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 Post subject: What's Currently on Your Nightstand?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:34 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: What's Currently on Your Nightstand?
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Christopher Moore's "Fool"! This book I checked out from the library because I was so jealous of the Valentine gift Charlene got from her man. The book really is a hoot!! Thanks for letting me know about it, Charlene! :D

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 Post subject: Re: What's Currently on Your Nightstand?
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I've just started 'Take A Girl Like Me' by Diana Melly.
Having read most of George's books, I thought I would get his wife's perspective.

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 Post subject: Re: What's Currently on Your Nightstand?
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Renee, have you read any of Moore's other books? I think "A Dirty Job" is still my favorite.

I'm still reading "Lincoln: The Biography of a Wtiter" by Fred Kaplan. The first third was pretty slow going, but it seems to have sped up. I want to finish it because I've got several other books flirting with me -- "The Tain" in a translation by Ciaran Carson; Michael Korda's "With WIngs Like Eagles: A History of the Battle of Britain" and "Gonzo," the Hunter Thompson bio, kindly lent me via the mails by my ex. So many books, so little time!

BTW, anytime anyone whould like to borrow a book (or DVD) from me, I'm more than happy to send it out.

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"A Dirty Job" was the very first Moore book I ever read. I still haven't read "You Suck" but I intend to. My favorite book by Christopher Moore is, without doubt, "Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal". In fact, that book is one of my favorite reads of all time. I check it out every couple of years to reread!! I've got a feeling "Fool" is going to rank quite high on my book list, too.
Charlene, have you read "Island of the Sequined Love Nun?". I'm not sure why but that one wasn't one of my Moore favorites.

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 Post subject: Re: What's Currently on Your Nightstand?
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No, not one of my faves, either. I do like "You Suck" and the connected books, though.

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Reading Joyce Carol Oates 'Middle Age' which is brilliant. On a par with Phillip Roth. My favourite line in it is:

To be redeemed in another's myopic eyes. That is the purpose of romance.


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 Post subject: Re: What's Currently on Your Nightstand?
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I don't have a nightstand. Am I disqualified?


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No. "Nightstand" = wherever it is you pile up the books you currently are or soon will be reading.

Not to be confused with the bookshelf, where they sit for years, waiting to be read.

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 Post subject: Re: What's Currently on Your Nightstand?
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In which case I have discovered a new way to have even more deferred reading about me - the Sony e-book reader - trying to figure ourt whether it's a different experience

2012 by Mike Cooper. Never heard of it outside the e world. But then again I can carry round complete Dickens, Hardy, Eliot, etc without crippling myself.


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I'm also reading print copies of Jeffrey Deaver - The Bodies Left Behind, and Chip Taylor - Songs From A Dutch Tour (which also has a nifty CD)


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Ricky Tomlinson --Autobio . AKA Jim Royle form The Royle Family
I love him as an actor and really admire his stance in trying to unite the trade unions in the building industry during the 70's .
The beginning of the Thatcher Years and an absolute disgrace the way he was set up by the establishment and imprisoned . His right wing politics put him at odds with modern trade unionism but he does try to explain that by his upbringing and the mood in Britain just after WWII .

Homage to Caledonia --Daniel Gray . Forward by Tony Benn
Scots ( and Irish ) involvement in the Spanish Civil War against Franco's Fascist Regime

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 Post subject: Re: What's Currently on Your Nightstand?
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T.E. Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom is my current read. I saw Lawrence of Arabia a few weeks ago and am now somewhat obsessed.

Just recently finished Hiaasen's Basket Case, which I'm pretty sure was the last one of his I haven't read, other than the kids books and the golf one.


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Richard Condon's The Final Addiction. Checked out because I couldn't find the other book I was looking for...

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 Post subject: Re: What's Currently on Your Nightstand?
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Andi wrote:
T.E. Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom is my current read. I saw Lawrence of Arabia a few weeks ago and am now somewhat obsessed.



As was Lawrence, of course

(Fabulous film though)


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