What Book Are You Reading?

  • tturner2099

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    Nov 14, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
    Eh? I'm looking for some random books I've never heard of!

    Currently I'm reading a book called The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.

    It's surprisingly intense! It's a story of how a lawyer attempts to make small changes in her life in hopes of finding a deeper appreciation for what she has! She comes up with a year long project where each month will be dedicated to a specific task. You should definitely check it out!
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    Nov 14, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    Tom Wolfe's latest, "Back to Blood." I'm from both Miami and Manhattan so even though I'm only on the third chapter I'm not expecting any surprises, it reads and is set up very much like "Bonfire of the Vanities" which I last read in the '80s. Whether describing a court stenographer's tweed jacket ("Bonfire") or a Miami Herald editor's hair ("Blood"), you can always recognize Wolfe's distinctive style!
  • hanzo83

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    Nov 14, 2012 10:47 PM GMT
    I didn't bother with reading too many books when I was younger but now my room is filling up with books. I'm reading A Dance With Dragons, The Warlord of Mars and Journeys out of Body. A little sci fi, fantasy and metaphysical.
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    Nov 14, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
    just finished Wolfe's Back To Blood..i think he wrote it cranked up on speed....for me it was one of the worst reads in years...shitty plot, no character ties and a very lazy ending.....tommy boy should hang his whites up...
  • Webster666

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    Nov 15, 2012 12:28 AM GMT
    Stephen Fry
    --Moab is My Washpot
    --The Fry Chronicles
    (this is a 2 volume autobiography that is really well written; I loved it)

    Laura Moriarty (currently, one of my favorite writers
    --The Chaperone
    --The Center of Everything
    --While I'm Falling
    --The Rest of Her Life

    Mark Childress (I love his stories; very good writing)
    --One Mississippi
    --Crazy in Alabama

    James Frey
    --A Million Little Pieces (Wonderful story teller, wonderful story)

    Audrey Niffenegger
    --The Time Traveler's Wife (One of my all time favorite books)
  • Webster666

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    Nov 15, 2012 12:33 AM GMT
    hanzo83 saidI didn't bother with reading too many books when I was younger but now my room is filling up with books. I'm reading A Dance With Dragons, The Warlord of Mars and Journeys out of Body. A little sci fi, fantasy and metaphysical.



    My father was a voracious reader. We even had a library, in our house. But, as a kid, I never opened even one of those books. And, they were all lost when our house burned.
    Now, I would love to have that collection, because, as an adult, I love to read books, and I have a pretty extensive collection.