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- the newest Ottolenghi
- Look who's back by Timur Vermes
- The Viz annual
a solid haul
Eric Bischoff Autobiography
Italo Calvino - Invisible Cities (had it before but borrowed it out)
B.S. Johnson - Albert Angelo
albert angelo is amazing (Y)
int' book thread.
gotta finish pulphead before reading it.
'The Strange Library' by Haruki Murakami
'Against the Day' by Thomas Pynchon
I should've axed for the Viz annual! Had them the past two Christmasses, but I think it passed my brain by. Particularly fond of this from one of them: http://www.worcesterwildones.co.uk/images/misc/MES.jpg
this has reminded me that - if I want to catch up with my attempts to blog every novel I read (LOOK AT HOW MUCH OF A MILLENNIAL I AM) - I've got about five blog posts to catch up with or whatever
- Drown by Junot Diaz (reading this now)
- Harvest by Jim Crace
- The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
- Our Man in Havana- Graham Greene
Butter on everything
almost as much as i love Ottolenghi
Is Jerusalem the newest one? Might challenge her to a cook off. Quinoa vs. Butter.
think that's the most recent
What I talk about when I talk about running by Murakami and Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley. did pretty well i think.
<3 these Noma Bar covers so so much.
My Christmas dream come true ❤️❤️
Feminism is for Everybody - Bell Hooks
this Fritz Kahn book http://www.amazon.com/Fritz-English-German-French-Edition/dp/3836548402
don't capitalise bell hooks man !!!!!
had feminism for everybody in my local chazzer for the past few months but it's like £15 and basically a pamphlet. didn't realise it was out of print, weird.
was thinking of picking up some feminism stuff in the verso books sale.... maybe 'straight sex' by lynn segal and the melissa gira grant book
i got it for my girlfriend but she already had it lol
tell her to send it to me
the whole verso ebook catalogue is 90% off atm lol. if i had a kindle or whatever i would be alllll over that
120 pages is a bit more than just a pamphlet though
Really looking forward to it.
And Gravity's Rainbow because I fancied a challenge.
who tends to write longform non-fiction about flying. it's good stuff
'serving the reich: the story of physics under hitler' by philip ball
'god jr' by dennis cooper
'malign velocites: #acceleration and capitalism' by benjamin noys
'history of the paris commune' by prosper-olivier lissagaray
'spacetime and geometry' by sean carroll
got a waterstones voucher which i will probably use to get either the ben lerner or john darnielle books, or maybe something on the history of... india
everything i've read by ramachandra guha is real good tbf. in a corner of a foreign field especially so, dunno if youve any interest in cricket but it's a brilliant look at class/caste/race struggle in sport and colonialism and all that.
looks like a good recommendation, cheers
idk about cricket really. maybe i'll get that book for my dad's birthday and then read it when he's finished or something like that.
if you haven't read it, you should
"Its difficult to put into words what its like having a hand on the throttle of this thing. Im like a dog with ten dicks every time I start it up"
1. wilhelm reich 'sex-pol essays, 1929-1934'
2. mg grant 'playing the whore: the work of sex work'
3. étienne balibar and immanuel wallerstain ' race nation, class: ambiguous identities'
4. nadezhda tolokonnikova and slavoj žižek 'comradely greeetings: the prison letters of nadya and slavoj'
5. derek blyth '500 hidden secrets of brussels'
gonna buy a kindle this week though
Hard boiled wonderland and the end of the world.
Have just started it and it already seems very different to norwegian wood, which is the only other murakami book I've read.
I also got a signed copy of brian cox's human universe! :)
need to re-read it, though. I think 'A Wild Sheep Chase' is my favourite (hard to say, because the moods throughout sort of mingle with one another)
that's my Murakami (tm)
> Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel - On wishlist for a while, can’t remember why.
> The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman - Love Gaiman + super cheap on Amazon.
> On The Beach by Nevil Shute Norway - Post apocalyptic!
> Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - Dystopian sic fi!
> Lego Minifigure A Visual History by Gregory Farshtey - Got this unexpectedly. Chunky and really well designed.
> Isle Of Noises: Conversations With Great British Songwriters by Daniel Rachel. Gift from a friend. Think I might dip in and out of this during the year.
> The Art Of The Clean Up by Ursus Wehrli - OCD + kerning + great photography. Goes well with Things Come Apart which I got recently.
> The Book of Alien by Paul Scanlon - Lots of behind the scenes info and pics.
> Cook books on mince, baking and chicken. Yep.
heard a lot of noise about station eleven. doesn't sound like my kind of thing really but lmk if it turns out to actually be amazing or whatever.
I also bought myself Nairn's London by Ian Nairn.
Book on Sourdough
at first i was like hahaha ewwwww cause i mainly just know pinker for his annoying sexist evo-psych stuff but tbf this seems potentially possibly alright. when i told my dad (in a lighthearted fashion, obv) that i had a bit of a grudge against pinker he was like 'oh no! but it had a recommendation from chomsky!' :')
and richard wrangham - catching fire: how cooking made us human
i mean, both of these look alright, but i'm not sure when my parents are going to realise that i really only read novels and pretentious critical theory, and that general non-fiction (even on topics i like such as cooking and writing!) is probably just going to languish on my shelf for all eternity
because they know i already have an excessively heavy to-read shelf. but i'd rather have magazines full of good articles than entire non-fiction books on individual subjects, tbh.
Katie Green - Lighter Than My Shadow (graphic novel)
H P Lovecraft - Complete Fiction
The Psychology Book - One of those Dorling Kindersley things, looks pretty interesting.
Not bad overall.