Archive for January, 2004

January 21st, 2004

» ‘tower of learning’

tower of learning

Came home from the gym this morning to find the Fed Ex man had just delivered the last of my books from Amazon. These are all of the ones I could round up — I think it’s just missing my two big text books, plus all the extra books for Lit for Children I haven’t picked out yet (which will come from the library, and hence be free — free is good good good). It’s a few more than I’d listed in the last entry, but they were good surprises, like Eggers’ A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.

The real reason for the delay in my update is below. I wanted to sew him something nice before taking his glamor shots, but after he rejected four different loin cloth attempts (all wrapped in the style of Borneo, too), I gave up and went with this.

His name is Thom Nolan and I love him. I love love love him. I am scheming outfits (and he is scheming seductions; he’s had his eye on Action Man for the past week and a half). Kathy is wonderful. And now I am putting my foot down, and I shall not update again until she has. Hopefully with some new music. :D

January 16th, 2004

» death

I dreamt last night of my grandfather’s grave; of D–, the first of many betrayals; of knives and guns; of East Berlin crumbling on top of me, buildings shaking to the ground, cars snapping over thick power lines. I dreamt of death and spent all night uneasy and grieving.

January 2nd, 2004

» books: a non-exhaustive list

A brief list, containing most of my texts for next term, bar a few text books and a collection of fairy tales. I haven’t really had new books in ages, not the way I usually buy them. I’m in ecstasy. School is the perfect excuse to indulge in:

  • The Giver, by Lois Lowry
  • Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry
  • The Book of Three, by Lloyd Alexander (I adored this series when I was young)
  • Bud, not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Holes, by Louis Sachar
  • The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate Dicamillo
  • Disgrace, by J. M. Coetzee
  • Life of Pi, by Yann Martel (started at my internship, have been dying to finish)
  • How Late It Was, How Late, by James Kelman
  • The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood (have copy from UK, will finally read)
  • Heat and Dust, by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
  • Hotel Du Lac, by Anita Brookner
  • Moon Tiger, by Penelope Lively
  • The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse, by Louise Erdrich
  • Glamorama, by Bret Easton Elis
  • Underworld, by Don Delillo
  • Neon Vernacular, by Yusef Komunyakaa
  • Mindfield, by Gregory Corso and David Amram
  • Wilson: A Consideration of the Sources: Containing the Original Notes, Errata, Commentary, and the Preface to the Second Edition, by David Mamet