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  • Reading "The Wastelands" by Stephen King.. I'm on a Dark Tower kick right now... can't wait to read the remaining four books.

    Make your life a mission - not an intermission. - Arnold Gasglow
  • BinauralBinaural Posts: 1,046
    Just read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson and I have started reading Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk. I really like Palahniuk's style of writing, it's got such a great darkly comic twist to it.




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  • eMMIeMMI Posts: 6,262
    Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen

    Watership Down by Richard Adams

    Roverandom by J.R.R. Tolkien
    "Don't be faint-hearted, I have a solution! We shall go and commandeer some small craft, then drift at leisure until we happen upon another ideal place for our waterside supper with riparian entertainments."
  • stonesgstringstonesgstring Posts: 4,613
    Michael Connelly - Lost Light. It's actually a re-read as I read it last year :D
    20/04/06 ~ 23/08/06 ~ 09/09/06

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    18/06/07 - Amazing, just amazing

    04/07/06 ~Proud to be part of the AIC Astoria Crew~

    Rockin' out to Creadles
  • Almost finished...Anderson Cooper, Dispatches From The Edge
    Good read, BTW.

    Next..The Devil Wears Prada.
    No need to be void,.. or save up on life,...
    Got to spend it all,.....

    "Those who dance are called insane by those who don't hear the music." EV

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  • soulsingingsoulsinging Posts: 13,211
    eMMI wrote:
    Watership Down by Richard Adams

    ive always wanted to read this. is it good?
    deserve's got nothing to do with it.
  • eMMIeMMI Posts: 6,262
    ive always wanted to read this. is it good?

    yeh. in my opinion at least. now is at leas the second if not the third time I'm reading it. :)
    "Don't be faint-hearted, I have a solution! We shall go and commandeer some small craft, then drift at leisure until we happen upon another ideal place for our waterside supper with riparian entertainments."
  • julienovajulienova Posts: 118
    "Will you please be quiet, please?"

    By Raymond Carver

    Just finished:
    "Dress your family in corduroy and denim"--- David Sedaris
    "The People's History of the United States"--- Howard Zinn

    That's a great book. I'm currently re-reading Delta of Venus, by Anais Nin. It's a collection of erotic short stories that she wrote for a $1.00 a page for a wealthy male patron.
  • chimechime Posts: 7,834
    Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami.

    Took about 100 pages to get into it but really enjoying it now, about 300 pages in.
    So are we strangers now? Like rock and roll and the radio?
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,001
    Fortress of Solitutude by Jonathan Lethem. I haven't finished, but I think it will be one of the best books I've read this year. I started Never Let me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, but it was a little freaky (clone colony) so I'll finish it later.

    Could you reiterate what books you would recommend? Anyone read Alentejo Blue by Monica Ali?
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
  • aoifeaoife Posts: 126
    dr jekyl and mr hyde
    "If you remove the English army tomorrow and hoist the green flag over Dublin castle, unless you set about the organisation of the socialist republic then all of your efforts would have been in vain. England will still rule you through her capitalists ,landlords and commercial institutions"
  • libragirllibragirl Posts: 4,632
    I just started a book called the 3 Pound Enigma: The Human Brain and the Quest to Unlock it's Mysteries, so far it's very interesting.
    These cuts are leaving creases. Trace the scars to fit the pieces, to tell the story, you don't need to say a word.
  • Irish AlIrish Al Posts: 6,236
    Cell by stephen king and am really enjoying it! :D
    I need a coffee!
  • rriversrrivers Posts: 3,667
    libragirl wrote:
    I just started a book called the 3 Pound Enigma: Unlocking the Mysteries of The Brain, so far it's very interesting.

