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30 day book challege -- day 27
Your favorite genre. Dystopian.
30 day book challege -- day 26
Your favorite type of nonfiction book. A good coming of age memoir. Not too reflective or pretentious.
30 day book challege -- day 25
The nerdiest book you’ve ever read. I read a lot of “nerdy” books but I guess the nerdiest would be The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.
30 day book challege -- day 24
Your favorite series. His Dark Materials by Phillip Pulman
30 day book challege -- day 23
A book you once hated, but now love. What changed? A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith I was forced to read it. Francie was too insightful for my eighth grade tastes. I preferred more to ‘happen’. Now I like introspection, books from girls’ point-of-view, and simple coming of age stories.
I am awake at almost 3am which is a rarity. I ate an entire bar of dark chocolate over the course of two hours. I’m writing again.
30 day book challege -- day 22
A book you once loved, but don’t anymore. What changed? Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild or any of the “shoes” books. Idealistic happy endings about un-childlike children.
30 day book challege -- day 21
The most disturbing book you’ve ever read. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty or Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. The latter not so much being the most disturbing content-wise, but the setting in which I read it: during nap-time at my job.
30 day book challege -- day 20
The environment you most enjoy reading in. On the train. Or early morning over breakfast.
30 day book challege -- day 19
A book that you think is woefully underrated. Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill At least in The U.S.
30 day book challege -- day 18
A book that you think is highly overrated The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger Not in the sense that it is bad writing, but in the sense that people still think it is applicable now. It does not transcend time.
I. Millet rice flakes cereal with almond milk. Boursin, fig butter and rosemary on dark rye toast. Nectarine. Pot of green tea. II. Greek yogurt with honey. III. Coffee with almond milk and homemade (not by me) chocolate banana nut cake.
30 day book challege -- day 17
A book you want to like, but can’t get into for whatever reason. Why can’t you get into it? Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs No matter how slowly I read, I still have no idea what is going on or what to feel.
n. the inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who you really like—as if all your social tastebuds suddenly went numb, leaving you unable to distinguish cheap politeness from the taste of genuine affection, unable to recognize its subtle and ambiguous flavors, its long and delicate maturation, or the simple fact that each tasting is double-blind.
30 day book challege -- day 16
A book you haven’t read and have no intention of ever reading. The Twilight Series I once read a chapter from New Moon and wanted to throw the book across the room. It was a book in the store I worked at, so I couldn’t.
I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be...– Simone de Beauvoir (via wordshappen)
On Friday, after walking by three people in Planned Parenthood t-shirts at Harvard Square who were asking for a moment of my time to donate some money, I just walked by one of them, a perfectly nice looking guy and basically shouted in the heat of the moment, my lips stuttering in panic, “No, I can’t, but I love you!” He said thank you and I got my tea and rushed off to work. ...
30 day book challege -- day 15
A book you haven’t read but is on your “will read” list. Ubik by Phlip K. Dick
Men’s indifference to learning about contraception and to taking any...– John Stoltenberg,Refusing to be a Man (via indigenousfeminist)
30 day book challege -- day 14
A book you regret not having read sooner The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- white sheets - burnt my arm making breakfast pizza - last day of work tomorrow but I’ll still wake up at 6 every day - how “Martha Marcy May Marlene” introduced me to Jackson C. Frank - When I Was Five I Killed Myself by Howard Buten - simple breakfasts, soup&salad - published. excuses to celebrate.
30 day book challege -- day 13
Your Favorite Book from Childhood Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
toreos replied to your post: 30 day book challege — day 12 I would just like to point out that many of the writers on your list are also on mine. In case you were curious. Another reason we are best friends.