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Juggling a couple books (I need to free up some time D:)

The Drawing Lesson, Mark Crilley (it's mostly basics, but I love this dude's tutorials and support him whenever I can. It's a cute book. Would be good for beginner artists)

What the Hell Did I Just Read?, David Wong (Sequel to John Dies at the End)

The Metamorphosis and other Stories, Franz Kafka (this is a re-read...and I am slowly plodding through)

 

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For Christmas Mom got me a copy of First Person Singular, so I'm over halfway through it. Pretty good. I can't say I like it more than After Dark or The Elephant Vanishes (both of the short story books are really frickin' good), but it's got me thinking about memory and stuff like that.

 

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Currently reading "Brave New World
This book is for my Honors English class, and we are digging deeper into Utopian societies, and my teacher explained how this book is just like that.
My brother takes the same class i'm in (But he is a Junior *supposed to be a senior*) and he takes AP English, and soon CCP English which will get him his
college credits . 
My English teacher teaches AP, IB, and CCP English, so me and my brother have the same teacher, despite us being in different grades. :)

My brother read "Brave New World" In the past when he was a Sophomore, and he said...and I quote "HATED" the book. Considering it makes no sense and it's 
hard to keep up with. Now, I am going to begin reading chapters 1-2, since it's a assignment for my class, and I'll be the judge whether the book is good or not. :P
But that will take me some time to get through the ENTIRE book. 

Anyhoo -- Have you read "Brave New World" ? If so, what are YOUR thoughts on it? Maybe give me a mini review to see what challenges I have ahead? 
Much appreciated, enjoy your reads!

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So I've just been reading Macbeth over and over again for this final assignment but after that I have a list of books to get through so I might throw up a list after this weekend!

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The National Space Society was kind enough to put Heppenheimer's Colonies in Space online & I've had that open in my browser for a few days.  It is slow going since I can't spend long stretches of time reading off a computer screen but I'm working my way through it. 

If I get the chance I might spend a few minutes this weekend downloading it to my local hard drive so I can transfer it to my Boox & read it there.  I don't have any trouble reading e-ink displays, just LCD/LED ones.  I've had some success with OLEDs as well, but so far those are pretty small and/or still expensive.

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I try to visit a local used bookstore once a month. Last week the owner gave me a box full of ghost stories and tales for no reason. So I guess my evenings are going to be a little spooky for a bit. 👻

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On 4/23/2022 at 10:04 AM, Otaking66lives said:

Honestly? Dungeons and Dragons player's handbook lol

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I used to play D&D a lot back in the day.  (I mean, what would you do if there were no computers, or internet?  Never mind smartphones, we didn't even have pocket calculators! :) )  For about 4 years - until the end of HS - paper-and-pencil RPGs like D&D were a twice-weekly thing with my local gaming crowd.  Sometimes also miniature/tabletop wargames.  Then came graduation and everyone went their separate ways pursuing jobs, college, and other annoying adulting activities.  These days we could have kept it together online but back then there wasn't a 'Net so that was kind of the end of it.  But I actually still have the original 3-book (softcover) boxed set for D&D from TSR, plus the expansion booklets, Greyhawk, Blackmoor, Eldritch Wizardry, and Gods, Demi-Gods, and Heros.  I got in trouble with my homeroom teacher in middle school (or "junior high" as they called it back then) for the cover of Eldritch Wizardry:D

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Starting with New Orleans Ghosts by Victor C. Klein. I guess this book was purchased at a book signing event because the author autographed it.

Also reading The Prince and the Dressmaker. 

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New Orleans Ghosts was not particularly interesting. A few historical inaccuracies that left me skeptical in the recountal of certain events and customary practices. 

Currently reading The Wild Horses by Eve Bunting and Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, three volume edition. Starting with the Fellowship of the Ring. 

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The Wild Horses is still shocking and completely underrated today as it was when I read it at nine years.

This one will take me quite a bit but that's okay. 😁

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