A Bit Bookish

The name's Luna.
24/Los Angeles/wannabe blogger & researcher
Just another freak in the Freak Kingdom.
A place for me to ramble about books I love... also probably the only blog I'll ever have that will keep its theme. I don't want my page to be a mess so I'm only going to shelve books starting with what I've read in the past year.
I'm not always eloquent, and I'm certainly not pretentious. I am just a huge nerd who lurks in used bookstores and likes to read and do research for fun.
Geeks unite.

Tonight's reading/writing...

In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio (Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences) - Philippe Bourgois

...Anthropology out the wazoo. 
Tomorrow's going to be a long Sunday, but coming home to type up my Hobbit post is going to be such a lovely reward. I look forward to Hobbit Sundays so much, thank you Troy for being awesome and starting Silmarillion Blues! 


Bookstore story: 
This dude was in the bookstore looking around for like two hours today. I helped him out a little and he was a goof, making jokes at everyone and whatnot (he was dad-aged, so they were awesome dad jokes). When he came to check out he had a photography textbook and I sort of just casually mentioned that I took a photography class once and I enjoy taking pictures (I try to make conversation about whatever people are buying whenever I can- talking about books is honestly my favorite part of the job). After paying $7.00 for this book he slid it across the counter and said "Here, take this then." I argued because I didn't want to take this book this guy just paid for, but he wasn't having it. "I collect these specifically to give to people, to inspire them. I think it's the best book you can get on photography. I'm not creeping, I'm not going to come back and ask you on a date or anything, I just want you to feel inspired. I don't care if it sits on your shelf for five years, if you pick it up one day and it makes you want to take pictures, that's all I care about." 
It was a really beautiful moment. I have the book on my coffee table and it's already inspiring me to take more pictures. It makes me so happy to meet lovely human beings like that- I've had similar experiences in the past at my last bookstore job, and it just makes my whole day. I hope he comes in again so I can do something nice for him, or at least thank him again and show him some of my photos. 


-passing on the good vibes to you fine people, 

Currently reading

The Two Towers
J.R.R. Tolkien
Progress: 35 %
Jane Eyre
Charlotte Brontë, Susan Ostrov Weisser
Progress: 126/608 pages
The Man in the High Castle
Philip K. Dick
Progress: 154/288 pages
The Complete Sherlock Holmes 2
Arthur Conan Doyle, Kyle Freeman
Progress: 433/709 pages