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Post by big_mara » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:03 am

preniqueezer wrote:
big_mara wrote: reminiscent of some of my favorite Midwest authors.
Sand County Almanac, possibly? What else do you have on that list? I've been in the mood for some good nature writing.
Not so much nature as a strong sense of place. Authors like Willa Cather, Tillie Olsen, and Wright Morris come to mind (all fellow Nebraskans). I know diddly about nature writing :oops:
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Post by JennyUnderpants » Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:47 pm

Good heavens. I didn't notice July 1 go by. To be fair I was getting trashed at the beach.

[19:45]Searon (private): Rolling 1d14 for jenNyUnderpanTS gives: 3

MANENDRA. Even though you have participated minimally, it's your turn to choose a book. If I don't hear from you in say, 3-4 days, I'm skipping you <3 I bet if I asked you to pick a beer you'd be all over it though.
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Post by JennyUnderpants » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:43 pm

Sorry, drama, Iron Pigs, and baking pies had me busier than I anticipated, but since all 3 are done with, I've moved Manny to the slacker list and rerolled:
[16:41]Fap (private): Rolling 1d13 for jennyunderpants gives: 2

QUAMPER. PICK A BOOK. THANKS <3
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Post by lotsofphil » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:49 pm

What do you guys call the signatures? Pignatures? I remember there being a name.

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Post by quamper » Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:12 pm

oooh my turn!

give me 24 hours or so, I have a couple thoughts. Need to make sure they are actually available generally.

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Post by JennyUnderpants » Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:27 pm

Yes, pignatures! We are subjected to whatever MMT comes up with. She nailed my underwear-on-the-head habit pretty accurately!
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Post by thacon » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:30 pm

quamper wrote:oooh my turn!

give me 24 hours or so, I have a couple thoughts. Need to make sure they are actually available generally.
You're such a hipster. You only read obscure books that we probably couldn't get.

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Post by JennyUnderpants » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:07 pm

Ok well. Quamper didn't get back to me. And he didn't respond to my very polite brick saying, "Pick a book, whore". So here:

[15:06]Searon (private): Rolling 1d12 for jennyunderpants gives: 7

Whym, you're up :P I'll give this 3 days before I let mara nag me into rerolling.
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Post by lotsofphil » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:07 pm

quamper wrote:oooh my turn!

give me 24 hours or so, I have a couple thoughts. Need to make sure they are actually available generally.
quamper, you have had 2 weeks!

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Post by big_mara » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:10 pm

JennyUnderpants wrote: Whym, you're up :P I'll give this 3 days before I let mara nag me into rerolling.
It will eventually be me and then I'm going to pick a book that finally ends this club. Right now I'm split between Finnegans Wake and one of the Twilight books. Muahahaha.

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Post by thacon » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:45 pm

Amazon just delivered my copy of Sideways Stories from Wayside School. I'm pretty excited to reread a childhood favorite.

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Post by Verdigris97 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:28 pm

big_mara wrote:
JennyUnderpants wrote: Whym, you're up :P I'll give this 3 days before I let mara nag me into rerolling.
It will eventually be me and then I'm going to pick a book that finally ends this club. Right now I'm split between Finnegans Wake and one of the Twilight books. Muahahaha.
I'm still waiting for someone to pick Gravity's Rainbow.

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Post by top1214 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:00 pm

JennyUnderpants wrote:Ok well. Quamper didn't get back to me. And he didn't respond to my very polite brick saying, "Pick a book, whore". So here:
He must've thought you wanted me to pick the book for him.

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Post by NardoLoopa » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:53 pm

Verdigris97 wrote:I'm still waiting for someone to pick Gravity's Rainbow.
I suffered through that book when someone recommended that it was Cryptonomicon for math and physics majors. Pynchon is a sexual wacko.
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Post by Raccoon » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:43 pm

NardoLoopa wrote:I suffered through that book when someone recommended that it was Cryptonomicon for math and physics majors. Pynchon is a sexual wacko.
Um, isn't Cryptonomicon the quintessential book for math and physics majors?
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Post by maddsurgeon » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:34 pm

Verdigris97 wrote:I'm still waiting for someone to pick Gravity's Rainbow.
I would re-read Gravity's Rainbow. I enjoyed the bits I understood, and was mildly amused by those I didn't. I'd definitely read it again.

