— The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
(one of my life goals)
phyllomorphosis said: Which of Vonnegut's books have you read and which one is your favourite?
I’ve read cats cradle, timequake, slaughterhouse 5 and hocus pocus. Cats cradle is my favourite by far, hocus pocus gets a special mention for being hilarious also. My next read is probably gonna be breakfast of champions, but I’m very interested in checking out his first novel the sirens of Titan, (I have heaps of Vonnegut on my tbr shelf).
tylr-drrdn said: are there any classics you really didn't like? i've been trying to read a portrait of the artist and i always feel kind of bad when i don't enjoy them! (which, i know, is silly)
Ah, James Joyce, right? Yeah… I tried reading Ulysses once and only got a third through. Modernists are wack dude, brilliant, but wack, well, perhaps not wack but very experimental. Google modernist literature and you’ll learn all about the modernist movement and what they’re trying to achieve.
With all that said I do struggle with books from other time periods too, I don’t want to dump on the modernists.
(I don’t want to give the impression that I know a bunch of stuff about either)
I think if you’re not enjoying something, move on. Just recently I was in the middle of 3 large books that I weren’t getting much out of, while it doesn’t feel good to put them back on the TBR shelf, it feels great to pick up a book and enjoy the crap out of it.
I’ll go back to those books later, even Ulysses, one day.
Anonymous said: It'd be awesome if you could get your hands on the Brothers Grimm stories for the giveaway (◕‿◕✿)
Thank you for your suggestion!