You Are So Reading What? v. 2019

Discussion in 'Books' started by Ismitje, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
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    To Float In The Space Between: A Life and Work in Conversation With the Life and Work of Etheridge Knight, a hard to classify book in which a youngish poet examines the influence of an older poet on his own work, as well as the idea of influence in general, by the youngish (and still living) poet and visual artist [Terrance Hayes

    And, continuing the theme of "I've owned this book for almost four decades, time to actually read it" . . . .


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    Either/Or, volumes One and Two, by Soren Kierkegaard. Judging by underlines and jottings in the margins, 1) I have started the book at least once, and 2) I did not understand it.
     
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  2. chaski

    chaski Moderator
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    Mar 20, 2000
    Itchycoo Park
    Club:
    Lisburn Distillery FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Denmark
    The Way We Live Now - Anthony Trollope-
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    "He was one of those men whom success never mollified, whose enjoyment of a point gained always demanded some hoarse note of triumph from his own trumpet."

    A good read for the Age of Trump.
     
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  3. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
  4. Atouk

    Atouk BigSoccer Supporter

    DC United
    Apr 16, 2001
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    Charles Dickens -- Great Expectations
     
  5. Quango

    Quango BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 25, 2003
    Colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
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    Pachinko ~ Min Jin Lee

    A multi-generational saga of Korean immigrants' life in 20th C. Japan. I thought this was excellent.
     
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  6. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
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    River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey a memoir by Sister Helen Prejean, whose previous memoir, Dead Man Walking was made into a movie and an opera, the latter of which is better IMO because Susan Sarandon is neither a mezzo-soprano nor for that matter an opera singer.
     
  7. Starless

    Starless New Member

    Liverpool FC
    Sep 3, 2019
    Going through The Black Obelisk by Erich Maria Remarque. I've read a lot of this and IMHO this one is not too depressive, though very representative of the hard times in Germany.
     
  8. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
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    I have no idea why I though this book would be decent.
     
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  9. chaski

    chaski Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Itchycoo Park
    Club:
    Lisburn Distillery FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Denmark
    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club - Charles Dickens

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    "Don’t ask any questions. It’s always best on these occasions to do what the mob do."
     
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