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Belle de Jour by Belle de Jour
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Dec 14, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: book-club, internet-inspired, non-fiction, memoir-bio
Read in December, 2009

If I were to become a prostitute, I could only hope it would turn out as well as it has for Belle. Though, I don't think I could be nearly as polite.

Favorite Quotes:

I could not stop thinking of my last boyfriend, who had left me suddenly among accusations of my snobbishness and utter lack of sympathy for other people. Well, as Philip Larkin put it, useful to get that learnt.

Perhaps another time, when I've had more warning.

...leaves from this autumn have been mashed by thousands of tires to leave an orange-gold pattern in the street. [Note: You may not have noticed this after 400 some reviews, but I have an obsession with written descriptions of the autumn season & the sky. I must compile them together at some point.]

People whom I wouldn't throw out of bed for pretending to be me: Lisa Simpson, Liz Taylor, Liz Hurley...

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