What are you reading? 2013

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    Have any of you read "The Art Of Racing In The Rain" by Garth Stein? 

     
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    I haven't, but I like the title.  Is it poetry?  Fiction?  

     
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    I haven't, but I like the title.  Is it poetry?  Fiction?  

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    It is a great story of a family told from the dog's perspective.   It was a New York Times

    best seller.  Google it, then scroll down to read the reviews.

     
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    In response to Fondle's comment:
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    I haven't, but I like the title.  Is it poetry?  Fiction?  

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    It is a great story of a family told from the dog's perspective.   It was a New York Times

    best seller.  Google it, then scroll down to read the reviews.

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    Better yet, click on the Youtube interview with the author.

     
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    Almost done with Livy: The Rise of the Roman Empire, vol. 1-140.

    Quite an interesting and long read, especially as a contrast after seeing the way Gibbon describes The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire many centuries after the fact.

    Of course, one must take history with a peck of salt, if the author can switch from describing the way a particular battle played out to describing the yearly slew of prodigies (ie, "a shower of stones fell in this place; a raven split a holy stone with its beak here; a statute bled in this temple").....

    ...but interesting nonetheless.

     After Livy, I think it's time to bridge the gaps between him and Gibbon with Ceasar's account of the gallic war and the civil war, then a biography of ceasar, then biographies of Cicero (anthony everitt) and Augustus (everitt).

     

     

    Also, a detour with more Vonnegut, this time Galapagos. He's always witty and humorous.

     

     
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    I'm reading more Mary Ruefle, her new Trances of the Blast.  


    Best poems I've read in ages.  Should I post a sample?

     
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    Done with Livy on the rise of the roman empire. Very interesting, reading a first century account of Roman History 700 BC-50ish BC, if you're interested in that sort of thing.

    Quite a long read. A year or so's worth of commuting on the train....

    Now, fiction break.

    Vonnegut: Mother Night

    Vonnegut: Galapagos

    Borges: Labrynths (short stories)

     

    Then:

    Anthony Everitt: Cicero

    Julius Ceasar: The Gallic War

    Julius Ceasar: The Civil War

    Anthony Everitt: Augustus

     
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    Incredible read about one of Boston's unsolved mysteries, Mommy's A Mole: Unravelling the Joan Webster Murder & Other Secrets in a CIA Family.

    Insight into the legal and law enforcement system. Exposes the shades of corruption during Boston in the 1980s. It can happen to anyone. Get to know your public officials.

     

     

     

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