groovy-underwear heeft gezegd:

Hey, I don't read much, but I want to start. Do you recommend any books?

  • On The Road - Jack Kerouac
  • Running with Scissors - Augusten Burroughs
  • Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer 
  • Tuesdays With Morrie - Mitch Albom 
  • The Five People You Meet In Heave - Mitch Albom 
  • Pic - Jack Kerouac 
  • The Doors of Perception - Aldous Huxley 
  • The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger 
  • Junky - William S. Burroughs 
  • Howl - Allen Ginsberg (poetry book)
  • Tristessa - Jack Kerouac 
  • Christine Jorgensen - Christine Jorgensen
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time - Mark Haddon
  • 1984 - George Orwell 
  • Night - Elie Wiesel 
  • Bud, Not Buddy - Chris Paul Curtis 
  • Because of Winn-Dixie - Kate DiCamillo 
  • Crank - Ellen Hopkins 
  • Dry - Augusten Burroughs 
  • The Dirt - Motley Crue 

    I love books.

do you ever read a book that’s just so good that you want to keep reading it over and over and over again and just can’t even find the motivation to read others because you’re so obsessed with it, and there’s just so many things you must’ve missed, or misunderstood, or just need to read again because the words are so beautiful that it just breaks your heart? Because that’s where I’m at right now.


the manuscripts of the masters: 20th century writers 

jean-louis lebris de kerouac
francis scott key fitzgerald
ernest miller hemingway
john ronald reule tolkien 
john ernst steinbeck, jr

I realized these were all the snapshots which our children would look at someday with wonder, thinking their parents had lived smooth, well-ordered lives and got up in the morning to walk proudly on the sidewalks of life, never dreaming the raggedy madness and riot of our actual lives, our actual night, the hell of it, the senseless emptiness.
—  Jack Kerouac