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2017 50 Book Challenge

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by edinatlanta, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    I'd like to not be doing this on my own.
     
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  2. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    make it 50 comic books and I'm there.
     
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    Do we all have to read the same books? What is the list? I have no intention of reading anything with "zombies" in the title.
     
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    Do we all have to read the same books? What is the list? I have no intention of reading anything with "zombies" in the title.

    pfft, well, there goes half of my comic books right there. [​IMG]
     
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    I think reading dozens of books is less rewarding than reading a handful of books in great depth. For example, instead of just reading Beloved and coming away knowing that 1) Slavery is bad and 2) Beloved is sort of like a ghost, I think the experience will be more intersting if you consider looking into outside criticism of the book, such as Morrison's alledged "jazzthetic" literary device to tie in the cultural tradition of blues and jazz into narrative form to increase our awareness of the post-CW African American experience. [​IMG] http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m.../ai_n16832496/ You're not going to get much reward for carpet bombing your library's holds system.
     
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    can you recommend any articles that explain the dancing thing in all indian movies?
     
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    I've been Indian for the past 21 years and still don't understand it.
     
  8. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    Do we all have to read the same books? What is the list? I have no intention of reading anything with "zombies" in the title.

    read whatever you want. I consider at least 200 pages the minimum.
     
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    What about Lord of the Flies and that kinda stuff? There are some classics I never read...

    But I have discovered a new author...I'm even reading George Douche's bio. (Slowly, on the side). I'm in.
     
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    I don't get this. Is reading a book really supposed to be a challenge? I like to think of reading as an escape from the hypercompetitive work environment I've found myself in.
     
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    What about Lord of the Flies and that kinda stuff? There are some classics I never read...

    But I have discovered a new author...I'm even reading George Douche's bio. (Slowly, on the side). I'm in.


    I haven't read Don Quixote, so I'm going to give that a shot.
    I have four books I want to read.
    1. Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion - Peter Wood
    2. Don Quixote
    3. Encyclopedia Black Folklore and Humor - Henry D Spalding
    4. An Area of Darkness - V.S Naipaul
     
  12. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    I don't get this. Is reading a book really supposed to be a challenge? I like to think of reading as an escape from the hypercompetitive work environment I've found myself in.

    no you read them and then review them.

    the challenge is finishing 50 books. I was on pace to go well past that but didn't
     
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    no you read them and then review them.

    the challenge is finishing 50 books. I was on pace to go well past that but didn't


    I dunno. What I'm reading right now is a series of books from the same author.
     
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    I might give it a try - I've decided to give up buying magazines this year. I might be able to use that time to read books. honestly, I think I read 10 books in 2010.
     
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    I'm in for 25 books
     
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    Sounds good I will take up this challenge.
     
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    I'll do this. Reviews will however be tiny.
    Intend to start the challenge on my January 1 flight from a snowy European airport to a non-snowy Asian one.
     
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    edinatlanta Senior member

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    I'll do this. Reviews will however be tiny.

    after a while its a PITA to review them. See the 2010 challenge for proof
     
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    I might give it a try - I've decided to give up buying magazines this year. I might be able to use that time to read books. honestly, I think I read 10 books in 2010.

    I'm probably not far off that total, although schoolwork has conspired to kill my fun-reading time.

    That said, I started Midnight's Children a while ago and still am hardly 1/3 through it. Then again I started Walden as well, and am like 1/50 finished.
     
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    I might give it a try - I've decided to give up buying magazines this year. I might be able to use that time to read books. honestly, I think I read 10 books in 2010.

    With all the time you spend on airplanes, should be a cinch for you my friend. BTW I like the new "hippie" Zach look.
     

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