Um...we do get 6-8 months to read these books, right? :P
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Post by NardoLoopa » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:49 pm

Raccoon wrote:Um, isn't Cryptonomicon the quintessential book for math and physics majors?
Math and Computer Science.
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Post by zombiepops » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:51 pm

Raccoon wrote:
NardoLoopa wrote:I suffered through that book when someone recommended that it was Cryptonomicon for math and physics majors. Pynchon is a sexual wacko.
Um, isn't Cryptonomicon the quintessential book for math and physics majors?
yeah I wondered about that. I haven't read Gravity's Rainbow, but seeing as cryptonomicon acts as the lead in to the baroque cycle books, which are about the first real foundations and formalization of math a physics, albeit as a background to the main plot, that seems like an odd statement.

(omg, that statement had way to many dependent clauses... I blame all my recent work attempting to write grants.)
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Post by Verdigris97 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:24 am

GR is like Cryptonomicon meets Finnegan's Wake, in that large parts are 40's-era-nerd background wrapped around what is an essentially stream-of-consciousness story of the V-2 rocket program seen from the point of view of a lot of weird people.

It's good, but difficult. It took me a few months to finish the second time I tried. If I read it again I damn well better get an "Achievement Unlocked!" on the last page.

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Post by NardoLoopa » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:51 am

Verdigris97 wrote:GR is like Cryptonomicon meets Finnegan's Wake, in that large parts are 40's-era-nerd background wrapped around what is an essentially stream-of-consciousness story of the V-2 rocket program seen from the point of view of a lot of weird people.
I think that's the best summary I've ever read about the book.
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Post by preniqueezer » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:01 pm

big_mara wrote: It will eventually be me and then I'm going to pick a book that finally ends this club. Right now I'm split between Finnegans Wake and one of the Twilight books. Muahahaha.
I have read all 5 of these books. Ready to discuss when you are!

I've read about half of Gravity's Rainbow, too, and enjoyed it in a way, but it got put in a box in a move and I never finished.

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Post by JennyUnderpants » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:14 pm

OH GREAT, YOU GUYS.

[22:13]Searon (private): Rolling 1d11 for jennyunderpants gives: 4

Mara's up >.<
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Post by Ceirdwyn » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:10 am

*me prepares to get Finnegans Wake to add it to the bookshelf of "books tried to read and never finished"*...

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Post by big_mara » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:53 am

Yes, yes! A million times, yes. Now, what to make y'all read. There's the above suggested titles, but I think some of you nerds might enjoy Twilight. Maybe Infinite Jest or Atlas Shrugged (we all know it's length, not girth, that matters). Hmmm....since this will probably be the last book I'll get to read this summer and fall is going to be hectic maybe I'll pick something I actually want to read
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The Human Stain by Philip Roth (mostly because I want to finish off the American trilogy). At a paltry 384 pages you people should feel thankful.

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Post by NardoLoopa » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:24 am

Hmm, I had a very hard time with American Pastoral. I was reading Garp at the same time and Roth surprisingly showed as the lesser writer. I think I also hated how the protagonist just could . . . not . . . win. A friend, however, really enjoyed it but unfortunately could not explain why.

The title of this novel disturbs me. Maybe if I can get past that I'll take a swing.
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Post by slaphappy snark » Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:14 pm

I started listening to The Human Stain sometime in the past year, and I can't remember why I stopped. I'll pick it back up again and see after my current book, but I doubt that I'll finish it during August unless I end up with some unexpected long drives on my own.

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Post by lotsofphil » Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:06 pm

I searched the library catalog for "human stain". Result #1 a book by Philip Roth. Result #2... Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove.

Which one was it, mara?

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Post by snarkypants » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:25 pm

Oh, man, I love "Gravity's Rainbow". It took me about three abortive tries to get going with it, but the most surprising thing about it was how funny it was. I cracked up reading it on the subway one day (Slothrop's pig costume did it for me). It's a book about dominance and power and technological development, but it has funny songs about pigs.

