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i believe it was lemonlyman.com. the name of which...

2008-04-17T23:16:00.000-04:00

i believe it was lemonlyman.com. the name of which never made sense to me.

and yes - that website was pretty damn great. i had a conversation about it tonight while waiting for a lecture by chip kidd - surely you know of him, no?



amlisdabomb: I find sunglasses are the best cure f...

2008-04-17T11:27:00.000-04:00

amlisdabomb: I find sunglasses are the best cure for crying in public, because of books. A hat, too. But sunglasses, you know, indoors, that's a good defense. I don't remember the Lois Lowry book. I think I remember the cover. There was a girl holding flowers, maybe, or a tree. A girl looking upwards?

asher: I read an article in a design magazine about no one belongs here more than



its funny bc i obvs read far less than you, but t...

2008-04-16T19:59:00.000-04:00

its funny bc i obvs read far less than you, but the things i read and love, i reaaaallly read and love, like waters novels, wasted, appetites, on love by alain de botton, tennesee williams plays, and short stories like "the yellow wallpaper" and d.h. lawrence's "the rocking horse winner." there are more, obvs, but its a short list..

also, a lot of your faves have been turned into



Wait - is it the 18th yet? Have you started? You a...

2008-04-16T18:05:00.000-04:00

Wait - is it the 18th yet? Have you started? You and Juno participating in a Shantaram read-off would be absolutely amazing. I can guarantee that I'll offer more than what's that? upon completion.

It is a big book, but I find that if you don't read the ending then it doesn't take as long. Just throwin' that out there.

I feel like you might not be my friend



oops, that spelling correction would be marijane m...

2008-04-16T17:23:00.000-04:00

oops, that spelling correction would be marijane meaker then :D

p.s GET A GOODREADS ACCOUNT! I think I mentioned this in some previous comment. I mention it again because rly, you should.

I'd love to recommend you some books because we def seem to have similar taste but I always get shy about book recommendations. I don't want to be held accountable for you reading



'Kay, so I can't leave much of a comment because I...

2008-04-16T15:49:00.000-04:00

'Kay, so I can't leave much of a comment because I've three papers due in the next 48 hours and a final exam tomorrow, which means that as much as I would love to natter endlessly on about Holden Caulfield and my James Frey hatred, I have time for only one observation, and it is this:

The picture of you (Riese) dancing around after getting the email from Sam Anderson? Is awesomely,



I'm not usually an underliner but that book is rid...

2008-04-16T14:32:00.000-04:00

I'm not usually an underliner but that book is riddled with underlines.

It's like he can put things I've always tried to say into words and develops ideas that I have in my brainbox.

I'm happy I'm thought of :)



Yep, that's Catie. If you like Dar and Ferrick, yo...

2008-04-16T11:04:00.000-04:00

Yep, that's Catie. If you like Dar and Ferrick, you'll probably like her too. "Radical," "Troubled Mind," and "My Shirt Looks Good on You" are probably my favorites.



I felt the same way about WOTB -- it was good, and...

2008-04-16T10:37:00.000-04:00

I felt the same way about WOTB -- it was good, and engaging, but somehow failed to maintain its energies. My copy is heavily marked and underlined, but halfway through i stopped underlining shit 'cause it was just too repetitive.

And I think the narrator is a dude. Maybe that's 'cause I'm a gay dude. I don't know.



i'm actually working on redesigning the cover for ...

2008-04-16T02:09:00.000-04:00

i'm actually working on redesigning the cover for 'nobody belongs here more than you' right now. not a real project, mind you. just a studenty venture for my book. somehow helvetica type doesn't seem that difficult to improve upon.

the real reason i came back to comment tonight (on nothing in particular) was that i'm re-living studio 60 on the sunset strip via hulu.com right now. (studio



Yes, I broke your rule too because we read it in ...

2008-04-16T00:34:00.000-04:00

Yes, I broke your rule too because we read it in 10th grade and I think I finished the entire book in the first week. I found it hard to stay in the two chapters or whatever we had to read timeline thing. Everyone hated me too. I remember everyone in my class just being like "I don't get it." And my jaw would drop and I'd say "are you crazy?!" Which is my new favorite catch phrase. I can't stop



meghan: In retrospect, I can't believe I came up w...

2008-04-16T00:08:00.000-04:00

meghan: In retrospect, I can't believe I came up with 60 titles. I feel like I read so slowly, maybe retrospect makes me feel better.

eric mathew:My favorite thing about this comment is that you managed to find the small shards of non-book related information and respond to it. I don't mean that sarcastically, I really find it remarkable, and further evidence of your



you know i didn't read this one, but you better be...

2008-04-15T15:42:00.000-04:00

you know i didn't read this one, but you better be that excited to get an e-mail or text from me.



