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What are you reading?

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Our previous ongoing book thread is long gone, so let's start a new one. I am reading:

Hotel Bemelmans by Ludwig Bemelmans. Very entertaining essays about his life in hotels.
post #2 of 5714
I've been reading it forever, but I'm always too busy to finish:

The World of Yesterday - Stefan Zweig

Jon.
post #3 of 5714
The Unknown American Revolution
The Power of Now (this bud's for you, Steve B)
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Reading, again, all of the Colin Dexter "Inspector Morse" mysteries. Currently, "Service of All the Dead".
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On Saturday, at an antiquarian book fair, I picked up three volumes of cartoons by Peter Arno, from the 1930's and 40's. No doubt many on this forum have enjoyed Mr. Arno's urbane and sophisticated work. Anyway, that's what I read last night.
post #6 of 5714
Noel Coward -- Private Lives
Alain de Botton -- Status Anxiety
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Passing Time, by Michel Butor
post #8 of 5714
Some history: compilation of Roman writers, and chipping away at the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

Just finished What's the Matter with Kansas.
post #9 of 5714
Just finished The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. now reading Chronicles: Part One by Bob Dylan
post #10 of 5714
mostly spending time reading "work" related stuff - preping for job interviews. read freakonomics and blink in the past 2 months, and read terry prachetts Thump" - every time I read some fiction I think that I really need to read more fiction, and then I don't get around to it for months.
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Mere Christianity, CS Lewis
Relativity, Albert Einstein
post #12 of 5714
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Originally Posted by globetrotter
mostly spending time reading "work" related stuff - preping for job interviews. read freakonomics and blink in the past 2 months, and read terry prachetts Thump" - every time I read some fiction I think that I really need to read more fiction, and then I don't get around to it for months.


Three cheers for Pratchett. I love Pratchett!

bob
post #13 of 5714
Willow, Wine, Mirror, Moon: Women's Poems from Tang China - ed. Jeanne Larson
Seize the Day - Saul Bellow
Sonnets from Scotland - Edwin Morgan
post #14 of 5714
It's a bit cliche, especially with the movie and all, but I'm reading In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. It's been on my "to read" list for a long, long time, and I've finally gotten around to it. It's wonderfully descriptive. Capote had a true feel for the people and places about which he was writing.
post #15 of 5714
Maupassant, un peu par désoeuvrement.
In English: Collection of texts by various foreign and US authors on being an expatriate.
In German : Der Verdacht, Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

Looking forward to a trip to Europe to replenish my shelves.
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