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Old 06-23-2006, 05:27 PM   #91
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I feel so misled. In the memoir I'm reading, Oh the Glory of It All, the narrator doesn't end up with Danielle Steel as a stepmom. His stepmom's ex-husband marries Danielle Steel.

But at least the book is still entertaining!
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Old 06-24-2006, 12:19 AM   #92
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Let's see...I finished Catcher in the Rye for a massive English project last month
still reading Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (amazing read it once before)
Soul on Ice by Eldridge Cleaver (very interesting read)
Journals by Allen Ginsberg
just finished Da Vinci Code (my friends continued to ridicule me, then I read it and liked it)
almost done with Angels and Demons (like it more than Da Vinci Code, it's far-fetchedness...not a word...doesn't bother me because as someone else said, "it's fiction!")
On the Road by Jack Kerouac

I think that's it for right now...and yeah, I'm one of those people who can read several books at once and loves doing it...
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U2 At the end of the world.
That was a while ago; the last books I read were Harry Potter part 5 and 6 - tried to figure out who's side Snape is on and who will survive in the end, according to the prophecy.
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Long Way Round by Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman
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Never Seduce a Scoundrel by Sabrina Jeffries
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Actually the more I think about it the more I think 'Historian' isn't going to be the next 'Da Vinci Code'.

Currently on the list:

'Goodbye Tsugumi' by Banana Yoshimoto
'Hard Times' by Charles Dickens and a biography of him by Jane Smylie, I think
Several books on cricket, baseball and football
'The Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency' by Alexander McCall Smith

Just finished:
'Sandman Vol 3: Dream Country' by Neil Gaiman. I'm a latecomer to the Gaiman party - saw Mirrormask and loved it, and I have friends who worship at his altar regularly. Really awesome stuff - extremely original storylines that are both moving and humourous and some great characters too.
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Old 06-26-2006, 11:05 PM   #96
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I gave up on a book tonight, which rarely happens.

I picked up something called The World According to Mimi Smartypants, thinking it was some nice, fluffy chick-litty thing (which I happen to quite enjoy now and again).

Not so much. The author apparently had a blog in the days before blogging was The Big Thing, and people said "oh you're so funny" and "you rock," and so she slapped her online diaries into book form.

It's mildly amusing, but there's no plot and she's not nearly as funny as she thinks she is.

The fact that the author is listed as "Mimi Smartypants" should have been my first clue.
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I read Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov and How I Became Stupid by Martin Page last week while on holiday. Now I'm reading The Constant Gardener by John Le Carré and The Advanced Internet Searcher's Handbook by Phil Bradley (preparation for the MSc programme I'm starting in September).
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For all you book lovers out there who are always looking for more recommendations, I highly recommend Nancy Pearl's two 'Book Lust' books. She does get a bit into a strict list format here and there, but for other books and genres, she does a good job of explaining why she's recommending them.

I just got back from a business trip, and read a book on the plane ride. American Girls About Town, short chick-litty stories by various female American authors. Most of the stories were good, varying from fluffy, fun tales, to some with a more serious leaning.
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^its summer so I am all about the chick lit

so far this summer I've read The Beans of Egypt Maine, The Nanny Diaries, Isabels Bed and now I'm reading The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood...I really like it so far
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I read it last summer and enjoyed it, though it was kind of sad. It just so happened that one of the new teachers at the school where I worked had been a nanny for 10 years. She'd also read the book and said it was very accurate. Which I found terribly sad.



yeah I agree with you, thats terrible stuff like that does happen
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Dismantled, do you like Jennifer Weiner or Meg Cabot? If you like chick lit, check them out. Oh, and Marian Keyes!
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Just finished Catcher in the Rye for lit.
Now reading 1215: year of the magna carta, or some shit like that for world history
Stones from the river, my grandmother is trying to make me read it.

The only thing I'm reading that I want to be reading is the first harry potter book which I'm idiotically rereading b/c it helps me fall asleep at night.

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Dismantled, do you like Jennifer Weiner or Meg Cabot? If you like chick lit, check them out. Oh, and Marian Keyes!
i will thank you!
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Old 07-02-2006, 11:12 PM   #104
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Saw it in the library and grabbed it U2- Until the End of the World. One of the U2 books I haven't read yet.

Next on the list is a bio of Jim Morrison.
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