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Re: Break The Spine.

Post by BBP » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:54 am

Not sure if you caught that story, but about half a year ago I was approached by a musicologist who wanted to use one of my drawings, a Circle of Fifths in the shape of a peacock, in his book. He couldn't pay me but with credits and a link to my page. Me, I was honored at getting a publication anyway so I said yes, and then he sent me a lengthy mail to thank me... in which he continuously misspelled my name.

I haven't heard from the book yet, maybe it fell through or got delayed, but I should open bonnie.ploeg.ws for business, just in case. :roll:

Anyway, finished Triomf van de Verschroeide Aarde yesterday, great read!
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Re: Break The Spine.

Post by BBP » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:02 pm

Currently reading Musashi by Ejii Yoshikawa. Since it's an epic of over 1200 pages, that'll keep me off the street. Also recently finished Thea Beckman's Vrijgevochten and occasionally I inch my way forward in Oliver Sacks's Migraine.
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Post by BBP » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:40 pm

Finished Musashi and am moving on to Rosshalde by Hermann Hesse.
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Re: Break The Spine.

Post by gumby » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:47 pm

I'm currently reading The Best of Fritz Leiber, really enjoying it. It's a collection of short stories, kind of reminds me of H.P. Lovecraft.

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:17 pm

I just finished reading Global Village Idiot by John O'Farrell - it's basically a collection of his newspaper opinion columns from late 2000 to early 2003. It's fairly interesting (and also humorous!), in the sense that it captures a snapshot of left-wing British opinion at a rather turbulent time. The benefit of hindsight can be a wonderful thing.

Why am I reading O'Farrell's books, you may ask? Mainly because I've also read his books about British history, which are wonderfully comic (e.g. An Utterly Impartial History of Britain (or 2000 Years of Upper Class Idiots in Charge). A very funny read, even if you don't care about history one way or the other. ;)

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Post by Collector » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:11 pm

gumby wrote:I'm currently reading The Best of Fritz Leiber, really enjoying it. It's a collection of short stories, kind of reminds me of H.P. Lovecraft.
I take it that it has some of the Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories. It has been years since I have read Leiber.
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Post by Tawmis » Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:43 am

Can't recall if I said it in here - but currently reading the first HARRY POTTER book. I've been writing a story for Dexter (my friend's son who has Down Syndrome) and it's a Harry Potter meets Chronicles of Narnia meets Norse mythology kind of story - so reading Harry Potter to put myself in the mindset of writing for a younger audience.

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Post by AndreaDraco » Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:32 am

And are you liking it? I've read all the Harry Potter books.
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Post by BBP » Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:16 pm

Scratch the Hesse: I had three books for my birthday: one on Zappa's ill-fated 1988 tour, and two Murakami novels. I started on Norwegian Wood this morning and am half-way already, hard to put down!
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Post by Tawmis » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:55 am

AndreaDraco wrote:And are you liking it? I've read all the Harry Potter books.
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So I will reply again - I am! It's not my typical book I enjoy these days - but it reminds me of my childhood with Chronicles of Narnia, and the Black Cauldron (or whatever that entire series was called). I have viciously hunted down those old school books with the covers I remembered as a child. So I am hoping that I can channel that energy into the book I hope to one day finish before I leave this world, for Dexter.

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Re: Break The Spine.

Post by BBP » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:20 pm

Finished Norwegian Wood this afternoon, now I can watch the film! Great book too!
Moving on to Zappa The Hard Way, about Zappa's ill-fated 1988 tour when he ended up firing most of his band.
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Re: Break The Spine.

Post by Rath Darkblade » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:46 am

Norwegian Wood? Surely you don't mean this classic? ;)

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Post by BBP » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:05 am

Book is named after that song.
Finished Zappa The Hard Way yesterday, moving on to a Murakami story collection that I think my father gave to me because it has "elephant" in the title.
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Re: Break The Spine.

Post by Tawmis » Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:09 pm

Rath Darkblade wrote:Norwegian Wood? Surely you don't mean this classic? ;)
I thought it was an adult book... :lol:

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