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Old 02-11-2011, 10:22 AM   #1
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"drop-in" or occasional books?

Before I got my iphone, I read "$hit my Dad Says" in its entirety on my ipod touch, which I had with me about once or twice a week. It was the perfect book for this kind of reading: I could read in short spurts, laugh, and then pick it up a week later without taxing myself over complicated storylines or characters. Now I am looking for more books of this type to load onto my iphone. I'm thinking David Sedaris would also be perfect, but I think I've read all of his (except for the odd new squirrel one--is that worth reading?).

So what books do you like for this "type" of reading? Bonus points if you can think of books you got at your Overdrive library, since the selections seem to be similar across libraries and I might be able to get it too.

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Old 02-11-2011, 10:35 AM   #2
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If you liked David Sedaris, try David Rakoff -- he does individual pieces (essays), and my library has him via Overdrive.
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:44 PM   #3
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Nietzsche's "The Gay Science" is excellent for short spurts. Largely aphorisms and other short passages that can be independently chewed on.
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Score! My library did indeed have a David Rakoff book and I put a hold on it.

Hmmm... I would never have thought about reading Nietzsche for fun. I will have to think about that one!

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Old 02-11-2011, 12:55 PM   #5
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A couple of other Overdrive ebooks (essay format) that might fit your request:

The Art of Eating In

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Old 02-11-2011, 01:29 PM   #6
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Nietzsche's "The Gay Science"
is this the same dude behind the Superman concept and Beyond Good and Evil?


regarding the topic, perhaps poetry in short bursts would interest you? what about some haiku?
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:29 PM   #7
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Ditto David Rakoff. I just stumbled upon Half Empty and really enjoyed it.
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:14 PM   #8
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"The Art of War" or maybe modern knockoffs of it.

I've read only this Rakoff:

http://www.amazon.com/Fraud-Essays-D.../dp/0767906314

Entertaining, easy read.
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:33 PM   #9
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You might also wanna check out Pico Iyer, a travel essay writer with a number of strong books.
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I'm thinking David Sedaris would also be perfect, but I think I've read all of his (except for the odd new squirrel one--is that worth reading?).
I enjoyed Squirrel seeks Chipmunk.

Another author I was thinking of is Haruki Murakami. He has a few book of short stories such as The Elephant Vanishes and Blind Willow, sleeping woman. I think they are quite dreamlike. We can't get them in ebook here though, don't know if they are available elsewhere. Anyone seen them?

I am going to look up David Rakoff... might be interesting.
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I've listened to some Murakami on audio -- incredibly surreal!
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I've listened to some Murakami on audio -- incredibly surreal!
Hmm. Might be interesting to listen to Murakami right before dozing off. See what kinda dreams emerge.
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I confess I couldn't get into "Kafka on the Shore"
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I confess I couldn't get into "Kafka on the Shore"
What didn't you like about it, SeaBook? I haven't read it yet?
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I found it kind of crude, although it could've been the audio narration as well.
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