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Wed, Jan. 12th, 2005, 08:14 pm
trancerocker16: For Those In College / Attending University.

Name a book you were required to read for a class but ended up liking so much you decided not to sell it back.

Mine would have to be either The Inferno or The Matamorphosis.

Thu, Jan. 13th, 2005 02:06 am (UTC)
iplaydead00

Midnight's Children

But I don't sell any of my books back.

Thu, Jan. 13th, 2005 05:47 am (UTC)
trancerocker16

I thought I'd be like that, too. However, at the end of the semester, I was very broke. I kept one book from the previous semester because I was sure I'd use it again.

Thu, Jan. 13th, 2005 05:53 am (UTC)
iplaydead00

Yeah, I just don't get enough money for English class books. The only time I sold back I got $12 for at least 7 books. For that amount I'd rather keep the books. But I understand why people do sell them back -- and it's helpful. I buy used if I can (and if I can find an unmarked copy in decent condition).

Sun, Jan. 16th, 2005 06:26 pm (UTC)
gliss

Hey, I had to read Midnight's Children, too! Most of the books I read and liked came from one class--Contemporary British Literature and Culture. We read White Teeth and London Fields. I also got to read some Joan Didion for one class (which I liked enough to go out and buy her books) and The Good Soldier, which wasn't a fabulous book, but it introduced me to the concept of unreliable narration, a fun topic if ever there was.

Also: I donate English-major-related books to my local library if I don't want them. It's a good cause and it keeps my room free of clutter.

Sun, Aug. 21st, 2005 05:58 pm (UTC)
redroad

Practically all of em.
Lately: Orwell's The Road to Wigan Pier