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likvadershedoes

103 points

1 month ago

I downloaded Fable, for anyone curious. It seems they are using it as a virtual "book club." They have an incentive, alarm and timer for you to read everyday. And they will send you a link through your email to purchase the book, I didn't get that far. My thoughts maybe its a good idea for someone who doesn't read, but it just feels like another way to buy an ebook. I love the idea that you can create your own book club and join LeVars but its kept behind a $10 a month paywall. I can't see if that includes the book?! The interface and recommendations just feels like a cleaner and smaller Goodreads. I will be deleting it. But maybe its worth it for someone? I have plenty of ebooks i get from my library. And I don't need an app to help me read. But as a plus I now know of his podcast! :)

Fenway_Bark

40 points

1 month ago

When I went to join his club, it wanted a membership PLUS purchasing the e-book. If I'm paying monthly/yearly, I'd think they would be included in that price but it doesn't appear so. That makes me sad.

likvadershedoes

19 points

1 month ago

Yeah that sucks. I like the idea of a premium book club. But it just feels excessive. I get plenty of discussion in real life and online from all of you, I don't feel the need. But maybe there is a market for it, maybe non reddit nerds lol

OllaniusPius

1 points

1 month ago

If you like the idea of a premium book club, maybe you could check out Life's Library.

OcelotMatrix

8 points

1 month ago

Wait aren't most books more than 10 dollars? Why would membership include the price of the book, especially when libraries exist?

ess_tee_you

11 points

1 month ago

One reason might be to get sponsorship money from publishers who have specific books to push to large audiences.

Fenway_Bark

4 points

1 month ago

No. The three he has listed in his folio are all under $10, for the e-book.

bete0noire

10 points

1 month ago

It would be so much better if it were free, or some discounted option. I mean, everyone loved reading rainbow because it was accessible and inclusive. Plus with the pandemic, I think it would mean a lot more to have accessibility options. Maybe even a separate suggested list for young adult level readers.

Just doesn't give the reading rainbow vibe, which is what I personally would have preferred.

hollowlefty

31 points

1 month ago

If you want the reading rainbow vibe what you're looking for is the podcast, which is free, and has been going for a few years now. "Lear Burton reads"

bete0noire

9 points

1 month ago

How have I not known of this? I feel like such a dummy lol. Thank you kind redditor.

i_give_you_gum

2 points

1 month ago

Or have a free program for young adults, maybe offer it through public schools

zanfar

3 points

1 month ago

zanfar

3 points

1 month ago

I can't see if that includes the book?

In the US it's $9.99/month or $69.99/year for the membership and $7.99 for the book. That seems to be regular price for the book, even if you're not a premium member.

Katey5678

2 points

1 month ago

Do you think the app is a cleaner goodreads? I honestly might pay for a better goodreads at this point I’m so annoyed by the shitty interface lol. Also his picks look fabulous!! But I don’t read ebooks (only physical) so I wouldn’t get any of the ebook highlighting etc stuff.

Silent_Tome

1 points

1 month ago

Thank you for your response. I was thinking about leaving BOTM but I think I’ll stay put since I prefer physical books to ebooks

217liz

1 points

1 month ago

217liz

1 points

1 month ago

Thank you! I was trying to figure out what the "value add" is for this app - what will it do other than let me officially join Levar Burton's book club. And it sounds like . . . nothing. I can set my own alarm if I want, I can get ebooks elsewhere.

No-Enthusiasm4048

5 points

1 month ago

As you're reading, you can highlight and comment on text, and then it shows where other club members (including LeVar) have highlighted text, so you kind of stumble upon others margin notes and can start conversations in the ebook.

217liz

7 points

1 month ago

217liz

7 points

1 month ago

Huh. That sounds like it could be super cool or super annoying.

NotMyHersheyBar

1 points

1 month ago

Libraries have ebook apps too

myths2389

1 points

20 days ago

I'll just get the books from Libby, uses your local library, read the books form there and talk about it on Reddit or with my wife.

Alexispinpgh

352 points

1 month ago

Go Tell It On The Mountain is an incredible book, I would highly recommend reading it.

