What We’re Reading This Week

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~STEVE(N)
The War For Late NightWhen Leno Went Early and Television Went Crazy by Bill Carter
Stand Up Sit Down Book Club meets to discuss this book Mon, Apr 28 at 7PM

“This book is a fantastic, inside-baseball look at corporate media and the upheaval and the roles that everybody plays in our favorite late night entertainment. It’s the nominal sequal to The Late Shift which was made into a mildly successful made-for-TV movie. I never knew or wanted to know so much about Craig Ferguson’s personal life. It is both timely and zeitgeistly.”

 

~ JOE T.
Annhilation
by Jeff VanderMeer

“I’m only 20 pages in so I can’t really give it much of a review yet but I can say this: THE FIRST 20 PAGES ARE THE BEST FICTIONALIZED ACCOUNT OF THE BEGINNING OF A ROLE-PLAYING GAME I HAVE EVER READ! ONE OF THE TEAM MEMBERS IS EVEN A SURVEYOR! THERE’S A MYSTERIOUS DUNGEON! I’M IN LOVE!”

 

~JOHN G
Shadow and Bone
by Leigh Bardugo

“This is good teen fantasy. It’s about a 16/17th century alternate universe full of sorcerers with specific powers. Everyone develops a unique power when they become a teenager. There’s also this giant dark cloud, called the Shadow Fold, with harpy-like guardians in the kingdom that no one can fight successfully. Then, our main character comes in, a young girl who discovers a power that is able to produce light that hurts the Shadow Fold. She’s uncertain and scared as the higher up sorcerers want to use her as a weapon. It’s really exciting and filled with this great imagined kingdom.”

 

~ALTHEA
All the Pretty Horses: Border Trilogy #1
by Cormac McCarthy

Voyage Out Book Club meets to discuss this book Sunday, Apr 27 at 5PM

“I’ve never read anything by Cormac McCarthy before, so I figured a book club would be the perfect opportunity. I’ve always been told he was one of the great Texas authors. So far I’m really enjoying the adventure. McCarthy uses this style of writing that is just so unique. It’s so bare bones (I mean he doesn’t even use quotation marks), but at the same time it’s able to convey such strong imagery. It’s just so enjoyable but completely weird at the same time. I really recommend it.”

 

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