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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #690 on: June 08, 2009, 02:41:17 PM »
I don't know Grote I heard a large portion of that book on tape.  I was struck by how the only people she had to support her were employees or other forms of hired help.
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« Reply #691 on: June 08, 2009, 04:11:53 PM »
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« Reply #692 on: June 08, 2009, 05:37:57 PM »
Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking, and honestly I'm not sure what I think of it.

Did you read/like Play It As It Lays?  I just started it the other day; so far really into it.

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« Reply #693 on: June 08, 2009, 06:23:46 PM »
Fredericks:  I'm only halfway through it, and plan to finish it, so maybe I just need to give it more of a chance.

Trotskie: I think I've read a couple of essays from that?  Maybe I'm thinking of a different book of hers, but so far I've only read a couple of Didion essays.  That one is on my list, though.
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« Reply #694 on: June 09, 2009, 04:19:34 PM »
OK, you guys are right.  The Year of Magical Thinking is a great book.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #695 on: June 09, 2009, 11:17:58 PM »
Hey readers--

We're going to start reading Ulysses next Tuesday as an online reading collective/social media experience ... http://wanderingrox.wordpress.com

We'd love to get your involvement if you're up for some more substantive summer reading.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #696 on: June 10, 2009, 12:46:56 AM »
Sorry if I'm repeating, but this thread was too long to read through.  And I am lazy and inconsiderate.  I just started _The Time Waster Letters_.  Other than that, any Iris Murdoch fans out there?
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #697 on: June 10, 2009, 08:46:21 AM »
Not to follow Pastor Josh with this, but I'm currently reading Bertrand Russell's "Why I am Not a Christian." Hoping to follow it up with William James's "Varieties of Religious Experience" but I may just read some Al Jaffee books or something to cleanse the palate.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #698 on: June 10, 2009, 08:48:41 AM »
Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking, and honestly I'm not sure what I think of it.

Did you read/like Play It As It Lays?  I just started it the other day; so far really into it.

Play it As it Lays is great. I'm also a big fan of Slouching Towards Bethlehem (esp the title essay and the essay about John Wayne), and The White Album (the essay itself, not the whole book) is one of my favorite pieces of writing ever. Maybe it's just because I was raised in LA, but it really captures the strange creepiness of that city. Plus she makes fun of the Doors a lot.
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« Reply #699 on: June 10, 2009, 10:47:08 AM »
I think the title is "Slouching Towards Gomorrhah," McPhee.  The author is Robert Bork.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #700 on: June 10, 2009, 12:48:08 PM »
Shouldn't you be writing up Dressed to Kill right about now?
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« Reply #701 on: June 10, 2009, 02:47:23 PM »
I just finished "Blue Boy" by Rakesh Satyal.
You should go to the library and check it out.
It is a very poignant book about a 12 yr old Indian boy in Ohio struggling to come to terms with his sexuality. He also happens to believe that he is Krishna, reincarnated.
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« Reply #702 on: June 10, 2009, 04:11:17 PM »
Shouldn't you be writing up Dressed to Kill right about now?


Shhh, you're giving it away!  Maybe I think Dynasty is the next best.  Who DOESN'T want to hear Ace Frehley sing Mick Jagger?
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« Reply #703 on: June 10, 2009, 09:55:56 PM »
I am reading 'Misquoting Jesus', which is about the history of the Bible and the many hands and languages it has been through.

That and 'Physical Computing', which is about hooking up sensors and motors and whatnot to little microchips which leads into building world conquering robots and all that.

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« Reply #704 on: June 10, 2009, 11:15:06 PM »
You should go to the library and check it out.

i agree with this statement. your continued patronage keeps me employed!