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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:20 pm 
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I just finished The Princess Bride, so many memories! I remember watching the movie aaages ago, and now all the quotes came back and my friends look at me like I'm crazy.

Now the next of the Fforde's books, I'm not even sure of the title but it's the 4th of the Thursday Next series. It's so unreal that it always takes me a while to get into the flow.

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Library here is very sad. Hours are nonexistent and they've had no budget for new books in a few years. Also, they've pulled some books when religious loonies have complained.

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Depending on where in VA you are, I used to like the central Alexandria library well enough. But all libraries seem to have pathetic hours. I would cheerfully pay waaaay more in taxes every year if it meant 24/7 libraries with large collections, comfy places to read, and childcare. (OK that last one is kind of random, but the gym has it, so why not? As it is I go to the gym to read but I have to do it while bouncing up and down on an elliptical.)

I wouldn't mind a coffee shop onsite, either. With vegan scones, of course.


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 Post subject: Re: And what are we reading now?
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I just finished Divergent and really liked it.

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 Post subject: Re: And what are we reading now?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:40 am 
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annak wrote:
Depending on where in VA you are, I used to like the central Alexandria library well enough. But all libraries seem to have pathetic hours. I would cheerfully pay waaaay more in taxes every year if it meant 24/7 libraries with large collections, comfy places to read, and childcare. (OK that last one is kind of random, but the gym has it, so why not? As it is I go to the gym to read but I have to do it while bouncing up and down on an elliptical.)

I wouldn't mind a coffee shop onsite, either. With vegan scones, of course.


I live in a small county with budget issues. The county I work in has an amazing and busy library system.

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I'm starting The Help via audiobook. Time to see what all the fuss is about...I guess. Also, my library doesn't have a very good online selection of audiobooks.

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Reading The Fault is in Our Stars, then on to Insurgent.

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I reading Inside the Victorian Home by Judith flanders. It's really interesting even if it feels a bit too much like assigned reading at times. Thank god for washing machines is all I have to say. I also picked up a book from the library about the Five Points in NYC that I'm excited to read.

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Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d'Arthur, to be followed by Pearl and Piers Plowman. (Medieval comps list reading flicks the weasel!)

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 Post subject: Re: And what are we reading now?
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Nebraskalaska wrote:
Also, my library doesn't have a very good online selection of audiobooks.


We are so lucky in B.C. because we have a province wide Library to go archive filled with a massive collection of audio books and ebooks. We are allowed to take out 5 at a time for a maximum of 3 weeks just using our local library card numbers.

http://downloads.bclibrary.ca/6AC2F331-B9C9-42D7-9CA6-651AC14ECD6C/10/50/en/Default.htm so you can forward it to your local state library representatives to try to get it going. Every state/province should really have a similar thing imo.

We also have a library service that allows us to download (permanently) 3 mp3 songs per week from a huge choice of artists....very cool little benefit.


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 Post subject: Re: And what are we reading now?
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I am just going to start in on Echoholic (When you addicted to the Planet) which says, "is my guide to the most enviromentally friendly information, products and services in Canada." It looks to be full of useful information on pretty much every aspect of life.

And started Bukoski's Post Office last night for some lighter reading.


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 Post subject: Re: And what are we reading now?
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I finished The Fault in Our Stars. I really liked it.

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 Post subject: Re: And what are we reading now?
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Definitely finishing Dune after work. Can't decide yet whether to immediately follow up with Dune Messiah or pause and read Deborah Levy's short story collection Black Vodka in the interim.


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 Post subject: Re: And what are we reading now?
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Invictus wrote:
I finished The Fault in Our Stars. I really liked it.

I really want to read that one!

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 Post subject: Re: And what are we reading now?
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It was whoa-sad, but I thought it was good.

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 Post subject: Re: And what are we reading now?
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Finished The Boy in the Suitcase - it was alright. It looks like it's the first in a series, but I don't know if I care enough about the main character to read more. Maybe because her quirk is kinda stupid (she's obsessed with time because of something that happened in her childhood). Maybe if I can get the rest of the series from the library, but I'm not paying for it.

Now I'm reading Wolf Hall. I've heard good things, especially from a friend who did history at uni (which matters because it's historical fiction), so I'm hopeful about it.

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Wolf Hall is really, really good, especially once you get all the different characters sorted out.


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annak wrote:
Wolf Hall is really, really good, especially once you get all the different characters sorted out.
It is excellent, and the sequel, Bring Up the Bodies, is just as good (and I say this both as an early modernist, and as someone who usually hates historical fiction because it gets everything wrong!).

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annak wrote:
Wolf Hall is really, really good, especially once you get all the different characters sorted out.
It is excellent, and the sequel, Bring Up the Bodies, is just as good (and I say this both as an early modernist, and as someone who usually hates historical fiction because it gets everything wrong!).

Wolf hall is absolutely brilliant! I have a couple of weeks before Bring Up the Bodies comes out in paperback over here (I can't afford the hardback) and I can't wait!

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Invictus - glad you loved Divergent! What'd you think of the sequel?

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I finished The Fault in Our Stars. I really liked it.

I really want to read that one!

It's lovely, and very sad.

I'm reading Pure by Julianna Baggott, and Pride & Prejudice via audio book.

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Kitteh wrote:
I'm reading Pure by Julianna Baggott, and Pride & Prejudice via audio book.


i had no idea Julianna more books out. the first book i read of hers was years and years ago - Girl Talk; i loved it so i read Miss America Family and The Madam - i loved them all! i'm gonna pick up Pure sometime and read it. thanks, Kitteh!


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Kitteh wrote:
I'm reading Pure by Julianna Baggott, and Pride & Prejudice via audio book.


i had no idea Julianna more books out. the first book i read of hers was years and years ago - Girl Talk; i loved it so i read Miss America Family and The Madam - i loved them all! i'm gonna pick up Pure sometime and read it. thanks, Kitteh!

Firstly, JESSY!!! :D

Secondly, I'm only reading this because it was my online vegan book club's pick, I never thought it would be something I'd read otherwise and I didn't know Julianna had books before this. But, I am liking it so far! Although I think audio books are making me lazy because I keep listening to them rather than reading ;)

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