Monday, August 13, 2012

Mind Vomit Update: Books!

First thing's first, I finally signed up for Bloglovin' so people can actually follow me somehow. I'm not sure how the following system actually works on blogspot, so if anyone reads this and knows, please tell me!
here's the bloglovin' link: FOLLOW ME HERE :]
I think I'm finally picking up speed with this thing, and as soon as the school year starts, I will be posting personal style entries.
Next subject: after spending the majority of my summer dancing and then sitting on the couch watching netflix like an asshole, I decided to start reading and reading and reading. I found that I've really, really missed it. My taste in books is generally snobby, and as much as I hate that, I can't stand bad literature. I can't read a book unless the sentences are structured well and are, well, beautiful to say. I have a list of 23 books I want to read, 3 of which I've finished in the past 3 days. here is a condensed list:

-The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (simply a beautiful book)- read
-Fahrenheit 451 (also excellent, and shockingly resonant of our present)
-1984 (More post- apocalypse/censored society stuff, also great)- currently reading
-Ishmael (by Daniel Quinn)
-Story of B (D. Quinn)
-The Elegant Universe
-Never Let Me Go (Yes, I've seen the film)
-Clockwork Orange (Yes, I've seen the film)
-Naked Lunch
-American Pastoral
-Cat's Cradle
-House of Leaves
-Brave New World
-The Tibetan Book of the Dead
-Be Here Now

I highly recommend the books I've read on this list and I probably will highly recommend all the others, too.
If you're wondering what my favorite novels are, a short list in no particular order:

-Slaughterhouse 5 (Vonnegut)
-The Handmaid's Tale (Atwood)
-The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
-The Remains of the Day [which is dull at first but the ending makes it worth everything] (Ishiguro)
-Pride and Prejudice (Austen)
-The Gurnsey Literary and Potato-Peel Pie Society [excellent epistolary novel] (Shaffer)
-Jitterbug Perfume (Robbins)
-The Bell Jar (Plath)

Alright. I'm done being boring. But I don't want to go without a picture of some sort, so here's REAL LIFE NYAN CAT:

(Note: this is not my cat)



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