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What are you reading lately?
« on: February 18, 2007, 11:27:51 PM »
I don't think we have one of these already, do we?

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Re: What are you reading lately?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2007, 12:55:19 AM »
Nope.

Carol Berg's Bridge of D'Arnath tetralogy at the moment. I'm on book three "The Soul Weaver."
I'm generalizing from one example here, but everyone generalizes from one example. At least, I do.

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Re: What are you reading lately?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2007, 01:25:11 AM »
Stiff: The Curious Lives Of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach.
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Re: What are you reading lately?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2007, 11:14:52 AM »
Good one!

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
Cause you're so beautiful
Like a tree
Or a high-class prostitute
You're so beautiful
Mmm, you could be a part-time model
But you'd probably have to keep your normal job

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Re: What are you reading lately?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2007, 11:23:42 AM »
I've enjoyed most of the David Sedaris I've read - I love the one about his job as a Santaland Elf. All of my copies (Barrel Fever, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day) have been lent out for years now. *sniff* Man, thinking of, I don't even know who has what.

Starting in on Heat by Bill Buford today.
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"Oh, god, I'm turning into Axe.  Watch out, people who are wrong on the internet!" - feffer
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"Aww, just remember that 'reputation' turns into 'legend' after several years." - mrcookieface

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Re: What are you reading lately?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2007, 07:00:34 PM »
I just finished Raney by Clyde Edgerton, on recommendation by biscuit, parts of which made me laugh out loud. Before that I read What was She Thinking: Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller. That was really good, I need to go see the movie now.

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Re: What are you reading lately?
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2007, 09:30:20 PM »
The last book to give me major literary wood was The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas. It was so fucking nerdy and so fucking hot all at once. It actually made me want to (attempt to) read Derrida again.

The back of the book description makes the book sound about ten thousand times lamer than the book really is.

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Re: What are you reading lately?
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2007, 11:35:10 PM »
Robert Greene's The 33 Strategies of War
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Re: What are you reading lately?
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2007, 02:10:25 AM »
I just finished the dual brain attack of The Omnivore's Dillema and 1776, and I'm just about to start in on American Fascists.  I sense some serious rage comin' on.
Trust me. I know exactly where we're going.

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Re: What are you reading lately?
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2007, 06:57:51 PM »
A friend just lent me The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I think the reason I want so badly to start it is my other book I'm reading now is Terry Pratchett's Equal Rites, and I just can't get that started.

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Re: What are you reading lately?
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2007, 08:54:07 PM »
Just finished Stephenson's "Baroque Cycle" and picked up "Snowcrash" again because I was in a hurry this morning.  Man, I thought he was wordy in Baroque, but hoo-boy, can he churn it out!

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Re: What are you reading lately?
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2007, 09:24:51 PM »
Next month's book club selection is The Diamond Age.  I can only imagine the whining that will commence.  I didn't nominate the book, but I supported it.
Cause you're so beautiful
Like a tree
Or a high-class prostitute
You're so beautiful
Mmm, you could be a part-time model
But you'd probably have to keep your normal job

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Re: What are you reading lately?
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2007, 09:27:38 PM »
I really liked The Diamond Age, but I haven't managed any of his newer doorstop ones.
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Re: What are you reading lately?
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2007, 01:35:07 AM »
The last book I read was Christopher Moore's "You Suck."

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Re: What are you reading lately?
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2007, 08:28:13 PM »
Finished Heat (quite good);
two Dan Savage books - The Kid and The Commitment (funny and thoughtful);
and yesterday I read All Souls by Michael Patrick MacDonald. Couldn't put it down, picked it up in the AM and finished it in the afternoon. Depressing, but good writing.
"I find that I am so rarely consulted when it's obvious I needed to be." - Talix
"Oh, god, I'm turning into Axe.  Watch out, people who are wrong on the internet!" - feffer
"I have a hard time taking my hands offline long enough to file my damned nails.  Obviously." - random axe
"Aww, just remember that 'reputation' turns into 'legend' after several years." - mrcookieface