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I missed Neil Gaiman... they were at capacity and wouldn't let us in ;_; . So I called my mommy and boo-hooed about it for an hour, heh


Sep. 24th, 2009

Once, in my father's bookshop, I heard a regular customer say that few things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds its way into his heart.

- p.8, The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

I have a feeling I am going to enjoy this book immensely :)

Sep. 18th, 2009

Has anyone read Faulkner's short story "A Rose for Emily"? I read it just the other night, in the anthology My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead (two bucks at the Friends of the Library booksale, can't beat that! And I totally got it solely because the cool cover caught my eye ^-^) and it was a good story and everything, but what the F is it titled that for? There's NO rose AT ALL. Unless I missed something (I maybesortakinda was smoking a bowl when I read it)... and obviously this has nothing to do with the quality of the story it's just been bugging the hell out of me
I've just under a hundred pages left of Wuthering Heights. Cathy the younger -- wow, what a little bitch. I cannot read any of these scenes where she interacts with Hareton without wanting to smack the shit out of her! She is not better than her mother at all, just more naive and brought up in better conditions. I can see this will not end happily for her... she might've had an ally in her cousin had she not been such a fucking snot to him.


So this is basically a book about shitty fucking people running open-eyed to their own doom. A lot of shit could have been avoided if one person EVER listed to Nelly

Perhaps I should finish reading this before I judge anyone ^_^
Gave up on Darkmans. Started Joshua Ferris' Then We Came to the End and I love every bit of it so far. Neglecting work as a matter of fact because I'm so hooked :). Appropriate somehow XD
I started Darkmans by Nicola Barker. Her "style" of narrative is getting old fast

Jul. 21st, 2009

Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, drama!!! Silly boys.

I have decided to get another tattoo and soon. I haven't settled 100% on what my next one is to be but I'm pretty sure I'm going to go with the The Blind Assassin (it's by Margaret Atwood and made of fantastic) one I want. I want a side piece with a black tribal wolf design that says "All stories are about wolves" under or around it in scratchy red lettering. My mother will bitch but it's all about what I want, yes? :D

Mar. 18th, 2009

So. Tired. Gahhhhh

I've been working mostly 13.5 hour shifts lately (7:30 am til 9 pm) and normally I fly through 'em pretty easily but today just burned me out completely. Possibly because on top of my long day today I worked until nearly ten last night (and I can never go straight to sleep after running around all day) and I have a ten hour tomorrow. Pity me!

Guess who's sleeping in Sunday when she finally has a day off? This gal!

On another note: dammit, Northern Ohio, warm the eff up already! Doesn't help that the village I live in is right on the lake-- it's pretty much always five to ten degrees cooler here than say, Mentor where I work (a whopping twenty minute drive away)

Mar. 14th, 2009

I really hope someone reads Bunnicula for the Vampire Challenge :-D