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06-03-2012
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01. On the Road - Jack Kerouac

02. Compassion - OSHO
"I'll only say that i really love some of his ideas"

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03. Howl and other poems - Allen Ginsberg

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08-03-2012
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01. Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling
02. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
03. Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier
04. Bossypants by Tina Fey
05. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
06. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
07. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
08. The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale
09. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
10. Wives & Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
11. Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay

Still reading The Inferno by Dante Alighieri and am a decent way through On Beauty by Zadie Smith. Pretty breezy read so far. The family focus reminds me of Franzen, although I like him better. Still, an enjoyable read. I'm about two thirds through, I think.

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01.Never Let Me Go-Kazuo Ishiguro
02. The Virgin Suicides-Jeffrey Eugenides
03. The Great Gastby-F. Scott Fitzgerald
04. Bed of Roses- Nora Roberts
05. Affaire Royale- Nora Roberts
06. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy- John Le Carré
07. The Pillars of the Earth- Ken Follet
08. One Hundred Years of Solitude- Gabriel García Márquez
09. A Farewell to Arms- Ernest Hemingway
10. Silver Girl-Elin Hilderbrand

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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
10: I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak
11: Genesis by Bernard Beckett
12: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

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6. Elokuvamuisti by Katja Kallio
7. The rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons
8. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
9. The adventures of Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
10. Bridget Jones's diary by Helen Fielding
11. The clan of cave bears by Jean M. Auel

Elokuvamuisti is collection of movie/tv releated blog texts. I remembered to read her blog where she wondered that when Tony Soprano got hospital which tv-hospital he would entry (ER, House, Grey's) these were same kind of stuff. Even if her taste of the movies is little bit different, these are still so lovely. I love how she admits not want to tell her favorites because they are hers, no one else could understand them, I know the feeling.. (and then I have picture of her bookself and I try to locate movies which she didn't write here).

The rise of Endymion was end of the serie and cheesy as I remembered but still so loveble.

We have discussion with my sis which were Diana's father profession in Anne of Green Gables, and because of lazy afternoon I ended up reading whole book instead of little googling. And because of Emily, I needed to check if I still like this writer at all. Yeah.. of course I was wrong about dad, he wasn't doctor at all.. how my memory suck.

I didn't read any books from my goal to read ten books from Guardian 100 lists so I thought to start with something easy. Pippi was good as I remembered.

Oh, and talking about picking books - I was playing Trivial Pursuit and there was quoestion about Bridget Jones. After that I had to show my sister why I bought the book in the first place. (because the cover were hole in her stockings and you can feel it by touching on the cover) this was probably the first time when I really liked and understand this book (yeah, this is so deep..) but being older and not married, it was easier to relate her problems and diets. I still don't too interested in to check other book but I could watch movies. Hopefully I could start to read Anna Karenina now because the game was question of it too.

I still couldn't believe how bad the latest Auel's book was so I checked her first The clan of cave bears and suprisingly it wasn't that good either. Maybe I really have changed since teens.

I try to keep record any books I read my Goodreads account and I seem to have very annoing habit trying to read many books at same time.. If the first chapters were not too interesting, books have to wait months to me finish them and usually I have to read them from the first page to remember plot. But there are just so many books I wanna read and so little time!

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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
9)The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
10)Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
11)Mockinjay by Suzanne Collins
12)The Clique by Lisi Harrison
13)Extras bελπίδα y Scott Westerfeld
14)Η ελπίδα πεθαίνει πάντα τελευταία by Ελπίδα Ισμαήλ
15)Fallen: Passion by Lauren Kate

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How does everyone feel they're doing on the challenge so far??

I feel like I'm going so super slow... especially compared to my pace last year.
I know I'm reading denser books for the most part this year, but still...
It's going a bit slower than I anticipated.
I guess you never know.

The book I'm currently reading is translated from the original Spanish and some of the sentences are super long run-ons with paragraphs spanning pages so it's tough for me to find a spot, even as a reader, to kind of breathe and take a break. Almost feels like I'm chiseling away at a boulder to find a hidden treasure, but it's not a bad read by any means. Just a bit more laborious than I need right now when I want reading to be a bit more of a relief and not so much of an effort.

I fleetingly wondered if I should amend my goal number, (to even less books!), but that feels like cheating and it's early yet in the year, so I'll stick with it.

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^ I've hit the very large speed bump that is Foucault. So, I completely empathize with your 'chiseling' metaphor. This year I wanted to read more philosophy and social theory, which doesn't make for good light, speedy reading. Foucault is really interesting, but I generally have a 'lighter' book on the go as well to have a break with, which also keeps me slogging along towards 50.

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01. Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling
02. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
03. Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier
04. Bossypants by Tina Fey
05. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
06. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
07. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
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09. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
10. Wives & Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
11. Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay
12. On Beauty by Zadie Smith
13. Marathon Man by William Goldman

Still reading The Inferno by Dante Alighieri and have just started Henry and Cato by Iris Murdoch.

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How does everyone feel they're doing on the challenge so far??
I feel like I'm lagging a bit, and I've already not finished a couple of books this year which is so unlike me! I'm hoping for a good run of face-paced books to get me back on track.

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i also feel like i'm super slow this year and even though i like most of the books i'm currently reading i just make no progress.

so i decided to re-read The Hunger Games, it's a nice quick read, i need something like that right now

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Yeah, sometimes you just need an easy read or something you've read before, I think. If I'm at home I always read before I go to sleep no matter how tired (or even tipsy) I am and I find that having something easy or familiar works better in those instances than something new or intense. I usually have at least two books on the go.

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I'm still stuck on the same three books. I haven't been able to touch another book unless it's school related, but thankfully it's Spring Break next week!!

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love hearing everyone's status updates

it helps that i don't feel so alone in my slowness!

I might reread the Harry Potter series this year...
Just thinking that it could be a good buffer between these dense books and I'd definitely enjoy reading them again...
I've read the first 5 books several times each, but really look forward to re-reading the last two books in the series

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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
06. Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger
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