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Postby Maui on Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:13 am

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
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but I like rhyme...


Well then thanks for the chime.
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Postby thomasgaffney on Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:16 am

Maui wrote:
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
Maui wrote:Thanks for your time.


but I like rhyme...


Well then thanks for the chime.


Ugh...Your poetry's so bad it's a crime...
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Postby Ribbons on Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:45 am

thomasgaffney wrote:
Maui wrote:
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
Maui wrote:Thanks for your time.


but I like rhyme...


Well then thanks for the chime.


Ugh...Your poetry's so bad it's a crime...


And the dish ran away with the spoon!
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Postby Seppuku on Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:25 am

I was just watching Dead Man, in which Johnny Depp plays a character by the name of William Blake, and was reminded to nominate Blake's Songs of Innocence & Experience. I've been a fan ever since I first heard David Axelrod's two classic albums of the same names and decided to check out the source of his inspiration.

They're probably best read next to Blake's trippy illustrations, so if it did get through I'd recommend finding a copy with both.

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Postby Maui on Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:54 am

seppukudkurosawa wrote:I was just watching Dead Man, in which Johnny Depp plays a character by the name of William Blake, and was reminded to nominate Blake's Songs of Innocence & Experience. I've been a fan ever since I first heard David Axelrod's two classic albums of the same names and decided to check out the source of his inspiration.

They're probably best read next to Blake's trippy illustrations, so if it did get through I'd recommend finding a copy with both.

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I rather like that illustration.
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Postby thomasgaffney on Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:44 pm

Bump.

Now taking nominations for February's BotM (theme=Poetry!). Remember to nominate anything you think worthwhile and second anything that sounds appealing to you!

First up, I'll second this nominee from Maui:

Margaret Atwood's The Door. A collection of 50 of her poems.

When we get closer to Feb, we can discuss how this might work. The idea of taking one poem, have everyone read it, and then open discussions on it has been brought to the table. I'm also up for reading a book of poems, then picking your favorite and discussing it, including why it is your favorite. That way, we might all read the same book, but have different favorite poems.
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Postby Maui on Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:38 pm

thomasgaffney wrote:
First up, I'll second this nominee from Maui:

Margaret Atwood's The Door. A collection of 50 of her poems.


This is a great book of poetry, but it might get kinda snoresville for some - you know - every single poem by Atwood. Plus I don't think my heart could take people bashing Atwood's poems ;) Kidding.

What if we all grabbed a poem (different poet) then everyone can discuss/interpret.
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Postby thomasgaffney on Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:23 am

Bump.

10 Days left in January. Is everyone happy with Margaret Atwood's The Door or do you have other works in mind?
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Postby lyra belacqua on Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:38 am

thomasgaffney wrote:Bump.

10 Days left in January. Is everyone happy with Margaret Atwood's The Door or do you have other works in mind?


I love Atwood, but I've never read her poetry. So, I'm happy.
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Postby thomasgaffney on Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:29 am

lyra belacqua wrote:
thomasgaffney wrote:Bump.

10 Days left in January. Is everyone happy with Margaret Atwood's The Door or do you have other works in mind?


I love Atwood, but I've never read her poetry. So, I'm happy.


If Lyra's happy, then I'm happy... :D
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Postby Maui on Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:18 pm

lyra belacqua wrote:
thomasgaffney wrote:Bump.

10 Days left in January. Is everyone happy with Margaret Atwood's The Door or do you have other works in mind?


I love Atwood, but I've never read her poetry. So, I'm happy.


It's very good Lyra - I think you will love it!!! I've already read her book of poems 'The Door' and it's incredible stuff. One poem in particular, she writes of her ailing mother - very touching.
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Postby thomasgaffney on Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:01 am

If no one has any objections (and if you do, post them here or PM me!) I'm going to call this without a poll and say Margaret Atwood's The Door is going to be February 08's Poetry Book of the Month. New thread to follow shortly...
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Postby Maui on Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:11 pm

I don't object. :lol:

Of course it might just be me and only me posting to myself about Atwood's poems.
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Postby darkjedijaina on Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:22 pm

ah. so, we have, what... 7 days left til March?

i think you'd had the theme for March as 'Classics', Gaffney.
if we go that route, could we perhaps do Lord of the Flies or Brave New World or something like that?

if not, maybe we could try a graphic novel? i'm kind of on a kick with those at the moment.. but i'm open to anything.
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Postby thomasgaffney on Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:46 pm

darkjedijaina wrote:ah. so, we have, what... 7 days left til March?

i think you'd had the theme for March as 'Classics', Gaffney.
if we go that route, could we perhaps do Lord of the Flies or Brave New World or something like that?

if not, maybe we could try a graphic novel? i'm kind of on a kick with those at the moment.. but i'm open to anything.


