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Old November 24th, 2002, 12:51 PM   #196
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Hi ((((BookLovers)))) LTNS

I am reading a novel translated to English called "Balzac and The Little Seamstress," which takes place during the Chinese cultural revolution and is the story of two boys who are relocated to a remote mountain village for the "re-education." I like it because it is about what the thirst for books/truth will drive people to do.

When I finish this, I will begin "Still Life With Rice," a novel by a Korean American writer, which is the story of her Korean grandmother.

What are you all reading?
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Old November 24th, 2002, 04:30 PM   #197
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In between writing and, um, writing, I'm reading a short YA novel called "Freewill" by Chris Lynch. It's wonderful.

I picked it up at Borders last Wednesday...never heard of this guy before. It's just a little disconcerting because, once I started it, I felt like I had written it. LOL
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Old December 3rd, 2002, 03:13 PM   #198
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I'm looking for some new material to read once finals are over, lol. Any suggestions? I'd like a bit of humor
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Old December 3rd, 2002, 03:29 PM   #199
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Have you read "A Year in Provence" by Peter Mayle?
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Old December 4th, 2002, 11:42 PM   #200
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That Peter Mayle had a chance and he blew it. I told him he should write "A Year in the North Pole" but the little sap opted for Provence! What a wimp.
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Old December 8th, 2002, 12:35 PM   #201
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If you like mystery, cats and giggles Lillian Jackson Braun writes "The Cat Who..." series. Each book is The Cat Who (does something) and each book is a continuation of the one before, just new mysteries. My mom got me sucked into these books and now I'm working on my mother-in-law.
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Old December 24th, 2002, 07:54 PM   #202
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I finished a book called "The Devil's Larder," a collection of small, often delightfully bizarre pieces on food, by Jim Crace. I loved it. Now, I am reading Anne Lamott's "Blue Shoe," a gift from a friend.

I wish all the readers a Merry Christmas and lots of books for gifts.
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Old January 4th, 2003, 11:05 PM   #203
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"Blue Shoe" was slow and finally went no where. Alas. But now I am reading Jos? Saramago's "Blindness," a Nobel Prize winner, hard, scary, a parable for illness and fear in society. Saramago is Portuguese.
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Old January 5th, 2003, 01:15 AM   #204
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My first book of the New Year was Verbena by Nanci Kincaid. I loved this story. I recommend it.
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Old January 13th, 2003, 09:38 AM   #205
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Now I am reading Carl Hiaasen's "Basket Case"
I love his irreverent sense of humor and stories of South Florida whacky characters.

The text book for my Feminine Psychology class is a good read also, entitled Our Voices, it covers a little bit of everything women - from history to contemporary society and morality. This is one of the few textbooks I have ever enjoyed reading for pleasure as well as knowledge (besides my English Lit books Lou).
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Old January 22nd, 2003, 01:59 PM   #206
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Currently I'm trying to get into Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. I really enjoyed the movie, and I had thought I'd like to read the book. My problem has been the old fashion writing style. I guess I'm not edumacated enough to understand everything she says.
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Old January 22nd, 2003, 03:49 PM   #207
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A picture paints a thousand words, Cinderellen, but it's two dimensional! Hope you hang in there. I had to study Jane Austin in school, so I can never enjoy her now!!
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Old April 16th, 2003, 02:06 AM   #208
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Hi everyone:
Have you thought about to keep a your own journal? You can record reflections from your own creative experiences you have had or anything you have learned from maybe news, television, books or the experiences of others. It is fun and a good way to keep creativity in your mind.
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Old April 16th, 2003, 01:04 PM   #209
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I've tried journaling in the past sun, but I'm not terribly disciplined at it. I understand it's a good way to help orgaize your thoughts and know yourself better.

I just picked up We Were the Mulvaneys By Joyce Carol Oates. I'm only a few pages in, but it starts well. I'm not terribly fond of books that you have to fight to get interested in. This one is good in that department. I'll try to let you know how it turns out. Have any of you all read this book or one by the author before?
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Old April 16th, 2003, 01:10 PM   #210
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I've read a lot of Joyce Carol Oates in the past, but not lately.
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