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Reading Challenge: Heartache to Heartache

Katharine Hepburn
Not a part of the challenge: Finished the rest of the Scott Pilgrim books.

Not a part of the challenge: The Truth and the Life (2014) by Elizabeth Moore. A book from the Goodreads giveaways that I actually really liked.

Book with antonyms in the title: That Was Then, This Is Now (1971) by SE Hinton. More depressing than The Outsiders.

Trilogy (2): The Year of the Flood (2009) by Margaret Atwood. I liked it even better than Oryx and Crake. I can't wait to read the third book and I can't wait to see how the tv series turns out.

Book by an author you never read before: The Dream Killer (1970) by Ursula Russell. Originally had a William Faulkner book here, but changed it for reasons.

Been trying to slow down my reading a bit, but whatevs.

Reading Challenge: Crepuscular

Book you started and never finished: Hatchet (1987) by Gary Paulsen

  • at least I think I never got to finish it in grade 8

Not part of the challenge: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (1969) by Maya Angelou

  • My copy is an retired library/first edition. It is well worn and has student notes in it.

Not part of the challenge: Springtime Begins in March (1968) by Jean Little

Book that was made into a movie: Howl's Moving Castle (1986) by Diana Wynne Jones

  • Originally, I was going to use Black Beauty, then I changed my mind to Fugitive Pieces, then this.

  • Need to see the movie again

Not part of the challenge: Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness (2006) by Bryan Lee O'Malley

Non-fiction: Secret Cinema: Gnostic Vision in Film (2006) by Eric G. Wilson

  • He's sort of snobby, but it has some interesting stuff in it. I am putting some of the bibliography on my to-read list.

  • This used to be Other Sister's book. I don't think she got much out of it, I doubt she saw most of those movies.

  • He used the word crepuscular alot. It's now one of my favourite words.

  • He seems extra anti-Tom Cruise, but he had a point about Vanilla Sky.

Filmography for Secret Cinema (other movies were mentioned through out the book though):
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March 2015 Movies


  1. Firestarter (1984) Probably the worst movie of the month, but not too terrible. That was some odd casting for George C Scott though.

  2. (La Femme) Nikita (1990) I've wanted to see it forever, not disappointed.

  3. Gloria (1999) Not a bad remake, the kid is way less annoying

  4. The Milagro Beanfield War (1988) really pretty and whimsical

  5. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) Dermot Mulroney should get all of Sean Penns roles, just sayin'

  6. 2010 (1984)

  7. The Invisible Woman (2013) I was worried that Ralph Fiennes would be too sexy as Charles Dickens, and I wouldn't be able to read his books with any seriousness. This didn't happen, thank gosh.

  8. Snowpiercer (2013) Best movie of the month

  9. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

  10. Loser (2000) Directed by Amy Heckerling. Can't stand Jason Biggs. Second worst movie of the month, but I still really liked bits of it.

  11. Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) Also really pretty.

  12. She's All That (1999) I thought I had seen this movie, turns out I've just seen a lot of bits of it. And Not Another Teen Movie.

  13. 22 Jump Street (2014)

  14. Foxfire (2012) Very good.

  15. Tammy (2014)

  16. Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)

  17. For the Love of the Game (1999)

  18. A Damsel in Distress (1937)

  19. Afternoon Delight (2013) Directed by Jill Soloway.

  20. The Body Snatcher (1945) Boris Karloff was so good in this. That scene with Bela... and the cat!

  21. Cat People (1942) More vintage cats!

Also watched "Orphan Black" and "Black Books".

Spring Cleaning with Shirley Jackson

This is wonderful.

Which Stephen King character are you?

I got Carrie.

Potty Etiquette

There are some strange books listed in the Goodreads giveaways sometimes:

"In Potty Theory, Goodridge-Bakst shares her experiences, observations, and priceless lessons on bathroom etiquette, better known as potty theory. It involves the observation of toilets, restrooms, and all things pertaining to women relieving themselves—sort of a combination of civil engineering and logistics.

With empathy and honesty, Potty Theory takes a humorous look at the bathroom advice and etiquette her mother taught throughout the years. Goodridge-Bakst shows it takes patience, compassion, honesty, caring, humility, hope, love and faith to ensure a successful potty experience."

I think it's about how to shit quietly enough, so that your boyfriend will never know that you defecate.


Enormous Eye

Some of my favourite entries on Enormous Eye so far (no order):

Reading Challenge: Manly holds

AM inc
Short Stories by Nabokov

  • Didn't expect so many would have supernatural elements.

  • "Details of a Sunset" was good

  • "La Veneziana" was also good and "manly holds", hahahaha

  • "The Dragon" was kind of cute, though sad.

Finished Party Princess

  • I've read summaries about what happens in the rest of the series. Mike/Mia is still kind of creepy to me though

  • Lily is sort of a horrible friend

  • when does Mia get all the time to write all of that?

  • her parents are useless

  • I did like how she stuck up for herself to Lana though

Novel that won a Pulitzer: A Visit from the Goon Squad (2010) by Jennifer Egan

  • Now I feel like making a list of the pulitzer books that I've read, or at least have

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Blonde Venus

My great aunt was named after Marlene Dietrich, she was my great grandfathers favourite actress. I like to imagine him sitting in a theatre in the 30s, watching the gorilla suit scene from Blonde Venus and thinking “I’m going to name my firstborn daughter after her”.


What's going on in my city


  1. A woman was caught making web cam porn in two branches of the library. I have no problem with people making porn, but don't do that in the library! Agh.

  2. Two houses in my neighbourhood were set on fire. Benn happening a lot.


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