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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:47 pm 
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Went to the library today and borrowed:
Herzog by Saul Bellow (novel)
There are Little Kingdoms by Kevin Barry (short story collection)

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 Post subject: Re: And what are we reading now?
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 Post subject: Re: And what are we reading now?
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I'm reading [i]This is Where I Leave You[/i] by Jonathan Tropper. So far I'm about 50 pages in, and I'm liking it...although I'm not entirely sure where it's going. I hope the anger from the beginning gets dialed down a bit, and there's a deeper takeaway for the main characters...

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Stoked that Dave Eggers has a new book - The Circle. Quick read and entertaining.

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I started Americanah on the train today. It's so good already.

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I loved Americanah. I missed the characters when I finished.


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It's that time of year! Hot, miserable, melancholic end of summer... time to read the Dune books and Moby Dick again!

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The Edge Effect by Eric Braverman, MD - awesome book about optimizing your brain

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I just finished Thankless in Death. How does she keep her books fresh after so many in this series? This was pretty good. The plot centered around chasing a known killer, but there was a lot of character development, so not as much action as usual. All in all, I really enjoyed it. My only quibble is that the murderer had a lot in common with the Leopold & Loeb like pair she had in an earlier book, but it worked here and didn't feel stale.

One thing though, is reading this one out of order would really spoil the previous book. Eve receives a medal for her work closing the case in the last book, so lots of spoilers.

I remembered to order the new one as a preorder this time, so I'll save $5. I think it's out on Tuesday.

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My reading list is spiraling out of control. Ah, the life of an English major.

The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare (for a class)
Maus I - Art Spiegelman (for another class but also SOSO good)
The Teahouse Fire - Ellis Avery (not sure exactly WHY I decided to RE-read the slowest book of the 21st century. . . unexpected sex scenes, maybe?)
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me and Other Concerns - Mindy Kaling (picked this up again when I left Slow Book in the car. Probably the best bathtime read ever.)

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Kill Crew by Joseph D'Lacey.


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 Post subject: Re: And what are we reading now?
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I've just started reading wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. I read about it in this thread last year and got it for Christmas. I'm enjoying it so far. Thanks ppk recommendations! I'd never even heard of the book before.


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 Post subject: Re: And what are we reading now?
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I finished Company of Liars on Friday. I really liked it. Some of it was predictable, but overall it was good and managed to have some surprises.

Now I'm reading The Blind Assassin for my book club.

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Maus I - Art Spiegelman (for another class but also SOSO good)


I love Maus! I had it on a reading list for my undergraduate degree and loved it :) Definitely read the second volume too if you get the chance.

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I definitely will! I wish I had bought the edition with both volumes. ):

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 Post subject: Re: And what are we reading now?
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 Post subject: Re: And what are we reading now?
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I finished The Goldfinch and really didn't care for it. In some ways I did like it; some of the characters I adored, but I thought the narrator was atrocious, and there were many things that were highly unbelievable for a 12-13 year old boy, even the most precocious, to be interested in. I mean, I don't hang out with many 12-year old boys, but I get the feeling that the author doesn't either.

Now I'm reading Half Broke Horses because I needed the exact opposite of The Goldfinch as a palate cleanser, and so far I love it. I absolutely adore a resolute female lead, and all the better if she's an adolescent with a good head on her shoulders.

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 Post subject: Re: And what are we reading now?
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I am reading Allegiant after reading Divergent and Insurgent. I'm not really sure about the series, it is interesting but I am mostly reading to finish up the trio.

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I've had a terrible time focusing recently. I keep picking up books and setting them aside after a few pages, which isn't like me at all. But I just started reading Gulp and it's grabbed my attention. I hope this is the book that breaks me out of my reading stagnation!

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 Post subject: Re: And what are we reading now?
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That's what I'm trying too, Invictus. I also have a new JD Robb.

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I've just finished The Chosen Dead by M. R. Hall, one of a series in which the local coroner is the protagonist. It was quite good and I might try and get hold of the others. Next up is The Child's Child by Barbara Vine.

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I just finished Americanah and I'm sad it's finished. Heading to the library at lunch time, my list of books I want to read has gotten so long that I just can't decide which one to read next


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I just re-read Harry Potter 6 and it was better than I remember it being, but still not half as good as 5.

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Next up is The Child's Child by Barbara Vine.

This was a tad disappointing. I was really enjoying it, good storyline/well written etc, then it just - ended. It felt like there was an extra chapter or two that accidentally got missed off.

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