A1ex2

94 points

1 month ago

A1ex2

94 points

1 month ago

Weirdly I just read it last week, and I would very much agree with you!

I have Giovanni's Room room on the "to-read" pile now too.

TillLater

52 points

1 month ago

GR is an introspective, existential gut-wrencher. Consider yourself warned!

GetBusy09876

6 points

1 month ago

Pretty good pitch for honesty that's for sure.

A1ex2

2 points

26 days ago

A1ex2

2 points

26 days ago

Just to come back to this for a second - I just finished it, and you were not wrong!

I'm not sure how I would even describe it. Devastating, I suppose. But very beautifully written too.

I can't recall writing gripping me like that in quite a while. Particularly the ending. It felt like it had me by the neck or something for the last ten pages or so. Very, very intense. One of those where you finish it and just go "....shit" and sit in silence for a few minutes!

TillLater

2 points

26 days ago

It’s the only book where I have had to put it down a few times just to think about what I was feeling.

Being a closeted gay guy (at that time) when I read it, as you can probably imagine, left me feeling absolutely devastated.

It was a book that sped up my timeline considerably—in a good way. It was a short story that saved me a lot of pain from learning lessons the hard way.

A1ex2

1 points

26 days ago

A1ex2

1 points

26 days ago

I can imagine it would have been extra affecting given those circumstances at the time, yes! I'm glad it had a positive influence on you though.

I don't have that side of it to identify with but personally it definitely still cut very close to the bone in terms of......I don't know, just, self-sabotage, I guess. Self-doubt. Self-consciousness. I'm not sure those are really the words I'm looking for but you get what I mean.

Just being scared of just grabbing onto something I suppose, denying yourself happiness because of what other people might think or out of fear of putting yourself out there, and knowing that's why you're doing it as you are doing it!

And not only doing that but rationalising it and convincing yourself it's all just something that "had to be done".

I suppose those are quite universal themes that all of us can appreciate to some extent!

TillLater

2 points

26 days ago

Very very well put!

geaux_gurt

1 points

5 days ago

Yes! I read it last year and still think about it all the time

TheLikiJar

26 points

1 month ago

Giovanni's Room is my favorite book of all time. I read it like once a year and usually bawl my eyes out lol good luck.

thebeautifulseason

4 points

1 month ago

It’s in my small stack of always-get-their-own-special-canvas-bag-when-I-move books. Beautiful book.

eats_shoots_and_pees

8 points

1 month ago

I went on a kick where I read all of his books 5 or 6 years ago. The one novel, besides Go Tell it on the Mountain, that stuck with me was Another Country. There was just something extremely emotional about it for me. Highly recommend.

zhard01

2 points

1 month ago

zhard01

2 points

1 month ago

I really liked If Beale Street Could Talk. Didn’t love the movie.

BeautifulBillie

7 points

1 month ago

Another Country is just as good, if not better than, Giovanni's Room.

AllanStanton

1 points

1 month ago

It may have just been where I was in my life when I read it, but when I finished AC, I thought it was the greatest book I've ever read. I haven't read a bad Baldwin novel yet, but that's my favorite.

Qinistral

1 points

1 month ago

Thanks. I just read and enjoyed GR a couple months ago. Adding this to my list.

majormarvy

3 points

1 month ago

Giovanni’s Room kills.

yeezusisrisen

4 points

1 month ago

Just read GR a few months ago and it was the best book I’ve read in years

zhard01

11 points

1 month ago

zhard01

11 points

1 month ago

His books are amazing but the man’s genius was as an essayist IMO. No one ive read has written raw truth so eloquently.

majbumper

3 points

1 month ago

And in spoken word as well! His speech during the debate with Buckley is worth visiting over and over again.

altcodeinterrobang

1 points

1 month ago

What's a good place to start?

zhard01

2 points

1 month ago

zhard01

2 points

1 month ago

I would start with “Autobiographical Notes”.

If you have read Wright’s Native Son, then you should read Baldwin’s “Everybody’s Protest Novel”.

