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What are you reading these days?
26 May 2020
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lovelyritametermaid said
It's a lot more intimate and I like the feeling of having another book to add to my little library b/c my Taurus brain makes me super materialistic.  

That's exactly how I feel about albums ahdn_george_06

But yeah, paper books for me. I was raised on library books because I live in a small house with limited space, so now that the plague has struck I'm beginning to realize how few books I actually own. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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lovelyritametermaid said
 b/c my Taurus brain makes me super materialistic.  

  

This explains a lot. I've always been a bit of a hoarder and attach meaning to inanimate objects. Now I can explain to my partner that it's not my fault, it's the stars!

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Beatlebug said

lovelyritametermaid said

It's a lot more intimate and I like the feeling of having another book to add to my little library b/c my Taurus brain makes me super materialistic.  

That's exactly how I feel about albums ahdn_george_06

But yeah, paper books for me. I was raised on library books because I live in a small house with limited space, so now that the plague has struck I'm beginning to realize how few books I actually own. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

I'm kind of the opposite: I own a ton of books that I literally haven't even touched since I bought them (the #1 gift that my friends and family give me are Barnes & Noble gift cards so no, I'm not swimming in money to buy all these books it's just I got those gift cards that I can't spend anywhere else, but now I guess I can use them to buy records b/c B&N sells vinyl for some reason) but I'm always complaining of never having anything to read b/c I'm very picky when it comes to what I feel like reading at what time. 

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kelicopter said

lovelyritametermaid said
 b/c my Taurus brain makes me super materialistic.  

  

This explains a lot. I've always been a bit of a hoarder and attach meaning to inanimate objects. Now I can explain to my partner that it's not my fault, it's the stars!  

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
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Currently reading Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (a book that has been sitting on my shelf for a while) and listening to Naturally Tan by Tan France as an audiobook paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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Was: 

Over the Top by Jonathan Van Ness

Now:

Feminasty by Erin Gibson

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Got a copy of Trouble Boys : The True Story of The Replacements by Bob Mehr today and I'm already about 80 pages in. Would definitely recommend to any fans of the band, or anyone who appreciates good music journalism. Some of the details of the band members' childhoods are pretty tough to read about, though, so bear that in mind if you're someone who doesn't deal well with that sort of thing. 

I've made some good progress on my excessively booklist since the start of lockdown - I've read Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine, Chomsky/Herman's Manufacturing Consent and Slavoj Žizek's Violence cover to cover, and I've gotten most of the way through a few others, including Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States and David Harvey's A Brief History of Neoliberalism. I'm kind of burned out on the politics lit, so it's nice to dig into something a bit more trivial.

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I read Les Miserables when I was 10… I don't remember much. I loved Notre-Dame de Paris. Les Miserables is on my read-again books list.

  

My son played Javert in his sophomore year with his high school musical.

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An early and influential book of Beatle scholarship.

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Per recommendation from a university friend, I've just finished Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. I really enjoyed it, particularly the way she splits the narrative up into three different perspectives and how the novel sort of circles back around to explain the way it begins. 

On the politics front, I'm now on Chris Nineham's The British State: A Warning, which so far is a pretty interesting critique of the institutions of British state and how historically they've managed to promote and protect particular interests whilst maintaining the popular image of impartiality. 

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