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    Tim Winton's Eyrie. Odd, but interesting. This may be one of those books that requires a re-read, I'll have to see if that's true when I'm finished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    Tim Winton's Eyrie. Odd, but interesting. This may be one of those books that requires a re-read, I'll have to see if that's true when I'm finished.
    i haven't read that one, is it recent? i love tim winton.
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    ^ just out in july.
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    i'll check it out. even though i did just go on a book binge last week and have a ton of new books to read.
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    oooh sput, that sounds good. will put that on my list.

    am currently reading goldfinch. yeah, it's super long but very engaging. it's not like i have a lot of free time but it is very well-written so is effortless. for whatever reason, poorly written books are harder for me to read and take longer, even if the syntax is uncomplicated and the words are simple.
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    ^^^^
    i adored the goldfinch. yes, it was long but the writing is superb and the story is so engaging that it could have been twice as long and i would have happily read it.
    donna tartt is one of those writers that can write passages so beautiful you just sit there in awe and read that bit over and over again.

    swamplandia! is still great, but it definitely gets darker and more heartbreaking in the second half.
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    ^^^ yeah, i really like donna tartt, too. she is not prolific, though. i was afraid that after secret history, she would be this generation's harper lee. glad she is proving me wrong.

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    yeah, as long as she at least continues to give us a book every decade or so, i'm good.
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    I'm reading The Goldfinch too sneakily at work through PC Kindle
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    I liked The Goldfinch way, way more than either of her previous books. I'm reading Francine Prose's Lovers At The Chameleon Club...so far, so good.
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    I just read My Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty , it was okay not an uplifting book and not really suspenseful but well written . I haven't decided if I am going to read her new one yet, Big Little Lies

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    Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
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    I've been re-reading The Andy Warhol Diaries.

    very cool look into the last eleven years of his life.

    He seemed very insecure and lonely. He also desperately wanted to love and be loved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    ^^^^
    swamplandia! is still great, but it definitely gets darker and more heartbreaking in the second half.
    I just saw that at a used bookstore in Brooklyn yesterday and considered it, but didn't get it. Now I'll have to, I love darkness and heartbreak. I bought Pilgrim At Tinker Creek which I'm excited about starting, though.

    Which, I'm reading Play It As It Lays right now. An employee at The Strand (my fav part of visiting NYC!) recommended it to me but warned me about 3 times of how dark and disturbing it is. I got about 3/4 through it on the train ride home and am not disturbed, I guess my soul is too black for that (he really drove the point home, maybe the last 1/4 will hit me harder). I'm really enjoying it though, so far it hits me as how interchangeable a woman can be in a man's world and the struggle with feeling inconsequential and powerless, and the misery that's under shallow glamour (to me that's something all women will feel sometime during their lives, but I'm not very literary so maybe I'm missing something that the Strand guy understood better).

    I've been on a binge though! Reading 2 books a week lately, when it usually takes me so pathetically longer than that haha
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    Rereading Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash. One of my favorites of all-time.
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