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What BOOK are you reading right now?

 
 
Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 23 Mar, 2014 02:44 am
@Wilso,
You shouldn't worry too much about the value of what you read. I've just finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It was very entertaining, and it was also disturbing in some passages. It's not great literature. Before that, i had read Blue Mars, the third volume in a wonderful trilogy. I think it's some of the best science fiction ever written--but more for the adherence to genuine science than anything else--it's not undying prose. Light fiction might be the best bet for you right now. You could read a few pages, and no big deal if you set it down and don't pick it up again until the next day, or the next week. When your children get older, you might have more time for reading. The fact of reading is more important than any arbitrary assignment of worth to what you are reading.
spendius
 
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Reply Sun 23 Mar, 2014 04:21 am
@plainoldme,
Obviously Wilso's literary style is more your taste.

Quote:
My children are 4 and 6 you pathetic ******* dipshit. Jesus, don't you EVER get tired of being an ignorant **********?
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Miss L Toad
 
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Reply Sun 23 Mar, 2014 04:54 am
@Wilso,
Quote:
My children are 4 and 6 you pathetic ******* dipshit. Jesus, don't you EVER get tired of being an ignorant **********?


Well written, novel.

Read to them, or make it up, kids love bedtime stories.
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Sun 23 Mar, 2014 04:50 pm
@Setanta,
My sons loved the Mars trilogy
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Magda770
 
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Reply Mon 24 Mar, 2014 04:28 am
@littlek,
I'm reading "Women" by Charles Bukowski, it's a great semi-autobiographical novel, funny & real. I strongly recommend it to all!
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Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 24 Mar, 2014 07:45 am
@dlowan,
Quote:
Does she not have an annotated version?


No just the regular novel. But the internet is full of great information - much easier to find help than when I was in high school.
Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 24 Mar, 2014 07:47 am
@Romeo Fabulini,
Thanks - I will have to add this to my list. Sounds like an interesting read.
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spendius
 
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Reply Mon 24 Mar, 2014 07:54 am
@Linkat,
Quote:
But the internet is full of great information - much easier to find help than when I was in high school.


I agree. But the question is whether it's a good thing or not. One might end up knowing thousands of disconnected facts.

For example that Venus is the Goddess of Love without any reference to how, in Virgil, She persuaded Vulcan to provide arms for Aeneas to help his slaughtering efficiency. Thus Love needs to fight War with war in order to survive.
Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 24 Mar, 2014 07:59 am
@spendius,
I don't have her use it -- the teacher will go over chapters after the class has read them. I use it to help me remember or to clarify. Hopefully I can gather the difference between wrong internet stuff and the other. But I use it more to help our conversation about the book and then ask her what her teacher says.

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panzade
 
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Reply Mon 24 Mar, 2014 09:36 am
@plainoldme,
Thanks for reminding me...i gots to get started on that Rob. Davies book....
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 24 Mar, 2014 09:39 am
@panzade,
The Cajun Stories o Justin Wilson
funny dat. I GARONTEE
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 24 Mar, 2014 10:00 am
@farmerman,
I used to love watching his show on TV. I'm watching a few of his stories coupled with 'Sheekin' Gumbo recipes on Youtube now.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 25 Mar, 2014 06:02 pm
@Ragman,
http://thebooksmugglers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Major-Pettigrews-Last-Stand.jpg


loving it

almost missed my streetcar stop this morning while I was reading
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 25 Mar, 2014 07:25 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

almost missed my streetcar stop this morning while I was reading

At the tale end of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, last week, that almost happened to me.
~~
Starting on Night Film by Marisha Pessl.

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Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 27 Mar, 2014 07:35 am
@ehBeth,
ok adding this to my list -- I love books that make me miss my stop.

Once - I think it might have been while reading The Room (which was mentioned at one time on here) - I was waiting for the subway sitting on bench. I looked up and realized I was so into the book I missed the subway pulling in and then leaving. Had to wait for the next one.
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Thu 27 Mar, 2014 07:43 am
Collapse by Jared Diamond.

read it before its too late.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 27 Mar, 2014 07:59 pm
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:

The book Diane gave me - maybe I'll pull up and like it, but so far no, is Muriel Barbery's The Elegance of the Hedgehog. I'll admit it is well written, I just do not like it.


I'm about to start this. Based on the reviews, I'd swear I've read something very much like it before. We'll see. Found it for $1, it'll get donated somewhere when I've finished reading it - or I'll just leave it on the streetcar.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 1 Apr, 2014 05:09 am

https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/t1.0-9/10167975_765563763462616_1427183227_n.jpg
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Krrypton
 
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Reply Tue 1 Apr, 2014 06:33 am
@littlek,
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 1 Apr, 2014 04:52 pm
@ehBeth,
well that was awful

made it through a few chapters - realized I've read at least part of it before

put it aside

____

just finished

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41cRDasGDKL._SY344_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg


think I'll read it again starting tomorrow

missed my subway stop Saturday night reading it - laughed so hard on the bus tonight that the teen girls with the air horn were silenced - til they offered me some bubblegum
 

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