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I just finished Jodi Picoult's The Storyteller (it was one of her better books in quite awhile) and am starting Ann Hood's The Obituary Writer.


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I'm reading "As I lay dying" and I don't know what to think. Does anyone actually get this and not get confused with all the different perspectives?

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As I was unpacking our books I almost stopped and restarted Harry Potter for the 50th time but resisted and started reading Watership Down instead which I am really enjoying.

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VeganinBerlin wrote:
I'm reading "As I lay dying" and I don't know what to think. Does anyone actually get this and not get confused with all the different perspectives?



I loved that book, and for Faulkner, it is pretty straight forward...which means it is still totally convoluted. Wait until you read the Sound and Fury or Absalon, Absalon!


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I'm reading through this list of the top 100 Young Adult Novels: http://www.npr.org/2012/08/07/157795366 ... een-novels

I've already read most of them at the top of the list, but not a lot that have come out in the past 10 years. I just started The Maze Runner.

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I'm reading through this list of the top 100 Young Adult Novels: http://www.npr.org/2012/08/07/157795366 ... een-novels

I've already read most of them at the top of the list, but not a lot that have come out in the past 10 years. I just started The Maze Runner.


That's neat! I've read a few on this list, but there's a lot on it that I still wish to read.

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I'm reading "As I lay dying" and I don't know what to think. Does anyone actually get this and not get confused with all the different perspectives?



I loved that book, and for Faulkner, it is pretty straight forward...which means it is still totally convoluted. Wait until you read the Sound and Fury or Absalon, Absalon!

I do have these books on my to-read-list, too. Oh-oh. Well, I know now that it's not a book I should/can read on the underground train.

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Nebraskalaska wrote:
I'm reading through this list of the top 100 Young Adult Novels: http://www.npr.org/2012/08/07/157795366 ... een-novels

I've already read most of them at the top of the list, but not a lot that have come out in the past 10 years. I just started The Maze Runner.

I want to read through the list but it irks me that there's so many books in there that I dont see as "teen novels" at all.

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I do have these books on my to-read-list, too. Oh-oh. Well, I know now that it's not a book I should/can read on the underground train.


Yeah, I couldn't stay on track reading his stuff on the train. I can't read Faulkner without wearing earplugs and having no visual distractions at all. Not relaxing at all but I always get to the end and think it was brilliant...then I want to start right back at page one to get all the stuff I missed.

You could try something by Carson McCullers. She is one of the most underrated writer's in American literature. Her writing is in the same vein as Faulkner but easier to consume. Heart is a Lonely Hunter or The Member of the Wedding are both good reads.


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I've read Heart is a Lonely Hunter. My mother recorded it, read by her, for me when I was 16 and she was a bit sad that I had trouble to concentrate listening to it. I liked it when I read it, though. I'll ask my mother if she has a copy of "The Member of the Wedding" :)

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VeganinBerlin wrote:
I've read Heart is a Lonely Hunter. My mother recorded it, read by her, for me when I was 16 and she was a bit sad that I had trouble to concentrate listening to it


That is a very cool mum for recording it for you. It is hard for anybody to concentrate on audio versions. I always listen to the audio version of stuff after I have read it because I never really get it if I only listen to it.

There is a good movie version with a young Alan Arkin as the main male character.


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I do have these books on my to-read-list, too. Oh-oh. Well, I know now that it's not a book I should/can read on the underground train.


Yeah, I couldn't stay on track reading his stuff on the train. I can't read Faulkner without wearing earplugs and having no visual distractions at all. Not relaxing at all but I always get to the end and think it was brilliant...then I want to start right back at page one to get all the stuff I missed.

You could try something by Carson McCullers. She is one of the most underrated writer's in American literature. Her writing is in the same vein as Faulkner but easier to consume. Heart is a Lonely Hunter or The Member of the Wedding are both good reads.

You might also like Flannery O'Connor. Everything That Rises Must Converge is a short story collection that is great.

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News from Heaven by Jennifer Haigh; it's a short story collection with characters from her novel Baker Towers. I think it's even better than Baker Towers, but I'm glad I read the novel first because a lot of the characters have already endeared themselves to me. Others characters were just barely mentioned in the novel are really fleshed out here, and she isn't as limited by time, so there are some stories that take place before Baker Towers and some after. I need to get done with it though as Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley is ready for me to pick up.

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Just finished Jenna Miscavige Hill's Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape...I also watched the South Park Scientology episode and a bunch of Nightline stuff. I am trying to get some time with the boyfriend to watch The Master...
The book was good, it exposes the craziness of the church. It also shows how people get sucked into it or any religion for that matter...

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I just finished The Bleeding of Innocents - book 1 in the Castlemere series (crime novels). It was decent - not brilliant, but good enough. I think I only paid 99p for it. I'll probably try to read the other ones.

Next up is Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M C Beaton. I read her Edwardian murder mystery series and liked it, and I was able to borrow this on the Kindle owners' library thing through Prime, so I thought I'd give it a try.

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Just finished Jenna Miscavige Hill's Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape

Glad you liked it! I have it on hold at the library, I can't wait to read it.

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Just finished Jenna Miscavige Hill's Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape

Glad you liked it! I have it on hold at the library, I can't wait to read it.


It's on my list, too!

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Just finished Jenna Miscavige Hill's Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape

Glad you liked it! I have it on hold at the library, I can't wait to read it.

It's on my list, too!

I have to say that I find that (sub) title extremely off-putting. Just too sensationalist I guess, though the subject matter itself sounds interesting.


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I have to say that I find that (sub) title extremely off-putting. Just too sensationalist I guess, though the subject matter itself sounds interesting.



You guys should read it! Also the title of the book fits in with the story...It is a bit long, yes but it does sum up the story in the title. After reading the book I watched a handful of TV interviews ans specials about the church...Also we watched the Master (which if you read the book first you will see some of the stuff she talks about in early form - but the movie does not really go in deep)...

I am glad that in high school when I was trying to 'find myself' that one trip to the Scientology room and a few books on tape of LRH did not get me in.

Current book: Beautiful Creatures - gift from friend...

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