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15-01-2012
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I've read just two books this year, but it's ok considering that I don't have time to sleep with all this craziness here. I usually read more in summer.

1. The Magus by John Fowles
2. Atonement by Ian McEwan

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I'm starting late. Only yesterday opened my first book of the year
1. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

PS: My goal for this year is to read as much classic authors that I missed in school as possible.

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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

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1. Secret Vampire #1 in The Night World series by L.J. Smith
2. Timbuktu by Paul Auster
3. The Valkyries by Paulo Coelho
4. Rødby - Puttgarden by Helle Helle

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I'm starting late. Only yesterday opened my first book of the year
1. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

PS: My goal for this year is to read as much classic authors that I missed in school as possible.
You can still catch up .

One of my goals is also to read classics this year.

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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)


Thanks kate_is_goddess & Karen 0193 for your commentary regardring The Virgin Suicides, I'll try to read it this year.


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I'm a bit late, but count me in. I'll try to reach 30.

1.- Almost Transparent Blue, by Ryu Murakami (still reading it)

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1. Secret Vampire #1 in The Night World series by L.J. Smith
2. Timbuktu by Paul Auster
3. The Valkyries by Paulo Coelho
4. Rødby - Puttgarden by Helle Helle
5. The Queen and I by Sue Townsend

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Why is everyone so hard on themselves It's January 17! Jesus! I've been on vacation and I still haven't finished one book!

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Why is everyone so hard on themselves It's January 17! Jesus! I've been on vacation and I still haven't finished one book!
Me, too!!!

I'm still Under the Dome with Stephen King

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lol karma ^ Let me know how it is.

1. Apathy -- and Other Small Victories by Paul Neilan. This is a 5/5 book by my standards. But it won't be for everyone. I'm always on the lookout for funny books and this is literally one of the funniest, if not the funniest book I've ever read. I actually laugh out loud reading it. But keep in mind that the humour is very sarcastic, sometimes quite dark, quite politically incorrect. It's very over the top, deadpan, exaggerated humour. I'd describe it as something like The Big Lebowski put in a very wrong blender This is a book I've re-read somewhere between 5 and 10 times. It's a short easy read.

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01 > Das böse Mädchen (engl: The Bad Girl, orig: Travesuras de la Niña Mala) < Mario Vargas Llosa
02 > The Crossing < Cormac McCarthy

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i'm also still on my first book, between work and uni i can only read on my train-rides and even then i'm too tired sometimes

does anyone know a veeery easy book in Spanish? i just learned the first past tense, so it could be written in present and preteritum...is there some nice children's book maybe? i looked at the Spanish versions of the Potter books, but they are still way too hard, i need simple, easy Spanish and short sentences.

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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
I like all these books. How did you like A Though Splendid Suns, I prefer Kite Runner. Suns, was really sad for me.

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I like all these books. How did you like A Though Splendid Suns, I prefer Kite Runner. Suns, was really sad for me.
I too preferred the Kite Runner, but ATSS was absolutely beautiful. It solidified my love for Khaled Hosseini's writing... I can't wait to read whatever he releases in the future

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