Books what touched me

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see…

I was tagged by notesfromtheunprofound, wednesdayshambles & lovaboxa for this - thanks.

The ten books that have stayed with me for some reason or the other are as follows:

1) Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell (could never get on with Huxley’s Brave new world as much as i loved the idea. then i picked this up.)

2) Slaughterhouse five - Kurt Vonnegut

3) The Book of Nonsense - Edward Lear (age 9 in a school library this was rebel all over)

4) Filth - Irvine Welsh (maybe not his best but the tapeworm was brilliant)

5) Glamorama - Brett Easton Ellis (filth with a twist. not his best but i liked the flavour)

6) Factotum - Charles Bukowski (my first bukowski. random bookshop find)

7) Naked Lunch - William Burroughs

8) Selected Poems (85 - 93) - Carol Ann Duffy (the first of hers i had and still my favourite period of her writing)

9) Howl / Kaddish - Allen Ginsberg (my first ginsberg. a book of fire at the time)

10) Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (still on the list. i have at least 3 versions)


There ya go. not the most exciting list but it’s my list.

again, not tagging others (esp as i’m late here!) but tag yourself like an insular game of playground tag (IT), sure.

musical taggymajig

You can tell a lot about someone by the type of music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your ipod/phone/itunes/media player and write down the first 20 songs. Then pass this on to 10 people. (One rule: no skipping)

1) Diariabi - Goat
2) Tape you - N.E.R.D.
3) I Only said - My Bloody Valentine
4) 3 Hearts - Johnny Foreigner
5) In the annexe - Boards of Canada
6) Walk on the wild side - Lou Reed
7) Speak, see, remember - Pavement
8) Burning lights - Shink (jam by a previous band i’d totally forgotten)
9) Things to say to friendly policemen - Future of the left
10) L’america - The Doors
11) Here is no why - Smashing pumpkins
12) (Sometimes) i have to concentrate - McClusky
13) I was a teenage hand model - Queens of the stone age
14) All of me - Billie Holiday
15) Anal - Bodychoke
16) Room a thousand years wide - Soundgarden
17) Lotion - Deftones
18) The lie and how we told it - Yo La Tengo
19) Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson
20) Roses - Kanye West

Tagged by Lovaboxa (cheers Amy).

Not tagging cuz i’m lazy but please join in and tag me if you wanna :)


"If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.

The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.”

Deepak Chopra (via thatlitsite)

dammit. yeah ‘thanks’ deepak. I agree but it’s totally not helpful :p