- Book, Confessionalist, Cult, Drug Culture, Fiction, Goth, Gothic, Literature, Memoir, Pop Culture, Science Fiction, Vampire
- A Kestrel for a Knave, Adi Nes, Aller Retour New York, Animal Dreams, Anne Rice, Another Roadside Attraction, Arthur Rimbaud, Arturo Perez Reverte, BAM, Barbara Kingsolver, Barry Hines, Barry McGee, Bastard out of Carolina, Bella Tuscany, Berkeley Art Museum, Book Passage, Books in my Life, Center for the Arts, Dateline '09, Dorothy Allison, Frances Mayes, Go, Graham Robb, Henry Miller, How to Buy a Love of Reading, Irvine Welsh, Jarvis Cocker, Jean-Luc Steinmetz, John Clellon Holmes, Lasher, Leisure, light asylum, Lost Souls, Luka and the Fire of Life, Patricia Highsmith, Paul Frank, Poppy Z. Brite, Presence of an Enigma, Pulp, salman rushdie, Six Suspects, Star Wars, Strand Bookstore, Tanya Egan Gibson, The Acid House, The Books in my Life, The Lacuna, The Ninth Gate, The Price of Salt, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Tom Robbins, Vampire Acid House, Vikas Swarup, Vittorio the Vampire, YBCA
Looking over my book shelves I’m embarrassed to admit that 75% of the books are by male authors. It makes me really sad. There must be more female authors that I can connect with. Most of the female writers I have read are contemporary and have only one published book but I anxiously await more. Muriel Barbery, Monica Drake, Tanya Egan Gibson, Alice Zeniter: more please. So much more please. There are of course, the classics that I read when I was younger. Mary Shelley, Anais Nin, Simone de Beauvoir and Anne Rice. Ok, maybe Anne Rice isn’t a modern classic, but she’s definitely a cult classic. Continue reading →
Yes, it’s true. Some books are prettier than others. Some books draw you in by their superficial beauty – their covers. The following are all books I picked up based on their design. I didn’t know anything about them before I saw them. The flirtatious covers drew me in but I was seduced by their smart plots. I took them home and immediately began reading. The most satisfying moment was when I realized I would be rereading them.
Censoring an Iranian Love Story by Shahriar Mandanipour translated from Farsi