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The Piercing Bible: The Definitive Guide to Safe Body Piercing by Elayne Angel
The Piercing Bible: The Definitive Guide to Safe Body Piercing

s0sn0wy, August 6, 2009

The name of this book says it all. Not only does Angel offer sound advice for all types of piercings, but she gives cultural history, pre and post care instructions, information about body type and compatible piercings, health risks and management, sex and piercings, and information about traveling through airports or visiting the doctor with piercings that cannot easily be removed. She even offers advice to the frustrated parent. These are only a few of the many topics Angel covers in this 300 page Piercing Bible–there’s even an index for keyword searches.

I purchased this book on a whim, even though I rarely ever do more than flip through a non fiction book, but I sat down to read a couple of chapters and discovered that four hours had passed and I had read most of the book cover to cover. Angle’s writing is thorough and informative, and it has broadened my opinions and clarified the misconceptions that I had of many body piercings. If you have been toying with the idea of getting a piercing, or have had many, or if you are a piercer yourself–this book will provide you with more than two decades of invaluable expertise.
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This boy's life :a memoir by Tobias Wolff
This boy's life :a memoir

s0sn0wy, October 30, 2008

This memoir reads like a novel--a very good novel. The prose is original and creative, and the story sheds a not so glorious light on the confusion and frustration of childhood. It takes a very brave author to write about themselves in such a forthright manner, especially when their choices can be perceived as falling far short of noble.
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One Hundred Demons by Lynda Barry
One Hundred Demons

s0sn0wy, October 19, 2008

Sweet little book. The story is a nice collage of childhood memories and cartoons. I laughed several times throughout the reading, totally able to relate to several of the "demons." Lynda Barry spoke about this book at my university during the new student orientation and had us laughing the entire time. I now have an even deeper appreciation for her work after being able to hear her impersonation of some of the voices and other characterizations.
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Bantam Classics) by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Bantam Classics)

s0sn0wy, October 19, 2008

Loved it. Absolutely loved it. Twain wrapped me into a world completely foreign yet an integral part of my cultural history. And unfortunately, while many of the situations are historic, they are still occurring today in similar shape and form. The horrifying experience with a violent parent who's sole desire is to profit from their children is not as uncommon as it ought to be, and the ignorance of racism still muddies every culture on earth. Huckleberry Finn is truly a timeless masterpiece
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Lost on Planet China: The Strange and True Story of One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation, or How He Became Comfortable Eating Live Squid by J Maarten Troost
Lost on Planet China: The Strange and True Story of One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation, or How He Became Comfortable Eating Live Squid

s0sn0wy, October 19, 2008

So I've been to China, and being rather sarcastic myself I laughed regularly throughout this book. Most of Troost's observations are spot on, if you don't mind the exaggeration. Exaggeration being what it is, the core message of this story echoed the five weeks I spent in mainland China.

As far as literary analysis goes: Troost uses too many unnecessary adjectives, his thoughts wander, and he tries too hard to be funny. And the end was excruciatingly over dramatic.
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