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I think I'm having an allergic reaction to the book I'm reading.

No, seriously. I got it from a used book store and it's dusty and looks slightly icky and if the microwave still worked I would've considered putting it in to kill germs and stuff, but it isn't so I can't, so now I am stuck reading a slightly icky looking book. I started sneezing the moment I started reading it -- you would've thought that the dust of centuries were upon it.

Now I have a sore throat and an itchy nose.

Dangerous hobby, reading. Who knew.

(For the curious, the book is Caprice and Rondo by Dorothy Dunnett, in which I spend a lot of time feeling like I'd like to throttle the main character, despite him being fascinating and clever and all. I have been doing this for six books, people! Someone should come join me.)

Date: 27 October 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miesachie.livejournal.com
Maybe I will

Soon ^^

Date: 27 October 2009 02:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] cyrnelle.livejournal.com
Well, I've had a hard time convincing people to try and read Dunnett -- the books are rather difficult, but it's worth the effort.

I remember discussing books with you once, but I forgot already what books you liked, whoops. ^^;

Date: 27 October 2009 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miesachie.livejournal.com
I read almost everything I can lay my hands on
But since I've no chance of getting it, it won't be anytime soon. ^^
I might go to Kota Kinabalu sometime around this weekend, so I'm thinking of getting some books to read at Popular there

Date: 27 October 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] cyrnelle.livejournal.com
I hope the Popular in KK is better than the one we used to go to in Penang -- that one sold mostly school reference books, you barely saw any fiction on the shelves. Hopefully you'll find something you like!

Date: 27 October 2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miesachie.livejournal.com
I couldn't see reference books there, and there's lots of fictions ^^
I'm hoping to find a real life story.
Any recommendations?

Date: 27 October 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] cyrnelle.livejournal.com
Real-life, like a biography? I don't read much non-fiction, unfortunately, so I'm no good at recommending them. Any topic in particular you're interested in? I can ask around and see if others have any recs.

Date: 27 October 2009 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miesachie.livejournal.com
Not biography, because its usually boring.
Something like "based on true life story"

The most recent that I've read was given to me by my dad
It's "The Kite Runner"

Date: 27 October 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] cyrnelle.livejournal.com
Ah, sort of general fiction/literature books, I guess? Still not my forte; I tend to read more science fiction and fantasy. And some historical fiction.

Maybe Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, about a boy who lost his father in the 9/11 tragedy? My sister likes Zadie Smith's books, but I haven't read any of her books.

Date: 27 October 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miesachie.livejournal.com
I didn't read sci-fi much, but I like fantasy ^^
But I guess I can give that book you recommend a try

Date: 27 October 2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] cyrnelle.livejournal.com
I read more fantasy than SF, actually. The problem with fantasy books is you start reading one book and you end up having to read three. Or seven. Or, heaven forbid, twelve books!

If you don't mind fantasy series that are still going on, I liked Patrick Rothfuss's The Name of the Wind, and Scott Lynch's The Lies of Locke Lamora and Naomi Novik's Temeraire books.

Date: 27 October 2009 03:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miesachie.livejournal.com
I think I've heard The Lies of Locke Lamora somewhere...
Maybe I'll get it, if they have it there


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