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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#51
Posted: 4/7/09 at 7:27pm
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggars

and w some trepidation, starting Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawerence
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#52
Posted: 4/7/09 at 7:44pm
A Heartbreaking Work is one of the best books I've ever read. Ever.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#53
Posted: 4/7/09 at 7:46pm
So right now I'm reading this book called Moment of Truth. It's about this guy who's wife is murdered and he suspects their daughter did it, so he stages it like he did it and confesses. But one of the detectives suspects her as does the guy's attorney.

I think her boyfriend did it, but since she was on crystal meth that night he convinced her she had done it.

It's fairly entertaining.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#54
Posted: 5/5/09 at 5:28pm
In the last month I have read Equus, All Quiet on the Western Front, A Thousand Acres, The Hours and A Memory Keeper's Daughter. All great!

I grew up in a rural community and I knew personally so many of the farm personalities of 1000 Acres. But, such a dark book!

I loved A Memory Keeper's Daughter, one man making choices that affects others and he is constantly haunted until his death.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#55
Posted: 5/5/09 at 5:36pm
Memory Keeper's Daughter was great.

I just read Dear John by Nicolas Sparks. I can't read his books while drinking wine. Too heart wrenching.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#56
Posted: 5/5/09 at 5:40pm
Just starting Low Boy by John Wray about a paranoid schizophrenic wandering the subways of NYC.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#57
Posted: 5/5/09 at 6:17pm
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (en francais, bien sur) and Middlemarch, by George Eliot.

Both for school, but both excellent.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#58
Posted: 5/5/09 at 6:27pm
Finishing up Angels and Demons from before I left on vacation (forgot to take it with me) and then picking up Silver Shoes.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#59
Posted: 5/5/09 at 8:15pm
Im reading The Help. It's about black maids in the South in 1962. It's really good. I highly recommend this one.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#60
Posted: 5/5/09 at 8:27pm
The Silver Swan, by Benjamin Black, aka John Banville.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#61
Posted: 5/6/09 at 9:06am
About 2/3 through LITTLE DORRIT by Charles Dickens.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#62
Posted: 5/6/09 at 9:10am
Plum, aren't the Benjamin Black novels wonderful?

Roscoe, I was thinking "Dorritt" would be my next Dickens.

I'm finishing up "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society," which somehow I thought was one of those Fannie Flagg-like Southern cutsey-poo novels, but is actually about the Nazi occupation of the Channel Islands.

But fun . . .
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#63
Posted: 5/6/09 at 10:51am
Clever, I just ordered The Help. It got great reviews! I can't wait to read it.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#64
Posted: 5/6/09 at 3:29pm
Let me know what you think,danmag. I really liked it.

After being on the Stephen King thread I'm all in the mood for one of his. Im going to pick up Cell.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#65
Posted: 5/6/09 at 5:10pm
Just started Gielgud's letters ed. Richard Mangan).

He likes writing to his mother!!!!
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#66
Posted: 5/6/09 at 5:41pm
I just started some cheesy female detective crime thing while Henry was at sparring. But it was so loud in there I'll probably have to start it again.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#67
Posted: 5/6/09 at 7:08pm
I just finished Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves yesterday. It certainly was different from anything I've ever read before, but I loved it. Quite the experience.

I'm not sure what I'll read next, but I'm leaning towards Stephen King's Carrie or Billie Letts' Where the Heart Is.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#68
Posted: 5/6/09 at 7:49pm
Hulmeman, does it have the one where he declines an invitation to a party because "Gielgud doesn't feel good"?
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#69
Posted: 5/6/09 at 8:43pm
"All our dreams can come true -- if we have the courage to pursue them." -- Walt Disney We must have different Gods. My God said "do to others what you would have them do to you". Your God seems to have said "My Way or the Highway".
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#70
Posted: 5/6/09 at 8:46pm
I'm alternating between The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton and Dog Days by Ana Marie Cox. Both quite good, but only one of the authors has a Twitter...
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#71
Posted: 5/6/09 at 8:50pm
I'm working on a couple of oldies...

The Mole People written by Jennifer Toth in 1993. It's her research about the homeless who live in the tunnels under NYC. Absolutely fascinating.

Centennial by James Michener. One of my kids is moving to Colorado, so it seemed to be time for a re-read. But hey, if you prefer, there's an old mini-series of it floating around somewhere or another.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#72
Posted: 5/7/09 at 11:52am
Just finished Coraline and Watchmen and loved both. I'd never read a graphic novel before so it was great to learn how to read a different format.

Am currently reading:

Beloved- Tony Morrison
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings- Maya Angelou
A Bright Room Called Day- Tony Kushner
"Truth is rarely pure and never simple."- Oscar Wilde

"If I could only do one thing before I died, it would be to swim with a middle-aged couple from Connecticut."- a dolphin
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#73
Posted: 5/7/09 at 12:12pm
Lonesome Traveler. I'm kind of hopping back and forth between pages.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#74
Posted: 5/7/09 at 12:31pm
I'm 100 pages in "The Girl who loved Tom Gordon" by Stephen King, and am titillated.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#75
Posted: 5/7/09 at 7:44pm
Just finished Willa Cather's O PIONEERS! I relished every word of it!
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