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Old 11-15-2003, 09:26 PM   #1
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So, what's everyone reading?

I don't really have time to read anymore, but I have managed to do some reading since the school year started, and it's almost time for another trip to Barnes and Noble, but I don't have many books on my list.

I have recently read Mystic River, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy(again), Poisonwood Bible, and am currently reading Prozac Nation, which is depressing me.

My list so far is: THe Lovely Bones, The Belljar,The Da Vinci Code, and I'm going to look for something by David Foster Wallace. Any comments or criticisms about these books? Or does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks!
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Old 11-15-2003, 09:34 PM   #2
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a lot of 'classic' mystery stories. Agatha Christie, Sherlock Holmes and the like.
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Old 11-15-2003, 09:46 PM   #3
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I love classic mysteries too, so much so that I've become an addict of those old BBC re-runs of Poirot and Miss Marple.
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I'm currently stuck reading books for various essays, book reviews, and presentations now, unfortunately:

Acid Dreams: The CIA, LSD, and the Sixties Rebellion by Martin Lee and Bruch Shlain
Montaillou by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
Rules of Desire: Sex in Britain: WWI to the Present by Cate Haste
An Analysis of the Kinsey Reports on Human Sexual Behaviour in the Male and Female

....and others

Then have to read The Hitler Diaries: Fakes That Fooled the World by SomeonewhosefirstnameIforgot Hamilton then some books on the Civil Rights Movement, then books on counterfactual history, THEN I can finally read:

If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things by Jon McGreggor
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At the Crossing Places by Kevin Crossley-Holland
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some Nigerian novel
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I just stop by the libray and pick up whatever looks good. I got Pride and Prejudice this time. I have never read it and I hope to get to it around Thanksgiving.

I am really entertained by Regency themed books. Is that wrong? They're not smut or anything I just really like 19th c GB. I guess I am the "unintellectual" one hear.
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<-- hates Pride and Prejudice with a Passion
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Textbooks.

I'm currently making my way through a pile of WWI books...and not very quickly, either.

<--- sucks at studying this month.
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Splitting time on:

'Debt of Honor' by Tom Clancy
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'The Best of H.P. Lovecraft' by.......H.P. Lovecraft...
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Old 11-16-2003, 02:25 AM   #11
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"The Last of The Templars" William Watson

I read a book recently that made me "Mrs Lynetton's Country Life" by Mavis Cheek..I enjoy a good chuckle
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magazines- Tsunami, Rave, Uncut, Country Life, Gardening Australia....whatever i can get my hands on.

I'll check out your links later 91289. 'Prozac Nation"? is depressing? Two people my hub works with have gone onto prozac recently and it's messing them around it seems. I don't know much about it, sounds scary.
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I've just finished "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel. Currently reading "Heretics of Dune".
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Old 11-16-2003, 07:51 AM   #14
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I just finished 1979 by Rhona Cameron. I'm reading Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters, for some fun reading, and for more serious reading I've finally got round to getting a copy of Globalization and its Discontents by Joseph Stiglitz. Also on my reading list are Fences and Windows by Naomi Klein and Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder.

(edited 'cause of my uselessness with the italics tags, lol.)
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Old 11-16-2003, 08:33 AM   #15
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oooh fizzy, tipping the velvet. nice choice. i've looked at that one. how is it?

U2girl91289, you asked about the lovely bones. now it's not my usual type of book, but i did read it and i loved it. i couldn't put it down. it was beautiful and haunting, although parts of the ending disappointed me.

the bell jar is, of course, on my list of top five books of all time. it's one that i own and read again every other year or so. it's incredible work. poor mrs. plath.

right now i am reading a book that was given to me as a birthday gift from the loveliest of interferencers. it's a collection of writings by lester bangs. what an awesome gift, thank you again.

and again, i want to recommend cruddy by linda barry. and i will continue to recommend it in every book thread until someone reads it. thank you.
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