Currently Reading (Take 2)

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Currently Reading (Take 2)#1
Posted: 3/31/09 at 11:54pm
I tried posting in the old thread but it looks like it is done and over with. So.....whatcha reading?

NEVERWHERE by Neil Gaiman

Currently Reading (Take 2)
"They're eating her and then they're going to eat me. OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!" -Troll 2
Updated On: 3/31/09 at 11:54 PM
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#2
Posted: 4/1/09 at 12:01am
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#2
Posted: 4/1/09 at 12:27am
All Quiet on the Western Front Never read it until now!

Em, I think Mrs. Brd has that book, how is it?
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#3
Posted: 4/1/09 at 12:59am
Schulz and Peanuts by David Michaelis
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#4
Posted: 4/1/09 at 1:03am
Alternating between Old Gods Almost Dead (Stephen Davis), Bumping into Geniuses (Danny Goldberg) and a hilariously trashy romance novel called Her Private Dancer. Yeah, so I'm not very intellectual.
Updated On: 4/1/09 at 01:03 AM
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#5
Posted: 4/1/09 at 1:30am
brdlwyr, it's dauntingly long (I'm only about a quarter of the way through), but so far, I like it. It's one of those great novels I've always felt like I should have read.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#6
Posted: 4/1/09 at 7:36am
Just started the new biography about John Cheever - so far it's fascinating! And a daunting 800 pages long!
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#7
Posted: 4/1/09 at 7:42am
LIGHT FROM HEAVEN by Jan Karon.

It's another book from her Mitford series.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#8
Posted: 4/1/09 at 9:45am
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
"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)#9
Posted: 4/1/09 at 10:06am
I just finished The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb. (would not recommend) and I'm half way through The Host. (HATE!!)



Updated On: 4/1/09 at 10:06 AM
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#10
Posted: 4/1/09 at 10:15am
Re-reading Raymond Chandler's THE LONG GOODBYE.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#11
Posted: 4/1/09 at 10:39am
Angels and Demons - Dan Brown

I wanted to read it before I saw the film. It's a fun page-turner.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#12
Posted: 4/1/09 at 11:39am
Really, Clever? Wally Lamb is usually so good.

Matt, I loved Angels and Demons! I liked it better than The DiVinci Code.

I'm reading Memory in Death by J.D. Robb. Not deep, but page turning nonetheless.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#13
Posted: 4/1/09 at 11:43am
I must recommend Silver Shoes to all you guys.

It's a fun and clever book. A must read!

re: Currently Reading (Take 2)
....but the world goes 'round
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#14
Posted: 4/1/09 at 11:43am
Blood and Gold by Anne Rice
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#15
Posted: 4/1/09 at 11:44am
I've been meaning to get to the bookstore for that Taz.....
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#16
Posted: 4/1/09 at 11:47am
Taz, I read it and now my 12 year old is reading it. He's loving it!
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#17
Posted: 4/1/09 at 11:59am
Finishing up A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, and then Revolutionary Road.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#18
Posted: 4/1/09 at 12:58pm
Silver Shoes sounds quite interesting. I'm planning on starting Was next week by Geoff Ryman. Anyone have any thoughts on it?
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#19
Posted: 4/1/09 at 3:01pm
I have been looking for a new book to read. The last book was "Attack of the Theater People" by Marc Acito. "Silver Shoes" looks like it should be the next one to read and I may have to pick it up today or this weekend. Sounds really interesting and fun.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#20
Posted: 4/1/09 at 5:17pm
Taz and danmag, did you have to order the book? I wanted to pick it up today and called 2 bookstores here (B&N and Tattered Corver) and they said that the book was only able to be ordered. Something about they were only printing them based on the orders they get. They are also offering paperback copies.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#21
Posted: 4/1/09 at 5:18pm
"I'm planning on starting Was next week by Geoff Ryman. Anyone have any thoughts on it?"

I remember liking it, because it's dark, and thinking, "Okay, that's the last Wizard of Oz pomo thing we need."

Then David Lynch's biggest BS movie of all time, "Wild at Heart" literally used the Wizard of Oz for its ending and I thought, "Enough is enough."

Then Tony Kushner had Prior Walter do the "And you were there, and you were there..." at the end of Angels in America and I thought "I'm really over the Wizard of Oz references."

Then Gregory Maguire published "Wicked" and I thought, "Dear god, this is insane, the Wizard of Oz is SOOOOOOO played out."

Then it came out in paperback and for some reason I read it and thought, "It wasn't awful but that is officially the end of Wizard of Oz, seriously."

Then the musical came out and I bought tickets based on the overinflated opinions of several overexcited San Franciscans on this board (hint: keyword "amazing") and it was a piece of feces and I had finally reached my limit.

The end. No "Silver Slippers" for me. "Was": okay.

Me? I'm reading "The Omnivore's Dilemma."
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#22
Posted: 4/1/09 at 5:23pm
I am def. ordering Silver Shoes once I am back on my own computer! (Yay for having $$!)

I didn't like Was, I couldn't get into it.

Me? I'm currently reading Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#23
Posted: 4/1/09 at 5:33pm
You do have to order SIlver Shoes online, Uncageg. You can order it from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Target, I believe.
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re: Currently Reading (Take 2)#24
Posted: 4/1/09 at 5:35pm
Aha! Good to know danmag. I was going to go to the bookstore.
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