But What if You’re Reading Something and It Sucks?

January 25, 2014 | thetwors | 58 Comments

It’s unfortunate, but as any avid reader will tell you, it happens.  Maybe someone recommended a book to you, or you saw the title on a bestseller list and it grabbed your attention, or it’s a classic that you feel like you should’ve read already, […]

10 Amazing Books and the Very Specifically Perfect Situations in Which to Read Them

November 18, 2013 | thetwors | 31 Comments

Have you ever found yourself searching for a specific kind of book to suit the mood or place in which you’ve found yourself?  Certain times call for certain books, my friends, and you can’t waste those dreamy situations on shitty weird reads.  I’ve picked out […]

Read a Classic: The Old Man and the Sea

August 21, 2013 | thetwors | 30 Comments

Book:  The Old Man and the Sea Author:  Ernest Hemingway Published:  1952 by Charles Scribner’s Sons in New York City First lines:  “He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without […]

Review: Cunt by Inga Muscio

August 8, 2013 | thetwors | 44 Comments

Book:  Cunt:  A Declaration of Independence Author:  Inga Muscio Published: 2002 by Seal Press First line:  “On the choice occasions popes and politicians directly refer to female genitalia, the term ‘vagina’ is discreetly engaged.” Rating:  4 out of 5 reappropriated feminist cunts Recommended if you […]

The Evolution of an Insatiable Bookslut: Laura’s Tale

May 23, 2013 | thetwors | 9 Comments

The earliest memory of reading I have isn’t technically about reading at all, but about writing.  When I was too young to read, but old enough to know that I loved it, I wanted to write a book.  That I had no idea how to […]

Read a Classic: Naked Lunch

March 20, 2013 | thetwors | 4 Comments

Book:  Naked Lunch Author:  William S. Burroughs Published:   July 1959 by Olympia Press in Paris; banned from the US for obscenity until 1962, when it was published by Grove Press in NYC First Line:  “I can feel the heat closing in, feel them out there […]

Read a Classic: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

October 21, 2012 | thetwors | 42 Comments

Book: Rebecca Author: Daphne du Maurier Published: originally published in 1938 by Victor Gollancz Ltd., 386 pages First line: “Last night, I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” Genre: Gothic, literary fiction, mystery, coming-of-age Rating: 4.9/5 lesbian housekeepers that stare at you from behind curtains […]

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