re: Currently Reading (Take 2)

Jay Lerner-Z
Broadway Legend
joined:4/4/11
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/7/12 at 04:22pm
Must You Go? by Antonia Fraser, a memoir of her relationship with Harold Pinter - highly recommended, even if you're not a Pinter fan (though it helps).
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/7/12 at 04:33pm
Alison Bechdel's Are You My Mother?
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
Mister Matt
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/7/12 at 05:17pm
Finished The Neddiad and now reading The Yggysey.
"What can you expect from a bunch of seitan worshippers?" - Reginald Tresilian
Plum
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/04
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/9/12 at 11:59am
I'm on a genre kick, so I just finished:
Angelmaker, by Nick Harkaway
A Local Habitation, by Seanan McGuire

Now I'm working on The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss.
ShbrtAlley44
Broadway Legend
joined:8/1/03
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/9/12 at 12:46pm
Just finished "The Postmistress" by Sarah Blake. It was kind of a mess. Currently working on Stephen King's "Cell." Not sure what I think yet.
Perfectly Marvelous
Broadway Legend
joined:10/16/06
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/12/12 at 05:42pm
The Master's Violin by Myrtle Reed
A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood
Re-reading Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
"I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and dreamer of improbable dreams." - Doctor Who

"Yes, the brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over, men recognize that the human race has been harshly treated but it has moved forward." - Les Miserables

luvtheEmcee
Broadway Legend
joined:12/9/03
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/12/12 at 06:43pm
I Am an Executioner: Love Stories, by Rajesh Parameswaran. New collection of short stories, author's debut I believe. Started out REALLY strong but I'm about 100 pages from the end and struggling to keep going. But I don't like not finishing books and since it's short stories, each one comes with the promise of being better.
A work of art is an invitation to love.
Plum
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/04
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/12/12 at 07:30pm
Short stories also means it's not so bad if you put it down for a while and pick it up again later, right?

I've momentarily put down The Name of the Wind so I can read The Tempest in preparation for watching the Christopher Plummer production in a movie theater on Thursday. Ah, Folger's editions, I love you so.
spiderdj82
Broadway Legend
joined:6/24/04
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/13/12 at 12:58pm
The Witching Hour by Anne Rice (trying for the 4th time)

The Thief of Always by Clive Barker (when I take a break from the one above)

"They're eating her and then they're going to eat me. OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!" -Troll 2
Updated On: 6/13/12 at 12:58 PM
Roscoe
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/13/12 at 01:01pm
Re-reading Pynchon's INHERENT VICE, a fast and funny and very moving little book, all the fun of Pynchon's best work without all the heavy lifting.
"If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers." Thomas Pynchon, GRAVITY'S RAINBOW "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." Philip K. Dick My blog: http://www.roscoewrites.blogspot.com/
uncageg
Broadway Legend
joined:5/13/04
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/13/12 at 06:27pm
Now reading "Black Moon (Moon Trilogy Pt. 1) by C.L. Bevill. The trilogy was free on my nook so I thought I would give it a shot.
Just give the world Love.
Jay Lerner-Z
Broadway Legend
joined:4/4/11
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/16/12 at 09:34pm
Today being Bloomsday, I was inspired to pick up Ulysses. Anybody successfully conquered it?

Yes, that's how I'm spending my Saturday night - reading Joyce.
EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/16/12 at 10:24pm
I struggled through four sections (and wrote an essay about the Nausicaa chapter) in school. Good lucky. When my dad lived in Dublin, I did the Bloomsday tour with him, but it was pretty apparent he knew as much about the novel as I did. (We did cover it in a class with Woolf's Mrs Dalloway, and reading it while discussing it was one of the best experiences of my life, so it was not a complete fail of a class--and it taught me The Dubliners which is, I think, brilliant in every story).

I'm about half way through this book--a good half of it is pretty awesome, some of it pretty histerical, but always an interesting anthology, with good side notes

EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/16/12 at 10:25pm

Plum
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/04
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/17/12 at 03:25pm
Did a rush read of As You Like It between winning the Virtual Ticketing lottery for Shakespeare in the Park and arriving at the box office. :)
CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/17/12 at 08:31pm
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Mister Matt
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/18/12 at 04:15pm
The Witching Hour by Anne Rice (trying for the 4th time)

Good luck. I couldn't get through it. Got insanely bored by all those "files".

The Thief of Always by Clive Barker (when I take a break from the one above)

I read that when it was first published and really enjoyed it, though I don't remember much about it now. I'll have to pick it up again.
"What can you expect from a bunch of seitan worshippers?" - Reginald Tresilian
californiasnow
Stand-by
joined:11/26/07
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/18/12 at 04:46pm
Almost done with The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson. Very enjoyable.

Next up is 4:30 from Paddington (Miss Marple) by Agatha Christie. I am on a huge Christie kick this summer... oldies but goodies!
EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/18/12 at 07:53pm
Wasn't Disney meant to do an animated Thief of Always? It's a great book that I also should re-read--I got really into Barker as a teen with Sacrament and Galilee, two novels my friend who knows his work much better has said many of his fans don't really like.
JbaraFan1
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/04
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/23/12 at 02:07pm
Partway through THE POWDER OF LIFE, which I am enjoying immensely.
uncageg
Broadway Legend
joined:5/13/04
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/23/12 at 03:40pm
Dropped the Moon book after it turned into soft porn at the end of the first chaper into the second chapter.

Picked up Tavis Smiley's "The Rich...And the Rest of Us". It is repetitive but very good...and true.

Just give the world Love.
Updated On: 6/23/12 at 03:40 PM
StockardFan
Broadway Legend
joined:6/19/08
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/23/12 at 06:21pm
Q is for Quarry by Sue Grafton. It's an easy pool read.
KFTC!!!!!
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/23/12 at 06:29pm
I am rereading the Harry Potter series. They are my go to books when I can't find anything else.
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
MotorTink
Broadway Legend
joined:9/4/06
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/25/12 at 09:38am
Half way through "Freedom" by Jonathan Franzen and started "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Capote.

BroadwayBoobs: I'll give all of you who weren't there a hint of who took the pictures ...it rhymes with shameless

SOMMS: I knew it was Tink!
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/25/12 at 01:34pm
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

It is just fantastic. There is very little I can say without spoiling any of the surprises, but this is one we'll be seeing on a lot of year end "best of" lists.


Highly recommended.





Some reviews and an brief synopsis
....but the world goes 'round
wexy
Broadway Legend
joined:9/19/05
re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
Posted: 6/25/12 at 01:39pm
Just started 'Netherland' by Joseph O'Neill.
'Take me out tonight where's there's music and there's people and they're young and alive.'

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