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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:18 pm 
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Wrapping up (finally!) Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I'm also Reading Farm Sanctuary by Gene Baur.

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Next, I'm going to read The Picture of Dorian Gray. Never read it before, but my nephew who lives in Amsterdam is working up a topic for his long literary essay that he has to write before he graduates from IB and I advised him to pick a book he genuinely likes and he picked that so I'mma read it too and see if I can help him out since he's asked me for a bit of direction and guidance.

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Just finished Stephan Zweig's Beware of Pity and about to begin his autobiography along with The China Study and Elia Kazan's A Life

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Just finished the China Study and now starting a book by John Gray called Straw Dogs: Thoughts On Humans And Other Animals.


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I was lucky enough to spend a week on the beach and made it through:

Water for Elephants - loved it, really great read.
Rosemary's Baby - a classic.
Room - such a great book. It's by Emma Donoghue and tells the entire story as if written by a five year old. Really interesting and touching story if you're looking for something a bit different.


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I have just started Go Tell it on the Mountain for a class, I am only one chapter in, is it good?

I am also reading Symposium (for the first time, even though i've read a bunch of the other socratic dialogues) and I realized that the origin of love story is from Symposium! My previous knowledge of that story was from Hedwig and the Angry Inch!

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gato wrote:
Re-reading Perdido Street Station by China Mieville.


I got that for my birthday - definitely going to give it a punt soon.

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I am about to read Moby Dick. It is one of my brothers favorite books. His other fav which is The Road which I refuse to read.


Don't be a wimp! The Road is amazing.

I'm reading Black Swan Green by David Mitchell (the Cloud Atlas guy, not the Peep Show guy). So far it's pretty annoying, but 180 pages in it just got a bit more interesting....

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Still re-reading the Sookie Stackhouse series while I wait for one of my reserve books to be available or for someone to bring me something else. I don't really know if I need to say whether or not I would recommend the series since I'm sure everyone is already at least tangentially familiar with it and would know if they would like it.

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denali wrote:
I am about to read Moby Dick. It is one of my brothers favorite books. His other fav which is The Road which I refuse to read.


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Don't be a wimp! The Road is amazing.




I know it is but as a mom to a little boy I am afraid my protective instincts will go into high gear and I'll be afraid to leave the house. I am already a worrier. Must protect the boy!


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Geek Love by Katharine Dunn. Its probably the fourth time I've read it, love it.


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I'm reading The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation. It's super informative and readable.


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nooch bunny wrote:
Room - such a great book. It's by Emma Donoghue and tells the entire story as if written by a five year old. Really interesting and touching story if you're looking for something a bit different.


I just finished this (yay for being on break from school, and actually having time to read for fun!). It was definitely a page-turner.

Now back to textbooks. . .

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I'm reading Stieg Larsson's Girl Who Played With Fire. I enjoyed the first book quite a bit, so hopefully this one is just as good if not better

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I just finished Kraken by China Mieville. For some reason his books always take me a long time to read, but I'm always satisfied at the end.

I just started Zombies vs. Unicorns, an anthology edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier. I've really been looking forward to this one, since it has stories from a lot of awesome YA writers.

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Sistah Vegan--A. Breeze Harper

It's a collection of essays and poems. Informative. I like it.


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Steph wrote:
I'm reading Stieg Larsson's Girl Who Played With Fire. I enjoyed the first book quite a bit, so hopefully this one is just as good if not better


I personally loved loved loved the series! I guess it was supposed to be 10 books total, but he died right after he handed in the manuscript for the third :-(


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The Chosen by Chaim Potok, which I haven't read since high school. Loving it.
Also working on Un Lun Dun by China Miéville—which I adore. I guess the only thing I've recently read that I hadn't before was I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President by Josh Lieb. (I'm honor-bound to love books with silly footnotes.)

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I'm reading "Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World" by Haruki Murakami, because he is my very favorite author and it's one of the only ones I haven't read yet.

You should read it because it's super weird and awesome, like everything he writes.

ahhhhh, i love murakami. he's my favourite too!! there is something wonderfully odd about every book he writes. they are so bizarre and intriguing that they're impossible to put down. i think i've read all but like one or two. : ( time to re-read!! (on a similar note, i also love banana yoshimoto. she also writes crazy, weird books that are wonderful!)

right now i'm reading The Lost Art of Compassion, by Lorne Ladner. it is SO incredible. i recommend it to absolutely anyone. i got it from the library, but i will probably buy my own copy, which i don't usually do, but it's just so, so amazing.

i just finished Child of My Right Hand, How Starbucks Saved My Life, and Guerrilla Learning in the last week. I adored Guerilla Learning. Great book.

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Just finished Garbiel Kuhn's "Sober Living For the Revolution: Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge and Radical Politics." Certain parts ruled harder than others.

Getting back into "The Abolitionist Papers" in hopes of an MA pitch.

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I'm reading Michel Rabagliati - Paul Goes Fishing (graphic novel) and am about to start on Richard Vinen - Thatcher's Britain: The Politics and Social Upheaval of the Thatcher Era. Thought it would be good to read about something that is happening again now (bloody conservative/coalition government, although it will probably make me really angry.


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Steffers! wrote:
Steph wrote:
I'm reading Stieg Larsson's Girl Who Played With Fire. I enjoyed the first book quite a bit, so hopefully this one is just as good if not better


I personally loved loved loved the series! I guess it was supposed to be 10 books total, but he died right after he handed in the manuscript for the third :-(


Yes but as far as I know forth part will be published soon (or maybe not so soon due to some problems with rights to manuscript) - I'm not sure if it was finished or was during preparation but his family and his girlfriend are suing each other for the rights to it.

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