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What are you reading? (29992 new)
Sep 22, 2009 10:03AM

1218 I'm nearing the middle of Kafka on the Shore. I almost quit reading about 100 pages ago, but I hoped the animal torture was just an important thing that had to happen and kept going.
What are you reading? (29992 new)
Sep 11, 2009 09:11AM

1218 I just finished The Girl Who Played with Fire and can't wait for the third book. I picked up The Friday Night Knitting Club for a quick read (and to get it off my shelf).
Aug 17, 2009 10:49PM

1218 1. Dogzilla
2. Still Life with Woodpecker
3. Harry Potter Series
4. The Phantom Tollbooth
5. Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World
6. East of Eden
7. The Things They Carried
8. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
9. The History of Love A Novel
10. The Sandman Series

Mostly in random order, though Dogzilla is definitely number one.
Whatcha Doin'? (313 new)
Jul 29, 2009 10:20AM

1218 Lori, I'm doing my soft food shopping today for surgery on Friday.

I haven't been nervous since my mouth stopped hurting and I feel like I can put it off now, but I just realized it's the day after tomorrow and I am FREAKING OUT.
I have to go to the dentist today and grovel because I lost my prescriptions (why did they give me the slips two weeks in advance? why didn't I just get them all filled at once? who knows) for I am irresponsible with tiny slips of paper. I think my boyfriend threw them away, actually.

I feel like this should be a fairly simple thing and it's been such ordeal.
Jul 28, 2009 09:38AM

1218 The two that come to mind are Inkheart and The Thirteenth Tale. I gave up on Inkheart, but kept at The Thirteenth Tale because of all the praise it was getting.

House of Leaves: I don't think it was that I didn't like it, I enjoyed a great deal of it, but I remember finishing it and having no idea what had happened.
Whatcha Doin'? (313 new)
Jul 17, 2009 08:46AM

1218 I'm in the wisdom teeth boat as well. I have my consultation on Monday and surgery scheduled for the 31st. I feel like this is ridiculous for the amount of pain I've been in since the 2nd. I'm hoping that they will see this is an EMERGENCY SITUATION at the consultation and move the surgery forward - but at the same time I am terrified of the dentist and all dental related things and would like to postpone going for as long as possible.
What are you reading? (29992 new)
Jul 13, 2009 08:39AM

1218 I started The Probable Future. I feel like there isn't much happening to further the story. I really hope that the bees and flowers end up being important for how much they are talked about.
Jul 10, 2009 10:19AM

1218 My favorite required reading:
The Things They Carried
The Grapes of Wrath

I know at some point we were supposed to read To Kill a Mockingbird, but I didn't. I read it last month and really wish I HAD read it back in ninth grade - I would have loved it instead of just liked it.
Jul 09, 2009 10:46AM

1218 I can read anywhere. With noise, without noise, carrying a conversation - this causes many fights with the boyfriend because he NEVER listens to me and he thinks I can't hear him if I'm reading.
My current favorite place to read is in my car.
Jul 09, 2009 10:34AM

1218 I've been in a reading slump since the beginning of June - I just don't want to read (I took two twelve hour train rides one weekend and read exactly three chapters of To Kill A Mockingbird). Before that I was reading 4 or 5 books a week, so that might have something to do with it.
What are you reading? (29992 new)
Jul 07, 2009 08:40AM

1218 I'm finally getting back into The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. I left it at my mom's house in April and got it back a few weeks ago. I've also started dabbling in Cat's Cradle and A Short History of Nearly Everything.
Whatcha Doin'? (313 new)
Jul 07, 2009 08:33AM

1218 I am at work trying to do as much non-work as possible.
What are you reading? (29992 new)
Jun 30, 2009 09:54AM

1218 I'm about halfway through The Forest of Hands and Teeth. I don't love it, but it's just interesting enough to keep me reading.
1218 All the women in my family (grandmother, mom, aunt) have always been readers. I started reading on my own when I was four, and was read to everyday up to that point. I started reading age inappropriate books when I was about ten and from there moved into the classics. I didn't understand anything I read for about two years. I still read more than anyone I know.
Pets (407 new)
Jun 09, 2009 09:38AM

1218 I have one cat right now. Her name is Reggie and she just turned three. She has a calico print from her ears to her tail, just on her back. Her hobbies include: playing with her water, pooping on the floor, playing fetch and taking her collar off.
I rescued her/maybe snuck her illegally into the country. I believe the girl I got her from brought her over from TJ.
When I got her fixed a few years ago, they cut some tendon or muscle in her belly, so one half of it is very droopy and she's ashamed of it. She now spends the day sleeping under blankets on the bed and I accidentally sit on her once a day.

I have been thinking about volunteering at various animal shelters around the county, but I would end up taking too many home or crying every single day.
Jun 03, 2009 09:17AM

1218 I prefer to have some kind of background noise - television or music doesn't bother me, but I can't have people talk around me if I'm reading me.
Jun 02, 2009 09:09AM

What are you reading? (29992 new)
Jun 01, 2009 08:40AM

1218 I just started The Blind Assassin. It's been on my shelf for way too long.
May 26, 2009 08:48PM

1218 5 points
1. Olive Kitteridge
2. Dancing Girls
3. Dolly My Life and Other Unfinished Business
4. A Wedding in December
5. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
6. An Idiot Girl's Christmas True Tales from the Top of the Naughty List
7. Band Fags! - 6/7/09
8. The Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones - 6/14
9. Postmortem
10. The Grapes of Wrath

10 points
1. Waiter Rant Thanks for the Tip-Confessions of a Cynical Waiter
2. Sense and Sensibility
3. Ella Enchanted
4. The Poisonwood Bible
5. The Stranger
6. Kafka on the Shore
7. Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince
8. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
9. For Love of the Game
10. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

15 points
3. In Cold Blood
4. The Sound and the Fury
5. Fever 1793 - 6/4/09
6. Salem Falls/The Sun Also Rises
7. To Kill a Mockingbird/The Body Artist A Novel
8. On the Road/The Almost Moon
9. The Red Queen/ The Blind Assassin
10. Justine (J)/Elizabeth Costello(E)

20 points
1. Shirley (4/21)

25 points
2. The Handmaid's Tale
3. The Probable Future/The Road
4. The Good Earth
5. A Prayer for Owen Meany/The Story of Edgar Sawtelle A Novel
7. Infinite Jest A Novel
8. This Lullaby/Veronika Decides to Die A Novel of Redemption
9. The Picture of Dorian Gray,The Stone Diaries,On Beauty
10. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

30 points
2. The Third Angel A Novel/A Room With a View
3. The Red Tent/Reading Lolita in Tehran A Memoir in Books
4. When Character Was King A Story of Ronald Reagan
5. Sloppy Firsts/Second Helpings/Charmed Thirds - 6/9/09
7. Lolita/Forrest Gump
8. Atonement/The Book of Illusions
9. The Edible Woman The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
10. Watership Down

50 points

50/940 points
6/71 books
E-books (39 new)
May 22, 2009 11:34AM

1218 I read e-books from Project Gutenberg on my computer at work when things are slow or I am lazy. I downloaded an application on my Ipod that is fifty classic books, so I read those if I'm in line somewhere and (gasp) did not bring a real book with me. I use e-books exclusively for classics that I don't want to have to buy/go to the library for.
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