Quote from it:
"Dildos the size of which I had never seen, and could imagine no earthly use for, unless one wanted to keep one by the door to use on intruders. The sight of a woman confidently holding one of those monsters in her hands would be enough to scare any man away. And if it didn't, a smack on the side of the head with it and he'd be out.
I could see the headlines: Woman Subdues Attacker With Giant Dildo! And the article itself. "Police agree that silicone dildos make better defensive weapons than handguns. Their flexibility is reminiscent of a rubber hose, and leaves no mark except a red welt in the shape of the penis head. Being attacked by a giant dildo has become known as 'weenie whipped.'"
18. “Spanish Disco” Erica Orloff. (250 pages.)
Quote from it:
"You know this seduction is with words. This long, slow dance we have been doing for years now. Circling in a tango of words. A dip here. A turn of the heel there. Pulling you in close to me until we both hear the tango at the same time, heart against heart."
19. “Miss Bubbles Steals the Show” Melanie Murray. (304 pages.)
"I am going to hell. Not passing go. Just straight to hell."
"I want to throw him down on the bar and climb on top of him like he's my own private Everest."
20. “Don’t You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey” Margaret Peterson Haddix. (125 pages.) (reread)
21. “Dry” Augusten Burroughs. (293 pages.)
"Why am I so anxious? And then it hits me. I'm not anxious, I'm lonely. And I'm lonely in some horribly deep way and for a flash of an instant, I can see just how lonely, and how deep this feeling runs. And it scares the shit out of me to be so lonely because it seems catastrophic - seeing the car just as it hits you."
"All I know for sure is that I have accidentlly fallen through a wormhole in the universe and stumbled into someone else's grim life."
"Tracy, the leader of the CDH group, looks at me with eyes that seem to belong to someone three times her age. It's something beyond wisdom, all the way to insanity and back. It's like her eyes are scarred from all the things she's seen."
"Like cubic zirconia, I only look real. I'm an imposter. The fact is, I'm not like other people."
"Think of your head as an unsafe neighborhood; don't go there alone."
22. “A Prayer For Dawn” Nathan Singer. (211 pages.)
"THIS IS TRULY A GLORIOUS AGE. EVERY JOY, EVERY SORROW, EVERY WONDER, EVERY TERROR, EVERY DESIRE IS A MERE CLICK AWAY.
So click away. Or click it away."
"If I was going to kill myself, I think I'd take sleeping pills or jump off a bridge...but that would be pretty scary. How would you want to go, Dalton?"
"I'd wanna be catapulted into a tree shredder, then put in different parcels and mailed to all the people I hate."
23. “The Botex Diaries” Janice Kaplan & Lynn Schnurnberger. (296 pages.)
24. “That Summer” Sarah Dessen. (198 pages.)
25. “Is Kissing A Girl Like Licking An Ashtray?” Randy Powell. (199 pages.)
"Things you did at night could be pretty embarrassing in the light of day."
"He reminded Biff of a character in a book that he'd read last sunmmer. It was one of the most memorable and wonderful books Biff had ever read, but, as often happened, he couldn't remember the title, author, or name of the character. And yet, at the time he read it, he felt the book had enriched his life as nothing had for a long time."
26. “Witness: For The Prosecution Of Scott Peterson” Amber Frey. (210 pages.)
27. “Chasing The Wolf” Nathan Singer. (175 pages.)
28. “Hypocrite In A Pouffy White Dress: Tales Of Growing Up Groovy And Clueless” Susan Jane Gilman. (352 pages.)
Quote from it:
"One of the benefits of TM, Agatha had said, was that it enabled you to be "alone with your thoughts." But as I quickly discovered, a lot of my thoughts were not anything I wanted to be alone with."
29. “Wasteland” Francesca Lia Block. (150 pages.)
"Sometimes I wanted to peel away all of my skin and find a different me underneath."
"If you were a mermaid, you said, If you were a mermaid, I was the sea."
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