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07 July 2005 @ 03:51 pm
Book recommendation:

An Innocent, a Broad by Ann Leary. (Wife of Denis Leary.)

Really good, really interesting, really informative, really well-written and really, really funny.
25 May 2005 @ 04:24 pm
OK readers and writers out there, remember last year when I asked for a list of really good books to read? And it grew and grew and grew? Yeah...ummm...overwhelming. Plus, I haven't been able to read like I used to, probably because my eyes are getting worse and my glasses were stolen. Luckily I have an eye doc appointment in July.

But I digress...I have another favor to ask...I need recommendations for "contemporary" literature. Current authors, current publishers. As much I would love to catch up on the classic "essentials", in order to effectively pitch myself to publishers, I need to know what they're publishing. It also helps if I know recently published authors, so that I may draw comparisons that show me as valuable to the current market.

So...please, I beg of you...what's out there right now? What's good? What authors are "on fire" these days? As for genre preferences, I'm into sci-fi/fantasy, coming of age stories, general fiction, and books that fall under the "really fucked up" category. I'm not a huge fan of romance or mystery, and horror has to be really well written for me to get into it these days. I also used to voraciously absorb young adult fiction, but as I've gotten older, I've lost touch with the genre.

Any and all help is appreciated, you people are the best!

x-posted to my journal
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28 April 2005 @ 11:33 am
I just wanted to post to let people know I am here. I joined a couple of days ago.
11 April 2005 @ 11:25 pm
Hello, it's good to be here, my name is Joe, and I'm glad I found a group like this, because I love reading/writing/creating junk. It's always good to get different perspectives and suggestions.

I like to read various genres and types of books, but mostly things that are either philosophical or absurdly funny (those two catergories aren't mutually exclusive, either.) I love Vonnegut, Camus, Sartre, Hunter S Thompson, Henry Miller, Anais Nin, Lovecraft, Bukowski, TS Eliot... well, I could go on and on, but I'll leave it at that. It's my goal to read and understand "Being and Nothingness" before I die.
24 March 2005 @ 01:43 pm
Hello, I love reading all sorts of books, but my favourites are science fiction and cyberpunk. I like William Gibson and Robert A. Heinlein, and many, many others. I have a group on myspace for Robert Heinein but it doesn't seem like anyone is going to join.... heh. I also enjoy non-fiction, but I don't think that's as relavant to this group.

I'm just reading Discover magazine and I'm Just Here for the Food by Alton Brown at the moment, but if anyone has any suggestions I'd love to read something interesting and exciting.

Nice to meet you all. :)
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24 March 2005 @ 09:28 am
I know we have some new members, so please, if you've recently joined, give us a quick hello.

My intro is linked on the user info page, and although I've slacked off recently, I will get things back on track as soon as I can get internet at home again.
01 March 2005 @ 06:20 pm
In my Film and Literature class, we have been discussing Jane Austen's Emma in relation to the film Clueless.

My question for you all, is, if you have read Emma what did you think of it? Personally, I didn't like it, but I don't enjoy Victorian Literature very much. It was most certainly not the worse novel I have ever read, and there were parts that I enjoyed, but it seemed to draw on too long and I knew the ending before I even finished the first volume. What are your thoughts?
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25 February 2005 @ 12:28 pm

List of the top 110 banned books (of all time). Bold the ones you’ve read. Italicize the ones you’ve read part of. Underline the ones you specifically want to read (at least some of). Read more. Convince others to read some.

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22 February 2005 @ 05:19 pm
I don't know how many of you are fans of Ray Bradbury, but monkeymetz posted this story in her journal yesterday, and I wanted to share it with all of you.

I for one, love his writing. (What I've read of it so far at least.)

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