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Discussion in 'Book Search & Suggestions' started by lilshorty101, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. SFG75

    SFG75 Well-Known Member

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    Very true, it's one thing to make mistakes, it's quite another to intentionally use text-speak or that kind of garbage. Good point Izzy.:cool:
     
  2. ValkyrieRaven88

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    Ions, Shelf, you are evil and hilarious. We get a lot of kids coming here for reccommendations, don't we? Never seem to be willing to read anything LONG, either, do they?
    I would reccommend Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Makes you appreciate literature! Also very short and very entertaining. And very respected; your teacher will be proud of you.
     
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    To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess are both compelling, short reads :)
     
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    I echo everyone's sentiments about Farenheit 451 - great read. Also I want to put in a good word for William Golding's Lord of the Flies, another one that really grabbed me in the 9th-10th grade (don't remember when I actually read it).

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    Good grief, I despise text speak! It's so disrespectful to the reader. I appreciate that not everyone is a reader and they do not relish sitting down with a tale as we do, however you should also learn to type properly - I guarantee that sort of language won't cut it in the real world you'll be entering in just a few years time.

    On the reading front, try Montana 1948. Very short and also a page turner with some interesting themes and history.

    What about telling us what sort of books you *do* like, lilshorty, and we'll see if we can't convert you to enjoy reading, rather than seeing it as just another assignment :)
     
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    Very well put Kook-sensible and practical advice....from a sensible and practical person. The funny thing? I know of another book forum where they openly encourage other people to do the homework for others. Ostensibly, it falls under the guise of "book discussion.":) :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    That's really stupid. But anyway, I don't see why these kids are posting on here giving us next to no info on their interests, asking for a book recommendation. Usually, they ask for "good books" that are "very short." I want to reccommend Dr. Seuss.
     
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    I'm disappointed with the snobby prigs who responded negatively to lilshorty. You should be ashamed of yourself.
     
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    I'm disappointed people insist on defending stupidity as if it's a right.
     
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    Pissing the kid off isn't going to encourage him to come back and improve his discourse. Be welcoming and hopefully he'll stick around and gleen something from your good examples.

    I echo someone else's suggestion Catcher in the Rye.
     
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    Try 'True Grit' by Charles Portis, you may have seen the film. The narrator of the story is the same age as yourself, and the book itself is very well written, but easy to read and with a story that pulls you in.

    Good luck finding something you like.

    K-S
     
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    Chances are he's a lost cause and not worth the effort from our point of view. Nor is it in my interest to coddle someone like that. I'm here to discuss literature with other fans of it, not dumb kids looking for homework assistance. Maybe someone more personal to him can alter his course but some schmoe on the net reaching out is wasting their time.
     
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    Geesh! After all the title of his post was please help.
     
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    Make a church, I beg you!
     
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    Yeah, that pissed me off to right at the start. Not even capable of an intelligent title.
     
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    'Please Help' is the generalized title for any ignorant kid wanting help with an assignment that they put off until the last minute, so it's not usually recieved that well ;)

    I agree with ions on this - I'm sick of seeing people who put no effort at all into learning, or are just to lazy to apply their education, being encouraged and rewarded for doing what they should have been able to do a long time ago. "Oh, no text-speak in your essay this time, Johnny! We'll have to get you an award for this assembly!" :rolleyes: People don't need to be overly rude, no, but we shouldn't mollycoddle idiots.

    Just my opinion.
     
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    I agree with ions and MonkeyCatcher. This kid doesn't care enough to spell things correctly, and clearly he doesn't want to go through any effort to get his grades (he asked for a short and easy novel). If this had been a kid who came in and said, "Hi, I wanted to read something unique and interesting for my English class. I had trouble getting recommendations out of my friends, so I would appreciate it if you would give me titles and summaries of novels you think are unique that are under 300 pages. Thank you," I would be fine.
    I may be wrong, but based upon the post he made, I think we can assume that he just wants an easy answer to a problem, a way to make a grade he has no intention of earning. When he finds our answers unsatisfactory, he'll look up a random novel on pinkmonkey.com or something and slack off.
     
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    I'm still on my first day here but I can agree with everyone. If you want people to read what you have to say at least give us the time to type correctly for us to take the time to read what you have to say. It doesn't take that much more time to type correctly if any at all. Now staying on topic with the original post I'll say this. Through high school for me I have had to read : Lord Of The Flies (a bore for me), To Kill A Mockingbird (yet another bore for me at least), Of Mice And Men (Read it three times in the last year. Good book) and lastly, A Midsummer Nights Dream. The last book captured my interest most because it was a play by Shakespeare. I loved it for some reason. I haven't read Catcher In The Rye but I can recommend it as my girlfriend has been urging me to read it because she is completely in love with it.

    Although, it seems, if you haven't all noticed already, that the original poster has givin up on the thread. So my input will go most likely unappreciated.

    ~Josh
     
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    Thank you, you two. I too am getting pissed off with some peoples' sneering comments towards members whose grammar, spelling or reading choices don't come up to their exacting standards. Not everyone has had the same educational advantages nor do we all have Mensa IQ's. Surely there is room for us all on this forum. Isn't it better to just ignore posters that annoy you?
     
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    There is a difference between ignorance and stupidity. But it's good to know that you consider people stupid if they have bad grammar.

    You don't know this person's situation but yet you judge and tease him/her. Job well done. I'm sure teasing serves a purpose for you. Perhaps it makes you feel better to put people down.
     

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