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  • YardenYarden Posts: 803
    Charles Frazier - Cold Mountain

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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 22,249
    Just finishing The Broken Earth book #3.  (The Stone Sky)
    Cool that she won the Best Novel Hugo 3 years in a row for the 3 books in the series.  Wonder if anyone had done that before.

    I am liking the last one the least, although still enjoying, but will see how she wraps it up.



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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 23,038
    edited November 2020
    I have four days to finish my Nancy Drew book. The first in the series.


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  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 23,690

    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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  • Pap said:

    Please let us all know of the book lives up to the cover?
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 23,690
    Pap said:

    Please let us all know of the book lives up to the cover?
    :smiley: I'll be sure to give you an update once I've finished the whole book. I'm about to start Chapter 5 and I've already had a couple of serious laughs. :plus_one:
    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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  • Just finished “ Do What You Want” the story of Bad Religion. As a low key fan ( only own two albums suffer and stranger than fiction ) I thought it was a great read. Friends that are huge fans said they already knew most of what was in it.
  • xavier mcdanielxavier mcdaniel Somewhere in NYCPosts: 8,452
    The Back Roads To March by John Feinstein about mid-major college basketball.
    Reading 2004
    Albany 2006 Camden 2006 E. Rutherford 2, 2006 Inglewood 2006,
    Chicago 2007
    Camden 2008 MSG 2008 MSG 2008 Hartford 2008.
    Seattle 2009 Seattle 2009 Philadelphia 2009,Philadelphia 2009 Philadelphia 2009
    Hartford 2010 MSG 2010 MSG 2010
    Toronto 2011,Toronto 2011
    Wrigley Field 2013 Brooklyn 2013 Brooklyn 2013 Philadelphia 2, 2013
    Philadelphia 1, 2016 Philadelphia 2 2016 New York 2016 New York 2016 Fenway 1, 2016

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    Things happen in the game. Nothing you
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    "I'm gonna beat this guy up."
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 16,595

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    I had to manually search for this thread.



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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 22,249
    Thought it was fun.  Not as much fun or original as the first one but pretty good.

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,243
    edited January 3
    Hmmmm.  Well, this is the thread I tried to find and couldn't.  So I'll re-post this here and let the other book thread died a peaceful AET death!

    Just arrived and looks like another excellent Densmore read. I bought this through a company that sells "autographed" books. I put "autograph" in quotes because it comes with a pasted in signed bookplate. To me, this is not an autographed book. It's a book with a signed bookplate pasted in. But anyway, that's no slam on Mr. Densmore. I very much enjoyed his other books (one of which he signed in person) and I am already enjoying this one!


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  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 2,395
    Thought it was fun.  Not as much fun or original as the first one but pretty good.

    I didn’t realize this came out. I read both Ready Player One, and Armada. I will have to buy this one. 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,243
    GlowGirl said:
    Thought it was fun.  Not as much fun or original as the first one but pretty good.

    I didn’t realize this came out. I read both Ready Player One, and Armada. I will have to buy this one. 

    Is the Ready Player One movie any good?
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
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  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 2,395
    brianlux said:
    GlowGirl said:
    Thought it was fun.  Not as much fun or original as the first one but pretty good.

    I didn’t realize this came out. I read both Ready Player One, and Armada. I will have to buy this one. 

    Is the Ready Player One movie any good?
    The movie was good. I liked the book better (as is often the case). I watched it on an airplane. I think it stayed pretty faithful to the book. I just liked the book better. But, it's worth a watch if you are looking for something.

  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 22,249
    GlowGirl said:
    brianlux said:
    GlowGirl said:
    Thought it was fun.  Not as much fun or original as the first one but pretty good.

    I didn’t realize this came out. I read both Ready Player One, and Armada. I will have to buy this one. 

    Is the Ready Player One movie any good?
    The movie was good. I liked the book better (as is often the case). I watched it on an airplane. I think it stayed pretty faithful to the book. I just liked the book better. But, it's worth a watch if you are looking for something.

    I can agree with this opinion....I thought the movie was ok/good and had I not read the book I probably would have thought the movie was better when I watched it 
    Part of the fun of the book was the way the nostaligoc sounds/images were recalled....where with the movie they just showed them to you.

    They stayed pretty close, Cline worked closely with them on the movie 
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  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 2,395
    GlowGirl said:
    brianlux said:
    GlowGirl said:
    Thought it was fun.  Not as much fun or original as the first one but pretty good.

    I didn’t realize this came out. I read both Ready Player One, and Armada. I will have to buy this one. 

    Is the Ready Player One movie any good?
    The movie was good. I liked the book better (as is often the case). I watched it on an airplane. I think it stayed pretty faithful to the book. I just liked the book better. But, it's worth a watch if you are looking for something.

    I can agree with this opinion....I thought the movie was ok/good and had I not read the book I probably would have thought the movie was better when I watched it 
    Part of the fun of the book was the way the nostaligoc sounds/images were recalled....where with the movie they just showed them to you.

