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LibriVox is an online digital library of free public domain audiobooks, read by volunteers. In January 2009, it had a catalog of 2,014 unabridged books and shorter works available to download. http://librivox.org/ LIBRIVOX recording - Kurt Vonnegut - "2BR02B" . To Be Or Not To Be. Part 2. The novelist is known for works blending satire, black comedy and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), Cat's Cradle (1963), and Breakfast of Champions (1973). He is also known for his humanist beliefs and being honorary president of the American Humanist Association.
LibriVox is an online digital library of free public domain audiobooks, read by volunteers. In January 2009, it had a catalog of 2,014 unabridged books and shorter works available to download. http://librivox.org/ LIBRIVOX recording - Kurt Vonnegut - "2BR02B" . To Be Or Not To Be. Part 1. The novelist is known for works blending satire, black comedy and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), Cat's Cradle (1963), and Breakfast of Champions (1973). He is also known for his humanist beliefs and being honorary president of the American Humanist Association.
...bunch. Anyway, I’m sure Vonnegut fans are excited about the book. I wonder if his widow shares their enthusiasm. The Books Blog, which updates daily, features intimate profiles of current authors and how they work, original works of fiction from up-and-coming...
In which Val discusses what she's been doing, Into the Wild, ExoticTofu book clubs, Kurt Vonnegut, surprise! NaNoWriMo and The Presidents of the United States. No, not those Presidents. The band. Did you even watch the video? And yes, I CONQUERED THE SIDEBAR! Booyah, freakin woo. Oh yeah, and if you want to join the ExoticTofu book club discussing Let It Snow @me here: http://twitter.com/valrockstar
Huzzah! I am playing guitar and singing and I bought some new books! Yes!
Vicky reviews "Slaughterhouse Five" by Kurt Vonnegut as part of the Edmonton Public Library's Big Chill Adult Reading Club. http://www.epl.ca/bigchill/
Sorry for being a little unclear on the story, I found it a difficult to follow (with the time travel and everything). The next book we'll be reading is LIFE AS WE KNEW IT by Susan Beth Pfeffer I'll post a review for it on the week of the 18th
As a New Year's resolution for 2008, I decided to try to read fifty books over the course of the year - I succeeded (just!), and here is the list of books I read, along with some scattered thoughts. (Sadly, my final opinion of some books was coloured by how difficult it was to prop them upright to take their photos - I'm looking at you, Animal Farm! The objects used to prop up troublesome books were chosen for maximum entertainment/interest.) --- 1. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman 2. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger 3. The Light Fantastic, by Terry Pratchett 4. Looking for Alaska, by John Green 5. Gödel, Escher, Bach, by Douglas R. Hofstadter 6. An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green 7. Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer 8. New Moon, by Stephenie Meyer 9. Dracula, by Bram Stoker 10. Eclipse, by Stephenie Meyer 11. Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein 12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey 13. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut 14. The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger, by Stephen King 15. Lullaby, by Chuck Palahniuk 16. God is Not Great, by Christopher Hitchens 17. The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three, by Stephen King 18. The Dark Tower III: The Wastelands, by Stephen King 19. The End of Faith, by Sam Harris 20. The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass, by Stephen King 21. Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie 22. Our Final Century, by Martin Rees 23. The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla, by Stephen King 24. Animal Farm, by George Orwell 25. The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah, by Stephen King 26. Watership Down, by Richard Adams 27. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower, by Stephen King 28. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury 29. The Raw Shark Texts, by Steven Hall 30. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley 31. Breaking Dawn, by Stephenie Meyer 32. American Purgatorio, by John Haskell 33. It, by Stephen King 34. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess 35. The Talisman, by Stephen King and Peter Straub 36. Snuff, by Chuck Palahniuk 37. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding 38. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card 39. Invisible Monsters, by Chuck Palahniuk 40. Fight Club, by Chuck Palahniuk 41. Paper Towns, by John Green 42. Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky 43. Choke, by Chuck Palahniuk 44. Black House, by Stephen King and Peter Straub 45. Insomnia, by Stephen King 46. Let It Snow, by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle 47. Stardust, by Neil Gaiman 48. Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman 49. We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families, by Philip Gourevitch 50. The Book With No Name, by Anonymous --- It was a good year! Count the number of times I say "a good read" I dare you. The music is 'Hey There Delilah' by Plain White T's. I had the slideshow synced to the beat, but something seems to have slipped while publishing.
