What book are you reading?

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    Messy Marj

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    Howcome it's called Sorcerer's Stone over there?
    Here it's Philosopher's Stone. :hmm:
    (edit: nevermind, on wiki it says that only in America they named it Sorcerer's Stone :p)

    I finished Dreamcatcher, which was too cool. I had such a hard time getting into it, but the last 400 pages went incredibly fast.

    I started the Harry Potter series again.
     
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    The Liveship Traders (book 4 The mad ship) by Robin Hobb.
     
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    It's because American's thought they knew better than the best fictional writer to ever exist (which is obviously up for argument).

    I think the idea was orginally the American editors but then J.K. came up with 'sorcerers' as an alternative. In my opinion, it's ridiculous that Scholastic changed title of a book because "grade-schoolers won't buy a book with 'philosopher' in the title", money hungry cunts just wanted to sell more book copies.
     
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    What a crap, why can't they just keep Philosopher's Stone? Whiners. :lol:
     
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    Exactly.

    They used the excuse of "this title makes more sense" even though it actually makes less sense.
     
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    Re-reading The Sorcerer's Stone. I only thought it was renamed because kids wouldn't understand what the fuck a philosopher was. I know I didn't when I first read the book. XD
     
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    Barack Obama - The Audacity of Hope, a book on Marilyn Monroe and a History's Greatest Mysteries book on and off. It changes day by day.
     
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    Requiem for a dream By Hubert Selby Jr., A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, and Re-reading The Catcher in the Rye for a term paper. Lastly, I Am America (And So Can You) by Stephen Colbert....lol. Busy reading this semester.
     
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    New Moon - Stephenie Meyer (again)
     
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    For the record I started reading the Harry Potter series when I lived in Germany so I started on Philosophers and even at that age, when I moved back to the US I was like, what the hell. Why change that?

    I Just started reading 1984
     
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    1984 is awesome.

    Something by Tom Clancy, for the life of me I can't remember the title right now.
     
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    Stephen King - Needful Things
     
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    Thomas Harris - The Silence of the Lambs
     
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    Okay i stopped 1984 because I bought The Da Vinci Code (reading the shit out of, havent seen movie) And Twilight.
     
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    I have a feeling you're going to like The Da Vinci Code. It's one of my favorite books to date.

    And I'm back to reading A Midsummer Night's Dream. Got to for my class.
     
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    Patriot Games
     
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    I'm rereading Darkly Dreaming Dexter, slowly.
    Why slowly?
    Because I'm mainly reading House of Leaves.
    This book is fucking AMAZING. I've never read a better book.
    It's also very, very odd. It's definitely worth the $20 I got it for.

    I would recommend either book. =P
     
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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
     
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    Started Harry Potter and the goblet of fire today.
     
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    Lord of the Flies by William Golding.
     

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