So, let's do this?
The two books I've been trying to find time to read are:
something of your choosing.
Sound off in the comments. Let's try to decide within the next 72 hours and then have a month to read.
That said, whatever you guys come up with, I'm reading. Either way though, I'm reading Life -Keith Richards
- Halfway through his electrifying new memoir, “Life,” Keith Richards writes about the consequences of fame: the nearly complete loss of privacy and the weirdness of being mythologized by fans as a sort of folk-hero renegade.
“I can’t untie the threads of how much I played up to the part that was written for me,” he says. “I mean the skull ring and the broken tooth and the kohl. Is it half and half? I think in a way your persona, your image, as it used to be known, is like a ball and chain. People think I’m still a goddamn junkie. It’s 30 years since I gave up the dope! Image is like a long shadow. Even when the sun goes down, you can see it.”
Feel free to pick this book. -two birds with one stone for me.
This looks good as well. I just read The Man in the High Castle which was good.
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I was going to start reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman but then I started reading the graphic novel Sandman and then I stopped and then I don't know. You know how life gets. I need a vacation asap.
Sandman is among the realm of "wished I hadn't read all of them in one sitting". Certainly let that be stretched out to savor that because after it is over it is hard to find anything as peculiar as that series.
As for the book club I'm reading The Trial of Joan of Arc which is covered in notes but very neat and enlightening.
But I await to see what is to be read. I would like, at some point, to read Letters to a Young Poet in a group setting.
I'm literally about to leave town for a good stretch and will be in a position to read uninterrupted by the distractions of technology for 10 days. So, I second a quick decision. insomniasexx, didn't you mention some sci-fi/fantasy stuff you had just read? Maybe that would be a good direction? Any suggestions?
I'm down with that. Seems appropriate to honor his work. Stainless Steel Rat is a 12 book series so if we like it, it could send us all down a cool path for some time to come.
- Like Malcolm Gladwell (“The Tipping Point,” “Blink”) and Joshua Foer (“Moonwalking With Einstein”), Mr. Lehrer takes scientific concepts and makes them accessible to the lay reader while dispensing practical insights that verge on self-improvement tips along the way. With these suggestions, his book implies, you too might be able to maximize your creative output.
- He uncovers clues that lead him to the depths of the Amazon rainforest to drink the powerful hallucinogen Ayahuasca with shamans, whose paintings contain images of "supernatural beings" identical to the animal-human hybrids depicted in prehistoric caves. Hallucinogens such as mescaline also produce visionary encounters with exactly the same beings. Scientists at the cutting edge of consciousness research have begun to consider the possibility that such hallucinations may be real perceptions of other "dimensions." Could the "supernaturals" first depicted in the painted caves be the ancient teachers of mankind?
Not so interested in those. But I didn't read the last one. I'll leave it to someone who did.