STAR JAWS. Just when you thought it was safe to go into outer space.
I…do not update this but here are a few stray observations of my present life
- I cannot write personal narrative because I do not like to commit to my feelings. I think that is why I prefer journalism
- apparently making a living as a writer is real, doable thing, albeit a meager one
- when a tragedy befalls a family it’s funny how many things stay routine, with only an undercurrent of disnormalcy seeping in once in a while
- I am a generalist
- it always throws me when I come across the online persona of someone I know in real life, whether through a blog, art portfolio, pinterest, literary collection, etc. sometimes there is such a mismatch between Internet and real life that it causes me to seriously reevaluate my opinions of that person (not necessarily negatively)
- there are some people who I cannot for the life of me connect with on a real level past conversations of the small talk variety. I think this is more of a me thing than anybody else’s fault
- 22 is officially the age of an adult, and though I feel pretty much the same way I’ve always felt since I was a fully formed human, sometimes I do feel very…old
- I have never felt very comfortable sharing specific, intimate details about my life, and as I’ve grown older I think I’ve become even more enclosed
- this is a ridiculously navel-gazey post. sorry to anybody who is reading this. I was just sick of staring at that picture of edie sedgwick
Probably going to have to prowl more book blogs in order to find 365 books to read in their entireties, but here’s a start:
- A Gate at the Stairs, Lorrie Moore
- Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
- Falling off the Map, Pico Iyer
- Thomas and Beulah, Rita Dove
- Pale Fire, Nabokov
- Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets, David Simon
- Burning Down the House, Charles Baxter
- The House of God, Samuel Shem
- Dictee, Hak Jyung Cha
- Speedboat, Renata Adler
- The Sweet Hereafter, Russell Banks
- Civilwarland in Bad Decline, George Saunders
- Collected Stories, Amy Hempel
Last year, Jeff Ryan made the New Year’s resolution to read one entire book every day: 366 books in 366 days (2012 was a leap year; it took me a while, too).
I think this is the perfect resolution for me! I like to read and read quickly, and don’t have a ton of commitments until I start med school. Let’s see if I can knock out 365 books in 2013.
I am going to keep track of my titles on Goodreads, which I already use to document every single book I read.
Decades photographed by Mason Poole
When I think about Sebald, it makes me so happy. When I look upon his face, it makes me even happier. 11-year deathiversary :(
"direct and vague, sweet and ironic" —Alice Munro