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patientia
07-17-2010, 04:13 PM
Yesterday I started The Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene (http://www.amazon.com/Fabric-Cosmos-Space-Texture-Reality/dp/0375412883).

VegeTexan
07-17-2010, 08:36 PM
Yesterday I started The Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene (http://www.amazon.com/Fabric-Cosmos-Space-Texture-Reality/dp/0375412883).

That looks good, the type of stuff I like to read between AR books and zombie novels.
In fact, I just added it to my amazon cart.

ganymeder
07-23-2010, 06:38 PM
I've been reading several books of poetry from my teacher (http://www.irisbooks.com/bowers/index.htm) that I bought at last week's Writers' Workshop. My favorite is Book of Minutes.

VegeTexan
07-24-2010, 10:27 AM
Just finished Lee Hall's On Their Own Terms (http://www.amazon.com/Their-Own-Terms-Lee-Hall/dp/0976915936/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1279981366&sr=1-1). Great book on AR philosophy. Lee is the guest on our show for tomorrow night.

One point she made that I really like is that we need to reclaim the term "animal welfare" which has been stolen by the animal use industries. They are not about welfare, they are about handling and husbandry methods and regulations.

KaliMama
07-24-2010, 03:00 PM
Finished The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and am nearly done with The Girl Who Played With Fire. T0tally love them. Whoever said they were boring is crazy!

vegankitty
07-25-2010, 12:37 PM
Brian Greene is vegan too! I like his books. I understand what I'm reading while I'm reading it but darned if I can explain it.

I loved The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I even bought the last one. Alas I bought the digital version on the Kindle so I can't pass it on.

I am reading Linguistics for Nonlinguists. It's a text book on a subject I find fascinating.

La Végétalienne
07-25-2010, 02:29 PM
I just finished Julia Child's memoir My Life in France and now I'm nonstalgic for France and Real Food. I *think* there's a copy of her Mastering the Art of French Cooking back home, and I can't wait to get my hands on it, despite how utterly non-vegan I expect it to be.

mishka
07-25-2010, 06:31 PM
I'm about halfway through Stumbling on Happiness (http://www.randomhouse.com/kvpa/gilbert/index.html) by Dan Gilbert.

From the foreword:

What would you do right now if you learned that you were going to die in ten minutes? Would you race upstairs and light that Marlboro you've been hiding in your sock drawer since the Ford administration? Would you waltz into your boss's office and present him with a detailed description of his personal defects? Would you drive out to that steakhouse near the new mall and order a T-bone, medium rare, with an extra side of the really bad cholesterol? Hard to say, of course, but of all the things you might do in your final ten minutes, it's a pretty safe bet that few of them are things you actually did today.

KaliMama
07-25-2010, 08:01 PM
Finished The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and am nearly done with The Girl Who Played With Fire. T0tally love them. Whoever said they were boring is crazy!


I loved The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I even bought the last one. Alas I bought the digital version on the Kindle so I can't pass it on.

I couldn't sleep last night, and am now halfway through The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. I love the ebook reader for reading in bed. :)

Emiloid
07-25-2010, 08:38 PM
I just started Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood... which I found on the free shelf at the General Store here in my town. At first I was skeptical, but it's turning out to be pretty good!

vegankitty
07-27-2010, 07:53 AM
Is it? I see that book (Divine Secrets) ALL the time in piles of books people throw out.

KM, my friend in jail asked me for a book like Dean Koontz or Stephen King. I brought him The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Now I wish I had the other two in book form so I could give them to him.

Mishka, I have Stumbling on Happiness but haven't yet read it. I'm pretty sure I have enough books on my to read list to last me years. I read more before I had a computer and smartphone.

Ariann
07-27-2010, 11:45 AM
Beatrice and Virgil - Yann Martel (the guy who wrote Life of Pi).

KaliMama
08-19-2010, 02:37 PM
Red Hook Road (http://www.powells.com/biblio/2-9780385517867-1) by Ayelet Waldman.

gladcow
08-19-2010, 02:53 PM
DOOD. are you reading my mind, too? I wanna read that! Have you read Love & Other Impossible Pursuits? Her mommytrack mysteries? Bad Mother? :happy:

/ayelet blathering

KaliMama
08-19-2010, 03:01 PM
I want to read ALL of those! Do you have any that I can borrow? :happy:

If you can read ebooks, I can share Red Hook Road with you!

gladcow
08-19-2010, 03:03 PM
I can read ebooks! I have...Bad Mother, and some of the Mommytrack mysteries. I can bring them to the meetup :D

KaliMama
08-19-2010, 03:06 PM
Yay! Thank you!

patientia
08-19-2010, 05:33 PM
I've read Carbophobia a few days ago. It's good, but I hoped for reviews of some other low carb diets, not just Atkins.

JasperKat
08-26-2010, 04:45 PM
Bones Would Rain from the Sky is my current bedtime reading. It's really thought-provoking but it also makes me feel like an inadequate dog guardian. :umm:

I finished reading this 2 nights ago and immediately started reading it again. Really good stuff.

-JK

KaliMama
09-03-2010, 04:04 PM
^^I still want to read that one. Please consider sharing after your third or fourth read. :silly: ;)

Speaking of sharing...I am tearing through the Mommy-Track Mysteries, and they are FUN! Thank you, gladcow! Anyone want to read these next?

I picked up Yoga and Vegetarianism (http://www.powells.com/biblio/7-9781601090218-1) and Muzzling a Movement (http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9781590561768-2) at Herbivore while we were honeymooning in Portland. :heart: Yoga and Vegetarianism discusses Raja Yoga and Patanjali's sutras as a moral and ethical basis for veganism. I'm loving it so far, and immediately got another copy for a friend. Atom is reading Muzzling a Movement as well as The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I also picked up a copy of Make Your Place (http://www.herbivoreclothing.com/products/Make-Your-Place-by-Raleigh-Briggs.html), which bekah recommended a million years ago, and got a copy of that for my daughter as well because it looks so neat! :heart:

KaliMama
09-03-2010, 05:21 PM
Oh! And Little Bee (http://www.powells.com/biblio/17-9781416589648-5) came in the mail today from Ariann! :heart: Thank you!

