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Introducing ICYMI: A Week Of Katastrophic Thoughts (an email newsletter)

I’m thinking of starting a weekly email newsletter. Here is the first one that I put together today. Take a look and if you like it you can subscribe here! We’ll see where this goes..no promises….

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Do you need another email? I don’t know, probably not. But do you like a collection of fun and interesting stuff curated from one smarty to another? I’m going to go with a hell yes. So let’s try this out together shall we?

Here’s the plan: I’ll compile a weekly Newsletter that come zooming into your inbox (probably on Friday afternoons when you aren’t getting thing done anymore anyways, but idk maybe we can change the date if Friday afternoon it’s when peeps want their minds blown.)

Speaking of blowing your mind, that’s the plan with this newsletter. A collection of the interesting things from around the internets that I’ve read (and maybe written and/or published too) with some of my probably/hopefully witty commentary.

Enough of the preamble, let’s get started.

So much this week. Yes the Back to the Future Day happened, and from now on all of the “future” in those movies are the past. Whoa, heavy. We have a new smartphone every nine months but we are all still waiting for our hover boards. where are our priorities?  Really it just says a lot about the power of nostalgia that we cared about movies with horrible gender politics ( but awesome music) this much.

But let’s get real. The single biggest piece of entertainment news this week: GILMORE GIRLS IS COMMING BACK!!!!!!!!!!!  

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It’s just too much to process. And I will take none of your naysaying, yes we are all disappointed the Sookie probably isn’t coming back, but this is what we’ve waited for. This is everything. Let’s just hope Rory is single because I just can’t with her poor choices in boys.

One last bit of Gilmore news. You must read this article about a teenager with cancer who visited the set through Make A Wish in 2003. ALL of the feels. Ok, I’ll move on now but I could write a whole Gilmore Girl Newsletter so I hope you appreciate my restraint.

Slack product designer Diogenes Brito wrote a great piece this week about the tiny but really important choice to use a brown hand in promo materials. It will make you think about big picture representation issues and re-think using yellow as your default emoiji. But NEVER re-think your use of the smirking cat or dancing single ladies. Those are always appropriate.

You, like me, probably love everything Kid President does (because he’s awesome) but I’m particularly loving his Awesome Girls project. He crushed it this week with wonderful rap about famous women and everyday girls who are working to make the world a better place. Also, I really want that cardboard cassette player!

Speaking of crushing it, SNL cast member Sasheer Zamata also crushed it this week with a pitch perfect (and funny!) video explaining white male privilege (she was just named the ACLU celebrity ambassador for women’s rights, btw)

This Atlantic article about how friendship changes over time will make you sad  but it’s worth reading (and then vowing to be a better friend but still sending 15 emails back and forth about how you should catch up “soon.”

Unfortunately, the MTA has decided that despite the fact that millions of the people that ride the subway also get periods, they are just too gross to even hint at in advertising. But ads about how your boobs aren’t big enough are A-OK. Or as Jezebel put it: Female sexuality is all fun and games unless it’s actually through the female gaze, isn’t it!”  

Speaking of women (and aren’t I always?),  Suffragette opens this weekend, and we should all support it with our dollars to send Hollywood a message to keep making movies about Bad Ass Bitches getting shit down. I don’t think they have any merch for the movie but maybe they can bring back this Suffragette card game from 1909? 

And finally, speaking of supporting with your dollars, my husband is competing in a trivia night next week with his Marvel coworkers to benefit the very cool kid’s writing workshops 826NYC If you donate $10 to his teammate Matt Faustini’s page he’ll draw an awesome picture of you. Mine is based on my Halloween costume from last year and it’s now my favorite picture of me. Thanks for reading!

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On Good Timing, Crowdfunding Records, and the Wonderful World of Veronica Mars

Big News Marshmallows!

As anyone who frequents the same corners of the Internet as me is already well aware–the very awesome short-lived TV series Veronica Mars is being made into a movie, to be released next year. All because of the support of viewers like you. Creator Rob Thomas (no not that one), and star Kristen Bell (yes, that one) started a Kickstarter campaign this morning to fund The Veronica Mars Movie that Warner Bros. reportedly thought there wouldn’t be enough support to make.

Well, support there was — in the form of a Kickstarter record-breaking response. They had the $2 million they needed to fund the movie in less than 12 hours (the goal was 30 days)…and the donations keep pouring in.

This just makes me so happy…because while the show aired from 2004-2007, I just discovered it a few months ago. In fact, I just watched the final cliff-hanger episode on Sunday night, and felt that sad, empty feeling when something that’s brought you joy is over.

