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Postby rowan » Mon Aug 17, 7:28 2015

I will check it out, then! The only controversy I'd heard was that it was being published maybe without Harper Lee's actual consent.

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Postby Enigma » Mon Aug 17, 15:32 2015

"Human beings are amazing... we might be horrible, horrible, but we're wonderful too. Otherwise, why go on?"

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Postby Meperidine » Mon Aug 17, 16:17 2015

I am now reading The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.
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Postby Sonic# » Mon Aug 17, 16:35 2015

^ I loved that book the last time I read it.

I'm reading the graphic novel Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships by Eric Shanower. It's a retelling of the Trojan War in a somewhat realist mode. It keeps the more intriguing parts of the myths, like Achilles crossdressing to avoid going to war, and the art is great.

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Postby Enigma » Mon Aug 24, 20:16 2015

I just read You're Never Weird on the Internet (almost) by Felicia Day and it was really good. I honestly only bought it to meet her at a book signing but it was a lot of fun.
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Postby Nachos » Thu Aug 27, 10:44 2015

Just started The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden. Let's see what happens.....
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Postby octarineoboe » Thu Aug 27, 17:04 2015

I just finished Decomposition: A Music Manifesto by Andrew Durkin. It offered a really interesting take on the concept of creativity - that it is always collaborative and that our notion of the genius author obscures that fact and ultimately inhibits musical creativity. I really liked it, except the almost-offhand remark about swing music and dancing which utterly ignored the collaboration inherent in swing dancing, which really pissed me off. In arguing that musical experience is subjective (it is!), he dismissed a dancer's concern about people being "lost" to another style; why can't we all like what we like? Durkin basically asked. And the answer is simple: swing dancing is partnered, not to mention the interaction between dancers and DJs, bands, event organizers, etc. If other people don't like what I like, it directly decreases my chance to dance to the music I like!

Okay I'm overreacting because this was like one page, but it seemed like a major oversight in a book about collaboration.

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Postby rowan » Sat Sep 5, 12:03 2015

I just read the last Discworld book.

I cried.

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Postby octarineoboe » Sat Sep 5, 13:40 2015

^ Ahh I can't decide if I absolutely have to read it or if I really, really shouldn't. But I'm sure I will eventually, and I already feel like crying just thinking about it.

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Postby Nachos » Sun Sep 6, 16:59 2015

Started rereading Trudi Canavan, the Magician.
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Postby Nerd1987 » Thu Sep 10, 23:13 2015

The only interesting thing I'm reading is "Darth Plagius" (Emporer Palpatine's dark-jedi mentor from star wars). I just bought it like an hour ago.

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Postby rowan » Fri Sep 11, 9:21 2015

I just bought Neil Gaiman's humble bundle so.... now I can read all those. :D

Oh I read... um... oh yeah I read the Hawley Book of the Dead by Chrysler Szarlan over my vacation, I really liked it. I think there will be more, maybe even there are more already.

I also started to read Un Lun Dun by China Miéville over my vacation but it was a library book (from where I was) and I didn't quite finish it before leaving. It's like, middle grade, I think. It was only ok. I may finish it though, if my library has it.

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Postby Enigma » Fri Sep 11, 18:43 2015

I'm just finishing up Raising Cain by Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson because I kept hearing it was the definitive book on boys. Its quite good and well done although there were certainly points where he implied some things only happened to boys which are human experiences. Anyways I have about 30 pages left and would give it 4/5.

I just took a new biography on Stephen Harper (our semi-evil prime minister) which is supposed to be well written and balanced. So I'm excited to read that. I also took out Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein which looks good.

Libraries are the best.
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Postby Meperidine » Sat Sep 12, 0:03 2015

Okay, I just finished One Hundred Years of Solitude last night. There was a lot of upsetting stuff in that book that no one ever mentions when they talk about its beauty and stuff. It does have beauty, and I really like how it's constructed, but jeez...(spoiler tags for aforementioned upsetting stuff and also for spoilers).

Part of me feels like I should read it again because I probably missed a lot, but most of me does not want to deal with that again for awhile.

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison is next on my queue.
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Postby Enigma » Sat Sep 12, 9:17 2015

"Human beings are amazing... we might be horrible, horrible, but we're wonderful too. Otherwise, why go on?"

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Re: what are you reading?

Postby Meperidine » Sat Sep 12, 9:48 2015

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Postby Enigma » Sat Sep 12, 17:54 2015

"Human beings are amazing... we might be horrible, horrible, but we're wonderful too. Otherwise, why go on?"

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Postby Sonic# » Sat Sep 12, 22:01 2015

^ I've had the same experience with One Hundred Years of Solitude. I read it in early college. The weird sexual descriptions didn't really stick in my memory directly. It is probably one of the books that has led me to see sex in literature as often weird or awkward. Also, like Enigma, I was going through some other material that treated sex similarly.

I did like it on the whole.

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