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zendao42



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Read the sample of Annoying: The Science of What Bugs Us & had to add the whole thing-
it even has a formula for being annoying so how could I resist? Twisted Evil

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Watching The Wheels



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"This is a Book" by Demetri Martin
Demetri Martin is a genius. Like, literally. The book contains a 500-word (WORD!) Palindrome. A collection of one liners, poems, plays, short stories, and an entire Crossword Puzzle filled in with 'A's. Not always as funny as his stand-up, but disturbingly clever.

"Wise Man's Fear" by Patrick Rothruss
An entertaining, if slightly uneven, follow-up to "Name of the Wind."
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Keyser Soze



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finished up Six Bad Things by Charlie Huston and started A Dangerous Man by Charlie Huston.
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Keyser Soze



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finished the "Hank Thompson" trilogy by Charlie Huston. Talk about a character that can't stop stepping in poop.

Just started Savage Season by Joe R Lansdale. My first "Hap and Leonard" book.
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Just read "Doc", by Maria Doria Russell. On to "Dead Town" by Dean Koontz.
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zendao42



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From the library:

DREADFULLY EVER AFTER- STEVE HOCKENSMITH- PPZ sequel!
BAD SCIENCE- BEN GOLDACRE- check it out: http://www.badscience.net/
THE PHILOSOPHY BOOK- big, heavy, extensive & still working on it
THE PALE KING- DAVID FOSTER WALLACE- wanna see if it deserves the hype
BOOK LUST- NANCY PEARL- list of books to read & reasons why
TALES FROM MARGARITAVILLE- JIMMY BUFFETT- running behind the project
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FUTURE- MICHAEL J. FOX- short bio


Added to Nook:
Pornucopia [Pornucopia Book 1]- Piers Anthony
The Magic Fart [Pornucopia Book 2]- Piers Anthony
Tao Te Ching- Lao Tzu
The Loving Dead- Amelia Beamer
The Zombies of Lake Woebegotten- Harrison Geillor
The Disappearing Spoon- Sam Kean
The Stupidest Angel (v2.0)- AG

Among others, plus a Nook Word of the Day app-
yesterday's word was leery... Wink

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Keyser Soze



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Mucho Mojo-Joe R. Lansdale
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"Stolen" (sequel to "Bitten") - Kelley Armstrong
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Watching The Wheels



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The Hunger Games - Collins
YA book about a dystopian society whose evil central government forces its 12 districts to "pay tribute" every year by selecting two kids (one boy, one girl) to participate in the "Hunger Games" -- a televised 24-kid battle to the death. It's a great book if you enjoy children not being alive.

Actually it's an okay book, despite some seemingly glaring plot holes, for the first two parts. Then it takes a hard left into Twilight (or at least what I imagine Twilight to be like) territory with angsty teen romance and crazy f-ed wolverine-like bi-peds with razor sharp claws.


Currently Reading:
Pillars of the Earth - Follett (finally!)

This has been on my to be read pile since 2008 after a very strong recommendation from a coworker. Finally opened a tattered copy I picked up at a library sale a month ago. Love, love, love this book so far.
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Just finished Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins. Excellent! Probably my favorite of his I've read so far.
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Sean wrote:
...Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins. Excellent! Probably my favorite of his I've read so far.

My sentiments, exactly!
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highbrow/lowbrow

Finished The Quiet Girl by Peter Hoeg and ... what the hell was all that about?

reading The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan - basically harry potter with roman gods. Entertaining.

and Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson - very good so far.

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Wonko wrote:
Sean wrote:
...Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins. Excellent! Probably my favorite of his I've read so far.

My sentiments, exactly!


Here are my thoughts on it. http://manly-but-bookish.blogspot.com/2011/06/skinny-legs-and-all.html
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I went on vacation last week and read four books. One was okay...Tony Hillerman's Skinwalkers.

One was good, but not one I'd recommend to just anyone....The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Burbery. Very European novel. But a great one to read when you're about to go look at a bunch of Matisses and Picassos.

One was very good and I would recommend it to almost everyone I know...Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin. Sort of a mystery, but not really, in that you know exactly what is going to happen, but a good solid story and well written to boot.

One was fabulous and I will push it on all the readers I know...The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman. It's sort of a novel, but more like a collection of short stories tied together by an English language newspaper published in Rome. The characters are brilliantly written, and every chapter is a perfect little gem. Next to The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver, this is the best book I've read this year.
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Erik Larson's "In the Garden of Beasts". This guy is probably my favorite non-fiction author. He writes about historical events in such a way it's easy to forget you're reading history. This is only his fourth book (I've read two of the others) and each one is equally awesome.
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