Kevin's Watch Forum Index
 HomeHome   MemberlistMemberlist   RegisterRegister   SearchSearch   ProfileProfile   FAQFAQ   StatisticsStatistics  SudokuSudoku   Phoogle MapPhoogle Map 
 AlbumAlbum StoresStores   StoresItems Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

What are you reading in general?
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 87, 88, 89
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Kevin's Watch Forum Index -> General Literature Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Linna Heartlistener
what if you are a sine qua non for a redemption?

FemaleRanyhyn
Joined: 01 Oct 2007
Posts: 3220

Thanks: 52
Thanked 60 Times in 60 Posts


4115 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Mithil Stonedown1 Caamora1 Lord Mhoram's Victory


PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently reading "Lila" by Marilynne Robinson.
There is no way I was not reading this book once I opened it...


Wosbald wrote:
He has very whimsical, though not frivolous, style. His writing can be a welcome change-of-pace from the more rigorous, and occasionally stolid, style currently prevalent in much of academia.

That sounds neat.
Sometimes a bit of humor or an unexpected perspective in writing... really helps people to loosen up, play with unfamiliar ideas... and think.

lorin wrote:
I'm not reading right now. I think I have a tendency to mimic a writing style that I like. I believe you have to be well read in order to write decently but while I am writing I avoid books. I have a list for wanna reads for my next break.
What didja read on your last break from writing?

(I'm sure I mimic stuff I read, too. Heck, I unconsciously start mimic friends' verbal habits after being in conversation with them for a bit.)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Avatar
Immanentizing The Eschaton


Joined: 02 Aug 2004
Posts: 52793

Thanks: 71
Thanked 142 Times in 139 Posts

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
15176 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Pantheon Veteran


PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, that happens to me too. If somebody speaks to me in a certain way, I'll find myself falling into that pattern in reply.

I do sometimes worry people will think I'm making fun of them...but I can't help it. Very Happy

--A
_________________
Don't believe everything you think.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Phoogle Map
Wosbald
Bloodguard

Male
Joined: 07 Feb 2015
Posts: 895

Thanks: 12
Thanked 20 Times in 20 Posts


2766 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Member of Linden's Army


PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+JMJ+

The Quadruple Object by Graham Harman
_________________



Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Wosbald
Bloodguard

Male
Joined: 07 Feb 2015
Posts: 895

Thanks: 12
Thanked 20 Times in 20 Posts


2766 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Member of Linden's Army


PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+JMJ+

Immaterialism: Objects and Social Theory by Graham Harman
_________________



Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sgt.null
jack of odd trades; master of fun

MaleRanyhyn
Joined: 19 Jul 2005
Posts: 40901

Thanks: 43
Thanked 73 Times in 72 Posts

Location: texas
8337 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 2007 Watchies1 2005 Watchies1 2011 Watchies


PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

does all of mine own poetry count? collating it.
_________________
“life's not a paragraph
And death i think is no parenthesis”
― E.E. Cummings
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Phoogle Map
Wosbald
Bloodguard

Male
Joined: 07 Feb 2015
Posts: 895

Thanks: 12
Thanked 20 Times in 20 Posts


2766 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Member of Linden's Army


PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+JMJ+

Manifesto of New Realism by Maurizio Ferraris
_________________



Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sgt.null
jack of odd trades; master of fun

MaleRanyhyn
Joined: 19 Jul 2005
Posts: 40901

Thanks: 43
Thanked 73 Times in 72 Posts

Location: texas
8337 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 2007 Watchies1 2005 Watchies1 2011 Watchies


PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julie just bought me
the Next Queen of Heaven by Gregory Maguire
_________________
“life's not a paragraph
And death i think is no parenthesis”
― E.E. Cummings
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Phoogle Map
Wosbald
Bloodguard

Male
Joined: 07 Feb 2015
Posts: 895

Thanks: 12
Thanked 20 Times in 20 Posts


2766 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Member of Linden's Army


PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+JMJ+

Introduction to New Realism by Maurizio Ferraris
_________________



Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Wosbald
Bloodguard

Male
Joined: 07 Feb 2015
Posts: 895

Thanks: 12
Thanked 20 Times in 20 Posts


2766 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Member of Linden's Army


PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+JMJ+

Positive Realism by Maurizio Ferraris
_________________



Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Wosbald
Bloodguard

Male
Joined: 07 Feb 2015
Posts: 895

Thanks: 12
Thanked 20 Times in 20 Posts


2766 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Member of Linden's Army


PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+JMJ+

Documentality: Why It Is Necessary to Leave Traces by Maurizio Ferraris
_________________



Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Avatar
Immanentizing The Eschaton


Joined: 02 Aug 2004
Posts: 52793

Thanks: 71
Thanked 142 Times in 139 Posts

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
15176 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Pantheon Veteran


PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read The Girl In The Spiders Web this weekend. A follow-on from Stieg Larsson's "Millenium" trilogy, now taken over by a different author.

Not as good as I'd hoped, not as bad as it could have been.

It's always hard to say with books that have been translated, but this new author doesn't seem to be as good. A bit stilted and clumsy, but could have been the translator...can't tell.

Still ended up enjoying it well enough I guess, and will read any more, but not fantastic.

--A
_________________
Don't believe everything you think.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Phoogle Map
deer of the dawn
On a mission from God

FemaleRanyhyn
Joined: 11 Feb 2008
Posts: 5762

Thanks: 47
Thanked 53 Times in 51 Posts

Location: Jos, Nigeria
8484 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Soaring Woodhelvin1 Oath of Peace1 Member of Linden's Army


PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.

Although I've read and enjoyed discursive novels in the past, he did kind of overdo it, especially toward the end. Seemed almost like he added the final family scenes just to get it over with so he could write his Second Epilogue, an essay on the complexity and indeterminacy of history which has an important point and displays hard thinking and inquiry for the time when it was written, but still. It would be like George Lucas making you sit through a 45 minute documentary about the Rebellion after Luke has killed Anakin. (I skimmed.)

But the characters really were fascinating, and I highlighted some really amazing quotes. For example,
"Ifwe admit that human life can be ruled by reason, the possibility of life is destroyed."

"A man in motion always devises an aim for that motion. To be able to go a thousand miles he must imagine that something good awaits him at the end of those thousand miles. One must have the prospect of a promised land to have the strength to move."

"As the sun and each atom of ether is a sphere complete in itself, and yet at the same time only a part of a whole too immense for man to comprehend, so each individual has within himself his own aims and yet has them to serve a general purpose incomprehensible to man."
_________________
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle. -Philo of Alexandria

ahhhh... if only all our creativity in wickedness could be fixed by "Corrupt a Wish." - Linna Heartlistener

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Phoogle Map
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Kevin's Watch Forum Index -> General Literature Discussion All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 87, 88, 89
Page 89 of 89

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by Earthpower © Kevin's Watch