Friday, 8 August 2014

Friday and Vonnegut

I got the keys to my new house and it looks amazing! It's definitely an upgrade from where we're living now (not that this house is bad) and I can't wait to move all of my stuff in. Unfortunately I don't have a car or currently anyone around with a car, but the house is just down the street so I'm just packing boxes, carrying them over, unpacking them and then repeat that process. It's long but also fun. But let's move on to the memes:

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Billy over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. This week's question was submitted by Elizabeth over at Silver's Reviews.

Do you have a pet peeve about when someone posts a comment on your blog? Example: no link back to their blog?

First and foremost I love all the comments I get. It makes me feel very appreciated to receive comments, so thanks to everyone who does. However, I do prefer it when people add links so I can visit back. It might take me some time, but I will eventually. I also always try, when I comment on other blogs, to comment on the actual post or respond to something said in the post, because I myself prefer it as well when people actually comment on things I say. It always makes me laugh when I quote something from a book and then say I don't like it and then people comment saying they absolutely love that quote as well.

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Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.

Social Share! What is your favourite social network and leave us a link so we can join you!

Does Blogger count as a social site? Because this one is quite possible my favourite. But since we're all on that (or Wordpress) anyway, I'll pick another one. Or two.

I absolutely love Tumblr. It's so much fun and I spend hours and hours on it. I am most definitely on the Fandom-side of Tumblr, rather than the "hipster-side". My dashboard is basically full of SuperWhoLock, Teen Wolf, Star Wars, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings and so much more. Also a lot of Buffy and Firefly. Here's a link to my blog there, I follow back :) The more the better and I apologize in advance for any random posts that are currently on the first page.

The Sirens of TitanI'm also enjoying Twitter a lot more in the last few months. I used to get really nervous about it because I didn't know whether I could reply to tweets etc. But I've loosened up a bit and everyone is really friendly up there!

Book Beginnings and Follow Friday are hosted by Gillion over at Rose City Reader and Freda at Freda's Voice. This week I'm using Kurt Vonnegut's The Sirens of Titan. I really like Vonnegut and I saw this one on sale so I had to buy it.

The Sirens of Titan is an outrageous romp through space, time, and morality. The richest, most depraved man on Earth, Malachi Constant, is offered a chance to take a space journey to distant worlds with a beautiful woman at his side. Of course there’s a catch to the invitation—and a prophetic vision about the purpose of human life that only Vonnegut has the courage to tell.
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'Everyone now knows how to find the meaning of life within himself. But mankind wasn't always so lucky. Less than a century ago men and women did not have easy access to the puzzle boxes within them. They could not name even one of the fifty-three portals to the soul.' p.1
I like how absurd his writing is and it's hilarious at the same time. He always seems to write stories that no one else could come up with and yet it always seems so incredibly human, if that makes sense.

F56:
'It was a marvellous engine for doing violence to the spirit of thousands of laws without actually running afoul of so much as a city ordinance. Noel Constant was so impressed by this monument to hypocrisy and sharp practice that he wanted to buy stock in it without even referring to his Bible.' p.56
I just love the tone oft his F56. I have no idea what exactly is happening because I haven't started reading this one yet, but the whole idea of something being so wrong it's a 'monument to hypocrisy' had me laughing out loud! I really hope the whole book is like that!

So, that was my post for today. What is your commenting pet peeve? And do you have a favourite social netowork?

19 comments:

  1. I think we have a similar pet peeve. I've never read any Vonnegut. I had a boyfriend for awhile when I was in college who loved him and I always said I was going to read him but never got around to it. Then we broke up and that was the end of that. I do like the 56 so I may have to reevaluate!

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  2. I haven't gotten around to that Kurt Vonnegut title yet but it's been hanging around my "to-read". He definitely has that comedic touch and I love that kind of humor. I like your blog, looks like we read quite similar books.

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  3. I haven't read Vonnegut, but from the glimpses you've given us, his writing style is different than I expected.

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  4. I hope you enjoy The Sirens of Titan. Vonnegut is a little too absurd for my tastes. Happy reading!

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  5. The only Vonnegut I've read was Slaughterhouse Five, and it was so many years ago, it feels like another lifetime...LOL. This one does sound intriguing. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “BELZHAR”

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  6. I don't even have a Tumbr... I don't get it! But I have gotten with the times and have a Twitter. Haha! Old follower :)

    Here's my F&F!

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  7. Kurt Vonnegut is one of those authors that I always tell my self to read and never do. Sigh.

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  8. I like it. Sounds like a good read.

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  9. That is a great idea to unpack as you take the boxes to your new house. That way it won't so overwhelming. You will only have a few to unpack. Moving is a major stress and major work. ENJOY your new home.

    I totally agree about what you are saying. If you comment, be sure you have read what I wrote. :)

    How about when the person says the SAME thing EVERY week? Like we won't notice. LOL!!

    Wow...what a beginning. I don't know if I understand it, though. :)

    THANKS for sharing and for visiting both my memes today.

    Have a great weekend.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

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  10. Great 56! I've always heard so much about this author and yet I've never read any of his books.

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  11. Powerful 56! I'd have to set aside specail time so I could really take in this book.
    You made me laugh when you talked about the quote. I think people want to comment and sometimes just skim your post and miss things. Happens to me all the time! Thanks for stopping by my 56.

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  12. I've never read anything from Vonnegut. I feel like I'm missing out too.

    Happy weekend!

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  13. It has been several years since I read anything by Vonnegut. I may be missing out be putting him aside.

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  14. I am not on Tumblr still but followed you via GFC.. :)

    Here's my FF
    -Nikita @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

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  15. Happy moving and new beginnings! I'm actually helping a friend move today. I love books that make me chuckle. Enjoy the weekend!

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  17. Generic comments often make me wonder if they were mere cut and pastes. Which sooo defeats the purpose of comments ;) I adore tumblr but am afraid it's such a time sucker! As for Vonnegut, I still haven't read any of his work - my bad! Happy weekend, Juli!

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  18. I don't think I've ever read Vonnegurt but the snippets are intriguing. I should probably give him a try.

    The moving sounds like a pain but yay for a new house!

    I usually don't leave a link, unless asked, because I don't want to be spammy or rude. I will try to remember to leave one when I comment here though.

    http://beasbooknook.blogspot.com/

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  19. Congratulations on the new house and happy reading.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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