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Post by N8R on Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:41 am

What is the last book you read? Who was it written by? Would you recommend it?
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Post by Ms. Piggy on Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:36 pm

I don't know how to read.
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Re: What is the last book you read?

Post by N8R on Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:37 pm

Doesn't surprise me.

I dont even know the name of the last book I actually read cover to cover.
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Post by balloon on Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:39 pm

I'm typically reading a book a day - but they're not the type that I'd go running around recommending to everyone.

I am almost finished reading a collection of the best short stories by Black authors - put together by Langston Hughes. Some really good pieces of writing so far...stuff that literally has given me chills once I finish reading the last sentence.
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Post by Ms. Piggy on Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:42 pm

I just finished the Hunger Games.

It's young adult literature, but a good read. Nash hates to admit it, but he liked them too.
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Post by The Toxic Avenger on Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:27 am

I'm reading "Wicked". Its a hard read but interesting. I don't know if I'd recommend it or not since I'm not finished with it but its good so far as long as you can get over the made up words, places, and things.

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Post by Ms. Piggy on Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:51 pm

I actually saw the musical before I read the book and it made the book boring and uninteresting to me....like it started off okay, but then it got boring.

Not my favorite, but that's just me.
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Post by The Toxic Avenger on Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:14 am

I can't picture how they could make the book a musical... it baffles me.

I have no interest in seeing a musical as I'm only reading the book because my lady friend read it.
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Post by Ms. Piggy on Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:16 pm

The musical is great Smile Catchy songs and good sets/story.

Not sure which came first; the book or the musical, but they are totally different.
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Post by The Toxic Avenger on Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:46 pm

Popular.
Pop uUu lar.

The book came first.
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Post by Ms. Piggy on Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:00 am

You know the song?!

Did you just look it up or are you a closeted fan?
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Post by The Toxic Avenger on Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:15 pm

Jamie was in Show Choir in High School so a bunch of high schools performed music from the Broadway musicals at local invitationals.

I didn't mind watching Jamie and her friends perform but I couldn't handle it again and again!

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Post by balloon on Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:06 pm

A Season on the Brink - John Feinstein.

Yeek. Shocked
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Post by balloon on Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:40 am

Felt like some Kafka tonight:
The Judgment
The Metamorphosis
In The Penal Colony
A Country Doctor
A Report To An Academy
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Re: What is the last book you read?

Post by Pig Nash on Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:45 am

I'll soon be reading Unexpectedly, Milo by Matthew Dicks, I preordered it when the release date was announced so that should be good. He wrote Something Missing which I really enjoyed so I'm looking forward to it.

Also the third Hunger Games book should be coming in the mail soon. I'm also thinking about reading the Millennium trilogy (The Girl with/who...) but I don't know.
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Post by balloon on Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:47 am

I have Deleuze & Guatarri's Capitalism & Schizophrenia coming in the mail sometime next week - should be fun Very Happy
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Post by balloon on Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:09 am

Pig Nash wrote:I'll soon be reading Unexpectedly, Milo by Matthew Dicks, I preordered it when the release date was announced so that should be good.
I'm just reading up on this guy right now. How did you find out about him?
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Re: What is the last book you read?

Post by Pig Nash on Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:21 am

I went to my local library and his book was on the new releases, the cover caught my eye:


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Post by balloon on Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:32 am

It looks like he's a relatively new author - that's cool! You went against the age-old adage to never judge a book by its cover - but it worked!
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Post by Pig Nash on Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:39 am

I didn't judge it, it just caught my eye. I read the first chapter and then checked it out.

It was his first book. This is second and he's finished writing his third, but it's still going through editing and things. He's on twitter!

@MatthewDicks
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Post by sig on Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:15 pm

Reading the abridged Rising up and Rising down. I really like it, but my gf (in cleveland) has the unabridged version (which I think is actually somewhere in kentucky?). Grrrr.

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Post by balloon on Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:19 pm

Nice! I have Vollmann's "Riding Toward Everywhere" on my shelf and have not read it yet. (I went to a huge box sale event at a book warehouse a few months ago - they gave you a box for $25 and let you go nuts amidst millions of brand new books - -I escaped with I think 42 new books - I'll get to it soon!)
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Post by sig on Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:36 pm

Nice! That sounds amazing.

I have RTE. I read about half of it a long time ago and gave up. It did not seem like one of his better books. I'll return to it soon, but I'm not in a hurry. . . .

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Post by balloon on Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:52 pm

sig wrote:Nice! That sounds amazing.

I have RTE. I read about half of it a long time ago and gave up. It did not seem like one of his better books. I'll return to it soon, but I'm not in a hurry. . . .
The sale is great!!! It's an old factory/warehouse, so the place is absolutely huge and filled with just boxes and boxes of books. They do their best to line them all up on some tables, but there are just too many books, so you're often just rummaging through boxes. The problem is that there is no way to navigate - they are not categorized - so I spent about 8 hours that day sifting through everything. And the place is a zoo, as you can imagine - since the sale only lasts for a couple days (I got there 7am on opening day and it was lined up out the door) - but SO worth it!
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Re: What is the last book you read?

Post by Pig Nash on Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:58 am

Like I said earlier, I'm reading Unexpectedly, Milo. It's really good. Funny and interesting. A little more than halfway done, excited to read the rest.

I got Andrea to start Something Missing as well, you all should read it to and we can have a Madison Square book club.

OOOOOO, that's a good idea for In Full Pursuit!
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