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    I am not reading any books in English. Recently I've read one Magic Tree House, Snow White, and Roald Dhal's The Twits in French. Children's books are great for reading, and I only have to look up a few words per page, which beats many adult books.

    My goal is to be able to read Jules Verne in his native tongue by next spring.
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    I don't think I'm reading the book I have from the library about a sex scandal during the Jackson administration. I feel sorry for Margaret Eaton, but the book is focusing so much on the men most of the time that she's kind of getting lost.
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    I don't seem to be reading the huge pile of magazines that is getting higher by the week. I need to stop staring at all these screens (including books from Kindle on the Android tablet) and actually read something on paper.
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    I'm startin to notice that some novels are marketed "for young boys" (middle school) instead than "for young adults" (teen years). as a matter of fact they sound SILLY and not graceful, for an adult...

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    I continue to not read Hemingway (I am no longer a high school student, and English teachers won't get me to read Hemingway before they read Schlichting, Prandtl, and Shapiro).

    I once read Ayn Rand, but have finally recovered my intelligence, so shan't do that again.

    On the lighter side, Philip Pullman, Anne McAffrey, Piers Anthony, and "news" on Facebook are on my NTBR pile.
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    Anything in the Trials and Errors forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swampyankee View Post
    I once read Ayn Rand, but have finally recovered my intelligence, so shan't do that again.
    I thought some of her essays were very interesting reads. I regularly disagreed with her arguments, but much of my interest was in working out why I disagreed. (Similar to reading Marx in some ways.) I couldn’t take her novels. Incredibly long lectures and diatribes.

    She was a tad obsessive, but I give her some slack given her background. Essentially, the revolutionaries came in and tore up her life, her parents’ lives and the lives of everyone she knew. Apparently her father had been a successful pharmacist, but his business was taken away, they had to run and faced times of near starvation. I see echos of some things she wrote about when I read about Venezuela. People making similar mistakes, facing similar results.

    On the lighter side, Philip Pullman, Anne McAffrey, Piers Anthony, and "news" on Facebook are on my NTBR pile.
    I never tried Pullman, what is the issue there? I don’t care much for the Pern stories, so haven’t read much from McAffrey. Many years ago I did read some Anthony, but got tired of repetitive themes. I tried rereading when older, but noticed he really does have a thing about women I don’t like to see and the stories are weaker than I remembered.

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    Have been reading a Brief History of Time and last night picked up my copy of Nightwatch by Terrence Dickinson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    Have been reading a Brief History of Time and last night picked up my copy of Nightwatch by Terrence Dickinson.
    Ahem. This is the "What are you not reading" thread. Life's confusing enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    Ahem. This is the "What are you not reading" thread. Life's confusing enough.

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    I guess I saw the word reading and assumed it was the, "What are you thread" because it usually nearer the top. LOL.
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    Before today I had never read this thread. I didn't recall it even existing.
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    People I won't read again: Ayn Rand, Henry Miller, both once very popular with me.
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    Why bother reading Ayn Rand, I hear she isn't that good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    Before today I had never read this thread. I didn't recall it even existing.
    So, this thread would have been on your "not reading" list!
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