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Literature and Water

Esoteric Meanderings of a Piscean Nature

Embeth Lassiter
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What I'm Listening To:


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Currently Reading:
Beautiful Creatures By Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Shock Value: A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste By John Waters

Just Finished Reading:
How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale by Jenna Jameson with Neil Strauss

Currently Netflixed:
The Sweet Hereafter(1997)

Last Seen:
This Filthy World(2006)

Online Stuff I Dig...

Book Blogs:
Powell's Books Blog
Maud Newton

Random Blogs:
Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things
Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Guide for Better Writing
Right Some Good: Art Blog from the Director of Roq La Rue Gallery

Friend Blogs:
Drewseph: Back of the Cereal Box
Smeg: Cherchez la Femme

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I read too much and not enough at the same time.

My zombie name is "Emily Blight."

My hipster alter ego is "Albie Streets."

My thug alias is "B-Real."

My heroic moniker is "Embeth Lassiter."

I have a literary tattoo.

I dig the grotesque.

I could defend myself in a court of law because of Law & Order.

Once I had a Faulknerian nightmare. I told my Faulkner-scholar professor about it and she said: "Ah, yes: the geometric one."

I'm a collector of esoterica.

I have this slight obsession with all things Oz-related.

My People

Quite a few of my posts have to do with my various theories on The Wizard of Oz , both the books and the films, but primarily the 1939 classic starring Judy Garland. (By the by, did you know that Liza Minelli is Judy Garland's daughter? I think the world can be divided into two types of people: the people who know that fact and the people who don't.)

I'm also a literature freak and wannabe English PhD candidate, so many of my posts are reviews of things I've read, what I want to read next, and what everyone should be reading.

What remains is a mixed bag of pop culture trivia, inebriated ramblings, esoteric queries, day-to-day meanderings and the like.

And my little dog, too.

Jackson Beauregard
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