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#1 of 18 OFFLINE   Rob Lutter

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Posted September 14 2001 - 03:38 PM

When not watching DVDs and between my classes... I love to read... mostly controversial literature that I don't understand (IE: Walden, Fight Club, A Clockwork Orange, The Inferno) Posted Image I know that is crazy talk for a teenager to be reading upon their own will anything other than a Britney Spear's biography in this day and age Posted Image

anyways... I was wondering if there has ever been talk of adding a BOOK section in Home Theater Forum?

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#2 of 18 OFFLINE   Jeff_A

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Posted September 14 2001 - 11:44 PM

Interesting suggestion, Rob. I visit the DVD Talk Forum on a daily basis (and almost exclusively) for the great discussion in their BOOK section. If it weren't there, I don't know that I would visit their site as often. I would love to see your suggestion implemented. Posted Image

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#3 of 18 OFFLINE   Dominik Droscher

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Posted September 14 2001 - 11:52 PM

I also thought about suggesting a books section. I am always looking for good book discussion groups on the net but couldn't yet find one which satisfies me completely.

#4 of 18 OFFLINE   Matthew Chmiel

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Posted September 15 2001 - 02:09 AM

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I know that is crazy talk for a teenager to be reading upon their own will anything other than a Britney Spear's biography in this day and age.

Hey, hey, hey! Don't insult the Britney Spears' biography! It's a classy book.

Also, don't stereotype teenagers like that. They usually just read books that they used to read back in 5th or 6th grade during reading time. Posted Image

As myself, I read every now and then (just got finished with If Chins Could Kill and Brain Droppings). Posted Image

I'm another member who would like a book area at the HTF. I'd love to see what books other HTF members would recommend for me to read.

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#5 of 18 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted September 15 2001 - 02:25 AM

I've thought about a book section as well, and would love to see one. Perhaps when the new server is up and running...

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#6 of 18 OFFLINE   Greg_Y

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Posted September 15 2001 - 03:01 AM

Books are my third favorite obsession behind DVDs and CDs. So I too would welcome a books/reading forum here ... however, it really doesn't fit into Home Theater at all. All of the other forums are related to home theater, at least tangentially (is that even a word?). Music is played on the same HT equipment. Same with the gaming stuff. Books are completely different. I would welcome a books forum, but if the owners decide not to have one, I would understand.

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#7 of 18 OFFLINE   John Torrez

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Posted September 15 2001 - 04:18 AM

I would like one too, books are my second favorite thing to do behind listening to music and after watch movies.

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#8 of 18 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted September 15 2001 - 07:56 AM


You know what? I'll talk it over with Parker.

But, really....how does BOOKS relate to
Home Theater? This is a Home Theater forum.

Still, I'll talk it over with my partner.

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#9 of 18 OFFLINE   Kevin Leonard

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Posted September 15 2001 - 09:14 AM

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But, really....how does BOOKS relate to
Home Theater? This is a Home Theater forum.
True, but what do the After Hours, Movies and Polls areas have to do with home theater? Not much, but I get a lot of useful information from all three. I'd imagine a Book section would be just as beneficial.

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#10 of 18 ONLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted September 15 2001 - 09:18 AM

Kevin,
Without movies there wouldn't be home theater! Posted Image By the way, I'm not in favor of adding another forum section to police.


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#11 of 18 OFFLINE   Dominik Droscher

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Posted September 15 2001 - 10:08 AM

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But, really....how does BOOKS relate to
Home Theater? This is a Home Theater forum.

You should listen to my imaginary sound system when I am reading. Forget dts or SDDS, nothing comes close! Posted Image

#12 of 18 OFFLINE   Rob Lutter

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Posted September 15 2001 - 01:14 PM

Thanks for the response everybody!

btw Matthew (sorry about the Britney Spears comment, just couldn't help myself Posted Image ), I actually just bought Napalm and Silly Putty the other day and am just about to start it next week...

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#13 of 18 OFFLINE   Kevin Leonard

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Posted September 15 2001 - 01:47 PM

Not to stray off-topic (or is this on-topic? Posted Image ) but Rob:

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I actually just bought Napalm and Silly Putty the other day and am just about to start it next week...
Better be prepared for a massive letdown.

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#14 of 18 OFFLINE   Greg_Y

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Posted September 15 2001 - 02:19 PM

If you've ever heard any Carlin CDs or seen his concerts, you've already "read" his newest book. Kevin is on-target: a massive letdown.

#15 of 18 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted September 15 2001 - 03:56 PM

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But, really....how does BOOKS relate to
Home Theater? This is a Home Theater forum.[/quote]

Well, at the core of HT is movies and there are all kinds of books on movies, movie-making, and directors. There are film-related biographies, film adaptations, and screenplays. And then we have Stephen King books which are always turned into movies anyway! However, I wouldn't want an HTF book forum to be limited solely to film topics.

I think it's worth a shot!

BTW, how about an Emmanuelle Beart Worship Forum? Posted Image

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#16 of 18 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted September 16 2001 - 10:49 AM

A book section would be great, but I don't know if the mods can handle all the flaming and bitching over Tolkien's Middle Earth sagas or Clancy's Jack Ryan thrillers, we'll be scratching each other's eyes out over which Harry Potter novel is the best, and which cookbook has the best recipes, oh shit sorry I can't stop laughing, no really a book section would be great, no arguements here. Posted Image

ps. I have over 1400 fiction and about 600 non-fiction titles, when do we start chatting?

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#17 of 18 OFFLINE   Brent Cantrell

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Posted September 16 2001 - 10:52 AM

Put me in for a 'yea' for a book section, try it on a temp basis or something.

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#18 of 18 OFFLINE   Parker Clack

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Posted September 16 2001 - 11:23 AM

Ron and I talked this over and until we get the new server up and running and get settled in all together with that we are going to hold off on setting this area up. We will consider it at that time.

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