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Out of left field I am immersed in Freedom From The Known by Krishnamurti
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Oooh. Interesting. I'm a fan of Carey's. Let me know how this is once you get done with it.

It was good, but not morrison/gaiman good, you know? Classic paint-by-numbers vertigo. I got a little sick of that stuff a couple years ago but it was nice to go back to it. They have some really great guest artists stoo.
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finishing up daniel silva's books on audio and in hand re-reading atlas shrugged
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Nothing very cerebral. Just finished the new Usagi Yojimbo deluxe two-volume set, the Chew Omnivore Edition and Four Color Fear: Forgotten Horror Comics of the 1950s. Now starting on something with less pictures, The Long Ships by Frans Bengsston.





Oh man, super jealous on that Usagi Yojimbo set! I've read them all, but that thing is beautiful.

The Chew books are fantastic fun!

Recently read:

Holmes On The Range



A solid murder mystery/western wherein the two main characters are fascinated by Sherlock Holmes, and find themselves in a Holmesian-esque story. Quite good.

Anarchy Evolution



Good story, mainly because I'm fascinated by Greg Graffin/Bad Religion, especially the early years. He does an ok job of paralleling his life as a punk singer and an evolutionary biologist.



This was quite enjoyable, but I really like Nate Powell's art.

I've been slacking on reading comics lately, but have been going through Scott Pilgrim (got the whole set for Xmas), and have Starman omnibus #5 to go.
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The fountainhead
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just finished Ken Follett's World Without End on my Nook It was a good book, the storyline and characters get a bit tiring but it wrapped up well.
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I've been kind of revisiting my first year college English reading list (which I never read at the time, but still managed a pretty solid B on, which probably says something). Currently Heart of Darkness. Did Moll Flanders before that, Great Expectations too. Also rediscovering Shakespeare while I am in this mood, but watching movie versions (generally BBC adaptations that tend to be pretty minimalist, almost like filmed stage shows) rather than reading. I know that doesn't count as reading, but it's all part of the same kick I am currently on, so I'm listing it here nonetheless. Did the BBC's Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Othello, Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, and Much Ado About Nothing. Edging my way through Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet at the moment, toss in BBC's Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar and maybe MacBeth, and then I think I'll be done with the Shakespeare thing for a while.
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I've been kind of revisiting my first year college English reading list (which I never read at the time, but still managed a pretty solid B on, which probably says something).

Currently Heart of Darkness. Did Moll Flanders before that, Great Expectations too.

Also rediscovering Shakespeare while I am in this mood, but watching movie versions (generally BBC adaptations that tend to be pretty minimalist, almost like filmed stage shows) rather than reading. I know that doesn't count as reading, but it's all part of the same kick I am currently on, so I'm listing it here nonetheless.

Did the BBC's Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Othello, Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, and Much Ado About Nothing.

Edging my way through Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet at the moment, toss in BBC's Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar and maybe MacBeth, and then I think I'll be done with the Shakespeare thing for a while.

read those for AP prose class this year. how bout jane eyre and wuthering heights?
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LOL, sounds like a pretty similar course load. Both Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre were on the second list for me. Those were ones that I was interested in enough to download and watch a decent movie adaptation, but not interested enough to devote the time to reading. Basically works that were worth two hours to me rather than 20. I watched a bunch of things late last year in that vain. The This Is How We Roll thread is suffering for for my new-found desire to take in such works by the way. I really liked both of them, worth going back and reading at some point.
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Nothing very cerebral. Just finished the new Usagi Yojimbo deluxe two-volume set, the Chew Omnivore Edition and Four Color Fear: Forgotten Horror Comics of the 1950s. Now starting on something with less pictures, The Long Ships by Frans Bengsston.









My brother recently picked up Chew, and I have to say I love it. Good story, fun characters, but serious enough to keep you interested. Highly recommend it to anyone.



As for novels, I`m currently on an Ian Rankin binge. Great stuff.
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Just finished Mustaine, and started reading Decision Points.

Started this afternoon as well.

Back to law-school readings for the next few months.
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the bookshop by penelope fitzgerald
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Working on the Prey series by John Sandford. They should really make them into a movie or an HBO series.
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The Making of Casablanca. I've had the damn thing for five years, but just cracked it open last Monday. Midway through.

Some interesting notes:

- Jack Warner was such a cheapass that he often scoured the studio lots for nails on the ground to later use in the construction of sets.
- Ingrid Bergman originally wanted no part of this movie.
- Bogart's wife was a drunk (and really unattractive).
- The producer originally wanted Sam to be a woman (possibly played by Lena Horne).
- At the time of the book's original release (1992), the few people involved with the film still living view the movie in a negative light for various reasons.
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Silk Parachute: Essays by John McPhee
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