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Re: What are you reading? (February 2010)

Just started:



The Last Symbol by Dan Brown

Just finished:



Inventory: 16 Films Featuring Manic Pixie Dream Girls, 10 Great Songs Nearly Ruined by Saxophone, and 100 More Obsessively Specific Pop-Culture Lists by the A.V. Club

This book's excellent if, like me, you love pop culture and lists.
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Re: What are you reading? (February 2010)

Originally Posted by DJLinus
Just started:



The Last Symbol by Dan Brown

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Inventory: 16 Films Featuring Manic Pixie Dream Girls, 10 Great Songs Nearly Ruined by Saxophone, and 100 More Obsessively Specific Pop-Culture Lists by the A.V. Club

This book's excellent if, like me, you love pop culture and lists.
Yup, I love pop culture and lists. Sounds like this one is going on my wishlist.
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Not one of my favorite Travis McGee books. But it kept me occupied for the day.
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Finished Uther and now starting the next book in the Camulod Chronicles:
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Re: What are you reading? (February 2010)

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Have you finished it? Is it any good?
Just finished last night, and really enjoyed it. As with the Cowboys book he wrote, it's amazing to hear what was going on behind the scenes. TMZ would have had around the clock coverage of both of these teams if they had been around. I would think that because it happened so many years ago, people had no issues in telling Pearlman everything. I'm curious as to how his other books would be, given that their subjects (Clemens & Bonds) are much more recent. I guess I'll find out soon, since my next book is:

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Re: What are you reading? (February 2010)

James Lipton - Inside "Inside," which I found for $6.98 in hardback at Barnes & Noble recently. It isn't often that my vocabulary is challenged, but that's one of the things I appreciate most about Lipton. In a society that is at times openly hostile to anyone with more than a rudimentary education, he has not been shamed into dumbing down his choice of words...while somehow managing not to come off as being flagrantly condescending about it.
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Re: What are you reading? (February 2010)

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Hrm.... that looks really good. How is it?
I'm really enjoying it so far. It's well written. It's definitely kept my interest through the first few chapters. I'd recommend it.
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Reading:



Listening to:

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Ah, I think I need to read Alice in Wonderland again...thanks for the reminder.
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My Friend Leonard - James Frey.

I understand the controversey surrounding A Million Little Pieces but I still loved it. I am a huge fan of his writing style - be it real or fabricated. I just treat it as fiction, nothing bothers me.

Only about 40 pages in and I'm hooked.
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Re: What are you reading? (February 2010)

Originally Posted by iggystar
Are you enjoying it? The label of YA made me hesitant to buy it, but I did because of good reviews. What do you think?
Re: Hunger Games

Just finished it. It is crazy that the book is considered "YA", other than the simplistic writing style there is no reason at all that this book should be for young readers. For any that don't know its basically about a post-American society where the typical evil-oppresive government controls North America and forces under age children to enter a ritualistic tournament every year where they must fight to the death until one child is left standing. The book is loaded with children getting killed and at times in gruesome ways.

That said, the book is worth reading but definitely not worth the hype some people shower it with. It basically feels like Battle Royale meets Naruto. The characters are paper thin & I had one huge problem that really kept me from getting into the book. The book is fun though & I'll likely read the next chapter to see where it goes.
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Now I'm starting. . .

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Just finished ...



Not sure how I missed this one 20+ years ago, considering all the acclaim that it received.
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Re: What are you reading? (February 2010)

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Re: Hunger Games

Just finished it. It is crazy that the book is considered "YA", other than the simplistic writing style there is no reason at all that this book should be for young readers. For any that don't know its basically about a post-American society where the typical evil-oppresive government controls North America and forces under age children to enter a ritualistic tournament every year where they must fight to the death until one child is left standing. The book is loaded with children getting killed and at times in gruesome ways.

That said, the book is worth reading but definitely not worth the hype some people shower it with. It basically feels like Battle Royale meets Naruto. The characters are paper thin & I had one huge problem that really kept me from getting into the book. The book is fun though & I'll likely read the next chapter to see where it goes.
Thanks so much for the response/review. I'm going on vacation this weekend and I pick my reading more carefully than my clothes.
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Re: What are you reading? (February 2010)

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Re: What are you reading? (February 2010)

Originally Posted by Sessa17
Re: Hunger Games

Just finished it. It is crazy that the book is considered "YA", other than the simplistic writing style there is no reason at all that this book should be for young readers. For any that don't know its basically about a post-American society where the typical evil-oppresive government controls North America and forces under age children to enter a ritualistic tournament every year where they must fight to the death until one child is left standing. The book is loaded with children getting killed and at times in gruesome ways.

That said, the book is worth reading but definitely not worth the hype some people shower it with. It basically feels like Battle Royale meets Naruto. The characters are paper thin & I had one huge problem that really kept me from getting into the book. The book is fun though & I'll likely read the next chapter to see where it goes.
I think a good amount of teenagers could handle that. I read Clockwork Orange in high school on my own. I don't think that messed me up.
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I read Clockwork Orange in high school on my own. I don't think that messed me up.
Might I suggest this as your next signature?
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Re: What are you reading? (February 2010)

Book # 7
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Re: What are you reading? (February 2010)

Getting ready to start Horns by Joe Hill.

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Book # 7
Arguably my favorite installment in the Bosch series -- enjoy!
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Getting ready to start Horns by Joe Hill.

Am curious to know how this is -- be sure to let us know!
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