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Re: What are you reading? (November 09)

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Just finished this! As a fan of Ferguson's, I enjoyed it and found myself easily hearing him narrate it in my head. (Plus, of course, I recognized several passages from the bits on the show where he got celebs to read from it.) The only complaints I really had were 1) it was too brief and 2) I felt like I was familiar with a lot of the material from his on-air remarks over the years.

As for myself, I elected last night to finally delve into Sherlock Holmes. I bought The Complete Sherlock Holmes (in the standard two volumes) at Half Price Books over the summer. Last night, I read A Study in Scarlet. I'm not sure if I'm going to just plow through the whole series now, or space it out like I did with Ian Fleming's Bond series.
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Re: What are you reading? (November 09)

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Re: What are you reading? (November 09)

Book # 48:

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Re: What are you reading? (November 09)

Currently reading:

Under the Dome by Stephen King

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Re: What are you reading? (November 09)

Originally Posted by M Riesenbeck
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Under the Dome by Stephen King

Interesting... did he get the premsis from the Simpsons Movie?
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Re: What are you reading? (November 09)

Originally Posted by MinLShaw
Just finished this! As a fan of Ferguson's, I enjoyed it and found myself easily hearing him narrate it in my head. (Plus, of course, I recognized several passages from the bits on the show where he got celebs to read from it.) The only complaints I really had were 1) it was too brief and 2) I felt like I was familiar with a lot of the material from his on-air remarks over the years.

As for myself, I elected last night to finally delve into Sherlock Holmes. I bought The Complete Sherlock Holmes (in the standard two volumes) at Half Price Books over the summer. Last night, I read A Study in Scarlet. I'm not sure if I'm going to just plow through the whole series now, or space it out like I did with Ian Fleming's Bond series.
Sounds like my reading list. I've recently read the first three Bond books, but took a break to read some other things, like Ferguson. I also have the Complete Sherlock Homes in two volumes (though maybe not the same as your as I got mine used at a book fair) but I've yet to read those.
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Re: What are you reading? (November 09)

I really enjoyed the Ferguson book, even though it was very short. It was actually pretty touching in some places, which I didn't expect. It made me more of a Ferguson fan than I was before.

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Re: What are you reading? (November 09)

What a quick and dreadful read that was. Next up, hopefully a much better Patterson book:

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What a quick and dreadful read that was. Next up, hopefully a much better Patterson book:

reading this also pretty good so far
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Under The Dome by Stephen King
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Coraline by Neil Gaiman

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Re: What are you reading? (November 09)

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The Box by Richard Matheson

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Re: What are you reading? (November 09)

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Book #49:

This looks intresting, I'll have to look into it further.

By the way i'm not happy with The Salem Witch Trials 50 pages in
i'm thinking of putting it on hold and going to Gall or Crazy Horse.
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Chaosbound by David Farland
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Re: What are you reading? (November 09)

After reading A Study in Scarlet (which was great, incidentally), I found Craig Ferguson's novel, Between the Bridge and the River and I read that. It is my favorite work of fiction that I've read this year. It is alternately vulgar, funny and poignant--sometimes all at once. Like his memoir, the chapters are short (some are a mere two pages), but I confess that I found this a bit of a relief because several passages were very dense.

Since then, I have moved on to The Sexual Life of Catherine M. by Catherine Millet, translated from the original French by Adriana Hunter. I'm 60-some pages into it. So far every page has been about sexuality, so at least it's stayed on-topic. The writing is a bit stilted, but I'm chalking that up to it being a translation. My French simply isn't up to snuff enough for me attempt to read the original text.

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