What Are People Reading?

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What Are People Reading?#1
Posted: 11/10/07 at 2:53pm
I have passion for good books and am always looking for recommendatons. Anyone reading somethig now or recently read anything worthwhile?

I just started "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot Diaz a wondrful writer who has, up until now, never done a full length novel. He has written autobiogrphical short stories for years. Many of these are included in an anthology entitled "Drown"

Next on my list is "Alice" by Stacy Cordery. It's a biography of Alice Roosevelt Longworth, one of the daughters of Theodore Roosevelt. She was somewhat unconventionl, politically savvy and fiercy outspoken for most of her 97 years. Seems like it should be a fascinating read.
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re: What Are People Reading?#2
Posted: 11/10/07 at 2:55pm
I'm reading two books but the one that I think would interest you is one I found on the dollar rack at the Strand! I'm loving it - it's fascinating. Jed Harris: The Curse of Genius, by Martin Gottfried.
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re: What Are People Reading?#2
Posted: 11/10/07 at 3:00pm
I was reading the "What Are You Currently Reading?" thread.
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re: What Are People Reading?#3
Posted: 11/10/07 at 3:05pm
Ida, meet the search function.

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re: What Are People Reading?#4
Posted: 11/10/07 at 3:10pm
George Gershwin - His Life and Work by Howard Pollack
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re: What Are People Reading?#5
Posted: 11/10/07 at 3:13pm
with the two strikes going on people will be doing a lot more reading.
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re: What Are People Reading?#6
Posted: 11/10/07 at 3:14pm
Yeah - reading about the strikes.
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re: What Are People Reading?#7
Posted: 11/10/07 at 3:26pm
I'm currently reading A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks.
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re: What Are People Reading?#8
Posted: 11/10/07 at 4:37pm
Metamorphosis and Sophie's World.
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re: What Are People Reading?#9
Posted: 11/10/07 at 4:47pm
Myra Breckinridge/Myron by Gore Vidal.
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re: What Are People Reading?#10
Posted: 11/10/07 at 5:08pm
i'm reading CLEO by Cleo Laine and SOME OF THESE DAYS by Sophie Tucker

...& loving both!
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re: What Are People Reading?#11
Posted: 11/10/07 at 5:35pm
Honestly, I'm reading the back of the hummis container as I scarf it down on tortilla bread. Yum!
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re: What Are People Reading?#12
Posted: 11/10/07 at 5:45pm
"I was reading the "What Are You Currently Reading?" thread."

I just finished reading that. Loved it, but was a little disappointed with the ending. It didn't tie up enough of the loose ends.

"it's fascinating. Jed Harris: The Curse of Genius, by Martin Gottfried"

I've read a couple of his books. Haven't heard of this one.
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re: What Are People Reading?#13
Posted: 11/10/07 at 6:52pm
Have any of you read "Ghost Light" by Frank Rich? It looks pretty good, I was thinking about getting it.
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re: What Are People Reading?#14
Posted: 11/10/07 at 7:47pm
I just got Stephen Colbert's book as an early birthday gift, so I'll be pretty much working on that and nothing else for the rest of the weekend. I should have it done by tomorrow night.
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re: What Are People Reading?#15
Posted: 11/10/07 at 8:04pm
I just finished The Other Boleyn Girl. Very good. I'm hopefully gonna go by another Phillipa Gregory book tonight.

I am currently reading Death of A Salesman.
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re: What Are People Reading?#16
Posted: 11/10/07 at 8:14pm
Oh, I love Death of a Salesman. I should reread that.
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re: What Are People Reading?#17
Posted: 11/10/07 at 8:55pm
"How to Practice The Way to a Meaningful Life" by His Holiness the Dalai Lama Translated and Edited by Jeffrey Hopkins, Ph.D.
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re: What Are People Reading?#18
Posted: 11/10/07 at 9:27pm
I'm currently reading 'The Invisible Man' by Ralph Ellison and re-reading 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' by Hunter S. Thompson.
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re: What Are People Reading?#19
Posted: 11/10/07 at 9:29pm
In late December, I am going on a cruise. I am looking for a good book to read. The only problem is, because I have trouble with comprehension, only certain books hold my attention.

Some books I really enjoyed are:

A Million Little Pieces (I read it before the whole hoopla with it being fiction)
My Sister's Keeper (Jodi Picoult)
Without You (Anthony Rapp)
A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer)
The Lost Boy (Dave Pelzer)

Eh, seems I like somewhat depressing books, huh?

And I really prefer non-fiction.


Anyone have any suggestions?
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re: What Are People Reading?#20
Posted: 11/10/07 at 10:56pm
Raviolisun - I've read Sophie's World. Loved the structure of it, even though you can feel the "translationese" of the book at times (it was originally written in, like, Swedish or something weird... can't remember). Don't want to ruin anything, so I'll just say that it's really well constructed.
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re: What Are People Reading?#21
Posted: 11/10/07 at 11:07pm
I haven't really read anything lately. But, for school, I did just finish The Crucible, which I enjoyed.
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re: What Are People Reading?#22
Posted: 11/11/07 at 5:59am
Ravi, be interpretive with Sophie's World. Good book still though.


I've just finished 'Boy Meets Boy' by David Levithan and I'm currently about 200 pages into 'The Book Thief' by Markus something or other.
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like racehorses. We contemplate at last
shining windows, a future forbidden to no one.


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re: What Are People Reading?#23
Posted: 11/11/07 at 8:29am
Time Steps: A Musical Comedy Life

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re: What Are People Reading?#24
Posted: 11/11/07 at 8:51am
I'm marking time with Dickens' OUR MUTUAL FRIEND, largely because I've read it twice before and am familiar with it. I'm having a hard time reading new (to me) books right now, for some reason. I'm sure it will pass.
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