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Author Topic: What's everyone reading these days?  (Read 7670 times)

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Offline gordonh28

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Re: What's everyone reading these days?
« Reply #50 on: February 02, 2007, 09:50:06 PM »
I am reading a great book on Harry Houdini.
It is called The Secret Life of Houdini, The making Of America's First Superhero.
He was much more than we all thought, an amazing man.
I picked it up because on of my ex-lovers was a magiican, but this is more about Harry's life, as an international spy, and the magic was a great cover. I am only a fourth of the way through the book, so far..great
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Offline marco23

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Re: What's everyone reading these days?
« Reply #51 on: February 02, 2007, 10:01:01 PM »
I started a book my Dr wrote back when I tested positive - called "My Own Country" by Abraham Verghese, it's about his experiences with HIV and AIDS patients when he first came to the US...he was so proud having to have his book published and I went to his book signing, he signed it with so much pride...I kind of remember his book was made into a movie on Showtime but there wasn't too much publicity....just wanted to mention that...it's a very good book.
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Re: What's everyone reading these days?
« Reply #52 on: February 02, 2007, 11:02:44 PM »
Carl...

You're so lucky!  I've heard David  Sedaris sing it on the radio, or was it a tape?  I can't remember.  David's sister Amy has the same dry, wicked humor.  I would love to see them live. 

robert

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Re: What's everyone reading these days?
« Reply #53 on: February 03, 2007, 12:42:52 AM »
Besides this forum...."The Viandier of Tailavant" as translated by Terence Scully. 15th century cookery at its best.
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Offline Tucsonwoody

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Re: What's everyone reading these days?
« Reply #54 on: February 03, 2007, 12:51:31 AM »
Am waiting for The Children of Men at the library - 9 whole copies for this dusty little town!
And I wished for guidance, and I wished for peace
I could see the lightning; somewhere in the east
And I wished for affection, and I wished for calm
As I lay there - Nervous in the light of dawn

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Re: What's everyone reading these days?
« Reply #55 on: February 03, 2007, 10:14:16 AM »
I've mainly been indulging in light stuff recently - I need the escapism right now. Stephen King and John Grisham for fiction, Augusten Burroughs for something autobiographical. (Mr Burroughs is hilarious - if you haven't read any of his work, I recommend you do.)

I've also started Islam The choice of Thinking Women. I bought the book in Liverpool, but the link I provided appears to be an on-line edition. I'm reading it because of the debate in the UK about women wearing various forms of the veil and whether or not it prevents Muslim women integrating into British society and culture. I'm trying to understand why some women chose to wear the niqab - it goes against every feminist fiber in my body. There are a few books available at that shop addressing the issue of the veil specifically, but I wanted to start with something about women and Islam in general, to get an over-view first.

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Re: What's everyone reading these days?
« Reply #56 on: February 03, 2007, 01:42:19 PM »
Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights by Kenji Yoshino

Left to Tell: Discovering God Admist the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculee Ilibagiza

Offline bocker3

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Re: What's everyone reading these days?
« Reply #57 on: February 03, 2007, 07:48:20 PM »
"The Corrections" by Jonathan Franzen

and

"Chirst the Lord - Out of Egypt" by Anne Rice  (I miss the vampires and witches, Anne -- write some more!)

I haven't decided what else I'll be reading on vacation but should be some more (I've got a 5 hr and a 6 hr flight each way).

Mike
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Offline chris_in_georgia

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Re: What's everyone reading these days?
« Reply #58 on: February 03, 2007, 07:54:02 PM »


"Chirst the Lord - Out of Egypt" by Anne Rice  (I miss the vampires and witches, Anne -- write some more!)

Mike

Let me know if this is worthy of my time. Thanks, Chris
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Re: What's everyone reading these days?
« Reply #59 on: February 06, 2007, 02:26:32 AM »
Just a few random responses.

Joemutt: I know Vikram Seth. He's a sweetheart. (Don't hate me!) But his best book is still The Golden Gate.

David25luvit: I am so planning on reading Rupert's book soon. I've loved him since 1984 (Another Country came out then I think). And he seems smart.

Marco23: My Own Country -- ah, a good book, sir, a good book. (Terrible made-for-TV movie.)

Ann: Not a fan of Augusten Burroughs. But I've been reading some things on Islam too. Islam in the World by Malise Ruthven: rather good, I thought.

Jay

Her finely-touched spirit had still its fine issues, though they were not widely visible. Her full nature, like that river of which Cyrus broke the strength, spent itself in channels which had no great name on the earth. But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.

George Eliot, Middlemarch, final paragraph

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Re: What's everyone reading these days?
« Reply #60 on: February 06, 2007, 09:07:41 AM »
If you liked that one Philly, Ive read a bit of this one and it's my next book:

The Island in the Center of the World - Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America - Russell Shorto

I bought this yesterday and will bread it on the train togay.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

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Re: What's everyone reading these days?
« Reply #61 on: February 06, 2007, 10:15:36 AM »
Hi Jay,

I'm curious. Why are you not a fan of Mr Burroughs? He's neurotic, to be sure, but he makes me laugh. I have to admit I take many of his stories with a proverbial pinch of salt.

I'll have to check out that book on Islam you're reading.

I bought this yesterday and will bread it on the train togay.

Are you going to deep-fry it after you bread it? That's a novel approach to reading! :D And did you mean "too gay"? As a literary criticism perhaps?

hehehee... Sorry darlin', couldn't resist! :D You can slap me now!

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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: What's everyone reading these days?
« Reply #62 on: February 07, 2007, 04:38:27 PM »
With great embarrassment I admit I haven't read a new book in at least 5 years (since I stopped working in a library after 20 years).

I do re-read a few books, though:  A confederacy of dunces, Is there no place on earth for me?, the E.F. Benson Lucia series, and Jane Austen's few novels.  I recently re-read William Hjortsberg's Falling Angel, which scared the bejezus out of me when I read it 25 years ago.

Is there no place on earth for me? is one of the saddest and most hilarious books I've ever read.  The writing could be a bit better but the "plot" is a true account of one schizophrenic young woman's tortured life in and out of mental hospitals.  The book is profoundly sad because of the plight of the seriously mentally ill, especially those using public services, but the main character, "Sylvia Frumkin," has some of the most hilarious monologues during her worst episodes you can't help laughing.  My profile page has a short snippet from one of her monologues but you should really read the entire book.  Even though it's now over 20 years old (the real "Sylvia" died in a public mental hospital from [unnecessary but unnoticed]  complications from diabetes 10 years ago) the book's depiction of the public mental health system for New York is, if anything, a rosier picture than one of the system today. 

Boo

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Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: What's everyone reading these days?
« Reply #63 on: February 07, 2007, 04:48:10 PM »
"Your Best Life Now" Joel Osteen

How to go straight in 3 weeks" By Mr. Full of lies
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Re: What's everyone reading these days?
« Reply #64 on: February 07, 2007, 04:50:30 PM »
A confederacy of dunces is one of the funniest books I've ever read.  parts were side splitting.  I recenty read:
"The Hypocondriacs Guide to Horrible Diseases You Probably Already Have" by Dennis DiClaudio
A short description of a few horrendous, rare disorders with tongue in cheek.  For example: Alien Hand Syndrome or Cavernous Sinus Granulomatosis.

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Re: What's everyone reading these days?
« Reply #65 on: February 07, 2007, 05:17:27 PM »
" Homemade Silencers "  its fascinating.....
"Fortunately, I Keep My T Cells Numbered For Just Such An Emergency"
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