I would just like to express how much some of us want to hear you speak about some sort of book. It's been 2.5 months since the last time you did that, and I'm guessing everyone who was going to read it, already did, while people who weren't- didn't (duh).
Thank you in advance of not leaving us hanging like last Thursday,
best wishes, yours truly.
I mowed out Foundation really fast because it was a short book. I was sure we would have a quicker book club this time!
Make sure NEXT time you pick a both you are both enthusiastic about and both want to actually read.
I don't mind that you alternate picking books, but given how similar your reading tastes are, can you maybe find a book that you just both want to read and review fairly fast?
This is a surprising turn. ;^)
Also, a ++1 for maybe sometime hearing you talk about European comics!
There's also a feed if you want to just listen to the book club episodes.
(1)And scrolling. That's where they get you! :-)
Maybe we should have "Comic Club". Let us know in advance what comic to read. Then we relate to your review.
Is reading comics not a worthy cause as well?
If I had a heads up for something like Pax Romana, I would have TOTALLY pre-read it for the show.
Comic club I say.
And book club.
Game club anyone?
There are a million "backlog" style game clubs that has everyone play some old singleplayer classic (or in some cases "classic") like Psychonauts or Final Fantasy VII but I don't know of any that focus on old PVP games that nobody plays anymore (or have communities so insular and impenetrable that they might as well not exist).
Getting a bunch of FRC and playing something like X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter or Sacrifice would be pretty interesting.
Bringing the Grim Reaper himself to the battlefield was always a laugh, even if he killed half your guys as well.
There are a bunch of games on GoG.com that I've wanted to play MP but figured I'd never get too.
Free Space 2, apparently, had PVP.
(1) he has yet to review any of the foundation books.
For those who have read Foundation, I recommend listening to the first few episodes of Courtney Brown's Science Fiction and Politics podcast, which is a recording of the discussions in his politics class. Episodes two and three concentrate on Foundation, and I find the points he raises here to be just as, if not more, interesting than the book itself.
For some reason I don't think Rym and Scott will tease out the same level of meaning and insight as a professor of politics.
Ready Player One
Could be a good bookclub candidate?
Keep em ticking over I say, can always go back to a review later if you can't read the book right this second.
Edit: Finished Ear, Eye, Arm.
Can't wait to hear the book review. Should be... Interesting...
It's not really the kind of book I would keep.
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