I have friends across the country who know curses. Yes.
2006 50 Book Challenge (for my own reference): -Girls and Boys, Lynda Barry -Kindred, Octavia Butler -My Year of Meats, Ruth Ozeki - never eating beef again. -Bastard Out of Carolina, Dorothy Allison -From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, E.L. Konigsburg -Paul Moves Out, Michel Rabagliati -The Clouds Above, Jordon Crane -Tricked, Alex Robinson -War for the Oaks, Emma Bull -The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, Aimee Bender -Without a Net: Growing up Working Class and Female, Michelle Tea, ed. -Fray, Joss Whedon -A Women's Liberation: A Choice of Futures By and About Women, Connie Willis and Sheila Williams, eds. -Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness, Bryan Lee O'Malley -Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, Walter Mosley -Ptolemy's Gate, Jonathan Stroud -Reaching Up to Manhood (PUKE), Some dude who can't write and believes in god and crap, Geoffrey something -Are You There God, It's Me Margaret, Blume of course -The Chocolate War, Robert Cormier - PS: dude wrote the word "speeded," which incidentally is not a word. -Thirsty, M.T. Anderson -Tenderness, Robert Cormier -Banana Sunday, Colleen Coover -Monkey Vs. Robot, James Kochalka -The Case of the Missing Marquess, Nancy Springer -Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things, Ted Naifeh -Geography Club, Brent Hartinger -Kissing Chaos, Volume 1, Arthur Dela Cruz -Geisha, Andi Watson -Sabriel, Garth Nix -Mom's Cancer, Brian Fies -Days Like This, J. Torres -King Dork, Frank Portman -Jason and the Argobots, Vol. 1, J. Torres - Oni Press really has no good kids comics... -The Awakening, Neal Shaffer - ...and their adult books are basically shitty too. At least there is Scott Pilgrim -Inuyasha Vol 1, You can shut your mouth and go straight to hell, don't judge me! -Lirael, Garth Nix -A Really Super Book About Squirrels, Graham Roumieu -Ojo, Sam Keith -Monkey vs. Robot and the Crystal of Power, James Kochalka (superstar) -Stiff, Mary Roach -Memoirs of a Bookbat, Kathryn Lasky -Shug, Jenny Han -The Polysyllabic Spree, Nick Hornby -Black Hole, Charles Burns -Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman -Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, Chris Ware -Manstealing for Fat Girls, Michelle Embree -Issac the Pirate, 1. To Exotic Lands, Christophe Blain -The Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane, Marthy Cannary Burke -Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, Mary Roach -Abhorsen, Garth Nix -Issac the Pirate, 2. To the Capital, Christophe Blain -Lost at Sea, Bryan Lee O'Malley -A Bad Boy Can be Good for a Girl, Tanya Lee Stone -I Like You, Amy Sedaris -I Hate Valentines Day, by my super celebrity friend crush, Bennett Madison -Be More Chill, Ned Vizzini **** 2007! -Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls, Bennett Madison -Fly by Night, Frances Hardinge -The Bloody Chamber, Angela Carter -Fun Home, Alison Bechdel -The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman (reread) -The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman (reread) -The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman (reread) -City of Ember, Jeanne DuPrau -Like a Hole in the Head, Jen Banbury -Jennifer Government, Max Barry -Egg Story, J. Marc Schmidt -Will You Still Love Me if I Wet the Bed?, Liz Prince -Kitchen, Banana Yoshimoto -Poor Sailor, Sammy Harkham -WE, Grant Morrison -They Call Me Naughty Lola: Personal Ads from the London Review of Books, David Rose -Lost Girls, Alan Moore -Zorro, Isabel Allende -The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party, M.T. Anderson -Dairy Queen, Catherine Gilbert Murdock -Maus, Art Speigelman -An Abundance of Katherines, John Green -Virgin: The Untouched History, Hanne Blank -Fragile Things, Neil Gaiman -The Road, Cormac McCarthy -Willful Creatures, Aimee Bender -Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte (reread) -Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys -Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, J.K. Rowling -Rust and Bone, Craig Davidson -Angry Young Spaceman, Jim Munroe -Gaudy Night, Dorothy L. Sayers -The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark -Uglies, Scott Westerfeld -Daisy Miller, Henry James -Pretties, Scott Westerfeld -Apollo's Song, Osamu Tezuka -Harriet the Spy, Louise Fitzhugh (reread) -Briar Rose, Jane Yolen -The Summer Tree, Guy Gavriel Kay -The Case of the Left-Handed Lady, Nancy Springer -Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain -The Wandering Fire, Guy Gavriel Kay -The Darkest Road, Guy Gavriel Kay -Devil in the Details, Jennifer Traig -Scott Pilgrim Gets it Together, Brian Lee O'Malley -The Plain Janes, Cecil Castellucci -Suburban Safari: A Year on the Lawn, Hannah Holmes -Specials, Scott Westerfeld -Demo, Brian Wood -The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Bronte
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