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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break October 1, 2011 - 11:19am

Still churning through Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides.  Should have it wrapped up by the end of next week.

What about you guys?

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun October 1, 2011 - 12:51pm

I think I am going to dive into Reamde by Neal Stephenson now that I hope to have a little more free time. It's been a while since I dove into a new book and am excited to do so!

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Fylh from from from is reading is from is reading is reading is reading reading is reading October 1, 2011 - 12:55pm

Reading The German Genius by Peter Watson a little more slowly this time, so I can actually remember stuff from it.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 1, 2011 - 1:01pm

Shall be starting Damned tonight as I finally got my copy in the post today.

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OCarberry October 1, 2011 - 1:10pm

I have seriously been working on Good Omens for months now, but that's with a giant pause in reading. I love this book, Neil Gaiman finds the strangest ways to make me laugh.

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Lauriane from South Africa October 1, 2011 - 1:21pm

Reading JM Coetzee's Summertime and enjoying his overt 'death of the author-ness'. 

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz October 1, 2011 - 1:39pm

Hi guys. I have several books open suddenly. Usually try to avoid that practice but with Warmed and Bound being revisited and Lean on Pete (Willy Vlautin) wrapping up I dove into Stories (edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio) as well as Jennifer Egan's Pulitzer Prize winning a visit from the goon squad.

Focus Chester, Focus.

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Annie from Cape Town, South Africa is reading Walking to Hollywood by Will Self October 1, 2011 - 1:39pm

I'm about halfway through Men, Women & Children by Chad Kultgen.

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. October 1, 2011 - 1:46pm

Barely cracked DMT: The Spirit Molecule by Rick Strassman.

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Mozzy from Aarhus, Denmark is reading Roadside Picnic October 1, 2011 - 1:59pm

Recently finished Damned and really loved the universe he had managed to build up.

Going to be reading a lot WW1 poems in connection with a research paper, then going onwards to plays, but hopefully I'll have time during fall break in two weeks time. Just need to find something good that will be worth spending time on during that little break.

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Charles from Portland is reading Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones October 1, 2011 - 2:16pm

the samaritan

still working on warmed and bound

have to start reading wating for godot, for a class, and i must say im not looking forward to it.

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Nathan from Louisiana (South of New Orleans) is reading Re-reading The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste, The Bone Weaver's Orchard by Sarah Read October 1, 2011 - 2:19pm

Had somewhat of an off month in September but I'm back into the swing of things and currently reading Southern Gods by John Horner Jacobs, wrapping up Train Dreams by Denis Johnson, re-reading The Samaritan by Fred Venturini for The Cult's bookclub, trying to stay up on Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson. I'm also checking in with different stories in The Velvet Anthology -Warmed and Bound. 

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A. Mason Carpenter from USA is reading The Power of Myth, by Joseph Campbell October 1, 2011 - 6:19pm

Reading The Power of Myth, to stay in tune with the "force," so to speak.  I find Campbell helps me keep the overall reason for telling a story close to the top of my mind.  For a quick English lesson, I am reading a few chapters of, I hate to admit it, Harry Potter, every day.  It is good for my writing, believe it or not.  Us Americans can always use a little help from a native speaker of English.  Also, the YA nature of the series helps me to keep my own writing more clear and concise.  I am not writing Joyce, I want normal humans to understand me.  And for personal fun, I just finished reading the Borrowers series by Mary Norton, a childhood favorite that has done my heart good over the years.  These books taught me to see the world from different perspectives when I was very young, and it is still an important lesson.

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Matt from New Zealand is reading This is how you lose her by Junot Diaz October 1, 2011 - 6:51pm

Going through a short story phase at the moment.
Jesus' Son - Denis Johnson
Working backwards from the worst moment of my life - Rob Roberge

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Meachman from Indianapolis is reading Amusing Ourselves to Death October 1, 2011 - 6:59pm

To kick off October, I've started Angel Dust Apocalypse. My initial reaction to all the body modding and sci-fi tech and psychoses is that this must be what the deathrattle of Rapture must have been like in the Bioshock game series.

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Howard_Rue from Mount Dora, Florida is reading Heart-Shaped Box October 2, 2011 - 5:37am

Picked up Heart-Shaped Box. Nothing like horror and ghost tales when the leaves go sour.

