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23 February 2011 @ 02:58 pm
Books Read 2010  
 How late is this list?! 

Elfriede Jelinek - Wonderful, Wonderful Times
Alison Bechdel - Fun Home
Charlotte Perkins Gilman - The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories
Carolyn Steedman - Landscape for a Good Woman
Iris Murdoch - The Bell
Brian O’Malley - Lost at Sea
Anais Nin - Collages
Alice Sebold - The Lovely Bones
Jennifer Donnelly - A Gathering Light
Jeffrey Brown - Bighead
Anais Nin - Delta of Venus
Gunter Grass - The Tin Drum
Anais Nin - Little Birds
Charlotte Perkins Gilman - Herland
Albert Camus - The Plague
Colette - Claudine at School
Colette - Claudine in Paris
Colette - Claudine Married
Colette - Claudine and Annie
Alice Sebold - Lucky
Hanif Kureshi - The Body and Other Stories
Zoe Heller - Notes on a Scandal
Jeanette Winterson - Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
Virginia Woolf - A Room of One’s Own
Susan Sontag - Aids as Metaphor
The Little Prince
Alfred(bert?) Schnitzler - Dream Story
Iris Murdoch - The Italian Girl
Madeleine is Sleeping
Ira Levin - The Stepford Wives
Ira Levin - Rosemary’s Baby
Chuck Palahniuk - Diary
John Fowles - The Collector
Simone De Beauvoir - Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter
Haruki Murakami - After Dark
Posey Simmonds - Gemma Bovery
Jeanette Winterson - Tanglewreck
Alice Sebold - The Almost Moon
Jenn Ashworth - A Kind of Intimacy
Colette - Cheri
Colette - The Last of Cheri
Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls
Angela Carter - Nights at the Circus
Jean Cocteau - The White Paper
Jacqueline Susan - Once is Not Enough
Donna Tartt - The Secret History
Amy Spencer - Lo-Fi: The Rise of DIY Culture
Virginie Despentes - King Kong Theory
Tove Jansson - Fair Play
Gilbert Adair - The Dreamers
Marjane Sartapi - Persepolis
Valerie Maison-John - Borrowed Body
Brazen Femme (eds.)

I am not sure my unread books: read books ratio on my bookshelf has changed all that much though. Oh dear. I made a resolution last year to read a book a week, and I did! Mainly on commutes, but I have to say, committing to reading really made me regain my love for fiction. Academic work sucked a lot of book love out of me, but since I finished my MA, I'm rediscovering reading again. This year I'm hoping for 60 (though only six so far, oh dear!)! 
sara miriamdeehazel on November 9th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
sorry to bother you on your private LJ but i saw your selling post in tsuk and fell in love with some stuff!
do you still have this?
Purple see-through shredded top from New Look, straight size L.
how much would it be shipped to portugal?

and also, any idea how much would be the brown cape shipped here?
its so lovely! x

thank you so much x
dearrosedearrose on November 10th, 2011 08:41 am (UTC)
Hi, that's okay! The top is super light, so it'll only cost about £3 to send to you. The cape is heavy and would probably cost £10, but if you are interested in both, I could do you a deal for say £50 all inclusive?
When the glory fadessullen_hearts on January 18th, 2012 08:51 pm (UTC)
Hiya, have added you, hope that's okay.
dearrosedearrose on January 20th, 2012 08:06 am (UTC)
Hey! of course! I'll add you back now :)
revolutionary ghostcialismburnyourbones on February 29th, 2012 03:13 pm (UTC)
Hi, I have added you. My name's Het and I am a fat lady in Leeds. I believe we are friends with some of the same humans. And, bonus fact, I just ordered your zine because I had forgotten the clothes swap will be soon. Oh well! Means I get to read it even sooner. Hope you don't mind my add, I don't mean to be a massive stalker or anything!

p.s. I am obsessed with doing yearly booklists, so I applaud yours. What was your MA in? I just finished mine as well and now I am an unemployed loafer who apparently stalks fatshion bloggers instead of applying for jobs!

dearrosedearrose on March 1st, 2012 11:15 am (UTC)
Hey! Yes, I believe we do run in the same circles. Did you just add me on twitter too? Adding you back now!

I love yearly lists in general, though since I discovered goodreads, I am less prone to carry notebooks about the place containing said lists. My MA was in Gender Studies - what about yours? I am also an unemployed loafer - and the internet is pretty much the only way to not go slightly insane, so stalking tendencies are sort of inevitable. x
revolutionary ghostcialismburnyourbones on March 5th, 2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
Yes, that was me! I went all-out on my stalk-a-thon, it turns out. Thanks!

Your zine arrived on Friday, I have been enjoying it a lot. I have loads of clothes lying around needing altering or re-envisioning to make them work, so it's been good to get that burst of inspiration.

I am pleased with myself to discover that from this list I have read 13 of those books, and have a couple of the others lying around waiting for me to get on with reading them. I think I have a goodreads profile, but I got scared off by the fact that I am fairly technologically inept. I will have to go back and figure out what I am doing on there!

Mine was English Literature, but my dissertation was kind of Cultural Studies-y. I'm (supposed to be) applying for a PhD at Leeds right now, which is taking me hilariously longer than anyone else probably in the world, and thus adds even more pressure to my need to procrastinate! x