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    I just finished The Road. It was good and it had some pretty gross passages but I didn't think it was AMAZING. Sometimes I found the dialogue tedious and I suppose that was the point but I found myself getting impatient with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCGossipGirl View Post
    I'm reading Love in the Time of Cholera. I think the movie is coming out in December so I wanted to make sure to read the book before I see the movie.
    I read this book in Spanish...and the movie just opened Friday. I went to see it and I was disappointed.

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    I think it would be extremely difficult for a film to do justice to this book.

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    I am right now reading Marcus Aurelius' Meditations. He was one of the "good" Roman Emperors. Lived from 121-180. A buddy of mine lent it to me and I was kinda like okaaaaay but it is excellent. Just thoughts on life and how we should behave, manage affairs, moderation, respect for others and alot about not taking life and ourselves so f*ckin seriously. Hard to believe it was written so long ago because it's totally modern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NiceDude View Post
    I just finished The Road. It was good and it had some pretty gross passages but I didn't think it was AMAZING. Sometimes I found the dialogue tedious and I suppose that was the point but I found myself getting impatient with it.
    Darn, that's one of my "to reads." I don't deal well with tedium. I'm so easily bored, I do sudokus during commercials, and read while I'm eating.
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    that Heaven is a stranger place than than one I've left behind." - SM

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    i'm finishing up 2 books...the mood cure by julia ross & anger: wisdom for cooling the flames by thich nhat hanh. they have both been great reads & have inspired me to make many positive changes to my eating habits.
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    I'm working on Twilight in the Desert:The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy by Matthew Simmons. It's taken me a month to get half way.

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    I'm halfway through Twilight in the Desert:The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy. It's taken me a month to get that far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NiceDude View Post
    I am right now reading Marcus Aurelius' Meditations. He was one of the "good" Roman Emperors. Lived from 121-180. A buddy of mine lent it to me and I was kinda like okaaaaay but it is excellent. Just thoughts on life and how we should behave, manage affairs, moderation, respect for others and alot about not taking life and ourselves so f*ckin seriously. Hard to believe it was written so long ago because it's totally modern.
    This is one of my favourite books. I re-read it every few years and always learn something. He was a wise, wise man.

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    Finally gave up on Cecil Beaton bio (was bored out of my skull) and am now reading the truly hilarious, fantastic and brilliant Queen Camilla. The royal family is in exile, a dictator is running the UK for it's master the USA and everyone is being watched at everything they do. Strangely, not so far fetched, eh?
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    not at all, butt, not at all.....

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    Can't recommend the book enough. I've been laughing out loud the whole way through.
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    "Poppy Shakespeare"

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    "The Club Dumas" it's a little like The DaVinci Code, only not as obvious, and without any car chases.
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    I'm reading Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman. It's a bit different from the movie. So far, so good.

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