this made me lol.
i want this to happen to me.
Here’s a stack…
(From top to bottom: Mark Helprin - Winter’s Tale; William Gaddis - The Recognitions; Simon Callow - Biography of Orson Welles; Dom DeLillo - Underworld; Joseph McElroy - Women and Men; Alexander Theroux - Darconville’s Cat; Roberto Bolano - 2666.
Hi! I’m Amanda, in case I haven’t met some of you. My tumblr blog is here: amandine.
These are all the unread books I have on my bookshelves that I’ve been meaning to read but haven’t gotten around to yet, for whatever reason. I put asterisks next to the ones I’ve already started.
Here they are, in no particular order:
- Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable—Samuel Beckett
- The Complete Stories—Flannery O’Connor*
- The Collected Stories—Amy Hempel*
- The Inheritance of Loss—Kiran Desai*
- Crime and Punishment—Fyodor Dostoevsky*
- Norwegian Wood—Murakami*
- Kafka on the Shore—Murakami*
- Gravity’s Rainbow—Thomas Pynchon
- Madame Bovary—Flaubert
- Dead Souls—Nikolai Gogol
- The Heart is a Lonely Hunter—Carson McCullers
- What is the What—Dave Eggers
- Never Let Me Go—Kazuo Ishiguro
- Snow—Orhan Pamuk*
- Hegemony or Survival—Noam Chomsky
- Darfur: A 21st Century Genocide—Prunier
- The Children’s Hospital—Chris Adrian
- Madeleine is Sleeping—Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
- Underworld—Don DeLillo
- Of Human Bondage—W. Somerset Maughan
I’m almost done with the two Murakami books I put on this list, but I included them anyway, partly so I can feel a sense of accomplishment when I inevitably cross them off the list next week, and partly as a reminder that another goal of mine is to read every novel by Murakami, since I think he’s amazing and I am hooked.
I noticed that a couple of other people are reading Crime and Punishment and Underworld. Those are two books I’ve owned forever, and am ashamed that I haven’t actually read. We should read them around the same time and post our thoughts, or something.
Hello, I’m Let Us Live:
I want to end up reading, by the end of the year, a book for every week. I hope to receive some books as Christmas presents, so more books will certainly be added to this list. This is a preliminary list, but I will read all of the books on this list during this year. Also, I will write a Master’s Thesis during the next few months so I will invariably add some more books (and my reading may slack off while I focus on writing).
Here is my initial list of 33 of my own books to read during 2009:
1] When I Grow Up: A Memoir by Juliana Hatfield
2] Hoagland On Nature by Edward Hoagland
3] Animal Liberation by Peter Singer
4] The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen
5] Tricks of the Trade by Howard S. Becker
6] Writing for Social Scientists by Howard S. Becker
7] Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
8] Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet
9] The Thief’s Journal by Jean Genet
10] The Blacks: A Clown Story by Jean Genet
11] Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose
12] Oblivion by David Foster Wallace
13] Red-dirt Marijuana and Other Tales by Terry Southern
14] Tarantula by Bob Dylan
15] The First Man by Albert Camus
16] The Zen Commandments by Dean Sluyter
17] Amerika by Franz Kafka
18] Leaves of Grass (First Edition) by Walt Whitman
19] Leaves of Grass (Death-bed Edition) by Walt Whitman
20] 101 Foods that Could Save Your Life by David Grotto
21] Searching for the Sound: My Life with the Grateful Dead by Phil Lesh
22] Las Vegas Noir edited by Jarret Keene and Todd James Pierce
23] The Best American Short Stories 2007 edited by Stephen King
24] The Best American Essays 2007 edited by David Foster Wallace
25] The Complete Poems of William Carlos Williams: Volume I: 1909-1939 by William Carlos Williams
26] The Twenty-Seventh City by Jonathan Franzen
27] How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
28] Oxford Dictionary of Biology
29] Oxford Dictionary of Ecology
30] Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
31] Chronicles: Volume One by Bob Dylan
32] The Runner’s Diet by Madelyn H. Fernstrom
33] Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry by Gail A. Eisnitz
I must admit that I have started Infinite Jest a little early (and I read that another group member did as well). Just wanted to out myself there.
the social experiment plus meaning what i said in the topic- totally sure of the outcome was right it got the most reblogs and people REALLY started talking.
so that’s art. that’s what i meant. and exactly i made a choice any one would have done of just a bag.
so the guy is making art ha and we love it obviously because ll the re-blogs were about “what it meant” style wise, or what it said.
where is a canvas- oh it’s just us. wow.
NOW THIS, THIS is not fashion. This is art. just plain old fucking american idealism- It should be sitting next to a Frank Stella or a Robert Rauschenberg.
seriously, i saw this en route to the show at the “BIG ASS LOS ANGELES WHATEVER PLACE” and i thought, my god, there he is, that man, that man is still rockin, same guy that tore it down with Tina Turner (that was the BEST Bryan Adams moment ever. Who honestly can say that any of his tunes aren’t just great. I like a lot of the stuff compiled on “SO FAR SO GOOD” that collections rolls man.
it is very annoying on some level that it has to be that odd two people have such common names that are close. I mean, they are just basic names.
If I had known I’d be doing this for real I would have Ryan Stone and made a record called ELECTRIC ELEVNDICORN RIDER
brad what was in that cookie
we played next to here and the security were such jerks- we almost couldn’t go on to play because Brad left his laminate- even though the tour manager for OASIS was right there saying “um can you let them go on please” i mean, we had ear things in and electronic stuff and our tour manager kev standing there- ugh
neal chillin with some metal code pre show. he and Sparrowmyth take me into such a free zone every night andf singing with him is insanity it’s like flying in a dream or what diving through a cloud safely and sure of the ground must be like….. fucking good times