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What are you reading these days?
16 January 2020
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I had to read "I Am The Cheese" by Robert Cormier for school, and the book is extremely messed up. 

I kind of like it though. a-hard-days-night-george-10


I've had to read some extremely disturbing books for school lately (including a book about how someone's insane father faked a nuclear holocaust to see how far his family would go to survive), but "I Am The Cheese" is probably the strangest book I've had to read for school so far.

  

 

We had to read "...Cheese" in 10th grade; I recall almost nothing about it. I do know that a feature film adaptation was released, starring Robert MacNaughton (he played the older brother in "E.T.: The Extraterrestrial"

Is that other book "The Mosquito Coast"?

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I'm currently resuming In Cold Blood by Truman Capote for AP English (she sprung it on us that we had to have the whole book read by the first week of Feb.....ugh). I'm also making my way through Man on the Run by Tom Doyle and I'm still waiting for Tune In to arrive at my library. 

"....When I cannot sing my heart, I can only speak my mind...." 

"....This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no fooling around...."

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17 January 2020
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I was rereading The Great Gatsby, and appreciating it more than I did in my younger and more vulnerable years a-hard-days-night-george-10, but I mislaid my book somewhere so it's on hold until I clean up my room enough to find it. ahdn_george_06

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So we clean on, books amidst the quagmire, thrown back carelessly in the morass.

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So we clean on, books amidst the quagmire, thrown back carelessly in the morass.  

Indeed. I did clean my room up a bit and find it. a-hard-days-night-george-9

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The book was "The Compound" by S. A. Bodeen, @Von Bontee. I also remember reading about the movie version of "I Am the Cheese", but I probably won't watch it because the book has way too many separate plots to make it into a successful movie. Looking back, that's probably why it got so many bad reviews. a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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Shaun Micallef - The President's Desk. 

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23 February 2020
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I just started reading this giant volume that I bought for $5 last year (a major steal, if you ask me) that contains four Jane Austen books. I decided to start with Emma considering a new movie based on the book is coming out in a couple of weeks. 

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The four Austen books that the volume contains are Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Persuasion

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How I filmed the war : a record of the extraordinary experiences of the man who filmed the great Somme battles, etc by Geoffrey H. Malins (1920)

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She: A History of Adventure by Henry Rider Haggard (1887)

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My Current Reading List (For the Next 2 Weeks of Quarantine):

  • The Toll by Neal Shusterman
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White 
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  • Emma by Jane Austen
    • I started this but never continued..oops
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • Red Dragon by Thomas Harris 
    • "The Silence of the Lambs" is one of my favorite movies and I have the complete book series so I'm finally gonna start on that
  • ....Whatever I order off of Amazon/borrow from my library via e-book on a whim 

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This book is by Allen Klein's nephew. There's much more Stones content then Beatles. He takes a neutral tone regarding his uncle. He had a short fling with Blue Belle Sarah Dash so kudos to him. 

 

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Now I'm locked up indoors potentially indefinitely, I have no excuses for not reading, so for my own sake I'm going to post a list of the books that I've started here, and then try and finish them all within the next few months. 

Books I've started and need to finish - 

Yukio Mishima - The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
Edward Herman & Noam Chomsky - Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Slavoj Žizek - Violence 
Tamasin Cave & Andy Rowell - A Quiet Word: Lobbying, Crony Capitalism and Broken Politics in Britain
James Joyce - Dubliners 
Noam Chomsky - On Anarchism
Emily Brontë - Wuthering Heights
Peter Kropotkin - The Conquest of Bread 
Michael Jago - Clement Attlee: The Inevitable Prime Minister
George Orwell - Homage to Catalonia 
John Stuart Mill - Utilitarianism 

Books I've bought/own a copy of but have not started -

Noam Chomsky & Ilan Pappé - On Palestine
Mark Fisher - Capitalist Realism
J.D Salinger - The Catcher in the Rye 
Ray Bradbury - Fahrenheit 451
John Stuart Mill - On Liberty
Tony Benn - Arguments For Socialism
René Descartes - Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings

Wishlist -

Noami Klein - The Shock Doctrine
Betty Friedan - The Feminine Mystique 
Robert Nozick - Anarchy, State & Utopia
Howard Zinn - People's History of the United States

 

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Every time this thread comes up I remember that I need to read more. You people all sound so smart with your hefty reading lists. Seriously, I think I've gotten dumber since I stopped reading obsessively. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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Beatlebug said
Every time this thread comes up I remember that I need to read more. You people all sound so smart with your hefty reading lists. Seriously, I think I've gotten dumber since I stopped reading obsessively. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

I feel exactly the same way; I mostly put in the ten minutes it took to compile that list so that I would have a document by which to shame myself into getting round to ita-hard-days-night-john-6I know that makes it sound like reading is a chore, which I promise it's not, since I always enjoy it when I do. The real struggle is making the decision to pick up a book instead of just scrolling through social media or some other easy activityahdn_paul_02

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The real struggle is making the decision to pick up a book instead of just scrolling through social media or some other easy activityahdn_paul_02  

Exactly paul-mccartney also, when I do get myself to sit down for something, it's usually guitar or drawing that I find more worth my time. I do have to create something every day or my soul starts to dry up, and reading won't cut it, but I can surely make time in addition to everything else... right?mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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With the extra time I've now been having, I'm trying my best to finally finish Joe's book! It's been sitting partially read on my nightstand for who knows how long, and I'd like to stop feeling guilty about it. ahdn_paul_01I got through over 100 pages today.paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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Still reading She and The Parade's Gone By.  Now reading this as well:

 

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I just loaned this as an ebook from my local library via the Libby app. It's such a useful little app. 

Bowie: The Biography: Leigh, Wendy: 9781476767079: Amazon.com: Books

There's also this book that I ordered from Barnes and Noble a few weeks back that I picked up but hadn't continued until now: 

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City): Maas, Sarah J ...

I very much enjoy the fantasy elements and imagination put into Maas' YA novels but the woman just writes so much unrealistic sex into her characters it gets nauseating sometimes.....let's hope the fantasy rules in this book, then. 

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