Thursday, October 18, 2007

Read a book, read a book, read a got damn book!...


If Dubya can, I'm sure you can too...

Read a book? Huh?
As some of you can see I'm a big book head, shit I work at a library(and no I'm not a librarian), I read at least 1 if not 2 books a month, I'm a poet and writer myself, and I enjoy reading (no matter how fuckin cheesy that sounds get over it suckas), so I though I would bring my enjoyment and love for the written word to all you mofos out there that either enjoy read ya self or dont pay attention to much to books and shrug it of as a old school "pastime". I know about half you muthafuckas only read XXL, Complex, Scratch(RIP), The Sauce, Import Tuner, Super Street, Lowrider, Plumpers, and BlackTails, but I figured hey why dont we go beyond the realm of magazines...you read the articles in Playboy...bullshit. So I'm gonna run off a few books that in the past year or two I have read, and also some of my favorite books over the years. You go to any B&N and pick up these books (plus maybe a double latte, half creme, half milk, with a shot of mocha, with a splash of chocolate fudge...*lowers head* sorry.), or to barnesandnobles.com or amazon.com
Dust ya 2nd grade cardboard bookmarks off, cause here we go...

Letters From the Earth by namesake minus the fame

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

*NOTE - ...okay any books by Mark Twain are readable*

The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks

'Said the Shotgun to the Head by Saul Williams

The Emcee Scrolls by Saul Williams

The Autobiography of Malcom X by Alex Haley (everybody should read this.)

Cant Stop, Wont Stop by Jeff Chang

And it Dont Stop by Raquel Cepeda (Various Writers)

The Farther Shore by Matthew Eck

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson

Rakim Told Me by Brian Coleman

Check the Technique by Brian Coleman

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Any short stories by Edgar Allan Poe

Fear and Loathing in Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Bonus*** a starting point for all you hard head people that think books are a waste of time...here's some Children and Young Adult novels...

All of the Calvin & Hobbes books (yeah I got all 17 of them so what?)

All of The Boondocks books (McGruder's a genius)

Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel (classic)

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Sounder by William H. Armstrong

Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel

The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

The Contender by Robert Lipsyte (and it has 3 sequel books)

Call of the Wild by Micheal London

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst



Trust me there are plenty of more on Tank's Year Round Reading List.(damn only reading in the summer)But for now I'll leave you with this list of books to sink your minds and eyes into. Peace and One Love to ya...

--Tankus Maximus, MTF.

Random Fuckery at it's Finest (c)BlueInGreen

P.S.-



R.I.P. Soccer, 1988 -2001, the jack russell terrier who played Wishbone on TV. That was one smart dog, teachin dem damn kids ta read n' shit.

15 comments:

cMac said...

let's go'n over to boo radley's place and read a book

Sirhc said...

May I suggest

The Art of War

48 Laws of Power (I've been riding with Robert Green WAYYYYYY before Curtis got his "intellectual thug" on and quoted him)- very historical and relevant.

Tankus Maximus aka MTF(mark twain fame) said...

cmac you a dman trip bro. ha.

and damn good books sirhc...thanks dude.

Baby Doll_Self-Proclaimed MAC Addict said...

AWWWWW...Wishbone died!?! SMH! That was a smart ass dog!!!

Tankus Maximus aka MTF(mark twain fame) said...

the lil dude was like 13 years old...hella old for a dog.

ha nice name babydoll...mac addict...as in cmac or...ha.

Tankus Maximus Girl said...

awww my smart little boo bear.

Love you

Tankus Maximus aka MTF(mark twain fame) said...

damn!... not the cute pet names online girl...shit.



love you too.

Cali Rob said...

I've read a few of those books, but the only one I wanted to read was Check the Technique. The others were assignments. Oh wait, Where the Wild Things are is my shit too. Anyway MTF keep shoolin' these kids. Peace to ya boo bear. HA. sorry bruh, I had to.

Anonymous said...

~Calvin and Hobbes is genius.

~The Boondocks comic strip > The Boondocks cartoon (I think MacGruder in 1999 would parody and destroy MacGruder in 2007)
--->Have you read "Pearls Before Swine"? Best comic strip since early Boondocks.

Props on the blizznog, homey!

--RTH

Tankus Maximus aka MTF(mark twain fame) said...

damn cali shit...you had to say it, well a big AYO to ya for that, ha. thanks bro.

@Rey, thanks bro, and yeha I been reading soem pearls before swine and the shit is great. yeah boondocks show is cool but the strip jsut had some much more to it to me.

Cali Rob said...

Damn kid get to work already.

Tankus Maximus aka MTF(mark twain fame) said...

^^^

bastid!...

ha, lmao.

THE-XFACTA said...

Dean Koonce is my favorite writer.. Check out some of his work

Tankus Maximus aka MTF(mark twain fame) said...

msst def facta...dude is pretty good.

Anonymous said...

Some good books here, Josh. It's Beckdoobious and I'm just stopping by. Dude, anybody who thinks reading is weak...is sadly misinformed. The people that run the world are the ones that hit the books.

Everybody else is ignorant.

That's not an overstatement, it's true. I think you're badass and glad to see you might be President someday =) (reading all of these books and all).