Sharing is the best!

shananigans
09-03-2010, 09:22 PM
I'm reading When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris. It's autobiographical, but not in a really coherently narrative way, rather a series of short stories. I'm really enjoying it, I love his dry humor. Also, since I've heard his voice so much on This American Life I can hear it in my head as I'm reading, almost as good as being read to. :)

gladcow
09-03-2010, 09:24 PM
The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay of course! :D

Dark Link
09-07-2010, 03:12 PM
Logicomix

KaliMama
09-07-2010, 07:09 PM
Logicomix

Ooh! I want to read that! How do you like it?

bluedawg
09-07-2010, 09:07 PM
i read a billion free excerpts on kindle or iBooks, and i've finally decided to start finishing some of them (i.e., buying the book or finding it at the library). :silly:

first up in the purchase line, eating animals by JSF. after that, probably bones would rain from the sky.

first up in the library line, stiff by mary roach. and then all of her other books.

JasperKat
09-08-2010, 06:21 AM
^^I still want to read that one. Please consider sharing after your third or fourth read. :silly: ;)

Will do! I think every dog guardian should read it. I don't agree with every single thing she says but it really makes me think about my connection with my animals and how to make our relationship better and more respectful.

-JK

Dark Link
09-08-2010, 01:32 PM
Ooh! I want to read that! How do you like it?

Can't recommend it highly enough.

gladcow
09-08-2010, 02:45 PM
Speaking of sharing...I am tearing through the Mommy-Track Mysteries, and they are FUN! Thank you, gladcow! Anyone want to read these next?


if you have no takers, I have a friend who is interested :laugh:

KaliMama
09-08-2010, 03:10 PM
I'm about to start the last one. Then I'm digging into Bad Mother! :banana: Want mo to mail the Mommy Tracks back to you, or just hang onto them until our next gathering?

KaliMama
09-08-2010, 03:12 PM
Can't recommend it highly enough.

I just acquired it. :)

gladcow
09-08-2010, 03:15 PM
I'm about to start the last one. Then I'm digging into Bad Mother! :banana: Want mo to mail the Mommy Tracks back to you, or just hang onto them until our next gathering?

prolly mail :D because I likes mail

YAY Bad Mother! it will make you laugh and cry, it did me (and the husb)

VegeTexan
09-08-2010, 04:17 PM
"The Living Dead, Volume 2," a zombie story anthology.
What? What?
So I like zombies.

Next on my list..."The Zombies of Lake Woebegotten" by Harrison Geillor.
It's seems that the zombie genre has grown beyond the demand for such stuff.
I passed on a book I saw the other day at Barnes and Noble..."Paul is Undead" is a novel about when the Beatles became zombies. No thanks. After all, I have impeccable taste.

VegeTexan
09-08-2010, 04:24 PM
Speaking of the Beatles, did I ever mention I once wrote a musical comedy based on the story of Frankenstein with Beatles music with slightly altered lyrics?

It's a shame I never manifested that piece on the stage.

'and in the end, the lives you take
are equal to the lives you make.'


It was material worthy of a Tony award.

bekah-chan
09-12-2010, 01:48 PM
saw this title at the book store yesterday: some we love, some we hate, some we eat (http://www.amazon.com/Some-We-Love-Hate-Eat/dp/0061730866). sound kinda familiar?

KaliMama
09-12-2010, 06:15 PM
I was up all night reading Little Bee (http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9781416589648-3). What a remarkably touching and beautifully written book!

bekah-chan
09-12-2010, 07:48 PM
i saw this all over village books (http://www.villagebooks.com/) yesterday and was wondering what all the hype was about. i'll have to check it out. would you mind sending it my way when you're done? :)

also, on powell's site i saw this book (http://www.powells.com/cgi-bin/biblio/4-9781416571728-0) about cooking and thought of gladcow..

KaliMama
09-12-2010, 09:58 PM
Yeah! After d reads it. After he finishes the Millennium books (he's on the second one (http://www.powells.com/biblio/2-9780307476159-3).) :)

Ariann
09-12-2010, 10:05 PM
KM, I'm glad you liked it!

bekah-chan
09-12-2010, 10:57 PM
Yeah! After d reads it. After he finishes the Millennium books (he's on the second one (http://www.powells.com/biblio/2-9780307476159-3).) :)

awesome, thanks :) that works out, too, because i'm in the middle of reading this is where i leave you (http://www.amazon.com/This-Where-I-Leave-You/dp/052595127X) by jonathan tropper. frank, emotional, and hilarious :yes: the boy recommended it to me. he loved it, which says a lot because he doesn't enjoy reading much fiction.

gladcow
09-13-2010, 12:07 PM
ooooh that book looks like perfection! :kiss:

Ruhlman can be kinda dry, but it's science, so it's already exciting :silly:

La Végétalienne
09-16-2010, 09:15 AM
I also picked up a copy of Make Your Place (http://www.herbivoreclothing.com/products/Make-Your-Place-by-Raleigh-Briggs.html), which bekah recommended a million years ago, and got a copy of that for my daughter as well because it looks so neat! :heart:

I bought that one after carnelian showed me her copy! I read it cover-to-cover, but haven't actually done anything with it because it's back home. Looks like it's full of good stuff, though.

patientia
09-19-2010, 01:36 PM
The fabric of the Cosmos is in my bag, so I'm reading it only while waiting in lines and such.

Innumeracy (http://www.amazon.com/Innumeracy-Mathematical-Illiteracy-Consequences-Vintage/dp/0679726012) is on my nightstand.

On my computer I'm reading The China Study (I found a free pdf in Serbian).

Recently I've read The Baby Trap (http://www.archive.org/details/The_Baby_Trap) (free pdf).

KaliMama
09-19-2010, 02:52 PM
Just read The Housekeeper and the Professor (http://www.powells.com/biblio/17-9780312427801-3) (:heart:!) and started The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story (http://www.powells.com/biblio/17-9780393333060-36).

Dugan
09-21-2010, 08:59 PM
I listened to a Harry Potter book in audio form. I just finished the last book of the series. It's so sad to catch up with the end of an enjoyable series.

