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  • Still this one. read 50 pages. 

    And also:


    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 10,158
    edited October 31
    Im reading Gardens of the Moon in the Malazan Book of the Fallen series.



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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,770
    Although I wasn't a big fan of the movie and although the writing is really not that good, I'm still fairly well engrossed in the interesting adventure/ true story book Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrar:

    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong... wrong,
    Wrong wrong wrong."
    -Juliana Hatfield
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.







  • SmallestOceansSmallestOceans Posts: 13,169
    The Celestine Prophecy

    Worcester1 13, Worcester2 13, Hartford 13, San Diego 13, Los Angeles1 13, Los Angeles2 13
    Trieste 14, Vienna 14, Gdynia 14, Leeds 14, Milton Keynes 14, Denver 14
    Central Park 15
    Fort Lauderdale 16, Miami 16, Tampa 16, Jacksonville 16, Greenville 16, Hampton 16, Columbia 16, Lexington 16, Philly1 16, Philly2 16, NYC1 16, NYC2 16, Quebec City 16, Ottawa 16, Toronto1 16, Toronto2 16, Fenway1 16, Fenway2 16, Wrigley1 16, Wrigley2 16


  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,882
    edited October 31
    I haven't started it yet, but just bought Fahrenheit 451 (60th Anniversary edition with bonus material), and am excited to finally read it.




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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 17,457

    dankind said:
    Here we go again. 



    I had a brief period between the last book and Patti Smith’s new book on Tuesday. I could’ve slowed my pace on the last one, I suppose. 

    Then again, the pull toward this sublime tome is difficult to resist. Ishmael has the sea; I have the book he narrates. 

    Call me Daniel. 
    Ha.  Awesome post.

    Been reading business or exercise books, but did read this one a few weeks ago:
    Enjoyed it.


    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 10,484
    I bought a Kindle and some Kindle books.
    Anyone here use a Kindle?
    Yes. Brian hates this I know, but I love my kindle, particularly for travel. I never run out of reading material and no longer have to pack several bulky novels when I go on vacation. My current kindle (second one for me) has great battery life too. 
    my small self... like a book amongst the many on a shelf
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,770
    I bought a Kindle and some Kindle books.
    Anyone here use a Kindle?
    Yes. Brian hates this I know, but I love my kindle, particularly for travel. I never run out of reading material and no longer have to pack several bulky novels when I go on vacation. My current kindle (second one for me) has great battery life too. 
    LOL.

    I actually do understand the advantage of Kindle for travel.  Personally, I would not own one even if I traveled much because I find it hard on my eyes to read on a computer or electronic device for very long, but I do get why they are so well like for use with travel.  My biggest "hate" for them would actually be more related to buying the device itself and the downloads themselves from that most dreaded of outfits known as Amazon.
    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong... wrong,
    Wrong wrong wrong."
    -Juliana Hatfield
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.







  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 10,484
    brianlux said:
    I bought a Kindle and some Kindle books.
    Anyone here use a Kindle?
    Yes. Brian hates this I know, but I love my kindle, particularly for travel. I never run out of reading material and no longer have to pack several bulky novels when I go on vacation. My current kindle (second one for me) has great battery life too. 
    LOL.

    I actually do understand the advantage of Kindle for travel.  Personally, I would not own one even if I traveled much because I find it hard on my eyes to read on a computer or electronic device for very long, but I do get why they are so well like for use with travel.  My biggest "hate" for them would actually be more related to buying the device itself and the downloads themselves from that most dreaded of outfits known as Amazon.
    Have you ever read anything on a kindle, Brian? It’s a very different experience than reading on a computer or tablet. I find it very easy on the eyes, so to speak. It’s got a very restful screen. 

    Can’t really disagree on Amazon. 
    my small self... like a book amongst the many on a shelf
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,967
    PJ_Soul said:
    I haven't started it yet, but just bought Fahrenheit 451 (60th Anniversary edition with bonus material), and am excited to finally read it.




    In my top five!!..if you like it, check also  François Truffaut's movie..
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  • ponytdponytd NashvillePosts: 558
    Just finished  up You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney a week ago. Really good book. Reading Doctor Sleep now and enjoying it
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 10,484
    Reading Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers. The content is interesting but this is the first Gladwell book I’ve read and I can’t say I love the writing style. 
    my small self... like a book amongst the many on a shelf
  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,873
    SImultaneously reading several right now!




