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"The penal code's all wrong, Pin; it lists everything one mustn't do in life, stealing, murdering, receiving stolen goods, but it doesn't say a word about what one should do instead of all that, when one finds oneself in certain situations. [...] You must swear to do something. Say 'I swear' to what I'm going to say. 'I swear that I'll fight all my life long to do away with prisons and to rewrite the penal code.'" 10 hours, 18 min ago

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Aubrey added a status update: Counselor: So your only real option is finishing your engineering degree, you have too many units to switch to English unless you petition, which is very most likely not going to suceed because things and things and things...

Me: Would I be able to get an English degree elsewhere.

Counselor: Oh hey, you actually do have enough units to get an English degree with us! Jkjkjk.

Keep options open and obvious.
Traveller and 44 other people liked Dolors's review of Reflections in a Golden Eye:
Reflections in a Golden Eye by Carson McCullers
"An impending sense of dread interlaces the lives of five characters set on an army base in the American South of the 1930s. They are all prey of the remorse that goes along with secret liaisons, inner frustrations and repressed sexual preferences...." Read more of this review »
Traveller added a status update: ...but sadly the Ottowa guardsman didn't make it. :(
The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett
''Sweet are the thoughts that savour of content,
The quiet mind is richer than a crown;
Sweet are the nights in careless slumber spent,
The poor estate scorns Fortune's angry frown.
Such sweet content, such minds, such sleep, such bliss,
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"Hi Jeffrey! Well... how wonderful would it be if he were all those things rolled into one! An American billionaire with a flair for poetry and art, wh...more "
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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
"I read this, couldn't decide whether it was 2* or 4*, and knew it would take a while to digest it properly and write a full review. So I decided to do two: this is the short, spoiler-free, initial thoughts one. The much longer, and very different,..." Read more of this review »
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Umberto Eco
“They [the Templars] had read Avicenna, and they were not ignorant, like the Europeans. How could you live alongside a tolerant, mystical, libertine culture for two centuries without succumbing to its allure, particularly when you compared it to Western culture, which was crude, vulgar, barbaric, and Germanic?”
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David Gilmour
“I’m not interested in teaching books by women... Usually at the beginning of the semester a hand shoots up and someone asks why there aren’t any women writers in the course. I say I don’t love women writers enough to teach them, if you want women writers go down the hall. What I teach is guys. Serious heterosexual guys. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Chekhov, Tolstoy. Real guy-guys. Henry Miller. Philip Roth.”
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FLIGHTS OF FANCY (Literature & Fiction)
3 chapters   —   updated Apr 22, 2013 05:44AM
Description: Freeflow prose & poetry
Commentary on (Literature & Fiction)
0 chapters   —   updated Mar 17, 2013 11:40AM
Description: An attempt to argue towards an alternative interpretation to a work that is often interpreted as a Gothic ghost tale.
NOTES: ETHICS (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 14, 2013 03:45AM
Description: General notes on three areas of the practical applications of ethic: bioethics, environmental ethics, and business ethics.
NOTES: Infinite Jest (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 11, 2012 04:11AM
Description: I think it's going to be easier to put my notes where there is space for them.
76877 Miévillians — 163 members — last activity Oct 06, 2014 03:18PM
Club Miéville à la Goodreads. This is a club for people interested in discussing anything regarding the writer China Miéville; - his work, both fictio...more
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114100 Foucault's Pendulum — 34 members — last activity Aug 20, 2014 02:51PM
We're starting off by reading Umberto Eco's novel, Foucalt's Pendulum--and who knows where that might lead us?
37567 The Readers Review: Literature from 1800 to 1910 — 1876 members — last activity 2 hours, 18 min ago
This is a group for discerning readers looking to discover, explore, and critically discuss some of the World’s literature, with a primary emphasis on...more
72746 Roberto Bolano's "The Savage Detectives" — 64 members — last activity Feb 03, 2014 03:50AM
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2012 Reading Challenge
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