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January 5th, 2015

10:37 am: Book List 2015
1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney JF 1-3
2. Forget Me by K. A. Harrington YA 1-4
3. Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Box Brown GN 1-7
4. Doomboy by Tony Sandoval GN 1-7
5. Ms Marval: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson GN 1-17
6. The Moth: 50 True Stories ed by Catherine Burns SS 1-18
7. Noggin by Corey Whaley YA 1-19
8. Beauty by Hubert GN 1-22
9. The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson YA 1-24
10. In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang GN 1-26
11. Waistcoats and Weaponry by Gail Carriger YA 1-26
12. Glory O'Brien's History of the Future by A. S. King YA 2-7
13. March, Book 2 by John Lewis, Andrew Ayden, and Nate Powell GN 2-7
14. Skim by Mariko Tamaki GN 2-13
15. Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories by Ron Rash SS 2-18
16. A Very Easy Death by Simone de Beauvior NF 2-19
17. Shoplifting from American Apparel Tao Lin F 2-20
18. Shark Skin Suite by Tim Dorsey F 2-21
19. The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming YANF 2-24
20. Grunge by Michael Lavine and Thurston Moore NF 2-25
21. The Woods by Jams Tynion IV GN 3-3
22. Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot YA 3-7
23. Britten and Brulightly by Hannah Berry GN 3-10
24. Skink: No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen YA 3-10
25. Beware the Wild by Natalie Parker YA 3-10
26. Here by Richard McGuire GN 3-16
27. Displacement: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley GN 3-18
28. Chart Topper by D.M. Page YA 3-23
29. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel F 3-23
30. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour YA 3-28
31. Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White by Lila Quintero Weaver GN 3-29
32. Road Rash by Mark Parsons YA 3-31
33. Salvage by Alexandra Duncan YA 4-2
34. Chew Vol 9: Chicken Tenders Rob Guillory and John Layman GN 4-3
35. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: and Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty NF 4-4
36. Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy NF 4-8
37. The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer YA 4-11
38. Yo, Miss: A Graphic Look at High School by Lisa Wilde GN 4-13
39. Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson GN 4-14
40. Joe by Ben Neihart F 4-16
41. Oblivion by Sasha Dawn YA 4-16
42. Harlem: the Unmasking of a Ghetto by Camilo Jose Vergara NF 4-16
43. Unleashed by Sophie Jordan YA 4-18
44. Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father by Alysia Abbott NF 4-25
45. How to be Lost by Amanda Ward F 4-26
46. The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters YA 4-30
47. The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer YA 5-3
48. Grim: Stories ed by Christine Johnson YA 5-5
49. Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano YA 5-8
50. Scan by Walter Jury and Sarah fine YA 5-9
51. The Walking Dead, Vol 23: Whispers Into Screams by Robert Kirkman GN 5-11
52. The End of the Fucking World by Charles Forsman GN 5-12
53. The March of the Crabs by Arthur de Pins GN 5-16
54. The Young Elites by Marie Lu YA 5-17
55. Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan YA 5-18
56. Outcast, Vol 1: A Darkness Surrounds Him by Robert Kirkman GN 5-20
57. Super Mutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki GN 5-23
58. Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe NF 5-28
59. Atlantia by Ally Condie YA 5-29
60. When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds YA 6-1
61. The Chapel Wars by Lindsay Leavitt YA 6-5
62. Blind by Rachel DeWoskin YA 6-9
63. Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski YA 6-11
64. The Inventor's Secret by Andrea Cremer YA 6-13
65. The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae NF 6-15
66. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige YA 6-18
67. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han YA 6-18
68. Halfway Home: Drawing My Way Through Japan by Christine Mari Inzer GN 6-22
69. Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City by Pierre Christin GN 6-22
70. Red Rising by Pierce Brown F 6-22
71. The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University by Kevin Roose NF 6-26
72. Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld YA 7-5
73. A Creature of Moonlight by Rebecca Hahn YA 7-7
74. Penguins with People Problems by Mary Philbot GN 7-8
75. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler YA 7-9
76. Fake ID by Lamar Giles YA 7-10
77. Ghosting by Edith Pattou YA 7-11
78. Free to Fall by Lauren Miller YA 7-16
79. Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy YA 7-19
80. Call Me By My Name by John Ed Bradley YA 7-22
81. Six Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo YA 7/24
82. Avalon by Mindee Arnett YA 7-28
83. Conversion by Catherine Howe YA 7-28
84. Buzz Kill by Beth Fanteskey YA 7-30
85. Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira YA 7-31
86. 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith YA 8-1
87. Black River bu Josh Simmons GN 8/3
88. The Fart Party by Julia Wertz GN 8-4
89. Scorch Trials: Prelude GN 8-4
90. ApocalyptiGirl: An Aria for the End Times by Andrew MacLean GN 8-5
91. Louise Brooks: Detective by Rick Geary GN 8-6
92. If I Knew the Way, I Would Take You Home by Dave Housley SS 8-9
93. A Permanent Member of the Family by Russell Banks SS 8-13
94. Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes YA 8-16
95. Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans by Don Brown GN 8-18
93. Exquisite Corpse by Penelope Bagieu GN 8-19
94. Dexter is Dead by Jeff Lindsay F 8-20
95. Coffin Hi9ll, Vol 2: Dark Endeavors by Caitlin Kittredge GN 8-21
96. Nail Gaiman's Lady Justice, Vol 1 by CJ Henderson GN 8-22
97. The Heir by Kiera Cass YA 8-23
98. They're Not Like Us, Vol 1: Black Holes for the Young by Eric Stephenson GN 8-26
99. Barbara the Slut and Other People by Lauren Holmes SS 9-1
100. Sunny Side Up by Jennifer and Matthew Holm GN 9-3
101. Mike's Place: A True Story of Love, Blues and Terror in Tel Aviv by Jack Baxter GN 9-7
102. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins F 9-10
103. Damage Done by Amanda Panitch YA 9-10
104. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates NF 9-10
105. Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran F 9-14
106. Part-Time Princesses by Monica Gallagher GN 9-16
107. Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller F 9-17
108. Even More Bad Parenting Advice by Guy DeLisle GN 9-19
109. I Am Princess X! by Cherie Priest YA 9-21
110. Deadly Class: Kids of the Black Hole by Rick Remender GN 9-24
111. Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne YA 9-25
112. Spoiled Brats by Simon Rich SS 10-1
113. Fairest by Marissa Meyer YA 10-5
114. Southern Bastards, Vol 1: Here Was a Man by Jason Aaron GN 10-6
115. Rotters by Daniel Kraus YA 10-7
116. Sex Criminals, Vol 1: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction GN 10-8
117. Southern Bastards, Vol 2: Gridiron by Jason Aaron GN 10-9
118. The Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol 3: 1983-1984 by Ed Piskor GN 10-12
119. Burn Girl by Mandy Mikulencak YA 10-20
120. Chew, Vol 10: Blood Puddin' by John Layman GN 10-23
121. Another Day by David Levithan YA 10-24
122. How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran NF 10-25
123. The Haven by Carol Lynch Williams YA 10-26
124. Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles' Space-Age Nautical Pleasure Pier by Christopher Merritt NF 10-27
125. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson GN 10-27
126. Punky Brewster by Joelle Sellner GN 10-29
127. The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives by Theresa Brown NF 11-2
128. Amelie the Seal Fairy by Daisy Meadows JF 11-2
129. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman YA 11-2
130. Prison Island: A Graphic Mmeoir by Colleen Frakes GN 11-3
131. Ruthless by Carolyn Adams YA 11-4
132. Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich YA 11-7
133. Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America by John Waters NF 11-7
134. Fight Like a Girl by David Pinckney GN 11-9
135. The Walking Dead, Vol 24: Life and Death by Robert Kirkman GN 11-12
136. Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi by Anthony Bourdain GN 11-12
137. Slaughterhouse 90210 by Maris Kreizman NF 11-12
138. Little Boxes: The Architecture of a Classic Midcentury Suburb by Rob Keil NF 11-19
139. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kenney J 11-20
140. Bitch Planet, Vol 1: Extraordinary Machine by Kelly Sue DeConnick GN 11-21
141. All In by Jennifer Barnes YA 11-23
142. Armada by Ernest Cline F 12-1
143. The Atlas of Cursed Places: A Travel Guide to Dangerous and Frightful Destinations by Olivier Le Carrer NF 12-2
144. Nearly Found by Elle Cosimano YA 12-2
145. Storyville: The Prostitute Murders by Gary Reed GN 12-3
146. My Sunshine Away by M. O. Walsh F 12-7
147. Mosquitoland by David Arnold YA 12-8
148. Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash GN 12-9
149. Giant Days by John Allison GN 12-16
150. The Devil You Know by Trish Doller YA 12-19
151. Snow Piercer, Vol 1: The Escape by Jacques Lob GN 12-22
152. Eden West by Pete Hautman YA 12-30
153. Winter by Marissa Meyer YA 12-31

