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04:50 PM on 01/01/13 
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2012 List
1. Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins, 2010)
2. The Art of Fielding (Chad Harbach, 2011)
3. Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare, ~1591)
4. The Sense of an Ending (Julian Barnes, 2011)
5. World War Z (Max Brooks, 2006)
6. Freedom (Jonathan Franzen, 2010)
7. Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, 1996)
8. Nine Stories (J.D. Salinger, 1953)
9. The New York Trilogy (Paul Auster, 1984)
10. A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin, 1996)
11. Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West (Cormac McCarthy, 1985)
12. The House on Mango Street (Sandra Cisneros, 1984)
13. Post Office (Charles Bukowski, 1971)
14. In Our Time (Ernest Hemingway, 1925)
15. Factotum (Charles Bukowski, 1975)
16. Women (Charles Bukowski, 1978)
17. Ham on Rye (Charles Bukowski, 1982)
18. Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller, 1949)
19. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again (J.R.R. Tolkien, 1937)
20. Hollywood (Charles Bukowski, 1989)

I was able to finish 20 books for the year. Very pleased with that. Pretty much read all of Bukowski's bibliography, save for Pulp and some short stories. Definitely going to read Pulp at some point. For now, I'm gonna start 2013 with The Shining by Stephen King.
10:26 AM on 01/07/13 
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1. The Shining (Stephen King, 1977)
2. A Visit from the Goon Squad (Jennifer Egan, 2010)
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky, 1999)
4. The Marriage Plot (Jeffrey Eugenides, 2011)
5. Pulp (Charles Bukowski, 1994)
6. Hamlet (William Shakespeare, ~1602)
7. Me & The Devil (Nick Tosches, 2012)
8. Ask the Dust (John Fante, 1939)
9. The Imperfectionists (Tom Rachman, 2010)
10. Mrs Dalloway (Virginia Woolf, 1925)
11. Into the Wild (Jon Krakauer, 1996)
12. The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien, 1990)
13. Room (Emma Donoghue, 2010)
14. 1984 (George Orwell, 1949)
15. The Red Pony (John Steinbeck, 1933)
05:18 PM on 01/11/13 
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1. The Shining (Stephen King, 1977)
2. A Visit from the Goon Squad (Jennifer Egan, 2010)

Book was good, last chapter sucked, though. Next up, I'm rereading The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.
04:13 AM on 01/15/13 
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1. The Shining (Stephen King, 1977)
2. A Visit from the Goon Squad (Jennifer Egan, 2010)
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky, 1999)

Updated. Finished my reread of Perks for the first time in awhile and I still love that book.

Currently reading: The Marriage Plot (Jeffery Eugenides, 2011)
04:12 AM on 01/24/13 
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1. The Shining (Stephen King, 1977)
2. A Visit from the Goon Squad (Jennifer Egan, 2010)
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky, 1999)
4. The Marriage Plot (Jeffrey Eugenides, 2011)

Updated. I really liked The Marriage Plot, makes me want to read Eugenides other books, but for now I'm back to Bukowksi.

Currently reading Pulp (Charles Bukowski, 1994)
05:21 AM on 01/24/13 
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RIYL since we seem to have so e favorite s in common

hmm, well, in general; it's a coming of age tale, so books such as The Art of Fielding. There's references to Salinger's "Franny and Zooey" and that causes some similarities. I just finished it and need to put a little more. thought into it, so if I think of more, I'll get back to you. hope that helps.
05:29 AM on 01/24/13 
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Sounds interesting, either way I just ordered it.

it's a little slow for maybe like 50-60 pages, but it picks up. it's a great story about 3 post graduates and I may have liked it more because I'm close in age to the characters, so even though it takes place in the 80s, I was able to place myself in the story very easily.
04:37 AM on 01/25/13 
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1. The Shining (Stephen King, 1977)
2. A Visit from the Goon Squad (Jennifer Egan, 2010)
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky, 1999)
4. The Marriage Plot (Jeffrey Eugenides, 2011)
5. Pulp (Charles Bukowski, 1994)

Updated. I liked Pulp, but I don't think it was his best. It was nice to read when you know that he was basically on death's door and this book is kind of like his way of accepting that, but it just didn't do it for me as his other books had.

