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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!  :)

no, but i'll have to look for them :).

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Right now, an appreciable chunk of "American Literature Since 1945" (various authors) and just for fun, Lauren Bacall's autobiography, called (characteristically) "By Myself."

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Just finished 12 Steps to Raw Foods by Victoria Boutenko.  Very motivating boook to eat raw with great advice and some easy recipes to start with. 

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Siddhartha!
I love it when books you bought new start to look worn, and the spine gets all creased and the pages are all highlighted and/or written on

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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.

I've read 'Thinner' and 'The Regulators' on the Richard Bachman end of things. I really just have to read more. Of everything.

I'm almost done with 'On Writing'. It's awesome. Even if you have no interest in writing, it's fascinating to get a condensed autobiography and insight into the way he writes. Highly recommended.

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^^^^Oooh, I do love Stephen King. Was rereading a few of his over the summer^^^

Currently reading John Fowles' The Magus. A random one I found in a "books from the 60's" table at the library. 

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I just finished The Fountainhead this morning.  Not sure what's next.

That's my number one.  I have lots of books I love (A LOT  :D), but that's my favorite. 

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School text books!

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Many, many scientific/dense/wordy/psychological articles... and in my "spare" time (hahahah!)
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.

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Brit Lit classes being over for the next month or so, I am now deep in The Portable Chekov. (Short stories, 2 plays, some of his letters).
I was always told, "Oh God--Chekov, how depressing!" but having seen the wonderful Vanya on 42nd Street I decided to come to my own conclusions. Some of his stories ARE a bit of a downer but he is a very, very good writer who can evoke a time, a place, a personality in just a few pages. His characters live on in your memory.

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver is one of my all-time-favorites!

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver is one of my all-time-favorites!

The only other book I've read by her is The Poisonwood Bible, which I liked.  This book is great so far, even though I've only read about twenty pages.  I'll have to put The Bean Tree on my list next! Thx TIFL!

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I'm an English Lit major, so I'm constantly reading several books at a time.  Right now: Vera Brittain's Testament of Youth (sad autobiography about coming of age during WW1), just starting Boris Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago, Janet Burroway's Imaginative Writing: Elements of the Craft, and the current highlight of the group - Don DeLillo's White Noise It's a multi-faceted fiction commentary on social philosophy meets technology's heavy background intrusion....I'll quit trying to explain, but it's really good.  Sort of sci-fi ish, but the literary layers are what have snagged me.  Makes me think about the evolution of our society.

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Janet Burroway's Imaginative Writing: Elements of the Craft

How is that one? I go through "binges" when reading, and right now I'm fascinated by the writing process. Worth a look?

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Janet Burroway's Imaginative Writing: Elements of the Craft

How is that one? I go through "binges" when reading, and right now I'm fascinated by the writing process. Worth a look?

Well, as I've only just begun to read it, I don't want to pass judgment just yet.  Honestly, I feel it's started off sort of cheeseball, but I'll let you know when I get a bit further in.  I'm sure this sounds horrible, but it seems like it's from the "we're all amazing creative writers!" school, which I don't really agree with.  If insight and challenge pick up as I read more, I'll give it a recommendation.

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I go through "binges" when reading, and right now I'm fascinated by the writing process.

Okay, I'm not sure how hardcore you are in your writing process binge, but the Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism would probably do ya some good in that arena.  It's huge, and not cheap (I think used on amazon is about 50 bucks), but it's a book that I'll always keep as it's one of those that changed my life.  It's chock full of theory (duh, right) but several selections swoop you in to the reading process, highlighting the roles of reader, writer, and the writing or 'art' itself...could be of interest to you.  If nothing else, it's a handy way to engage with some really great thinkers.

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I go through "binges" when reading, and right now I'm fascinated by the writing process.

Have you read any of Natalie Goldberg's books on writing?
And though I'm not a big fan of Annie Lamott, her book Bird by Bird is considered one of the best books on how to write.

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Awesome. All are noted!  ;D

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I'm reading math textbooks on Topology and Modern Algebra. They all seem like fiction to me. *sigh*  :( ???

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Just finished Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza.  True story of Tutsi girl who survives the Rwandan holocaust while her family, friends, and village are slaughtered.  Doesn't get too morbid in describing the horrific events, although definitley conveys the feelings that come with fear, trajedy, and bravery, and overcoming hatred.         

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