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Dan

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Random Book Musings
« on: December 14, 2007, 12:00:58 PM »

Random Book Musings

I always get H.G. Wells, Orson Wells, and George Orwell confused. Maybe I need to read more.
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2007, 12:02:20 PM »

The above post was inspired by this article about great sci-fi books for people who don't like sci-fi.

I figured I should include this as a random musing as well.
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2007, 01:09:57 PM »

I'm awful with remembering science fiction.  I get all my dystopian society's mixed up. 

An actual quote: "The betas spoke with Russian slang, right?  What did the Ewoks speak?"

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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2008, 02:13:09 PM »

AWESDOME!  Someone just dropped off a donation which includes a copier paper box filled with Choose Your Own Adventure books.

My weekend is set.
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2008, 02:39:03 PM »

AWESDOME!  Someone just dropped off a donation which includes a copier paper box filled with Choose Your Own Adventure books.

My weekend is set.
Save some for LANDO!!!!!
I love those books so much.

Dan, along the lines of your post, I used to always get Alan Greenspan and Allen Ginsberg confused. That always makes me chuckle and I'm the one thinking it.
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2008, 02:48:09 PM »

I recently read 'Chocolat' for the first time, and I think it's one where I really preferred the movie version.
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2008, 02:57:17 PM »

What's with all the words?  And who has time to flip through all those pages?  Books need to get with the 21st century.
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2008, 03:07:49 PM »

I'm going to wait until your comment is made into a movie.
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2008, 03:48:31 PM »

A webisode would be better.
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2008, 11:07:22 AM »

Ugh, "footnotes" are called "footnotes" because they belong at the bottom of a page, not at the end of the book.  What is it with British publications and their complete lack of understanding with where a footnote should go?  It is so annoying having to flip front to back several times a page just to get some contextual information.  You lose reading momentum and, consequently, just skip over what ever bit of extra info the author wanted to add to the story. 

 

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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2008, 07:20:21 PM »

I completely agree and second that frustration. I have put down too many books that were actually interesting due to that annoyance.
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2008, 10:28:40 PM »

I'm ok with end notes, though I don't often come across them in my fiction readings.  For the non-fiction I read I have gotten to where I like having end notes.  It's much easier to go back and look at them at the end, and I am not getting pulled away from the author's argument.  When I was writing my thesis, there were a few times that I had these massive footnotes that spilled over onto the next page and took up huge amounts of space.  Footnote everything! :)
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2008, 01:13:18 PM »

OK bookworms and librarians, help MK & me out....

We heard an interview on radio of an author who had written a fictional tale of what would have happened in the world during the last 8 years if Bush had actually lost the 2000 election

A GIS throws up fuckall despite various search terms...

Anyone have a clue what I'm talking about? We think it had a one-word title?
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2008, 01:36:01 PM »

We heard an interview on radio of an author who had written a fictional tale of what would have happened in the world during the last 8 years if Bush had actually lost the 2000 election
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Anyone have a clue what I'm talking about? We think it had a one-word title?

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Heaven?
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2008, 07:15:07 PM »

I've found lately that since I'm reading books at work and at home at night before bed, that I'll sometimes go crazy at night, like reading for an hour or two when I'm dead tired and I have to get up super early, even when it's not the most interesting book I've ever read, but that when I'm finished with that book and it's time for the next one, that I'll put it off for days, even though I really want to get to the next book. 

I'm not reading *much* at work or anything, so it's not like I'm all read out or anything.  This is especially crazy for me since I have 2 books I *REALLY* want to read, but keep going "..meh, I'm just going to sleep instead."
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