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Where's Waldo seems to have been pretty popular.
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I don't know how so many of you can stand fiction anymore.
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I don't know how so many of you can stand fiction anymore.

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I don't know how so many of you can stand fiction anymore.

Why?
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Why?
Because it's all been proven to be totally false? Or, at best, only tangentially related to actual events?
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Because it's all been proven to be totally false? Or, at best, only tangentially related to actual events?

Sacrebleu!
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Because it's all been proven to be totally false? Or, at best, only tangentially related to actual events?
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It is, moreover, evident from what has been said, that it is not the function of the poet to relate what has happened, but what may happen- what is possible according to the law of probability or necessity. The poet and the historian differ not by writing in verse or in prose. The work of Herodotus might be put into verse, and it would still be a species of history, with meter no less than without it. The true difference is that one relates what has happened, the other what may happen. Poetry, therefore, is a more philosophical and a higher thing than history: for poetry tends to express the universal, history the particular.
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Sounds like a good idea to me, but I read too sporadically to be of much service. I'll devour two books in relatively short time, then a third will languish for weeks, even if I like it. It took me about six months to finish Juneteenth, and I have no idea why.

I'm in for the book club. Group accountability usually motivates me enough to do the reading. I also wont be studying lit in English for a while, so it would be nice to keep current reading something.

And for all our sakes RIP Ray Bradburry.

and as to why we still stand fiction -
CATHARSIS my man. Was true for Aristotle, still true today.
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I am reading: Hear god. Sometimes we need to stop and hear those sound that come from the deep of soul.

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I am reading: Hear god. Sometimes we need to stop and hear those sound that come from the deep of soul.

sounds like profound bollocks.
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sounds like profound bollocks.

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or is decisions.gif more apt.

I for one am not a big fan of fiction because, for whatever reason, it is often very very difficult for me to buy into a book's reality. I don't know what it is or why but if I'm not hooked by 8 pages, forget it. Non-fiction on the other hand I can just start reading no problem.
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Everyone on my Facebook who reads, is reading this...What the hell kinda crap is this?

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After I finish my friend's rough draft novel and Stendhal, I'm going to probably get into this one (Teddy Roosevelt's bio is going back on the back-burner, again):

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Sacrebleu!

That one's on my list, and soon.
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Everyone on my Facebook who reads, is reading this...What the hell kinda crap is this?
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LOL I think my wife's cousin has rubbed out a few after reading this. She might be re-reading the trilogy as I type this, and her house probably smells like fish.
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What Every Body Is Saying by Joe Navarro. An ex-FBI agents guide to reading peoples body language. This is a fun and easy read. Brings up a lot of interesting clues besides the usual facial expressions. Such as "the feet don't lie", how changes in movements or expressions are more important than the expression. How people of high confidence express themselves and influence others with these expressions and movements.
He peppers the book with interesting and entertaining sidebar stories of tricks used in interrogating criminals and coaching witnesses for trials.
This would be ideal for anyone involved in hiring or negotiations.

Added to my list. Thanks!
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would anyone be interested in forming an SF book club of sorts? we all read a book for 2/3 weeks and have a thread/IM service where we could discuss it? Or is that too gay?

It's gay but I'd be interested depending on the book choice.
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I'm in, but good luck coming up with a reading list that we'll all agree to!
Indeed.

currently reading this, it's remarkably good thus far.

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or is decisions.gif more apt.
I for one am not a big fan of fiction because, for whatever reason, it is often very very difficult for me to buy into a book's reality. I don't know what it is or why but if I'm not hooked by 8 pages, forget it. Non-fiction on the other hand I can just start reading no problem.

Can't read scifi nor fantasy for the same reason.
It's why I generally only read the classics or contemporary lit.
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