What Books are you reading?

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  1. cook74

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    Tonight I started "Today I Wrote Nothing" Daniil Kharms. It is all strangely interesting nonsense!!!

    Here is a page, and there are many like it...

    A sonnet
    An amazing thing happened to me today, I suddenly forgot what comes first - 7 or 8.
    I went to my neigbors and asked them about their opinion on this matter.
    Great was their and my amazement, when they suddenly discovered, that they couldn't recall the counting order. They remembered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, but forgot what comes next.
    We all went to a commercial grocery store, the one that's on the corner of Znamenskaya and Basseinaya streets to consult a cashier on our predicament. The cashier gave us a sad smile, took a small hammer out of her mouth, and moving her nose slightly back and forth, she said:
    - In my opinion, a seven comes after an eight, only if an eight comes after a seven.
    We thanked the cashier and ran cheerfully out of the store. But there, thinking carefully about cashier's words, we got sad again because her words were void of any meaning.
    What were we supposed to do? We went to the Summer Garden and started counting trees. But reaching a six in count, we stopped and started arguing: In the opinion of some, a 7 went next; but in opinion of others an 8 did.
    We were arguing for a long time, when by some sheer luck, a child fell off a bench and broke both of his jaws. That distracted us from our argument.
    And then we all went home.
     
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    The three-body problem, by Liu Cixin.

    It's Chinese sci-fi. Interesting.
     
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    Between You and Me, Confessions of a Comma Queen
    By Mary Norris
     
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    Date Night On Union Station - EM Foner
     
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    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

    And rereading The Handmaid's Tale for the millionth time.
     
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    I quite literally just finished reading the exact same books. :eek:
     
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    Right now Ages of Heroes by James Lovegrove and F*ck Love by Micahel and Sarah Bennett
     
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    Oh no! My book stalker is here :eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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    Better than the type of stalker who looks like they go through your trash and masturbate over what they find in there. :p
     
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    The dark forest.

    It's the second book of The three body problem trilogy.
     
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    The Pacific by Hugh Ambrose
     
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    I did just recently start on a pale horse by Piers Anthony
     
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    Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz
     
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    Reading "Betty Goes Vegan" and "Gwendy's Button Box" by Stephen King.
     
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    Started reading Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
     
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    Half ass reading "Interview with the Vampire." I used to be able to read all the time but work has drained my will to do anything with reading.
     
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    Bunker Hill by Nathanial Philbrick.
     
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    Just finished rereading Unwind by Neal Shusterman. I'm waiting on the library to get the second one in the series in. First read it in highschool and never knew it had a sequel much less four of them. So I'm reading my way through them. Definitely worth a read. It's about what the prolife and prochoice people in the book decided on to satisfy both parties and that's unwinding of 13 year olds instead of abortions. The children are technically still alive since all of their parts are used. It's different and well written.

    I also have Hogfather by Terry Patchett. I've seen and own the movie but never read the book.
     
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    I'm rereading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    .. I just love being in that land of wizards and magic..:)
     
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    Just reread these old books by Welsh