all i care about this summer is reading books and hopefully not going broke and living on the streets.
i traded in a bunch of books i've had since i was in high school a couple of day ago. books i'll never read again like stephen stephen king and THE ODYSSEY and got a bunch of cool new books:
empire of the nun J.G. BALLARD (i'm not sure if this is going to be good)
where you'll find me ANN BEATTIE
rock springs RICHARD FORD
self-portrait in a convex mirror JOHN ASHBERRY
I went up to the college today and picked up alice notley's book ALMA, or THE DEAD WOMAN (granary books). the book is huge. i'm excited. big ass books of poetry normally scare me (all the books by HOMER).
then i rode my bike downtown. i got dirty looks twice from people in cars. they forget that a person on a bike is a super pedestrian and i don't have to take their shit.
it was nice to go feel the wind in my face today though.
i just finished reading CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER by anne beattie, last night. it was fantastic. it was sad and real and funny. it reminded me of what CATCHER IN THE RYE: THE LATER YEARS would be like(but in a good way). not in a shitty sequel way like Cinderella 2 or Guess Who's Talking 2. not so over-dramatic.
i also finished reading BED by tao lin. a great book of short stories where the characters thoughts are so funny, sad, and real that it almost hurts. i plan on maybe doing an actual review soon. stay tuned.
i still need a job.
anyone in Ashland know a place that's hiring or owns a place that wants a young, handsome, intelligent, hard-working, employee?
any suggestions for books i should read?
tip of the day: do not eat a grilled ham and cheese sandwich and then take a sweaty bike ride.