Peace,

Rue

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Chris Pierce from UK - Ubiquitously is reading The Brothers Karamazov October 2, 2011 - 6:29am

Currently ploughing through The Brothers Karamazove, Rudin by Turgenev is lined up next, followed by Herzog by Saul Bellow.

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JGates from Lancaster October 2, 2011 - 12:00pm

Halfway through Stay God by Nik Korpon and Warmed and Bound. Both great so far.

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Dr. Gonzo from Manchester, UK is reading Blood Meridian October 2, 2011 - 12:11pm

Halfway through Dermaphoria.  I'm appreciating it more this time.  Every line is beautiful.

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Liz from St Albans, UK is reading Between the Woods and the Water by Patrick Leigh Fermour October 2, 2011 - 12:11pm

And for personal fun, I just finished reading the Borrowers series by Mary Norton, a childhood favorite that has done my heart good over the years.

Brilliant choice of childhood literature. I often re-read Roald Dahl for the same reason.

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Joseph_Falcone from Maple, Ontario, Canada. is reading The Elemantary Particles by Michel Houellebecq October 2, 2011 - 12:53pm

FInished the first couple of stories in Clive Barkers "Books of Blood." Spooky!

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz October 2, 2011 - 2:02pm

I often re-read Roald Dahl for the same reason.

Liz, I second that.

Joseph, I dig Clive. Particularly Abarat with his Illustrations.

 

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TwistedPaper from Poland is reading "The Book of the New Sun" by Gene Wolfe & "Seven Wonders" by Adam Christopher October 3, 2011 - 3:40am

"Crooked Little Vein". Sick,sick,sick book and that's why I found it really good. Construction of the whole story seems a little bit sloppy, but go and check this one. Cheers!

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Gareth from Melbourne is reading Franz Kafka October 3, 2011 - 4:23am

Finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo which I found a little over hyped, even for a popular mystery.  Got Red Heat by Tunzelmann cause I feel like some non fiction.

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Alessio Patanè from sicily is reading Winesburg, Ohio by S. Anderson October 3, 2011 - 8:38am

just in the middle of Hallgrimur Helgason's Toxic.

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Supi Ghansham October 3, 2011 - 2:40pm

Just started Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk. HIlarious stuff so far.

 

 

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Chorlie from Philadelphia, PA is reading The Rules of the Tunnel October 3, 2011 - 2:43pm

Finished Slaughterhouse-Five, and after the quake, which is a collection of short stories written by, Haruki Nurakami.

After reading a few threads I am tempted to pick up Imerial Bedrooms or Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Which one should I choose?

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Joseph_Falcone from Maple, Ontario, Canada. is reading The Elemantary Particles by Michel Houellebecq October 3, 2011 - 3:08pm

For Chorlie, you should definitely read Imperial Bedrooms. Not bashing Fear and Loathing. I loved them both, just Imperial Bedrooms a bit more. 

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. October 3, 2011 - 6:36pm

Chorlie....Fear and Loathing.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 5, 2011 - 4:35pm

Max Barry - Jennifer Government.

Been meaning to give this guy a go for a while now. This has been on my shelf for a month or two, stuck in a queue that sees a lot of shuffling..

 

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EricWojo from Livonia, Michigan is reading The Brothers Karamazov October 5, 2011 - 7:28pm

100 pages left to go to finish Devil All The Time by Donald Ray Pollock then it's on to Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years by Diarmaid MacCulloch.  I swim in non-fiction, history pools most of the time.

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marsplastic from Texas is reading Johannes Cabal and the Fear Institute October 5, 2011 - 10:40pm

Johannes Cabal and the Fear Institute, by Johnathan L Howard (Fourth time reading it), followed up by Moab is My Washpot, by Stephen Fry and The Saint Overboard, by Leslia Charteris. I've been collecting The Saint series for a couple of years now and I'm always excited when I come across one I don't have.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break October 6, 2011 - 5:35am

@Martin

Let me know what you think.  Personally, I think it's going to make a better movie since it's essentially written like a movie.

