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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#101
Posted: 6/20/09 at 11:42pm
Finally getting around to THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#102
Posted: 6/21/09 at 12:16am
Just finished "The Legs Are The Last To Go" by Diahann Carroll. A fun read and now I'm onto "Wishful Drinking" by Carrie Fisher. Another fun one.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#103
Posted: 6/21/09 at 12:29am
Goodbye, Columbus, by Philip Roth. LOVED the novella, not so much digging the short stories. But we'll see.

Just finished Slaughterhouse Five, which I found utterly fascinating, but I didn't like it quite as much as I loved Cat's Cradle, which I more or less wanted to marry.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#104
Posted: 6/21/09 at 12:29am
The gingerbread lady by Neil Simon

My mom has those huge volumes with 7 Neil Simon works per book - I just started Vol 2.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#105
Posted: 6/21/09 at 12:39am
Pride & Prejudice.

I've seen the 2005 movie version more than 20 times; I've seen bits and pieces of the 1995 version; I've seen the version from the 1940s; and I saw it more than three times on Wishbone when I was younger. I know the basic story, but I feel like I might as well read the novel itself.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#106
Posted: 6/22/09 at 4:32pm
I just bought The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. I'm not that far into it yet.

Before that I read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, which I enjoyed.

And I really want to re-read The Great Gatsby. I think it's time I get a library card...
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#107
Posted: 6/22/09 at 4:48pm
I'm about three-quarters of the way through "Olive Kitteredge," which recently won the Pulitzer. A novel told in thirteen separate short stories. Really enjoying it. The title character is objectionable in so many ways, but you can't wait for her to come back onstage--and she's often peripheral to the story being told.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#108
Posted: 6/22/09 at 5:50pm
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#109
Posted: 6/22/09 at 6:10pm
THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway.

Do these characters do anything other than drink?

Geeze, after reading this novel I feel that I should enroll in
a 12 Step Program!
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#110
Posted: 6/22/09 at 6:45pm
Shopgirl by Steve Martin
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#111
Posted: 6/23/09 at 5:11pm
On Beauty by Zadie Smith and Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf.
"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
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#112
Posted: 6/25/09 at 3:58pm
I am currently reading Les Miserables, but just ordered Silver Shoes from Amazon. A lot of the books mentioned here sound really good. One I enjoyed and recommend is My Most Excellent Year; A story of Love, Mary Poppins and Fenway Park
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#113
Posted: 7/20/09 at 7:05pm
I just finished Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski. It was a suggestion by a friend who loved it. I thought it was an OK read but was not impressed. Maybe she built it up too much. Is Bukowski's other works like Ham on Rye? Any others I should try to give him another shot?

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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#114
Posted: 7/20/09 at 7:38pm
Shopgirl was good.
Just give the world Love.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#115
Posted: 7/20/09 at 8:11pm
Kathryn Stockett's The Help

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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#116
Posted: 7/21/09 at 7:51am
Olive Kittredge by Elizabeth Strout. Excellent!!
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#117
Posted: 7/21/09 at 9:16am
Danmag, I read it a few weeks ago. Isn't it wonderful?
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#118
Posted: 7/21/09 at 10:06am
I really loved it, Reg. I had read Amy and Isabelle before, but I think I liked this one even better!
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#119
Posted: 7/21/09 at 10:22am
I'm reading Duma Key because everyone I know liked that book. I'm only on the first few chapters but I'm already involved.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#120
Posted: 7/21/09 at 10:41am
"Lamb: The Gospel According to Christ's Childhood Pal, Biff" by Christopher Moore.

It's my 5th time reading it. Honestly the funniest book I've ever read. Passed it on to 7 different people and they all loved it. Anything by Christopher Moore is great though.

Also reading "Overcoming Binge Eating" by Dr. Christopher Fairburn. It's insightful, helpful and surprisingly spot on to all of my issues.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#121
Posted: 7/21/09 at 11:11am
I read Duma Key the other week, and loved it! It's one of those great books where you need to know what happens, but you don't want it to end. Which is also frustrating, but I'll take it. I'll have to read it again some time. :)

Just finished Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult. Am now moving onto Richard II by William Shakespeare. It occurred to me that I haven't seen or read any version of it since May last year, so I thought I ought to go back and remind myself what happened. A lot of men throwing gloves around, iirc. re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#122
Posted: 7/21/09 at 1:51pm
I just finished What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt. AMAZING. I couldn't put it down and ended up reading it all in one day. It's the first novel in a long time that's made me want to read everything the author has ever written. Interestingly enough, the last time that happened was with Paul Auster, her husband.

Now, I'm reading Jane Eyre and loving it.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#123
Posted: 7/21/09 at 1:57pm
Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea.

Finished it this weekend. I can't think of anyone funnier than Chelsea Handler.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#124
Posted: 7/21/09 at 1:58pm
Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know--And Doesn't by Stephen Prothero

Intensely interesting. It discusses the fact that America is the most religious yet the least religiously educated Western nation. It is not just that Americans are ignorant to world religions, but most know nothing about their own. Prothero calls religious illiteracy dangerous because religion is one of the greatest forces for good--as well as evil--in the world.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#125
Posted: 7/21/09 at 4:25pm
I have so many books I have bought in the last couple of months and I haven't started reading any of them. I need to REALLY get on that. Some of the books I have include:

Once Dead, Twice Shy - Kim Harrison
The Once and Future King - T.H. White
A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin
Silver Shoes - Paul Miles Schneider
Star Trek: The Academy-Collision Course - William Shatner
The Book of Lies - Brad Meltzer

and a few more. YIKES!
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