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Old 02-20-2005, 06:59 PM   #16
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I'm in the middle of Roddy Doyle's The Barrytown Trilogy. The first part was The Commitments, which had me laughing out loud. Now it's The Snapper, which is very good.
Love Roddy Doyle

In the middle of the Da Vinci Code and the Second Chronicles of Thomas Convenant the Unbeliever.
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Old 02-21-2005, 07:07 AM   #17
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The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornsby (thanks, Abby! ).
I'm glad you're liking it!

I'm STILL reading A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn. It's almost 700 pages of a whole different kind of history--the history of revolutions, labor strikes, and rebellions, told with an emphasis on the actions and experiences of slaves, Native Americans, women, labor unions, radicals, communists, anarchists, hippies, draft dodgers, immigrants... It's a fascinating read, but I've been on it since just after New Year's and I'm kind of ready to move on. I'm into the Clinton presidency now (Zinn is REALLY critical of Clinton, incidentally), so I'm almost finished.

Next on my list is probably Eleanor Rigby, Douglas Coupland's new(ish) book--it's been out in Canada for a while, but was just released in the States last month. I adore Coupland and I could use a break from the history and social commentary.

After that it'll be David Shipler's The Working Poor: Invisible in America. Barbara Ehrenreich gave it a good review, so I really want to read it--anyone read her Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America?

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Nine Parts of Desire Geraldine Brooks

awesome read.

When you finish that, you should also read Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi.
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The way the Crow flies by Anne-Marie Macdonald - fab stuff so far!
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James Joyce - Ulysses

I just started in it.
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James Joyce - Ulysses

I just started in it.

You are brave. I started it while I was in Greece, but didn't get far because I had too much reading last fall. Right now the plan is to do it first thing this Summer.

My current reading:
Fathers and Sons - Ivan Turgenev (we read novels for my European history class, it's great)

The Riverside Chaucer - Complete works of Chaucer, the Canterbury Tales, Troylus and Creseyde, all those treatises, etc.

Lame Deer - Lame Deer (for Native American Lit and culture)

And for my own pleasure, I'm reading some manga as well. Yuu Watase's "Fushigi Yuugi" and Kaori Yuri's "Angel Sanctuary"
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After that it'll be David Shipler's The Working Poor: Invisible in America. Barbara Ehrenreich gave it a good review, so I really want to read it--anyone read her Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America?

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I read excerpts from it in my intro to Sociology class and the whole thing for my Intro to American Government class. Good book. I've also read her book Blood Rites, which is about the origins of war.
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Currently reading The Ground Beneath Her Feet. I have a HUGE pile of books at the moment, and I'm finally getting my staff card at work tomorrow and will be able to take out 20 books at a time for four months. I've already seen about 200 that I want to read.
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I just finished Gracelin O'Malley by Anne Moore. This is the Amazon description of it:

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Nineteenth century Ireland comes vividly to life in what Publishers Weekly calls the "finely wrought tale" of Gracelin O'Malley; her brilliant, crippled brother Sean; and their childhood friend, Morgan McDonagh, the reluctant hero of a revolution.
Marriage to English landlord Bram Donnelly elevates Grace into a world at once fascinating and challenging, but acceptance is slow, and her husband becomes increasingly cruel. When potato blight devastates the countryside, Grace feeds the growing number of starving tenants who turn to the manor, defying her husband and bringing his wrath down upon her head; she compromises - for the sake of their young child - and strikes a twisted bargain that leads, in the end, to Donnelly's murder. As political unrest sweeps across the land, and suspects are rounded up, Grace harbors Irish rebels - her own fanatical brother among them - hiding, as well, the deepest secret of her heart. And as disaster threatens those she loves most, Grace fights to keep them alive, her profound courage affecting everyone around her.
This book was really well written and very good. U2 is even mentioned in the Acknowledgements Page.
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Reading is my escape. I love mindless thrillers especially. I read everything, but I love stuff that I can just get lost in and not think too hard. Lately I've been reading a lot of books by Harlan Coben, in the middle of Tell No One. Good plots etc - but also fast reads.
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The way the Crow flies by Anne-Marie Macdonald - fab stuff so far!
that's on my list of things i want to get. i read 'fall on your knees'...uh, longer ago than i care to remember now that i think about it... and i fell in love. one of canada's best authors.

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"Monstrous Regiment" by Terry Prachett. On the light side, as I'm on my winter holidays now.
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The World Acccording to Garp - John Irving
Hey I'm reading that too right now. So far I'm not enjoying it as much as Cider House or Owen Meany, the only other two Irvings I've read. Of course Owen is one of my all-time fav books so it will be hard to top.

I tend to read a lot of books at once, which is a bad habit. Right now I'm also trying to finish:

Moby Dick--Herman Melville (don't want to die without reading this one. It's phenomenal so far)

Martin Eden--Jack London

Peace on Earth--Stanislaw Lem

Chronicles--Bob Dylan

My Dark Places--James Ellroy


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