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PostPosted: November 23rd, 2009, 11:38 am 
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^I'd love to read Macbeth... and I will... one day! :P


Can NGOs Make a Difference?
Quite interesting actually... because sometimes the NGOs are seen as the 7th Wonder and there are a lot of organisations working their butts off for the poor... but sometimes that's not even enough.

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We just finished reading Julius Caesar by Shakespeare (obviously), and I found it to be... annoying. Mainly because of people talking in 3rd person :disgust:.


But on a better note we're about to start Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and I'm really looking forward to reading it.

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We're studying bits from the Odyssey, which has been deemed too long and boring for teenage students in its entirety.

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Very good. Not quite what I had expected... almost Jane Austen-like. I'm enjoying it.

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A Separate Peace



Finished it before the rest of my classmates... and all I really have to say is, bummer. :confuzzled:

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I know what you mean!
We read it at the beginning of the year on my English class and all of us really did dislike Gene at the end of the novel. He's such a depressed little lad.

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We're doing a bunch of essays right now, but last year we read and studied:

Night by Elie Wiesel (<3)
Breadgivers by Anzia Yezierska (I think I spelled her name wrong, but the book was good!)
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (Good stuff, man!)
Julius Caesar - Shakespeare (LOVE)
Hamlet - Shakespeare (Much love!)
Romeo & Juliet - Shakespeare (<3)
Dante's Inferno - Dante Alighieri (I can't even describe how much I adore this book.)

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I'm reading The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood right now for my Women's Studies course. A very interesting read. Different from most books I read. It's basically going back into mythology and writing it from the woman's perspective.

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^Sounds interesting, would you recommend it?
Made me think of the Avalon-series that writes the Arthurian legends from the women's point of view.

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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

Very good. :P

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Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck.





I remember watching the movie when I was pretty young, maybe 9 or 10 years old. It upset me. :( Still does. meep.

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<i>The Canterbury Tales</i>

I do not like them at all... the way it's written bothers me because I don't like how it rhymes - don't get me wrong, I love poetry that rhymes but not with the end two words each time... ha ha I think I'm confusing you all. :P

Maybe it's just senioritis setting in at this time of year, but unfortunately we still have to read Hamlet before the school year is over. :swoon:

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Finished:
The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka (Loathed. Utterly)
The Stranger - Albert Camus (Meh.)
Siddhartha - Herman Hesse (Rather enjoyable)
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky (Im not going to lie; I didn't even read this, and yet I wrote a 2000 word paper on it. SO BORING)
Hamlet - William Shakespeare (LOVE! Shakespeare is my hero)

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Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller

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^ I love Crime and Punishment! He kills two old women within the first hundred pages! How can you not love it? However, I'm totally with you when it comes to Metamorphosis - I gave up on that one.

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Dude. If I want murder, I read Agatha Christie. xD I fell asleep before I even got ten pages in.

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The Great Gatsby



ummmm. I finished it the other day but I still haven't decided whether or not I liked it. :confused: alas.

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