The "What are you READING?" thread

Sit Back and Relax, Non-Bass Related Chat
User avatar
slowlearner
Posts: 5738
Joined: 21 Dec 2010, 14:30
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact:

Re: The "What are you READING?" thread

Post by slowlearner » 24 Jan 2018, 16:09

Just finished a bunch of "Inspector Frost" books. Just picked up "Special Deluxe", a book by Neil Young talking about his memories of cars. Apparently he's a car guy.
Bassline "I'm not arguing.... I'm just explaining why I'm right."
My Band - https://www.facebook.com/PBT-1914426202220972/

User avatar
NotTheFish
Posts: 2611
Joined: 07 Nov 2009, 18:49
Location: Bathurst

Re: The "What are you READING?" thread

Post by NotTheFish » 24 Jan 2018, 16:47

veebass wrote:
24 Jan 2018, 15:44
Just got the Joe Hill Book!!!!
I thought you would be reading this :poke: https://www.bookdepository.com/Costello ... 0522855821

User avatar
veebass
Posts: 8544
Joined: 10 Apr 2011, 07:01

Re: The "What are you READING?" thread

Post by veebass » 24 Jan 2018, 17:18

NotTheFish wrote:
24 Jan 2018, 16:47
veebass wrote:
24 Jan 2018, 15:44
Just got the Joe Hill Book!!!!
I thought you would be reading this :poke: https://www.bookdepository.com/Costello ... 0522855821
I do read political biographies, but generally steer away from those that focus on shivers looking for a spine to run up. ;)
Happiness is .......a Telebass and 500W.

User avatar
narcdor
Posts: 3978
Joined: 15 Apr 2011, 16:36
Location: Melbourne

Re: The "What are you READING?" thread

Post by narcdor » 24 Jan 2018, 20:32

Finished off little Timmy Rogers book Detours, some interesting stories, he’s not too interested in sugar coating things.

Just started the Elvis Costello book.
Strings: Fender, Framus, Warwick, Custom
Knobs: Mesa, MarkBass
Patch: TC Electronic, Aguilar, T-Rex

User avatar
cleary
Posts: 1242
Joined: 15 Mar 2010, 13:04
Location: Griffith
Contact:

Re: The "What are you READING?" thread

Post by cleary » 25 Jan 2018, 08:16

sharpman wrote:
23 Dec 2017, 17:54
... I've read 3 pages as only chance I get to read for more than 5 mins is in bed and I fall asleep almost instantly. How do you guys do it!?I REALLY want to finish it
I have the same problem - desperately want to read more, but just struggle for time.

Does anyone else track the Humble Book Bundles? Humble Bundle started doing Game bundles in a pay-what-you-want format, with a percentage going to charity. They've started doing book bundles (on all sorts of topics, fiction and non) too, so my digital library is growing at a rate significantly faster than I can keep up with now.


Anyway, last year I did have a bit better go than 2016, managed to finish The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, and started on The Enchiridion (Stoic philosophy stuff), Developing the Attitude of Humble Enquiry, Moonwalking With Einstein, Standing in the Shadows of Motown.

This year I think it'll be a bit of career/knowledge advancement stuff, with a bit more Stoicism thrown in to keep me sane
GRay Bass Tuition :: Griffith NSW

User avatar
BassLine
Posts: 8414
Joined: 04 Oct 2009, 12:36
Location: Sydney

Re: The "What are you READING?" thread

Post by BassLine » 25 Jan 2018, 21:02

Apparently 98.3% of the people who bought the book Ulysses have never finished it. Anyone here read it? Or tried to read it?

“the most purchased and least read book in the world."
http://time.com/money/4369192/ulysses-j ... read-book/
Oz Bass Forum Moderator

Basses: Fender - Rob Allen - Tobias - Duesenberg
Rigs: Jule Amps - AER - GK - Bergantino - Baer

packrat
Posts: 657
Joined: 27 Oct 2017, 02:17
Location: Sydney

Re: The "What are you READING?" thread

Post by packrat » 25 Jan 2018, 21:13

It’s in my pile along with the rest of Pynchon and gormenghast. I’ll maybe run through it after I finish a read through of the wheel of time now it’s complete and the Malazan cycle.

User avatar
BassLine
Posts: 8414
Joined: 04 Oct 2009, 12:36
Location: Sydney

Re: The "What are you READING?" thread

Post by BassLine » 25 Jan 2018, 21:20

Les Miserables, 98.2% of people who own it haven't read it or finished it.

