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Sep 4, 2006, 6:40am Top

Bevard & Pecuchet the last novel by Gustave Flaubert, a companion book to my earlier summer reading of The Know-It-All by A.J.Jacobs.

B&P are a pair of overly ambitious simpletons, overwhelmed by applied knowledge, without experience, yielding venture failure.

Sep 10, 2006, 7:15am Top

I've given up on B&P, too much chronic failure becomes excessively depressing. Hence, I am returning to my Harvard Classics collection - Lectures. Also ordering a book referred, still need to find a recreational growth and stretch book.

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Sep 14, 2006, 10:00pm Top

I am currently reading The Law of Dreams by Peter Behrens. So far, an excellent read.

After this I will most likely go back and finish Artemisia by Alexandra Lapierre.

Nov 11, 2006, 5:17pm Top

Now reading Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley. Influenced by the movie directed by Clint Eastwood

Edited: Dec 16, 2006, 10:40pm Top

Not in the same vein as anything anyone else here is reading, but I am currently reading The New Hermetics by Jason Augustus Newcomb.

Jan 6, 2007, 8:53am Top

Jan 13, 2007, 9:31pm Top

Finally reading The Name of the Rose - so good.

Feb 17, 2007, 6:11am Top

Happiness on 7 Dollars a Week by Harley B. Bernstein. "As a kid I loved walks with Dad, I still do."

Mar 10, 2007, 8:17am Top

The Radical Leap by Steve Farber. A quick read, now doing a quick re-read for timely review of th concepts within.

"In one respect, at least, I'm a creature of habit; every day I'm in town, I head for the waterfront."

Jun 20, 2008, 11:56pm Top

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Edited: Jun 20, 2008, 11:59pm Top

re-reading The Dog of the South by Charles Portis

Jun 21, 2008, 10:20am Top

Blue : the history of a color by Michel Pastoureau.

Jun 23, 2008, 9:32pm Top

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. So far so good!

Jul 11, 2008, 2:29pm Top

Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson

Edited: Jul 20, 2008, 11:03am Top

Just started The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski.

Jul 30, 2008, 10:52pm Top

'Bout haalfway through an old one that still has the power to move readers... The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale.

Oct 24, 2008, 12:16pm Top

I haven't posted for a while. Since my last post, I have read Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout and Why the Devil Chose New England for His Work by Jason Brown, both with Maine settings. While they are very different books, I thought I 'recognized' the characters in the latter a little more than in the former:-)

Now reading Hope Leslie.

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