All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby pomfob » Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:26 pm

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pomfob wrote:Oh good, spammers are back.

Currently reading the recently re-actived Ablaze! fanzine. A weighty piece of work, interviews with Sleaford Mods, Katie Harkin, Laetia Sadier and much, much more. It took about 30 seconds for me to remember why I sometimes found the original zine a bit hard going back in the 90s. The articles are often more about the author than the supposed subject. Still, I'm glad it's back, faults and all.


That's all very 1980s. It was a short lived phenomenon even then. James Brown's Attack on Bzag was probably the best example.


True...shame it's still noticeable in this new! improved! version of Ablaze. Wouldn't want to put anyone off it, but that's how it looks to me.

I know I've read AOBzag, think I may still have a copy or two in the house...don't remember much about it though.
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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby RadioResistance » Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:12 pm

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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby NicholasVanWotsisface » Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:57 am

Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin

Wow. I mean wow.
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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby NicholasVanWotsisface » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:27 am

Karate Chop by Dorothe Nors
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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby ORK (Original Red Kite) » Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:51 pm

Just because I know you were all wondering, I'm reading...

Absolutely fuck all!

Have hit a bit of brick wall on the reading front, don't know why. Maybe it's because there are so many partly read and unread books lying around, I don't know?! I see them there but can't decide which to pick up first and then, because I feel pressure to read it, I don't. I might tidy them all away and leave one out and see what happens.

Watch this space...or don't.
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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby avocetboy » Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:47 pm

Just about to start this. Pretty much read every book on the 1996 disaster apart from this one

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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby NicholasVanWotsisface » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:18 pm

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby NicholasVanWotsisface » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:24 pm

NicholasVanWotsisface wrote:A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara


If Marlon James' book was a better one then I want to read that too as this was incredible.
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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby Rake » Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:51 pm

Just nearing the end of The Book of Dave by Will Self.
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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby NicholasVanWotsisface » Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:02 pm

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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby NicholasVanWotsisface » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:23 pm

How to be both by Ali Smith was terrific, I thought it was going somewhere else in the middle but seemed to sort itself out

now on

Paulina and Fran by Rachel B Glaser which may or may not be chick lit, but is funny and she has a very good turn of frays
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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby NicholasVanWotsisface » Thu May 12, 2016 10:22 am

Sweet Shop Owner Graeme Swift. Good Solid Swiftean Stuff
The Strange Libraray -Haruki Murakmi Yawn. Not good. Attempting Gaiman. Not Gaiman
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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby NicholasVanWotsisface » Fri May 13, 2016 5:40 am

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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby kate o » Sun May 22, 2016 1:57 pm

Hi Nic! I'm currently reading Sense and Sensibility (I had a baby. I need something light.)

Glad to see you are still a rampant bibliophile :)
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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby pomfob » Sun May 22, 2016 11:34 pm

6 month backlog of National Geographics...no, Murdoch took over the TV channel, not the magazine, so it's still a window on the world in a calm, measured way. With really good photography.

Going to read The Left Hand Of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin very soon. Despite being a huge fan of the Earthsea Trilogy*, I've never read any of her other work. A curious oversight.


*Yes, I have read Tehanu. As I say, I'm a fan of the Earthsea TRILOGY...
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