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Apr. 22nd, 2020

Don't Wanna Go To School Today

Reading List

I don't want to be one of those people who just pretend they've read certain books. I want to actually read them.

To this end, I am compiling a reading list, which goes as follows:

Notes From The Underground, by Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoevsky
Crime And Punishment, by Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoevsky
The Idiot, by Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoevsky
Poor Folk and Other Stories, by Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoevsky
The Outsider, by Albert Camus
At Swim-two-birds, by Flann O'Brien
The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
Beloved, by Toni Morrison
Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas, by Hunter S. Thompson
A Spy In The House Of Love, by Anais Nin
Tropic Of Cancer, by Henry Miller
Waiting For Godot, By Samuel Beckett
The Sound And The Fury, by William Faulkner
For Whom The Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway
The Trial, by Franz Kafka
Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert
The Golden Notebook, by Doris May Lessing
The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath
To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
The Unquiet Grave, by Cyril Connolly
The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand
The Garden Party And Other Stories, by Katherine Mansfield
Sexus, by Henry Miller
Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad, by Ann Petry
House Of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski
The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman
Breakfast of Champions, by Kurt Vonnegut
Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
Anthem, by Ayn Rand
The Sea, the Sea, by Iris Murdoch
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, by Jean-Dominique Bauby
Let the Right One In, by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Dandy in the Underworld, by Sebastian Horsley
The Unquiet Grave, by Cyril Connolly
The Book of Disquiet, by Fernando Pessoa
The House of Spirits, by Isabel Allende
Survivor, by Chuck Palahniuk
Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse
Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides

So many books, so little time, and much more to be added.

I'm currently reading Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer On Writing by Margaret Atwood, which is inspiring me to read much more.

This is the pitifully small list of books I've read since I started this list:

Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
Post Office, by Charles Bukowski
Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
Touching From A Distance, by Deborah Curtis
The Story Of O, by Pauline Reage
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
Breakfast at Tiffanys, by Truman Capote
Slaughterhouse 5, by Kurt Vonnegut
Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
1984, by George Orwell

Feel free to suggest books for me!

Jul. 21st, 2009

eat me

Quote of The Day

"“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’..."

- Jack Kerouac, On The Road

Apr. 23rd, 2009

eat me

Quote Of The Day

"I feel like one of those people that are so freaking miserable they can't be around normal people. Like I'd infect the happy people."

- Meredith, Grey's Anatomy.

The Results Are In..

You are a

Social Liberal
(80% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(10% permissive)

You are best described as a:


Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also: The OkCupid Dating Persona Test

I can't believe this quiz included the following statement:

"The Life of one American is worth more than the lives of several foreigners."

Do people actually consciously believe this bullshit!??!!??!

Does anyone "Strongly Agree" with this statement?!

Apr. 20th, 2009

eat me

Quote Of The Day

"I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom."

- Simone De Beauvoir

Apr. 16th, 2009

eat me

Quote of the Day

"I was in analysis. I was suicidal. As a matter of fact, I would have killed myself, but I was in analysis with a strict Freudian and if you kill yourself they make you pay for the sessions you miss."

- Woody Allen

Apr. 14th, 2009

ghost world

Quote of the Day

"Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt."

- Herbert Hoover

Apr. 8th, 2009

eat me

Quote of the Day

"I suppose I could be pissed off about what happened to me. But it's hard to stay mad when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst."

- Lester Burnham, American Beauty

Apr. 6th, 2009

eat me

Quote Of The Day

"It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more."

- Woody Allen

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