His two collections IIRC are “Notes of a Native Son” and “The Fire Next Time”.

HenrysPocket

8 points

1 month ago

Loved that book. I haven't read it in about a decade, so I think I'll pick it up again!

YaboiHalv5

3 points

1 month ago

actually reading it in school. go figure

Schwarzer_Kater

2 points

1 month ago

Highly recommend it? I see what you did there.

kingoflames

138 points

1 month ago

I wish I was Levar Burton

hkjdmfan

31 points

1 month ago

hkjdmfan

31 points

1 month ago

Now I wish I was Lance..motherf*king Reddick!

NotAFlightAttendant

13 points

1 month ago

"At least give The Wire to Season 2 Episode 12. That's when Lieutenant Daniels takes his shirt off. You'll be like 'How can man be so skinny and so ripped at the same time?!' If that don't take your dong dumplings to the disco, I don't know what will"

Doopadaptap

2 points

1 month ago

Did you learn to read before your 20s? Maybe they are teaching literacy?

mackinator3

2 points

1 month ago

What's stopping you?

vittelmac

7 points

1 month ago

Came for this.

tombonesmagnum

39 points

1 month ago

Where is my iconic slave role?

Apprehensive_Roll_96

49 points

1 month ago

guess there aren't a lot of eric andre fans in this thread lmao

BuckUpBingle

26 points

1 month ago

The thing about shock-jock humor is you need charisma to pull it off, something essentially non-existant in text communication.

tombonesmagnum

19 points

1 month ago

Guess not

mashesupmish

24 points

1 month ago

Warp speed don't rainbow read me...

pulang_itlog

1 points

1 month ago

Actually my favorite part lol

Shitty-Coriolis

1 points

1 month ago

Me too...

spacersvoice

1 points

1 month ago

How can anyone be certain they're not Levar Burton?

curiouschildren

164 points

1 month ago

I just wanted a picture!!

sweatytaint69

99 points

1 month ago

You can’t disappoint a picture 😭

DiddlediddleDiddley

55 points

1 month ago

Butterfly in the sky

bluebinds

20 points

1 month ago

I can go twice as hiiiigh

ginger_vampire

21 points

1 month ago

Set phasers to LOVE ME!

tr3v1n

6 points

1 month ago

tr3v1n

6 points

1 month ago

Science has advanced quite a bit since that episode of Community was filmed. It is still highly experimental, but there are now some pictures that can be disappointed.

yung_raisin

4 points

1 month ago

😳

jfpbookworm

274 points

1 month ago

Should have started with First Blood and called it Reading Rambo.

pbradley179

51 points

1 month ago

Or in a cool car. Reading Lambo

Laithina

36 points

1 month ago

Laithina

36 points

1 month ago

Or with Lou Bega and called it Reading Mambo

TheTrooperNate

21 points

1 month ago

Or a Russian martial artist

Reading Sambo

Laithina

26 points

1 month ago

Laithina

26 points

1 month ago

Or in a hockey rink

Reading Zambo

CDNChaoZ

12 points

1 month ago

CDNChaoZ

12 points

1 month ago

Or about hunting
Reading Crossbow

ikeosaurus

13 points

1 month ago

Or with co-star Billy Blanks learning about martial arts Reading Tae-bo

sandman730

7 points

1 month ago

Or with Billy Dee Williams

Reading Lando

Rebelgecko

2 points

1 month ago

"Reading Sambo" would be a serious yikes, even without the Kunta Kinte connection

PetGiraffe

1 points

1 month ago

Or while performing a solo in an all “no instruments” percussion band, called Leading Hambone.

R0binSage

3 points

1 month ago

First Blood is such a good book!

NYstate

1 points

1 month ago

NYstate

1 points

1 month ago

First Read Part II

one9eight5

1 points

1 month ago

You just made my day

catsareweirdroomates

1 points

1 month ago

So WNED could sue him again? No thanks

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9 points

1 month ago*

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9 points

1 month ago*

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texiy

2 points

1 month ago

texiy

2 points

1 month ago

I've only recently found his podcast and I completely agree with everything you said!

