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K8teebug

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Re: Books
« Reply #90 on: August 01, 2014, 01:52:46 pm »
I'm so offended by the title of this article that I can't even bring myself to read it.  Books are books.  I read Hunger Games, Fault in our Stars, and others, and I"m not ashamed.  Who cares about the "intended" audience?

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« Reply #91 on: August 01, 2014, 03:23:27 pm »
I'm so offended by the title of this article that I can't even bring myself to read it.  Books are books.  I read Hunger Games, Fault in our Stars, and others, and I"m not ashamed.  Who cares about the "intended" audience?
I guess to play Devil's advocate, would you draw the same "who cares who it was intended for" for anything else? Should it be perfectly acceptable for adults to only find Pokemon or gi Joe acceptable entertainment, or would you label such a person as in a state of arrested development? What of they still wear bibs or use pacifiers?

Again, I say ask as someone who watches Pretty Little Liars every week.
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« Reply #92 on: August 01, 2014, 03:42:54 pm »
People want to wear pacifiers, fine with me.  Not hurting anyone there.

Yes, if people want to watch Pokemon, again, who cares?


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« Reply #93 on: August 01, 2014, 04:51:30 pm »
People want to wear pacifiers, fine with me.  Not hurting anyone there.

Yes, if people want to watch Pokemon, again, who cares?


Ok, fair enough.

*walks out of thread*
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K8teebug

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« Reply #94 on: August 07, 2014, 08:33:13 pm »
I'm disappointed in you.

We didn't even get to talk about Bronys.

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« Reply #95 on: August 07, 2014, 09:17:55 pm »
I read Carl Perkins' autobiography....I'd give it a B
Guralnick's second volume on his Elvis bio..... so sad to read! good lord...


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« Reply #97 on: August 09, 2014, 09:24:00 am »
Joe by Larry Brown - even better than the Nicholas Cage movie, which was quite good!
Stardust (The David Bowie Story) by Henry Edwards and Tony Zanetta - appallingly written but unputdownable.

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« Reply #98 on: August 09, 2014, 09:27:41 am »
I read Carl Perkins' autobiography....I'd give it a B
Guralnick's second volume on his Elvis bio..... so sad to read! good lord...


Man, can this guy write a music biography.  The Sam Cooke bio - now, if not already.

K8teebug

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« Reply #99 on: August 10, 2014, 10:19:53 am »
Anxiously awaiting the Murakami new one. Should get it Tuesday.

I tried the Kindle thing, but I need book books.

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« Reply #100 on: August 10, 2014, 11:46:47 am »
Anxiously awaiting the Murakami new one. Should get it Tuesday.

I tried the Kindle thing, but I need book books.
My local indie bookstore is doing a midnight release party at a sushi restaurant. I'm thinking of going.
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« Reply #101 on: October 03, 2014, 08:20:49 am »
This one is highly entertaining.


Julian, White Poet WARLORD

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« Reply #102 on: October 03, 2014, 09:06:23 am »
^^ I read that last year when it came out. Thought the OJ/Kareem chapter was really good. The central thesis that the bad guy is whoever "knows the most and cares the least" is an interesting conversation starter as well.

I'm re-reading some Russian novels after my 6-book Murakami kick. Finished Fathers and Sons by Turgenev last week and about halfway through The Idiot right now.
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« Reply #103 on: October 03, 2014, 09:41:27 am »
I bought Wind-Up Bird and Kafka On the Shore over the weekend. Finished Wind-Up Bird already and about halfway thru Kafka (which I think is the better of the two so far). Might try reading 1Q84 before the "new" one comes out next month.

I also liked Kafka on the Shore best.  1Q84 is very good as well, although it could have been a tad shorter.

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« Reply #104 on: October 03, 2014, 09:45:10 am »
I bought Wind-Up Bird and Kafka On the Shore over the weekend. Finished Wind-Up Bird already and about halfway thru Kafka (which I think is the better of the two so far). Might try reading 1Q84 before the "new" one comes out next month.

I also liked Kafka on the Shore best.  1Q84 is very good as well, although it could have been a tad shorter.
I turned up reading all three of those, Colorless, Hardboiled Wonderland, and Sputnik Sweetheart. I really enjoyed them all.
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