This is just a video that I made to include in another video for a 2009 youtube collab channel called JustCalendarDays. Subcribe Collab Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/justcalendardays
This is a response to "51 Things I found around my house" I looked, and I found 51 books... and an orange. Book list: 1.Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov 2.Atul Gawande, Better 3.Richard Carrier, Sense and Goodness Without God 4.Simon Singh, Big Bang 5.Voltaire, Candide 6.Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus 7.John Hodgman, The Areas of my Expertise 8.Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions 9.Peter Sagal, The Book of Vice 10.The Collected Works of Oscar Wilde 11.Lee Smolin, The Trouble with Physics 12.Isssac Kramnick (ed.), The Portable Enlightenment Reader 13.Howard Zinn, A Peoples History of the United States 14.Richard Feynman, The Meaning of it All 15.Steven Pinker, The Blank Slate 16.Edward O. Wilson, Consilience 17.Mark Oldman, Oldmans Guide to Outsmarting Wine 18.Jack Ridl, Broken Symmetry 19.Mark Hauser, Moral Minds 20.W.B. Yeats, A Poet to His Beloved 21.Bart Ehrman, Gods Problem 22.Robert M. Price, The Reason Driven Life 23.Goethe, Faust (Part I) 24.Michael McClure, Simple Eyes 25.Banksy, Wall and Peace 26.Frank Warren, A Lifetime of Secrets 27.Chuck Palahniuk, Rant 28.Mary Roach, Bonk 29.Thomas Friedman, The World is Flat 30.Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason 31.Albert Einstein, Ideas and Opinions 32.Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture 33.Stephen Jay Gould, Questioning the Millennium 34.Carl Sagan, The Varieties of Scientific Experience 35.Matthew Chapman, 40 Days and 40 Nights 36.Marx, The Communist Manifesto 37.Daniel J. Levitin, This is your Brain on Music 38.Freeman Dyson, The Scientist as Rebel 39.Daniel C. Dennet, Freedom Evolves 40.David Cordingly, Under the Black Flag 41.Michael Shermer, Why People Believe Weird Things 42.David Buller, Adapting Minds 43.David Sedaris, When You Are Engulfed in Flames 44.Christian Lander, Stuff White People Like 45.Alan Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa, Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters 46.Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker 47.Man, The Bible being consumed by 48.Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion 49.Steven Johnson, Emergence 50.Jared Diamond, The Third Chimpanzee 51.Jonathan Weiner, Time, Love, Memory And an Orange
Jeremy balderdashes about the latest books he's reading.
A preview like video done over the summer of 08 for a book name "Cat's Cradle" by Kurt Vonnegut. I got a 100 on this. Special thanks to jonjung for the storyboard of this video, and for some of the content such as a few of the voice overs used. Check out his Youtube (jonjung). Cat's Cradle was one of the very few book that I actually enjoyed reading. It is my favorite novel by far, and I would definitely recommend it to people of all ages. Music: Requiem For a Dream -By Clint Mansell
Info from Chef's Widow & Catcher Crazy Face about the Kurt Vonnegut Book Club & Catcher's Favorite Book of the Week, The Squeaky Door.
A tribute to books and those who enjoy reading them. This song is from the album "Adventures In Wanderland." Style: Rock www.cdbaby.com/niswander2 www.apple.com/search/ipodtunes/?q=Niswander (iTunes) http://niswanderrocktheater.com
Just a few thoughts about banned books, from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" to "Slaughterhouse Five" and a few others thrown in for good measure. The banning of books, any book, in any situation is likely to make me see red. I don't care for the notion of someone else deciding what I or anyone else can be allowed to read. Banning works of great literature like "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" or "The Diary of Anne Frank" from children is doing them a severe disservice. Let their minds grow!
Jenna reviews Kurt Vonnegut and his book Breakfast of Champions.