I give away any books I've bought and haven't read in two years.
Oz Bass Forum Moderator

Basses: Fender - Rob Allen - Tobias - Duesenberg
Rigs: Jule Amps - AER - GK - Bergantino - Baer

packrat
Posts: 657
Joined: 27 Oct 2017, 02:17
Location: Sydney

Re: The "What are you READING?" thread

Post by packrat » 25 Jan 2018, 22:58

The wonderful thing about moving almost wholly to electronic books is that I can carry my entire to-read list around the world with me as I travel, and an unread book doesn't have quite the same problematic nature as it used to as a chunk of dead tree.

This is how I can get through 120 books/year.

User avatar
slave
Posts: 2390
Joined: 02 May 2009, 23:10
Location: Out West...

Re: The "What are you READING?" thread

Post by slave » 26 Jan 2018, 14:39

packrat wrote:
23 Dec 2017, 15:02
.... I’ve been looking for interesting women sf/f writers.
Sheri S Tepper is worth a look.

Last year I'd been getting into books that kind of challenge/disturb you.
Dice Man - Luke Rhinehart, Naked Lunch - William Burroughs, Teachings of Don Juan - Carlos Castaneda are a few.
NL isn't really readable in parts, I didn't like it.....

I'm thinking of re-reading some of my fave Sci-Fi. Frederick Pohl and Philip K Dick at the top of the list.

User avatar
slowlearner
Posts: 5738
Joined: 21 Dec 2010, 14:30
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact:

Re: The "What are you READING?" thread

Post by slowlearner » 29 Jan 2018, 10:14

packrat wrote:
25 Jan 2018, 22:58
The wonderful thing about moving almost wholly to electronic books is that I can carry my entire to-read list around the world with me as I travel, and an unread book doesn't have quite the same problematic nature as it used to as a chunk of dead tree.

This is how I can get through 120 books/year.
Yeah, I've tried to do the same. Beats paying $30 for something I then can't get rid of. I do get suckered at bookshop specials though. Then I'll pay $10 for something, but I don't feel bad about handing it on as soon as I've read it.
Bassline "I'm not arguing.... I'm just explaining why I'm right."
My Band - https://www.facebook.com/PBT-1914426202220972/

User avatar
BazzBass
Posts: 2857
Joined: 28 Sep 2014, 13:36
Location: Adelaide

Re: The "What are you READING?" thread

Post by BazzBass » 29 Jan 2018, 16:44

but you can't swap electronic books with like minded friends. "here's my phone, return it when you've finished the book" doesn't work hehe
Loud things: Markbass LittleMark 250, Hartke HA2500 amps, Hartke XL210 cabs
Pretty things: Fender MIA P, MIM P and J, SX J, Takamine ABG
Bands: Los Mescalitos , Distorted Tarts

packrat
Posts: 657
Joined: 27 Oct 2017, 02:17
Location: Sydney

Re: The "What are you READING?" thread

Post by packrat » 29 Jan 2018, 17:31

BazzBass wrote:
29 Jan 2018, 16:44
but you can't swap electronic books with like minded friends. "here's my phone, return it when you've finished the book" doesn't work hehe
Not /as/ conveniently for sure, but loaning a kindle book is actually a thing.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer ... =200549320

Not having looming walls full of dead trees and being able to have dozens of things to read while travelling for weeks overcome loaning being harder for me. I miss doing more of it, though.

B>

User avatar
BazzBass
Posts: 2857
Joined: 28 Sep 2014, 13:36
Location: Adelaide

Re: The "What are you READING?" thread

Post by BazzBass » 30 Jan 2018, 12:31

kindle loans?

this changes EVERYTHING !

I see now millenials display thier books in book cases spine in first,so all you see is a bookcase of yellowing pages. Far king imbeciles. If you can't see which book is which then you're not even pretending to read them, so why bother? fake people lol
Loud things: Markbass LittleMark 250, Hartke HA2500 amps, Hartke XL210 cabs
Pretty things: Fender MIA P, MIM P and J, SX J, Takamine ABG
Bands: Los Mescalitos , Distorted Tarts

packrat
Posts: 657
Joined: 27 Oct 2017, 02:17
Location: Sydney

Re: The "What are you READING?" thread

Post by packrat » 30 Jan 2018, 17:55

I don't know a single millennial that does that, but I accept that some hipsters probably do.

B>

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 9 guests