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Post by thacon » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:09 am

Rather than start a fourth thread about books, I'll just leave this here.

I just finished reading Ghost in the Wires, the Kevin Mitnick memoir. It's a fascinating read. It's almost like reading a spy novel, only instead of James Bond trying to defeat the evil villain, it's a nerd trying to steal source code. There's also coded messages to solve at the beginning of every chapter.

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Post by Verdigris97 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:10 am

thacon wrote:There's also coded messages to solve at the beginning of every chapter.
Bamford's Body of Secrets is a great read about the NSA, and has really tough (i.e., not your standard "famous quotes" versions of) cryptograms at the beginning of each chapter. I ended up having to write code to help me get the complete solutions. (The book is also a much better read than his previous The Puzzle Palace, since the director of the NSA let him go inside to do research for this one.)

I have not found my copy of The Human Stain, but I am now actively looking for it. I will have to resort to the library in a day or so, because I'm running out of boxes...

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Post by JennyUnderpants » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:35 pm

So this totally fizzled out, but here. I love this:

http://io9.com/5844991/handy-flowchart- ... tasy-books
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Post by transplanted_entwife » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:30 pm

JennyUnderpants wrote:So this totally fizzled out, but here. I love this:

http://io9.com/5844991/handy-flowchart- ... tasy-books

Wow. Thanks, Jenny... that's awesome. There are a few old friends (and a few new discoveries) on that flowchart!
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Post by maddsurgeon » Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:58 pm

JennyUnderpants wrote:So this totally fizzled out, but here. I love this:

http://io9.com/5844991/handy-flowchart- ... tasy-books
That's pretty cool.

I am actually still reading The Human Stain, if that counts for anything. I like it; I'm just so busy with other things I don't have a lot of time for recreational reading.
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Post by big_mara » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:11 pm

Chatting with Jenny made me realize I've neglected my own book :oops:
I read about half of it and then put it down when school started. 11 textbooks this semester means fuck you pleasure reading. I'll try to ponder some questions this weekend if I get around to the book again. If not, my goal of killing this thread is complete.

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Post by lotsofphil » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:35 am

Not cool, mara :-P. I have Human Stain checked out, too. About 30 pages in.

Roth is holding back on his descriptions of glorious masturbation, but only just barely. As you may have guessed, I've only read Portnoy's Complaint.

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Post by quamper » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:50 am

JennyUnderpants wrote:So this totally fizzled out, but here. I love this:

http://io9.com/5844991/handy-flowchart- ... tasy-books
"This is a 300DPI BMP version of the flowchart with a few updates and fixed typos. It's 27MB compressed and 173MB unzipped. The covers look a little shaky at full size as I didn't design this with a 10000x6053 resolution in mind but if you're printing on tabloid (11"x17") it should still look okay."

http://www.mediafire.com/?f2up43fl3c0rl8b

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Post by thacon » Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:07 pm

Another book recommendation: I just finished The Passage by Justin Cronin. It's kind of like Outbreak meets Fallout. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Post by Raccoon » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:28 pm

thacon wrote:Another book recommendation: I just finished The Passage by Justin Cronin. It's kind of like Outbreak meets Fallout. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
My dad just gave this to me and said it was great. Considering that he usually trashes English language novels -- as far as I can remember, Watership Down and Watchers are the only two novels he's thought worthy -- this is high praise.
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Post by thacon » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:08 pm

No idea if this is even still going, but I'm bowing out of The Human Stain. I just couldn't get into it.

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Post by maddsurgeon » Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:01 pm

thacon wrote:No idea if this is even still going, but I'm bowing out of The Human Stain. I just couldn't get into it.
It took me a bit to finish it, but I liked it. I can see how it's not for everyone.
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Post by thacon » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:19 am

This seems like as good of place as any for a random book comment.

