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Just finished Book 4 in Smith's Lensemen series. Going to take a break from it for a time and read some other stuff.

Read the short story 2BR02B by Kurt Vonnegut. It was good, wanted more.

Up next, another Project Gutenberg find: Circus by Alan Edward Nourse. I know nothing about it, the title just grabbed my attention as I was searching through the SF shelf at PG.


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I am reading The Trouble With Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life by Michael Warner. Good stuff, very thought provoking (for straight folks too).
 
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Dead Republic by Roddy Doyle



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Just finished A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Such a brilliant piece. The writing is so sparse and intelligent.


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im re-reading The Hound Of The Baskervilles



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How Shakespeare Changed Everything
He didn't, but it makes a good read.

Bangs and Whimpers
The cream of the apocalyptic short story collection crop. And, it appears, out of print.

Tree of Souls
I'm prepping for the next D & D campaign, about two years hence. This is a book of Jewish folktales. I don't know how it fits with the campaign idea, but I'm sure it does somehow.

Night Shift
Really, just "The Last Rung on the Ladder" a few dozen times. It's a beautiful short story.


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Just finished "Girlfriend in a Coma" by Doulas Coupland. I really need to stop reading end of the world books.


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I'm starting Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill (otherwise known as Stephen King's son) tonight



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an ebook from the library about cats in space by Anne McCaffrey and someone else.



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The Meowmorphosis.


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The Meowmorphosis.


I had to google that, but it sounds far more entertaining than the cat book I'm reading.

I'm about 30 pages in and bored with it. I remember enjoying Anne McCaffrey books. They weren't taxing reads and she got overly emotional at times, but the characters were always believable. These are just dull and pointless.

I expected a story about cats in space to be more entertaining.



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Originally posted by Maeve:
an ebook from the library about cats in space by Anne McCaffrey and someone else.


Like Pigs in Space, but with cats?


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I expected a story about cats in space to be more entertaining.

All I can think of is "The Cat Who Walked Through Walls" by Robert Heinlein. (Not one of the 'cat who' books by Lilian Jackson Braun.)

"Door in to Summer" was a better cat book, but it was time travel, not outer space.


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The Meowmorphosis is good, bordering on great. It's extraordinarily faithful to the original text, in the early going, which is at times a little to the new author's detriment. For example, in the original, much is made of the fact that Gregor wakes up as a bug on his back and has considerable trouble getting on his feet. In Meowmorphosis, the author keeps a lot of the writing about the anatomical difficulty he has righting himself. At a point, he eventual gives that up and talks more about how he is a kitten, happily napping under warm blankets and therefore drowsy.


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Just finished The Professor and The Madman by Simon Winchester, which is an account of the relationship between James Murray, senior editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, and C.W. Minor, a major contributor to the dictionary who also happened to be an inmate at Broadmoor Asylum for the Criminally Insane.

I never thought I would be so captivated over a book about the writing of the dictionary. But it was kind of awe-inspiring.


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"Well, Chives, you'd better start the car, what? And pack my tennis things too"�
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in a strange twist for me...i'm reading the same author two books in a row...im going to attempt to start Horns by Joe Hill


whether I start it tonight as planned is up to how drunk i really am...or realize i am when i open the book



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The Christ Conundrum: The Skeptics Guide to Jesus by Andrew Carruth.

Needs more footnotes...


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Now Reading "One of Our Thursdays is Missing."

This may be the best book I've read this year. It's early, but, man, this is definitely my favourite of the recent Thursday Next books.


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Just finished rereading V for Vendetta, and wrote a paper about it. Now reading Frank Norris's McTeague.


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Now Reading "One of Our Thursdays is Missing."

This may be the best book I've read this year. It's early, but, man, this is definitely my favourite of the recent Thursday Next books.

Bwah- I have been on the kids side of the library too long. How did I miss this one?


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