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    What is everyone reading? I'm looking for recommendations for my vacation in a few weeks.

    I'm currently reading three books.

    1. Very slowly working my way through "Don Quixote", which I'm enjoying but is a daunting task since it's so long and I'm a slowish reader.

    2. Howard Norman's recent book "What is Left the Daughter", which is just ok considering how much I love some of his earlier books. He's my favorite author and "The Bird Artist" and "Northern Lights" are masterpieces I recommend to everyone.

    3. "Catching Fire" from the "Hunger Games" series by Suzanne Collins. The final book "Mockinjay" just came out and I keep seeing people reading it on the train and posting about it on Facebook. I have to catch up fast before I see a spoiler! This young adult series is a really great and a gripping story. Anyone else here reading it?

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    I love to read.

    Currently reading "Salem's Lot" by Stephen King.

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    I'm reading Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.
    I bought it 4 years ago and forgot all about it until I saw an advertisement for the movie LOL so I started reading it and so far it's pretty good.

    I'm also reading Blindness by Jose Saramago but it is sort of dragging for me right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melissa W View Post

    I'm also reading Blindness by Jose Saramago but it is sort of dragging for me right now.
    I read it a while back. Rather dragging, yes. Run-on sentences, page-long paragraphs, not a writing style I enjoy. A tad too graphic, as well.

    I like Ishiguro. Did you read "The Remains of the Day"?
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    Hi Auburn,
    I like Ishiguro too and I did read The Remains of the Day and just loved it!

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    I am currently reading "Inherent Vice", by Thomas Pynchon. I picked it up last weekend after spending much of the summer struggling to stay awake through Joseph Campbell's "The Hero With A Thousand Faces". (I also suffer from nerd-envy).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stphn View Post
    I am currently reading "Inherent Vice", by Thomas Pynchon. I picked it up last weekend after spending much of the summer struggling to stay awake through Joseph Campbell's "The Hero With A Thousand Faces". (I also suffer from nerd-envy).
    Oy! Pynchon.

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    The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell,
    Nickle and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich,
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    Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

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    I don't read as much as I should, it's very relaxing. Enjoy books like The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, was good for a bit of clarity and positivity. Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods was a good laugh. Some of his other titles also entertaining.

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    Katherine Boos, Behind the Beautiful Forevers. 2011 Pulitzer Prize
    I think. The Last Light Breaking, Nick Jans. Hope Against Darkness,
    Richard Rhor. These are all nonfiction. Katherine Boos goes into a
    Slum in India and lives for several years and re accounts real
    Conversations and daily life of people there. Stunning. Nick Jans
    Takes you to Alaska and life of what remains of Eskimos there. Richard
    Rhor, Franciscan priest, controversial and spiritual.
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