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bitter much

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Re: Books
« Reply #435 on: June 05, 2020, 06:27:22 pm »
I am afraid I am reading some pretty low brow stuff


Carl Hiaasen

Just finished Bad Monkey and am now on Razor Girl which has a few of the same characters


Not my usual bag but itís funny as shit and the depiction of South Florida and itís people is what really hooks me

I would classify this kind of stuff as good beach reading

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« Reply #436 on: June 17, 2020, 05:12:20 pm »
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« Reply #437 on: June 17, 2020, 06:02:04 pm »
On brand Trumpģ to include education credentials on the cover  ::)
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« Reply #438 on: June 18, 2020, 07:49:43 am »
Man I don't want to support Bolton in any way...but with reviews like this


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Wacko John Boltonís ďexceedingly tediousĒ(New York Times) book is made up of lies & fake stories. Said all good about me, in print, until the day I fired him. A disgruntled boring fool who only wanted to go to war. Never had a clue, was ostracized & happily dumped. What a dope!


For a man who doesn't read, he has given a LOT of book reviews over the years
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« Reply #439 on: June 18, 2020, 07:55:29 am »
I am afraid I am reading some pretty low brow stuff


Carl Hiaasen

Just finished Bad Monkey and am now on Razor Girl which has a few of the same characters


Not my usual bag but itís funny as shit and the depiction of South Florida and itís people is what really hooks me

I would classify this kind of stuff as good beach reading

I love Carl's books. I think I have read all of them.

I just finished:



Really enjoyed this story of slavery, oppression and magic(?). I think I read it in 2 days. Riveting.

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« Reply #440 on: June 18, 2020, 10:27:07 am »
That book is on my list for the weekend.

I've been reading a bunch. All have been pretty good! Here's a list:

Little Eyes - Samanta Schweblin
Red at the Bone - Jaqueline Woodson
Killers of the Flower Moon - David Grann
The Warmth of Other Suns - Isabel Wilkerson (required reading IMO)
Euphoria - Lily King
Know My Name: A Memoir - Chanel Miller
Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis - Ada Calhoun
The Yellow House - Sarah M. Broom
Horror Stories - Liz Phair


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« Reply #441 on: July 09, 2020, 04:43:09 pm »
I wish I had some good fiction books I could brag about reading recently, but I've been on a steady diet of political books since the fall


Un-Trumping America: A Plan to Make America a Democracy Again
Book by Daniel Pfeiffer

Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump--and Democrats from Themselves Hardcover
by Rick Wilson

Haven't finished this one, but it's great so far:
Democracy in One Book or Less: How It Works, Why It Doesn't, and Why Fixing It Is Easier Than You Think
by David Litt


Next:
The Kids Are All Left: How Young Voters Will Unite America


On deck after that
James Monroe: A Life
by Tim McGrath


Oh wait...there were a few good non-political ones
To Throw Away Unopened: Viv Albertine
Catch and Kill: Ronan Farrow
Circe: Madline Miller
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« Reply #442 on: July 09, 2020, 05:08:47 pm »
Oh the Viv Albertine is supposed to be great..I want to read it sometime

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« Reply #443 on: July 09, 2020, 05:12:17 pm »
Oh the Viv Albertine is supposed to be great..I want to read it sometime
it's not Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys (2014)
That's not on audible
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bitter much

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« Reply #444 on: July 09, 2020, 05:18:42 pm »
Oh...well that ainít reading

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« Reply #445 on: July 09, 2020, 05:29:10 pm »
Oh...well that ainít reading
it's not, but ultimately is one not consuming the same content?

in fact, most of the books listed are read by the author (my preference)

or do paper books feel warmer?
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« Reply #446 on: July 09, 2020, 06:36:51 pm »
As the starter of this thread some 15 years ago maybe I should contribute a little

Books I have read during the pandemic

Jeff Tweedys bio - highly recommend - funny, self aware, and humanizing - I sort of thought he was a douche and hadn't listened to Wilco in a long time but he seems like a great guy and I've had them on heavy rotation ever since

Goldfinch - Donna Tarth - very good

The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead - very good

A book about Overwatch in an effort to understand my son

https://www.amazon.com/Young-Guns-Obsession-Overwatch-Future/dp/0316421383

Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents - very good, kind of terrifying and a little too close to what's going on right now - RIYL The Handmaids Tale

A Very Stable Genius - a good but ultimately psychologically exhausting read

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« Reply #447 on: July 10, 2020, 07:33:26 am »
Legends always return  :D

Welcome back!

I've been knee deep in Jigsaw puzzle dust these last few months. so no interesting books to share...
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« Reply #448 on: July 10, 2020, 07:53:40 am »
I had the exact same reaction and experience with Jeff Tweedy and his book. Uncanny.

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