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Old 08-24-2007, 10:34 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-24-2007, 11:04 PM   #6
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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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Old 08-24-2007, 11:37 PM   #7
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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).
I say "in the floor." Southern dialect.

I'm reading Joshua Ferris's hilarious Then We Came to the End.
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Old 08-25-2007, 12:16 AM   #8
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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*
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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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Old 08-25-2007, 02:00 AM   #13
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Slan by A. E. van Vogt.

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Old 08-27-2007, 07:26 AM   #14
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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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I'm loving the narrative voice, but its spastic wordiness continually creeps into my own writing. Not good.
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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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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.
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