    Are we getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

    Seems my preconceptions are what should have been burned...

    I AM MINE
  • What did he do with the money he made from book sales? Or do I need to read it to find out how he can breath without earning or spending any money?
     
    brianlux said:
    Next to Warren Zanes' Petty, this is the best book I've read this year:


    2017: London (EV Set)
    2018: London (O2) 
    2018: London (O2)
    2019: London (Wembley Stadium) (EV Set)
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 17,457
    Anyone else read this type of stuff?


    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 14,535

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,770
    brianlux said:
    I bought a Kindle and some Kindle books.
    Anyone here use a Kindle?
    Yes. Brian hates this I know, but I love my kindle, particularly for travel. I never run out of reading material and no longer have to pack several bulky novels when I go on vacation. My current kindle (second one for me) has great battery life too. 
    LOL.

    I actually do understand the advantage of Kindle for travel.  Personally, I would not own one even if I traveled much because I find it hard on my eyes to read on a computer or electronic device for very long, but I do get why they are so well like for use with travel.  My biggest "hate" for them would actually be more related to buying the device itself and the downloads themselves from that most dreaded of outfits known as Amazon.
    Have you ever read anything on a kindle, Brian? It’s a very different experience than reading on a computer or tablet. I find it very easy on the eyes, so to speak. It’s got a very restful screen. 

    Can’t really disagree on Amazon. 
    Not much.  I mean, I've had people show me their Kindle and read a paragraph or two.  I wasn't impressed, but how it would feel after several pages?  I honestly don't know.

    But then there is one minor detail to factor in here:  Why would I need a kindle when there are about 250 to 300 K books in my wife's store and about 15,000 of them here at home at my disposal?  :lol: 
    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong... wrong,
    Wrong wrong wrong."
    -Juliana Hatfield
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.







  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,770
    Despite pressing on to about 1/3 of the way through, I gave up on Seven Years in Tibet. How that got chosen to be made into a movie staring a popular actor is beyond me.

    So now I'm giving this one a shot. Not my favorite topic but it's Krakauer so it can't be bad!



    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong... wrong,
    Wrong wrong wrong."
    -Juliana Hatfield
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.







  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 17,457
    edited November 10
    I thought that was a very good/disturbing read.
    Hope you like it!
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,770
    I thought that was a very good/disturbing read.
    Hope you like it!
    So far, yes, and learning a lot, that's for sure.  And I'm a big Krakauer fan- his writing style always pulls me right in.
    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong... wrong,
    Wrong wrong wrong."
    -Juliana Hatfield
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.







  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 14,535

    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 17,457
    Good one!  ^^
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,770
    dankind said:

    Sometimes I wish I were more into sci-fi/fantasy.  I'm told Gaiman is a damn good writer!
    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong... wrong,
    Wrong wrong wrong."
    -Juliana Hatfield
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.







  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 14,535
    brianlux said:
    dankind said:

    Sometimes I wish I were more into sci-fi/fantasy.  I'm told Gaiman is a damn good writer!
    Give American Gods a try. That one is a page turner, no matter what you like. 

    The Ocean at the End of the Lane is another one—and it’s very short, less than 200 pages. 
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 17,457
    Ocean is such an amazing read.  He really is a special writer.

    I have a singed copy of AG that an Awesome person here gifted to me.  :)

    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 25,468
    brianlux said:
    Despite pressing on to about 1/3 of the way through, I gave up on Seven Years in Tibet. How that got chosen to be made into a movie staring a popular actor is beyond me.

    So now I'm giving this one a shot. Not my favorite topic but it's Krakauer so it can't be bad!




    it’s great. one of the brothers passed away in prison a couple of days ago.

    for me, give me the dirt!


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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 20,902

    Still this one. read 50 pages. 

    And also:


    @[email protected]_Chaos is this your first time reading The Dark Knight?  I remember when this first came out and Miller turned the comics world upside down and we got to see some truly great writing in comics going forward.

    What did you think?

    Mind you this was groundbreaking 30 years ago.
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 21,046

    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.


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  • Great cover!
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 6,083
    Ocean is such an amazing read.  He really is a special writer.

    I have a singed copy of AG that an Awesome person here gifted to me.  :)

    Ocean is a great book. I always wish his stories were a bit longer because I love them so much.
    It's a hopeless situation...
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