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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!  :)

can anyone tell me if "Freakonomics" is a worth-while read?

i'm sorry if someone has said something about it in the threat before, i just don't have the patience to browse thru 20 pages of replies.... im gonna be needing something to read in a day or two and can't find any fiction to read right now (i guess i could always go look at all the unread stuff on my bookshelf)

I really enjoyed Freakonomics. You should easily be able to read it in a day or two. I finished most of it over two train journeys. If you want a sampler of the sort of stuff in the book, check out the NY Times  blog - http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com

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I've really been in a reading mode the past few weeks.  I just finished reading "Infinite Jest" for the third time (DFW  :'().  Finishing "Gravity's Rainbow" by Thomas Pynchon, which has forced me to finally recognize the fact that for one reason or another I have a lot of difficulty reading his novels, they're not bad, just laborous.  And I have just started reading Roberto Bolano's "2666", which thus far is as good as all the reviews praised it to be.

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Just finished The Happiest Baby on the Block. It's a wonderful method of calming newborns when they're fussy.

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I'm currently reading Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. It was written in the 14th century, pretty  neat.....

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I'm currently reading Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. It was written in the 14th century, pretty  neat.....
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Good story. I remember those days. I had to read it and Chaucer and then I also had to learn how to read and speak Middle English. Tolkien's translation is supposed to be one of the best and most interesting.

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I'm currently reading Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. It was written in the 14th century, pretty  neat.....

Good story. I remember those days. I had to read it and Chaucer and then I also had to learn how to read and speak Middle English. Tolkien's translation is supposed to be one of the best and most interesting.

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Yeah we had to do the whole Chaucer thing in high school and learn the first 18 verses of Canterbury Tales....Whan that Aprill with its shores sote... something like that.

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Yeah we had to do the whole Chaucer thing in high school and learn the first 18 verses of Canterbury Tales....Whan that Aprill with its shores sote... something like that.

We had to do that too in like 11th or 12th grade, and my husband still remembers ALL of it (about 7 years later..).  :o

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Yeah it's wierd how that stuff sticks, i had to learn it about 5 or 6 years ago myself. Thanks a lot Mrs. Sargent at THS.  :>

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I am on some kind of financial type of kick.
Reading Millionaire Next Door starting tomorrow morning.
Only other book I have in the house I did not read yet is a true crime book by Ann Rule.
Been searching for new books to read cause these two will be done by Thanksgiving.

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Did not mean to make a double post.
I just saw Vegan a Go Go flash on the left  sidebar.
Someone gave me that book love it and keep it in my bag I carry with me everywhere.

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I'm currently reading Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. It was written in the 14th century, pretty  neat.....

That and the original Beowulf are two of my favourites. Poor Gawain with his love/hate relationship for Arthur...he loves his uncle and respects him as High King, but deep down he knows his own mother should have been queen (Arthur is, after all, a bastard gotten by magical help) and that then he would be heir apparent.

Gawain sort of reminds me of St. Peter in the Gospels--he means extremely well but tends to act before thinking.

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Just finished up Poe's Ligeia and The Purloined Letter

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I'm reading Beloved by Toni Morrison for my African American Women Novelists class.

And with all this hype about the Twilight series, I've been thinking about giving them a read. To be honest, I'm really curious what the fuss is all about. It would make for an interesting study - what causes girls to go crazy over just a book? It's like Beattlemania, it's insane. And I've heard some negative comments about the portrayal of the heroine, from a feminist standpoint, so I'm curious...

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My friend got me onto the lovely bones, just finished that.  Thinking about reading a hunter s thompson book now...not sure yet.

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Do post about Twilight if you do start reading the series...  it seems interesting but kind of pop culture, like really mainstream, like Harry Potter..  is it a television series as well?  I don't watch so just curious

it's not a tv series, just a book series. it's FANTASTIC!!! soooo addicting! it took me a while to actually give up and read it, my sister kept hounding me about reading the twilight series. i read the first 3 books in 2 weeks, then i had to take another 2 weeks for the 4th book to drag it out since i didn't want it to end.

but the series is soooo good. i would recommend it to anyone.

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Currently reading:

The Essential Gandhi
Government in the Future - chomsky
What uncle same Really Wants - chomsky

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I wish Noam Chomsky were president...  :)>>>
lol

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I am in between books
so this morning I was reading a readers digest
Have some new books just have to decide which one I want to read next.

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right now i'm reading "The Annunciation of Francesca Dunn"
i'm only on page 40 but its pretty good and very interesting

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