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

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    Aug 27, 2012 2:14 AM GMT
    Damn everyone here's reading all these sophisticated books and making me feel like a dumbass lol Only book people mentioned on here I read is Hunger Games and Lovely Bones.

    Anyway, I'm reading Carrie - Stephen King since the remake's coming up soon.
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    Aug 27, 2012 2:26 AM GMT
    I'm currently reading The Confessions of St. Augustine. Im taking an in depth class reviewing Augustine himself, Roman society in the 4th century and early Christianity. We also have to write small autobiographies every week, tying into the subject of the text.

    I'm also tearing through Ragtime, for my "reimagining the past" class.

    Not particularly interested in either...icon_confused.gif

    Over the summer, I was reading The Life and Times of Ebenezer Scrooge, about the socio-economic origins for A Christmas Carol, the history of Christmas traditions, and why the Carol has remained such an important touchstone during the holidays for more than 150 years.

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    Aug 27, 2012 11:30 AM GMT
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    Kyle1989 saidRight now I am reading 50 shades of grey. I dont understand what the fuss is all about. A good book worth reading is Call me by your name. I couldn't put that one down.

    Call me by your name is marvelous. I absolutely loved the book, except for the last chapter, where all the romance from earlier in the book turns sour.


    I know. That is exactly what I thought. I loved the sexual tension between the two characters and the build up.
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    Aug 27, 2012 12:02 PM GMT
    I'm reading three at the moment:

    1) The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans, by Lawrence Powell.

    2) Edward III, by W. Mark Ormrod

    3) The Perfect King: The Life of Edward III, Father of the English Nation, by Ian Mortimer

    My last two were also on British history: Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England, by Thomas Penn, and Fatal Colours: Towton 1461-England's Most Brutal Battle, by George Goodwin.
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    Aug 27, 2012 12:25 PM GMT
    The original Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    Aug 27, 2012 12:27 PM GMT
    Reading 3 at the moment

    longitudes and attitudes - thomas l. friedman
    the six wives of henry viii - alison weir
    first law series - joe abecrombie
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    Aug 27, 2012 12:58 PM GMT
    "The Places In Between"=>>Rory Stewart

    "The Heart And The Fist" =>>Eric Greitens
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    Aug 27, 2012 2:26 PM GMT
    How Things Work in Your Home (and what to do when they don't)
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    Aug 27, 2012 2:30 PM GMT
    Atlas Shrugged and Kavalier and Clay are two of my favorite books. Almost done with Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter...and love it.

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    Aug 27, 2012 2:55 PM GMT
    Just finished the Hunger Games Series.... loved it!
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    Aug 27, 2012 2:59 PM GMT
    The Lost Bank, about the collapse of WaMu - interesting read

    If anyone has a suggestion for a book on the financial crisis let me know icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 27, 2012 3:04 PM GMT

    Just finished reading "Sense and Sensibility", by Jane Austen. It's an interesting insight on the social ritus of a different era.

    Now I'm reading "O Príncipe com Orelhas de Burro" (The Prince with Donkey Ears), by a portuguese writer, José Régio. Astonishing way of writing (very intricate, but understandable) and depth of story and characters. The idea behind it is thought-provoking, which leaves me excited to know how the writer handled the subject.

    P. S. Game of Thrones = how to keep a reader hooked after 8 books with around 500 pages each (yeah, the portuguese edition divides each original volume into 2) Beautiful writing!icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 27, 2012 3:29 PM GMT
    dicasu said
    Just finished reading "Sense and Sensibility", by Jane Austen. It's an interesting insight on the social rituals of a different era.


    Do you think Regency-era England is that far removed from the modern day? In America, at least, we're not as open about class and money; so I think in some ways those matters were better dealt with in the very early nineteenth century. (Don't have the money to get married? Then you can't get married. Love is a fiction that isn't going to keep you in servants and crinolines.)
  • bburg34

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    Aug 27, 2012 3:42 PM GMT
    Moby Dick. great. if u are in a rush skip the middle.
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    Aug 27, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    Self by Yann Martel is probably one of my favorite novels. It's also extremely sexually graphic but it's not meant to be titillating.
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    Aug 27, 2012 3:49 PM GMT
    God is Not Great.
    Why Religion Poisons Everything

    by the late great Christopher Hitchens (R.I.P)

    and
    The Moral Landscape, and Free Will

    by Sam Harris

    good read for people to whom reasonable analysis is an appropriate response to ridiculous truth claims icon_smile.gif

    have a MAJOR man crush on sam harris though, MAJOR icon_redface.gificon_redface.gif
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    Aug 27, 2012 4:04 PM GMT
    I just finished Alan Hollinghurst's The Stranger's Child. A great read but not quite on par with The Line of Beauty or The Swimming Pool Library. Kind of just one big, long, exquisitely crafted tease, but I'd still recommend it. Before that I read The Berlin Stories, also a compelling read. Right now I'm taking a break from literature, though, to focus on September issues of fashion magazines. But before you scoff, there's a great article in Vogue by one of my fave authors, Colm Toíbín about another of my fave authors, Edith Wharton. And Henry James figures in...so I've had a pretty gay-centric summer of reading.
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    Aug 28, 2012 1:58 AM GMT
    The Angel Sanctuary series its very good icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 28, 2012 2:02 AM GMT
    Currently reading:

    The Hunger Games

    In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    and A Feast For Crows
  • ncaahockey

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    Aug 28, 2012 2:30 AM GMT
    The Shack - by Wm. Paul Young

    One of the BEST books I have ever read! I would recommend it to everyone!

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    Aug 28, 2012 2:31 AM GMT
    Reading "The Absolutist" by John Boyne
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    Aug 28, 2012 10:48 PM GMT
    The Celestine Prophecy
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    Aug 28, 2012 10:53 PM GMT
    JackedtheRippeder saidI just finished Alan Hollinghurst's The Stranger's Child. A great read but not quite on par with The Line of Beauty or The Swimming Pool Library. Kind of just one big, long, exquisitely crafted tease, but I'd still recommend it. Before that I read The Berlin Stories, also a compelling read. Right now I'm taking a break from literature, though, to focus on September issues of fashion magazines. But before you scoff, there's a great article in Vogue by one of my fave authors, Colm Toíbín about another of my fave authors, Edith Wharton. And Henry James figures in...so I've had a pretty gay-centric summer of reading.


    I really loved The Stranger's Child. It's been so long since I've read his other books that I wasn't able to compare it to them. I'll have to look at the September issue. I love Edith Wharton and took a seminar on her in grad school.

    I just finished a good thriller, Gone Girl, which led me to my current book, The Martian Chronicles. I don't know why I haven't read The Martian Chronicles before - it's really beautiful.
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    Aug 28, 2012 11:02 PM GMT
    Humbolt's Gift, Saul Bellow. I am so into Saul Bellow at the moment. I bought a used copy at The Strand Bookstore in NYC 2 weeks ago. It's my NYC book icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 28, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
    Decision Points - The Biography of George W. Bush Jr.

    Its pretty damn good and not gonna lie, I've gained much more respect for him once I developed some insight into what he went through and how he made his decisions during his time in office.