the books i read this year

since i failed to blog about any of the books I read, here they are in reverse chronological order with a little snippet about each of them: The Star by Yukio Mishima A young, sexy actor at the peak of his career, followed everywhere by adoring fans, is carrying on a secret relationship with his …

i keep buying books

and they stack up faster than anyone could ever read them. i bought six or seven books just because they were referenced, by author or title, in another book. it happened because i knew if that particular author had mentioned them, that they must be very important for me to read. so far, it's turned …

pick two books

that you've read. The number of people on earth who have also read those two books is surprisingly small. Add another book, and the number shrinks. Each book you add the number shrinks more than the last book, until at some point only you, out of all people on earth, have read that combination of …

quotes from books you haven’t read #6

“God was a mistake. I’ve long understood there is zero difference between me and a bug, or a bug and a river, or a river and a voice shouting above it. There’s no sense or meaning in anything. It’s nothing but a network of dependency under enormous fluctuating pressures. It’s only our imaginations, not our …

quotes from books you haven’t read #5

Waking up in Venice is unlike waking up in any other place. The day begins quietly. Only a stray shout here and there may break the calm, or the sound of a shutter being raised, or the wing-beat of the pigeons. How often, I thought to myself, had I lain thus in a hotel room, …

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