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So what are you reading?

What books, zines or other pulp are you reading? What aren't you reading? What should everyone else read?

Postby DMeister » Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:05 am

The Wittgenstein Reader.
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Postby RilomeAnwe » Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:29 pm

I am currently reading "World War Z" by Max Brooks for my pleasure reading, and for class I am reading Antigone by Sophocles.
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Postby Paco » Sat Sep 15, 2007 4:21 am

Prisoner of Tehran - A Memoir by Marina Nemat.
She's a very good writer. Saved from execution at 15 by a guard at the last moment, and her life in a cruel Iranian prison.

Finished Infidel by Hirsi-Ali.
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Postby Kenneth Burns » Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:44 pm

I recently decided to stop worrying and remain the Robert Heinlein fan I became in high school. I'm rereading Friday for the zillionth time.
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Postby Violet_Skye » Sat Sep 15, 2007 7:50 pm

Just finished reading Pearl Buck's The Good Earth for the many-th time.

About to crack open Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - A Year of Food Life.
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Postby bluethedog » Sat Sep 15, 2007 8:18 pm

Life of Pi (too busy when my book club read it a few years ago)

On deck:

The new science of swimming
by Counsilman, James E.
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Postby bluethedog » Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:59 pm

bluethedog wrote:Life of Pi (too busy when my book club read it a few years ago)

On deck:

The new science of swimming
by Counsilman, James E.

Slipped in Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut.

Just started No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy.
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Postby MadMind » Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:11 am

Y: The Last Man graphic-novel books. Just finished book #4, now onto #5. It's really good!
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Postby DedeTate » Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:54 am

The Kite Runner - I'm finally getting around to it, and now they're releasing the movie version.
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Postby uwstudent » Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:21 pm

Finished The World WIthout Us.

Next up History begins at Sumer.
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Postby Paco » Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:34 pm

Finished Underboss - The Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano Story.

Half done with 'The Rise and Fall of the Gambino Crime Family' - John Davis

next up, 400+ page bio on Al Capone.
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Postby 7timus » Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:26 pm

Currently, I'm half-way through "The Last Chinese Chef", by Nicole Mones, the author of another great book, "Lost in Translation" (not related to the Bill Murray movie. Both contain excellent information on the depth and complexity of Chinese society, through language, culture, and in this case, food. Beware: will make you crave some tasty Chinese food. The story is pretty good also.

I'm also reading Robin Hobb's "The Assassin's Apprentice", first in a guilty pleasure sci/fi fantasy series.

Just finished "Body Surfing" by Anita Shreve. Entertaining, but otherwise not a whole lot to it. I do love anything set on the Atlantic coast, although the book was more or less a re-write of "The Last Summer of You and Me".
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Postby athabasca » Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:11 pm

Recently discovered Lois McMaster Bujold's Miles Vorkosigan novels: fun space-opera series with a snappy pace & appealing characters. I've been reading them in order -- Shards of Honor, Barrayar, The Warrior's Apprentice.

Also recently read It Happened In Wisconsin by Mike Bie. It's a slim volume of unrelated incidents in Wisconsin history, apparently trying to achieve something like an eclectic box of bon-bons. Two things the book needed: dial back the forced-folksy tone, and at least double the thing in length to be able to treat some of the vignettes in more satisfying detail.
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Postby Kenneth Burns » Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:38 pm

Erik Barnouw, The Golden Web: A History of Broadcasting in the United States 1933-1953.
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Postby boston_jeff » Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:01 pm

Since my last post in summer of 2007:

Alternadad-Neal Pollack, The Abstinence Teacher- Tom Perrotta, The Last Best League- Jim Collins, Now I Can Die in Peace- Bill Simmons, Wonder Boys- Michael Chabon, Beasts of No Nation- Uzodinma Iweala, (Not that You Asked): Rants, Exploits, and Obsessions- Steve Almond, The Historian- Elizabeth Kostova, Candide- Voltaire, Disgrace- J. M. Coetzee, Empire Falls- Richard Russo, Talk Talk- T. C. Boyle, Love in the Time of Cholera- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Into the Wild- Jon Krakauer.

Faves include Talk Talk, Into the Wild, the Abstinence Teacher and Alternadad.
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