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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #60 on: August 02, 2019, 06:32:26 PM »

1. "Manhattan Beach" - Jennifer Egan - Give me a book that's just about Eddie and the bosun.
2. "Dark Sacred Night" - Michael Connelly - Connelly finally puts Bosch and Ballard together and I like it.
3. "My Own Devices: Essays From the Road on Music, Science, and Senseless Love" - Dessa - I first heard about Dessa during Barb during her MPR days. I saw this book on the NPR book thingy and thought I would check it out. Parts of this book will definitely stick with me for a long time. I love the way her mind works, even if it seems to work against her in some aspects of her life.
4. "Come with Me" - Helen Schulman - Slooooooooooow start but I finally connected with the book in the final quarter. But, it took me all month (and about a week and a half of late fines from the library) to finish it.
5. "The Heart's Invisible Furies" - John Boyne
6. "Still Me" - Jojo Moyes
7. "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" - Jenny Han
8. "P.S. I Still Love You" - Jenny Han
9. "Always and Forever, Lara Jean" - Jenny Han
10. "The Wedding Date" - Jasmine Guillory - I wanted something and light and found this recommendation from Roxane Gay. I flew through the book. Definitely light and LUSTY.
11. "Rich People Problems" - Kevin Kwan
12. "We're Going to Need More Wine" - Gabrielle Union
13. "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" - Gail Honeyman - I found myself crying a lot while reading this book. She really pulls you into the loneliness of this character.

Self regarding nonsense obviously but didn’t you also read “The Music Shop”?
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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #61 on: August 05, 2019, 08:25:27 AM »

1. "Manhattan Beach" - Jennifer Egan - Give me a book that's just about Eddie and the bosun.
2. "Dark Sacred Night" - Michael Connelly - Connelly finally puts Bosch and Ballard together and I like it.
3. "My Own Devices: Essays From the Road on Music, Science, and Senseless Love" - Dessa - I first heard about Dessa during Barb during her MPR days. I saw this book on the NPR book thingy and thought I would check it out. Parts of this book will definitely stick with me for a long time. I love the way her mind works, even if it seems to work against her in some aspects of her life.
4. "Come with Me" - Helen Schulman - Slooooooooooow start but I finally connected with the book in the final quarter. But, it took me all month (and about a week and a half of late fines from the library) to finish it.
5. "The Heart's Invisible Furies" - John Boyne
6. "Still Me" - Jojo Moyes
7. "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" - Jenny Han
8. "P.S. I Still Love You" - Jenny Han
9. "Always and Forever, Lara Jean" - Jenny Han
10. "The Wedding Date" - Jasmine Guillory - I wanted something and light and found this recommendation from Roxane Gay. I flew through the book. Definitely light and LUSTY.
11. "Rich People Problems" - Kevin Kwan
12. "We're Going to Need More Wine" - Gabrielle Union
13. "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" - Gail Honeyman - I found myself crying a lot while reading this book. She really pulls you into the loneliness of this character.

Self regarding nonsense obviously but didn’t you also read “The Music Shop”?
I started it but didn't finish it before it was due back. I'm on the list again.
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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #62 on: August 06, 2019, 05:30:16 PM »


I started it but didn't finish it before it was due back. I'm on the list again.
I could have the publisher send you a copy.

(Joking)
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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #63 on: August 12, 2019, 04:35:37 PM »

1. "Manhattan Beach" - Jennifer Egan - Give me a book that's just about Eddie and the bosun.
2. "Dark Sacred Night" - Michael Connelly - Connelly finally puts Bosch and Ballard together and I like it.
3. "My Own Devices: Essays From the Road on Music, Science, and Senseless Love" - Dessa - I first heard about Dessa during Barb during her MPR days. I saw this book on the NPR book thingy and thought I would check it out. Parts of this book will definitely stick with me for a long time. I love the way her mind works, even if it seems to work against her in some aspects of her life.
4. "Come with Me" - Helen Schulman - Slooooooooooow start but I finally connected with the book in the final quarter. But, it took me all month (and about a week and a half of late fines from the library) to finish it.
5. "The Heart's Invisible Furies" - John Boyne
6. "Still Me" - Jojo Moyes
7. "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" - Jenny Han
8. "P.S. I Still Love You" - Jenny Han
9. "Always and Forever, Lara Jean" - Jenny Han
10. "The Wedding Date" - Jasmine Guillory - I wanted something and light and found this recommendation from Roxane Gay. I flew through the book. Definitely light and LUSTY.
11. "Rich People Problems" - Kevin Kwan
12. "We're Going to Need More Wine" - Gabrielle Union
13. "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" - Gail Honeyman - I found myself crying a lot while reading this book. She really pulls you into the loneliness of this character.
14. "The Proposal" - Jasmine Guillory - I had so much fun with her first book that I hopped onto the second one, which follows a secondary character from her first book.
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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #64 on: August 15, 2019, 04:35:59 PM »

