This book is seriously funny. I bought it for my sister (who is a big fan of Mindy) and I read it before sending it along. Not only did it make me LOL at several points, it also was a great conversation starter on the bus! I think that Tina Fey’s autobiography will be next. It sure is nice to read something light and funny alonside all the academic literature that comes with grad school! 2 days ago
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This book is so filled with terrible nastiness and tragedy that after reading 20 pages of it last night I had a nightmare. That being said, I am loving this book. I wish I could read it in it’s original language but I feel blessed that the translator has done her job with such finesse that I find the word configuration to be lovely even when reading about grave robbing, murder, church burning and child prostitution. 5 days ago
Admittedly, I have never actually read Peter Pan. I suppose I’ll take care of that now, at the age of 21. 1 week ago
so i read every book by sophie kinsella and saw a lecture by Nicholas Sparks. does that count? 1 week ago
So, I started reading the copy of The Garden of Delights by Roch Carrier. I started reading it a couple years ago but never finished. Cara painstakingly hunted down a first edition on ebay. I’m excited to finish it.
EDIT: Found the book I lost…but I would rather read The Garden of Delights right now anyway. 1 week ago
Unlike some of my friends, I didn’t read this short story in high school. Instead I read “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and “The Tell Tale Heart.”
I didn’t read this one until this morning. I enjoyed it quite a bit, though I was very disturbed by the end. And when I stumbled upon a stranger’s blog post about how they had named their black cat “Pluto,” I was actually pretty upset. How could you name your cat after Poe’s Pluto? Just, no!
Not sure which of Poe’s short stories to read next. Recommendations are welcome! 1 week ago
“Trevor Cox is on a hunt for the sonic wonders of the world. A renowned expert who engineers classrooms and concert halls, Cox has made a career of eradicating bizarre and unwanted sounds. But after an epiphany in the London sewers, Cox now revels in exotic noises—creaking glaciers, whispering galleries, stalactite organs, musical roads, humming dunes, seals that sound like alien angels, and a Mayan pyramid that chirps like a bird. With forays into archaeology, neuroscience, biology, and design, Cox explains how sound is made and altered by the environment, how our body reacts to peculiar noises, and how these mysterious wonders illuminate sound’s surprising dynamics in everyday settings—from your bedroom to the opera house. The Sound Book encourages us to become better listeners in a world dominated by the visual and to open our ears to the glorious cacophony all around us.”
This book is right up my alley. I was thrilled when I stumbled upon it last night and deeply disappointed when exhaustion overcame me and forced me to stop reading. 1 week ago
I’m just about on track! I’ve read 2 books already this year: The Art and Power of Being A Lady and Hyperbole and a Half. I’m in the middle of a few as well. If I can finish these 3 by the end of the month. I’ll be pretty far ahead of schedule for the year. Yay me! 2 weeks ago
I have set a date and book for a book club meeting. I am going to try to read 10 pages a day. 2 weeks ago
my list dictates that I am to read Enderby Outside by Burgess but I am in need of a Burgess break. Instead I will be reading this lovely collection of fantasy stories…
3 weeks ago