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(The Atlantic)   The best books members of The Atlantic read this year. Apparently, one of them just got around to reading Harry Potter. Wait until they find out about Snape and Dumbledore   (theatlantic.com) divider line 29
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2013-12-10 09:18:27 AM  
Take your homosexual agenda somewhere else, subby.
 
2013-12-10 10:01:21 AM  
It's always hard to pick a best, but a friend loaned me Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan over the holidays last year, and when I picked it up in January I couldn't put it down. It was probably the best example of the genre I've read since David Simon.
 
2013-12-10 11:26:08 AM  
Pfft.  I just finished reading Frankenstein.  Yes, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
 
2013-12-10 11:26:59 AM  
Apparently subby hasn;t gotten around to reading comprehension yet (and modmitters can;t be bothered to read what they green either):

So this year, when I revisited Harry's first year at Hogwarts

Reading is so HARD.
 
2013-12-10 11:35:31 AM  
"Ah, Severus", cried Dumbledore cheerily, "do come in! I was just sitting down to enjoy a nice bowl of Withering Wimbleworts. Won't you have some?"

"No." replied Snape dourly, "Thank you."

The tension in the room was palpable. Harry tried not to fidget under the Invisibility Cloak, but there was an electricity in the air that was difficult to describe. He felt almost as though a Dementor were descending on him, only the feeling was more  hotthan  cold. For some reason he couldn't quite explain, he kept thinking of Ginnie. And...Malfoy?

With a swift, jerky motion, Snape flung back his cloak and sat stiffly in the chair beside Dumbledore. With obvious reluctance, he said, "You wanted to speak to me, Headmaster?"

"Yes, Severus, I did indeed." Dumbledore replied, happily pulling the arms and legs off of the fiercely resisting Withering Wimbleworts trapped in his bowl. "It's about the rather bitter relationship you seem to be developing with young Mr. Potter."

Snape sat up. "What about it?"

"Well," Dumbledore answered, "I think we both know what is going on, and I'm afraid I have to put an end to it."

"What do you mean?"

"Severus, you know as well as I do what I mean. Mr. Potter is both underage and a student at this institution. Regardless of whatever relationship you may or may not have had with his father, you simply cannot be allowed to pick up with his son right where you left off."

What? Harry couldn't believe his ears. What was Dumbledore implying? His father didn't...He had  hated Snape! Harry remembered seeing those visions in the Mirror of Erised, that night when he and Ron had drunk too much butterbeer and had wondered what Hermione looked like in the shower. He hadn't  wanted to see Malfoy instead, but...

...maybe he was more like his father than he thought?

Pulse racing, Harry inched closer, to hear better.

Now Dumbledore stood up, towering over Snape. The Potions Professor sat hunched in his chair, miserable and afraid. In a voice unlike any Harry had ever heard him use, Dumbledore said "you know what you have to do, then?"

"Yes," Snape muttered, so quietly as to barely be audible.

"What was that?" Deumbledore said, still using that odd, husky voice, "I didn't hear you."

"Yes." Snape said, a little louder.

"Yes,  what?" Dumbledore demanded.

"Yes...Daddy", Snape cried out, looking miserable and excited at the same time. 

/ you can write the rest of the scene yourselves
// perverts
 
2013-12-10 11:44:53 AM  
This is a very good YA fantasy book. The author also seems really cool.

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 And she's kinda hot

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2013-12-10 11:54:30 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Apparently subby hasn;t gotten around to reading comprehension yet (and modmitters can;t be bothered to read what they green either):

So this year, when I revisited Harry's first year at Hogwarts

Reading is so HARD.


Besides, why would it really matter? I just read the series about a year ago, even though(As the article states) the first book is 15 years old. I just didn't have the urge to read them before, but I read them when I felt like it. Apparently, we all have to operate on subby's timeline.

Dr J Zoidberg: This is a very good YA fantasy book. The author also seems really cool.


And she's kinda hot

Agreed! About the author, not the book(never heard of it)...
 
2013-12-10 12:23:37 PM  

Mikey1969: Jim from Saint Paul: Apparently subby hasn;t gotten around to reading comprehension yet (and modmitters can;t be bothered to read what they green either):

So this year, when I revisited Harry's first year at Hogwarts

Reading is so HARD.

Besides, why would it really matter? I just read the series about a year ago, even though(As the article states) the first book is 15 years old. I just didn't have the urge to read them before, but I read them when I felt like it. Apparently, we all have to operate on subby's timeline.

Dr J Zoidberg: This is a very good YA fantasy book. The author also seems really cool.

And she's kinda hot

Agreed! About the author, not the book(never heard of it)...


Neither had I until I picked the first book in the series up at the library, Also not to discount how attractive she is but I should mention that the photo I posted of her was for a magazine shoot so it may not be the best example.

