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Re: Currently Reading {2011 Edition}
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2011, 12:56:38 PM »
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Re: Currently Reading {2011 Edition}
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2011, 05:03:19 PM »
 

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Re: Currently Reading {2011 Edition}
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2011, 08:50:49 AM »
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Re: Currently Reading {2011 Edition}
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2011, 11:18:07 AM »


The first chapter of this, 20 pages, is a masterclass in efficient world-building.

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Re: Currently Reading {2011 Edition}
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2011, 11:37:07 AM »
I've been getting more and more interested in that series. That sentence sold me. It's next up on my nook.
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Re: Currently Reading {2011 Edition}
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2011, 12:07:59 AM »
Just finished The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. It was endlessly surprising.
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Re: Currently Reading {2011 Edition}
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2011, 12:48:37 PM »
Ugh. Taking on too many books at once:

When you are Engulfed in Flames  Sedaris
My Year of Flops Rabin
Treasure Island Stevenson
Pearls Sells Out: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury Pastis

along with kind of reading Roger Ebert Great Movies III

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Re: Currently Reading {2011 Edition}
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2011, 02:02:27 PM »
My Year of Flops Rabin

What do you think of this one? Except for a few interesting bits of trivia, I've been disappointed so far (about a third in). I don't feel he offers much insight into these particular movies or the nature of flops or anything else, really. Not a fan of his writing style, either.

That being said, it's highly readable and it's about movies (yay!), so it can't be all bad.

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Re: Currently Reading {2011 Edition}
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2011, 02:50:39 PM »
I find myself having enough fun with it on the movies Ive seen...but his write-ups arent really the type that invite you to the party if you havent seen the movie (one of the reasons I love Filmspotting is that the reviews are still really interesting whether youve seen the film or not). The problem is, some of these movies are really really bad, and I don't have much desire to catch up with many of them.

I do get a chuckle from the drawn out and only vaugely related intros he gives to some of the films he presents.

About halfway through
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