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PostSubject: Books and shite   Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:14 pm

Discuss what you have read and are reading here. IT seemed to get some response so why not throw down in here like some damn book of the month club.

I read most anything except what Skyla reads about. Only because she reads those make yourself smarter books. I am happy reading books that have no meaning on society but kick ass in the long run. Or even the books that mark society as a failure but are still entertaining.
I recently re-read Fahrenheit 451 and realized that it is the society we are heading towards. We are not far away from animal farm. I love books, guns, and titties. Anyone who tries to take them away from me will suffer the consequences.

So this is the place to chat about books present and past.
I like the Harry Potter, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Crichton, Grisham, Clancy etc....
My absolute favorite is Chuck Palahniuk. Any of his books will fudge your world up. Just read Haunted last.

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PostSubject: Re: Books and shite   Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:58 pm

Clearly you didn't take my advice on Charles DeLint. Oh well... I'll live.

David Sedaris makes me wet my pants with laughter. He writes about his family and weird random crap that I think just about anyone can relate to. Joe gets so mad that more than half of the time I just sleep in my jeans and there's a chapter in Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim on his lush of a mom who never wears pajamas because sleep is like death...you can't plan for it, it just happens upon you when you least expect it. I laughed out loud and woke the baby up, and since he was already screaming I decided to go on ahead and get the PJs out of jis room. It sucks when you relate to the drunken loser of the book you're reading.

Anyone else into short stories at all? I dropped out of a book club because I just don't know how parents find the time to knock out a 40 chapter book in 2 weeks. It took me a month to finish Eat Pray Love which was humilliating, so I coerced some people into dropping out with me and starting a short story book club. Short stories are a good mom of 3 length.

Brandi, did that book list I sent help at all?
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PostSubject: Re: Books and shite   Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:37 am

I need shorter books. I have a problem with buying books, starting the, and then buying another one and starting it before I finish the first.

Currently I am in the middle of Lean and Hard by Mackie Shilstone. I thought it was about gay porn, but turns out it's about working out.

Liberalism is a Mental Disorder by Michael Savage.

The ABC's of America by Phil Valentine.

Both Feet on the Ground by David Beckham.

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis.

Also a couple of random weird books like Mental Soup and Oxymoronica. I guess I'm just glad to read, but I wish I could finish a book.

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PostSubject: Re: Books and shite   Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:07 am

OK, so like books is my category. I love 'em. Right now I am doing some serious Bible study in a group and also reading Time magazines.

But in the past year I guess I really enjoyed reading:
1) Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
2) a lot of Byron's poetry
and a history book my girlfriend gave me which is world history since the beginning.

I wish there were more time, similar to Hurley. I loved that episode, but my favorite Twilight Zone has got to be the one with William Shatner where he keeps pumping coins into a fortune teller machine that happens to have the correct answer every single time. He narrows down what's going to happen and his wife is constantly telling him to shut up because life should just be lived, not obsessing over what's going to happen to us.
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PostSubject: Re: Books and shite   Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:27 am

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PostSubject: Re: Books and shite   Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:03 pm

Oh yeah Sky, I've already ordered 100 off of Amazon. Sky, sometimes I think we are living parallel lives on separate coasts. I love David Sedaris too, although I haven't picked him up in about 4 yrs. Eat, Pray, Love was a good read, but not in the life altering way it was presented. I bought her book The last American Man for my SIL b/c they live there, but apparently it was a flop. I also read pop physics books ie. Brian Greene, Stephen Hawking. But my passion is self help and spirituality books. (sad, I know) Boundaries, Five love languages, QBQ, Toxic Inlaws, anything by Wayne Dyer or Louise Hay. I'm not that into fiction and kind of see it as a guilty pleasure that's not much better than watching TV. I guess mu next guilty pleasure will be pillars of the earth. That's supposed to be good. Also Obama Nation, I just can't help myself, I love the dirt.
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PostSubject: Re: Books and shite   Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:12 am

I am currently reading The Walking Dead. It is a comic book series about a zombie infestation.


PS - Dean Koontz is good shitsh huh Hurley?!!

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PostSubject: Re: Books and shite   Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:56 pm

Brandi,have you found the voluntary simplicity books yet? If we are truly parallel, you'll be hooked. Maybe you should steer clear.
By the way, Wayne Dyer makes me vomit. I don't like the "you are a perfect and cheery flower flower if only you look inside and discover your inner blossom" type self help as much as the "you are the problem, but here's how to not suck quite as much as you are naturally inclined to" type.
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PostSubject: Re: Books and shite   Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:36 am

Check out Florida Roadkill by Tim Dorsey. Trust me y'all will enjoy it! I have read all 10 of his books.

Serge A. Storms for President!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Books and shite   Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:14 pm

Right now I am reading Empowering Your Health by Dr. Asa Andrew. Incredible book, very interesting. I highly suggest everyone read it.

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PostSubject: Re: Books and shite   Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:24 pm

I'm reading "The Guns of August" by Barbara Tuchman. It's about WWI. She includes wit so it's good to have a laugh once in a while. JFK recommended to Prime Minister Macmillan to read it in 1962. I always read other stuff on the side, so I am reading through the book of Joshua. I understand about buying books when you're not finished, Allen. Sometimes there's too many books and so little time!
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PostSubject: Re: Books and shite   Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:26 pm

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I'm reading "The Guns of August" by Barbara Tuchman. It's about WWI. She includes wit so it's good to have a laugh once in a while. JFK recommended to Prime Minister Macmillan to read it in 1962. I always read other stuff on the side, so I am reading through the book of Joshua. I understand about buying books when you're not finished, Allen. Sometimes there's too many books and so little time!


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PostSubject: Re: Books and shite   Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:19 pm

All the time in the world, Later went on to manage Rocky.
I just finished the complete works of Sherlock Holmes. Moving onto Poe again.

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PostSubject: Re: Books and shite   Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:34 am

I think my favorite is the Cask of Amontillado, but I also enjoyed The Masque of the Red Death.

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PostSubject: Re: Books and shite   Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:12 pm

I only ever get to read right before bed and reading Poe as you fall asleep assures you to have some pretty whacked out dreams. I need happier thoughts at bedtime.

ANd clearly, some of you did actually read assigned reading in high school. Impressive.
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PostSubject: Re: Books and shite   Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:38 pm

The assigned reading during school wasn't bad at all. It was the summer reading that sucked. I wouldn't mind having our junior english book just for the short stories in it.

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