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
05. A Long Way Down (Nick Hornby)
06. Popism (Andy Warhol / Pat Hackett)
07. Brit Pulp (Jean-Marie Pottier)
08. The Music Of Chance (Paul Auster)

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1)The Vampire Diaries: The Return, Shadow Souls by L. J. Smith
2)La tete du chat by Βασίλης Αλεξάκης
3)The shadow of August by Sue Welford
4)The Runaways by Kristin Butcher
5)Gossip Girl: You know You Love me by Cecily von Ziegesar
6)The Vampire Diaries: The Return, Midnight by L. J. Smith
7)Gossip Girl: All I want is Everything by Cecily von Ziegesar
8)Desert Flower by Waris Dirie Cathleen Mille
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^did you like the hunger games? I've bought the mockingbird yesterday.

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I just started reading but I already love it!

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I don't have much time to read for leisure anymore, because I am swamped with reading from classes (as an Art History and History double major). Last week I finished A Happy Death by Albert Camus. Now I'm trying to find time to finish The Castle by Franz Kafka. I love this thread. It makes me so happy to see so many people reading!

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1.Never Let Me Go-Kazuo Ishiguro
2. The Virgin Suicides-Jeffrey Eugenides
3. The Great Gastby-F. Scott Fitzgerald
4. Bed of Roses- Nora Roberts
5. Affaire Royale- Nora Roberts
6. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy- John Le Carré
7. The Pillars of the Earth- Ken Follet

Its was soo soo good, I was sad when I finished it. Its such a great read and the characters are so rich.

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