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NVR - What are you reading right now? (Fiction or non-fiction)

I'm reading 'Raising Vegan Children in a Non-vegan World' by Erin Pavlina.
I'm curious what everyone else has their nose in at the moment!  :)

The abridged Penguin version of Boswell's Life of Johnson. I hate abridgements but these days you can't get the full texts outside of a university library. Which I don't have access to. Oh, I can go in and read, but not to take home, they told me, shocked. Eat it here. Just sit right down in one of the carrells and read all 570 pages without a cup of tea, a decent chair, or air.

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The Political Mind by George Lakoff

^^ My favorites - psychology/cognitive science and politics ^^

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Just finished Chuck Palahnuik's "Diary". It's like the only piece of fiction I've read in forever.

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The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams. Might actually be my favorite work from him!

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The Political Mind by George Lakoff

^^ My favorites - psychology/cognitive science and politics ^^

i love reading psych/cog sci stuff. any recommendations?

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i love reading psych/cog sci stuff. any recommendations?

Do you like combining those things with politics? If so, the book I mentioned above is really good so far. Obviously, the things discussed in the book can be used anywhere but the author is clearly focused on winning elections for the progressives (like myself).

The author also wrote a book called, Don't Think of An Elephant! which was also really good. I've got other non-political/social commentary/psych books as well.

What say you?

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Rereading "Nella Last's War." I don't know why I like it so much but I bought it just this summer and this is my 3rd read. It's probably because it's a real diary, and I'm a snoopy old buttinsky at heart.

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yg, I think that most everyone is a stinky little snoop at heart. I have always fantasized opening a library exclusively filled with old diaries and letters.

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DH gave me a huuuuge format hardback book on cinema history which isn't even a translation from English. It's called "Este Rodaje es la Guerra!" (This Film Shoot is a Warzone!) and weighs about 6 lbs. It's Vol 2...I can see special-ordering the other 2 in future. This one covers from Grand Hotel to The Godfather to Jaws. It needs wheels!! I can see what will be my daytime read for the next few days or weeks. Not in bed or they'll find me lying there, crushed to a pudding....

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Handling the Undead

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Somebody gave me a copy of The Shack. I'm having a hard time getting into it.

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Member of the wedding by Carson McCullers

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^ Lubi, I had a copy of that once and never read it and I don't know what happened to it. Let us know how it is.

I just finished The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, by Bill Bryson. Fun Brysony read.
Now I'm reading Wetlands, by Charlotte Roche. The entire book belongs in the Do Not Disturb section.

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I'm taking a break from The Political Mind and just started Freakonomics. So far so good.

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Gave up for now on both The Shack and Middlemarch. Am currently reading The Secret Garden, Galen's Selected Works and Billy Crystal's sorta-biography "700 Sundays."

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The Mayor of Castro Street by Randy Shilts.

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The Mayor of Castro Street by Randy Shilts.

Man I wouldn't want to live with that surname. It must have been hell in highschool, unless he was an athlete or something.

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The Mayor of Castro Street by Randy Shilts.

Man I wouldn't want to live with that surname. It must have been hell in highschool, unless he was an athlete or something.

That's what I thought. When I first saw his name I thought it said "Shits" and I have to be careful when I type his name.

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I think I'm going to re-read Against Happiness by Eric G. Wilson  I really liked this book.

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Villette, by Charlotte Bronte, yet again. I have to say, if you've never read it, it's waaaaay better than Jane Eyre. Not that I dislike JE because I do like it. But Villette is, as George Eliot said when it first came out, "almost preternatural in its power."

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