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Jan. 5th, 2007

I discovered this community in good timing. Yesterday I finished off Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for the third time. I can't help but love Douglas Adams and enjoy re-reading him even more than the initial experience. I started it New Year's Eve, so I'm counting it as my first of the 50. 

Today I purchased two more books that are re-reads, but I no longer had in my personal library.
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe - Douglas Adams 
Jitterbug Perfume - Tom Robbins
The latter being one of my all-time favorite books; the first favorite is Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller (which will undoubtedly be re-read at least one this year).

I would love recommendations to add to my list for the year. I'm pretty open as long as the story is quirky, well-written and smart. I'm fairly flexible on genres, as well. I really tend to gravitate to read my favorites several times than risk wasting time on a bad read. Force me to be more adventurous on my reading endeavors! Please! :) 

Also, just a thought... perhaps we can all join a site like LibraryThing.com to help keep track of the books we read. I originally made one to keep inventory of the books I own, but it could prove to be a really useful tool for the purposes of this community and to help reach our goals. What do you think?

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discostare
Jan. 5th, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)
Welcome to the community.

What I post here I add to my memories, and what I post in my journal I tag.
thelionsof
Jan. 5th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
I wish I had read this before I spent five minutes trying to find my post in the backlog. Wow.

Thanks!
discostare
Jan. 5th, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
This community is probably the main reason I pay for my livejournal. I like the feature that emails you the comments you make, it helps me keep track of the books I want to read.
xoynotsmilexo
Jan. 5th, 2007 05:25 am (UTC)
i you scroll through theres a lot of reccomendations in other posts. Im pretty sure there are some reccomendation posts too, I know ive got lots friended.
thelionsof
Jan. 5th, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks, it's a bit overwelming now that the community in the spotlight but when I get a chance I'll peruse some other posts and see what I can find. :)
alles_toll
Jan. 5th, 2007 05:26 am (UTC)
If you like quirky and smart, you might want to look into T.C. Boyle's short stories. The big collection - which is the one I have - is 700 pages long, but they've been broken into smaller books too.
thelionsof
Jan. 5th, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC)
Note taken. Thanks a bunch!
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ktnau09
Jan. 5th, 2007 06:37 am (UTC)
Christopher Moore is hilarious! (so I second that) ;)
thelionsof
Jan. 5th, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
Do you have a favorite of his to recommend? Thanks ;)
ktnau09
Jan. 6th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal is histerical, as long as you aren't really easily offended, religiously. The premise is that Jesus had a best friend, Biff, and he's writing the part of the gospel that the Bible left out (between when he was born and when he started doing good stuff). Also, I don't know how old you are, but you should probably be in high school at least. Otherwise it might be a little inappropriate. ;-)
thelionsof
Jan. 7th, 2007 06:09 am (UTC)
I'm agnostic and almost 27 years old, so it sounds right down my alley. ;) I was reading some reviews on his books and they really seem like they'd be a good read. Thanks for the recommend!
thelionsof
Jan. 5th, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC)
hahah I will give them a try. Any work in particular that you'd recommend I start with?
professoralan
Jan. 5th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
I am re-reading Hitch-hiker's Guide this year, too.
thelionsof
Jan. 5th, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC)
I never quite completed the series, so I'm starting all over. Good luck!
professoralan
Jan. 6th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)
You know, I am not sure that I ever finished it, either, so just to make sure . . . I am reading the whole thing here in 2007!
professoralan
Jan. 6th, 2007 12:09 am (UTC)
Missed your comment about LibraryThing.com I joined there to keep the whole-life-long list of what I've read, sort of a continuation of this community.
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