Stereo link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNBMgmfaXxk&fmt=18 This tune is dedicated to Banned Books Week 2008. I wrote "Don't Read This Book" last year for the same event. All the book titles and author names in the lyrics are from the American Library Association's "Challenged" list. For more information regarding Banned Books Week, check out the link below: American Library Association Banned Books Week http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oif/bannedbooksweek/bannedbooksweek.cfm Top 100 Challenged Books of the last decade http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oif/bannedbooksweek/bbwlinks/100mostfrequently.cfm Huckleberry (©2008 Keith Lewis & Carl Walker) Don't take away Tom Sawyer or Injun Joe and Runaway Jim Don't take Huckleberry Finn Don't hide away John Steinbeck Don't throw away Shel Silverstein Don't take Huckleberry Finn Where's Waldo - I can't find him Kurt Vonnegut or R. L. Stein Don't take Huckleberry Finn Chorus: Don't it seem absurd To Kill a Mockingbird as if reading was a sin Don't take Huckleberry Finn Christine and a dog named Cujo Outsiders and a Catcher in the Rye Don't take Huckleberry Finn Come on let me read about Charlie Who brought Flowers for Algernon Don't take Huckleberry Finn Chorus Look for A Light In The Attic It could be a Brave New World Don't take Huckleberry Finn Go Ask Alice In The Night Kitchen 'bout the best laid plans Of Mice and Men Don't take Huckleberry Finn Chorus Scary Stories - I want to read them I get Goosebumps when I read about those things Don't take Huckleberry Finn Don't take away Tom Sawyer or Injun Joe and Runaway Jim Don't take Huckleberry Finn
In which Cherie showcases her ability to do pliés and relevés with books on her head and also asks enough questions for both Cait AND herself.
when: may 19, 2008 where: the music gallery (toronto) what: this is the fourth song out of a show that scott good and dwight schenk composed. it was a musical tribute to the books of kurt vonnegut. this song represents the book "mother night". it begins with the orchestra making the sounds of bombs overhead, and goes into a drag show. all about asking forgiveness from those who put you in the position to ask forgiveness. and some guilt mixed in.
when: may 19, 2008 where: the music gallery (toronto) what: this is the third song out of a show that scott good and dwight schenk composed. it was a musical tribute to the books of kurt vonnegut. this song represents the book "breakfast of champions". it is an epic song featuring a conversation between God and Dwayne, who is discovering he has only been put on earth as an experiment.
when: may 19, 2008 where: the music gallery (toronto) what: this is the second song out of a show that scott good and dwight schenk composed. it was a musical tribute to the books of kurt vonnegut. this song represents the book "cat's cradle". it is an instrumental that represents the sadness of the characters within the book. it references the clarinet playing to an old record by the daughter.
when: may 19, 2008 where: the music gallery (toronto) what: this is the first song out of a show that scott good and dwight schenk composed. it was a musical tribute to the books of kurt vonnegut. this song does not represent any one book, but is an overture for the whole piece.
http://www.FindTheWayToday.com Go to my website and I'll show you how you'll be able to play skate. all day if you want, and still make money. I made a couple thousand dollars this afternoon, just running errands, playing skate. and I made a great dinner for my girlfriend and I! We'll show you how by this time next year, you can give in to those days where all you want to do is play skate.! =P http://www.FindTheWayToday.com ~~~ ***~ ~~~ There's some decent stuff in here, at the XGames Megaramp! I now daydream about skate.2!! The Audio: Chapter 1 - "Breakfast of Champions", Kurt Vonnegut (one of my favorite books, and very interesting if given some consideration and attention. Thanks for watching!! Comments / critiques are welcomed! Post your video/9min run in response!!
Chatting it up with some more musical geniuses.
First Vlog! I'm pretty excited. I meant to upload this yesterday, but I had some computer issues. By the way, I finished The Year of Secret Assignments. Awesome book ^_^ Books mentioned in this video are: *13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson *The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty *How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster *Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut *Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Review of Science-Fiction Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Jack talks about books! "What books?!" I hear you cry? Why, these book!: Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky Looking for Alaska John Green An Abundance of Katherines John Green Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut Catch-22 Joseph Heller The Book Thief Markus Zusak Instrumentation and Orchestration Alfred Blatter Cubase 4 Operation Manual (it's a music editing program) To read: Twilight Stephenie Meyer Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Haruki Murakami Who the eff is John? http://www.youtube.com/vlogbrothers - - - - http://www.youtube.com/peevedmusic http://www.myspace.com/peevedmusic
Only the third rant so far, but it turned out to be my best yet, IMO, and it certainly took my biggest bit of effort so far. I've made sure not to rely on [ineffective] humor as much as I did in the Ryan in Brawl vid, and it's payed off in a fairly serious and perhaps my angriest rant, as well. I hyped this one up a little at my school. My friends were all excited that I was getting into this topic. XD
...he considered a series of blunders and misdeeds, this book is primarily a collection of short fiction. Like many of his other books, however, Vonnegut’s focus is on the horrors and follies of war. Throughout his career, Vonnegut had a unique perspective on...
