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Postby leen@rasel » Sat Jun 18, 2005 3:47 pm

i have read many books but the book i am reading now is a story called ''the curse of the black cat'' by Carolyn Keene

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Postby manrat » Sat Jun 18, 2005 4:00 pm

The next book I wanna read, is called "Freakonomics" - A rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything.

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Postby Arale » Sun Jun 26, 2005 5:37 am

I have just finished All the rivers run by Nancy Cato. These are some wonderful passages in the story. I am trying to find the original but haven't found yet.

An individual human existance should be-take a river-small at first, narrowlly fast boulders and over waterfalls. Gradually, the river grows wider, the bank recedes, the waters flow more quietly, and the end, without any visable break, they become merged in the sea and painlessly lose, its individual being.

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All the rivers are flowing into sea but sea is never full. The rivers always fall on the origin where they started. Human life is like these rivers, life comes and goes together with time. It always goes by but never stops renovating, always changes but stays the same all the time. There is no death as at the end is the start of a new bud...
Nothing lasts forever...

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Postby Dixie » Sun Jun 26, 2005 11:24 am

Right now I am reading Flaubert's masterpiece, Madame Bovary. I had heard about it so many times that I wanted to see what all the fuss was about :D

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dream of the red chamber

Postby sg0243hyy » Sun Jun 26, 2005 2:12 pm

i read Cao Xueqin`s masterpiece "dream of the red chamber" on these days.i as reading as listening to the music of "dream of the red chamber" .i feel that is the greatest.i can help you to find the book and the music if everyone who interest in it .it is one of fourth masterpiece in china.somebody said that i heard if you have read the book for four times,you will unknowing tears.i hope everyone have have chance to read it .also i am very pleased to share my recept of the book.i don`t think you will waste time for reading it.

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Postby Lalee » Mon Jun 27, 2005 6:11 pm

I'm not reading any book because I don't have the money to afford one. :cry:

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Postby Dixie » Mon Jun 27, 2005 6:59 pm

Lalee wrote:I'm not reading any book because I don't have the money to afford one. :cry:


Get rid of your internet connection and get a book!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :D :roll: :twisted: :lol: :D

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Postby Lalee » Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:03 pm

Dix, are you sure you want me to do that?
If I got rid of my internet connection, you wouldn't have the "pleasure" to read my posts again. Now we wouldn't like that to happen, would we? :wink:

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Postby Dixie » Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:07 pm

Lalee wrote:Dix, are you sure you want me to do that?
If I got rid of my internet connection, you wouldn't have the "pleasure" to read my posts again. Now we wouldn't like that to happen, would we? :wink:


No, we definitely wouldn't!!!!!!!! :o :cry: :cry: :wink:

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Postby jonrey10 » Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:11 pm

I've read Harry Potter book 5 (Order of the Phoenix).
I'm going to buy the 6th book (Half Blood Prince).
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Postby MissLT » Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:18 am

Reading "Little House on the Prairie" by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams. I've seen the show, but I still wanted to read the book. It's been captivated so far.

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Postby MissLT » Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:18 am

Lalee wrote:I'm not reading any book because I don't have the money to afford one. :cry:

You can't borrow books at the library? :?

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Postby Lalee » Tue Jun 28, 2005 8:12 am

LennyeTran wrote:
Lalee wrote:I'm not reading any book because I don't have the money to afford one. :cry:

You can't borrow books at the library? :?


No, I don't even have money to get a library card. :cry:
I have some old books on my shelf and I think I've read them hundred of times.
Guys, if you have an old book around, would you mind lending it to me?
I would really appreciate that! :cry:

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Postby Dixie » Tue Jun 28, 2005 8:36 am

Lalee wrote: I don't even have money to get a library card. :cry:


You need to pay for a library card in Peru? :shock:

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Postby Lalee » Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:04 am

Dixie wrote:
Lalee wrote: I don't even have money to get a library card. :cry:


You need to pay for a library card in Peru? :shock:


Yes, my dear Dixie.
For instance, we have the National Library here which is quite big. You need to get a card to enter and everything. Also, you are not allowed to borrow a book. Yeah, it sucks, doesn't it?

