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August 7th, 2006

01:46 pm
Has anyone here ever used BookMooch?

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July 31st, 2006

04:33 pm

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July 12th, 2006

12:52 am
OH and one more thing....(how annoying! threeeeee posts!!!!)

Has everyone seen that they have made a movie of Running With Scissors???

I don't know if I should be giddy or scared.

The trailers look petty good!

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12:37 am
This is kind of funny...I just went back to reread previous posts in here and thought it was cool that the two previous posts before mine had books that I have just finished listed. I am more than halfway through Jesus'Son and loving it. I saw the movie and loved it, and then when I saw that it was a book first I put it on my list for the next trip to the Library.

I also just finished Long Way Down by Nick Hornby. It's funny that I haven't read the books that everyone knows he has written (mostly because they are NEVER in the library) but I got this one, How To Be Good (which was pretty good) and Speaking With the Angels (which I haven't read yet). I really enjoy his writing and am curious how I will like the others if I ever get a chance to read them.

A while ago I posted my list of books I was reading and never came back to give my opinion on them. From what I remember -
I LOVED Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown. Very stirring, disturbing, inspiring, and so on. Truly a must read if you enjoy this genre.
Trouble with Tulip was annoying. I wasn't aware it was a murder mystery and so it ended up reading like a grownup nancy drew with a dash of religion mixed in. I will probably not be picking up another of her books.
How to be Good was...well, good. I have issue with characters that are totally self centered through the whole book and then we are supposed to just like them in the end. I don't think this is really what was going on in this book, but I found myself wanting to slap the main character.
And that brings me to A Confederacy of Dunces. Well, I may raise a very unpopular opinion here, but I hated this book. I read the intro and thought it sounded cool, and people I know have read it and loved it. I just don't see why. I wanted to bitch slap the main character every time he opened his mouth. I wanted to kick the mom in the ass so she would kick him out of the house. I wanted to shake most of the characters. It is possible that I am reading it at the wrong time in my life. I am pregnant and moody and dealing with an unruly teenager, so maybe this is not the time to read it. I couldn't even finish it. I told myself it would probably get better, but instead I just put it down and something else. I will put it on my to read later in life list and leave it at that. Unless one of you can tell me why I should pick it back up. Then I might consider it.
Anyhoo...thanks for the book ideas, keep them coming. You all have great taste!
Current Mood: mellowmellow

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12:30 am - a good read
So I recently finished Fargo Rock City : A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota by Chuck Klosterman. I didn't grow up in rural ND or rural anywhere for that matter. I grew up in a suburb of SF CA, but...this book. My gawd. I seriously loved this book for soooo many reasons. At first I thought it would be more autobiographical, but it ended up being more of a dissection of 80s metal and actually just growing up in the 80s. I wasn't a hardcore metalhead and I still loved this book. I seriously recommend it. You will learn more than you ever wanted to know about Motley Crue and even if you don't agree with his views on the music, it will totally make you remember your childhood (assuming you grew up in the 80s). Go...read it now!
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful

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July 1st, 2006

04:05 pm - hello hello

The last three books I read was: 

A Long Way Down - Nick Hornby
Anagrams - Lorrie Moore
Varying Degrees of Hopelessness - Lucy Ellman

All three were funny and 'funny' in their own ways, but now I'm done with funny books. I want something sad and romantic. But not in a cheesy way. Suggestions? :)

Current Mood: boredbored
Current Music: Josh Rouse - Under Your Charms

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June 24th, 2006

06:08 pm - Book List
The first half of 2k6 book list. This list excludes any rereads, and those books I was ordered to read for class but never really completely read, as in all history and philosophy texts.

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June 23rd, 2006

03:08 pm - Sammy's Hill
Just finished Sammy's Hill by Kristin Gore (as in Al's daughter). I was hoping for a bit more Futrama and not straight chick lit so I apologize for purchasing it for cochise15 as a gift :p but I definitely enjoyed it. Was a cute story and while mostly predictable it kept me entertained.

kdm23 have you read this one yet? I think you'd love it! There's even a Kara in it :p

Overall I recommend it and I am looking forward to her next novel.

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June 11th, 2006

05:39 pm - Hi! Introduction, just joined...
Hi, I wanted to introduce myself since I just joined. I'm a book addict and seem to be reading a pretty fast clip the past couple of weeks. Probably, because I just finished up grad school and now have time to read without guilt.

So, over the past couple weeks, I have read:

Baby Blues and Something Borrowed, Emily Griffin (loved!!, despite the fact I've never been a chick lit gal....)

Bitter is the New Black, Jen Lancaster...Probably, on my all time top 5 list, it was so good. For anyone out there that works in corporate america, particuarly around the dot com bust, will really enjoy it. Lancaster has an amazing voice that is super funny as well as wise.

The Devil Wears Prada & Everyone Worth Knowing, Lauren Weisnberg (Devil was much better, then Everyone...both were very campy and great if you are looking for a quick read.)

Prep, Curtis Stenfield (I just finished it the other night. Overall, it was good. It has the same tone of Cather In The Rye. I think I liked it since I work with high schoolers...)

So, last night I started Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish. I'm not sure if I love her style of writing, but, I'll wait to make a judgement until I'm done. Next up is Running with Scissors, by Ausgten Bourgouh, has anyone read it?

Looking forward to chattin' about books....
Cheers, Rach
Current Mood: moodymoody

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June 9th, 2006

05:31 pm - Books...
So I went to the library with a list of authors to find last week and was a little frustrated to only find a few of them, but this is my armload that I brought home in random order (though I have already read the first one first):

Like the Red Panda - Andrea Seigel
The Trouble with Tulip - Mindy Starns Clark
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
Naked - David Sedaris
A Piece of Cake - Cupcake Brown
How to be Good - Nick Hornby

Some of these were a walk-by-pick-up and others were the only books they had by the authors I was looking for. If you have any thoughts to share on them, please do.

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