…Or Not to Be: A Collection of Suicide Notes: The first book of its kind, . . . Or Not to Be offers rare insights into the lives–and deaths–of such luminaries as Vincent Van Gogh, Sylvia Plath, Diane Arbus, Jim Jones, Anne Sexton, Hermann Goering, Kurt Cobain, and Yukio Mishima, via their last letters and suicide notes.
Scar Tissue:This “New York Times” bestseller by the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers is a compelling story of the price of success and excess, dedication and debauchery, intrigue and integrity, and recklessness and redemption that could only come from the world of rock.
Zodiac: Who was Zodiac? A serial killer who claimed 37 dead. A sexual sadist who taunted police with anonymous notes. A madman who was never apprehended. This is the first, complete account of Zodiac’s reign of terror. Is he still out there?
After seeing many people post about their Valentines I figured I should too, but I was already a day late. I chose to hold off until now because today is myself and my boyfriends 2 years and 8 months anniversary which is fabulous. Unfortunately I wont actually get to see him today because he’s at work. So instead here I am.
When everyone thinks about Valentines it’s all lovey dovey, reds and pinks, flowers and chocolates, but not with us. We get each other decent presents, presents that don’t get eaten and don’t die. This year Daryl asked for me to buy him some graphic novels so I got my friend to recommend me a few that I could buy cause said friend buys a LOT and I didn’t want to buy one and it be a pretty poor story line. In the end I settled on The Killing Joke (Batman and the Joker), Demo and Transmetropolitan. I’ve not heard of the last two but they sounded super good and Daryl sat and read The Killing Joke in one sitting on Valentines which I’m amazed at cause he’s not really much of a reader. I didn’t actually ask for anything other than Skyrim because I’ve been dying for it since I had it on pre-order for him for Christmas and he gave me Skyrim a week earlier. I wasn’t really expecting much else but he also got me Assassin’s Creed Director’s Cut Edition, Assassin’s Creed II and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Collectors Edition! Woo! I wont be playing them for a while though cause I have too many games on the go at the moment.
The day itself was fairly good, I only got to see him from 7:30pm onwards I think? because he had spent the rest of the day in bed trying to get better (he’d been ill since Sunday) whilst I was at the hairdressers and visiting my Dad. We finished watching Unknown as well which was a lot better than I expected.
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– What are you currently reading?
– What did you recently finish reading?
– What do you think you’ll read next?
What are you currently reading?
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands. True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead. Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.
What did you recently finish reading?
The story is legendary. Arthur Dent, mild-mannered, out-to-lunch earthling, is plucked from his planet by his friend Ford Prefect just seconds before it was demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass. Ford, posing as an out-of-work actor, is a researcher for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Together they begin their now-famous intergalactic journey through time, space and lunch.
What do you think you’ll read next?
Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that? Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. Not for her license — for turning pretty. In Tally’s world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there. But Tally’s new friend Shay isn’t sure she wants to be pretty. She’d rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world and it isn’t very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.