I'm currently reading Oh, Play that Thing (Roddy Doyle, 2004). This is my 3rd time starting it, I just haven't been able to get into it as much as Doyle's other novels. But, it's part of a trilogy, so I'm trying to finish it, haha.
04:59 AM on 04/01/13 
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1. The Shining (Stephen King, 1977)
2. A Visit from the Goon Squad (Jennifer Egan, 2010)
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky, 1999)
4. The Marriage Plot (Jeffrey Eugenides, 2011)
5. Pulp (Charles Bukowski, 1994)
6. Hamlet (William Shakespeare, ~1602)

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10:26 AM on 04/09/13 
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1. The Shining (Stephen King, 1977)
2. A Visit from the Goon Squad (Jennifer Egan, 2010)
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky, 1999)
4. The Marriage Plot (Jeffrey Eugenides, 2011)
5. Pulp (Charles Bukowski, 1994)
6. Hamlet (William Shakespeare, ~1602)
7. Me & The Devil (Nick Tosches, 2012)

Ugh, that book was not good. Thank god, I'm finished.

Probably gonna read Ask the Dust or some Hemingway short stories.
04:21 AM on 04/10/13 
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Love his short stories, hate his novels. "Hills like White Elephants," "Clean Well-Lighted Place" and "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" are among my favorite short stories of all time.

It's weird, I love Hemingway, but haven't read any of his novels either. Not because I dislike them, just haven't gotten around to it. I have A Farewell to Arms &The Sun Also Rises on my shelf...I'll get to them at some point. In the meantime, yeah, his short stories are fantastic. I just bought an anthology of them.
04:44 AM on 04/25/13 
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1. The Shining (Stephen King, 1977)
2. A Visit from the Goon Squad (Jennifer Egan, 2010)
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky, 1999)
4. The Marriage Plot (Jeffrey Eugenides, 2011)
5. Pulp (Charles Bukowski, 1994)
6. Hamlet (William Shakespeare, ~1602)
7. Me & The Devil (Nick Tosches, 2012)
8. Ask the Dust (John Fante, 1939)

Updated. Currently reading The Imperfectionists
04:29 AM on 05/30/13 
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1. The Shining (Stephen King, 1977)
2. A Visit from the Goon Squad (Jennifer Egan, 2010)
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky, 1999)
4. The Marriage Plot (Jeffrey Eugenides, 2011)
5. Pulp (Charles Bukowski, 1994)
6. Hamlet (William Shakespeare, ~1602)
7. Me & The Devil (Nick Tosches, 2012)
8. Ask the Dust (John Fante, 1939)
9. The Imperfectionists (Tom Rachman, 2010)

Updated. I really enjoyed The Imperfectionists. Just terrific. Up next, attempting to read Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf for like the 5th time.
07:28 AM on 06/07/13 
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1. Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
2. The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen)
3. Dubliners (James Joyce)
4. Breakfast of Champions (Kurt Vonnegut)
5. Lunar Park (Bret Easton Ellis)
6. Freedom (Jonathan Franzen)
7. Pride & Prejudice (Jane Austen)
8. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
9. A Feast for Crows (George R.R. Martin)
10. A Dance with Dragons (George R.R. Martin)
11. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
12. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (James Joyce)

How is Lunar Park? I've read American Psycho, Less Than Zero, & Rules of Attraction...safe to assume I'd enjoy it?
10:28 AM on 06/07/13 
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I've read all of his novels except Glamorama and LP is honestly probably my second favorite of his after LTZ. It's not really like the rest of his novels, though. It becomes this weird, Stephen King-like horror story.

Oh, cool. Thanks for that, I'll probably look into that soon.



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