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Old 05-17-2008, 01:49 PM   #616
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I just got Barbara Walters' Audition and Chelsea Handler's new book from Amazon! Can't wait to start reading, I'll have to flip a coin to see which one I start reading first.
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I have Chelsea's first book on order at the library - I'm curious to check it out, after reading about her new one. I really have no clue who she is, other than she has a show on E! and two books.
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Chelsea is so funny! I try to catch her show a couple times a week. I'm going to go see her live next month too. She does such a great job making fun of celebs. And her sidekick, Chuey, on the show is so funny too....he is a Mexican little person. They have such hysterical comedic chemistry. Their skits are so funny. I guess I am going to read her books a little backward....the new one first then I'll read the first book.

If you get a chance you should check out her show. It's a really quick 30 min. show.
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Old 05-18-2008, 06:21 PM   #619
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I have Chelsea's first book on order at the library - I'm curious to check it out, after reading about her new one. I really have no clue who she is, other than she has a show on E! and two books.
I didn't know who she was still don't really aside from what is in My Horizontal life (not watching TV keeps me incredibly immune to pop culture it's weird) I read it last weekend and it was a fun quickie, I was laughing out loud reading it at the gym. I should check out some more.

Before that The Liars' Club by Mary Karr. It was beautifully written though some of it was painful to read.

Meditation and trying not to stress about the future was my new years resolution so 4 months into the new year. I picked up Eckhart Tolle The Power of Now and then realized he is an "Oprah" phenomenon. I do admit that I got a lot out of the book and quickly read A New Earth right after.

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Deepak Chopra's The Burden of Proof

a book on yoga and

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
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#28 Glory Days: The Bruce Springsteen Story Volume II by Dave Marsh.

Well, it's certainly more than I ever felt I needed to know about the height of Bruce-mania in the mid-80s.

The stuff about how the Nebraska and Born in the USA albums came to be was really interesting, though.

I wonder if Marsh is going to write any more - this only covers up through the end of the BitUSA tour and the relsease of the 3-CD live compilation.
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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
I read this a couple years ago and really enjoyed it.

She did a lot of research on the history of the circus, which was what made it so interesting.
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Just read a book called "Spin". Rare to find such a well done combination of speculative fiction along with the human element. Really enjoyed it. Read Cryptonomicon before that, loved it.
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A books thread? People still read books?

Ok, so I'm about two thirds of the way through the book Tripmaster Monkey by Maxine Hong Kingston. It's cool. It's about this stoner Chinese-American guy named Wittman who rolls around 1960's San Francisco writing poetry and going to LSD parties and falling in love with girls. A sort of coming of age kinda deal.

But it's got some really cool character insights and has some very funny moments.

Recommended.
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I can't wait to get my re-adjusted glasses back so I can go back to reading, As it is, it's twenty or thirty minutes of staring at the page and my eyes feel fried. I miss books,
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I honestly cannot imagine my life without books.
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I read Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential on the first few days of my vacation. I didn't love it, but it was entertaining. I'm reading Chuck Klosterman's Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs right now, and I'm not enjoying it quite as much as I'd expected to. I'm only a few essays into it, though, so I'm hoping I start to like it more.
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^^
I really enjoyed both of those books.
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#29 The Ruins by Scott Smith

AIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!
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LOL, yes!

The Ruins was another one of those I-don't-read-books-like-this books that I LOVED.

Something about it was just scary as hell and I am constantly recommending it at work.
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I'm sure they ruined the movie adaptation, but I'll definitely put that in my queue when it comes out on DVD, just to see what they made of it.
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