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May 20, 2007 | 11:59pm
Mood: tired
Music: Kenan Doğulu - Shake It Up Şekerim

Reading Statistics: 49 books read this year, 16641 pages, 21 books read since May 5. For about a week there I was reading a 600+ page book a day. Today I read 3.5 books. I'm awesome.

(Working with my Uncle in) West Virginia isn't going to happen. His house has no water & I can't stay in Beverly. Oh well. I think I'll try to read 150 books this summer, instead of 100. Je veux apprendre une autre langue cet été aussi... comme l'allemand, l'espagnol, ou peut-être l'italien encore.

Je crois que j'ai pris du poids... c'est-à-dire, c'est un fait que j'ai pris du poids. Cependant, si je cours comme je courais avec Caitlin durant le semestre dernier, peut-être je maigrirai? Le problème est que je mange plus que je mange à l'université. C'est dommage. (Mon nouveau short est de la taille de «34», la taille que je porte, et le short me va, mais beaucoup de vêtements d'une taille semblable ne me va pas encore...) I'm pathetic.

Enough of that. Now, book 50...

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Beautiful Disaster

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from: angelkutty
date: May 21, 2007 05:08am (UTC)
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Jeez louise. You make me feel like a slacker.

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: May 21, 2007 05:47pm (UTC)
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haha, I try. ;)

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William

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from: areyouevolving
date: May 21, 2007 06:42am (UTC)
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Any good book suggestions?

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: May 21, 2007 05:54pm (UTC)
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What genre(s) do you like? I can give suggestions for pretty much any genre, although I read more mystery and fantasy than anything else.

Some good books/authors:
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis (Sci-Fi/Historical Fiction) - and anything else by Connie Willis; she's my favorite author
Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest (Horror/Fantasy)
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway (War fiction)
The Murder Stone by Charles Todd (Mystery/Historical Fiction)
anything by P.J. Parrish (Mystery)

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William

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from: areyouevolving
date: May 22, 2007 08:09am (UTC)
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Anything in the mystery/thriller category is generally a sure-win. Any detective chasing down a particularly intelligent nemesis tends to get me quick.

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: May 26, 2007 05:23am (UTC)
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Huzzah! Mystery is my favorite genre. (Although I read more mystery/fantasy/sci-fi/whatever than pure mystery.)

Definitely look into P.J. Parrish--very smart protagonist, excellent nemesises (nemeses?), somewhat hardboiled detective mysteries (more over-easy than anything else). Look into the "Irene" books by Jan Burke; Bloodlines is fantastic. I have a soft spot for Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books--they're funny and generally well-written. For the classics, I'm a big fan of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot novels, Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories, and Maurice Leblanc's Arsene Lupin novels (they're French, but you can get some excellent English translations). Minette Walters has some good British mysteries, and I like Victoria Thompson's historical fiction mysteries (start with Murder on Astor Place).

Some books in other genres with good mysteries:
anything by Connie Willis (sorry, I love the woman & would bear her children if I could)
Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest - amazing Southern gothic horror/thriller
Charlaine Harris does some interesting mysteries with vampires (Sookie Stackhouse series), psychics (Grave series), and karate (Shakespeare series)
Simon R. Green's "Nightside" series is really interesting - hard-boiled detective mysteries in the middle of a weird otherworld.
Also, of course, Neil Gaiman (Neverwhere, American Gods, etc).
Jack McDevitt has some good mystery/sci-fi/thriller books. It isn't exactly good literature, but he's got some good ideas. Same thing with James Rollins (mystery/sci-fi bordering on fantasy/thriller).

I'm pretty much blanking on any other books... but I think this is enough for the time being. Hope you find something interesting in this list. :)

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