So I started to listen to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society today on audiobook and it's a great example of one that just doesn't work that way. I was 45 minutes into it before shutting it down.
Grape works as a soda. Sort of as a gum. I wonder why it doesn't work as a pie. Grape pie? There's no grape pie. - Larry David
Can anyone recommend some good westerns?
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"We want to be the band to dance to when the bomb drops." - Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran
Thanks to the incredible BBC show "Sherlock," I'm in an Arthur Conan Doyle kind of mood. The only one I've read before is "Hound of the Baskervilles," but I'm about to go back to the beginning and read "A Study in Scarlet."
"I can make all the stadiums rock."
I'm tearing through Steve Martin's Born Standing Up. It's really interesting to see the progression of his standup persona throughout the '60s before SNL (which is the earliest I know from him).
"I never argue with people who say baseball is boring, because baseball is boring. And then, suddenly, it isn't. And that's what makes it great." - Joe Posnanski
I am enjoying Stephen King's Joyland.
"I am your child from the future. I'm sorry I didn't tell you this earlier." - Dylan Easton
I'm close to halfway into The Road. I've always heard the overused saying of "Show don't tell" but I really feel like this story is all about telling what's going on. I'm not that crazy over the book so far. Maybe I should've just watched the movie.
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Reading "Ender's Game", after that I am going to try and tackle "The Way of Kings."
Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere by Lucas Mann
Essays on the Midwest League's Clinton Lumberjack's and Midwestern life as a whole. Mann is young and has quite the future (and the imprimatur of the Iowa Writer's Workshop). It's worth reading for the first chapter alone, where Mann dons the uniform of the mascot, Louie the Lumberjack.
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