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What'cha Reading?

Paul le Fou

Pickle Bus Owns Tulip Town
(He)
The Bradbury didn't really work for me, so instead I'm getting a bit ambitious and reading Shadow and Claw by Gene Wolfe
Oh yes

I'm overdue to reread botns... I've been saying that for years and years though
 
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For some reason in the last month multiple people have brought up the fact that 1) there is a sequel to 101 Dalmatians 2) that shit cray so I checked if the library had it and I am so glad I could read this, but especially glad I did not pay money to. I've made a point in the past year of having a dumb, light book around to read right before bed and this delivers.

But that's what you must do, Father. You must imagine yourself swooshing and then you will swoosh.
 

Positronic Brain

Out Of Warranty
(He/him)
For some reason in the last month multiple people have brought up the fact that 1) there is a sequel to 101 Dalmatians 2) that shit cray
That "some reason" is the Cruella movie, where we learn Cruella is set on a path on vengeance by her mom being killed by dalmatians who by the way happen to be Pongo and Perdita's parents. I honestly think that's almost as crazy as the book sequel.
 

muteKi

Hashtag give it to gilly
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Life and Times of Warren Zevon is frequently an unpleasant read but it's never an uninteresting one.

My new joke is that the dude was so fucked up in the 80s that he fell in with a group of literary writers and it significantly improved his life.
One of the better parts of the book is revealing to me that this exists:
 
Well, I finally finished the Gene Wolfe. it was okay (gave it 4 stars, but a soft 4. More like 3.75), but when I take almost a full week to read 400 pages, that's not an entirely positive thing. I'll still read the rest of it, just not right away.

Excited to be reading Day Zero by C. Robert Cargill. Hopefully, it's as good as Sea of Rust
 

Bulgakov

Yes, that Russian author.
(He/Him)
When I take almost a full week to read 400 pages, that's not an entirely positive thing.
Personally, I feel like Gene Wolfe gets better the more you slow down. He is often writing for his audience to savor a moment or investigate an idea. That can take time for a reader to do.
 
The Walking Dead: Compendium One by Robert Kirkman. Now that the series is done, I'm going to work my way through the whole series, like I did with Invincible earlier this year
 
Back to fiction with Covenant with the Vampire by Jeanne Kalogridis. It looks to be the start of a series set 50 years before Dracula. Already a quarter of the way done and really enjoying myself
 
Read The Picture of Dorian Gray for my classics book club. I thought I'd read it in high school, but in retrospect I think we just read a bunch of passages from this and The Importance of Being Earnest. There was a lot of this book that was unfamiliar and a lot of things I thought were in it but are actually in Earnest and vice versa.

Which is a really weird thing as they are very different! Yikes, I hadn't realized how dark this was. Very good though and we had one of the best book club discussions we've had in a long time. I'm glad we kept up with the virtual meetings.
 
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