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Unread 06-17-2013, 11:20 AM   #616
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Unread 06-30-2013, 02:23 PM   #618
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Carmilla. I'm not big into romance novels but I've been lately. This is supposedly a big classic within the genre. So far I'm just confused.
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Unread 07-05-2013, 09:12 AM   #620
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Carmilla. I'm not big into romance novels but I've been lately. This is supposedly a big classic within the genre. So far I'm just confused.
Carmilla, by J.S. Le Fanu? It's a classic of gothic and horror literature, certainly, but not so much with the romance. Unless you're referring to another Carmilla.

Most recently I read Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and The Long Earth, by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. I had kind of mixed feelings on the Gaiman, but Long Earth wound up punching me in the face. Holy crap. I loved it.
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Unread 07-05-2013, 10:21 AM   #622
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Most recently I read Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and The Long Earth, by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. I had kind of mixed feelings on the Gaiman, but Long Earth wound up punching me in the face. Holy crap. I loved it.
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I'm working on Gaiman's Fragile Things. Mostly enjoying it, but I'm just not feeling the short story format right now. I keep wanting each one to be a full length novel to actually get involved in.
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I'm working on Gaiman's Fragile Things. Mostly enjoying it, but I'm just not feeling the short story format right now. I keep wanting each one to be a full length novel to actually get involved in.
The hardcover or paperback version? I ask this because the hardcover version had my leat favorite dust jacket of all time. In keeping with the book's title, it was as thin as tissue paper. Maddening.
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The hardcover or paperback version? I ask this because the hardcover version had my leat favorite dust jacket of all time. In keeping with the book's title, it was as thin as tissue paper. Maddening.
Yep, I have the hardcover with the translucent dust jacket (paper vellum maybe?). I don't mind it so much since I always remove the jackets so they don't get destroyed while being carried around in my purse for commute-reading. And the hardcover itself is quite pretty.
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Carmilla, by J.S. Le Fanu? It's a classic of gothic and horror literature, certainly, but not so much with the romance. Unless you're referring to another Carmilla.

Most recently I read Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and The Long Earth, by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. I had kind of mixed feelings on the Gaiman, but Long Earth wound up punching me in the face. Holy crap. I loved it.
I want to say Carmilla is also an Opera. Try Nation and Dodger by Prachett. Just finished And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer. It's the next Hitchiker book. I think he did good by Douglas Adams. Also, high concentration of Geek curse words. They even use SMEG.
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Tried reading Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W Loewen -- horrible, barely got past the introduction.

On Don't Know Much About History by Kenneth C Davis -- Reading the newest edition. I'd like the book better if it didn't have the subtitle of "Everything you need to know about American History but never learned". It should read, "Everything your history teacher added to his/her lectures if they knew how to make history interesting"
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I'm reading "Grendel". It is basically Beowulf (I just finished the poem) told from Grendel's point of view. I quite like it so far.

I just finished "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy and it was AMAZING!! Oh my gosh it was so great.
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