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Old 07-19-2004, 12:12 PM   #1
 
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Old 07-19-2004, 02:59 PM   #2
 
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I would like to read Le Divorce!
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Old 07-19-2004, 07:41 PM   #3
 
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"Villa Incognito" by Tom Robbins. (I've read all his others; i'm pretty sure that's the latest)
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okay, i withdraw that nomination... I plan to read it, but I just checked the reviews over at Amazon and they mostly agreed it was not his "best", so probably not a good book club nomination. "Still Life with Woodpecker" would be better, but I've already read that.
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One Man's Army by Andrew Exum
With all that's going on in the world I really am interested in reading from a soldier's point of view. This guy was stationed in Afghanistan after 9/11.

Sounds interesting
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Old 07-20-2004, 01:45 PM   #6
 
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Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama (sp).
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Old 07-20-2004, 06:28 PM   #7
 
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Would anyone be interested in a work-related type book? It doesn't have to be the book of the month, but at least to discuss on this board sometime?

I've had bosses recommend Talking From 9 To 5 by Deborah Tannen and Nice Girls Don't Get Corner Offices By Dr. Lois Frankel

Anyone read any of them?


For the book for the month, I'd like to recommend a fun one..... The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger.

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It's a killer title: The Devil Wears Prada. And it's killer material: author Lauren Weisberger did a stint as assistant to Anna Wintour, the all-powerful editor of Vogue magazine. Now she's written a book, and this is its theme: narrator Andrea Sachs goes to work for Miranda Priestly, the all-powerful editor of Runway magazine. Turns out Miranda is quite the bossyboots. That's pretty much the extent of the novel, but it's plenty. Miranda's behavior is so insanely over-the-top that it's a gas to see what she'll do next, and to try to guess which incidents were culled from the real-life antics of the woman who's been called Anna "Nuclear" Wintour. For instance, when Miranda goes to Paris for the collections, Andrea receives a call back at the New York office (where, incidentally, she's not allowed to leave her desk to eat or go to the bathroom, lest her boss should call). Miranda bellows over the line: "I am standing in the pouring rain on the rue de Rivoli and my driver has vanished. Vanished! Find him immediately!"
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A few suggestions...

Brick Lane by Monica Ali
The Coma by Alex Garland
The Book of Illusions by Paul Austeur
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Old 07-27-2004, 05:47 PM   #9
 
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When are we going to start voting?
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Old 07-27-2004, 06:14 PM   #10
 
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Care to start a poll? Had I been paying attention, I would have done so on Sunday.

I'd go with Brick Lane, The Devil Wears Prada, Women of the Silk, One Man's Army and Le Divorce.
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Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama (sp).
MrsP - I read this awhile back at your rec and loved it. Did you know she has a sequel to it? It's called The Language of Threads. I plan on reading it soon.

The Devil Wears Prada was good too. Fun and easy reading.
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Old 08-07-2004, 12:14 PM   #12
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Not sure if it's too late to submit books but I just ordered a bunch from amazon:

On the Beach - by Nevil Shute
The Quality of Life Report - by Meghan Daum
My Life and Hard Times - by James Thurber
Among Schoolchildren - by Tracy Kidder
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Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama (sp).
MrsP - I read this awhile back at your rec and loved it. Did you know she has a sequel to it? It's called The Language of Threads. I plan on reading it soon.

The Devil Wears Prada was good too. Fun and easy reading.
I read them both! The minute I finished the first one, I started on the second and finished it the same day! It's good too.

Have you read The Bonesetter's Daughter by Any Tan? It's on clearance at Borders so I was going to pick it up. I remember you said you're on an Asian kick... I loved her other book, The Kitchen God's Wife--I couldn't put it down.
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