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Old 11-01-2012, 03:21 AM   #6151
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:38 AM   #6152
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I'm reading Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield. It is not for the faint of heart. I've never seen quite so comprehensive an array of mayhem inflicted on fictional children and I haven't even gotten to chapter six.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:12 AM   #6153
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:05 AM   #6154
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I found an old edition of the hobbit from the 60's in some old stuff of a family members. So I thought I would read it again.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:41 AM   #6155
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:07 AM   #6156
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The Lovers Room by Steven Carroll, one of my favourite Australian writers. It is quite a compelling story about love found and lost, betrayal, passion, secrets and trust...
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:13 AM   #6157
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:36 PM   #6158
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:44 AM   #6159
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Too Good to be True - It's a discussion of the Bernard Madoff fraud case by some reporter for Barron's. Normally I find nonfiction financial stuff absolutely fascinating (no, really) especially if there's some sort of disaster involved, but this is borderline unreadable. I'm guessing the author signed a contract to deliver X thousand words and then realized she didn't have any actual sources. What I've seen thus far is 99% filler.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:55 PM   #6160
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Just finished The Next Always by Nora Roberts, my first contemporary romance (or contemporary novel that wasn't fantastic in some way) and while I enjoyed it, it was definitely a different experience for me and kind of refreshing for how normal, it is.

Starting, Leviathan by Scott Westerfield. I keep getting recommended it so I'm excited!
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:13 PM   #6161
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:41 AM   #6162
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:31 PM   #6163
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The Unlikely Pilgrimmage of Harold Fry (Rachel Joyce)

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Old 11-07-2012, 08:36 PM   #6164
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:04 AM   #6165
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:36 PM   #6166
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:38 PM   #6167
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:03 PM   #6168
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:10 AM   #6169
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:52 PM   #6170
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Sweet Tooth, Ian McEwan's latest. I've spent an unprecedented two weeks on it so far (due to NaNo), I'm about half-way and FINALLY something bordering on exciting happened. I am disappointed so far, but I know there will be more to this story soon...
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:44 PM   #6171
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I'm reading attack if the theater people - it is a fun read. The previous book I read was THe Rules of Civility - both make me happy I am no longer in my twenties
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:46 PM   #6172
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:10 PM   #6173
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:37 AM   #6174
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Just finished The Pale King by David Foster Wallace. Still can't figure out whether the man was pure genius or annoyingly pretentious. Perhaps both. I get the feeling that he was trying to hard too be "great" whenever I read his work.

Started The Adventures of Auggie March by Saul Bellow this morning. Trying to get around to some of the classics that I've neglected to read.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:51 PM   #6175
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