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  What are you reading?

  • Posted Over 10 years ago
  • by Marcelo

Chilling the debate for a second, I thought it would be fun to just talk about books. My high school Senior English teacher, the late Mrs. Theibert, insisted that we should read three books at a time - a play in class, a book on our own to be discussed in class, and a third book of our…

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  • Post #541
  • Originally posted Saturday, May 17, 2008 (6 years ago)

On The Street: 1980-1990 Photographs by Amy Arbus (2006) Look for Madonna on the cover. Photos of Arbus's fashion layouts for The Village Voice. Arbus's lens captured NY's most influential style-makers. A documentary is being produced and will be released in 2008. I saw the April 2008 prototype film preview at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theatre.

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  • Joined 7/4/99
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  • Post #542
  • Originally posted Saturday, May 17, 2008 (6 years ago)
Quoted from "RubyMae"
thanks.

Let me know if you get it and if you like it, I might want to try it too.

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  • Post #543
  • Originally posted Saturday, May 17, 2008 (6 years ago)

An idronics manual on the characteristics of solar radiation and what's new under the sun.

  • Joined 1/19/05
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  • Post #544
  • Originally posted Saturday, May 17, 2008 (6 years ago)

The Power of Focus for Women by Fran Hewitt

  • Joined 8/28/01
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  • Post #545
  • Originally posted Saturday, June 7, 2008 (6 years ago)

Now reading The Return of History and the End of Dreams by Robert Kagan. As some may note by the title (a response to Francis Fukyama), this is a short, but important book, regarding the re-assertion of national ambitions and global competition, once thought extinct at the end of the Cold War.

"I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would affront your intelligence." --William F. Buckley Jr.

  • Joined 11/20/00
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  • Post #546
  • Originally posted Saturday, June 7, 2008 (6 years ago)
Quoted from "Swifty"
Quoted from "RubyMae"
thanks.
Let me know if you get it and if you like it, I might want to try it too.

Sure. When I finish your copy of Steve Martin's autobiography, I'll look into it.

What I'm reading now: Swifty's copy of Steve Martin's autobiography: "Born Standing Up." An easy summer read; not terribly deep.

  • Joined 10/29/02
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  • Post #547
  • Originally posted Sunday, June 8, 2008 (6 years ago)

Amazing Grace by Eric Metaxas and The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis

Since I'm moving up to fourth grade, I'll probably be reading a lot of juvenile books this summer.

  • Joined 12/24/05
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  • Post #548
  • Originally posted Sunday, June 8, 2008 (6 years ago)

Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis. Hillarious and heartrending at the same time.

  • Joined 8/20/07
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  • Post #549
  • Originally posted Sunday, June 8, 2008 (6 years ago)

The Quranic Concept of War by S.K. Malik

http://www.carlisle.army.mil/usawc/Parameters/06winter/win-ess.htm

  • Joined 4/6/99
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  • Post #550
  • Originally posted Sunday, June 8, 2008 (6 years ago)

can't wait to pick up Michael Toliver Lives from the old NYPL.

  • Joined 6/14/04
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  • Post #551
  • Originally posted Sunday, June 8, 2008 (6 years ago)

Just started Life in the Time of Cholera but in Spanish... we'll see how bad it kicks my ass

  • Joined 1/16/01
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  • Post #552
  • Originally posted Sunday, June 8, 2008 (6 years ago)

I've been on a reading tear, thanks to Facebook's visual bookshelf application.

With Borges - Alberto Manguel (my uncle!) Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - Barbara Kingsolver Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom - Cory Doctorow Free Culture - Lawrence Lessig Eastern Standard Tribe - Cory Doctorow

I'm now turning to Norwegian Wood, by Haruki Murakami.

I want to recommend the Kingsolver book and the Lessig book. The former is a manifesto about eating locally grown whole foods as opposed to packaged processed high fructose corn syrup crap. It's a great book and it changed my eating habits tremendously.

The Lessig book is about how the big media companies are using copyright law to lock down culture and crowd out competition in order to preserve their monopoly on culture creation. Definitely worth a read.

  • Joined 1/16/06
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  • Post #553
  • Originally posted Sunday, June 8, 2008 (6 years ago)

They Did It With Love by Kate Morgenroth. Trashy murder mystery set in an obscenely wealthy Greenwich suburb. I picked it up because I saw generally favorable reviews and most of the reviewers said there was a surprising plot twist at the end, but I'm 2/3 of the way through the book and I think I've figured out who done it. We'll see....

