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"What Are You Reading?" [Reloaded]

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Anchoret, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. ravindave_3600

    ravindave_3600 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 30, 2004
    Newly Indiana
    GK Chesterton - The Ballad of the White Horse

  2. adkima00

    adkima00 Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 27, 2012
    Rereading the Harry Potter series. Just finished Goblet of Fire. I may put a pause on this and read the screw tape letters by CS Lewis.

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  3. jtees4

    jtees4 Tele-Holic

    Jun 13, 2010
    selden, ny
    Just finished Killing Jesus and just started Greg Allman's book. Not a big fan of Greg but it's pretty interesting so far, different from other musicians books because he is so Southern.

  4. czgibson

    czgibson Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 3, 2012
    Good for you, my friend, and thanks for your post.

    I've been reading Joyce's works for nearly twenty years now, and Finnegans Wake is the last item on the list. I've been reading large chunks of it for many years, but this is my first readthrough from start to finish in sequence. I'm three chapters from the end, and one of these days I'm going to finish it.

    For the most part I've found it hard work, lightened by the recurrent flashes of humour, enchanting writing and encyclopaedic genius. I haven't enjoyed it nearly as much as Ulysses, which is still the best (and funniest) book I've read.

    I'm looking forward to being able to pick it up and look at any page and locate myself in the text and enjoy brief readings like I do with Ulysses now.

    I'm not quite the "ideal reader suffering from an ideal insomnia" that Joyce was looking for, and in sum I don't think anybody really has the time available that this book demands in order to get the best out of it.

  5. Flaneur

    Flaneur Friend of Leo's

    May 24, 2010
    I'm reading Laurent Fignon's autobiography. One of my favourite sportsmen.

  6. urizen

    urizen Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 24, 2006
    Yeah, it'd be the ideal "desert island for a lifetime" book---between recursiveness and one's own accumulation of experience (and detritus), once you've finally finished it and began it again, you'd see enough new stuff that you'd be reading anew a different Wake.

  7. Mjark

    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 14, 2011
    Annapolis, MD

  8. idjster

    idjster VERY grateful member Ad Free Member

    Reading "Escape from Berlin" by Irene N. Watts and re-reading "Backstage Passes and Backstabbing Bastards", all while listening to Satriani's "Unstoppable Momentum". :D

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  9. djdeacon

    djdeacon Tele-Meister

    Jun 21, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    +1. Fabulous read. The movie isn't bad, but the protaganist should've been someone like Leslie Howard, not Peter Lorre.

  10. 68 Shovelhead

    68 Shovelhead Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 1, 2008
    Pete Townshend - Who am I

    Needed something to read for a lengthy business flight, pretty interesting

  11. SwampFuzz

    SwampFuzz Tele-Holic

    Melville's Moby Dick

  12. Warren Pederson

    Warren Pederson Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 16, 2004
    From a previous post here I requested that our local library get "Satan is Real, the ballad of the Louvin Brothers". Great, great read.

  13. czgibson

    czgibson Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 3, 2012
    I'm having one of my many breaks from Finnegans Wake to read Morrissey's Autobiography. It's very enjoyable so far. He has some particularly vengeful things to say about his schooldays. I wish he wouldn't use present tense narration so much, though. I thought the man was a lover of literature...

    I think the cover is hilarious:


  14. VWAmTele

    VWAmTele Friend of Leo's

    Feb 24, 2005
    Halfway through. Very interesting so far, if you're from my generation and grew up with Johnny Carson each night. The author, Henry Bushkin, Johnny's lawyer and confidant ("Bombastic Bushkin" from many a monologue) paints himself as a saint, so I'm taking some of it with a grain of salt.


  15. Kebmel

    Kebmel Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 8, 2008
    45 south

    Kindle ebook from Amazon, a little pricey but entertaining

  16. ce24

    ce24 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 26, 2008
    "the teachings of Don Juan..A Yaqui way of Knowledge" I reread this series every so often....

  17. José

    José Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 26, 2008
    Kaputt, Curzio Malaparte

  18. Mjark

    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 14, 2011
    Annapolis, MD

  19. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    It has something to offend anyone!


  20. NankerPhelge

    NankerPhelge Tele-Meister

    Oct 30, 2009
    Littlehampton, UK
    About a quarter of the way through this, which has been on my list for a few decades.


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