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September 4, 2009, 1:36 am
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My life according to books I’ve read this year (via Jenny Davidson)

Describe yourself:
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower
How do you feel?
Fear and Trembling
Describe where you currently live:
Paradise Lost
If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
The Magic Mountain
Your favorite form of transport:
The Starry Messenger
Your best friend is . . . ?
Typical American
You and your friends are . . .?
The Politics of Friendship
What’s the weather like?
The Blazing World and Other Writings
Favourite time of day?
The Coming Insurrection
What is life to you?
Mimesis
Your fear?
On Duties
What is the best advice you have to give?
Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back
Thought for the Day?
What is an Apparatus?
How I would like to die:
A Sentimental Journey
My soul’s present condition?
Against Interpretation

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I just emailed you this, but I want the world to know I read both Mary Gaitskill and James Frey this year.

Describe yourself:
The Ghost Writer [Roth]
How do you feel?
Bech at Bay [Updike]
Describe where you currently live:
Neither Here Nor There [Bryson]
If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
Toward the End of Time [Updike]
Your favorite form of transport:
A Moveable Feast [Hemingway]
Your best friend is . . . ?
Don’t Cry [Gaitskill]
You and your friends are . . .?
Shortcomings [Tomine]
What’s the weather like?
Misery [King]
Favourite time of day?
Bright Shiny Morning [Frey]
What is life to you?
The Reader [Schlink]
Your fear?
The Story of a Marriage [Greer]
What is the best advice you have to give?
Women Beware Women [Middleton]
Thought for the Day?
Why Does Tragedy Give Pleasure? [Nuttall]
How I would like to die:
Death in Venice [Mann]
My soul’s present condition?
Skipping Towards Gomorrah [Savage]

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