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    I just finished "House of Hilton" by Jerry Oppenheimer. It's hilarious. The Hiltons are tacky, but I have to say that Paris's mother's side is even worse. What a bunch of gold-digging man-chasers! I guess we know where banned gets it from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttmunch View Post
    Erm...nah...it's too easy.

    Anyway, I just finished reading 'The Accidental Tourist'...it was fantastic. I've never seen the movie so am wondering if it was any good (bear in mind that I hate William Hurt, Heart, Hert, whatever his name is).
    I love Ann Tyler's books, have read them all. Yes the movie was good

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    I love Ann Tyler as well. I only discovered her about a year ago and absolutely loved LOVED The Accidental Tourist. Really thought it was great. Haven't seen the film as I dislike the pompous William Hurt as well.

    Now, has anyone read 84, Charing Cross Road? I just started in on the recommendation of a friend of mine who owns a bookshop and I have to tell you that I love this book. It's quite old fashioned but sweet and funny and really different. I'm only about 20 pages into it and already I'm in love.
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    currently onto Jpod by Douglas Coupland. Its an interesting quirky read all about Ethan, a programmer, and his insane family and insane group of co-workers. I'm about 3/4 of the way through it and I only just started it last night (its 448 pages long). Thoroughly reccomend if you're a techno nerd or a member of the geek squad.
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    I just finished reading The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon. Does anyone know it? It's very moving and very well written, a total must read!

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    Well I finished Jpod in a day. hehe. Thoroughly reccomend for its cyberpunk techno speak quirkiness. I related to it completely. Which, if you read the book, you'll understand why it scares me.

    Almost finished Lamb: The Gospel according to Biff Christs Childhood Friend and it is so laugh out loud hillarious that I'm going to go a head and allready reccomend it.

    Next it'll be onto the Dexter books that have apparently been turned into a TV show which, of course, I will have to download after I finished reading them.
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    I just started reading The First Days of School by Harry Wong, it was given to me by the teacher who's classroom I just spent 5 weeks in. It's definitly a nerdy education major book.
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    Anna Kaenina by Tolstoy.

    And yeah its formy own pleasure.
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    Isn't "Anna Karenina" pretty sad, though?

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    apparently, but its also been called the most beautiful book ever written. I havent finished yet so I cant tell you my full opinion about either.
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    Because of my new meds and post acute withdrawal syndrome (common to newly sober drunks), I am having trouble concentrating so I am reading three books right now. I usually just plow through books but I am just reading a few pages at a time, then hopping off to check email or to take a walk. The books are:
    Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
    Confessions of a Recovering Slut by Hollis Gillespie
    Fondling Your Muse by John Warner

    I am kind of regretting buying the Warner book. He is just not that funny. He tries to be ironic and hip and it ain't working.

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    I just bought Gone With the Wind to read on vacation next week. I'm thinking 1000+ pages will keep me occupied all week.

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    I finished reading The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. I know it came out years ago, but I never got around to reading it until now. And maybe I'm just a hypersensitive softie, but I cried so much. It was so good.

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    I just finished a book called The Ghost Writer by John Harwood. It's AMAZING. Amazing. I was blown away. He writes stories within stories within stories and it's good a creepy. Except the end frustrated me. But you can't have everything. I'd give it an A-/B+ .....He's a marvelous writer.

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    Currently Reading 'Children of Men' by PD James. And yeah, its the book that the movie is based on. Almost finished. I havent seen the movie but the book is excellent. Then again I like these kinds of books.

    On the summer holiday reading list (even though I dont have a job so technically - not really a holiday, its still summer damnit):

    Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
    Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
    Sins of the Night & Kiss of the Night (Dark Hunter Novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
    This Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.
    Guilty Pleasures (and Antia Blake: Vampire Hunter Novel) by Laurell K Hamilton
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