January 3rd, 2015

09:59 am: 2014 Books read
I'm in my 3rd year on the Louisiana Teen Reader's Choice Award Committee, so yet again, there are a lot of young adult titles on here.

I did exceed my goal in terms of volume this year, which I'm not sure how. But apparently, one can be a big book nerd AND a rock star*, so keep the dream alive, kids.

*technically, a rock star's girlfriend, and technically, not as spunky as she has been in years past

Hyper linked: favorites
bold: pretty damn good
italic: good
underlined: waste of time

1. Spellcaster by Claudia Gray YA 1-3
2. The Walking Dead Vol 19: March to War by Robert Kirkman GN 1-5
3. House of Dolls by Francesca Lia Block JF 1-7
4. Kevin Keller: Welcome to Riverdale by Dan Parent GN 1-8
5. Building Stories by Chris Ware GN 1-8
6. War Brothers: The Graphic Novel by Sharon McKay GN 1-11
7. Uglies: Cutters by Scott Westerfeld GN 1-15
8. Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe by Tom Leong NF 1-15
9. The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson YA 1-18
10. Dexter's Final Cut by Jeff Lindsay F 1-23
11. Marble Season by Gilbert Hernandez GN 1-26
12. Punk Rock Jesus by Sean Murphy GN 1-30
13. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place by Maryrose Wood JF 2-1
14. Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S Thompson by Will Bingley GN 2-2
15. Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff YA 2-4
16. Bad Machinery by John Allison GN 2-6
17. The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks GN 2-6
18. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Bosh GN 2-7
19. March, Book 1 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell GN/NF 2-10
20. Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks GN 2-10
21. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan YA 2-11
22. Julio's Day by Gilbert Hernandez GN 2-12
23. Reality Boy by A. S. King YA 2-17
24. The Tale of Brin and Bent and Minno Marylebone by Ravi Thornton GN 2-17 (Lovely creepy illustrations. Story not my thing.)
25. Blight at the End of the Funnel by Edward Colver NF 2-19
26. Kevin Keller: Drive Me Crazy by Dan Parent GN 2-19
27. Dexter by Jeff Lindsay GN 2-19
28. Also Known As by Robin Benway YA 2-20
29. Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando YA 2-25
30. Fat Angie by E. E. Charlton-Trujillo YA 2-26
31. The Property by Rutu Modan GN 3-5
32. The Originals by Cat Patrick YA 3-10
33. The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller YA 3-21
34. The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman YA 3-23
35. The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida NF 3-25
36. Hostage Three by Nick Lake YA 3-26
37. Just One Day by Gayle Forman YA 3-27
38. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman F 3-29
39. Gated by Amy Parker YA 4-2
40. The Eye of Minds by James Dashner YA 4-4
41. Archie Meets KISS by Alex Segura GN 4-5
42. Taken by Erin Bowman YA 4-11
43. Walking Dead: All Out War, Part 1: Vol 20 by Robert Kirkman GN 4-12
44. The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston YA 4-16
45. Loud Awake and Lost by Adele Griffin YA 4-17
46. Tiger Shrimp Tango by Tim Dorsey F 4-20
47. How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller YA 4-20
48. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick YA 4-21
49. Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell YA 4-24
50. The War Within These Walls by Aline Sax GN 4-24
*51. Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff YA 4/25
52. In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters YA 5/3
53. Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina YA 5-7
54. Freakboy by Kristen Clark YA 5-14
55. Kindness for Weakness by Shawn Goodman YA 5-15
56. Criminal by Terra McVoy YA 5-16
56. Trashed: True Tales from the back of a Garbage Truck by Derf GN 5-17
57. 45 Pounds (More of Less) by K. A. Barson YA 5-18
58. Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown</b> YA 5-19
59. Chew, Vol 8: Family Recipes by John Layman GN 5-21
60. Mind Games by Kiersten White YA 5-27
61. The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban YA 5-29
62. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill YA 5-31
63. Beautiful Darkness by Marie Pommepuy GN 5-31
64. The Public Library: a Photographic Essay by Robert Dawson NF 6-2
65. The Living by Matt de la Pena YA 6-2
66. Golden by Jessi Kirby YA 6-7
67. Over Easy by Mimi Pond GN 6-8
68. Splintered by A. G. Howard YA 6-10
69. This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki GN 6-10
70. More Than This by Patrick Ness YA 6-18
71. Coffin Hill by Caitlin Kittredge GN 6-18
72. The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau YA 6-23
73. Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner YA 6-25
74. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey YA 6-26
75. Revival, Volume 1: You're Among Friends by Tim Seeley GN 6-26
76. Reboot by Amy Tintera YA 7-3
77. Maybe I Will by Laurie Gray YA 7-4
78. Curtsies and Conspiracies by Gail Carriger YA 7-12
79. The Archived by Victoria Schwab YA 7-16
80. Alone Forever: The Singles Collection by Liz Prince GN 7-17
81. Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian YA 7-18
82. Reclaimed by Sarah Guillory YA 7-18
83. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson YA 7-22
84. Wild Awake by Hilary Smith YA 7-23
85. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Tucholke YA 7-28
86. Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell YA 7-30
87. Winger by Andrew Smith YA 8-2
88. The Cute Girl Network by Greg Means GN 8-3
89. Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley GN 8-4
90. The One by Kiera Cass YA 8-4
91. Make Me A Woman by Vanessa Davis GN 8-7
92. Ghosts and Ruins by Ben Catmull GN8-7
93. Dance of the Reptiles: Selected Columns by Carl Hiaasen NF 8-9
94. Deadly Class, Vol 1: Reagan Youth by Rick Remender GN 8-10
95. The Walking Dead, Vol 21: All Out War, Part Two by Robert Kirkman GN 8-15
96. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart YA 8-15
97. The Fever by Megan Abbott F 8-16
98. A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting by Guy Delisle GN 8-19
99. The Graveyard Book, Vol 1 by Neil Gaiman & P. C. Russell GN 8-19
100. Playground: Growing Up in the New York Underground by Paul Zone NF 8/21
101. Killer Instinct by S. E. Green YA 8/25
102. Walter Potter's Curious World of Taxidermy by Dr. Pat Morris NF 8-26
103. The Death Class by Erika Hayasaki NF 8-31
104. The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin YA 9/5
105. Cress by Marissa Meyer YA 9/6
106. Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau YA 9/8
107. The New Deadwardians by Dan Abnett GN 9/11
108. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll GN 9/13
109. Gaijin: American Prisoner of War by Matt Faulkner GN 9/16
110. Eye to Eye: Photographs by Vivian Maier by Vivian Maier NF 9-18
111. Tomboy by Liz Prince GN 9-19
112. Citrus County by John Brandon F 9-26
113. Bad Monkey by Carl Hiassen F 9-28
*114. Positive: Surviving my Bullies, Finding Hope, and Changing the World by Paige Rawl YA 10-1
115. El Deafo by Cece Bell GN 10-8
116. Shoplifter by Michael Cho</b> GN 10-11
117. Thunderstruck by Elizabeth McCracken SS 10-15
118. Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau YA 10-18
119. Popular: A Memoir by Maya Van Wagenen YA 10-20
120. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn F 10-23
121. The Dolls by Kiki Sullivan YA 10-29
122. An Age of License: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley GN 10-29
123. Sons of Anarchy, Vol 1 by Christopher Golden GN 11-2
124. Pen and Ink Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them by Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton NF 11-3
125. Trust Me I'm Lying by Mary Summer YA 11-6
126. Sweet Unrest by Lisa Maxwell YA 11-16
127. The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple GN 11-17
128. The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffitiby Rafael Schacter NF 11-18
129. Liv, Forever by Amy Talkington YA 11-19
130. Now and Forever by Susane Colasanti YA 11-24
131. Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer YA 11-29
132. Uninvited by Sophie Jordan YA 11-30
133. The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood F 12-4
134. Pointe by Brancy Colbert YA 12-8
135. How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon YA 12-11
136. How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran F 12-15
137. The Walking Dead, Vol 22: A New Beginning by Robert Kirkman GN 12-15
138. Art School by Jamie Coe GN 12-17
139. Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella F 12-20
140. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey YA 12-22
141. You Better Not Cry by Augusten Burroughs NF 12-24
142. Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows by Richard Cahan and Michael Williams NF 12-30
143. Yes Please by Amy Poehler NF 12-30
144. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson YA 12-31
145. The Moviegoer by Walker Percy F 12-31

*51 many teen boy readers would like this
*114: I think that pretty much every teen should read this book.

