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#1 Derf!

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 02:10 PM

Because I'm bored, and because I never read anything that isn't Calvin and Hobbes or some version of Uncle Johns Bathroom Reader while I'm on the toilet, I ask you this! What'cha reading, GTU? Anything recommend worthy?

 

Are there even people here anymore? Shit, maybe it's just you and me now, fractured psyche. The fuck we gonna do now?



#2 sixgunsound

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 06:54 AM

I haven't really read heavily since the end of my degree. Something about the stacks of requisite books in a history programme, I suspect. 

 

That said, I do have tons of recommendations if you're into dark Russian tomes. Check out Andrei Bely's Petersburg for patricide, time bombs, and a brilliant depiction of the city as almost a character in the book. 

 

If you're into something a bit shorter, check out Chekhov's short stories. He's the master of the genre in the opinion of many. 


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 09:19 AM

I picked up Leaves of Grass at a thrift store for 4 bucks the other day. It's pretty enjoyable so far.

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 04:56 PM

I haven't really read heavily since the end of my degree. Something about the stacks of requisite books in a history programme, I suspect. 

 

That said, I do have tons of recommendations if you're into dark Russian tomes. Check out Andrei Bely's Petersburg for patricide, time bombs, and a brilliant depiction of the city as almost a character in the book. 

 

If you're into something a bit shorter, check out Chekhov's short stories. He's the master of the genre in the opinion of many. 

I don't have to learn any other languages for these, do I? I'm still struggling with English and I've been on it for 30 years. 



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Posted 27 June 2017 - 04:22 PM

I'm currently reading: 

Catch 22

The Fellowship Of the Ring

100 Years of Solitude

The Complete Joy of Homebrewing

A guide to canning and preserving

A biography of Elon Musk. 

 

 

But I am a damn slow reader, so there is a good chance I'll still be reading most of these in a year... 



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Posted 27 June 2017 - 04:55 PM

I'm reading IT again and 33 questions you're not supposed to ask about US History

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 10:53 AM

I'm currently reading a novel called 'False Nine' by Philip Kerr. It's a thriller about a football manager (football fans will recognise the title as a position/tactic). I'm only up to about page 50 but it's not great so far. I'll persist with it and see how it goes.

 

If you want something recommended, my favourites are probably 'On The Road' by Kerouac, 'High Fidelity' by Hornby and 'Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas' by Hunter S. Thompson. Can't go wrong with those. 


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 11:34 AM

Fear and loathing in Las Vegas is great

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 07:43 AM

GTU



#10 sixgunsound

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 06:59 AM

 

I haven't really read heavily since the end of my degree. Something about the stacks of requisite books in a history programme, I suspect. 

 

That said, I do have tons of recommendations if you're into dark Russian tomes. Check out Andrei Bely's Petersburg for patricide, time bombs, and a brilliant depiction of the city as almost a character in the book. 

 

If you're into something a bit shorter, check out Chekhov's short stories. He's the master of the genre in the opinion of many. 

I don't have to learn any other languages for these, do I? I'm still struggling with English and I've been on it for 30 years. 

 

 

Nah. Super accessible. Especially Chekhov. He has a sweet statute in Tomsk that I've visited. You rub his nose for goodluck, so his nose is exceptionally shiny. In the background is a nuclear weapons facility. Very Russian. 


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#11 Derf!

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 04:12 PM

Like, The Russianest. Makes me pine for the mother land. 

 

 

I'm not from there, but I pine. OH, the pining I am doing.

I'm currently reading: 

Catch 22

The Fellowship Of the Ring

100 Years of Solitude

The Complete Joy of Homebrewing

A guide to canning and preserving

A biography of Elon Musk. 

 

 

But I am a damn slow reader, so there is a good chance I'll still be reading most of these in a year... 

You and me both. I started The 39 Steps back in February and I'm only halfway through. 

 

 

Hmm, then again I did read that half in an evening so eh...I'm lazy? Easily distracted? Whatevs. So it's not you and me both, I guess. Just slow you and lazy me. But WE GOT A CHANCE, ARCHIE! IF WE JUST FIGHT FOR THAT LOVE(of books), WE HAVE A CHANCE! etc

 

GTU

Aww man, I love that one. What part are you at? I think my favourite part might have been when all the super cool lesbians were talking still. It made conversation easier for the Derf character knowing there was zero chance for feelings to develop and ruin everything. Good times. I can never read the end though...too sad. 



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:18 PM

i recently finished "Insanely Simple", and it might be a bit of an esoteric subject but if you're interested in the creative/marketing processes of Apple its a good read. some good stories about Jobs in there too


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Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:46 AM

Fear and loathing in Las Vegas is great

 

I actually bought this in Seattle when I last visited in February. I've yet to read it, but I will eventually get around to it. Reading sounds nice, but I really suck at getting around to actually doing it. 

 

The last book I read is It's Your Ship. It's an autobiography about Michael Abrashoff, who is the former commander of the U.S.S. Benefold, a warship in the Navy. He was a great leader who transformed the Navy and the way they do things to this day.


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