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So...I saw a thread like this happening in the history forum and I thought it would be interesting to start one here, especially since we are all applying to library science schools. What is everyone reading?

Lately, I have been sort of ADD in reading but here is my big list

When Parents Text: So Much Said...So Little Understood

The Night Circus

Carry the One

The Snow Child

All That I Am: A Novel

Courtesans: Money, Sex and Fame in the Nineteenth Century

The Big Book of Pain and Torture: Torture and Punishment Through History

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Right now? The Hunger Games. lol. I can't wait to see the movie on Friday. I guess I should pick up something related to the field though.

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I convinced my fiance to take me next week to see it. I'm so excited!!!! I wouldn't worry about reading anything in the field until you get to the school. I tried that with my first masters and it didn't help me with squat.

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I'm going to see The Hunger Games tomorrow night. Can't wait!

Currently reading Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. That is, if I ever get back to it. I'm finishing up a Poli Sci class, so I'm also slogging through International Relations: Brief Sixth Edition and Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches. Fun!

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I'm reading 1Q84 by Murukami, The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol, Second Space by Czeslaw Milosz right now, and assorted reading for my thesis.

bzrunner-- what do you think about The Night Circus? I read it earlier this year and continue have incredibly mixed feelings about it.

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I think the stress of applications has me reverting to a ten year old. This morning I started reading "The Tale of Despereaux." ; )

I'm also hankering for something good in the fantasy genre, if anyone has recommendations...

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I'm reading 1Q84 by Murukami, The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol, Second Space by Czeslaw Milosz right now, and assorted reading for my thesis.

bzrunner-- what do you think about The Night Circus? I read it earlier this year and continue have incredibly mixed feelings about it.

So far I am enjoying it. I have heard great things about it, however I have not been blown away by it. I think it is more of a quiet novel.

What are your thoughts on 1Q84 by Murukami?

I might have to dump all of my books back at the library soon. My thesis has been neglected for too long and I want to graduate this program so I can enter into the next one. :)

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So far I am enjoying it. I have heard great things about it, however I have not been blown away by it. I think it is more of a quiet novel.

What are your thoughts on 1Q84 by Murukami?

I might have to dump all of my books back at the library soon. My thesis has been neglected for too long and I want to graduate this program so I can enter into the next one. :)

I completely agree with you about The Night Circus being a quiet novel. I expected more Harry Potter and had the wrong kind of expectations for it, I think.

1Q84 is not a quiet book, haha. I've been really loving it. I only allow myself to read it when I'm at the gym both so that I'll go to the gym more and so that I won't let it take over my life. Have you read any Murakami before? Apparently it's just as awesome as his other stuff, but this is the first I've read by him. I highly recommend it though!

Good luck with the thesis (mine is currently that-which-must-not-be-named)

(sorry for being the least timely responder of all time)

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^^ I read Kafka on the Shore by Murakami earlier this summer. Hated it. It was a little too trippy for me.

Right now, working on Hunchback of Notre Dame which is on my list of 1,001 books to read before you die.

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I've been feeling a little stir-crazy in terms of MLIS prep, so I'm trying to feel productive by reading up on libraries. So far I've checked out Library: An Unquiet History by Matthew Battles, This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All by Marilyn Johnson, and Straight from the Stacks by Laura Townsend Kane. I also nabbed a copy of The Hollywood Librarian: A Look at Librarians through Film (DVD) :Db

Non-library-related reading has mostly been comics (just finished the penultimate collection of Garth Ennis's The Boys, aaaa!), and I had to force myself to put down Alan Bradley's A Red Herring Without Mustard last night so I could grab a few hours of sleep before work.

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An Unquiet History is interesting. A little pompous but a good read.

I've been doing senior thesis research lately so my metro book has been Roman David's Lustration and Transitional Justice: Personnel Systems in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.

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Waiting to hear if I am accepted to UWO, so I sat down and read War and Peace. I enjoyed it! Might have another go at Russian literature, but for now I am starting my first Margaret Atwood- The Handmaid's Tale, while listening to Mockingjay on audiobook in the evening.

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I'm currently reading Quiet by Susan Cain, although it's taking me a while because I am really disappointed and not into it at all like I was expecting.

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Reading a biography of Robert F Kennedy & attempting to slug it through The Sound and The Fury again :)

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_Memories of the Future_ by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky.

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