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Poster:bren_jay
Date:2007-02-26 10:08
Subject:Book swap, anyone?
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Or, you know, I'll just send the ones you want. Whatever.

The Professor and the Madman, Simon Winchester
The Tulip; the story of the flower that has made men mad, by Anna Pavord
Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to all Creation, by Olivia Judson
Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words (biography), by Jay Rubin
Tales of the City, Armistead Maupin
109 East Palace, Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos, by Jennet Conant
Busting Vegas, by Ben Mezrich
The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards
Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood
Body of Secrets; Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency, by James Bamford
Mr. Posterior and the Genius Child, by Emily Jenkins (OH! I think this is RHD's. Do you want it back?)
A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson
Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord, by Louis de Bernieres
An Anthropologist on Mars, Oliver Sacks
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, by Dave Eggers
The Spy Who Came In From the Cold, by John LeCarre
World War Z, an Oral History of the Zombie War, by Max Brooks
Kitchen Confidential, by Anthony Bourdain

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Poster:viggie
Date:2005-02-27 14:55
Subject:PSA
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i just reminded everyone that they need to join the community, and not just add it to your friends list if you want to post to it and/or read the locked posts. i think a lot of the give away lists are probably gonna be locked so only community members can see them

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Poster:viggie
Date:2005-02-26 18:31
Subject:how to do this
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Hey there! i was thinking that the way to do this would be to have everyone post books that are available and they will be claimed on a first come first serve basis. arrangements to send them can be made via email or in friends only posts to the community at the discretion of the participants in the swap. that is what i initially envisioed but this isn't just my deal so if you have better suggestions at how to set it up i'm totally open!

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Poster:livsmama
Date:2004-04-28 09:30
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Poster:viggie
Date:2004-01-28 09:45
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breath, eyes, memory by edwidge danticant (possible misspelling there) is fabulous! incredible portrayal of mother-daughter relationships in haiti and the united states, vivid imager,y quite harsh at times, but it certainly left me wanting to read more by this author! i highly recommend it!

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Poster:viggie
Date:2004-01-09 19:06
Subject:blowing off the dust
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i haven't posted here in awhile because i honestly have't finished much latelty. i am getting in the trap of reading too many books at once. but here is what i have now.

the little friend by donna tartt. she wrote the secret history which i loved but this latest one sucked imo. it was a good idea but something about this book put me to sleep every. time. i. picked. it. up. too much rambling and then a highly disappointing ending. to there ya go. better luck next time i suppose.

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Poster:viggie
Date:2003-12-27 23:57
Subject:knock knock!
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as maintainer of this here community i should be more on top of things but i really would like to jumpstart this place. what have y'all been reading lately? how is it? (i'm looking for answers in posts not comments)

the little friend by donna tartt. i read the secret history by her and love love loved it but this one i am kinda stuck on. i am plowing through but i keep falling aslep! so, if you have read her before this could potentially be disappointing.

kingdom of fear by hunter s thompson. my brother loves him and i have read a bit but this really is pretty funny and talking about the current state of the country. humorous to say the least.

lies and the lying liars who tell them:a fair and balanced look at the right by al franken. funny as hell. good to have around to kill some time.

okay, i have more that i am in various stages of reading but this is what i got so far. what about you?

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Poster:bonny_katie
Date:2003-11-13 20:54
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Hey! I joined and then forgot about ya'll!

I started reading 1984 again. I haven't read it since I was 15 or so. What's the last thing I read?? I can't remember. I know I read Where the Hear Is a bit ago. It was a pretty good book, a bit unrealistic in places, a bit too real in others, but all in all, good.

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Poster:viggie
Date:2003-10-12 08:36
Subject:a brief intro
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just in case someone joins and doesn't know me ;)

i am a 24yo mama to a rowdy 5yo boy. i majored in english in college and am unable to rid myself of books, therefore i have more bookshelves than anything else in my home. i love to read fiction and non-fiction, not much into science fiction or thriller/mystery type books, altho there have been a couple of mysteries that have reeled me in.

i'm trying to read more women authors but there are some men that still reel me in on occasion, and i am always looking for a good book recommendation!

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Poster:viggie
Date:2003-10-11 22:45
Subject:Yo! by julia alvarez
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i highly recommend this book! it is the first thing i have read by her but it was awesome. it is the story of one woman told from the viewpoints of those in her life, whether large roles or small. the author was able to completely inhabit the voices of the many different characters, which was no easy task i am sure. anyone else read it?

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