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"Why is there a copy of Tim Gunn's Guide to Style in your bathroom?"  This from the woman who at one time had an entire BOOKSHELF in her bathroom.  I saw that and knew I was among my people.

Because it's the perfect light reading material.  Educational AND fun!  I've probably read that book six times.  Always good information to be had from the Genius of Style.

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I started a book this morning while waiting for my company to arrive.  Truth and Beauty: A Friendship by Anne Patchett.  It looks like it will be a gorgeous book and ten pages in, I've already burst into tears.  It's written in a conversational style and I highly recommend it, especially if you've experienced a friendship that is stronger than biological ties.
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I finished the book last night. Really, all my thoughts boil down to "Hm. That was interesting" and that's about it. Toward the end, I just wanted it to be over already.

So, it was sort of entertaining and I'm glad I finally read it, but I don't get what the fuss is about. It's fiction.

I'll probably see the movie just to complete the circle, I'm interested in seeing the scenery instead of just imagining it in my mind's eye. And I still watch anything with Tom Hanks.

Are you still reading? What did you think?
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I know some of you over at [profile] geekjul's haven't read The Da Vinci Code and I hope that you will join us.

I've just ended Chapter 54 which looks to be about halfway through.  I don't know if I like this book.  I think primarily what I don't like about it is Dan Brown's writing style.  Every break does not have to be a cliffhanger.  I'm intrigued by the subject matter, I don't know if all of his "facts" are facts or if they are convenient to make the story fall together better.  I find myself reading and itching to google some of the things he discusses.  I think I may read Holy Blood, Holy Grail to get a better idea of the facts surrounding the fiction.  I have to say that I feel nothing for the characters except maybe Mr. Curator.  I feel more for the mystery and what it all means (which may have been what Dan Brown intended? for the mystery to be the central character?).

I suppose one of the things that will come up in a discussion of this book is what a person's religious beliefs are (or are not).  I would think that your beliefs will shade how you accept and receive the book.  Like I said in the previous post, I know nothing of all the hoo-ha over the book, why people hate it, why people love it, but I have a pretty good idea now.  

I'd be interested in how many people are reading with us and your thoughts.  I'm also interested in those of you who hated it, why you hated it when we get to the overall discussion.  Please feel free to comment.
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Even though I am a few years behind the curve, I'm going to start reading The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown this week.  If anyone would like to join me in reading it and/or discussing it, let me know in comments.

I know this work has gotten a lot of media attention, but I am unspoiled in every way.  Even in really what all the fuss is about.  I bought the book when it first came out and when I know I have a much discussed book in my To Be Read stack, I try to stay away from all media coverage (with the exception of James Frey, there was just no getting away from that fiasco).

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