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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:53 am    Post subject: Sinfest light reading book club Reply with quote

Just because we don't read Shakespeare all day, be it romance, thriller, SF or detective books, what's your light reading?

Me, I can read Jack Vance all day, this must be my 10th or so Lyonese reread by now.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't read novels as often as I used to, but I listen to them constantly now. Mostly Terry Pratchett. I liked The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders enough to need to know how it ended, but there was one event inparticular that ticked me off enough I can't say I loved it.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Sinfest light reading book club Reply with quote

Sam the Eagle wrote:
Just because we don't read Shakespeare all day


you ... you don't ... y-you ... *runs crying from the room*
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Sinfest light reading book club Reply with quote

Yorick wrote:
Sam the Eagle wrote:
Just because we don't read Shakespeare all day


you ... you don't ... y-you ... *runs crying from the room*


Just finished Antony and Cleopatrta and about to plunge into Titus Andronicus, give me a break!

You're always the same pushing and pushing and pushing
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fanfiction. Every chance I get, I'm reading fanfiction.

Sure, you can say "Oh, Chronometry, that doesn't count!"

BULLSHIT

It inspires an emotional response in me. That makes it valid literature.

And hell, some fanfiction is better quality work than published novels that exist.

Example: I present, for your pleasure, The Spirit of Redemption.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chronometry wrote:
Fanfiction. Every chance I get, I'm reading fanfiction.


Even the ones where Percy isn't with Pierre?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Fanfiction. Every chance I get, I'm reading fanfiction.


Even the ones where Percy isn't with Pierre?


Not every fanfic needs to be a shipfic.

Besides, Percy is clearly ace.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chronometry wrote:
Fanfiction. Every chance I get, I'm reading fanfiction.

Sure, you can say "Oh, Chronometry, that doesn't count!"

BULLSHIT


Agreed. Fanfiction gets a bad rap because of the infamous self-insert mary sue stories (and stories like this) but they can be really good.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shakespeare is really not best read, it is best acted (and watched). well, maybe not the sonnets.

i find i need my light reading to really be light. as in, amusing (so also a pratchett lover). that said, i just finished Death's End, the final volume of the Three Body Problem trilogy, and just started Passing, a 1929 novel by Nella Larsen, about African American women passing (or not) for white....which has some extremely racist views expressed by white characters that are perhaps most shocking in that they seem to be similar to the ones held even now by the Dear Leader. so um.

i did get A Wrinkle In Time to try Audible and have listened to the first chapter?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
shakespeare is really not best read, it is best acted (and watched). well, maybe not the sonnets.


you're a terrible horrible awful person like thing and deserve everything that happens to you because of it. Harrumph, harrumph, spitoo clang whizzle.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, i'm not real up on the sonnets. i've never seen them performed, so i might change my mind when i do.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Besides, Percy is clearly ace.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
Chronometry wrote:
Besides, Percy is clearly ace.


YOU'RE DEAD TO ME


THE EVIDENCE IS RIGHT THERE YOU'RE JUST TOO BLIND TO SEE IT
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
shakespeare is really not best read, it is best acted (and watched). well, maybe not the sonnets.

i find i need my light reading to really be light. as in, amusing (so also a pratchett lover). that said, i just finished Death's End, the final volume of the Three Body Problem trilogy, and just started Passing, a 1929 novel by Nella Larsen, about African American women passing (or not) for white....which has some extremely racist views expressed by white characters that are perhaps most shocking in that they seem to be similar to the ones held even now by the Dear Leader. so um.

i did get A Wrinkle In Time to try Audible and have listened to the first chapter?


Stopped reading Three Body Problem after the second book, planning to go back and finish it someday. I too like my light reading on the funnier side.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, after i finished i was thinking what i would tell someone about the trilogy and i'm not sure what that would be - it sure ended up _way_ far away from where it started.
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