KaliMama
09-22-2010, 07:39 PM
... The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story (http://www.powells.com/biblio/17-9780393333060-36).

So in love with this book! I am savoring it. gladcow, let me know if you want to borrow it after d reads it. I think that you will love it. :yes:

Dark Link
09-23-2010, 11:39 AM
The Longest Struggle--Phelps

gladcow
09-23-2010, 01:25 PM
I listened to a Harry Potter book in audio form. I just finished the last book of the series. It's so sad to catch up with the end of an enjoyable series.
did you cry? I tOtally cried. and I didn't even like the books to begin with, I just read them for work. now, I like them. SO MUCH

So in love with this book! I am savoring it. gladcow, let me know if you want to borrow it after d reads it. I think that you will love it. :yes:

yes, please :heart:

La Végétalienne
09-23-2010, 01:37 PM
I just read them for work.
For your current job?! :huh:

grog
09-23-2010, 01:39 PM
did you cry? I tOtally cried. and I didn't even like the books to begin with, I just read them for work. now, I like them. SO MUCH


To track the nutritional qualities of Butterbeer and Chocolate Frogs?

gladcow
09-23-2010, 01:40 PM
nope, I started reading Harry Potter right after the 4th book came out, when I was working at Borders. I was getting so many questions about the series, and I just couldn't really answer them well without reading the books.

eta: I finished the last 3 books a year or two ago when the boy was reading them

gladcow
09-23-2010, 01:40 PM
that reminds me, I wonder if we have Every Flavor Beans in the db....

:thinking:

Dugan
09-24-2010, 07:32 AM
did you cry? I tOtally cried. and I didn't even like the books to begin with, I just read them for work. now, I like them. SO MUCH
I think I started with the 4th one too! Or maybe it was the 3d. Anyway, I started with the only audio the library had, loved it (great narrator), and so went back and read them all. Yes, I cried. Especially and mostly during the last one. I can see how these resonate so much with young adults, aside from being simply fun stories. Problem is, now I'll have to ask RnR to search out the movies.

There are days I wouldn't mind a Skiving Snackbox!

vegankitty
09-24-2010, 07:46 AM
I'm reading Legacy which is really The Crystal Cave and The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart in one volume. Also book 2 of Scott Pilgrim. I have City of Night and The Giver up next for banned books week.

KaliMama
09-24-2010, 04:05 PM
I couldn't sleep last night, and read about half of Ayelet Waldman's Bad Mother (http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9780767930697-0). (Thank you, gladbull, for finishing it during the meetup so that you could leave it with me!) I love it, and I recommend it to anyone who is or will be a mama. I am pretty sure that when I finish it, I'll read it again right away. :)

gladcow
09-24-2010, 04:18 PM
that book is the best. Ayelet is a really valueable voice for the mommies (and the daddies). I heart her SO much and credit her for helping me understand motherhood in a better way.

oh it made me cry so, and laugh. in fact, the husb and I read the essay about their arguements about nothing less than 12 hours after having one of our own and it helped. and it was SPOT ON and we guffawed louder than we had in awhile. is she spying on us? :uhoh:

Dark Link
10-06-2010, 09:56 AM
Bloodless Revolution: A Cultural History of Vegetarianism from 1600 to Modern Times

stegan
10-06-2010, 10:48 AM
in my copious free time, I've started The Reader- contray to what I though, it's not a fake book cover with a mirror inside. I've only finished the first few chapters, but the writing is quite lovely.

gladcow
10-06-2010, 06:12 PM
I finished Kavalier and Clay. I found it meh. :(

Who was I supposed to send it to, PNWPNWers?

Miso Vegan
10-06-2010, 07:53 PM
Gah, I can't believe it!

vegankitty
10-07-2010, 11:38 AM
I just finished Mockingjay - the last of The Hunger Games trilogy. Now I'm reading Clockwork Angel- another young adult book.

gladcow
10-07-2010, 12:52 PM
Gah, I can't believe it!

I know, I'm pretty disappointed by my lack of like. *sigh*

gladcow
10-07-2010, 12:53 PM
I just finished Mockingjay - the last of The Hunger Games trilogy. Now I'm reading Clockwork Angel- another young adult book.

I wanna read the Hunger Games trilogy because I think the boy would like them, too. I just got him reading some of my old tween thriller/mystery novels I had lying around :thumsup:

vegankitty
10-07-2010, 01:01 PM
I passed mine on to a client for her son and he liked them.

Emiloid
10-07-2010, 01:16 PM
Right now I'm reading I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert

It's pretty funny, but I can only take it in short doses because I don't want the style to get old on me. :p

Dark Link
10-07-2010, 07:02 PM
I want the new Earth book by Jon Stewart.

Emiloid
10-07-2010, 08:12 PM
^ Yeah, I saw that at a store and looked through it. I liked what I saw. :yes:

Dark Link
10-11-2010, 10:56 AM
Bloodless Revolution: A Cultural History of Vegetarianism from 1600 to Modern Times

Can't say I'm enjoying this, as it seems to focus entirely on medical quacks and bourgeois nudists. Definitely recommend Norm Phelps history over this one, though this one is more rigorously scholarly.

vegankitty
10-11-2010, 12:38 PM
Interesting. I have Bloodless Revolution in my library.

ganymeder
10-19-2010, 08:55 PM
Just stopped at the week one point in No Plot! No Problem! (http://www.amazon.com/No-Plot-Problem-Low-Stress-High-Velocity/dp/0811845052/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1287536097&sr=8-1) by Chris Baty in preparation for Nanowrimo.

Also rereading Best of Friday Flash volume One (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/21851).

VegeTexan
10-19-2010, 09:51 PM
Just finished a few zombie novels including The Zombies of Lake Woebegotten by Harrison Gellor. And all things considered, it wasn't a bad book.

When a zombie uprising happens in a small town in Minnesota, not that many people tend to notice.

http://www.amazon.com/Zombies-Lake-Woebegotten-Zombie-Uprising/dp/1597801968

Very funny parody.

Kat
10-20-2010, 02:28 AM
I just finished re-reading Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut. The last couple of chapters were really cathartic for me, for some reason. I think because there was a point at which he mentioned his mother's suicide* and I just wanted to hug him, then was hit with this wave of grief knowing that I can never hug him. So I sat there and cried instead. Is it to care so much about someone you've never met?

