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A nice side benefit of kids is getting to reread stuff I would otherwise never consider. A pretty good medieval fantasy world not called GOT

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Going to finish "Why We Can't Wait" before too much longer and I'm about 30 pages left with "A Ride to Khiva"
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Can't tell if this is a slow burn or I just haven't been able to focus on it. It's been weeks since purchasing and I'm only in chapter 5 (about 60 pages).
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Maybe I will return to the manuscript later. I read another 50 pages or so and had to stop. I just started We Are Now Beginning Our Descent by James Meek. So far so good.

I finished We Are Now Beginning Our Descent last week but forgot to post it here. I thought it was only okay. The main character turned out to be sort of a douche, and not in a way that made him an interesting character. I wouldn't recommend reading it.

I downloaded The Circle by Dave Eggers but I haven't dived in yet. I'm sort of embarrassed to admit that I've been wasting all my reading time for the last few days playing Wordbubbles on my tablet.
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It's actually the 18th edition that I kopped for about $5. I'm going to see some old buildings in Europe and figure this would help me appreciate things a bit more.
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It's actually the 18th edition that I kopped for about $5. I'm going to see some old buildings in Europe and figure this would help me appreciate things a bit more.

Unfortunately they knocked down all the buildings from the 18th edition, so you'll be out of luck without the newer one.
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Picked up Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons on the recommendation of my MFA friend who writes sci-fi/cyberpunk, after reading the first few pages I'm thoroughly confused. Also got Bachelard's Psychoanalysis of Fire.

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I'm reading James Ellroy's American Tabloid. It's a really fun read, especially if you like fictionalized history. He ties in the Kennedy Brothers, Hoover, Howard Hughes, and the Chicago mob from the POV of 2 government agents and an LA enforcer starting from the late 50s to early 60s.

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I think I've finished up as many Ross MacDonald novels as I think I need to. Other than The Drowning Pool, I think The Galton Case was good. The rest were not quite my style.

 

As good as James Crumley's The Last Good Kiss was, I thought his next 2 popular novels The Wrong Case and Dancing Bear were so-so. Not necessarily forgettable, but they dragged at points and the plot was not going anywhere. But you they both contain that Crumley writing style so if you enjoy that, then you might like those 2 (unfortunately, I prefer the character/writing of Sughrue vs Milodragovitch who is the protagonist in the latter 2 novels).

 

Just read The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. Le Carre writes in a way to set a very dreary (and not exactly fun to read) mood which is immediately captured in the film as opposed to long paragraphs in the novel. Therefore, I'd just recommend watching the film. 

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Also got Bachelard's Psychoanalysis of Fire.

How was this?

The older I get, the more pressing it seems to rid my shelves of extraneous bullshit -- and in this regard, two books will gleefully remain: Nathalie Sarraute's Portrait of a Man Unknown and J. Robert Lennon's Pieces For the Left Hand.
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The Art of the Con.
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The Art of the Con.

I've downloaded it recently
I have a feeling it will be tremendous
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I've downloaded it recently
I have a feeling it will be tremendous
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It is a very enjoyable read.
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I finished We Are Now Beginning Our Descent last week but forgot to post it here. I thought it was only okay. The main character turned out to be sort of a douche, and not in a way that made him an interesting character. I wouldn't recommend reading it.

I downloaded The Circle by Dave Eggers but I haven't dived in yet. I'm sort of embarrassed to admit that I've been wasting all my reading time for the last few days playing Wordbubbles on my tablet.

Finished The Circle this week while I was at scout camp. I got home this morning and read Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo. It's pretty short so I polished it off in about an hour or so.
Edited by VaderDave - 6/25/16 at 10:45pm
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I started The Shipping News by Annie Proulx last night. I'm about 30 pages in so far.
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