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  1. savvyambrose

    What books have you hated?

    Same thing happened to me! I loved the movie, but it is not based on the book at all. I never got through that book... I really hated the last in the Harry Potter series - but my hatred probably began because I only disliked it after I read it, but when everyone started professing their love...
  2. savvyambrose

    Recently purchased DVDs

    My husband just bought me Twilight and two Indiana Jones movies. Go figure, I detest all of them! I received Diving Bell and the Butterfly as a gift recently, however, and that's become my favorite French film.
  3. savvyambrose

    South Park

    I find the website South Park Studios to be one of the best for watching South Park episodes online. As far as the show goes, I avoided it as long as possible for some reason. I ended up having a marathon and going through all the seasons this past few months. Love it! I agree that it can be...
  4. savvyambrose

    Top 100 African books of the 20th century

    Excellent list! One of my favorite books is Things Fall Apart. I recently read Nervous Conditions for a class on Coming of Age novels and I thoroughly enjoyed it, although I find the language style a bit dense at times. I'll have to check out the other titles.
  5. savvyambrose

    Current Non-Fiction reads

    I've been steadily reading Genuine Origami by Jun Maekawa. It's a more complex look at folding than most other books on the topic. It's very interesting! I suggest if you are an avid folder to look into it. For class I'm reading The Virgin Queen by Christopher Hibbert, although I find it very...
  6. savvyambrose

    Can we create our own reality?

    Is talk of Good and Evil a little too black and white? Surely we don't choose to be evil or good depending on the situation. Most of the time we don't even think about it, we just do what we feel is right at the time, or what will benefit us the most. I suppose in this way I don't feel we have...
  7. savvyambrose

    The first sentence in the book you're reading

    "If music be the food of love, play on." Twelfth Night, of course! I was very turned off by Shakespeare when I started with Romeo and Juliet, but I'm starting to enjoy/appreciate his works much more. Thank you, college education :)
  8. savvyambrose

    Recently Purchased/Borrowed

    I own Jane Eyre too, but it's in the Barnes and Noble Charlotte Bronte collection, so it's this massive book that's entirely too difficult to hold....Sister Carrie is a good buy too :) (Never heard of Such a Long Journey, though). My recent buys are Twelfth Night, Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi...
  9. savvyambrose

    What are you listening to Right now?

    Iron and Wine - Passing Afternoon Haven't heard "So Happy Together" since the first Super Smash Bros commercial! Fun song.
  10. savvyambrose

    New Alice in Wonderland...?

    Knowing Tim Burton, this will be a "kids" film, kind of like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but end up being a fairly twisted version of a children's classic. Not that I'm complaining.
  11. savvyambrose

    Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll Remakes

    Excellent. I was really impressed with del Toro with Pan's Labyrinth. I read the article and also saw Slaughter-house Five, which I have to say I'm probably most excited about. I'm rather sick of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide, but I trust del Toro in creating something interesting.
  12. savvyambrose

    Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Almost. A little over a hundred pages to go.
  13. savvyambrose

    Fyodor Dostoevsky

    I completely agree. A great writer makes fantastic, realistic characters. Dostoevsky is a genius at this.
  14. savvyambrose

    Do you take book notes?

    Same here. My books get wickedly messy.
  15. savvyambrose

    Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights

    That's odd...I never even noticed that! Time to bring out the book to see for myself...
  16. savvyambrose

    Favorite female singers

    I agree with M.I.A. Haven't heard of Santogold before your post, but I'm listening to her music as of now and I find it considerably exceeding my expectations.
  17. savvyambrose

    What music genre drives you nuts?

    ...er...I'm not sure why anyone would like this. Care to explain?
  18. savvyambrose

    Recently Purchased/Borrowed

    *Gasp* That is one of my all-time favorite novels. Er...if you meant "Of Human Bondage". I just purchased Paradise Lost, The Divine Comedy, and Brecht's Galileo.
  19. savvyambrose

    Film Recuts

    Hah! I think I would skip this one - Nicolas Cage is a big red warning sign...I haven't seen it, so I shouldn't be making these kinds of opinions, but from the comments I've received, this goes down as one of the worst films in history unless you want to laugh very, very hard at its ridiculousness.
  20. savvyambrose

    What music genre drives you nuts?

    Have to agree with most of you on rap and country. Techno is...alright, but I don't know enough techno to formulate an honest opinion. This isn't really a genre, but I really detest any of the music the American Idol winners put out. Is it ever good? They fall into that pop/pop rock category...