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Vellichor Afternoons

I like trip-hop, anachronism, cats, both coffee and tea, the sound of rain on a tin roof, antique keys, pop culture as a substitute for religion, theatre, photography, Oxford commas, and, of course, reading.

Currently reading

John Dies at the End
David Wong
Geek Love
Katherine Dunn
I, Lucifer
Glen Duncan
The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British
Sarah Lyall
An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace
Tamar Adler, Alice Waters
Craven Place
Richard Wright
Amy Greene
Unfamiliar Fishes
Sarah Vowell
Academics Handbook 2nd Ed-P

Full of Secrets: Critical Approaches to Twin Peaks

Full of Secrets: Critical Approaches to Twin Peaks - David Lavery, Patricia B. Erens I bought this after finishing watching Twin Peaks and being in the mood for more, more, more. The punch line to that is that once I finally got it, I realized it's edited by a professor in the English Department that I am a grad student in. Hilarity ensued.

Really, though, I quite liked the book, even when I found the essays unconvincing or, in one case, completely bizarre. It's in my nature to want to dissect details of the things that I love--like Twin Peaks--and this collection of critical essays makes good company for that. My particular favorite is "'Disturbing the Guests with This Racket': Music and Twin Peaks" by Kathryn Kalinak, which nails the one question I had asked verbatim: "Who programmed this jukebox?" (referring to the odd musical inclusions on the jukebox at the Double R Diner).