Monday, June 25, 2012

Some Random Book Porn

I hope nobody was offended by that title.

Of course considering I spent the formative time of my blogging career blithely chatting about grown men smearing themselves with poop, maybe I shouldn't worry too much about offending people.

Not that I worry overly about that anyway, you understand. But I do know that some of you are prone to delicate constitutions.

One of the great loves in my life is the printed word. I pretty much taught myself to read before I got to school and when they tried to get me to read "Dick and Jane" I tossed that aside and was reading Isaac Asimov instead. And I have never looked back.

I remember once seeing an ad on teevee for the Evelyn Wood Speed Reading course and I wanted to get it. My mother threatened to beat my butt if I went anywhere near a speed reading course as they couldn't keep me in books fast enough as it was.

At the moment I am reading several books at the same time.

The Sherlock Holmes Mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman.

How To Attract The Wombat by Will Cuppy.

And The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.

That last one is going to be a chore. I'm not all that good with nonfiction unless it's history or true crime or something like that.

I read for fun. And entertainment. And escape from the real world, believe it or not.

My office right now holds somewhere around four hundred books. It's a little crowded, but it's comfy.

As you can probably guess by now, nothing of importance or of any great humor happened at work this evening. That's a good thing, in retrospect.

I'll just skip to the calendar, then.

Tuesday is going to be National Chocolate Pudding Day, and... that's about it.

Hey! Chocolate pudding!

16 comments:

  1. I am deeply, nay DESPERATELY, offended by that title. The thought of all those books cavorting, their spines back to back, their pages dogeared, their dust jackets tossed aside with reckless abandon... You should be ashamed of yourself, good sir.

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    1. Bryan- Go take a cold shower. Sounds like you need one.

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  2. Try speed reading 'The seven pillars of wisdom'
    I gave up bored stiff halfway, too many Characters to remember mostly Arabic

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    1. Vest- I think I tried that book once. Definitely not my cup of cheese, thank you.

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    1. Vincent- I liked it. Fond of tactility as well.

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  4. This is why I got a Kindle - I was running out of room for the books I knew I'd want to re-read, and the Library started locking it's doors when they saw me coming with another box of donations.

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    1. DL- I have a Cruz tablet now. Gonna try to read a few books on there and see if I like it. Still not getting rid of my real books, though.

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  5. I love the escape I get from ready but I love the escape from writing more! I can go anywhere and do anything. Just plain fun.

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    1. TJ- And all the rest of us get to escape when you write, too! Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

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  6. Himdad responded withJune 26, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Coraline was a cool movie. Story was excellent. Gaiman is a douche, but only due to my envious state of awe, when reading his work or seeing him bed the hot chick with the hairy armpits. Not because I fancy hairy armpit chicks, for I try to avoid them as best one can, but her musical style is hauntingly sexy- Amanda Palmer, to be on a name basis here. It's funny, I typed in Himdad, and see where I have done this before. :)

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    1. Himdad- I haven't seen the movie yet. Waiting til I finish the book. I too have a love/hate relationship with Gaiman. His books always blow me away.

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  7. Cliff and I just finished "Odd Jobs" (I read it aloud going to and coming back from Colorado) and now I am reading "Child 44".

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    1. Donna- Do you do different voices for the characters when you read aloud? (grin)

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  8. I'm just the opposite of you, Rev. I like to read non fiction and I rarely, if ever, read fiction. Learning stuff or reading about people's stories I find fun and enriching. At least you do read, so many people I know don't bother at all.

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  9. I LOVE Book Porn. I'm subscribed to the site myself! I also love Neil Gaiman. Although Coraline is a children's book, I think it's probably one of the scariest books I've ever read, and I read it as an adult! The movie didn't compare. Have you read "American Gods?" One of my favs.

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