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"Haunted" by Chuck Palahniuk... and decorated by Grey Danger.

Brave New World a bit ago and am now on to Chuck Palahniuk’s Haunted.

Obviously, the Minnie and Daisy stickers are a Grey Danger addition.

I like Chuck’s work, but for some reason I had never read this one. It’s weird, I definitely prefer factual, more historical books, but I’ve been on a bit of a fictional kick recently. My next one is fiction as well, which will make three in a row. Very odd. I barely recognize myself anymore!

Anyway, if you get a second, let me know what you’re reading in the comments. Other than the Bible, of course.

Fictual should be a word,

-Shady

"Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley.

The Library Book a bit ago and sent it off to my good friend Cesar.

I’m now about halfway through Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, which is a book I was supposed to read in high school but somehow never did.

To be honest, there are a lot of books I was supposed to read in high school but never did because, you know, I was a slacker who had an aversion to homework.

Anyway, I’ll be wrapping up 2019 with this one, and then jumping into something a little different in January.

Now going by Justin the Savage,

-Shady

…and so I finished this forever ago.

Since then, I moved on to Susan Orlean’s The Library Book.

"The Library Book" by Susan Orlean.

I promise to get better about updating soon,

-Shady

"The Girl In Alfred Hitchcock's Shower" by Robert Graysmith.

Duplassing it up, and am now on to my second Robert Graysmith book of the year: The Girl In Alfred Hitchcock’s Shower.

A book about books is next,

-Shady

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving.

Codename Villanelle, then decided to read Washington Irving’s short The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which I somehow managed to not read in high school.

Then again, let’s be honest: I didn’t do much in high school.

Anyway, it’s a turd. It’s super short (seriously, we’re talking about a one-and-done bathroom read), but it’s so boring that it took me just over two weeks to finish… and it’s only 72 pages long… with large type. To be read: I can’t recommend it.

During this time I also dove into Like Brothers by Mark and Jay Duplass, which is proving to be a really fun read.

"Like Brothers" by Mark and Jay Duplass.

I’m only 100 pages in, but unlike Irving’s short I can definitely recommend it.

Another Graysmith book is next,

-Shady

…BBC America’s Killing Eve, so now that I’m done with Blueprint’s book I’ve decided to check out the source material: Luke Jennings’ Codename Villanelle.

"Codename Villanelle" by Luke Jennings.

Not sure where I’ll go next,

-Shady

Thomas Lennon’s book pretty quickly, and am now on to Blueprint’s What A Night: A Book About The Worst Shows of My Career.

"What A Night: A Book About The Worst Shows Of My Career" by Blueprint.

Finally up to speed for the year,

-Shady

A Tribe Called Quest, and am now on to some middle-grade fiction with Thomas Lennon’s Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles.

"Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles" by Thomas Lennon.

I even got a personalized copy for the kids.

Someday they will fight over it.

Not sure where my brain is headed next,

-Shady

…now that I’m done with Zodiac.

Now, a love letter to A Tribe Called Quest from author Hanif Abdurraqib. It is called Go Ahead In The Rain: Notes To A Tribe Called Quest.

To be followed by some YA fiction,

-Shady

"Zodiac" by Robert Graysmith.

…David McAninch’s Duck Season, and I’m now on to a book I should’ve read a decade ago, back when I was writing The Roberts: Robert Graysmith’s Zodiac.

Might have to read Susan Kelly’s The Boston Stranglers next,

-Shady

Old Poop!