Bookish: Zombie Haiku, Freakonomics, Be An Explorer of the World

Since the last time I blogged about books, I think I’ve aquired like, 10 more of them. And by “aquired” I mean bought. It’s like I have no self control.

Among the books bought is a collection of essays called “What I’ve Learned From Women Who’ve Dumped Me.” I bought this book at the secret Ok Go show at the Grammy Museum in LA. I was like MERCH! And then I was like BOOK. And then I flipped it open and it was signed by Damian Kulash because he has a story in the book. Had to get it, obvs.

I borrowed Freakonomics from my friend Kevin Wade.

Mostly because it has a quote from Malcom Gladwell and I like that guys books. Plus he says it DAZZLES OMG

Back to business. Right NOW, I’m reading “The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana” by Umberto Eco. It’s kind of thick and list-y, but I like it. I like this interview with Umberto Eco, too.

“If you interact with things in your life, everything is constantly changing. And if nothing changes, you’re an idiot.”

If you’re the kind of person who can’t decide what to read but are alwayyyys checking your email, I recommend trying out DailyLit. I’ve been getting excerpts of books mailed to me every day at 4pm. It’s long enough to gauge the writers style, but doesn’t give too much away. The most recent one I read is Push by Sapphire–there’s a movie out right now called Precious, and it’s based on the book.

Bam Margera wrote a book, if anyone cares about that.

Since it’s nearing Christmas and all, I want to give you some ideas for gifty books:

Zombie Haiku @ Thinkgeek for $8.99

How To Be An Explorer of the World by Keri Smith

And for the non-readers, how ’bout a street art coloring book?

Until next time,