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IsabellaLinton
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22 May 2019, 9:33 am

I nearly peeled my eyeballs while reading Anthropology texts, so I'm glad I've met people who can make it more interesting.

I also disliked Tolkien and I've never liked Atwood. I actually debated with her in Uni.



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22 May 2019, 10:03 am

Any "Fanfic": They usually feature an obvious "Mary Sue" and sexual exploits that are impossible to replicate in the real world.

Any self-published anthology of rambling emo freeverse: How many different ways can one person describe how bleak and hopeless they perceive their life to be? At last count, about five volumes worth...


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12 Jun 2019, 2:05 am

I think - 50 Shades of Grey :D
I expected more than I received.
I travel the world and it is important for me to read books that inspire me to visit new places.
I can advise you a book - "Eat, Pray, Love", the best book for a traveler!
By the way, if you are interested, I started blogging at com/ there are only 3 articles so far, but it will be important for me to know your opinion.



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01 Jul 2019, 7:06 pm

The Long Fall by Ilene Dover?


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01 Jul 2019, 9:12 pm

Fnord wrote:
Any "Fanfic": They usually feature an obvious "Mary Sue" and sexual exploits that are impossible to replicate in the real world.


The 50 Shades Trilogy began as Twilight fanfic, so you are right because whoever believed fanfic would make a great bestseller was not in the right mindset.


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19 Oct 2019, 12:37 pm

I think it was those Sweet Valley High books that my mom once got me for Christmas when I was a teenager. Although I only tried to read one of them, but I couldn't stand it and I don't even remember whatever it was I did read.

I had quite a few joke books when I was a kid, and joke books for kids are usually really dumb and corny at best, but others at worst are just plain awful, especially when the jokes are about a currently popular character, or video games ans computers. But they were all much better than Sweet Valley High.



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19 Oct 2019, 6:10 pm

IsabellaLinton wrote:
I nearly peeled my eyeballs while reading Anthropology texts, so I'm glad I've met people who can make it more interesting.


The stuff I've been made to read for some of my humanities courses has been pretty painful, especially for anthropology and sociology. They seem to use up multiple pages of strange verbiage expressing something that could be encapsulated in a single paragraph.

But probably the worst thing I've ever read was a math textbook that managed to be both egotistical and condescending while also not effectively explaining the ideas it was supposed to convey. I call it "The Obfuscation of Machine Learning."



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19 Oct 2019, 6:37 pm

la_fenkis wrote:
IsabellaLinton wrote:
I nearly peeled my eyeballs while reading Anthropology texts, so I'm glad I've met people who can make it more interesting.


The stuff I've been made to read for some of my humanities courses has been pretty painful, especially for anthropology and sociology. They seem to use up multiple pages of strange verbiage expressing something that could be encapsulated in a single paragraph.

But probably the worst thing I've ever read was a math textbook that managed to be both egotistical and condescending while also not effectively explaining the ideas it was supposed to convey. I call it "The Obfuscation of Machine Learning."


My sympathies. Carbon dating nearly did me in.



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21 Oct 2019, 2:23 pm

I've read many things i hated (most of them classics whoops) but Metamorphosis by Kafka and a little Prince were particularly overrated i think.



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22 Oct 2019, 8:08 pm

Still Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins



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23 Oct 2019, 4:22 pm

I am embarrassed to say that haven't read enough, especially fiction, to come up with things I hate that much.

But yeah there is that one book.

"Thirty Years in Tibet" (or some number of years in Tibet, I forget).

Austria merges with Germany and becomes part of Hitler's Third Reich. A young Austrian mountaineer ends up in the German Army, and then as a POW of the Brits, housed in camp in British India. But the site of the Himalayas beyond the barbed wire call to his mountaineering instincts. He leads an daring escape. Flees British India, for the mountians, and treks into remote recesses of central Asia, and becomes a permanent house guest in the palace of the Dalai Lama ruler of Tibet. A novelist couldn't have invented a better premise for an adventure story! But the author of the memoir , and his "leaden writing style" (in the words of a critic), managed to make it too boring to read after a few pages.

The movie adaptation was quite good though.



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23 Oct 2019, 10:07 pm

Every book I was ever assigned in school

Just some of them

The Great Gatsby
To Kill A Mockingbird
Catcher In The Rye
All Quiet On The Western Front
The Giver
Romeo And Juliet
Lord Of The Flies
and Lord Of The Rings/The Hobbit


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