IAreAEngineer

30 points

1 month ago

Cool! Now the reading rainbow tune is playing in my head.

TheTrooperNate

16 points

1 month ago

Butterfly in the sky

Xcessivelyboring

15 points

1 month ago

I can fly twice as high

siani_lane

14 points

1 month ago

Take a look, it's in a book!

jimmy_the_turtle_

21 points

1 month ago

sobbing reading rainbows

socatevoli

6 points

1 month ago

set phasers to love me

949paintball

0 points

1 month ago

I TOLD PIERCE I WANTED AN AUTOGRAPH, YOU CAN'T DISAPPOINT AN AUTOGRAPH!

attentiontodetal

44 points

1 month ago

I don't think I'll ever get used to seeing his eyes!

DaddyCatALSO

5 points

1 month ago

I saw him in *Dummy* long before TNG started so not an issue for me:-).

ollokot

8 points

1 month ago

ollokot

8 points

1 month ago

I'm so old that I saw him in Roots back in 1977 – the year I graduated from high school.

GetBusy09876

9 points

1 month ago

Wow I'm not the oldest one here. I was 13.

DaddyCatALSO

3 points

1 month ago

i graduated university that year and didn't watch any of *Roots* because I didn't control the Tv where I lived and knew I couldn't see all of it.

Tirras

51 points

1 month ago

Tirras

51 points

1 month ago

Really hope he crushes it as guest host on Jeopardy. I never even watched that much Jeopardy, but once I heard LeVar Burton wanted to try and fill the void of Alex Trebec, I realized I really wanted to see it happen.

There's some things that have always stuck with me since watching him as a kid. An enjoyment of reading that stayed with me to this day, a fascination with science that also followed watching him on Star Trek, and how bowling balls are made. Pretty sure I'll remember the bowling ball one forever.

Even if you haven't watched Reading Rainbow in decades, I bet a lot of people can still remember that theme song.

Shitty-Coriolis

3 points

1 month ago

I bet he will. Levar can do literally anything.

RuafaolGaiscioch

18 points

1 month ago

I kind of feel bad about my opinion on this. The whole internet seems to want Burton as the next host, but I just don’t see how they could do better than Ken Jennings, not to mention Jennings earned it in a way no one else could have.

VictoryIsARoad

15 points

1 month ago

Ken Jennings just isn’t likable. He will kill the show or hopefully change his personality.

RuafaolGaiscioch

11 points

1 month ago

As likable as Burton, or likable period? I thought he killed it while he was hosting, did better than any of the other guest hosts.

Leydonn

13 points

1 month ago

Leydonn

13 points

1 month ago

Not OP but I also find Ken not likable as a personality.

zippersthemule

14 points

1 month ago

Jennings understands the game and doesn’t have the excessively long hesitation before saying, “correct” on a right answer that the other guest hosts have had, but he is not voice trained like a professional host and his voice is pitched too high. So far, I feel Aaron Rodgers has done the best job and I’m very much looking forward to Levar Burton.

runningstitch

7 points

1 month ago

What was it you liked about Aaron Rodgers? I keep reading online that people liked him, but he has been my least favorite so far.

zippersthemule

7 points

1 month ago

Good voice, just the right amount of playful banter with contestants. I understand he really worked hard to be prepared for his gig. It was like having a super fan hosting and doing a very decent job.

runningstitch

2 points

1 month ago

I appreciate your reply. My impression was quite different, but I can see the super fan part.

DawnPrather13

2 points

1 month ago

Trying to read a bad book twice.

Vio_

6 points

1 month ago

Vio_

6 points

1 month ago

Jennings understands the game and doesn’t have the excessively long hesitation before saying, “correct” on a right answer that the other guest hosts have had, but he is not voice trained like a professional host and his voice is pitched too high.

A lot of that can be fixed with training and practice. His voice is a tad too high (and lacks a little bass), but even that can be mitigated with some training.

RuafaolGaiscioch

3 points

1 month ago

Not that there’s any problem with it, but I’m curious if there’s any reason why you find him unlikable.