Now I'm reading Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett. Taking a little Vonnegut break because, even though I want to read all of his books, I want to do it sloooowly so as to postpone as long as possible getting to the last line of the last book left. I'm pretty sure I'll be inconsolable, then. Luckily I have several books left on my list.

Pratchett, in the meantime, is hilarious. I'm sad that he has Alzheimer's. Can anyone reccomend an author that I can fall in love with and won't have to grieve for years to come?

*not really a spoiler, just a random detail mentioned in the book

vegankitty
10-20-2010, 08:39 AM
I'm reading City of Bones which is the second book in a young adult series about the supernatural. Before that I read the first one. Until I go to the due doctor I'm sticking to digital books- that way I can make the text ginormous. I'm also reading Queen Lucia which is the first in a series set in England. It's pretty funny.

VegeTexan
10-20-2010, 09:41 AM
Can anyone reccomend an author that I can fall in love with and won't have to grieve for years to come?



Dean Koontz maybe. Watchers, one of the lead characters is an intellegent dog. Darkest Evening of the Year, a lead character runs a dog rescue. Even a cat lover like me appreciates the way Koontz portrays dogs.

squirrel
10-20-2010, 09:43 AM
Watchers

One of my favorites.

gladcow
10-20-2010, 12:22 PM
I was completely enthralled with The Zookeeper's Wife and now it's over. Thank you, KM :kiss:

KaliMama
10-20-2010, 03:23 PM
Oh, I am glad that you liked it!

pink.apple
10-20-2010, 04:44 PM
It by Stephen King

City of Snakes by Darren Shan

vegankitty
10-25-2010, 12:47 PM
I am reading The Zookeeper's Wife after seeing gladcow's post about it and Angel Time by Anne Rice. I need new glasses so right now paper books are hard for me while the biggest text on my phone reader is easy for me. So I'm reading one in paper, one as an ebook.

VegeTexan
10-25-2010, 01:17 PM
The Daily Show with John Stewart presents Earth, a visitor's guide to the human race
Pretty funny.

KaliMama
10-30-2010, 09:44 PM
Beatrice and Virgil - Yann Martel (the guy who wrote Life of Pi).

I just got this, and will start it after I finish The House of Tomorrow (http://www.powells.com/biblio/17-9780399156090-1).

vegankitty
10-30-2010, 10:19 PM
I just got this: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/non_fictionreviews/3561272/Review-Bad-Science-by-Ben-Goldacre.html

Can't wait to read it.

JasperKat
10-31-2010, 08:38 AM
I just finished re-reading Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut.

I :heart: Vonnegut this much <--------------> I think Slaughterhouse-Five is my favorite of all of his books, but I loved Timequake and Welcome to the Monkeyhouse. And really everything :)

I haven't read it, but his son wrote a book which I've heard good things about. He also wrote the forward a collection of previously unpublished KV work (Armageddon in Retrospect) and I did read that. His style is very similar to his father's. Not a great author recommendation since he's only written one book, but there ya go. ;)

-JK

JasperKat
11-10-2010, 06:11 AM
I downloaded the new Stephen King book (Full Dark, No Stars) onto Mr K's ipad and I'm about half way through. It's okay, certainly not mindblowing. Which is what I've said about his last 4-5 books, but I still keep buying (and rereading) them!

-JK

Dugan
11-10-2010, 07:30 AM
Ack! Now I want to even more be neighbors!! I'm loving my iPad but I don't know anyone else who has one (except my professor who isn't exactly someone I can do friendly chatty stuff with - and his is jailbroken, which is a whole 'nother discussion). It would be so much fun to learn how someone else is using theirs.

JasperKat
11-10-2010, 07:41 AM
The only things I've used it for so far are reading books and blogs, facebooking, and general web browsing. I take it with me when I housesit so I don't have to lug a book with me and so that I have internet access.

Actually, I have watched movies on it (on a plane) and used it to make to-do lists. Mr K plays Words with Friends and Angry Birds and I've played a game called... something Box? Close the Box? Cut the Rope. Something with a little dinosaur guy that you have to feed candy to :silly:

Guess I use it more than I thought!

-JK

Kat
11-10-2010, 10:09 AM
I just finished My Sister's Keeper and it made me weep like a baby. Good book, though.

Before that, it was Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett. Now I'm on to Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut.

mishka
11-10-2010, 10:14 AM
I just finished My Sister's Keeper and it made me weep like a baby. Good book, though.
Totally! My sister gave it to me, which made it that much more touchy and weeptastic. And I'm a cold-hearted robot.

Dugan
11-10-2010, 12:42 PM
Yep, I teared up too. I've been reading my way through the rest of hers since that one. I've enjoyed - if you can call that kind of bittersweet story enjoyable - all of them.

KaliMama
11-10-2010, 07:45 PM
I still haven't read Beatrice and Virgil because the copy that I got was...defective. :umm: So I read Life of Pi (by the same author.) WOW. I nearly put it down a couple of times because I wasn't sure I could stomach much more (graphic killing and flesh-eating galore) but it was so worth it in the end.

The House of Tomorrow was really neat as well. A very fun read. :)

d is currently enjoying Anathem.

eta: p.s. I hated My Sister's Keeper.

quagga
11-10-2010, 07:49 PM
I've played a game called... something Box? Close the Box? Cut the Rope. Something with a little dinosaur guy that you have to feed candy to :silly:

LOVE this game. Truly.

And back on topic...am reading Moby Dick on the iPad. Slowly. And have found that the free version has some errors compared to the original. And some of the formatting has been lost.

Moby Dick is much less formidable now than it was as a kid.

Raiem
11-11-2010, 09:08 AM
This is sorta off thread, because it's not what I''m reading at the moment. But, I try to promote this book whenever I get the opportunity...The Kingdom of God is Within You by Leo Tolstoy. This book is about nonresistance. It changed me.

KaliMama
11-18-2010, 07:11 PM
eta: p.s. I hated My Sister's Keeper.

