What are you reading? Any favourite books?

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  1. Sirius Black

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    In light of the 2008 booklist thread, I thought I'd start this.

    I think reading is one of the greatest things you can do.... I know people who don't read..or can't read! It's unfathomable to me to think about not reading!

    No prizes for guessing my favourite books...

    How about you?
     
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    Right now Im reading the Argos catalogue.
     
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    I adore the serie of 'Harry Potter', but also love the books of 'Clive Cussler', but I try as much genres as possible :) I love reading!
     
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    Laurell K. Hamilton: Narcissus In Chains


    From the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series. :smile:

    Very Good Book Series
     
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    I love Argos.

    Recently spent about £500 in there...ouch.
     
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    I cant imagine a life without reading and an afternoon nap...right now I'm reading Jill Robinson's Past Forgetting.
     
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    Ordered them on the Internet over the weekend....

    "The Darkest Evening of the Year", by Dean Koontz
    "Hot, Flat and Crowded", by Thomas L. Friedman
    "The Audacity of Hope", by Barack Obama


    What I'm reading now...
    National Geographic
    A self teach book for Mandarin Chinese.
     
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    The Age of American Unreason. by Susan Jacoby.
    LINQ in Action, by Maguerie, Eichert, and Wooley
     
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    Bookworms :)
     
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    Workin' up a good pot of mad!
    I am reading the sequel to Ken Follett's "Pillars of the Earth" entitled "World without End". It is just a fabulous as its predecessor...
     
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    working on my CFA designation, so a lot of finance, economics, and math :yuck:

    (everyone once in a while, get to work on my novel
    :cool22:)
     
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    I am reading Borderland/La Frontera by Gloria Anzaldua

    Great book! I think it transcends the overt subject matter, which is Latina identity and sexuality, to speak to all who straddle two worlds and their struggle to define themselves under those conditions. I would have loved to meet her.


    OMG, how much do you love this book? Susan Jacoby is one of my favorite authors!
     
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    Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

    Further Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

    The Lessons of History by Will Durant
     
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    Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons - Lorna Landvik :biggrin1:
     
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    Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
     
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    Joseph Campbell - The Hero's Journey
     
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    I'm reading a book about King Edward VII, Queen Victoria's son who came to the throne when she died in 1901. He lasted until 1910, i think. Things were much different in this "Edwardian" period prior to WWI.
     
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    I'm working on several at the moment:

    House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danieleski
    Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
    The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
    The Collected Fictions of Jorge Luis Borges

    Several of them are re-reads, but they're all so good...
     
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    House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danieleski is awesome!
     
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    In honor of the lousy umpiring in MLB this season - I'm reading

    AS THEY SEE 'EM - Bruce Weber - written when umpiring was not the center of attention.
     
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