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What'cha Reading?

J1129

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I own that one. Good read. Can't say I've stumbled across anyone else who's read it before though!

That's cool!!! :D Right now I'm also reading the Bhagavad-Gita, forgot to mention that before.
 

rivercrow

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That's cool!!! :D Right now I'm also reading the Bhagavad-Gita, forgot to mention that before.

Whose translation? (Assuming you haven't learnt Sanskrit....)


I'm onto another Brautigan collection. On a rip right now--seems like I've finally found a new fiction writer I wholly enjoy.
 

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Okay, The Threadkiller has returned to revive this thread, like Isis bringing the wooden phallus to Osiris.....

er....

I have read in the last couple weeks:
  • Writing Personal Essays
  • A Confederate General from Big Sur
  • Dreaming of Babylon
  • Forbidden Faith
 

Natrushka

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Just finished reading The Fountainhead. I need some fluff now, so I am going to pick up book four of the Outlander series - Drums of Autumn.

rivercrow, is Dreaming of Babylon the Richard Brautigan novel?
 

rivercrow

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Yes, it is.

I am on a Brautigan rip. I have 4 more of his novels on the plate for the next couple weeks and two Brautigan memoirs (one by a friend, one by his daughter). When I was in Boone in May, I polished off _Trout Fishing_, _The Pill versus the Springhill Mine Disaster_, and _In Watermelon Sugar_.

I also have a Glasser and a Hillman to read over the next week.
 

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"Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon" by Daniel Dennett... offering plausible explanation for a natural evolution of religion.

Very very interesting so far, and I like his tone compared to Christopher Hitchens' typical antagonism -- he is much more leveled and "fair" in his approach to the topic. But I'm going to have to reread the center part again; right now, I totally follow what is being said, but I'm having trouble recalling what I've read.

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Cafe, where did you get this?!!

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I think I just found new wallpaper for my home computer!
 

hereandnow

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Compact Stars: Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics, and General Relativity by Glendenning
 

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I will be reading speaker for the dead and xenocide (sequels to ender's game, by orson scott card) as soon as I get the initiative to pick them up at the library, where they're waiting for me.

And also catch-22, when I pick it up, and also some book about string theory I'm struggling through, and I'm also 'reading' a book of "brain-exercises" or something like that. And I started reading a mindless Xanth book by piers anthony, but I got bored quickly. And I'm re-reading Redwall, too.

(I like to read many books concurrently, as you can see. I get too bored of one book if it takes longer than one session to read)

Updated:

-read speaker for the dead, xenocide and ender's shadow
-haven't touched catch 22 for a few weeks because I haven't felt like giving it a second chance yet, it's started so boring
-next up is the last book in the ender's game saga...after that I'll read the rest of the ender's shadow series
 
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I just read something that I read many years ago as a teenager, that I found very cheaply in a second hand store.

The chronicles of the Jerusalem Man, by Gemmell.

Nostalgic, for me.

-Geoff
 

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Vacation time, meaning loads of reading!

Just finished reading Steppenwolf and The Picture of Dorian Gray. Both excellent, Steppenwolf is a manifest for INXXs in a certain way.

En cours:
Walden (Thoreau) - must read! a IXXP manifesto.
1984 - I eventually had to read it.

I bought Dan Simmon's Hyperion for my trip back to France. Another classic. I am catching up on must-read gems and classics...
 

mooshenh

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Blue Highways

A novel narrative. Or another way to put it; a novel non-novel, with pictures.
 

rivercrow

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ATM, I have _Jung's Typology in Perspective_ in front of me, along with my pencil and page flags. Good read. Then I will read what I said I'd be reading (which are all hard covers and annoying to carry).
 
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Steppenwolf is a manifest for INXXs in a certain way.

One of my all-time favorites. I like to read it when I'm stuck in a rut. It jump-starts me and gets me looking forward to a big change. It's also the main reason I got interested in ballroom dancing.

:party:
 

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A fantasy series entitled Water with three books (on the third). It's a story of the city of Atlantis with the main character being a female mermaid. It's enjoyable.

The Old Man and The Sea - Ernest Hemingway

Santiago is the Man.
He never gives up, and no one can ever beat him. Ever.
one of my favorites.

Trystorp! :hi:

Ever read The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx? ;)
I read The Shipping News and loved it. Has anyone here read Life of Pi?

I don't read Danielle Steele, but I do read popular novels a la John Grisham and the like. I just finished To Kill a Mockingbird last night. Emma is the paperback I carry in my purse so I'm never stranded without reading material, so that'll be slow going. Next book in the hopper for home reading is Ruled Britannia by Harry Turtledove. Don recommended it to me.
I have read almost every John Grisham novel. I have read all the Harry Potter books and cannot wait to read the 7th! My tastes vary widely.
 
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curmudgeon

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I just finished reading A Separate Peace by John Knowles, which I last read in high school.

This may turn into the summer of re-reads, which I do at least every 5 years. Next up:

The Magus by John Fowles
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Jugurthine War Conspiracy of Catiline by Sallust

I tend to have several home improvement, architecture, and landscaping/gardening books open at any one time, and I enjoy reading about true crime.
 

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I absolutely ADORED Life of Pi, indigo. One of my all-time favorites. It's exactly the kind of literature I like. I consider it emblematic of my MBTI ambiguities-- it's appealing to my N side and my S side. It's well-organized which appeals to my J side, but the themes are of openness and ambivalence by choice, which appeal to my P side.
 

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I'll be reading my next issue of Cinefex when it comes out...
 
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