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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Starting Schwartz "The Numbers Game"

    Finishing "A Whole New Ball Game"

    I'd like to read a novel but nothing I have appeals to me right now. Might call for a trip to the bookstore this weekend.

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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro
    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon.

    really liked that. 'wonder boys' by chabon is great too.
    "Summerland" by Chabon is one of my favorite books I've read in the last year. (The baseball theme and metaphors just sucked me in!)

    Has anyone read Joyce Carol Oates' "The Tattooed Girl"? I almost picked it up the other day, then bought a CD instead.

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    Re: What are you reading now?

    I just finished (and not to toot my own horn, but in 2 days) "Faithful" by Stewart O'Nan and Stephen King. Of course, I am a diehard "other" Red fan-- not the Nation, or I wouldn't be at this site--but this book was incredibly well-written, and hell, who aside from the Yankee fans can't connect with the drama of this story? True enough, it gave me chills.

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    [QUOTE=RosieRed]"Summerland" by Chabon is one of my favorite books I've read in the last year. (The baseball theme and metaphors just sucked me in!)

    good to know. it's been sitting on my nightstand for a while waiting for some warm weather.
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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Quote Originally Posted by RosieRed
    I am (finally) almost finished with Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel. Only about 30 pages left.
    How did you like it? I've been looking at that book for years on the shelf, always thinking about getting it but never making the final purchase.

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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Quote Originally Posted by SandyD
    Starting Schwartz "The Numbers Game"
    That's another one on my "To Read" list, let me know how you like it.

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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcclain19
    That's another one on my "To Read" list, let me know how you like it.

    Actually, I think there are a few on here who have already read that one, so I doubt you have to wait for my review.

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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro
    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon.
    That's one of my favorite books. Michael Chabon is great.
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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcclain19
    That's another one on my "To Read" list, let me know how you like it.
    I really liked it, Alan has a natural style that doesn't come off as too academic or awash in awe. Godd history piece, you'd like it Josh.

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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    I really liked it, Alan has a natural style that doesn't come off as too academic or awash in awe. Godd history piece, you'd like it Josh.
    Good call Sandy.

    Thanks, I love Schwartz columns in BA, so I bought the book, but I haven't read it yet. I'll make sure to lug it on my vacation next week. Thanks for the tip.

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    Re: What are you reading now?

    A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. I couldn't quite describe the book so I got this from Amazon:

    "This book is quite simply a comic masterpiece, a novel brimming with original characters, absurd situations, and at its heart a blustery, vulnerable mama's boy named Ignatius J. Reilly. He is one of the most startlingly original characters in modern fiction, and his efforts at hitting the job market after his mother smashes their car will leave you in stitches.

    A word on the history of the novel is worth mentioning here. The author, John Kennedy Toole, committed suicide in 1969, and his mother found the hand-written manuscript in her son's papers. She brought them to a publisher, who dreaded having to read even a portion of the work and to notify Toole's mother that it stunk. Instead, he was blown away by Toole's draft, and the rest is history. The novel earned him a posthumous Pulitzer Prize in 1981, and it is universally hailed by critics."

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    I've read A Confederacy Of Dunces several times over the years. Good book.
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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetstop
    I've read A Confederacy Of Dunces several times over the years. Good book.
    My wife read it for her other book club and said "you would really like this book, read it". I'm not sure if that was a good thing or not.

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    Re: What are you reading now?

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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Also read "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson. If you want to know about, well, *everything*, read this book.

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