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Old 10-09-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Utah
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I'm currently reading Say You're One of Them, by Uwem Akpan. What a sad story about reality of the hard life in Africa.
I just looked this book up, and will be reading it when I find it, thanks!

"Ha! GREAT book! I just bought her book "Bonk" (Bonk: the Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, by Mary Roach). I love the way she writes. She does articles for Reader's Digest as well."

She writes for RD? I'll have to look for that...so far a fun read!
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:40 PM
 
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I just started Edgar Sawtelle.Anyone have an opinion on it? Just don't give to much away.
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:16 PM
 
Location: On the dark side of the Moon
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A "metaphysical epic," 2012 The Return of Quetzalcoatl. I have a thread going about it. Also. Farley Granger's autobiography Include Me Out.

"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island and at the bottom of the Spanish Main ... and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life."-Walt Disney
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:45 PM
 
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I enjoy reading more than 1 book at a time.
I am currently reading:

Dreams from My Father - B Obama
Where the Heart Is - - - Billie Letts (Oprah's book club)
Love, Love, Love WHERE THE HEART IS. I was really surprised that the movie was good also.
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:14 AM
 
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Deaf Sentence by David Lodge.

Funny and moving by turns, Deaf Sentence is a witty, original and absorbing account of one man’s effort to come to terms with deafness, ageing and mortality, and the comedy and tragedy of human lives.

http://www.randomhouse.ca/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781846551673 (broken link)
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Old 10-10-2009, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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"The Inheritance of Loss" by Kiran Desai is a wonderful book, but it is made special for me, as I have traveled in Sikkim, in the Indian Himalayas, where the book is set, and I know and recognize the places. She is a charming and literate writer with a keen sense of the mixed cultures that she is a product of.
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:47 PM
 
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Read the book Edgar Sawtelle last year.. Really a good book, but sad. So many of the dogs in the book were names that I had for many of my pets over the years, that was very strange.. but I really enjoyed this book....
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:16 PM
 
Location: On the dark side of the Moon
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Gussie-What are the names of Edgar's dogs in the book? I don't have this book either. But, I want to get it soon. So, like swmr1ml, I don't want to know much either. Just the name of the dogs for now.
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:57 AM
 
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The Year of the Flood:A Novel by Margaret Atwood... it's not awful, I suppose, but I'm glad I checked it out instead of buying it.
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Old 10-12-2009, 12:54 PM
 
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I'm finishing Bloodthirsty : a Lomax and Biggs mystery" by Marshall Karp. Fortunately for me, it's a series. Very funny and clever murder mystery, from a very "manly" perspective. I don't remember the last time I laughed so much with a book.

And I started "Last known victim" by Erica Spindler. Another murder mystery. This time in New Orleans after Katrina. It's slower to read and more serious so I'm finish it after finishing Bloodthirsty.
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