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Ron
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100 Best Novels
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1 posted 10-14-1999 09:14 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Geez!!! I'm on my way to the library right now!!! I can knock off 2 or 3 today..let's see at 2 a day..it'll take me 50 days..let's say 51 in case I have to work one day in there somewhere..so 51 days..hmmm...see you in 51 days!!!
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2 posted 10-14-1999 09:32 AM       View Profile for Brad   Email Brad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad

I count 21 on the board list and 28 (including repeats) on the reader's list. So I suppose I failed the twentieth century reading list test .

I look at it this way. I have plenty to read tomorrow.

Thanks,
Brad
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I have read 10 from the readers choice list and 5 from the other. I feel like I am not well read. I know that I read as often as possible but 10 out of 100 is not a great triumph.
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4 posted 10-14-1999 09:57 PM       View Profile for Brad   Email Brad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad

Marilyn,
Geez, I hope you are being as facetious as I was. Both lists mean nothing. They are arbitrary at best, self serving at worst (Battlefield Earth -- give me a break (and I like science fiction). It's the dianetics crowd stuffing the ballot.

On the board list, the second greatest novel consistently uses an image where the character says he 'sees the retina'. You can't see the retina; it's on the other side of the eye.

I like the 'The Great Gatsby' but number 2?

Don't be fooled by simplistic, time controlled lists, culturally controlled thought type games here.

Brad
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5 posted 10-15-1999 01:43 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Well, I have read 10 from the board and 22 (also including repeats) from the readers list.
And Brad... I liked Battlefield Earth!
Also though, I think Any Rand was well placed, but a warning to the unwary...not light reading!
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Laughs.....oh my, I must be illiterate...I've only read 4, (blushes in embarrasement, renews her library card and makes that 20 mile trip to the library only to find they don't have any of those books on the shelf) The joy of a small town
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7 posted 10-15-1999 10:35 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

You mean the actually list these things?
Awe shucks, now I have to start over over, I always though they meant my 100 best...

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He puts a rainbow in your heart.



Michael
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8 posted 10-15-1999 10:37 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Seriously, about 5 from both lists...don't feel bad Hoot_Owl.

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He puts a rainbow in your heart.





[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 10-15-1999).]
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Radcliffe's list: 37
Readers: 30
Board: 21
Many of these read in college. The Faulkner and the Hemingway's raised my score high. I love that stuff.
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ONE. That's half of The Call of the Wild and half of Fahrenheit 451.

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11 posted 10-24-1999 02:12 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

24 on the Reader's List and 15 on the Board's List. But where is Thurber, Tolstoy, Salvatore, Rand, and Twain. Seems that most of the books on the list where required reading material in school, and a few have since been entered on the 'banned book list'.

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Cool! I've added two since then!

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5 on the left, 15 on the right ...

Though I did attempt "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged," but I never got through them. Sigh. Guess I'm just an old backwater gal after all ...


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Have read:

1984 - Orwell
Animal Farm - Orwell
Lord of the Flies - Golding

In the Middle of Reading

Brave New World - Huxley



Jeez! I don't measure up too well here, lol. I gotta start reading even more!!!

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16 from the Board's List---19 from the Reader's list..

and won't admit how many I actually enjoyed.
Most was "required" reading...
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Well Ruth and Michael, no need to be embarrassed as soon as you find out how many I've read. LOL

ONE, The Stand. Does it count if we've seen a movie? The Hunt for Red October? LOL


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17 posted 03-01-2001 12:16 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

15 from the Board's List (including Finnegan's Wake!!  Talk about tough!!)

26 from the Reader's List. . . but Battlefield Earth???  I'm with Brad, I'm just a little amazed. . .

I'm getting ready to read The Fountainhead and then Atlas Shrugged. . . any suggestions as to which one to read first??  

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2 from the board........3 from the readers...
and the 2 from the boards are included in the readers haha.......
so basically out of all those books..only 3
All 3 forced upon me by my school.

meaning

0 books read out of desire.



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I've read 12 from the board list and 23 from the readers list. Thankfully I spared myself from "Battlefield Earth". Only author that comes close to sci fi for me is Piers Anthony.

How can you save me?
When the dark comes right in and takes me,
from my front walk and into bed,
where it kisses my face and eats my head. Shivaree
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uh I'm so ashamed of myself I don't know

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2 on the board list, 5 or 6 on the reader's list. I've started more than that, but it's the finishing part that's the problem

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11 from the Board and 19 from the Reader's list

(hey Sharon, I didn't see Swan Song on there ... I think we should complain!)
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8 from the board's list


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8 from the board, 16 from the readers' list (which I personally considered better reading), including several repeats and quite a few school assignments, although many of these weren't even written when I was in school. I do agree the lists are arbitrary though, and leave out many outstanding writers, not all of whom wrote in English, but they still come across very well in translation. It's an interesting exercise, but probably doesn't prove much.

To love another person is to see the face of God.
- Les Miserables

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