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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
  • September 16, 2006


    Wisdom Teeth

    On Thursday I had two wisdom teeth pulled out. The left side of my cheek is swollen that I look like I'm square-jawed! So the left side of the cheek is maybe half a size bigger than my right side--and I don't want to be seen. I have to call off my date! At least it's not as traumatic as I have perceived: bleeding stopped shortly after the procedure and the blood dappled only three small pieces of gauge pads. There is lingering searing pain but as long as I don't feed on solid food I shall be fine. In the mean time I'm living on books, magazine, porridge, and Sandy!


    Blogger Robert said...

    Well, during your healing period, whatever you do, don't eat popcorn. I did that like 2 weeks after I had my 2 wisdom teeth pulled out, a kernal or whatever jabbed my wound and it just kept bleeding profusely... I had to go to the ER. ugh!

    Aside from your chipmonk cheek, hope you're having a great weekend Matt. hehe!

    9/16/2006 5:58 PM  
    Blogger Matt said...

    2 weeks???!!!???? Omg I was thinking about going out to dinner with friends next week, maybe I should re-schedule because there will be Thai-style braised calamari with crispy basil for sure on the dinner table!

    I'll stay away from nuts for a long time...been eating mango ice cream though.

    9/16/2006 6:28 PM  
    Blogger digital t-square said...

    Nei yum toon gua tong. (My Cantonese ain't half bad for a jook sing doi, huh?)

    9/17/2006 11:33 PM  
    Blogger Greg said...

    Ouch! I dread thinking about my wisdom teeth. I hope your mouth feels better soon so that you can re-schedule your date!!!

    9/18/2006 10:11 AM  
    Anonymous Amelia said...

    I've been avoiding having my wisdom teeth pulled so I commend you for having two pulled at the same time. It sounds like you'll have some good R & R :) Think about it this way - it's almost healed! ;)

    9/18/2006 11:42 PM  
    Blogger matty said...

    Oh, poor baby! Feel better!!!!

    9/19/2006 9:26 PM  

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