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Re: The last book you bought
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2009, 06:23:38 PM »
I probably have 60+ books that I have bought that I need to read, no joke, I need to stop
I know the feeling, although I have more like 40+ I've bought and haven't read.

but even if you read a book a week you wouldn't be through with them all by the end of the year...madness.  :o
 

And I know i won't read a book a week.  I used to, but not anymore.  I feel like all the reading I did for graduate school somehow diminished my reading for pleasure.  It makes me mad, I don't know why I don't read as much as I used to.
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Re: The last book you bought
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2009, 11:55:38 PM »
It's a school thing.

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Re: The last book you bought
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2009, 01:00:33 AM »
Oh yeah, school books.

Norton Anthology of English Lit. (Major Authors: VA)
Maus (Set: Maus I/Maus II)
NORTON ANTH AMER LIT, PACKAGE 2 (VOLS C,D,E) (7E)
POCKET STYLE MANUAL (5E)
LYSISTRATA & OTHER PLAYS
MLA HANDBOOK WRITERS RES PAPERS (6E)
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BEDFORD GLOSSARY OF CRITICAL & LITERARY TERMS (3E)
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Re: The last book you bought
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2009, 06:51:21 AM »
Ulysses, James Joyce, 2nd hand, although in very nice condition.

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Re: The last book you bought
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2009, 05:25:43 PM »
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Re: The last book you bought
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2009, 07:09:01 PM »

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Re: The last book you bought
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2009, 07:12:24 PM »
Last books bought:

Best American Essays of 2008

Best American Mysteries Stories of 2008

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asbergers by John Elder Robison (brother or half-brother of Augusten Burroughs and guitar tech for KISS)

The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory

I planned to buy only the last one, but fell into one of those "buy 2 get 1 free" tables at B&N, hence the others.

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Re: The last book you bought
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2009, 04:54:40 AM »
Probably not the best place to ask, but after so much love from Filmspotters, I'm looking to buy a copy of Crime and Punishment. I was wondering if people had a translation they would recommend. I nearly bought a copy yesterday, but I stopped because I wasn't sure if there was a more widely regarded translation I should be looking out for.

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Re: The last book you bought
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2009, 11:55:18 AM »
Probably not the best place to ask, but after so much love from Filmspotters, I'm looking to buy a copy of Crime and Punishment. I was wondering if people had a translation they would recommend. I nearly bought a copy yesterday, but I stopped because I wasn't sure if there was a more widely regarded translation I should be looking out for.

Ta in advance.

Good for you. It's great stuff. Without doing any research whatsoever, my advice would be to grab whatever is the most recent Penguin classics version you find. They've always served me well.
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