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Posted 07 May 2017 - 05:30 PM

The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood.  incredibly terrific and so far ahead of its time.

following up on Kat's suggestions: I thought Salvage the Bones was very good and very well executed as a derivative of Faulkner.  I found Truth and Beauty to be very painful. it could have been edited a bit - so much of the same misery over and over. 

 

next up is Atwood's Surfacing. 



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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:33 AM

God Hates Us All - Hank Moody :lol: :P :lol:

 

 

Bucky F*cking Dent - David Duchovny

 

Beale Street - Where the Blues Began - George W. Lee



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:34 PM

Once in a Great City A Detroit Story

 

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:24 AM

Surfacing by Atwood did not disappoint.  she's a literary champ.

 

finally reading M Train by Patti Smith. great reading year for me so far!



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:14 PM

I've been reading a lot of Steinbeck these last couple years.  I'm currently on his nonfiction work "America and Americans" and will promptly move onto "A Russian Journal"



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Posted 25 June 2017 - 06:36 AM

Surfacing by Atwood did not disappoint.  she's a literary champ.
 
finally reading M Train by Patti Smith. great reading year for me so far!

 

 

Me too! So far that is. I'd love to hear what you think of M Train. I think she's brilliant.



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Posted 25 June 2017 - 11:44 AM

Me too! So far that is. I'd love to hear what you think of M Train. I think she's brilliant.

 

she's definitely brilliant! i thought she veered a little too off-track at times, but maybe that's because she's just so much smarter/more creative/more all-knowing than me. B) my to-read list expanded from all the titles she dropped within the book. it was a sad book though - you can really feel her sense of loss.



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 01:00 PM

Yes, it is terribly sad. She has experienced great loss as most of us have or will have by her age. But her loss came at a relatively young age and in consecutive months so that must have been brutal. I cannot imagine. She is by far one of my most favorite writers and I can actually hear her voice through her words. it's like she's speaking to me. Yes, I'm totally weird but I just can't help myself. ;). Have you read Wool Gathering yet?



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Posted 22 July 2017 - 10:01 AM

cherry  by Mary Karr. I stumbled on her through Mary Louise Parker and I'm smitten. She is only a few years older than me and she takes me back to my childhood like no other. In fact, I forgot that English Leather for men had a wooden bottle cap but since she reminded me I can see my brother's cologne bottles scattered on their dressers in their bedroom and I recall the scent of pine :lol:.

 

She's a remarkable story teller and quite the personality in real life. I'm so glad I found her.



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Posted 30 July 2017 - 07:02 AM

Hardy's Tess of the D'Urberbilles



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:54 AM

Johnny Panic and the Bible Of Dreams

 

 

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 08:06 AM

Patti Smith

 

Devotion :wub: :wub: :wub:



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Posted 16 September 2017 - 10:52 AM

I love Devotion.  :) read it in one sitting.

 

I think I'm going to begin Hardy's Jude the Obscure while revisiting Poser, my life in 23 yoga poses written by Claire Dederer. Please don't judge me. :mellow:

 

I'm still reading Mary Louise Parkers Dear Mr. You.  I'm trying to spread it out so it lasts ;) I just love her.



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Posted 23 September 2017 - 07:36 AM

Claire Dederer ~~~~~ laugh out loud funny as hell. She's a 90's Seattle girl and I adore her vibe.



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Posted 07 October 2017 - 12:45 PM

Jude by Hardy is really good.

 

Started the Bhagavad Gita and rented Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

 

All of this started by reading Dederer. I'm terribly intrigued :)



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Posted 01 November 2017 - 09:14 PM

A Gentleman in Moscow. A literary delight so far. 2/3 through.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 02:19 PM

^^^^cool :).  I'm just finishing up

 

The Liars' Club ~~~~ Mary Karr. She is amazing. Can't say enough about her.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:19 PM

The New Jim Crow. i've already learned so much after just chapter 1.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:58 PM

Charlie Louvin's autobiography. Haven't actually touched it in a while, but I'm hoping to get through it all next week since I'll have some time off. Then, Celeste Ng's newest. 






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