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Oct 12, 2011 12:36PM
Wisp, are you mad at me for disrespeckin'
A Time of Gifts
? Show me some love, you jew wannabe!
Oct 12, 2011 09:07PM
I'll show you some man-love, but we're celebrating Sukkot over here so show some respect! I figured you didn't have to time to socialize these days since you're reading about 10 books a week, you little NYRB ad-factory. What's your secret, Adderall?
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Oct 13, 2011 05:23AM
What's your secret, Adderall?
My secret is that most of them are, like, 120 - 150 pages. Basically, I'm cheating. I heard all the choice chicks dig a guy with a huge bookshelf.
What the fuck is Sukkot? Sounds like it sukks, whatever it is. You need to return to your marginalized Gentile heritage, Wispy.
Oct 13, 2011 05:54AM
I'm not really sure, but lemons are involved.
I need to read more short books; for some reason I started all these series (Cairo Trilogy, Alexandria Quartet, Rabbit, Ice and Fire, Crusades history) and now my pleasure reading has become a daunting to-do list. That's the main reason I picked up
. How do you choose your NYRB books? Post-research or randomly? I've never heard of any of these books, but that might be because I'm becoming a desert hick.
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Oct 13, 2011 06:18AM
It's a very scientific process.
1. I get bored at work.
2. I think to myself, 'What website (non-porn division) can I visit at work to kill some time?' 'How about NYRB?' 'Okay, self, good idea.'
3. I go through every book in the NYRB Classics collection, paying special attention to the ones with purty covers.
4. I glance through the descriptions in an attempt to find the ones that aren't horrible bores. (See also Fermor.)
5. In a bout of frivolous, thoughtless spending, I go to Amazon and order a bunch of them.
I've been pretty lucky so far. I haven't tripped over any miserably awful ones (in this batch) except Fermor.
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