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On Are Gods Boring?: Wanting More From Yeezus

@jaimebee tho Who reupholstered your hairpin?

Posted on June 21, 2013 at 10:30 am 6

On Friday Open Thread

@Linette My aunt was similarly hyper-picky in baby naming. She refused to name any of her children the same name that any actor/actress/singer/celebrity had, in case people thought she was shallow enough to name the kid after their eponymous celebrity. "No, really, nobody is going to think you chose 'Victoria' because of Tori Spelling."

The greatest irony, is that, after much deliberation, she arrived at 'Ashton.' Approximately 3 years pre-dating Mr. Kutcher's rise to fame.

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 5:52 pm 10

On Daisy, You're a Drip, Dear: Detestable Literary Characters Who Are Not Technically Villains

Oh no, I am just now remembering that section where Heathcliffe is yelling about how he cut out the side of Catherine's coffin, and bribed the gravediggers to fuse their coffins together into one big love coffin where their skeletons can angrily cuddle for eternity. Why did I think this was romantic?

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 11:43 am 10

On Daisy, You're a Drip, Dear: Detestable Literary Characters Who Are Not Technically Villains

@dorkmuffin I read it when I was 18 and absolutely loved the brooding doomed lovers, and the concept of culture keeping apart people who should naturally be together. I attribute this mostly to being 18 and having weird ideas about love.

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 11:40 am 0

On A Big Book-y Post

@Lucienne Me neither. Awaiting patiently, based on all the glowing press I've read. :(

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 2:49 pm 0

On A Big Book-y Post

@themlemons I keep forgetting how good Tell the Wolves I'm Home was because I have nobody to talk to about it! I loved the imagery the writer used around the family's modification of the painting. So excellent.

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 2:48 pm 0

On A Big Book-y Post

@Regina Phalange I think "Night Circus" and "Devil in the White City" are the two books that have been recommended to me so many times that the recommendations are having an adverse effect. Not that many people can like these books!

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 2:43 pm 1

On A Big Book-y Post

@Lucienne Have you read it yet?

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 2:42 pm 0

On A Big Book-y Post

@Decca I loved Foreskin's Lament, too! Shalom Auslander put out his first novel last year, too, which I thought was one of the more excellent and under-hyped books of the year. Hope: A Tragedy. It's equally funny and horrific.

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 2:42 pm 0

On And the Next Top Book/Nook Is...

Love Orphan Master's Son so much! Everyone go read it now!

Posted on March 29, 2013 at 11:22 am 1