    I saw that book in Borders and put it on my wishlist so I wouldn't forget about it. Looked really interesting.
    "We're fixed good, lamp-wise."
  • heart of darkness
    -joseph conrad

    not very long.


    i should be done Madame Bovary soon. sometime after i have grandkids. :p
    Rarghstarfarian.
  • rriversrrivers Posts: 3,667
    A Separate Peace- John Knowles. It's ok. The character Phineas is really fucking annoying.
    "We're fixed good, lamp-wise."
  • _Crazy_Mary__Crazy_Mary_ Posts: 1,299
    I'm reading white oleander, again. I'm ready to get some new books, though.
    I really screwed that up. I really Schruted it.
  • Tek MoneyTek Money Posts: 642
    Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen
    Cock Fight.
  • soulsingingsoulsinging Posts: 13,211
    rrivers wrote:
    A Separate Peace- John Knowles. It's ok. The character Phineas is really fucking annoying.

    i had to read that in high school. it was ok. seemed like a crappier version of the chocolate war to me.
    deserve's got nothing to do with it.
  • The Possessed - Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

    And if anyone's read his book The Idiot - it's my favorite book of all time.
  • libragirllibragirl Posts: 4,632
    rrivers wrote:
    I saw that book in Borders and put it on my wishlist so I wouldn't forget about it. Looked really interesting.

    Yeah so far it's good..although im not really into the meat of it yet. I saw an excerpt in a weekend magazine i get and was intrigued. The author's name is Shannon Moffet.
    These cuts are leaving creases. Trace the scars to fit the pieces, to tell the story, you don't need to say a word.
  • _Crazy_Mary__Crazy_Mary_ Posts: 1,299
    i had to read that in high school. it was ok. seemed like a crappier version of the chocolate war to me.

    I read that in high school, too. Stupid me - I didn't retain any of it.
    I really screwed that up. I really Schruted it.
  • rriversrrivers Posts: 3,667
    i had to read that in high school. it was ok. seemed like a crappier version of the chocolate war to me.

    Yeah I picked up at the school books section in a bookstore. I read the Chocolate war in high school and really liked it.
    "We're fixed good, lamp-wise."
  • nick1977nick1977 Posts: 327
    I'm reading "the curious incident of the dog in the night-time"

    It is a GREAT book with an autistic person as the narrator. I would highly recommend it.
  • eddies grrleddies grrl Posts: 509
    libragirl wrote:
    I just started a book called the 3 Pound Enigma: Unlocking the Mysteries of The Brain, so far it's very interesting.

    i thought the human brain weighed 9 pounds...
    Life is the riddle
    Of which we're caught in the middle.
    A couple of lucky ones
    Tangled up in too much love
    ~cowboy junkies
  • eddies grrleddies grrl Posts: 509
    heart of darkness
    -joseph congrad

    not very long.
    :p

    if you want a long book about the congo, read the poisonwood bible by barbara kingsolver. GREAT book.

    (and it's conrad- no "g") :)
    Life is the riddle
    Of which we're caught in the middle.
    A couple of lucky ones
    Tangled up in too much love
    ~cowboy junkies
  • libragirllibragirl Posts: 4,632
    i thought the human brain weighed 9 pounds...

    nope...the average brain weighs 3 pounds...
    These cuts are leaving creases. Trace the scars to fit the pieces, to tell the story, you don't need to say a word.
  • eddies grrleddies grrl Posts: 509
    libragirl wrote:
    nope...the average brain weighs 3 pounds...

    yeah, i have no idea. i took that line from the kid in jerry mcguire.
    Life is the riddle
    Of which we're caught in the middle.
    A couple of lucky ones
    Tangled up in too much love
    ~cowboy junkies
  • libragirllibragirl Posts: 4,632
    yeah, i have no idea. i took that line from the kid in jerry mcguire.

    ah.....
    These cuts are leaving creases. Trace the scars to fit the pieces, to tell the story, you don't need to say a word.
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,001
    nick1977 wrote:
    I'm reading "the curious incident of the dog in the night-time"

    It is a GREAT book with an autistic person as the narrator. I would highly recommend it.
    I hosted a book club for that book at work. It was really interesting to talk about with a few people.
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
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