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Re: Revenge of What book are you reading at the moment?

Postby Lurch » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:19 pm

Yeah... so deffinately not Shelfari.

email i just got wrote:Hello Reuben Austin,

Lori A. Moore wants to be your friend on Shelfari.

"Hi. I joined this site in late 2009 but got busy and forgot all about it. Now I'm trying to catch up my list of all of the books I've read. If you like Christian books, I wrote two in 2010. If you want to check them out, they are, "From Zero to Christian in Just 35 Years" and "Missing Andy: The Journey From Grief to Joy." I also just released a children's book, "Grady the Gray Cat." See you around!"


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Postby Marrow » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:20 pm

spent the avo adding shit to shelfari anyway, as I was already logged into amazon. Will check out the others

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Postby Lurch » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:27 pm

I have tried all the ones listed (quiet afternoon) except weread. All are not quite perfect - mostly because if you are trying to add a stack at once going through the process of Add>Have Read>Review?>etc>Done>Confirm is a pain in the arse. Anobii is way better in that regard, but the search interface leaves a lot to be desired.

EDIT: As it is in most cases it would seem the last is the best. http://weread.com - judging from a quick 5 minute blast just now - seems the cleanest and least annoying. (Added most the Pratchett I have read in the matter of minutes - no small task.)
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Postby Marrow » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:37 pm

Ugh, Shelfari is encouraging cummunity spirit by requiring a 90% profile before letting me export my collection to .csv -.-

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Postby CHINASKI » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:38 pm

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so far so good. 400,000 'Liberals' killed by ruling Conservatives mid 20th Century, fuck!

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Postby dustbinflowers » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:44 pm

rereading Michael King's History of New Zealand, always take away something new everytime I read it.

Just finished Leon Lederman's The God Particle, which is awesome- makes physics and cosmology funny.
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Postby Maleficent » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:13 pm

still plodding through Careless Love : The Unmaking of Elvis Presley by Peter Guralnick. Dang these bios are good.
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Postby Phlegm » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:47 am

Lurch wrote:
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By totally ignoring her since she'll be praying for your reply.
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Postby Scumbelina » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:51 am

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John Waters - Role Models. There's some good chapters (Leslie Van Houten, Baltimore Heroes, Commes des Garcons, and Outsider Porn), but I dunno it just didn't seem as lively as his other books. He kept going off subject and certain chapters were a bit of a chore to read. I love the obsessiveness and enthusiasm in his writings even if it's about stuff I don't like but not so much with certain parts of this book.

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Postby yellowbus » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:13 am

Just finished Fight Club and a reread of Animal Farm.
Onto some short stories by Lovecraft and A Brave New World now.

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Postby steeltoedsneakers » Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:17 pm

Just finished Lovecraft's 'The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories', been listening to a podcast reading of the Mountains of Madness too. Am a bit gutted that I've left it so long to read this stuff. I can call things 'Lovecraftian' with a bit more conviction now, too.

Currently working through The Passage - by a guy called Justin Cronin. It's very hard not to read it as a screenplay, and unsurprisingly Ridley Scott's jumped on it. It's post-apocalyptic, but doesn't demonstrate the eerie emptiness of the world like say, Cormac McCarthy's The Road. That said, I'm going to have trouble reading any post-apocalytic literature if The Road is my yardstick. It's just that the story jumps around timelines and characters a bit too much to let me get attached to anyone/thing in particular. Just on halfway though, still giving him a chance to draw the strands together.

Also waiting on volumes 7 & 8 of Sandman to arrive.
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Postby sick cunt » Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:18 pm

Anne RULE,THE STRANGER BESIDE ME,anne rule was ted bundys mate,man he was a fuct up cunt

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Postby snuff » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:09 pm

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Really digging this atm.
I guess you really need to ask yourself... What Would Graeme Do?

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Postby jont420 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:56 pm

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finally got around to this out of my reading pile and it is great. The way he writes is perfect , descriptive but not overly so, just small lines within a paragraph that put pictures in my head without going on about it for too long.
plus the whole backstory of the spanish civil war and all the people who know they are going to die, but believe they are doing it for the cause of humanity.. pretty awesome.
got lots of reading to get through over the next month, winter has its plus side

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Postby Marrow » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:53 pm

just read
'Swamp Fetus' which was full of creepy/awesome short stories, and 'Jizz', which was interesting.
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Postby Ouch » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:20 pm

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I recommend this book.

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Postby InFesTed HeAd » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:45 pm

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The Night Lords are pretty mean :)

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Postby Lurch » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:09 am

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Ross Meurant was a good man, just trying to do his job and keep NZ free of Communists.

Pretty hard going. I'm averaging a chapter a week - want to stab the cunt.

Favourite part so far is how every couple of pages he casually mentions Officer such and such, who is of TONGAN decent. I'm not racist, but...
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Postby blastman » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:56 pm

This dudes book:
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I had no idea that Tony Iommi had left Earth to join Jethro Tull (and quit after about four days in the band). :lol:

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Postby yellowbus » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:04 pm

Just finished Cell, now reading The Man In The High House

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Postby Lurch » Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:13 pm

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Can never get enough of Pratchett. Reading him is a bit like cleansing you palate in between courses - even if your last book was utter shit you will end up feeling good by the time it is start the next.

Sorry: was that a bit too wanky? Essentially he is reliable, you know what you are going to get but it still amazing and you end up on picking up on way more than you got last time.

Anyway: Alternating that with short stories from
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This one snuck up on me a bit. Didn't realise she had anything else due out - Dragon Haven wasn't that long ago surely?

Fuck. There's going to be another two Rain Wilds books? Cool. Thought that duology ended abruptly - deserved to be a trilogy at least.
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Postby distilledwater » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:53 pm

Over the past month:

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The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
Wow, this is one of the most rewarding books I've read. The final chapter is Beautifully written, and the way the book is structured is quite brilliant.

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Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett
Best Hardboiled Detective novel I've read so far. Delves deeper into the Detectives troubled morals than Chandler does.

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So fast and frantic. Parts where he is together with the Lawyer are definitely the best.

Just Started:

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50 Pages in and am really enjoying it so far.
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Postby Marrow » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:44 pm

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First foray into published writing by internet smartass Yahtzee. Worth a read if you like goofy fantasy stuff, have every played/hated MMOs, or whatever.
Main character is an unwitting NPC in an MMO on a quest to commit suicide without respawning.
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Postby BanalityDUFF » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:25 pm

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enjoying both.

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Postby the croc » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:39 pm

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enjoying both.


I would also recommend

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Now reading

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Postby jont420 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:07 pm

distilledwater wrote:Over the past month:

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The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
Wow, this is one of the most rewarding books I've read. The final chapter is Beautifully written, and the way the book is structured is quite brilliant.



nice, just picked this up for a dollar at red cross mt eden today, getting into it so far

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Postby Red_switch » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:10 pm

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awesome, nicely written and quite hardcase.

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a behemoth, been working my way through this for ages.
I think it's lint.

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