Sorry if that was kinda bitchy. :umm: I was mad at the book for not being as good as I expected. Or something

vegankitty
11-18-2010, 11:17 PM
I.liked.Anathem. I love Neal Stephenson. The Diamond Age is one of my all time favorites.

I'm still reading Angel Time. I keep putting it down. Now I'm reading a book called Boneshaker for a sci fi book club. I also joined a Booker Prize one. I ordered the book.from Amazon and I hope I get it in time. I'm trying to maximize ny time.left in the city by doing all the this here I've been planning on like literary book clubs.

KaliMama
11-21-2010, 03:17 AM
Ooohh...Boneshaker (http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9780765318411-3) sounds interesting!

KaliMama
11-21-2010, 03:25 AM
I read The Bone Collector (http://www.powells.com/biblio/17-9780451188458-1) and am now reading the second Lincoln Rhyme novel, The Coffin Dancer (http://www.powells.com/biblio/17-9780671024093-13).

Dugan
11-21-2010, 09:14 AM
I can't read them in the original as a the hiking friend who recommended this site does, but I anticipate much joy in exploring the English translations of the many classics available at the Perseus Digital Library (http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/).

ganymeder
12-09-2010, 01:19 PM
Just finished 'Night of the Living Trekkies'... AWESOME. GO READ NOW. :D

Emiloid
12-09-2010, 04:02 PM
^ Ha! What a great title. :)

I'm reading Sarah's Key, which is a fictional account of a Jewish girl in Paris who is rounded up with her family and taken to a concentration camp in France... and the reported 60 years later who tries to track her down. I'm really enjoying it, and I'm so glad to learn the historical info as well. The specific story is fiction, but the historical events are real, as far as I know.

I'm also reading Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares. It's a non-fiction book about the way different cultures relate to mushrooms. Interesting so far... if you're into that sort of thing! :p

KaliMama
12-22-2010, 01:57 AM
The Art of Racing in the Rain (http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9780061537967-6). A story about what it means to be human, narrated by a dog. Sweet, funny, and sad. I read it this past weekend, which was the one year anniversary of losing Guile. I had a good cry. :heart: I recommend it.

bekah-chan
12-22-2010, 03:09 AM
ah! i've been wanting to read that one but i KNOW that i'll cry and i am not in that kind of book-mood right now :)

i did pick up little bee though, since KM said such good things about it. i was going to ask to borrow it but i had a feeling i would like it a lot, and so far i do so i'm happy about that purchase.

vegankitty
12-22-2010, 08:50 AM
The head of the rescue recommended that to me. She said she'd lend it to me when she's done.

I'm reading 13 Steps Down, a psychological thriller by Ruth Rendell.

VegeTexan
12-22-2010, 05:45 PM
Werewolf Smackdown, book five in the Felix Gomez, vampire detective series.

KaliMama
12-22-2010, 07:11 PM
i did pick up little bee though, since KM said such good things about it. i was going to ask to borrow it but i had a feeling i would like it a lot, and so far i do so i'm happy about that purchase.

Oh! I am glad that you like it. I got it from Ariann, and passed it along to gladcow...

Eelish
12-22-2010, 11:38 PM
... "Emotionally Weird" by Kate Atkinson. I just love this book. It's a little bit crazy, a little bit mystery. And it reminds me of the dissociative feelings that being in university seemed to breed. ;)

KaliMama
12-22-2010, 11:59 PM
Ooh...I'll have to hunt that one down. I read Case Histories by her not too long ago, and really liked it. :)

Kimberlily1983
12-23-2010, 07:46 AM
I'm currently reading Animals and Women, an anthology about the relationship between animal rights and feminism, animal rights from a feminist perspective, etc. I'm also trying to catch up on my Art History textbook readings, which I'm behind on.

ganymeder
12-23-2010, 10:33 AM
What Alice Knew (http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&tag=wwwcanoniccom-20&index=blended&link_code=qs&field-keywords=what alice knew&sourceid=Mozilla-search)
- most curious case of Jack the Ripper where author Henry James, his brother William, and his invalid sister Alice try to solve the case. I can't put it down.

KaliMama
12-23-2010, 03:59 PM
I'm currently reading Animals and Women...

Hey! That's on my to-read pile. :)

JasperKat
12-26-2010, 08:38 AM
Ooh...I'll have to hunt that one down. I read Case Histories by her not too long ago, and really liked it. :)

Non fiction? What's it about?

-JK

KaliMama
12-26-2010, 12:02 PM
Fiction. From the publisher, via Powell's (http://www.powells.com/biblio/17-9780316010702-40):


A triumphant new novel from award-winner Kate Atkinson: a breathtaking story of families divided, love lost and found, and the mysteries of fate.

Case One: Olivia Land, youngest and most beloved of the Land girls, goes missing in the night and is never seen again. Thirty years later, two of her surviving sisters unearth a shocking clue to Olivia's disappearance among the clutter of their childhood home...

Case Two: Theo delights in his daughter Laura's wit, effortless beauty, and selfless love. But her first day as an associate in his law firm is also the day when Theo's world turns upside down...

Case Three: Michelle looks around one day and finds herself trapped in a hell of her own making. A very needy baby and a very demanding husband make her every waking moment a reminder that somewhere, somehow, she'd made a grave mistake and would spend the rest of her life paying for it — until a fit of rage creates a grisly, bloody escape.

As Private Detective Jackson Brodie investigates all three cases, startling connections and discoveries emerge. Inextricably caught up in his clients grief, joy, and desire, Jackson finds their unshakable need for resolution very much like his own.

Kate Atkinson's celebrated talent makes for a novel that positively sparkles with surprise, comedy, tragedy, and constant, page-turning delight.

Bunbury Mars
12-27-2010, 04:48 AM
I just finished reading Perfume.
It is rather dark, but in a truly romantic type of way. Goth in the original sense (romantic horror), not the modern day black makeup thingy going on. (1980's and beyond)
Anywho, this novel is fantastic for those of you, who like me, enjoy the very creepy and nefarious aspect to human nature, obsession and adoration really in this particular book.
The film adaptation was well done on a side note.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfume_(novel)

vegankitty
12-28-2010, 12:05 PM
I'm reading The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack. It's a steampunk book with Sir Richard Burton (the British explorer and translator, not the actor) and Algernon Swineburn. So far, so good. I also have a book club book to read- The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga.

vegankitty
01-07-2011, 01:36 AM
Now I'm reading A Game of Thrones/A Clash of Kings which i bought as two in one ebook from Amazon. I am really enjoying it so far and resent that I must take a break to read my next Booker Prize club book (meeting on Sunday!) White Tiger.