Updated the thread and added a poll. Vote away!
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Postby Vegeta on Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:49 pm

Probably the only two genres I am against are non-fiction (I am actually reading Zodiac by Robert Graysmith right now) and poetry.

The only arguement I'd have against any particular classic would be that I would perfer to read one I wasn't forced to read in school (Lord of the Flies :wink: )

Edit: Also, f!@# feminst themes. :-P
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Postby Pacino86845 on Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:56 pm

I voted for Sci Fi on the poll, but I'd be up for "Classics" or "Graphic Novels" as well, could probably make a couple of suggestions for each of those categories.
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Postby thomasgaffney on Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:58 pm

Vegeta wrote:I love books that make me quiver with feminine delight and squeal like a little girl!


Feminine themes it is!

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Postby Vegeta on Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:15 pm

thomasgaffney wrote:
Vegeta wrote:I love books that make me quiver with feminine delight and squeal like a little girl!


Feminine themes it is!

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I've been gaffneyed! :shock:
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Postby tapehead on Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:53 pm

thomasgaffney wrote:
Vegeta wrote:I love books that make me quiver with feminine delight and squeal like a little girl!


Feminine themes it is!

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Seriously though, you shouldn't be setting the agenda here - it's clearly not working out. Maybe you should quit modding the book forum, and just focus on your editing work.
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Postby tapehead on Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:55 pm

By the way, I didn't really type the above - Gaffney edited my original post.
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Postby darkjedijaina on Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:30 am

Seems a lot of people are picking up Watchmen as of late. Maybe we could do that for a nom? Though I just finished it.
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Postby Pacino86845 on Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:18 am

I've been meaning to reread it for months now, that's a great idea DJJ (if you don't mind rediscussing it, that is).

Or another brilliant and perhaps lesser-known Alan Moore book, how about From Hell?
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Postby darkjedijaina on Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:34 am

I don't mind rediscussing it. I also ordered From Hell. It should be arriving here shortly, so we could do that as well.
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Postby Vegeta on Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:31 pm

I'd love to talk about Watchmen. I just read it twice over the last month or so. From Hell sounds good to.
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Postby thomasgaffney on Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:22 pm

I cast my vote for the Graphic Novel as well, and I'm down for some Watchmen or From Hell... To be decided at a later date
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Postby Pacino86845 on Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:33 pm

Awesome, there are already a handful of us!! Maybe in choosing to do a graphic novel this time we'll hook in a good amount of people for the March BOTM.
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Postby thomasgaffney on Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:24 pm

Maybe we can all read a graphic novel...ABOUT POETRY!!!111!!!
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Postby Fievel on Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:06 am

I'd be up for doing Watchmen if that gets the nod.
I voted for Graphic Novel.
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Postby Al Shut on Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:25 am

Don't forget that Watchmen already has a thread. From Hell would sound more interesting to me.
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Postby darkjedijaina on Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:25 am

Yeah, we can discuss Watchmen if we like in that thread. A new jolt would be inspiring. I'm for From Hell as well.
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Postby Pacino86845 on Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:18 pm

BUMP!!!

Gaffney has disappeared, should we still go ahead with the book of the month, or wait a little longer?
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Postby Maui on Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:20 pm

Pacino86845 wrote:BUMP!!!

Gaffney has disappeared, should we still go ahead with the book of the month, or wait a little longer?


I think we should still go ahead. A graphic novel is a great idea.
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Postby darkjedijaina on Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:32 pm

Maui wrote:
Pacino86845 wrote:BUMP!!!

Gaffney has disappeared, should we still go ahead with the book of the month, or wait a little longer?


I think we should still go ahead. A graphic novel is a great idea.


seconded. you can open up the locked thread, Pacino, yeah?

will it be Watchmen or From Hell?
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Postby Pacino86845 on Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:27 pm

Let's do From Hell!!!
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Postby Ribbons on Mon May 05, 2008 9:17 pm

stereosforgeeks wrote:
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:One of my friends has read the book and loved it. She has been trying to persuade me to start it for some time.


if someone wants to make it a book club selection, I'd be down.


This months? ;) I am in the middle of Dune but I think I can manage both.

I knew Meirelles had a new movie coming but didnt realize it was the same as the book until this thread. My friend will be quite pleased.


