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17 November 2002 @ 08:10 pm
Random Notes from Scraps of Paper and Bits of Mind  
Fruit Flies Like an Apple.

Drum. Drummer. Drummest.

The uncluttering of my room is like the organization of the soul. My soul is full of books, and papers, and random notes, articles, magazines, half-finished journals, essays, poems, stories, and aborted novels. CD's full of who knows what, storage discs labelled "1, 2, 3, . . . , A, B, . . . , 11, 1A, . . . "

I am almost finished with the book. House of Leaves. Maybe I'll feel a little more centered when it's over. I only have the Pelican Poems and Truant's mother's letters left.

There's something odd about a journal - a place to investigate yourself. Why would anybody write a journal? Even one they keep to themselves, they hope that someday somebody might read it, or they wish only to sort out their thoughts. Me, it's a combination of both.

Once again, Chi-Mas presents this year will be books that I think you should read. I have about two cubic feet of them awaiting allocation.
Abra SWcloudscudding on November 17th, 2002 08:42 pm (UTC)
Why keep a journal?

Because I have no memory...and reading things I've written or looking at photos I've taken brings back things I forgot. Sometimes I'll remember a smell or a taste or a texture...or what I was thinking at the time....

Then I fold away the album or journal and it is gone.
Desultorifdesultorif on November 17th, 2002 09:29 pm (UTC)
The letters!
The letters rocked...some of them moved me a bit and made me a bit sad. So how do you read it? Read footnotes and endnotes as you come across them or are you reading straight through? Or are you reading the navidson record first then the story then the notes? Or,...dear god, there are so many ways to read that book...if only I could read it for the first time and use different methods of reading it, in order to see what method is more effective...But yeah...kick ass Book...Jake Rosin recommended it to me. Let me tell you, it was a nice change of pace from Ayn Rand's Howard Roark...
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on November 17th, 2002 09:44 pm (UTC)
Re: The letters!
My method of reading the book can only be described as "depth-first search."

Now, I'm done. But in a way, you never finish this book. The book finishes you.
Desultorifdesultorif on November 17th, 2002 11:59 pm (UTC)
Re: The letters!
So true...I am probably going to read it a second time before the year is over with, cause it had so many facets that I did not get to explore in much depth, while racing through it, so that I might start Fire Upon the Deep or any number of books that I own, but have not read.
So, I guess, the book has not finished me...But I hear that there is a red version...so I am going to be on the look out for that version, cause it is suppose to be superbly put together and with more life in it.
So yeah....oh hey, it is 2AM and Kanji is still sitting -unstudied- on the floor...eeks!