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kathryn
~ Selkie Bride ~

Belgium
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Posted - 01/07/2011 :  16:17:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by darwin

Ratgirl



As in the Kristin Hersh book?





I remember sitting in a basement listening to Fields of Marigold until I passed out.
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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5383 Posts

Posted - 01/08/2011 :  17:55:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kathryn

quote:
Originally posted by darwin

Ratgirl



As in the Kristin Hersh book?





I remember sitting in a basement listening to Fields of Marigold until I passed out.




Yep, I guess I should have said "Rat Girl". It's a great book.

How are you doing? Still in Montreal?
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vilainde
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Niue
7307 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2011 :  06:40:04  Show Profile  Visit vilainde's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just finished Nick Hornby's "Juliet, Naked". Pretty fun to read thinking about us fans/stalkers. The epilogue definitely rings a bell.


Denis

"Can you hear me? I aint got shit to say."
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kathryn
~ Selkie Bride ~

Belgium
15320 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2011 :  15:19:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by darwin

quote:
Originally posted by kathryn

quote:
Originally posted by darwin

Ratgirl



As in the Kristin Hersh book?




Yep, I guess I should have said "Rat Girl". It's a great book.

How are you doing?



How's that book, darwin?

Yep, life is the same and very good.

Just read and thoroughly enjoyed this, which has a bit of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" thing going on and is lovely and full of clever word-play.




I remember sitting in a basement listening to Fields of Marigold until I passed out.
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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5383 Posts

Posted - 01/10/2011 :  06:46:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like it a lot. I already was a pretty big fan of her and the Throwing Muses, but it's made me appreciate them a bit more. I also find it fascinating to read about people who have an intense connection with music (such as hers) where they see music as colors. There's fun bits about her at young age criticizing her dad's boring chords.
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2011 :  13:27:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by realmeanmotorscutor


Coasty, you're not the only one. I've never seen any of the movies nor read the books.

How was Jude the Obscure?


Mostly I enjoyed the language. It was certainly a window into a world I know nothing about (Victorian England). I found myself having to look up words on nearly every page. (I was grateful to be reading on an e-reader, so I could click the obscure word and look up the definition/origin.)

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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2011 :  13:28:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm on the second Harry Potter now -- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I loved the first -- more than I expected.
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 01/19/2011 :  08:02:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Reading the third Harry Potter now. And now my youngest son is reading the series again, because I've been talking about it quite a bit. It's nice to finally be able to join the family conversation.
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OLDMANOTY
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
442 Posts

Posted - 01/20/2011 :  00:45:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Half-way through this collection of short stories. Really good so far.

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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 01/31/2011 :  06:31:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Harry Potter 4.
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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5383 Posts

Posted - 01/31/2011 :  09:36:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 01/31/2011 :  10:24:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not to sound completely ignorant, but I had no idea Booth wasn't apprehended immediately after killing Lincoln.
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vilainde
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Niue
7307 Posts

Posted - 01/31/2011 :  10:54:24  Show Profile  Visit vilainde's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Lincoln was killed??


Denis


Obsidiana Bijoux
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11526 Posts

Posted - 02/01/2011 :  21:59:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Still reading H.P. Lovecraft (The Thing On The Doorstep And Other Weird Stories)... his overt xenophobia is pretty vile at times - to the extent that saying he was 'a product of his times' doesn't really excuse it, especially considering he was such an intelligent guy... the only thing you can say is that he had a fear of foreigners and wanted to preserve his pristine, old-world New England life. Great footnotes courtesy of Lovecraft expert S.T. Joshi.

Great Lovecraft doc free to watch here, by the way:

SnagFilms - Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown.
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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5383 Posts

Posted - 02/02/2011 :  20:44:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by coastline

Not to sound completely ignorant, but I had no idea Booth wasn't apprehended immediately after killing Lincoln.



Nope. He jumped from the box to the stage. Yelled the Virginia state motto. Went out the back door to his waiting and off he went.

What amazes me is how he put together a plan to kill Lincoln, Grant, the Vice President, and the Sec of State (Seward) all at the same time in different parts of town and the plan was made in less than a day. Part of it is the nutty circumstance that they didn't use much security, but still the plan and how close they came to a single huge strike is wild.
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trobrianders
> Teenager of the Year <

Papua New Guinea
3112 Posts

Posted - 02/03/2011 :  01:26:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I always found these Alexander Gardner pics of the co-conspirators at Washington Navy Yard pretty wild.
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?q=abraham%20lincoln%20washington%20navy%20yard

And not forgetting the classic


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Ed is the hoo hoo
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trobrianders
> Teenager of the Year <

Papua New Guinea
3112 Posts

Posted - 02/03/2011 :  01:37:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
darwin you've got a great appetite for American political history. I put together an illustrated book on the GOP if you're interested
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Republican-Party/Adam-Smith/e/9781592230648/?itm=8&USRI=adam+smith+republican+party

