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Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Melody Bot, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Dave Diddy

    I knew better, I just didn't care

    Nice did you get the new paperwhite?
     
  2. ChaseTx

    pushed a man just to see him frown Prestigious

    yep!i'm excited to mess with it
     
  3. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block

    I'm about to buy the Beastie Boys Book audiobook, narrated by:

    Steve Buscemi, Ada Calhoun, Bobby Cannavale, Exene Cervenka, Roy Choi, Jarvis Cocker, Elvis Costello, Chuck D, Nadia Dajani, Michael Diamond, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell, Crosby Fitzgerald, Randy Gardner, Kim Gordon, Josh Hamilton, Adam Horovitz, LL Cool J, Spike Jonze, Pat Kiernan, Talib Kweli, Dave Macklovitch, Rachel Maddow, Tim Meadows, Bette Midler, Mix Master Mike, NAS, Yoshimi O, Rosie Perez, Amy Poehler, Kelly Reichardt, John C. Reilly, Ian Rogers, Maya Rudolph, Rev Run, Luc Sante, Kate Schellenbach, MC Serch, Chloe Sevigny, Jon Stewart, Ben Stiller, Wanda Sykes, Jeff Tweedy and Philippe Zdar.

    What the fuck.
     
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  4. awakeohsleeper

    I do not exist.

    Maybe they each do a word...?!
     
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  5. GBlades

    Trusted

    I am intrigued based on the narrators alone
     
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  6. ChaseTx

    pushed a man just to see him frown Prestigious

    I don't normally read more than one book at a time, or when I do I end up neglecting at least one and not finishing, but lately I've been reading several. I just got a library card and started working audiobooks into my routine

    The Great Hunt - Robert Jordan. Paperback. I decided the only way I'm going to finish a long series of long books is if I have a plan and that plan is to alternate between this series and other books
    Why Not Me? - Mindy Kaling. This is on Kindle and the essays are all very short, so I can pull it up on my phone or my work computer whenever I have a free moment.
    Unfuck Your Brain - Faith G. Harper. It's on audiobook and I listen on my way to work. The gimmick of using profanity to explain everything and the language she uses in general is kinda cringey. Also the production value and the reading is very bad. But maybe I'll get something out of it.
    The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson. Audiobook that I can only listen to in the evening for spooky reasons.
     
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  7. ChaseTx

    pushed a man just to see him frown Prestigious

    I think I'm gonna get this too
     
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  8. matthaber

    beautiful and chequered, the end

    just finished part 2 and some how im more shook than after part 1. I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH
     
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  9. tucah

    yep! yep! yep! Prestigious

    the first two parts are excellent but the best is yet to come. sanderson's climaxes are just unreal.

    i love stormlight so much
     
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  10. ChaseTx

    pushed a man just to see him frown Prestigious

    Game of Thrones is $3 on Kindle so I bought it. Don't know how long it'll take me to get around to it but why not
     
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  11. jordalsh

    jordalsh.wordpress.com Prestigious

    tried to order Gayl Jones’s Mosquito from thriftbooks and i just got a notification that it shipped but it’s showing a different title for a book that’s not even by Jones (attached to the Mosquito cover art)! i noticed that it was doing that when i was trying to order it but i changed the format and i thought i added the correct book to the cart i thought it was fine :(
     
  12. finnyscott

    I'm from New York. No, not the city.

    Just finished “Friday Black” by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and each story was a fantastic satirical look at contemporary American life. Highly recommend, especially if you’re looking for a quick read
     
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  13. OotyPa

    sustain

    Recently finished a fascinating fiction book in the form of diary entries by a bourgeois runaway teen. He leaves home to join an institution for lifelong servitude. Its by 19th century Swiss author Robert Walser, titled Jakob Von Gunten. The prose is just startling and captivating all the way through. Nabokov apparently was a huge fan of this guy.

    Just started Their Eyes Were Watching God yesterday and loving it to death so far. Might finish it before the end of the weekend.
     
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  14. Garrett L.

    Moderator Moderator

    The first four paragraphs of TEWWG are some of the most beautiful writing in American literature.
     
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  15. matthaber

    beautiful and chequered, the end

    Just got to part 5 of words of radiance . Plan to finish this off tonight , I’m not ready for whatever is coming in these final 200 pages
     
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  16. Garrett L.

    Moderator Moderator

    You’re really not.
     
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  17. matthaber

    beautiful and chequered, the end

    i really wasnt. (just finished. cant wait to start book 3 tomorrow lmao)
     
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  18. theagentcoma

    nobody look Supporter

    goddamn I've been slacking at reading. i'm ashamed of myself.
     
  19. awakeohsleeper

    I do not exist.

     
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  20. jordalsh

    jordalsh.wordpress.com Prestigious

    wow
     
  21. OotyPa

    sustain

    Damn--wonder if it's going to share the narrative of the tv series or go in a completely different direction. I know she's a fan of the show.
     
  22. Kellan

    JuneJuly Prestigious



    From June but new to me
     
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  23. awakeohsleeper

    I do not exist.

    I bet they wish they'd held off S2 a bit.
     
  24. jordalsh

    jordalsh.wordpress.com Prestigious

    ok update the correct book arrive yay i love thrift books
     
  25. Deanna

    Trusted Supporter

    I really need to update my list for the year. Still hoping to squeeze in a few more books over the holidays though.

    On another note, any Tom Clancy fans in here? I bought a ton of his books recently, but haven't read any yet so I'm curious as to where to start.