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rd95  ·  122 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 21, 2018

Tobacco

One of the major grocery stores near me pulled a CVS and out of the blue has decided to stop carrying tobacco products. I wonder if this is gonna be a trend.

Books

kleinbl00, goobster, I got The Earth Abides. I've literally read only the first chapter and I'm afraid to read any more because it was SO GOOD I don't want to be let down by the rest of the book.

I might pick up veen's suggested book because it sounds interesting as fuck and I think I'd really like to read some of the accounts in it.

I'm also thinking about picking up No Future Without Forgiveness by Desmond Tutu, partially because the guy has been on my mind a lot lately so I might as well read something of his, but more importantly, I kind of get this feeling that there might be something in that book that is relevant to a lot of the feelings and attitudes going on in America right now.

Hubski

You all rock. It's great to see the LA Meetup went so well.




veen  ·  121 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I just finished reading Earth Abides! It's pretty great. I didn't feel like it lost its pace much.

rd95  ·  120 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's great to hear. I'm three chapters in and honestly, it's still pretty good, but that first chapter was literally so good if that was all I ever read, I'd have been content. It's so well written, unfolding at just the right pace, not too slow like some stories that tend to meander, and not too fast like a lot of the more pulpy comics I read. I don't think I've experienced something this well paced since The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

goobster  ·  121 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Right now, one chapter in to Earth Abides, you have NO IDEA of the journey you are about to embark upon.

I ... no. I can't say that.

Well, there's this... nope. Can't say that either.

Just read it.

I'm about to read it again, just to take the journey again. I expect you will too, so putting off reading it just means you are gonna delay re-reading it even further! :-)

rd95  ·  120 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Potential Spoiler

I'm only three chapters in but I'm about 80% certain Princess is gonna see an early, untimely demise. Dogs are emotional anchors for men. They give us something to nurture, something to encourage us to live beyond ourselves, they give us something to admire and enjoy and allow us to be bigger than we are. Authors know this and therefore love killing off dogs. Authors are dicks.

goobster  ·  120 days ago  ·  link  ·  

... I had forgotten that part ...