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[12 Sep 2005|10:49pm]

i wish more people had things to say here... these kinds of things need to be in more demand and supply...
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hello bookworms.
yes we keep those noses deep inside our girfriends'...

i miss this place and i feel silly cause never wrote in it.
i bought bukowski's LOVE IS A DOG FROM HELL and i read it straight through in one 1.5 hour airplane sitting.

so there.

it's grand.

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"oh? and what's so stinking about it?" [27 Jun 2004|09:11pm]

i have recently finished A Clockwork Orange, and i have to say, its a must-read. its about a 15 year old boy who gets his pleasures by going out with his "droogs" at night and stirring up the "ultra-violence." its full of a youthful slang, made up by anthony burgess to fit the young boys' lifestyle. after reading this, i also recommend the movie. its a bit rough in the nudity category, but if you don't mind that, you'll like it a lot, i assure you.

i also have a list of really great books i have read in the past. i'll post that later.
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[02 Jun 2004|06:36pm]

hey peoples! ok, i have a lj new community for art openings and such....
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hey peoples! ok, i have a lj new community for art openings and such.... <lj-user="welikeart">... if you are interested go look at it and join if you feel so inclined.
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[26 May 2004|10:55pm]


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hi! [12 May 2004|09:07am]

I forget how i found this. I think it was through Jonathan's journal--but I think it is fun so I joined.

[english majors get excited about things like this]

I just finished reading The Frog King earlier this week. It's not Vonnegut, but it is quite enjoyable. Not for everyone, I suppose, but i've got quite a crush on the protagonist.

Right now I'm reading The Elegant Universe in an effort to try and retrieve some of my science knowledge. That, and I think abstract principles and theories about space and time are kind of rad.

And then after that, I think I am going to read The Charterhouse of Parma...maybe...we'll see.
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suggestions anyone? [11 May 2004|03:53pm]

[ mood | awake ]

ok so as of right now i only have a few books that i plan on reading this summer: Breakfast of Champions, Dance of Days and Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. any other suggstions. please!

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from rusholme with love [10 May 2004|12:43am]

[ mood | louisiana ]

i'm about halfway through the glass palace by amitav ghosh.

so far it's very, very good, but i'm not sure how i feel about it. here's what amazonians had to say.

next i want to start house of leaves again. i swear i'm going to have the patience to get through it this time.

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[10 May 2004|12:01am]

cut it out with your 'i am so indie look at what i am reading this summer nonsense'.

currently absorbing:

a connecticut yankee at king arthur's court - mark twain
look homeward, angle - thomas wolfe
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[09 May 2004|02:15pm]

One book I would recommend to everyone is Breakfast At Tiffany's by Truman Capote. There are many things different from the movie, and it ends much better. It is a short novel and one could probably finish it in an afternoon, so if you ever have a few free hours, check it out. I just thought I'd let you all know. I'm reading it for the second time now, and its just... delightful!
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[09 May 2004|01:40pm]

okay so hi this is LAURIE and i reside in pittsburgh and i just want everyone to have a heads up on a couple wonderful things...
mostly a local zine called DEEK.

every issue makes my day.

also a book i am reading that i should not even say that i am reading is a book called THE ART OF SEDUCTION. it is non-fiction, the size of a bible, and it's fucking dangerously powerful. ROBERT GREENE wrote it (he also wrote THE 48 RULES OF POWER).
for those of you who enjoy any of the following:
sex, games, lovers, playing, power, romance, money, feeling creative, secrets, taking over people's lives,... i am getting ahead of myself.
this is the book for not most. it is a book i bought myself to overcome a person and change my strategy on seducing a little bit (the word is GRADUALLY).
it outlines basic structures of people's personalities, evalutates you a bit, and gives EXTREMEMLY helpful insight on how to break down your seducer (if you are lucky enough to have one) and flip the situation over so that you are now in control of everything... because that is how it is supposed to be.

the end.
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[09 May 2004|01:16pm]

Since everyone else is doing it...

My summer reading list:
Matilda by Roald Dahl (for old times' sake)
Our Band Could Be Your Life
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
I'll probably also reread A Tree Grows in Brooklyn at some point, because it's the best book ever.

Any suggestions?

I just finished The Da Vinci Code - I read it in a day. I liked it - it's definitely a page-turner, and it was very hard for me to put down. If you haven't read it, you should, especially if you're interested in art history and symbols. It really made me want to take a class on Da Vinci.
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[09 May 2004|01:44am]

[ mood | geeky ]

this summer i'm going to finish a heartbreaking work of staggering genius by dave eggars and read the 2 best american non-required reading books he edited. i am also going to read blankets...it's a graphic novel!

any suggestions for additions to my list?

i know this community is geeky, but hey...whatever. i'm an english major.


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