What are you reading?

I have just finished Poe Ballantine’s personal narrative Things I Like About America. It is basically a non-fiction piece made up of short stories (essays) that chronicles his adventures with people as he moved around America. Personally, I think it is brilliant mainly because I am a fan of raw humor. The book has it in spades.

For example:

“The first inhaled hit of volatilized cocaine is the best: it launches you through the roof of the sky. There is no greater high. It makes an orgasm seem like a stubbed toe. You love, with the power of God, all things: house plants, bumblebees, lint balls, even the cat shit in the sandbox beneath the sink.”

The series of great quotes and lines from the book has me in a mood for quotes. So tell me what you are reading, and type a quote from the book into the comment section for all of us to enjoy.


If you have written a book, provide us with an elevator version of what your book is about. A quote from it would be nice. A link to your site is nice as well. Don’t be shy. It is free advertising. If you don’t put yourself out there, no one will know, and your words will just be a document in spam. Spam is worse than hell don’t you know.

Thank you



37 thoughts on “What are you reading?

  1. Never done drugs, but have had NyQuil 😀
    “He liked the ease and the glitter of life, and the lustre conferred on him by being a member of this group of rich and conspicuous people.” – The House of Mirth (Edith Wharton)


  2. Flight Pattern by Barbara Kingsolver — “…to a woman with flame-colored hair who marched uphill to meet her demise. Innocence was no part of this. She knew her own recklessness and marveled, really, at how one hard little flint of thrill could outweigh the pillowy, suffocating aftermath of a long disgrace.”

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  3. I seem to have ADD lately when it comes to books. I’m in the middle of four novels but I can’t quote any of them because I don’t remember anything so now I’m going to have to restart all of them.

    The last book I read in its entirety was The Outsiders. I wanted to reread it from an adult perspective and not a 13 year olds mind. It’s still an amazing book. And still very relevant.

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  4. This sounds like a geest book, hah. I’ve added it to be to-be-read list. I’m currently reading ‘Wesley the owl’ by Stacey O’Brien. Although written in quite simple language it’s a very enjoyable non-fiction piece. Favorite quote (so far): “Wesley taught me the Way of the Owl. In the human world your value as a person is often intrinsically linked to your wealth or most recent accomplishment. But all the accoutrements of the world were stripped away from me when I got sick. Welsey made me realize that if all I had to give was love, that was enough. I didn’t need money, status, accomplishment, glamour or many of the empty things we so value.”

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