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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:59 am 
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^That sounds like something you will remember fondly. I covered my 3 year old nephew in a 6 foot leaf pile the other weekend- priceless.

What am I reading? Scholarly journal articles. Lots of 'em.


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I'm a little jealous, Paper Clip. Reading to my kids, nightly, was about the best thing I've ever done.


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Pulphead Essays by John Jeremiah Sullivan

Lincoln & Davis: Imagining America 1809-1865 by Brian R. Dirck


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Want to read something disturbing and disgusting? Try The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart by Jesse Bullington, who is one weird dude.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:34 pm 
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I'm reading Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides, and Spooner by the great Pete Dexter. Dexter's dry humor is up there with Charles Portis, though he is certainly a master of more serious subjects as well.


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xcubbies wrote:
I'm reading Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides, and Spooner by the great Pete Dexter. Dexter's dry humor is up there with Charles Portis, though he is certainly a master of more serious subjects as well.
Hampton Sides is a parent at my prep school. I'm reading (sporadically) Blood & Thunder also.


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Trust Me by John Updike.


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Well, not "reading"...more like "looking at."

A very nice reproduction of Audubon's "Birds of America," a recent find at Barnes & Noble. I've always wanted one.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/birds-o ... 1402789472

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^Very nice! We have a few prints on the walls.


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Any recommendations for a good beach book? I am looking for something not too heavy but entertaining a la "Don't Stop the Carnival." Considering the Gardner McKay biography, read all the Buffet stuff. Heading down island for New Year's.


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The President's Club by Gibbs and Duffy. Excellent read for history wonks like me.


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Gideon's Trumpet by Anthony Lewis


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xcubbies wrote:
I'm reading Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides, and Spooner by the great Pete Dexter. Dexter's dry humor is up there with Charles Portis, though he is certainly a master of more serious subjects as well.
Hampton Sides is a parent at my prep school. I'm reading (sporadically) Blood & Thunder also.
Blood and Thunder is actually one of my favorite books! I think I've reread it about 3 times now! His latest one (Hellhound on his Trail) is great as well.

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I'm reading Carl Hiaasen's latest, Bad Monkey. He writes utterly wacky, laugh-out-loud funny novels about strange Florida folk. For those who don't know him, here are a couple of book jacket reviews:

"Hiaasen is King of the screwball comedies... A truly original comic novelist... The charismatic, animated characters deliver lines that will bring tears of laughter to even the most jaundiced readers." Rocky Mountain News

"Carl Hiaasen isn't just Florida's sharpest satirist – he's one of the few funny writers left in the entire country... I think of him as a national treasure." Newsweek


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First time checking in on this thread in awhile, and Birds of America is already long gone from B&N (starting used at over $300 though!!)

As for me, I'm reading 'White Teeth' right now, a book I've been meaning to get to for a very long time, and it's quite good so far.

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