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hi laughs like an ugly centipede i am so out of it (i’m actually supposed to be studying i’ve got my southern blend iced tea and notes ready and everything but instead i’ve got this)

Books: Delta of Venus

At least three people over the weekend have asked me: “What are you reading?” Without a wince, unapologetically and unashamedly I replied: “Porn.” Or perhaps more accurately I should have said erotica. Because that was what it was. Anaïs Nin’s Delta of Venus was a journey into the hot and bothered, into the sexual deviances and discoveries of…

Book of the Month: Something Classic

Journey to the Centre of the Earth Jules Verne, 1864 Recommended. I first encountered Jules Verne in a dusty, undisturbed bookshelf in my high school library. The book was Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and though I cannot remember praising its literary style or ingenuity, the novel opened my eyes to the wonders of science…

Book Review: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

(This is a very long post masking as a review.) Title: Brave New World Author: Aldous Huxley Book Summary: “A fantasy of the future which sheds a blazing, critical light on the present –considered to be Aldous Huxley’s most enduring masterpiece.”  

Books: Room by Emma Donoghue

It’s amazing. I am not kidding anyone. Read it. Read it NOW.  Title: Room Author: Emma Donoghue Book Summary: The summary published with the book was very poignant; it reads, “To five-year-old Jack, Room is the world. It’s where he was born, it’s where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night,…

Books: Aleph by Paulo Coelho

Title: Aleph (published O Aleph in Brazil) Author: Paulo Coelho Book Summary: “In his most personal novel to date, internationally best-selling author Paulo Coelho returns with a remarkable journey of self-discovery. Like the main character in his much-beloved novel The Alchemist, Paulo is facing a grave crisis of faith…”