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Are you up for the challenge of reading 50 books in 2012?

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Well gawrsh, I'll just try my darnedest toahahahaHAHAHHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

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taraljc From: taraljc Date: January 4th, 2012 01:57 am (UTC) (linkage)
I continue to be confused by people who thinking reading a book a week is extraordinary.

Then again, I'm a whackjob.
thistlethorn From: thistlethorn Date: January 4th, 2012 02:03 am (UTC) (linkage)
Wave your geek flag proudly, O Hugo Winner.
taraljc From: taraljc Date: January 4th, 2012 02:20 am (UTC) (linkage)

Well, the books I tend to read are pure pulps, so I have no buiness getting all elitist. It's more that I am confused. I mean, I read in the bath and in bed; not exactly every waking minute. And I still read about 2 books a week.

Edited at 2012-01-04 02:21 am (UTC)
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: January 4th, 2012 02:23 am (UTC) (linkage)

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Word. If I didn't puke when I try to read on the bus, it'd be even worse.
thistlethorn From: thistlethorn Date: January 4th, 2012 03:03 am (UTC) (linkage)
*moans* I hate that I can't read in a moving vehicle--even airplanes are problematic for me after half an hour or so.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: January 4th, 2012 03:45 am (UTC) (linkage)
I have a much easier time in planes since The Pillening. Trains are best, though. Much smoother ride, and free wireless.
thistlethorn From: thistlethorn Date: January 4th, 2012 03:54 am (UTC) (linkage)
What? Free wireless on trains? Damn, that's how I'm traveling from now on. Well, except when I can get $40.00 "buddy passes" to fly. But trains are so much more comfortable. The one time I took AmTrak to Chicago, it was fantastic. Mind, I suspect taking AmTrak to VA could be a LONG trip.

I have discovered, after my foot surgery, that needing a wheelchair during air travel means getting through security in about 1/10 the time.

I plan to be handicapped every time I fly from now on. *g*
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: January 4th, 2012 04:22 am (UTC) (linkage)
Free wireless AND electric sockets in the windowsills.

I like pulling into Chicago. It's like you're suddenly in a Night Stalker episode. (Total Darkness!) (You're underground!) "Um. Are we dead?"

My one experience with handicappery was when I flew to MWest with a cane (dicky knee). People tended to talk to me VERY LOUDLY. "Is this seat taken?" "NO YOU GO RIGHT AHEAD AND SIT HERE." "May I have a small order of fries and a medium soda?" "WELL OF COURSE YOU CAN HONEY."
thistlethorn From: thistlethorn Date: January 4th, 2012 04:30 am (UTC) (linkage)
Free wireless AND electric sockets in the windowsills.

Goddamn!!

Oh, God, I'd forgotten about the underground train station. SO much better than St. Louis, though--the station's a freakin' trailer. I remember trying to find my train home in that underground labyrinth in Chicago.

LMAO at your handicapped experience. Apparently a dicky knee translates into being hearing impaired and/or mentally challenged.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: January 4th, 2012 02:41 am (UTC) (linkage)

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Also, JUST WHERE HAS READING PULP GOTTEN YOU, TARA? WHERE? Oh wait.
taraljc From: taraljc Date: January 4th, 2012 02:43 am (UTC) (linkage)

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Yeah, well, I'd kinda prefer a) royalties or b) a cash prize. But I'd only use it to buy, erm... mroe books. Okay, and dolls.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: January 4th, 2012 03:46 am (UTC) (linkage)
And books about dolls.
thistlethorn From: thistlethorn Date: January 4th, 2012 02:47 am (UTC) (linkage)

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Oh , give over. *g* Geek! ;-)

Because there are hundreds of thousands of people who don't even read their cereal boxes, much less a book or two a week--of *any* kind. Nobody here said they were reading War and Peace every week. We're just voracious consumers of the written word.

Be proud. :-)
thistlethorn From: thistlethorn Date: January 4th, 2012 02:02 am (UTC) (linkage)
I know, right? <snort>

<hits next page button on Kindle>
wolfy_writing From: wolfy_writing Date: January 4th, 2012 02:03 am (UTC) (linkage)
Granted, keeping myself to no more than one book a week and taking a couple of weeks off would be a challenge, but I don't see what it would accomplish...oh! There are people who think it's a lot!

(If they wanted to challenge me, they should go for "Can you read fifty books before March?")
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: January 4th, 2012 02:22 am (UTC) (linkage)
If this were a harder winter, I'd say Challenge Accepted.
wolfy_writing From: wolfy_writing Date: January 4th, 2012 02:30 am (UTC) (linkage)
If I wasn't learning Vietnamese, hence bogged down with homework and studying, I'd so try to see if I could do that.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: January 4th, 2012 02:40 am (UTC) (linkage)
I'm gonna have to take the chance that if I'm ever in Viet Nam, I can get by on my shitty French and drawing ability. "Non, merci, je ne veux pas un deep-fried giant spider." (Actually I'd totally try the deep-fried giant spider. I bet it's a lot like a Bloomin' Onion.)
wolfy_writing From: wolfy_writing Date: January 4th, 2012 02:42 am (UTC) (linkage)
I've never heard of them deep-frying spiders, but I know you can get a still-beating snake heart in vodka if you want.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: January 4th, 2012 03:36 am (UTC) (linkage)
I tell a lie. Giant fried spiders are Cambodian.
thistlethorn From: thistlethorn Date: January 4th, 2012 03:00 am (UTC) (linkage)
Bloomin' onion, ahahaha!!
ymfaery From: ymfaery Date: January 4th, 2012 02:29 am (UTC) (linkage)
I don't think I'd make that challenge, mainly because I don't think fanfic counts as books for these things, and fanfic's taken over my reading time.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: January 4th, 2012 02:35 am (UTC) (linkage)
That reminds me, I still have one more crappy Torchwood novel...
taraljc From: taraljc Date: January 4th, 2012 02:47 am (UTC) (linkage)

I only read James Goss' TW novels. Because Goss is deranged, and I kinda love him. I want to like Gary's and Dan Abnett's more than I do, but really, OMG GOSS. Tho nothing has yet topped the book where the aliens take over the Cardiff gay scene.