1. Andrzej Sapkowski - Baptism of Fire
2. Tara Westover - Educated
3. Andrzej Sapkowski - Tower of Swallows
4. Agatha Christie - And Then There Were None
5. Marlon James - Black Leopard, Red Wolf
6. Kevin Kwan - Crazy Rich Asians

Thoroughly enjoyed it. I suspect it's because I knew the movie well enough and was constantly comparing/contrasting. Or maybe I just needed something lighter to read. But whatever - I liked it.
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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #65 on: August 15, 2019, 11:59:00 PM »

1-  i'm a stranger here myself- bill bryson
2- oh crap!  Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right- jamie glowacki
3- sideshow usa: freaks and the american cultural imagination-  rachel adams
4- bhagavad gita- translated and commentary by ac bhaktivedanta swami prabhupada
5- lord of light- roger zelazny
6- uncle's dream- dostoyevsky
7- infinite jest- david foster wallace
8- the complete works of pseudo dionysius


9- nigger of the narcissus- joseph conrad-   i wasn't quite sure if i liked this'un.  i  suspect i'm not thinking deeply, despite it taking longer than anticipated.  i was going to start nostromo, but i read the jacket of this and conrad said this was his litmus test for an artist.  his manifesto.  and it was his favorite

i love his language.  well, for the most part.   today's warrior poets have podcasts.  wild times at sea.  wild times in the hearts of men     

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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #66 on: August 16, 2019, 10:16:55 AM »

We need to start a collection and buy DD a shift key.
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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #67 on: August 16, 2019, 02:17:22 PM »

We need to start a collection and buy DD a shift key.

Do we? I always immediately know which posts are his/hers.
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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #68 on: August 26, 2019, 11:34:21 AM »

1. "Manhattan Beach" - Jennifer Egan - Give me a book that's just about Eddie and the bosun.
2. "Dark Sacred Night" - Michael Connelly - Connelly finally puts Bosch and Ballard together and I like it.
3. "My Own Devices: Essays From the Road on Music, Science, and Senseless Love" - Dessa - I first heard about Dessa during Barb during her MPR days. I saw this book on the NPR book thingy and thought I would check it out. Parts of this book will definitely stick with me for a long time. I love the way her mind works, even if it seems to work against her in some aspects of her life.
4. "Come with Me" - Helen Schulman - Slooooooooooow start but I finally connected with the book in the final quarter. But, it took me all month (and about a week and a half of late fines from the library) to finish it.
5. "The Heart's Invisible Furies" - John Boyne
6. "Still Me" - Jojo Moyes
7. "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" - Jenny Han
8. "P.S. I Still Love You" - Jenny Han
9. "Always and Forever, Lara Jean" - Jenny Han
10. "The Wedding Date" - Jasmine Guillory - I wanted something and light and found this recommendation from Roxane Gay. I flew through the book. Definitely light and LUSTY.
11. "Rich People Problems" - Kevin Kwan
12. "We're Going to Need More Wine" - Gabrielle Union
13. "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" - Gail Honeyman - I found myself crying a lot while reading this book. She really pulls you into the loneliness of this character.
14. "The Proposal" - Jasmine Guillory - I had so much fun with her first book that I hopped onto the second one, which follows a secondary character from her first book.
15. "The Bride Test" - Helen Hoang - This was recommended for folks who liked the Jasmine Guillory books. I was not disappointed. I'm embracing my sudden need for somewhat trashy novels.
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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #69 on: August 26, 2019, 11:34:38 PM »

. I'm embracing my sudden need for somewhat trashy novels.
Hear hear!
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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #70 on: September 03, 2019, 09:23:41 AM »

