What We’re Reading This Week

Nolan can't put down 'The Sisters Brothers.' Unless you need help finding a book. Then he's all over it.

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Marie

Foucalt’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco

“I’m ten pages away from finishing. To me, it seems like Umberto Eco, a very intelligent and highly respected philosopher and professor of linguistics, researched the heck out of this and then didn’t take the judiciary steps necessary to eliminate the extraneous information that detracts from the rest of the novel. Even so, it’s an interesting premise and suddenly climaxes in this unexpected way that really threw me (and one of the characters) for a loop.

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Nolan

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick Dewitt

“It’s good. I’m about thirty pages in and so far it’s like a Western about these hired killers who seem like they’re going to come across a lot of bizarre characters.”

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Stephanya

House of Spirits by Isabel Allende

“I’m a magical realism addict and this is a masterpiece in that genre. I’m also reading Life right now by Keith Richards for the  This Book Could Be Your Life book club. What do I think of it? It’s a bestseller for a reason.”

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Merrilee

Entwined by Heather Dixon

“This is a teen book. It’s a retelling of one of my favorite fairytales, the Twelve Dancing Princesses. Every night the twelve princesses dance their shoes off and the king can’t figure out why. He promises their hands in marriage to whatever man can find out the answer. I like it. It’s set around the turn of the century. There are carriages and gas lighting.”

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John T.

To Love Is To Be Happy With by Barry Neil Kaufman

“A useful approach to inquiring into the beliefs that cause so much of our unhappiness.”

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