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Old 06-10-2007, 08:37 PM   #16
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Ground Beneath Her Feet...its big so between the kids, it will take me all summer.
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I read that. I didn't care for it, but I've heard from other folks that it wasn't the best choice to read as my first Rushdie novel.
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Finding the time is a problem, so if I get bored I'll find something else.
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I hear you about finding time to read being a problem, JC. I usually read a few pages at a time on my breaks at work; at home I have newspapers and the few magazines I still subscribe to. I've finally started to read "Unforgettable Fire" by Eamon Murphy, which I got off of eBay a couple of years ago.
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Finding the time is a problem, so if I get bored I'll find something else.
I don't have a problem finding time, but I'm finally learning to let myself put down a book if I don't like it. I used to be anal retentive enough that I'd feel like I had to finish the book even if I didn't like it.

No more of that. Life's too short for books that you don't like.
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Carrie and The Green Mile by Stephen King

(I tend to read graphic novels like Dark Phoneix and comic books like Baby Blues and Dilbert more often than reading a real book )
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Old 06-10-2007, 11:19 PM   #22
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mmm...


do books covers count?
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I don't have a problem finding time, but I'm finally learning to let myself put down a book if I don't like it. I used to be anal retentive enough that I'd feel like I had to finish the book even if I didn't like it.

No more of that. Life's too short for books that you don't like.
You just named the one thing I cannot do. I make time to read on a daily basis, but, I just cannot move on to the next book until I finish the current one, regardless of how good or bad it is. Luckily, I don't end up reading too many bad books, but, the few times I do, I need to learn how to stop. Now that I think about it, I have the same problem with blackjack....I never know when to stop.
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We just bought a book at Barnes N' Noble today called U2 Show. It looks pretty interesting; might have to check some of that out.

Other than that, probably just Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, maybe re-read To Kill A Mockingbird, and if I can fit it in, I'll try to read some of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix before the movie comes out....just so I'll be clued in. But I doubt I'll be able to finish it. When does the movie come out again?
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I'm still working on Bob Woodruff's book In An Instant, Elizabeth Edwards' book Saving Graces and David Ortiz' autobiography. I am usually working on two or three books at a time. My eyes are so strained by how much I have to be on a computer that it's tough to get myself to read at night.
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Recently finished:

Love Is A Mix Tape - Rob Sheffield

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Killing Yourself To Live - Chuck Klosterman
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I looooooooooooooove Chuck Klosterman's books. So funny!

How was Love Is a Mixtape? I definitely want to pick that one up.
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I loved it, it was just so heartbreaking and touching. The way he lost his young wife so fast and without any warning is scary and worthy enough of a story...but tie in all of these old mix tapes to help tell the story, and it's even better.
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Rob Sheffield stole one of my ideas for a book

I loved The Ground Beneath Her Feet, but I think a large part of it was that I was in awe of his style. He's a real writer's writer. By that I mean that I kept taking apart sections because I wanted to figure out how he was doing what he did. It's definitely not a quick read, though. It took me about two weeks to get through it, and I was reading quite a bit every day. It's also the best rock and roll novel I've found, aside from Madison Smartt Bell's Anything Goes. It's hard to write a rock and roll novel that doesn't fall into cliches.

Rushdie is one of those authors whose work I really want to dig into now that I'm not going to have homework anymore.

Other books I'm looking forward to reading this summer are Anderson Cooper's memoir, Don DeLillo's new novel The Falling Man, and Joan Didion's memoir The Year of Magical Thinking.
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Wow, I thought summer was about light reading - you guys sure like 'em heavy! (I do in the winter but not in the summer!)

I'm currently reading Killing Bono by Neil McCormick (hilarious!) and am thinking of picking up some Bill Bryson books...if you recommend any of his, please let me know!
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