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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluephoria

    Is that why you're always staring at my chest?

    That's why we tag-teamed Baxter.
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    Reading Lolita by Nabokov for my lit class. Great work of art

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    I just read "Alice Bliss" by Laura Harrington - very poignant and heartbreaking.

    I literally cried through the whole thing. (Yes, Phil, I'm using that word properly ) I read it all in one sitting and went through a box of tissues.


    http://www.amazon.com/Alice-Bliss-No.../dp/0670022780

    "Outside the back window Alice can see the outlines of the garden, some of the furrows visible under the snow, stretching away in long thin rows. She can't imagine doing the garden without her dad. It's his thing; she's always thought of herself as his assistant at best. She can't imagine doing anything without her dad and she starts to feel like she can't breathe. And then she looks at him. Just looks at him as he watches the fire with muffin crumbs on his lap.
    'I'll write to you.'
    'I know, sweetheart.'
    'Every day.'"
    --From Alice Bliss

    When Alice Bliss learns that her father, Matt, is being deployed to Iraq, she's heartbroken. Alice idolizes her father, loves working beside him in their garden, accompanying him on the occasional roofing job, playing baseball. When he ships out, Alice is faced with finding a way to fill the emptiness he has left behind.

    Matt will miss seeing his daughter blossom from a tomboy into a full- blown teenager. Alice will learn to drive, join the track team, go to her first dance, and fall in love, all while trying to be strong for her mother, Angie, and take care of her precocious little sister, Ellie. But the smell of Matt is starting to fade from his blue shirt that Alice wears everyday, and the phone calls are never long enough.

    Alice Bliss is a profoundly moving coming-of-age novel about love and its many variations--the support of a small town looking after its own; love between an absent father and his daughter; the complicated love between an adolescent girl and her mother; and an exploration of new love with the boy-next- door. These characters' struggles amidst uncertain times echo our own, lending the novel an immediacy and poignancy that is both relevant and real. At once universal and very personal, Alice Bliss is a transforming story about those who are left at home during wartime, and a teenage girl bravely facing the future.
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    currently reading ESPN: Those Guys Have All the Fun. Pretty interesting stuff

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    I just started Sex On The Moon by Ben Mezrich. He is the same Author that wrote the books about the MIT students that went to Vegas and won a ton of money counting cards, and he also wrote the book The Social Network is based off of. This book is about the kid that stole the moon rocks from Nasa. This too is being made into a movie. It was written off interviews from the kid that did it himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYR2711 View Post
    I just started Sex On The Moon by Ben Mezrich. He is the same Author that wrote the books about the MIT students that went to Vegas and won a ton of money counting cards, and he also wrote the book The Social Network is based off of. This book is about the kid that stole the moon rocks from Nasa. This too is being made into a movie. It was written off interviews from the kid that did it himself.
    wow. sounds sick

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    I just finished "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison.

    Amazing book.
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    Sounds like an excellent book, Jimmy. And apparently, it's the only book he published in his lifetime
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    Quote Originally Posted by BleedzNYRBlue View Post
    Sounds like an excellent book, Jimmy. And apparently, it's the only book he published in his lifetime
    Yea, he was more of a short-story guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cash or Czech? View Post
    Reading Lolita by Nabokov for my lit class. Great work of art
    Currently reading this as well. The opening lines are perfect!

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    Some creepy guy wrote the opening lines on my friend's shirt at a highlighter party. Weird

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    Chuck Palaniuk books are all pretty entertaining. Raw and humorous. I am currently reading the extended version of Stephen King's "The Stand" on my Nook (F-you, I love my Nook.) Its been a drag, so far. I hear great things though.

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    All things "Stephen King" are awesome, including "The Stand".
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    Quote Originally Posted by BleedzNYRBlue View Post
    All things "Stephen King" are awesome, including "The Stand".

    I'm a HUGE stephen king fan, especially the Stand, one of my favorites was "IT" as well as his short stories. The Mist was really good. I want to read the Dark Tower series or whatever they're called. Once Kindle gets library access, I will get them. Not into buying books that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broadway Blue View Post
    I'm a HUGE stephen king fan, especially the Stand, one of my favorites was "IT" as well as his short stories. The Mist was really good. I want to read the Dark Tower series or whatever they're called. Once Kindle gets library access, I will get them. Not into buying books that much.
    IT is amazing, otherwise i can strongly recommend The Eyes of The Dragon, a little different than King's normal stuff but extremely good. ALso worth noting is that The Eyes of the Dragon is set in the same land as the Dark Tower series with several characters showing up in both. Flagg from the Stand is here as well.
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    The Mist was such an awful movie, as was Dream Catcher...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peetie27 View Post
    The Mist was such an awful movie, as was Dream Catcher...
    Never saw those ^ movies, but "Dreamcatcher" was a fantastic book! So brutal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peetie27 View Post
    The Mist was such an awful movie, as was Dream Catcher...

    Dreamcatcher although was a fantastic book, Mist was a pretty good short story. Movies derived from books usually suck

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    Yea, you know a book is good when they sell it in a supermarket
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    He wrote "Dreamcatcher" while he was recovering from being hit by that van. You could tell he was in a very dark frame of mind. It was relentless and brutal. I loved it!
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