Reading Addict

Freak Lit by Christina

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines ‘freak’ as one that is markedly unusual or abnormal, a person or animal having a physical oddity. That being said, I love me some ‘Freak Lit’! I gobble up stories about people on the fringes of society, people who have been cast out as inferior. These books humanize freaks; they force you to identify with them and examine your own life and identity. I love the intricacies of their stories; the intimate details of their inner lives, and the beauty that is found in the grotesque (Hmm. I think I just figured out why I like reality television so much.

Loving/Hating Postmodernism by Nick

Oh, postmodernism...you fickle, fickle beast. Why can you not be satisfied with one discipline, with working within a single genre at a time? You mash genres together like Girl Talk mashes songs. Your manifestations are ubiquitous, pervading our culture, our landscape, and our.... uh, cultural landscape.

Woman of Taste by Cara

Woman of Taste By Cara Sure, I enjoy reading as much as the next library rat. But after a long, hard day of shushing people and fussing over index cards, I don’t really feel like flopping down with War and Peace. You know? I do want to read something edifying, but with my limited free time, I need it to really speak to me. Something both practical and soul-satisfying. What I want to read is… cookbooks.

How One Favorite Author Can Ruin Your Life by Nick

Below is a visual aid representation of the most recent books I’ve read. They are dividedby before I read any Cormac McCarthy (Pre-Mac) and during or after reading Cormac McCarthy (Post-Mac). These are novels I consider above average or great, books that stick out in my memory. I’ve omitted books I began and abandoned. Generally, these books are from oldest to most recently read; however, I am not responsible for these not being in exact order.

Lowboy by Nick

I took a class in college called Electronic Rhetoric. Interesting stuff if a bit abstract. Unless you’ve been living in a cave you may have noticed that technology has affected the way people communicate. The way information is disseminated. Inter-personal dialogue has been replaced by texting, IMing, Emailing; sometimes words and letters aren’t even necessary. Have you ever used an ‘emoticon’? In ancient Greece, philosophic and political discourses would often last an entire day if not longer. Roosevelt’s fireside chats usually lasted about 30 minutes.

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