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Thanks for the feedback(s) and new friend requests. For now, please pardon me for not acting on any of these, however. I am not really actively using the site. I am not reading and I am doing things in my life I want to do, and need to do, and being on here is too distracting. I reacted to the election last night and that's the last you'll see of me for an indefinite time.
Nov 09, 2016 02:16PM 1 comment

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Yes, I know. I'm in a rage, and I'm deathly afraid tonight. I try to stay off here, but this is my only social media. But, people, Jane Austen and sexy vampires and tea and crumpets and your little reading nooks are just quaint irrelevancies now. Economic and social war is on in this country and in the world. If you ignore it, you will lose, and deserve it.
Nov 08, 2016 10:34PM 4 comments

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It's time to put down the books, people. Stop reading. Stop dreaming. Stop diverting your attention. Get your heads out of the books. We are on the brink of disaster. Join an activist party. Join TYT. Get money out of politics. Be ready to lose your voting rights, worker's rights, abortion rights, health care, public education, the environment and science. They have all the branches now. Be there or be destroyed.
Nov 08, 2016 08:55PM Add a comment

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Democratic National Committee, please resign en masse, in toto, right now, for handing us this unfolding fiasco. You screwed your best candidate, you screwed yourselves, and now you're screwing us.
Nov 08, 2016 08:23PM Add a comment

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Evan is finished with Aja
I'm literally reading this two pages at a time waiting in offices and/or on the toilet, since I'm devoting no time to reading officially right now to keep my mind on my work. So a 2-hour book is becoming a month-long thing.
Sep 21, 2016 09:24AM Add a comment
Aja

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When your own cooking is as good as a restaurant's: priceless.
Sep 16, 2016 02:32PM Add a comment

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Evan is on page 40 of 144 of Aja
I'm literally reading this two pages at a time waiting in offices and/or on the toilet, since I'm devoting no time to reading officially right now to keep my mind on my work. So a 2-hour book is becoming a month-long thing.
Sep 06, 2016 05:13AM 4 comments
Aja

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Evan is on page 235 of 1198 of Miss MacIntosh, My Darling
I'm cancelling all current reads until further notice to do other things. So, unfortunately, this great book is probably on hold for at least another four months. All current reads are being placed back on "to read" and "currently reading slowly" shelves.
Sep 06, 2016 05:01AM Add a comment
Miss MacIntosh, My Darling

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Reading on hiatus as I chisel away at writing my novel. My goals are: Finish my novel this year, then move back to Nashville. Get the special part for my lovely, "new"car (I donated the old Corolla in late December after it had performed yeoman service in Nashville last year, taking me thousands of miles across several states), grow my home business, and continue to live the free and fulfilling life I've adopted.
Aug 29, 2016 02:35PM 1 comment

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A great day of working on my novel again. I'm getting back into the spirit. Word count so far is 100,000 words; est. 300 - 400 pages. About 60 percent finished I estimate. So yeah, this is a monster with many characters and plots. But I'm very happy because most of it is good and quite funny. There is writing in it I am immensely proud of. The latter parts where I left off need major tweaks to move forward, though.
Aug 19, 2016 09:51PM Add a comment

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I hate to stop reads in the middle, but I may have to suspend reading until further notice. It is time to write again. I need to complete the second half of my third novel draft this year. I have to. I have the time now and I need to work. Goodreads is addictive, especially the social aspect, but I have to cease that. Or at least find a way to check in only periodically.
Aug 19, 2016 01:46PM 4 comments

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For the first time in 8 years here, I've flagged someone's comment on another reader's review. Without provocation the person said nothing about books but made a racist personal attack and called the reader (who is Egyptian) a goat fucker who should finger himself, etc, etc. If you want to flag this jerk also, I will send you the link. This uncivil garbage has no place on Goodreads.
Aug 18, 2016 11:32PM Add a comment

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Evan is on page 25 of 592 of Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West
It's hard to attain a true reading-progress percentage status on books like this because the last 150 pages are footnotes and indexes. So the status will always be an inaccurate reflection of reading progress.
Aug 18, 2016 06:47PM Add a comment
Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West

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Evan is on page 235 of 1198 of Miss MacIntosh, My Darling
You know how your cat scratches up your shit but you still love him/her to pieces? This book is like that. You declare your undying love even as it annoys the piss out of you. This is an example of good post-mod writing, except that Young exists outside of any such categories.
Aug 18, 2016 04:15PM Add a comment
Miss MacIntosh, My Darling

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We are all collections of contrariness. This is why the "if you liked this, you will like this" algorithms can never be right.
Aug 18, 2016 03:33PM Add a comment

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Tired of post-mod foolishness? So am I. My Anti-Post-Modernist Manifesto:
https://www.goodreads.com/story/show/...
Aug 18, 2016 01:57PM Add a comment

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Evan is on page 200 of 1198 of Miss MacIntosh, My Darling
At the rate I'm going it's going to take 3 months to finish this book. I've never loved something so much that is this difficult. Unlike that piece of assholery known as Gravity's Rainbow, though, this novel has heart and soul and poetry.
Aug 17, 2016 05:49PM Add a comment
Miss MacIntosh, My Darling

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Twisted Old Vine Zinfandel 2014 (very good after aeration on the 2nd day) with some books, and special cameo appearance by my foot, for those who like that sort of thing.
Aug 17, 2016 03:20PM Add a comment

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Irked Pynchon fan formerly on friends' list stalks off to eat or stuff up their ass bananas in a safe-space corner somewhere, evidently.
Aug 17, 2016 10:46AM Add a comment

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Evan is on page 190 of 1198 of Miss MacIntosh, My Darling
Another gorgeous section of the book that makes me wonder if this is possibly the finest novel ever written. But dense, strange, and difficult, yes.
Aug 16, 2016 10:13PM Add a comment
Miss MacIntosh, My Darling

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Evan is on page 180 of 1198 of Miss MacIntosh, My Darling
The descriptions of Miss MacIntosh's asceticism are so good.
Aug 16, 2016 02:56PM Add a comment
Miss MacIntosh, My Darling

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Evan is on page 43 of 278 of Go Set a Watchman (To Kill A Mockingbird #2)
Not too bad so far. It reads like a nice little domestic play, like something that might have been staged in the '60s, with the city girl come home to step into a time capsule where the same rituals and tensions of her childhood remain unchanged. The characters and dialogues feel real. People calling this a variation of Mockingbird or an early version aren't seeing what I'm seeing here. Reading on...
Aug 15, 2016 10:45PM 2 comments
Go Set a Watchman (To Kill A Mockingbird #2)

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