Dolores Haze

I am a big fan of Halloween, but on Halloween I turn off the lights and pretend I'm not home because I am inherently selfish. On the flip side, I got myself some succulents to celebrate the occasion!: 

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Their names are James Joyce and William Golding.

(Inspired by the books I've been reading recently.) We're learning about power in World Studies, so we're reading Lord of the Flies. That means I'm revisiting an old friend because a) books are friends! and b) I've read it before in seventh grade. I didn't really think much about the symbolism at the time though, so it's really fascinating to just grow aware of everything I've missed the first time.

I've also decided to attempt reading Finnegans Wake because it was mockingly sitting on our library shelf with a note from our librarian and teacher: "I dare you to try this book." I couldn't just not even try.

But now, I'm starting to regret that decision. It's beautiful but downright confusing. I'm five pages in, and I'm having trouble bringing myself to care about the seemingly nonexistent plot. I'm going to try and read at least fifty pages, though. Wish me luck!

riverrun, past Eve and Adam’s, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs.
— Finnegans Wake, James Joyce

Here's some more of the books I've been reading!:

The Book of Human Emotions: An Encyclopaedia of Feeling from Anger to Wanderlust
Lolita
Lord of the Flies
You Are Here: An Owner's Manual for Dangerous Minds
The Universe of Us

As a side note, I'm also going back and re-listening to Lana Del Rey's Born to Die album! My personal favourite is Diet Mountain Dew.