Raiem
01-09-2011, 11:32 AM
I've just started The Dice Game of Shiva, How Conxciousness Creates The Universe.
Just finished The Essene Gospel of Peace, Book One. Short book, but interesting. In it, Jesus teaches to eat raw foods. That killing animals to eat will kill the one who eats it.
Not completely vegan, however, but close.

JasperKat
01-10-2011, 06:08 AM
I started The Gift of Fear as well as How to Behave so your Dog Behaves by Dr Sophia Yin but am only a chapter or so in on both of them.

I've been having a hard time staying focused on books lately :umm: Even if it's something I've been looking forward to reading (I've had Gift of Fear on my to-read list forever) my attention wanders and I don't remember what I've read. Either that or I get so sleepy that I have to put the book down!

Any suggestions for better focus and retention?

-JK

vegankitty
01-10-2011, 09:19 AM
No. I find having music or TV on in the background helps me though.

I remember when Oprah talked about The Gift of Fear. I read it about ten years ago and would like to reread it.

ganymeder
01-10-2011, 02:34 PM
Space Cadet by Heinlein

JasperKat
01-10-2011, 07:34 PM
I started The Gift of Fear as well as How to Behave so your Dog Behaves by Dr Sophia Yin but am only a chapter or so in on both

I meant to say I'm reading Inside of a Dog! Thanks, KaliMama!

Bitchfest is on its way, I sent it this week :) Also, I meant to put a note in about the condition of the book. It's one of the very few books I own that is in good condition and I do not care if it's returned that way. We read our books in the bath, while eating, camping, everywhere so this one's an exception to the usual state of my books. I always fret about the books that I borrow, just wanted to let you know that you shouldn't, I won't care if it comes back with dog spit or coffee rings :)

-JK

VegeTexan
01-10-2011, 08:43 PM
Zombies and Shit a bizarro novel by Carlton Mellick III

Dark Link
01-12-2011, 12:20 PM
I'm reading bell hooks' "Outlaw Culture." It's the third book of hers I've read.

Does anyone know why she speaks of "feminist movement" as opposed to "the feminist movement"? It's a strange formulation I've never heard outside her work. Is there a significance?

squirrel
01-12-2011, 01:01 PM
I downloaded Codependent no more, Girl with the Dragon tattoo, and three smut books, just for fun. Heh.

KaliMama
01-12-2011, 01:57 PM
I meant to say I'm reading Inside of a Dog! Thanks, KaliMama!

Bitchfest is on its way, I sent it this week :) Also, I meant to put a note in about the condition of the book. It's one of the very few books I own that is in good condition and I do not care if it's returned that way. We read our books in the bath, while eating, camping, everywhere so this one's an exception to the usual state of my books. I always fret about the books that I borrow, just wanted to let you know that you shouldn't, I won't care if it comes back with dog spit or coffee rings :)

-JK

I'm looking forward to reading it! And thank you! :kiss:

vegankitty
01-13-2011, 01:53 PM
Bitchfest :heart:

I'm reading Radical Acceptance (http://www.amazon.com/Pronoun-Envy-Literary-Linguistic-Language/dp/019513852X/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I2P8LKK4EC1MP0&colid=2LSLXYZKSZTSK).

KaliMama
01-13-2011, 02:21 PM
I finished all of the Lincoln Rhyme books. Now I'm reading Power, Privilege, and Difference (http://www.powells.com/biblio/65-9780072874891-1) for my Race in America class (it's good!) and Healing Companions: Ordinary Dogs and Their Extraordinary Power to Transform Lives (http://www.powells.com/biblio/2-9781601630933-1), which is an excellent resource for anyone who has or is considering having a Psychiatric Service Dog. And The Core Program (http://www.powells.com/biblio/17-9780553801392-6), recommended by my PT. :)

vegankitty
01-13-2011, 03:02 PM
Ooh, healing companions going on wishlist.

KaliMama
01-14-2011, 02:15 AM
Yep. I thought of you when I came across it. :)

ganymeder
01-15-2011, 11:05 PM
I changed my mind about reading Space Cadet, and read A Wrinkle in Time instead (Monsterbat was reading it for Lit). *LOVED* loved loved it!

Tonight I started reading My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me - 40 New Fairy Tales. (http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780143117841)

vegankitty
01-16-2011, 02:42 AM
A Wrinkle in Time is one of my favorite books ever! Have you read the rest of the series?

I still remember reading it for the first time. I think I was 9 and I had a Dell Yearling copy that was yellow. I read it one day when I was home sick from school.

Dugan
01-16-2011, 09:07 AM
A Wrinkle in Time is one of my favorite books ever! Have you read the rest of the series?
Mine too! I didn't know it was part of a series.

quagga
01-16-2011, 09:44 AM
Fewmets! :heart: Farandolae! Tesseracts!

Another fan of A Wrinkle in Time here, too! I read the whole series a couple of times as a kid. It was world I never wanted to leave.

Miso Vegan
01-16-2011, 10:48 AM
I didn't know it was part of a series.

:o

KaliMama
01-16-2011, 05:36 PM
bitchfest (http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9780374113438-1) is here! I bumped it to the top of my reading pile. Thank you, JK! :kiss:

VegeTexan
01-16-2011, 11:07 PM
Z1-N1, The Zombie Pandemic
A newly developed vaccine for swine flu causes people to die and come back hungry for human flesh.


See, see,
we told you so.

:zombie::zombie::zombie:

gladcow
01-17-2011, 01:41 PM
:o

+1

LOVE the series. All four. The boy and I just read em together a couple years ago. I have loved them forever. :smitten:

ganymeder
01-17-2011, 08:03 PM
A Wrinkle in Time is one of my favorite books ever! Have you read the rest of the series?

I still remember reading it for the first time. I think I was 9 and I had a Dell Yearling copy that was yellow. I read it one day when I was home sick from school.

