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Fabyahluss

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Fun Summer Reads
« on: May 22, 2005, 09:57:54 PM »
Hey guys,

I just finished reading one of the greatest fun reads ever. It was a fiction novel by Kimbera Lawson Roby called A Taste of Reality. It discussed two contraversial topics in a very intriguing manner: discrimination in a predominately white firm and interracial dating on numerous counts.

I haven't read any fun, easy books for over a year, and now I'm extremely eager to get my hands on something else now that I finished this one in less than 24 hours. Does anyone have any fav novels that'll help my brain to continue to unwind post final exams/graduation?  If so, post 'em here!


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Re: Fun Summer Reads
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2005, 01:26:47 AM »
So NOBODY else in this piece reads except Mobell?!?! Common folks...

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Re: Fun Summer Reads
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2005, 03:48:39 AM »
I wouldn't call any of the stuff I'm reading right now fun.  Maybe in a few weeks I'll have more to contribute...  Give it some time, I'm sure your thread will pick up a bit when everyone's done with finals  :)
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Re: Fun Summer Reads
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2005, 07:07:36 AM »
I stopped reading for pleasure years ago...all I have time to read aside from work documents are magazines. I still have Bill and Hillary Clinton's respective biographies to finish up this summer. 

I did recently read "Trophy Man" that was a good book. I'm itching to read the new Dr. Cornel West book.

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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2005, 09:55:26 AM »
i read allllll the time. and since i'm not in school, i've had a good excuse. my books aren't that fun though, but they are fiction.

the last book I read was Cane River. It was excellent, but not exactly fun since its about slavery. i recently read Gotham Diaries by Tonya Lewis Lee and that was good, but it is like a few months old now, so maybe you read it already. I was going to take out one of Pearl Cleage's novels, Babylon Sisters, i think that'll be a good book. also my friend loves the devil wears prada, she said its hilarious. Have you read any Edwidge Danticat? I love her novels and I look forward to re-reading them over the summer. I think Krik? Krak! is my favorite book of short stories after Toni Cade Bambara's. And I haven't read The Dew Breaker, so I am now pretty motivated to order it from half.com. SWB--WHY DID YOU CREATE THIS THREAD?? LOL! Can you tell I concentrated in literature?  :D Also, I think that if you haven't read Just Above my head, by James Baldwin (i don't think its as well-known as some of his others) then you should read it, esp. if you have siblings and are the oldest. that book is like 500 pages, but I think I stopped every 30 pages and took a break, it was that deep.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/067976657X/qid=1116942376/sr=8-4/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i4_xgl14/104-9381225-5943102?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

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http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0767914767/qid=1116942758/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/104-9381225-5943102?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

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Re: Fun Summer Reads
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2005, 09:59:21 AM »
Two good books that I read recently were Memoirs of a Geisha and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.  I highly recommend both.

Another good read is Devil in the White City.
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Re: Fun Summer Reads
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2005, 10:12:25 AM »
I just started reading The Conscience of a Liberal: Reclaiming the Compassionate Agenda (instead of writing the first chap. of my thesis, which is due on Friday. :-[). This is an easy and awesome read, esp. for you progressives out there: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/081664179X/ref=pd_sxp_f/002-1858175-9220043?v=glance&s=books

I highly recommend the Wellstone! movie for people who are into grassroots politics (it ain't a book but matches the above-mentioned book well): http://www.carryitforward.org/

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Re: Fun Summer Reads
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2005, 11:27:01 AM »
Two good books that I read recently were Memoirs of a Geisha and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.  I highly recommend both.

Another good read is Devil in the White City.

I'm in the middle of Memoirs of a Geisha right now and I love it.  Also good - A Fine Balance and The Kiterunner. 

I think I'm going to read Devil in the White City next!  I've heard such good things about it. 
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Re: Fun Summer Reads
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2005, 11:29:24 AM »
Positively Fifth Street by James MacManus is positively great!  It's about the world series of poker and how this journalist covering the world series managed to win himself a seat at the final table.  Really good.
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