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01 April 2009 @ 11:03 am
Hey peeps, so I say we do this again this summer....yes?
28 January 2009 @ 10:49 pm
I have to read Frankenstein for Brit Lit this semester and I think when the time comes you should all read it with me. Eh, eh?

Any other suggestions because I vote we needs to start up again.
14 September 2008 @ 08:05 pm
Hello there! I hope school is going well for all and that these past couple of weeks haven't been too stressful (Past couple of weeks? Doesn't it feel like it's been eons since summer?). I also hope that everyone has been able to read for their own enjoyment since our close on The Picture of Dorian Gray because there's nothing like forced school literature that can ruin the pleasure of reading.

And on the subject of forced school literature I would like to propose an idea. For my American Lit class I've been assigned some reading that could be good but better with friends. Are there any required books you think the club would like to read, or something you'd like some morel support for? Here's a list of what I've been given, leave a comment of what you've got and maybe we can work together!

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24 August 2008 @ 09:56 pm
Ack! Sorry fellow Spartans! I know I've been dropping the ball a bit lately, but moving has been way more of a roller coaster than I ever expected! But never fear, I'm finally here even though I'm later than expected. I have our next sections questions so I hope you're ready for them!

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17 August 2008 @ 10:30 am
Esteemed members of Sparticus Ni, I would like to welcome you back to our first official-like discussion post for a while now. I hope everyone is enjoying their last days of summer as much as I have been and I hope you all made good on our hiatus and read some good books! If there was anything in particular be sure to tell us!

So now let's get on to our
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12 August 2008 @ 01:34 am
So Kylah and I are leaving for my cabin in Lassen tomorrow... and unfortunately we never got around to setting up an official schedule. But we still want to start reading! So here's the deal:

READ THROUGH (including)
Chapter 6 by midnight on Saturday, 8/16
Chapter 10 by midnight on Wednesday, 8/20
Chapter 14 by midnight on Saturday, 8/23
Chapter 16 by midnight on Wednesday, 8/27
Chapter 18 by midnight on Saturday, 8/30
End by midnight on Wednesday, 9/3

As usual, discussions will be posted Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Hopefully this is a fair enough schedule that's doable. I tried to go easier on us once we go back to school... but if it's still too much (or maybe not enough...), let me know!!

So, until Saturday! Enjoy!
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09 August 2008 @ 04:21 pm

The only published novel by Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) is a tale of the moral decline of its title character, the impressive, young Dorian Gray. When Dorian has his portrait painted by Basil Hallward and wishes that he would stay youthful and handsome while his picture ages, his wish comes true. In exchange for this, Dorian gives up his soul and as time goes by the bad deeds that he commits are reflected in his painting and not him. Arguably Wilde's most popular work, the book has been referred to as 'one of the modern classics of Western literature.' - amazon.com and wikipedia.com.

Sorry to decide so fast after my last post, but I'm really looking forward to reading this-- I've heard good things about it. So pick up a copy and hopefully we can start reading before Kylah and I go away on Tuesday!
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09 August 2008 @ 10:59 am
So what do we think about starting up a new book? I don't know about the rest of you, but I desperately need to getting the bad taste of Breaking Dawn out of my mouth...

After returning to the "Suggestions" post, it seems that there was some interest in The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Is this still true?

If not, are there any other books people would be interested in picking up for the last few weeks of summer? Post your thoughts here-- either suggesting other books from our list or your own brain, or give us a yea or nea to Dorian Gray (I didn't mean for that to rhyme)....
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02 August 2008 @ 11:38 pm
After 13 hours and 24 minutes of voracious reading, I have AT LAST finished reading Breaking Dawn... and holy cow, what a day.

So, since this book is rather different from other Sparticus Ni sessions, I'm providing a number possible topics of discussion under the cut. Answer as many as you want, but feel free to deviate from them to go off on your own raves, rants, comments, concerns, and general squee-ing over Edward's magnificence.

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26 July 2008 @ 06:27 pm

"Twilight tempted the imagination. New Moon made readers thirsty for more. Eclipse turned the saga into a worldwide phenomenon. And now, the book that everyone has been waiting for... Breaking Dawn, (2008) the final book in the #1 bestselling Twilight Saga, will take your breath away." - Amazon.com.

Since we are all highly anticpiating the August 2nd release of this sure-to-be-amazing finale to Bella and Edward's stories, why not share the experience here at Sparticus Ni? This discussion will be different than those of previous books, simply because we'll all be reading it ravenously in as short a time as possible (I can only assume). So, check back here as soon as you've finished the book, and we'll have some form of discussion going.

Until then!
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