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  • Post #554
  • Originally posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 (6 years ago)

The Day After Roswell by Phillip Corso

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  • Post #555
  • Originally posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 (6 years ago)
Quoted from "Arfer"
Re-reading Good Omens by Neil Gaiman &amp; Terry Pratchett.

I do this every now and then :D

edited to add: I'm reading Russka by Edward Rutherfurd.

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  • Post #556
  • Originally posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 (6 years ago)
Quoted from "America"
Just started Life in the Time of Cholera but in Spanish... we'll see how bad it kicks my ass

Every few months I give 100 Years of Solitude another go in Spanish. I didn't really like Love in the Time of Cholera when I read it, but it might be better in Spanish.

I just fnished Slaughterhouse 5. I hadn't read any Vonnegut and went to the library in search of Cat's Cradle but couldn't find it.

Now I'm rereading The Brother's Karamazov. The first time I read it as part of a class and I'm really enjoying reading it at my own leisurely pace.

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  • Post #557
  • Originally posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 (6 years ago)

Hi all!

Swingmonkey is near dead today. I guess the heat wave is sapping everyone's motivation to post as well as their energy. So I figured I'd make a guest appearance over here for a change.

I am about two-thirds of the way through the second book in the Wayfarer Redemption trilogy. Pretty standard epic fantasy fare.

After that, I'm taking a break from the fluff to return to more substantial reading, starting with Atlas Shrugged.

My Saturday morning read-aloud material for this weekend will be The Plague by Albert Camus. My read-aloud buddy and I decided that after His Dark Materials, some French existentialism would be just the thing.

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  • Post #558
  • Originally posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 (6 years ago)

I just read Cruddy, an illustrated novel by Lynda Barry. It's a very different book from her other work, like One! Hundred! Demons! (which is one of my faves). It's a bit harrowing but well worth it.

I'm now reading Beloved by Toni Morrison. I am enjoying it so far - I've been picking books from the shelf of the girl who is subletting to me. I've also been reading cookbooks, and just finished Jamie Oliver's Jamie's Kitchen, which was inspiring and fun to read.

One other book that I got to read as part of my library job (perks!) is Edward Steichen's "Family of Man" photographic compilation. I must buy that one ASAP.

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  • Post #559
  • Originally posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 (6 years ago)

Turn of the Screw Henry James My education was wasted on me. Good thing I still have many of the books to read again now that I'm not so preoccupied with daydreaming about boys.

Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them. Edgar Allan Poe

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  • Post #560
  • Originally posted Saturday, June 14, 2008 (6 years ago)

iPod.pedia (2007) By Michael Miller The Ultimate iPod and iTunes Resource

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  • Post #561
  • Originally posted Wednesday, July 23, 2008 (6 years ago)

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Quick read. Cool enough book.

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  • Post #562
  • Originally posted Wednesday, July 23, 2008 (6 years ago)
Quoted from "Marcelo"
I've been on a reading tear, thanks to Facebook's visual bookshelf application.

Best and only practical Facebook application since Scrabbulous.

  • Joined 5/9/04
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  • Post #563
  • Originally posted Wednesday, July 23, 2008 (6 years ago)

Salvage by Jane Kotapish

great debut novel, beautiful writing

Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them. Edgar Allan Poe

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  • Post #564
  • Originally posted Wednesday, July 23, 2008 (6 years ago)

French Quarter Fiction: The Newest Stories of America's Oldest Bohemia Edited by Joshua Clark A compilation of stories about the French Quarter from authors ranging from Julie Smith to Tennessee Williams.

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  • Post #565
  • Originally posted Thursday, July 24, 2008 (6 years ago)

Utter Imcompetents - Ego and Ideology in the age of Bush by Tom Oliphant

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  • Post #566
  • Originally posted Thursday, July 24, 2008 (6 years ago)

Incompetents (sp I think I just punked myself)

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  • Post #567
  • Originally posted Wednesday, July 30, 2008 (6 years ago)

Hunt for the Skinwalker: Science Confronts the Unexplained at a Remote Ranch in Utah by Colm A. Kelleher and George Knapp

Very scary. :o

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  • Post #568
  • Originally posted Wednesday, July 30, 2008 (6 years ago)

Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahasa Yogananda

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  • Post #569
  • Originally posted Wednesday, July 30, 2008 (6 years ago)

The G-String Murders by Gypsy Rose Lee

It's a hard boiled laff riot kiddies, with a corpse or 2 thrown in for good measure.

  • Joined 12/8/04
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  • Post #570
  • Originally posted Wednesday, July 30, 2008 (6 years ago)

I have her Autobiography on its way to me. I heard she wrote quite a few erotic mysteries, G-String Murders being her most well known.

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