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    Reading Status

    theres been occasional mention in the twitter feed about books. these are a few Ive read recently.
    How about you?



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    I just finished The Rider by Krabbe today.
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    too many 'status' threads. too many stickies.

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    Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.
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    I have recently finished reading "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh" by Michael Chabon. This is highly recommended.

    Yesterday I finished reading "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle". Much of it resonated with me because I am a "dog" person and I have deep family roots in the far north of Wisconsin.

    Next I'm going to do a re-start on Dave Eggers "What is the What". I have read most if not all of his other stuff and enjoyed them greatly, but this one I put down and haven't picked up since. It is time to try again.
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    750 pages down, 400 left to go, and it's just getting good. My status won't be changing for a while.

    This is up next


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    Quote Originally Posted by hammy56 View Post
    That book is a mess. It shocks me who people will call a teacher.

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    very interesting read.... soon to be a movie.

    BTW, I liked Parkin's first book better.

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    I've been reading the bible every day since January 1st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mollusk View Post
    I have recently finished reading "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh" by Michael Chabon. This is highly recommended.

    Yesterday I finished reading "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle". Much of it resonated with me because I am a "dog" person and I have deep family roots in the far north of Wisconsin.

    Next I'm going to do a re-start on Dave Eggers "What is the What". I have read most if not all of his other stuff and enjoyed them greatly, but this one I put down and haven't picked up since. It is time to try again.
    I wasn't crazy about "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh," but I'm really liking the first half of "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay" so far. Pittsburgh was fine, but very clearly a first book.

    "What is the What" was really good, I think it might be my favorite of Eggers' books.
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    I haven't read anything of interest in the past three weeks. I feel like a failure..
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    Just finished, Running With Scissors. Now reading, The Kite Runner.

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    Just started this one and it's pretty interesting thus far.
    Last edited by roadiejorge; 08-23-10 at 09:04 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavid View Post
    Just finished, Running With Scissors. Now reading, The Kite Runner.
    The Kite Runner was great, but man was it sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadiejorge View Post
    The Kite Runner was great, but man was it sad.
    I'm only 100 pages in and I totally agree. Makes me angry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadiejorge View Post
    The Kite Runner was great, but man was it sad.
    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavid View Post
    I'm only 100 pages in and I totally agree. Makes me angry.
    props for reading books like that. i have The Road sitting on my bookshelf, but i've put it off for quite a bit as it's just depressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcjimbosandwich View Post
    props for reading books like that. i have The Road sitting on my bookshelf, but i've put it off for quite a bit as it's just depressing.
    The Road is completely brutal.

    The Kite Runner didn't affect me as much because it was so terribly written, but I can appreciate why people like it.

    I also liked Running with Scissors, and even enjoyed the movie, even though it gets a lot of ****.

    Jesus, I read too much. Just finished Cocaine Nation: How the White Trade Took Over the World, by Thomas Feiling. It was pretty good, although you could pretty safely skip the middle 1/3 of the book and still get the point.
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    Trying to get through The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins. It's tough, a bit over-simplified, but that may be because I'm a ~scientist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlAnachronism View Post
    The Road is completely brutal.

    The Kite Runner didn't affect me as much because it was so terribly written, but I can appreciate why people like it.

    I also liked Running with Scissors, and even enjoyed the movie, even though it gets a lot of ****.

    Jesus, I read too much. Just finished Cocaine Nation: How the White Trade Took Over the World, by Thomas Feiling. It was pretty good, although you could pretty safely skip the middle 1/3 of the book and still get the point.
    Yeah, not the best written but the story just sucked me in because just as you think things can't get worse they do.
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    Complete history from 1960s Jamaica to 2001-era. Will probably just read certain chapters because it's 300+ pages.

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    Im still planning to read 'The Rider'...

    but has anyone read 'the Belgian Hammer'?

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    im reading boy racer right now. Not a bad read.

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