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    What did-we read in February?

    The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao of Junot Diaz (started in January)
    The sleepwalkers: 1888, Pasenov or the Romantism of Hermann Broch
    America by Allen Ginsberg
    The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
    ...As a moth mistakes a bulb
    for the moon, and goes to hell...


    -Tom Waits-

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    Lavinia, by Ursula Le Guin
    His Illegal Self, by Peter Carey
    Mr Golightly's Holiday, by Salley Vickers
    "You must be the change you want to see in the world." Gandhi

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    Not quite sure what happened but I only had time to read one book in Feb - The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

    Actually I know what happened, I had four assignments to write
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    The Shadow of the Wind- Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    Excellent novel

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    This is what I read in February:

    Grass for His Pillow - Lian Hearn
    Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    Stardust - Neil Gaiman
    Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer
    Les arbres en parlent encore - Calixthe Beyala
    Farfar var rasbiolog - Eva F. Dahlgren

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    The Long Sandy Road - P P Pasolini
    Les Enfants Terribles - J Cocteau
    Short Plays - J Cocteau
    The Brothers Karamazov - F Dostoevsky
    "And the worms, they will climb
    The rugged ladder of your spine"

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    Breakfast at Tiffanys – Truman Capote
    Tender is the night – F. Scott Fitzgerald
    The sin of my mother and other stories – George Vizyenos
    Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
    Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D. H. Lawrence
    Through the darkness of future past
    the magician longs to see
    one chance out between two worlds
    'Fire walk with me.'


    Twin Peaks

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    The Man in the Dark - Paul Auster
    In the Country of Last Things - Paul Auster
    World Light - Halldor Laxness
    The Cave - Jose Saramago

    Also:

    finished Prince Caspian and read Voyage of the Dawn Treader to my son
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    one of the Winnie the Pooh books to my daughter. Not sure which one. It was very funny.
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    Evelyn Waugh: Scoop (v. funny)

    Aldous Huxley: Island

    quite a bit of P G Wodehouse and re- read Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis and Waugh's Brideshead Revisited

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    Andrei Makine-The crime of Olga Arbelina
    Gabriel garcias Marquez-Of love and other demons
    Knut Hamsun-In country of Tales
    Robert van Gulik - The Phantom of the Temple
    Steven Millhauser - Martin Dressler Tale of an American dreamer
    Jacques spitz-the eye of purgatory
    Mohamed Nedali-Morceaux de choix
    Geaorge sand-the devil's pool --
    Evelyn Waugh-Brideshead Revisited read by Jeremy Irons
    Rainer Maria Rilke-Journal of Malte laurids Brigge (i think?)
    Patrick Rambaud-The exile
    Richard Stark - The Green Eagle Score
    Honore de balzac-The country doctor
    Yasunari Kawabata-Les servantes de l'auberge
    Graham Green-Stambul train ++
    Driss Craibi-The world beside
    Witi Ihimaera - The Whale Rider
    Ted Chiang - The Merchant and the Alchemists Gate

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    Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
    Fishin' With Grandma Matchie by Steven Erikson
    The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
    How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer
    How Not to Write a Novel by Howard Mittelmark
    The Devil Delivered by Steven Erikson
    The Road by Cormac McCarthy
    Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
    Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

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    The Usable Field by Jane Mead
    House of Poured-out Waters by Jane Mead
    Cascadia by Brenda Hillman
    The Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene
    Ararat by Louise Glück

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    Finished the Iliad and started the Aeneid. I wish I could read as fast as others here!
    "The time has come," the Walrus said,
    "To talk of many things:
    Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
    Of cabbages--and kings--
    And why the sea is boiling hot--
    And whether pigs have wings."

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    I read:

    Cape Cod -- Thoreau
    Buddha vols 1/2 -- Tezuka
    More kids books than I care to count
    All my magazines: National Geographic, Atlantic, Smithsonian, Wyoming Wildlife. . .
    “Oh crap”
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    The Bridge of San Luis Rey -- Thornton Wilder
    The Best American Mystery Stories 2005 -- Joyce Carol Oates, ed.
    Je N'ai Pas Peur -- Niccolo Ammaniti
    The Good Soldier -- Ford Madox Ford
    Every Man for Himself -- Beryl Bainbridge
    "He lives most gaily who knows best how to deceive himself. Ha-ha!"
    - CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
    (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

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