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    to-read list

    So, what books are you just itching to read?






    I personally wish that the library were open right this minute so that I could dash over and pick up Mikhail Bulgakov's Master and Margarita. It's been on my list for a while, and I just found out that it's the partial basis for The Rolling Stone's "Sympathy for the Devil"-- double threat. Weirdly enough, I also feel that I should read some Joyce or Faulkner (my literary shortcomings)-- weeeeird cravings.

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    Re: to-read list

    Quote Originally Posted by Parel
    I personally wish that the library were open right this minute so that I could dash over and pick up Mikhail Bulgakov's Master and Margarita. It's been on my list for a while...
    Dude, me, too! It's on my Amazon wish list.

    My comprehensive to-read list is dauntingly long, but some of the titles near the top are A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby, Eldest by Christopher Paolini, Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters, Traveling Mercies by Ann Lamott, and East of Eden by John Steinbeck.

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    Re: to-read list

    Quote Originally Posted by Parel
    So, what books are you just itching to read?
    I personally wish that the library were open right this minute so that I could dash over and pick up Mikhail Bulgakov's Master and Margarita.
    Quote Originally Posted by redheadedali
    Dude, me, too! It's on my Amazon wish list.
    So weird. I just received Master and Margarita for my birthday. It's next up after I finish Midnight's Children by Rushdie, then followed by Man or Mango? by Lucy Elmann. I'm on a quest to read all the books in my house that I picked up at used bookstores/thrift stores, and have yet to read.

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    On the shelf:
    Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
    Gout: The Patrician Malady
    The Deadly Truth
    Framing Disease
    Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
    White Teeth by Zadie Smith
    All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

    On queue at the libary (all on tape/cd):
    Harry Potter 3, 4 and 5
    Game of Thrones (recommended here!)
    Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

    I am also 562 in line for Harry Potter and the Half-blood prince (hardcover, not on tape/cd)

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    I actually have a database of books I want to read. Nerd and a half!

    Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind the Scenes of a New China
    Dry
    Assassination Vacation
    Unsavvy Traveler: Women's Comic Tales of Catastrophe
    Rip It Up and Start Again: Post-Punk 1978-1984
    Joe Strummer and the Legend of the Clash
    The Rock Snob's Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Rockological Knowledge
    Enyclopedia of an Ordinary Life
    Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
    Don't Know Much About Geography: Everything You Need to Know About the World But Never Learned

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    Tipping the Velvet and White Teeth are both very good. Tipping is quite sexy.

    My anticipatory read is mental_floss presents Forbidden Knowledge : A Wickedly Smart Guide to History's Naughtiest Bits. mental_floss is my favorite magazine EVER, I can't wait until November for the book to be released.

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    There are a couple of things coming out in hardback in the next few months that I want to read: the new Salman Rushdie and Adam Langer's The Washington Story. I can't decide if I should buy them or wait for them to be available at the library.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyssalicious
    I actually have a database of books I want to read. Nerd and a half!
    haha... me and my friend have a database of movies we want to see.
    maybe nerds are more common than i thought!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyssalicious
    I actually have a database of books I want to read. Nerd and a half!
    hee! so do I -- and even nerdier, I have it arranged alphabetically by author and then I have the category of the book (i.e. "non-fic: memoir" "fantasy" "fiction: anthology") tacked on to make it easier to find what I want in a used book store.

    then I have my seven-page Amazon wishlist.

    add me to the Master and Margarita list! it's actually on its way to me right now via the good ole USPS.

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    I just put my reading list in Microsoft Word yesterday--three pages long, mostly with stuff I feel like I'm "supposed" to read, like Hemmingway and crap.


 
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