What books are you reading?

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  1. I have three on my list:

    Thunderstruck by Erik Larson (author of Devil in the White City)
    The Perfect Thing: How the Ipod shuffles the commerce, culture and cool.
    Mornings on Horseback - biography of Teddy Roosevelt.
     
  2. Currently, the Louis Vuitton Japan book...not sure what the exact title is, but it's quite interesting (would prefer some more pictures!)
     
  3. The Lost Daughters of China by Evans and a book of essays called White Privilege.
     
  4. The Omnivore's Dilema
    The Mammoth Cheese
    Just finishing The Audacity of Hope

    All are great books.
     
  5. I am in the middle of:

    An American Tragedy (Theodor Dreiser)
    My Life So Far (Jane Fonda)
    Kafka on the Shore (Murakami)

    I can't seem to pick one and just finish it tho!!
     
  6. Nothing too important...just an ice skating mystery by Alina Adams called Death Drop.
     
  7. On Agate Hill (Lee Smith)
    Dogs of God: Columbus, the Inquisition, and the Defeat of the Moors (James Reston)
    How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (Julia Alvarez)
     
  8. i'm in the middle of flags of our fathers by james bradley.

    i started it before christmas, but then misplaced it and read four other books before i found it again yesterday. now i don't remember what happened. there are a LOT of characters and events to keep track of. i think i'm going to have to start over. :yucky:
     
  9. I´m reading "The rise and fall of yummy mummy"
     
  10. at the moment, I'm reading one of Janice Dickinsons Books - shes a riot! LOL hahahaha!!!
     
  11. I'm currently reading Candace Bushnell's Trading Up.
     
  12. "Life of Pi" - Yann Martel
     
  13. How is that book? I was thinking about reading it but I'm not how sure how good it'll be.

    Right now I'm reading Madeline Wickham's cocktails for three.
     
  14. ^reading 'cocktails for three', too.
    'my friend leonard'.
    'religion and the human sciences'. (a former prof wrote it...interesting stuff).

    do books for school count? cause then it's lots of soci stuff!
     
  15. I'm currently reading
    THE POISONWOOD BIBLE.
    Its a novel by Barbara Kingsolver, which details a missionary family's life in the Congo beginning in the 1960s as experienced by the five women in the family. The family consists of Nathan Price, the Baptist missonary, and his wife, Orleanna, as well as their four daughters: Rachel, Leah, Adah, and Ruth May. The reader's opinion of Nathan Price is given through the third person as the book is written with five narrative voices corresponding to the five female members of the Price family.
    The novel focuses on how the tragedies of violence and hunger experienced by Africans are mostly caused by the foreign influences in the country. Kingsolver expands the novel into more than a historical critique of the colonialization of Africa by creating parallels between the country of the Congo and situation of the Price family girls as they are abused by Nathan, who vehemently believes himself a vessel of the Christian God. He consistently symbolizes the exploitation by white men on Africa and, to some extent, the domination of anyone or anything too weak to fend for itself. The Poisonwood Bible offers perspective on the imbalance of power, resources, and justice that exists in the Congo and even the rest of the world.
     
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