What Yall Reading?

Discussion in 'Books, Comics and Graphic Novels' started by Fanon, Nov 4, 2016.

Tags:
  1. Fanon

    Fanon
    Expand Collapse
    Amor nunca é melhor do que o amante
    The 100 Daps Club Supporter

    Age:
    23
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    Messages:
    173
    Daps Received:
    321
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Orientation:
    SGL
    Dating:
    Not looking
    I'm a HUGE bibliophile (as anyone who's looked at my amazon wishlist could tell you)! So I wanted to know what the men of CA are reading.....besides Jack'd and Grindr profiles:kermit:.

    Almost all of the books that I'm currently are for:
    a) My college capstone (which I'll start working on in January...hopefully). The thesis will be centered around African-American boys in the public school system.
    b) Investing and personal finance. Btw, if anyone knows any good books on this subject feel free to share them with me.​

    Okay.

    1. Understanding Black Adolescent Male Violence: Its Remediation and Prevention by Amos N. Wilson
    [​IMG]

    2. Too Much Schooling, Too Little Education: A Paradox of Black Life in White Societies by Mwalimu J. Shujaa
    [​IMG]

    3. Beyond Desegregation: The Politics of Quality in African American Schooling by Mwalimu J. Shujaa
    [​IMG]

    4. Investing in Your 20s and 30s by Eric Tyson
    [​IMG]

    5. Why Didn't They Teach Me This in School: 99 Personal Money Management Principles to Live By by Carl Seigel
    [​IMG]

    So what are ya'll reading?
     
    Jdudre and DreG dapped this.
  2. DreG

    DreG
    Expand Collapse
    Art Heaux
    Squad Veteran Most Valuable Player The 1000 Daps Club Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2015
    Messages:
    2,002
    Daps Received:
    4,152
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Jxn
    I've read big chunks of most of these during my last couple of times hanging out at the bookstore,so I'm at least halfway through most of them.The only one I'm totally done with it Seven Brief Lessons on Physics.

    A friend gave me access to his comixology account,so now I'm reading the New 52 Flash.So far,I don't hate it like I did when I tried to read New 52 Superman.

    IMG_20161104_214352 - Edited.jpg IMG_20161104_214331.jpg Screenshot 2016-11-04 at 21.55.43.png Screenshot 2016-11-04 at 22.01.08.png

    Screenshot 2016-11-04 at 22.01.57.png
     
    Jdudre and Fanon dapped this.
  3. Ockydub

    Ockydub
    Expand Collapse
    The 4th Dimension Is MINE!
    Site Founder The 1000 Daps Club

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2015
    Messages:
    3,920
    Daps Received:
    8,058
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The 4th Dimension Is MINE!
    I mostly read articles and papers on the internet. Even though it was written by a white nationalist, this is the last book I read. Truest shit I've ever read on mainstream gay culture. I could never see literature on this topic coming out of Black gay culture.
    [​IMG]




     
    Cyrus-Brooks dapped this.
  4. Fanon

    Fanon
    Expand Collapse
    Amor nunca é melhor do que o amante
    The 100 Daps Club Supporter

    Age:
    23
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    Messages:
    173
    Daps Received:
    321
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Orientation:
    SGL
    Dating:
    Not looking
    Interesting choice of books! Physics has always flown right over my head, but seven lessons and e=mc^2 both seem like they'd interesting me.

    Ahh, so you're a Flash fan? And I'm assuming a DC fan as well (no judgement)? I recently started familiarizing myself with comics again. My brother will always be more knowledgeable than me, but at least we have a common interest to talk about.
     
  5. Fanon

    Fanon
    Expand Collapse
    Amor nunca é melhor do que o amante
    The 100 Daps Club Supporter

    Age:
    23
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    Messages:
    173
    Daps Received:
    321
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Orientation:
    SGL
    Dating:
    Not looking

    Oh yeah, I'm not at all surprised that the author subscribes to white supremacist ideology...
    [​IMG]

    Most black "queer" books are tainted with intersectional feminist and queer liberation theory, so, of course, you shouldn't expect anything like this from them anytime soon. A critique maybe...
    Speaking of feminism, I just got an idea for a new thread discussion. I've been noticing that black gay men have been putting their hands into something, I feel, we should stay out of because our involvement only seems to be making the conversation worse. I'll think about it...
     
    Cyrus-Brooks dapped this.
  6. Ockydub

    Ockydub
    Expand Collapse
    The 4th Dimension Is MINE!
    Site Founder The 1000 Daps Club

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2015
    Messages:
    3,920
    Daps Received:
    8,058
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The 4th Dimension Is MINE!
    Should be interesting.
     
