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I also like Shakespeare, my favourites being "Hamlet", "Romeo and Juliet" and "Othello" all of which I would recommend to anyone.

MacBeth was my fav :)

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A dagger of the mind, a false creation,
Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?..."

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Why don't I like anything!

I hate Shakespeare. King Lear made me stop being an English Major. Granted it wasn't just King Lear, but still.

You guys make me feel like I'm a horrible uncultured person. :(


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Why don't I like anything!

I hate Shakespeare. King Lear made me stop being an English Major. Granted it wasn't just King Lear, but still.

You guys make me feel like I'm a horrible uncultured person. :(

You're not uncultured. You're a savage.

Shakespeare is alright. I'll be able to read them without falling asleep.

As for my favorite... I'd have to go with JK Rowling. The Harry Potter books hold a special place in my heart because they're exciting and original.

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You're not uncultured. You're a savage.


That sounds horrible! :(


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nah you can just watch the butchered Romeo + Juliet modern version and claim sophistication XD And I suggest you clamp your eyes shut throughout the whole thing, boy was that baaaad lol

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I saw that movie once several years ago. I liked it.

It was right after we covered Romeo and Juliet in English class too. Back then I remember not minding Romeo and Juliet that much, but now I don't like it at all.


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Ray Bradbury who is THE REASON THAT I WRITE AT ALL.

Philip K. Dick, the even more science fiction focused brother of Ray Bradbury.

Stephen King. He does a fantastic job of creating HUMAN characters, who you feel genuinly sorry for when they get slaughtered by super natural beings. I feel that The Mist was his best work.

Kurt Vonnegut, who had such genius and dense thoughts that he wasn't able to write them down well (my flawed opinion)

Richard Matheson the man who brought us I AM LEGEND and other such brilliant works.

Michael Chricton with all of his cruel realism surrounded by overly researched science fiction with undertones of steriotyping and sexism.

Max Brooks I believe was his name? Auther of the Zombie survival guide?

Who wrote catch 22? Well, him too.

I can't even think of all the others

Oh, Joseph Heller, that's it. I think...

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If sci-fi is your bag then check out "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" by Philip K. ****. it is the book that "Bladerunner" is based on, and is awesome.
As far as my taste in reading goes My favourite author is Terry Pratchett, but Discworld has already been mentioned in detail. I also like Shakespeare, my favourites being "Hamlet", "Romeo and Juliet" and "Othello" all of which I would recommend to anyone.


Man I'v wanted to read "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" so bad after watching Bladerunner and I robot. Its a pretty awesome book name too.

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i said it on a news post by rick and i will say it here

i could not stand catch-22

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ai stopped reading books wen ai had to read soldier X

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I tend to like series with good, solid plots. There are very few books I'll read that are just, "one-shots" I guess you could say. So.......
Harry Potter,
House of Night, which is my current favorite,
Anthem by Ayn Rand,
Series of Unfortunate Events,
The Shadow Children Series,
Yoda: Dark Rendezvous by Sean Stewart,
Twilight ...... (don't kill me please. O.O)

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I tend to like series with good, solid plots. There are very few books I'll read that are just, "one-shots" I guess you could say. So.......
Harry Potter,
House of Night, which is my current favorite,
Anthem by Ayn Rand,
Series of Unfortunate Events,
The Shadow Children Series,
Yoda: Dark Rendezvous by Sean Stewart,
Twilight ...... (don't kill me please. O.O)


Twilight!? How can this be?!

How is Anthem not considered a one-shot? It's not even a novel.


I still haven't finished a Series of Unfortunate Events. The library doesn't have the last few books, and the one person I knew who also read the books didn't have the books I needed. It's been so long I basically don't remember what happened.


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Beagle wrote:
I tend to like series with good, solid plots. There are very few books I'll read that are just, "one-shots" I guess you could say. So.......
Harry Potter,
House of Night, which is my current favorite,
Anthem by Ayn Rand,
Series of Unfortunate Events,
The Shadow Children Series,
Yoda: Dark Rendezvous by Sean Stewart,
Twilight ...... (don't kill me please. O.O)


Twilight!? How can this be?!

How is Anthem not considered a one-shot? It's not even a novel.


I still haven't finished a Series of Unfortunate Events. The library doesn't have the last few books, and the one person I knew who also read the books didn't have the books I needed. It's been so long I basically don't remember what happened.




Twilight is pretty good. I have to admit, I'm a hopeless romantic when it comes to stories and plots. hehehe. I make no sterotype here, I know plenty of girls that hate Twilight, but I'm a girl, not a guy.

