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Posted: Jun 30, 2009 - 11:49am

 Painted_Turtle wrote:


I really enjoyed the magical world, life and death in One Hundred Years of Solitude.  (I read it a long time ago)  Also loved his quirky, sad short story, No One Writes to the Colonel.

I haven't read Love in Times of Cholera yet, let us know what you thought of it once you're done.  I have a tendency not to read novels that have been made into movies, perhaps this one will change my mind.



 
Love in the Time of Cholera



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Posted: Jun 30, 2009 - 11:25am

 lunar1963 wrote:
Love In Times Of Cholera by Marquez

 

I really enjoyed the magical world, life and death in One Hundred Years of Solitude.  (I read it a long time ago)  Also loved his quirky, sad short story, No One Writes to the Colonel.

I haven't read Love in Times of Cholera yet, let us know what you thought of it once you're done.  I have a tendency not to read novels that have been made into movies, perhaps this one will change my mind.


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Posted: Jun 30, 2009 - 9:07am

 JustineFromWyoming wrote:

They have swimming pools in Sweden? Who knew? ...Are you sure it's not a herring farm?
 


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Posted: Jun 29, 2009 - 11:22pm

 MrsHobieJoe wrote:
Don't worry friend.  There'll be plenty of time for looking at the scenery (Sweden not England)- I'm a seriously fast reader and we'll have two small uns in tow who'll be heading off to bed at 7pm.  I probably won't need to gaze into HJ's eyes all evening every evening.  I don't have much time for reading at the moment so it'll be a luxury too.  The kids have specifically expressed a preference for a holiday with less driving and sight seeing than last year so we have a house with a little swimming pool set amongst forest on an island in the Stockholm archipelago.  Sounds ideal for some relaxing reading to me whilst they're splashing in the pool- if you page down you'll see I'm mostly taking relaxing books- crime and thrillers etc.

 
They have swimming pools in Sweden? Who knew? ...Are you sure it's not a herring farm?

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Posted: Jun 29, 2009 - 11:20pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
Maps, I'm thinking.

 
Why do you need maps when you have Tim the Cabana boy on your dashboard?

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Posted: Jun 29, 2009 - 10:59pm

 MrsHobieJoe wrote:
Don't worry friend.  There'll be plenty of time for looking at the scenery (Sweden not England)- I'm a seriously fast reader and we'll have two small uns in tow who'll be heading off to bed at 7pm.  I probably won't need to gaze into HJ's eyes all evening every evening.  I don't have much time for reading at the moment so it'll be a luxury too.  The kids have specifically expressed a preference for a holiday with less driving and sight seeing than last year so we have a house with a little swimming pool set amongst forest on an island in the Stockholm archipelago.  Sounds ideal for some relaxing reading to me whilst they're splashing in the pool- if you page down you'll see I'm mostly taking relaxing books- crime and thrillers etc.

Whew! You had me worried there. Well, Sweden, forest, an archipelago... sounds like the setting for a fine story all on its own.

I was just funning you all along. Have a great vacation, you and HJ & the lill'uns.


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Posted: Jun 29, 2009 - 10:44pm

Maps, I'm thinking.
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Posted: Jun 29, 2009 - 5:24pm

 oldslabsides wrote:

The title included the word "zombies" so she knew you'd love it.
 
Natch.  Also, it's the only way I'll ever read a Jane Austen novel.

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Posted: Jun 29, 2009 - 5:22pm

 ptooey wrote:

That one was all hiccup.  She picked it up at the bookstore today. 
 
The title included the word "zombies" so she knew you'd love it.

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Posted: Jun 29, 2009 - 5:22pm

 maryte wrote:

It's actually very popular!

 
That's as may be, but you have to admit that it's weird.  Sometimes the two do intersect.

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Posted: Jun 29, 2009 - 5:21pm

 oldslabsides wrote:

{#Lol} I salute your talent for ferreting out weirdness, E.
 
That one was all hiccup.  She picked it up at the bookstore today. 

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Posted: Jun 29, 2009 - 5:21pm

 oldslabsides wrote:

{#Lol} I salute your talent for ferreting out weirdness, E.
 
It's actually very popular!
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Posted: Jun 29, 2009 - 5:20pm

 ptooey wrote: 
{#Lol} I salute your talent for ferreting out weirdness, E.

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Posted: Jun 29, 2009 - 5:18pm




Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
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Posted: Jun 29, 2009 - 3:16pm

I proceed into shamelessly pimping books that I was the medical consultant on. Seriously. I'm in the "thanks you"s.
I worked out a "reasonable" rationale for folks to appear to be vampires or succubi.

Marta was the editor of a webzine that I wrote a music column for a few years ago. She's smart, creative, and lots of fun. She's cornered the Hispanic vampire romantic comedy genre, I believe.

Christopher Moore likes her work!

These are fabulous summer reading. The top one is first, bottom one is #3 in the series. Click one to order.








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Posted: Jun 29, 2009 - 2:54pm

 jadewahoo wrote:
 Welly wrote:


 I am so glad he choose to read his own book. So may authors these days, they write a book and POOF!.. on to something else. If they never stop to read what they have written, how can they expect anyone else to want to read it?

 

The one problem, of course, is that I constantly want to cook AND eat when reading this one. {#Lol}
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Posted: Jun 29, 2009 - 2:53pm

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i loved wicked. The next cat I get will be named Elfaba


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Posted: Jun 29, 2009 - 2:44pm

 Welly wrote:


 I am so glad he choose to read his own book. So may authors these days, they write a book and POOF!.. on to something else. If they never stop to read what they have written, how can they expect anyone else to want to read it?


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Posted: Jun 29, 2009 - 2:42pm


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Posted: Jun 29, 2009 - 2:40pm

 MrsHobieJoe wrote:



I now have a rather full amazon basket with 11 items- I went and stuck a couple of Gabriel Garcia Marquez in that I haven't read before- "Of Love and Other Demons" and "Chronicle of a Death Foretold".  I also put the three I mentioned (including the Kundera one in).  Maybe some rationalisation is required with a few books left for our September holiday!

 
I just need to ask... How can you enjoy the scenery of where you will be on your vacation if all you are doing is reading? Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against reading. I mean, is where you vacation so bleak and boring as to be in need of distraction? It is England after all :-) Ok, ok, I'm just kidding on that! don't get all up in arms and 86 me outta your pub extemporaneously. But really... The Brothers Karamazov? Would you like some light reading... say Cosmos and Psyche by Richard Tarnas? Ok. My conflubsteration is expressed. Turn the page.

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