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Postby cat153 » Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:36 am

That's Gertrude Stein...must have coffee b4 posting things in the morning.

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Postby Maarten » Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:15 am

i was reading mark z danielewski's latest 'the fifty year sword', until i gave it away as a present. now i'm waiting for the birthdayboy to finish it so i can read on.

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Postby MF » Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:54 pm

Came across a plug for these very clever joke dust jackets on Freakonomics.com Perfect for those of us who read on public transit.

I'm not sure how I'd wrap my current reading (the midling Geography of Nowhere) but I must admit I'm partial to Coroner by Correspondence or How to Make Your Grandmother a Porn Star.

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Postby miss carol » Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:26 pm

Beautiful, MF!

I'm currently reading a bound galley of Daniel Handler's Adverbs, which will be on sale in April. Better known as Lemony Snicket, Handler has written two other adult books: The Basic Eight and Watch Your Mouth. I haven't come to any conclusions about this new one; I need to finish it and gather my thoughts. Definitely different.

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Postby jonas » Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:33 pm

johnhl wrote:I'm reading Philip Kerr's March Violets, which is really good stuff if you're into noir detectives.


Don't know how I missed that post before. The whole trilogy is great...it's bound in a compilation called Berlin Noir.

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Postby grounded5am » Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:19 am

trying to finish stephen king's cell. it's really turning out to be so good.

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Postby johnhl » Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:34 am

jonas wrote:Don't know how I missed that post before. The whole trilogy is great...it's bound in a compilation called Berlin Noir.


Yeah, I'll definitely read the other two once the semester is out, and I have time for fun reading again. I just finished Alan Furst's The World at Night last week. It didn't grab me as much as Kingdom of Shadows or The Polish Officer, but it was still a good read.

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Postby Lout Jim » Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:29 am

Hmm, not really entirely sure how this works. I've been reading the boards and the articles on this site for quite some time and today, (a day off, which i spent drinking beer and listening to T. Rex and Miles Davis' "On the Corner"-) for whatever reason (or maybe it was the beer and all of the free time) I decided to finally become a member. All of that doesn't really relate to this post but I thought I would throw in my bit by reccommeding Joseph's Conrads "Lord Jim" (the inspiration for my dull member name). It's strange to me that my first post to this site, which I read for musical insight, should be about a book; but either way, better than never. Often, while sifting through the posts I have felt like contributing to the discussion, or asking a question or simply making my uniformed opinion known. Now I think I may start. This is my first foray into this sort of thing but I do like the site a great deal and am glad to have finally signed on. Cheers

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Postby Batchy » Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:04 pm

Getting stuck into Simon Winchester's "The Meaning of Everything." Am an etymology nerd so particularly enjoying this history of the Oxford English Dictionary and how it came into existence.

Aside from that i have a book called "Rubicon" lined up, written by Tom Holland and a history of the fall of the Roman Republic.

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Postby Jake » Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:56 pm

Lout Jim wrote:Often, while sifting through the posts I have felt like contributing to the discussion, or asking a question or simply making my uniformed opinion known. Now I think I may start. This is my first foray into this sort of thing but I do like the site a great deal and am glad to have finally signed on.

We're glad to have you, Jim. Hope to hear more from you!


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