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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #150 on: May 14, 2015, 06:47:01 am »
As soon as I saw the cover I recognized it from Empire as it was featured prominently in one scene as a couple of the characters commented on the book. You may be wondering why THAT book was in Empire. It's not a stretch to conclude that he is one of the Executive Producers.  ;)
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« Reply #151 on: October 12, 2015, 05:31:30 am »
My Fight / Your Fight by Ronda Rousey (2015)




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« Reply #152 on: December 30, 2015, 11:18:11 pm »
Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology By Leah Remini (2015)
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #153 on: December 30, 2015, 11:45:15 pm »
Have you watched Going Clear yet, by any chance?

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« Reply #154 on: December 31, 2015, 05:33:47 am »
I have it on hold at the library, but I can't get to it until after New Years because they are closed.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #155 on: December 31, 2015, 08:52:52 am »
I'm finishing up Blue labyrinth by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child.
Love everything these guys write. This is another in the Pendergast series. Fast, fun reads.



Speaking of books, I just picked up two from the Library

Destinations of a Lifetime - National Geographic






The Who: 50 Years, the Official History





and I'm waiting on BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE ULTIMATE VISUAL HISTORY



and Dust & grooves : adventures in record collecting


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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #156 on: January 08, 2016, 12:45:24 pm »
Meant to follow up earlier with The Who book and the National Geographic.
Both were real disappointments for me.

National  Geographic: Destinations of a Lifetime – Should be that coffee table book that would peak most people interest. It falls way short in the type and size of pictures. It’s a thick book with plenty of pages, but totally stunned how many of the pages had small photographs sprinkled on them. And many of them were not that impressive. Pictures looked like anybody could have taken them, instead of the standout photography NG is known for. IMO, it should have had tons of full page photography.

The Who 50 Years was another letdown. Admittedly I’m not the Who’s greatest fan, but I love most of their hits. If you are a diehard fan, than this book is for you. It focuses in great detail each of the members, their early years and up through Keith Moon’s death. With a lot about Keith’s influences. A little less on John Enwhistle, and just a tiny bit on the Pete Townsend/Roger Daltry years. I found most of the picture of very little interest. Not much at all in action shots (concerts, performances, movies, etc). Lot’s of personal photo’s and behind the scenes stuff. Like I said, not very interesting. I guess this book really wasn’t meant for the casual fan.
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« Reply #157 on: January 08, 2016, 01:18:11 pm »
You know, I'm honestly amazed that I didn't get that Back To The  Future book for x-mas.  Seems like it would have been an obvious pick.

Sorry those coffee table books didn't do it for you, man... the National Geographic one just sounds inexplicable.

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« Reply #158 on: January 08, 2016, 01:49:59 pm »
I'll be picking up the BTTF Exclusive version. Going to go with the Unsigned copy and then just take it to Comic Con this summer and have him sign it. I'm not paying an extra 10 bucks for his signature on the book! I have to cut as many corners as I can to save a buck here and a buck there.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #159 on: January 08, 2016, 02:05:32 pm »
I didn't get mine signed either... for all the times I've met J Scott, I don't know if I actually have his actual signature on anything.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #160 on: January 10, 2016, 07:36:51 am »
Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting 1.3 Billion Stars

Now THIS is a coffee table book. Its packed with fantastic photography, clipped with quick quotes and comments. The pictures are the entire page, 2 pages and some tri-fold. Each picture different (style) than the next. The book covers everything vinyl. Covers, art, picture disc, color vinyl, the odd and unusual. From the collector who has them in boxes, to the elaborate display, and everything in between. The last quarter of the book interviews, and pics.

I think an interesting thing in the pictures how the collectors don't really have their listening equipment with their collections. Maybe it's because the collection is separated because of size.

Obviously this book is put together for a specific group of interest. But maybe the non-collector may find the book interesting.

I had a collection, but sold that years ago. I loved collecting, but more importantly loved the music. You'll read in the book, the various reasons people do collect. This brought back a lot of great memories.

If you like vinyl, you'll probably enjoy this book quite a bit
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« Reply #161 on: February 16, 2016, 08:01:06 am »
It's So Easy: And Other Lies by Duff McKagan (2012)
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #162 on: February 16, 2016, 03:54:10 pm »
I just got my TPB of Generation X in the mail.  I'm quite happy, I've had the first couple of issues, well, since they came out and I've always been fond of them, the funky artwork in particular.  I scanned them in to my iPad a while ago and they wre the first ones I read on the new big iPad Pro and they look gorgeous (it's a perfect comic book reading size, I know I said that about the Air model, but seriously, it's a 1:1 scale).  The books went for four issues before the big Age Of Apocalypse thing changed everything around for four months, right in their prime, and when the book came back, I felt like I'd missed an episode of a soap or something.

That's where this new TPB picks up.  The art is still gorgeous... for a couple issues, but I don't know if the artists got tired or changed, but the quality starts to go downhill for me.  It doesn't look as exquisite or detailed as it's powerful premiere, and I think I credit this to the artists' exhaustion.  It's a hard book to do, and screw AoA for giving me four less issues of this continuity in that style (though they AoA books were done in the same style, and I may have to dig them up, but it made the continuity of the series suffer right when it was getting going).

This time reading I felt like I could start picturing the live action version in my head, which iI'd never been able to do before.  I started realizing that if this was real (and not like the garbage pilot Fox made), it would look like Farscape, which would be DOPE.  Those freaky Jim Henson style creatures, the leather, etc.  I would be all over that.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #163 on: March 11, 2016, 09:29:04 pm »
I finally finished "Dracula."  Oh man, I loved it.  It must have felt like listening to a heavy metal album when it came out, you know?   Van Helsing is taking and subverting holy sacraments of the church like the Wafer and using them as weapons, they perform a prayer for the dead on still-living Miss Mina, etc.

Another thing that struck me is that it's all journal entries (as was Frankenstein, if I recall correctly), so it's also the period version of the "found footage movie."  And not just one movie, the perspectives shift and the movie takes place over the course of almost a year, so it's more like an anthology of horror movies, like you're running a marathon.  And they shift genres, you might recognize pieces from the 1992 movie (which I love, but tried to avoid like the plague while reading b/c I didn't want it to influence me), but at the same time, there's stuff like the voyage which feels like Alien or The Thing, with crew members being wiped out one by one, or the ending which... without wanting to give anything away, reminded me of the remake of True Grit.

I was also struck how close to the modern day it takes place in.  The characters take the Underground!  And not just the Underground, I've been to at least one of the stations they mention!  That's kinda weird, right?

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #164 on: March 11, 2016, 10:07:15 pm »
I was down at the Library this afternoon looking for a book....any book that I could read. Nothing. There wasn't one title out that interested me. I'm hoping the new books on order arrive soon as I hate not having a book on hand to read.
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