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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Any interesting insights? I never managed to like Gormenghast.

Anyway, I just read John van de Ruit's Spud, now onto Spud - The Madness Continues.

Fun, easy light reading. I need it after the week I've had.

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Quite a lot. It takes in all of Peake's work though, I take my hat off, the author elucidates a man's creative life, themes and project in less than 250 pages.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished Funny Girl by Nick Hornby, the guy who wrote About A Boy and High Fidelity. It was good. I really like his writing style, but it did meander a bit. I've liked every book I've read by him so far, and I'm a bit behind, so I'll savor each.
Currently reading President Me by Adam Carolla. Loved him on Loveline, hated him on the Man Show, and recently read Daddy Stop Talking! And Other Things My Kids Want But Won't Be Getting. Adored that book. This one I'm liking a bit less, but still having a lot of fun reading it. He mentions in this book that his political views between the time on Loveline in the 90s and now have moved from being more liberal to becoming conservative without him changing a single view. My ex always thought he was an asshole, and was much more leftie than me. I always thought of him as the type of comedian that was considered non-PC that I typically flocked to. It's true that in listening to the old Loveline tapes, he is what many would consider conservative these days, but I feel he usually has a pretty solid justification, and thinks about this stuff instead of just following the talking points from whatever talking head of the day. Which is why I find myself influenced by him in my political views, but also by Mojo Nixon, Jello Biafra and Robert Anton Wilson. While I don't agree 100% with any of these clowns because they all give in occasionally to their bias, they definitely seem more sensible than most political pundits. So therefore, they are my talking heads.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm listening to The Expanse novels again on audible.
I actually got emotional during the scene where Holden and Miller get dosed and Miller starts thinking about his life. I told creator weepily that I wanted to holler out to Miller, I LOVE YOU MILLER! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spud - Exit, Pursued by a Bear. What I thought was book 3 in the series actually turned out to be book 4, but never mind. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finished these, busy on Mr Nice, Howard Marks' autobiography. (Who was, funnily enough, a friend of a friend of mine.)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan Vol. 3: Insight: A Study of Human Understanding by Bernard Lonergan



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently reading UNITE and Conquer: How to build coalitions that win--and last by Kyrsten Sinema.


[Sinema is Arizona's senior U.S. Senator]





[Edited to add the image of the book's cover]


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

True or Poo
the Definitive Field Guide to Filthy Animsl Facts and Falsehoods

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan Vol. 4: Collection, by Bernard Lonergan



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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan Vol. 5: Understanding and Being: The Halifax Lectures on Insight, by Bernard Lonergan



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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black Hammer comics.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Black Hammer comics.
I need to catch up on those. I've read the first 4 or 5.
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just read

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Quantum Age
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Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan Vol. 6: Philosophical and Theological Papers 1958-1964 by Bernard Lonergan



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Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan Vol. 7: The Ontological and Psychological Constitution of Christ by Bernard Lonergan



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In an unprecedented move on my part, I listened to my first audiobook a month or so ago! Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck, a good ol' classic that my son had to read for school, but he is a terrible reader, or rather, he hates reading (is it a generational thing in general?) - so we decided to listen to the audiobook (and watch the Gary Sinise version of the movie).

It's a great book! And I think I'm now sold on the audiobook format. So, in another unprecedented move by me, I am now reading two books concurrently, which is outrageous because I'm such a slow reader. But since one of them is an audiobook, I listen to that while driving, and read my fantasy novel at night.

So anyway Very Happy I just finished listening to The Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas. Highly recommended if you like 1830s style classics about revenge!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am now listening to David Copperfield by Dickens. Looks like my audiobooks are going to be classics, and my actual reading is scifi/fantasy...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Am now listening to David Copperfield by Dickens. Looks like my audiobooks are going to be classics, and my actual reading is scifi/fantasy...


Funny thing about audiobooks that messed me up. I listened to quite a number while on the road a lot a while ago. I liked it [despite hating some of the readers voices/technique].
THEN I was listening to a book I'd read previously...and by a good reader!...
and I was CONSTANTLY distracted by "WHY THE FUCK did s/he read that THAT way???? THAT's not what it says/means!!!" "Why is that woman read like a whiny teen??? She's a fucking PRO!"
Etc. etc. etc.
So I won't listen to any book that isn't shallow/light/unimportant to me...like I'll listen to classic rock stations as long as I'm just killing time, not hoping for music.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished reading 1984 for the first time!
The scene(s)
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after he got seized

were mesmerizing / difficult to put down & not read continuously.

Not that most people here need me to spoiler the book but, hey!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Niiice Lina ♥️

Yeah Im not yet a fan of audiobooks. I do have issues with narration voice emphasis etc. I started on years ago and loathed the readers voice .. forget now who was narrating.

For me it was a distraction I didnt need cos yeah while driving long distances and I sleep to being read to Rolling Eyes so Id get sleepy ♥️🙄

I think it is a generational thing StevieG.. sadly.
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