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May 17th, 2006


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09:53 am - Butterfly in the Sky
Let's play a game. Match the person on the Emery Go Round this morning to the book he or she was reading.

Poll #730749 What Is America Reading?

Hispanic female in her early twenties. Black pants, red top, white scarf, large gold earrings. Attractive.

The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
23(32.9%)
Eleventh Hour, Catherine Coulter
15(21.4%)
The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde
14(20.0%)
American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
12(17.1%)
The Giver, Lois Lowry
6(8.6%)

Caucasian male in his late thirties/early forties. Business casual dress with a Chiron ID. Slightly balding. Mustache.

Eleventh Hour, Catherine Coulter
9(12.9%)
The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde
6(8.6%)
The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
30(42.9%)
The Giver, Lois Lowry
5(7.1%)
American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
20(28.6%)

Indian male in his mid-twenties. Business casual dress. Goatee, glasses.

The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde
25(36.2%)
American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
20(29.0%)
The Giver, Lois Lowry
6(8.7%)
The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
9(13.0%)
Eleventh Hour, Catherine Coulter
9(13.0%)

Caucasian female in her fifties. Grey hair. Slightly pudgy, looks like a grandmother.

The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
15(21.4%)
Eleventh Hour, Catherine Coulter
23(32.9%)
The Giver, Lois Lowry
16(22.9%)
The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde
11(15.7%)
American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
5(7.1%)

Hispanic female in her late teens. Black apparel.

American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
14(20.6%)
The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
12(17.6%)
Eleventh Hour, Catherine Coulter
7(10.3%)
The Giver, Lois Lowry
31(45.6%)
The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde
4(5.9%)

And as a bonus question, which of these books have I NOT seen in the hands of an attractive young woman recently?

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, John Berendt
18(25.7%)
The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri
8(11.4%)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
21(30.0%)
The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
23(32.9%)






Hispanic female in her early twenties. Black pants, red top, white scarf, large gold earrings. Attractive.
American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis

Caucasian male in his late thirties/early forties. Business casual dress with a Chiron ID. Slightly balding. Mustache.
The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown

Indian male in his mid-twenties. Business casual dress. Goatee, glasses.
The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde

Caucasian female in her fifties. Grey hair. Slightly pudgy, looks like a grandmother.
Eleventh Hour, Catherine Coulter

Hispanic female in her late teens. Black apparel.
The Giver, Lois Lowry

Which book have I NOT seen in the hands of an attractive young woman recently?
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon (which is good, because it's totally overrated)

There was really no reason for that. I was just amused to see a bunch of people reading books.
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From:hobviously
Date:May 17th, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC)
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Man, I'm pretty awesome.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 17th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
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You thought I was reading Catherine Coulter? What's wrong with you??
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From:cindywrites
Date:May 17th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
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YES! I got them all wrong. I almost got the grandma type right, but thankfully, I convinced myself otherwise.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 17th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
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At least you picked the right wrong answer for me. Unlike SOME people. *points upward*
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From:staygold70
Date:May 17th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
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Wasn't there some discussion that Veronica was reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in some ep? If so, that would count, right?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 17th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
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Hee! I actually thought about that, with the way I worded it, and I was trying to think of books we'd seen Veronica read to put in there. But I think that was too long ago to count as "recently" for my purposes. Good call, though.
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From:athenacqd
Date:May 17th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
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I did pretty well! I nailed which book you'd be reading, that was the easiest one.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 17th, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! I mean, I thought that was a gimme. Especially if you'd already assigned American Psycho to the right person.

I'm surprised that The Handmaid's Tale is winning the bonus question. Surprised and saddened. She was the best one! We even talked! I told her it was one of my favorite books and everything.
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From:missdeviant
Date:May 17th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
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Hello! Poll answerers, why are you confused? The Handmaid's Tale is like, a favorite of almost EVERY ATTRACTIVE YOUNG WOMAN.

I mean, it is one of my favorite books, so that is all the proof you need, right?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 17th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC)
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I KNOW! It is one of my favorite books too!
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From:outoffashion
Date:May 17th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC)
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I did okay. I knew what the teen would be reading for sure. Required reading. Hee.

Even though I was never required to read that book.
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From:bello_sogno
Date:May 17th, 2006 05:20 pm (UTC)
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Hey, I did pretty well, although I got yours wrong. How do you like The Eyre Affair?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 17th, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC)
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I'm only a few chapters in. It's interesting so far, and I'm not sure when they actually start jumping into books because I didn't read the jacket. But I find the idea of Henry Fielding trading cards amusing. Oh, Fforde.
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From:tamarai
Date:May 17th, 2006 05:20 pm (UTC)
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Yep, yours was a gimme, and the last two seemed fairly obvious.

The bonus question was a toss-up. I've never been interested in the one I chose, and the movie was marginal. I figured the other three were fairly likely. Alas.

I really need to read The Eyre Affair and other books by Fforde.
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From:dachelle
Date:May 17th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
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The only books I've read of your choices are The Handmaid's Tale and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. I'm so out of touch with popular literature.
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From:spadada
Date:May 17th, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
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I tried to guess against-type. I think I only got one right.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 17th, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC)
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Hee. The funny thing is that everyone was pretty much on-type here. It wasn't a trick!
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From:shamoogity
Date:May 17th, 2006 05:26 pm (UTC)
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I managed to get zero. Just, you know, to see if I could. I didn't even notice that the Indian guy with the goatee was you.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 17th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
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I will hope the people who think I'm reading Catherine Coulter rather than anything else on that list also did not notice.
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From:jeeperstseepers
Date:May 17th, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)
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Wow, I did spectacularly badly on that. I figured you were probably the Indian guy with the goatee and glasses, but that didn't help much. Well, it ruled out two books, which I guess did help, but it didn't help enough, obviously.

How are you liking The Eyre Affair? I thought it was ok, but not as good as I'd hoped.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 17th, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)
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I'm only a few chapters in. And I think that's what I'd heard, so I'll keep my expectations low.
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From:incidentist
Date:May 17th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
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I liked "The Curious Incident..." a lot. Why was it underrated?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 17th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
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Because it was boring and the narrative voice started to work against it about halfway through. I just started getting really annoyed by the guy. Sure, fine, he captured the voice, but I was underwhelmed by the book itself.
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From:miss_katelynne
Date:May 17th, 2006 05:53 pm (UTC)
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I guessed that everyone was reading The DaVinci Code.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 17th, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC)
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Ha!
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From:truemyth
Date:May 17th, 2006 06:07 pm (UTC)
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Dude, grandma disappoints me by being predictable after all. Bah.

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