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IceAlisa
04-08-2010, 02:11 AM
JKR is hinting she'll have another book out soon and that there may well be more HP :cheer2: There are those 15 years to account for.

Wait, where? Link please! :eek:

rfisher
04-08-2010, 02:14 AM
Wait, where? Link please! :eek:

here (http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/books/04/07/jk.rowling.book.in.near.future.ew/index.html?hpt=T2)

It's vague, but it's something.

IceAlisa
04-08-2010, 02:21 AM
Yes, it's certainly something. I am afraid to have any hopes right now.

Thanks! :)

Karina1974
04-08-2010, 03:12 AM
I am currently working my way through The Portable Dorothy Parker, which is actually an expanded edition, because it has the original Portable, plus other writings she did.

I have a ton of books in this apartment that I have/want to get to.

Fergus
04-08-2010, 04:41 AM
I just finished 'The Help' by Kathryn Stockett. It was excellent. It wasn't at all what I expected--a completely different read on the racial climate in the '60's in Mississippi. I couldn't put it down and suggest reading it. It was entertaining and eye-opening.

It is THE hot book of the season in our Library! The reserve list is insane and most readers are giving good feedback.

ETA re: Japanese domestic culture, mid-1950s: I also grabbed The Yamato Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave. The reviews online are very mixed, but it might have some dish on Michiko's journey from upper class tennis player girl to Empress.....all possibly taken with a grain of salt, though. ;)

mikey
04-08-2010, 04:51 AM
I am trying to read/re-read my way through this: http://artofmanliness.com/2008/05/14/100-must-read-books-the-essential-mans-library/

...although some of them are not currently available through the Sony eReader library. Sigh.

Just finished "The Picture of Dorian Gray." About to start "The Grapes of Wrath." It is SO much better than high school since I don't have to follow each one up with a stupid expository essay :D

Evilynn
04-08-2010, 01:39 PM
I read The Golden Notebook years ago -- and have been meaning to re-read it for at least 5 years now. Maybe I'll do it this summer -- or not. :lol:Just ignore his annoying :COP: notes and read the folk tales -- stick a post-it over them if you have too. :D

Alas, the notes are sometimes as long as the stories themselves, the book is sort of folkloric/anthropological (origins and recurring themes etc), so it'd feel like cheating if I didn't read them. :shuffle:

silverstars
04-08-2010, 10:10 PM
JKR is hinting she'll have another book out soon and that there may well be more HP :cheer2: There are those 15 years to account for.

I'd love for her to just publish her notes. Apparently she has a HUGE number of them with backstories on almost every character, and I think that it'd be awesome to get inside her head a bit.

Then again, I am a complete and total Harry Potter nerd. I'd totally be there at midnight with all of my friends on the day that it came out.

Prancer
04-08-2010, 10:42 PM
This sounds like the perfect book club for ice dance fans. (http://www.texasobserver.org/texinthecity/fake-fur-big-hair-and-la-vie-litteraire)

I'm taking several new authors for test drives, but so far, it's all been quite meh.

And speaking of meh, I see that a new Jack Reacher is coming out :EVILLE:

rfisher
04-08-2010, 10:51 PM
This sounds like the perfect book club for ice dance fans. (http://www.texasobserver.org/texinthecity/fake-fur-big-hair-and-la-vie-litteraire)

I'm taking several new authors for test drives, but so far, it's all been quite meh.

And speaking of meh, I see that a new Jack Reacher is coming out :EVILLE:

Did you get around to reading the last one? I'm a total sucker. I'll buy it, bitch about it and buy the next one. :shuffle:

Prancer
04-08-2010, 10:54 PM
Did you get around to reading the last one? I'm a total sucker. I'll buy it, bitch about it and buy the next one. :shuffle:

I did read it, but I didn't buy it and I won't buy this one, either. :P

Even though the reviews I've seen are good.

my little pony
04-08-2010, 11:47 PM
I'd totally be there at midnight with all of my friends on the day that it came out.

I miss doing that

RockTheTassel
04-09-2010, 01:54 AM
JKR is hinting she'll have another book out soon and that there may well be more HP :cheer2: There are those 15 years to account for.

I don't want to get my hopes up, but that would be so incredible! :D

I'm currently reading Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller. It's not a bad read, but doesn't live up to the hype yet. I also just finished "The Birds" by Daphne Du Maurier, which was one of the best short stories I've ever read. So, so much better than the movie.

rfisher
04-12-2010, 01:13 AM
Reading BulletProof Mascara by Bethany Maines. It's so-so, but you've got to love a book which has this line: "Mrs. Doctor had gone down like Nancy Kerrigan--skating across the grass on her butt, wailing."

PrincessLeppard
04-12-2010, 01:42 AM
I would totally give it the Nobel Prize for Literature, just for that line.