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Syracuse Fan Monday Night Book Club Open Thread

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Whatcha readin'?

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Andy Marlin

There's nothing going on tonight and the 2014 NCAA Tournament ended weeks ago, so I was thinking, maybe it's time for a good old-fashioned book club meeting.

I've been reading a lot more books over the last couple weeks, how bout you? I read At The Mountains Of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft. One of those "always should've but never did" reads. Very creepy but also very repetitive. Like Lovecraft found some awesome adjectives but then hated the idea of not using them so he used them over and over until it became a drinking game of sorts. "H.P. Lovecraft writes "aeon," drink twice." Still, though, super creepy book. I would had loved to have seen Guillermo del Toro's movie version. Alas.

Now I'm reading The Waking Engine. Only a couple chapters in but so far, so good. Imagine that when you die, you don't actually die but you wake up in a new world. And you live another life there until you die. And then you wake up in another world…and so on and so on. Cool idea, morbid ideas. I'll let you know how it goes.

How bout you? What book are you reading, Syracuse Orange fan? Is it a biography? Or an Oprah's Book Club selection? Maybe it's the best book ever written by a human? How bout an erotic steampunk thriller? No judgment here!

Anyway, leave your thoughts on books below. Or, I suppose, if you wanted to talk about a sports event or something on TV tonight, if there is anything, you could do that too.