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    Jul 03, 2008 1:08 AM GMT
    Taming Your Gremlin by Rick Carson
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    Jul 03, 2008 1:16 AM GMT
    In the evenings this week, I've been re-reading Christopher Moore's last few books, which were mostly a single story, but came out years apart. Love his stuff.

    In the car, (when I'm waiting for things, not driving) I've got Chuck Palahniuk's "Rant" which I'm kind of getting in to and will probably finish off this weekend.

    And when I was in the city last week, I picked up and started on Jon Fasman's "The Geographer's Library." The premise seemed juicy, but half-way through the book, it turns out to be sort of shallow and uninteresting.
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    Jul 03, 2008 1:26 AM GMT
    I'm reading the Timothy Zahn Star Wars trilogy.

    I wasn't sure if I was going to really enjoy reading Star Wars, but I have to say they're pretty damn good.
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    Jul 03, 2008 1:30 AM GMT
    SouthBeachHave you read it? Personally, I find Objectivism (although I only know the general theories she set forth, as I haven't yet read any of her non-fiction)a rather interesting philosophy.

    Yes, I read most of her work a billion years ago. I don't care much for objectivism, although I found Rand's take on romanticism interesting. We had a long acrimonious debate about her here some months ago. Nathaniel Branden's critique is most salient since he was her former partner in philosophical crime.
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    Jul 03, 2008 1:36 AM GMT
    SouthBeachBum saidCurrently "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand. I'm about three quarters of the way through it and I've already dubbed it one of the best books I've read. Her philosophy is presented and masked in an amazing work of fiction.

    Yeah, the rape scene was so poignant, so moving, so noble. After reading this, I have to wonder what all the hype about this book is about.
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    Jul 03, 2008 1:45 AM GMT
    MCAT Books: for Physics, General Chemistry, Biology, Organic Chemistry, and one for vebal reasoning....sounds fun...doesn't it?icon_evil.gificon_mad.gif
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    Jul 03, 2008 2:11 AM GMT
    Just finished Joe Keenan's MY LUCKY STAR, a farce about gay hollywood. He has written two other very funny novels and used to write for that very gay show, FRAZIER.

    Finally also finished WHY WE RUN by Ben Heine about, guess what, running. Good sciency study of human and animal anatomy and physiology that shows humans were born for endurance running. Something I have a bit of a problem with after my first marathon, but, hey, what's my hip got to complain about?

    Oh, and (shameless plug) I have my own book about glbt Los Angeles, called LOVE WEST HOLLYWOOD. Check it out at www.lovewesthollywood.com

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    Jul 03, 2008 2:19 AM GMT
    I've currently been reading "A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey. It's an intense book. Even though some things about this book have been greatly exaggerated, it's still one hell of a story. And one hell of a drug addiction.

    Hehe I've also been reading up on "South Park and Philosophy" by Richard Hanley. It's actually pretty philosophical.
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    Jul 03, 2008 2:21 AM GMT
    creyente saidBooks I enjoyed:
    The Alienist - Caleb Carr
    Naked - David Sedaris

    Just starting 100 years of solitude (Gabriel García Márquez) and a Brief History of Time(Stephen Hawkins) ...

    I'll let you know..

    I read "The Alienist" over a decade ago because a friend of mine who was an editor and well steeped in NYC history and mentioned how accurate it was. Although that knowledge made the book more interesting, I just found the story facsinating.

    Naked - loved it as I have every David Sedaris book. I just finished "Me talk funny one day"

    Currently:
    The 400 page manual on how to use my camera.
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    Jul 03, 2008 2:21 AM GMT
    SouthBeachBum saidCurrently "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand.


    I LOVE "The Fountainhead". Nothing holds my screen door open better. I tried "War and Peace" and even "Atlas Shrugged", but "The Fountainhead" is the clear winner.
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    Jul 03, 2008 2:29 AM GMT
    I was concerned you'd died, JP, when you didn't react to Ayn Rand instantly. I'm relieved that I don't have to fill in for you.
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    Jul 03, 2008 9:53 PM GMT
    obscenewish said[quote][cite]Paradigm[/cite]Lol, hey i'm not the only guy who has an entire leather suit that's custom made


    True. Very true.

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    Mines tons better looking trust meicon_wink.gif

    I just started reading Mix & Match Chinese Astrology by Richard Craze it's certainly gotten me confused who would have thought the chinese zodiac had an animal for the month, the hour, as well as the one for the year and an element you fall under. this makes me think of starting one for the chinese zodiac....
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    Jul 03, 2008 10:01 PM GMT
    ....this thread .....but not for long after seeing grandpa in leather ..... icon_eek.gif
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    Jul 12, 2008 7:08 PM GMT
    Lol Caslon you're so funny! icon_lol.gif
    I just started reading The Seat of the Soul by Gary Kuvac (his last name might be spelled wrong).
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    Jul 12, 2008 7:46 PM GMT
    CharlieT saidCurrently I'm reading WATCHMEN, its a comic that was listed as TIME magazine's best 100 novels.
    Good, but very dark. If you're going to read it, make sure you read every page, and don't be tempted to skip ahead.


    That book was fantastic! I've totally become an Alan Moore fan since reading that and "V for Vendetta."

    I'm not reading anything at the moment. I am taking these titles to heart, though, to give me something to look for in the book store. Keep the good ideas coming! icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 12, 2008 7:50 PM GMT
    Borrowed a copy of Breaking the Surface by Greg Louganis froma friend of mine. Ten years after this book was published and his story broke, I still think it's a great book.
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    Jul 12, 2008 8:17 PM GMT
    Right now I'm reading two books, "What We Say Goes: Conversations on U.S. Power in a Changing World" by Noam Chomsky, and "The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason" by Sam Harris. So far I'd say they're fairly good books.
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    Jul 13, 2008 6:23 PM GMT
    About to start "Boston Boys Club" by Johnny Diaz.

    I am also reading "Death & Diamonds" The Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers #15.

    Just finished this morning "Cataclysm: The First World War as Politicial Tragedy" by David Stevenson
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    Jul 13, 2008 6:34 PM GMT
    Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray: so funny!
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    Jul 14, 2008 3:54 PM GMT
    Just started David Sedaris' latest - "When You Are Engulfed in Flames". I was actually laughing outloud just reading the inside flap.

    Already have my tickets for when he comes to town in October.
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    Jul 14, 2008 4:09 PM GMT
    Im currently reading "I am not myself these days" by Josh Kilmer-Purcell. Its very good so far.
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    Jul 14, 2008 4:12 PM GMT
    Just picked up "A Prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irving.
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    Jul 14, 2008 4:37 PM GMT
    Here are a few I've enjoyed recently and a couple I go back to repeatedly.

    CALL ME BY YOUR NAME by Andre Aciman

    HEYDAY by Kurt Anderson

    SKIN LANE by Neil Bartlett

    FISHBOY by Mark Richard

    WINTER'S TALE by Mark Helprin

    ANOTHER COUNTRY by James Baldwin

    THE FOLDED LEAF by William Maxwell

    THE PUGILIST AT REST by Thom Jones

    And anything by Raymond Carver, Jayne Anne Phillips, or J.D. Salinger
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    Jul 14, 2008 4:41 PM GMT
    obscenewish said
    ParadigmLol, hey i'm not the only guy who has an entire leather suit that's custom made


    True. Very true.

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    Fecking hell !! If you go to the woods today your sure of a big surprise?

    Don't need one?
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    Jul 14, 2008 5:13 PM GMT
    The Bible... waiting for a better book to come along icon_confused.gif