(Peter Anghelidies is a friend, but I am not wild about his tie-ins.)

Edited at 2012-01-04 02:48 am (UTC)
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: January 4th, 2012 03:41 am (UTC) (linkage)

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I am fondest of Guy Adams, who totally knows how to haunt a house. (And if you can get hold of his Deadbeat novels, it's like reading the greatest ITV supernatural adventure series never made. Totally recommended.)
lots42 From: lots42 Date: January 4th, 2012 03:17 am (UTC) (linkage)
Silly LiveJournal.

I had originally misread that as fifty books in 12 weeks but 12 MONTHS?
lots42 From: lots42 Date: January 4th, 2012 03:17 am (UTC) (linkage)
BWA HA HA HA
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: January 4th, 2012 03:43 am (UTC) (linkage)
Indeed.
threegoldfish From: threegoldfish Date: January 4th, 2012 03:37 am (UTC) (linkage)
Well, maybe I'd be down to that if I started driving to work instead of Metroing, but even then I read a lot of fic during the day. What's the fic to "proper book" conversion ratio these days?
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: January 4th, 2012 03:42 am (UTC) (linkage)
I can't tell unless it's printed out. I've never been able to spec type for shit.
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annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: January 4th, 2012 04:46 am (UTC) (linkage)
My nonfiction obsessions follow Kevin Bacony trails, so that I'll start with a BFI film monograph, then somehow finish a month later with a Japanese plusmaking book or, I dunno, an overview of Los Angeles architecture. (If you can find them, the City Observed series from the 80s is amazing.)

God, in my head, the Manhattan Project is written and illustrated by Kate Beaton.
Oppenheimer: "Christ, here comes that prick Teller."
Feynman: "Hey, Eddie, I fixed your safe for you!"
Teller: "What? There is nothing wrong with my safe!"
Feynman and Oppenheimer bust up laughing.
Teller: "You shits. I am so telling Groves."
Feynman: "I'll see you guys later. I have to go learn Mayan so I can write my sister a letter."
Teller (mutters): "I'll write your sister a letter..."
Later Teller challenges Oppenheimer to a duel, which is fought with Vulcan weaponry and has the TOS fight music playing in the background.
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amanuensis1 From: amanuensis1 Date: January 5th, 2012 11:07 am (UTC) (linkage)
*has gigglefits, saves this*
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: January 4th, 2012 04:25 am (UTC) (linkage)
Oh, mannnnnn, when I'm offered a month's free Prime every couple of years...how many books can I pre-order, and how far in advance?
amanuensis1 From: amanuensis1 Date: January 5th, 2012 11:09 am (UTC) (linkage)
There's no way to add anything better in agreement than the matched set of your location, mood, music, entry, and tag! :D
klangley56 From: klangley56 Date: January 6th, 2012 09:50 pm (UTC) (linkage)
So what book are you reading currently?

I'm a couple of hundred pages into the new Steve Jobs biography, which is proving to be quite compelling (much as the man himself, apparently). The next one on the stack is the new book by Michael Moore, "Here Comes Trouble." Suzan said that one is quite good.

And I just picked up "Death Comes to Pemberly" by P.D. James. One of those books that involves Jane Austen characters (in this case, from "Pride and Prejudice") in a murder mystery. I'm not normally interested in books of this type, but P.D. James is a different kettle of fish.

I'm also rereading some zines, because I started a project of reorganizing some of the zine shelves--and that always turns into as much a reading project as an organizing project. :-)

So I've been going through what's left of my "Sentry Duty" TS zines. (I refer to them as "what's left" because, where Agent With Style zines are concerned, I usually would end up ripping them apart to keep the bits and pieces I found worthwile. And, as anyone who knows me will tell you, ripping up zines is something I used to consider sacrilege. Until the era of the modern fanzine, that is.)

I'm also rereading the issues of "Sentry Post" from Linda Hutcheson. Now *that* was a superior quality zine.

And I'm dipping into some "Kung Fu: The Legend Continues" fanzines, like "Double, Double," "The Persian Flaw," and "Bloody Marvelous."

There you go. The trivia of my life. :-)
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: January 6th, 2012 09:58 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Welp. Last night I finished the BFI monograph on The League of Gentlemen, which was very good though strangely silent on the fact that one of their major characters is in full minstrel blackface. Then I started a horror novel I'd really been looking forwad to that just came in the mail. Sadly, ten pages in, the 14-year-old heroine was suddenly raped by a flock of evil magical hummingbirds, then perved on by the jogger who found her unconscious, so I played OkamiDen for the rest of the night.

My bag currently contains a book on making Yellow Submarine, but I've only read the intro.
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