    They stayed pretty close, Cline worked closely with them on the movie 
    Right. Plus, it was Spielberg. So, that helped as well. I agree that had I not read the book first I would have liked the movie a bit better. I felt the same way about the Circle. The movie was great, but having read the book first made the movie a little less so. 
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 16,595
    GlowGirl said:
    GlowGirl said:
    brianlux said:
    GlowGirl said:
    Thought it was fun.  Not as much fun or original as the first one but pretty good.

    I didn’t realize this came out. I read both Ready Player One, and Armada. I will have to buy this one. 

    Is the Ready Player One movie any good?
    The movie was good. I liked the book better (as is often the case). I watched it on an airplane. I think it stayed pretty faithful to the book. I just liked the book better. But, it's worth a watch if you are looking for something.

    I can agree with this opinion....I thought the movie was ok/good and had I not read the book I probably would have thought the movie was better when I watched it 
    Part of the fun of the book was the way the nostaligoc sounds/images were recalled....where with the movie they just showed them to you.

    They stayed pretty close, Cline worked closely with them on the movie 
    Right. Plus, it was Spielberg. So, that helped as well. I agree that had I not read the book first I would have liked the movie a bit better. I felt the same way about the Circle. The movie was great, but having read the book first made the movie a little less so. 
    The movie was pretty faithful. I actually saw the film first and just finished reading the book to my son last week. There weren’t any major plot departures, as far as I can recall. The biggest difference I noticed was that Spielberg just replaced Cline’s geeky obsessions (i.e., the ones attributed to Halliday) with his own darlings (e.g., Kubrick, etc.). 

    (I kept waiting for The Shining part to happen in the book. :smile:  )
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,243
    Thanks, GlowGirl and dankind  , I think I'll try the book first.  :smile:
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 16,595
    brianlux said:
    Thanks, GlowGirl and dankind  , I think I'll try the book first.  :smile:
    Matt Ruff's 88 Names is in the same vein but a little more adult.


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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 22,249
    dankind said:
    brianlux said:
    Thanks, GlowGirl and dankind  , I think I'll try the book first.  :smile:
    Matt Ruff's 88 Names is in the same vein but a little more adult.


    Just ordered , thanks
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 22,249
    dankind said:
    GlowGirl said:
    GlowGirl said:
    brianlux said:
    GlowGirl said:
    Thought it was fun.  Not as much fun or original as the first one but pretty good.

    I didn’t realize this came out. I read both Ready Player One, and Armada. I will have to buy this one. 

    Is the Ready Player One movie any good?
    The movie was good. I liked the book better (as is often the case). I watched it on an airplane. I think it stayed pretty faithful to the book. I just liked the book better. But, it's worth a watch if you are looking for something.

    I can agree with this opinion....I thought the movie was ok/good and had I not read the book I probably would have thought the movie was better when I watched it 
    Part of the fun of the book was the way the nostaligoc sounds/images were recalled....where with the movie they just showed them to you.

    They stayed pretty close, Cline worked closely with them on the movie 
    Right. Plus, it was Spielberg. So, that helped as well. I agree that had I not read the book first I would have liked the movie a bit better. I felt the same way about the Circle. The movie was great, but having read the book first made the movie a little less so. 
    The movie was pretty faithful. I actually saw the film first and just finished reading the book to my son last week. There weren’t any major plot departures, as far as I can recall. The biggest difference I noticed was that Spielberg just replaced Cline’s geeky obsessions (i.e., the ones attributed to Halliday) with his own darlings (e.g., Kubrick, etc.). 

    (I kept waiting for The Shining part to happen in the book. :smile:  )
    I liked Cline's geeky obsessions more.  ;)
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 11,702
    I really enjoyed Ready Player One in book form. Not so much in movie form, but then again adaptations are always a disappointment to me. This was not Ender’s Game-level bad, but still not great. 

    I started Ready Play Two a couple of weeks ago and was underwhelmed in the first couple of chapters. It comes across as Trying Too Hard. I switched to something else but will try to get back to it at some point. 
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  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 2,395
    dankind said:
    brianlux said:
    Thanks, GlowGirl and dankind  , I think I'll try the book first.  :smile:
    Matt Ruff's 88 Names is in the same vein but a little more adult.


    Thanks. I will order this. If you guys like these kinds of books you may also like The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North. I loved that book and ended up reading several more of her books, which I also liked. 
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 11,702
    GlowGirl said:
    dankind said:
    brianlux said:
    Thanks, GlowGirl and dankind  , I think I'll try the book first.  :smile:
    Matt Ruff's 88 Names is in the same vein but a little more adult.


    Thanks. I will order this. If you guys like these kinds of books you may also like The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North. I loved that book and ended up reading several more of her books, which I also liked. 
    I also enjoyed that book and have read more of her work, almost all of which has been well worth reading. 
    my small self... like a book amongst the many on a shelf
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 16,595
    edited January 5
    GlowGirl said:
    dankind said:
    brianlux said:
    Thanks, GlowGirl and dankind  , I think I'll try the book first.  :smile:
    Matt Ruff's 88 Names is in the same vein but a little more adult.


