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Old 08-09-2009, 08:52 PM   #1
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What books have you read recently?

Would you recommend that book to others?

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http://www.amazon.com/Soldiers-Reason-Corporation-American-Empire/dp/0156033445/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249865441&sr=8-1
Strongly recommend.
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Reading this for the 2nd time now.

Also have the audio book version for when i am in the kitchen.

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Currently reading this:

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Time-Wore-Dress/dp/1573226963/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1249868692&sr=8-1
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Reading this for the 2nd time now.

Also have the audio book version for when i am in the kitchen.

Good you reminded me to take a look at that at the bookstore. That does look interesting, even from the opposite side of the aisle....
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Ratio by Michael Ruhlman - recommended if you want to know stuff

Litany of the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe - recommended if you like the genre or if you have enjoyed his other crap

Good News by Edward Abbey - recommended. short. still relevant after all these years.
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Hmmm

Just finished Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
Still Reading Angels and Demons
have another book from the library called The Bug Funeral, don't know how it is yet.
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My dad grew up in a small town in Illinois. This book was written by a friend of his aunt (my great aunt is mentioned in the book), and it's a memoir of what it was like living in a small town at the turn of the century. Through the author's eyes I can get a picture of what life was like for my late grandmother as well.
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Just finished Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
Still Reading Angels and Demons
have another book from the library called The Bug Funeral, don't know how it is yet.
I <3 Terry Pratchett!
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My dad grew up in a small town in Illinois. This book was written by a friend of his aunt (my great aunt is mentioned in the book), and it's a memoir of what it was like living in a small town at the turn of the century. Through the author's eyes I can get a picture of what life was like for my late grandmother as well.
Holy shit. I've been to a small town in IL. Not at the turn, though. It smelled funny.
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That's not a book, it's a family planning pamphlet.
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Holy shit. I've been to a small town in IL. Not at the turn, though. It smelled funny.
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Once again I see that I have misread the OP.

I have recently re-read: The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, by Terry Pratchett and I recommend it.
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I just finished this (bad) mystery series about a cookie shop owner who solves crime, but each book came with a buttload of recipes tied to the plot, so I read them voraciously Think I'm going to go back to reading all of Austen for the rest of the summer.

http://www.amazon.com/Mansfield-Northanger-Persuasion-Sensibility-ILLUSTRATED-ebook/dp/B0014U4X3U/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1250096089&sr=8-7
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I'm almost done with this western type book.


http://www.amazon.com/Big-Sky-B-Guthrie-Jr/dp/0618154639
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Filling in the Terry Pratchett's, currently Soul Music

Riverworld series by Phillip Jose Farmer

Filling in the Christopher Moore books.

HtB (seriously eyeballing the massive shelf of Phillip K. Dick at Chester County Books)
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Just picked up three Terry Pratchetts from the library. I have read two of them (several years ago) and the third is new to me:

Lords & Ladies, Equal Rites and Once more with footnotes.
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I <3 Terry Pratchett!
I'm working on getting her hooked. The problem is I have almost every pratchet book written, its just all disjointed throughout my collection.

Also going to start her on the hitchhikers guide

(Oh and pratchets newest works are also his best, Making Money, and Going Postal, as well as Night Watch and Thud!
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I never remember any of his stuff. I remember thinking well of them while I read them, but couldn't tell you what they were about.
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http://www.amazon.com/Waiter-Rant-Thanks-Tip-Confessions-Cynical/dp/0061256684
Phoe and I are kind of passing this one back and forth. Another blog-that-became-a-book deal, it's pretty funny in some parts, pretty unbelievable in other parts.
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The guy is a prick. It's always good to explain away your shortcomings and asshole behavior as the product of the environment.

That said, there are funny bits along with the ridiculous over the top BS.

However, any claims this would be "Kitchen Confidential" for the server set is just absurd.
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I'm working on getting her hooked. The problem is I have almost every pratchet book written, its just all disjointed throughout my collection.

Also going to start her on the hitchhikers guide

(Oh and pratchets newest works are also his best, Making Money, and Going Postal, as well as Night Watch and Thud!

I loved all of these.

