What are you reading?

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  1. Jerome

    Jerome Senior member

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    Byron: (Don Juan) - love it ("Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter,// Sermons and soda-water the day after.") ...also some poetry by Rilke and others... And: the 3vol. Lovecraft Omnibus...which I'lm going to finish in the next days...
     


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    raymond queneau - zazie dans le mÃ[​IMG]tro

    i get back to it every time, simply wonderful.
     


  3. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    the English Proust: Anthony Powell's Dance To The Music Of Time.
    Currently on vol. 5, Cassanova's Chinese Restaurant.
     


  4. Joe E Taleo

    Joe E Taleo Senior member

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    Consider the Lobster - David Foster Wallace. The essay 'Authority and American Usage' makes me want to become a militant grammarian, though I wonder if it might be too late for that.
     


  5. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Finished The View from a Monastery on the plane last night which also kept me from sleeping. Now I am regretting how good it was.
    Edina, Militant Catholic.
     


  6. robbie

    robbie Pleading Poverty

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    [​IMG] equal parts inspiring and terrifying. i found the it to be far from well written (technically speaking) but full of some intangible charm that compelled me to keep reading. i also am wrapping up 'The Blade Itself' because I had finished George R R Martin's fantastic Song of Ice and Fire series and heard The Blade Itself was written in the same vein. It was pretty 'meh'. BTW, if anyone here enjoys speculative fiction, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the first in George R R Martin's series: A Game of Thrones - read it before HBO finishes their pilot! now i'm on to a short classic: [​IMG]
     


  9. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    Brubaker's Sleeper was excellent. Much better than his Criminal run and that's saying something. Not sure what I'm going to start on next. Any recommendations from the nerd gallery?
     


  10. StephenHero

    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    That looks interesting. Any thoughts?
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    Nice graphic design.
     


  12. MetroStyles

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    Any Japanese readers here? Wondering how people feel about 1Q84, Murakami's first novel since 2004...huge hit in Japan but popularity does not imply quality writing.

    Anyone here actually read it yet? No translation planned yet. [​IMG]
     


  13. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Currently reading about 1,000,000 books and articles on British government and private sector involvement in Persia. Beginning stages of a pseudo-thesis.
     


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    MetroStyles Senior member

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    Currently reading about 1,000,000 books and articles on British government and private sector involvement in Persia. Beginning stages of incurable celibacy.

    ftfy
     




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