aggiephile replied to your post: ~11.20-2011~

You write so beautifully. You sound like a real free spirit. Have you ever done a post with book recs…favorites? I always like to keep a list of books I might like to read.

Thank you. I try to and I’m glad you think so, writing I believe is finding the exact verbal equivalent of both thoughts and feelings. The more precise you are the more honest and faithful you are in rendering what you experienced. I have posted book covers of books that I recommend as well as books I am currently reading. I have never really made a list. So thank you for suggesting, now I will.

reading list (bedside table pile)

  • The Good Terrorist by Doris Lessing
  • Modern Japanese Literature edited by Donald Keene
  • Orlando by Virginia Woolf
  • The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood (just finished)


  • The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • The Waves by Virginia Woolf
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
  • Women who Run with Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Origin of the Family, State and Private Property by Friedrich Engels
  • Dialectical Materialism by Karl Marx
  • Amphigorey and Amphigorey Again by Edward Gorey
  • We Meet by Kenneth Patchen
  • View with a Grain of Sand selected poems by Wislawa Szymborska
  • Bukal ng Tubig at Apoy by Levy Balgos dela Cruz
  • Dekada ‘70 by Lualhati Bautista
  • Ang pagiging babae ay pamumuhay sa panahon ng digma- To be a woman is to live in a time of war by Joi Barrios
  • Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis
  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • The Bluest Eyes by Toni Morrison
  • Memento Mori by Muriel Spark
  • That Mad Ache by Francoise Sagan
  • A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
  • Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  • Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway
  • Delta of Venus by Anaïs Nin
  • Little Birds by Anaïs Nin
  • Memories of my Melancholy Whores by Gabriel García Márquez
  • Stories of Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Emperor of Ice Cream and other poems by Wallace Stevens
  • Ariel by Sylvia Plath
  • The Essential Neruda: selected poems
  • Archy and Mehitabel by Don Marquis
  • The Nature of Air and Water by Regina McBride
  • Wintering by Kate Moses
  • I Never Promised you a Rose Garden by Joanne Greenberg
  • The Ticking by Renee French

…thats all I could think of that I have re-read more than twice, I will post some more when I remember other books, theres a lot of it…specially the four years since I arrived here in Canada. We do not really have public libraries back in the Philippines, I had to buy the books and literature and classics are so expensive. So the first day I stepped into the city library, I knew I was in my element and I read double the amount of books since coming here—than the accumulated quantity of books I read back home in my country.

I hope there is something new on this list for you to read. Cheers xx


Everyone was making such nice lists so, here’s mine! These are my favorite blogs, I probably left some people out, so sorry but I tried very hard to go through all 400 people I follow! Follow Forever: 

| 2831 | 3rdplanet | aboutaseven | adolescenceisabitch |
aggiephile | alibjay | alpinemastiff | anapoula | anonymousemily |
babyjanedavis | bekkibrando | blackorwhite | blissfulreverie |
| blondeeyedbluehaired |brandos | breakfastonpluto |
| budandpaul | chuckloris | ciarrasillywalks | cinemaocd |
| cliftnotes | classichollywoodforever | contraforma |
| corleonefamily | cuidaoquemarlontecome | deforest |
devenirgris | dorkydorkydorky | extranuancefactoseintolerant |
fivelessons | floundernator | freecocaine | fuckyeahbrando |
| fuckyeahbusterkeaton | gabomarty | gilbogarbage |
glamouramort | greenkneehighs | hepburnobsessed |
holdmypurse | hotnheavyunderground | iamheathcliff |
| idreamofgene | illcircus | ilyinichna | isitscary | jakemoore |
| jeremiahburton | jessicasayshello | jimmypage | justbevintage |
| katrinfane | kingelvis | latinamericana |lavitaebella69 |
| lawyerupasshole | leoness | lucynic83 | marlonbrando |
| mattybing1025 | mirroir | milasibylla |missavagardner |
| missleah37 |missracheleliz | mostlymarilynmonroe |
| mothgirlwings |mynumberonecrush | notreallythere |
| oldfilmsflicker | oldmixtapes | oohlalaheather | pickurselfup |
| prenezletempsdevoirpsychedelica | pyrocatharsis |
queenkayla | remarkablemadness | rosedawsoncalvert |
| rhettbutlerstilldoesntgiveadamn |rudyvalentinolove |
| salesonfilm | satisfythecrave | screamingloveandhate
| silentstanzas | simulism | smallnartless | sophiabonnet |
| stardustmelodysunsetboulevard22 | susanvance | swintons |
| tellyretros | thebigrevuethegorgeoushussy | theloudestvoice |
| thesewhitewalls | tracylord | tsarevich
| vanitycanwreckagirlscomplexion | vintagesoniavistavision |
| vontrapps | woodysblues | youreashamedofmybaking |
zoetwodotsjean |

❁: likethesun:I see so often that so many people put on an act for...

likethesun:I see so often that so many people put on an act for everyone else. It’s like their whole lives are built around getting social approval from others and trying to impress the ones they think get the most social recognition. All of which are determined by how much money we spend on the clothes we wear and the shoes we buy, and determined by one’s ability to be just like everyone else on a social stance. But what is even social about that anyway, you know? Being social really means to communicate with others through our own self-expression to receive that kind of connection between us and other people as mere individuals; connecting with different people to fit the different aspects of our personalities. Nowadays being social is basically this- a group of people who are scared to be rejected by another group of people who act according to that same fear. So all in all, what does that really accomplish? What is the true significance behind all of that?