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Currently Reading (2016 Edition)
« on: January 01, 2016, 09:07:54 AM »
Happy reading this year!
"It's a fool who looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart"

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Re: Currently Reading (2016 Edition)
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2016, 09:10:03 AM »
New Year's Resolution is to be better about posting in here. :)

First book I'll finish in 2016:

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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2016, 04:05:38 PM »
The Drowning City by Amanda Downum

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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2016, 01:10:55 AM »
I have an ambitious year of reading planned: Calvino, Pynchon, Tolstoy plus my usual diet of science fiction, spiritual and scientific finds.
Also House of Leaves and The Familiar by Danielewski as well as finally finishing Infinite Jest.
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Re: Currently Reading (2016 Edition)
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2016, 12:12:52 PM »
First book of 2016:

"If God gives you lemons find a new God."

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Re: Currently Reading (2016 Edition)
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2016, 10:03:08 PM »
I looked through all the downloaded but unread books I currently have and decided to reread McMurty's Lonesome Dove, then reread McCarthy's Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West. 

This must have some meaning, not sure what exactly.
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Re: Currently Reading (2016 Edition)
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2016, 10:52:32 PM »
Saltine both of those are so great!  You will really enjoy both I believe.  Read Grisham's The Innocent Man and onto Kinsella's Shoeless Joe for fun.  The only fun reading I'll get until summer, but so far has been enjoyable.
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Re: Currently Reading (2016 Edition)
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2016, 12:04:02 AM »
The Sally Mann memoir is very good. Finished that today and started/got halfway into:



Like the show (though it has gotten more variable over time) and the live show was great but the novel just isn't really working for me so I might not finish this one out.

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Re: Currently Reading (2016 Edition)
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2016, 12:03:53 PM »
I'm slowly slogging through Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl.  I feel like I've been reading it forever and I'm only halfway through.  I took a small break from it, and I've forgotten who some of the characters are when they are mentioned.  Has anyone else read this?  At first I kind of enjoyed the way it was written, with all the bibliographical references, but now I just feel like it gets in the way, and I want the plot to move along.
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Re: Currently Reading (2016 Edition)
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2016, 01:16:12 AM »
So I started Infinite Jest a couple weeks back, setting it as my big goal for 2016. I mean, it has so many people raving about it, and the concept of eschaton seemed intriguing as a fan of both tennis and politics. But like, this is one of the worst-written books I've ever read. Unnecessarily complex words, vastly over-long paragraphs, no perceivable plot. I'm 40 pages in and I just don't think I can do it. It feels like one of those things where people go "I don't understand it, it's brilliant."

Anyone want to sell me on continuing it?

Anyway, while pondering that, I started this today:



This series isn't good enough for reading, but is passable for listening.