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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!  :)

Reading and enjoying The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.  I really don't know how I've never read this before?!?  I'm trying to get a copy of Nabokov's Invitation to a Beheading.

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That's very cool.  I have a friend who is about 50, and he read the whole series out loud to his daughter...I think she was in elementary school when he did it though.

Well, thank you. At 20 months, I don't expecter to get a thing out of it other than (hopefully) that reading is good. We read to her tons, and she does have a grand fascination with books.

However, for me, it has allowed me to get through Tolkeins work. I'd tried The Hobbit and Fellowship several times before on my own, and his writing style confounded me. It droned on in my internal voice, but reading it aloud has put a different cadence to his words. It's been a very cool experience.

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Read "Skinny Bitch."   Quick, easy, entertaining, and informative read about going vegan.   

Just finished "Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life- Volume II" by Drunvalo Melchizedek.  Wow!  Fascinating stuff.  Way out there thinking, but yet...  Very intriguing and really makes you wonder/think about what we know and what we're told.   

Reading "Getting in TTouch" by Linda Telllington Jones.  About reading a horse's personality by his/her physical characteristics (shape of eyes, ears, nostrils, head, how many of and placement of cowlick swirls in hair, etc) and how to work with that in bringing out the best.  I have three horses now and have worked with quite a few horses growing up and it's facinating how accurate her findings are!  She then goes into some methods of touching/massaging your horse to ease pain, release tension and fear, and build confidence.   She also has a book out on techniques to use with dogs and another for cats.     

Also reading "Why We Want to Kill You" by Walid Shoebat, a former Islamic and Jihid Terrorist. 

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Try these:

"Tales of My Melancholy Whores," by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/002-0293378-6440818?initialSearch=1&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=melancholy+whores&Go.x=11&Go.y=9

And "One Hundred Years of Solitude," if you Love in a Time of Cholera," if you have more time.

I'll go with prior recommendations for Nabokov's "Lolita," as well as these if you want more mystery, love, lust, ... poetic writing.

"Forbidden Colors" by Yukio Mishima
http://www.amazon.com/Forbidden-Colors-Yukio-Mishima/dp/0375705163/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-0293378-6440818?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1186078132&sr=8-1

                                    and

"Delta of Venus," by Anais Nin.
http://www.amazon.com/Delta-Venus-Anais-Nin/dp/1579125743/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-0293378-6440818?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1186078255&sr=1-1

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zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance (still)

the china study - YEAH!

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I'm nearing the end of A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.  It took a couple of trys to get it going (much like The Deer Hunter for me), but on the fourth attempt I find it to be an awesome summertime read.

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laurabs, I've heard about Zen and the art of motorcylce maintenance...how is it? What is it about?

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Just finished "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini.  Amazing, tragic yet triumphant story that tells the lives of two Afghanistani women in a war-torn, conservative Islamic  society, of people's endurance despite the atrocities we commit against one another.  Outstanding piece-- and I'm not normally into choosing unpleasant topics to spend my free time on.  See enough of that in real life.  ::)     

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just finished reading the script "proof" by David Auburn. it was a very good and quick read. i think i may reread stephen king's "it" or read anne rice's "the vampire lestat".

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just finished reading the script "proof" by David Auburn. it was a very good and quick read. i think i may reread stephen king's "it" or read anne rice's "the vampire lestat".

Ooooo... "It" is my all-time King favorite. Read it! Read it!

Dang, I may have to go backa nd re-read "it" myself...

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just finished reading the script "proof" by David Auburn. it was a very good and quick read. i think i may reread stephen king's "it" or read anne rice's "the vampire lestat".

Ooooo... "It" is my all-time King favorite. Read it! Read it!

Dang, I may have to go backa nd re-read "it" myself...

  I loved "It" as well. I also really enjoyed "Bag of Bones".

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I recently finished reading "Jarhead". It is a chronicle of the first Gulf War.

I really enjoyed it. I know that it probably isn't the type of thing most people here enjoy, but it worth reading. I would have been 7 & 8 when the first Gulf War happened so I can't remember much about it.

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just finished reading the script "proof" by David Auburn. it was a very good and quick read. i think i may reread stephen king's "it" or read anne rice's "the vampire lestat".

Ooooo... "It" is my all-time King favorite. Read it! Read it!

Dang, I may have to go backa nd re-read "it" myself...

  I loved "It" as well. I also really enjoyed "Bag of Bones".

my 2 fav stephen kings are definitely "it" and "the shining"

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just finished reading the script "proof" by David Auburn. it was a very good and quick read. i think i may reread stephen king's "it" or read anne rice's "the vampire lestat".

Ooooo... "It" is my all-time King favorite. Read it! Read it!

Dang, I may have to go backa nd re-read "it" myself...

  I loved "It" as well. I also really enjoyed "Bag of Bones".

my 2 fav stephen kings are definitely "it" and "the shining"

"It" and... wow... hard to say. It's gotta be a toss up between 'The Stand' (uncut, natch) and 'Night Shift'. Actually, I'm going to say 'Night Shift', becuase I believe some of his best work are short stories.

I'm actually getting ready to start his 'On Writing' book, after I finish 'The Shell Collector' by Christopher Golden. Nice, creepy little novella, that one.

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really? can i have a brief description of it if it's not too much trouble?

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really? can i have a brief description of it if it's not too much trouble?

Which one?

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the nice creepy novella

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Ah, basicly, an average joe finds something disconcerting in a lobster trap one day. Freaks him out. Then bodies seems to be disappearing from the local cemetary. Police are being oddly quiet, and there are piles of shells near the graves...

Being as it's pretty short, I don't want to give much more away. I'll probably finish it during luch today. Overall, very worth the trip to the library it cost me. :)

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sounds amazing! *writes down book title in back of mind*

thanks :)

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just finished reading the script "proof" by David Auburn. it was a very good and quick read. i think i may reread stephen king's "it" or read anne rice's "the vampire lestat".

Ooooo... "It" is my all-time King favorite. Read it! Read it!

Dang, I may have to go backa nd re-read "it" myself...

  I loved "It" as well. I also really enjoyed "Bag of Bones".

my 2 fav stephen kings are definitely "it" and "the shining"

"It" and... wow... hard to say. It's gotta be a toss up between 'The Stand' (uncut, natch) and 'Night Shift'. Actually, I'm going to say 'Night Shift', becuase I believe some of his best work are short stories.

I'm actually getting ready to start his 'On Writing' book, after I finish 'The Shell Collector' by Christopher Golden. Nice, creepy little novella, that one.

  Did you ever read "The Bachman Books" by King writing as Richard Bachman? "The Long Walk" was excellent.

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