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Reading? What's that?#0
Posted: 7/19/04 at 4:53pm
I am looking for a really good book to get at the library today. What are some books that you enjoyed reading?
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re: Reading? What's that?#1
Posted: 7/19/04 at 4:58pm
I am obsessed with The Awakening by Kate Chopin. It is wonderful!

I also just read Borrowed Time: An AIDS memior by Paul Monette. I absolutly loved it, but I must warn you that is really heartbreaking. I literally sobbed for an hour after I finished reading it.
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re: Reading? What's that?#2
Posted: 7/19/04 at 5:00pm
EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED by Jonathan Safran Foer.

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re: Reading? What's that?#3
Posted: 7/19/04 at 5:01pm
One of my all time favourite books is I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb. Well worth checking out. As is How Long Has This Been Going On? by Ethan Mordden.
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re: Reading? What's that?#4
Posted: 7/19/04 at 5:03pm
Tales of the City. Check out all six books and spend the summer becoming obsessed with Barbary Lane.
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re: Reading? What's that?#5
Posted: 7/19/04 at 5:05pm
PETER AND WENDY by James Matthew Barrie.

If you think you know PETER PAN - read the book.
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re: Reading? What's that?#6
Posted: 7/19/04 at 5:09pm
If you haven't already read the DaVinci code, do it. Actually, block out an entire day to read it. I couldn't put it down. Other- The Lovely Bones, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, The Godfather, Angels and Demons, Wicked. I will probably think of more later.
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re: Reading? What's that?#7
Posted: 7/19/04 at 5:18pm
anything by Wally Lamb
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re: Reading? What's that?#8
Posted: 7/19/04 at 5:28pm
*To Kill a Mockingbird ~ Harper Lee (by far, my all time favorite book)
*She's Come Undone ~ Wally Lamb
*Summer Sisters ~ Judy Blume
*The Lovely Bones ~ Alice Sebold
*The Notebook ~ Nicholas Sparks
*Living at the Edge of the World: A teenager's survival in the tunnels of Grand Central ~ Tina S. and Jamie Pastor Blotnick
*Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl ~ Tracy Quan
*The Perks of Being a Wallflower ~ Stephen Chbosky

and for a fluffier read:

*Shopgirl ~ Steve Martin
*The Shopaholic Series: Confessions of a Shopaholic, Shopaholic Takes Manhattan, Shopaholic Ties the Knot ~ Sophie Kinsella
*Can You Keep a Secret? ~ Sophie Kinsella
*Trading Up ~ Candace Bushnell
*4 Blondes ~ Candace Bushnell
*Wicked ~ Gregory Maguire
*The Dirty Girls Social Club ~ Alisa Valdes-Rodrigues
*Why Girls are Weird ~ Pamela Ribon
*Who You Know ~ Theresa Alan

Can you tell I read a LOT??? lmao
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re: Reading? What's that?#9
Posted: 7/19/04 at 5:32pm
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
East of Eden - John Steinbeck
The DaVinci Code - Dan Brown
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
Wicked - Gregory Maguire
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re: Reading? What's that?#10
Posted: 7/19/04 at 5:44pm
I love reading!
Favorites of late include:
Wicked (BEFORE I saw the musical. Relax, people.)
The Da Vinci Code
Snow Falling on Cedars
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Great Gatsby
1984
Harry Potter!!
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re: Reading? What's that?#11
Posted: 7/19/04 at 5:44pm
Ohmagosh, yes The Lovely Bones. But only if you're feeling very strong and probably best not to read it in public. I was bursting into tears every 4 pages or so and there is one part of the book in particular that whenever I tell people about it, I cry.

If you're feeling REALLY strong, check out her memoir, Lucky. It's incredible.
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re: Reading? What's that?#12
Posted: 7/19/04 at 5:47pm
Yes, The Lovely Bones is a toughie. If you can get through it, it's amazing. I was going to read Lucky, but my dad advised me not to. He's sort of controlling like that.
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re: Reading? What's that?#13
Posted: 7/19/04 at 6:07pm
Hmm...Lucky.. I wanna read that.

Im in desperate need of new books to read this summer. Im so deprived!
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re: Reading? What's that?#14
Posted: 7/19/04 at 6:13pm
Also,

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
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re: Reading? What's that?#15
Posted: 7/19/04 at 6:22pm
Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
Any book by Bill Bryson
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re: Reading? What's that?#16
Posted: 7/19/04 at 6:26pm
One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, both by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Cry, the Beloved Country, by Alan Paton
Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse Five, and God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian, all by Kurt Vonnegut
Catch 22, by Joseph Heller
Against All Enemies, by Richard A. Clarke
The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Golden Compass, all by Philip Pullman
A Prayer for Owen Meaney, The World According to Garp, and The Cider House Rules, all by John Irving
Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden
No Ordinary Time and Wait Till Next Year, both by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Phantom Tolbooth, by Norman Juster
Seabiscuit, by Laura Hillenbrand
All Creatures Great and Small, by James Herriot
The Girl With a Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier

And...I'll stop right there. :)
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re: Reading? What's that?#17
Posted: 7/19/04 at 6:27pm
The Poisonwood Bible
The Handmaid's Tale
Sophie's World (it reads like "translationese", but it's great if you like philosophy)


(Also, The Da Vinci Code & Harry Potter)
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re: Reading? What's that?#18
Posted: 7/19/04 at 6:32pm
Ooh, I'll second the reccomendation of The Handmaid's Tale- it's wonderful. Just great. And keep in mind that the handmaids' outfits were inspired by burkas. re: Reading? What's that?
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re: Reading? What's that?#19
Posted: 7/19/04 at 7:54pm
Most books by Margaret Attwood, Carol Shields.
Don't forget the classics War & Peace, Anna Karenin.
Popcorn books- any of the Kinsey Milhone mysteries
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re: Reading? What's that?#20
Posted: 7/19/04 at 9:39pm
i wanna read the east of eden book. wicked is my favorite though.
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re: Reading? What's that?#21
Posted: 7/19/04 at 9:41pm
Neil Simon classic plays:
The Prisioner of Second Avenue
Albee- The ZOO STORY
Fun reading!
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re: Reading? What's that?#22
Posted: 7/19/04 at 9:41pm
I almost cried during The Five People You Meet In Heaven. Seriously invest in kleenex when reading that book.
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re: Reading? What's that?#23
Posted: 7/19/04 at 10:11pm
Ponine - East of Eden has nothing to do with Ms. Espinosa. You do realize this, right?
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re: Reading? What's that?#24
Posted: 7/19/04 at 10:13pm
insomniak, I've been meaning to read that forever. I've got to get going on that.
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