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Forum: Book Corner 15 February 2019, 01:37 PM
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Enjoy! This book got me through an incredibly...

Enjoy! This book got me through an incredibly difficult time at the place I was working then. Yes, it's time-travel fantasy satire, but (as usual for Pratchett), there are some pretty deep things...
Forum: Book Corner 03 January 2019, 03:40 PM
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Just finished Christopher Moore's Fool, and just...

Just finished Christopher Moore's Fool, and just started the same author's A Dirty Job. Enjoyed the first, and enjoying the second so far. There's some truly brilliant stuff, and some that seems to...
Forum: Book Corner 02 September 2018, 04:19 AM
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Reading a Leonard Bernstein biography by Meryle...

Reading a Leonard Bernstein biography by Meryle Secrest. It's pretty good, but the author has the annoying habit of describing people by using quotations that are actually about totally different...
Forum: Book Corner 03 June 2018, 02:20 PM
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On the Road and Off the Record with Leonard...

On the Road and Off the Record with Leonard Bernstein: My Years with the Exasperating Genius by Charlie Harmon. A great read for those interested in the world of classical music or the culture of...
Forum: Book Corner 14 September 2017, 07:41 PM
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Thanks! Have to check that out. Every now...

Thanks! Have to check that out.

Every now and then I like to read some YA or kiddie lit as light and fluffy pre-bedtime fare, when I know I'm too tired to stay awake for something heavier. I...
Forum: Book Corner 12 September 2017, 07:53 PM
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Who's the author? I just saw a brief Rick Steves...

Who's the author? I just saw a brief Rick Steves video on Luther, and it was a pretty good even-handed take. It didn't shy away from Luther's problematic stances, particularly his bigotry and...
Forum: Book Corner 03 April 2017, 02:43 AM
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Reading Enjoyed this one, but thought the ending "twist"...

Enjoyed this one, but thought the ending "twist" with the return to the present day timeline was a bit trite (and has been done to death in time travel stories in just about every medium imaginable,...
Forum: Book Corner 22 January 2017, 09:27 PM
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Just started Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell....

Just started Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. Although I'm enjoying it, the book is physically difficult to read, because it's such a thick doorstopper of a volume - I have to be careful not to doze...
Forum: Book Corner 06 December 2016, 03:20 AM
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Finally getting around to The Name of the Rose by...

Finally getting around to The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco. Enjoying it so far, although I'm doing my best to read it without resorting to Google Translate every few pages. (My knowledge of...
Forum: Book Corner 25 September 2016, 05:25 AM
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Thanks for all the suggestions, guys - some...

Thanks for all the suggestions, guys - some intriguing things in there!

I actually came to Pratchett by way of Gaiman - I picked up Good Omens because I knew Gaiman's work on the Sandman...
Forum: Book Corner 23 September 2016, 02:18 AM
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I've heard Banks' name mentioned on these boards...

I've heard Banks' name mentioned on these boards several times, but never read any of his stuff. I'll definitely have to check it out - thanks!

I've read Adams, I've read most everything that...
Forum: Book Corner 22 September 2016, 06:26 PM
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I enjoyed that one when my son borrowed it from...

I enjoyed that one when my son borrowed it from our public library.

I finished the Chernow Hamilton biography; I think I need some lighter fiction now.

I'm also looking for something to fill...
Forum: Book Corner 26 August 2016, 03:13 AM
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On my daughter's recommendation, I read Miss...

On my daughter's recommendation, I read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children as an midway break in the Hamilton bio. It was much darker in tone than I expected - I think I was expecting more...
Forum: Book Corner 17 August 2016, 02:25 PM
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Posted By musicgeek
I'll have to check this one out! (You're in some...

I'll have to check this one out! (You're in some good company on that list, too - nice!)

I just started Chernow's biography of Alexander Hamilton (the one that was the inspiration for Lin Manuel...
Forum: Book Corner 01 May 2016, 02:20 AM
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Posted By musicgeek
I'm re-reading all the L. Frank Baum Oz books,...

I'm re-reading all the L. Frank Baum Oz books, since Barnes & Noble re-released them in five-per-volume reprints with the original illustrations. I loved these as a kid, and they still have a...
Forum: Book Corner 07 March 2016, 10:14 PM
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After watching The Secret of Kells and Song of...

After watching The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, I've been reading an old anthology of Irish folklore and fairytales edited by W.B. Yeats. Lots of fun.
Forum: Book Corner 17 August 2015, 03:56 PM
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My oldest is reading Brandon Sanderson's The...

My oldest is reading Brandon Sanderson's The Rithmatist for 9th grade summer reading, so I figured I'd read it as well. Entertaining YA fantasy, with a lot of familiar tropes but some neat original...
Forum: Book Corner 25 January 2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 923
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Posted By musicgeek
I don't think you're assuming too much at all. ...

I don't think you're assuming too much at all. My in-laws had his "Killing Jesus" at their house, and I couldn't make it past the first two pages.
Forum: Book Corner 03 September 2014, 07:48 PM
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Posted By musicgeek
:lol: I've been on the other end of snopester...

:lol: I've been on the other end of snopester gender confusion, so no worries!

It seemed to me that the reader got inside his head much more than hers, but, again, that may be my own subconscious...
Forum: Book Corner 03 September 2014, 06:18 PM
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Posted By musicgeek
I'd agree (with the obvious exception of...

I'd agree (with the obvious exception of Lobsang's persona). It's way more Strata-like in tone, although whether this is a function of being developed from earlier Pratchett, or simply a matter of...
Forum: Book Corner 06 August 2014, 04:15 PM
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Posted By musicgeek
Continuing my summer streak of reading...

Continuing my summer streak of reading bestsellers everyone else read at least five years ago (thanks, Goodwill bookshelves!), I just finished Water for Elephants. Enjoyed it thoroughly; I found the...
Forum: Book Corner 27 July 2014, 03:21 AM
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Posted By musicgeek
Finally got around to Life of Pi, and now I can...

Finally got around to Life of Pi, and now I can see what all the fuss was about. A very artfully constructed and compelling book, and from what I understand the movie is pretty fantastic too (have...
Forum: Book Corner 08 July 2014, 12:37 AM
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Posted By musicgeek
Just finished Raising Steam, the most recent...

Just finished Raising Steam, the most recent Discworld installment. A little slow to get going, but a fun read. I like the fact that in the past few installments, Pratchett makes some specific...
Forum: Book Corner 12 February 2014, 06:37 PM
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Views: 556,643
Posted By musicgeek
Just read The Pleasure of My Company by Steve...

Just read The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin, which was a sweet little read. (Kind of a rom-com version of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time," if that makes any sense.)
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Forum: Book Corner 11 January 2014, 12:33 AM
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Views: 556,643
Posted By musicgeek
:lol: I came down with the flu for the first time...

:lol: I came down with the flu for the first time in my life just as I started reading The Stand. It didn't help that the appearance of my symptoms tracked pretty much exactly with what the book...
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