lnb’s Profile

Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about lnb.

http://www.goodreads.com/ellenbee

Sisterland
lnb is currently reading
bookshelves: 2013, currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Don't Kiss Me: St...
lnb is currently reading
by Lindsay Hunter (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating

progress: 
 
  (page 40 of 192)
"this book makes me so uncomfortable! i feel like i am, like... watching someone poop reading it. i'm going to finish it or die trying though" Sep 18, 2013 09:14AM

 

lnb's Recent Updates

lnb started reading
Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
Rate this book
Clear rating
lnb rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
by Carol Rifka Brunt (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
ahhhhh this book was very good. june as a character is so real and her grief is portrayed in such a subtle and moving way (not to mention her relationship with her sister, which made me cry). the only criticism i have is how much of the plot hinges o...more
lnb is on page 40 of 192 of Don't Kiss Me: this book makes me so uncomfortable! i feel like i am, like... watching someone poop reading it. i'm going to finish it or die trying though
Don't Kiss Me: Stories
Don't Kiss Me: Stories
by Lindsay Hunter (Goodreads Author)
progress: 
 
Rate this book
Clear rating
lnb rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Other People We Married by Emma Straub
Other People We Married
by Emma Straub (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
i didn't expect to love this but i really did. it took me a while to finish, though, but i think that has more to do with the fact that i have no patience for short stories lately than the quality of the book.
lnb started reading
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Rate this book
Clear rating
lnb rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
by Maria Semple (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
lnb rated a book 4 of 5 stars
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
A Visit from the Goon Squad
by Jennifer Egan (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
lnb started reading
Don't Kiss Me by Lindsay Hunter
Don't Kiss Me: Stories
by Lindsay Hunter (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
7331435
"i like it so far! but who knows, i end up bored with everything "
lnb liked a quote
12262741
What if I forgave myself? I thought. What if I forgave myself even though I'd done something I shouldn't have? What if I was a liar and a cheat and there was no excuse for what I'd done other than because it was what I wanted and needed to do? What if I was sorry, but if I could go back in time I wouldn't do anything differently than I had done? What if I'd actually wanted to fuck every one of those men? What if heroin taught me something? What if yes was the right answer instead of no? What if what made me do all those things everyone thought I shouldn't have done was what also had got me here? What if I was never redeemed? What if I already was?Cheryl Strayed
More of lnb's books…
“I wish in the past I had tried more things 'cause now I know that being in trouble is a fake idea.”
Chris Onstad

Edna St. Vincent Millay
“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay

“It comes out of my mouth like water: the things he said at the beginning, what it's like to know a person's smell, the anxious catch that now has dulled to normal when I hold the pay phone and it rings and rings. How underneath I don't believe he's coming anymore, and I wish I could turn the air beside me into something solid to fill the hole he leaves. How sometimes when he'd touch me I'd go out onto the very edges of myself, far like on a tightrope or a plank, and balance knowing there was only air to catch me; how he'd hold me there till it got scary, sometimes longer, and it was realer and more raw than any thing I'd ever felt. How he would always close his eyes and seem so comfortable, casual even, and I was always amazed at that: how brave he must be for it not to scare him at all. How sometimes it broke me into two pieces, and I'd lie there under him naked and stretched out past my skin, and another me would watch from the ceiling. Even if it was too much I had to grow to hold it, because it belonged to me now, and I belonged to him, and if I let any of the pressure of it spill like water from my faucet mouth, it would all leak out and be gone from me forever. That's what he always said. ”
Jessica Blank, Almost Home

Cheryl Strayed
“What if I forgave myself? I thought. What if I forgave myself even though I'd done something I shouldn't have? What if I was a liar and a cheat and there was no excuse for what I'd done other than because it was what I wanted and needed to do? What if I was sorry, but if I could go back in time I wouldn't do anything differently than I had done? What if I'd actually wanted to fuck every one of those men? What if heroin taught me something? What if yes was the right answer instead of no? What if what made me do all those things everyone thought I shouldn't have done was what also had got me here? What if I was never redeemed? What if I already was?”
Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Anne Sexton
“I have gone out, a possessed witch,
haunting the black air, braver at night;
dreaming evil, I have done my hitch
over the plain houses, light by light:
lonely thing, twelve-fingered, out of mind.
A woman like that is not a woman, quite.
I have been her kind.

I have found the warm caves in the woods,
filled them with skillets, carvings, shelves,
closets, silks, innumerable goods;
fixed the suppers for the worms and the elves:
whining, rearranging the disaligned.
A woman like that is misunderstood.
I have been her kind.

I have ridden in your cart, driver,
waved my nude arms at villages going by,
learning the last bright routes, survivor
where your flames still bite my thigh
and my ribs crack where your wheels wind.
A woman like that is not ashamed to die.
I have been her kind.”
Anne Sexton, To Bedlam and Part Way Back

Elizabeth
713 books | 159 friends

Erin
131 books | 22 friends

Kevin F...
1,123 books | 192 friends

Lindsey
1,716 books | 71 friends

Johanna
1,445 books | 66 friends

Fritz
692 books | 45 friends

Kevin
1,118 books | 1,305 friends

Eric
269 books | 33 friends

More friends…

Quizzes and Trivia

questions answered:
443 (0.2%)

correct:
366 (82.6%)

skipped:
393 (47.0%)

34593 out of 2465593

streak:
4

best streak:
8

questions added:
0



Polls voted on by this member