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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:51 pm

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I thought we were not supposed to post in old threads without a good reason.

there is no rule that says you are not allowed to post in old threads...

It's common sense not to. It's been long-forgotten because people don't want to post in those threads.
So, I'm not allowed to start any new threads on books even if the topic isn't "What are you reading?" That wasn't the point of my thread.

you are allowed to start new threads but if there is an existing thread that is similar, we would prefer you use the existing one.

example...if there is a Pearl Jam thread, then there is no reason to start a Eddie Vedder thread.

You don't seem to understand what I'm getting at. I wanted a thread for a book club. That's different to just a thread on what you're currently reading. No-one else seemed to care that there was a somewhat similar topic 3 years back because mine had a different aim. It seems like the admin power is being used for the sake of using admin power. That's not what it's meant for man.

its not about using admin power for the sake of it...I didn't merge this thread nor did I ask for it to be merged.

if you want I can change the name of the read to book club or something. Andrew didn't delete your post so Its not like you can't continue book club type conversation in this thread.
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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:52 pm

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Mike I added yours and steady nows post to the initial post, so you don't feel like you were forgotten about.

As for other threads on books, if you want to create thread about individual books themselves I don't see the problem with that. But general discussions of books ( recommendations etc.) should be done here.

Cheers Andrew, that's much more useful.

To be fair though if you create a thread on a book, and it doesn't sustain the life of a new thread, it will most likely be merged back into this.


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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:54 pm

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Mike I added yours and steady nows post to the initial post, so you don't feel like you were forgotten about.

As for other threads on books, if you want to create thread about individual books themselves I don't see the problem with that. But general discussions of books ( recommendations etc.) should be done here.

Cheers Andrew, that's much more useful.

To be fair though if you create a thread on a book, and it doesn't sustain the life of a new thread, it will most likely be merged back into this.


Yeah, that I can understand. Threads for individual books would be a bit silly
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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:56 pm

oldgospelchoir wrote:
Camus wrote:
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JimmyB wrote:
I thought we were not supposed to post in old threads without a good reason.

there is no rule that says you are not allowed to post in old threads...

It's common sense not to. It's been long-forgotten because people don't want to post in those threads.
So, I'm not allowed to start any new threads on books even if the topic isn't "What are you reading?" That wasn't the point of my thread.

you are allowed to start new threads but if there is an existing thread that is similar, we would prefer you use the existing one.

example...if there is a Pearl Jam thread, then there is no reason to start a Eddie Vedder thread.

You don't seem to understand what I'm getting at. I wanted a thread for a book club. That's different to just a thread on what you're currently reading. No-one else seemed to care that there was a somewhat similar topic 3 years back because mine had a different aim. It seems like the admin power is being used for the sake of using admin power. That's not what it's meant for man.

its not about using admin power for the sake of it...I didn't merge this thread nor did I ask for it to be merged.

if you want I can change the name of the read to book club or something. Andrew didn't delete your post so Its not like you can't continue book club type conversation in this thread.

How about if this thread just continues as recommendation and talk about random books, and if and when we get something decided for a book club we have a separate thread just for the book club stuff, strictly limited to the books we decide on? It may seem like a ridiculously short thread for a while but once it get's going and different books get covered I'm sure it'll be sustainable. How does that sound for the two of you?
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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:00 pm

We'll take it a day at a time man, Try it out using this thread, and if it gains enough momentum I might consider it. I feel it might get confusing/overlap. But I wont rule it out yet.

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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:04 pm

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We'll take it a day at a time man, Try it out using this thread, and if it gains enough momentum I might consider it. I feel it might get confusing/overlap. But I wont rule it out yet.

Alright man, we'll see how it goes.
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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:13 pm

Camus wrote:
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We'll take it a day at a time man, Try it out using this thread, and if it gains enough momentum I might consider it. I feel it might get confusing/overlap. But I wont rule it out yet.

Alright man, we'll see how it goes.

Phew! I'm sure glad you guys got there in the end. High Five

So, back to books. study

Oh, and I have renamed the thread 'the book corner', as Camus' title worked quite well.

And on the subject of Camus, I do recomment 'The Plague'; one of the few books I have read twice.

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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:39 pm

I am currently either going to start on Heart Shaped box, or Nightmares and Dreamscapes. Still stuck between those two.
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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:49 pm

steady now steady now wrote:
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We'll take it a day at a time man, Try it out using this thread, and if it gains enough momentum I might consider it. I feel it might get confusing/overlap. But I wont rule it out yet.

Alright man, we'll see how it goes.

Phew! I'm sure glad you guys got there in the end. High Five

So, back to books. study

Oh, and I have renamed the thread 'the book corner', as Camus' title worked quite well.

And on the subject of Camus, I do recomment 'The Plague'; one of the few books I have read twice.

