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I used to read a lot but haven't so much lately (particularly with me watching more films).

I'm reading the Alan Sugar autobiography. I'm sure others will have far more interesting book they're reading...

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I'm currently reading "The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame. It's not bad, a little different from all the movie/TV adaptations that I've seen.

Before that it was "Lord Jim" by Joseph Conrad, which was hard to read but totally worth it, a great work of literature.
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I'm reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? This is because I wanted to rewatch Blade Runner, since I hated it and I 1) should've loved it and 2) don't remember it at all. I used to love reading as a kid, but as I got older, I got more impatient and turned to movies instead :P. Anyway, a few months ago I got this brilliant idea of [personal stuff coming up] just reading when I'm on the toilet. Took me 3 months to finish the last book - Brave New World - but I at least am getting some read :)
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i'm currently reading the shining, let's talk about kevin and the lost symbol.
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I'm reading Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex. I'm mostly reading while travelling by bus so this will take forever to read.
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I'm reading Farber on Film: The Complete Film Writings of Manny Farber. I'm trying to get an education by reading all the major film critics.
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Just started True Grit and I'm in the middle of Your Movie Sucks by Roger Ebert.
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The Autobiography of Mark Twain.
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The Big Book of Thugs
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augustus by john williams. it is pretty wonderful so far.
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Touching from a Distance by Deborah Curtis. Almost finished it.
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La Gagne by Bernard Lenteric.
I'm trying to read all his books but unfortunately most of them are extremely hard to find.
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The Castle of Crossed Destinies by Italo Calvino and when I am not in the mood for that I'm reading through a biography of Kubrick (forgot the auhor's name).
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Currently reading a swedish Film History book by an old swedish film producer/writer/professor in film theory by the name Rune Waldekranz. The first one begins with 1880-1920, explaining the very first beginning of cinema to Chaplin I believe. Then there are two other books about 1920-1940 and the last one 1940-1990.
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I am currently reading this discussion
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Not right now, but planned to read "Witness for Prosecution" by Agatha Christie today.
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Just started reading "The Sirens of Titan" by Kurt Vonnegut. It seems promising.
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For pleasure: The Jungle by Clive Cussler

But as summer classes start tomorrow, I'm also reading Remedies: Cases and Materials.
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I've been working my way through the "Song of Ice and Fire" series by George RR Martin. I'm about 200 pages into the third one, "A Storm of Swords".
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The Collected Stories of Franz Kafka
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I have finished Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and am now reading the first Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy.
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A Hundred Years of Japanese Films by Donald Richie and I just ordered his book on Ozu.
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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell.
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LarsC on May 22 2011, 03:37:13 AM wrote:I'm reading Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex. I'm mostly reading while travelling by bus so this will take forever to read.
Oh, I have to finish "The Second Sex" too.

Now I'm reading "Franny and Zooey" by J.D. Salinger.
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I was reading some Jacques Derrida related stuff last month and now I'm involved in one of the movie challenges and barely have time to eat, much less read!!
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LordKinbote on Jun 25 2011, 08:39:44 PM wrote:I've been working my way through the "Song of Ice and Fire" series by George RR Martin. I'm about 200 pages into the third one, "A Storm of Swords".
I zoomed through those four books last month, too. Well, I zoomed through the first three but found the fourth one a somewhat disappointing slog. Martin seemed to have lost interest, somehow. Which shows further, I guess, in that it's taken him six or seven years to release book #5 (coming out this week).

I'm on the waiting list at the library but not breathless with anticipation any longer.

Right now I'm in the middle of The Little Stranger, by Sarah Waters, who wrote Tipping the Velvet and Fingersmith. No lesbian love affairs in this one (so far). It is more of an old dark house story.
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No lesbian love affairs? :( :( :(
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allisoncm on Jul 14 2011, 05:09:54 PM wrote:No lesbian love affairs? :( :( :(
I am a bit shocked, myself. Go figure. I have a (straight) friend who hands off her books to me, and it's one of the frequent themes of her purchases. Hence my familiarity with Sarah Waters' oeuvre.

edit: This friend had the effrontery to buy a Kindle recently. It's been very strange to see her lately without being handed a sack of books on which to report back.
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I'm currently reading Master and Margarita by... Erh, something Bulgakov. Sorry, I'm blanking on the first name right now.

I finished Sirens of Titan earlier this month and it's okay, I guess. For a humorous novel it wasn't terribly funny. It wasn't terribly interesting as a sci-fi novel either. I liked Slaughterhouse 5 a lot better.
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Knaldskalle on Jul 15 2011, 12:23:39 AM wrote:I'm currently reading Master and Margarita by... Erh, something Bulgakov. Sorry, I'm blanking on the first name right now.
I love this book.
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"The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway
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"Spring Snow" by Yukio Mishima
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I finished Hitchhikers Guide the other day, and am now reading Fight Club
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mightysparks on Jul 26 2011, 03:23:56 PM wrote:I finished Hitchhikers Guide the other day, and am now reading Fight Club
A slight change, there... :-)
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Currently reading Wise Guy - the book Goodfellas was based on, then moving onto The Godfather.
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mightysparks on Jul 11 2011, 01:44:37 PM wrote:I have finished Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and am now reading the first Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy.
I read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? earlier this year. I ended up writing a paper on it and Blade Runner in adaptations class. I thought it was pretty great, though obviously quite different from Scott's film. I initially disliked Blade Runner as well, which I think was mostly due to the fact that I was expecting an action movie. Also, I really prefer the Theatrical Cut, which obviously puts me in the minority.
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As for me, I've recently started The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin, which is shaping up to be quite great. I'm also reading The Dialogic Imagination by Mikhail Bakhtin again, not sure why I decided to stop reading it a couple of months ago after finishing the first two essays. It's brilliant, probably the best scholarly work I've ever encountered.
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The Shrimp and the Anemone, the first part of the Eustace and Hilda trilogy by L.P. Hartley. I wanted to read Callow's biography of Charles Laughton next, but I have 46 boxes of books to unpack, and not enough bookshelves (we got rid of a bunch of our most worn-out shelves during the move, and haven't finalized what we're going to do for new shelving). It wasn't in the boxes with "L" books, so that means either my husband put it in the boxes with "C" authors (which involves a whole new box-wrassling endeavor) or it's in one of the dreaded "Miscellaneous" boxes. Soooo...Eustace and Hilda it is.
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"Exile and the Kingdom" by Albert Camus
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I'm currently reading Le sacré et le profane by Mircea Eliade and Imaginary Homelands by Salman Rushdie.
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