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    Starbucks is your friend Bill's Avatar
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    I just finished Green Eggs and Ham.

    Like Paulie, I too enjoy the classics!
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    I trust you bought the annotated version, Bill? It helps explain some of the deeper subtext. You know, when they go into the tunnel and it's raining when they come out? That sort of thing.
    When you're ten years old and a car drives by and splashes a puddle of water all over you, it's hard to decide if you should go to school like that or try to go home and change and probably be late. So while he was trying to decide, I drove by and splashed him again. - Jack Handey

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    i am a big dostoevsky fan, i mean-- i LOVE dostoevsky. my good friend, jeremy, has been recommending "The Idiot" to me for ages...but I only started reading it this week. He was right-- particularly fitting read at this particular time in my life. I love everything Dostoevsky-- all his great and famous works, and even his short stories (I love "The Grand Inquisitor" chapter of "The Brothers Karamazov" alone, in its own right-- particularly given my focus in majors in college, and also, for the same reasons, "Notes from the Underground. I'm also a big fan of his short stories, a favorite being "Dream of a Ridiculous Man")

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    I'm reading Mike Gayle's My Legendary Girlfriend.

    He's hilarious.
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    My reading list isn't terribly consistent. Here's what's on my plate right now:

    1. The Navy Times Book of Submarines: A Political, Social, and Military History (Brayton Harris)
    Somehow I've always had an interest in history, especially military history. I dunno why. Maybe one too many war movies when I was younger.

    2. You Cannot Be Serious (John McEnroe)
    Definitely a colorful life. His biography should be... interesting.

    3. Power Plays: Win or Lose - How History's Great Political Leaders Play The Game
    Brain food. I actually like reading about this stuff.

    Anyone got a more unusual reading list than that?

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    Right now I'm reading 'Tis by Frank McCourt.
    It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

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    Brenna, I have that book and would be interested to hear if it is a worthwhile read.

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    'Tis came out a while ago. Disappointing, IMO. Major problem is the unsympathetic protagonist. Good style, as always. Don't expect a novel in the same league as "Angela's Ashes".

    Currently reading "Please Don't Kill the Freshman" by Zoe Trope. Initially contemptuous of the literary prententiousness and existential weariness exhibited by the 14 year old author. Then thought - "why couldn't I have achieved that when I was her age?"

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    Marysafan, I just started 'Tis, so I can't really say whether or not the whole thing is a good read, but I will say, that if you liked Angela's Ashes, you'll probably like this. It has the same, unique writing style. I assume you've read Angela's Ashes since you have the sequel, but I you haven't- read that first. There's frequent references to characters and incidents that happened in the first book that will go right over your head if you haven't read it. I read Angela's Ashes about a year ago, and I find myself having to look back and try and remember how it finished!
    It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

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    Thanks for tip Brenna...I have Angela's Ashes but haven't read it yet. When the time comes I will read them back to back.

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