Skip to main content

November: I read some things!

November was less of a slouchy month than might be assumed. Actually, one would probably assume it would NOT be a slouchy month, as the end of the year approaches on swift wings, and everyone's suddenly realizing that if they want to meet their reading goals for the year, they have to get off their asses and stop watching old episodes of Futurama while eating Hob Nobs. Yes, I'm looking at all of you. As I have of course been nothing but productive.


I finished four books in November, which admittedly isn't stellar, but I WORKED ON twelve books. Which should somehow count. Yes.

Hyperbole and a Half, Allie Brosh. I pre-ordered this back in March. And if you want a print version of Allie's blog (I did), then THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU. My main complaint is she changed some of the panels to make them 'better,' when what really happened is they became 'worse.' So. Maybe work on that for next time, Brosh. (or rather, don't work on it is probably the actual point)

The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America, Michelle Tea. REMEMBER WHEN I SAID YOU SHOULD ALL BE READING MICHELLE TEA? So this is her first book, and it shoooows, but it was still good. Kind of like when you read Northanger Abbey and you're like "Awww, Austen, you were a babyyyyyyy," but it's still got Henry Tilney and a clever skewering of Gothic novels. I love Michelle Tea. If I ever meet her, I will be sycophantic as shit.

Tell the Wolves I'm Home, Carol Rifka Brunt. Yes yes, stunning work of prose about the human experience, blah blah read it, etc.

Columbine, Dave Cullen. AGGHHH I cannot make jokes about this for obvious reasons. I should do an actual post on it. I will do this. Yes.

Thanksgiving was filled with fun and frivolity and me buying an awesome skirt THAT I WORE THE WRONG SHOES WITH TODAY. Do you know how FRUSTRATING it is to know that the stilettos you left at home would be PERFECT with your outfit, and the heeled boots you painstakingly walked over a mile to work in just don't quite cut it? WHY SHOES WHY DID I LEAVE YOU AT HOME.

My little brother had texted me the day before Thanksgiving saying he was watching Wayne's World "for the first time," which is b.s. because watching that movie from a young age is sacrosanct in my family and we made him do it when he was probably five but I GUESS IT WASN'T IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO HIM TO STAY IN HIS BRAIN, but fortunately we also watched it the day after Thanksgiving and he is well on his way to being able to quote it. My brothers and I talk to each other in movie quotes because real feelings are gross, so the ability to quote early '90s comedies is one my younger brother must learn.

December goals are thus far finishing Why Classical Music Still Matters, The Great Emergence, One Summer: America, 1927, City of Dark Magic (ON THE FENCE ABOUT THIS ONE), and Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center. So this month's gonna be a never-ending joyride.

I've totally been on board with 2013 so far, so let's go, self. And try to finish that Flapper book, damnit. You don't know enough about the 1920s.

This is pretty much all that happened that decade, right?


Popular posts from this blog

Harry Potter 2013 Readalong Signup Post of Amazingness and Jollity

Okay, people. Here it is. Where you sign up to read the entire Harry Potter series (or to reminisce fondly), starting January 2013, assuming we all survive the Mayan apocalypse. I don't think I'm even going to get to Tina and Bette's reunion on The L Word until after Christmas, so here's hopin'. You guys know how this works. Sign up if you want to. If you're new to the blog, know that we are mostly not going to take this seriously. And when we do take it seriously, it's going to be all Monty Python quotes when we disagree on something like the other person's opinion on Draco Malfoy. So be prepared for your parents being likened to hamsters. If you want to write lengthy, heartfelt essays, that is SWELL. But this is maybe not the readalong for you. It's gonna be more posts with this sort of thing: We're starting Sorceror's/Philosopher's Stone January 4th. Posts will be on Fridays. The first post will be some sort of hilar

Minithon: The Mini Readathon, January 11th, 2020

The minithon is upon us once more! Minithons are for the lazy. Minithons are for the uncommitted. Minithons are for us. The minithon lasts 6 hours (10 AM to 4 PM CST), therefore making it a mini readathon, as opposed to the lovely Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon and 24in48, both of which you should participate in, but both of which are a longer commitment than this, the Busy Watching Netflix person's readathon. By 'read for six hours' what's really meant in the minithon is "read a little bit and eat a lot of snacks and post pictures of your books and your snacks, but mostly your snacks." We like to keep it a mini theme here, which mainly means justifying your books and your snacks to fit that theme. Does your book have children in it? Mini people! Does it have a dog! Mini wolf! Does it have pencils? Mini versions of graphite mines! or however you get graphite, I don't really know. I just picture toiling miners. The point is, justify it or don't

How to Build a Girl Introductory Post, which is full of wonderful things you probably want to read

Acclaimed (in England mostly) lady Caitlin Moran has a novel coming out. A NOVEL. Where before she has primarily stuck to essays. Curious as we obviously were about this, I and a group of bloggers are having a READALONG of said novel, probably rife with spoilers (maybe they don't really matter for this book, though, so you should totally still read my posts). This is all hosted/cared for/lovingly nursed to health by Emily at As the Crowe Flies (and Reads) because she has a lovely fancy job at an actual bookshop ( Odyssey Books , where you can in fact pre-order this book and then feel delightful about yourself for helping an independent store). Emily and I have negotiated the wonders of Sri Lankan cuisine and wandered the Javits Center together. Would that I could drink with her more often than I have. I feel like we could get to this point, Emily INTRODUCTION-wise (I might've tipped back a little something this evening, thus the constant asides), I am Alice. I enjoy