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Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by murphyz, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. Libra6Poe

    Libra6Poe New Member

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    Currently Reading:
    Clive Barker's Tapping the Vein
    Nice, my boyfriend's mother was reading Fingersmith and said she loved that... so I got her Tipping the Velvet and she totally absorbed it.
    I saw the movie and was a little freaked out by some parts - I suppose I was just a little surprised by a lot of it. The girls were super cute though.
     
  2. Lord_Kiwi

    Lord_Kiwi kickbox

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    Currently Reading:
    Jane Eyre (love it)
    I just got the following books in the mail! :D

    Mr. Darcy's Diary, by Amanda Grange -- a very interesting book, makes you look at P&P differently!
    Breaking dawn - Stephenie meyer
    The book with no name - anonymous (bought it because it reminded me of my brothers writing style and I wanted him to read it)

    and I just bought:

    Inkspell - Cornelia Funke
    The book of air and shadows - Michael Gruber

    So I have some reading ahead of me! :)
     
  3. Winter

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    Currently Reading:
    The Enchantress of Florence, by Salman Rushdie
    This morning I bought:

    The Enchantress of Florence, by Salman Rushdie
    Flood, by Stephen Baxter
    Lost in a Good Book, by Jasper Fforde
    Sandworms of Dune, by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
    Sea of Poppies, by Amitav Ghosh

    I think the Thursday Next and Dune books are likely to sit on my shelf for a while, the Dune book in particular since I want to re-read through the entire saga, but the rest will likely comprise my reading list for the next day or two (I read fast) unless I get distracted.
     
  4. Wells83

    Wells83 New Member

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    Currently Reading:
    Plague of Doves, Louise Erdrich
    Them, Joyce Carol Oates
    Bodily Harm, Margaret Atwood
    A Woman's Life, Guy de Maupassant
     
  5. shadforth

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    The Yellow Birds by Kevin Peters
    Just borrowed Black Sun Rising: Coldfire by Celia Friedman from my local library. I've been searching,and had given up,for a new fantasy series to dive into for a few years now. There are hundreds of 'em,and until now none of 'em caught my eye-book 3 of this or book 5 of that-but I've started the above title and I'm certain it's the one!:rolleyes:
     
  6. Wells83

    Wells83 New Member

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    Plague of Doves, Louise Erdrich
    I'm halfway through the book and loving it. My local library has the movie, so I think I'll go rent it tomorrow and watch it over he weekend once I've finished the book.

    I'm definitely going to read Fingersmith too.
     
  7. Stewart

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    Ghost Town, Patrick McGrath
    Bahia Blues, Yasmina Traboulsi
    Two Brothers, Bernardo Atxaga
    One Morning Like A Bird, Andrew Miller
    The Hakawati, Rabih Alameddine
    The Bookshop, Penelope Fitzgerald
    Offshore, Penelope Fitzgerald
    The Savage Detectives, Roberto Bolaño
    Towards Another Summer, Janet Frame
     
  8. steelclaw32

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    Boy did Sandford's novel, Eyes Of Prey, end on a bittersweet note or what?...
    Well I began on book 4 at 1 this morning (PT time).....
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    in the 'Prey series' and I WAS surprised...it's Eyes of Prey part 2.! OH bugger!, Davenport will be pleased...not.
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  9. tartan_skirt

    tartan_skirt New Member

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    Today's purchase was Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. Wanted to read it last year but at least I've got it now.
     
  10. Occlith

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    I rejoined a mail order book club and just received my introductory order; all non-fiction. These are some of the titles:

    THE COMPLETE PERSEPOLIS by Marjane Satrapi
    THE LAST FLIGHT OF THE SCARLET MACAW by Bruce Barcott
    THE GARDEN PRIMER: THE COMPLETELY REVISED GARDENER'S BIBLE by Barbara Damrosch
    WOMEN & MONEY by Suze Orman
    THE FACTS ON FILE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD MYTHOLOGY AND LEGEND, SECOND EDITION by James R. Dow and Anthony S. Mercatante
     
  11. savvyambrose

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    The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
    I have been wanting to read this ever since I saw the movie version (which was excellent, if you couldn't tell).

    I just came upon The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. I think it belonged to my brother but...I'm taking it anyway ;)
     
  12. Stewart

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    • The Pathseeker, Kertész Imre
    • Customer Service, Benoît Duteurtre
    • The North Of God, Steve Stern
    • Close To Jedenew, Kevin Vennemann
    • Shop Talk, Philip Roth
    • Lud-in-the-Mist, Hope Mirrlees
     
  13. tartan_skirt

    tartan_skirt New Member

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    Another two today:

    If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things - Jon McGregor
    The Fall of Usher House and Other Writings - Edgar Allan Poe
     
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    How Fiction Works by James Wood
     
  15. Fantasy Moon

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    I picked up some books from the library. Now watch me not have the time to read them once they're in my possession, hah!

    Monkey - Wu Ch'eng-en
    Books: A Memoir - Larry McMurtry
    Heath Ledger: His Beautiful Life and Mysterious Death - John McShane
     
  16. Wells83

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    Currently Reading:
    Plague of Doves, Louise Erdrich
    For my birthday, I received
    Freakonomics, Stephen D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner
    The Conservative's Handbook, Phil Valentine

    And then I bought
    The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot, Bart Ehrman
    Misquoting Jesus:The Story Between Who Changed the Bible and Why, Bart Ehrman
    The Judgment of Paris:The Revolutionary Decade that Gave the World Impressionism, Ross King
    Leonardo's Wans, Karen Essex
    Wickett's Remedy, Myla Goldberg
     
  17. Revised

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    Happy Birthday!

    I have read two of Bart Ehrman books (Misquoting Jesus & also
    God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question--Why We Suffer). I enjoyed them both but liked God's Problem the most of the two.

    Let me know what you think about Ehrman's books. I'm particularly curious about The Lost Gospel of Judas
     
  18. angerball

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    Currently Reading:
    The Famous Five series - Enid Blyton
    I recently bought The Dark Tower: Gunslinger Born (the comic adaptation), and borrowed The Woods (Harlen Coben), Never Far From Nowhere (Andrea Levy), and A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini).
     
  19. shadforth

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    The Yellow Birds by Kevin Peters
    The library rang Friday to say my order Wolf And Iron by Gordon R Dickson was ready to collect. I'm only 170 pages into a 500+ fantasy,so I'll leave it 'til Wednesday!
     
  20. JCMoney218

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    Currently Reading:
    Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
    That is a great book!!

    I just purchased:

    Fahrenheit 451- Ray Bradbury
    A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories- Charles Dickens
    Wicked- Gregory Maguire
     

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