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    Smile what are you reading right now?

    I just finished Suze Orman's The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke, now I'm working on P.D. James Children of Men and preparing for my 4th Master Cleanser reading Stanley Burrough's original on the topic, The Master Cleanser.

    Next up: David Bach's Start Late, Finish Rich
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    This week I've read two plays by August Wilson, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Joe Turner's Come and Gone. Both really wonderfully full of resonance and revelation. It is my intention to read the whole of the Century Cycle this summer. I am also reading on chakras as background for a piece I am developing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12th house View Post
    I'm working on P.D. James Children of Men
    I didn't realize PD James wrote Children of Men. She's on TV arts reviews over here every so often, and seems a wise and witty old bird.

    Outside of academia, I'm reading Tacitus' "Annals of Imperial Rome" - and a textbook on ancient Greek in a pitiful attempt at showing off down the pub. Although my girlfriend tells me that they were unlikely to pronounce everything in an east coast Scottish accent.
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    Identity/Difference by William Connelly, Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin, Migrations of the Subject by Carol Boyce Davies, Who Set You Flowin' by Farah Jasmine Griffin...Habits of Mind series, book 3 and Teaching w Love & Logic by Fay & Funk.
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    I'm between "The Confident Decision Maker" by Roger Dawson and "Never Eat Alone" by Keith Ferrazzi.

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    i'm reading "On Love" Alain De Botton hadn't read anything by him before my girlfriend has all his books - seems popular with the ladies - so picked it up

    it's a novel where the narrator gives a highly analytical running commentary of the meeting, seduction and subsequent relationship with his ideal woman

    i'm not that far into it so haven't fully formed my opinion yet - but so far definitely thought provoking

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    one thousand white women
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    interesting, very interesting ...

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    One Thousand White Women begins with May Dodd's journey west into the unknown. A government program, in which women are brought west as brides for the Cheyenne, is her vehicle. What follows is the story of May's adventures: her marriage to Little Wolf, chief of the Cheyenne nation, and her conflict of being caught between two worlds, loving two men, living two lives. Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.

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    just finished the fifith installment of the Kushiel's Legacy series ( there are five books now)...
    i'm also reading Rite of Passage by richard wright ( for my adult basic ed class i teach).
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    Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje
    Vietnam: A History by Stanley Karnow

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    What I Am Reading

    The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan.

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    my resume.

    and every other self-help, adjust your attitude book on CD that i can get my hands on . MUST be read by the author though if living though, otherwise, fagghettaboutit!!

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    i'm reading this right now.



    he's basically taking some popular theories on phenomenology and clowning the hell out of it.
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    I'm finishing up The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat and I just started Zorro by Isabel Allende.

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    I just finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows this morning. Next up will be Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho

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    It only came out 5 days ago! You called in sick all week, didn't you?

    BTW, I have never read a single line of Harry Potter. Or J.R.R. Tolkien, for that matter.

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    It only came out 5 days ago! You called in sick all week, didn't you?

    BTW, I have never read a single line of Harry Potter. Or J.R.R. Tolkien, for that matter.
    LOL. Shhh... I got it Monday night and just finished it this morning. I couldn't put it down. My daughter, who's also a voracious reader, wanted to read the first book when it came out. I had to check it first before handing it to her. In turn, I ended up getting hooked. So it became a tradition between us that every time a new Harry Potter book would come out, I would read it first. J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit was an English Class requirement in school and it sparked my interest to read The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

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    I'm reading "A People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn again. The stuff on Columbus in that book makes anyone who celebrates Columbus Day seem like a supporter of genicide. And thats just the first 10 pages.
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    Pursuit of Happyness, by Chris Gardner

    I'm almost done with that one ( probably will finish up on the subway ride home). But Prior to that I read "Roots" by Alex Haley again, and "Chlidren of Men" by PD James. Next up is some Octavia Butler...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco2go View Post
    I'm almost done with that one ( probably will finish up on the subway ride home). But Prior to that I read "Roots" by Alex Haley again, and "Chlidren of Men" by PD James. Next up is some Octavia Butler...
    i'm very impressed with "Children of Men." PD James is a fantastic author! Her use of the language is some of the best I've enountered in quite some time.
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    I'm reading "Comeback Cities: A Blueprint for Urban Neighborhood Revival" by Grogan and Proscio. Interesting read about some growth/development trends going on in cities, though now it seems a little dated. Copyright is 2001. A lot has changed since then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco2go View Post
    I'm almost done with that one ( probably will finish up on the subway ride home). But Prior to that I read "Roots" by Alex Haley again, and "Chlidren of Men" by PD James. Next up is some Octavia Butler...
    I have seen Children of Men now I guess I need to read it. It was a good movie I thought so I now need to see how the story if any related to the book in a good way.

    OOHHOOHH Read Kindred my favorit OB book in the whole world and Fledgling is great as well. We can discuss!

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    Nurrudin Farah - Links

    Finished Children of Men yesterday. The movie had to be adapted from the book. There are some plot details that are different in movie vs. book. This does not bother me, although I understand there are some people who don't like to be surprised by a book/movie if it is different from the original. Anyway, an excellent book, very worthwhile read, and PD James is a fantastic writer.

    Now I am started on Nurrudin Farah "Links" (thanks Ngeso). Huh, odd, seems to be out of print at the moment in paperback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetiwluv View Post
    I have seen Children of Men now I guess I need to read it. It was a good movie I thought so I now need to see how the story if any related to the book in a good way.

    OOHHOOHH Read Kindred my favorit OB book in the whole world and Fledgling is great as well. We can discuss!

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    I'm so bummed she never got to write another Fledgling book.
    Holla when ya'll discuss that one, please? I love OB's work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darrow View Post
    I'm reading "Comeback Cities: A Blueprint for Urban Neighborhood Revival" by Grogan and Proscio. Interesting read about some growth/development trends going on in cities, though now it seems a little dated. Copyright is 2001. A lot has changed since then.
    Ever read Urban Intersections by Bremer?
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