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Ed is the hoo hoo
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 02/03/2011 :  13:12:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darwin will surely be interested in a book about the Republicans. He's a good Oklahoma boy and all.
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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5383 Posts

Posted - 02/03/2011 :  17:54:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You're a professor of US History?

quote:
Originally posted by trobrianders

darwin you've got a great appetite for American political history. I put together an illustrated book on the GOP if you're interested
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Republican-Party/Adam-Smith/e/9781592230648/?itm=8&USRI=adam+smith+republican+party

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Ed is the hoo hoo

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trobrianders
> Teenager of the Year <

Papua New Guinea
3112 Posts

Posted - 02/03/2011 :  23:36:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A Brit prof of US history wrote it, Adam Smith (and no, not The Wealth of Nations author).

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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 02/23/2011 :  05:22:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Harry Potter 5.

(Thanks, Thomas, for unwittingly convincing me to finally read these books. I'm loving the ride.)
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Superabounder
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1036 Posts

Posted - 02/23/2011 :  17:40:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Almost finished with Harry Potter 4 which I'm reading aloud to my son. I'm surprisingly into this one a bit more than the others.



I'd rather be anywhere or doing anything
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2011 :  04:18:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Superabounder

Almost finished with Harry Potter 4 which I'm reading aloud to my son. I'm surprisingly into this one a bit more than the others.



I'm a sucker for stories that tug at my parental heartstrings, and the end of the fourth certainly made me a bit leaky. I identify with Mrs. Weasley more than anyone in the books.

Do you read aloud in a British accent or in own voice?
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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5383 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2011 :  04:29:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


About 2/3 done and it's not quite as good as I had hoped. There's way too much about when you can throw at a batter or not. I was hoping for a few more obscure things, like can you walk in front of the catcher on the way to the plate or who can say what to the other team.
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2011 :  07:02:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by darwin



About 2/3 done and it's not quite as good as I had hoped. There's way too much about when you can throw at a batter or not. I was hoping for a few more obscure things, like can you walk in front of the catcher on the way to the plate or who can say what to the other team.


How about bunting in the eighth inning when a guy is on track for a perfect game?
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Thomas
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1615 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2011 :  07:50:48  Show Profile  Click to see Thomas's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Glad you're enjoying them. They are so much better than the movies, but #5 was the one book where I liked it so much it made me I hate the movie that much more.
quote:
Originally posted by coastline

Harry Potter 5.

(Thanks, Thomas, for unwittingly convincing me to finally read these books. I'm loving the ride.)




"Our Love is Rice and Beans and Horses Lard"
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OLDMANOTY
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
442 Posts

Posted - 02/25/2011 :  09:24:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Must admit the Harry Potter thing has totally passed me by. Never seen any of the films...I take it the books are more than just childrens' literature? That's what put me off reading one, I always assumed they were just for kids.

I'm reading this at the moment. It's great.
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pixiestu
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2520 Posts

Posted - 02/25/2011 :  11:43:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


I have a bit of interest in pro wrestling, though not as much as when I was a few years younger. Mick Foley was one of my favourite wrestlers so I thought I might as well give it a go. It's not bad so far, nothing life changing.


"The arc of triumph"
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Jose Jones
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1758 Posts

Posted - 02/25/2011 :  13:36:45  Show Profile  Visit Jose Jones's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pixiestu



I have a bit of interest in pro wrestling, though not as much as when I was a few years younger. Mick Foley was one of my favourite wrestlers so I thought I might as well give it a go. It's not bad so far, nothing life changing.


"The arc of triumph"



i read his first 2. i definitely recommend those if you're a foley fan. the rise and fall, sort of. fun stuff.

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they were the heroes of old, men of renown.
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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5383 Posts

Posted - 02/25/2011 :  13:38:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Based on his appearances on The Daily Show he seems like more than decent human being.
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11526 Posts

Posted - 02/26/2011 :  11:56:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That classic cage match with The Undertaker... the poor guy got seriously bashed up.
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pixiestu
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2520 Posts

Posted - 02/26/2011 :  11:58:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jose Jones



i read his first 2. i definitely recommend those if you're a foley fan. the rise and fall, sort of. fun stuff.

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they were the heroes of old, men of renown.


I read his first one, not read the second. They don't seem like the kind you need to read in order anyway. I just like the anecdotes and small insights into the backstage goings on and from some of his non-wrestling appearances.

Seems like a decent guy who gives a lot of time to help others.


"The arc of triumph"
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2011 :  06:08:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Harry Potter 6 -- finally. 5 took me a couple months. My goal is to have them all read by the time the final movie comes out in July.
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TRANSMARINE
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
2001 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2011 :  10:46:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
STARMAN: The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin




Absolutely fascinating.

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shineoftheever
> Teenager of the Year <

Canada
4307 Posts

Posted - 04/29/2011 :  00:28:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



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