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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
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks - E. Lockhart Frankie, a sophomore at the prestigious Alabaster Academy, has blossomed from a gangly, angular girl to a lovely young woman over the course of a summer--and she's discovering how much she dislikes being considered only in those terms. She's smart, and she's mischievous, and she's figuring out a way to maneuver through the world on her own terms--not as the girlfriend, and not as the cute, harmless Bunny Rabbit that her family thinks of her as.

It's a fantastic book--really, I can't say enough how much I enjoyed it, and how I think every girl between the ages of 11 and 40 should read it. Frankie finds that she doesn't like being underestimated, or excluded, based on being a girl, and an attractive one at that. What follows is a brilliant plot by her to make people take her seriously, to shake up the status quo, and to have a little fun in the meantime.