  7. DreG

    DreG
    Expand Collapse
    Art Heaux
    Squad Veteran Most Valuable Player The 1000 Daps Club Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2015
    Messages:
    2,002
    Daps Received:
    4,152
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Jxn
    These books dumb it down enough for .I always read stuff online like broke it down for regular non-brainy folks with examples in place of equation,so I decided to start keep hard copies around.

    DC as my preferred company,then the NEw 52 happened...and MoS... and I couldn't trust them again.Seeing that stupid armored suit they gave Superman(and making him a douche) made me cringe.But I always liked how fun and colorful DC could be.Marvel rocks though.
     
    Fanon dapped this.
  8. Fanon

    Fanon
    Expand Collapse
    Amor nunca é melhor do que o amante
    The 100 Daps Club Supporter

    Age:
    23
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    Messages:
    173
    Daps Received:
    321
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Orientation:
    SGL
    Dating:
    Not looking
    Why would they give Superman an armored suit? He has impenetrable skin.

    I prefer Marvel, but I my two favorite DC superheros are Aqualad and Green Lantern (the black one).

    If they ever do a movie for these two they need Dudley O'Shaugnessy to play Aqualad
    [​IMG] [​IMG]


    and (HIGHLY UNLIKELY) Nate Parker to play Green Lantern.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    DreG dapped this.
  9. DreG

    DreG
    Expand Collapse
    Art Heaux
    Squad Veteran Most Valuable Player The 1000 Daps Club Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2015
    Messages:
    2,002
    Daps Received:
    4,152
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Jxn
    It was a whole thing of making him look cool and badass,but it just annoyed me.I think he had lead plates or something in the suit.
    That's good Aqualad casting.I feel like his light-skindedness helps sell the idea hes been at the bottom of the ocean.
     
    Jdudre and Fanon dapped this.
  10. Fanon

    Fanon
    Expand Collapse
    Amor nunca é melhor do que o amante
    The 100 Daps Club Supporter

    Age:
    23
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    Messages:
    173
    Daps Received:
    321
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Orientation:
    SGL
    Dating:
    Not looking
    :iverson2:Yeah, I'm not really feeling this new outfit either. The old costume is THE costume.
    [​IMG]
     
    DreG dapped this.
  11. DreG

    DreG
    Expand Collapse
    Art Heaux
    Squad Veteran Most Valuable Player The 1000 Daps Club Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2015
    Messages:
    2,002
    Daps Received:
    4,152
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Jxn
    Right! The whole point of the suit is that he's supposed to look approachable.This just looks insecure,like they want him to be Batman (see Zack SNyder's approach).
     
    Fanon dapped this.
  12. Jdudre

    Jdudre
    Expand Collapse
    The 100 Daps Club

    Age:
    35
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Messages:
    471
    Daps Received:
    386
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    New York
    I Am The Darker Brother
    Stories To Remember
     
    Fanon dapped this.
  13. Jdudre

    Jdudre
    Expand Collapse
    The 100 Daps Club

    Age:
    35
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Messages:
    471
    Daps Received:
    386
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    New York
    I Am The Darker Brother
    Stories To Remember
     
  14. NikR

    NikR
    Expand Collapse
    Bae Material The 100 Daps Club

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2016
    Messages:
    408
    Daps Received:
    769
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    Orientation:
    Gay
    Dating:
    Single
    I finally got Ta-Nehisi Coates's book Between the World and Me.
    Also picked up Black Panther - so frigging excited.

    The Sellout: A Novel by Paul Beatty

    The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir by D Watkins

    Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

    Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Fisher

    Strength Finders 2.0 by Tom Rath

    How am I gonna get through all these books? Ha! Stop asking such hard questions. But seriously, the last two are to help me during this planned transition to training and leadership.

    I'm on nights now, so maybe there's hope for me. Wish me luck!!!
     
    Fanon dapped this.
  15. Champagne_Papi

    Champagne_Papi
    Expand Collapse
    side-n*gga paralegal
    Most Comedic Player The 1000 Daps Club Best Gifs

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2015
    Messages:
    987
    Daps Received:
    1,595
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Let's replace Adonis Bosso as Aqualad, just give him some blonde hair yeh...
    [​IMG]


    ...you lost me with Nate. :/
     
    Cyrus-Brooks and Fanon dapped this.
  16. Fanon

    Fanon
    Expand Collapse
    Amor nunca é melhor do que o amante
    The 100 Daps Club Supporter

    Age:
    23
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    Messages:
    173
    Daps Received:
    321
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Orientation:
    SGL
    Dating:
    Not looking
    I will be putting "I Am the Darker Brother" on my wishlist. I saw a lot of poems by some of my faves like Countee Cullen and Langston Hughes.

