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mat_j Posted: Wed Oct 1 11:55:32 2008 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Word up GeeTeer's

Just thought i'd do this again as i've pretty much taken it on as my responsibility to post these books, music and jank threads.

This time....

Whatcha readin'?


 
mat_j Posted: Wed Oct 1 11:58:04 2008 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I am reading Haruki Murakami (again) this time it's

What i think about when i go running.

Only twelve pages in but very excited, something about Murakami really transports you into his world, even in only a few pages, just finished re-reading Hardboiled Wonderland and The End Of The World by the same and wholeheartedly recommend it.


 
addi Posted: Wed Oct 1 11:58:23 2008 Post | Quote in Reply  
  your thoughts.

so far it's been kinda spooky.


 
libra Posted: Wed Oct 1 12:17:50 2008 Post | Quote in Reply  
  A collection of Roald Dahl's short stories for grown-ups.
And a WHOLE lot of anthropology: Bourdieu, Malthus, Marx, Engels, Boas, etc.

And yay for Murakami, I've been wanting to read What I talk about when I talk about running...it's on my bday list.


 
DanSRose Posted: Wed Oct 1 16:59:15 2008 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Hard Boiled Wonderland and The End of the World was a great read.

I'm towards to the end of Word Made Flesh by Jack O'Connell. It is lovely in its own disturbing way. Chapter 1 is an evisceration.


 
Posted: Thu Oct 2 01:32:17 2008 Post | Quote in Reply  
  When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris. It's decent so far.


 
addi Posted: Thu Oct 2 07:25:46 2008 Post | Quote in Reply  
  CriminalSaint said:
>When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris. It's decent so far.

I read "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by him a few years back. Not great, but entertaining.


 
misszero Posted: Thu Oct 2 08:08:01 2008 Post | Quote in Reply  
  yeah, i bought the collected dahl schort stories today. I'm reading an advanced copy of The Slap by an Australian guy that was sent to my work. Still got about 10 pages of Less Than Zero by Ellis to go. and i started Traffic, a book about what driving says about individuals and culture. interesting.


 
~Just Imagine~ Posted: Sun Oct 5 10:34:36 2008 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I would like to read " a procession of them" by richards.
Anyone did so already?


 
mat_j Posted: Wed Oct 8 03:41:47 2008 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Addi... GET OUT OF MY THOUGHTS!


 
addi Posted: Wed Oct 8 07:20:13 2008 Post | Quote in Reply  
  mat_j said:
>Addi... GET OUT OF MY THOUGHTS!

This could be intrepreted two ways. That you keep thinking about me, and wished you didn't, or that I'm reading your thoughts long distance.
Let me know which it is so I can properly address the situation.



 
Ahriman Posted: Wed Oct 8 13:36:35 2008 Post | Quote in Reply  
  The Whole Beast by Fergus Henderson




:)


 
Mouse Posted: Thu Oct 9 15:02:37 2008 Post | Quote in Reply  
  My resumé, to see if it's fit for sending out...

A couple books about fish.

Devil's Panties!


M.


 
Kira Posted: Thu Oct 9 16:24:35 2008 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I can proofread that for ya if you want. :)

Ahriman I love your avatars, man. I hope the next place you work is as neat as Alaska.


 
mat_j Posted: Thu Oct 16 04:31:47 2008 Post | Quote in Reply  
  addi said:
>mat_j said:
>>Addi... GET OUT OF MY THOUGHTS!
>
>This could be intrepreted two ways. That you keep thinking about me, and wished you didn't, or that I'm reading your thoughts long distance.
>Let me know which it is so I can properly address the situation.
>


Oh you know a little from column A and B.






 
addi Posted: Thu Oct 16 08:08:01 2008 Post | Quote in Reply  
  mat_j said:
>Oh you know a little from column A and B.

I'm getting the distinct impression that you just want to bitch and complain, my friend. I think you need to stop distorting the truth, take a close look at who you choose to associate with, admit you were wrong about the surge working, and be honest with the rest of us here that your plan is going to raise taxes on Joe the Welsh plumber...you closet socialist!

anyhoo I'm always in the deepest personal thoughts of the ladies here and I don't hear them moaning...hmmm....bitchin' about it.





 
choke Posted: Fri Oct 17 03:22:48 2008 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Back to books!!