The Valdosta Daily Times
Matt reviews his first book.
Submit your Slaughterhouse Five blurb (or LOLBook blurb!) at the forum at http://nerdfighters.com Channels to check out: http://www.youtube.com/musecast5 and http://www.youtube.com/frezned "Among the Ruins" is at Space 301 in downtown Mobile, Alabama until May 4th.
Just a couple of my favorite books.
Jessica Hurst, bookseller at Third Place Books in Seattle Washington, reads from her top pick Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut.
omg omg omg john green, i love you. thanks for bringing attention and readers to this fabulous book, and DFTBA. P.S. If you have a spare 5 minutes, please check out my first vlog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9paTC1L2hq0 I really look up to you and Hank, it would mean the world to me if you left a comment! :)
vonnegut the bunny and zelda the bunny are still reading a book by shredding it. this time, however, vonnegut is begging for snuggles -- notice his head lowered to the ground. zelda just wants to dance.
What are your five favorite authors/books/serieses?
...in downtown Manhattan. ''We had a huge spike after Vonnegut died, but I didn't see anything like that for Mailer or Styron.'' Other books by Vonnegut are also strongly outselling his contemporaries. ''Cat's Cradle'' has sold nearly 130,000 copies since 2006,...
The Morning Call
...since 2006, while Mailer's "The Armies of the Night," a Pulitzer winner in 1969, sold just 3,000. Size is an advantage for Vonnegut. Many of his books were less than 200 pages and easily read at a single sitting. You could likely speed through half a dozen...
The Morning Call
...Manhattan. "We had a huge spike after Vonnegut died, but I didn't see anything like that for Mailer or Styron." Other books by Vonnegut are also strongly outselling his contemporaries. "Cat's Cradle" has sold nearly 130,000 copies since 2006, according to...
...2006, while Mailer's "The Armies of the Night," a Pulitzer winner in 1969, sold just 3,000. Size is an advantage for Vonnegut. Many of his books were less than 200 pages and easily read at a single sitting. You could likely speed through half a dozen of...
...Mailer's "The Armies of the Night," a Pulitzer winner in 1969, sold just 3,000. Size is an advantage for Vonnegut. Many of his books were less than 200 pages and easily read at a single sitting. You could likely speed through half a dozen of Vonnegut's novels...
Tom Wolfe, Novelist/Essayist//Kurt Vonnegut, Author, movie: Mother Night [FineLine Features]//Michael Johnson, Olympic Gold Medalist, 200/400 Meter, book: "Slaying the Dragon" [Regan Books/Harper Collins]
Eileen Egan, Author/Former Project Supervisor, Catholic Relief Services/Contributing Editor, "The Catholic Worker"/Dr. George Lombardi, Infectious Disease Specialist/Father Michael Mannion, Catholic University of America//Dan Wakefield, Author, "Going All the Way" [Indiana]/Kurt Vonnegut, "Timequake" [Putnam]/Bruce Jay Friedman, Author, [clip: Going All the Way, Gramercy Pictures], Mother Night [Fine Line Features] //Howard Schultz, Chairman & CEO, Starbucks, book: "Put Your Heart Into It" [Hyperion]
Segment 1: Tom Wolfe, Novelist/Essayist Segment 2: Kurt Vonnegut, Author, "Mother Night" Segment 3: Michael Johnson, Olympic Gold Medalist, 200/400 Meter, Book: "Slaying the Dragon"
Title is a Kurt Vonnegut book. Gonna try to make this a regular thing. Please Comment, and also if any chance I want to create a band.
Author Randall Peffer (Provincetown Follies, Bangkok Blues) tells the story of a chance meeting between Kurt Vonnegut and himself (and Vonnegut's dog)
Thoughts about Fox News' reporting on Kurt Vonnegut's Life and Death from someone who loves his books.
Vonnegut is THE MAN! He has a line in one of his books, _The Piano Player_ I think, where he says "any damn fool could be President."
The late author Kurt Vonnegut tells Charlie how he grades his books.
...nuclear weapons, man’s inhumanity to man, cruelty, these sorts of things, and what kind of future we can hope for. He wrote books that reflected those interests.” Vonnegut also wasn’t taken as seriously because so much of his writing was satirical in nature,...
Glasgow Daily Times