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    What are you reading right now?

    Let's see what everyone is reading! Pictures encouraged but not required.

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    Just starting this one, but I've heard Maynard in a few radio/podcast interviews so I figured I should actually read her book.

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      #3
      I started reading Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins last night

      Which was recommended on the what are you reading thread on reddit and thus far I am pleased with this recommendation

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        #4
        House Of Leaves. Weirdest damn book out there too. I'm not far enough in to recommend it yet, but I'll warn you that it is a complicated book to read. Nearly every page has footnotes—and sometimes a single footnote can be 2-3 pages long. And some footnotes have their own footnotes. And some of the footnotes are entirely fabricated, like the sources quoted don't even exist. I've read that the structure of the writing style is supposed to mimic the house at the center of the story. And it is a weird house.

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        • Undies
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          from your description, it sounds like the author's trolling you.

        #5
        I just finished Wish You Well by David Baldacci. It was very very good and I would recommend it. It reminded me of John Grisham's Painted House for some reason. Painted House is not like most of Grisham's other work.

        Anyway, I'm either going to find something here I haven't read (a possibiity, if rare) or get to a thrift shop. lol

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          #6
          I picked this up from the second hand book shelf at the village stores café, along with another by the same author called Ever After. I read that one and it was outstanding, so I'm excited for this, and fourteen pages in I'm already impressed.

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            #7
            Originally posted by Meliai View Post
            I started reading Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins last night

            Which was recommended on the what are you reading thread on reddit and thus far I am pleased with this recommendation
            This book is really fucking good

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              #8
              Awareness by Anthony De Mello

              I normally don't do much reading. But i've read a few of his quotes and felt struck by his words. There seems to be an honest wisdom to his words. So far i like what i'm reading.

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                #9
                Originally posted by Meliai View Post
                I started reading Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins last night

                Which was recommended on the what are you reading thread on reddit and thus far I am pleased with this recommendation
                I just placed a hold at my library for the ebook - should get it in a couple of months!

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                • Meliai
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                  Let me know what you think! I'm only halfway through it myself so if the second half is terrible, that's my bad yo

                • Jessica
                  Jessica commented
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                  The second half isn't terrible : )

                #10
                I just finished The Topeka School by Ben Lerner. It was good and sort of unique in the way that he uses time and place, and the characters move between different time periods with their memories and recollections. Hard to explain. He explores masculinity and peer pressure and those sorts of issues without it being the focus of the book, and the way he discusses false or inaccurate memories is interesting, with different characters remembering events happening in a slightly different way.

                I don't know that I'd say you should all rush out and spend $30 on a hardcover, but it is probably worth picking up when it goes to paperback or if you can get it from the library.

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                  • Audiogen
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                    Were you reading Tags: None when you posted this?

                  #12
                  I've actually got bored with The Sweet Shop and put it down for a while. The writing is great but I'm just not feeling it.

                  I have begun Wuthering Heights since it's famous and I've never read it.

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                    #13
                    I understand that. I had to put down House Of Leaves for a while. Just page after page of footnotes, jeez! And it gets even weirder. Later on you have to turn the book upside down and read it that way.

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                    • Meliai
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                      Do you really? Haha thats ridiculous

                    #14
                    I’m working on the old Espanol, so I scored the whole Harry Potter set in Spanish.

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                      #15
                      Originally posted by lode View Post
                      I’m working on the old Espanol, so I scored the whole Harry Potter set in Spanish.
                      is that anything like olde english?

                      holaa, yo habloeth espanol muyn bwynoe.

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                      • Undies
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                        J Ruth that was a tough joke to pull off, because old english peculiarities did not fit well into spanish words. actually, old english is basically gibberish that nobody would recognize, so i tried to use middle english. which is what didn't really work well with spanish words.

                        if only lode was working on welsh espanol it would have worked out much better.

                      • Jessica
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                        Undies I always appreciate the effort you put into your jokes
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