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    A collection of random essays in a book called Apocalypse Culture.

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    "Porphyria's Lover"
    -Robert Browning

    The rain set early in to-night,
    The sullen wind was soon awake,
    It tore the elm-tops down for spite,
    And did its worst to vex the lake:
    I listened with heart fit to break.
    When glided in Porphyria; straight
    She shut the cold out and the storm,
    And kneeled and made the cheerless grate
    Blaze up, and all the cottage warm;
    Which done, she rose, and from her form
    Withdrew the dripping cloak and shawl,
    And laid her soiled gloves by, untied
    Her hat and let the damp hair fall,
    And, last, she sat down by my side
    And called me. When no voice replied,
    She put my arm about her waist,
    And made her smooth white shoulder bare
    And all her yellow hair displaced,
    And, stooping, made my cheek lie there,
    And spread, o'er all, her yellow hair,
    Murmuring how she loved me – she
    Too weak, for all her heart's endeavour,
    To set its struggling passion free
    From pride, and vainer ties dissever,
    And give herself to me forever.
    But passion sometimes would prevail,
    Nor could to-night's gay feast restrain
    A sudden thought of one so pale
    For love of her, and all in vain:
    So, she was come through wind and rain
    Be sure I looked up at her eyes
    Happy and proud; at last I knew
    Porphyria worshiped me; surprise
    Made my heart swell, and still it grew
    While I debated what to do.
    That moment she was mine, mine, fair,
    Perfectly pure and good: I found
    A thing to do, and all her hair
    In one long yellow string I wound
    Three times her little throat around,
    And strangled her. No pain felt she;
    I am quite sure she felt no pain.
    As a shut bud that holds a bee,
    I warily oped her lids: again
    Laughed the blue eyes without a stain.
    And I untightened next the tress
    About her neck; her cheek once more
    Blushed bright beneath my burning kiss:
    I propped her head up as before,
    Only, this time my shoulder bore
    Her head, which droops upon it still:
    The smiling rosy little head,
    So glad it has its utmost will,
    That all it scorned at once is fled,
    And I, its love, am gained instead!
    Porphyria's love: she guessed not how
    Her darling one wish would be heard.
    And thus we sit together now,
    And all night long we have not stirred,
    And yet God has not said a word!

    thinking of you

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    The Elegance of the Hedgehog, and American Gods is next. I'm liking the Hedgehog so far...
    "Charlotte sometimes dreams a wall around herself. But it's always with love - So much love it looks like everything else. Charlotte Sometimes - So far away, glass sealed and pretty." - The Cure

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    "The private life of Mao", by his doctor Li Zhisui. Very interesting read, especially in combination with "Mao, the true story" by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday. A result from some cross-seeding with history freak husband. I read a history book now and then, he sometimes reads fantasy fiction.
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    The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

    have to read it for school entrance test.
    "Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling."
    — C.G. Jung

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    A Comprehensive Guide to Modern Warfare How to Make War – James F Dunnigan/1982 and very out of date, but an enjoyable non-technical read.

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    Yesterday I finished "Surface Detail" by Iain M. Banks. Now I'm reading "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale

    http://www.amazon.com/Make-Love-Like.../dp/0060539097

    Not my usual kind of read as I got it as a gift for by girlfriend who started reading it in the bookstore but was too shy to purchase but I am enjoying it and I like the writing style of her ghostwriter Neil Strauss.
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    I'm starting Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrel (by Susanna Clarke) for the 3rd time. Hopefully, I'll read it to the end this time.

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    I finally got around to reading Camus's L’Étranger.
    I HATED everything about it.
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