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Nov. 26, 2011, 9:42 p.m.
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Just finished:

Holy teenage angst batman.

I want to reread this and a few other books I read in HS/College

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Nov. 27, 2011, 4:48 p.m.
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Just started

My first stephen king novel. Looking forward to it, I hear Stephen king is exceptional.

Nov. 27, 2011, 6:09 p.m.
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I'm around halfway through "A million pieces" by James Frey - great book, I can't put it down.

Dec. 11, 2011, 12:21 p.m.
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Just finished:

An interesting look into the life of an eccentric physicist.

Re-reading:

Great non-fiction adventure novel about life in desolation sound.

Dec. 11, 2011, 4:02 p.m.
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I'm around halfway through "A million pieces" by James Frey - great book, I can't put it down.

Didn't he make a bunch of the content up, to bulk up the story?

Dec. 11, 2011, 5:01 p.m.
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Kever your images don't work

Rum Diaries is what I started to read

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Dec. 12, 2011, 6:45 p.m.
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reading the sushi economy right now

meh

Dec. 12, 2011, 7:05 p.m.
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Almost done Cryptonomicon (what a beast.. and what an amazing read).

Excited to have this on deck:

Dec. 12, 2011, 8:23 p.m.
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Didn't he make a bunch of the content up, to bulk up the story?

Probably, but I treat most things I read as fiction anyways so as long as the writing is good..

Dec. 12, 2011, 9:07 p.m.
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Lots of interesting reading on this list.

just picked up a used copy of dfw's last (unfinished) novel - i didn't even know it had come out yet!

pity the nation goes on hold again!

I read an excerpt and I'm not sure I could bear much more. A novel about a boring man doing a boring job. Even admiring reviewers have called it 'stupefyingly dull'. I also failed to penetrate Infinite Jest - which I own. I'm usually not defeated by fiction but IJ beat me. I may give it another chance during a calm stretch of life if that comes.

I just started this:

I'm not far yet but it seems very interesting. After reading The World Without Us and a couple by Jared Diamond, a little optimism would be nice.

Dec. 12, 2011, 9:56 p.m.
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Probably, but I treat most things I read as fiction anyways so as long as the writing is good..

It's sold millions of copies, and he's made millions. Guess it really doesn't matter, but here's an article.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/celebrity/million-little-lies

Dec. 12, 2011, 10:25 p.m.
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I read an excerpt and I'm not sure I could bear much more. A novel about a boring man doing a boring job. Even admiring reviewers have called it 'stupefyingly dull'. I also failed to penetrate Infinite Jest - which I own. I'm usually not defeated by fiction but IJ beat me. I may give it another chance during a calm stretch of life if that comes.

hmm, start with the short stories? or don't; once you start finding diamonds in those mines you'll go to any lengths ("Stupefyingly dull!") for a hit of dfw's sneaky brilliance. pale horse is almost too fitting as his last offering - because getting through his finished long work isn't difficult enough, let's try reading an unfinished, barely edited patchwork of meditations on boredom that helped drive their author past the brink

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

Dec. 13, 2011, 7:36 a.m.
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http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Red-smuggler-Henri-Monfreid/dp/B0006W3JSM

This book is great is you can find it…

jake has come through for me before, I fully suspect he is just trying to find all his clothes and finishing up breakfast

Dec. 13, 2011, 10:46 a.m.
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I'm a few pages into "Kiss or Kill - confessions of a serial climber" by Mark Twight. Amazon.ca link here.

"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer

Dec. 13, 2011, 5:17 p.m.
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Anybody read this? Thoughts?

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