Gave up on:
Let's Pretend This Never Happened -- Jenny Lawson
Revenge of a Not-So-Pretty Girl -- Carolita Blythe

January 2nd, 2013

03:56 pm: Book List 2012

I keep these lists for work, and they are invaluable to me. And I like to share, so here you are.
I work with YA materials, and this fall was placed on the Young Readers Teen Chice Award committee for the next three years, so there are a lot of YA titles on here, and next year will be even more saturated.
hyperlinked: favorites
bold: really good
italics: good
underlined, no italics: bleck

1.Double by Jenny Valentine YA
2 When Elves Attack: A Joyous Christmas Greeting from the Criminal Nutbars of the Sunshine State by Tim Dorsey AF
3. Look! Look! Feathers by Mike Young SS
4. Drinking at the Movies by Julia Wertz GN
5. Hatter M: Mad Wtih Wonder, Vol 2 by Frank Beddor GN
6. The Mark of the Golden Dragon: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Jewel of the East, Vexation of the West, and Pearl of the South China Sea by L.A. Meyer YA
7. Violence 10 by Denis Wright YA
8. Bitter is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass,Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office by Jen Lancaster NF
9. Gertrude and Claudius by John Updike F
10. Green River Killer: A True Detective Stor by Jeff Jensen NF
11. Between by Jessica Warman YA
12. The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock F
13. The Selected Stories of Merce Rodoreda by Merce Rodoreda SS
14. Manga Man by Barry Lyga GN
15. Wired by Robin Wasserman YA
16. Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s by Cara Greenberg NF
17. Oil and Water by Steve Duin and Shannon Wheeler GN/NF
18. Great Granny Webster by Caroline Blackwood F
19. The Odds: A Love Story by Stewart O'Nan F
20. Daytripper by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba GN
21. Elmer by Gerry Alanguilan GN
22. Yeah! by Peter Bagge GN
23. Me and You by Niccolo Ammaniti F
24. The Death Cur by James Dashner YA
25. Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward: Professor, Tattoo Artis, and Sexual Renegade by Justin Spring NF
26. Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell F
27. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo JF
28. Double Dexter by Jeff Lindsay F
29. Chomp by Cark Hiaasen JF
30. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle GN
31. Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd nbsp; ed. Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci YA
32. Mr. New Orleans: The Life of a Big Easy Underworld Legend by Frenchy Brouillette and Matthew Randazzo V NF
33. Around the World by Matt Phelan GN
34. Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell NF
35. The Chamber of Five by Michael Harmon YA
36. Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan YA
37. Blankets by Craig Thompson GN
38. The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive after High School by Alexandra Robbins NF
39. Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge GN
40. The Book of Spells by Kate Brian YA
41. The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta F
42. Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker YA
43. The Life and Death of Buildings: On Photography and Time by Joel Smith NF
44. Welcome to the Dahl House by Ken Dahl GN
45. Fear by Michael Grant YA
46. Habibi by Craig Thompson GN
47. Withering Tights by Louise Rennison YA
48. Death by Pad Thai and Other Unforgettable Meals ed by Douglas Bauer NF
49. Those That Wake by Jesse Karp YA
50. Also Known as Rohan Pohi by Ralph Fletcher YA
*51. The Future of Usby Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler YA
52. Ladies and Gentlemen: The Bible! by Jonathan Goldstein SS
53. Confessions of an English Opium Eater by Thomas DeQuincey NF
54. Emma by Jane Austen F
55. Chew Vol 5: Major League Chew by Rob Guillory GN
56. The Walking Dead, Vol 15: We Find Ourselves by Robert Kirkman GN
57. The Walking Dead, Vol 16: A Larger World by Robert Kirkman GN
58. The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir by Gaby Rodriguez YANF
59. The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker F
60. Lucille by Ludovic Debeurme GN
61. Forgotten Bookmarks: A Bookseller's Collection of Odd Things Lost Between the Pages by Michael Popek NF
62. The Sigh by Marjane Satrapi GN
63. Same Difference by Derek Kirk Kim GN (Eisner Award)
64. Uglies: Shay's Story by Scott Westerfeld GN
65. My Boyfriend Bites by Dan Jolley GN
66. The Girl Who Owned a City by Dan Jolley GN
67. Bumped by Megan McCafferty YA
68. Poseur by Deborah Vankin GN
69. Sweethearts by Sara Zarr YA
70. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline F
71. The Real Real by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus YA
72. Romeo and Juliet: The War by Stan Lee GN
73. Under His Spell by Marie Croall GN
74. M by Jon Muth GN
75. The DUFF by Kody Keplinger YA
76. The List by Siobhan Vivian YA
77. The Year of the Beast by Cecil Castellucci YA
78. Girl Meets Boy ed. by Kelly Milner Halls YA/SS
79. The Year of Loving Dangerously by Ted Rall GN
80. How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less by Sarah Glidden GN
81. The Destruction of Lower Manhattan by Danny Lyon NF
82. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons YA
83. Ball Peen Hammer by Adam Rapp GN
84. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray YA
85. Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson YA
86. Where She Went by Gayle Forman YA
87. Wonder by R. J. Palacio J/YA
88. You Couldn't Ignore Me if You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation by Susannah Gora NF
89. Pulphead: Essays by John Jeremiah Sullivan NF
90. James May's Lego House by James May NF
91. Missed Connections: Love, Lost and Found by Sophie Blackall NF
91. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga YA
92. Fast Times at Ridgemont High by Cameron Crowe NF
93. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles F
94. Cum Laude by Cecily Von Ziegesar
95. Psychiatric Tales: 11 Graphic Stories about Mental Illness by Darryl Cunningham GN
96. Newes from the Dead by Mary Hooper YA
97. Every Day by David Levithan YA
98. My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf GN
99. Get Jiro! by Anthony Bourdain GN
100. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers A
101. Daybreak by Brian Ralph GN
102. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney JF
103. Bossypants by Tina Fey NF
104. Memory Wall: Stories by Anthony Doerr SS (esp "Afterworld")
105. The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg F
106. Who Could That Be at This Hour? by Lemony Snicket J
107. Interview With the Vampire: Claudia's Story by Ashley Witter GN
108. Crazy Love: Stories by Leslie What SS
*109. The Vesha Valentine Story: A Pin-Up Girl Storybook by Des Taylor GN
110. Clash of the New Kids by Dan Parent GN
111. Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne YA
112. The New York 5 by Brian Wood GN
113. Potter's Field by Paul Azaceta GN
114. Blacksad: A Silent Hell by Juan Diaz Canales GN
115. Burn for Burn by Janny Han YA
116. The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel by Jeanne DuPrau and Dallas Middaugh GN
117. The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde and P. Craig Russell GN
118. Freshman:Tales of 9th Grade Obsessions, Revelations, and Other Nonsense by Corinne Mucha GN
119. The Strain: Volume 1 by David Lapham GN
120. The Smile by Raina Telgemeier GN
121. Beta by Rachel Cohn YA
122. I Date Dead People: My Boyfriend is a Monster #6 by Ann Kerns GN
123. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green YA
124. Dead to You by Lisa McMann YA
125. Wrapped Up in You by Don Jolley GN

