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Wha Choo Readin?

November 09, 2011 03:52PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
Skyscrapers of the Midwest by Joshua W Cotter

November 09, 2011 03:57PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
picking this up from the library today


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/09/2011 03:58PM by mike5998.
November 10, 2011 11:58AM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
what have I done? I try an in depth analysis and it turns into people in denial over how shitty twilight is and weird movie references. although, if I liked science fiction, I would be interested in the c s Lewis stuff.
November 10, 2011 01:25PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
yeah, and let that be a lesson to you. :P
November 10, 2011 04:14PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
what have I done? I try an in depth analysis and it turns into people in denial over how shitty twilight is and weird movie references. although, if I liked science fiction, I would be interested in the c s Lewis stuff.[/quote]

the only good science fiction is an ornette coleman album.

November 10, 2011 09:50PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
that buttslam was disorienting. at first I thought you reccomended some science fiction that wasn't Ornette Coleman, and then said Coleman was the only good scifi, so I bent down to check and out of fucking nowhere, BUTTSLAM!

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November 11, 2011 09:36AM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
that's just how much sense i make.
December 30, 2011 03:29AM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
Great start Dude...

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December 30, 2011 09:44AM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
I'm reading Valencia Street by P William Grimm and the Steve Jobs book by Walter Isaacson

December 30, 2011 10:20AM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
i'm not sure if i've read valencia street.
December 30, 2011 08:20PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
I just stumbled upon Roberto Bolano recently and am now reading his huge novel "2666". Even though it's not only huge in literary terms but also in the sheer number of pages, I'm so in love with it and his other work I read so far. I'm really stunned...

...just to tell someone...
December 30, 2011 08:27PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
this thread reminded me,
(to mike)
i found that cs lewis sci fi trilogy for like a buck, so i grabbed them. are they actually good/worth reading?
edit for clarity

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December 30, 2011 08:58PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?

i remember the third one was a little weird, but since the first two were so solid i finished the third no problem and told myself to remember that THESE ARE GOOD.

tell me that i'm WAY OFF if you read them and you don't like them.


eta, there is nothing not worth reading. reading makes you smart!

i should read more!

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December 31, 2011 12:45AM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
reading makes my braaaiiin huuuwwrrt!
but ill crack em open, see what is goin on in there.
December 31, 2011 01:46AM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf, Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, On the Plurality of Worlds by David K Lewis.
December 31, 2011 05:03AM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
Kristin Hersh - Paradoxical Undressing (issued in the US as Rat Girl)

Got to say, the best book I've read this year (a year which has seen me mostly reading indie-rock autobiographies) by some distance. Based on Hersh's teenage diaries from the earliest days of Throwing Muses it's a well-written & intelligent (as expected) insight into her life & songwriting.

I've been a Muses fan for 20+ years but I don't think that necessarily makes my judgement biased. It's just a great read and heartily recommended for music lovers in general.


January 01, 2012 03:23AM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
A book I bought myself for christmas titled [i]Opium for the Masses: A Practical Guide to Growing Poppies and Making Opium[/i]. Very entertaining, and I can't wait for spring.
January 01, 2012 12:44PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?

it's awesome, and hilarious.
January 01, 2012 05:18PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
Shit I read over winter break so far:

1Q84 - Haruki Murakami
The Sun Also Rises - Hemingway
Factotum - Charles Bukowski
Jekyll and Hyde - Stevenson
first book of the Narnia series (didn't care for it)
The Importance of Being Earnest - Wilde

Currently reading:
The Ethical Slut
After Dark - Murakami
January 01, 2012 10:45PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
I just finished That Is All by John Hodgman and now I'm reading Oblivion by David Foster Wallace.
January 03, 2012 08:25AM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
hey butter, let me know how The Ethical Slut works out. I've been looking to read that for a short while now.

I've currently got the following on the go:

Don Quixote - Cervantes
The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
Monsignor Quixote - Graham Greene
Master and Margarita - Bulgakov
January 10, 2012 10:15PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
the only good science fiction is an ornette coleman album.[/quote]

Or maybe a Sun Ra album... oh wait... that's science FACT!

I must admit a predilection for Philip K Dick. I used to like sci-fi a lot as a youngster, but Dick is probably the only thing I like from the genre these days. I like the way he tells a story and I like his characters and I like the way he infuses all of his supposed (but I sometimes suspect as-put-on-as-Bukowski) Gnostic Psychosis into his later books (the best ones in my opinion, though I like it all). He sometimes strikes me as an undercover misogynist though, but Lovecraft was a not-so-undercover racist, so what can you do...?

Speaking of gnostics and gnosis and all of that, I checked out the Nag Hamadi shit from the library for lyrical inspiration. So that's what I've been reading.

Speaking of segues, mike, you may now commence with the dick jokes.

This Singnature is Final:
At the end of this sentence, before the period, will come the word rutabaga.
January 11, 2012 01:22PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
tell one dick joke, and see what happens?
January 11, 2012 07:45PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
[i]Cleopatra's Wedding Present[/i] - Robert Tewdwr Moss

Really enjoyable read. It's an account of the author's travels through Syria, and it really brings the trip to life. Completely captivating from the first page. It does help to have a map on hand while you're reading it though, so you can trace the journey for yourself.
January 16, 2012 07:03PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
I've just finished one of the best books I've read in the last few years - Stoner by John Williams.

[url=http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/166997.Stoner]Goodreads link[/url]

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