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April 2006 Reads

Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by abecedarian, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. curiouswonder

    curiouswonder New Member

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    April Reads
    Slapstick - Kurt Vonnegutt
    The Plot Against America - Philip Roth
    Quit Digging Your Grave with a knife and Fork - Mike Huckabee
    So Long and Thanks for all the Fish - Douglas Adams
    The Meritocracy Myth - Stephen J. McNamee and Robert K. Miller
    The Emperor of Ocean Park - Stephen Carter
    Forever Odd - Dean Koontz
     
  2. Ms.

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    Ada - nabokov
    The curious incident of the dog in the nightime
    All my Sons
    Transparent Things
    The Periodic Table

    I'm currently reading Ada
     
  3. theoptimist

    theoptimist New Member

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    Dirty Havana Trilogy - Pedro Juan GutiƩrrez
    Ian McEwan - Saturday
    Ernest J Gaines - A Lesson Before Dying
    Sebastian Faulks - Birdsong
    Andrea Levy - Small Island
    Alan Hollinghurst - The Line Of Beauty
     
  4. igbomb

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    Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards
    The Modigliani Scandal by Ken Follett
    Powder Burn by Carl Hiaasen
    Game of Shadows by Mark Fainaru-Wada
    Deep Six by Clive Cussler
    Along Came a Spider by James Patterson
    The Coma by Alex Garland
    Trap Line by Carl Hiaasen
    Cyclops by Clive Cussler
    Treasure by Clive Cussler
    Paper Money by Ken Follett
    Number9Dream by David Mitchell
     
  5. Tiffany

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    I'm finally finished with my assigned reading for this semester! April went like this:
    The Hamlet Faulkner
    Go Down, Moses ""
    Intruder in the Dust ""
    Othello Shakesyourpee-er
    Moby-Dick Melville
    The Turn of the Screw James
    The Fox Lawrence
    ...and, oh joy! I completed Ulysses-- which I've been working on for months. Red letter day.
     
  6. Stewart

    Stewart Active Member

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    I read nothing in April. :(
     
  7. Libra6Poe

    Libra6Poe New Member

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    Clive Barker's Tapping the Vein
    :( The only book I read for enjoyment this month was Alan Moore's From Hell.
     
  8. unKeMPt

    unKeMPt New Member

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    Rabbit, Run by John Updike
    Oh, I forgot Operation Shylock by Philip Roth. Probably my favorite read of the month, and I forgot it very nearly.

    I also re-read American Pastoral.
     
  9. jaynebosco

    jaynebosco New Member

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    Dreams of my father - Barack Obama
    Not a very productive month, only got two books done. :(

    *Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
    *Secrets by Kristen Heitzmann
     
  10. aniela

    aniela New Member

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    April reads:

    on the road -Jack Kerouac
    nights at the circus -Angela Carter
    american ghosts and old world wonders -Angela Carter
    fireworks -Angela Carter
     
  11. Flowerdk4

    Flowerdk4 New Member

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    I am very surpriced! Howcome?
     
  12. Stewart

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    Mentally and physically burnt out.
     
  13. abecedarian

    abecedarian Well-Known Member

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    Gifted Hands-Benjamin Carson

    Not to sound like your mom or worse, your least favorite aunt(the one who always smells of garlic and mothballs), but what are you doing to remedy this situation? I hope you're taking care of yourself...
     
  14. valmont2006

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    A Heart Of Darkness-Joseph Conrad
    An Area Of Darkness-V.S. Naipaul
    The Talisman-King and Straub
    Hitler And Stalin:parallel Lives-Alan Bullock
    The Light Fantastic-Terry Pratchett
    The Anatomy Of The Nuremberg Trials-Telford Taylor

    A Heart Of Darkness is a terrific read. Naipaul was for school and i didn't really enjoy it, The Talisman is a chore, Parallel Lives is one of the best non-fiction books I've ever read, Discworld is Discworld, hilarious, The anatomy is for school is well, mainly concerned with international military law but a strangely fascinating read. All in all, a good months reading!
     
  15. steffee

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    Hehe. You do sound like his mum (or worse, his least favourite aunt). ;)

    But yes Stewart, do take good care of yourself.
     
  16. ions

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    Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
    I did that in March. Got through one book that I had started in February and finished it in the beginning of April.
     
  17. Flowerdk4

    Flowerdk4 New Member

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    Sounds like its time to get out doors and lay in the sun and rejoice yourself!
     
  18. never_know

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    i've only read the DaVinci's Code:(
     
  19. steffee

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    Seconded! :p
     
  20. Stewart

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    That's precisely why I'm burnt out.

    I've developed a bit of a fondness for beer and it's showing. :mad: Well, I've hardly developed it; such things must surely be hereditary.

    So, over April I've taken to a regular mix of running and swimming in addition to my usual badminton. And I've recently added Muay Thai kickboxing twice a week to my schedule and I'm surprised my body hasn't gone into shock with that workout.

    The purpose of it all is because I want a holiday later in the year and I want to be in decent shape. Only then will I go outdoors.

    So, in the mornings I'm just too tired to read a book. I started John Updike's Villages today, to see how I get on with it.
     

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