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    Update: just finished The Caretaker. It really reminded me of Ionesco. Nice venture from a linguistic point of view. Makes me want to reread Waiting for Godot, which I hated the first time around.

    Now I'm on to Treasure Island. Think I'm gonna start Gérard de Nerval's Aurelia as well.
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    the devil's punchbowl while i'm waiting on the girl who kicked the hornet's nest.

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    Just finished book 4 of The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, 'Summer Knight'. This series just keeps getting better. Now Im looking through my huge stack of books to figure out which one to read next.

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    The Red Queen- Philippa Gregory. It's about Margaret Beaufort.

    It's not good, and Beaufort was a very interesting woman so it's not the subject that's the issue. Gregory isn't much of a writer. I'm almost done, probably finish it later on the subway. I borrowed it from someone so at least I didn't pay for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NVash View Post
    Just finished book 4 of The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, 'Summer Knight'. This series just keeps getting better. Now Im looking through my huge stack of books to figure out which one to read next.
    I loved these books! His writing got progressively better with each book.
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    Living in the Maniototo is genius!! New fodder for my elusive PhD thesis.
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    the museum of innocence by orhan pamuk. i didn't care for the characters. they weren't very interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    The Red Queen- Philippa Gregory. It's about Margaret Beaufort.

    It's not good, and Beaufort was a very interesting woman so it's not the subject that's the issue. Gregory isn't much of a writer. I'm almost done, probably finish it later on the subway. I borrowed it from someone so at least I didn't pay for it.
    I'm about to read that as soon as I finish Alison Weir's Captive Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine.

    Both authors tend to write bodice rippers, but I enjoy them generally. Captive Queen has been particularly romance novel-y so far, but it's enjoyable enough, and at least it's got the underlying plot of history guiding it. Somewhat.

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    I'm currently reading The Tibetan Book of the Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche. About to read The Man Who Shot The Man Who Shot Lincoln by Graeme Donald and Green For Life by Victoria Boutenko & A. William Menzin M.D.. Just finished up The Hundred Year Diet by Susan Yager.

    Guess I'm a bit of an odd one when it comes to reading materials, eh? hehe

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    Reading Aurelia and Oranges are not the only fruit.
    I don't want to perish like a fading horse - best lyric ever

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    I just finished Water for Elephants. It was amazing! Definitely one that I will keep around and read again. My husband just started it, and I can't wait to talk to him about it.
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    No Place For Heroes- Laura Restrepo

    About a mother and son, she's a former revolutionary, set after the Argentine Dirty War. The boy is ostensibly looking for his father, but the book is more mysterious than that straightforward description. It's quite good so far, I'm about half way through.
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    Don't Vote: It Just Encourages the Bastards - P.J. O'Rourke.

    He's brilliant, so funny. It doesn't matter what your politics are, it's hard not to laugh when he starts hacking away.
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    what is the what: the autobiography of valentino achak deng, by dave eggers. for my book club.

    oh yeah, i forgot to update but i finished 'jeff in venice, death in varanasi' by geoff dyer and i can't recommend it enough. it's wonderfully written. especially if you've read thomas mann's 'death in venice', enjoy british humour and travel writing.
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    Dominick Dunne's last book "Too Much Money". People with huge wealth and the way they live are so fascinating to me. He would base most of his characters on real people, which got him into trouble quite a bit. It's a good read so far.


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