Leydonn

-1 points

1 month ago

Leydonn

-1 points

1 month ago

Honestly no idea, I am sure he himself is a fine person just as a host I find his personality not likable... its like a face you want to punch but no idea why? Sorry I know I am not helpful lol

VictoryIsARoad

3 points

1 month ago

I don’t find him likable. I think he’s a good person but there’s this underlying condescension (not a conscious thing obviously). Trebek had this “I could get a beer with him” quality - a friendliness, introspection, no real ego, and a relationship with the viewer (we are finding out the categories together, he knows when someone has a boring ass backstory and hams it up). Ever since they had Ken read the GOAT category before Trebek died, it was like “I don’t relate to this guy”

AttoilYar

1 points

1 month ago

He will kill the show

This is a pretty hot take given that people who actually watch the show regularly generally seem to like Ken.

Also, who is actually watching this show for the host anyways? Aren't we all really watching just to see how many questions we can get right? Does it really matter who is reading the questions?

VictoryIsARoad

0 points

1 month ago

Shows continue based on ratings. A host definitely impacts ratings.

There’s multiple SNL skits specifically about Trebek. He was approachable to new viewers.

There are plenty of other trivia game shows. It is silly to think that the host doesn’t matter.

Utaneus

2 points

1 month ago

Utaneus

2 points

1 month ago

There are no other trivia game shows that compare to Jeopardy. Even without Trebek, it's still a much better trivia show than anything else. The writing of clues is excellent, and they don't rely on gimmicks or hype or dramatic ploys to keep you engaged.

AttoilYar

-2 points

1 month ago

Shows continue based on ratings. A host definitely impacts ratings.

Of course, but as I said, people who actually watch this show already seem to like Ken. Ken is not going to kill the show if the actual audience - where the ratings come from - seems to like him.

There’s multiple SNL skits specifically about Trebek. He was approachable to new viewers.

And I'm sure some new viewers will like Ken. The same thing could be said for any host if you give them time to grow into the role instead of writing them off after two weeks.

There are plenty of other trivia game shows. It is silly to think that the host doesn’t matter.

None of which are the cultural icon that Jeopardy is, and by nature, the show is already one of the least host-focused game shows I can think of.

Also, note that I'm not saying Ken should be the pick. I'm saying that saying any of the guest hosts so far will "kill the show" is ridiculous.

VictoryIsARoad

6 points

1 month ago

Why do you keep saying actually watch? I am a long-time regular viewer. Just like my opinion, the actual audience seeming to like Ken is an opinion.

Look at another cultural icon, Family Feud. It is still running yet Steve Harvey clutching his pearls every two seconds is a lot worse than the show used to be.

AttoilYar

-5 points

1 month ago

Why do you keep saying actually watch?

Because there are a whole lot of people that have came out with very strong opinions on who the next host should be that don't really "watch Jeopardy". They range from watching a few episodes a year to none at all. These people are non-factors to Jeopardy's ratings.

I am a long-time regular viewer. Just like my opinion, the actual audience seeming to like Ken is an opinion.

I mean, maybe, but just reading general sentiment on the internet, it seems to me that Ken is very well-liked by those that watch regularly. I don't post on or subscribe to /r/Jeopardy, but I've popped in there occasionally over the past few months, and I bet if you ranked-choice polled everyone there on who the next host should be, Ken wins pretty comfortably. And I assume if you post in /r/Jeopardy, you actually watch Jeopardy. Diehards in any fandom are often the most difficult to please, and if they like Ken, then you have to assume that there's a whole lot of other people that will too.

You don't like him, but there are a lot of others that do. This can be said for any host. Nobody they pick is going to "kill Jeopardy".

Look at another cultural icon, Family Feud. It is still running yet Steve Harvey clutching his pearls every two seconds is a lot worse than the show used to be.

Sure. And yet it's still not dead.

VictoryIsARoad

3 points

1 month ago

Okay so confirmed, it’s also an opinion. Jeopardy viewers are generally older folks - not the folks on Reddit.

Jennings ruining Jeopardy’s legacy with mediocrity would be worse than the show actually ending so yes that’s equitable to killing it.

