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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:13 am
by Maui
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
Maui wrote:Thanks for your time.


but I like rhyme...


Well then thanks for the chime.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:16 am
by thomasgaffney
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...

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:45 am
by Ribbons
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!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:25 am
by Seppuku
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.

Image

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:54 am
by Maui
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.

Image


I rather like that illustration.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:44 pm
by thomasgaffney
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.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:38 pm
by Maui
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.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:23 am
by thomasgaffney
Bump.

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

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:38 am
by lyra belacqua
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.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:29 am
by thomasgaffney
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

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:18 pm
by Maui
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.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:01 am
by thomasgaffney
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...

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:11 pm
by Maui
I don't object. :lol:

Of course it might just be me and only me posting to myself about Atwood's poems.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:22 pm
by darkjedijaina
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.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:46 pm
by thomasgaffney
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!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:49 pm
by Vegeta
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

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:56 pm
by Pacino86845
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.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:58 pm
by thomasgaffney
Vegeta wrote:I love books that make me quiver with feminine delight and squeal like a little girl!


Feminine themes it is!

:wink:

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:15 pm
by Vegeta
thomasgaffney wrote:
Vegeta wrote:I love books that make me quiver with feminine delight and squeal like a little girl!


Feminine themes it is!

:wink:


I've been gaffneyed! :shock:

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:53 pm
by tapehead
thomasgaffney wrote:
Vegeta wrote:I love books that make me quiver with feminine delight and squeal like a little girl!


Feminine themes it is!

:wink:
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.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:55 pm
by tapehead
By the way, I didn't really type the above - Gaffney edited my original post.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:30 am
by darkjedijaina
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.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:18 am
by Pacino86845
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?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:34 am
by darkjedijaina
I don't mind rediscussing it. I also ordered From Hell. It should be arriving here shortly, so we could do that as well.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:31 pm
by Vegeta
I'd love to talk about Watchmen. I just read it twice over the last month or so. From Hell sounds good to.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:22 pm
by thomasgaffney
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

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:33 pm
by Pacino86845
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.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:24 pm
by thomasgaffney
Maybe we can all read a graphic novel...ABOUT POETRY!!!111!!!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:06 am
by Fievel
I'd be up for doing Watchmen if that gets the nod.
I voted for Graphic Novel.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:25 am
by Al Shut
Don't forget that Watchmen already has a thread. From Hell would sound more interesting to me.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:25 am
by darkjedijaina
Yeah, we can discuss Watchmen if we like in that thread. A new jolt would be inspiring. I'm for From Hell as well.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:18 pm
by Pacino86845
BUMP!!!

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

PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:20 pm
by Maui
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.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:32 pm
by darkjedijaina
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?

PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:27 pm
by Pacino86845
Let's do From Hell!!!

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 9:17 pm
by Ribbons
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?

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 9:18 pm
by stereosforgeeks
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.

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 12:37 am
by Keepcoolbutcare
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...

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 12:51 am
by stereosforgeeks
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.

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 1:17 am
by Lord Voldemoo
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.

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 2:56 am
by Ribbons
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!

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 4:18 pm
by stereosforgeeks
Words. :roll:

Im in.

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 11:17 am
by Maui
I'm in.

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

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 11:19 am
by stereosforgeeks
Maui wrote:I'm in.

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


Its Blindness!

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 11:20 am
by Maui
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.

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 11:29 am
by Spandau Belly
By Jose Saramago? I read that years ago, and its sequel 'Seeing'. Both good books.

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 11:33 am
by stereosforgeeks
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.

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 12:02 pm
by Vegeta
I have a plane flight to Phoenix the first week of June so a good book would be welcome.

PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 7:28 am
by Ribbons
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?

PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 7:30 am
by Pacino86845
Damn it, I just bought four books the other day, totally forgot this was happening... :oops: