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    Almost finished The Awakening by Kate Chopin. I'm liking it. Quite daring for such an early novel...but then I guess that's why it was banned.

    And once I'm done that, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is lined up.

    I have way too much time on my hands

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    I read the first 20 pages or so of Embassytown by China Miéville, but I couldn't get into it for some reason so I returned it. I'll try it again some other time. I read four Kurt Vonnuget books instead. (Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse Five, Slapstick, and Breakfast for Champions) He's quickly becoming my new favorite writer.

    I read The Fluttering Veil by Leleand B. Yeager a while back, which is a collection of essays on monetary disequilibrium (recessions, inflation, money, and all that jazz). The first essay, A cash-Balance Interpretation of Depresssion, is a work of art. Written in 1956, but it's still one of the best explanations I've read of today's recession. Yeager is damn good communicator of economics. Very underrated. So I just picked up his Foreign Trade and U.S. Policy: The Case for Free International Trade. Going through it now.

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    Finished We by Yevgeny Zamyatin the other day, often called the first dystopian novel. It was really good, quite exciting.

    I then read the first book in The Hunger Games. I think I would have liked it more had I not seen the film, but it was still pretty good, a page-turner.

    And now I'm reading Milan Kundera's collection of short stories, Laughable Loves. I read one of these stories a few months back ("The Hitchhiker's Game") and thought it was amazing, so hopefully the rest of them live up to my expectations.

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    Just finished "You Are Not a Gadget" by Jaron Lanier.

    It was... alright. It's a mix of some intriguing points about the infrastructure and 'culture' of the internet mixed with more general judgments on the newest generation's levels of creativity and some unfortunately unworkable ideas about revolutionizing content distribution.

    Found it much harder to get through than I should have. 6/10.
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    I'm somewhere in the middle of "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman" by Richard Feynman and The Editors. Nice style, bunch of cool stories. I'll probably finish it tomorrow.

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    Only just finished Lord of the Flies. Loved it. Deeply moving.

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    Just finished reading Dave Mustain - A Life In Metal!
    Probably the Best book I've read in a long long looooooooooooooooooooooong time. Good Stuff

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    Finished Laughable Loves by Milan Kundera. Unfortunately, the other stories besides 'The Hitchhiker's Game' didn't quite live up to expectations, but they were still enjoyable enough.

    Now reading The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood and so far I really like it.

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    Look Again by Lisa Scottoline
    Just because I needed something new to read ...

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    About to start To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee

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