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I got this thing so I might become the art snob I always wanted to be. I also have Danny Kopec-Practical Middlegame Techniques, I will never lose another chess game :grim: Now time and energy
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That looks interesting.
 
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I am reading:
 
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a hunger by lucie brock-broido
 
consider the lobster by dfw
 
at large and at small by anne fadiman
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Also I have been reading Ulysses by James Joyce for about four months.
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I'm back on that Ted Hughes biography
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an oven cleaning manual?
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reading this currently, not as good as the author previous book
 
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What do you think of Giroud Toozey? He scored an important equaliser yesterday :xx: But during a season he could use some more goals.
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What do you think of Giroud Toozey? He scored an important equaliser yesterday :xx: But during a season he could use some more goals.
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a hunger by lucie brock-broido
 
consider the lobster by dfw
 
at large and at small by anne fadiman
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Totally agree with this thesis.  A cop out?  Yeah, probably.  But people cop out all the time.  If we didn't life would be nasty, brutish and short.
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Totally agree with this thesis.  A cop out?  Yeah, probably.  But people cop out all the time.  If we didn't life would be nasty, brutish and short.
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I'm in a course on death this semester. I will read this.
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This Ted Hughes biography starts out slooow. 
 
I wonder if it will remain barely interesting right up until he meets Plath.
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Totally agree with this thesis.  A cop out?  Yeah, probably.  But people cop out all the time.  If we didn't life would be nasty, brutish and short.
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I'm in a course on death this semester. I will read this.
 
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Not too far into it yet, but so far it's funny and interesting in a way that only William S. Burroghs could be.
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a hunger by lucie brock-broido
 
consider the lobster by dfw
 
at large and at small by anne fadiman
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old, but still funny :santa:
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i've wanted to read that for ages
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It's good but I can only do thirty pages or so in a sitting before I get restless.  It's not a page turner.  But I am enjoying it.
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I had an hour to kill before class today, so I popped in to the last remaining book shop in town (a Bookmobile used book shop). I scored Tropic of Capricorn (H.Miller), Plexus - The Rosy Crucifixion pt 2 (H.Miller, I need to find Sexus and Nexus now), and Blood Meridian (C.McCarthy). I've had my eyes open for your McCarthy recommendations, Dutnis, in that shop since. Glad to see one of them pop up. 
 
$3.75 each :xx:::::;;;;;;;;;
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Reading Clive Barker's "Books of Blood" Volumes 4-6 (thank you again, Tam for the thoughtful gift). I realized reading short stories is the way to go for me when it comes to books. 
 
If any of you hoes can suggest good short story collections, please do so. 
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Poe :xx:
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[quote="Inverted Crosses And Gorebongs"]
Reading Clive Barker's "Books of Blood" Volumes 4-6 (thank you again, Tam for the thoughtful gift). I realized reading short stories is the way to go for me when it comes to books. 
 
If any of you hoes can suggest good short story collections, please do so. 
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After barreling through Hellbound Heart, I've been dyyyying to get a hold of Books of Blood. :grimxx:
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Get 'em, baybay! 
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[quote="Inverted Crosses And Gorebongs"]
Reading Clive Barker's "Books of Blood" Volumes 4-6 (thank you again, Tam for the thoughtful gift). I realized reading short stories is the way to go for me when it comes to books. 
 
If any of you hoes can suggest good short story collections, please do so. 
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You're welcome :ba: Now I need a copy...
 
I also suggest any Stephen King short story collection.
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can't and won't
 
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how's that one
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I finally finished Middlemarch and was very pleased with it.  Its slow start is entirely down to its period.  I would have preferred slightly less society and slightly more politics but it isn't really that kind of book; it's about the personal, the social institutions. 
 
I have started one of the canon of concocting books now:
 
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And I am most of the way through this, which is an excellent read but a little bit rambling, I would have preferred more structure:
 
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i am almost done with lydia davis' only novel :greenie: might even finish it today, after grading things
 
but what to read next :shock:
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Not exactly about reading, but I had a eureka moment of clarity for writing this book I was stuck at structurally. Now I know the structure of my book. Book writing is tough stuff. My pace is very very slow. Stephen King wrote somewhere that writers should be writing something like 2000 words a day. That's crazy. I could never write that much a day, unless I was really pissed off/angry about something. Then again, maybe being pissed off is the key.
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Yeah, it's a bitch.  I wrote the draft of a novel this year and while I enjoyed it at times it was also difficult.  It's no masterpiece, but I know what I need to do to get it into shape.  It's just finding the right space and time in which to do it, especially when you're working full time and have other commitments outside the forty-hour week.
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The real challenge for me has been the discipline. You have to treat writing like a job. Between my current job, the articles I write, the entertainment, and all the stuff I do, finding the time and motivation to sit for 3-4 hours straight and have razor sharp focus has been a challenge. Maybe we need a separate thread for this: writing. Writing is a whole different hobby and I've been doing a lot of that (and will keep on doing a lot of it).
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it seems totally ridiculous to me for people to think they can know with any reasonable certainty anything about some particular person who supposedly lived two thousand years ago. the only thing i think we can be sure about is that there were people alive 2000 years ago
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apart from jesus, because obviously he is real
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How's this? Been seeing the author a lot lately.
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I started on Ray Bradbury-Fahrenheit 451 :xx: :interessant:
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<blockquote class="ipsBlockquote" data-author="Holocaust" data-cid="513866" data-time="1413020013">How's this? Been seeing the author a lot lately.</blockquote>
 
It is a fucking good read, highly recommended :santa: - simple, straightforward and puts everything in context :gay:
Only 200 pages, so pretty short.  Then it has a hundred pages of notes outlining references and alternative theories. 
 
I can confidently say I now know stuff about Jesus "the Man" as opposed to "the Idea" of which I continue to be pleasantly ignorant :xx:
 
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just finished this duder. it was a fun read and the other books in the series shall be tracked down and consumed by the eyeballs.
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I am having a hard time enjoying that Clive Barker collection previously mentioned. Maybe I need to be in the mood for it, but it's not grabbing my attention as expected. So...short story collections? Any recs? And Tam yes, I've read some Stephen King short story books and they are great. 
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Also try Richard Matheson.
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still crawling through this while on the toilet 

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