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Old 02-03-2014, 01:34 PM
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You know the fact that Harry was portrayed as having a close meaningful platonic relationship with Hermione is one of my favorite things about the series.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:10 PM
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You know the fact that Harry was portrayed as having a close meaningful platonic relationship with Hermione is one of my favorite things about the series.
Agreed.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:25 PM
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I expect fandom crazy anyhow.
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It's gonna get uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugly...
I'm just massively bemused at how the audience that was so receptive to the previous Interview Bombshell (Dumbledore) is now reacting so negatively to this one. I mean... I don't want to reopen the Death Of The Author debate, but, well, this is precisely why that school of thought exists. Otherwise, how do people know which bits of unwritten authorial intent to accept as part of the text, and which ones to throw away?
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:29 PM
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The difference is that an awful, awful lot of shippers cared passionately about the sexual proclivities of the younger crowd. No one really wrote Dumbledore het or slash. It's a matter of time and personal investment - if you've spent a serious proportion of your waking hours defending or critiquing something one way or the other, you're naturally more exercised by the outcome.
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:12 PM
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Amazon released their list of 100 books to read in your lifetime some surprises in there for sure.

Let's argue about it
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:22 PM
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That is pretty much "here are top sellers from some of our highest selling categories".
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Ooooohhhh booooooooy.
Rowling must feel cool to know whatever she says makes headlines. Next we'll be hearing about Ron should have been a girl.
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:09 PM
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Amazon released their list of 100 books to read in your lifetime some surprises in there for sure.

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That being said, there's a lot of great books on Amazon's list.
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:39 AM
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Any list that includes The Phantom Tollbooth is worth a look-see.
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Old 02-08-2014, 02:32 PM
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Any list that includes The Phantom Tollbooth is worth a look-see.
Well, that goes without saying.
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:49 AM
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I just realised that of all the memorable bits from my teenage reading of "For Whom The Bell Tolls", the actual matter of which side Hemingway's protagonist fought on had completely slipped my memory. I had to double-check that he was in the International Brigade.

I'm not sure if that says something about Hemingway's ideology, or mine, or if that's just not what the book was about, or if I really just have to go back and reread the deuced thing because I don't remember it at all.
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:09 PM
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I'm not sure if that says something about Hemingway's ideology, or mine, or if that's just not what the book was about, or if I really just have to go back and reread the deuced thing because I don't remember it at all.
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Oooooooooooooh man, Anne Rice is coming out with Prince Lestat on my friend's birthday. It's a sign. A sign I never grew out of mopey religious vampires, apparently.

I'm still psyched!
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:14 PM
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Oooooooooooooh man, Anne Rice is coming out with Prince Lestat on my friend's birthday. It's a sign. A sign I never grew out of mopey religious vampires, apparently.

I'm still psyched!
When did lestat become a Prince?
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:16 PM
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When did lestat become a Prince?
I think it's a reference to his nickname, "The Brat Prince."
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:10 PM
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I think it's a reference to his nickname, "The Brat Prince."
When did THAT become his nickname? is this a fandom thing? If so I'll keep my ignorance thank you very much!
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:04 AM
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When did THAT become his nickname? is this a fandom thing? If so I'll keep my ignorance thank you very much!
Naw, it's a nickname he acquired within the series 'cause he's so dang bratty, the lil' rascal~.

(still psyched)
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Old 03-11-2014, 01:15 PM
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Anne Rice is kinda crazy, but I'm glad to see that she's still keepin' on.
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:31 PM
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Do you know how many books you own but haven't yet read, at least once?

I didn't until this weekend when I sat down and made an entire list.

It's bigger than I'd like.

It's probably going to grow before it shrinks.

Anyone else done this? Anyone else know just how many books they own, and the ratio of read to not read?
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:40 AM
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So Marketplace ran a story ( a collaboration with Mental Floss, which has more but different text online ) with Edward Packard on how the Choose Your Own Adventure series started.

Weird that Sugar Cane Island was the first story Packard wrote but wasn't adapted until CYOA #62.
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:05 PM
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Hey! I'm writing a CYOA story right now! What a cowinky-dink.
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:48 PM
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died

This is probably a good time to read one of his books...
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Old 04-17-2014, 03:39 PM
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Do you know how many books you own but haven't yet read, at least once?

I didn't until this weekend when I sat down and made an entire list.

It's bigger than I'd like.

It's probably going to grow before it shrinks.

Anyone else done this? Anyone else know just how many books they own, and the ratio of read to not read?
I did this, and then took a few tubs of books to the local used bookstore for credit. Problem solved! If I really want to read something, now I buy a digital copy which is much easier to transport next time I move.
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:29 PM
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Hey you know what's pretty fun? Author readings/signings! I went to see Lemony Snicket this weekend. Dude is hilarious. Stayed in character pretty much the whole time to the point of wandering around the library during his introduction staring at children morosely. Then there was the talk that hinged upon a woman being attacked by a deer in a suspicious manner. Then he read from a book while climbing through the audience like a cast member of Cats. Then I got my books signed, and it's a pretty rad signature! It's a notarized stamp that he signs! His signing line banter was gold too! This little kid in front of me had a really hilarious exchange with him about Ultraman.

A good evening! I'd put this reading right up there with the time I went to see John Hodgeman read from his book and throw mayonnaise packets at me.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:10 PM
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Hey you know what's pretty fun? Author readings/signings! I went to see Lemony Snicket this weekend. Dude is hilarious.
I loves me some Lemony Snicket. I'll have to look around to see if Handler/Snicket is going to be around any time in the near future.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:22 PM
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Lemony Snickett books are great, and everything else that I've read of his is great too. Yeah, that sounds like a blast.
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:16 AM
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Do you know how many books you own but haven't yet read, at least once?
Yeah, I don't put them up on the bookshelf until I've read them. I have a huge pile of unread books under a coffee table in my office.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:29 AM
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Farley Mowat died.
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:21 PM
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I should probably read one of his books. He and Margaret Laurence are the only giants of Canadian lit that I've read nothing from.
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:25 AM
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If I was looking for a way to read the Romance of the Three Kingdoms without ACTUALLY reading the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. How would I do that?

Anyone know of any adaptions of the thing that makes it enjoyable to read?
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