    Thnx
     
  17. Fanon

    Fanon
    Expand Collapse
    Amor nunca é melhor do que o amante
    The 100 Daps Club Supporter

    Age:
    23
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    Messages:
    173
    Daps Received:
    321
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Orientation:
    SGL
    Dating:
    Not looking
    What I've learned to do when faced with the challenge of having to read several books at once is to find out the main idea of each book, figure out which ones deserve the majority of my attention, and make a schedule. But you seems to be reading these for leisure and not for school, so maybe finding one or two and reading them will do.

    And good luck!
     
    NikR dapped this.
  18. NikR

    NikR
    Expand Collapse
    Bae Material The 100 Daps Club

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2016
    Messages:
    408
    Daps Received:
    769
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    Orientation:
    Gay
    Dating:
    Single
    Cheers! Admissions are slowing, so imma sit down and peek into TNC's book now!
     
    Fanon dapped this.
  19. Fanon

    Fanon
    Expand Collapse
    Amor nunca é melhor do que o amante
    The 100 Daps Club Supporter

    Age:
    23
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    Messages:
    173
    Daps Received:
    321
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Orientation:
    SGL
    Dating:
    Not looking
    As much as I love Adonis and them high cheekbones and juicy lips of his...I can't see him successfully rocking platinum blonde hair:sadcam:.

    As for Nate, he was always (still is despite the controversy he's been in recently) my first choice when Hollywood announced that they were making a Green Lantern movie. I knew right from the beginning when they cast Ryan Reynolds that it was gonna flop harder than a fish out of water. They should've realized that Jon Stewart (the Black Green Lantern) was more popular with the demographic most likely to see the movie. In fact, growing up I always thought Jon Stewart was the ONLY Green Lantern.
     
  20. Champagne_Papi

    Champagne_Papi
    Expand Collapse
    side-n*gga paralegal
    Most Comedic Player The 1000 Daps Club Best Gifs

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2015
    Messages:
    987
    Daps Received:
    1,595
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    That's one beautiful muh'fucka, ain't sh*t he can't do...I just want Aqualad to stay of dark skin.

    ...are you mad! Have you ever heard of Idris Elba? I will not accept any other Green Lantern but him.

    I'm Ryan Reynolds biased....but I can agree that it was sh*t.
     
  21. OhSheit

    OhSheit
    Expand Collapse
    Bae Material The 1000 Daps Club

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2015
    Messages:
    968
    Daps Received:
    1,250
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    New York
    Orientation:
    Bicurious
    Dating:
    In a Relationship
    I have no leisure reading, school shits got me constraint from everything.
     
    Fanon dapped this.
  22. Fanon

    Fanon
    Expand Collapse
    Amor nunca é melhor do que o amante
    The 100 Daps Club Supporter

    Age:
    23
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    Messages:
    173
    Daps Received:
    321
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Orientation:
    SGL
    Dating:
    Not looking
    I know the feeling... I'm holding on to what little social life I have left.
     
    OhSheit dapped this.
  23. Fanon

    Fanon
    Expand Collapse
    Amor nunca é melhor do que o amante
    The 100 Daps Club Supporter

    Age:
    23
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    Messages:
    173
    Daps Received:
    321
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Orientation:
    SGL
    Dating:
    Not looking
    Hell nah, I ain't mad. I love me a dark(er) skinned brutha! *Looks at avi* I just thought he looked the most like the cartoon character.
    But don't you think Idris Elda is a lil' too old to be Green Lantern? I mean ijs...:carl2: I see Idris more as my dream sugar daddy. You know the kind that will pay off your student loans as long as you let him blow your back out at his beck and call? Lmfao
     
  24. Champagne_Papi

    Champagne_Papi
    Expand Collapse
    side-n*gga paralegal
    Most Comedic Player The 1000 Daps Club Best Gifs

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2015
    Messages:
    987
    Daps Received:
    1,595
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Are you mad!? Old? He's bloody 44, he's not even on the cusp of "oldness". That n*gga is in his prime.
     
    Fanon dapped this.
  25. Fanon

    Fanon
    Expand Collapse
    Amor nunca é melhor do que o amante
    The 100 Daps Club Supporter

    Age:
    23
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    Messages:
    173
    Daps Received:
    321
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Orientation:
    SGL
    Dating:
    Not looking
    I didn't say he wasn't sexy...just can't see him in green and black spandex (not that he wouldn't fill it out nicely).
     
    Champagne_Papi dapped this.
Loading...
Similar Threads Forum Date
Yall Mofos in Therapy..or Nah?? Group Discussions Nov 14, 2016
Yalls Cuzzins Group Discussions Jan 30, 2016
Trump Voter Feels Betrayed By President After Reading 800 Pages Of Queer Feminist Theory Comedy May 5, 2017
HIV-positive guys reading mean dating app messages Dating and Relationships Dec 6, 2015
Reading this article I couldn't help but think of..... Sex and Adult Oct 31, 2015

Share This Page