Sound a bit dramatic? Sure. But still, that’s how I operate. When I read an amazing book, I’m sad when it ends, and then I want to read the rest of the author’s books (I’m looking at you Orwell, Steinbeck, Bradbury, Atwood, Berg). When I discover a song or album or band that I love, I will play and sing the song until Mark begs me to stop. And when I enter a world like the Gilmore Girls’ Stars Hollow, or Veronica Mars’ Neptune, CA with a complete DVD set and long cold winter nights, I get wrapped up.

And that’s exactly what happened with Veronica Mars. After a couple years of telling Mark I had no interest in some teenage mystery series, I finally gave in when we were cooped-up in the apartment during the hurricane. I was hooked. The show is so clever and well-written and while Veronica’s need for vengeance may not always be the best, she just so effing awesome, she’s the kind of character I wish there was more of. In fact she reminds me of a quote by another show’s creator:

I have been wrapped up in Veronica’s world in the last couple of months–the show’s characters were appearing in my dreams…and then Sunday night it was all over. So imagine my happiness at today’s news. I can in no way afford to, but backing the movie at the $2,500 level to get a role as an extra in the movie and lunch with the cast did cross my mind. As it is I pledged enough to get a DVD, script, and shirt –money well spent.

Now some want to rain on the teen sleuth-loving parade and point out that this is a big studio movie and that people with more money than you or me are trying to make and if you are going to give your money to a campaign you should fund a charity or an independent art. The two of course are not mutually exclusive. I have a small amount of disposable income–some of it I spend on charitable giving, and some on entertainment. Is this a movie that has a big studio behind it–yes. Could they fund it if they wanted to? Absolutely. Would they have done it if thousands of fans asked nicely and persistently. Nope.

I spent $50 to for a DVD and lots of other goodies of a movie that I am really excited for. People with more money spent a couple thousand for the once in a lifetime experience of being IN A MOVIE…I’m pretty sure that there are a lot of stupider stuff people waste their money on.

But does this mean something bigger for corporate fat cats believing that they can just make the poor masses pay to make their movies? Maybe. But the bottom line for the fans of the series still feels like a victory–we wanted something that didn’t seem possible and then in the span of 12-hours it became real.

So about that Gilmore Girls movie…..

Why Didn’t I Think of This: The Rory Gilmore Reading List

I am really kicking myself for not thinking of this first, but hot damn is this a brilliant idea that’s right up my alley. The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge: reading every book the Rory read (or talked about reading) on The Gilmore Girls.

I love reading, I love The Gilmore Girls (on a related note Amy Sherman-Palladino’s new show “Bunheads” is pretty good so far), so this is kind of tailor-made for me. Here’s the list with which books I’ve already read noted (red is read, blue is read part of), I may just add completing this to my life long goal list.

