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« Reply #775 on: June 18, 2013, 11:23:16 am »



Followed up with To Kill A Mockingbird. I sense that one ought to disapprove of it but I'm a sappy romantic so I just loved it.


Would you be surprised if I told you that I don't like To Kill A Mockingbird?

It's a very long time now since I read fiction.

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« Reply #776 on: June 18, 2013, 11:43:39 am »

I liked Moby Dick but it's not the greatest American novel I've read, for sure.

Really liked The Plague. Didn't know Camus could feel like some kind of atheist Victor Hugo. Tongue

Followed up with To Kill A Mockingbird. I sense that one ought to disapprove of it but I'm a sappy romantic so I just loved it.

Now I'm returning to Graham Greene!

I don't think one is supposed to disapprove of To Kill a Mockingbird. At least if one's American one's not.

What Graham Greene are you reading?
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« Reply #777 on: June 18, 2013, 12:38:30 pm »

It's a very long time now since I read fiction.

You should do something to rectify this sorry state of affairs as soon as theoretically possible.
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« Reply #778 on: June 18, 2013, 01:33:40 pm »

Yeah. Reread Moby Dick. Now. Tongue

Reading through Edgar Hilsenrath's lesser works atm, interrupted by a short book on the Bikini and Eniwetok Islanders' plight and cultural reactions to it.
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« Reply #779 on: June 18, 2013, 02:56:26 pm »

It's a very long time now since I read fiction.

You should do something to rectify this sorry state of affairs as soon as theoretically possible.

Yes but Thesis, etc.
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« Reply #780 on: June 19, 2013, 10:11:29 am »

Rereading the His Dark Materials trilogy for the first time in ten years.
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« Reply #781 on: June 20, 2013, 05:01:59 am »

I liked Moby Dick but it's not the greatest American novel I've read, for sure.

Really liked The Plague. Didn't know Camus could feel like some kind of atheist Victor Hugo. Tongue

Followed up with To Kill A Mockingbird. I sense that one ought to disapprove of it but I'm a sappy romantic so I just loved it.

Now I'm returning to Graham Greene!

I don't think one is supposed to disapprove of To Kill a Mockingbird. At least if one's American one's not.

What Graham Greene are you reading?

The Power and the Glory. Though after having drunk myself into a stupour at a bar called Oliver Twist I forgot it there. Tongue

So I'll have to pick it up today.

Then I may be mistaken. Then again, see Gully's post above. I think he's a decent indicator of these things, at least from a non-American perspective. Tongue
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« Reply #782 on: June 20, 2013, 11:33:43 am »

Gide's Les Faux-Monnayeurs. I'm very taken by it. I will try to obtain a copy of Les Caves du Vatican, which I'm told is quite delightfully grotesque, next.
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« Reply #783 on: June 21, 2013, 07:33:43 pm »

I'm on page 397 of Game of Thrones, the first book in the Song of Ice and Fire trilogy. I just recently bought the first four books and am awaiting delivery of the fifth. I plan on reading them while waiting for the next season of the TV show.
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« Reply #784 on: June 23, 2013, 12:04:55 pm »

started Tolstoy's Resurrection last night to end an eight-week hiatus from fiction.
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« Reply #785 on: June 24, 2013, 04:06:24 pm »

I read the first two books of "The Iliad" last night. Picked it up at the library today. Among other books I picked out are "The Paradiso" by Dante which I still have yet to finish, "Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription" by William F. Bucklkey, Jr., and "The Last Temptation of Christ" by Nikos Kazantzakis. I intent on at least finishing "The Paradiso" and the Buckley book before I have to return them.
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« Reply #786 on: June 24, 2013, 04:49:04 pm »

I've finished Sonnets from the Portuguese. The next thing I read is likelier than not to be either Steinbeck's The Red Pony or Herrick's Hesperides, but there are other possibilities as well.
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« Reply #787 on: June 24, 2013, 05:56:19 pm »

Don DeLillo- Mao II

'Bout two-thirds through.  It's a pretty easy read but I keep getting distracted.
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« Reply #788 on: June 28, 2013, 04:12:31 am »

I've finished Sonnets from the Portuguese. The next thing I read is likelier than not to be either Steinbeck's The Red Pony or Herrick's Hesperides, but there are other possibilities as well.

Didn't like the Red Pony much but if you can find a copy which includes the short story Julius M....something, can never remember that last name, I really enjoyed that.

I finished The Power and the Glory and really liked it. Now I'm toning down and settling for a lighted read - A History of the World in 10 Chapters by Julian Barnes.
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« Reply #789 on: June 28, 2013, 06:19:23 am »

World War Z by Max Brooks
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« Reply #790 on: July 01, 2013, 09:54:33 pm »

Physics for Future Presidents by Richard Mueller
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« Reply #791 on: July 03, 2013, 06:57:10 am »

American Caesars by Neil Hamilton - I've done FDR Truman and Eisenhower.
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« Reply #792 on: July 04, 2013, 11:07:15 am »

"My Family and Other Animals" by Gerald Durrell. Entertaining enough, but I won't read the sequels.
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« Reply #793 on: July 04, 2013, 11:21:32 am »

I just finished Tolstoy's The Law of Love and The Law of Violence, one of the lesser examples of his elucidation of his own anarcho-pacifist Christianity.  still reading his last full length novel Resurrection, about 3/5 of the way through that.  I checked out from the local library his 'translation' of the Gospels, as well the three volumes of Paul Tillich's Systematic Theology, but haven't really started either.
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« Reply #794 on: July 04, 2013, 01:07:58 pm »

Finally reading A Game of Thrones.
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« Reply #795 on: July 04, 2013, 09:44:09 pm »

I finished George W. Bush's book "Decision Points", about two weeks ago. I started a biography about Laura Bush, but I have not had time to complete it as of yet.
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« Reply #796 on: July 04, 2013, 09:52:03 pm »

I ended up on Miguel de Unamuno's Tragic Sense of Life, of all things. So far, I've found a lot in it that I really like and some that I really don't.
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« Reply #797 on: July 04, 2013, 09:59:19 pm »

Finished Quiverfull by Kathryn Joyce, Unorthodox, by Deborah Feldman, and Doomsday Cult by John Lofland.
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« Reply #798 on: July 04, 2013, 10:47:19 pm »

I finished George W. Bush's book "Decision Points", about two weeks ago. I started a biography about Laura Bush, but I have not had time to complete it as of yet.

I literally have no idea how you could stand to do this.
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« Reply #799 on: July 05, 2013, 03:55:12 am »

I finished George W. Bush's book "Decision Points", about two weeks ago. I started a biography about Laura Bush, but I have not had time to complete it as of yet.

I literally have no idea how you could stand to do this.

Rare moment of agreement from me.

I finished the Barnes which I ended up quite liking. Now I'm reading Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates. Really liking it so far but I'm only like 10% in. It's looooong.
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