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Well, what better way to tell you about myself than with a list...

* I am currently a design student living in Chicago.
* Iowa is my home.
* I have a fraternal twin who is two minutes younger than me.
* I work at an art supply store.
* Rarely do I get an adequate amount of sleep.
* I procrastinate like it's my job.
* I enjoy boardgames- especially SCRABBLE.
* Music makes my world go 'rou...

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  • Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
  • I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley
  • Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain by Charles R. Cross
  • White Noise by Don Delillo
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
  • The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  • Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players by Stefan Fatsis (currently reading)
  • The Screwed up Life of Charlie the Second by Drew Ferguson
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • This Side of Paradise - by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern
  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (want to read again)
  • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  • The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
  • The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  • Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger (want to read again)
  • Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger
  • Nine Stories by J. D. Salinger
  • Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction by J. D. Salinger
  • The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex by Kristen Schaal & Rich Blomquist
  • Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays by David Sedaris
  • Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
  • Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris (currently reading)
  • Naked by David Sedaris
  • Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary by David Sedaris
  • When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
  • The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
  • Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  • I'm Down: A Memoir by Mishna Wolff
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user picture Ryan Holden: The Screwed Up Life of Charlie The Second is one of my favourite gay-themed novels. It's so raw, honest, and painfully compelling. It's fucking hilarious, too. apr 20 2010
user picture gilbertgrape: I've only read little bits of the book so far. It's one of the many that I look at when I go to Barnes & Noble, yet I never have the money to get any of them..... It's a little sad. apr 24 2010
user picture Toni: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is one of the best books i've read in recent years. I strongly encourage you to read it! apr 22 2010
user picture gilbertgrape: Thanks for the recommendation! I'm in the middle of "Everything is Illuminated" currently, and so far I really like his writing style, so maybe "Extremely Loud..." will be my next goal. apr 24 2010
user picture jessicanichole: Water For Elephants was great! apr 23 2010
user picture Samantha: Great Gatsby <3 may 2 2010
user picture Fabiana: Hey, really, read On the Road. I never thought I could increase my urge to travel, and this book REALLY makes me feel like traveling. Kerouac writes with such a freedom that is completely useless trying to explain how the book is. Anyway, I love your listography. Always look it to have some inspiration to make lists. may 6 2010
user picture gilbertgrape: Thank you so much! That book has been on my list for a while, so hopefully I will start reading it soon. And I'm glad to offer some inspiration- isn't Listography wonderful?! may 8 2010
user picture Lena: the curious incident is SO good.
user picture Lena: the bluest eye is my favorite book. i didnt finish reading the list before i commented.