Obligatory: What will you be reading during quarantine?

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  • Mar 13
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    Now every publication and their mothers have posted their lists, what ya'll got in the vault's vault?

    For me:
    New Waves: A Novel by Kevin Nguyen

    The brief synopsis: two friends bond at work over being overlooked because of their race. Out of spite, they steal their company’s user database. Then one of them dies, and the other one, who’s paranoid at this point, wonders if her death was really accidental. So he hacks into her computer to search for answers, and instead, he ends up learning all kinds of things about her that had been invisible in their in-person friendship. What parts of people do we really know, and where are they really being themselves?

    "Is the future defined by technology, or is it defined by the evolution of our connections with other people in times of rapid advancement? That’s the question at the heart of Kevin Nguyen’s debut novel, New Waves, which starts out like a techno-heist movie before an untimely death shifts the calculus." ~ Observer
    https://observer.com/2020/03/kevin-nguyen-new-waves-debut-novel-tech-startup/

    The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida by Clarissa Goenawan

    The brief synopsis: actually Penguin's description is the briefest of descriptions. This book has thoughtful exploration and a dedicated character study in that the late Miwako's issues and the unraveling narrative compound a story that reflects how secrets and inner turmoil stewing beneath the surface impact individuals and those around them.

    "University sophomore Miwako Sumida has hanged herself, leaving those closest to her reeling. In the months before her suicide, she was hiding away in a remote mountainside village, but what, or whom, was she running from?" ~ Penguin RH
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/612451/the-perfect-world-of-miwako-sumida-by-clarissa-goenawan/

    What ya'll got?

  • Thinking of getting some travel books if I’m gonna be stuck in the house

  • Re read I am Legend to prepare when this virus mutates

  • If you mean physical books, my girlfriend got me the first three volumes of One Piece for my birthday.

    But if I have internet access, I'm finally finishing Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

  • The Society of Spectacle
    One Hundred Years of Solitude
    Margaret Atwood - Alias Grace

    Loads of unread classics on my shelf but that's 3 I wanna read soon

  • In all honesty, do we have any info on how the virus reacts to paper? Like how long it can remain on it’s surface? Apparently it’s about 24 hours on cardboard.

  • just getting back into reading, started reading the malcolm x autobiography yesterday

  • CrimsonArk

    In all honesty, do we have any info on how the virus reacts to paper? Like how long it can remain on it’s surface? Apparently it’s about 24 hours on cardboard.

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  • im still tryna read 11/22/63

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    Lolita - by Vladimir Nabokov

    Norwegian Wood - by Haruki Murakami

    Manufacturing Consent - by Noam Chomsky

    Don Quixote - by Cervantes

    I wanna read at least 2/4 before the month ends

  • STUFF

    Now every publication and their mothers have posted their lists, what ya'll got in the vault's vault?

    For me:
    New Waves: A Novel by Kevin Nguyen

    The brief synopsis: two friends bond at work over being overlooked because of their race. Out of spite, they steal their company’s user database. Then one of them dies, and the other one, who’s paranoid at this point, wonders if her death was really accidental. So he hacks into her computer to search for answers, and instead, he ends up learning all kinds of things about her that had been invisible in their in-person friendship. What parts of people do we really know, and where are they really being themselves?

    "Is the future defined by technology, or is it defined by the evolution of our connections with other people in times of rapid advancement? That’s the question at the heart of Kevin Nguyen’s debut novel, New Waves, which starts out like a techno-heist movie before an untimely death shifts the calculus." ~ Observer
    https://observer.com/2020/03/kevin-nguyen-new-waves-debut-novel-tech-startup/

    The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida by Clarissa Goenawan

    The brief synopsis: actually Penguin's description is the briefest of descriptions. This book has thoughtful exploration and a dedicated character study in that the late Miwako's issues and the unraveling narrative compound a story that reflects how secrets and inner turmoil stewing beneath the surface impact individuals and those around them.

    "University sophomore Miwako Sumida has hanged herself, leaving those closest to her reeling. In the months before her suicide, she was hiding away in a remote mountainside village, but what, or whom, was she running from?" ~ Penguin RH
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/612451/the-perfect-world-of-miwako-sumida-by-clarissa-goenawan/

    What ya'll got?

    Bout to dl both these

  • Honestly if I hadn’t already just reread them, I’d probably reread the Harry Potter series.

    I feel like if I had to self-quarantine myself because I was sick I’d probably want to read something comforting, and the Harry Potter series excels at that.

  • Currently reading Men in the Sun by Ghassan Kanafani.

    I have Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese, Hard Rain Falling by Don Carpenter, and Setting Sun by Osamu Dazai being delivered to my local library by library transfer so I'll have some great stuff to keep me occupied.

  • If work forbids me to go to the office and I do not have to work remote I will go and finally read Crime and Punishment.

  • Reading Lenin's "State and Revolution"
    Next up is "Red Star Over China"

  • Here’s a “lockdown” list by Bobby hundreds

    http://thehundreds.com/blogs/bobby-hundreds/on-reading

  • Dune Messiah

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    The Invisible Man

  • Saving max- Antoinette van Heugten

  • Luziver

    im still tryna read 11/22/63

    Loved this one

  • A game of thrones for me but I’ma slow reader so it’ll be well after the quarantine that I’m reading this s***

  • 50 Cent 🏳️‍🌈
    Mar 18

    The little prince (Spanish version)
    48 Laws of Power
    The Daily Stoic

    I have 1984 in Spanish, but n****s telling me that book is hard in ENGLISH, so i may have bit off more than I can chew

  • Thank God my library does E-books, that s*** is gonna be a life saver.

  • Finishing the third book of the Area X trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer. After that, no clue.

  • Currently reading The Institute by Stephen King. Am about halfway through at the moment and enjoying it

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