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    I'm waiting for Memories of My Melancholy Whores to get here so I can read it for the book club. In the meantime, I'm reading The Catcher in the Rye.
    That book is so awesome; I read it twice a year... always once at XMAS time.

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    i really enjoyed that book. yes, it's long and at times you wonder where he's going with the plot but he's such a wonderful storyteller that i didn't mind one bit.
    I finished this weekend and was a bit disappointed; the way he writes I could have read about a whole other book's worth of it. Have you read Son of the Circus? Hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttmunch View Post
    I've been wanting to read taht....is it as good as it's been touted to be?
    It's interesting, though repetative. I found it took me a while to read as the plot didn't move along as quickly as I would have liked. Luckily, there were loads of weird instances to keep me entertained enoough to finish it.
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    I am reading a biography of Che Guevara. Extremely interesting stuff.

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    I read 365 Penguins nightly.

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    Because A Fire Was In My Head- Lynn Stegner
    It's no longer a dog whistle, it's a fucking trombone


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    I'm reading One Houndred Years of Solitude by Marquez. I wanted to read this book for a very long time, I think the writing is very original and it gives off a certain vibe... you can really imagine what the village is like. However, I do find it a bit confusing not to forget who is who since the male protagonists share similar / same names.

    Before that I read a collection of short stories that somehow connected with each other by Simone De Beauvoir. I believe the title was something like "Chantal, Lisa, Marcelle".

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    The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe by Sarah Churchwell. I highly recommend it. She deconstructs how we (the public and writers/films) have constructed Marilyn Monroe. A must for any Marilyn fan!

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    Annabel Goldsmith's autobiography. Good reading.
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    I just finished Chore Whore that I actually found mentioned in some thread here-can't even remember which one-believe it was in a link. Anyhow, I really liked it and lots of you would too. It is fiction,about a Hollywood Personal Assistant and she says 98% true! By Heather H.Howard. I ordered it from Amazon!
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    Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas
    "Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers."

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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    I just finished Chore Whore that I actually found mentioned in some thread here-can't even remember which one-believe it was in a link. Anyhow, I really liked it and lots of you would too. It is fiction,about a Hollywood Personal Assistant and she says 98% true! By Heather H.Howard. I ordered it from Amazon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarieAntoinette View Post
    I'm reading One Houndred Years of Solitude by Marquez. I wanted to read this book for a very long time, I think the writing is very original and it gives off a certain vibe... you can really imagine what the village is like. However, I do find it a bit confusing not to forget who is who since the male protagonists share similar / same names.
    It gets even more confusing when you read his other books because alot of the characters are the same people just with different names. It totally fucks with me since I've read Love In The Time of Cholera and Live To Tell The Tale. One Hundread Years of Solitude is like an awesome primer for all his other books.

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    Stumbling on Happiness, by Daniel Gilbert

    NOT a self help book, tho I'm not sure my bus mates are convinced...I seem to have less people trying to chat with me than usual

    It's a really funny book about the science behind happiness, how we gauge it, how we try to attain it, how our memories work at distroying and inventing happy situations. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes tongue in cheek humour and likes non-boring science reads.
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    I'm re-reading James Ellroy's "My Dark Places" again. It's the third or fourth time I've read it in the last 6 years. I don't know why, because it's a very effed up read with very little in the way of resolution. Something about it strikes a chord.
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