No, I haven't. Are they just continuations in the same universe or are they a continuation of the first book with the same characters?

gladcow
01-17-2011, 09:51 PM
Same family.

vegankitty
01-18-2011, 01:44 AM
Now I want to read them again. Last time was 10 years ago just about. Maybe a bit more. I know I had a boxed set,

ganymeder
01-18-2011, 06:13 PM
That sounds awesome, but I'll have to put them on my TBR list for now. I have some books coming soon that I need to review. :)

JasperKat
01-18-2011, 08:21 PM
bitchfest (http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9780374113438-1) is here! I bumped it to the top of my reading pile. Thank you, JK! :kiss:

:happy: glad it finally got there! I was beginning to wonder if the mail lady decided to keep it for herself!

-JK

JasperKat
01-24-2011, 09:29 AM
I'm reading Inside of a Dog! Thanks, KaliMama!

Amazing! I could have sent on to the next reader after I finished the first chapter, because I know I need to own a copy of this book. Panthera, I'll do my very best to get to the post office this week and send it your way :)

What a good read!

-JK

gladcow
01-24-2011, 11:40 AM
I just finished Steve Martin's newest, An Object of Beauty. It was great. I love his melancholy stories, and this one was woven with art history. :heart:

KaliMama
01-24-2011, 03:35 PM
I haven't read anything by Steve Martin since Cruel Shoes. I'ma check that one out!

Just finished Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter (http://www.powells.com/biblio/18-9780060594664-0). Really good! Started Bitchfest (http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9780374113438-11) last night and stayed up way too late reading it. :)

gladcow
01-24-2011, 03:59 PM
I'll bring my copy when we see you next, K?

KaliMama
01-24-2011, 04:55 PM
Yes! Soooooonnnn! :banana:

gladcow
01-24-2011, 04:56 PM
do you have interest in his novellas, Shopgirl & The Pleasure of My Company? I have all three, as part of my permanent collection, but I am happy to loan em :)

KaliMama
01-24-2011, 05:02 PM
Yes, please. deadlyhead has been wanting to read those as well. Thank you! :kiss:

(I am bringing you a little flash drive full of goodies. :heart:)

gladcow
01-24-2011, 05:05 PM
:heart: I lurve mah frens :heart:

and, I think d and I may be the same person. a little :p

KaliMama
01-24-2011, 05:48 PM
I believe you have the same boyfriend.


http://stuff.shivawolfe.com/images/canids/2011_01_24_syama_daddy_sleeping_01.png

gladcow
01-24-2011, 05:49 PM
what's polyamory when there are more than one species involved? :silly:

rick green
01-24-2011, 06:45 PM
I've been reading Philip K. Dick lately. Right now it's Humpty Dumpty in Oakland. Before that The Man in the High Castle and Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said. Dystopia is cool.

gladcow
01-24-2011, 06:49 PM
I'm starting Hunger Games next. My son read it, and now it's my turns. YA fiction FTW

quagga
01-24-2011, 06:58 PM
I've been reading Philip K. Dick lately. Right now it's Humpty Dumpty in Oakland. Before that The Man in the High Castle and Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said. Dystopia is cool.

Have you read Dangerous Visions? Short stories by many authors, selected by Harlan Ellison. Pretty good stuff.

I need to read some more Philip K Dick.

Emiloid
01-24-2011, 09:21 PM
I'm reading Weird California (http://www.weirdus.com/states/california/index.php). It's awesome and makes me want to take several in-state road trips. The book is part of a series (see the link), but I'm not sure how many states they're covered yet. New Jersey is definitely on the list. Of course, I like to think that California is the weirdest of all. :p

DTN
01-25-2011, 01:28 AM
I've been reading Life and Death by Andrea Dworkin. Love her! She's such an inspiration for me. The world really lost something special when she died.

VegeTexan
01-25-2011, 03:35 PM
quagga, I remember enjoying Dangerous Visions, long ago.

I'm taking a break from zombies and reading the new one by Dean Koontz, What the Night Knows.

vegankitty
01-26-2011, 11:37 PM
Phillip K Dick :heart:

My mom had a book called Weird America. I think that might be like Weird California?

ganymeder
02-03-2011, 07:58 AM
The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster

KaliMama
02-03-2011, 06:55 PM
Me: The Speed of Dark (http://www.powells.com/biblio/7-9780345481399-1) by Elizabeth Moon, and Bitchfest.

deadlyhead: Working in the Dark: Keeping Your Job While Dealing with Depression (http://www.powells.com/biblio/61-9781568387901-0) by Fawn Fitter

VegeTexan
02-03-2011, 08:27 PM
I finished What the Night Knows, good book.

Now I'm back to zombies with Dead City, by Joe McKinney, a real life Texas cop.
Halfway thru, good cop vs. zombies book.

gladcow
02-04-2011, 06:17 PM
I just finished Hunger Games and I am DYING for the next one. DYING!

I'm going to buy it while we're gone this weekend and then read it before the boy does. HA! That'll learn him for being so old.

Dugan
02-04-2011, 06:19 PM
I saw Hunger Games (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/71837/the-hunger-games-training-days) at a game store. I meant to look it up and forgot until you just mentioned it. It's apparently based somewhat on the book.

gladcow
02-04-2011, 06:28 PM
holeee Dugan! the boy will want that! thanks for linking to it :yes:

my son is such a nerd and I loooooove it.

quagga
02-04-2011, 10:56 PM
Now I'm back to zombies with Dead City, by Joe McKinney, a real life Texas cop.
Halfway thru, good cop vs. zombies book.

Ooh! MrQ says this was a pretty good book. He also recommends Brian Keene's zombie books, if you haven't already read them. (The Rising, Dead Sea, and City of the Dead...and he has a new kne coming out, too.)

MrQ also asks if you have read the ZA Recht zombie books.

The best zombie series that he has read is the Monster series (Monster Island, Nation, Planet) by David Wellington.

He has a thing for zombies. :heart:

VegeTexan
02-05-2011, 01:29 PM
Ooh! MrQ says this was a pretty good book. He also recommends Brian Keene's zombie books, if you haven't already read them. (The Rising, Dead Sea, and City of the Dead...and he has a new kne coming out, too.)

