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Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)
Diana Wynne Jones
Cold Comfort Farm
Stella Gibbons
States of Injury
Wendy Brown
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Charles Duhigg
One Hundred Years of Solitude

Books Of Magic TP

The Books of Magic - Neil Gaiman, Paul Johnson, Scott Hampton, John Bolton, Roger Zelazny, Charles Vess

"i can't help but feel really disappointed. The Books of Magic is lacking in both resonance and imagination. fun but forgettable" - Mark Monday



Kind of agree with that. Ambivalent about this. I did enjoy it - it's been a long time since I read graphic novels and it was fun to encounter some of characters I used to know. The artwork is beautiful, but the story was a bit of a let down... May continue this series to see where it's going though.

The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code - Capturing story, bad writing and no character development. Dry middle aged dude hooks up with young woman to solve mystery - really!!! seriously bring on the ass-kicking women for once.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - One of the best books I have ever read. Should be mandatory reading for teenagers.

Slaughterhouse-Five; or, The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death

Slaughterhouse-Five; or, The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death - Reminds me of Mad, did you read it first? (Did you turn me on to this maybe?) Time, time, time...

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Jay Rubin, Haruki Murakami A perverse mystery...


JPod - Douglas Coupland Was scared I'd be disappointed after I'd loved Microserfs. Don't really understand why Coupland felt the need to be a character in his own work, but hey ain't that postmodern. There are no limits everything can and will happen. Have yet to locate my phone number in the number sequels.

Special Topics in Calamity Physics

Special Topics in Calamity Physics - Marisha Pessl Slow start, but the last 200 pages I read in a frenzy. Worth sticking with.


Microserfs - Douglas Coupland Read this in one fell swoop. Loved all the characters, wish my life was like this.., guess i do know weird people, but we don't work in cubicles (just as well).

Lady Chatterley's Lover

Lady Chatterley's Lover - D.H. Lawrence, Doris Lessing, Chester Brown, Michael Squires Misogynist. This should be removed as a "classic" and demoted to the dustbin of eternity.

The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye - The thing about "catcher in the rye", for me, is that it's sort of the "male version" of "the bell jar", but it lacks a certain depth and societal critique. Still a very good read. (I would say maybe more a 3,5 than 3, but no middle ground here.)

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird - Did a report for school on this book. Remember the jist of it. Can't say I have wisdom to share about this classic that isn't already floating around out there.

Divine Comedy, The (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic Collection)

The Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Have probably read the entire book at this point, though not in anay linear-looking process. Great for its poetry, maybe not an easy cover-to-cover read. Good quoting material, but I don't remember quotes or names. Only faces and previous appearences in daytime TV - not usable abilities in relation to this book.


1984 - Personally I'm very fascinated by how we are essentially building this society of our own free will. Giving away all information about ourselves, getting excited about google earth and gps tracking ang whatnot. We are in serious trouble if/when populist parties start chipping away at our rights, theyll get all the information they want/need from our iphones... enjoy!