||What does everyone like to read?
Joined: Oct 15, 2002
From: Las vegas
|Posted: 2004-12-26 11:56 pm  Permalink|
What people like to read is bilge, but what we got for Christmas is not?
Can someone please 'splain the difference between Off Topic and Bilge?
Joined: Nov 29, 2002
From: San Diego, CA
|Posted: 2004-12-27 01:52 am  Permalink|
In keeping with the Bilge tradition, I'm reading Modern Drunkard Magazine.
Joined: Mar 18, 2004
From: Tolland, CT
|Posted: 2004-12-27 3:18 pm  Permalink|
Just finished "Sock" by Penn Gillete (yeah, the guy from penn & teller)
Weird serial killer novel told from the point of view of a sock monkey puppet who likes to quote pop music in every paragraph.
Actually dug it quite a bit, but may not be for everyone....for those interested in stanger fare, check it out.
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Jul 27, 2002
From: D.C. / Virginia
|Posted: 2004-12-27 9:35 pm  Permalink|
Here are some of the better writing (and picture looking) that I have experienced this past week......
- Nick Hornby's 'Songbook' collection of essays about his favorite songs is very good - some of the best music criticism I have ever read.
- I just finished Volume 1 of the 7 volume, 3300 page 'Rising Up and Rising Down' by William Vollman. And I must say that I am impressed, and looking forward to reading the other 6 volumes. Highly recommended for those interested in a serious and not-light-hearted look at history, philosophy, ethics, death, and murder, as Vollman addresses the issue of 'When is it justified for individuals and nations to use violence.' The publishers recently came out with a single condensed volume that may be more accessible to most people.
- and to keep my mind and body light-hearted, I've just paged through volumes 1 and 2 of 'The History of Men's Magazines' (my Xmas gift to myself - volumes 3 -6 will be released later) I haven't read the essays yet - just looked at the pictures, as I am a fan of vintage glamour and beauty. Check out some of the sample pages at
Another big winner from the same publisher responsible for 'The Book of Tiki.'
Joined: Oct 17, 2004
|Posted: 2004-12-27 9:49 pm  Permalink|
I like to read just about anything. If I'm in the bathroom without something good to read, I'll read the bowl cleaner bottle, the tissue box anything! I enjoy reading the New York times best sellers, old 50's cataloges, old house decorating books, old how to books as well as current titled DYI.books written by explorers (just finished a good one by Carolyn Mytinger) Old cook books, drink books, the list goes on...
Joined: Sep 29, 2004
|Posted: 2004-12-28 4:02 pm  Permalink|
'Rising Up and Rising Down' -- at 7 volumes, this sounds like a true labor of love; I'm going to have to look into that set.
Right now I'm reading Soren Kierkegaard's 'Practice in Christianity' (Anti-Climacus,!!) Paul Johnson's 'A History of Christianity' and 'On Playing the Flute' by Johann Joachim Quantz.
Joined: Nov 29, 2002
From: San Diego, CA
|Posted: 2004-12-28 8:54 pm  Permalink|
On 2004-12-26 19:53, TikiGoddess wrote:
I just finished Jackie Susann's "The Love Machine" and now Im reading "The Danger" by Dick Francis. When I finish that I'll start "Popism: The Warhol 60's."
TikiGoddess, I've got a copy of "The Love Machine" (although I haven't read it yet). My last wife was a Jackie Susann freak. I've still got her copy of one of the original "Valley Of The Dolls" scripts.
Joined: Mar 26, 2002
|Posted: 2004-12-28 10:42 pm  Permalink|
My favorite books are in order:
Ask The Dust
Joined: Mar 26, 2002
From: Seattilite Telstar
|Posted: 2010-03-15 8:14 pm  Permalink|
I was just diving for pearls in the depths of Bilge and found this thread. I'm assuming new posts to it ended a little over five years ago because that's when Bibliostream went global and most of us stopped reading books and started getting them beamed directly into our mindports. Or something like that.
I'm reading A Handful of Dust* by Evelyn Waugh. It was published in 1934 and is a contemporary story of that time about a group of more-or-less upper class "friends" in England (none of them, as of yet, very admirable). A book one can read with either tea or gin.
*Don't go to this page if you have any plans to read the book. I was just glancing over it and saw a major plot point given away which I haven't yet reached in my reading. I guess I'd better catch up.
Attribution is the sincerest form of flattery.
Joined: May 12, 2004
From: "I've chopped my way through real jungle
|Posted: 2010-03-15 8:20 pm  Permalink|
Right now, anything by James Herriot.
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jul 26, 2007
From: tampa, fla
|Posted: 2010-03-21 6:02 pm  Permalink|
i like to read the cereal box and do the mazes. just finished tony bourdain's kitchen confidential. recently re-read the douglas addams trilogy, also re-reading the art of war.
Joined: Jul 23, 2005
From: Kailua, Hawaii
|Posted: 2010-03-24 7:18 pm  Permalink|
Carlos Ruiz Zafon. The best writer out there.
|little lost tiki|
Joined: Jun 12, 2006
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
|Posted: 2010-03-25 07:58 am  Permalink|
i like reading books.
i have shelves for them.
you can read the titles on the spine.
"Despotism-A Pictorial history of tyranny" by
DAGOBERT D. Runes
Grand Member (2 years)
Joined: Feb 13, 2007
From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
|Posted: 2010-03-25 08:54 am  Permalink|
Herman Melville Typee
LOCAS The Maggie and Hopey Stories by Jaime Hernandez
New Clasicks (for me)
V.A.L.I.S. the last book that blew my mind.
Short history of nearly everything by that Bill Bryson guy
All time favorites...
Anything by Hermann Hesse (duh!)
Jorge Luis Borges
íViva Tiki! Ambassador of Tiki in Mexico. Zeta is specialized in the research, study and preservation of Tiki culture in Latin countries.
Joined: Feb 08, 2009
From: Huntington Beach
|Posted: 2010-03-27 6:15 pm  Permalink|
My niece encouraged me to read her Twilight series. I'm on the 3rd book (4 in the series) and I'm enjoying the story.