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#2491 Old 11-06-2008, 05:33 PM
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I'm working on A Clockwork Orange and Good Omens.



I love A Clockwork Orange. The movie's a classic too.
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Sadly, I have four books that are all vying for my attention.

I need and want to finish Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels", I need and semi-want to finish Henry David Thoreau's "Walden", I need and want to finish Laurie Halse Anderson's "Speak" and I am almost finished with Christopher Paolini's "Brisingr".
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How is this book? I definitely want to read it.
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#2497 Old 11-07-2008, 10:05 AM
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I am midway through Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. My friend passed it off to me after reading it. She LOVED it. She is an Oprah book club fanatic and this was one of her picks. At this point, I'm not thinking much of my friend's or Oprah's taste in books. It just seems to drag on forever and we hop from then to now to then to later... it gets confusing. Maybe I shouldn't be reading it just before bed. Maybe I shouldn't be reading it at all.
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How is this book? I definitely want to read it.



Hi sun... This book is incredible... a real eye-opener...
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I love A Clockwork Orange. The movie's a classic too.



My roommate and I are going to rent it as soon as I finish the book. Neither of us have seen it before.
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Hi sun... This book is incredible... a real eye-opener...



Excellent, thanks for letting me know!
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Excellent, thanks for letting me know!



No problem, darl!! My pleasure. I hope you read it soon! I've almost finished reading it... I've been reading it since last Sunday lol.
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Kitchen Confidental by Anthony Bourdain...Good Book Real Eye Opener about Restaurants.



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#2503 Old 11-10-2008, 11:13 AM
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I just finished a series of books and am now going to start digging into Veganomicon and I also have The Joy of Vegan Baking and Eat, Drink and be Vegan waiting for me at the library. I started cooking yesterday and wanted to bake some yummy seasonal foods. I made some pumpkin cupcakes yesterday, they were delish!



As for a reading book I have This Christmas by Jane Green on hold at the library. I am so into the Christmas thing this year and we haven't even made it close to Thanksgiving yet.
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Just started Choke by Chuck Palahniuk today. Light, disturbing, humorous read so far.

Tho just about any of his books can be described with the same three adjectives, heh.

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I just finished My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. It was brilliant, and reduced me to tears right near the end. Brilliant, but sad.
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I'm reading a play by David Auburn called "Proof" - I really like it. I already saw it performed at my college before.



As for the Ray Carver short stories....he really knows how to capture the spirit of America, the mundane qualities of life in my country....the overarching sense of despair. Really knows how to paint vivid pictures with his words.
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Just started Choke by Chuck Palahniuk today. Light, disturbing, humorous read so far.

Tho just about any of his books can be described with the same three adjectives, heh.



Nice (^_^)

I very much enjoyed Choke. Love Palahniuk.





Right now I am reading Blindness by Saramago Jose. Very disturbing, very good.

Before that, I was reading his Gospel According to Jesus Christ.



Before that it was War Trash by Ha Jin, following a return to Günter Grass's Tin Drum (an old favorite).
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I'm currently reading Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult. I've been on a kick ever since I read My Sister's Keeper. So far I've read The Tenth Circle, Second Glance, Perfect Match, Plain Truth, and Picture Perfect. I've realized that she has a formula in almost every single book one of the main characters is a child, there's always a family crisis that turns their lives upside down, a court case, and a shocking ending (some are predictable but some aren't). Also many detailed character descriptions. It's kinda irritating but yet I can't help but be addicted.
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I'm currently reading Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult. I've been on a kick ever since I read My Sister's Keeper. So far I've read The Tenth Circle, Second Glance, Perfect Match, Plain Truth, and Picture Perfect. I've realized that she has a formula in almost every single book one of the main characters is a child, there's always a family crisis that turns their lives upside down, a court case, and a shocking ending (some are predictable but some aren't). Also many detailed character descriptions. It's kinda irritating but yet I can't help but be addicted.





I have the same issue with Jane Green books. They are all similar in their nature but I can't help but read them!
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Just finished The Ruins by Scott Smith, which shockingly enough has taken me 2.5 weeks to read. I haven't had as much time to read as I normally do because I have been really busy at work.



I'm now re-reading Emma by Jane Austen... Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book ever and I've read it at least a dozen times, but I had only read Emma once. Time to remedy that situation.



Still trying to finish a few more books before I buy any new ones for my Kindle. I promised myself I'd read at least half a dozen more before I purchase any new ones. It doesn't matter which ones, I just want to clear some out so I'm not accumulating hundreds of unread books!!!



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I've just about finished Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. It's excellent.
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Welcome to the Monkey House, by Kurt Vonnegut. I think he may be my second-favorite writer.
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I am starting This Christmas by Jane Green. I also have the Joy of Vegan Baking and Eat, Drink & be Vegan to look through and nab some recipes from.
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I have the same issue with Jane Green books. They are all similar in their nature but I can't help but read them!



Yeah its a total love/hate relationship. I just can't walk away
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I am starting This Christmas by Jane Green.





You'll have to let me know how this one is. I was thinking about getting it to read around the holidays.
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The China Study. READ it!
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Welcome to the Monkey House, by Kurt Vonnegut. I think he may be my second-favorite writer.



So who is your favorite writer? Vonnegut is tops in my book.
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