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    I'm reading this new book called "Whats your purpose life" It's a self help book that my sister in law gave me has any read it????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feifer
    I am reading David Sedaris' Me Talk Pretty One Day. he is so funny but I keep falling asleep. We got a new mattress and it is not even David's fault. Funny, funny!
    I LOVE that book Feifer! The chapter on pets had me laughing so hard I had to put the book down until I could compose myself! My other favorite is the last chapter, which is about his father. Sedaris has a way of taking the everyday and making it hilarious. Of course, his family is pretty eccentric, so he did have a lot of material.

    I just started Gogol's Dead Souls. It's my first Gogol. So far, so good. I love Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, so I think I should be okay with this one too.
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    Phat, I loved Odd Thomas ... I'm a huge Koontz fan though.

    I just picked up Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Book One Prodigal Son

    The funny thing is, it's authored by Koontz AND some guy named Kevin J Anderson..... I hope I like it. I really don't know when I'll have time to read it, I bought it three days ago and haven't even started it yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cali
    Phat, I loved Odd Thomas ... I'm a huge Koontz fan though.

    I just picked up Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Book One Prodigal Son

    The funny thing is, it's authored by Koontz AND some guy named Kevin J Anderson..... I hope I like it. I really don't know when I'll have time to read it, I bought it three days ago and haven't even started it yet.
    Cali, please let me know if you like Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Book One Prodigal Son, and how it compares to his other books. I saw it, but I hesitant about buying it because I don't know how it'll compare to his others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cali
    Phat, I loved Odd Thomas ... I'm a huge Koontz fan though.

    I just picked up Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Book One Prodigal Son
    Odd Thomas was pretty good. I admit, he hooked me with the twist.

    Kevin J. Anderson wrote a bunch of books in the Star Wars series. Koontz and Anderson--what's next? King and Zahn?
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    Im not a big reader but i got hooked on this book called the " sunlight,prophert,yearn" it's written in greek any chance to read any greek im there

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    Quote Originally Posted by MICHEY
    I just started reading "Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe" by Bill Bryson.

    I love the way he writes, he's very funny...which makes it a little difficult while reading on the train as I try NOT to giggle aloud. I've read "A Walk in the Woods" which was funny too, well through 3/4 of the book - our book club liked it at least through half of the book then we all thought he became boring. Even so I felt like reading another book, if nothing else but for laughs.

    Has anyone read Bill Bryson? or could you suggest a humorous book?
    I LOVE Bill Bryson. I was sitting in a Maccy D's at Liverpool St Station in London one afternoon waiting for my train home, and reading "Notes from a small Island". In the midst of all these pin striped commuters, I snorted a pickle down my nose from laughing so hard! I love reading Roddy Doyle..his Barrytown Trilogies have me laughing, just because he writes how the Irish are.

    What am I reading at the moment? "Long Walk to Freedom: Nelson Mandela's Autobiography" - very fascinating.

    Next on my list is Jodi Picoult, "My Sister's Keeper" Anyone read this?

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    Britannia, I'm reading that. Jodi Picoult's "My Sister's Keeper". So far I'm liking it and am hooked. However I have tear myself away, I need to finish reading my course work first. I'm continuing it once I'm done with work.

    Have you read other Picoult's books? I'm a fan of her novels.
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    I've read Johanna Edward's (fellow FORTer, guys!) book "The Next Big Thing"... super-enjoyable and right up our alley here at "Fans of Reality TV" with it's The Biggest Loser style show (but better ) and it's references to famewhores, Survivor, etc.

    Go get it, hurry up!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VeronicaBelle27
    I've read Johanna Edward's (fellow FORTer, guys!) book "The Next Big Thing"... super-enjoyable and right up our alley here at "Fans of Reality TV" with it's The Biggest Loser style show (but better ) and it's references to famewhores, Survivor, etc.

    Go get it, hurry up!!!!!
    Right, that did come out last Tuesday, didn't it? I'll get my copy tomorrow, hopefully. It looks delicious!
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