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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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Date:April 26th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)

See, I read your blog!

If you haven't yet read _To Say Nothing of the Dog_ by Connie Willis You should. It's a wonderful light romp. Time Travel and Romance and Victorian England. Probably my favorite light comedic read. Actually, the book it's title is taken from _Three Men In a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)_ by Jerome K Jerome is also hilarious.

While we're dealing with period pieces, I constantly return to the Aubry/Maturin series by Patrick O'Brien. Read _Post Captain_ the second book in the series, and far superior to the first.

Finally, if you like reading mysteries, James Lee Burke writes some really good ones.

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