/Would still hit it all day and night if she'd let me
 
2013-12-10 12:53:22 PM  
I'm going to have to read Addiction by Design, the one about slot machines.

"Her work shows that "what people want" out of a slot machine is not the payout, but the experience of receiving feedback. Players call the altered mental state that the slot machines induce The Zone, where everything but the machine disappears. And companies have gotten much, much better that delivering people there faster and holding them there longer."

Now I'm wondering if ADHD people are underrepresented among gambling addicts. I think it might partially explain why slot machines don't hook me.
 
2013-12-10 01:12:01 PM  
Why? What happened between Snape and Dumbledore?
 
2013-12-10 01:14:32 PM  

Mikey1969: Besides, why would it really matter? I just read the series about a year ago, even though(As the article states) the first book is 15 years old. I just didn't have the urge to read them before, but I read them when I felt like it. Apparently, we all have to operate on subby's timeline.


As I said in a different thread today:

Every hobby and subculture has it's snobs. ALL OF THEM.
 
2013-12-10 01:15:10 PM  

beerrun: Why? What happened between Snape and Dumbledore?


Brothers.
 
2013-12-10 01:28:30 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Mikey1969: Besides, why would it really matter? I just read the series about a year ago, even though(As the article states) the first book is 15 years old. I just didn't have the urge to read them before, but I read them when I felt like it. Apparently, we all have to operate on subby's timeline.

As I said in a different thread today:

Every hobby and subculture has it's snobs. ALL OF THEM.


Well, I can imagine them making fun of BAD books... Twilight, for example, even if subby didn't like Harry Potter specifically, and it's really silly to put it on a "best of the year" list 15 years after it's come out, that makes a little more sense,but subby seemed to want to make fun of the person for not reading it until now(Although subby obviously didn't pay attention to TFA). Hell, I read and re-read old books all of the time.


 I guess it got the Green though, and that's what really matters.
 
2013-12-10 01:29:56 PM  

beerrun: Why? What happened between Snape and Dumbledore?


Heavy petting. It's really best not to mention it. There was a lot of alcohol involved, a nasty thunderstorm, and then the power went out...
 
2013-12-10 01:41:52 PM  

whistleridge: "Ah, Severus", cried Dumbledore cheerily, "do come in! I was just sitting down to enjoy a nice bowl of Withering Wimbleworts. Won't you have some?"

"No." replied Snape dourly, "Thank you."

The tension in the room was palpable. Harry tried not to fidget under the Invisibility Cloak, but there was an electricity in the air that was difficult to describe. He felt almost as though a Dementor were descending on him, only the feeling was more  hotthan  cold. For some reason he couldn't quite explain, he kept thinking of Ginnie. And...Malfoy?

With a swift, jerky motion, Snape flung back his cloak and sat stiffly in the chair beside Dumbledore. With obvious reluctance, he said, "You wanted to speak to me, Headmaster?"

"Yes, Severus, I did indeed." Dumbledore replied, happily pulling the arms and legs off of the fiercely resisting Withering Wimbleworts trapped in his bowl. "It's about the rather bitter relationship you seem to be developing with young Mr. Potter."

Snape sat up. "What about it?"

"Well," Dumbledore answered, "I think we both know what is going on, and I'm afraid I have to put an end to it."

"What do you mean?"

"Severus, you know as well as I do what I mean. Mr. Potter is both underage and a student at this institution. Regardless of whatever relationship you may or may not have had with his father, you simply cannot be allowed to pick up with his son right where you left off."

What? Harry couldn't believe his ears. What was Dumbledore implying? His father didn't...He had  hated Snape! Harry remembered seeing those visions in the Mirror of Erised, that night when he and Ron had drunk too much butterbeer and had wondered what Hermione looked like in the shower. He hadn't  wanted to see Malfoy instead, but...

...maybe he was more like his father than he thought?

Pulse racing, Harry inched closer, to hear better.

Now Dumbledore stood up, towering over Snape. The Potions Professor sat hunched in his chair, miserable and afraid. In a voice unlike any Har ...

 
2013-12-10 01:42:28 PM  

whistleridge: "Ah, Severus", cried Dumbledore cheerily, "do come in! I was just sitting down to enjoy a nice bowl of Withering Wimbleworts. Won't you have some?"

"No." replied Snape dourly, "Thank you."

The tension in the room was palpable. Harry tried not to fidget under the Invisibility Cloak, but there was an electricity in the air that was difficult to describe. He felt almost as though a Dementor were descending on him, only the feeling was more  hotthan  cold. For some reason he couldn't quite explain, he kept thinking of Ginnie. And...Malfoy?

With a swift, jerky motion, Snape flung back his cloak and sat stiffly in the chair beside Dumbledore. With obvious reluctance, he said, "You wanted to speak to me, Headmaster?"

