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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:46 pm 
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Nickeled and Dimed. It is so good, and it is pissing me off (in a good way).

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:06 pm 
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I got The Parable Of The Sower by Octavia Butler yesterday from the library and finished it last night. I never do that with books anymore, let alone a 300+ page book! I feel like I overloaded my brain though because its hard to surmise how I felt about it.

Anyway, reading The Left Hand Of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin now.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:20 pm 
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Finally reading the Weetzie Bat books. Loving Witch Baby. Want to strangle Cherokee Bat.


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The Minotaur by Barbara Vine. Good so far.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:19 am 
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Finally reading the Weetzie Bat books. Loving Witch Baby. Want to strangle Cherokee Bat.

I read those back in high school and loved them. I think 'Secret-Agent Lover Man' was my favorite.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:16 am 
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I'm reading We Have Always Lived in the Castle because of PPK peer pressure, but also...we had our first adventure from this book last night (sometimes my boyfriend and I like to read to each other), and it was kind of amazing.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:28 am 
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Thessaly wrote:
Finally reading the Weetzie Bat books. Loving Witch Baby. Want to strangle Cherokee Bat.

I read those back in high school and loved them. I think 'Secret-Agent Lover Man' was my favorite.

For some reason I totally missed that boat as a teenager. I wish I had read them then! But I'm still really enjoying them. Some of the passages are just beautiful.


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Middlesex! I started it a couple of months ago and then sort of didn't have the time to read much. But now I'm making time and it's great.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading now?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:25 am 
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I'm reading Interview With the Vampire for my book club. It's better written than I thought it would be and I am enjoying it but wouldn't read it on my own (obviously, since it came out 24 years ago and I read constantly). The interview style is sometimes annoying.


I loved Interview with the Vampire. I read it when I was about 12. I really like all of her books, except her strangely dark erotica. Its sometimes hard to get through the narratives of the vampires because of her dense reading. I started reading The Vampire Armand and couldn't finish it. I'll try again someday.

I just finished Wild by Cheryl Strayed for a book club I am hoping to join. You might read it if you have a hole in your heart or are particularly sad about something. I picked up Junky by William S. Burroughs last night. It will make you feel better about your narcotic free, honest, hard-working life. You will also be happy that you don't have cockroaches or bedbugs!


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 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:40 pm 
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Just finished: Throne of Fire - Riordan

Currently reading: The Food Revolution - Robbins, Son of Neptune - Riordan, and The Misleading Mind: How We Create Our Own Problems and How Buddhist Psychology Can Help Us Solve Them - Cayton

Next: The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time book 2) - Jordan and if I'm weak, the first of the 50 Shades of Grey books

I'm clearly all over the place and have commitment issues. Don't tell my husband.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:26 am 
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Prayer by Richard Foster. He's one of my favorite authors.

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 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:37 am 
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Nonfiction-Idiot's guide to (having? caring for?) a cat. Because I will get a cat. At some point in the future. Yes.

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 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:26 am 
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The Alienist by Caleb Carr.
good so far; love the historical Roosevelt aspect of it


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:38 am 
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Last night, I started reading Dear Theo: An Autobiography of Vincent Van Gogh. I read the foreword and the original collection of his letters to Theo numbered 1670 pages but this has been condensed to a more reader-friendly 500 pages or so. Man, those folks wrote voluminously in the day but I guess there was nothing better to do. So far, my review is that I'd rather look at his paintings, but I'll slog through a few more of his letters and this may change.

Also, I was just in Holland said Van Gogh's name and was sternly corrected. None of us here in North America say his name to the approval of the Dutch, NONE of us. I've not heard his pronounced the way the Dutch say it in any biographical show or whatnot by a North American person. So. Just so you know. We've all got it wrong. But that's all right. Doesn't mean we can't love him. <3

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 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
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The Alienist by Caleb Carr.
good so far; love the historical Roosevelt aspect of it

I liked this a lot. The author is a historian so the historical facts are accurate enough I suppose.


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 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:16 pm 
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The Wind Up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami. Biggest mind fork in a while.

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 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:51 pm 
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I just finished Hater by David Moody and am now onto Slights by Kaaron Warren.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:31 pm 
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1. The Wilder Life, by Wendy McClure. I love the Little House on the Prairie books as a kid, especially all the food descriptions, and I am excited to read about other people being affected by the books.

2. A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn. A refreshing (although sad, usually) perspective of history that is rarely brought up in school, or in general. Highly recommended, for everyone.

3. College Girls: Bluestockings, Sex Kittens, and Co-eds, Then and Now, by Linn Peril. A history of education. Super interesting. Kind of cheeky. Easy to read.

4. Diana, by Sarah Bradford. I don't know anything about Princess Diana other than the glamorized version of her life.

Now the trouble is that I want to read all of these at once. I love problems like this.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:10 am 
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2. A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn. A refreshing (although sad, usually) perspective of history that is rarely brought up in school, or in general. Highly recommended, for everyone.

its definitely sobering. I think it should be mandatory high school reading for American students. Zinn was a great man.

just finished Finnegans Wake and am moving on to Michael Turner's The Pornographer's Poem.


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Bright Sided by Barbara Ehrenreich. It's about the tyranny of positive thinking (especially as it relates to things like the Secret and life-coaching). I'm enjoying it quite a bit, especially after having gone on a lot of dates with new-age flakey types of late.


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Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness. This is the 2nd book in the trilogy – after A Discovery of Witches. Just read the first 2 chapters. Awesome! Thank you to Kindle for the immediate delivery; the book came out today.


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Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness. This is the 2nd book in the trilogy – after A Discovery of Witches. Just read the first 2 chapters. Awesome! Thank you to Kindle for the immediate delivery; the book came out today.


I'm not sure how I feel about it. I liked A Discovery of Witches well enough, but there's something about this that isn't quite the same. What do you think so far?

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The Driftless Area by Tom Drury. It's sad and dreamy and... tentative. I like it.

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A German translation of Jules Verne's Cinq semaines en ballon (Five Weeks in a Balloon). I'm having huge problems with some descriptions. Bleh, colonialism.


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Still slogging through God Is Not Great, by Christopher Hitchens. It's extremely well-written and engaging, but I find it very depressing and at times, scary, so I've had to put it down a couple of times.


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