Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > Reading Recommendations

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-01-2009, 12:44 PM   #1
sirbruce
Provocateur
sirbruce ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sirbruce ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sirbruce ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sirbruce ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sirbruce ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sirbruce ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sirbruce ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sirbruce ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sirbruce ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sirbruce ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sirbruce ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
sirbruce's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,859
Karma: 505847
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Columbus, OH
Device: Kindle Touch, Kindle 2, Kindle DX, iPhone 3GS
How to Lie About Books

Quote:
[...]
When dealing with science fiction and fantasy fans, it’s especially crucial to avoid accidental self-doofication. As a general rule, one must appear to have read everything ever written. Fail to do so and you’ll instantly be bombarded with statements of disdain. “Oh my fucking god, you haven’t read Cryptonomicon? What are you, Amish?”

And so, lest we be tarred with such stinging epithets, we must learn to lie. Allow me to teach you my five simple rules for lying about books
[...]
http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=...=blog&id=30351
sirbruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2009, 03:27 PM   #2
Sweetpea
Grand Sorcerer
Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Sweetpea's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,050
Karma: 22708134
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Krewerd
Device: AVTN8; BBMini; Onyx Boox T68; SGN8
Awesome read!

So, where can I get this book: Hitchhikers Guide to Discworld?
Sweetpea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2009, 03:57 PM   #3
dreams
It's about the umbrella
dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
dreams's Avatar
 
Posts: 25,119
Karma: 56218156
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: Sony 505| K Fire | KK 3G+Wi-Fi | iPhone 3Gs |Vista 32-bit Hm Prem w/FF
Hmm. Interesting and I just loved that cute little cat reading a book!

Click image for larger version

Name:	CatReading 3.jpg
Views:	88
Size:	43.6 KB
ID:	30168

(applying rule #2, #1, and #4 w/picture from link in post 1).
dreams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2009, 04:20 PM   #4
queentess
Reading is sexy
queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
queentess's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,304
Karma: 544517
Join Date: Apr 2009
Device: none
I actually haven't read Cryptonomicon. Please don't eat me.

Instead of lying, I just use my excuse: I'm new to sci-fi (less than a year) and I first had to work my way through some Asimov, Heinlein and Herbert. Oh yes, of course I'll read Cryptonomicon next. *nods vigorously*

Funny read, thanks for sharing
queentess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2009, 05:20 PM   #5
Andybaby
Wizard
Andybaby plays well with othersAndybaby plays well with othersAndybaby plays well with othersAndybaby plays well with othersAndybaby plays well with othersAndybaby plays well with othersAndybaby plays well with othersAndybaby plays well with othersAndybaby plays well with othersAndybaby plays well with othersAndybaby plays well with others
 
Andybaby's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,279
Karma: 2683
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New York
Device: PRS-700
oh that was hilarious
Andybaby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2009, 05:55 PM   #6
Cabe
Connoisseur
Cabe has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.Cabe has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.Cabe has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.Cabe has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.Cabe has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.
 
Cabe's Avatar
 
Posts: 99
Karma: 403
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Portsmouth, UK
Device: Sony PRS-505, iPhone
Epically awesome...... or awesomely epic?
Cabe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 08:58 AM   #7
Flashingblade
Enthusiast
Flashingblade has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.Flashingblade has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.Flashingblade has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.
 
Flashingblade's Avatar
 
Posts: 43
Karma: 286
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Manchester - England
Device: Sony PRS-505S
I was going to read it but the picture of the evil kitten put me off
Flashingblade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 12:20 PM   #8
Penforhire
Wizard
Penforhire ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Penforhire ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Penforhire ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Penforhire ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Penforhire ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Penforhire ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Penforhire ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Penforhire ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Penforhire ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Penforhire ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Penforhire ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,114
Karma: 7067396
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southern California
Device: Kindle PW, PRS-650, iPhone 4, iPad 4
Great stuff! Only, he should have used Stephenson's spelling of bulshytt...
Penforhire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 06:07 PM   #9
pilotbob
Grand Sorcerer
pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pilotbob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
pilotbob's Avatar
 
Posts: 19,618
Karma: 11337367
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tampa, FL USA
Device: Kindle Touch
Do Amish people not read books?

