TBL: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

I suppose it provides some insight to this little thing called love: we don’t really know why we love something, we just do. And so Wonderland is enjoyable, even though taken apart it is the furthest thing from wonderful.

Overall, it’s not just a little bit mad.

Books: Delta of Venus

At least three people over the weekend have asked me: “What are you reading?” Without a wince, unapologetically and unashamedly I replied: “Porn.” Or perhaps more accurately I should have said erotica. Because that was what it was. Anaïs Nin’s Delta of Venus was a journey into the hot and bothered, into the sexual deviances and discoveries of…

TBL: The Giver

The Giver (1993) follows a boy named Jonas through the thirteenth year of his life. The society has eliminated pain and strife by converting to “Sameness,” a plant that has also eradicated emotional depth from their lives. Jonas is selected to inherit the position of Receiver of Memory, the person who stores all the past…

The Book List

These books are ones I associate with turning points in my life: my foray into the rebellious, my love affair with the nonsensical, my enduring hunger for the philosophical. Some of the books here are so loved that I have two copies, one to read and one to cherish. Some of them aren’t even with…