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  2. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White
  3. Alright, I just finished the Wolves of Winter and I thoroughly enjoyed it up until the end. Long review under the cut 😛 3.5/5
  4. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman. I somehow only just heard about it, it’s from the 70s and really good.
  5. Calypso by David Sedaris. It's hilarious!
  6. I absolutely adore Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill it's really sad but beautifully written I recommend it Also love: Perks of Being a Wallflower Dark Places by Gillian Flynn Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
  7. I really liked Wasted I'm thinking about rereading it I also read Wintergirls but that was before I had an ED so maybe I'll reread that too
  8. I'm reading One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and I love the writing style but I had to put it down for a bit to study for finals and I started reading it again last night and I'm so lost lol I forgot what was going on
  9. I really liked the virgin suicides! I've been meaning to watch the movie but I haven't got around to it yet
  10. I did a BOM club when I was in college. It was all history books. Really fun and exciting to get the shipment every month, but since I didn't have tons of time to do extracurricular reading, those books kept me sustained for a good, long while after graduation.
  11. Has anyone heard of Book of the Month (BOTM) ? It's basically a subscription service where you can choose a book (or two or three!) from five of their monthly picks. I signed up and it's been awesome but also kind of a curse. My reading list is now very long and I have so much catching up to do, because every month I can't just choose one book! I end up choosing two or three. Anyway, I was just curious if anyone else had heard about it.
  12. Reading hell screen by Akutagawa rn and making my way through a huge book of European history
  13. I loved it so much, I still need to get the last book in the John trilogy lol.
  14. right now i’m reading A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. it’s so ridiculous and so funny, highly recommended!
  15. A book of Scandinavian folk and fairy tales.
  16. David Wong is one of my all-time favorite writers! John Dies at the End changed my life in middle school lol. I'm about halfway through Futuristic Violence.
  17. I love reading ED books but The Time in Between by Nancy Tucker is one of my recent favorites.
  18. 1. John Dies at the End - David Wong (and both sequels) 2. Cell - Steven King 3. Dharma Bums - Jack Kerouac 4. House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski 5. Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative - Mark Fisher 6. Geek Love - Katherine Dunn
  19. I just thought of a long list, but completely forgot half of it by the time I got down to typing this. 1. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt. 2. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness 3. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 4. Animal Farm by George Orwell 5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 6. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett I feel a need to defend myself when it comes to that last book because I'm not particularly a fan of children's literature, but, as it just so happens, I grew up watching a serialized cartoon based on A Little Princess; therefore, the book reminds me of childhood to some degree.
  20. I LOVE wintergirls I need to re-read it even though I just finished reading it two weeks ago. My chocolate addiction is out of control even thou I’m fasting and I need Lia’s rules lol.
  21. And cue my mind going blank. So expect updates, I guess? The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas (and really, pretty much any of her books) The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chobsky Jonas, Jens Bjørneboe Jo fortere jeg går, jo mindre er jeg (The faster I walk, the smaller I am) by Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold Little, Big by John Crowley All the moomin books, but especially the later ones, but really all of them because they are the best. And also Tove Jansson's books for adults. With particular emphasis on The Summer Book, which is probably the most beautiful thing ever written. Ever. Death Is a Lonely Business by Ray Bradbury American Gods by Neil Gaiman (used to be that I would have mentioned Neverwhere first, but I guess I grew into AG) I had a completely age-inappropriate obsession with Isabel Allende when I was between probably eight and twelwe, and read and re-read The House of the Spirits far too many times, despite my initial disappointment at the lack of ghosts in it:) actually, I think I should stop now because I'm getting rambly
  22. we have always lived in the castle by shirley jackson p much everything of lemony snicket's wicked for s u r e, one of the best books ive ever read the newbury and hobbes investigations
  23. either wasted or wintergirls, depending on what it is im reading it for. i know what rep wintergirls has but it really resonated w me in a lot of ways and i love the stylistic quirks.
  24. *WORK IN PROGRESS* Reviews are incomplete but I will add to them over time lol Illegal Entry This play was...something else. Essentially it follows 3 teens living in a juvenile halfway house in Canada as they break into a garage. The ending is the real kicker here though. Eternal Life Meh. A brief one act about a family hiding in an attic during WW2 while bombs are dropping. This is a play that I 100% believe is better acted. It was too short and incomplete to leave the impact it wanted to. Jailbait I haven't felt this ambivalent towards a play in awhile. Just writing this here so I can remember the titles. I'll edit in my reviews in the next 2 days 🙂
  25. I'm trying to read 3 plays a week and I thought it would be cool to review them here in cas anyone else likes plays/theatre. These are not plays that I've seen and I have no idea how to review them so take what I say with a grain of salt
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