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    I just finished Neil Gaiman's, The Graveyard Book. It was a terrific fun read!

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    Currently reading (listening to the audio book edition): Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Meth Addiction.

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    Carpe Diem: Put A Little Latin In Your Life

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    Just picked up HP and the Goblet of Fire....and good lord I didn't realize how big this book would be! 734 pages long (about twice what the first three are). And I have several other books I am trying to read.
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    I finished The Host last night. Now I'm starting The Pyramid of Doom by Andy McDermott. His fifth novel.
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    Just finished Philip Roth's novella, The Breast (not his best work). Just started The Appointment by Herta Muller.

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    Finished Peter Carey's Booker-shortlisted "Parrot and Olivier in America" last night - and honestly it was the most delightful reading I've done in a long, long time! Highly, highly, stratospherically recommended. Really good fun and gorgeous, gorgeous words

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    I'm reading Franzen's Freedom.
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    A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by David Eggers.

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    The Colour Mixing Bible

    I forget who wrote it. It's all the way over there and I'm too lazy to get off my butt n find out
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    Bag of Bones by Stephen King.

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    Nine Layers of Sky by Liz Williams

    I'm only about 20-30 pages in but I love it already!


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    Thackeray's Vanity Fair. All 800+ pages. Braise Jeebus it's on my nook.
    I still poop rainbows.


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    The Magehound by Elaine Cunnigham
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    Just finished Kraken by China Mieville (disappointing) and Transition by Iain Banks (squee!). Currently rereading House of Leaves and System of the World.
    "Such heroic nonsense..."

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    Okay. I stopped Vanity Fair after the introductions and the first chapter because I want to read Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny by Marlo Thomas more.
    I still poop rainbows.


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    I, Claudius - Robert Graves.

    I just finished A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, which was quite funny.
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    Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic and Baby, on my Kindle. (For all I can remember I read it in hardback a year ago . . . c'est la vie.) Fluff and chic lit at that. And (also on my Kindle), Andrew Bacevich, Washington Rules. (And several others here and there, also neatly tucked into my Kindle.)

    Just finished Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy, The Jesus Mysteries: Was the "Original Jesus" a Pagan God? With 63 pages of endnotes plus 8 pages of bibliography, I think they found their answer.

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    Just started John Waters' Role Models on my nook. Say what you will about his movies (personally, I love 'em!), but he's a damned good essayist. Not too many out there these days.
    I still poop rainbows.


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    I stopped reading A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius to read Paul Quarrington's The Ravine, during which I cried knowing I'd never meet this wonderful writer (had always wanted to). Now it's back to Eggers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ResearchGuy View Post

    Just finished Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy, The Jesus Mysteries: Was the "Original Jesus" a Pagan God? With 63 pages of endnotes

    plus 8 pages of bibliography,

    I think they found their answer.

    --Ken
    Just curious: How many pages of actual text?

    I'm a John Dominic Crossan gal myself. Love to argue with some of his conclusions. I'm working my way through The First Paul now.

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    Thigh deep in Snow, by Orhan Pahmuk, and it seems a slog. Wish he'd shovel aside some of the contrivances. Wonder if something got lost in the translation.

    Before that, finished the brilliant Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, and Mr. Pip by Lloyd Jones.

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    Just finishing Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs, then on to Captain Blood by Sabatini. I'm on an old timey adventure novel kick!
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    I'm a big fan of the Dexter TV series on Showtime so I checked out the books and love them as well. I just finished his latest...Dexter Is Delicious.

    I also recently discovered Christopher Moore. I read his It's A Dirty Job book recently. (I really enjoy that type of humor in a book...morbid, with a bit of snark and silly thrown in for good measure)

    I like dark humor and these books have been perfect reads
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    The Handmaid's Tale- Margaret Atwood
    "Will you won't you will you won't you, will you join the dance?"

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    About half way through The Goblet of Fire. Been busy, and it is a big book.

    Also reading Why Buffy Matters, a book about the symbolism of the show. Actually quite interesting.
    Rejection isn't failure. Failure is giving up. Everybody gets rejected, it's how you handle it that determines where you will end up.

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