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Post by MayorOfLongview » Sat Jan 10, 2004 6:52 am

Jules wrote:I just got done with "Till We Have Faces" by CS Lewis. I only have two chapters left in RotK.
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Post by idoron » Mon Jan 26, 2004 8:29 am

Yesterday I saw my old copies of C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy on my shelf, so I picked them up and started re-reading.

I forgot how brilliant he was. Finished Silent Planet last night, will be starting Perelandra tonight.

Sam, have you ever read them? Silent Planet has a lot of "moral" discussion that agrees with the ideas you expressed in the Implicit Morality thread.
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Mon Jan 26, 2004 8:20 pm

Yes, I have. Two years ago, I think. I emailed Steve several long, confused paragraphs trying to relate the album Perelandra to the books. For some reason, that whole "poetic license" thing took me awhile to understand, as he could probably tell you... ;) heh.

But yes, I did like them a lot. I don't remember that much about them, and they don't strike me as being particularly agreeing with me any more than LotR did. Maybe that's because when things agree with you, you don't remember it as much as when they disagree, because it's so natural. :shrug:

Did you like the Numenor references? ;)
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Post by idoron » Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:36 pm

References are to English Literature as ______ is to American Lit?

a) search for meaning
b) resentment of authority
c) sarcasm
d) sexual tension
e) All of the above

Have you read any Restoration Lit?

(By which I mean "yes and more")
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Post by Theremin » Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:36 pm

I'm reading foundation for my reading workshop (everything; Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation, Foundation and Earth, Forward the Foundation, Prelude to Foundation, Foundation's Edge, and The originist (by Orson Scott Card) ) for reading workshop. I've read the first three and the OSC novella, but never got around to the rest. I bought the entire series, all in hardcover except for Foundation's Edge, at the book sale for like $20. Its going to be a crazy couple of weeks... :lol:
I gotta admit that I'm a little bit confused
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Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
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Post by Theremin » Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:38 pm

Also, I just finished reading "The Collector." That is one strange book. We were only supposed to have the first couple of pages read for tuesday, but I read the whole thing. It reminds me of "Misery" by Stephen King, only less disgusting and more disturbing. :?
I gotta admit that I'm a little bit confused
Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze?

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Post by MayorOfLongview » Tue Feb 24, 2004 10:59 am

Now reading the latest "alan lewrie' novel by Dewey Lambdin. A tale of sea-fightin' men around 1799.
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:04 am

Ooh, ooh! How do pirates get to work?
In a caarrrrr.

What's a pirates favorite sweetener?
Splenda! Because it's made from Sugarrrrrrr...
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Post by CanarioAB » Tue Feb 24, 2004 1:35 pm

Currently reading:

Bioethics textbook
Statistics textbook
Class outlines
Class syllabi
Class emails
Class online discussion pages .....


You get the point ... AAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH


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Post by Sam Gamgee » Tue Feb 24, 2004 5:20 pm

Haha. I'm on break this week. So I'm kicking back and reading The Letters of JRRT, Unorthodox Strategies (a book about Chinese wars tactics - very interesting!!), and Life in the Middle Ages (or something to that effect.) When I actually get industrious enough to read. Mostly I'm just kinda hanging out and listening to lots of music, though. :zzz::) Ahhh....

Next week, though, it's back to Locke... :-p
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Post by idoron » Fri Feb 27, 2004 4:46 pm

I'm reading "God in the Dock" (again) by CS Lewis.

I just finished "I, Robot" by Asimov and am going to start "Stranger in a Strange Land" by Heinlein soon. Never read that one.

Sam where did your sig quote come from:
"There is a place called ‘heaven’ where the good here unfinished is completed; and where the stories unwritten, and the hopes unfulfilled, are continued. We may laugh together yet… - J.R.R. Tolkien"?
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Sat Feb 28, 2004 12:03 pm

Letter 45, to Christopher when he was serving in South Africa during WWII. Isn't it an awesome quote? I love Tolkien.
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Post by Alatar » Sun Feb 29, 2004 5:52 am

I am currently wading my way through Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. I read up to book 8 about five years ago, but figured that I would have forgotten just about everything, and currently up to book 7 (of 10 so far).
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Post by MayorOfLongview » Sun Feb 29, 2004 7:20 am

idoron wrote:I'm reading "God in the Dock" (again) by CS Lewis.

I just finished "I, Robot" by Asimov and am going to start "Stranger in a Strange Land" by Heinlein soon. Never read that one.

Sam where did your sig quote come from:
"There is a place called ‘heaven’ where the good here unfinished is completed; and where the stories unwritten, and the hopes unfulfilled, are continued. We may laugh together yet… - J.R.R. Tolkien"?
Read the Foundation Trilogy by Asimov yet? The trilogy is great, the next three just go downhill.
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Post by idoron » Mon Mar 01, 2004 4:28 pm

No, Foundation is on my list.

Instead of Stranger in a Strange land I picked up Neuromancer (Gibson) and am reading it now.

Stranger will be next I guess.
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