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The Books/Reading Thread

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Matt, May 16, 2007.

  1. no country for old wainds

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    i was a huge goosebumps and spooksville slut myself. fond memories. they released a spooksville tv show not that long ago, i should watch that shit.
     
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    Next two reads. Partway through the Kunzru, excellent book about weirdness in the U.S. southwest.

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    didn't read anything durring the month of April
    will start reading again soon though
     
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    Thanks for the update.

    jfc do you have to post in every single fucking thread?
     
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    With a signature that's 7 times as tall as the post content too. Fix that shit @Blurry_Dreams ffs.

    I re-read Rodney Mullen's autobiography, quite the insane unbringing. Now reading Middlesex.
     
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  6. CiG

    CiG So Long Suckers!

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    I had no idea you had an interest in skateboarding man, I still need to read Mullen's autobiography. Been sitting on me shelf for years!
     
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    I mentioned Santa Cruz's Streets on Fire previously, such a great video. I gradually started seeing a bit of skating on TV and checked out more videos online. Then I got fully stuck into Mr Hawk's video game series. I did eventually get a skateboard but too late in life to really get around to doing anything with it. Need some garage space so I can mess around in secret where nobody can see me, like Rodney's barn, haha.
     
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    I finished reading Murder, She Wrote: Murder In Season by Jon Land the other day. It's the 6th and final entry in the series for him and like the others, it was a really good read.

    I'm in the midst of reading The Nemesis Manifesto by Eric Van Lustbader.

    I'm going to a distanced book signing later today for an author whose work I'm a big fan of. Afterwards, we are going to grab some dinner.
     
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    yes;)
     
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    done
     
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    I got an advance copy of the upcoming Maddie Day Country Store Mystery NO GRATER CRIME last week. I finished it yesterday and wrote my review of it over on Goodreads.
     
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    speaking of "advance copy"
    i read an advance copy of "emporor of the universe"
    as far as i know, the only difference between the advance copy "not for sale" copy i had and the version people were able to buy is that the version people bought had "illustrations throughout"
    but
    even before the illustrations existed, the copy i read was fucking hilarious
    it was like reading a douglas adams book somehow written after adams died

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    Been reading a lot of fiction lately, which has been awesome--but a few theory/history books have come in lately, and I'm psyched to get my hands a little dirty. All of these are on sociopolitical change in the Anthropocene, but focusing on various aspects: race/racism, industry/extraction, and urbanization/city planning.

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    does it really matter??
     
  17. Vegard Pompey

    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    Kentaro Miura, author of the Berserk manga, has passed away at age 54. Rest in peace to a legend.

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    CiG So Long Suckers!

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    Devastating.
     
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    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    Yeah, it's heartbreaking.

    To anyone curious about the most metal manga of all time, I highly recommend the deluxe edition reissues. I have the first volume and I want to pick up the rest when I quit being broke. The book itself is colossal, never seen any manga printed at that size before, and with the all-black hardcover it sits in my bookshelf like a sinister bible.
     
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    I finished reading the Eva Gates Lighthouse Library mystery novel A Death Long Overdue. I wrote about it via this Goodreads.com review link.

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