1984 by George Orwell–read (It’s my favorite book of all time!!) 
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain–read
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank–read
Archidamian War by Donald Kagan
The Art of Fiction by Henry James
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Atonement by Ian McEwan–read
Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
The Awakening by Kate Chopin–read
Babe by Dick King-Smith–read
Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath – read–loved this book as a 14 year old
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney
The Bhagava Gita–read for my yoga teacher training
The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews by Peter Duffy
Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel
A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley–read
Brick Lane by Monica Ali
Bridgadoon by Alan Jay Lerner
Candide by Voltaire
The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
Carrie by Stephen King
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger – read
Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White–read and LOVED IT
The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman
Christine by Stephen King
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
The Collected Short Stories by Eudora Welty
The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty by Eudora Welty
A Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
Complete Novels by Dawn Powell
The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton
Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas père
Cousin Bette by Honor’e de Balzac
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Cujo by Stephen King
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon – read
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
David and Lisa by Dr Theodore Issac Rubin M.D
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
The Da Vinci -Code by Dan Brown – read
Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Deenie by Judy Blume
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx
The Divine Comedy by Dante
The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
Don Quijote by Cervantes
Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhrv
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson – read – 2009
Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn
Eloise by Kay Thompson
Emily the Strange by Roger Reger
Emma by Jane Austen
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Ethics by Spinoza
Europe through the Back Door, 2003 by Rick Steves– I’m not reading an outdated travel guide.
Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Extravagance by Gary Krist
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – read
Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore–I think this is just a movie not a book…
The Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan
Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
The Fellowship of the Ring: Book 1 of The Lord of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce
Fletch by Gregory McDonald
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger–read
Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg
Gidget by Fredrick Kohner
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen–read
The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
The Godfather: Book 1 by Mario Puzo
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Alvin Granowsky
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
The Gospel According to Judy Bloom
The Graduate by Charles Webb
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck–read (one of my favorite books!)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – read
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Group by Mary McCarthy
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling – reading now
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers–read
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
Henry IV, part I by William Shakespeare
Henry IV, part II by William Shakespeare
Henry V by William Shakespeare
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby–read (I think..)
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
Holidays on Ice: Stories by David Sedaris–read
The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III (Lpr)
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss–read
How the Light Gets in by M. J. Hyland
Howl by Allen Gingsburg–read
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
The Iliad by Homer
I’m with the Band by Pamela des Barres
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Inferno by Dante
Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Iron Weed by William J. Kennedy
It Takes a Village by Hillary Clinton
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigorito
The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Lady Chatterleys’ Lover by D. H. Lawrence
The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
The Legend of Bagger Vance by Steven Pressfield
Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis–read
Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway
The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Lord of the Flies by William Golding–read
The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson–read
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold – read
The Love Story by Erich Segal
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
The Manticore by Robertson Davies
Marathon Man by William Goldman
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir
Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman by William Tecumseh Sherman
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris–read
The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer
Mencken’s Chrestomathy by H. R. Mencken
The Merry Wives of Windsro by William Shakespeare
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka–read
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides–read
The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion by Jim Irvin
Moliere: A Biography by Hobart Chatfield Taylor
A Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman
Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret
A Month Of Sundays: Searching For The Spirit And My Sister by Julie Mars
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and It’s Aftermath by Seymour M. Hersh
My Life as Author and Editor by H. R. Mencken
My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru by Tim Guest
Myra Waldo’s Travel and Motoring Guide to Europe, 1978 by Myra Waldo
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature by Jan Lars Jensen
New Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson
The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay
Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich–read
Night by Elie Wiesel
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen – read
The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism by William E. Cain, Laurie A. Finke, Barbara E. Johnson, John P. McGowan
Novels 1930-1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel/Angels on Toast/A Time to be Born by Dawn Powell
Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck–read
Old School by Tobias Wolff
On the Road by Jack Kerouac–started and couldn’t finish
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey–read
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez–started and couldn’t finish
The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life by Amy Tan
Oracle Night by Paul Auster
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Othello by Shakespeare
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
Out of Africa by Isac Dineson
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton–read (isn’t it required reading for Middle School students?)
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition by Donald Kagan
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky–read
Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Pigs at the Trough by Arianna Huffington
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
The Portable Nietzche by Fredrich Nietzche
The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill by Ron Suskind
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Property by Valerie Martin
Pushkin: A Biography by T. J. Binyon
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
Quattrocento by James Mckean
A Quiet Storm by Rachel Howzell Hall
Rapunzel by Grimm Brothers
The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe–read
The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier – currently reading for Book Club!!
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories From a Decade Gone Mad by Virginia Holman
The Return of the King: The Lord of the Rings Book 3 by J. R. R. Tolkien (TBR)
R Is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton
Rita Hayworth by Stephen King
Robert’s Rules of Order by Henry Robert
Roman Holiday by Edith Wharton
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare–read
A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf–started and didn’t finish
A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
The Rough Guide to Europe, 2003 Edition–OK this one is kind of silly–I’ve read plenty of travel guides, I’m not going to read an outdated one…
Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi
Sanctuary by William Faulkner
Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller by Henry James
The Scarecrow of Oz by Frank L. Baum
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir–read (isn’t it required reading for liberal college women?)
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman
Selected Hotels of Europe
Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913-1965 by Dawn Powell
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen – read
A Separate Peace by John Knowles–read twice
Several Biographies of Winston Churchill
Sexus by Henry Miller
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Shane by Jack Shaefer
The Shining by Stephen King
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
S Is for Silence by Sue Grafton
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut–have read most of, or I have read it all and can’t remember it
Small Island by Andrea Levy
Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway
Snow White and Rose Red by Grimm Brothers
Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore
The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht
Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia de Burgos by Julia de Burgos
The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker
Songbook by Nick Hornby
The Sonnets by William Shakespeare
Sonnets from the Portuegese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Sophie’s Choice by William Styron–saw the movie
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
A Streetcar Named Desiree by Tennessee Williams
Stuart Little by E. B. White–read (very strange and not as good as Charlotte’s Web At All)
Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Seals by Anne Collett
Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Term of Endearment by Larry McMurtry
Time and Again by Jack Finney
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger–saw the movie
To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway–read
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – read
The Tragedy of Richard III by William Shakespeare
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith–read twice and LOVED
The Trial by Franz Kafka
The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson
Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom – read
Ulysses by James Joyce
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962 by Sylvia Plath
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Unless by Carol Shields
Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann–read
The Vanishing Newspaper by Philip Meyers
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground and Nico (Thirty Three and a Third series) by Joe Harvard
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides–read 
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Walden by Henry David Thoreau–read most of but haven’t finished
Walt Disney’s Bambi by Felix Salten
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
We Owe You Nothing – Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews edited by Daniel Sinker
What Colour is Your Parachute? 2005 by Richard Nelson Bolles
What Happened to Baby Jane by Henry Farrell
When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
Who Moved My Cheese? Spencer Johnson–someone bought this for me years ago and I found the gesture annoying so I never read it–might give it a second look..
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole