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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:36 am 
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I am reading Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde and a collection of essays about LA and its movies, architecture and deaths called Sunset Boulevard.


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I'm now reading Survivor by James Phelan

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Just started The Hundred-year-old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. I don't think I would have chosen it myself, but several friends have strongly recommended it, so we shall see.

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Just started The Hundred-year-old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. I don't think I would have chosen it myself, but several friends have strongly recommended it, so we shall see.

Im currently listening to it. I avoided it for a long time because all the customers in the bookstore loved it and described it as "funny" but my family told I should try it

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I'm reading Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Jenna Miscavige Hill.

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Is A Short Bright Flash the Fresnel lens book? I might have to see if they have that.


Yes, that's it. I couldn't remember the title. I just found it when browsing around on the book suggestion subreddit.

I love books about seemingly small ideas or inventions that had a major impact on history. I had zero interest in lighthouses until I read the synopsis, and then it seemed pretty neat.

Have you read Longitude? It came out in the 90s (I think) and is the story of the process of figuring out navigation by longitude and latitude. I enjoyed it a lot at the time.

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Yeah, Dava Sobel is good stuff!

Have you (or anybody else!) read Neil Tyson deGrasse? That man is beyond awesome. He has a pretty funny/interesting Twitter feed too.

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lavawitch wrote:
Have you (or anybody else!) read Neil Tyson deGrasse? That man is beyond awesome. He has a pretty funny/interesting Twitter feed too.


I have heard him on a couple of podcast and he is one very interesting and educated dude.


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I've seen stuff from his Tweeter feed but haven't read any books. I'll check and see what my library has.

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Just started Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

I've just gone through all four books in the series (so far!) in quick succession. I've really enjoyed them, although I probably would have got more out of rationing the reading of them out a bit longer.

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Thackeray's sequel to Ivanhoe. Not as funny as I hoped so far, but ok.

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. It's been on my list for years. It makes me miss the work I used to do with refugees, and REALLY miss the Laotian, Cambodian, and Hmong communities I got to meet. I never really considered medical anthropology but what an interesting field. Where were all these cool fields when I was in my last year of college and deciding that medicine was not for me?

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George R. R. Martin, Dreamsongs Book 2

I really love all the sci-fi stories he has in this book (and Book 1 too)! I'll definitely be trying to find more stories about Tuf (the vegetarian ecological engineer travelling through space)

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 Post subject: Re: And what are we reading now?
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Just started Harry Potter for the first time. Never had any interest before but I was desperately looking for a good read and my daughter suggested it. We'll see if I make it through all of the volumns!


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I loved loved loved The Road. It was my first Cormac McCarthey book so the style threw me at first, and its very...grey... not an uplifting book, I'll give you that. However, it was one of those books that stuck with me after I was done and the more and more I thought about it, in a certain way it was one of the most heartwarming books I've read. Others who have read it might be all what the hell is she talking about, but I stand by that claim.


It is very grey. But I can see what you are talking about with the heartwarming bit. A little heartbreaking, too.

Finished most of my summer reading books. The Road was one of my favorites, as was The Accursed. Since then, I have been reading nothing but school books (thankfully, all good stuff except one novel for a history class). I thought I could start Goddess of the Market (by Jennifer Burns), but midterms happened. I look forward to reading the rest of it when the semester is over.

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i'm reading The House of Hades :)

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My book on the Hope Diamond (by Richard Kurin) came today, so I'll start that in a while.

I'm going to go browse Amazon for a good new thriller. Any suggestions? I'm in the mood for a Clive Cussler/James Hank Rolo kind of science adventure archaeology improbable potboiler. I need to find some new authors. I found out that Jack duBrul's next isn't due out until 2015.

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Because of this*:Image
*actually it is from way before that and has NOTHING to do with it but I never miss a chance to repost this.
more at http://www.nerve.com/entertainment/what ... es-or-more

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Because of this*:Image
*actually it is from way before that and has NOTHING to do with it but I never miss a chance to repost this.
more at http://www.nerve.com/entertainment/what ... es-or-more
And I will never stop laughing at it.

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Today before I left for work, for some reason I grabbed The Age of Innocence (which I've never read) to read on the train. I enjoyed the few chapters I read a good deal. So then, I'm home early enough to catch Final Jeopardy -- and it was the answer! HOW WEIRD IS THAT.

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