Amazon had a sale a few days ago where all the Ian Flemming Bond novels were $1.99 each. I've never read them, so I bought a whole bunch. I just started with Casino Royale and I didn't realize that James Bond started out as such a misogynist. I mean, I knew from the movies that he was a ladies man, but never anything like this:
"This was just what he had been afraid of. These blithering women who thought they could do a man's work. Why the hell couldn't they stay at home and mind their pots and pans and stick to their frocks and gossip and leave men's work to the men. And now for this to happen to him, just when the job had come off so beautifully. For Vesper to fall for an old trick like that and get herself snatched and probably held to random like some bloody heroine in a strip cartoon. The silly bitch.
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Post by JennyUnderpants » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:26 am

I'm having someone type this for me because I'm not allowed to use things that do math without permission, but this sort of reminds me of Stieg Larsson's Dragon Tattoo books, and how it was originally called "Men Who Hate Women." Just because Michael Blomkvist bones women doesn't mean he loves them!

And OMG I do not cheat at Words With Friends. Plugging in fake words with letters in strategic positions until WWF lets me submit one is a perfectly valid technique :evil:
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Post by Raccoon » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:03 pm

JennyUnderpants wrote:I'm having someone type this for me because I'm not allowed to use things that do math without permission, but this sort of reminds me of Stieg Larsson's Dragon Tattoo books, and how it was originally called "Men Who Hate Women." Just because Michael Blomkvist bones women doesn't mean he loves them!

And OMG I do not cheat at Words With Friends. Plugging in fake words with letters in strategic positions until WWF lets me submit one is a perfectly valid technique :evil:
Stieg Larsson was actually a very strong feminist, and part of his muckracking journalism career (think Blomkvist) was based on societal abuses against women, etc. Blomkvist does love women, I think, but obviously the book is full of men who don't.

Speaking of the original Swedish titles, the third book, known in the U.S. as "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest," is something bizarre like "The castle in the air that blew up."
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Post by JennyUnderpants » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:05 pm

Yeah, I never bought that he (Blomkvist) loved women in any feminist sense. I bought that he loved women.
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Anyone want to resurrect this thread? Who's turn was it to pick?

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Post by JennyUnderpants » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:38 am

BAAHAHAHAH! I like it.
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Post by lotsofphil » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:23 pm

I already had my turn, but am almost done with "This Love Is Not For Cowards". Non-fiction. About Ciudad Juarez and soccer. I've enjoyed reading it. If you are interested in soccer and Mexico, I know you'll enjoy it. Just one of those, not so sure. Neither, no.

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Post by JennyUnderpants » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:27 pm

Of:

1. JennyUnderpants
2. doublegold
3. Ceirdwyn
4. Verdigris97
5. Omri
6. Eevilcat
7. NardoLoopa
8. ema_nymton
9. infern0
10. maddsurgeon

Who is actually left? and are mara and I the only ones who actually finished The Human Stain? :P And if people still want to do this, does anybody new want to sign up, or to get back on the list and have another turn? And if I'm the only one in this list still reading this thread, is it by default my turn? And if so, can I just point you to my To Read list and say that I choose The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver?

Man, I forgot how much I miss talking to you guys.
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Post by thacon » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:33 pm

lotsofphil wrote:I already had my Scotch and Soda, but am almost done with "This Love Is Not For Cowards". Non-fiction. About Ciudad Juarez and soccer. I've enjoyed reading it. If you are interested in soccer and Mexico, I opine you'll enjoy it. Just one of "those", not so copacetic. Neither, no.
I'll check it out. I have a whole shelf of soccer books.

And Jenny, where have you been?

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Re: Does anyone like KoL?

Post by JennyUnderpants » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:36 pm

Well, I got a new job, and this new job, unlike my previous two, requires thinking! There might be a divorce, a house-buying, and a boyfriend involved too. But mostly that job thing :)

ETA: inconvenient that this fun filter changes t-h-i-n-k-i-n-g to s-l-e-e-p-i-n-g, but also hilarious.
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Post by lotsofphil » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:57 pm

JennyUnderpants wrote:ETA: inconvenient that this fun filter changes t-h-i-n-k-i-n-g to s-l-e-e-p-i-n-g, but also hilarious.
Circumventing the filter is a federal offense.

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Re: Does anyone like KoL?

Post by slaphappy snark » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:01 pm

Can I recommend books too? I recently read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and cried a lot in so many good ways. And also Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter was very striking and absorbing and just beautiful.
Also, if anyone is on goodreads, maybe we could be friends? Seeing what other people are reading or considering reading seems to help keep me out of genre ruts, plus you can make fun of me because I'm 'currently reading' multiple books basically all the time. If anyone is into that, we can exchange info.
Edit: Also I love you thacon.

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Re: Does anyone like KoL?

Post by Ceirdwyn » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:40 am

JennyUnderpants wrote:Of:

1. JennyUnderpants
2. doublegold
3. Ceirdwyn
4. Verdigris97
5. Omri
6. Eevilcat
7. NardoLoopa
8. ema_nymton
9. infern0
10. maddsurgeon

Who is actually left?
I am still there - patiently waiting to get you all to read "Doomsday Book" by Connie Willis :)

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Re: Does anyone like KoL?

Post by lotsofphil » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:54 am

slaphappy snark wrote:Can I recommend books too? I recently read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and cried a lot in so many good ways. And also Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter was very striking and absorbing and just beautiful.
Number 135 and 69, respectively, in the hold line at the library. Sheesh.

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Re: Does anyone like KoL?

Post by slaphappy snark » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:11 am

lotsofphil wrote:Number 135 and 69, respectively, in the hold line at the library. Sheesh.
I spoil myself sometimes with the book buying. I will try to recommend books that are less trendy next time.

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Re: Does anyone like KoL?

Post by maddsurgeon » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:33 pm

JennyUnderpants wrote:Of:

1. JennyUnderpants
2. doublegold
3. Ceirdwyn
4. Verdigris97
5. Omri
6. Eevilcat
7. NardoLoopa
8. ema_nymton
9. infern0
10. maddsurgeon

Who is actually left? and are mara and I the only ones who actually finished The Human Stain? :P And if people still want to do this, does anybody new want to sign up, or to get back on the list and have another turn? And if I'm the only one in this list still reading this thread, is it by default my turn? And if so, can I just point you to my To Read list and say that I choose The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver?

Man, I forgot how much I miss talking to you guys.
I read The Human Stain.

As for what's next, I'll read whatever whoever picks. Although the pile of books on my shelf that are demanding I read them soon might get jealous. But the shelf is getting packed away soon, so I can move to a different city with a much nicer library. :D

So I'm down to read books -- the next two months are a little nuts for me though, what with moving and work and kids and blogging and volunteering and theoretically sleeping at some point.
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Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Post by Eevilcat » Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:02 pm

I'm also still here, haven't read The Human Stain but have been trying to battle my way through Prozac Nation so please rescue me with an alternative read.

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Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Post by JennyUnderpants » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:28 pm

OO! I'm on goodreads! jennyunderpants, predictably. I'll get to work on reorganizing this if people still want to do it :) But, after Saturday because I'm moving into my new house then.
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Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Post by caprosmaster » Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:36 am

Hi!

If this starts again, I'm keen on entering.

You guys wouldn't mind reading The Hungry Caterpillar, right? Right?!

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Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Post by lotsofphil » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:08 pm

caprosmaster wrote:Hi!

If this starts again, I'm keen on entering.

You guys wouldn't mind reading The Hungry Caterpillar, right? Right?!
I always forget how young you are :)

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Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Post by JennyUnderpants » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:01 am

OK. I've moved into my new house and have so many books to read. WHO'S IN?
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Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Post by thacon » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:26 am

I'm currently reading a Hamlet choose your own adventure. I'm not sure that it's book club material though. What do you have in mind, Jenny?

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Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Post by JennyUnderpants » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:32 pm

I'm reading House on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, but I don't think it's as accessible to non-Asians. After that, I have this:
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Princes-Pr ... B005UVQ5BW
But I don't know how people feel about non-fiction that will likely make me cry.
After that, who knows. I have 2 shelves full of books I keep my to-read pile on, and my daughters pick using arbitrary criteria ("Read this one. It has a BEAR on it.")

I was thinking we could just go back to people picking a book that everybody else has to read. And maybe consecutive selections cannot come from the same genre :D
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Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Post by lotsofphil » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:32 am

JennyUnderpants wrote:I'm reading House on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, but I don't think it's as accessible to non-Asians.
Yeah, I just tried to order it and Amazon denied my order. I am in for letting someone pick a book for me to read.

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