What Are You Reading

Discussion in 'The Reading Room' started by Lancealot, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. DNO

    DNO One Too Many

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    Raymond Chandler, The Little Sister.
     
  2. Sefton

    Sefton Call Me a Cab

    I'm currently (speed) reading my way through Julius Evola's "Revolt Against the Modern World" -an appropriate title for this site I'd say- which will be followed by David Lynch's "Catching the Big Fish" which is about creativity and Trancendental Meditation. Actually, this is a CD of Lynch reading his book, so perhaps it doesn't fit in this thread. I do like to listen to Authors reading their work, though.
     
  3. Touchofevil

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    Sam Eastland's The Red Moth
     
  4. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    "The Greatest Miracle in the World" by Og Mandino

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  5. Nobert

    Nobert Practically Family

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    Ex Libris, Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman.
     
  6. DNO

    DNO One Too Many

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    Just started Public Enemies by Bryan Burrough
     
  7. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    Jacques Barzun, From Dawn To Decadence; 1500 To The Present
     
  8. Nobert

    Nobert Practically Family

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    The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles something-or-other.
     
  9. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    One of my personal favourites!! I have a copy of that book, from 1910!!

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    I got to visit it when I was in London.
     
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  10. Sefton

    Sefton Call Me a Cab

    Sort of a reactionary history textbookーa fun read by the greatest ever "old fogey". Neat book.
     
  11. cw3pa

    cw3pa A-List Customer

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    Just finished "Viking: The Norse Warriors [Unofficial] Manual" in time for the season. Lots of useful information on booking a cruise, the proper kit and the best places for souvenirs, such as Jorvik or maybe Miklagard (time permitting).
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  12. imoldfashioned

    imoldfashioned Call Me a Cab

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    A biography of Zelda Fitzgerald!
     
  13. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    Barzun is a favorite of mine and his Dawn is a long delayed revisit; but I was sidetracked
    by Cicero today and his Roman-centered mindset.:)
     
  14. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    Did she love Fitzgerald? ....I know Edith Wharton apparently did not---;)
     
  15. shazzabanazza

    shazzabanazza Practically Family

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    Circus of Ghosts - Barbara Ewing
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    What a fantastic writer! Im looking forward to reading more of her books.
     
  16. cw3pa

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    Just finished "The Rum Diary" by Hunter S. Thompson. Started in 1959 and finished somewhat later. Published in 1998 after Johnny Depp discovered it among Thompson's papers. Turned into a movie in 2011 starring Johnny Depp. It's a pretty good tale from the pre-gonzo period.
     
  17. Nobert

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    My favorite line on them comes courtesy of Ring Lardner: "Mr. Fitzgerald is a novelist and Mrs. Fitzgerald is a novelty."
     
  18. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    I never heard
    Of any true affection, but, 'twas nipt
    With care, that, like the caterpillar, eats
    The leaves of the spring's sweetest book, the rose.

    Middleton


    The golden girl. :)
     
  19. countryclubjoe

    countryclubjoe Banned

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    Genius

    By Harold Bloom
     
  20. Two Types

    Two Types I'll Lock Up

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    Not just four, all 75 Maigret books are being re-released in the UK - one per month. They are up to number 4. It makes me very happy.

    http://www.thefedoralounge.com/show...man-with-the-pipe-and-overcoat-Ch-Ins-Maigret
     

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