"Yes, Severus, I did indeed." Dumbledore replied, happily pulling the arms and legs off of the fiercely resisting Withering Wimbleworts trapped in his bowl. "It's about the rather bitter relationship you seem to be developing with young Mr. Potter."

Snape sat up. "What about it?"

"Well," Dumbledore answered, "I think we both know what is going on, and I'm afraid I have to put an end to it."

"What do you mean?"

"Severus, you know as well as I do what I mean. Mr. Potter is both underage and a student at this institution. Regardless of whatever relationship you may or may not have had with his father, you simply cannot be allowed to pick up with his son right where you left off."

What? Harry couldn't believe his ears. What was Dumbledore implying? His father didn't...He had  hated Snape! Harry remembered seeing those visions in the Mirror of Erised, that night when he and Ron had drunk too much butterbeer and had wondered what Hermione looked like in the shower. He hadn't  wanted to see Malfoy instead, but...

...maybe he was more like his father than he thought?

Pulse racing, Harry inched closer, to hear better.

Now Dumbledore stood up, towering over Snape. The Potions Professor sat hunched in his chair, miserable and afraid. In a voice unlike any Har ...


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2013-12-10 01:47:27 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: beerrun: Why? What happened between Snape and Dumbledore?

Brothers.


Ah HAH!!  I knew it!!!
 
2013-12-10 01:48:07 PM  

Sybarite: It's always hard to pick a best, but a friend loaned me Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan over the holidays last year, and when I picked it up in January I couldn't put it down. It was probably the best example of the genre I've read since David Simon.


CSB:  My sister-in-law used to work with Jake Adelstein's father.

I've heard some interviews with Jake Adelstein about the book on NPR and other places, it sounds like a really interesting read.  I might have to put it on my Christmas list.
 
2013-12-10 01:58:57 PM  
under a mountain: wtf am I reading??


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2013-12-10 02:19:22 PM  

Mikey1969: and it's really silly to put it on a "best of the year" list 15 years after it's come out,


Not if the list is "Best book I read this year".

I mean, if it's the best book you read this year, then it's the best book you read this year.
 
2013-12-10 02:30:08 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Mikey1969: and it's really silly to put it on a "best of the year" list 15 years after it's come out,

Not if the list is "Best book I read this year".

I mean, if it's the best book you read this year, then it's the best book you read this year.


I guess my problem is that I read a LOT, so not only would it be hard to nail down which one I enjoyed the most that year, but I would probably put a re-read farther down the list unless there really wasn't anything better.

I see your point, though.
 
2013-12-10 02:49:20 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Pfft.  I just finished reading Frankenstein.  Yes, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.


Kind of interesting how different the monster in the book is from the ones you see in movies and TV.  Probably the best I've seen is that one starring Robert DeNiro as the monster and Kenneth Branagh as Dr. Frankenstein.
 
2013-12-10 03:14:28 PM  
The best HP fanfic I ever read still has to be the Topless Robot Fan Fiction Friday takedown of a story in which the giant squid in the lake bangs Hogwarts itself.

/Yes, you read that right. A massive squid makes his move on a castle.
 
2013-12-10 03:39:36 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Pfft.  I just finished reading Frankenstein.  Yes, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.


So did I.

It was pretty dull, actually.
 
2013-12-10 05:36:57 PM  

Sybarite: It's always hard to pick a best, but a friend loaned me Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan over the holidays last year, and when I picked it up in January I couldn't put it down. It was probably the best example of the genre I've read since David Simon.


Just picked it up for $0.13 on Amazon. I'll vouch for anything by Tim Cahill, particularly Road Fever (though haven't yet read the one listed in TFA).
 
2013-12-10 07:32:32 PM  

Strolpol: The best HP fanfic I ever read still has to be the Topless Robot Fan Fiction Friday takedown of a story in which the giant squid in the lake bangs Hogwarts itself.

/Yes, you read that right. A massive squid makes his move on a castle.


Are there illustrations?
 
2013-12-10 08:57:51 PM  
The Night Circus was definitely a good read.
 
2013-12-10 11:56:59 PM  

LrdPhoenix: Pants full of macaroni!!: Pfft.  I just finished reading Frankenstein.  Yes, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

Kind of interesting how different the monster in the book is from the ones you see in movies and TV.  Probably the best I've seen is that one starring Robert DeNiro as the monster and Kenneth Branagh as Dr. Frankenstein.


I read it a few years ago and was surprised at how good it was.  It's odd reading the original source material for something that has kind of seeped into so many aspects of pop culture that you are aware of it without ever having read it.  See also: Lovecraft.
 
2013-12-11 01:51:27 AM  
Are you kidding subby? One of them apparently just got round to reading Player Piano, which is 12 years older than J K Rowling.
 
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