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Yay a list! This is a list of things I did not want to read, apparently. I have finished none of these, and started all of them in the last couple of months.

Tom Jones Abrodged and otherwise)
Moll Flanders -- Defoe
Charlotte Temple
Tower of Crossed Destinies -- Calvino
Invisible Cities -- Calvino
Enchantress of Florence -- Rushdie
Wives and Daughters -- Gaskell
Budhism: The Wisdom of Compassion and Awakening
The Turquoise -- Seton
The Domino Men -- Barnes

I think there some others, and a few that I didn't want to read and made myself do so. And I have no idea now what I *do* want to read. I think I want more Emma Bull, but i don't HAVE any more, so I want another book that is like the War for the Oaks, but that I have not read, and that has no yet made me cry. I have read her version of Tombstone, and Freedom and Necessity, and those are not the ones I want. Also I want some Patricia McKillip that I have not read three times at least.

What do I want to read?

Date: 2010-11-14 05:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Have you read the Time Traveller's Wife? She also has another book called "Her Fearful Symmetry" which was phenomenal as well.

I am currently on an Edith Wharton kick.

Date: 2010-11-15 12:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hee! I have yet to get back into Edith Wharton. I did find a copy of Glimpses of the Moon, which looks like it might not be so awfully, terribly depressing as the rest of what she wrote.

I have considered the Time Traveller's Wife, and her Fearful Symmetry actually looked like a good read.

Date: 2010-11-15 03:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Both were remarkably well done.

I have Glimpses of the Moon on my Kindle... that's up next. I'm currently in the middle of The Custom of the Country, which is, in fact, terribly depressing.

Date: 2010-11-16 03:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You're a captive of the Kindle as well? **grin** I am undecided about them still. I still just like the feel of paper, and the idea that if my hard drive crashes I don't have to re-purchase everything. On the other hand, they are much smaller and lighter. I don't know. What do you think of yours so far?

Date: 2010-11-16 06:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I love it. I've had it for about a month now and I'm not sure how I managed without it. It will be awesome for the trip next month as I'll free up about half a suitcase that won't need to be books.

Also, everything on Project Gutenberg is available free. Hence the Wharton kick.

What you purchase for the Kindle gets beamed directly to it, and you can also email yourself anything in PDF and Amazon will beam it out to the device, too.

The e-ink display is awesome. it's like reading on paper, except not nearly as heavy.

Date: 2010-11-16 12:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I did just finish "The Domino Men" and I'm not really sure it was worth finishing. Not that it was bad, it just didn't seem to take me anywhere.

As for recommendations:

The Particular Sadness of Lemoncake by Aimee Bender is one of my favorites of the year (which could also be translated as one of the five books I cared enough to purchase hardcover at about full price).

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi.

The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Clarke is actually pretty good. Not stupendous, but I found it a nice recharge for when I was feeling like you are now. Quick, simple, lots of cliff-hangers to keep you involved, and going on to the next chapter. A good palette cleanser.

Currently, I'm on Aurorarama by Jean-Christophe Valtat, and only about 100 pages into it, but it is so far pretty exquisite, though perhaps not to be recommended for a moment when one seems to be book wandering.

Date: 2010-11-16 03:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, Wind Up Girl is on my list, but I have to wait for D to finish it first. He bought it though, so I didn't even stand a chance there. It was started before I saw it. The other three though, I'll look for. And I'll probably point D at them too, since it seems like in some ways the two of you have at least parallel tastes.

My current solution is to re-read the War for the Oaks, and stare sadly at the list of books by Emma Bull. It isn't getting any longer, and I've now read most of them, apparently.

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