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How often do you read for pleasure?

Only when I am not overloaded with school reading...which is pretty much never.
65 (28.8%)
All the time! I make time!
139 (61.5%)
I don't really like to read.
22 (9.7%)

Total Members Voted: 191

What are you reading right now?

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #410 on: May 02, 2006, 05:41:29 AM »
Yeah, Hamilton is one of my few true heroes. I think it's funny that he only went to Columbia because he didn't get into Princeton.

magnumalv

Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #411 on: May 02, 2006, 06:47:42 AM »
Cautionary Tales for Children, Edward Gorey
On Food and Cooking, Harold McGee
Prodigy, Dave Kalstein

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #412 on: May 02, 2006, 06:51:49 AM »
Cautionary Tales for Children, Edward Gorey
On Food and Cooking, Harold McGee
Prodigy, Dave Kalstein

The single most useful book on cooking out there. A classic.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #413 on: May 02, 2006, 08:55:35 AM »
Just finished Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.
I wouldn't say it's great, but I enjoyed it and it's highly creative.

Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #414 on: May 02, 2006, 11:08:24 AM »
"becoming justice blackmun" by linda greenhouse.  I am only 90 pages in but not to bad, considering it is mostly based on his own personal memos and diaries

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #415 on: May 06, 2006, 07:06:51 PM »
Finally finished "The Picture of Dorian Gray".  I still haven't decided if it was insightful or inane.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #416 on: May 06, 2006, 07:08:18 PM »
The Trial

Franz Kafka

How is that book? I'm trying to decide whether to add it to my summer list.

I'm reading Chernow's biography of Hamilton right now. It's really good.

To be honest I should say I'm going to start reading it on Wednesday when finals end ;)

From all accounts though its supposed to be fantastic.

Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #417 on: May 06, 2006, 07:16:39 PM »
How was Chernow's biography of Hamilton? I own that yet haven't read it yet.

Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #418 on: May 06, 2006, 09:27:16 PM »
How was Chernow's biography of Hamilton? I own that yet haven't read it yet.

it's excellent. 

Sweet that may be the next book I read.  I either want to read that or Bevridge's bios on Marshall, though the academic quality of Bevridge probably will be significantly lower, its more of a gush about Marshall than a real biography, but I want to read it nevertheless.

I recently read his excellency by joseph ellis.  I am a history major, have pretty good taste is biographies and history books and generally recommend ellis--I think he is the most balanced biographer I have read, he has an aloofness and distance about his work that allows him not to gush on his subject, but also not to judge them too hard, that is pretty rare for biographers.

I also read Will in the World recently-its a good biography on Sheakespeare,the author is obviously a fan, and there just isn't enough historical data there to get a feel for who the dude really is, but if you like Shakespeare most people say its the best biography on him yet.

I also recently read  the Dream Life of Sukhanov b Olga Grushin-a 2005 book that is quality fiction.  Her characters are complex, her writing style is complex (at least near the end), but overall its a great book.

Lastly I read Madame Bovary's Ovaries a few months ago and enjoyed it. It went over the great pieces of literature from a evolutionary biologists point of view-asking quesitons like why do men cheat on their lovers so much in works of literature.  It was enjoyable for me, and I'd recommend if you are the type of person who likes books about literature, or books that deal with what I call lighter science (not hardcore physics for example).

magnumalv

Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #419 on: May 07, 2006, 06:00:09 AM »
Food: A Culinary History (an anthropological look at the history of food)
As I Lay Dying (thought I'd pull out some Faulkner)
the Ramayana
Cod by Kurlansky

I'm on a food/cooking thing at the moment. :)