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MissKitty

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« on: February 23, 2005, 12:05:49 PM »

Over in the Pulp area of WOXY there is a thread about reading 50 books in 2005.  I'm giving it a shot.

Anyone else want to try?

So far this year, I've read:
Teasing Secrets From The Dead by Emily Craig
Toast by Nigel Slater
FM:The Rise & Fall of Rock Radio by Richard Neer
MeTalk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Necromancy by the Blue Bean Bush: Krazy & Ignatz 1933-1934 by George Herriman
Baking Soda: Over 500 Fabulous, Fun and Frugal Uses You'Ve Probably Never Thought of by Vicki Lansky
Saturday Morning Fever by Timothy Burke & Kevin Burke

And I'm off to the library tonight to pick up some new reads!
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2005, 12:57:58 PM »

i can guarantee that I can't do it.  Too many academic reads to do this year.  those types are dry, boring, tedious, and lllooooooooooonnnng.

I'd say that if i was working I'd probably be able to do it as long as I didn't pick up something difficult, like, say, Finnegan's Wake or sumpthin.
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2005, 02:55:05 PM »

I'll try. I have a lot of catching up to do, I've only read 1 non-kids book this year.
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2005, 02:58:51 PM »

I'd love to.  At the rate I read, I doubt I'll make it.  So far I've read:

"Dress your family in corduroy and denim." by David Sedaris
"America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction" by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2005, 04:29:21 PM »

Quote from: "DogStarMan"
"America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction" by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Does this count?  Isn't it sort of like a coffee table book?  Is there really reading to be done? (I admit I haven't looked at it closely, though)
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2005, 04:45:29 PM »

January
Chuck Palahniuk - Choke
Jonathan Lethem - Gun With Occasional Music
Chuck Palahniuk - Survivor
Nick Hornby - High Fidelity
Patrick Brogan Introducing American Politics

February
John Gardner - Grendel
J. P. McEvoy Introducing Quantum Theory
Ernest Hemmingway The Old Man and the Sea
Kurt Vonnegut Bagombo Snuff Box
Richard Osborne Introducing Eastern Philosophy

Currently reading
Richard Hell Go Now
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2005, 05:30:52 PM »

Oh shit.  I meant to start this thread a month ago.  D'oh!
Oh wait, now I remember why I didn't.  I haven't read anything so far this year.  Reader's block sucks.  'Cept the book Reader's Block by David Markson is kinda cool.
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2005, 05:47:17 PM »

I'll probably read every bit of 400 comic books this year, if that counts. Regular books, though? I haven't read an entire one in probably five years. I always starts them and never finish. I get instantly sleepy when I read, no matter the time of day, so I can never make it through an entire book.
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2005, 09:58:11 PM »

Does this only apply to new books, or can we use re-reads?
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2005, 10:12:34 PM »

Quote from: "Scott"
I'll probably read every bit of 400 comic books this year, if that counts. Regular books, though? I haven't read an entire one in probably five years. I always starts them and never finish. I get instantly sleepy when I read, no matter the time of day, so I can never make it through an entire book.

I don't really have anything to add to this, however, as a poor parent I'd just like to say that your custom title rocks.
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2005, 10:14:31 PM »

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Does this only apply to new books, or can we use re-reads?


I say re-reads count.

In which case, I have now realized that I have read a book this year!  Yay for my 3rd reading of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2005, 11:08:12 PM »

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as a poor parent I'd just like to say that your custom title rocks.


Not sure I get it, but hey, thanks!
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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2005, 02:15:41 AM »

Since reading comes with my job, you'd all probably get bored with my list of titles.  :-)
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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2005, 07:39:26 AM »

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"America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction" by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Does this count?  Isn't it sort of like a coffee table book?  Is there really reading to be done? (I admit I haven't looked at it closely, though)

Oh, come on, throw me a bone. It's a book, it has words, so I think it should count.
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« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2005, 09:12:47 AM »

Quote from: "Scott"
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
as a poor parent I'd just like to say that your custom title rocks.


Not sure I get it, but hey, thanks!

Well, right under your name it says 'EIC' doesn't that stand for Earned Income Credit?  The EIC has been very good to me at tax time several years... I assumed it's what you were refering to.
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