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« Reply #1000 on: June 05, 2014, 09:47:40 AM »

Christopher also wrote about his experience with terminal cancer extensively in Vanity Fair.

I think the book is mostly a compilation of those VF articles.
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« Reply #1001 on: June 05, 2014, 10:11:58 PM »

I think the book is mostly a compilation of those VF articles.

Well then rereading these articles compiled in to one book should be worth the effort and probably pretty moving too. Being an old fart, I have a soft spot and I guess identification with people who are sick and dying since with each passing year these possibilities get more real to me....not to be morbid or anything.
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« Reply #1002 on: June 21, 2014, 04:46:07 AM »

Re-reading Vince Flynn's-Mitch Rapp series.


...I didn't know Flynn passed away last year from cancer-WIP Cry
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« Reply #1003 on: June 27, 2014, 04:13:04 PM »

Lone Survivor.

Marcus Luttrell and his fellow SEALs, all the respect in the world, but the book ...

Eh.

Interesting story, for sure, but the narration is overly repetitive, often inconsistent, and sometimes contradictory. A little heavy on bravado (which you'd expect, I guess) and maybe, for the logical reader, a few too many instances of Divine Intervention. Bottom line: No way in hell he could have recalled every little detail in perfect sequence, especially when you consider the circumstances. Dramatized and exaggerated, for sure.

I'm going with BASED on a true story. And now I'll watch the flick.  
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« Reply #1004 on: June 27, 2014, 05:14:01 PM »

just read the new Dresden book from Jim Butcher "skin game"

fun read----nothing deep but entertaining quick read
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« Reply #1005 on: June 29, 2014, 03:47:02 PM »

Anyone here ever read anything from Rupert Thomson??

Ive read, "the insult" from him which is amazing and just finished, "Book of Revelation" from him

one of the best most unknown authors out there

highly reccomended
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« Reply #1006 on: June 30, 2014, 12:54:01 AM »

The Skin Collector - Jeff Deaver
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« Reply #1007 on: July 07, 2014, 03:20:49 AM »

Good to see this thread still up and running. My reading has really slowed down as of late. Still buying and ordering books, but reading pace is snail-like. Brain is like sludge, these days. Latest purchase is the new Karl Ove Knausgaard book, Boyhood Island. Quite prescient of me to have started collecting this series before he went stratospheric.
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« Reply #1008 on: July 07, 2014, 12:09:29 PM »

Anyone using a Nook for reading material?
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« Reply #1009 on: July 07, 2014, 05:21:13 PM »

Anyone using a Nook for reading material?

Not me. I'm a bit of a Luddite when it comes to books. Maybe I'm old fashioned but I like mine made of paper.
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« Reply #1010 on: July 07, 2014, 08:18:43 PM »

Not me. I'm a bit of a Luddite when it comes to books. Maybe I'm old fashioned but I like mine made of paper.

Yes, sir. The smell of a bookstore. Ahh.
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« Reply #1011 on: July 08, 2014, 06:46:43 PM »

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« Reply #1012 on: July 08, 2014, 06:48:30 PM »

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« Reply #1013 on: July 08, 2014, 06:52:23 PM »

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« Reply #1014 on: July 08, 2014, 09:46:35 PM »

Aww, Gawd.
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« Reply #1015 on: July 09, 2014, 09:37:17 AM »

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« Reply #1016 on: July 09, 2014, 09:51:27 AM »

Zoom into these fabulous works of art and read the titles?  Too funny...  this next one below is all yoga / the way to eternal life.  Then the bottom shelf >Old.  So clever



The first artwork from this brilliant artist I posted yesterday was "The truth in black and white with some grey areas, 2014"

That was the black and white one?  Zoom into it and you'll see that it has all been photoshopped and that all of the books are on topic.  Too clever.




All of my flat except the bathroom is 2 full walls of each room ceiling to floor books, I collect hardcover reference books and have thousands, so I truly adore these artworks I've just found.  Impossibly funny clever artist.  

I was going to make plain white paper dustcovers for all my books but now instead I'm filing them by colour !  

Too funny.  Last night I stayed up all night and put all the word books/dickies, all the religious books, all the travel books, all the homemaking and brickwork and carpentry books, all the cook books, all the health books, all of them, all the poetry, in colour order and my shelves look much like this artwork I'm loving.  I used to file my books in alpha order but this is better.  

I was up all night dusting and loving and re-filing my books. Nowadays people buy old books by the yard, which is perhaps why this artwork is so clever...


I can smell these .jpgs.  I can.  I adore this clever art.  Smells fabulous, smells like important info I can hold, can touch, stuff I know and love....  





I give away all fiction, I go through 2 or 3 paperback novels a week.  But I keep all the proper hard-cover reference books I find every day at markets and charity shops.  

I'm the non-fiction section...

with mad love and with my reading specs on
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« Reply #1017 on: July 11, 2014, 12:23:20 PM »

Books as decoration. Nothing new. Shelf Porn runs stuff like this all the time. Books without their DJs? No thanks; can't do it.

ADD: Sorry. That sounded shitty. Just can't do it, is all. Pathology. 
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« Reply #1018 on: July 24, 2014, 08:44:28 AM »

Just a post to note the recent passings of Nadine Gordimer and Thomas Berger. The former was a Nobelist and anti-Apartheid crusader; the latter wrote Little Big Man and other wryly-observed novels.  
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« Reply #1019 on: July 24, 2014, 10:38:35 AM »

I read it. It's really long. Wasn't a fan, but post-apocalyptic fantasies are not really my thing. It's very popular though and part of planned triology (I think two have been written thus far).

Re: The Passage.  Finished it and thought is was OK.  Had nothing on deck so I went reluctantly into the sequel and found it far more enjoyable.  Now I find out the third book isn't out yet.  Angry

Read the 4th installment of Peter Clines' "ex" series.  Took about a week and it wasn't great at all.  Think that series is shot.
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« Reply #1020 on: July 30, 2014, 11:48:17 PM »

Finishing Mike Piazza's autobiography. Wish I hadn't read it; he admits to being everything I dislike in a celebrity or athlete: greedy, selfish, arrogant, narcissistic, always felt underappreciated/disrespected, etc. Just an all around dick, really, with a giant chip on his shoulder. Was my favorite ballplayer, too.

Tyson's is next, then Audie Murphy.
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« Reply #1021 on: August 02, 2014, 05:46:38 PM »

Think Like a Freak- By Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

A practical guide to racism- By C.H Dalton

How to Archer- By Sterling Archer

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« Reply #1022 on: August 17, 2014, 07:43:06 PM »

Muscle by Sam Fussell. It's a sober account of bodybuilding in the USA during the 80's.
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« Reply #1023 on: August 22, 2014, 04:44:20 PM »

Finishing Mike Piazza's autobiography. Wish I hadn't read it; he admits to being everything I dislike in a celebrity or athlete: greedy, selfish, arrogant, narcissistic, always felt underappreciated/disrespected, etc. Just an all around dick, really, with a giant chip on his shoulder. Was my favorite ballplayer, too.

Tyson's is next, then Audie Murphy.

Lol.

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Hit .362 with 40 HR and 124 RBI. 1070 OPS, 185 OPS+ in 97.  Shocked Tongue Kiss

The best hitting catcher of all time and he should be content with five no hopers drafted behind him?

Or should he have an attitude?

Here's the first round of that draft:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/draft/?query_type=year_round&year_ID=1988&draft_round=1&draft_type=junreg&





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« Reply #1024 on: August 22, 2014, 04:57:51 PM »

Oh, I am reading The Friends Of Eddie Coyle by George Higgins.

Pretty cool movie too, check it out.



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