Saturday, August 20, 2005

Who am I kidding?

I'm not reading Harry Potter. I read books 1-3 feverishly. Then, 4 and 5 were ...scanned through rather than read word-for-word. Book 6 is just really big and I've already read the ending, so I'm taking a pause on it. I'll read it someday, just not now. So, Lifeguard it is. And, my frister (that's a friend who's [like] a sister, right?) over at J├╝rgen Nation gave me a great reading list to add to a bunch of books I know I want to read. Time for a trip to the library! ;)


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zazzafooky said...

Well....???? What was the reading list??? :-)

Poppy Cede said...

I'm glad you asked! I emailed her that my Fall reading list would be:

.. Augusten Burroughs - Running with Scissors: A Memoir
.. Augusten Burroughs - Dry: A Memoir (part 2 of above)
.. David Sedaris - Me Talk Pretty One Day
.. David and Amy Sedaris - The Book of Liz
.. Sarah Vowell - Assassination Vacation
.. Sarah Vowell - Radio On: A Listener's Diary
.. Sarah Vowell - Take the Cannoli: Stories from the New World
.. Sarah Vowell - The Partly Cloudy Patriot

...then asked her what she thought I should add, to which she responded:

.. Stiff, Mary Roach
.. Little Children, Tom Perrotta
.. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey
.. The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Nifenegger
.. Prep, Curtis Sittenfeld
.. About a Boy, Nick Hornby
.. Couldn't Keep it to Myself, Wally Lamb
.. Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser
.. Stranger beside Me: The Shocking inside Story, Ann Rule
.. Naked, by David Sedaris
.. The Shining, by Stephen King
.. She's Come Undone, by Wally Lamb
.. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
.. The Gift of Fear, by Gavin deBecker
.. Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
.. Middlesex, by Jefferey Eugenides
.. Kick Me: Adventures in Adolescence, Paul Feig
.. Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, Marya Hornbacher
.. Sybil, Flora Rheta Rhea Schreiber
.. Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith
.. Rosemary's Baby, Ira Levin
.. Ordinary People, Judith Guest
.. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
.. The Crimson Petal and the White, Michael Faber

Candace said...

LOVE David Sedaris, and I think "Me Talk Pretty One Day" is his best. Might I suggest that you listen to it instead of read it? He narrates, and it's freaking hysterical to hear the stories in his voice. Awesome.

"Fast Food Nation" will make you never want to eat anything, ever again. OK, maybe not, but it got me off nearly all restaurant food.

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" is one of my all-time favorite books! I read it in one sitting, and I'll be reading it again soon. LOVED it.