*51: A weak ending kept this from the top rating. But it was close.
*109: The artwork in this is great.But the grammar is horrifyingly bad, and distracted me entirely too much from the story to really enjoy it.

Quit after 50 pages:
Quarantine: The Loners by Lex Thomas.

F - Adult Fiction
JF - Juvenile Fiction
YA -- Young Adult Fiction
GN: Graphic Novel
NF: Nonfiction
SS: Short Stories

January 13th, 2012

04:46 pm: Book List, 2011

Hyperlinked: top rated -- books that I loved for various reasons. They could be great literature, or they could be total brain crack. But I loved them.
Bold: second rated. Worth a read -- very good, but not AMAZING.
Plain: third rated. Not a waste of time, by any means, but not something I would recommend on a wide basis.
Undelined: don't bother

F: Adult Fiction
GN: Graphic Novel
JF: Juvenile Fiction
NF: Nonfiction
SS: Short Stories
YA: Young Adult Fiction

I read a lot of picture books for work, too, but don't write them down. But if anyone is just burning up for some picture book recommendations, I'd be happy to send them to you.

1. Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence, A True Story in Black and White  by Geoffrey Canada GN 1-10
2. Y: The Last Man: Vol 5: Ring of Truth  by Brian K Vaughan GN 1-15
3. Y: The Last Man: Vol 6: Girl on Girl  by Brian K Vaughan GN 1-16
4. The Lemon Table: Stories   by Julian Barnes SS 1-18
5. The Walking Dead, Vol 8: Made to Suffer  by Robert Kirkman GN 1-25
6. Amphigorey Also by Edward Gorey NF 1-25
7. Trickster: Native American Tales, a Graphic Collection  ed. by Matt Dembiki GN 1-26 
8. The Walking Dead, Vol 9: Here We Remain  by Robert Kirkman GN 1-27
9. The Walking Dead, Vol 10: What We Become  by Roberty Kirkman GN 1-27
10. The Walking Dead, Vol 11: Fear the Hunters  by Robert Kirkman GN 1-28
11. Prime Baby  by Gene Luen Yang JF 1-29
12. The Walking Dead, Vol 12: Life Among Them  by Robert Kirkman GN 1-31
13. The Walking Dead, Vol 13: Too Far Gone by Robert Kirkman GN 1-31
14. Ship Breaker  by Paolo Bacigalupi YA 1-31 *Printz Winner*
15. Stop in the Name of Pants  by Louise Rennison YA 2-4
16. The Poison Eaters, and Other Stories  by Holly Black YA / SS 2-4
17. Nylon Road: A Graphic Memoir of Coming of Age in Iran  by Parsua Bashi GN 2-8
18. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lack  by RebeccaSkloot NF 2-10
19. The Living Dead 2: Original Stories  edited by John Joseph Adams SS 2-10
20. Y the Last Man, Vol 7: Paper Dolls  by Brian K Vaughan GN 2-11
21. Y the Last Man, Vol 8: Kimono Dragons by Brian K Vaughan GN 2-15
22. Electric Barracuda  by Tim Dorsey F 2-18
23. Palo Alto: Stories by James Franco SS 2-21
24. Mini Shopaholic  by Sophie Kinsella F 2-23
25. Y the Last Man, Vol 9: Motherland  by Brian K Vaughan GN 3-14
26. Y the Last Man, Vol 10: Whys and Wherefores by Brian K Vaughan GN 3-14
27. Some Girls: My Life in a Harem by Jillian Lauren NF 3-16
28. Bayou, Volume 2 by Jeremy Love GN 3-19
29. Freaks of the Heartland  by Steve Niles and Greg Ruth GN 3-21
30. Swim to Me  by Besty Carter F 3-24
*31. The Nimrod Flipout  by Etgar Keret SS 3-26
32. Potential: The HighSchool Chronicles of Ariel Schrag  by Ariel Schrag GN 3-26
33. The Fall  by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan F 4-9
34. Ouran High School Host Club by Bisco Hatori GN 4-11
35. The Great Typo Hunt: Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time  by Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Henson NF 4-13
36. Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life  ed. by Todd Oldham   NF 4-13  
37. Sweet Valley High Confidential: Ten Years Later  by Francine Pascal  F 4-21
38. @Large  by Ahmed Hoke GN 4-23
39. Episodes: My Life as I See It  by Blaze Ginsburg YANF 4-28
40. The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment  by A.J. Jacobs NF 4-28
41. Pretty Monsters: Stories  by Kelly Link SS 5-3
42. Skinned  by Robin Wasserman YA 5-11
43. This World We Live In  by Susan Pfeffer YA 5-14
*44. Nancy Drew, Girl Detective: The Demon of River Heights  by Stefan Petrucha GN 5-17
*45. Lies:  A Gone Novel  by Michael Grant YA 5-18
46. Chew, Vol 3: Just Desserts  by John Layman and Rob Guillory GN 5-21
47. If I Stay  by Gayle Forman YA 5-25
48. Escape from Special  by Miss Lasko-Gross GN 6-1
49. Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian  by Avi Steinberg NF 6-6
50. The Dead Tossed Waves  by Carrie Ryan YA 6-8
51. Crashed  by Robin Wasserman YA 6-9
52. A Mess of Everything by Melissa Lasko-Gross GN 6-11
53. When I Was Five I Killed Myself  by Howard Buten F 6-14
54. Bloodthirsty  by Flynn Meaney YA 6-17
55. Such a Pretty Girl  by Laura Weiss  YA 6-19
56. We're Just Like You, Only Prettier: Confessions of a Tarnished Southern Belle  by Celia Rivenbark NF 6-21
57. On Chesil Beach  by Ian McEwan F 6-22
58. Moving Pictures by Kathryn and Stuart Immonen GN 6-23