MrQ also asks if you have read the ZA Recht zombie books.

The best zombie series that he has read is the Monster series (Monster Island, Nation, Planet) by David Wellington.

He has a thing for zombies. :heart:

That's too bad about his kne, I hope the surgery is uncomplicated.

Yes, quagga, I've read one Brian Keene book, The Rising, didn't like it much.
I've read Recht and Wellington, ok but not my favorites.
I've read just about every zombie book, just about.

The problem with Dead City by McKinney is that there is too much action without breaks. Not much time for plot twists or character development, just one fight with a bunch of zombies after another.

My zombie favorites...
Day by Day Armageddon
and
World War Z
and
Patient Zero by J. Maberry

Rise Again by Ben Tripp was pretty good.
Zombies and Shit by Mellick if you can take the gross outness of the Bizarro genre (and John Russo style zombies instead of the classic Romero style)
Z1N1: The Zombie Pandemic
and of course, The Vegan Revolution with Zombies
:thumbsup:

Emiloid
02-08-2011, 12:32 PM
I'm reading The Vegan Revolution... With Zombies. :) I've never read a zombie-book before. Not sure if I will again! I'm enjoying the book, but some of the scenes are a little too gross for my tastes. Hey, to each his or her own, right? :laugh:

VegeTexan
02-08-2011, 04:53 PM
Yea, Yea, Em

bluedawg
02-08-2011, 07:51 PM
i've been reading the tipping point but it's a little ... i don't know ... just not keeping me riveted. i want to love it, so i keep going back, but then my mind wanders sometimes.

so, in the meantime, i started pretty little liars. apparently i am 14 years old.

Dugan
02-08-2011, 09:20 PM
Heh. Me too, 'cause I just finished Pretty Little Liars. Funny, and yet disturbingly almost believable. I like to read, but have been finding my tastes skewed decidedly to lighter things lately. The school stuff is keeping mah braynz busy with the heavier reading.

Emiloid
02-08-2011, 10:44 PM
i've been reading the tipping point but it's a little ... i don't know ... just not keeping me riveted. i want to love it, so i keep going back, but then my mind wanders sometimes.
Oh, I read that and enjoyed it. I may have skipped a part or two... I don't remember. I really liked the basic ideas and kept trying to figure out which sort of player I am in the whole tipping-point process. :p Of course, I don't remember that, either! (And it probably depends on the subject.)

JasperKat
02-09-2011, 07:11 AM
i've been reading the tipping point but it's a little ... i don't know ... just not keeping me riveted. i want to love it, so i keep going back, but then my mind wanders sometimes.

I read that too, because I liked Blink so much that I wanted more by the same author. I found TP to be kinda boring :umm:

Finished up with The Gift of Fear. Meh. Not the life changing book that everyone said it is.

Now into How I made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dimeby Roger Corman. :silly:

-JK

gladcow
02-09-2011, 12:35 PM
I finished the Hunger Games series! Who wants to talk?

I'm on to Hitchiker's Guide, which I have never read, but I loooooove the movie. The book is awesome and holds up my theory that if a book is made of a movie and I have not read the book I should see the movie first because the book can only improve it. I am right!

ganymeder
02-11-2011, 11:15 AM
gladcow,

Which movie? The newer one or the BBC miniseries? Also, there's a radio program and several more books in the series. It's my favorite book. I gave Monsterbat my audiobook tape and he listens to it every night after I've read his bedtime story. It's one of his favorite books too. He quotes it all the time. :D

I'm currently reading The Mysterious Rider (http://www.manybooks.net/titles/greyzane13931393713937-8.html) by Zane Grey. Trying a western for a change...

gladcow
02-11-2011, 12:13 PM
I've only seen the newer movie, but I've seen it eleventy or so times :silly:

kitschy.hippie
03-12-2011, 02:56 PM
The Glass Castle.

Emiloid
03-12-2011, 06:32 PM
Thanks for bumping this thread! I just read Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert. She also wrote Eat, Pray, Love, which I started to read twice and couldn't/didn't get into. However, after reading Committed, I feel like I could read Eat, Pray, Love and maybe enjoy it. I'm more interested in that story now, and I've gotten used to her writing style.

So, Committed is a partly autobiographical and partly sociological story of what marriage is and means. I found it really interesting.

Now I'm reading Euphemania by Ralph Keyes, which is about euphemisms and their place in culture. Two thumbs up!

vegankitty
03-14-2011, 12:22 AM
I'm reading The Game of Thrones and The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man by Mark Hodder. Sequels! I have A Storm of Swords lined up next on my ereader.

matriarco
03-14-2011, 03:35 AM
I'm reading The Neverending Story. I didn't know it was a book! Pretty soon after I found out I ordered a used copy. It's printed in teal and pink (as in the words on the inside are teal and pink), which makes the book seem so magical and fun.

Sadly, though, I'm finding the writing a bit boring and the story gets weird after the part where the movie ends. Probably should have read it as a kid.

dropscone
03-14-2011, 06:04 PM
I finished re-reading Neville Shute's 'A Town Like Alice' yesterday, and today I've nearly finished re-reading his 'On The Beach'. They're both a bit harrowing in places but comforting in a way because he could imagine people still behaving more or less decently in incredibly harsh circumstances. (Although the first one isn't very animal-friendly, they're just utilities).

Emiloid
03-14-2011, 09:30 PM
I'm reading The Neverending Story. I didn't know it was a book! Pretty soon after I found out I ordered a used copy. It's printed in teal and pink (as in the words on the inside are teal and pink), which makes the book seem so magical and fun.

Wow, I've never heard of a book bring printed in colorful text. How strange! Speaking of movies you may not have known were also books... The Last Unicorn was also a book. I thought it was pretty good, but then again I read it when I was about 13.

I started reading On the Beach, but I think I was too young to understand it. (I was about 14.) Maybe I'll dig it out of my stash of books. Thanks for the reminder, dropscone. :)

vegankitty
03-14-2011, 09:58 PM
I've never seen The Last Unicorn but i have read it. A Fine and Private Place by the same author, Peter S. Beagle, is one of my favorite books.