The 104 Book Challenge - 2011 discussion

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Stephanie's Booklist '11

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message 1: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie | 10 comments I just joined today, but I don't think it is unfair to include the books I have read since Jan 1 :)

1) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
2) Dealing with Dragons (with my son)
3) Daughter of the Blood
4) Heir to the Shadows
5) The Fountainhead
6) Pride and Predjudice


message 2: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Strand (jenniferstrand) | 155 comments Mod
Not unfair at all. And there are some great ones on the list! Welcome to the group!


message 3: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie | 10 comments 7) Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

I was challenged to read this book by a friend who is a masters program Lit student. It was, while interesting, an incredibly dry, slightly disturbing read. I wouldn't suggest it for light reading....


message 4: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie | 10 comments 8) They do it with Mirrors - Agatha Christie
9) Searching for Dragons (with my son) - Patricia C. Wrede
10) A Cosmist Manifesto - Dr. Ben Goertzel


message 5: by Molly (new)

Molly Morgan | 19 comments Stephanie wrote: "8) They do it with Mirrors - Agatha Christie
9) Searching for Dragons (with my son) - Patricia C. Wrede
10) A Cosmist Manifesto - Dr. Ben Goertzel"



I hope you and your son are enjoying the Dealing With Dragons books! I read them all in elementary school and even bought the set a couple of years ago to re-read as an adult cause I loved them so much!


message 6: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie | 10 comments I read those books dozens of times when I was young. I'm thoroughly enjoying sharing that experience with my son! He is loving them as much as I did (and do still) :)


message 7: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie | 10 comments 11) Haunted - Chuck Palanuik


message 8: by Molly (new)

Molly Morgan | 19 comments If you liked The Fountainhead you should read Atlas Shrugged. I love both but I think Altas Shrugged is even better.


message 9: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie | 10 comments Actually I've read it. I find Ayn Rand's philosophy unrealistic. The only one I kind of liked was Anthem, because it was the only one she wrote that wasn't horribly depressing. Thank you though for the suggestion.


message 10: by Molly (new)

Molly Morgan | 19 comments Stephanie wrote: "Actually I've read it. I find Ayn Rand's philosophy unrealistic. The only one I kind of liked was Anthem, because it was the only one she wrote that wasn't horribly depressing. Thank you though for..."


Oh I love Anthem. And I get what you mean by unrealistic, I just love the passion of the characters.


message 11: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie | 10 comments I hate that the passion of the characters is destroyed by the antipathy of the antagonist. I don't like that she has her "ideal individualist" is beat down by "the man" who is socialistic to the extreme.


message 12: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie | 10 comments 12) Interview With a Vampire - Anne Rice
13) The Vampire Lestat - Anne Rice
14) The Queen of the Damned - Anne Rice

Hmm... More Anne Rice to come I think :)


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