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Old 03-11-2008, 10:52 PM   #511
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I love that sort of thing! I might have to check that out.

My favorite book of that ilk was the novel that Nicole Richie "wrote" (I'm assuming it's a "hellooooo, ghostwriter!" situation, but if she actually wrote it, yay for her).

It was fun trying to figure out just exactly how much the main character's evil cohort was based on Paris Hilton.
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:42 AM   #512
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#16 How To Be Popular by Meg Cabot
Answer: Don't listen to The Abstinence Teacher


Well, it was certainly worth waiting for that.
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:43 PM   #513
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Ha! I'm glad it was worth the wait, and glad I could provide a setup for your punchline.
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Old 03-12-2008, 05:15 PM   #514
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Speaking of abstinence, where's your (ex-)husband NSW?

I seem to recall a messy divorce spilling over into the forums, and now he's gone missing.

Coincidence?
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:38 AM   #515
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Thought this might be of interest to the book lovers here.

Deathly Hallows will be made into a two-part film.

http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/20...-hallows-movie
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Speaking of abstinence, where's your (ex-)husband NSW?

I seem to recall a messy divorce spilling over into the forums, and now he's gone missing.

Coincidence?
I haven't talked to him in a while - I figured I was the one not around, as I haven't been in the usual chatty threads.

Didn't know he'd disappeared.

Didn't know. I swear.
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Old 03-13-2008, 01:52 AM   #517
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Thought this might be of interest to the book lovers here.

Deathly Hallows will be made into a two-part film.
I HAD heard that. Should be interesting!

Like the new icon, by the way. I was wondering if you'd ever change it.
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Thanks!

I didn't think I would ever change it either, lol.
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Old 03-14-2008, 04:10 AM   #519
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Recently finished reading Russell Hoban's The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz. I didn't really have any expectations, as the only other book I'd read by this guy was A Mouse and His Child and that was sort of a children's tale, read way back when I was 10. Incidentally the only way I could figure out my age was that for some reason I clearly remember Sara by Starship being top of the charts and playing on the radio a lot when I was reading that book. Anyway, something about the book has stuck in my mind all these years, enough for me to try to track it down as well as other books by the same guy.

The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz was Russell Hoban's first crack at adult fiction after writing a lot of children's stuff, and apparently it was written just after a big family split. I think it's clear in the book that he's getting some tangled stuff off his chest, a lot of it unsurprisingly focused on the feelings between family. The writing is elegant and full of imagery and at times reads like something of a twisted philosophical New Age book. There's a fixation on repetition and symmetry (starting with the title) throughout, especially in the book's major theme of a boy becoming a man and his father choosing to shrug off family responsibilities and recapture some elements of his youth. The lion is a metaphysical thing, symbolic of the feeling between father and son but somewhat real as well, brought to life and described beautifully. As for the tale itself it's vague at times but also elegant, clever and thoughtful enough that it still feels 'right'; as if that's exactly how the author wished to craft it. In summary, worth a read I think!
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Thought this might be of interest to the book lovers here.

Deathly Hallows will be made into a two-part film.

http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/20...-hallows-movie
Just an excuse to milk the franchise longer?
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:37 AM   #521
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Right now I'm reading "The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve" and "Freakonomics"

My all time favorite book is "The Hot Zone"
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Just an excuse to milk the franchise longer?
I'm sure $$$ figures into it, but I think this is the right decision. There's so much in that book, and they've already received flak for cutting stuff out of the other movies, so I like that they want to give the final movie the full treatment and not skimp on translating the book to the screen.
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Did I ever mention that I found a website that had all of J.D. Salinger's uncollected stories, that are only available if you have the old magazines from the 50's that they were published in?

They're all in random formats, so I've been busy trying to edit them into something a bit more uniform for easier reading.

This is a treasure trove of stuff, and the best discovery out there as far as I'm concerned, at least until the guy croaks and we hopefully get to see what he's been working on since his seclusion.

If anyone's interested, I can make a zip file out of it and put it online somewhere.
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If anyone's interested, I can make a zip file out of it and put it online somewhere.
That'd be great, Laz, I'd appreciate that.
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:49 AM   #525
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Thought this might be of interest to the book lovers here.

Deathly Hallows will be made into a two-part film.

http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/20...-hallows-movie
I was glad to hear that. Way too much stuff happening in the last book to fit into one movie, even with severe trimming.
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