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Post by carolineb on Sun May 24, 2009 11:36 pm

OH i just remembered another more books from last year. because frankly i was not thrilled by the english 11 reading list which i'll put at the bottom in case anyone else might be =)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was such a good book. a MILLION times better than the movie. which is supposed to be super good, but it was a let down after reading the book.
and thanks larry!
have you finished scarlet letter yet? dimmesdale is, for lack of a better word, a tool.


english 11 list
crime and punishment
metamorphosis
the stranger
dolls house
scarlet letter
--for the record, these two i have yet to finish-
their eyes were watching god
the crucible
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Post by LAMeadows on Sun May 24, 2009 11:53 pm

I have not finished Scarlet Letter yet, but it will be done by Wednesday, when I have my final quiz on it. Thank God. I hate that book.
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Post by Natalie Zhen on Mon May 25, 2009 12:36 am

Yeah, I have my Scarlet Letter reading compr. test on Wed. I haven't started x_X I was talking to you, Larry, on chat when I was supposed to be reading. I liked The Birth-mark's themes better than the writing style so.....blargh. Hopefully it won't be too painful.
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Post by Mike on Mon May 25, 2009 11:51 am

I'm about to start reading 1984 so I'm glad to hear someone say its good. I saw one flew over the cuckoo's nest movie and thought it was really good, but I guess I haven't read the book so I can't really compare it.
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Post by Lauren on Mon May 25, 2009 2:39 pm

1984 was incredible. One of my favorite (if not my favorite) books. The ending made me mad, but it was a nice twist. For AP English 11 we read:

Death of a Salesman, The Bluest Eye, The Awakening (summer reading)
And then during the year:
The Scarlet Letter
The Autobiography of Frederick Douglass
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Great Gatsby

I just looked up the summer reading list for AP English 12, and I'm very excited. I've already read half of the books, and the others I was planning on reading anyway Smile
Required: Brave New World, Frankenstein, The Stranger
Others (Pick 2): 1984, Pride and Prejudice, The Picture of Dorian Grey
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Post by Mike on Mon May 25, 2009 2:49 pm

I hated pride and prejudice, but most people loved it. A couple of my friends read dorian grey and liked it a lot, it's really weird and funny. Oscar Wilde is hilarious, i was just in The Importance of Being Earnest actually.
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Post by Lauren on Mon May 25, 2009 3:19 pm

Yeah, nearly every girl I know has read P&P and loved it, but I haven't met any guys that read it or liked it. I guess it's a girl thing? Smile

I want to read that book too! Ahhh, so many books, so little time.
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Post by iheartnyc2010 on Mon May 25, 2009 3:46 pm

I haven't read that book but I love the movie. I definitely agree with Lauren though....I think its a girl favorite. Though my best (straight) guy friend does really like it Smile
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Post by Mike on Mon May 25, 2009 3:51 pm

Lol yeah it does seem like more of a girl book, but my brother liked it and I could appreciate the humor, i just didn't like the style of writing or the characters. And if you were saying you wanted to read tiobe then you should know it takes about 5 minutes to read lol, so it's not that hard to get through.
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Post by carolineb on Mon May 25, 2009 6:15 pm

yeah, iheartnyc, i also have not read the book but seen the movie HOWEVER, i don't see what the fuss is about. ESPECIALLY about mr darcy... seriously, while i'll probably get murdered for this, mr darcy is not hot. or attractive, in any sense of the word. when played by colin firth OR by the other guy.
mike, i hope you enjoy 1984! let us know what you think.
lauren, i read Bluest Eye last year, isn't it graphic?? like, good lord toni morrison does not mince words.
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Post by iheartnyc2010 on Mon May 25, 2009 7:02 pm

I'm going to friendlyly (yes...now a word) disagree with you caroline. I think Mr. Darcy is very attractive. Not only because Colin Firth is not bad to look at but its just the personality of Mr. Darcy. He's very mysterious, yet romantic at the same time. Very Candid and worldly and geuine and so smitten with Elizabeth. I mean hey that's probably just me and my actressness (yes...now too a word) digging way too deeply into characters and going well, what is his motivation behind this action? What does that specific look in his eyes tell the audience? lol plus there's the accent..i'm a sucker for accents Razz
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Post by Lauren on Mon May 25, 2009 7:30 pm

Yes, The Bluest Eye shocked me at first with how graphic it was. However, I liked it because of its rich darkness. I'm a sucker for all of that so-depressing-you-want-to-rip-your-heart-out subject matter Smile
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Post by FoodFanatic on Mon May 25, 2009 7:38 pm

Ah, someone else who has read the Bluest Eye! I agree with you lauren, the depressing content makes it quite an interesting read.
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Post by LAMeadows on Mon May 25, 2009 7:43 pm

Ahhhh!
The Bluest Eye.
That book was way too graphic for my taste.
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Post by oliviah on Mon May 25, 2009 8:17 pm

This is going back quite a bit, but how are you coming on Wuthering Heights, Lauren? That is my favorite book of all time. I read it freshman year for an English paper, and I plan on reading it again when I have the time.
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Post by Lauren on Tue May 26, 2009 6:15 pm

I'm about 290 pages into it, and I'm still enjoying it greatly. I hope to finish it in the next few days. Heathcliff is so delightfully malicious, I must say!
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Post by androgynousmermen@verizon on Tue May 26, 2009 6:20 pm

YAY Dorian Gray! I'm equally exited for 12th Grade English... I'm thinking (rather ambitously) of trying to read all the books for next year over the summer... We're reading (I know for sure but they switch it up)

Catch 22
A Prayer for Owen Meany
King Lear
Pride and Predjudice(maby?)
... and others... LOL

This summer it's
Incredibly Loud and Incredibly Close
Return of the Native
How to read Literature like A Professor (I CAN"T WAIT FOR THIS ONE very happy)
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Post by Natalie Zhen on Tue May 26, 2009 6:38 pm

My parents are dead, my life sucks, I can't hold down a girlfriend....
...angst, angst, angst, angst, angst, angst, angst...


I want a wizard angst T-shirt!
Or better yet, one that says: I was even awe-some when I was a ba-by


EDIT: okay, that was a response to Melissa's comment on page one...oops. Oh well. Angst is always relevent to teenagers, I think.
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Post by DanDanTheOboeMan on Tue May 26, 2009 9:39 pm

Favorite Books:
Night
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Anthem
The Things They Carried (to a degree)
The Kite Runner

I've got readings for my AP summer assignment. I have to read the Glass Managerie and The Odyssey.
The Odyssey and "How to read like a professor" might be taken with me to srgs if worst comes to worst.
I also have a huge biography of Ike Eisenhower to read (just for fun)
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Post by larkawash on Wed May 27, 2009 4:47 pm

The Odyssesy is AWESOME! very happy
One of my favorite epic poems, so much adventure cyclops
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Post by iheartnyc2010 on Wed May 27, 2009 7:43 pm

I loved Night. Very sad.

Natalie....was that a Harry Potter reference?? I couldn't tell but its what first popped into my mind. lol
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Post by Mike on Wed May 27, 2009 7:48 pm

Just about to start Night. I have to read Night and One day in the life of Ivandenisovich for history, (refered to as Night& Day), so i'm glad to hear that at least one will be interesting.
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Post by iheartnyc2010 on Wed May 27, 2009 7:51 pm

its so good!!! I've never heard of the other one though.
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Post by Natalie Zhen on Wed May 27, 2009 7:55 pm

Bri--oh yes, a Potter Puppet Pals reference. They are so funny!
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Post by iheartnyc2010 on Wed May 27, 2009 7:58 pm

I saw one of those videos. It made me giggle!
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