@Gabe. I have a similar problem. I cannot remember the fine details of books after I have read them...I do fine knowing what they are about and such, but I think I am too impatient and read too fast to retain all the miniscule bits. I suppose this is why I enjoy rereading books.


I have one that a really good friend gave me (among other books) when she & her family moved to New Zealand.

The Serpent Garden


I loved that one so much that I have reread it twice in the year & a half since she gave it to me (I will reread my books when I am out of fresh library ones), and have since read and enjoyed others by the same author and liked those as well.

My reading taste is as eclectic as my music, so I rarely stick to any one genre.
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We've been reading the Flashman series by George MacDonald Fraser. They are about Harry Flashman (the bully of Tom Brown's School Days) as he goes from (and is occasionally responsible for) military disaster to military disaster of the 19th Century, often wildly funny, often tragic, too. I read aloud to my husband and have fun trying to do all the voices and accents, even with some success, sometimes.

Separately from that marital endeavor, I've been reading Salman Rushdie's Enchantress of Florence which is a bit like the magical realism of South America transferred to Italy and India. I was intrigued by it when I heard Rushdie interviewed by Terry Gross on "Fresh Air." It is quite wonderful thus far.

I loved Pratchett's Discworld series, as did my husband, laughing aloud often and with happy energy.
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The Serpent Garden sounds fascinating, Circe. I'll look for it in my favorite bookstore or failing that, get it from Amazon. Thank you!
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Also going to start her on the hitchhikers guide

(Oh and pratchets newest works are also his best, Making Money, and Going Postal, as well as Night Watch and Thud!
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I just picked up Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
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I sort of recall liking that.
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I've read that quite a lot of people liked it, some didn't like it, and then there were others that didn't share their opinion. There was even one person who said reading it was blasphemous.
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I'm working through Thud for the .... 4th time now.

Just got done with Night Watch, which is imo Terry Pratchets finest work.
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First, read the Holy Bible, and then this:

Fanny Hill
or, Memoirs of Woman of Pleasure




Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, popularly known as Fanny Hill, is a novel by John Cleland.
Written in 1748 while the author was in debtor's prison in London, it is considered the first modern "erotic novel" in English, and has become a byword for the battle of censorship of erotica.

Read it for free here http://fiction.eserver.org/novels/fanny_hill/01.html

Learn about the history of the book and how it was censored by government here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanny_Hill
The novel was published in two installments, on November 21, 1748 and February of 1749, respectively. Initially, there was no governmental reaction to the novel, and it was only in November 1749, a year after the first installment was published, that Cleland and his publisher were arrested and charged with "corrupting the King's subjects." In court, Cleland renounced the novel and it was officially withdrawn. However, as the book became popular, pirate editions appeared. In particular, an episode was interpolated into the book depicting homosexuality between men, which Fanny observes through a chink in the wall. Cleland published an expurgated version of the book in March 1750, but was nevertheless prosecuted for that, too, although the charges were subsequently dropped. Some historians, such as J. H. Plumb, have hypothesised that the prosecution was actually caused by the pirate edition containing the "sodomy" scene.
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That is an excellent, fun read. They write amazingly as a team.
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First, read the Holy Bible, and then this:

Fanny Hill
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Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, popularly known as Fanny Hill, is a novel by John Cleland.
Written in 1748 while the author was in debtor's prison in London, it is considered the first modern "erotic novel" in English, and has become a byword for the battle of censorship of erotica.

Read it for free here http://fiction.eserver.org/novels/fanny_hill/01.html

Learn about the history of the book and how it was censored by government here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanny_Hill
The novel was published in two installments, on November 21, 1748 and February of 1749, respectively. Initially, there was no governmental reaction to the novel, and it was only in November 1749, a year after the first installment was published, that Cleland and his publisher were arrested and charged with "corrupting the King's subjects." In court, Cleland renounced the novel and it was officially withdrawn. However, as the book became popular, pirate editions appeared. In particular, an episode was interpolated into the book depicting homosexuality between men, which Fanny observes through a chink in the wall. Cleland published an expurgated version of the book in March 1750, but was nevertheless prosecuted for that, too, although the charges were subsequently dropped. Some historians, such as J. H. Plumb, have hypothesised that the prosecution was actually caused by the pirate edition containing the "sodomy" scene.
This was also well worth the read.
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