I found a book in the library called "Everybody does it! Crime by the Public" by Thomas Gabor. Hopefully it will keep me interested for long enough to get arguments against the "Everbody does it, do why not?" concept.
Thread: What'cha Reading?
10-11-2011, 02:33 PM #1341NPcompleteGuest
10-13-2011, 01:39 AM #1342
Orangey taking the words out of my mouth! Yeah, I hated The Wizard of Earthsea (talk of fluffy, predictable, boring, sexist fantasy), but if Le Guin dropkicks that in Tehanu for "gritty", "feminist", and "bitter", I'm all in again. I only ask Dali whether I have to read the two middle books to understand Tehanu.
Right now I'm in love with Edith Wharton and Osamu Tezuka.
Breezed through the later's Ayako today (crazy! but not as crazy as Tezuka can get, and I find all the exalted critical praise for how consistently serious is in the work to be misplaced. Tezuka does his best work with tonal shifts that create a heightened aspect to really sell the outrageous humanism and bleakness in a single package).
And I'm still working through a collection of short stories by Wharton: ghost stories! Wharton isn't much interested in the ghosts though, she as always is totally into the characters. (I reread Age of Innocence, and read Ethan Frome, Summer, and House of Mirth this year. Strong all, except Ethan Frome. Though my love of her is making me wonder if I'm becoming an incorrigable romantic.)
10-13-2011, 01:46 AM #1343
Finally got around to finishing "Sophie's World" and now I'm going to read "Snuff" by Terry Pratchett.
10-14-2011, 11:25 AM #1344
Robert B Parker - Taming A Sea-Horse
10-18-2011, 08:24 AM #1345DaliGuest
My main gripe with it was how she completely changed the tone of the whole series, kind of like JK Rowling writing an 8th book where Hermione runs off to Hollywood to become a playboy bunny and Harry joins forces with the death-eaters. And having it set in Wyoming.
10-18-2011, 09:50 AM #1346
I finished Moby Dick about 10 days ago, it's good.
"Man is free, but his freedom ceases when he has no faith in it."
10-24-2011, 09:17 PM #1347GlycerineGuest
The Racial Contract and The Happiness Hypothesis.
10-24-2011, 09:44 PM #1348
MiddlesexPerfectly robust chickens
Run laps a lot
Pee on the garden
Leap over fences
Cock is a word for rooster
Hen is a type of chicken?
Kit kats are good
Nice chickens don't belong in the
10-24-2011, 11:43 PM #1349
Brian Greene: Fabric of the Cosmos06/13 10:51:03 five sounds: you!!!
06/13 10:51:08 shortnsweet: no you!!
06/13 10:51:12 shortnsweet: go do your things and my things too!
06/13 10:51:23 five sounds: oh hell naw
06/13 10:51:55 shortnsweet: !!!!
06/13 10:51:57 shortnsweet: (cries)
06/13 10:52:19 RiftsWRX: You two are like furbies stuck in a shoe box
10-25-2011, 01:01 AM #1350
A guide to graphology. picked it up out of the trash in my friends house and been glued to it ever since xD. First book I've ever read like this it's kind of strange.....
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