Cheers steady now. The Plague is a fantastic book. Anything by Camus is great really.
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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:47 pm

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To go along with Jimmy's Stephen King suggestion, I recommend 11/22/63. It's one of the best books I have ever read. I can't stop thinking about it! Shocked

is it scary? i haven't read any Stephen King before, not sure how/why, but i haven't. i used to LOVE reading scary books when i was a kid- i love the Fear Street series by R.L. Stine. i'm looking for something good and scary like that, but for big girls! cause i'm a big girl now.
11/22/63 is not blood and guts scary, But it is a book that will eat at your mind. thinking about how one thing you do can change the future...,. Stephen King is not scary as in obviously scary....But his books leave you thinking about it, and with such description, you can see the stuff happening....that scares me.

You should read it, Steph! It's a truly amazing book. It's not zombie and boogeyman scary, it's real life scary. Jimmy gave a great description of 11/22/63. It really makes you think about what you would do in certain situations if you had the opportunity to change the past. It's a little scary to think about how every single little thing a person does can affect the world in unmeasurable ways. There are several twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat too. It's a must read!
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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:15 pm

I've never read any Stephen King but I read the inside flap of 11/22/63 a while back at the book store and it sounded really interesting.
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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:18 pm

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I've never read any Stephen King but I read the inside flap of 11/22/63 a while back at the book store and it sounded really interesting.

It is. You should give it a try! I had the hardest time putting it down, and when I did, I couldn't stop thinking about the story and where it was going.
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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:19 pm

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I've never read any Stephen King but I read the inside flap of 11/22/63 a while back at the book store and it sounded really interesting.

It is. You should give it a try! I had the hardest time putting it down, and when I did, I couldn't stop thinking about the story and where it was going.
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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:59 am

So far this year, I've read Henry James' Daisy Miller, Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson, and Stephen Crane's Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (1893 edition). I HATED Daisy Miller, mostly because of Daisy's characterizations and Winterbourne is such a fucking prick. Pudd'nhead Wilson is a very interesting commentary on the Antebellum period South, though there are some anachronisms in it (Twain wrote it in the 1890s, nearly 30 years after the Antebellum period). Maggie: A Girl of the Streets would have the be my favorite one because it's very action based and gritty. It's also very much unfiltered and shocking for a book for that era. Well, the 1896 version is censored, but whatever. I highly recommend it if you're interested in dark, familial dramas.

I'm about to read Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, which I've heard good things about, but I'm still undecided about Hemingway's work. (I disliked Hills Like White Elephants when I first read it.)

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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:10 am

IrishNameAndAnInjury wrote:
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IrishNameAndAnInjury wrote:
To go along with Jimmy's Stephen King suggestion, I recommend 11/22/63. It's one of the best books I have ever read. I can't stop thinking about it! Shocked

is it scary? i haven't read any Stephen King before, not sure how/why, but i haven't. i used to LOVE reading scary books when i was a kid- i love the Fear Street series by R.L. Stine. i'm looking for something good and scary like that, but for big girls! cause i'm a big girl now.
11/22/63 is not blood and guts scary, But it is a book that will eat at your mind. thinking about how one thing you do can change the future...,. Stephen King is not scary as in obviously scary....But his books leave you thinking about it, and with such description, you can see the stuff happening....that scares me.

You should read it, Steph! It's a truly amazing book. It's not zombie and boogeyman scary, it's real life scary. Jimmy gave a great description of 11/22/63. It really makes you think about what you would do in certain situations if you had the opportunity to change the past. It's a little scary to think about how every single little thing a person does can affect the world in unmeasurable ways. There are several twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat too. It's a must read!

okay, okay! i will put it on my "to read" list. Very Happy that element of just realizing how everything you do impacts so many other things ...interests me.
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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:58 am

I decided to reread Nightmares and dreamscapes by Stephen King- a bunch of short stories he wrote, up to 1994.
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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:54 am

I haven't read Nightmares and Dreamscapes. How freaky is it, compared to his other books?
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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:04 pm

It's a collection of his short stories, so there are some interesting ones in there. None of the chills of some of his other stuff....Among them are stories about Chattery teeth with spats, The legends of Rock and Roll coming back to life in a town called rock and roll heaven Oregon, a writer meets his creation, and many others like it.
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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:19 pm

Those sound really good! Maybe I'll pick up a copy at Barnes and Noble today. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:25 pm

If they have it, get it..Personally my favorite collection of short stories from him. It also spawned a TNT series a few years ago.
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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:27 pm

I remember that the show was on, but I didn't watch it since I hadn't read the short stories yet. Was it any good?
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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:31 pm

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I remember that the show was on, but I didn't watch it since I hadn't read the short stories yet. Was it any good?
Pretty close to the stories, but there were some that were from different books (Road virus heads north was from everythings eventual, battleground was from different seasons, Autopsy room 4 was from everything;s eventual as well). But overall, the shows were spot on to the book version.
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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:35 pm

I think I will buy the book if the store has it. My bosses need to give me a raise so I afford all the books I want to buy! That's not going to happen though...sigh. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:39 pm

That is why I like short stories...I get 24 stories for 24 dollars.
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PostSubject: Re: the book corner   Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:16 pm

Has anyone read A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers? So good.
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