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Thu, Jul. 25th, 2002 03:48 am
book it

tonight i did something else i'd been meaning to do for ages. i finally pulled all of my little pieces of scrap paper together and consolidated all of the books i've jotted down that seemed interesting into one huge list. has anyone read any of the following? if so, please leave comments telling me how they were, etc. the starred ones are the ones that i was most interested in.

* a & r - bill flanagan
angus, thongs and full frontal shagging: confessions of georgia nicolson - louise rennison
brave new girl - louisa luna
burger wuss - matthew t. anderson
* call if you need me - raymond carver
cat's meow - melissa de la cruz
catching alice - clare naylor
chump change - david eddie
dogrun - arthur nersesian
downers grove - michael hornburg
echo - francesca lia block
faithful narrative of a pastor's disappearance, the - benjamin anastas
feeling sorry for celia - jaclyn moriarty
flipped: how i survived being a girl - wendelin vandraanen
fuck-up, the - arthur nersesian
* getting over it - anna maxted
* girl talk - julianna baggott
girl's guide to hunting and fishing, the - melissa banks
good in bed - jennifer weiner
* green suit, the - dwight allen
* in the drink - kate christensen
kissing in manhattan - david schickler
like a hole in the head - jen branbury
love: a user's guide - clare naylor
massive swelling, a - cintra wilson
* milkrun - sarah mlynowski
my legendary girlfriend - mike gayle
* namedropper - emma forrest
on the bright side, i'm now the girlfriend of a sex god - louise rennison
ringing for you: a love story with interruptions - anouchka grose forrester
skipped parts - tim sandlin
* slightly single - wendy markham
sloppy firsts - megan mccafferty
thumbsucker - walter kim
* wrong boy, the - willy russell

thank you so much kids. i'll take you with me into dreamland now.

Current Mood: overtired
Current Music: the prom - saloon song


it's not the truth, but I believe it anyway
Thu, Jul. 25th, 2002 01:40 am (UTC)
the Fuck-Up

A guy on a plane sitting next to me was reading that. He was a little embarassed and was kind trying to hide the title, but we ended up talking about it. He said he liked it quite a bit.

it's not the truth, but I believe it anyway
Thu, Jul. 25th, 2002 01:42 am (UTC)
My Legendary Girlfriend

Oh, this -- my friend Starshy was really enthused about this book. I'm definately going to go check it out.

Thu, Jul. 25th, 2002 01:58 pm (UTC)
my legendary girlfriend

you don't know me... i'm alan and les' friend, melanie. i thought i'd say hello and let you know that i just finished reading my legendary girlfriend by mike gayle a couple weeks ago and i must say that it's a really good read! it's along the lines of nick hornby and alain de botton, if you've read either of their books. it referenced a scene from gregory's girl and right then and there i fell in love with it :)

it's not the truth, but I believe it anyway
Sat, Jul. 27th, 2002 04:01 pm (UTC)
Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton's touring the states -- got a flier at Borders here in Northern Virginia saying he was doing a signing.

ReplyThread Parent
Thu, Jul. 25th, 2002 05:23 pm (UTC)

The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing was borrrrrrrring. Skip it.

Very Rare Bear
Fri, Jul. 26th, 2002 01:12 am (UTC)

Seconded - I read it a few years ago and I don't even remember anything about it.

ReplyThread Parent
"Platonist or Aristotleian?"
Sun, Jul. 28th, 2002 10:58 pm (UTC)
raymond carver

Hey Leigh, this is Gordon. Mario is trying to turn me on to LJ. My tag is Gordanus. Didn't realize this was you until I saw the photo. I have only read one of the books on your list or rather I should say that I think I read one of them. I read, Where I'm Calling From (I think and I'm too lazy to verify title), by Carver. I'm not familiar with Call If You Need Me. WICF is a best of stories collection. I know that in the academic world Carver has a large cult following as well as many detractors. I don't know much about all that, but I enjoyed reading Carver. Sadly the stories that I remember the most are the ones that were used in Short Cuts. His stories are subtle and very minimalistic. However, in retrospect, I'm not sure I would enjoy him these days. Domestic squalor and depression just don't seem like revelations anymore. I have to say that I still like his style. At the time it reminded me of a Japanese writer Kawabata (highly recommend 'Palm of the Hand Stories') who also has a very understated style and deals with similar issues in a different cultural context. Don't know if that helps. Seeyaround

Wed, Jul. 31st, 2002 09:40 am (UTC)

I read the fuck up.
i luv neresian
are his other things good?

blast beats and death growls
Mon, Aug. 12th, 2002 09:29 pm (UTC)

I read Burger Wuss about a week ago. The dialogue and language are pretty simplistic, but I enjoyed the book.

It's about this kid who gets a job at a burger place for the sole purpose of seeking revenge on this one dude... It kept me interested and I have a short attention span. So it's definitely not sucky.


Thu, Aug. 29th, 2002 06:34 pm (UTC)

okay. since i stole your list i thought id tell you what i thought of the books from it ive read. here goes.

all of the georgia nicholson books by louise rennison ive read. there're three now. theyre quite nice. juvenile i'll agree & silly but amusing & nice.

brave new girl was nice. sort of a female version of the perks of being a wallflower.

dogrun was eh. pretty okay. i have trouble saying anything sucks, but its not the number one hundred percent-est book ever.

feeling sorry for celia i read last night. woo hoo! i liked it. the mom is wonderfulness. i have a weakness for silly novels about teenage girls who hate everybody & end up with a yummy boy in the end. heh.

flipped was alright. you could sit & read it in fortyfive minutes easily.

the girls guide to hunting and fishing was nice. i didnt think it was oh-so-boring, though it wasnt oh-so-exciting either. (my mom liked this one)

sloppy firsts! i accidently got this from the library & read in all in one night & was so happy when i finished i dorkily emailed the author & told her to please, please, please hurry with the sequel & please please please dont make marcus a jerkwad. ha. i told you ive a weakness for teenage girls who hate everything with the yummy boy factor thrown in stories.

okay ive proven myself a complete nerd, but at least i tried to be helpful. xo.