BOb
pilotbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 10:31 PM   #10
Andybaby
Wizard
Andybaby plays well with othersAndybaby plays well with othersAndybaby plays well with othersAndybaby plays well with othersAndybaby plays well with othersAndybaby plays well with othersAndybaby plays well with othersAndybaby plays well with othersAndybaby plays well with othersAndybaby plays well with othersAndybaby plays well with others
 
Andybaby's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,279
Karma: 2683
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New York
Device: PRS-700
Quote:
Originally Posted by pilotbob View Post
Do Amish people not read books?

BOb
nothing but the bible, the Amish that I know are farmers though, that could mean something. Just They don't read anything but the Bible, doesn't mean the Amish as a whole.
Andybaby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2009, 08:24 PM   #11
khalleron
Kate
khalleron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.khalleron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.khalleron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.khalleron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.khalleron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.khalleron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.khalleron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.khalleron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.khalleron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.khalleron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.khalleron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
khalleron's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,493
Karma: 1952877
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Oregon, United States
Device: Nexus 7, Sony PRS-T1 Red
I actually HAVE read The Cryptonomicon, but none of Stephenson's books are as good as Snow Crash.

Each successive book seems to get less and less enjoyable. At least to me. YMMV.
khalleron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2009, 08:37 PM   #12
ShortNCuddlyAm
WWHALD
ShortNCuddlyAm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ShortNCuddlyAm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ShortNCuddlyAm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ShortNCuddlyAm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ShortNCuddlyAm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ShortNCuddlyAm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ShortNCuddlyAm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ShortNCuddlyAm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ShortNCuddlyAm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ShortNCuddlyAm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ShortNCuddlyAm ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
ShortNCuddlyAm's Avatar
 
Posts: 7,881
Karma: 337114
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Mitcham, Surrey, UK
Device: iPad. Selling my silver 505 here
Very amusing article
ShortNCuddlyAm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2009, 07:36 PM   #13
doreenjoy
01000100 01001010
doreenjoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.doreenjoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.doreenjoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.doreenjoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.doreenjoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.doreenjoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.doreenjoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.doreenjoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.doreenjoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.doreenjoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.doreenjoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
doreenjoy's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,858
Karma: 293916
Join Date: Mar 2009
Device: Polyamorous
I loved it, especially the part about showing them a photo of a kitten because "They all have at least four cats at home."
doreenjoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2009, 11:55 PM   #14
ChipnDale
Rescue Rangers
ChipnDale knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'ChipnDale knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'ChipnDale knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'ChipnDale knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'ChipnDale knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'ChipnDale knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'ChipnDale knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'ChipnDale knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'ChipnDale knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'ChipnDale knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'ChipnDale knows the difference between 'who' and 'whom'
 
ChipnDale's Avatar
 
Posts: 106
Karma: 10318
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Visitor from another planet
Device: Sony PSR-505
LOL!!! I love this and I'm going to share it
ChipnDale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2009, 12:18 AM   #15
Shadowplay
Groupie
Shadowplay ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shadowplay ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shadowplay ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shadowplay ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shadowplay ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shadowplay ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shadowplay ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shadowplay ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shadowplay ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shadowplay ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shadowplay ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Shadowplay's Avatar
 
Posts: 185
Karma: 1096228
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Colorado
Device: Kindle 3, Nokia Lumia 920, Samsung ATIV Smart PC Tablet
Oh that was brilliant!
When a salient point comes along, pounce on it. “I see what you’re saying, and that’s exactly why I always wanted to be a cyborg.” Presto, the conversation is yours.
Yeah that link is definitely getting forwarded to some bookworm friends.
Shadowplay is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Other Fiction Lie, Jonas: Et Samliv. [Norwegian]. v1. Sep 2010 SBT ePub Books 0 09-16-2010 02:07 PM
Mystery and Crime Le Queux, William: The White Lie, v.1, 28 June 2009. Patricia BBeB/LRF Books 0 06-28-2009 06:53 PM
Did Sony lie to me? Stitchawl Sony Reader 18 06-12-2009 05:23 PM
Brits Lie About The Books They Read! Timoleon Lounge 52 03-11-2009 07:46 PM
Why DRM is a lie Bob Russell News 4 02-28-2006 10:42 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:33 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.