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The Incredibly Deadly Viper

I make embarrassing videos about books and put them on the Internet. I'm twenty-one years old which means I can legally tell you how much I love beer also I am literate somehow.

Currently reading

The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, #2)
Ann Brashares
The Rules of Attraction
Bret Easton Ellis

Foul Means: The Formation of a Slave Society in Virginia, 1660-1740

Foul Means: The Formation of  a Slave Society in Virginia, 1660-1740 (Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American Hist) - Anthony S. Parent I am sure that none of my friends/followers is interested in reading a Marxist critique of Virginian slave society in the 17th and 18th centuries but I enjoyed it.

Insurgent (Divergent Series #2)

Insurgent (Divergent Series #2) - I know you all probably thought this would be a prime opportunity for me to hate on some YA, but I actually really liked this so


Lolita - I was not as disturbed as I probably should have been.


Scarlet - Well this was a massive disappointment.


Atonement - Ian McEwan I don't know whether it's pretentious to like this book, or maybe that's even passé and the new way to be smugly tasteful is to say this book was 'just ok', but fuck all that, historical fiction set in World War II? Turn-on. Beautiful prose? Turn-on. Moral ambiguity? Turn-on. I don't know if other people see it as morally ambiguous, but I did, and this book got me all hot and bothered in a lit way, ok? Ok.

Thick of it: The Missing DoSAC Files

The Thick of It: The Missing DoSAC Files - Armando Iannucci, Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Ian   Martin Iannucci could take a shit on my lap and I'd still think it was the most brilliant thing created and pay whatever he asked for it.

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - Michael Chabon This is the Great American Novel, this is.

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Oh, the Places You'll Go! - I did not read this book until I got it as a graduation present. Everyone gets it as a graduation present. Maybe if I'd read it early I would have been inspired to go more places and not be such a slacker.

Go, Dog. Go!

Go, Dog. Go! - P.D. Eastman This was my first 'favorite book'. I think I was about two or three. I know I made my dad read it to me at least five times a week until I was four and could read myself, and I still made him do it. Lots of fond memories.

Sever (Chemical Garden Trilogy)

Sever - Lauren DeStefano Don't get me wrong, this is incredibly well-written. Especially the last page. But the story is shit. I think the author would be better suited to poetry.

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness, Jim Kay Jesus fucking Christ. This is so poignant it's repulsive. Initially I was going to give this 4/5. Beautiful illustrations and beautiful story, but it's quite a simple one. But then I thought about why simplicity was a bad thing. Not everything needs to be this new, brilliant, complex thing.

Bridget Jones's Diary

Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding Meh, unfortunately.

Who Could That Be at This Hour?

Who Could That Be at This Hour? - More like 3.5/5.

Fever Pitch

Fever Pitch - Nick Hornby I wish I could give this book more than five stars. Hornby is an incredible writer and he explains his obsession and many of what I'd call the 'fringe aspects' of the game and the culture so eloquently. I don't know how to explain it to someone who isn't as embarrassingly obsessed with football as I am but I'd better get to work on that.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia Series #2)

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #2) - C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes Okay I definitely liked this less the second time around.

Across the Universe

Across the Universe - Beth Revis I figured out the plot twist way too early on for it to be fun, but the author really thought this out and closed a lot of loopholes. It was an enjoyable read and I am looking forward to the sequels.