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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1305 on: May 16, 2010, 09:20:21 PM »
Finished the Jack Handey book.

And I'm now reading Joseph Mitchell's Up in the Old Hotel. Damn Mitchell, why do make me long for a New York that is no longer around?

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1306 on: May 17, 2010, 09:18:51 AM »
The Child in Time

This is about that Deep Purple song, right?
I'll probably go into the wee hours.

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« Reply #1307 on: May 19, 2010, 10:07:12 AM »
I am reading "Between the Sheets" by Lesley McDowell. It chronicles the most influential literary and sexual relationships of nine  20th century lady writers. It is interesting so far, but I feel like a literaridummy because while I have heard of most of their partners, most of the ladies I am not familiar with. Time to change that!
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1308 on: May 19, 2010, 11:52:35 AM »
I heard the audiobook has the Isley Brothers' song of the same name playing in a loop throughout.

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« Reply #1309 on: May 20, 2010, 09:40:15 PM »
I am fearful that I have lost the ability to read.

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« Reply #1310 on: May 20, 2010, 09:43:17 PM »
I am fearful that I have lost the ability to read.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1311 on: May 21, 2010, 12:14:35 PM »
Finished the Jack Handey book.

And I'm now reading Joseph Mitchell's Up in the Old Hotel. Damn Mitchell, why do make me long for a New York that is no longer around?

One of my all time favorites. I re-read that every few years. My great-grandfather worked with some of the Mohawk Indians from one of the stories, on the Williamsburg Bridge. Said it was totally true, they could work at heights better than anyone. He also had some gruesome tales of what happens when you fall off the scaffolding.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1312 on: May 22, 2010, 06:58:00 AM »
The Child in Time

This is about that Deep Purple song, right?

Yeah, it's a 1,200 page oral history of the song.

McEwan was planning a 33/3 book on Deep Purple in Rock, but was persuaded at the last minute not to compromise his ultimate dream by close personal friend, Quad P.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1313 on: May 22, 2010, 09:40:33 AM »
'Zen and the Art of Stand Up Comedy' by Jay Sankey.  Not sure if there are other comics on this board but it's a pretty good read in terms of craft.  I read it when I was starting out and I'm revisiting it now for fun. 
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1314 on: May 22, 2010, 12:11:53 PM »
AAAaaaa I just finished Kate Chopin's "The Awakening" this morning. I read the whole thing as I ate my breakfast and nursed a headache.
I have read most of her short stories but somehow neglected The Awakening. I guess, as a young woman, I loved it for the many chords it struck with me. Not that I'm planning on having any affairs, or anything. But really, I love Chopin.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1315 on: May 22, 2010, 12:47:37 PM »
My English major is over. Woo! Right now I'm reading Karl Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies while waiting for Rushdie's Midnight's Children to arrive at the Rutgers library (the one copy they had was checked out within 24 hours of me looking it up in the catalogue!)

Looking forward to Simon Rich's first novel, coming out May 25th!

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1316 on: May 24, 2010, 10:08:28 AM »
200 pgs. into American Tabloid and so far it's living up to the praise.

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« Reply #1317 on: May 24, 2010, 06:43:09 PM »
200 pgs. into American Tabloid and so far it's living up to the praise.

All 3 volumes of the trilogy are worth your time, but American Tabloid is definitely the best.
I'll probably go into the wee hours.

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« Reply #1318 on: May 25, 2010, 01:29:44 PM »
200 pgs. into American Tabloid and so far it's living up to the praise.

All 3 volumes of the trilogy are worth your time, but American Tabloid is definitely the best.

Yeah, I actually bought them all at the same time because I thought they'd be right up my alley and fortunately that seems to be the case.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1319 on: May 31, 2010, 12:10:56 AM »
I just finished CivilWarLand in Bad Decline (and Tales Designed to Thrizzle). Started Infinite Jest tonight! So far, I'm kind of glad I didn't do the Infinite Summer thing last year because I don't think I could make myself take it that slowly.

 

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