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shineoftheever
> Teenager of the Year <

Canada
4307 Posts

Posted - 12/11/2009 :  21:22:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i had to google Kindle.

undecided.


The waxworks were an immensely eloquent dissertation on the wonderful ordinariness of mankind.
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2009 :  04:44:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm sort of embarrassed to be seen reading this in public, but I'm enjoying in nonethless:




Please pardon me, for these my wrongs.
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Thomas
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1615 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2009 :  06:31:40  Show Profile  Click to see Thomas's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote


After finishing this story last night I finally know why Robert Neville is a legend. Much better story than the Hollywood script.


"Our Love is Rice and Beans and Horses Lard"
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floop
= Wannabe Volunteer =

Mexico
15297 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2009 :  10:12:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by shineoftheever

i had to google Kindle.

undecided.


The waxworks were an immensely eloquent dissertation on the wonderful ordinariness of mankind.



i saw someone reading one of those at a coffee shop the other day and it struck me as a tad... what's the word?

it gave me the same feeling i get when i see people with cell phone earpieces

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Thomas
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1615 Posts

Posted - 12/31/2009 :  03:33:05  Show Profile  Click to see Thomas's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
DOUCHE CHILLS!
quote:
Originally posted by floop

what's the word?







"Our Love is Rice and Beans and Horses Lard"

Edited by - Thomas on 12/31/2009 03:36:37
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treetime
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215 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2010 :  18:13:04  Show Profile  Visit treetime's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I just finished Riders on the Storm by John Densmore, The Doors drummer. I would definately recommend it. I liked the coverage of the early years when The Doors were an opening act, and mingling with the likes of Van Morrison and and Janis Joplin. And the focus on themes influencing The Doors like Nietzsche, who Densmore calls a "mentor" of Jim Morrison, a UCLA graduate.
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Brank_Flack
= Cult of Ray =

Canada
587 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2010 :  18:07:24  Show Profile  Click to see Brank_Flack's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Just finished Hunter S Thompson's The Rum Diaries. Highly recommended.
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vilainde
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Niue
7307 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2010 :  04:16:35  Show Profile  Visit vilainde's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Finally after all these years I can post in this thread. Cause I'm reading... A BOOK.



It's pretty good (though it probably didn't take much time to write). Makes me want to read the original book.


Denis

"Can you hear me? I aint got shit to say."
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2010 :  17:37:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just finished Julia Child's "My Life in France." I learned that she is Denis' mom.

Now I'm reading Edward Abbey's "The Fool's Progress" for about the fourth time.


Please pardon me, for these my wrongs.
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danjersey
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
2426 Posts

Posted - 03/09/2010 :  21:10:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Story of O

Twenty years ago I checked out the novel A Clockwork Orange. Fearing the worst, I read it as quickly and covertly as possible. The title carried with it some heavy baggage, that alone was enough for me. It was "provocative". At the same time I was trying to keep some distance between me and whatever wickedness the Author (Burgess) might make plain within the pages. I read it in one day.

Same goes for "O". The book has a bad reputation, deservedly so, It's pretty fucked up.

And I don't think it's a coincidence that Kubrick directed the former on film as well as Eyes Wide Shut
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Sam
= Cult of Ray =

Ireland
484 Posts

Posted - 03/10/2010 :  01:42:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nick Kent - apathy for the devil


great rock n roll stories from the jounalist who was on tour with the stones / zepplin / iggy pop's confidante
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11526 Posts

Posted - 03/10/2010 :  13:19:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Screen Burn, a collection of journalist/broadcaster Charlie Brooker's TV columns for The Guardian. Pretty sharp and funny.
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2010 :  02:06:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm reading Call of the Wild to my kids. Another classic I managed to miss until now.


Please pardon me, for these my wrongs.
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 05/13/2010 :  09:27:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Been reading up a storm lately:

* Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and "In Defense of Food" (simple but radical thoughts on the American food industry; mind-changing stuff, really)

* Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" (thus proving to myself again that I wasn't meant to read literature; I didn't have the foggiest notion what the book was actually about until I checked out some reading guides after I'd finished it)

* Beverly Cleary's "The Mouse and the Motorcyle" (reading out loud to my 7-year-old at bedtime)

* Yann Martell's "Beatrice and Virgil" (not half as good as "Life of Pi")
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Jose Jones
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1758 Posts

Posted - 05/13/2010 :  17:24:41  Show Profile  Visit Jose Jones's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dan Simmons' The Terror. me likey.

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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5383 Posts

Posted - 05/13/2010 :  17:29:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just finished



For most of the book I was a bit disappointed. I like more detail. But, by the end I had bought into the idea that the American sensibility is traced back to Franklin. He was pretty amazing.
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Carolynanna
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Canada
6556 Posts

Posted - 05/14/2010 :  07:13:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lorna Doone.



Old language makes it a bit tough to read.
Have old dictionary handy.

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Fuck off I got work to do.

