Summer Reading at ONBC

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Re: Summer Reading at ONBC

Unread postby Gilbert's Girl » Sat May 25, 2013 3:07 am

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nebraska wrote:For what it is worth, I have been shopping in the new and used section of Amazon.com -- I originally read the Kindle edition of Just Kids, but I managed to score a hard back copy very inexpensively as well as a book of Robert's photographs published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Whitney Art Museum exhibit. Yesterday I was able to purchase a used biography of Robert for a penny plus shipping. The bargains are out there if anyone is looking for background reading.

I also was able to purchase a biography of Woody Guthrie at our library's recent used book sale. :cool:

I use my Kindle for much of my reading now, but I always try to get physical copies of the ONBC books for my special ONBC shelf. And I try to get many of the books that we find out that Johnny is reading or has read...just in case we discuss them here. Used books--that's THE way to go! I get them from Amazon, Abebooks.com and Alibris.com.

I enjoy my Kindle a lot, but I notice that sometimes it doesn't have the photos that a "real" book contains.

Funny I was surprised that the books I bought did have photos like the actual book but maybe its was just the books I bought.

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Re: Summer Reading at ONBC

Unread postby Joni » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:16 pm

I found a copy of Just Kids discounted at a local bookstore! Looking forward to digging in!

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Re: Summer Reading at ONBC

Unread postby fireflydances » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:37 pm

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Glad to have you on board. It's a good one!
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Re: Summer Reading at ONBC

Unread postby Joni » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:55 pm

Thanks firefly! I'm not one to post much, if anything, in the book discussions, but I do enjoy the tidbits and following along. There are very thoughtful and insightful people in the ONBC!

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Re: Summer Reading at ONBC

Unread postby RamblinRebel » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:25 pm

I borrowed “Just Kids” from the local library when it was first released and I think I was only about 3 paragraphs in when I started kicking myself for not buying it outright. I knew immediately that this would be a book I would want to return to time and again. Well when I saw it was next up on the ONBC, I remedied that ill and managed to find a gently-used 1st ed hard-cover copy at a bargain price. It just arrived, and bonus – it’s autographed! :goodvibes:

You guys all know I’m a big Patti Smith fan – was lucky enough to see her show when she was in town last month - so I’m sure to be unabashedly biased in this discussion. :blush: :whistle: Can’t wait for the tidbits to begin. :bounce:

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Re: Summer Reading at ONBC

Unread postby fireflydances » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:44 pm

RamblinRebel wrote:I borrowed “Just Kids” from the local library when it was first released and I think I was only about 3 paragraphs in when I started kicking myself for not buying it outright. I knew immediately that this would be a book I would want to return to time and again. Well when I saw it was next up on the ONBC, I remedied that ill and managed to find a gently-used 1st ed hard-cover copy at a bargain price. It just arrived, and bonus – it’s autographed! :goodvibes:


Wow! Wonderful luck! That's what I love about used books, always a little history there.

I, too, saw Patti (last December in Baltimore) and she puts on a great, great show. Took my daughters, we had a wonderful time dancing.

I'm getting excited about the discussion as well. Love planning and researching the tidbits -- sort of like going on a trip, exploring things you don't know much about and then all the wonderful things you discover.
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Re: Summer Reading at ONBC

Unread postby moviemom » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:16 pm

Patti's book is a very entertaining read and I hope to be able to finally join in for a change.
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Re: Summer Reading at ONBC

Unread postby Liz » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:32 pm

We're looking forward to you being there, moviemom.
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Re: Summer Reading at ONBC

Unread postby Joni » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:56 pm

Just finished reading the book last night -- it's a hard one to put down and walk away from -- and now I am anxiously awaiting the tidbits! It's nice to have something that I know will be awesome, to look forward to. :omg:

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Re: Summer Reading at ONBC

Unread postby nebraska » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:21 pm

I have to make a confession.
I had never heard of Patti Smith before she started hanging out with Johnny.
I had never heard of Robert Mapplethorpe before I read "Just Kids".
So I have been on a steep learning curve, reading biographies and looking at photographs........ :yikes:
So far I do not share everyone's enthusiasm for this book, but I am soldiering on. I am trying to remember some of the advice Nora Guthrie gave about just reading and accepting at face value.
I may be more of an observer in this discussion, but I learn something from every ONBC adventure.

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Re: Summer Reading at ONBC

Unread postby Joni » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:53 am

I'm so looking forward to the tidbits! July 8th, I believe, so I imagine Liz and Fireflydances are hard at work. I hope they are getting carried along from one wondrous discovery to the next, being led in all directions! :artist: :paint: :writer2: :guitar:

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Re: Summer Reading at ONBC

Unread postby Liz » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:31 pm

July 8 it is Joni. We're still on schedule.

The book has stayed with me too.

Nebraska, you have a leg up on me, having read the Mapplethorpe book. I'm always impressed by your enthusiasm to dig further.....even when you aren't enthused about the book itself.
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Re: Summer Reading at ONBC

Unread postby Theresa » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:36 pm

Wow, it's almost time to start the tidbits? :-O

Boy, time sure flies....I better get reading!

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Re: Summer Reading at ONBC

Unread postby shaman-art » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:08 am

I almost accidentially discovered "Just Kids" the day it came out in Germany. I walked into my favorite bookstore and was looking for something new to read, but I was more looking for a novel or crime fiction. I read almost everything in English, so I went straight to the corner where the English books are. There on the table I saw "Just Kids". I don't know why, but it got my attention. I read the first 50 pages still standing in the store before I realized that it was getting late. Of course I bought it. I've read it twice since.

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Re: Summer Reading at ONBC

Unread postby Gilbert's Girl » Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:51 am

Just spent the last two days reading the book as I suddenly realised I hadn't got round to it. Really good read.


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