« Home | cuz beauty often... » | the netflix rundown » | this & that » | i really love banned books » | poet laureate of rikers island » | all self-deprecation aside... » | the rejection thread: update » | culture jamming, mos def style » | recent "newsworthy" nonsense » | in the vein of never forgetting »

i hate all libraries

don't you? due dates, the overpowering smell of books, fines, those library demon-people who give you the evil eye if you breathe too loud, recalls, lost books, books shelved in the wrong place...

with that said, i've decided i could benefit from organizing & building my personal library. and i found this website, librarything.com, where i am currently working on cataloging books that i have read and books that i own. and it's pretty fun. i've got 129 books on the list so far, i own most of them, and they are all books that i have chosen to read. (the majority are my leisure reads; the ones that were school related - well, i chose to read them, cuz there were certainly a lot of school related books that i chose not to read. [ahem, st. augustine, adam smith, fyodor dostoevsky...yeah, yeah, i should have, i know...])

and it's got pictures of the covers! check it out my lil library here:

and here is my author cloud as of today - the bigger the author's name, the more books by him or her that i've read
Chinua Achebe Edward Albee Louisa May Alcott Monica Ali Isabel Allende Julia Alvarez Maya Angelou Anonymous Jane Austen James Baldwin W. E. B. Du Bois Gwendolyn Brooks Claude Brown Dan Brown Octavia E. Butler Fox Butterfield Albert Camus Mayotte Capecia Truman Capote Alejo Carpentier Forrest Carter Aime Cesaire Veronica Chambers Patrick Chamoiseau Charles W. Chesnutt Tracy Chevalier Sandra Cisneros Maryse Conde Edwidge Danticat Junot Diaz Frederick Douglass Rita Dove Dave Eggers Duke Ellington Ralph Ellison Laura Esquivel Jeffrey Eugenides William Faulkner Zlata Filipovic F. Scott Fitzgerald Jonathan Safran Foer Anne Frank Cristina Garcia Henry Louis Gates Giovanni Nikki Giovanni Arthur Golden Ernesto Che Guevara Nicolas Guillen David Guterson Alex Haley Lorraine Hansberry Robert W. Harms Joseph Heller Ernest Hemingway Zora Neale Hurston Aldous Huxley Kazuo Ishiguro George Jackson C.L.R. James James Weldon Johnson Edward P. Jones Leroi Jones James Joyce Randall Kenan Jack Kerouac Ken Kesey Sue Monk Kidd Jamaica Kincaid Barbara Kingsolver Bakari Kitwana Gerda Weissmann Klein E.L. Konigsburg Milan Kundera Jhumpa Lahiri Nella Larsen Harper Lee Federico Garcia Lorca Audre Lorde Adam Mansbach Rita Marley Gabriel Garcia Marquez Paule Marshall Tony Martin Mark Mathabane Cormac McCarthy Frank McCourt Rigoberta Menchu James A. Michener Margaret Mitchell Anne Moody Toni Morrison Vladimir Nabokov Pablo Neruda Niane Anais Nin Tim O'Brien Scott O'Dell Christopher Okigbo George Orwell Helen Oyeyemi ZZ Packer Suzan-Lori Parks Katherine Paterson Alan Paton Okot p'Bitek Alexandre Dumas pere Miguel Pinero Sylvia Plath Scott Poulson-Bryant Patricia Powell Mary Prince Mario Puzo Alice Randall Jean Rhys Philip Roth Sonia Sanchez Sapphire Assata Shakur Tupac Shakur Ntozake Shange Curtis Sittenfeld Zadie Smith Suzanne Fisher Staples John Steinbeck Harriet Beecher Stowe William Styron Jonathan Swift Lalita Tademy Amy Tan Piri Thomas Wallace Thurman Monique Truong Sojourner Truth Mark Twain Alice Walker Rebecca Walker Robert Penn Warren Timothy White Tennessee Williams William Carlos Williams George C. Wolfe Virginia Woolf Richard Wright Shay Youngblood

Labels: ,

I like the new layout, Courtenay!


Post a Comment