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Old 07-23-2003, 01:34 PM   #106
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I also started reading Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon.
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Just finished -
"The Day I Went Missing" - Jennifer Miller

About to finish -
"The Devil Wears Prada" - Lauren Weisberger (no idea how this got published)

About to start -
"You Shall Know our Velocity" - Dave Eggers
"The Crimson Petal and the White"
"Stupid White Men"
"Atonement" - Ian McEwan

Gave up on -
"The Corrections" (just couldn't do it)
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in the midst of two very large books.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Lake in the Clouds by Sara Donati

both are turning out to be quite good.
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"You Shall Know our Velocity" - Dave Eggers
Did you get the new paperback edition? With all the added stuff?
There's a whole new story added!

I adore Dave Eggers, but I'm quite upset he did that to me, considering how long I had to wait in line for the hardcopy.

Let me know what you think of The Crimson Petal and the White--I only got halfway through.
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reading Seabiscuit now, starting The Science of Harry Potter next. from the book cover, it sounds like they may explain scientific whipping willows and such.
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Did you get the new paperback edition? With all the added stuff?
There's a whole new story added!

I adore Dave Eggers, but I'm quite upset he did that to me, considering how long I had to wait in line for the hardcopy.

That is SO funny you say that about the hardback - I went to Borders and Barnes&Noble every week for what seemed like a year - and NO ONE ever had the hardback edition! I was so worried that it sucked and the publisher did a limited run.

But then - the paperback appears - and WOO - I got it as a birthday present! I didn't even know about the extra stuff! Thank you for letting me know!

Dave Eggers
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ALL READING PROJECTS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED AS I FINALLY RECEIVED MY COPY OF DOUGLAS COUPLAND'S HEY NOSTRADAMUS! IN THE MAIL TODAY!

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I'm currently reading:

Unforgettable Fire: Past, Present, and Future... I've been reading it off and on since December I have no idea why it's taking me so long...

To School Through the Fields It's little stories about a girl growing up in rural Ireland and it's pretty good so far... it's the biggest best-seller in the history of Ireland so I figured it must be good lol.


I'm about to start The Secret Life of Bees and The Looking Glass. Anyone read either of these? Any good?
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I've been reading A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson and I've just started reading Stupid White Men by Michael Moore, about two years later than everyone else, lol!
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That is SO funny you say that about the hardback - I went to Borders and Barnes&Noble every week for what seemed like a year - and NO ONE ever had the hardback edition! I was so worried that it sucked and the publisher did a limited run.

But then - the paperback appears - and WOO - I got it as a birthday present! I didn't even know about the extra stuff! Thank you for letting me know!

Dave Eggers


Apparently, Dave Eggers pulled a fast one on the corporate chains and only sold the hardback to independent bookstores. All these B&N managers were at the Tattered Cover bitching about it--but buying the book, so score one for the independents!

He dd a signing at the Tattered Cover, so I got the hardback and he drew one of his strange cartoons in my book.

All the commentary/story by Hand is new. I'm not sure what else has been added or removed. I must go get a paperback....!
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You met him??????????????
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You met him??????????????
I did! It was a blast, but I was all by myself and had no one to share it with. It was an...interesting crowd. I actually expected him to be a little stranger, but he's really laid back, cool and hysterically funny.

It took him forever to sign the books because he drew cartoons in each book. He started to draw in mine and then said
"Oh, crap, I messed up. I'm so, so, so sorry."
"That's ok."
"Well, see, this is a ring, here. It's supposed to be a ring. Nose ring...not like, nosering, you know?"
The drawing is a nose and a ring, hung on hooks...and it says "Beth, I meant this in the best possible way." It's a treasure, although I still don't get it.

He was going to take everyone out to a bar after, but I couldn't go. I could have drank with him!

If he comes to Denver again, fly out and we'll go.
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Finished reading Jan Wolkers' De Doodshoofdvlinder yesterday (still haven't found a good translation of the title yet). It was nice, but nothing shocking IMO. And you do have to like his style (fairly graphic, with an emphasis on nature, or rather the rotting objects in nature).

I think that next up is a biography of one of the most successful Dutch bands, Doe Maar. It's one of those biographies with lots of photo's, etc. So I can look again in shock to the style people had in the early Eighties.

C ya!

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He was going to take everyone out to a bar after, but I couldn't go. I could have drank with him!

I'm actually jealous.
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