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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #851
Posted: 1/6/14 at 10:48pm
I am waiting to check out the second installment of Follett's century trilogy, Winter of the World. I have a few others on hold waiting to check them out. But, I may finally dive into "The Twelve" - book 2 of Justin Cronin's vampire/end of world/science gone wrong trilogy.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #852
Posted: 1/7/14 at 8:52am
About 3/4 of the way through Dickens' LITTLE DORRIT, and enjoying the hell out of it. One of his more restrained novels, there's little of the grotesque or bizarre flights of fancy that can animate BLEAK HOUSE and OUR MUTUAL FRIEND.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #853
Posted: 1/7/14 at 1:25pm
Just started The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan. Didn't take more than a couple of pages to be completely hooked, as usual.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #854
Posted: 1/7/14 at 1:31pm
I'm re-reading Steinbeck's EAST OF EDEN.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #855
Posted: 1/7/14 at 1:34pm
I "read" Carlos on a hourly basis.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #856
Posted: 1/7/14 at 1:41pm
I'm reading the SILO series by High Howey. It's a good post-apocalyptic series.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #857
Posted: 1/7/14 at 1:42pm
I "read" Carlos on a hourly basis.

You "read"?
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #858
Posted: 1/7/14 at 1:43pm
"Pardon my prior Mcfee slip. I know how to spell her name. I just don't know how to type it." -Talulah
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #859
Posted: 1/7/14 at 1:46pm
"I "read" Carlos on a hourly basis.

You "read"?"


Only good trash.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #860
Posted: 1/7/14 at 1:48pm
Then you must "read" YOURSELF constantly.


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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #861
Posted: 1/7/14 at 1:50pm
No .. I don't have time. I am so involved with you. Your like Dynasty and Flamingo Road all mixed up with a dash of Judy Blume.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #862
Posted: 1/7/14 at 6:03pm
I just finished Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple and enjoyed it quite a bit. Still deciding what I want to get into next.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #863
Posted: 1/7/14 at 10:10pm
I read an interesting book that was the first in a trilogy called "The Boy in the Suitcase" over Christmas. Now I'm reading the second book. It's called "Invisible Murder."
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #864
Posted: 1/8/14 at 1:02am
I prefer God's Little Acre to Flamingo Road - such nice peoples.

I have just devoured The Flavia deLuce series of mysteries and have pr-eordered the 6th one.

Oh and finished Idlewild and am about 1/2 way thru Edenborn a nice hard science-y YA post apocalyptic set o books by Nick Sagan -Carl's boy.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #865
Posted: 3/10/14 at 11:08pm
Seeing as it's apparently National Reading Month, I thought I'd bump.

I just picked up Stefan Zweig's The Post Office Girl. The Grand Budapest Hotel is supposedly inspired by Zweig, so I thought I'd give him another go.

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Updated On: 3/10/14 at 11:08 PM
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #866
Posted: 3/11/14 at 10:00am
Read in the last month: Ann Patchett's This is the Story of a Happy Marriage; Alissa Nutting's Tampa; Jim Gaffigan's Dad is Fat; Gary Shytengart's Little Failure; David Sedaris' Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls.

About to start: Rachel Kushner's The Flamethrowers
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #867
Posted: 10/4/14 at 7:42pm
I'm totally broke so I will be spending my Saturday night reading Margaret Atwood's new short story collection, Stone Mattress.

I just thought you all might like to know that.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #868
Posted: 10/4/14 at 9:04pm
The Circle, Dave Eggers.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #869
Posted: 10/5/14 at 2:10am
I need something new to read.

I just read "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" and thought it was miraculous.

Tired to read "Swamplandia" but just wasn't my thing.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #870
Posted: 10/5/14 at 7:34am
Just finished a collection of three Colette novellas, Gigi (read it and tell me it's sexist, I dare you), Julie de Carneilhan (did nothing for me), and Chance Acquaintances (one of the best stories I've ver read).

Now, considering starting Richard Russo's Straight Man.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #871
Posted: 2/9/15 at 3:11pm
Currently reading the new Hercule Poirot mystery, The Monogram Murders. I've only read a few of the original Agatha Christies (when I was about fourteen), so can't really say how true this Sophie Hannah version is to the old ones, but it's a lot of fun and easy to read.

Also on the go, Subtly Worded, a collection of shorts by Teffi - the favorite author of Tsar Nicholas II - and it's fascinating. Real-life accounts of her encounters with the likes of Tolstoy and Rasputin, any Russophile would love it.

Anybody reading any good non-fiction? I'm in the mood for something historical.

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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #872
Posted: 2/9/15 at 5:57pm
Jay, have you read Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America by Christopher Bram? It's brilliant--it reads almost like a novel, although it will make you want to read nearly every novel it name drops. Bram wrote one of my fave novels, Something Special as well as Frankenstein's Father which became Gods and Monsters. Back when it came out, Bram gave a great interview on gay lit at Salon http://www.salon.com/2012/02/12/is_gay_literature_over/
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #873
Posted: 2/9/15 at 6:23pm
Just finished The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis as well as Wolf Hall. Recently (in the past 2 weeks) read Gravity's Rainbow, Finnegans Wake, Cheri and the Last of Cheri, and about 10 plays. Starting Just Lucky I Guess today and am slowly making my way through Showtime by Larry Stempel. I have Fun Home which I would like to start reading this week as well as rereading Christopher and His Kind.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #874
Posted: 2/9/15 at 6:45pm
Rereading my favorite poems.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2) #875
Posted: 2/9/15 at 7:06pm
What are your favorite poems?

We're reading Sylvia Plath in school right now and I really like her work, despite how dark it is.