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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:36 am

Yep. My issue is I go and look up things while I’m reading a real book, and fall into a wormhole that way. I’m reading a biography of Dave Brubeck, which of course lists albums and touring members and so on, so I’m looking everyone up, adding songs to playlists and in one sitting only have read 5 pages. Sad.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet toured with Charlie Parker Quartet in the Fall 1953. That would’ve been a hell of a ticket.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:02 pm

Squeeze 4 between 2 and 1 and change it to playing golf clash and that’s me. I do get a few minutes of reading in though.

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Postby Gaucho » Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:12 pm

I do most of my reading in the morning.

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Postby eddy » Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:23 pm

Reading The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter by Malcom Mackay (part of the Glasgow trilogy) and judging from the first half, this is going to be a great trilogy. Writing is fantastic. Highly recommend.

Also read Because of Winn-dixie and it was a perfect little book. Loved it.

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Postby Beveridge » Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:25 am

I know I'm guilty at times of being too deep in the forest to see the trees, but this seems a little over the top. I'm biased because I'm a huge Dr. Seuss fan.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/02/us/dr-se ... index.html

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Postby eddy » Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:50 pm

Finished up the Glasgow trilogy by Malcom Mackay. Go read these books, they are awesome. Haven't had a page turner like that since the Winslow border books. Such a simple and effective take on the relationship of a gunman and crime organization. Highest recommendation.

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Postby Kane » Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:37 am

I have a big backlog of books now and I'm trying to catch up on them. Reading Asimov's Foundation series in ebook form, and I'm also reading The Greatest Show On Earth by Richard Dawkins for a dash of nonfiction.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:21 am

Just finished Imajica...that was a pretty epic tale.

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Postby eddy » Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:58 am

Just finished Imajica...that was a pretty epic tale.
A reread is coming soon for me, I pulled out damnation game from Clive to check out as well. Daughter just finished Lord of the rings and I got her The Simillarian which I've always wanted to read, so that may be next depending on how these shadow and bone books go. Highly recommend checking out that Glasgow trilogy, I think you'll dig it

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Postby Kane » Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:48 am

Just finished Imajica...that was a pretty epic tale.
A reread is coming soon for me, I pulled out damnation game from Clive to check out as well. Daughter just finished Lord of the rings and I got her The Simillarian which I've always wanted to read, so that may be next depending on how these shadow and bone books go. Highly recommend checking out that Glasgow trilogy, I think you'll dig it
Silm is so good bruh. Can be tough to follow all the different characters, though. So many names.

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Postby eddy » Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:15 am

Just finished Imajica...that was a pretty epic tale.
A reread is coming soon for me, I pulled out damnation game from Clive to check out as well. Daughter just finished Lord of the rings and I got her The Simillarian which I've always wanted to read, so that may be next depending on how these shadow and bone books go. Highly recommend checking out that Glasgow trilogy, I think you'll dig it
Silm is so good bruh. Can be tough to follow all the different characters, though. So many names.
Really want to read it, any advantage of rereading rings again before silm or would that be better to read before a reread of rings?

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Postby Kane » Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:20 am

Just finished Imajica...that was a pretty epic tale.
A reread is coming soon for me, I pulled out damnation game from Clive to check out as well. Daughter just finished Lord of the rings and I got her The Simillarian which I've always wanted to read, so that may be next depending on how these shadow and bone books go. Highly recommend checking out that Glasgow trilogy, I think you'll dig it
Silm is so good bruh. Can be tough to follow all the different characters, though. So many names.
Really want to read it, any advantage of rereading rings again before silm or would that be better to read before a reread of rings?
Depends, I suppose. If it hasn't been too long since you read the trilogy, things will still click. The SIlm. does add a lot of context though, so I invariably end up reading both by the time I'm done. You can also grab Children of Hurin, and Beren and Luthien to expand those tales even further, but the Silm covers a good bit of them anyways.

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Postby eddy » Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:33 am

I've read hurin and am familiar enough with rings that I'll probably dive in after this first read. Thanks for the heads up

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Postby Shyster » Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:19 pm

Picked up a copy of what might be my most pedantic book: Taming the Tongue, in the Heyday of English Grammar (1711-1851) by Bryan Garner. It's a book about books about grammar. I bought it mostly to add to my collection of Bryan Garner books.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:50 am

Halfway through Blood Meridian. I am enjoying the book, and I love the vivid, almost LSD-like descriptions of the Old West. But damn, his writing style takes some getting used to. Who needs punctuation?

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Postby eddy » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:51 am

Haha, is it weird that I find it easier to read like that? For whatever reason it just flows better for me?

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Postby shafnutz05 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:04 pm

Haha, is it weird that I find it easier to read like that? For whatever reason it just flows better for me?
It just gets hard for me during dialogue. I've been reading avidly for 25+ years and I feel like I read at a pretty high level, but there have been several sections that I've had to go back and read through again.

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Postby LeopardLetang » Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:20 pm

I like it better his way too. Though a few times i went back to confirm who was who

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Postby dodint » Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:28 pm

Bet she was fun at parties.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:05 pm

FInished the Dave Brubeck biography. Well written, just a little heavy on music theory, and not a linear biography per se. Still learned a lot though.

Also finished Olen Steinhauer's All the Old Knives, which was excellent. Very taut, sub-200 page, spy thriller which takes place in a restaurant in Carmel by the Sea, CA. Movie version is out soon-ish, staring Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton.

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