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27 January 2006 @ 04:46 pm
I have spent all day listening to Hannah Fury, over & over & over. Her music is so soothing. I really want to get her new EP, Subterfuge when I have some money to spare. Which won't be for awhile yet, I'm afraid (sigh). Luckily, there is no temptation today as my pay didn't go through on the usual day, and so I have $9 in my bank account to live off until ___? Hopefully just this weekend though, Simon says he processed my pay yesterday but being a public holiday (and tomorrow the weekend), who knows when it will turn up?

Currently reading & in love with:
x. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
x. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
x. Necklace of Kisses by Francesca Lia Block
and rereading Dangerous Angels for the 50th time

And I have The Unabridged Diaries of Sylvia Plath next to read.

I adore books that get under your skin, that you can't stop thinking about. What books do that to you? [recommendations, please?]
I need to join the library right by our house, it's like a whole new world opening, beckoning.

I want to lose myself in Wicked some more
I wish I could just read all weekend.
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vikki.theapplicant on January 27th, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC)
O! I have been looking for that book (Wasted) EVERYWHERE and am having the hardest time finding it. Borders have it listed as instore, but someone put it somewhere where it shouldn't be, so it's JUST.NOT.THERE.

Grr. I want to read it so bad.

Oh, and yes. The Bell Jar. ♥ Possibly one of the best books I have ever read.
you got you a fast horse darlin'thebluebells on January 29th, 2006 03:07 am (UTC)

I think I ended up ordering it in from overseas. Borders are usually very willing to do that for you. It is well worth the effort - it is an absolutely stunning book!
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 29th, 2006 10:45 pm (UTC)
I adore Wasted. So frustrating that you can't find it in Borders! Perhaps they could order in a copy for you? If not, I could lend you mine for awhile :)
    scarlet's walk: like a good bookkisstheviolets on January 29th, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC)
oh i absolutely adore Wasted. I read it so much in 2003, when I was going through a really hard time; her writing just gave me so much strength.
Did you like Marya's novel, Centre of Winter?
you got you a fast horse darlin'thebluebells on January 30th, 2006 08:48 am (UTC)

It was OK. I've only read it once, but I want to go back and re-read it at some point. It was well-written, but Wasted was so poignant and incredible and revealing that The Centre of Winter was a bit of a disappointment in comparison.

    scarlet's walk: like a good bookkisstheviolets on February 1st, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
that was exactly how I felt about it too, especially the ending, it sort of didn't go anyway, I thought.
therapytragedy on January 27th, 2006 09:27 am (UTC)
eeee i'm reading Wicked too at the moment.
i love it! :)
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 29th, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
me too! I just finished it on the weekend :) Where are you up to?
therapytragedy on January 30th, 2006 10:03 am (UTC)
i'm getting near-ish to the end! about 100 pages left or so :)
jessicasea__secret on January 27th, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
you want a book to get under your skin??

read The Witch of Cologne by tobsha learner!!

she's an australian author, i think, actually. I reviewed the book sometime earlier this month. it was one of the most gripping fictional novels i have read in ages and ages. you'd love it, jade. it's got everything: it's historical, it has political intrigue, betrayal, torture, and most of all it is an incredible love story. i don't want to say more, except yeah, you'd like this book.


and i love plath's journals. they're rather heavy to read for a stretch, so i tend to pick the book up every few months and read a bit here and there. i hope to get through it all eventually.
    scarlet's walk: like a good bookkisstheviolets on January 30th, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)
oooh *adds to reading list* thanks for the recommendation hon!
jessicasea__secret on February 1st, 2006 05:57 pm (UTC)
yes. i couldn't put it down for days. the only thing I should warn you is that it doesn't end up the way you'd want it to. but i'm still glad I read it.
Heather: Deathchoebe on January 27th, 2006 03:17 pm (UTC)
I love to talk books!
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury's writing has an almost hypnotic effect on me. As soon as I finish this book I have to fight the urge to begin it all over again.

The Handmaid's Tale - Has an ending that makes your jaw drop.

Anything and everything by Neil Gaiman. So much love for this man's mind.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 30th, 2006 03:46 am (UTC)
Re: I love to talk books!
i really want to read The Handmaid's Tale ♥ and Neil Gaiman's books too!
you got you a fast horse darlin'thebluebells on January 30th, 2006 08:49 am (UTC)
Re: I love to talk books!

The Handmaid's Tale is one of my favorites! And The Robber Bride, also by Margaret Atwood. Both are awesome. :) xxxx
Heather: 'Ello!choebe on January 30th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
Re: I love to talk books!
When/if you do, you'll have to let me know what you think : )

Oh, I don't know if you'd be interested or not, but I've got a book journal on here as well. It's geekingout, and I do little reviews of books I've read and enjoyed. I will gladly add you, if you'd like. (If not, that's okay too. I won't take it personally.)
r a c h e l ♥: reading the funnies__rubyslippers on January 27th, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC)
My plan IS to read all weekend! Seriously, I have no real plans so I'm going to read and watch movies.
A book to recommend ... two of my favourite recent reads include Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult and The Catalpa Tree by Denyse Devlin. Amazing books!
foxglovedfoxgloved on January 27th, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC)
The Diary of Anais Nin
彡 kali-chan 彡pococurante on January 27th, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)
I adore Wicked the book, abhor Wicked the musical. The Bell Jar was sad, but hazy in my memory. Francesca Lia Block's writing = omgsex. SO GOOD. And I've read Dangerous Angels so many times...need to actually buy it, I just keep checking it out from the library.
seaside space oddity: & the void would be calling . . .seasidestarlet on January 27th, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC)
a book that likes to burrow into me from time to time is definitely white oleander. i just finished rereading it for the umpenteenth time yesterday.
    scarlet's walk: like a good bookkisstheviolets on January 30th, 2006 03:47 am (UTC)
i lovelovelove White Oleander. It means so much to me <3
the inverse of proof.superkupos on January 28th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC)
Wicked will absolutely swallow you whole. I love, love, love that book - certain passages just make me shiver. I've been meaning to read The Unabridged Diaries of Sylvia Plath for awhile, too. Right now I'm reading THe Time Traveler's Wife and I'm glad I stuck with it; the storytelling is really neat.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 30th, 2006 03:50 am (UTC)
I adored Wicked, I couldn't put it down. The Time Traveler's Wife looks really good too, I might borrow it from the library when I join.
samantharazorwireshrine on January 29th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
hope you don't mind random comments from people you don't know!; i stumbled across your last.fm profile somehow, &then i ended up here&&you seem like you have really similar tastes to me.

if you haven't read the following;
.wasted by marya hornbacher
.prozac nation by elizabeth wurtzel
.violet&claire & the hanged man by francesca lia block
.on the road by jack kerouac
.lolita by vladimir nabokov
.a certain age (aka 'pure') by rebbecca ray
then i absolutely recommend them ♥
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 29th, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
oh, I love all those books you mentioned, except the ones I haven't read, which are on the road and a certain age, which I wil definitely have to look at. I think we have a lot in common, from your reading list!
*goes to add*
Emilia Rothschildetherealshores on January 31st, 2006 06:40 am (UTC)
I am having no luck finding Necklace of Kisses. :( *sulks*

I read Dangerous Angels all the time, like daily. That, and Violet and Claire. They are such a huge part of me. :)