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danjersey
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
2437 Posts

Posted - 07/31/2013 :  18:23:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce Lee
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BLT
> Teenager of the Year <

South Sandwich Islands
4204 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2013 :  11:23:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Jose Jones
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1758 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2013 :  17:23:15  Show Profile  Visit Jose Jones's Homepage  Reply with Quote
re-reading cryptonomicon. half way through. love this shit.

also, reading it on my kindle app on my phone. my book is everywhere i am. idle time? i welcome it.

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floop
= Wannabe Volunteer =

Mexico
15297 Posts

Posted - 10/18/2013 :  03:59:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


green star member since 2006. smb?
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Jose Jones
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1758 Posts

Posted - 10/18/2013 :  17:58:57  Show Profile  Visit Jose Jones's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Reamde by stephenson. over half way through. i'm enjoying it.

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pixiestu
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2521 Posts

Posted - 10/20/2013 :  09:44:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Finished Peter Pan the other day. Really enjoyed it.



"The arc of triumph"
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danjersey
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
2437 Posts

Posted - 10/23/2013 :  03:10:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Low Life, by Luc Sante. If you're into that sort of thing.
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Arm Arm Arm
= Cult of Ray =

998 Posts

Posted - 10/24/2013 :  13:45:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just finished GRAYSON by Lynne Cox.

Non-fiction account of a woman swimming with a baby whale, trying to reunite him with his Mother. Pretty amazing and emotional!

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Jose Jones
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1758 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2014 :  03:12:42  Show Profile  Visit Jose Jones's Homepage  Reply with Quote
V by Pynchon. my first foray into his world. It's like Tom Robbins translating Tom waits from French into English. I'm enjoying it.
A bunch of Toms there.

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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2014 :  05:54:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera. At the suggestion of Tro.


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OLDMANOTY
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
446 Posts

Posted - 05/12/2014 :  11:19:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Stoner - John Williams
Handling The Undead - John Ajvide Lindqvist
Look Who's Back - Timur Virmes
This Is How - M.J. Hyland
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pmjk
- FB Fan -

Ireland
84 Posts

Posted - 05/21/2014 :  23:06:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
20 X very good short stories.



https://www.facebook.com/longstoryshortdcc/photos/a.868182079862391.1073741828.868130506534215/868182083195724/?type=1&theater
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 03/22/2015 :  02:40:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Been reading a lot of Raymond Carver. Can't seem to find time or patience to read novels these days, so short stories are where it's at. Carver's "Cathedral" is fantastic.


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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 03/22/2015 :  02:46:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jose Jones

also, reading it on my kindle app on my phone. my book is everywhere i am. idle time? i welcome it.



Whatever happened with this, Jose? Do you still read books on your phone? I read one once, but the experience didn't seem authentic enough. I do read books on my iPad (if I can't get my hands on the printed version), but I just can't do the tiny screen for a book.


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OLDMANOTY
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
446 Posts

Posted - 04/21/2015 :  10:11:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
^^
Kindle for me these days. Doesn't replicate the look, feel & smell of a book but can't do without it now.

Anyway, just read this:

Beautifully written post-apocalyptic novel. Really haunting, loved it.

Recently read:
The Bone Clocks - David Mitchell. Kind of Cloud Atlas lite. Flawed but really enjoyed it.

Rock Stars Stole my Life - Mark Ellen. Entertaining memoir of slightly cheesy 80's rock journalist who used to be in a band with Tony Blair.
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OLDMANOTY
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
446 Posts

Posted - 06/18/2015 :  13:15:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Autobiography of Slits guitarist. Only a few chapters in but great so far.
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hammerhands
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1527 Posts

Posted - 06/18/2015 :  21:07:17  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm reading a book on the my iPad, Kindle Reader,
but it's a sleep inducing technical manual, title withheld.
The title alone can cause instant paralysis.
The only trouble I'm having is that whenever my finger
is on the screen it thinks I want to highlight the text.

If it wasn't technical I would have the voice-over read it to me.

I'm very early into 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School.
I thought I could read it during my busy January and February
grind, but I just plain forgot about it. It's a book you can read
a few pages of and think about.



This page shows how you travel through negative space and
stop at positive space.


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Jose Jones
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1758 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2015 :  17:34:49  Show Profile  Visit Jose Jones's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by coastline

quote:
Originally posted by Jose Jones

also, reading it on my kindle app on my phone. my book is everywhere i am. idle time? i welcome it.



Whatever happened with this, Jose? Do you still read books on your phone? I read one once, but the experience didn't seem authentic enough. I do read books on my iPad (if I can't get my hands on the printed version), but I just can't do the tiny screen for a book.


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it went really well! i have the actual Cryptonomicon book, which is how i first consumed it, but it lends itself so well to periodic reads while waiting for the bus or sitting in a waiting room or whatever. it's just that type of book.

i've read a few other books on my phone since then: The Shining, Reamde, The Given Day, The Wind Through The Keyhole. but i do prefer an actual book. especially since i'm already staring at a computer screen all day at work.

so, currently reading Seveneves, Neal Stephenson's latest, in it's full, pulpy splendor. hardcover. lugging it around on the bus.

i read and loved Anathem (in book form). and i now have it on my phone, ready to be re-read. i love carrying around some of my favorite books in my pocket. But, overall, i'd like my first experience with a book to be in book form.

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fumanbru
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1453 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2015 :  04:37:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


i wanted to get re-energized about jogging so i picked this up. pretty amazing stuff. this guy runs ultramarathons...100 miles at a time...then at the age of 57 decides to run across the us in hope of breaking the world record....works out to running 117 marathons in under 45 days. hopefully i'll never complain again on my 3 mile runs!


"I joined the Cult of Frank/ cause I'm a real go-getter!"...long live snitz!!
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hammerhands
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1527 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2015 :  07:42:49  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote


Duke - Terry Teachout
Just finished this, I couldn't wait for it to be over.
Lots of dishing of dirt and never a compliment without prefacing it with
terrible criticism. If you want to have a reason to like Ellington less,
let this book be your guide.

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Arm Arm Arm
= Cult of Ray =

998 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2015 :  07:02:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WHAT IT IS LIKE TO GO TO WAR by Karl Marlantes

About a quarter of the way in, very good so far. Written by an ex-marine who served in Vietnam. He shares some interesting insights about his time as a soldier and the nature of killing. Well written, fast moving, yet somber and meditative.
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OLDMANOTY
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
446 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2016 :  12:47:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Good read this, written in a conversational style like you're having a chat with Hooky in the pub. Half way through it at the moment. Does a good job of demystifying some of the 'myths' about Joy Division and Ian Curtis in particular. Yet the thought still lingers...these utterly ordinary lads still created that extraordinary, otherworldly music.
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Srisaket
= Cult of Ray =

Thailand
295 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2017 :  17:14:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Recently:

Human Smoke - Nicholson Baker
Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
The Hollow Crown - Dan Jones
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11544 Posts

Posted - 03/09/2017 :  09:18:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
John Ajvide Lindqvist's Let the Old Dreams Die. Cracking short stories.
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TarTar
* Dog in the Sand *

1935 Posts

Posted - 03/28/2017 :  19:23:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Currently: The Day of the Locust - Nathanael West

Recently: Please Kill Me - Legs McNeil & Gillian McCain
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
The Stranger - Albert Camus
Wise Blood - Flannery O'Connor

My life is dirt but you seem to make it cleaner... reduce my felony to a misdemeanor
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 05/04/2017 :  07:13:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Roger Kahn's "The Boys of Summer"


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