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I want to read Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why.  I intend to do so.  But the subject matter (teen suicide) is keeping me away.  I just never seem to be in the mood to go there...
#31 - March 03, 2010, 12:00 PM
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I think James Michener's MEXICO has been sitting on my shelf waiting for a decade. So far, I've read the introduction.

I haven't read THE ODYSSEY yet. Or 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA. And MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY has made it to the five year mark on the "to be read" shelf.

I have a few contemporaries I'm afraid to read because of subject matter too: THE DEAD AND GONE (Pfeiffer) and SOLD (McCormick).

I read ATLAS SHRUGGED but I'm not sure it was worth it to me. Ayn Rand has an account of her escape from Russia I liked much better--and it's much shorter.
#32 - March 03, 2010, 12:35 PM

I loved A SUITABLE BOY, but I have to admit I skipped over all the political parts.

Along with ATLAS SHRUGGED, which I've started something like seven times, I'd have to say GONE WITH THE WIND.
#33 - March 03, 2010, 03:10 PM
Transcendence (Walker) - June 2012
Sequel (Walker) - June 2013
Dirty Little Secrets (Walker) - Feb 2010
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