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Do you mark/highlight/scribble in your books, and why/why not?
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So I was thinking I would start marking/highlighting parts in my books and felt it would be nice to hear your opinions on the matter.Also I'd like to know something what you've…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by McKenna Huff Feb 4, 2012.

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May 20, 2012
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The Hunger Games Movie

***A BIT SPOILERIFIC IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE OR READ THE BOOK YET, PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK***   I just saw The Hunger Games movie and it was pretty amazing.I must say it absolutely exceeded my expectations.Jennifer Lawrence was great as Katniss. You could definitely see that didn't truly love Peeta. And the Rue's death was absolutely heartbreaking. It felt a bit rushed, though it is understandable since there's a lot of, sort of "still time" in the book. They shortened some scenes, such…See More
Mar 22, 2012
Jared Loper commented on Alexander The Z's blog post Books 5 & 6 in 2012!
"Sweet. I didn't like Gatsby too much either. In my modern literature class, I ended up writing a paper about how the book was actually about how Nick (the narrator) was gay. I felt like Gatsby was almost secondary."
Feb 23, 2012
Alexander The Z commented on Alexander The Z's blog post Books 5 & 6 in 2012!
"Well I mean, I sort of liked it... I just didn't enjoy it that much... if that makes sense. And I agree that the Hunger Games trilogy gets a bit worse from book to book (although I maybe don't have as "extreme" opinions as…"
Feb 23, 2012
Jessica Larsen commented on Alexander The Z's blog post Books 5 & 6 in 2012!
"I understand fully that not everyone has the same taste in books as I do. But I was so shocked that someone could like Mockingjay and not The Great Gatsby. However, the Great Gatsby is one of my favorite books, and I do understand that a lot of…"
Feb 22, 2012
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Books 6 & 7 in 2012!

It's been a while! One month to be exact.But now I'm back, to share with you the two books I've read during my absence.The Great Gatsby - F. Scott FitzgeraldFinished Reading: February 10thRating: 3/5Now I'm going to be totally honest and say I didn't really enjoy this book that much. I understand the metaphors and…See More
Feb 22, 2012
McKenna Huff replied to Alexander The Z's discussion Do you mark/highlight/scribble in your books, and why/why not?
"It really depends on what I'm reading. You can tell I really love a book if it's all marked up! My copy of MacBeth is very colorful and there's as much writing in the margins as can possibly fit, the same goes for my copy of Animal…"
Feb 4, 2012
Tyler Skirble replied to Alexander The Z's discussion Do you mark/highlight/scribble in your books, and why/why not?
"Every one of my books are highlighted and marked with tons of notes. That is, except my signed copies"
Feb 1, 2012
Elaine Anderson replied to Alexander The Z's discussion Do you mark/highlight/scribble in your books, and why/why not?
"The most influential English teacher I´ve ever had once told me: "Ideas are sacred. Books aren´t". I am a shameless margin-writer. When I re-read it always reminds what I was going through when I last read the book and how I…"
Jan 31, 2012
Stacia replied to Alexander The Z's discussion Do you mark/highlight/scribble in your books, and why/why not?
"I write and underline in books I love. My copy of Looking For Alaska is a mess.  A happily thought filled mess.  I like to look back at what i was thinking when i was reading it and some words sound so good strung into sentences that they…"
Jan 31, 2012
Nevs replied to Alexander The Z's discussion Do you mark/highlight/scribble in your books, and why/why not?
"I do that as well. I think they look kind of charming when they're dog-eared."
Jan 30, 2012
Nevs replied to Alexander The Z's discussion Do you mark/highlight/scribble in your books, and why/why not?
"For me, it depends on the book. If I am trying to learn something from the book, I will annotate, But for just fun reading, I typically don't unless I come across a reference that I wish to look up."
Jan 30, 2012
Ashmeera Sevellaraja replied to Alexander The Z's discussion Do you mark/highlight/scribble in your books, and why/why not?
"Apart from study notes, I try not to write in my books. There was a time when I used to dog-ear them a lot when I was younger but being the OCD person I am I don't like my books being messy. :P"
Jan 29, 2012
Kristo replied to Alexander The Z's discussion Do you mark/highlight/scribble in your books, and why/why not?
"I don't underline, but I do make notes. Especially if it's for study purposes. Greatly improves memorizing important material, provided that I go through the notes often enough.   One of the last things I wrote down was from a poem…"
Jan 28, 2012
Danno replied to Alexander The Z's discussion Do you mark/highlight/scribble in your books, and why/why not?
"i'm actually curious now, as to how this compares to the subject of dog-ears honestly for me, it depends on the book.  while i really dislike highlighting, if i'm reading a book mostly designed for study, or which i am at least…"
Jan 28, 2012
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"I already Got a Pen Pal now but thanks for the interest! DFTBA!"
Jan 27, 2012

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What Kind of Nerdfighter Are You?
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About Me:
I live in Sweden. I speak Swedish, English, Spanish and and some French (unfortunately not as many languages as Colin Singleton). I play classical guitar.
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
Some of my favorite books right now are Looking For Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines (of course), a swedish book called Hjärtans Fröjd, the Harry Potter books, and more (although I seem to really like almost every book I read). Movies: Across the Universe, Harry Potter, The Kings Speech, and more.
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Books, so far.
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The Hunger Games Movie

***A BIT SPOILERIFIC IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE OR READ THE BOOK YET, PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK***

   

I just saw The Hunger Games movie and it was pretty amazing.

I must say it absolutely exceeded my expectations.

Jennifer Lawrence was great as Katniss. You could definitely see that didn't truly love Peeta. And the Rue's death was absolutely heartbreaking.

 

It felt a bit rushed, though it is understandable since there's a lot of,…

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Posted on March 22, 2012 at 3:16pm

Books 6 & 7 in 2012!

It's been a while! One month to be exact.

But now I'm back, to share with you the two books I've read during my absence.

The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Finished Reading: February 10th

Rating: 3/5

Now I'm going to be totally honest and say…

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Posted on February 22, 2012 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Books 3,4 & 5 in 2012

The Magician's Nephew - C.S. Lewis

Read: January 10th - January 12th

Rating: 3/5

This book tells of how Narnia came to be and answer's a lot of questions if you haven't read it or if you've only…

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Posted on January 22, 2012 at 1:10pm

Books 1 & 2 in 2012!

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Read: January 1st - 4th

Rating: 4.5/5

A really great sequel to the first book in the Hunger Games series! It was, for me, less predictable than the first book. Just a great book!

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Posted on January 8, 2012 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

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