So the sticky has been promised by my dealer — he'...

2008-04-15T14:51:00.000-04:00

So the sticky has been promised by my dealer — he'll drop by with the pages tomorrow at which point they will be expedited to you. Shhh.

Also, the first dozen "beads" (or so) of Eat,Pray,Love have a borderline anorexic tinge to them; this will spare you some footing between your emo-cave and the kitchen.

Okay, so here's the math on getting Shantaram read in 30 days



I haven't been reading as much as I should recentl...

2008-04-15T14:01:00.000-04:00

I haven't been reading as much as I should recently. I've been reading a lot of graphic novels, and by that I mean I've read V for Vendetta 3 times in a row and a couple of Flash comics.

I've also read Chuck Klosterman's Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs for like the 100th time. It's my favourite book ever and I recommend it.

I'm going to buy some books of Amazon soon, so I'll get



oh, um. I meant to say that Gilman is hilarious i...

2008-04-15T13:53:00.000-04:00

oh, um. I meant to say that Gilman is hilarious in Herland, NOT in the Yellow Wallpaper.



If you thought the Wind Up Bird Chronicles was goo...

2008-04-15T13:52:00.000-04:00

If you thought the Wind Up Bird Chronicles was good, but too long and convoluted to do again, try Norwegian Wood. He doesn't get into magical realism (if that's what you'd call it. I would.) and instead the whole book is all about character development and just beautiful. CP Gilman is hilarious (and actually had some really fascinating social theories about housing and women's rights at the



i didnt read all the comments so maybe someone alr...

2008-04-15T13:24:00.000-04:00

i didnt read all the comments so maybe someone already said this. if you liked sarah waters, then you should read her other books, too. fingersmith is the first novel i havent been able to put down in about 10 years. it was SOOOO good. so good so many times, because she tells the story from one perspective, starts again from another perspective, and it just gets better with every go-though.



""crushed-upon girl awakens latent homosexuality i...

2008-04-15T11:06:00.000-04:00

""crushed-upon girl awakens latent homosexuality in narrator, leaves narrator for a man, narrator continues to pursue lesbian lifestyle while first love wastes her heart away in terrible hetero marriage,"

First thought: "I Don't Cry Anymore," Catie Curtis.

Have you read anything by Meredith Maran? If not, try An Incomplete Revolution: Real Life Since Feminism. And if you



Oh man, WHORES ON A HILL! That book caused a mini-...

2008-04-15T10:49:00.000-04:00

Oh man, WHORES ON A HILL! That book caused a mini-scandal when it came out in Milwaukee (the biggest city near the farm of my birth) because of the depiction of Catholic school girls; there are only two major Catholic all-girls' high schools in town so there was a lot of speculation over which one she was addressing.

And the rest of us girls who didn't go there were like, I always knew



I've been away awhile, but reading updates in piec...

2008-04-15T08:55:00.000-04:00

I've been away awhile, but reading updates in pieces when I can. Today feels normal, because I actually read this whole thing in one sitting. It's good to be back. Anyway, I'm glad you archive everything everything (don't delete this post!) because there are lots of books here I want to read. I've not even read half of what's on the lists, but I'm pleased to see that Waters, Bradbury an dof



Riese, first of all: I can't believe you read so m...

2008-04-15T07:06:00.000-04:00

Riese, first of all: I can't believe you read so many books. It's crazy, no...it's enviable.
Now I'm so enthusiastic and the next thing I'm gonna do is visiting amazon. In january a friend told me about "Tipping the Velvet", but I didn't give a shit, because I thought the only bool this person has ever read is MacBook. I hopefully finish the incredible thrilling Biology of the Prokaryotes



oh and kudos on making yourself sam anderson's new...

2008-04-15T05:53:00.000-04:00

oh and kudos on making yourself sam anderson's new bff. it was only a matter of time.



i find it amazing that you came up with a list of ...

2008-04-15T05:49:00.000-04:00

i find it amazing that you came up with a list of 60 books. if i had been asked to list top 20 i probably would have had to fill the last ten spaces with sci-fi, leaving myself wide open for ridicule. good thing no one cares what i read.

on that note, ive read finger smith by sarah waters about 10 times. its probably my number 1 not-able-to-put-it-down-er. and just because i feel bad



You have no idea how pleased I was to see that you...

2008-04-14T23:42:00.000-04:00

You have no idea how pleased I was to see that you love A Catcher in the Rye. I have maybe read it 600 times. Holden will forever be one of my favorite fictional characters of all time.

Wuthering Heights is another story I loved. I think I was the only person in my senior class that read it and enjoyed it. I wrote my finale 15 page paper on the use of birds in the novel.