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Just finished Gaga Feminism. I don't know whether to recommend it or not. Like there's really really good points! And there's really poorly made points like, basically, if you're religious or married, you're traditional and you can't be radical or subversive. Fighting for gay marriage is classist, there's no benefits poor queers get from it. We should fight against gay marriage. There's a point to be made about classism and discrimination in general in the LGBTQ community, but its silly to say that poor people benefit in no way from marriage.

Also the author implied unicorns are phallus symbols brainwashing our daughters. I will not stand for this.

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Just started "Of Marriageable Age". I'm only 100 pages or so in and it's good, but I can already see where it's going and somehow it reduces the interest.

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Right now I'm reading House of Leaves, which is very avant-garde and deeply unsettling.

I read that in the course of a couple of days when I had the flu. You can't imagine.


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Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of my Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman

I liked it, very interesting for an outsider. Nicely written.


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I just started my spring break, so I wanted to get some non-school reading done. For some insane reason, I thought it would be a good idea to read Joyce Carol Oates' Zombie; I'm definitely going to need brain bleach. I may try to get some more of The Brontes: Wild Genius on the Moors, by Juliet Barker, read; I started that over winter break, and find it to be a really engaging biography.

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Right now I'm reading House of Leaves, which is very avant-garde and deeply unsettling.

I read that in the course of a couple of days when I had the flu. You can't imagine.


Oh geez. I bet that made for some very dark flu-addled dreams.

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I just got a Kindle daily deal book called the Boy From Sector 4. It's a thriller partly set around Chernobyl.

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Right now I'm reading House of Leaves, which is very avant-garde and deeply unsettling.

I read that in the course of a couple of days when I had the flu. You can't imagine.


Oh geez. I bet that made for some very dark flu-addled dreams.


http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/6848257 ;)


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Taking Charge of your Fertility - super informative! Now I need a fun, fluffy novel to balance it out...


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I'm reading HP 2 for the first time.

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geeksweetheart wrote:
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Right now I'm reading House of Leaves, which is very avant-garde and deeply unsettling.

I read that in the course of a couple of days when I had the flu. You can't imagine.


Oh geez. I bet that made for some very dark flu-addled dreams.



huh. I'm super curious about this book now.

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Looking for Alaska by John Green

VeganMeredith wrote:
Taking Charge of your Fertility - super informative! Now I need a fun, fluffy novel to balance it out...

Love that book!

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The last book I read was Lovely, Dark and Deep by Amy McNamara. It wrecked me. I don't know if it was that good, but it has some really beautiful phrases, and described depression really, really well. Like to the point where I thought I should not be reading it.

Added it to my to-read list, I've seen it before but forgot all about it

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Then I read Code Name Verity, which was so so good.

This is one of my absolute faves :)

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Oh, man I miss reading. I've been too busy with other work. I do occasionally dip into favorite sections of my favorite books at times like this.

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The Talk Funny Girl. 30 pages in and I'm loving it so far!

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geeksweetheart wrote:
Right now I'm reading House of Leaves, which is very avant-garde and deeply unsettling. I have to take several days off each time I pick it back up because it's so creepy. Really good though, I would definitely recommend it.
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it's been over a decade since i read that book. it was a bit creepy freaky, but nothing over the top....

the author has a sister, i so wish i could remember her name, she is/was a pop or rock star and she had a song on her album that was in reference to that book and/or there were liner notes inside the CD case that referenced her brother's book and added more to the story?

...................okay google told me her name is 'poe'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe_(singer)#Mark_Z._Danielewski

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I'm reading HP 2 for the first time.


Sigh. I am such an HP nerd <3

HP&TCOS book is better than the movie. I still think #3 is probably my favourite of the series.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:57 pm 
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I finished Unwanted. It was alright. Some of the characters grew on me, so I ended up wanting to find out what happens to them. The story was a little forked up, and I figured out the plot twist way, way earlier than the people in the book, so it was a little painful waiting for them to get there. I'll probably read the author's second book when I can get it for less than it is now.

I moved on to Call the Midwife, and it's really good so far. I'll probably watch the show when I've finished.

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Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. So far I like it better than actual Harry Potter. I do tend to get sorted into Ravenclaw whenever I do a HP sorting quiz and I do get very high points on thinking on the Briggs-Meyer tests...

Last physical book I read was The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark, which I picked up on a whim (I had to test that the self-checkout really was working properly again, so you know, I had to borrow a book. Really).


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Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. So far I like it better than actual Harry Potter. I do tend to get sorted into Ravenclaw whenever I do a HP sorting quiz and I do get very high points on thinking on the Briggs-Meyer tests...

Last physical book I read was The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark, which I picked up on a whim (I had to test that the self-checkout really was working properly again, so you know, I had to borrow a book. Really).


I'm intrigued. What is HPATMOR? I never got sucked into the Harry Potter phenomena, I kinda do want to read all the books, but ages ago someone told me everything that happened and I do recall one spoiler alert :( but I do think I'd still like reading the series for entertainment. I did read the 1st book and see the 1st movie and really liked it. I may have seen another movie or two but I don't recall.

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Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. So far I like it better than actual Harry Potter. I do tend to get sorted into Ravenclaw whenever I do a HP sorting quiz and I do get very high points on thinking on the Briggs-Meyer tests...


I'm intrigued. What is HPATMOR? I never got sucked into the Harry Potter phenomena, I kinda do want to read all the books, but ages ago someone told me everything that happened and I do recall one spoiler alert :( but I do think I'd still like reading the series for entertainment. I did read the 1st book and see the 1st movie and really liked it. I may have seen another movie or two but I don't recall.

It's a massive fan fiction with an alternate universe very intelligent Harry who grew up in a loving home, learning about science and reading science fiction and fantasy books. I read all the HP books but found them largely annoying. I was actually relieved when I reached the end of book seven. HP fans seem to have a lot of fun, so I'm a bit sad that I can't get into it.


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Looking for Alaska by John Green


Love this book. I like his other books more though.

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I finished Call the Midwife. It was really good! I really want to read her other books now. And I think I might watch the series.

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I'm reading Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy, who's definitely one of my fav writers. It's obscenely gory, lots of human and animal brutality. The other day I was eating while I was reading, and I actually had to stop eating cause I had lost my appetite. It's not my favorite book by him but I am definitely enjoying it. Almost all of his books take place in the southwest, which I love...his descriptions of the scenery make me nostalgic for being a desert rat.


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I finished 'miss buncle's book' by d.e. stevenson and liked it more than i thought it would. it was a cute story but still kept me guessing until the end. i liked it a lot and will get the sequel at some point.

am currently reading book #1 in in the wheel of time series :)

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Bridgettebakes wrote:
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Love this book. I like his other books more though.

I ended up liking it, but didn't love it. I LOVED TFiOS when I read it last year :)

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