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- member since June 29, 2010
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1. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
2. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
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Haha well, you still have a lot more self-control than I do. I always say I'm not gonna read until after homework. By midnight, the book is done and I'm starting my homework. And isn't Catching Fire awesome!!!! I seriously think it might be better than the first book. It is soooo good.
I really like CS Lewis's books too! You should read the rest of the Chronicles of Narnia, they're good too. Haha, I read a lot during math too. I thought the Great Gatsby was ok, but that's just my opinion. It's definitely better than other books we've been reading in English. Yeah, I think the Hunger Games are still hardcover only. Maybe you could check the library. Ours has, like, 10 copies of each book. I haven't heard of John Green's books, I'll have to look them up. One of my new favorite authors is Rick Riordan. His books are awesome.
That's great that you're liking your classes and teachers and everything. Haha, it seems like history teachers are always kinda funny in a way. Oh yeah, I've heard about the Scarlet Letter. From what I've heard, it does sound interesting, but long sentences can be hard to understand. I really wanna read Quidditch Through the Ages. Harry Potter is awesome! I really liked when we had that Harry Potter marathon we had at your house, that was fun. And it helps get us ready for the 7th movie! My year's been really good, but crazy busy though. Same with the classes. In English, we're doing a lot of reading. We had to read the Great Gatsby during the summer and now we're reading Walden, Critical Theory, and some poetry by Walt Whitman called Leaves of Grass. Walden puts me to sleep practically every time I pick it up. Critical Theory's pretty interesting though. Marching band's been good but intense, as always. How about for you? Oh, and guess what! I made it into honor band!
People laugh at me too sometimes, but I just can't help it. It's such a good book! And if you ask me, the second one is almost better than the first. I'm just dying to read the third one! Yeah, I have summer reading too. Thankfully it's not too much. I actually haven't read Huckleberry Finn. It seems like it might be interesting to read.
Yeah, I hope she writes another book. Haha, I see you've been busy adding books to your shelf. I know, it does help keep track of books. Like just yesterday I was able to look at my plan to read list and then go to our public library's website and see which of them were checked in. And the discussions are lots of fun sometimes. It's probably not a good idea to look at discussion for books you haven't read yet. Someone might give something away.
You know the book I bought at border's? I finished it on the plane and it ended with this huge cliffhanger! I hate cliff hangers! And I'm pretty sure that it's the last book because all the books before have been in the past tense and the last chapter of the book I read was in the present. So the entire series is just one big cliff hanger! I'm kinda disappointed. Anyway, do you like shelfari?