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    so i've got a library card and read one book and now i'm excited maybe my attention span is returning and i can read again.

    celebrate with me by being my friend on goodreads please.

    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6930928-kassie

    list yours.

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    ok dumbasses

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    I'm reading the sequel to I hope they serve beer in hell, which is Assholes finish first.

    May not be your thang tho.

    I love the English Patient. All time favorite book.

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    i've only heard of the english patient the movie, which i never watched. i'll check it out.

    the one i just read was the gates by john connolly, which was actually a young adult book, which i didn't realize at first. i got it because i loooooved his novel the book of lost things. but the gates was disappointing and not just because it was the wrong age group. it was too try-hard or something. meh.

    right now what i've got checked out: harlequin valentine (my first neil gaiman and first "graphic fiction," i brought it to work today to start over lunch), siddhartha by herman hesse (upon @Gilly's reccomendation), and the alchemist.

    i saw "i hope they serve beer in hell" at a bookstore awhile back and flipped through and smiled/rolled my eyes and put it back, lol.

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    k i signed up now i am rating stuff

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    you'd probably like in cold blood
    4w3-5w6-8w7

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    Meh, Siddhartha is Hesse's least impressive read IMO. I usually recommend Demian as a good intro to Hesse, its a little more personal than Siddhartha.

    Siddhartha is still an awesome book...its just...well it's the Hesse book that gets assigned by English teachers. Its good, but he has better.

    I usually recommend reading Hesse like this:

    Demian
    Narcissus and Goldmund
    Siddhartha
    Steppenwolf
    Glass Bead Game
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

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    i loved siddhartha! i'll read demian next.

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    YES

    Another convert

    *evil finger taps*
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

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    Herman Hesse is basically a genius in the most important way. His words should be preserves forever and held as the hierophantic revalations of human nature.
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

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    I you like love stories, this is one of my favorites (I have read it a few times!):
    A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken http://www.amazon.com/A-Severe-Mercy...3343368&sr=1-1

    A love-story-gone-wrong - an autobiographical fiction, and a real page-turner you won't want to put down and you'll never forget if you read it: The Breakable Vow by Kathryn Ann Clarke
    http://www.amazon.com/Breakable-Vow-...=breakable+vow

    You can get a good feel for what both of these books are like by clicking on "what's inside" on those Amazon pages. I particularly like the prologue of Severe Mercy; that beautiful sense of place is so imprinted on my mind from this description...)

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