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A Guy's Moleskine Notebook

Thoughts and reflections on works of fiction and literature. Pondering of life through pictures and words. Babbling about gay rights. Travelogues and anecdotes.

  • [1] Annie Proulx: Brokeback Mountain
  • [2] Arthur Golden: Memoirs of a Geisha
  • [3] Yu Hua: To Live
  • [4] Alan Hollinghurst: The Line of Beauty
  • [5] Colm Toibin: The Master
  • [6] Carlos Ruiz Zafon: The Shadow of the Wind
  • [7] William James: The Varieties of Religious Experience
  • [8] Charles Higham: The Civilization of Angkor
  • [9] Graham Greene: A Burnt-Out Case
  • [10] Dai Sijie: Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch
  • [11] Alan Hollinghurst: The Swimming-Pool Library
  • [12] Mikhail Bulgakov: The Master and Margarita
  • [13] Colm Toibin: The Blackwater Lightship
  • [14] Alan Hollinghurst: The Folding Star
  • [15] Ross King: Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
  • [16] Fyodor Dostoevsky: The Brothers Karamazov
  • [17] Jonathan Franzen: The Corrections
  • [18] Colm Toibin: The Story of the Night
  • [19] John Banville: Shroud
  • [20] Leo Tolstoy: Resurrection
  • [21] Peter Hessler: River Town, Two Years on the Yangtze
  • [22] Ian McEwan: The Atonement
  • [24] Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Love in the Time of Cholera
  • [25] Ignacio Padilla: Shadow without a Name
  • [26] Umberto Eco: The Name of the Rose
  • [27] Richard Russo: Straight Man
  • [28] Fyodor Dostoevsky: Notes from Underground
  • [29] Alan Hollinghurst: The Spell
  • [30] Hermann Broch: The Death of Virgil
  • [31] James Baldwin: Giovanni's Room
  • [32] Ken Kesey: One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • [33] Xingjian Gao: One Man's Bible
  • [34] C. Jay Cox: Latter Days
  • [35] Harper Lee: To Kill A Mockingbird
  • [36] William Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew
  • [37] Daniel A. Helminiak: What The Bible Really Says about Homosexuality
  • [38] James Baldwin: Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone
  • [39] Kenji Yoshino: Covering - The Hidden Assault of Civil Rights
  • [40] Italo Calvino: If, On a Winter's Night A Traveler
  • [41] Arthur Phillips: The Egyptologist
  • [42] George Orwell: 1984
  • [43] Michael Warner: The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics, and Ethics of Queer Life
  • [44] Andrew Sullivan: Virtually Normal
  • [45] Henry James: The Wings of the Dove
  • [46] Jose Saramago: Blindness
  • [47] Umberto Eco: The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
  • [48] Dan Brown: Da Vinci Code
  • [49] Kazuo Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go
  • [50] Ken Follett: The Pillars of Earth
  • [51] Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace
  • [52] Michael Thomas Ford: Alec Baldwin Doesn't Like Me
  • [53] Jonathan Franzen: How To Be Alone
  • [54] Jonathan Lethem: The Fortress of Solitude
  • [55] Matthew Pearl: The Dante Club
  • [56] Zadie Smith: White Teeth
  • [57] Fyodor Dostoevsky: The Double
  • [58] Jose Saramago: The Double
  • [59] Andrew Holleran: Dancer from the Dance
  • [60] Heinrich von Kleist: The Marquise of O & Other Stories
  • [61] Andrew Holleran: In September, the Light Changes
  • [62] Tom Perrotta: Little Children
  • June 27, 2006


    SF Pride Wrap Up

    I'm still recovering from the weekend--not so such from hungover since I don't drink much these days. I had a couple of cocktails at Harvey's with friends and that was it for the drinking part. Sunday was gorgeous and mild. I was standing on Market Street riveting at some of the pretty men at the parade, trying to look for the float to which my AJ belonged. I took some pictures of the "balloon people", mayor Gavin Newsom, the hot dancing cowboys in sleeveless red plaid shirts, the giant rainbow flag, and the gay officers wlking around the aisle with their lovers (that really touched me.

    I was meandering through the big crowd under the tincture of BBQ grills at the celebration in Civic Center. Several of my friends had arrived earlier but I had lost them. Cellphone was really no use as I could only hear every other five words my friend was saying, any tattempt of conversation was flooded by the music from the entertainment stages and people's cheering. I managed to get through the leather alley and the Asian American section where friends and volunteers of GAPA all took off their shirts and cuddled each other! I have to say I'm too keen on Asian boys, especially the scrawny and queeny ones! I walked up Market Street to the Castro as MUNI metro was clogged with thousands of people waiting on the platform. I took a peek into Sweet Inspirations and O...M....G.... Matty from Matt's Bit of Space was hanging out with his boyfriend B. I went inside and said hello, gave Matty a big hug--it's awesome to finally meet him. Matty you look so cute and neat in person, and B is gorgeous. Then I settled down at Cafe Flore, where Bee gave me a slice of the delicious chocolate mouusee cake while I was waiting for my pals to show up. That was one awesome weekend. Now my friend Brent is on the road to Portland and Seattle. If you happen to read this, have fun on your trip okay?


    Blogger DanNation said...

    I was right behind Gavin in the photo of him...did you see us? We marched with his contingent - great fun and he's so HOT!

    6/28/2006 12:24 PM  

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