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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1320 on: November 25, 2009, 12:56:56 PM »
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you really think you don't get the full effect from audio books?
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1321 on: November 25, 2009, 01:24:25 PM »
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you really think you don't get the full effect from audio books?

I can't do audiobooks or a kindle. I never remember what I hear/read. I need an actual book. It's weird.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1322 on: November 25, 2009, 07:58:07 PM »
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Just finished it...

kind of research for a script, kind of amazing.  gets into the broad scope of the tunnels, whereas dark days put it more under the microscope of a few people.

highly suggest reading it:

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1323 on: November 26, 2009, 03:24:49 AM »
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I'm reading the book itself. I'm a sports lover so my basic interest is self evident, but this book is amazing. Originally written in the early 1960s, the author went around the country talking to old time great baseball players. Ty Cobb had just died and a lot of other greats were nearing their end so the author got them all to contribute to this book and reminscience about their memories of playing baseball in the early 1900s. That's all there is to this book. Just over 300 pages of collected memories. It feels like priceless reading, really.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1324 on: November 26, 2009, 09:14:32 AM »
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socketlevel, i ride the 2 every day from harlem to soho and from time to time if the train is moving slow enough you can see these amazing abandoned stations or storage spaces or something in the light from the train-- they're absolutely covered in graffiti and look like pretty much the coolest place ever to explore. every time i see them i want to figure out a way to check them out (fully aware of the $500 ticket and possible jail time).
Obviously what you are doing right now is called (in my upcoming book of psychology at least) validation. I think it's a normal thing to do. People will reply, say anything, and then you're gonna do what you were subconsciently thinking of doing all along.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1325 on: November 26, 2009, 10:31:51 AM »
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1326 on: December 11, 2009, 07:11:42 PM »
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Just finished Sadaris' 'When You Are Engulfed in Flames'. Starting 'The Stand' By Stephen King tonight. He's one of my literary heroes and I've read a lot of his stuff but not this.... Then I might re-read 'Helter Skelter'. I've become obsessed with that case.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1327 on: December 12, 2009, 02:20:50 PM »
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Then I might re-read 'Helter Skelter'. I've become obsessed with that case.

If you're interested in Manson himself, this book is a very fascinating companion piece. 

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1328 on: December 12, 2009, 05:31:23 PM »
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Its on my christmas wishlist.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1329 on: December 12, 2009, 10:55:24 PM »
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couldn't find one online. took one, i should be working on finals.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1330 on: December 12, 2009, 11:02:32 PM »
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socketlevel, i ride the 2 every day from harlem to soho and from time to time if the train is moving slow enough you can see these amazing abandoned stations or storage spaces or something in the light from the train-- they're absolutely covered in graffiti and look like pretty much the coolest place ever to explore. every time i see them i want to figure out a way to check them out (fully aware of the $500 ticket and possible jail time).

you should read this for sure then, it's pretty amazing stuff. it depicts freedom tunnel in the 90s, where all the best graffiti was done. you kind of get a brief history of graffiti, more specifically american graffiti.  there is so much in that book, and it's told in an unapologetic tone. harrowing and bleak, check it out.

it's not just the jail time and ticket you'd have to be wary of, but mainly the wild west lawlessness down there.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1331 on: January 15, 2010, 01:45:24 AM »
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1332 on: January 15, 2010, 09:12:07 AM »
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Killer book, I encourage anyone interested in art/philosophy to check it out. We are the image culture.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1333 on: January 15, 2010, 11:21:22 PM »
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Found this for $1 at a thrift store.  Heavily, heavily encouraged read.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1334 on: January 16, 2010, 10:21:59 PM »
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