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#2911 Old 05-20-2009, 01:54 PM
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I think so, copyright says 2000. Just checked my book and it says 1998. Has to be a relatively early book in her career.



Oh wow, I thought it was one of her newer ones.. Mainly because on my book it says something to to effect of Sophie Kinsella writing as Madeline Wickham or something to that effect-I don't feel like checking, haha.



I just finished Life of Pi by Yann Martel. I really don't see what the big upheaval about it was, but that's just me. Now I've got to get to the library and get some more books!



Although I did start One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey the other day, not too bad so far (only a few pages into it).

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#2912 Old 05-20-2009, 02:36 PM
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I'm in the middle of a few books, actually!



I am nearly finished The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

I am about halfway through Towards 2012 by Daniel Pinchbeck

I just started Animal Liberation by Peter Singer



I have East of Eden and Life of Pi sitting on the dresser... they are up next! I also picked up The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama, but I don't think I'll bother finishing it.
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I went to the library (ha, even when I'm not working and in the back room I still end up working for a bit!) today and this is what I've got now:



I started and finished Ellen Foster by Kay Gibbons, a quick read, but pretty good. I remember watching the movie ages ago, and I'm surprised at how true to the book it is.



The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

The Bounty Trilogy by Charles Nordhoff.



Waiting for Helter Skelter to arrive for me, it's due back today. Hopefully I'll get it tomorrow!

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#2914 Old 05-20-2009, 05:48 PM
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Still trying to finish up Alex Kava's A Perfect Evil.

Also reading George Orwell's 1984 as I was beginning to feel like the only person alive who hadn't read it. Also have Orwell's Animal Farm. (for the same reason I'm reading 1984)

And then I have Kristin Hannah's Firefly Lane.



The first book is mine so I've set it aside for the time being. The other 3 are on loan from the library so they're priority.
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I have East of Eden and Life of Pi sitting on the dresser... they are up next! I also picked up The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama, but I don't think I'll bother finishing it.



I highly recommend East of Eden next...it's fabulous!
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#2916 Old 05-21-2009, 11:29 PM
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I finished Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris-he's funny!



I got Helter Skelter (I think it arrived shortly after I left), and it's kind of creepy. That's one book I'm not going to read after dark!



Still reading:



The Bounty Trilogy.. Well kinda, I haven't really started it yet. I was going to but then got distracted by my computer.



The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

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#2917 Old 05-22-2009, 07:44 AM
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Dark Rivers Of The Heart - Dean Koontz
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Dark Rivers Of The Heart - Dean Koontz



oh how I love Dean Koontz! One of my all time fave authors. I don't think I read this one though, will have to add it to my list.
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oh how I love Dean Koontz! One of my all time fave authors. I don't think I read this one though, will have to add it to my list.



yeah, he rocks! you should like this book... quite disturbing but thats dean koontz for you... haha!
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Just finished the Time Traveler's Wife last night (stayed up way too late to finish it).



Wow. Really good, but left me with a lot of questions.



I think I'm going to read Twilight now. I got it for Christmas. I think I need some fluff
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#2921 Old 05-23-2009, 12:17 AM
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I absolutely LOVE The Time Traveler's Wife. I went out and bought my own copy after I finished it.

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If the Bible tells you so? Do you believe in rock Ân roll,
Can music save your mortal soul, And can you teach me how to dance real slow?
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#2922 Old 05-23-2009, 01:14 AM
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Right now I'm reading Peter Singer's "A Life you can save" about ending world poverty.



I've recently finish a fantasy series called The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb



I also read Twilight and it was very good but i don't get the huge obsession over it. Worth reading.

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Right now I'm reading Peter Singer's "A Life you can save" about ending world poverty.



I've recently finish a fantasy series called The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb



I also read Twilight and it was very good but i don't get the huge obsession over it. Worth reading.



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Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson. I am thinking this is geared towards teens, but since James Patterson is famous for the one page chapters I should be through this book in a day or two. Not sure what I will read next, I have a bunch of books on reserve for me at the library, just waiting for them to become available.
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I've recently finish a fantasy series called The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb



She has two other triliogies that follow what happened with the characters and provide more background on the Six Duchies/Bingtown/Rainwild world and the dragons. Liveship Traders (The Fool came back in the female form of Amber. The best of the three trilogies) and the Tawny Man.
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the complete idiot's guide to hinduism
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Just finnished the book Let the Right One In. We saw the film and I wanted to compare the 2. Book is good--explains a bit more about where Eli picked up that man who was helping her feed but the film really picked out the best bits to do.



I'd say see the film and read the book as well. Both were interesting.

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The Napoleon of Notting Hill - G.K. Chesterton

The Screwtape Letters - C.S.Lewis
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#2929 Old 05-26-2009, 04:26 PM
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"The Help" by Kathryn Stockett.

It is our choices that show what we truly are far more than our abilities. ~A. Dumbledore
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Just finished Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi (I think that's how you spell his name). Only one word: Whoa.



Now I think I'm going to read The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe.. Something lighter.

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#2931 Old 05-28-2009, 03:17 PM
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ive read alot. Pablo Neruda - The Hands of Day

Iron John : A Book About Men - Robert Bly

The Artist as a Critic - Oscar Wilde

The Twilight Saga - Stephenie Meyer

Crazy **** - Henry Miller



all in the past week!



i need more suggestions, damnit. HELP~

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decided to check out



Chuck P - Choke (the one i havent read)

Anne Rice - Lasher (the one i havent read) & Memnoch the Devil (same)

Mary Roach - BONK! The History of Science & Sex



that will have to do.

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I got White Oleander by Janet Fitch (I think that's the author) today!

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ive read alot. Pablo Neruda - The Hands of Day

Iron John : A Book About Men - Robert Bly

The Artist as a Critic - Oscar Wilde

The Twilight Saga - Stephenie Meyer

Crazy **** - Henry Miller



all in the past week!



i need more suggestions, damnit. HELP~



Last Exit to Brooklyn - Hubert Selby Jr

The Restraint of Beasts - Magnus Mills
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#2935 Old 05-29-2009, 07:20 AM
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I've got a few I'm reading at the moment:



Burning Brightly: New Light on Old Tales Told Today by Kay Stone



The Ballad of Halo Jones
by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson



The Family of the Vurdalak by A. Tolstoy (short story)
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I got White Oleander by Janet Fitch (I think that's the author) today!



I really liked that book! I haven't read it in years though. I did watch the movie more recently but the book is better IMO.



I just read Duma Key by Stephen King hahaha...I LOVE Stephen King books.



I'm going to start The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein next I think. I try and rotate easy to read fiction and thought provoking non-fiction
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I'm reading Den goda viljan (The best intentions) by Ingmar Bergman.
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Just started Stephen King's Dark Tower series, have read about 70 pages of The Gunslinger.
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Just started Stephen King's Dark Tower series, have read about 70 pages of The Gunslinger.



Ohh...you're in for an adventure. Its he most amazing series in my opinion. Each book gets better and better. They sooo need to make a movie series based on them.
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While awaiting my amazon shipment of summertime reading, I decided to read "Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life" from my husband's books. It is so interesting, unlike his set of Lord of the Rings. I got about 3/4 the way through "The Fellowship". Zzzzzz. One of the very few books that I have never finished. Anyway, I'm not finished, yet, but the Che biography is such a good book.

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