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Sunday Evening Open Thread: Still More Reasons to Love Terry Pratchett

The NYTimes interviewed him about the books and writers that had the most influence on his work: …Whom would you consider your literary heroes? I would have to say that Mark Twain is up there with the gods and probably cursing it. “Life on the Mississippi” blew my mind. And, of course, reading him meant [Read more...]

Telling [OregonMuse]

Well, there's no new thread by any of the other cobs in the pipe, and the book thread is starting to get that 'not so fresh' smell, so I guess I'll put up something I've been saving for just such...

Sunday Morning Book Thread 08-17-2014: The Police States of America [OregonMuse]

Good morning morons and moronettes and welcome to AoSHQ's stately, prestigious, and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread. The only AoSHQ thread that is so hoity-toity, pants are required. All non-book-related discussion should go in NDH's early morning open thread,...

Whatcha Reading? August Edition

by SB Sarah It's time for the most excellent and fun and terrifically expensive thread of the month, wherein I ask what you're reading and you tell me and then we all buy books. Sounds good, right? So here's what we're up to: Sarah:Show More Summary

New alarm book pushes the ‘Weather is never just weather’ idea

The “King of Cool” writes in our recent Open Thread Weather is never just weather Says Sophie Cunningham in her new book which she is promoting all over Australia at the moment warning us to be afraid, extremely afraid. Why? … Continue reading ?

This Weekend Open Thread is an Adult

House cleaning! Yay! I got a Groupon for a 4-hour apartment cleaning, and then while I was booking it I added on an extra so they’d clean inside my cabinets. I’m really, really excited. So much so that I scheduled it for 7:00 Saturday morning because it was the first available appointment this weekend and I didn’t want to wait... Read More

San Francisco Book Store Creates Reddit Book Recommendation Wall

Reddit’s book thread is a great place online to discover new books and engage in discussions about books with other readers. Reddit user Severitis has taken inspiration from the site and used it to curate a wall of books at the small...Show More Summary

‘Words Called Up to Answer Image’: At Los Angeles Review of Books B.K. Fisher Invokes Louise Bourgeois

Magnifique! B.K. Fisher writes all things Bourgeois including her many literary admirers at a most recent installment of LARB. We love both Fisher’s incisive commentary on Bourgeois’s art and choice inclusion of threads belletristic throughout. IT’S HARD NOT to love an artist who can craft a bronze phallus, exhibit it on a meat hook, then [...]

Sunday Morning Book Thread 08-10-2014: Lenin Was Right [OregonMuse]

Translation: "Pull My Finger, Comrade!" Good morning morons and moronettes and welcome to AoSHQ's stately, high class, and prestigious Sunday Morning Book Thread. All non-book discussion should go to NDH's fabulous sunrise open thread below, thanks. The Determined Few...

Midday open thread: N.J. sick-leave campaign focuses on cities, wildfire emergency spreads to Calif.

What you missed on Sunday Kos... Furor and fuss about Black Jesus, by Denise Oliver Velez Race, gender and comic book films, by Mark Sumner A Netroots Nation 2014 gem that was missed by many, by Egberto Willies Busting the seven great...Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Book Thread 08-03-2014 [OregonMuse]

Clementium Library, Prague Good morning morons and moronettes and welcome to AoSHQ's stately and prestigious Sunday Morning Book Thread. All non-book discussion should go to NDH's open thread below. Thanks. Books No One Reads We all know that no...

Open thread: Poverty myths, comic book films, and Black Jesus

What's coming up on Sunday Kos... Obama is 100% right to throw red meat of lawsuit and impeachment talk right back at Republicans, by Ian Reifowitz Race, gender and comic book films, by Mark Sumner The law President Obama did not faithfully...Show More Summary

Weekend Open Thread: Damn You Michael Bay Edition

He's gone too far with the changes this time: In other things: -Bill Murray to voice Baloo opposite Christopher Walken's King Louie in Disney's live-action Jungle Book, which makes me think We...

Friday Open Thread: Female Secret Service Agents Offended by Joe Biden’s Naked Swims

OPEN THREAD!!! And there’s this… Secret Service agents dread being assigned to protect the vice president, in part because Biden’s a big fan of skinny dipping, according to a new tell-all book. Seriously, who the hell wants to see Joe Biden swimming in the buff in the VP’s pool. And why does the VP get […]

Open Thread: Crayons Not Included

From Paul Constant, at Seattle’s Stranger, “Today in Daddy Issues: George W. Bush to Publish Biography of George H.W. Bush“: … The book will be around 300 pages, and the publisher is quick to point out that W wrote it all by himself. Hopefully the title is Everything I Needed to Know About Invading Iraq [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Mark Driscoll Admitted to Trolling His Own Church’s Online Forums 14 Years Ago & the Thread is Still Online. Whoops!

In 2006, Pastor Mark Driscoll published a book called Confessions of a Reformission Rev.: Hard Lessons from an Emerging Missional Church in which he admitted to secretly participating in his own church's online forums: At this time,Show More Summary

Has The Gulf Of Mexico Hit Peak Oil?

There are enough articles on the “myth of peak oil” floating around the Internet to fill a book; and there are enough books on the subject to fill a small library.  One of the common threads throughout these publications is their lack...Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Book Thread 07-27-2014: Pain and Pleasure [OregonMuse]

Good morning morons and moronettes and welcome to AoSHQ's stately and prestigious Sunday Morning Book Thread. All non-book discussion should go into NDH's Open Thread below, thanks. I Feel Your Pain Well, actually, I don't. But I can at...

Open Thread: “An Idiot’s Guide to Inequality”

Nick Kristoff, earnest well-meaning NYTimes Conventional Wisdomneer, has a nice short forwardable piece that reads, to me, like another straw in the progressive wind: … The rush to purchase Piketty’s book suggested that Americans must have wanted to understand inequality. Show More Summary

Wednesday Night Open Thread

Cole is away healing, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have blurry, poorly lit pet pictures: Having a pretty quiet night here. I’m simultaneously reading a book, watching the Rays beat the Cardinals and fighting the dogs for sofa space. The mister is snoozing away already, poor thing. He works outside, which is exhausting this [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

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