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Oct 09, 2010 01:09PM

217 None, luckily. I learned about banned books when I learned that some books were banned. I don't remember anyone ever questioning a choice I made for my reading, and it turns out I have read many banned books, and did in adolescence and childhood, and some of those were assigned for school classes.
Aug 25, 2010 03:12PM

217 I don't have time to reread this, but this book used to be a favorite and I reread it several times.
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Mar 26, 2010 01:25PM

217 Jennifer, I'm sorry that's happened to you. It is not supposed to happen at Goodreads. I've been extraordinarily lucky but I know that's not true for all. I do think Goodreads is friendlier than most online forums but I don't have a huge amount of experience; I'm too addicted to this place to do much else online the last 3 years.
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Mar 26, 2010 08:16AM

217 Yes, Thank you Kelly! This also corresponds to Goodreads' TOS.
217 Kelly, It's a really special book. Try to make the time if you can read, it's worth it.
217 Kelly, If it's by the Lambs it is the same book. I loved it; I still own my copy.
217 Not an abridged version but when I was a child I loved this edition of Tales from Shakespeare, and I'm sure it's why I loved Shakespeare's plays starting in my early teen years. Adaptations of various sorts, where it's clear they're not the originals, have their place.
Oct 19, 2009 07:26AM

217 Goodreads has ads for Bisquick pancakes and all sorts of items not related to books & reading. I think they're trying to get more ads that are related to books/reading but they're dependent somewhat on who wants to advertise here. I don't pay attention to most of the ads. If they're for a book or a movie made from a book, I usually click on those; otherwise, they're just background noise to me.
Oct 19, 2009 02:15AM

217 Fiona, Not at all. Go click on the "about us" link at the bottom of the page and from that page also click on "help" and "how it works" etc. Edit: Definitely read everything on the "about us" page.
Sep 12, 2009 08:57PM

217 Thanks, Aggie. That answers that. So Pacific time is 1 hour earlier, Central is 1 hour later, Eastern is 2 hours later. Those for the mainland U.S.
Sep 12, 2009 05:21PM

217 the event will be 9/23 at noon

What time zone? Thanks.
217 I loved this book!!!

I'll participate more as this thread gets going but I said a lot of what I thought in my review.
217 I loved this book but I'd assume that's it's dated now. I'm going to take a glance at my copy in the next week so that I can better participate in this thread.
Aug 12, 2009 11:55AM

217 Once again, I hate to jump in, because I read it so long ago, and I took HH at his word when I did, but I wonder if Lolita's "desire" was a complete figment of HH's imagination. He is the one telling the story and he can use whatever words and story he chooses.
Aug 11, 2009 07:15PM

217 From what I've seen of banned books, the content of this one was probably sufficient. Often, it doesn't take much for a book to be banned. It always boggles my mind, but with some books it's a challenge to even figure it out.
Aug 11, 2009 05:05PM

217 Crystal, I love your observation about the readers of this book being characters.

I actually think HH wants the reader to like him, but not necessarily that the reader should like him. I guess it depends on whether, when, how much the reader sees through him.

Oh, and my reading was so long ago, but I remember it as HH wanting the reader more to feel sorry for him than to like him.
Aug 08, 2009 12:40PM

217 Catherine, I think threads will die out. I think the key is to stop posting and they will sink to the bottom. ;-)
Aug 05, 2009 10:00AM

217 I don't believe in banning any book, Lolita or any book. Lolita is one I did read, but I believe no book, whether I want to read it or not, should be banned from publication/distribution. But, I'm not enjoying this discussion much and, given how long ago I read the book - over 40 years ago, I think I'll wait for our next book to do the book discussion. There are other interesting threads here where I might participate should I have the time.
Aug 04, 2009 12:29PM

217 I'm not participating much because I read Lolita so long ago and my memory is fuzzy. But, what does all this have to do with discussing the book, I wonder. There are many Goodreads groups where discussion of ideas, politics, philosophy are the point of those groups but I thought this thread was to discuss the book Lolita. Since I can't contribute a lot I hate to try to steer the direction back to the book, but I am perplexed.
Jul 31, 2009 11:02AM

217 Novels are fictional, not real, but it doesn't mean they don't contain truths, and it certainly doesn't mean we can't have feelings about what happens. What's the point of reading if we don't care about the characters and plot?!
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