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    Yeah the third hunger games book isn't nearly as good as the first one.

    Finished Perdido Street Station, it was fantastic. I think I'll go onto The Scar by the same author now, I love his style.
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    The Famine Plot: England’s Role in Ireland’s Greatest Tragedy- Tim Pat Coogan.

    Interesting and depressing. It's not really about the famine, but about the politics.
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    I just finished The Dinner by Herman Koch. It's getting lost of press, but I think it's completely overrated. It was just meh.
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    (re)reading The Worthing Saga -- Orson Scott Card
    some of it is later versions of some of the stories in Capital but not always improved…

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    I picked up Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry at the library. I like that it's set in Houston. It's my first book by him, and I'm enjoying it so far.

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    The Jane Austen Handbook - Proper Life Skills from Regency England. ~~ Margaret C. Sullivan.

    Not a novel but a handbook with tips about hosting dinner parties, managing the household staff, proper ettiquette and protocal, fashion etc for a lady living in that era. Not particularly helpful for modern life but I'm finding it a cute little book for a Janetard like me.
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    Chewing my way through A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar. I'm thinking it should be re-titled as A Beautiful Mind Owned By a Complete Tool. The film version of it is (as far as I can tell at halfway through the book) highly sanitised and while John Nash may have been brilliant in his field he was a complete wanker the rest of the time.

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    Just finished Shutter Island and now reading Mystic River, both by Dennis Lehane. I haven't seen either movie but the books were great. Nicely twisty and turny without being impossible to figure out.
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    1000 bestselling Nook books on sale at 50% off this weekend ,a lot of them are best sellers . So far I bought Life of Pi and Silver Lining Playbook . And if you have a Kindle a lot of them are the same price on Amazon too .
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    I'll check that out choozen! I am between books at the moment, can't find anything that suits my mood quite yet, but I have a massive wish list for books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kittylady View Post
    Chewing my way through A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar. I'm thinking it should be re-titled as A Beautiful Mind Owned By a Complete Tool. The film version of it is (as far as I can tell at halfway through the book) highly sanitised and while John Nash may have been brilliant in his field he was a complete wanker the rest of the time.
    Chewed, ha! That's exactly how I felt reading that book. I read it before I saw the movie so wasn't very impressed with the film or Crowe's performance. Why do these films have to turn every biography into skim milk? Nash WAS a wanker. Seeing his actual story would have been interesting. But no, Hollywood has to turn him into a sainted suffering genius. So trite.

    Currently reading Good Omens by Gaiman and Pratchett. I thought I was in the mood for light, funny, reading but I guess not. I can't help feeling it's a weak imitation of Hitchhiker's Guide, though not nearly as droll or interesting. Only a quarter of the way through, so I'm up for improvement.
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    Lionel ASBO: State of England- Martin Amis

    I like it so far, it's wry, typical Amis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    The Famine Plot: England’s Role in Ireland’s Greatest Tragedy- Tim Pat Coogan.

    Interesting and depressing. It's not really about the famine, but about the politics.
    hmmm this looks really interesting - I'm definitely going to check it out - thanks for the rec.

    I just finished It's Our Turn to Eat by Michaela Wrong - very interesting book on Kenyan history and politics told by exploring the story of John Githongo, a prominent whistle-blower in Kenya.

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    I'm reading Silver Lining Playbook - really good , I am surprised how much I like even though I am only a few chapters in
    Eat Love Pray -later on this week Elizabeth Gilbert is doing a reading at the Detroit Film Theater and I've got tickets. I'm enjoying the book so far . I really enjoyed the movie and connected with the idea of wanting to make a massive change in your life and finding meaning and purpose again .

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    Just finished Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) and I'd be starting Book 2 if that pesky thing called work would stop interrupting me.
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