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July 20, 2014 at 11:23pm
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My idea of rich is that you can buy every book you ever want without looking at the price and you’re never around assholes. That’s the two things to really fight for in life.

— John Waters  (via detailsdetales)

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5:59pm
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I’m so close to finishing this book and I’m feeling a little sad about it. I have enjoyed every page and I’m anxious to see where Richard ends up. I’m looking forward to Courtney Maum’s future releases…there will be some of those, right?? Good.

I’m so close to finishing this book and I’m feeling a little sad about it. I have enjoyed every page and I’m anxious to see where Richard ends up. I’m looking forward to Courtney Maum’s future releases…there will be some of those, right?? Good.

July 19, 2014 at 2:39pm
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wasnineteencalling:

starswereexploding:

professor-perfect31 tagged me…it’s Friday night and I have no social life so what the hell!

Rules: in a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard—they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just ones that…

Hey thanks, Katie.

1. Anthropology of an American Girl, Hillary T Hamann

2. The Adults, Alison Espach

3. Middlesex, Jeffery Eugenides

4. The Age of Miracles, Karen Thompson Walker

5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Jk Rowling

6. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler

7. Kafka On The Shore, Haruki Murakami

8. The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R Tolkien

9. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Aimee Bender

10. Skippy Dies, Paul Murray

July 13, 2014 at 8:15pm
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wasnineteencalling:

I started Emma Donoghue’s “Frog Music” a couple of weeks ago and I’ve got to say, I am just so bored. Anyone made it through? I read and really enjoyed “Room”, but I don’t know about this one…

7:58pm
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Only be friends with people you actually like.

— Don’t let social anxiety trap you in your hotel room at AWP. At Tin House, Courtney Maum gives advice for how to make and keep your writer friends in an essay aptly titled, “How Not to Hate Your Friends.” Pair with: Our dispatch from AWP 2013 to know what you’re in for. (via millionsmillions)

7:54pm
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I am bored with “Frog Music” and anxious to start this one, so I decided today was the day I crack open “I’m Having So Much Fun Here Without You”. I am only a few chapters in, but I’m really enjoying it! Dysfunctional relationships are my literary bread and butter so I’m all in this. Have you read it? No? What are you waiting on? 

I am bored with “Frog Music” and anxious to start this one, so I decided today was the day I crack open “I’m Having So Much Fun Here Without You”. I am only a few chapters in, but I’m really enjoying it! Dysfunctional relationships are my literary bread and butter so I’m all in this. Have you read it? No? What are you waiting on? 

7:39pm
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I’m sad to say I haven’t been able to read as much this year as I did last year. So far, these are the only books I’ve finished. I won’t go through each one, but I’ll touch on my favorites.

Alison Bechdel’s “Fun Home” and “Are You My Mother” were inspiring. The art is amazing and her story is even better. Some parts were eye rollingly pretentious (and really that’s just because Bechdel is so fucking smart) 5 stars.
"The Storied Life of AJ Finkry" was brilliant. I just LOVED it, you guys. I laughed, I cried. It warmed my heart. It’s a light read that deals with some heavy themes. I wouldn’t call it a beach read, but it’s a fast one. I finished it in a couple of days and I was sad to see it done. 
I still don’t know what to think about Nathaniel. I would love for someone to comment on their feelings on it.

I’m sad to say I haven’t been able to read as much this year as I did last year. So far, these are the only books I’ve finished. I won’t go through each one, but I’ll touch on my favorites.

Alison Bechdel’s “Fun Home” and “Are You My Mother” were inspiring. The art is amazing and her story is even better. Some parts were eye rollingly pretentious (and really that’s just because Bechdel is so fucking smart) 5 stars.

"The Storied Life of AJ Finkry" was brilliant. I just LOVED it, you guys. I laughed, I cried. It warmed my heart. It’s a light read that deals with some heavy themes. I wouldn’t call it a beach read, but it’s a fast one. I finished it in a couple of days and I was sad to see it done. 

I still don’t know what to think about Nathaniel. I would love for someone to comment on their feelings on it.

June 28, 2014 at 3:53pm
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I’m having a hard time deciding if I’m liking “The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P”. My friend Kellie really enjoyed it and I respect her taste but I’m going back and forth on being really interested and really bored. Anyone else having/had this problem?

I’m having a hard time deciding if I’m liking “The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P”. My friend Kellie really enjoyed it and I respect her taste but I’m going back and forth on being really interested and really bored. Anyone else having/had this problem?

June 18, 2014 at 9:45pm
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35/40 This Is How You Lose Her, Junot Diaz
4/4 stars on Goodreads. 

35/40 This Is How You Lose Her, Junot Diaz

4/4 stars on Goodreads. 

9:42pm
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34/40, Almost Maine, John Cariani 
5/5 stars

34/40, Almost Maine, John Cariani 

5/5 stars