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Jim Mayniam from Phenix City, Alabama is reading A Dance With Dragons and The Name of the Wind October 6, 2011 - 9:14am

Hi everyone!  First post and all of that.  I'm currently reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin and The Name of the Wind by Pat Rothfuss.  I'm enjoying both of these immensely.  I'll probably move to some sci-fi next as I've heard great things about Earnest Cline's novel, Ready Player One.

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Achillez from Long Island, New York is reading The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway October 6, 2011 - 2:53pm

I'm reading The Yankee Years right now in honor of the MLB Postseason, but I'll probably read some Lovecraft as we get deeper into the month.

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Pete from Detroit is reading Red Dragon October 6, 2011 - 8:19pm

Should be finishing up Warmed and Bound within the next day or two.  I gotta say it's much better than I anticipated.  And I'm proud to say I know a lot of the people in it.  You guys kick ass!  You all deserve all the success you'll be getting soon.

When I finish that I'll be picking up The Samaritan by Fred Venturini.

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Riggles from Virginia is reading Fox by Adrienne Rich October 6, 2011 - 10:34pm

I'm re-reading House of Leaves. Feels like an appropriate start for the month. I'm not quite sure what I'm gon on after that - any recommendations for a good follow up?

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Dr. Gonzo from Manchester, UK is reading Blood Meridian October 11, 2011 - 3:01pm

I can count the times I've read a book twice in a week on one hand...
So I finished Dermaphoria and read Leaving Las Vegas in a day and now I'm reading Dermaphoria again. It's been one of those nights where I couldn't decide what to read and the class of Derma has made it my go-to book. I didn't really get it the first time, paid more attention on the next read through, now I'm just enjoying the voice and imagery. I think it might be my new favourite.

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Alex Kane from west-central Illinois is reading Dark Orbit October 11, 2011 - 5:03pm

I'm reading Kerouac's On the Road, King's IT, and How to Write Tales of Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction from Writer's Digest. Apparently I have literary A.D.D., but I can't help it. It's served me well so far; I read more often and more books per year by reading several simultaneously. And I read miscellaneous short stories from whatever collection is close by quite often, as well.

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Danielle Marie ... from New York is reading House Infernal by Edward Lee October 11, 2011 - 5:47pm

House Infernal by Edward Lee. Some seriousy fucked up shit in here, half the novel takes place in Hell, which is now industrialized. Doesn't take itself too seriously, but some of the gore gags are a little too over the top to have attempted to be full on horror, although it is seriously fully horrifying and disgusting. 

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lynx_child from Seattle is reading The Dresden Files series October 11, 2011 - 7:02pm

I'm reading Indie Writer's Workshop and No Plot? No Problem in preparation for NaNo.  I don't usually read stuff like that, to be honest, but I find that reading anything about writing usually ends up inspiring me to write.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 13, 2011 - 3:39am

Snuff by Terry Pratchett. It's that time of year again. I'm gonna be a sad little person when he finally hangs up his pen/keyboard.

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Greg Eidson from Los Angeles, CA is reading The Alchemist - Paul Coelho October 13, 2011 - 9:02am

How does everyone have Damned? I thought it didn't come out till the 18th.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break October 13, 2011 - 9:05am

Staff perk, sir.

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Pete from Detroit is reading Red Dragon October 13, 2011 - 11:38am

I wouldn't say everyone has Damned.  I didn't think there were that many copies out there.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 13, 2011 - 2:00pm

It's been out in the UK for nearly two weeks now. My copy was delivered on the 1st.

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Greg Eidson from Los Angeles, CA is reading The Alchemist - Paul Coelho October 13, 2011 - 9:38pm

Awww shucks. You priveleged assholes. I downloaded a pdf, someone already put it up. But I'm still gonna buy it. I can't wait for the day that I get staff perks.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 20, 2011 - 7:42am

Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis.

This and Lunar Park are the only BEE books I haven't read yet. I read all the others in a bit of a binge, then realising how slowly the man writes, decided to save these two for a while. The talk of a Glamorama movie reminded me I need to read it.

 

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Dr. Gonzo from Manchester, UK is reading Blood Meridian October 20, 2011 - 7:50am

Infinite Jest. Wish me luck. See you all next year.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break October 20, 2011 - 8:00am

They should sell Infinite Jest at Costco and Sam's Club.

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JGates from Lancaster October 23, 2011 - 4:59am

Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin