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katepeck

Lost (in books) in Los Angeles

I spend six days a week around books, then come home and play with them some more. Won't you help me play?

Currently reading

Cat's Cradle
Kurt Vonnegut
The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights
A.S. Byatt, Richard Francis Burton, Anonymous
Death of Kings
Bernard Cornwell
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December
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Kurt Vonnegut
A.S. Byatt, Richard Francis Burton, Anonymous
Bernard Cornwell
September 2013
23
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September 2013
18
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Blood. Lots of blood.Did you know this book was assigned reading in some places before the movie came out? True story. I can ...
First Blood - David Morrell
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September 2013
13
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let me refer you once again to Katrina Passick Lumsden. this is magical.
Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2) - E.L. James
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there's nothing that I can say that Katrina Passick Lumsden has not said better. seriously, I reread that review once a month...
Fifty Shades of Grey  - E.L. James
September 2013
11
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Another book that my roommate suggested. This one also involved a lot of semen and sodomy (though nowhere near as much as Anc...
Crash - J.G. Ballard
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I love that it was Key & Peele that reminded me of the "magical negro" in this book.Also, this book is epic, with a huge cast...
The Stand - Stephen King
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this is my roommate's favorite book (and I knew that before moving in with him), so I said I'd give it a try. sweet merciful ...
Ancient Evenings - Norman Mailer
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August 2013
31
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Beautifully written and agonizingly heartbreaking. It's clear why Dorothy Allison has been compared to Harper Lee, because Bo...
Bastard Out of Carolina - Dorothy Allison
August 2013
30
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This book... I made myself read it, because I read The wolf gift, and there are very few series that I will stop in the middl...
The Wolves of Midwinter - Anne Rice
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August 2013
29
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This book was a challenge, but in a good way. It's set 40 years in the future, in a fictitious city in the west of Ireland. (...
City of Bohane - Kevin Barry
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August 2013
23
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This book made me really sad that Michael Clark Duncan is dead. The movie was a much smoother story, probably because the boo...
The Green Mile - Stephen King
finished reading:
August 2013
17
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Uhhhh... Yes. That happened. It was really fucking weird, but it was definitely well written and memorable. Whether I liked i...
Cock & Bull - Will Self
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August 2013
13
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It was spooky. Things tied together nicely. And a month later, I've basically forgotten it.
Ghost Story - Peter Straub
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August 2013
09
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I felt like it had been too long since I read some non-fiction, so I gave this book a try. The essays were good, interesting ...
West of the West: Dreamers, Believers, Builders, and Killers in the Golden State - Mark Arax
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August 2013
03
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I can see why Stephen King was pissed off with Kubrick's movie. Jack is very much a stand-in for King, the alcoholic writer w...
The Shining - Stephen King
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