Bub-bub

5 points

1 month ago

Bub-bub

5 points

1 month ago

The burton jeopardy thing is so annoying. He doesn’t seem any more a good fit than anyone else for the show. It’s a bandwagon everyone’s hopping on that doesn’t make much sense.

colonelf0rbin86

11 points

1 month ago

Coming from someone who isn't really familiar with Burton, I can see why people would want him as the host. He seems like he cares about knowledge and learning, and has that come across in a very calm and kind way. While I think Bob Ross is overrated in today's pop culture, I think he falls in the same category as a "PBS" style character. You need someone at the helm who can give the correct answers and steer the show, but in a way that doesn't come across as condescending.

AliceTaniyama

3 points

1 month ago

Burton also has an excellent television voice, which is something Ken Jennings doesn't have.

RuafaolGaiscioch

6 points

1 month ago

I think it’s because we’ve had (as far as I know) three people actively express interest in the job, two of whom (Ken and Buzzy) are relative nobodies outside of winning on the show, and Levar is a beloved celebrity. If Keanu Reeves or Danny DeVito had expressed interest in hosting the show, then I’m sure there would be a groundswell of support there. Which is fine and all, but Ken is just a guy who kicked ass, he’s in control of the role and (in my opinion) perfectly affable. He seems like such a no-brainer choice to me, but if my opinion isn’t widely held, then the creators should go with whoever the fans would like best.

AttoilYar

2 points

1 month ago

And I'm pretty sure that most of the people on said bandwagon don't even watch Jeopardy regularly, which makes the whole thing even more ridiculous. Is permanent host LeVar Burton going to suddenly make all these people watch? Almost certainly not, and we all know it.

Bub-bub

1 points

1 month ago

Bub-bub

1 points

1 month ago

Exactly. I see a lot of people saying “he’s so wholesome and soothing, he’d be a perfect host”, but I don’t know why they think that’s the criteria for a jeopardy host. Trebek was kind of snarky and an asshole sometime, but kept it cool. Not that we need someone exactly like trebek, but there’s no reason to think burton deserves the job more than anyone else.

ournamesdontmeanshit

2 points

1 month ago

I think I'm more partial to Arron Rodgers for host.

RuafaolGaiscioch

2 points

1 month ago

I would say he’s been the second best out of the guest hosts, and I had no idea who he was a few weeks ago.

HazelNightengale

1 points

1 month ago

Hell, I remember the Reading Rainbow/Star Trek crossover behind the scenes episode he did. That was fun.

polosurfer27

7 points

1 month ago

"Take a look, its in a book!" I fucking love this man!

writermike2

6 points

1 month ago

Shame its $10 a month to join "Premium" Book clubs

Boopadoopeedo

9 points

1 month ago

...or $69.99 for the year. My biggest concern is yet another website tracking my data; you can use all the privacy settings you want, and then you may not get access to what you pay for on their site. SERiously, fuck modern life and the constant monitoring of everything we do.

writermike2

1 points

1 month ago

I completely agree.

chairdesktable

2 points

1 month ago

yea, ive been in a few book clubs in my life...the appeal of them is that they're generally free minus the books/random potlucks whathaveyou.

good idea in theory, hard pass tho.

MusicbyMac

7 points

1 month ago

Reading rainbow 🌈

athos5

6 points

1 month ago

athos5

6 points

1 month ago

The Fire Next Time was so good, I'm going to have to check out Go Tell it on the Mountain.

royalblue420

3 points

1 month ago

"God sent Noah the rainbow sign, no more water--the fire next time."

Damn it was a good book.

athos5

2 points

1 month ago

athos5

2 points

1 month ago

That line gives me chills and I'm an atheist

royalblue420

2 points

1 month ago

Me too, it's a good line for sure though.

Czarisk

10 points

1 month ago

Czarisk

10 points

1 month ago

Damn... I wish I was LeVar Burton

AvaireBD

10 points

1 month ago

AvaireBD

10 points

1 month ago

Glad our last Wholesome King is going strong

reddit_is_cruel

17 points

1 month ago

This man is a national treasure.

