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Been rreading a lot of poetry lately: Poe, Bukowski, Nye, Rumi.

 

Re-visiting two books:

Founding Brothers, Joseph Ellis. In-depth take on Revolutionary kingpins Washington, Hamilton/Burr, Franklin, Burr, Adams, and Madison. Colorful writing and very well-researched.

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A New Earth, Ekhardt Tolle. This book gets panned often in book threads for being New Age blow-it-up-your ass stuff, yet I've always found it to be a decent read with some neat parables and lessons and things to, at least, consider. It's not ground-breaking in a philosophical or psychological manner but it puts a new perspective on an old concept. I've gone back to it several times and lways take something new to consider from it.

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I was hoping to get in on an Infinite Jest reading group like they did last year at the infinite summer site. Looks like they just did 2666 as well. Anyways, some cool stuff at this site but probably some spoilers. Maybe we should have our own Infinite Jest reading.

 

 

Infinite Summer

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I hardly ever read, but just recently caught the book bug and I've compiled a short list of books that sounded interesting.

 

 

Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut

 

What is What - The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng - Dave Eggers

 

The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

Bang the Drum Slowly - Mark Harris

 

The Labyrinth of Solitude - Octavio Paz

 

In Watermelon Sugar - Richard Brautigan

 

Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett

 

Babbitt - Sinclair Lewis

 

The Handmaid's Tale- Margaret Atwood

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i'm looking for some good book recommendations.

 

i love vonnegut, tom robbins and christopher moore.

 

lately i've read cannery row-steinbeck, high fidelity-hornby and survivor-chuck p.

 

i'm looking for books about people trying to find themselves, or something of the sort, but am open to any that would fit with the group i mentioned

 

thanks!

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Excellent toilet reading. Yeah, it's a bit lurid and voyeuristic, but that doesn't mean that it's not a good read. I like her writing style, too: very self-effacing and wry; perfect for somebody with her background. I am enjoying this more than I probably should.

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I hardly ever read, but just recently caught the book bug and I've compiled a short list of books that sounded interesting.

 

 

Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut

 

 

I just finished that, and I loved it. It was not at all like I expected it to be, and a very entertaining read!

 

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