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Re: What are you reading?

Post by tinuviel2006 » Sat May 22, 2010 1:09 pm

I'm currently finishing Alice Sebold's "The Lovely Bones". It's so well written, and the movie adaptation is great aswell.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by dazzel21 » Sat May 22, 2010 1:15 pm

Fan fiction. Edward's POV of Breaking Dawn...
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by jonilee73 » Sat May 22, 2010 1:47 pm

Honey, Baby, Sweetheart by Deb Caletti. With before i fall by Lauren Oliver waiting in the wings.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Jestak » Sun May 23, 2010 12:42 am

1) The End of Wall Street, by Roger Lowenstein. Yes, another book on the financial crisis, but it's definitely worth reading. Lowenstein is one of the best economic and financial journalists of his generation--maybe the best--and he gives both a concise but complete narrative of the events of the crisis, and an analysis of the big picture that is understandable to a non-specialist.

2) Making the Grades, by Todd Farley. Farley worked for about 15 years in the standardized testing industry, doing things like scoring the essays high school students write on the tests that are pervasive in American schools today. It's not a pretty picture.

3) Arms and the Women, by Reginald Hill. This is a part of Hill's highly literary, excellent series of British police preocedurals featuring Yorkshire Detective Superintendent Fat Andy Dalziel and his right-hand man Peter Pascoe. In this one, which I'm only about 50 pages into, a kidnap attempt on Ellie Pascoe, Peter's wife, seems to be an indication that Ellie's past as a lefty activist may be about to haunt her.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by December » Sun May 23, 2010 5:15 am

How funny: I just finished Lowenstein's book myself -- and loved it. He's such a clear, invigorating, lucid writer. Probably my favourite book so far about the financial meltdown.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Jestak » Sun May 23, 2010 9:25 pm

December wrote:How funny: I just finished Lowenstein's book myself -- and loved it. He's such a clear, invigorating, lucid writer. Probably my favourite book so far about the financial meltdown.
Yes, I think it's the best one I've read yet, too--and I've probably read 10 or 12 by now.

One other book on my current reading list is Who The Devil Made It, by Peter Bogdanovich. Bogdanovich has always been the odd duck among his generation of film directors, forever looking back to the cinematic past with a wistful, nostalgic sigh, it seems. Anyway, this book is a collection of his interviews with about twenty or so leading directors from the studio era. The interviewees range from some who date back to the silent era, like Allen Dwan and Raoul Walsh, to a few who started directing right at the end of the studio era in the early 1950s, like Robert Aldrich and Sidney Lumet. These are not fluff-piece interviews; some of them go into incredible detail. The interview with Howard Hawks spreads over some 130 pages (all to the good, from my viewpoint, as Hawks is my favorite director of all). Any film enthusiast would enjoy this.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Weave » Sun May 23, 2010 11:46 pm

Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Jane Austen and Steve Hockensmith :D Its really good, I am enjoying it :)
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by audreywarenne » Mon May 24, 2010 11:02 am

Dark Side of the Moon - Sherrilyn Kenyon
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by tinuviel2006 » Mon May 24, 2010 11:13 am

I've just started "Pandora" by Anne Rice, I just love her vampiric characters. I really admire her knowledge in history, especially when it comes to ancient Rome.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by una » Mon May 24, 2010 1:28 pm

I started Burned and just couldn't get into it, so it is on hold for the moment. Instead I read Magic in the Blood by Devon Monk and really enjoyed it. It is the second book in the Allie Beckstrom series. This series has a very different edge to it and the mythology is fresh. Now I am reading the latest in the Final Prophecy series by Jessica Andersen, Demon Keepers.
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