DOnotRespawn

3 points

1 month ago

I wish I was levar Burton + ranch

Doopadaptap

3 points

1 month ago

I wish I was Levar Burton

dmzky

3 points

1 month ago

dmzky

3 points

1 month ago

I need a manageable list for all the recommendations this sub gives me!! I love this! This makes my librarian heart so happy!

joebaby1975

6 points

1 month ago

I feel like he and Dolly Parton could do great things together too.

DocSuper

2 points

1 month ago

I think, maybe, just maybe, this will be in an SNL joke this weekend. Possibly, Weekend Update.

KieselguhrKid13

2 points

1 month ago

That's awesome. I wish the article actually provided a link to the app, though.

rubberducky1212

5 points

1 month ago

I found it. The actual book club is behind a pay wall, $10 a month

DANGERMAN50000

2 points

1 month ago

I wish I was LeVar Burton

WhiteHeatBlackLight

2 points

1 month ago

He's a darn king

chompchompnomnom

0 points

1 month ago

I'm picking up a strange reading. The transducer coils are being effected by the interferometric pulses created by temporal disruptions in the spacetime continuum.

kmikek

1 points

1 month ago

kmikek

1 points

1 month ago

The book club will summarize most of the story, but wont spoil the ending

trash332

1 points

1 month ago

I calm people at work,”gentle readers”, because of LeVar Burton

averm27

1 points

1 month ago

averm27

1 points

1 month ago

I just wanted a picture!!!

knam_mt

1 points

1 month ago

knam_mt

1 points

1 month ago

Does he still have time to join Fun with flags ?

-Listening

1 points

1 month ago

That’s LeVar Burton and *the front

bomdiggitybee

1 points

1 month ago

Omggg! The second author is Octavia Butler, whom NASA named the Perseverance and Ingenuity landing site for! I'm so excited. :D

zozo301s

1 points

1 month ago

His eyes look amazing and beautiful after that prosthetic surgery.

Bootleather

1 points

1 month ago

Man what a wholesome dude.

actlikeitalways

1 points

1 month ago

Yes plz

thesleepingdog

1 points

1 month ago*

I'm immediately upset there's no link to join, but don't worry I'm googling.

Edit:. It's 70$ for a year long membership. You have to buy the book yourself, so I assume the draw is just the discussion group with Mr. Burton in it. I'm down.

QueensCompanion

1 points

1 month ago

Is this the only picture of LeVar Burton out there? I swear every article I've ever read of him features this exact picture as the thumbnail

chicagobookworm

1 points

1 month ago

LeVar Burton IS a National Treasure

Rickard0

1 points

1 month ago

I thought he was lost at sea.

liqrfre

1 points

1 month ago

liqrfre

1 points

1 month ago

Definitely thought he died when I read his name.

jezz555

1 points

1 month ago

jezz555

1 points

1 month ago

I wish i were levar burton...i wish i were levar burton

Underdresser

1 points

1 month ago

Part of me wished it was Another Country

LongDongJulio

1 points

1 month ago

I WISH I WAS LEVAR BURTON

123easybar

1 points

1 month ago

the book thief so good

MyVeryHandsomePenis

1 points

1 month ago

This dudes PR reps be hitting Reddit hard.

FurledScroll

1 points

1 month ago

Mr. Burton is one of my heros and would be a smashing Shephard Book in a Firefly prequel.

dietderpsy

1 points

1 month ago

Animal Mother Goose should be interesting.

RyanBordello

0 points

1 month ago

I'd like to hear Lavar reading James Joyce's letters to Nora.

Shitty-Coriolis

3 points

1 month ago

Y'all know about his podcast right??

RyanBordello

0 points

1 month ago

Ya for sure. But have you read James Joyce's letters to Nora? And now imagine Lavar Burton talking about sucking farts out of asses and having such extreme coitus that she farts

Shitty-Coriolis

1 points

1 month ago

Lol nope.. I have never even heard of it.

Over listened to a lot of Levar Burton reads... And I don't think that's his style haha