I just got out the last 2 sandmans, collected short prose of Samuel Beckett, collected short work of Charles Bukowski, the town and the city by Jack Kerouac, 2005 best american science writing (I wanted to expand my knowledge) aaaaand a nonfic book by Chuck Palahnuik.

Staying in this weekend :D


 
mat_j Posted: Fri Oct 17 04:05:47 2008 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Awesome list ol' pal, 'specially Bukowski!




 
choke Posted: Fri Oct 17 20:14:48 2008 Post | Quote in Reply  
  mat_j said:
>Awesome list ol' pal, 'specially Bukowski!
>
>
:D


 
Kira Posted: Sun Aug 30 21:43:08 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  This thread is almost a year old but I still think it would be silly to create another one with the exact same topic. So:


Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl.

Relocating to New York City and Surrounding Areas by Ellen Shapiro (off and on).

I have learned it is not wise to read concentration camp stories right before going to bed.


 
choke Posted: Mon Aug 31 05:59:06 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  The Happy Isles of Oceania by Paul Theroux. Apparently he's quite well known in the states but I had never heard of him before... Anyway he writes a bit about NZ, Australia and heaps of the pacific islands in this, it's pretty blatant. My favourite quote so far (on NZers)

"Most of them are alright, but some of them are rapists"

HAH.


 
addi Posted: Wed Sep 2 06:13:54 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I read Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl back in college, Kira. It ended up having a pretty big role in my choice to major in philosophy.
Just a warning not to let it affect you that way. : )


 
Kira Posted: Wed Sep 2 18:22:30 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Pfft, what would I want with one of the 'useful' majors anyway? I don't need professional success and financial security, I've got the MEANING OF LIFE.


 
libra Posted: Sun Sep 6 03:31:16 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. I really like it so far.


 
mat_j Posted: Tue Sep 8 09:06:10 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Inversions by Iain M Bank

Mario and the Magician (again) by Thomas Mann

1974- David Peace


 
choke Posted: Thu Mar 4 16:45:55 2010 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Just finished 1984 and East of Eden. My mind is blown.


 
Kira Posted: Thu Mar 4 22:23:32 2010 Post | Quote in Reply  
  The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterston.


 
Kira Posted: Wed May 12 22:03:16 2010 Post | Quote in Reply  
  American On Purpose by Craig Ferguson.

It is terrific. I don't know if it's because he sounds like a good guy or because he writes so well, but I am quite enjoying this book.


 
Mesh Posted: Thu May 13 22:48:06 2010 Post | Quote in Reply  
  http://www.amazon.com/Hyperspace-Michio-Kaku/dp/B001IC56GW/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273805249&sr=1-4


Bam! Because I am a huge nerd. Also, pretentious.


 
Kira Posted: Fri Jul 30 21:53:44 2010 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Pride and Prejudice.

Which I picked up when I was sixteen or so and quit after just two chapters because I was too much of a silly girl to put up with that fancy-formal old-fashioned language. But now ten years later, with many thanks to Colin Firth, I LOVE this book.

Next, "Pride and Prejudice... and Zombies!"


 
Mesh Posted: Sat Jul 31 00:17:46 2010 Post | Quote in Reply  
  http://www.amazon.com/Book-Heart-Louisa-Young/dp/0385501730


:)


Again. Nerd. Pretentious. Sappy. Intrigued.



I actually have, I am not joking...over 20 books in my queue. I am...kind of addicted to buying books. Lord help me when I enter Half Price Books. I cannot leave without at least five books in hand.


 
Mesh Posted: Sat Jul 31 00:20:32 2010 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Kira said:

>Next, "Pride and Prejudice... and Zombies!"


Hah! I saw this one in my thinkgeek catalogue that I get in the mail. You may also be interested in http://www.thinkgeek.com/books/scifi/c2bb/


 
Puck Posted: Sat Jul 31 10:32:04 2010 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Mesh said:
>Half Price Books

<3


 
Kira Posted: Sat Jul 31 19:13:58 2010 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Mesh said:
>You may also be interested in http://www.thinkgeek.com/books/scifi/c2bb/

Ah yes, I've heard of that one recently. If P&P&Zombies holds up well I will give that one a read too.


 
Kira Posted: Sat Oct 9 23:00:14 2010 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I just finished reading "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" I liked it, it was interesting, although I'm always a bit leary of stories in which a person's entire life view undergoes a radical transformation in a very small window of time (about 24 hours in this case). There also seemed to be a lot of symbolism going on there, which of course escaped me. I hate symbolism.

