My mother was overdue with my brother Raymond and they decided to induce labor. That weekend they sent me off to this Christian camp for smart but troubled kids like me and my mother bought me a bible, I still have it and planned only on opening it to the dated inscription from her and try and remember coming home to having a little brother, this did not work so much, thirty years is a long time to remember back to, the best I can must is about half that. Still, been reading the new testament, first time in a long, long time, some of it aint half bad, you know?
its taken me a while to get into reading books from pdf, but desperate times call for desperate measures
if anybody knows of some good sites to DL books for free, please let me know
as for me, I just DLed
& am starting now...
i need some suggestions. started reading girl with dragon tattoo, but it was all a bit upsetting, so i had to stop.
Just finished this. So interesting and well-written!
Heinrich Himmler: A Life
At 1072 pages, this will take a while to finish. I'm only about fifty pages in... and oddly I feel almost guilty for reading this book. Although the author is not glorifying Himmler in anyway, I feel like by spending time learning about this monster's life somehow pays tribute to him. I suppose I shouldn't feel this way as I have read many WWII biographies. And my motivation for reading this one, like all the others, is to gain a better understanding of this historical time period.
and for my non-fiction reading I just DLed
I really love this book of his, this will mark the 3rd time* I have read it on my own in the last 20 years or so
*=parts of it were required reading for more than one class I took @ UCLA, basically I took any class I could that had Foucault or Derrida in the syllabus...
still reading "The History of Madness" a little at a time, it includes the whole Derrida vs Foucault thing, which I find fascinating since I am into both
on the fiction front, last week I finished "Mockingjay" the 3rd book in the "Hunger Games" series, its the worst, the first one was real good though
now I am onto:
took a break from this series for a while after the heart wrenching 3rd book, was quite upset at who died in it
but am back on my horse now and reading this one and will be for a while, its like a thousand pages or something..
ps: come on people, I know some of you read, tell me what
Ill fares the land by Tony Judt.
What then is salvation? I believe that salvation is the process through which one suddenly is able to bear that this life is meaninglees, empty, cold and indifferent - in itself a nothingness.
I'm reading a beautiful graphic novel titled Paul Goes Fishing by Michel Rabagliati.
It's a story about a man and his wife meeting up with family to vacation at a lake in Canada, the narrative includes many memories, some quite emotional, some quite funny, all very touching. There's also a lot of educational parts, it;s BEAUTIFULLY rendered too, very elegant fingers and simple yet expressive facial gestures. I'm almost finished yet I don't want it to end it's that good.
Here's one of the educational excerpts:
I just finished Animal Farm and 1984 by George Orwell. They creeped me the hell out but they were good. I downloaded Vladimir Nabokov's Bend Sinister on my kindle for later. I read it's his answer to Orwell since he didn't think Orwell was a good writer. I don't think he was bad but his style is more journalistic for sure. I'm valuing it on it's merit as a good story and it deserves it's place in the classics list.
I don't want to read too many dysotopians at once less I get too scared.
I'm currently reading A Hat full of Sky by Terry Pratchett from his Tiffany Aching series. It's his ya series but it's not like the Twilight YA. It's funny and clever and a balm to my heart after the Orwell. Now Pratchett has a way with words.