What are u reading right now? — Brooklynian

What are u reading right now?

Hey! What are u reading right now? Answer the following:

1. author + title

2. why u desided to read the book

3. first sentence in the book

4. page u are on


  • 1. Marilynne Robinson - LILA

    2. I read a very positive review of one of her earlier books.

    3. "The child was just there on the stoop in the dark, hugging herself against the cold, all cried out and nearly sleeping."

    4. p. 243

  • edited March 2015
    1. Robert Caro's "The Power Broker" (about Robert Moses)

    2. Came across an interesting Harper's interview with Caro on Moses (2014 was the book's 40tb anniversary; won the general non-fiction Pulitzer in 1974)

    3. "One must wait until the evening / To see how splendid the day has been" - Sophocles

    4. 285 of 1162

    Moses was a tyrant who did more permanent damage to NYC than anyone ever has or likely ever will. And the additional things he wanted to do (e.g. turn Ocean Parkway into an 8-lane highway) before he was finally stopped are simply scary to consider.
  • I just started reading...

    1. "A Brief History of Seven Killings" by Marlon James. 

    2. I read the NYTIMES review and was really intrigued. It is a novel about an attempted assassination of Bob Marley, but it is really about the history of contemporary Jamaica.

    3. "Listen."

    4. Page 50. 
  • 1. Zhuan Falun by Li Hongzhi

    2. Im all about Falun Gong, the Qi Gong and principles.

    3. "The Buddha Fa"  is most profound; among all the theories in the world, it is the most intricate and extraordinary science.

    4. Page 306
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