I’m terrible about books lately. I’m a thief mostly. So I’m partially in the middle of... Leaves of Grass. Which is forgiveable. I read the long form intros and am... Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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It’s like words. Don’t disengage. This is about books.

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25 days ago - Thursday 11/14/19 - 12:20:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
I’m terrible about books lately. I’m a thief mostly.

So I’m partially in the middle of...

Leaves of Grass. Which is forgiveable. I read the long form intros and am laying off on the collection.

Against The Day. Pynchon is just too brutal. I’ll get back to it but that’s the one that really has my brain jammed up.

Invisible Nation. About the Kurds. Also tough and upsetting. Got to the real recent history. Was written prior to ISIS. Just misery.

Our Band Could Be Your Life. Also forgiveable. I cared about Sonic Youth’s story but haven’t listened to the Butthole Surfers. That’s just back on the shelf.

Briefly picked up Aristotle and Kandinsky stuff. Couldn’t stomach mind warping. Didn’t really give it a shot this time.

But now I’m committed. Like literally insane. No I’m just.

I got a new book that I’m interested in. Should be nice and dry and informative.

25 days ago - Thursday 11/14/19 - 12:23:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think that I have even attempted to read any of the books you listed.
25 days ago - Thursday 11/14/19 - 12:24:40 PM EST (GMT-5)



It’s going to be good. Just read the ten page intro. I’m jazzed up about it.

It’s interesting because...

It intersects that philosophical and scientific perspective. And it’s interesting to me because I feel at the whims of this media infrastructure it refers to.

Literally thrilled to have something to read again. Holidays coming up. I’m going to try and dig in.
25 days ago - Thursday 11/14/19 - 12:44:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
Good luck with that- - not something I plan to add to my reading list though...
25 days ago - Thursday 11/14/19 - 12:56:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
I’ve been reading Cassandra Clare
25 days ago - Thursday 11/14/19 - 2:26:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 11/14/19 - 12:44:26 PM CowDung wrote:
Good luck with that- - not something I plan to add to my reading list though...


It’s a hard copy which will help. And I was more interested after reading the introduction. Plus it’s a collection of pieces broken up categorically so I shouldn’t lose my place if I set it down for a while.

Just read the intro to the first piece. Really interesting. Really enjoyable. I think I’m going to devour this.

The last book I devoured was Please Kill Me. I still highly recommend that as well.
25 days ago - Thursday 11/14/19 - 2:28:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
First piece is about the history of media compression. It’s so f*cking meta.
24 days ago - Thursday 11/14/19 - 9:09:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't understand reading several books at once. My husband does that, also. He is a bibliophile.

I rarely read and when I do it is mostly informative books. I used to read horse books about training horses, understanding their body language, tips on barn maintenance and horse care.

The last novels I read were the Fifty Shades of Grey series. I loved them.
24 days ago - Thursday 11/14/19 - 9:38:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
If the books aren't very much alike or of difference genres, I can read a few books at once.
24 days ago - Thursday 11/14/19 - 11:28:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
Excuse my manic this morning.

I’ve never dealt with horses.
24 days ago - Friday 11/15/19 - 12:17:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
Maybe I'll read All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy next...
24 days ago - Friday 11/15/19 - 1:58:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
I got some cookbooks from the library today along with a book written by someone who left the jehovah witnesses and was in Shanghai but I think they were American expats. Haven't started it yet.
24 days ago - Friday 11/15/19 - 8:38:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
i have against the day on my bedside table but i've only done the first chapter and that was ages ago
24 days ago - Friday 11/15/19 - 12:51:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 11/15/19 - 8:38:00 AM skyfish wrote:
i have against the day on my bedside table but i've only done the first chapter and that was ages ago


The absurdity progresses.
24 days ago - Friday 11/15/19 - 12:51:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Books still going well. Just a collection of essays really.
24 days ago - Friday 11/15/19 - 2:36:02 PM EST (GMT-5)

23 days ago - Friday 11/15/19 - 11:41:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
That’s the first telegraph ever. It says what hath God wrought. Telegraph was the key point in compression history according to that essay.

And because it’s cheaper to route internet through Europe and the US content from developing countries is processed in servers in more developed countries. Hypothetically all of that content can be surveilled.

Bandwidth usage drives development of the infrastructure.

The primary companies constructing the infrastructure are American and French. There’s two primary companies.
23 days ago - Saturday 11/16/19 - 9:41:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
I went with Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Liking it so far...
23 days ago - Saturday 11/16/19 - 10:53:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
Data centers consuming cities worth of energy.

Blah blah blah.
23 days ago - Saturday 11/16/19 - 12:09:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 11/16/19 - 9:41:36 AM CowDung wrote:
I went with Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's. Liking it so far...


Capote's a great writer.
23 days ago - Saturday 11/16/19 - 12:10:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
yeah i loved breakfast and also in cold blood
23 days ago - Saturday 11/16/19 - 12:11:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
In Cold Blood is a masterpiece.
23 days ago - Saturday 11/16/19 - 12:34:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
I only read a few of his short stories.
23 days ago - Saturday 11/16/19 - 12:35:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
i never read his short stories
but i love short stories in general and think they're underrated
as a form it's my favourite
23 days ago - Saturday 11/16/19 - 1:35:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
Remember that time I thought I could write short stories while all I was actually doing was slowly driving myself insane?

Ah. Good times.

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