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vizzah

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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2009, 10:31:54 AM »

It does suck for folks south of town, but the new location is super close to Chez Vizz, so I can't complain.
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2009, 09:08:49 PM »

Lastly, I met a PR person who peddles book reviews and authors last night,
so there could be a lot of opportunity for book reviews and interviews in
the future. If you want more info on that, please let me know. Thanks for
your help!
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2009, 01:37:24 PM »

In light of Mac Phillips' recent revelation, OCLC's (online library catalog program) summary field of Nicholas Sparks' new book caught my eye:

Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father--a former concert pianist and teacher--moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father ... until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him.  An unforgettable story of love on many levels.
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2009, 11:17:55 PM »

Ew.

And does this mean I have to read the damn thing since I live in the setting?
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2009, 12:19:12 PM »

No, no, a thousand times no.

Read Cape Fear Rising again instead (I'm assuming you've already read it, if not own it).
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2009, 04:46:28 PM »

Never Let Me Go has been made into a film.
I'm both terrified and excited.
I hope they can pull this one off. I think about this book at least once a week.
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #36 on: October 21, 2009, 01:53:18 PM »

Really? I actually read that... what makes you think about it so much?
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #37 on: October 21, 2009, 04:37:34 PM »

No, no, a thousand times no.

Read Cape Fear Rising again instead (I'm assuming you've already read it, if not own it).

I haven't read it, but I did read the North Carolina special report on the riots. (That was a page turner)

One of the reasons Wilmington was selected to be the city where whites would rise up to regain power was to serve as a message for the rest of the state and region- we had a thriving black population (over 50% of the city) with a solid middle class (the only black daily newspaper in the country), and were the largest city in the state as well as being the economic center. Then we had a coup d'etat, and became a cultural backwater... Yup, that idea worked well. I often think that if the riot hadn't happened, Wilmington would be as well known as Atlanta. We were very similar after the Civil War.
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #38 on: October 22, 2009, 11:26:32 AM »

Really? I actually read that... what makes you think about it so much?
I don't know how to explain it without giving too much away. But, I found it very haunting. It makes me think about the main issue in a way that I had never really thought about it before reading the novel.
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Dan

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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #39 on: October 30, 2009, 12:23:21 PM »

I went to my first book signing yesterday! I just thought I would tell you all b/c I don't know too many people who would care. It was Bill Simmons... so yes, it was 90% dudes, and the ladies there were buying the book for a guy... but still, I thought it was interesting. Also dumb that I stood in line for 1.5 hours just to get a scrawl on the front and 3 seconds in front of him (during which I said nothing) but hey it was still interesting.
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #40 on: October 30, 2009, 01:41:43 PM »

Was he sweatin' to the oldies?  No wait, that's not right, that was Richard Simmons.

Did he have his Kiss makeup on?
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #41 on: November 01, 2009, 12:01:31 AM »

No, no Kwyj, that's Gene Simmons.  

He met that dude from Def Jam Records... wait, I actually think that is Russell Simmons.

Did he whip out his guitar and sing "Black Water" for you?  "I'd like to hear some funky Dixieland... pretty mama, come and take me by the hand."
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #42 on: November 02, 2009, 11:44:50 AM »

I actually thought it was going to be the drummer from Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, but when I got there I realized that guy was actually Russell Simins. D'oh! But I stuck around anyway.
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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #43 on: November 02, 2009, 12:58:10 PM »

No, no Kwyj, that's Gene Simmons. 

He met that dude from Def Jam Records... wait, I actually think that is Russell Simmons.

Did he whip out his guitar and sing "Black Water" for you?  "I'd like to hear some funky Dixieland... pretty mama, come and take me by the hand."

No, you're thinking about Patrick Simmons.

I think he met DMX.  No wait, that's Earl Simmons.

Did he tell you about his 1980 Silver Slugger award?

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Re: Random Book Musings
« Reply #44 on: November 02, 2009, 04:46:48 PM »

No, that was Ted Simmons....

I remember now, he's that Blacks Without Soul guy.
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