1. "Manhattan Beach" - Jennifer Egan - Give me a book that's just about Eddie and the bosun.
2. "Dark Sacred Night" - Michael Connelly - Connelly finally puts Bosch and Ballard together and I like it.
3. "My Own Devices: Essays From the Road on Music, Science, and Senseless Love" - Dessa - I first heard about Dessa during Barb during her MPR days. I saw this book on the NPR book thingy and thought I would check it out. Parts of this book will definitely stick with me for a long time. I love the way her mind works, even if it seems to work against her in some aspects of her life.
4. "Come with Me" - Helen Schulman - Slooooooooooow start but I finally connected with the book in the final quarter. But, it took me all month (and about a week and a half of late fines from the library) to finish it.
5. "The Heart's Invisible Furies" - John Boyne
6. "Still Me" - Jojo Moyes
7. "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" - Jenny Han
8. "P.S. I Still Love You" - Jenny Han
9. "Always and Forever, Lara Jean" - Jenny Han
10. "The Wedding Date" - Jasmine Guillory - I wanted something and light and found this recommendation from Roxane Gay. I flew through the book. Definitely light and LUSTY.
11. "Rich People Problems" - Kevin Kwan
12. "We're Going to Need More Wine" - Gabrielle Union
13. "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" - Gail Honeyman - I found myself crying a lot while reading this book. She really pulls you into the loneliness of this character.
14. "The Proposal" - Jasmine Guillory - I had so much fun with her first book that I hopped onto the second one, which follows a secondary character from her first book.
15. "The Bride Test" - Helen Hoang - This was recommended for folks who liked the Jasmine Guillory books. I was not disappointed. I'm embracing my sudden need for somewhat trashy novels.
16. "The Lager Queen of Minnesota" = J. Ryan Stradal - Life's what happens while you're busy making other plans.
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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #71 on: September 16, 2019, 09:15:27 AM »

1. The Heart's Invisible Furies - John Boyne
2. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
4. Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
5. The Road to Unfreedom - Timothy Snyder
6. Closer You Are: The Story of Robert Pollard and Guided by Voices - Matthew Cutter

7. Siren Song - Seymour Stein

It's taken me awhile to get through this book - not because it's bad, but precisely the opposite. I read it a little at a time to properly savor it, because I didn't want it to end. The man who founded Sire Records and signed so many of my favorite bands isn't afraid to dish the dirt, and also gives credit where credit is due. He positively gushes about learning the trade from Cincinnati's own King Records kingpin Syd Nathan, and on the opposite side of the coin doesn't mince words about what a two-faced, entitled asswipe Mo Ostin (former Warner Bros Records head honcho) is.

If you're into record labels in general and Sire Records artists in particular, this book is pretty juicy stuff. A+
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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #72 on: September 17, 2019, 10:47:23 PM »

1. The Heart's Invisible Furies - John Boyne
2. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
4. Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
5. The Road to Unfreedom - Timothy Snyder
6. Closer You Are: The Story of Robert Pollard and Guided by Voices - Matthew Cutter

7. Siren Song - Seymour Stein

It's taken me awhile to get through this book - not because it's bad, but precisely the opposite. I read it a little at a time to properly savor it, because I didn't want it to end. The man who founded Sire Records and signed so many of my favorite bands isn't afraid to dish the dirt, and also gives credit where credit is due. He positively gushes about learning the trade from Cincinnati's own King Records kingpin Syd Nathan, and on the opposite side of the coin doesn't mince words about what a two-faced, entitled asswipe Mo Ostin (former Warner Bros Records head honcho) is.

If you're into record labels in general and Sire Records artists in particular, this book is pretty juicy stuff. A+
it also probably doesn't hurt that it's a signed book and you had your picture taken with him ;-)
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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #73 on: September 18, 2019, 08:39:43 AM »

1. The Heart's Invisible Furies - John Boyne
2. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
4. Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
5. The Road to Unfreedom - Timothy Snyder
6. Closer You Are: The Story of Robert Pollard and Guided by Voices - Matthew Cutter

7. Siren Song - Seymour Stein

It's taken me awhile to get through this book - not because it's bad, but precisely the opposite. I read it a little at a time to properly savor it, because I didn't want it to end. The man who founded Sire Records and signed so many of my favorite bands isn't afraid to dish the dirt, and also gives credit where credit is due. He positively gushes about learning the trade from Cincinnati's own King Records kingpin Syd Nathan, and on the opposite side of the coin doesn't mince words about what a two-faced, entitled asswipe Mo Ostin (former Warner Bros Records head honcho) is.

If you're into record labels in general and Sire Records artists in particular, this book is pretty juicy stuff. A+
it also probably doesn't hurt that it's a signed book and you had your picture taken with him ;-)

:)

(and with HJC in the background)
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Re: 50 books in 2019
« Reply #74 on: September 18, 2019, 10:19:00 PM »

1-  i'm a stranger here myself- bill bryson
2- oh crap!  Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right- jamie glowacki
3- sideshow usa: freaks and the american cultural imagination-  rachel adams
4- bhagavad gita- translated and commentary by ac bhaktivedanta swami prabhupada
5- lord of light- roger zelazny
6- uncle's dream- dostoyevsky
7- infinite jest- david foster wallace
8- the complete works of pseudo dionysius
9- nigger of the narcissus- joseph conrad 

10- the ascent of money- niall ferguson- if there's one thing about money it's that people want it.  fun read.  totally reveals the ingenuity involved to exploit the financial system thereby shifting the paradigm completely.  decade after century after millennia etcetera
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