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Rogue
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Posted on 01-22-17 11:51 AM Link | Quote
Brandon and I have unintentionally started taking turns reading aloud chapters of Asa Akira's memoir, "Insatiable: Porn -- A Love Story," to each other. It's an interesting read, at least.
Rogue
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Posted on 02-04-17 02:42 PM Link | Quote
Yeah, finished that book in about a day and a half. Would have been sooner, but we only read when we were physically together.

Since then read Neil Gaiman's "The Graveyard Book" in graphic novel form and am in the most recent volume of "Vinland Saga" that was released.


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Since: 08-15-04
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Posted on 02-13-17 06:19 PM Link | Quote
Reading 1984 because I figured that it was about time that I did. You know, I don't know what is creepier, reading it beforehand and seeing the parallels, or seeing the parallels and then reading about it, knowing that this book was written years and years ago.
Rogue
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Posted on 02-17-17 09:42 AM Link | Quote
I really should read it. I read "Animal Farm" in middle school, just for fun, and my copy ended up going around my group of friends and never came back. It ended up pretty tattered and a couple of them thought it was their duty to crack the binding and told me I kept my books too nice.


Read Neil Gaiman's super-short graphic novel, "The Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire" yesterday while sitting with the clients in the morning.
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Posted on 02-19-17 07:18 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Rogue
I really should read it. I read "Animal Farm" in middle school, just for fun, and my copy ended up going around my group of friends and never came back. It ended up pretty tattered and a couple of them thought it was their duty to crack the binding and told me I kept my books too nice.


Read Neil Gaiman's super-short graphic novel, "The Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire" yesterday while sitting with the clients in the morning.



I saw, and contemplated, buying a hardcover combined edition of 1984 and Animal Farm. Perhaps that would be something you would be interested in? It was like $18 on Amazon.
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Posted on 02-24-17 09:27 PM Link | Quote
I've been reading It, by Stephen King. Pretty great so far, a little slow moving, and a little creepy, but it hasn't gotten to be nearly the terrifyingly horribly story I've always heard people describe it as.

Maybe its because I still have something horrible waiting for me.
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Posted on 06-16-17 10:14 AM Link | Quote
I've been trying to get through the memoir "Orange Is The New Black." It's just so friggin' boring listening to this woman go on about how much people liked her for being pretty and smart and nice and blond with blue eyes. I'm pretty sure she embellished the shit out of it.
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Posted on 07-02-17 10:57 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Rogue
I've been trying to get through the memoir "Orange Is The New Black." It's just so friggin' boring listening to this woman go on about how much people liked her for being pretty and smart and nice and blond with blue eyes. I'm pretty sure she embellished the shit out of it.

I finally fucking finished the motherfucker. Yeah, it was not worth all that time.

Moving on to a book about headhunters.
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Posted on 08-09-17 09:37 PM Link | Quote
Read the latest book in the "Vinland Saga" series. Still good shit.
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Posted on 08-10-17 06:48 PM Link | Quote
I hear amazing things about that one. Unlike modern day Berserk.

Maybe I'll read stuff someday...
Rogue
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Posted on 08-18-17 09:17 AM Link | Quote
If you like viking stories, it's quite good. The books are huge in appearance, but they read so fast. I've been getting them through the library on inter-library loans.

I actually haven't seen or read "Berserk," though I'd heard a lot of great talk about it from a friend many years ago.
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Posted on 08-25-17 09:41 AM Link | Quote
Been reading the "Valerian and Laureline" series translated from its original French. It's what Luc Besson's new-ish movie, "Valerian," is based on. I'd actually been reading them before I discovered they'd made a movie, but they've actually been fairly daunting to get through, even though they're considerably short.

I mean, the illustrations are pretty great, but the stories are just not that absorbing for me.

Still, this series was coming out in the late '60s and early '70s. You can see A LOT of influence on "Star Wars" in the visuals.
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Since: 08-15-04
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Posted on 08-25-17 11:22 PM Link | Quote
I am curious, did you see the movie to compare?

