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Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality

It's really interesting, fun to read, and seems well researched.

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I feel like I missed something though, I did read Blood Noir but it doesn't seem to have left off where I remember and I can't find my copy of Blood Noir. GRR.

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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....


It wasn't a bad little page turner in the end. Not amazing, but pretty good.

Now I have to choose a book to take away with me. It's so annoying, that. I want to take an engrossing book with me, but if whatever I pick turns out to be ungrossing, I'm stuck with it anyway.

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ahhhhh, i love murakami. he's my favourite too!!


I just went to look him up - he wrote What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. I loved that book but haven't read his fiction.


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I just got THE DEAD in the mail. It's book two of the Enemy series by Charlie Higson. YA zombie dystopia stuff. I read a boatload of YA and middle grade stuff. Almost exclusively these days.

So yeah. I ordered the UK edition of it because I didn't want to wait until the US release this summer.

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I just got THE DEAD in the mail. It's book two of the Enemy series by Charlie Higson. YA zombie dystopia stuff. I read a boatload of YA and middle grade stuff. Almost exclusively these days.

So yeah. I ordered the UK edition of it because I didn't want to wait until the US release this summer.

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THE PAPER HAS BLACK EDGES. BLAAAAACK EEEEDDDGGGEEEEESSSSS.


Siiiiick! I want to read that!

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I just finished All Clear by Connie Willis, the second half of the story she started with Blackout. They were both fantastic! I love Connie Willis.


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Siiiiick! I want to read that!


It's great so far (I read the first few chapters at lunch). The first book, The Enemy, is fantastic. Buncha kids killing grownups with slingshots, axe handles, bows and arrows, cricket bats, etc. So yeah, if you're into that sort of thing.

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The 39 Steps, by John Buchan. I'm so very close to my 52-book end-of-year goal. I think I have 8 more when I'm done with this.

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ilikeapplejuice wrote:
I just got THE DEAD in the mail. It's book two of the Enemy series by Charlie Higson. YA zombie dystopia stuff. I read a boatload of YA and middle grade stuff. Almost exclusively these days.

So yeah. I ordered the UK edition of it because I didn't want to wait until the US release this summer.

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THE PAPER HAS BLACK EDGES. BLAAAAACK EEEEDDDGGGEEEEESSSSS.


My students love this series. I see them all reading it, especially right now. I'll be hopfully checking it out soon. Refreshing to not see them reading the dreaded Twilight stuff.

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No Country For Old Men. Dude just used the word "and" eight times in one sentence. Really.


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The Shipping News by Annie Proulx. A beautiful book, but I have to be in the right mood (read: calm) to read it, so it's actually helping me breathe better.

I'm also reading Wuthering Heights for class, which rocks.


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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.)


UnLunDun is GlueGun's and my current bedtime book.

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TinLychee wrote:
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.)


UnLunDun is GlueGun's and my current bedtime book.


Love it!
(And my best friend is currently reading The Scar. We're spending so much time on the phone talking monsters!)


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I am reading "Love and Friendship" by Jane Austen. I really need to do some research on this book as it's so weird...I am starting to wonder if she really wrote it, and if she did, whether she was high while doing so. After all, it was a free Kindle download from Amazon. There's people passing out left and right, stealing and lying and doing very strange un-Austen-y things.

P.S. turns out she wrote as a teenager, to make fun of romantic novels. And she sure does accomplish that!


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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.


i considered skipping the zombie stories, but when the first one in the anthology mentioned ian curtis..how could i say no?


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ahhhhh, i love murakami. he's my favourite too!!


I just went to look him up - he wrote What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. I loved that book but haven't read his fiction.


I've only read After the Quake. I've been meaning to read more for ages. I want to read Norwegian Wood and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle especially.


I'm reading Something Leather by Alasdair Gray and it's utterly fantastic. Each chapter is like a little self contained story with loads of really well written characters, and the stories of all the main characters tie together in a way that I'm just starting to piece together. The best part of the book so far was the second chapter, which is set in an exclusive all-girl boarding school near Bath that only has 13 pupils.

I highly recommend it, and Gray's work in general. He's criminally underrated. (My sig on the old board was an Alasdair Gray reference..... this one is Thomas Pynchon-related)

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I like Murakami a lot. My favourites are The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Kafka on the Shore.

Ghost Lips, I'm really intrigued by your signature. Please explain?


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WW2 / Gravity's Rainbow reference. It literally means "main stage!" and refers to the point in the V2 rocket's ignition from which there is no return. Prior to that the rocket is just warming up and the calibration checked, as soon as the main stage is ignited it will either launch or blow up.

"Hauptstufe!" is the shouted catchphrase Tyrone Slothrop adopts when he is in his persona of the Rocketman. It's a bit like shouting "up, up and away!" only more fatalist.

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Wow, and I still haven't read Gravity's Rainbow...


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