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What are you reading?

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

  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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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.
     


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    imageWIS Senior member

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    I've been reading it forever, but I'm always too busy to finish:

    The World of Yesterday - Stefan Zweig

    Jon.
     


  3. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    The Unknown American Revolution
    The Power of Now (this bud's for you, Steve B)
     


  4. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    Reading, again, all of the Colin Dexter "Inspector Morse" mysteries. Currently, "Service of All the Dead".
     


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    mistahlee Senior member

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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.
     


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    rdawson808 Senior member

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    Noel Coward -- Private Lives
    Alain de Botton -- Status Anxiety
     


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    johnapril Senior member

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    Passing Time, by Michel Butor
     


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    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    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.
     


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    Brian SD Moderator

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    Just finished The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. now reading Chronicles: Part One by Bob Dylan
     


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    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
     


  12. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    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
     


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    Willow, Wine, Mirror, Moon: Women's Poems from Tang China - ed. Jeanne Larson
    Seize the Day - Saul Bellow
    Sonnets from Scotland - Edwin Morgan
     


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    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.
     


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    Maupassant, un peu par dÃ[​IMG]soeuvrement.
    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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