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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!  :)

Not yet, but I'd like to.  He is a wonderful writer.  I've just started reading his books recently: Kafka on the Shore and now Norwegian Wood.  The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is next, I think, if I can find it at the library :)

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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi for pleasure.

Did yuo read the introduction by the author?  She basically tells off the readers.  I tried to get into it after that, but only read a couple of chapters because her intro annoyed me.

I truly tried to make a sincere effort to read this book, but couldn't get through the first thirty pages. I don't remember the intro. I just remember that I kind of got bored. I was surprised, because the subject is really interesting to me.

I highly recommend reading Persepolis I/II by Marjane Satrapi. They are both graphic novels written by a Persian woman about her childhood. Highly interesting, entertaining, and an easy read.

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Finished reading Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle.  Really enjoyed it. 

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I love desserts and just bought this book. It caught my eyes because it  has the most beautiful (pictures) vegan desserts, and I am going to try to make vegan tiramisu this weekend.

Love, Eric: Delicious Vegan Macrobiotic Desserts (Paperback)
by Eric Lechasseur (Author)

The other book I am reading: The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness (Hardcover)
by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche (Author), Daniel Goleman (Foreword)

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Finished reading Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle.  Really enjoyed it. 

that one's awesome. i just finished slaughterhouse

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Finished reading Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle.  Really enjoyed it. 

that one's awesome. i just finished slaughterhouse

I picked up Cat's Cradle because the library didn't have Slaughterhouse.  Maybe next time.

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I also just read latest Vonnegut book.  Man w/o Country or something along those lines.  I can't recall the title exactly. 

Also just finished Kite Runner--well written and constructed, but the 7 year old suicide attempt was a bit of a stretch.

Now 1/2 way through god Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens.  Much easier read than God Delusion--that was really laborious.  GD was just what I needed to realize that I am far stupider than I been deluding myself.

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Best's Terrorists or Freedom Fighters? and The Return of Superman  ::)

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I also just read latest Vonnegut book.  Man w/o Country or something along those lines.  I can't recall the title exactly. 

Also just finished Kite Runner--well written and constructed, but the 7 year old suicide attempt was a bit of a stretch.

Now 1/2 way through god Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens.  Much easier read than God Delusion--that was really laborious.  GD was just what I needed to realize that I am far stupider than I been deluding myself.

I loved The Kite Runner. Being the bookaholic that I've publicly admitted to be, I've just bought Khaled Hosseini's newest novel A Thousand Splendid Suns. The reviews say it's just as good as The Kite Runner. I have a really good suggestion for people who read a lot. Start a reading journal. It helps you to keep track of what you've read and if you read a lot like I do you sometimes forget you've read something and start reading it again! A reading journal helps you to remember what you've read. I put a date when I start and write something about where I heard about the book or how I found out about it. Then when I finish I date it and tell how I felt about it and tell a bit about the story so I'll remember it.

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I love that so many people read Vonnegut!  I've read all his books, I've loved him since I was like 14.  I was so gloomy when he died.  :'(

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Mercy, what I wouldn't give for something new to read--in any language, but English particularly! I told one of my students to bring me a Spanish novel that *isn't* a translation of an English one.
"Me, poor man! My library was dukedom large enough."--The Tempest
What I wouldn't give to have the British Institute library back. Sigh.

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Animals and Man: A State of Blessedness by Joanne Stefanatos DVM

Dr. Stefanatos runs an Animal Sanctuary for abandoned, abused and handicapped lions and also runs a Veterinary Hospital.

She wrote this book about the lives of several Christian Saints who had special or miraculous relationships with animals. The first part of the book is a summary of Orthodox Christian Theology about the proper relationship of humans and animals.

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A Medicine For Melancholy by Ray Bradbury.  his short story books are always the perfect start to my summer.

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Ohhh Lime Green, that book is so cool! I have used that particular story as a sermon illustration, though I did have to do a bit of polite tap-dancing vis a vis the end, as it is evident she most likely slept with the mysterious troubadour... ;D

A few weeks ago BBC Radio 4 did a dramatized "adaptation" of his story "The Veldt" which I thought was pretty unnecessary (their addments, I mean). He can give me the shudders without any help, thank you!  ;)

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The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood. 

Very intriguing format: an elderly woman is looking back at her life and her relationship with her younger sister; her memories are interrupted by excerpts from her sister's novel, which themselves are interrupted by a tale told by one lover to another.  I'm about halfway done with it, and I can't wait to find out what happens next!  Anyone else read this one?

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Sorry, I didn't go through all of the posts but everyone seems to be reading some really cool books and I'll have to go through it all and write down some of the ones I might be interested in. So fun, I love posts like this.

Currently, I'm reading Rant, Chuck Palaniuk's latest book and I gotta say, I'm not really down with it...but I'm sticking out in the hopes that it'll get better.

I just finished Diary of a Blue Eyed Devil: My Life and Times in a Racist Imperialist Society by Inga Muscio (who also wrote Cunt: A Declaration of Independence) both are wonderful books and I would highly highly recommend them, especially for many on this site.

Happy reading!!
Lenorre

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Also, vaguely reading Looking For Alaska by John Green. I already know how it ends, so I'm not really into it. It's a YA/Teen book, which is a change for me. I'm usually reading those classics, like George Sand and Oscar Wilde.

I read this awhile back.  I am obsessed with Alaska, and I really liked it for an easy read.  Enjoy! :)

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Now I'm reading Crazy Cock by Henry Miller, only because the library didn't have either Tropic of Cancer or Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five.  I'm having a really hard time getting into this book, though the story is interesting. 

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I just finished Alice in Wonderland (lol), and I just started Big Fish today.  :D

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Lolita by Vladimir something is what I'm about to start either today or tomorrow. The plot sounds extremely intriguing. Anyone know if it's a good read?

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov is a masterwork. This literary genius weaves in poetic descriptions, dark humor and exquisite wordplay to take us into the mind of pedophile Humbert Humbert and his obsession with the sexually precocious Lolita. I highly recommend it.

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