59. Rapture of the Deep: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Soldier, Sailor, Mermaid, Spy by L. A. Meyer YA 6-27
60. Anya's Ghost  by Vera Brosgol GN 6-28
61. Empire State: A Love Story (or not)  by Jason Shiga  GN 7-5
62. This is a Book  by Demetri Martin NF 7-6
63. Mother Tells You How: Over 100 Essential Skills for Modern Young Women  by Girl Magazine NF 7-12
64. I Kill Giants  by Joe Kelly and JM Ken Niimura GN 7-12  
65. Against the Wall: The Art of Resistance in Palestine by William Parry  NF 7-13 
66. Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me  by Chelsea's Family, Friends and Other Victims NF 7-15
67. Likewise: The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag  by Ariel Schrag GN 7-18
68. Stolen  by Lucy Christopher YA 7-20
69. The Wake of the Lorelei Lee: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, On Her Way to Botany Bay  by L.A. Meyer  YA 7-21
70. The Reapers are the Angels  by Alden Bell F 7-26
71. Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante F 8-1
72. Tollins: Explosive Tales for Children  by Conn Iggulden JF 8-4
73. Bowery Girls  by Kim Taylor YA 8-6
74. The Grave Robber's Daughter  by Richard Sala GN 8-10
75. Brain Camp  by Susan Kim, Laurence Klavan and Faith Hicks GN 8-16
76. The Best American Comics: 2006  ed. by Harvey Pekar 8-19 GN
77. The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame JF 8-20
78. Sombrerro Fallout  by Richard Brautigan F 8-27 
79. Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays  ed. by Brendan Burford  GN 8-29
80. Things Undone  by Shane White GN 9-2
81. Heist Society  by Holly Black YA 9-2
82. Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea   by Guy Delisle NF/GN 9-4
83. The Chosen One  by Carol Lynch Williams YA 9-6
84. Ready to Hang: Seven Famous New Orleans Murders  by Robert Tallant NF 9-10
85. Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China  by Guy Delisle NF/GN 9-14
86. Zombies vs. Unicorns ed. by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier YA/SS 9-22
87. Ominous  by Kate Brian YA 9-24
88. Vengeance by Kate Brian YA 9-26
89. Food Rules: An Eater's Manual  by Michael Pollan NF 9-28
90. Crank  by Ellen Hopkins YA 10-4 Banned Book
91. Dawn of Zombie Haiku by Ryan Mecum Poetry 10-5
92. Plague: A Gone Novel  by Michael Grant YA 10-6
93. Rare: Prtraits of America's Endangered Species NF 10-10
*94. Four Kitchens: My Life Behind the Burner in New York, Hanoi, Tel Aviv, and Paris by Lauren Shockey NF 10-11
95. The Definition of Bounce: Between Ups and Downs in New Orleans by 10th Ward Buck NF 10-12  
*96. Meet Cecile by Denise Patrick JF 10-16
*97. Meet Marie-Grace by Sarah Buckey 10-16
*98. iZombie, Vol 1: Dead to the World  by Chris Roberson and Mike Allred GN 10-25 
99. American Widow by Alissa Torres GN 10-25
100. Generation Dead by Daniel Waters YA 11-2
101. Zombie Haiku  by Ryan Mecum YA 11-2
102. Miss Don't Touch Me  by Hubert and Kerascoet  GN 11-2
103. Chew 4: Flambe  by Rob Guillory and John Layman GN 11-4
104. The Griff  by Christopher Moore and Ian Corson GN 11-5
105. Bogus to Bubbly by Scott Westerfeld   NF 11-12
106. I Survived Hurricane Katrina 2005  by Lauren Tarshis JF 11-13
107. The Night Eternal by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan F 11-16
108. Level Up  by Gene Luen Yang GN 11-17
109. My Boyfriend is a Monster: I Love Him to Pieces  by Evonne Tsang GN 11-19
110. Dark Song  by Gail Giles YA 11-20
111. Koko Be Good by Jen Wang  GN 11-22
112. The Walking Dead Vol 14: No Way Out  by Robert Kirkman GN 11-23
113. My Boyfriend is a Monster: Made for Each Other  by Paul Storrie  GN 11-23
114. Spoiled by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan YA 11-26
115. You'll Never Know: A Graphic Memoir  by C. Tyler GN/NF 11-27
116. Pride and Prejudice: The Graphic Novel   by Nancy Butler (and Jane Austen)  11-30
117. Chimichanga  by Eric Powell  GN 11-30
118. Lost Voices   by Sarah Porter  YA 12-1
119. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick  JF 12-2
120. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever  by Jeff Kinney JF 12-3
121. Americus  by MK Reed and Jonathan Hill  GN 12-5
122. The Little Prince: The Graphic Novel   ill by Joann Sfar  GN 12-7
123. Sweets: A New Orleans Crime Story  by Kody Chamberlain GN 12-7
*124. Hopeless Savages: Greatest Hits 2000-2010 by Jen Van Meter  GN 12-8
125. Stuck in the Middle: Seventeen Comics from an UNPLEASANT Age  ed. Ariel Schrag  GN 12-13
126. It's Complicated: The American Teenager  by Robin Bowman NF 12-14
127. The Beginners  by Rebecca Wolff   F 12-17
128. Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and Other Misfits are Taking Over the World  by Leslie Simon NF 12-20
129. Cringe: Teenage Diaries, Journals, Notes, Letters, Poems, and Abandoned Rock Operas  ed. by Sara Brown  NF 12-22
130. The Fox Inheritance  by Mary Pearson YA 12-27

