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Old 04-05-2008, 08:22 PM   #556
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I may read the book soon just on your recommendation, bg.
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Old 04-05-2008, 10:23 PM   #557
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I just got a copy of Indelible Ink - a Memoir by Mary Lenore Quigley, the wife of a friend of mine. Can't wait to read it, it's about adoption. Mary is such a cool sweet person and I loved her poetry so this has got to be a good book. Can't wait to start reading it.
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I may read the book soon just on your recommendation, bg.
I want to call it historical romance but it really isn't a romance at all. Not even close. Henry VIII was a pig. And the way the families used the women to further themselves was disgusting. They did what they were told.

The book is based on fact - Anne Boleyn did have a sister and she was Henry's mistress. As for poor Anne, well, we all know how it worked out for her. It made the ending that much more tense, knowing it was coming the whole time.

I'd love to hear what you think of the book if you do read it.
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#20 1 Dead In Attic: After Katrina - Chris Rose

A New Orleans' newspaper columnist's collection of columns and essays from the time after Katrina. I've been reading it off and on for a while now, since it's so easy to pick up and put down - each piece is very short.

About as heartbreaking and horrifying as you'd expect, but also filled with great humor, hope and little spurts of joy. He gives what I imagine is a great sense of what it means to live in New Orleans, and, of course, what it means to miss it.
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I'm going to get Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential from the campus library.
You won't regret it.

I need to get his other book soon. I have KC and the Nasty Bits, both fantastic.
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Oh my god, The Thorn Birds. I read the book ages ago, but the TV miniseries FOR THE WIN! :win:
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#21 Stick Figure: A Diary Of My Former Self

This is the author's diary from when she was a pre-teen and anorexic.

A quick read, often pretty funny, other times a little sad. I'm kind of fascinated by eating disorders and enjoy reading books (fiction or non) about them.
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Currently reading To Kill a Mockingbird
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#22 Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy

Kennedy worked at Warner Music Group for about a year and a half and felt supremely out of place.

It's mostly pretty amusing, and has enough head-shaking-in-disbelief moments to feel like you MUST be reading about the real music industry, because nothing else could be so absurd.

But his tone bugged me sometimes. He mostly sticks to a fish out of water/how-did-I-end-up-here tone, but sometimes seems a little smug to me, like "I'm way too hip and indie for this shit."

Maybe I read too much into it. I mostly liked it.
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#23 Born Standing Up by Steve Martin

I love Steve Martin, no matter how many shitty movies he does these days. He's still awesome.

And his memoir about his stand-up comic years was darned good, too.
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Lolita.
damn that was good.
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Lolita.
damn that was good.
I just came here to post that I'm reading "Reading Lolita in Tehran," which made me want to read "Lolita" (which I've never read).

I also finally got a copy of "Wicked" from the library, and I'm kind of alternating between that and "Reading Lolita in Tehran."
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#24 The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Well, I'm awfully sorry I waited so long to read this. I absolutely loved it.
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#24 The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Well, I'm awfully sorry I waited so long to read this. I absolutely loved it.
Okay I must be the only one who hated that book.

This is just like The Kite Runner all over again!
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I am reading Craig Ferguson's "Between the Bridge and the River". It's furiously funny, witty, fast-paced and well written. It's amazing how talented Ferguson is.....talk show host, author, actor, comedian, businessman, father, producer, director, writer.
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