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What are you reading?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by chorse123, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    /spoiler/ Sort of, but it turns out she's not really a girl! /spoiler/
     
  2. foodguy

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    in the best styfo tradition. Is that where the "IT'S A TARP!" meme comes from?
     
  3. HORNS

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    Well, I have a lot of time to myself now, and I've been reading voraciously and ecstatically. I took a class in college (long time ago) strictly on Chaucer's works, and I think I'm pretty familiar with the construction and presentation of the epic tales. It's certainly worth a try.

    Thanks for the input.
     
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    I was hesistant to give it a go for some reason, but so far yes, it's excellent. Thank you.

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    This might have something to do with my book as well although I'm only 50 pages in. :happy:
     
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    Glad to hear it!
     
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    Just finished reading American Assassin by Vince Flynn. It was pretty good read. Just bought Kill Shot the next in the series of 13 for my Kindle.
     
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    Finished Suttree. What an incredible book. As good as Blood Meridian, but in a different way. Also, my vocabulary increased twofold after that.

    Reading The Orchard Keeper
     
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    Anyone read this?

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    I see this book in every thrift shop. I initially think it's Middlemarch at first glance.
     
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    I just finished The Long Fall by Walter Mosley. One of his newest characters, Leonid McGill, based in NYC. It's an easy read and good fun.
     
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    Finished The Name of the Rose on Saturday and very much look forward to reading more of Eco's books.

    A colleague gave me this to read and now 1/5 into it:

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    Finished "The Stand." Never been happier to finish a book.

    Want to read that JK Rowling spy book that just came out. And then its time for the new Poirot!
     
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    My summer read. I'm loving this book. Great narrative and interesting subject. I really need to move out of the desert and somewhere coastal. God I hate Nazi.


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    I over heard two geezers talking about how good this book is. It's mostly about a few of the heavy hitters that built strong fracking companies, really going agaist the grain of profit margin common sense. The hard work these guys put in is inspirational to my lazy butt. I am just learning about fracking so I have no idea what the actual costs to the environment are. I haven't followed any news reports on the subject.

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    I had to pick this up. I love the strength of this woman. I'm not a supporter of any party but politics is my fav spectator sport.
     
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    I'm about to finish Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. The book is really life-changing IMO, I thoroughly enjoyed it as someone who is not necessarily well-read but started getting back into reading when I got into University. Gonna start the Corrections (by Franzen) and Extinction by Thomas Bernhard and try to finish those before schoolwork begins to pick up.
     
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    Nice. Bernhard is the man.
     
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    On that note, Woodcutters is also great
     
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    started the silkworm... it is tremendously readable.
     
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    Just started the gargantuan task of "Titan: the Life of John D. Rockefeller." Been on my list for a while. Determined not to bail early.
     
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    yes, just finished it. nice and pulpy. i like those characters.
     

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