*31: There are a few stories in this collection that I was not all so impressed by. However, the other stories are fabulous enough for me to recommend the book. Just don't be surprised to find it a bit uneven.
*44. Dumbed down for the cartoon generation. Reminded me more of a Scooby Doo episode than a Nancy Drew book.
*45. Looking for a series for teen boys? This is a good one.
*94. This is not a great book. But it's a really interesting book if you are interested in professional kitchens, various types of cuisines and cooking styles, and foreign culture. There are parts that annoyed me, and it didn't blow me away with its writing. At the same time, I couldn't really put it down, because I am interested in all those things. So there you are.
*96 and 97. These are the new American Girl books, set in New Orleans in 1853. It's the first time they've released two at the same time and in the same place, and they're actually full of historical facts and pretty neat. I think any young girl in New Orleans would like them. One of the girls is a free person of color, and the other is white, and they're friends.
*98. This is not great the way I think that The Walking Dead is great. But it is fun and clever and looks good, and really, that's enough for me.
*124. I loved all this except for Book 3, which I was not impressed by. However, I loved the rest enough to highly recommend it.

Quit reading after 50 pages: 
Footnotes in Gaza  by Joe Sacco GN  -- too convoluted for me, as I don't have a firm grasp on Palestine-Israel-Egypt history and relations. Which is what I was hoping to get from this book.

April 14th, 2011

11:48 am: Text dump


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10:57 am: The Money texts
so I get a text from a # I don't know. This is what happens.

Unknown Number: whats up
ME: who is this?
huh. i think maybe you have the wrong #, Money.
No you gave me yournumber but i went to gail
so where do i know you from? not jail, i guess, since this was before that.
I Thank you live in the 8
maybe. what do you look like?
Do you want to go out an eat tomorrow an you can fine everything out you want to know
where would you take me?
Thats on you
I'm still not convinced i know you. i need more to figure it out.
I Can come see you when i get off
you don't even know what to look for. describe me, and if you're right, then sure. or describe you, and if i remember, then yes.
I Know but it would be like we just mate again an if you like what you see it would be all good if not o well
um.... no.
Do you have kids
yeah, why?
Im going to the mall an i would get hem or her something
well, that's sweet. but i'm not gonna meet you if I don't know who you are.
My name is alvin
alvin, I'm pretty sure you don't know me. you seem nice, but I'm not going to meet up with someone just b.c of a wrong #.
OK you gaive me you number you just for got i would come by your house you want
then tell me what you look like. or what i look like.
I know you slim an look good as for me you would like what you see
not enough
Baby im stop trying you going miss out
I'll take that risk. have a good one.

Last night, at 10 pm:
I Still want you want it going take
prooving you actually know me
Give me a chang

March 15th, 2011

11:59 am: Mardi Gras and St Pat's Text Dump!!!
IN: I think I'm staying awake until I sober up. Because a nap would be disastrous. Meet me out and celebrate the single life! Clothing optional.

IN: Yes we're busy. With parades and costumes and blinky beads and inflatable barbells. Catch ya later.
IN: The wine and I are busy. Try again in two weeks.
IN: Se's gonna send me death threats! Awesome. Honey badger don't care.

IN: No... staying in bed. Hangover city. Party of many.

IN: I had a lot of fun and I know M did too but he can't say as his mouth is full of corn dog.

OUT: We got Fireball!!!!

IN: Fucking coast guard float!
OUT: hahaha. maybe you'll get a turtle!

OUT: so i had some retardo drunk talk with C's dumb boy about age or something, & now he thinks we are like cosmically connected & i am the best person EVER
IN: Ha! And to think he blew you off at first to stroke my velvet granny chruch top.
OUT: right? he almost missed out on the best person he'll ever meet. but that top is pretty amazing. a worthy distraction.

IN: Yeah I tried so hard by my t rex arms weren't helping. Plus there was that 15 minute period where I got lost on Prytania lookinf for a place to pee.
OUT: I peed in someone's walkway! so classy. and I have blisters today. (not related)

OUT: It was some divorcee. I gave him fireball and chatted him up. i'm trashy.
OUT: divorcees and stripper! yay.

OUT: I peed in those poor people's walkway. LOL.
IN: Lol. I probably peed on their car.

OUT: I told my mom she had a camel toe. she didn't take it well.

