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Offline Clarius

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2025 on: June 09, 2015, 03:33:37 PM »
as Bloomsday is coming up, re-reading Joyce - Ulysses.

Well done you for actually reading it. It's been said of Joyce that he's more talked about that actually read. The only one of his works I've read is Portrait... which Jesuit depiction of hell is, quite literally, going to put the fear of God into anyone who reads it.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2026 on: June 10, 2015, 03:12:12 AM »
ta very much! Reading it for the 4th time fully through. From age about 15 picked it up and put it down so many times.
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« Reply #2027 on: June 12, 2015, 07:24:49 PM »
Toxic Sludge is Good For You! Lies, Damn Lies, and the Public Relations Industry

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2028 on: June 13, 2015, 01:49:29 PM »
The Dead Zone - Stephen King
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2029 on: June 13, 2015, 06:42:44 PM »
I'm also reading a book of short stories by Stephen King. It's called Nightmares and Dreamscapes. It contains one of my favorite stories, The Moving Finger.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2030 on: June 14, 2015, 04:09:32 AM »
Week #24/Book #24. Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2031 on: June 15, 2015, 01:35:50 PM »
Just finished Kristin Hannah's "The Nightingale" and Jennifer Teege's "My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me."
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2032 on: June 15, 2015, 01:52:14 PM »
Just finished The Woods Harlan Coben.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2033 on: June 17, 2015, 10:27:12 AM »
Re-reading Die Again - Tess Gerritsen
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2034 on: June 17, 2015, 06:30:26 PM »
I'm reading MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers...

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2035 on: June 17, 2015, 08:38:25 PM »
I'm reading MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers...

I'm sorry. :D

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« Reply #2036 on: June 18, 2015, 01:19:11 AM »
I'm sorry. :D

No apologizing necessary. I'ts actually a good book. It talks about selecting a topic, conducting research, evaluating sources, plagiarism, and the format of a research paper. There's more to it, but that's as far as I've gotten so far. 

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2037 on: June 18, 2015, 08:11:55 AM »
The best academic text I ever read was The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt. He took an academic theory and wrote a novel around it, the story of how a manager saves his business by applying Goldratt's theory of constraints.
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« Reply #2038 on: June 21, 2015, 03:38:46 PM »
No apologizing necessary. I'ts actually a good book. It talks about selecting a topic, conducting research, evaluating sources, plagiarism, and the format of a research paper. There's more to it, but that's as far as I've gotten so far. 

I had to use it and other similar resources plenty through my education. I just never thought of it as an enjoyable read.


Just finished Memoirs of a Geisha. Great example of an author who can pull off heavy descriptions.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2039 on: June 21, 2015, 03:47:26 PM »
My uncle's poetry book, it's in a different language so I won't bother naming it.

As for what am I reading .... I just finished  Anna Karenina and am moving onto War & Peace - Tolstoy.