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Arm Arm Arm
= Cult of Ray =

998 Posts

Posted - 05/15/2010 :  11:08:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I really like that cover for THREE STIGMATA. I haven't read any PKD in years but I recall liking that novel.
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2010 :  09:50:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another classic I'm only now getting around to.

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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2010 :  12:29:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anyone doing their reading on an e-reader, like Kindle or an iPad?
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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5383 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2010 :  12:58:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Awesome. The guy really introduces some great questions and ideas.
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gyaneshwar
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194 Posts

Posted - 06/29/2010 :  09:09:06  Show Profile  Visit gyaneshwar's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by coastline

Anyone doing their reading on an e-reader, like Kindle or an iPad?



NO - are you, coasty? I can't bring myself to do it, although the iPad looks incredibly appealing. It also looks like it would be too bright to read a book on, though. And has the potential for a lot of glare.

I think I'm just partial to old-timey paper books.
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11526 Posts

Posted - 06/29/2010 :  10:04:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just read Adam Ant's bio Stand And Deliver. Very interesting, smart guy. Seems like he shagged his way through half the world's population before having a massive breakdown.
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 06/30/2010 :  08:07:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gyaneshwar

quote:
Originally posted by coastline

Anyone doing their reading on an e-reader, like Kindle or an iPad?



NO - are you, coasty?


Yeah. That's why I was wondering. I got an iPad a while back and have been doing a lot more reading because of it. The screen is great for reading -- except outside. Impossible to read in the sunshine.
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treetime
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215 Posts

Posted - 06/30/2010 :  09:42:05  Show Profile  Visit treetime's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Probably like some other Oregonians (a recent stat says 43% of us are either unemployed or working just partime) I am digging thru boxes reading books for the second time; a nice find is Geir Kjestsaa's Dostoyevsky biorgraphy.
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Llamadance
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2543 Posts

Posted - 06/30/2010 :  11:27:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



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danjersey
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
2426 Posts

Posted - 06/30/2010 :  21:24:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


"Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through."

Joseph Conrad-Typhoon
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trobrianders
> Teenager of the Year <

Papua New Guinea
3112 Posts

Posted - 06/30/2010 :  23:44:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


A real cheek-biter.

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offerw
* Dog in the Sand *

South Africa
1264 Posts

Posted - 07/01/2010 :  06:39:00  Show Profile  Click to see offerw's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Llamadance




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Was it any good? I read "What I talk about when I talk about running" by Murakami, it was good but I'm undecided if I want to read more of his.

I've started reading Moon Palace by Paul Auster

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Llamadance
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2543 Posts

Posted - 07/01/2010 :  11:03:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just started it, but it's good so far, I'm already interested to see how it pans out. Kafka on the Shore is really good, but I stalled on the Wind Up Bird Chronicle.


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gyaneshwar
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194 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2010 :  04:35:32  Show Profile  Visit gyaneshwar's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by coastline

quote:
Originally posted by gyaneshwar

quote:
Originally posted by coastline

Anyone doing their reading on an e-reader, like Kindle or an iPad?



NO - are you, coasty?


Yeah. That's why I was wondering. I got an iPad a while back and have been doing a lot more reading because of it. The screen is great for reading -- except outside. Impossible to read in the sunshine.



I thought the glare may be an issue in the sun, but I also thought that the screen would be too bright and would hurt my eyes after long periods of time. The Kindle was appealing because of the e-ink - not a bright display at all.

I guess I'm asking - does the screen hurt your eyes at all?
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2010 :  06:14:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No, I don't have problems with eye strain. I read all day on a computer monitor at work, and I read at least a couple hours a day on the iPad, and I never have problems with either.

On most e-reader apps (iBooks, Kindle, Borders, Barnes & Noble, etc.), you can set a sepia background and adjust the text to suit you -- different fonts, sizes, brightness, etc. The whole experience is much more pleasing than I expetd. They've really done a lot with the technology in a short time.
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gyaneshwar
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194 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2010 :  08:50:24  Show Profile  Visit gyaneshwar's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by coastline

No, I don't have problems with eye strain. I read all day on a computer monitor at work, and I read at least a couple hours a day on the iPad, and I never have problems with either.

On most e-reader apps (iBooks, Kindle, Borders, Barnes & Noble, etc.), you can set a sepia background and adjust the text to suit you -- different fonts, sizes, brightness, etc. The whole experience is much more pleasing than I expetd. They've really done a lot with the technology in a short time.



DAMMIT. Now I have to get one.
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shineoftheever
> Teenager of the Year <

Canada
4307 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2010 :  13:32:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i've been on a tear.

i finished shantaram. an epic book; easily in my top 10.

then i decided i needed a somewhat more 'easy' read.

i read theses two:



and am now working on:





The waxworks were an immensely eloquent dissertation on the wonderful ordinariness of mankind.
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Jose Jones
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1758 Posts

Posted - 07/04/2010 :  07:35:06  Show Profile  Visit Jose Jones's Homepage  Reply with Quote
"rant" was a good one! i feel ol' chuck finally lived up to what you'd want from the guy.

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