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PuddleRiver

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"The Last Enchantment" by Mary Stewart

I like the whole Merlin/Arthur thing. :)
 

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I have about 50 pages left of Iain Banks' Against a Dark Background, then am going to start either his book Matter, or else Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum. Actually as I type this I think I'll go for Eco, as I haven't read anything by him before and I suspect I'm really going to like him.
 

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I just finished reading a book I got for my birthday: The Cat That Went To Paris by Peter Gethers. I liked it.
 

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Got lots of books for my b/d. Just finished: The Divided Kingdom by Rupert Thompson.
Sometimes funny. Occasionally brilliant. Often disturbing. I read it in one sitting and it's a long time since I've been absorbed enough by anything to do that. His vision of a dystopian choleric Britain has a horribly familiar feel.
"The new racism is psychological. What's strange is, we seem to need it - to thrive on it. If we don't have someone to despise we haven't properly defined ourselves. Hate gives us hard edges."
 

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The second of the Stieg Larsson trilogy, The Girl Who Played With Fire. My husband is reading it at the same time, but he's on 2nd shift right now, so I read in bed before he gets home... I haven't caught up with him, but I'm getting there. I won't be able to finish it before I go to Denmark though, and I can't bring it with me!! :(
 

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Lord of the White Hell (Book One) - Ginn Hale

It's all right so far. I'm about halfway through. It has a very teen fiction vibe that I'm not sure I appreciate.
 

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Lord of the White Hell (Book One) - Ginn Hale

It's all right so far. I'm about halfway through. It has a very teen fiction vibe that I'm not sure I appreciate.
 

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The second of the Stieg Larsson trilogy, The Girl Who Played With Fire. My husband is reading it at the same time, but he's on 2nd shift right now, so I read in bed before he gets home... I haven't caught up with him, but I'm getting there. I won't be able to finish it before I go to Denmark though, and I can't bring it with me!! :(
I read all three books only because of Lisbeth. Blomkvist does not interest me at all.
 

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^The only remarkable thing about The Millenium trilogy is the marketing campaign.
Lisbeth Salander has all the depth and complexity of Lara Croft.
 

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Narrative of the Life Frederick Douglass
Norton Anthology
The Essential Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers
Civil Disobedience and Other Essays
Bartleby and Benito Cereno
The Road
Aggresion a social learning analysis
The Screenwriter's Bible
Wolverine Limited Issue
 

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I recently started Anna Karenina too. I’m yet to be persuaded by its reputation as the greatest novel ever written. :shrug: I recently re/read Madame Bovary, Wuthering Heights and Tess of the d’Urbervilles so perhaps I’m just weary of the genre. I'm starting to wonder if it's compulsory for any female protagonist with a spark of intellectual or sexual curiosity in 19th century literature to come to a violent end...
I suppose I’d want to kill myself if I lived back then, too.

I'm halfway through Who's Afraid of Charles Darwin? by Griet Vandermassen which thus far is pretty disappointing; and When Nietzsche Wept by Irvin Yalom which, like so many things, is a better idea than it is a novel.
 

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I read all three books only because of Lisbeth. Blomkvist does not interest me at all.
Ha, actually I am the opposite... I don't find Lisbeth terribly interesting, but I like Blomkvist.

They're not high literature or anything, but they're entertaining and help take my mind of stuff at night so I can sleep. Plus, I'm doing reading on complex systems science for class, so I think I've earned a bit of lighter leisure reading!
 

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Ha, actually I am the opposite... I don't find Lisbeth terribly interesting, but I like Blomkvist.

They're not high literature or anything, but they're entertaining and help take my mind of stuff at night so I can sleep. Plus, I'm doing reading on complex systems science for class, so I think I've earned a bit of lighter leisure reading!

I've seen the movie and its sequel. I felt both movies were terribly stylish but Lisbeth didn't touch my heart.

Do I have a hard heart or am I just difficult to please?

Please tell me, for I don't think I have quite digested either.
 
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