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Old 07-27-2008, 01:11 AM   #931
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I was going to say overly self-centered, but hey, they're memoirs of sorts, so of course it's going to be all about her.
It's so extremely self-indulgent at times, to the point of being ridiculous.

I also have a strong opinion on what would have been the braver choice for her and I probably would have been more interested in reading about those struggles as opposed to her oops-I'm-suddenly-single ones. I've been reading her blog since before the first book came out. I showed Moose to a co-worker today and she was laughing out loud as she read the first page. I don't know, maybe I'm just cynical to the point of no return. I have decided to try and finish it, though.
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Just finished The Kite Runner. One of the better novels I've read.
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The Rising by Brian Keene

As I'm a sucker for all things "horror" lately, a friend recommended this to me. He loved it, I did not. It's an interesting and new take on the traditional zombie story. This time the "zombies" are not just humans, and are more demons possessing the dead than zombie. Unfortunately, the story still takes a lot of the same ideas from past zombie films and the writing itself was far from great. Considering this guy has supposedly won the "Bram Stoker Award" more than once, I really expected a lot more. Then again, the last book I read that was a "Bram Stoker Award Winner" was disappointing as well, so I guess I shouldn't have been surprised. Despite its annoyances and weaknesses, it was still entertaining and I'll probably end up checking out the sequel (City of the Dead) at some point.
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Old 07-30-2008, 12:09 AM   #934
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Now onto Richard (Revolutionary Road) Yates' A Good School...if I log off I should be able to finish it tonight.
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:28 AM   #935
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My Da has given me a few books to read over the past two years. Figured it was about time I started reading them. Enjoyed "The boy in the striped pyjamas" although I had already been told what happens in the story. Was a bit hesitant to read the last few pages.

Finished "Born on a blue day" by Daniel Tammet last night. Daniel, an autistic savant, has certainly achieved a lot. Given that it was difficult for him to communicate or socialise with people when he was younger it's great that he has been able to find a partner, make great friends on his travels and get closer to his family. Going by the cover I was expecting to glean a bit more information about his extraordinary mind but didn't feel like I knew anything more after the first chapter. Plodding through the rest of the book I couldn't help but feel that it would have been just as interesting and informative if I had read a really, really condensed version of the book.
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:07 AM   #936
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We're reading this book for school (well, anthology) called Hunting the Wild Pineapple by Thea Astley. We've got a SAC on it soon, we have to do a creative response in her style of writing, which, if you've read any of her works, won't be easy.

Our teacher encouraged us to write something from personal experience in her style, which I did, but I enjoyed it that much I was inspired to continue writing it and now I've got a little short story of my own coming along.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:44 PM   #937
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Book Release August 1st! (Please Read)
Body: Hoping all will go well this Friday. I am releasing my first book titled "Journey Through The Eyes Of An Amateur Photographer.

" ( 120 pages total)

A break down of how it works.



The book is uploaded to www. Blurb. com by me. The book is not created until someone orders it. Once someone orders the book, the information is sent to a print press who then prints and binds the book and ships it to You. It usually takes about a week to a week and a half to receive the book as it takes time to print each page individually.



Remember if you want to order the book at a later time, during the holidays, please expect delays if not ordered early, as the print press will be busy creating other books.



The price range for the book is between 49.00 to 50 dollars. 49.00 dollars is for the soft cover and about 50 for the hardcover. Does not include shipping and possible Tax.

When it's released and you would like to preview the book please email me at justinschlesinger@yahoo.com or If you have any question please feel free to message me.
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I'm enjoying "Kitchen Confidential" By Anthony Bourdain
What a funny guy!
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I'm enjoying "Kitchen Confidential" By Anthony Bourdain
What a funny guy!
I watch No Reservations all the time, and so decided to read this book about a year ago or so....and I loved it.
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I watch No Reservations all the time, and so decided to read this book about a year ago or so....and I loved it.

Really?


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No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain, ass-clown. Enjoy Farnsworth!
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Need a quick response to this question.

So I am releasing a book tomorrow. Now in the acknowledgments I am thank my family etc.. But towards the end I also thank U2 for their Music in easing my mind in the creation of the book. Now do I need permission to use U2 in the acknowledgments?
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:47 PM   #943
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i don't think you do. since you're just mentioning them as a thanks, i don't think so. good luck with your book
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Old 08-01-2008, 01:14 AM   #944
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You can thank whoever you want. It's not like they can sue you. You see authors thanking God. I doubt God has a lawyer. Or that he'd read the book, but ya know.
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