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A variant on "What are you reading?" [Mar. 30th, 2006|05:53 pm]
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oblomova
What was the last book you read that made you cry?

I finally got around to reading The Chosen by Chaim Potok, since I'm reviewing a stage version of it this week, and I was weeping by the end.
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? [Jan. 21st, 2006|04:52 pm]
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springheel_jack
So what are you reading?
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(no subject) [Dec. 1st, 2005|01:07 pm]
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microbie
I noticed that wouldprefernot2 doesn't show up in my "Friends of" list anymore. mazzie asked if putting the journal into a memorial state caused it to disappear from "friend of" lists, and this was the response:

Dear mazzie,

Yes, this is occurring because the journal was put in memorial state; this status hides a journal from the "Friend of" list. Additionally, while his journal won't be removed from your Friends list, his journal cannot be added to anyone's friends list. As such, you should take caution not to remove his account from your Friends list, as you would be unable to re-add it.

Regards,
LiveJournal Webmaster Team
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(no subject) [Aug. 22nd, 2005|10:14 am]
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microbie
In honor of what would have been wouldprefernot2's 38th birthday,

what are you reading?
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(no subject) [Aug. 21st, 2005|08:44 pm]
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microbie
You're stuck inside Farenheit 451, which book do you want to be?

Swann's Way- stay in bed, remember things past...

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character? Who?

Hmm. Encylopedia Brown, maybe.

The last book you bought was:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, for a book club

The last book you read:

study guide to the SAT II subject test in biology

What are you currently reading?

study guide to AP biology and the book-club selection mentioned above

Five books you would take to a deserted island:

The Oxford Book of English Verse, L'Etranger, Larousse Gastronomique, and a couple of those worst-case scenario books

Who are you going to pass this stick to, and why? (Three people)
deadlettroffice!
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another book meme [Aug. 21st, 2005|04:49 pm]
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samuraigrrrl
You're stuck inside Farenheit 451, which book do you want to be?

fahrenheit 451

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character? Who?

twilly spree

The last book you bought was:

deliver me from nowhere by: tennessee jones

The last book you read:

baby duck and the cozy blanket by: amy hest ;)

What are you currently reading?


america (the book)


Five books you would take to a deserted island:

the foxfire books vol 1, vol 2, vol 3, vol 4 & vol 5

Who are you going to pass this stick to, and why? (Three people)

the dead letter office, of course. :)
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(no subject) [Jul. 19th, 2005|02:32 pm]
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microbie
Can the creators of this community delete the previous post? It's unrelated to the point of deadlettroffice.
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formative reads [Jun. 9th, 2005|06:59 pm]
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springheel_jack
[mood |lit'ry]

So what would you say, over the course of your life, have been the ten books that most helped you become who you are? Kids books, books you read in college, manifestoes, stories, essays, important documents you've read lately that crystallized your thoughts - what are they?

mine

Rule: no more than one book by a given author.

If ten is too few that's okay, just add more.
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Letter from bartleby's family [May. 25th, 2005|05:39 pm]
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microbie
Our family sends thanks to all of you who supported our son Jeff through the weeks when he was still able to communicate with you. Those simple acts were very important to him and sustained him until the medicines he was taking no longer enabled him to respond to your many kind messages and thoughts.

As important to us, his parents and brother, were the e-mails, cards and letters that so many of you sent after he died.

To us, and evidently to you, Jeff was a very different and special person, deeply intelligent, witty, kind and very much his own person, a loner, iconoclast, nihilist, and an un-admitted sensualist. He never indicated to us that he had cultivated a wide diversity of friends who never had met him "in the flesh." Therefore, we were overwhelmed, not only by the sheer number of messages in remembering him, but by the touching and beautiful remarks contained in those messages.

January and February were the most difficult times in our lives, but your collective and individual kindness during that period was a great comfort to him and to us.

We are sorry that very few of you ever met Jeff in person, We know that your love for him would have been as great as ours. Thank you for appreciating him for the wonderfully different being that he was, and for sharing with us those things we did not fully know about him.

Jeff will always be in our hearts, and so will all you kind, unique and beautiful friends of his.

Thank you

Dick and Ann
David and Jennifer (and their brand new daughter, Abigail)
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Jamie O'Neill... [May. 8th, 2005|12:16 am]
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oblomova
I'm happily buried in this at present.

Really nothing to do with Flann O'Brien, though there is one section that is a wicked and touching update of the "catechizing" scene in Ulysses between Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus.

Lately, I've found that I either devour a book very quickly, or get bored and toss it aside. This is one of the rare books that I'm savoring. I'm halfway through and I just don't want it to end. I'm already re-reading some of the chapters before I finish the book, because they are just that lovely and evocative and seductive.
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