    Thanks. I will order this. If you guys like these kinds of books you may also like The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North. I loved that book and ended up reading several more of her books, which I also liked. 
    I also enjoyed that book and have read more of her work, almost all of which has been well worth reading. 
    Thanks for the recommendation. Are these books that I could read to the kids, or are they more adult content?

    If kid-friendly, it sounds like I can wait for the paperback on Ready Player Two, even though the boy wants to start it after we finish the book we're currently reading, The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore.
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  • a5pja5pj Hershey PAPosts: 3,336
    GlowGirl said:
    GlowGirl said:
    brianlux said:
    GlowGirl said:
    Thought it was fun.  Not as much fun or original as the first one but pretty good.

    I didn’t realize this came out. I read both Ready Player One, and Armada. I will have to buy this one. 

    Is the Ready Player One movie any good?
    The movie was good. I liked the book better (as is often the case). I watched it on an airplane. I think it stayed pretty faithful to the book. I just liked the book better. But, it's worth a watch if you are looking for something.

    I can agree with this opinion....I thought the movie was ok/good and had I not read the book I probably would have thought the movie was better when I watched it 
    Part of the fun of the book was the way the nostaligoc sounds/images were recalled....where with the movie they just showed them to you.

    They stayed pretty close, Cline worked closely with them on the movie 
    Right. Plus, it was Spielberg. So, that helped as well. I agree that had I not read the book first I would have liked the movie a bit better. I felt the same way about the Circle. The movie was great, but having read the book first made the movie a little less so. 
    That's one of my next reads too, loved Player 1, I'll echo the movie comments, worth watching.

    Another I'm really excited for is the graphic novel of Slaughterhouse 5 that just came out, love that book.

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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 11,702
    dankind said:
    GlowGirl said:
    dankind said:
    brianlux said:
    Thanks, GlowGirl and dankind  , I think I'll try the book first.  :smile:
    Matt Ruff's 88 Names is in the same vein but a little more adult.


    Thanks. I will order this. If you guys like these kinds of books you may also like The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North. I loved that book and ended up reading several more of her books, which I also liked. 
    I also enjoyed that book and have read more of her work, almost all of which has been well worth reading. 
    Thanks for the recommendation. Are these books that I could read to the kids, or are they more adult content?

    If kid-friendly, it sounds like I can wait for the paperback on Ready Player Two, even though the boy wants to start it after we finish the book we're currently reading, The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore.

    Out of North books I have read, I enjoyed Touch the most, but would not say it is particularly child-friendly (though that depends on the child in question). Give it a read first and see if you like it. 
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 22,249
    a5pj said:
    GlowGirl said:
    GlowGirl said:
    brianlux said:
    GlowGirl said:
    Thought it was fun.  Not as much fun or original as the first one but pretty good.

    I didn’t realize this came out. I read both Ready Player One, and Armada. I will have to buy this one. 

    Is the Ready Player One movie any good?
    The movie was good. I liked the book better (as is often the case). I watched it on an airplane. I think it stayed pretty faithful to the book. I just liked the book better. But, it's worth a watch if you are looking for something.

    I can agree with this opinion....I thought the movie was ok/good and had I not read the book I probably would have thought the movie was better when I watched it 
    Part of the fun of the book was the way the nostaligoc sounds/images were recalled....where with the movie they just showed them to you.

    They stayed pretty close, Cline worked closely with them on the movie 
    Right. Plus, it was Spielberg. So, that helped as well. I agree that had I not read the book first I would have liked the movie a bit better. I felt the same way about the Circle. The movie was great, but having read the book first made the movie a little less so. 
    That's one of my next reads too, loved Player 1, I'll echo the movie comments, worth watching.

    Another I'm really excited for is the graphic novel of Slaughterhouse 5 that just came out, love that book.


    About due to revisit some Vonnegut.  Got in a spot years ago where I read a shitload and now I've forgotten most of them so they will make me laugh out loud, once again.  So much great work.
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 16,595
    edited January 5
    dankind said:
    GlowGirl said:
    dankind said:
    brianlux said:
    Thanks, GlowGirl and dankind  , I think I'll try the book first.  :smile:
    Matt Ruff's 88 Names is in the same vein but a little more adult.


    Thanks. I will order this. If you guys like these kinds of books you may also like The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North. I loved that book and ended up reading several more of her books, which I also liked. 
    I also enjoyed that book and have read more of her work, almost all of which has been well worth reading. 
    Thanks for the recommendation. Are these books that I could read to the kids, or are they more adult content?

    If kid-friendly, it sounds like I can wait for the paperback on Ready Player Two, even though the boy wants to start it after we finish the book we're currently reading, The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore.

    Out of North books I have read, I enjoyed Touch the most, but would not say it is particularly child-friendly (though that depends on the child in question). Give it a read first and see if you like it. 
    I don't know when I'll ever get to read something for my own enjoyment again. For better or worse, I've committed to Proust, and I've never put off reading more. Seriously, I'll reread something for work first.

    Meanwhile, I continue to buy/be gifted books that I hope to enjoy at some point.

    This is why I try to read books to the kids that I know I'll dig as well. Ready Player One was a good one, and The Stars Beneath Our Feet is shaping up to be even better. 
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