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April 25th, 2008


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02:00 pm - Books! Books! Books!
What should i read next? I'm between books. Yes, i know i should be working, but if i read nothing but scientific papers all the time my brain will collapse.

I finished reading The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield a few weeks ago (it was fun, by the way) and I've been in book limbo ever since. It's not a good place to be. My supply of back issues of The New Yorker is dwindling...

Help! I'm looking for something light enough to be restful but substantive enough to hold my interest and well written enough not to annoy me completely. Suggestions?
Current Location: lab office
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful

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From:kenjari
Date:April 25th, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC)
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Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. Ideally either preced or followed by The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.

Perez-Revert's Alatriste series is full of swashbuckling fun.
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From:kenjari
Date:April 26th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)
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Also, Outside the Dog Museum by Jonathan Carroll. It manages to be both profound and light-hearted at the same time.
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From:memerath
Date:April 26th, 2008 02:06 am (UTC)
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Fingersmith is wonderfully absorbing. So is her other book, Tipping the Velvet (historical and sexy, all in one!)
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From:bloodstones
Date:April 26th, 2008 06:35 am (UTC)
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I actually like Tipping the Velvet a lot more than Fingersmith, but both are excellent.
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From:cerridwynn
Date:April 27th, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
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What are they about?
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From:memerath
Date:April 27th, 2008 09:34 pm (UTC)
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Lesbian historical fiction mystery melodramas!

Brilliant!

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