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#1 2007-06-23 09:21:00

ceywren
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What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

we prolly shouldn't crash poor smarch so close to its demise.

and i'm going to attempt to read Persuasion to mabs. as soon as i pry his fingers from his keyboard ;)

apart from that, i bought a new book called "rebel angels" by libba bray. it's the next book after "a great a terrible beauty." kidslit. yay! i love kidslit. but it's quite decent and i enjoyed the first one, so hopefully the second one will be good, too.


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This new-found malaise.
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#2 2007-06-23 10:13:00

Susan Queen of the Univ
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

i've been quite stessed out this year, and i haven't done any reading for pleasure since ... like ... january. isn't that terrible??

i've started to reread shadowmarch because i wanted to read shadowplay, but i can hardly remember shadowmarch.

i think my life is WAY too busy. i need to slow the heck down.


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#3 2007-06-23 15:06:00

Em
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

*hands Susan a time turner* This could help.

I'm torn (after I finish "Death Masks") between the "Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove" and "The Time Traveler's Wife." I am so happy to have time to read for pleasure again ... I didn't know how much I missed it.


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#4 2007-06-23 16:11:00

cyan
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

I'm still working on The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon.  I only have about 20 pages left but it's taking me forever.


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#5 2007-06-23 16:16:00

Em
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

cyan wrote:

I'm still working on The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon.  I only have about 20 pages left but it's taking me forever.

Is that because it isn't a good book, or you do not have the time?


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#6 2007-06-23 18:53:00

cyan
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Book is very good, I just can seem to concentrate well.


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#7 2007-06-23 19:10:00

ArcticSwan360
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

I always have that problem. Reading a very good book - The Bonehunters, it's just taking me a while to finish. At least for my standards. I can usually finish a book like this in less than three weeks.


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#8 2007-06-23 19:33:00

Em
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

My biggest problem with reading good books, is I tend to rush through them, get to the end and think "I wish I had read that slower."


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#9 2007-06-23 21:19:00

ArcticSwan360
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

That's another of my problems. I read Shadowmarch way too fast and remember little about it, so I can't read the sequel yet. I'll have to reread it, or I might wait till the final one is out, then read all three in a row.


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#10 2007-06-23 22:00:00

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Stefan wrote:

That's another of my problems. I read Shadowmarch way too fast and remember little about it, so I can't read the sequel yet. I'll have to reread it, or I might wait till the final one is out, then read all three in a row.

Yeah, I read Shadowmarch quickly when it came out in hardcover, and since I hadn't read it since then, I barely remembered many of the events of the first volume when I read Shadowplay. Slowly, I remembered some things, but I don't recommend doing it that way.


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#11 2007-06-24 13:42:00

Magpie
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Eragon - borrowed from my little cousin (who is, incidentally, on my list of people who I'm going to get hooked on Tad. If she's reading this book at 10, she is doomed.) I've heard enough things about this book to want to read it, but not enough good things to actually buy it, and my library sucks.
And now that school is over, I need to read, read, read. And having been ill, I didn't have a chance to buy any books yet.
Where is my order, anyway? *goes to poke amazon*


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#12 2007-06-24 13:47:00

Jendaiya
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

My latest amazon order showed up. Night Watch, Day Watch and American Psycho.

I'm not gonna read any of them, though. I'm waiting for the third book in the Night Watch series before I read those. American Psycho I just read and loved so I had to own it. I'm prolly gonna read the first three Ripley novels by, uh, what's her name... Patricia? Highsmith? People keep telling me I'll like them. *shrugs*


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#13 2007-06-24 13:53:00

Magpie
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

*done with poking*

what do you mean, June 26-28? you really had enough time to get them here by tomorrow! *sulks* Eragon isn't going to last that long any more. I shall suffer horribly from book-withdrawal. *starts twitching just thinking about it*


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#14 2007-06-24 13:56:00

Em
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

What? No TBR stockpile?

What kind of disaster training DO they give you over there? We have our flashlights (with batteries), candles, bottled water and ....

BOOKS!!!!


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#15 2007-06-24 14:05:00

Magpie
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

yeah, I know... horrible. But all that's left of my TBR pile are some plant books, and I'm not in the mood for them.
Soon now, soon now, I'll go to the bookshop again.


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#16 2007-06-24 14:07:00

Em
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Wish you lived closer. I'd jest run over with a pile of wonderful Summer reading.


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#17 2007-06-24 14:09:00

Jendaiya
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Which I'd intercept, steal and horde away. :)


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#18 2007-06-24 14:11:00

Em
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Now, now, Jen. There's more than enough to go around.

I live in a friggin' library. The books and bookshelves move in first when we move.


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#19 2007-06-24 14:13:00

Magpie
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

*throws a book at Jen*

no, wait, that was wrong.

*mourns the loss of her book*


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#20 2007-06-24 14:14:00

Em
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Magpie wrote:

*throws a book at Jen*

no, wait, that was wrong.

*mourns the loss of her book*

*intercepts, at the 10-year line*

*runs book up the field to hand-off to Magpie, who buttonhooks to bed*

And the crowd goes WILD!!!!

(Jen, that is definitely off-sides and holding! Fer shame!)


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#21 2007-06-24 14:16:00

Jendaiya
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

But I'm evil! What did you expect?

*sneaky-hides one last book*


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#22 2007-06-24 14:18:00

Em
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Ack! A quarter-back sneak play. I call fowl *quack*

Would you look at that tight-end? *drools*

That is such an illegal move, Jen! You cannot rough the passer.

Half the distance to the goal line!


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#23 2007-06-24 14:36:00

Jendaiya
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

I don't know if I'm half-way to a touchdown or if I just lost my virginity.

*slowly hands book back to em*


Beauty will save the world.

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The Idiot, by Dostoevsky

 

#24 2007-06-24 15:39:00

Em
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

*looks under the seat cushions for Jen's virginity*

Didn't find it, but found these *hands Jen a handful of linty coins*

I think there's doctors who will graft a new one on.


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#25 2007-06-24 15:45:00

Em
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

*shakes head a Jen*

What you don't know about football. That's not what they mean when they say "huddle."

Quit making passes to the place kicker. He's ineligible.

And an "audible" is NOT when you ... neber mind. Silly kanuk.


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