What book are you reading or what book did you last read

  • O5vx

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    Aug 26, 2012 6:26 AM GMT
    I use a website called librivox to get audio version of some of my books while I read.
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    Aug 26, 2012 6:28 AM GMT
    mindgarden said
    Jockbod48 saidThe Mouse That Roared by H. H. Stinson (one of the founders of Planned Parenthood here in San Mateo, CA). Fascinating woman and a personal friend - and a great writer IMO. I'm enjoying her book - detailing all she went through to help put Planned Parenthood together and the reasons why it was so important to her.


    Odd... The Mouse That Roared by Wibberley (and the subsequent movie and it's sequels) is one of my favorite slim little books. Amazing how it never gets dated.


    I know - isn't it a bit odd that she used that title? Her full title is actually The Mouse That Roared - - - The Memoirs of Harriet Hills Stinson. Inside she says "This book's title is borrowed from the 1959 film starring Peter Sellers, based on the novel by Leonard Wibberley. We use it with appreciation; no other title we could think of fits these memoirs quite so well." Written in 2010. Edited & published by Trena Cleland, First Person Narratives - personal histories.
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    Aug 26, 2012 6:39 AM GMT
    Started Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand) this summer....think I'll be reading this one for a while! Before that finished Pigeon Feathers, short stories by John Updike.
  • slimnmuscly

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    Aug 26, 2012 6:40 AM GMT
    I just finished Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá. It's an absolutely fascinating read, not only for the stuff about monogamy you may have heard about, but for how it shows just how profound the shift from hunter-gatherer societies to agricultural societies was -- how far and quickly it took humans from how they'd spent hundreds of years evolving.

    http://www.sexatdawn.com/page11/page9/page9.html

    Now I'm reading John Sloan: Painter and Rebel by John Loughery. I picked it up last week in a used bookstore after seeing this painting by Sloan at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC (The Wake of the Ferry II, 1907):

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    Aug 26, 2012 6:43 AM GMT
    Clan of the cave bear
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    Aug 26, 2012 6:51 AM GMT
    billy321 saidStarted Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand) this summer....think I'll be reading this one for a while! Before that finished Pigeon Feathers, short stories by John Updike.


    Read about 2/3rds of it. Got the drift. Did she get paid by the word?
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    Aug 26, 2012 7:06 AM GMT
    "Ghost Train to the Eastern Star," by Paul Theroux. He's the best travel writer living.
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    Aug 26, 2012 7:33 AM GMT
    I'm reading "Children Of The Street" right now. Takes place in Ghana where a detective is searching for a ruthless murderer who rapes and mutilates homeless children off the street. The author does a great job illustrating the Ghanaian setting and culture.

    I read a book about Weather before this one. Lol
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    Aug 26, 2012 7:41 AM GMT
    sports weekly
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    Aug 26, 2012 8:04 AM GMT
    Im reading 2 at the moment:

    * "Killing Floor" by Lee child, quiet good so far
    * " Rust and Bone" Graid davidsone (the movie looks amazing, Marion cotillard played perfectly as always...)
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    Aug 26, 2012 8:29 AM GMT
    Tina Fey's Autobiography, Chapter 8 'Ham'

    Not really, I only just started... but I am expecting to come across a ham chapter sooner or later. icon_lol.gif

    AND.... Let me say I'm proud in the RJ brother that no one has mentioned 'the book that shall not be named'


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    Aug 26, 2012 8:39 AM GMT
    "Der Körper des Menschen - Einführung in Bau und Funktion" by Adolf Faller.
    It's a textbook :b
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    Aug 26, 2012 8:42 AM GMT
    Game of Thrones. I bought the first three, slow at first but plenty of Royal backstabbing to keep thing interesting.
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    Aug 26, 2012 9:57 AM GMT
    My current queue:

    Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler
    Neuromancer by William Gibson
    Dune by Frank Herbert
    Quiet by Susan Cain
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    Aug 26, 2012 10:07 AM GMT
    Bustamante saidGame of Thrones. I bought the first three, slow at first but plenty of Royal backstabbing to keep thing interesting.


    I've read the first three this year, and LOVE them. The first one has to set up so much, it was slow going. BUT wait until the third one. Oh my . . .

    mindgardenStarted in on Chabon's The Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. A nice return to actual narrative, but too early to say much about it.


    Kavalier & Clay-one of my three favorite books ever. I think you should really enjoy it.
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    Aug 26, 2012 10:43 AM GMT
    I broke my leg a couple of months ago, so doing a lot of reading. My bum is now flat, used to be not bad. Anyway, decided to go back and read some gay authors that I missed from being too busy at the time. I just finished last night,

    "The Married Man" by Edmund White. It was very funny but also depressing because it is about a couple, one of which is dying of AIDS and eventually does. It is also like a travelogue because they visit or live in Paris, Providence RI, Key West, Morrocco, the south of France, Rome and other places in Italy.

    I started this morning, "Like People in History" by Felice Picano. Just started so do not know anything about it yet accept it is touted as a Gay Gone with the Wind.

    I am reading one philosophical book and one history book on the Renaissance, both of which I read at a slower pace in between the more entertaining books. The philosophical book is "Light on Life, the yoga journey to wholeness, inner peace and ultimate freedom" by BKS Iyengar.
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    Aug 26, 2012 10:50 AM GMT
    JustStarted92 saidClan of the cave bear


    One of my favourites!

    I am reading an Icelandic book by Sjon. Don't know the title in English. In French it is "sur la paupière de mon père"
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    Aug 26, 2012 10:54 AM GMT
    Wanted to read a classic I had never read , Le Rouge et le Noir , by Stendhal but it kind of bored me. I ended up reading a Stephen King book instead, it's a collection of short stories called " Four past Midnight"
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    Aug 26, 2012 10:57 AM GMT
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    The Wheel of Time is a great series! I'm making due until the 6th Ice and Fire book by George R.R. Martin comes out...
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    Aug 26, 2012 10:59 AM GMT
    Presently, John Irving's In One Person

    Just finished -- City of Scoundrels

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    Aug 26, 2012 11:13 AM GMT
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    but this one is years ago and i have the whole franchise collection.
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    Aug 26, 2012 11:19 AM GMT
    Currently reading John Irving - In One Person, and Malcolm Gladwell - Outliers. When they're done, moving on to A Feast for Crows.

    I've read more this year than the last 2-3 years combined, thanks to my Nook. Of course, I probably have 20 books on my shelf that I haven't read, but, boy, that contraption sure makes it convenient to travel/read.
  • neo_uk

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    Aug 26, 2012 11:21 AM GMT
    Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
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    Aug 26, 2012 12:10 PM GMT
    The Impressionist by hari kunzru
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    Aug 26, 2012 12:45 PM GMT
    Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins