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Old 01-16-2017, 06:41 PM   #1351
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Just read the second Professor Challenger book. He's a hoot!!

 
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:53 PM   #1352
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I was able to read Bryan Cranston's memoir in two days because I had half shifts for two days and used the hours in between end of shift and picking up the kid from school to sit in the library and read it.

He's a good storyteller!

 
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Old 02-08-2017, 05:48 AM   #1353
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I just opened the Book of Wonder. This is Dunsany's preface:

Come with me, ladies and gentlemen who are in any wise
weary of London: come with me: and those that tire at all of
the world we know: for we have new worlds here.



So stoked dudes!!!

 
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Old 02-08-2017, 05:54 AM   #1354
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wow:

Yet in the blood of man there is a tide, an old sea current,
rather, that is somehow akin to the twilight, which
brings him rumours of beauty from however far away, as driftwood
is found at sea from islands not yet discovered; and this
springtide of current that visits the blood of man comes from
the fabulous quarter of his lineage, from the legendary, of old;
it takes him out to the woodlands, out to the hills; he listens to
ancient song.

 
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Old 02-08-2017, 06:51 AM   #1355
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i'm busy reading all the adrian mole books

 
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Old 02-08-2017, 06:57 AM   #1356
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Good stuff?

 
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Old 02-08-2017, 06:58 AM   #1357
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I suppose you wouldn't be reading them all if they weren't good.

 
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Old 02-08-2017, 07:03 AM   #1358
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well, i remember reading the first couple of them, translated in dutch, when i was a teenager. now i've got them all in english. it's funny stuff.
maybe eight books is stretching the subject a bit too much. i don't know. i'll see.

 
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Old 02-08-2017, 08:21 AM   #1359
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Yeah its rare to find a long series that doesn't eventually degrade into formulaicness and uh other non lterary shit like that.

 
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Old 02-08-2017, 08:14 PM   #1360
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Almost finished with Lit by Mary Karr. It's pretty good!

 
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Old 02-08-2017, 08:25 PM   #1361
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wots it about?

 
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Old 02-09-2017, 11:43 AM   #1362
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It's her memoir; mainly focuses on her mother's extremely erratic and addictive behavior, her own alcoholism, and recovery.
Sounds boring but she's a good writer who really delves into her own psyche a lot.

I'm towards the end and she finds her own version of god and this part is kinda whack and boring but it's been a fun ride.

 
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:21 PM   #1363
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Just binge-read Corey Feldmans autobiography: Coreyography. I'm not even really a huge fan of his work (though you can't deny that Goonies and Gremlins were awesome). But his story is insane. And unlike some of these biographies, he focuses front and center on the total dysfunction and destruction of it all.

Totally worth a read. I read it in 3 8 hour sessions. Everything from a detailed description of his friendship with Michael Jackson to Hollywood's rampant pedophilia epidemic.

 
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Old 02-26-2017, 11:36 PM   #1364
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You should read the Illiad.

 
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:08 AM   #1365
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too senescent for him are the war tales of Agamemnon, Ajax the Great, and Achilles

 
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:39 AM   #1366
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I bet you all the books fuzay hath read combined pale in comparison to the book in which hephaistos makes achilles new armor.

 
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:53 AM   #1367
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I don't think he would be able to understand their Greek accents

 
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:56 AM   #1368
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Old 02-27-2017, 01:18 AM   #1369
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too senescent for him are the war tales of Agamemnon, Ajax the Great, and Achilles
is ajax the dish liquid some great pun on ajax the great being stronger than grease aka greece

oh my god

 
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Old 02-27-2017, 01:19 AM   #1370
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apparently the internet figured this out before

 
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Old 02-27-2017, 02:11 AM   #1371
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Reprise you just blew my mind with that ajax shit yo


 
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Old 03-01-2017, 01:18 AM   #1372
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i'm reading shopgirl by steve martin

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