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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading Stories of YOUR Life October 20, 2015 - 1:30pm

Hey all,

I want to do one of those lending library things popularized by Stephen Elliot and stolen by Rob Hart. I think it's a super cool idea that gets my book into some extra hands and gets me a nice little memento. I figured this was the best place to start. 

So speak up in the comments if you want in. I'll mail the book to the first person. They read it and mail it to the next person. And so on. The last person mails it back to me. It's a short book, so it's a quick read and postage should be cheap.

I'd love it if everyone who participates signs their name in the book. And it'd be extra nice if you left a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads, and spread the word on social media. Thanks, guys!

(US residents only. Sorry.)



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A bizarre mix of Lovecraftian horror and hip-hop history, Kanye West—Reanimator reimagines the classic story "Herbert West—Reanimator" with everyone's favorite petulant genius cast in the titular role.

In it, Kanye West attempts to reanimate a moribund hip-hop scene, only to come to the conclusion that his music is so powerful, it should be used to reanimate the dead. And who better to reanimate than those two legendary titans gone before their time—Biggie and Tupac? Hilarity and carnage ensue.

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Holly Bella Toschi from San Francisco is reading "Dance Dance Dance" October 20, 2015 - 2:14pm

Hey Josh!

Congrats on your book! A plot involving Kanye (not for President), hubris and Lovecraft with Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur sounds like an adventure I must read! 

I don't need to be the first recipient/reader but I'd certainly love to be included in this lending process!

 

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Anna Gutmann from Ohio is reading American Gods October 20, 2015 - 3:09pm

Agh! This totally reminded me I forgot to buy my own copy of the book. I just did though, so I'm excited for it to come in the mail on Thursday :-).

I wouldn't mind being included in the lending chain too, if people who already own the book can still be put on the list.

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading Stories of YOUR Life October 21, 2015 - 5:08am

Holly: You don't need to be first, but you ARE first, and there's no getting out of it.

Anna: Of course you can still participate! Just sign the book and send it on its merry way!

Both you guys should PM me your addresses. Thanks.

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Rob from New York City is reading at a fast enough pace it would be cumbersome to update this October 21, 2015 - 9:44am

Hey! You can't steal the idea I stole!

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading Stories of YOUR Life October 21, 2015 - 9:53am

The shit I can't!

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Holly Bella Toschi from San Francisco is reading "Dance Dance Dance" October 21, 2015 - 10:26am

I like to think of it as recycling a great idea instead of stealing...

@Josh: I'll PM my address.

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Taylor from Portland, Oregon is reading 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow October 22, 2015 - 7:03pm

Am I allowed to sign up? I'd totally do this!

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Taylor from Portland, Oregon is reading 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow October 22, 2015 - 7:06pm

I can think of 1 or 2 other people who would dig reading this and passing it along, too. 

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading Stories of YOUR Life October 23, 2015 - 5:08am

 Of course you can. PM me your address and spread the word!

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading Stories of YOUR Life October 28, 2015 - 7:09am

Hey hey, participants, please keep this thread updated as to when you receive the book and when you are sending it out, to help me keep track. Thanks.