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NVR - What are you reading right now? (Fiction or non-fiction)

I'm reading 'Raising Vegan Children in a Non-vegan World' by Erin Pavlina.
I'm curious what everyone else has their nose in at the moment!  :)

I'm almost finished with A tree grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.  I have really enjoyed it and would definitely recommended it.  It was written in the 1940s and is about a poor family in Brooklyn.

That is one of my favorite books ever! I read it in high school. It's just such an enjoyable read and I love "coming of age" types of books  ::)

Me too, I also loved the Diary of Anne Frank for that reason!

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So.  I'm broke.  I made a shopping list and stuck with it.  Why?  Cause I'm broke.  ...And then I walk past the books at my health food store.  ::)

I picked up John Robbins' Diet for a New America and The Food Revolution.  I haven't read anything by him, but he's been recommended on a lot of different threads.  I'm going to start with Diet for a New America.

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Right now:
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (LOVE it)

I love Haruki Murakami!  Have you read The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle?  That's my fave so far.

I was flipping through this thread and saw you mention this author. Last night I began After Dark... oddly gripping, kind of real and surreal. I'm leaving the next session for tonight... going by the title and the story, it seems to want to be read after dark.  ::)  ;D  (I'd never heard of Haruki Murakami before; I picked up the book at random from the 'recent returns' shelf.)

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I picked up John Robbins' Diet for a New America and The Food Revolution.  I haven't read anything by him, but he's been recommended on a lot of different threads.  I'm going to start with Diet for a New America.

I picked up an old copy of Diet for a New America at a book sale for 75 cents! I'm almost done it now... very good read. very, very good.

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I'm reading "PopCo" by Scarlett Thomas. I just finished "Everything is Illuminated" by Jonathan Safran Foer. I am reading "Pythagoras' Trousers" on the side, and after that I'm reading "The Universe Nextdoor".

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I just finished "Everything is Illuminated" by Jonathan Safran Foer.

I feel kind of lame stating this on a book thread, but I saw that movie.  I heard the book is better (when aren't books better?).

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The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle

If you like to read you should try http://www.bookcrossing.com/ . You can trade and find out where people have left their used books for you to pick up and read. It's members are world wide. It's great. That's how I got the book I'm reading now.

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Oh, and I'm also part-timing Adam's Curse by Bryan Sykes, and For The Love Of A Child by Betty Mahmoody; her second book (which I picked up for a dollar among the library's cancelled books). Now I wanna read her first one. And watch the movie again.

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i'm reading a book called c*nt by inga muscio... it's pretty good so far.

ummm... this site censors cunt

it is c u n t w/o spaces.... that is inconvenient.

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"Pawn Of Prophecy" by David Eddings. Yeah, I'm walking into acres upon acres of mefiocre fantasy writing here, I know.

I'm keeping it balanced out with a collection of Monster themed short stories, and another out loud reading of The Hobbit.

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I'm reading the 'Abstinence Teacher' by Tom Perotta. He also wrote 'Little Children' and 'Election'-both of which I loved!

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The other day I was listening to Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcast (yup, I'm one of *those* people) and he mentioned something about how Einstein proved that time doesn't exist and that everything that has happening, is happening, and will happen all are happening at the same instant.  So, under that rationale, time travel is completely logical.  And that Nostradammus' may have just found a way to tap into those future events happening at the same time to make his predictions...I really wish I understood math at times like this...

ANYWAYS, that same night I was walking around B&N looking for some gift ideas to go order used online (I'm cheap like that).  And one book caught my attention out of no where.  That book was, A World Without Time- The Forgotten Legacy of Godel and Einstein!!  I bought it and it turns out to be about just about the exact same thing I listened to that morning.  I'm almost done with it, and was pretty entertaining.  Just another one of those creepy life coincidences.....

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That book was, A World Without Time- The Forgotten Legacy of Godel and Einstein!!  I bought it and it turns out to be about just about the exact same thing I listened to that morning.  I'm almost done with it, and was pretty entertaining.  Just another one of those creepy life coincidences.....

  That looks good. I just put it on my "to read" list. Thanks for the tip.

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I see it's been quiet here for a week or so.  Hopefully, you all got beaucoup des livres for Christmas (or Hanukkah or Festivus or Kwanzaa or Winter Solstice).  I know I did.

Just finished two YA books -- one for soccer fanatics called Keeper and a mystery written by a writer (Peter Abrahams) who's written a lot of books for adults.  It's called Down the Rabbit Hole and it holds up for adult readers as well as kids.  The protagonist is an 8th-grade girl who is a big fan of (guess who?) Sherlock Holmes and gets to solve a murder when one occurs in her hometown in Connecticut (yay, Connecticut!).

Also, if you're a classics lover,  you'd enjoy Michael Dirda's Classics for Pleasure, where he gives 2-5 page reviews on his favorite, off-the-beaten-trail classics.  Talk about setting yourself up with a To-Do List for good reading!

Right now I'm reading one of my favorite contemporary "breezy" writers, Tom Perrotta.  It's his latest, The Abstinence Teacher, about a sex ed. high school teacher who falls for the head of a conservative religious group that is out to bring down her course.  Only in America, eh?  If you haven't read Perrotta (Little Children, Joe College, etc.), you owe yourselves!

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Just finished two YA books -- one for soccer fanatics called Keeper and a mystery written by a writer (Peter Abrahams) who's written a lot of books for adults.  It's called Down the Rabbit Hole and it holds up for adult readers as well as kids.  The protagonist is an 8th-grade girl who is a big fan of (guess who?) Sherlock Holmes and gets to solve a murder when one occurs in her hometown in Connecticut (yay, Connecticut!).

I love the Down the Rabbit Hole series! It so fun...have u read the 2nd one new england?

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I finished PopCo (and now want to read all Scarlett Thomas books), 5 people you meet in heaven, and am now reading The Universe Nextdoo. I've also been watching a crazy amount of movies (considering I hadn't watched one since August I believe). I watched Amelie, Pan's Labyrinth, Waking Life, Oceans 12, Nausicaa, and I think something else that I can't remember.

humboldt_honey -- I haven't seen the movie to Everything Is Illuminated, and didn't even know there was one. While I was reading I was actually wondering what the movie would look like if they made one (I wonder that about a lot of books for some reason).

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Waking Life

one of my favorites

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I just started reading 'welcome to the monkey house' by vonnegut

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Freakonomics by Levitt and Dubner

I love Vonnegut, he's my favorite

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The other day I was listening to Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcast (yup, I'm one of *those* people) and he mentioned something about how Einstein proved that time doesn't exist and that everything that has happening, is happening, and will happen all are happening at the same instant.  So, under that rationale, time travel is completely logical.  And that Nostradammus' may have just found a way to tap into those future events happening at the same time to make his predictions...I really wish I understood math at times like this...

ANYWAYS, that same night I was walking around B&N looking for some gift ideas to go order used online (I'm cheap like that).  And one book caught my attention out of no where.  That book was, A World Without Time- The Forgotten Legacy of Godel and Einstein!!  I bought it and it turns out to be about just about the exact same thing I listened to that morning.  I'm almost done with it, and was pretty entertaining.  Just another one of those creepy life coincidences.....

you should check out this book called "einstein's dreams" by alan lightman. its  a good one.
he has also written some novels, which sort of put einsteins theories into the real world, b/c "einsteins dream" can get kinda abstract....

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