It takes me 6 hours to read the HP series, 2 hours to read Twilight Saga, and about 2 hours to read the HoN series. So I read really quickly and I take it all in, I've run out of books and I'm not allowed anymore money to go buy more. I have to keep reading King Lear by William Shakespeare and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte over and over for my A2 English!!
♥midnight_sun♥ wrote:And can anyone recommend which Jane Austen or Charolotte (sp?)/Emily Bronte book is the best? I've been reading too much Shakespeare lately for this other project its making my head hurt. Which means...I just need something simple that I won't get too attached to to read and classics usually fit that bill for me.
dimber wrote: Allende and Garcia Marquez are two of my favourite authors but I've never dared read them in the original language, though I can read Spanish pretty well. I might give it a try next year ecause I have Marquez's opera omnia in pdf
dimber wrote: Regarding Moccia, I have to disagree...his writing really sucks: too simple, no metaphors, too many dialogues.
dimber wrote: They're targeted for a YA audience but all the delicate topics like pre-marriage sex, violent teenagers and school life are treated superficially and with no understanding of the teen world.
dimber wrote: ...his writing, compared to the average Italian standards, simply sucks
paula_bnsnt wrote:dimber wrote: ...his writing, compared to the average Italian standards, simply sucks
Average Italian standards... I hope you don't mean Dante, Pirandello, Leopardi, Foscolo, Montale or Calvino 'cause next to them anyone sucks! lol I'm just kidding... I see what you mean. But instead of thinking he sucks because of that, I see it as... innovative (don't know if it's the right word) and it makes me like him more.
dimber wrote:@ Paula: that's really cool! I guess you have Italian ancestors...I read somewhere that a high percentage of Argentinians are of Italian origin.
dimber wrote:If you wanna practice your Italian I'll be glad to help...or, if you prefer, we can meet in the middle and speak Spanish.
dragon620026 wrote:Hi everyone! I was wondering if someone might be able to help me out. I am currently trying to find a book as a present for my boyfriend but I have no idea what I could get him. The type of books he reads for fun are:
War and Peace
Angels and Demons
The Lost Symbol
Then he also mentioned that he likes historical fiction.
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