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by Bryan Russell/Ink
June 21st, 2011, 7:55 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Sheriff in Town!
Replies: 7
Views: 3121

Re: New Sheriff in Town!

And once you're finished killing spam, you can bring me a whiskey on the rocks. For, um, my sheriffly duties.
by Bryan Russell/Ink
March 15th, 2011, 4:40 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Bransford Blog Bracket Challenge!!!
Replies: 110
Views: 35833

Re: Bransford Blog Bracket Challenge!!!

I'm going with anti-basketball knowledge this year. So, I'll use my basketball knowledge to rationally decide the most likely winner for each game. And then I'll pick the opposite.

I'm so gonna rock this year.
by Bryan Russell/Ink
January 15th, 2011, 5:54 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Favourite characters' names?
Replies: 43
Views: 8845

Re: Favourite characters' names?

Major Major, of course. And Yossarian. Damn, that's a good book.
by Bryan Russell/Ink
January 15th, 2011, 2:22 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 133431

Re: What are you reading now?

Just finished The Locked Room, by Sjowall and Wahloo (which was great), and am about to start Arctic Chill, by Arnaldur Indridason. Also finished Jacob Wonderbar. :)
by Bryan Russell/Ink
January 15th, 2011, 2:20 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 133431

Re: What are you reading now?

Nathan Bransford wrote:TRAVELING MERCIES - Anne Lamott

I like Lamott's non-fiction, but I've never read any of her novels. Curious to see what you think of it.
by Bryan Russell/Ink
January 15th, 2011, 2:18 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: China Mieville THE CITY AND THE CITY
Replies: 13
Views: 10688

Re: China Mieville THE CITY AND THE CITY

It's on my TBR pile, and I also have a copy of Iron Council. I've heard so many good things about this guy, and I've read some of his non-fiction, which is incredibly sharp and interesting. I don't always agree with him, but it's always an interesting sort of disagreement.
by Bryan Russell/Ink
January 8th, 2011, 9:03 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: (Un)Realistic young character dialogue
Replies: 45
Views: 11073

Re: (Un)Realistic young character dialogue

I agree that it should be more about this particular seven-year-old rather than some generic seven-year-old in the abstract. But I think what might be tripping the readers is less the apparent intelligence and word choice of the child, but the rather archaic and formal tone. The use of "mother", the...
by Bryan Russell/Ink
December 11th, 2010, 9:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Books About War
Replies: 18
Views: 2773

Re: Books About War

I have to disagree with Steve. It's certainly harder if you haven't served, but I certainly think it can be done. Isn't that the beauty of the imagination? Isn't that part of why we write? Yes, there's a cathartic element, and a pedantic element (to share what we know), but there's also an explorato...
by Bryan Russell/Ink
December 11th, 2010, 8:49 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Can you enjoy the book even when you can't stand the author?
Replies: 13
Views: 13753

Re: Can you enjoy the book even when you can't stand the author?

I'm with Margo. If you've already bought it, might as well read it. If you like it, you can look out for future books by Jobie Hughes and support him. And you can refrain from supporting anything by Frey if his actions bother you. Avoiding reading the book now only bothers you. It has no effect on J...
by Bryan Russell/Ink
December 4th, 2010, 4:19 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: PM's
Replies: 9
Views: 2956

Re: PM's

It's okay. I'm the moderator and it took me awhile to figure that out. :)

Best,
Ink
by Bryan Russell/Ink
December 2nd, 2010, 5:40 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: I just found out Chick Lit is dead?
Replies: 14
Views: 2616

Re: I just found out Chick Lit is dead?

Someone call Nancy Drew. She'll get to the bottom of this.
by Bryan Russell/Ink
December 2nd, 2010, 5:36 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: History Longshot
Replies: 23
Views: 6767

Re: History Longshot

Hey, there's gotta be a few history buffs here. I'm with Fenris on his point about the psychology of people. I'm not a big name and date sort of history reader -- I'm interested in the stories, in what makes people go tick and tock. Areas of particular interest for me: Roman history Medieval History...
by Bryan Russell/Ink
November 24th, 2010, 6:04 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 133431

Re: What are you reading now?

The Emperor, by Ryszard Kapuscinski
by Bryan Russell/Ink
November 24th, 2010, 6:01 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Are you more likely to buy a book that won an award?
Replies: 25
Views: 6171

Re: Are you more likely to buy a book that won an award?

Winning a prestigious award is certainly a mark in the book's favour if I'm considering it. It's not the be all and end all, but I certainly take it into consideration. I also scan award winners looking for books that appeal to me. I still need an interesting premise -- it needs to be my kind of boo...
by Bryan Russell/Ink
August 26th, 2010, 10:11 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: 10 reasons e-books might not eat the world
Replies: 90
Views: 22916

Re: 10 reasons e-books might not eat the world

Ebook buyers spend 20% more then paper books buyers(which is interesting considering the price difference). This is a rather misleading statistic. Or, rather, there are other interpretations of the data. For one, bviously ebook readers will buy more books on average than paper book readers as only ...