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Tagsmagic (5), short stories (3), memoir (3), romance (3), World War II (3), science fiction (2), fantasy (2), humor (2), travel (2), jazz age (2) — see all tags

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About meI have always loved reading, but recently just got back into it. I live in Texas, where I am trying to write a memoir and get my black belt in taekwondo.

About my libraryI will read just about anything; lately, I've been trying to go back and read the "classics" that I hated when I was in school. The Great Gatsby has been redeemed recently after a pretty horrible experience I had with it in 10th grade.

I don't always finish books -- if they aren't good, they don't deserve it. I don't subscribe to the theory of "you didn't get to the good part!" If the beginning isn't the good part, then it'snot worth my time. I don't have time to read everything, so I can't waste time on things that are boring. I will read anything -- histories, memoirs, novels, science fiction, short stories, whatever.

I am searching for a modern literary novel (so, not a genre novel and not more than ten or fifteen years old) that I find compelling and interesting. I want to believe that the novel is still alive and well, because I keep hearing that it's dead ... So far, it seems like they tend to have boring characters who think about things a lot, or who "deal with" divorces and break-ups instead of having real plots where things actually happen (Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner is a prime example). I am not very encouraged.



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