I'd be up for another book club month, what say the rest of you hepcats?
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Mon May 05, 2008 9:18 pm

Ribbons wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:One of my friends has read the book and loved it. She has been trying to persuade me to start it for some time.


if someone wants to make it a book club selection, I'd be down.


This months? ;) I am in the middle of Dune but I think I can manage both.

I knew Meirelles had a new movie coming but didnt realize it was the same as the book until this thread. My friend will be quite pleased.


I'd be up for another book club month, what say the rest of you hepcats?


word.

By the way wind up bird chronicles is a really good book. I dig Murakami a lot.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Wed May 21, 2008 12:37 am

shit, after kickstarting the clarion call for BLINDNESS I plum forgot to say I would read it.

what say ya'll for June?

it may take me a while to get to it, but not 'cuz the blurbs and book jacket summary haven't gotten me thoroughly fucking jazzed for it ('cuz they have)...

but I've been greedily tearing through the first 4 books of the Dark Tower, and while I'll probably do the same for the final 3, that is one intimidating pile of pages lying before me.

I guess I've got 3 weeks to get 'em back to the Oakland Public Library, but after that, I'm starting BLINDNESS...
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Wed May 21, 2008 12:51 am

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:shit, after kickstarting the clarion call for BLINDNESS I plum forgot to say I would read it.

what say ya'll for June?

it may take me a while to get to it, but not 'cuz the blurbs and book jacket summary haven't gotten me thoroughly fucking jazzed for it ('cuz they have)...

but I've been greedily tearing through the first 4 books of the Dark Tower, and while I'll probably do the same for the final 3, that is one intimidating pile of pages lying before me.

I guess I've got 3 weeks to get 'em back to the Oakland Public Library, but after that, I'm starting BLINDNESS...


I got my copy in the mail saturday. Reading Neuromancer at the moment but can put that down for blindness.
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Wed May 21, 2008 1:17 am

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
but I've been greedily tearing through the first 4 books of the Dark Tower, and while I'll probably do the same for the final 3, that is one intimidating pile of pages lying before me.


EXCELLENT...can't wait to see what you think...particularly about the final 3 vs the first 4.
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Postby Ribbons on Wed May 21, 2008 2:56 am

stereosforgeeks wrote:
Keepcoolbutcar e wrote:shit, after kickstarting the clarion call for BLINDNESS I plum forgot to say I would read it.

what say ya'll for June?

it may take me a while to get to it, but not 'cuz the blurbs and book jacket summary haven't gotten me thoroughly fucking jazzed for it ('cuz they have)...

but I've been greedily tearing through the first 4 books of the Dark Tower, and while I'll probably do the same for the final 3, that is one intimidating pile of pages lying before me.

I guess I've got 3 weeks to get 'em back to the Oakland Public Library, but after that, I'm starting BLINDNESS...


I got my copy in the mail saturday. Reading Neuromancer at the moment but can put that down for blindness.


Let's do this thing!
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Wed May 21, 2008 4:18 pm

Words. :roll:

Im in.
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Postby Maui on Thu May 22, 2008 11:17 am

I'm in.

Let's pick something soon. I'm going on vacation and I need a beach book!!!
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Thu May 22, 2008 11:19 am

Maui wrote:I'm in.

Let's pick something soon. I'm going on vacation and I need a beach book!!!


Its Blindness!
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Postby Maui on Thu May 22, 2008 11:20 am

stereosforgeeks wrote:
Maui wrote:I'm in.

Let's pick something soon. I'm going on vacation and I need a beach book!!!


Its Blindness!


Okie dokie.
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Postby Spandau Belly on Thu May 22, 2008 11:29 am

By Jose Saramago? I read that years ago, and its sequel 'Seeing'. Both good books.
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Thu May 22, 2008 11:33 am

Spandau Belly wrote:By Jose Saramago? I read that years ago, and its sequel 'Seeing'. Both good books.


Yeah we were thinking of reading it as the movie is playing at Cannes currently and will be out theatrically by the end of the year.
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Postby Vegeta on Thu May 22, 2008 12:02 pm

I have a plane flight to Phoenix the first week of June so a good book would be welcome.
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Postby Ribbons on Sun May 25, 2008 7:28 am

Maui wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:
Maui wrote:I'm in.

Let's pick something soon. I'm going on vacation and I need a beach book!!!


Its Blindness!


Okie dokie.


I picked this bad boy up at the bookstore yesterday, gonna try and read it some time in the next two weeks. Anybody else want to do the book club this coming month?
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Postby Pacino86845 on Sun May 25, 2008 7:30 am

Damn it, I just bought four books the other day, totally forgot this was happening... :oops:
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