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Old 03-17-2008, 07:38 PM
 
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Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace - wish me luck!
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Old 03-19-2008, 03:18 AM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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Darkly Dreaming Dexter... very nice.
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Old 03-19-2008, 03:37 PM
 
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My current library book is "Maynard & Jennica" by Rudolph Delson.
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Just finished The Kite Runner..wonderful book!


I am now struggling and I do mean struggling through The Road...
Most depressing book I've ever read..sigh...
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I, too, found The Road a trial, but it was worth the read in the end--just get past the first 10-30 pages and you find it gets not better but easier.

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Just finished The Kite Runner..wonderful book!


I am now struggling and I do mean struggling through The Road...
Most depressing book I've ever read..sigh...
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Old 03-20-2008, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes + some
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I am reading Middlesex. It's a book that I'm not thrilled with but which interests me just enough to see it to the end. Life is to short for me to continue with books I don't like as well all the unread books on my shelves beckoning me.
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Texas
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A little fluff at the moment - "Mistral's Daughter" by Judith Krantz. It's one of the only books of hers that I haven't read so I thought I'd go for it.
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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With a rare exception of one of her series, I've read everything Doris Lessing wrote. I have my favourites from among her widely disparate books, but can say I liked 90% of them.

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I'm also reading In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. It's excellent so far.

I'm going to start a Doris Lessing novel - The Golden Notebook. Has anyone read anything by her????


I've enjoyed seeing what everyone else is reading. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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I just finished the most incredible memoir ... Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh. I don't read many books and as a Librarian, I don't admit that a whole lot. So when I do read a book, it holds my interest! It's about the authors foray into studying the gangs in the former Robert Taylor Homes projects of Chicago. It is something! I hope they can adapt it into a film.
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:15 PM
 
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A little fluff at the moment - "Mistral's Daughter" by Judith Krantz. It's one of the only books of hers that I haven't read so I thought I'd go for it.
Thank goodness I can now admit it.....I loved "Mistral's Daughter." Especially the stuff about "Teddy".
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