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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #420 on: June 17, 2008, 11:41:03 AM »
I am working my way chronologically through Cor Double-Mac (thank you JJ Jackson!). Suttree is next. The first three were horrific. My therapist (don't judge) actually asked me to stop reading them. I'm sorry, I meant my "friend that I pay".

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #421 on: June 17, 2008, 12:22:51 PM »
I am working my way chronologically through Cor Double-Mac (thank you JJ Jackson!). Suttree is next. The first three were horrific. My therapist (don't judge) actually asked me to stop reading them. I'm sorry, I meant my "friend that I pay".

I judge you awesome.  Cognitive behavioral?  Freudian?  I found cognitive behavioral to be most effective for me.

I will email him right this moment and ask.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #422 on: June 24, 2008, 05:13:33 PM »
I'm about to start Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me. Heavyweight lineup: Colbert, The Wizard of Oswalt, Odenkirk... Has anyone read this?


I liked it. David Wain's was prob my fave. Wrote about it here.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #423 on: June 24, 2008, 11:05:38 PM »
I am working my way chronologically through Cor Double-Mac (thank you JJ Jackson!). Suttree is next. The first three were horrific. My therapist (don't judge) actually asked me to stop reading them. I'm sorry, I meant my "friend that I pay".

I judge you awesome.  Cognitive behavioral?  Freudian?  I found cognitive behavioral to be most effective for me.

I will email him right this moment and ask.

Hey, he got back to me and said "Very close to traditional cognitive behavioral, with a dollop of voodoo."

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #424 on: June 24, 2008, 11:07:35 PM »
I am about to finish a mystery anthology called "The Deadly Bride", that's got some down but mostly above average to up, and then I will start into a re-read of Mary Doria Russell's The Sparrow, that dove-tails with some conversations I have been having with some theologically-oriented friends. (It's religious issues wrapped in sci-fi.)

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #425 on: June 24, 2008, 11:10:19 PM »
You won't read another word until you tell that story you owe me/us, Mr. From Knoxville.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #426 on: June 25, 2008, 12:00:41 AM »
Just started Douglas Wolk's Reading Comics.  Pretty good so far.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #427 on: June 25, 2008, 12:46:59 AM »
Just started reading Snuff by Palahniuk and I made it about 50 pages. I just feel beyond dirty, it was basically an excuse for him to come up with hundreds of "clever" literary porno names ("Snow Falling on Peters", "Catch Her in the Eye", "Guess Who's Coming at Dinner", etc.) and ridiculous phrases to describe male genitalia ("weasel-teasers").

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #428 on: June 25, 2008, 01:00:56 AM »
...and that's exactly why I don't read Palahniuk anymore.  He's disgusting.

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« Reply #429 on: June 25, 2008, 01:06:46 AM »
Yeah, I really liked him in high school and I hadn't read any of his recent books. Saw the new one at the library and picked it up on a whim and that was a huge mistake.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #430 on: June 25, 2008, 01:27:52 AM »
...and that's exactly why I don't no one should read Palahniuk anymore ever.  He's disgusting.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #431 on: June 30, 2008, 11:18:52 PM »
I most recently read Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks and The Braindead Megaphone by George Saunders, both of which I have been meaning to read for a long time and enjoyed. I started No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories by Miranda July and I'm not sure what I think yet. I have a whole stack of books I still need to read- I love books more than I actually have time to read them.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #432 on: June 30, 2008, 11:34:56 PM »
I finished, extremely "late in the game" as the kids say, "The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler, and enjoyed it.

Next, I am reading "Martian Time-Slip" by Phillip K Dick, The Ten-Cent Plague by David Hajdu and The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage by Todd Gitlin. Okay.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #433 on: July 01, 2008, 02:03:34 AM »
Currently reading The Fairy Tales of Herman Hesse.


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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #434 on: July 01, 2008, 12:20:24 PM »
Just finished Herbert Gold's The Man Who Was Not With It. It was alright.
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