There are also small libraries around Lima and I suppose they are free.
There is a library in my school and I need a card as well if I want to borrow a book. This card can be yours for 20 soles. I know it's not much but it's money, y'know?
Anyway, I usually go there in order to read something. Too bad I cannot borrow any books from there. Even though I'm a student.
Come to think of it, I used to borrow books from that library. Yeah, students were allowed to borrow books from a particular section. I don't know what happened since then. It seems that policies changed or something.

Dix, have mercy on this poor girl and and lend her an old book of yours, ok? :cry:
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Postby Dixie » Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:13 am

Lalee wrote:For instance, we have the National Library here which is quite big. You need to get a card to enter and everything. Also, you are not allowed to borrow a book. Yeah, it sucks, isn't it?


How come you can't borrow a book from a library? What kind of a library is that? I had never heard something like that before. So weird :? Why is that? Maybe they had bad experiences before, such as stealing or books disappearing and that's why they do not allow books to be borrowed? Anyway it's still weird... :roll:

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Postby MissLT » Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:22 pm

Lalee wrote:
LennyeTran wrote:
Lalee wrote:I'm not reading any book because I don't have the money to afford one. :cry:

You can't borrow books at the library? :?


No, I don't even have money to get a library card. :cry:
I have some old books on my shelf and I think I've read them hundred of times.
Guys, if you have an old book around, would you mind lending it to me?
I would really appreciate that! :cry:

Wow, I did not know that. I think my friend in Vietnam said they have to pay for the library cards, too. It's monthly or something, and it's quite expensive. Most of my cousins in Vietnam have never gone to a library, can you believe that?

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Postby Lalee » Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:03 pm

Dixie wrote:
Lalee wrote:For instance, we have the National Library here which is quite big. You need to get a card to enter and everything. Also, you are not allowed to borrow a book. Yeah, it sucks, doesn't it?


How come you can't borrow a book from a library? What kind of a library is that? I had never heard something like that before. So weird :? Why is that? Maybe they had bad experiences before, such as stealing or books disappearing and that's why they do not allow books to be borrowed? Anyway it's still weird... :roll:


I think that's the reason, Dix. Maybe they have had bad experiences when they used to lend books to people.

Last year, when I got the National library card, I thought I would be able to borrow some books. But I was so disappointed when I realized that it was not possible to take the books home.
Now people who have the card can just read al the books they want "there". :(

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Postby Lalee » Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:11 pm

LennyeTran wrote:Wow, I did not know that. I think my friend in Vietnam said they have to pay for the library cards, too. It's monthly or something, and it's quite expensive. Most of my cousins in Vietnam have never gone to a library, can you believe that?


Monthly? :o
Here's different. Library cards last for a whole year. And it's not too expensive. In fact, the price is reasonable. I'm just stingy. :wink:
I think I'll get the library card of my school the coming month. I'm tired of reading the same books over and over again.

Lennye, I really feel sorry for your cousins there in Vietnam. I believe that the best gifts for them would be books, don't you think?

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Postby MissLT » Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:07 pm

Lalee wrote:
LennyeTran wrote:Wow, I did not know that. I think my friend in Vietnam said they have to pay for the library cards, too. It's monthly or something, and it's quite expensive. Most of my cousins in Vietnam have never gone to a library, can you believe that?


Monthly? :o
Here's different. Library cards last for a whole year. And it's not too expensive. In fact, the price is reasonable. I'm just stingy. :wink:
I think I'll get the library card of my school the coming month. I'm tired of reading the same books over and over again.

I'm not quite sure about this, though. My friend said monthly, but some said they can borrow books at school, just not taking home, the same thing like your case. And I can't ask my cousins because I think it kinda runs in the family-- we don't look for books. If someone recommends us to see some books because they're good, we'll give them a try. We don't normally go look for good books to read :oops: . Mostof the books I've read are either for my classes, my boyfriend makes me read, or people's recommendations.

Lalee wrote:Lennye, I really feel sorry for your cousins there in Vietnam. I believe that the best gifts for them would be books, don't you think?

Hehehehehehe... I've tried it once and they called me geeky. Oh no, not that, the other word. The bookish word. :roll: So disappointed! What's happened to it's the thought that counts.


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