To cheer me up after my completely horrid day, my wonderful fiancé took me to the bookstore where he works and took me book shopping— again! (I knew there was a reason I decided to marry this boy!) And yeah, since he works there and has the mad crazy hook up, he got everything outrageously, awesomely priced— score!!
Because pretty much nothing makes me happier than coming home with a stack of new books. ♥
In the past few weeks I think I’ve added something like twenty-five to thirty new titles to my collection, and I’m insanely happy about all of them; if you’re a book freak like me, read on.. if not, feel free to skip this post! ;)
Recently Acquired Books
The Stone Gods, by Jeanette Winterson Art & Lies, by Jeanette Winterson The World and Other Places, by Jeanette Winterson The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert Bonjour Tristesse, by Françoise Sagan The Reasons I Won’t Be Coming, by Elliot Perlman A Common Pornography: a Memoir, by Kevin Sampsell Exit to Eden, by Anne Rice Dracula’s Guest: a Connoisseur’s Collection of Victorian Vampire Stories, Ed. by Michael Sims The Great Perhaps, by Joe Meno Hairstyles of the Damned, by Joe Meno Killing Yourself to Live, by Chuck Klosterman Choke, by Chuck Palahniuk Facing Unpleasant Facts: Narrative Essays, by George Orwell 1984, by George Orwell The Stranger, by Albert Camus Atheism & Philosophy, by Kai Nielsen V for Vendetta, by Alan Moore & David Lloyd Arkham Asylum: a Serious House on Serious Earth, by Grant Morrison & Dave McKean The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions From Ordinary Lives, Ed. by Frank Warren Emma, by Jane Austen Villette, by Charlotte Brontë The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Volume One: 1931-1934, Ed. by Gunther Stuhlmann Delta of Venus, by Anaïs Nin
The only thing I will say, is that I have never before read any of them— and for some of those on my list that are classic to the point of idolatry, I’m almost a bit ashamed of that fact. But, the cool thing is that I now own them all, and can happily take the time to explore them. ♥
Umm, so I think I may need a Top Chef intervention.. Phil and I came home earlier with some KFC for dinner, and as we’re sitting down (ironically to start watching season 3 of Top Chef!) I bit into a biscuit and immediately commented, “mm, it’s slightly overcooked, I would have liked to see a bit less of a crust on it..”
Hang in there, I really hope you get good news in June. It sounds very scary, I hope you have someone with you to help you through the waiting process. xxx
Thank you, I really appreciate that!!
The one good thing about all of this is the fact that I do have a lot of wonderful people standing by me through it; my family, my fiancé, and my friends have all been amazing and have given me endless love and support. I even find it in unexpected places, like here on tumblr— I love all of you, too. ♥♥
“eatdistortion replied to your post: I got to pick out books for my birthday!! Awwh! That’s the most fun ever! For our anniversary, my fiance took me to the bookstore where he works and handed me a gift card and told me to go wild, haha! FUN STUFF! :D”
Aw, that’s sweet! I love when people buy me books. I’m more greedy when I have other people offering. Lol. When it’s just my money, I’m a little more cautious.
HAHA, I know that feeling!! ;)
When it’s just my money, I agonize for HOURS over which books I want to buy— but if someone else is electing to pay, suddenly it’s “well, I’ve always sort of been slightly interested in possibly reading that book someday— PUT IT IN THE CART!” :D
Hi there :) I just wanted to say thanks- you always make an effort to write a lovely comment on my text posts. Makes me feel noticed and like someone cares. You're wonderful ♥
Thank you so much!! I try to be supportive toward people who may be going through similar situations/experiences that I have been through before; I know that I could never have made it through all of the things that I have without the wonderful people that I met and who helped me along the way— the least I can do is to try to do the same for others!! ♥
“Writing is hard for every last one of us… Coal mining is harder. Do you think miners stand around all day talking about how hard it is to mine for coal? They do not. They simply dig. You need to do the same, dear sweet arrogant beautiful crazy talented tortured rising star glowbug. That you’re so bound up about writing tells me that writing is what you’re here to do. And when people are here to do that they almost always tell us something we need to hear. I want to know what you have inside you. I want to see the contours of your second beating heart. So write, Elissa Bassist. Not like a girl. Not like a boy. Write like a motherfucker. Yours, Sugar.”—Sugar for The Rumpus, Dear Sugar: Write Like a Motherfucker (via fleurishes)
how completely life & circumstances can change in the span of four days. Seriously.
In the last four days, I’ve pretty much begun to figure out what’s going on with my health, lately; I’ve been having grand mal type seizures at night while I sleep, four of them in the past four months. I also lost my job at NAPC, due to being sick and unable to go into work on Monday (ugh, don’t even get me started on that tirade, I just don’t have the energy right now). I went to see my doctor this morning about the seizures, and she referred me to a neurologist, wrote me a prescription for an anti-seizure/epilepsy medicine (assuming that’s even what’s going on)— and also temporarily suspended my driver’s license, since with the chance of me having seizures at any given moment, it’s too dangerous for me to drive for a while.
One of the few good things about this whole situation is the amount of support I’ve gotten from family, friends, etc. I have awesome people in my life.
“Strut, fret, and delude ourselves as we may, our lives are of no significance, and it is futile to seek or to affirm meaning where none can be found.”—Donald A. Crosby, “The Specter of the Absurd: Sources and Criticisms of Modern Nihilism”