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text 2015-12-22 15:16
Book Advent Calendar Day 20 to 22

 

On the 20th I got James Tiptree Jr.'s Crown of Stars. Another one of those butt-ugly covers. Ugh. I haven't read any of her books so far, so I'll be starting with this short story collection with some of her late works.

Yesterday I drew Carson McCullers' The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, a recommendation from somebody who had seen that I had liked Capote's The Grass Harp and thinks I might enjoy this one as well.

Today I got a book with collected texts from my favorite columnist, Max Goldt. Although the title suggests that this is an English book, it is not. He always has the strangest titles. Here are some of the weirdest ones:

  • "The ashtray gymnastics" (Die Aschenbechergymnastik)
  • "Bilingually educated bisexuals with bicycles on their car tops" (Zweisprachig erzogene Bisexuelle mit Fahrrädern auf dem Autodach)
  • "A life on the run from the coral" (Ein Leben auf der Flucht vor der Koralle)
  • "On the magic of passing something sideways" (Vom Zauber des seitlich dran Vorbeigehens)
  • "Naked in a fairytale castle full of really bad people" (Nackt in einem Märchenschloß voll wirklich schlechter Menschen)
  • "Ä"
    Needless to say that I adore him.

 

You can find my other posts about the Book Advent Calendar here:

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text 2013-11-27 23:52
30 Day Book Playlist Challenge, Day 22: Grunge
Hamlet - Sylvan Barnet,William Shakespeare

Day 22: Name a book with a tortured hero/heroine. (Grunge)

 

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Going classic on this one. Hamlet is the quintessential tortured hero. Which reminds me, it's about time for a re-read.

Source: rosepetals1984.booklikes.com/post/670300/a-30-day-book-playlist-challenge-
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text 2013-11-22 18:38
Day 22: Book That Makes You Cry
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

There are obvious choices for this one, like Marley and Me. But only the heartless ones don't cry when that dog dies.

 

Anyway, this book makes me cry just because you know he's going to die and you just have to sit around and wait for it. And I can only imagine how Henry would feel about it, knowing his days were numbered.

 

What really makes me cry about it is that she gets to see Henry one last time when she's eighty or something like that. (In the movie, the meadow scene at the end makes me bawl like a toddler.) It's just so heartwrenching. And I'm a hopeless sap.

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text SPOILER ALERT! 2013-10-22 16:00
30-Day October Book Challenge ~ Day 22

Day 22 ~ A book that makes you cry

 

I don't cry easily. I rarely cry when reading. If I do cry when reading, it's generally just a few sniffles and then I'm over it. Not so with this book.

 

 

In case you didn't see the little read "Spoiler Alert" at the top of the page:

 

 

Well no, everybody doesn't die. But if you haven't read the book ~ and you think you're going to ~ and you don't want to know what happens ~ DON'T CLICK ON "Read More!!!!!!"

 

Seriously, DON'T DO IT!

 

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