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« Reply #650 on: December 31, 2012, 08:28:48 pm »

Humpty Dumpty in Oakland by Philip K. Dick. NEver read any of his non scifi stuff before, so here's hoping.
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« Reply #651 on: January 01, 2013, 09:34:34 am »

I just read Meta Maus.
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« Reply #652 on: January 01, 2013, 10:09:36 am »

The Unmaking of Israel, Gershom Gorenberg.
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« Reply #653 on: January 01, 2013, 03:18:34 pm »

I've started writing my novel again, so I usually read fiction books during the process just to get my writing in the correct rhythm.  Recently, I started A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway and The Bridges of Madison County again by Robert James Waller.  Throw in the Kissing Fish book, and I'm working on reading three books at once right now.
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« Reply #654 on: January 01, 2013, 05:32:45 pm »

don't usually read books from cover to cover.

I wish I could say I was surprised.
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« Reply #655 on: January 06, 2013, 01:39:15 am »

The Prague Cemetery, Umberto Eco
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« Reply #656 on: January 06, 2013, 11:48:25 am »

Infinite Jest
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« Reply #657 on: January 06, 2013, 11:54:47 am »

Infinite Jest

*terrorist fist-bump*

I'm about 200 pages deep and only have two weeks to finish it before the next semester begins. Challenge accepted.
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« Reply #658 on: January 06, 2013, 12:02:10 pm »

How did you know I was interested in Byzantine erotica?
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« Reply #659 on: January 06, 2013, 01:58:25 pm »

The Prague Cemetery, Umberto Eco

Good luck.
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« Reply #660 on: January 06, 2013, 02:17:39 pm »

The Prague Cemetery, Umberto Eco

Good luck.

I've read probably a dozen other books of Eco's already- he's probably my single favorite author.  I can't imagine it being difficult to get through in any way, except possibly in the way the subject matter shines a light on some of the darkest aspects of our history and human nature.

But I knew that going in.
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« Reply #661 on: January 06, 2013, 02:21:05 pm »

Infinite Jest

*terrorist fist-bump*

I'm about 200 pages deep and only have two weeks to finish it before the next semester begins. Challenge accepted.

I spent four months reading this last year- could have finished it faster if I was really dedicated, but I can't imagine reading 80% of it in two weeks.  Yikes.

I fully expect to reread it again someday, to catch everything I missed the first time around.
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« Reply #662 on: January 07, 2013, 08:57:54 pm »

Just got done with Levon Helm's autobiography-"This Wheels on Fire."
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« Reply #663 on: January 08, 2013, 12:28:22 am »

The last book I ready before Christmas was "Warriors of Christendom: Charlemagne, El Cid, Barbarossa, Richard Lionheart" by John Matthews and Bob Stewart.

It had been my desire to read "Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot" by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, starting on Christmas, but I had to delay it for the sake of another, much more "extensive" gift until the 2nd of January. I finished it within three days.
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« Reply #664 on: January 08, 2013, 12:52:05 pm »

I just finished The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer. It was a decent espionage thriller. The second half was a lot better than the first half. Sometimes Steinhauer had a tendency to overdo it with mentioning American pop-culture.
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« Reply #665 on: January 08, 2013, 02:42:20 pm »
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Added this to my 'currently reading' list last night.  It's a fairly short book, so I thought, why not?
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« Reply #666 on: January 08, 2013, 03:15:40 pm »

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« Reply #667 on: January 14, 2013, 02:44:57 pm »

Just finished The Nice and the Good by Iris Murdoch.
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« Reply #668 on: January 14, 2013, 03:21:02 pm »

This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

I'm about halfway through it and I'm still not sure how I feel about it. A lot of exposition so far. I'm considering moving on to another book.
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« Reply #669 on: January 14, 2013, 04:48:15 pm »

Sam Kean is a great popular science writer. A couple of years ago I was regaled and also educated by The Disappearing Spoon, which tells the story of the history of the development of the periodic chart of the elements. Wow, does THAT sound boring. Nope. Not at all. He relates anecdotes about the discovery of the elements, the politics surrounding the Nobel Prize, and personal histories of folks who made a splash in the discovery of the elements that had me page-turning.

Getting ready to start his The Violinist's Thumb concerning the genetic code. Looking forward to it.
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« Reply #670 on: January 16, 2013, 01:31:24 am »

"Speechless", James Button's account of his time as Kevin Rudd's departmental speech writer and a bit of a memoir of being a son of the ALP. A good read, and particularly good for people who were in Canberra at the time, either on the firnges of the mess, like I was, or more centrally, like Polnut.
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« Reply #671 on: January 16, 2013, 02:19:03 pm »

I finished South Africa's Brave New World over break, started on Nudge (pop behavioral economics) and You Just Don't Understand (pop linguistics/psychology). I'm on page 750 of Infinite Jest.
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« Reply #672 on: January 17, 2013, 08:04:48 pm »

The Unmaking of Israel, by Gershom Gorenberg.
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« Reply #673 on: January 17, 2013, 08:37:30 pm »

"The Letters of Ayn Rand" has been interesting so far.
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« Reply #674 on: January 18, 2013, 11:05:04 pm »

Public Policy by Kraft and Furlong; This Fiery Trial by Gienapp; American Government by Sabato, O'Connor, and Yanus; Thinking in Time by Neustadt and May; The Infinite Cosmos by Silk; Before the Beginning by Rees, The Mind of God by Davies, and The Universe in a Nutshell by Hawking.
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