Anthem may not be a novel, but it's amazing. Did a literary analysis of it in Honors English 1, and was a major eye opener. I love Rand's philosophy.

I didn't say I don't read one-shots at all, I just usually don't read many of them. The Star Wars book is a one-shot as well.

S.o.U.E.'s ending wasn't that great. I'd just recommend Wikipedia-ing it, if it's been so long for you.

Ohh, Gone With The Wind is really good too. Unabriged verison.

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Warrior Cats by Erin Hunter

The author Erin Hunter is a pseudonym, and in truth represents three females that work on the growing collection together, with some graphic novels included in that collection, I might add.

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Anthem may not be a novel, but it's amazing. Did a literary analysis of it in Honors English 1, and was a major eye opener. I love Rand's philosophy.
I'd rather listen to 2112. :P

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I just picked up some Terry Pratchett books, never read her before lol

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Terry Pratchett is a man.

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Beagle wrote:
Anthem may not be a novel, but it's amazing. Did a literary analysis of it in Honors English 1, and was a major eye opener. I love Rand's philosophy.
I'd rather listen to 2112. :P


2112? Elaborate? =D

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It's a really good Rush song. Well, it's also the album on which the song is. The album's great too. But the song, I'm told, is extremely similar to Anthem. I haven't read the book, so I can't vouch for the credibility of the statement, but it's what I heard. True or not, the song's still great.

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Twilight is pretty good. I have to admit, I'm a hopeless romantic when it comes to stories and plots. hehehe.

I... I dont know if i will ever respect you.

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Terry Pratchett is a man.


He's not androgynous at all, huh?

Are you one of the Pratchett fans that likes the "City Watch" books, or the other kind? *eyes suspiciously*

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I've actually never read anything of his. I plan to get around to reading the Discworld series at some point, though. You can only prowl around TV Tropes so much before you feel the urge to check out the works it won't shut up about. That means at some point I also need to watch Neon Genesis Evangelion. :P

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You need an emergency infusion of Samuel Vimes and other Colorful Coppers, stat!

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Twilight is pretty good. I have to admit, I'm a hopeless romantic when it comes to stories and plots. hehehe.

I... I dont know if i will ever respect you.

It's ok, she's a girl.

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I like to think artistic value is gender-blind.

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I like to think artistic value is gender-blind.

I do, too, I was trying to be silly

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Teh Brawler wrote:
SomebodyYouKnow wrote:
Beagle wrote:
Twilight is pretty good. I have to admit, I'm a hopeless romantic when it comes to stories and plots. hehehe.

I... I dont know if i will ever respect you.

It's ok, she's a girl.

i knew that, then forgot, then said, "well, it doen't make much a difference"
yeah, thats how unforgiving about twillight i am.

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SomebodyYouKnow wrote:
Beagle wrote:
Twilight is pretty good. I have to admit, I'm a hopeless romantic when it comes to stories and plots. hehehe.

I... I dont know if i will ever respect you.



You don't have to respect me, person I don't know, we just have to get along. XD

You know, I can't wait until early January. The New House of Night book comes out! :3

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Heist Society by Alley Carter.

Two words:

Hale. Rocks.

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Beagle wrote:
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Beagle wrote:
Twilight is pretty good. I have to admit, I'm a hopeless romantic when it comes to stories and plots. hehehe.

I... I dont know if i will ever respect you.



You don't have to respect me, person I don't know, we just have to get along. XD

You know, I can't wait until early January. The New House of Night book comes out! :3

for not needing my respect and saying getting along and respect aren't neccesarily related, you earn my respect.

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for not needing my respect and saying getting along and respect aren't neccesarily related, you earn my respect.



lol, yay?

I Love You Beth Cooper is a pretty good book, so far. :3 I'm about... halfway through it?

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your not making this easy...


JK, JK :3

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I thouroughly enjoy Stephen King's novel Cell.
The Catcher In the Rye J.D.Salinger
Max brooks can be quite a read as well.


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I just bought this book today

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I liked Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer. It was most premium. Really want to read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies too.

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One of my favorite authors is.... going to try to not butcher her name...

Margeret Peterson Haddix?

Author of Double Identity and the Shadow Children series.

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i think thats right

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Life as we knew it.

Susan Beth Pfeffer.

I seriously looked up that book and had no idea where I was. It's one of the most captivating books I've ever read. It's really really good.

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I tend to like older books. I especially like:

- Lost Horizon by James Hilton

- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

- Dracula by Bram Stoker


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