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Green Room - Week 26 - Weekend Edition

I'm going old school and writing this from the computer at the library!

I remember when I had to walk down the street at a certain time to make sure that Green Rooms went up, or had to rush to secure the lunch room computer at work in order to close a poll! It was scary and exciting! Was this going to the time things just crashed and burned???

We just happen to be at the library today though, and I realized I might not get the chance to post tonight because I am going to the Gogol Bordello/Frank Turner show!

So, during this time while I am at the library - what books should I be checking out?

Anything you would recommend?

Once the new entries are posted, I'll be reading them. But in the meantime - what's good out there?


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Jun. 11th, 2016 06:20 pm (UTC)
Your library has books? Our libraries have been turning into "community centers," with meeting rooms and computers instead of actual books. The available books are becoming fewer and fewer. It's sad.
Jun. 11th, 2016 06:58 pm (UTC)
And they are put on those old skool metal rolling bookshelves (that we used to use to put books back into the stacks) with a FREE sign on them in the foyer. WTH libraries?
Jun. 12th, 2016 08:58 am (UTC)
The first floor in our town library dedicated to audiobooks. The computers are up on the second floor across from...BOOKS. Actual books. Books which I've taken out and relished over the decades. New books which are on display by the circulation desk. The community rooms are down in the basement. There are rooms for quiet study but you have to sign up to use them. The historical society is in the original-building wing and it's only open twice a week.

I dread the day when they decide to dismantle the second floor.
Jun. 11th, 2016 06:33 pm (UTC)
Check out "Engines of the Broken World" if you can find it. Someone besides me has to read that! It's haunting and beautiful and not anything like you might expect.
Jun. 11th, 2016 06:34 pm (UTC)
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin is amaaaazing and great. First in a series, but it's a planned three book series (I think) and the second comes out this fall.

I'm currently reading The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey, which seems nifty, but I'm not very far into it. So if you want to read along with me... :)

Edited at 2016-06-11 06:41 pm (UTC)
Jun. 11th, 2016 07:50 pm (UTC)
11/22/63, by Stephen King, if you haven't read it yet.
Jun. 11th, 2016 10:31 pm (UTC)
Yes! Yes! Yes!
Jun. 12th, 2016 12:03 am (UTC)

Anything by Naomi Novik, particularly Temeraire.

And Joe Hill.

Jun. 12th, 2016 12:36 pm (UTC)
Who Hates Whom: Well-Armed Fanatics, Intractable Conflicts, and Various Things Blowing Up: A Woefully Incomplete Guide by Bob Harris.

It's a chronicle of some of the nations that are, have been, and will be feuding circa 2007. It's also, due to Harris' writing style, surprisingly funny.
Jun. 12th, 2016 04:22 pm (UTC)
I was down the street from the shooting in Orlando. We had left the area a few hours before. So we're safe.

Our hearts go out to the people of Orlando - after two nights of violence - the mass shooting and the attempted mass shooting the night before (if the shooter had not been subdued after shooting the singer from the Voice, he could have killed a *lot* more people).
Jun. 12th, 2016 08:27 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're safe.

I've been watching the coverage. I need to stop. It makes me nuts.
Jun. 13th, 2016 12:24 am (UTC)
Very glad to hear you are safe.
Jun. 13th, 2016 09:16 am (UTC)
Glad you're safe and sending love to Orlando and the LGBT community nationwide.
Jun. 13th, 2016 12:24 am (UTC)
Have you read The Martian yet? Very good.
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