today i bought:
jeanette winterson - oranges are not the only fruit.
d.h. lawrence - lady chatterley's lover (for uni, blahh).
& kate chopin - the awakening
from this amazing second hand book shop near my house.
oranges are not the only fruit is a really good book! i found parts of it really bizarre but overall i enjoyed it.
i was so excited when i saw it, cos finding a particular book there is kindof rare cos it's a second hand shop.
but anyway, i read the passion about two years ago, &jeez, i absolutley fell in love with the way that she writes.
i read the introduction/preface to oranges on the train on the day i bought it. and she sounds so lovely. like, i'd just like her to be my friend.
Today i bought jennifer government by Max Barry, i found it in oxfam.
I was then going to get the wasp factory by iain Banks as ive wanted it for ages. But saw a book in the recommended section in Waterstones, which had a review saying that it was more messed up than american psycho so obviously i had to have it. Its called 'Kill your friends' its by John Niven.
I want to start them both but i am still reading the contortionists handbook, which is actually really good i just havent had much chance to read. Its such a short book and ive been reading it for ages.
impulse by ellen hopkins
really good (albeit a *bit* trig at points, at least for me) :)
i read crank too. and i wanna read the others by her
“The good things don’t always soften the bad, but vice-versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.”
“Nobody important? Blimey, that’s amazing. Do you know, in nine hundred years of time and space I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important before.”
“If it’s time to go, remember what you’re leaving. Remember the best. My friends have always been the best of me.”
Just finished Pretending You Care: the Retail Employee Handbook by Norman Feuti - it was hysterical, and at the same time, oh so true! Now I'm onto Threshold by Caitlin R Kiernan - who I love, so I'm looking forward to the book!
I just started The Other Boleyn Girl yesterday, its interesting alot of the stories about Henry VIII show Anne Boleyn as an innocent victim, but this one makes her out to be a right manipulative b*tch!
The Lion and the Unicorn by George Orwell. I only started it this morning but I'm a fair way in already. He's been telling me what it means to be English in that beautiful, yet simple, way he does. Genius.
How could you become as awesome as you are and still feel like a loser?
I just read "Letter To a Christian Nation" by Sam Harris and "A mis amigos de la locura" by Ernesto Ruiz Ortiz. Both were amazing, though short.
I am now reading "The Night Listener" by Amisted Aupin (I hope I spelled it right).
"...that incremental suicide of turning your life into a dream, to make being awake as similar to sleep as possible. Drowsily, lazily, dry-mouth your way through the day's ceremonies, fumble your way back into the dew-bather you never really left, draped in brown, brown now all around, the haze!" - Russell Brand on drug addiction.
"Si ma êkh gûndo piyiamásko...ándo bírto barruno. Bírto, bírto barruno."