IN: I downsized the moustache. The big one almost flew off on the walk.

OUT: Spencer says he doesn't have to listen to us because we're prostitutes.
IN: He's right.

IN: I smell like crawfish and I'm on a date with some river boat captain and it's the worst date ever cause I fell asleep while he was talking to me!!!
OUT: I just woke up and have no idea how I got here in my bed. the last thing I remember is crying. but this msg makes it all better.

OUT: So I hear we're both 2 for 2 on the crying at st pat's.

IN: Called G a bitch in my drunken stupor. Thought you'd be proud

IN: I fell off my bike when we got home because it was easier than climbing off.

IN: With D at the Pub. Great Party! I heard _____ fucked some boy on your bedroom floor. When we gonna whoop her ass?
IN: I told you. You rolled your eyes. For shame on her. For shame.
OUT: I am now grossed out by my own bedroom. Fantastic.
IN: I tried to admonish her but there's no point.

OUT: There's more moonshine!

February 11th, 2011

09:30 pm: Text Dump!

IN: Haha maybe he could be friends with the dumpster kitties? I'll leave a half chicken in there for him once a week.

DAMN, I wish I could remember my out message that inspired this.. but: IN: Yeah with less meth and bar fights.

IN: A drunk person upset about their birthday is not fun

IN (after a quick convo of the British TV series Skins): YES!!!! Me too. Makes me want to fuck hot guys eat pills and dance all night!!!!
IN: Miss u too! Can't believe they put Desmond Tutu on the cover of the St TIms mag. We are so much more important. WTF? HE was weird and seemed baked. ... Did he not?
IN: Or retarded. OR just wicked old. Maybe all 3.

IN: Dreamed last night that you and I were barhopping with Lindsey Lohan. Everything was great until we got to your house and she threw up on yr couch. You tossed her out. It was awesome.

IN: hahaha SO SMUG.

IN: _____ is gonna go to hell for that, and I'm gonna see her there and whoop her mother fucking ass.

IN: A____ says, "whenz that fine ass woman gettin here?". I told him tomorrow.

IN: Let me in! I'm hungover.
IN: I'm so hungover, I couldn't pick out a toothbrush at Walgreens... Too many choices.

OUT: Just gorged myself, but could eat more I'm sure. (fattie!)

IN: there is a ghost in your garage.  i went over there to close it. watched it closed & its opened again. weird! I'll go shut it again.
OUT: i think you have the wrong #. i don't have a garage OR a ghost.

OUT: Just left dr. _____'s office. I'm pretty sure your doctor having an office stacked to the gills with leisure reading is not a great sign. 

OUT: wish i were there! have fun. don't let mom pull her drunkypants on too high!

January 2nd, 2011

12:28 pm: Book List 2010

SO yeah, I read a lot of books again this year.... I did a lot of graphic novel ordering for NOPL, and hence, read a lot of them, which obv adds to the high number.
Those with * next to their numbers have a mini-review or other comments noted at the bottom.

The ratings:
hyperlinked: my favorites. This may or may not speak to its literary merit. If I couldn't put it down, it got a top rating.
Bold: Very good, but not great.
Italics: Good.
Underlined: BAD.

NF: adult nonfiction
YA: young adult fiction
SS: Short Stories
F: Adult fiction
GN: graphic novel
J: Juvenile fiction
SF: Science Fiction


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December 13th, 2010

04:35 pm: Text dump, part 1
IN: Wanna hit up the gay pool Friday?

IN: Wow. Never seen that before! Don't know whether you should be flattered or scared.
OUT: A little bit of column A, little bit of Column B.

IN: Missing out. Drunk boys in red dresses. Really drunk boys.

IN: I went back out at 11 and bumped into ____ and ____. They said you couldn't find your car lol. I FEEL TERRIBLE.

IN: People in Atlanta are so "attractive"!!!

IN: Serving food where Nancy was killed.
(and because of my sucky internet connection at work, I lost a hilarious message about Kanye being like 5/6" and looking all cute and adorable in his wee suit.)

IN: Dude. Too much red wine. Blarg. Why do we always do that? We're dumb.

IN: You at the Dave (Matthews) concert?
OUT: Hell no. Don't you know me at all?
IN: It's okay it looks like it sucks
IN: Don't go falling on your head
OUT: I have to behave tonight, work tomorrow
IN: Sigh... grown-up activities can't wait....

IN: I'm sitting next to on the bus an appx 50 year old guy reading o magazine. Weird?

3:51 am: FYI tat boy just send me a txt that said "your friends are hilarious"
3:52 am: I don't want to go upstairs but I want to go to sleep

IN, 1:36 am: I miss you guys 2. I don't miss Helmet Head.

IN, 10:13 pm: I think I just sobered up
I postponed til Thursday, mommy need to regroup, you'll have to refresh my memory about him tomorrow cause I need a few details

IN: Look, it's a container ship and it's going somewhere.

IN: So.... even though I have all this writing on me, I still woke up at 11:30. :( I was drunkypants last night. Thanks for letting me sleep in.

IN: Wow, you guys are drunks.
Well, I didn't drink 8 bottles of wine alone. I had fun though!
Probably not really 8 bottles. Six or 7. ___  is smart and knows when to say when. A skill I lack.

IN: Go check out hte drunk argument I got in with ___ .... on FB. My computer needs a breathalyzer.

IN: After last night, I've changed my name to Drunkasaurus Rex.
OUT: (something about my equally bad behavior)
IN: :-X
IN: God forgives. Luckily.

IN: Sorry I, a muthafluffin hot mess. I really dont recall my actions but I am sure they were bad.

IN: I don't remember anything.

IN: Oh my god your mom's costume!!!!!!!!!!

IN: I look... like a man. This is the first time I haven't dressed like a pretty dandy.

IN: Ps I think helen Keller was faking it!

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