Books I've read recently:
Midnight's Children- Salman Rushdie
In spite of the Gods: The strange rise of Modern India- Edward Luce
Memories of my melancholy whores- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
To have and have not- Hemingway
Discourse on Method, and Meditations- Descartes
First love, last rites- Ian McEwan
Books I'm reading now:
Various general histories of western phil.
Then and Now- Somerset Maugham
Books on my pile:
The Mechanical Bride- Marshall Mcluhan
The Cambridge companion to Nietzsche
Collected fiction of Jorge Luis Borges
The Captive, The fugitive, and Time Regained - Proust
The Bone People- Keri Hulme
The Power and the glory- Grahme Greene
The Oxford History of The Crusades
Thread: What'cha Reading?
01-05-2008, 06:44 AM #141One by one, over the months, the other bulbs burn out, and are gone. The first few of these hit Byron hard. He's still a new arrival, still hasn't accepted his immortality. But on through the burning hours he starts to learn about the transience of others: learns that loving them while they're here becomes easier, and also more intense—to love as if each design-hour will be the last.
Thomas Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
I can't go on, I'll go on.
Samuel Beckett - The Unnamable
01-10-2008, 08:38 PM #142
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Just reread - Into Thin Air - Jon Krakauer
Just starting to read - Krakatoa - Simon WInchester
Also Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution (it is the new year after all!)
01-13-2008, 11:24 PM #143
I'm currently reading "The Kite Runner" at the suggestion of a friend, and so far I'm enjoying it immensely.
01-15-2008, 10:50 AM #144
Just read 'The Back Passage' by James Lear. My it was great!!
Now reading: 'Do What You Are'
01-15-2008, 10:53 AM #145
The Demon-Haunted World (Carl Sagan)
The Blind Watchmaker (Richard Dawkins)
The Subtle Knife (Phillip Pullman)"Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"
â€śPleasure to me is wonderâ€”the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.â€ť ~ H.P. Lovecraft
01-15-2008, 03:07 PM #146
Both Sides of Time by Caroline B. Cooney
The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen (I was stuck on a cruise ship and 2/3 through this book when I realized I'd read it before! Poor memory. )
01-15-2008, 10:09 PM #147
01-16-2008, 07:02 PM #148
I just read an article in National Geographic about the depopulation of North Dakota, resulting in hundreds of old, deserted homes, called "see through houses". It was fascinating, and very sad.
North Dakota, The Emptied Prairie - National Geographic Magazine
01-16-2008, 11:41 PM #149
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- Dec 2007
Just finished Scar Tissue semi-by Anthony Kiedis, then started reading Narnia again. I am so torn.
01-17-2008, 12:22 AM #150
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