But yeah, I remember reading about how heavily Valerian and Laureline influenced Star Wars... so it is really that strong?

Slowly moving through a re-read of American Gods because of the Starz show. Kinda slowed down since I got distracted by other things *cough*GameofThrones*cough*
Rogue
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Posted on 08-26-17 07:09 PM Link | Quote
I actually haven't seen the movie. I'm pretty much waiting 'til it hits Netflix or HBO Now. The consensus seems to be that's it's pretty, but the story and acting are terrible.

Which is sort of how I've been feeling about the books, so perhaps they're a faithful adaptation?


Currently reading my copy of "Henry and Glenn Forever," a collection of comic strips about Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig as a gay couple.
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Posted on 01-30-18 01:01 PM Link | Quote
Currently working through Fire and Fury because I just had to read about the trainwreck... it is a hard read. I am reading it out loud for Kaleb's benefit, so we have to take a break after a few chapters and just go, "Wow... just... wow."

Also read The Bear and the Nightengale by Katherine Arden for the book club I got roped into. It was a very interesting and fast read based around Russian folk tales. It is also the first book in a trilogy, and I admit that I kind of want to get the other two books now... I hesitate only because of the move and the fact that the kindle version is more expensive than the paperback.

Side rant... seriously, how can publishers justify the e-book edition costing the same or more than the physical copy? There is no material cost! No paper, no shipping! It is ridiculous! I am not saying it should be free or, like, $1... but 1/2 to 3/4 price would be a far more reasonable amount.
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Posted on 04-06-18 09:01 PM Link | Quote
Reading "Charile and the the Chocolate Factory" to my clients. I'd never read it before. I'm kind of amused by how it would have been a totally different story were it more recently written.
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Posted on 05-02-18 07:27 PM Link | Quote
Yeah, I was very surprised at the differences when I read it. But it just would not be the same without Gene Wilder in the movie.

So, that book club... they keep going with YA stuff and it has proven very hit and miss... but here is what we have so far:

The Bear and the Nightengale - Already mentioned, but actually a pretty good story and interesting enough that I want to read the rest of the series to see how they finish it. Also, I enjoy Russian folklore and the author actually did research. I like authors that do research.

Six of Crows - Fantasy heist story set in a world where there is magic, but the people that channel it have a stigma of sorts attached to them. It was interesting overall and had some nice steampunk elements, but could definitely have been better. I do want to get the second book but mostly because of it ending on a cliffhanger.

Stalking Jack the Ripper - Oh dear gods. Okay... so this is one of the books that James Patterson slapped his name on for a YA line (Jimmy Patterson) to get it to sell. The characters are poorly written, red herrings are EVERYWHERE, the author did a half-assed job of researching the period... it was just bad.

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of OrĂ¯sha) - This was a book that I suggested that got passed over for the Ripper book. It is set in a fantasy world based strongly in West African mythology and deals with the concepts of racism and prejudice in a magical setting. Magi are basically extinct, and their children who never came into their powers are second class citizens. The protaganist is on a quest to bring the Magi powers back. It was very well written, and I enjoyed it deeply. Honestly, I recommend it to anyone looking for a quick read.

Rogue
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Posted on 07-12-18 10:11 AM Link | Quote
Finished reading the first book in "A Series of Unfortunate Events." I didn't like it.

Also finished reading "Here Shall I Die Ashore," about Stephen Hopkins and his journeys to Jamestown (shipwrecking in Bermuda, causing a small mutiny and then inspiring a character in Shakespeare's "The Tempest") and his time on the Mayflower and his life in Plymouth Colony. Read it during our honeymoon road trip. My dad and I are direct descendants and I wanted to read about him before we visited some of the sights in Massachusetts.

Have also been reading "Mark Twain in the Company of Women," taking a feminist approach at how Samuel Clemens was affected by the ladies in his life, particularly his wife, Olivia. It's a great read, especially since most critics complain that Livy either had a negative effect on his writing or no effect at all. He wrote his best-known works when he was with her. Even with him documented writing to friends, saying she edited his work, all these male critics and writers claim she really didn't.
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