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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading now?
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It's great being unemployed while reading this. If i was working I would be crying while reading it.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading now?
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I'm bouncing between reading "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe and "Eating Animals" by Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm blown away so far by Eating Animals. Obviously I'm not the person he's trying to convince, but his writing is giving me ammunition and confidence for arguments I may one day find myself in. Always a good thing for vegans. I'm not too far in, but the book seems like it would lend itself well to a biopic/documentary format and would reach a lot of people that aren't going to read his book.

Also, is he vegan yet?


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That is on my list. The library doesn't have it yet, so it's tentatively on my xmas list. I'm reading It's Kind Of A Funny Story and hoping I'll finish it while the movie's still out. I wanted to see the movie but didn't know there was a book and I am totally nerdy about reading the book before seeing the movie whenever possible. I still have to read the copy of David Copperfield I bought after reading The Tender Bar a few years ago.

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Odd Thomas Series by Dean Koontz. He's mental comfort food.

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Ummm... hdog, was that you who read all the Ambergris books?
Did you actually decrypt the story in City of Saints and Madmen, or did you ask for a decrypted version?
I'd actually started on decrypting it but gave up after a couple of lines when I realized how long this would take me.
I don't have time for such things right now, but I'm very curious, so I ended up emailing the author.

I don't even know how that makes me feel.


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I just finished Shade's Children by Garth Nix. I liked it.

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I'm bouncing between reading "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe and "Eating Animals" by Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm blown away so far by Eating Animals. Obviously I'm not the person he's trying to convince, but his writing is giving me ammunition and confidence for arguments I may one day find myself in. Always a good thing for vegans. I'm not too far in, but the book seems like it would lend itself well to a biopic/documentary format and would reach a lot of people that aren't going to read his book.

Also, is he vegan yet?


Eating Animals pushed me from off-and-on vegetarian to 100% veg and now vegan. It is amazing. I want to buy it for all the carnivores in my life who think I am "weird" for my food choices.

I just finished Room by Emma Donoghue and it blew my mind. I read the entire thing in one sitting and couldn't sleep last night for thinking about it.


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I'm reading The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler. I don't really recommend it, though (at least not so far). My favorite of her books is still (and probably always will be) Celestial Navigation.


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I just picked up "the Comfort of Things" by Daniel Miller. I am fascinated by humanities relationship to items and material possessions.

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now i'm reading Sauce Ciego, Mujer Dormida - a spanish translation of blind willow, sleeping woman by haruki murakami. because i already know i love that book, and i need something to polish up my spanish reading skills.

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Ummm... hdog, was that you who read all the Ambergris books?
Did you actually decrypt the story in City of Saints and Madmen, or did you ask for a decrypted version?
I'd actually started on decrypting it but gave up after a couple of lines when I realized how long this would take me.
I don't have time for such things right now, but I'm very curious, so I ended up emailing the author.

I don't even know how that makes me feel.


Honestly, I don't remember. In at least one edition of the book, it was printed encrypted, but I got my copy was from a nerd shop in some random European city I was visiting at the time, and I have no idea which edition it was. But if you really don't want to bother...

What I'm reading now ... I just finished Soulless by Gail Carriger tonight for a class, and I was inclined to dislike it at first, but it really grew on me by the end. Now, I've got to read Stiff by Mary Roach tomorrow and write a booktalk before the weekend's up. Fun times.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading now?
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I'm reading Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger. It's got me into it.


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I loved Her Fearful Symmetry. So creepy.

I'm reading The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival. It's really interesting. Tigers are awesome.


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Wuthering Heights, about 6 years later than I should have read it.

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Just finished Orange is the New Black, a woman's memoir of her year or so in a federal prison. It was really good.

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I'm reading The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival. It's really interesting. Tigers are awesome.


I'm number 106 in line for this at the library.

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The Darkroom of Damocles.

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I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett. The fourth YA book featuring Tiffany Aching.
So far it's pretty dark.


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I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett. The fourth YA book featuring Tiffany Aching.
So far it's pretty dark.


That's in my stack. I work at HarperCollins, and one of the biggest perks is books and books and books. I'm about to start Divergent, which I hear is amaaaaaaaaaazing. And my friend edited it, so I need be able to tell her how amazing (with however many A's) it is.

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molly wrote:
I loved Her Fearful Symmetry. So creepy.


I thought it was a bit weak, especially compared to The Time Traveler's Wife.

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I always expect an author's follow-up to a huge hit to be a disappointment, so I had low expectations going in.

I'm just starting Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea.


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I always expect an author's follow-up to a huge hit to be a disappointment, so I had low expectations going in.

I'm just starting Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea.


Yep. It's good.

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i just finished invisible monsters. it was awesome.
i am currently reading kill your friends and a brief history of misogyny: the world's oldest prejudice. i gotta bring the latter back to the library tomorrow and i haven't finished it yet :(


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Just started The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall.

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I've ripped myself away from re-reading the Southern Vampire series to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Pretty good so far, if a bit slow.

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