Literacy and longing in L.A

literary and longing in laI'm not going to lie. I didn't think Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack's Literacy and Longing in L.A. was a great book. But I thought that it said some interesting things about books. Or at least it did in the first half of the novel. After Dora starts dating someone it become less bookish.

I thought that the classification of readers - starting with the "purists" who read to soak up every morsal of the language to whom the plot is inconsequential and at the bottom people who read books and simply don't get them (as well as those that are just posers and carry books but don't read them...). There are a lot of categories in between and I found myself in many of them.

I think one of the best lines in the books was "There's a fine line between interesting literary discussions and pompous bullshit." I'll agree to that.

I really wish I knew why authors writing about 20something and 30something single women who are dealing with whatever it is that they are dealing with (usually a combination of messed up family situations and the fact that they are single) feel the need to make their characters drink their asses off. I definitely had some moments in my university years where I partied but I can't imagine doing it on a regular basis now. My liver is curling into a ball and weeping at the thought of it.