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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
Every Day - David Levithan So, I found myself sitting in a barbecue joint in Decatur, AL, crying into my plate of ribs because I had just finished this book and it's beautiful and moving and so, so good. And it's not often I get surprised--actually surprised--by the end of a novel; when you're that far in, and you read a lot, you know the conventions, you know that 9 times out of 10 authors will go for the happy ending.

Not so here. It's dangled, and then completely subverted, and it's stunningly, incredibly right, even in the sadness.

Every book I read of David Levithan makes me want to read more of his books. That is a good sign.