Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Pages and print

Some books on my bookshelf right now:

"Foul Bodies: Hygiene in Colonial America"
"Never Suck a Dead Man's Hand: Curious Adventures of a CSI"
"The Cultures of Collecting"
"Archaeologies of Sexuality"
"Comic Art Now"
"The Way We Live: Things We Love"
"Photos of the Gods: The Printed Image and Political Struggle in India"
"Design for Shopping"
"The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook"
"Prostitution and Victorian Society"
"Inventing the American Dream"
"The Wonderful and Surprising History of Sweeny Todd"
"Phenomenology of Landscapes"

Among others.

I picked up a book today specifically with you all in mind. "The Art of Living: Hunger" Haven't done a proper philosophical, long-winded thoughtful post in some time. Been mulling an idea around in my head about starting a real website. With guest writers. And a place for outside contributions like art and poetry. Not that bad stuff you see on all the pro-ana websites. A site for the eating disorder that shouts "We are eating disordered, but we are more than that."

Just the thought of doing it makes me realize that it would still have to be an underground off the grid kind of thing. It makes me get a little taste of discrimination and prejudice.


Random thoughts for a random day.


battleinmind said...

Wow, you have some really interesting books! I wish I had such a great collection!


Anonymous said...

You should do that, I think that's the kind of thing missing from the equation. I think online EDs are represented as teengirls writing from their bedrooms about pro-ana and "tips and trixx" and prom and general wrongness. So I think an intelligent, coherent form for the opposite of all that rubbish could be pretty successful.

And in regards to it being off the grid, I'm sure we could build our own grid :)

Jess said...

Great book collection. Reminds me that it's been too long since I've read a "real" book w/ some substance.

Bella said...

We can be poetic, and we can broadcast it to the world.

Actually, some of the most talented writers/photographers I've seen are prolific in this circle.

Go for it, Sunshine.

throughraindrops said...

"We are eating disordered, but we are more than that."

the words needed to drag me outta my going stark raving bonkers mind

thanks honey x

Anise said...

ummmmmm did I mention that you are AWESOME?

Kelly said...

love the book list, so much better than a typical bestseller's or Oprah's Summer must reads :) I think I may have to add Photos of the Gods to my list, right now I'm finishing the life of pi and I keep using Google because he mentions gods and points of religion I've never heard of before

& absolutely you should start a blog/forum and I would certainly love to see what's out there brewing in the artistic among us.

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