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« Reply #1815 on: June 30, 2007, 01:16:33 am »

Has anyone read the 'Dark Tower' series by Stephen King?
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« Reply #1816 on: June 30, 2007, 02:55:14 am »

I'm going to order The Truth About Forever, it seems quite interesting. Thanks for the suggestions everyone! Smiley
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« Reply #1817 on: June 30, 2007, 10:09:03 am »

No to the 'Dark Tower' series...sounds interesting though. I don't read too much Stephen King anymore.

Grace If it works for you...keep doing it! I just wish I could keep them straight if I tried more than one book at a time! I hardly have time for one - let alone more than that! haha I think it's so awesome that you love reading that much though! Never lose that!

I love The Princess Bride - the book and the movie = AMAZING! Great! Smiley
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« Reply #1818 on: June 30, 2007, 10:13:16 am »

WOW!! Everyone's summer reading lists look so good! I wish I had more time to read, but until classes end, I don't see that happening. Just six more weeks! haha

I have to look Sarah Dessen up. I haven't read anything by her but there seems to be a lot of people out there that really like her work!!

The Phantom and Wicked are excellent reads and phenomenal musicals! Such emotion and amazing talent on both ends! I hope you enjoy them so much!!

Grace I'm glad that you liked the Secret Life of Bees! I enjoyed that book so much! I didn't think I would like it but to my suprise, I did! Who's the author of 'The Red Tent' if I may ask? I've heard of that title but haven't read it. Hope you enjoy!

For as much as I feel that I've read throughout my life, and for as much as I love reading...I sure feel like there's such a huge amount of books that I haven't read, that I haven't even begun my reading journey! Sad I feel like I need to read more, and faster, and there's just no time and time is running out!!! haha *pants* I wish that I could find a job where I was paid to read good books! How wonderful would that be?! So awesome! Grin

Hope you're ALL doing wonderful and having a fantastic week! The weekend's almost here...yeah!


Its funny that you mention that because i have read and seen both books and I agree. Those two are my favorite musicals
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« Reply #1819 on: June 30, 2007, 02:00:00 pm »

Has anyone read the 'Dark Tower' series by Stephen King?
I'm quite the Stephen King fan and actually have yet to read the Dark Tower series! Although I do always hear from other Kings fans how much the series should be read.. along with The Stand, which I actually never finished. I got through maybe half of The Stand and then kind of stopped. Usually with me and his books it sometimes take me like one or two tries in order to get into some of his books. But it isn't always like that.

Have you read any of the Dark Tower?? I've been wanting to read a King book for awhile but don't know which one to choose. I've been thinking about Pet Sematary (again) or The Bachman Books.
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« Reply #1820 on: June 30, 2007, 02:36:23 pm »


Sooks, recently you posted that you were reading "The Fountainhead". Did you finish or put it off until later?
I'm curious about what you think. 
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Yeah, I know this wasn't addressed to me... (Obviously, since my name isn't Sooks.  Wink )

But I just wanted to jump in here and say that I loved "The Fountainhead!"  I thought it was fantastic!  Smiley

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« Reply #1821 on: June 30, 2007, 03:15:25 pm »

Has anyone read the 'Dark Tower' series by Stephen King?
I never got into his books. sorry:(
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« Reply #1822 on: June 30, 2007, 08:09:18 pm »

Stephen King was a big thing for me when I was like 15-16 but then the greatness wore off for me - don't know why really, just did. I sometimes go back and read one of his books but I'm not a big die hard King fan like some. That's just me.

Sharon What did you think of The Fountainhead philosophy? I'm eager to talk to someone else who's read the book too, but have to wait until the end of summer! I'm excited that you and Bingbong have read it and can't wait to discuss! I'm really like what I've had the opportunity to read thus far! Have you read any other books by her?
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« Reply #1823 on: June 30, 2007, 08:16:23 pm »

Sooks - I thought the philosophy from The Fountainhead was extremely interesting, even though I didn't agree with all of it.  But, that's what I love about philosophy; you don't necessarily have to agree with it to appreciate it.  At least that's my view, anyway.  Smiley  I haven't read anything else by her yet, though I do plan on reading Atlas Shrugged later this summer.  Smiley
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« Reply #1824 on: June 30, 2007, 08:57:26 pm »

Sooks - I thought the philosophy from The Fountainhead was extremely interesting, even though I didn't agree with all of it.  But, that's what I love about philosophy; you don't necessarily have to agree with it to appreciate it.  At least that's my view, anyway.  Smiley  I haven't read anything else by her yet, though I do plan on reading Atlas Shrugged later this summer.  Smiley

I might have enjoyed "The Fountainhead" more if it had been written as straight philosophy. I love good literature but had a problem with the dryness of the prose, as i was trying to explain to Sooks earlier. And i also did not buy into the philosophy itself, just too stern for me, though i agree it is interesting to delve into.
My father loved Ayn Rand, in contrast to his son. This was a few years ago when i dealt with the book and it was worth the time, despite my reservations.

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« Reply #1825 on: June 30, 2007, 11:07:51 pm »

Has anyone read the 'Dark Tower' series by Stephen King?
I'm quite the Stephen King fan and actually have yet to read the Dark Tower series! Although I do always hear from other Kings fans how much the series should be read.. along with The Stand, which I actually never finished. I got through maybe half of The Stand and then kind of stopped. Usually with me and his books it sometimes take me like one or two tries in order to get into some of his books. But it isn't always like that.

Have you read any of the Dark Tower?? I've been wanting to read a King book for awhile but don't know which one to choose. I've been thinking about Pet Sematary (again) or The Bachman Books.
See, I don't like Stephan King at all, but these books are amazing!!! I didn't like the first one, very boring, but once you get through that one, it gets sooooo good! I've read all 7 of them, once you get started, you get carried away.
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« Reply #1826 on: July 03, 2007, 01:27:22 pm »

Im reading Gone With The Wind right now.
Its really boring so far (the very beggining)
but I've heard that it gets better when you get deeper into the book.
Anybody, have any opinions on that book?
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« Reply #1827 on: July 03, 2007, 01:36:14 pm »

sorry to say, I've never read it

The fountainhead was an intense little f***er.  I struggled with it, but I was so determined to get through it.  I took a lot of notes, so I hope I got the main point of it.  The philosophy stuff was really deep at times, but I thought her descriptions were so lively it made certain parts so hauntingly beautiful.

I'm currently reading "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez~ I'm having a little trouble getting into it.  There are a lot of characters and it gets confusing.  Any thoughts?
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« Reply #1828 on: July 03, 2007, 03:30:57 pm »

I just read a fabulous book called Love Sick. It is about a boy who loses everything--his scholarship, his sport, his knee. Then suddenly he gets an offer he cannot pass up. A free ride through college from a father of a bulimic rich girl. Although one catch: He has to look after his little girl. Except he never predicted that he would fall in love.

This is such a great book, and I think that a lot of people can relate to the fact that bulimia does happen to some of the best people, and it is very misunderstood, and how you can get out of that. I personally loved this book. I can almost directly relate to it because my sister was anorexic and it is definately a growing problem out there. But I would definately recommend this book to one and all.

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« Reply #1829 on: July 04, 2007, 08:22:44 am »

I'm currently reading "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez~ I'm having a little trouble getting into it.  There are a lot of characters and it gets confusing.  Any thoughts?

I read this book several years ago (english translation) and loved it. Any particular parts that are confusing? In this book, as in others by Garcia Marquez, there is a blend of reality and "magic" (i can't think of a better word for it). I wonder if that is the confusing part? Or if it is the many characters? I would say, focus on the brothers and their offspring; they are the crux of it.
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