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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by direstraits, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. direstraits

    direstraits Well-Known Member

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    Hey everybody...

    Been away for a while, and missed you all. Goodness, it's good to be back smelling the neighbourhood again...

    What's the latest happenings around here for the past month or so? Anything mildly inflamatory? Anybody got toasted for mizspellings? :D

    I wasn't able to do as much reading as I wanted to as I was completely consumed by stuff I had to do (which included a change of jobs), but I did buy lots of stuff, of which I blame this forum, of course:

    Freakonomics, Steven Levy (Ah, I managed to finish this. Couldn't stop, frankly)
    A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
    Lolita, Nabokov (I've always wanted to peek into the Nabokov thread, so I might as well be prepped)
    The Midnight Cuckoos, John Wyndham
    Fatherland, Robert Harris
    Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
    State Of Fear, Michael Crichton
    One More For The Road, Ray Bradbury
    Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson
    Collapse, Jared Diamond
    Blankets, Craig Thompson
    A Letter of Mary, Laurie R King

    What have you guys been up to?

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  2. Stewart

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    Nothin' much. They've all been suspiciously too well behaved.
     
  3. abecedarian

    abecedarian Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, we've been waiting for you to come back so we can have some real fun! Welcome back:D

    Stewart: I notice you said "they've" and not "we've"...what's up with that? ;)
     
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    Peder Well-Known Member

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    DS
    The Nabokovians have been having a high ol' time!
    So come as you are. No preparations needed.
    Glad to see you back, :)
    Peder
     
  5. Stewart

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    Because I'm always well behaved without having to do it suspiciously.
     
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    abecedarian Well-Known Member

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    And modest too;) :D
     
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    Great choices....:)
    Have you read the first of the Russell/Holmes series?

    Nabokovia awaits your participation. :D
     
  8. direstraits

    direstraits Well-Known Member

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    Peder... well, should have peeked in the Nabokov threads before... I started learning Russian until I found out that Nabokov wrote in English. So I promptly forgot all my Russian. Damn.

    ABC, Stewart's modesty is famed far and wide. The echo of his damning arguments ring through my ears (and flash before my eyes) everytime I see a movie poster of The Da Vinci Code here. Btw, Stewart, did you enjoy Teresa Teng?

    I realized I did finish Blankets and Maus by Spiegelman. Awfully written summary cum reviews is coming to the relevant threads near you.

    :)

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  9. direstraits

    direstraits Well-Known Member

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    :eek: Not really. I know I should start from the beginning, but this book was a cheap second hand book, and in good condition too, so I got it. Probably won't start reading it soon, as I've got plenty in the queue, so I should have enough time to get the first one when Russell met Holmes. There was a thread here somewhere on Holmes that talked about Russell, and that's in the mystery fiction subforum... go check it out if you haven't yet.

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  10. SFG75

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    You ever see West Side Story? Remember the jets and the sharks? That's the scene here now-only it's the Nabokovians and the Dan Browns.:D Other than the occassional D.B. flare-up, nothing new.;)
     
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    Oh, and a new baby for a certain much-loved moderator! Ask mehastings for more details;)
     
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    Cheap is always better! And thanks for the tip on the thread. :)
     
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    Mehastings! Who has a new baby? Where are the cute baby pix???

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    All right, just for you DS...

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    mehastings! Is that your new baby? She's adorable! Congratuations! :)
     
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    ds! Good to see you! It's not the same around here without you. Whew! With all those new books and a new job, when will you have time to read here, never mind post? All you need now is a new baby!
     
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    Mehastings, you're baby is beautiful!

    DS - welcome back! We've missed you.
    And umm... nothing new... I finished reading Alan Moore's From Hell.
    And also, I made an offer for all you Lolita fans. If you haven't read the Playboy Dec. 2005 article over the 50 year anniversary of Lolita and would like to, PM me.

    ;) -LibrA
     
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    Good to see you back DS, bananadackery :D

    And congratulations mehastings on the arrival of your beautiful baby. :)
     
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    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww....can she say "Uncle SFG" yet?:D I'll be sure to send that FDR picture for the room.
     
  20. direstraits

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    Gasp! Mehastings... your baby is beautiful. Heartiest congratulations. :) I think I have a good idea how pretty the mother is now. :)

    Guys, thanks for dropping a post. I really missed this place, that's for sure. Trouble now is clocking in a reasonable amount of time to catch up on stuff here in TBF. Today is another 11-hour day, but I'm enjoying myself at present, so all's good.

    Wanna point me to the best recent threads? (yeah, I'm bloody lazy).

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