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What's in your 'to read' stack?

Postby shadowmouse » Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:57 pm

I'm just starting the "Game of Thrones" series - got the first five volumes

Next up, in no particular order:

Cormac McCarthy - Border Trilogy, Blood Meridian

Harlan Ellison - various anthology collections

Hitchhiker - Douglas Adams' biography

Nick Cave - The Death of Bunny Munroe

Norton's Shakespeare anthology

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Re: What's in your 'to read' stack?

Postby zilch » Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:09 pm

Sounds good. I must say, though, after reading the Game of Thrones and seeing (a lot) of the films, that the films are better.
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Re: What's in your 'to read' stack?

Postby Weemaryanne » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:50 pm

Alternating between Richard Feynman's Perfectly Reasonable Deviations (from the Beaten Track) and George Carlin's When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?. Apart from the difference in length, there's a surprising sense of consonance between the two volumes. :lol:
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Re: What's in your 'to read' stack?

Postby E-lad » Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:16 pm

That's some ambitious reading lists there.
I started reading an actual book about a year ago. Not even sure where it is right now.
I still get and read from cover to cover Scientific American mag each month. Yeah, I still get a real life magazine in the US Mail. I used to get 15 or so back in the day, but just can't give up on my fave- same subscription for over thirty years.

Otherwise I'm learning all I can about woodworking and carving. Kinda consumed by it in a good way, but when I get done with something it is a real and tangible possibly useful, or artistic, thing. And other times I burn it in the fire. :lol:
I think it all stems from wanting to do something that produces a tangible result. It's weird when I think of it.
Most of my life I produced the very tangible result- money, which was somewhat fun, but always having to play by the rules.
Whacking wood gives complete control over the result. I don't know what I'm actually trying to say here other than, No, I don't have any books on my list. If I did though it would be a book about the adventures of early explorers.

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I have also elevated the act of procrastination to a high art, so there's that.
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