After I finished I said to my brother, in the other room, "I am dissatisfied with the ending of this book."

"Why?"

"It provides no closure. It didn't answer my questions."

"..."

"I still don't know whether or not androids dream of electric sheep!"

I liked it though, despite its being weird. But now I'm going to have to watch Blade Runner, because the book does not contain that oft-quoted speech from the movie... "I've seen things you wouldn't believe..." or something like that, is how it starts.

Anyway.


 
Puck Posted: Sun Oct 10 01:53:18 2010 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Rutger Hauer = awesome.

The movie leaves questions unanswered too. That's why there are three more novels under the Blade Runner name.

Watch the Final Cut of Blade Runner. It doesn't have the silly narration and the gore isn't cut out.


 
kurohyou Posted: Sun Oct 10 19:02:28 2010 Post | Quote in Reply  
  The Complete Idiots Guide to Music Theory. I may need to down grade to the complete and utter moron's version...

The Unfettered Mind.

The Art of Peace

The Art of War

a book on Bonsai trees

and a random spattering of things on the internet

Not that it matters...


 
mat_j Posted: Tue Oct 12 05:43:39 2010 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Kira said:
>I just finished reading "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" I liked it, it was interesting, although I'm always a bit leary of stories in which a person's entire life view undergoes a radical transformation in a very small window of time (about 24 hours in this case). There also seemed to be a lot of symbolism going on there, which of course escaped me. I hate symbolism.
>
>After I finished I said to my brother, in the other room, "I am dissatisfied with the ending of this book."
>
>"Why?"
>
>"It provides no closure. It didn't answer my questions."
>
>"..."
>
>"I still don't know whether or not androids dream of electric sheep!"
>
>I liked it though, despite its being weird. But now I'm going to have to watch Blade Runner, because the book does not contain that oft-quoted speech from the movie... "I've seen things you wouldn't believe..." or something like that, is how it starts.
>
>Anyway.


Ok some answers for you.

Do Androids Dream of Electric sheep? Possbily, we can only confirm that Androids dream of unicorns, messianic visions and 'head' versions of former lovers killed in a nuclear holocaust

Symbolism?
Don't worry about it, it's pointles. The 3 stigmata of palmer Eldtritch is better.

"I've seen things..." Speech was adlibed by Rutger Hauer on set of the Blade Runner fillum.

This book is a one of those rare instances where the film is much better than the book.

Blade Runner has now also become a kind of unofficial sequel to the 2004 Battlestar Galactica Remake.



J'adore Blade Runner y'see.


 
choke Posted: Tue Oct 12 09:52:55 2010 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Will I be hurt if I admit that I don't know what Blade runner is?


 
Puck Posted: Tue Oct 12 12:08:33 2010 Post | Quote in Reply  
  choke said:
>Will I be hurt if I admit that I don't know what Blade runner is?

Only if you have no feelings about that fact.


 
Kira Posted: Tue Oct 12 21:43:42 2010 Post | Quote in Reply  
  choke said:
>Will I be hurt if I admit that I don't know what Blade runner is?

It's an old sci-fi movie about what happened to Han Solo after Leia dumped him.

I mean, it's a classic sci-fi film starring Harrison Ford.


 
choke Posted: Fri Oct 15 05:41:50 2010 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Ah. One day I will watch Star wars and all of that. I watched Firefly the other month, quite enjoyed it!


 
Kira Posted: Fri Oct 15 11:17:01 2010 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Damn! What I said isn't funny at all if you haven't even seen Star Wars. :(


 
Puck Posted: Fri Oct 15 13:48:05 2010 Post | Quote in Reply  
  choke said:
>Ah. One day I will watch Star wars and all of that. I watched Firefly the other month, quite enjoyed it!

Kira said:
>Damn! What I said isn't funny at all if you haven't even seen Star Wars. :(

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://wookie-hymen.urbanup.com/3636567
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 
choke Posted: Sat Oct 16 21:49:35 2010 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Puck said:
>choke said:
>>Ah. One day I will watch Star wars and all of that. I watched Firefly the other month, quite enjoyed it!
>
>Kira said:
>>Damn! What I said isn't funny at all if you haven't even seen Star Wars. :(
>
>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>http://wookie-hymen.urbanup.com/3636567
>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOL

I want my first time to be special


 
Puck Posted: Sun Oct 17 05:24:13 2010 Post | Quote in Reply  
  choke said:
>I want my first time to be special

roflmao


 



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