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    SupahStah! jennifer75's Avatar
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    What are you reading?

    I can't believe I can't find this thread, is there really no "what are you reading" thread???

    I just picked up Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. I'm 10 pages in and captivated.
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    Chesty Bum and her Dancing Girls

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    Beyond Words - John Humphrys

    ETA: Toothpaste, I'm still reading your book! I usually have 5 or so on the go at once and just listed the last one I started reading. Halfway through AatWT at the same time, though.
    Last edited by scarletpeaches; 08-24-2007 at 11:54 PM.

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    haz own threads Little Red Barn's Avatar
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    Left To Tell -- by Immaculee` Ilibagiza, story about the Rwandan Holocaust

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    I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb.
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    A picture is worth a thousand words, but it uses up three thousand times the memory.



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    Living the dream CaroGirl's Avatar
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    I just finished I Have a Bed Made of Buttermilk Pancakes (which I enjoyed quite a lot and plan to lend out to my friends), and last night began reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I'm not sure what to make of The Road. Who says something is "in" the floor, when they mean "on" the floor? This thoroughly odd construction is pulling me out of the story and driving me crazy (among other things about the narrative).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaroGirl View Post
    I just finished I Have a Bed Made of Buttermilk Pancakes (which I enjoyed quite a lot and plan to lend out to my friends), and last night began reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I'm not sure what to make of The Road. Who says something is "in" the floor, when they mean "on" the floor? This thoroughly odd construction is pulling me out of the story and driving me crazy (among other things about the narrative).
    I say "in the floor." Southern dialect.

    I'm reading Joshua Ferris's hilarious Then We Came to the End.

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    Just finished off Empress Orchid by Anchee Min, and am now working on The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Lavender View Post
    I say "in the floor." Southern dialect.
    Well, thanks. You learn something new almost every day.

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    Surfacing by Margaret Atwood.

    Sadly, it's for a lecture, not pleasure ~_~ though it has been enjoyable.

    Lately, the profs have been assigning great reads *thumbs up*
    Well la-dee-frickin'-da.

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    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Yeah, my reading does generally tend to lag 2 years behind the rest of the world.

    I'm also jumping around to pertinent chapters in Self-Editing For Fiction Writers, which my boss ever so kindly gave to me.
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    Slan by A. E. van Vogt.

    After that I'm hoping to look into either The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien or The Children of Hurin by the same.

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    Jodi Piccoult's "Vanishing Acts" and Andy Griffith's "The Cat is Flat on the Mat" but that's being read aloud to my daughter.
    Last edited by carousel; 08-27-2007 at 07:27 AM. Reason: typo
    "The one who tells the story rules the world" Hopi proverb.

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    I'm reading tonight's FF stories.

    I just finished Patricia Wood's "Lottery." I give it five stars. I'd like to talk about the contents, but I don't know where I could - everyone go read it so I don't spoil it for anyone! I read through all her credits/acknowledgements at the end, the only name I recognized was Miss Snark.
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    Ohh, Ben, I just ordered Lottery!

    Give me a couple of days after it arrives, and we'll soooo start a thread about it.
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    Catch-22 is my fiction
    Flags of our Fathers- James Bradley is my non-fiction

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    Lord of the Flies. Can't go wrong with a classic.

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    I just put down The Chameleon, by Sugar Rautbord and am picking up Robert A Heinlein's The Past Through Tomorrow.
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    The Satanic Verses, for the first time.

    I'm loving the narrative voice, but its spastic wordiness continually creeps into my own writing. Not good.

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    1. An Adventurer's Guide to Number Theory, by Richard Friedberg.
    2. Catering to Nobody, by Diane Mott Davidson.
    3. Dandelion Through the Crack, by Kiyo Sato (officially published today--but delayed by a few weeks getting into trade channels).

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    Re-reading Patricia McKillip's Cygnet. Meguet kicks ass.

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    I'm just about to start Villa Incognito by Tom Robbins.

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    I reading a few -but the one that has me engrossed the last few days is the way the crow flies, by Ann Marie MacDonald.
    I actually picked it up because the title was all in lower case- and turns out it's very well written.
    ~hope to see you again.


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    I'm reading Bill Bryson's Neither Here Nor There and Thinner by Richard Bachman - or Stephen King if you prefer. I've read all the other Bachman books but never got round to Thinner. I'm enjoying it so far.

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