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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:
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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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Postby MissLT » Sat Jul 02, 2005 2:36 am

The Bonfire of the vanities by Tom Wolfe. I haven't seen the movie, but the book is worth reading. Twisted plot; interesting ways of discribing characters (he discribes characters' s fashion sense a lot) through clothings, behaving, thinking to emphasize their characteristics.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bonfire_of_the_Vanities

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Postby skony » Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:36 am

I've just read " Don't try this at home" by Katie Pearson.Very interesting book especially for married people. The book has got a great humour and also its own philosophy.

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Postby Mina » Sat Jul 30, 2005 9:37 pm

violet wrote:I just finished The Little Prince. I had heard of it thousands of times, but this was the first time I read it. It is really a moving fairy tale! What a lovely boy the little prince is! What a sad story that he is bited by the snake and left earth! I think every girl likes to be the rose in little prince's planet...

I suggest you read it, if you haven't read it before.


:) thanks for your suggestion! I have heard of this book but I haven´t bought it yet.I guess I wasn´t so excited.Thanks a lot!
I am finishing reading " After the funeral" by Agatha Christie.The story is really good!
bye.

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Postby serenella » Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:59 pm

Violet, I liked The Little Prince a lot and I often read it again.
I think that we should never forget its deepest message: appearance is not important, we should follow what we feel, what our heart suggests us...

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Postby Lalee » Fri Aug 05, 2005 4:20 am

Today I started reading another book written by Charles Dickens. It's going smoothly so far. :)
I'm planning to read a different book every week. Let's see how it goes.

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Postby MissLT » Fri Aug 05, 2005 5:38 pm

Lalee wrote:Today I started reading another book written by Charles Dickens. It's going smoothly so far. :)
I'm planning to read a different book every week. Let's see how it goes.

That's what I usually do in the summer. I write down all the books people have recommended me to read during the year or books on the best-sellers list. Then I borrow them at the library. At my area, we can keep a book for three weeks and we can borrow up till 40 books per week. Thus, in one summer I can read over 20 books.
If you read them in English, you will be amazed of how your English will be improved. Their style of writing will also influent yours. I think you're on a right track of becoming a good writer. Keep it up :wink: .

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Postby Dixie » Sat Aug 06, 2005 9:32 am

Lalee wrote:Today I started reading another book written by Charles Dickens.


You're reading Dickens? What book? Let me know what you think about it when you finish! ;)

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Postby Lalee » Sat Aug 06, 2005 9:32 am

Wow. 40 books is a lot. You are so lucky, Lennye. Wait, is it four or forty? :roll:
At the library where I usually borrow books, you have only two weeks to read them and just can borrow two books per week, that is. Of course you can always renew the book.

Thanks for the encouragement, by the way. I always try to read in English as much as possible. :D

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Postby MissLT » Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:14 pm

Lalee wrote:Wow. 40 books is a lot. You are so lucky, Lennye. Wait, is it four or forty? :roll:

40, four zero, cutie :wink: .

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Postby Lalee » Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:20 am

Dixie wrote:
Lalee wrote:Today I started reading another book written by Charles Dickens.


You're reading Dickens? What book? Let me know what you think about it when you finish! ;)


The title of the book is "Great Expectations."
Earlier I was catching up with my reading and I stopped when I was on page 40 or something.
The book is not big at all. As a matter of fact, it's pretty small. I think it's about 100 pages long.
Dix, I'll let you know about it as soon as I'm done with it. :wink:
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Postby Lalee » Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:31 am

LennyeTran wrote:40, four zero, cutie :wink: .


:o 40 is a lot, Lennye. I wish there were a library like that here. Libraries here suck ass! :cry:

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Postby MissLT » Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:13 pm

Lalee wrote: :o 40 is a lot, Lennye. I wish there were a library like that here. Libraries here suck ass! :cry:

Yeah but amazingly enough, some people still complain about it. Last time I had to do a project about a culture, so I needed to find books of it. I came to the library at 9 something (it's open at 10), I was waiting outside and there were already bunch of people waiting at the door. They were talking so loud. I made a conversation with a group of college students (it was fun). We came to a point about how many books we could borrow at the library, and they were bitter because they could only borrow 40 books :roll: . So weird....

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Postby Dixie » Mon Aug 08, 2005 12:44 pm

Lalee wrote:The title of the book is "Great Expectations."


I have that book. I started reading it but didn't finish. It bored me to death!! I'm sorry to say that, master Dickens! Maybe I should try starting it again. Focus!!

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Postby serenella » Mon Aug 08, 2005 1:46 pm

I don't like Dickens, too. He was surely a great writer, but I don't like reading his books: besides being boring, I think they are too realistic, pessimistic, sad.

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Postby Lalee » Tue Aug 09, 2005 4:33 am

LennyeTran wrote:Yeah but amazingly enough, some people still complain about it. Last time I had to do a project about a culture, so I needed to find books of it. I came to the library at 9 something (it's open at 10), I was waiting outside and there were already bunch of people waiting at the door. They were talking so loud. I made a conversation with a group of college students (it was fun). We came to a point about how many books we could borrow at the library, and they were bitter because they could only borrow 40 books :roll: . So weird....

Ok Lennye, let me get this straight... the students were upset because they could "only" borrow 40 books?? *Gasp*
If they were bitter just for that, I wonder what they would do if they lived here...Hmm...I think they would destroy the libraries here showing their anger and disagreement.
Watch out Lima libraries! :wink:


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