Wednesday, June 7


Mike, sporadic blogger and frequent loafer, was recently transplanted to Southern California. While working with the city of Los Angeles, he will spend his days longing for the intersection of S. State and Hoover and dreaming of the Brown Jug. He will be living alone and will read hungrily, in theory. Being a dork, Mike spends most of his time lately reading nonfiction, and his anticipated reading list is wanting for fiction to a large degree. He owns several classic books and has read maybe two of them. Mike would love to zip through some breezy summer fiction and tackle some classics in the very near future. His likes include chocolate, boobs, and free time. Dislikes include but are not limited to mint, fake boobs, and work.

Update I: Mike has just acquired his Redondo Beach Public Library library card. Said library (the North branch) was closing, and the registration occurred in the nick of time, as they say.

Update II: Mike is pulling his head from the sand.

Update III: Head got sandy again. So, shaved head.


The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky

--McSweeney's periodicals: Quarterly and The Believer, Various Authors


--Electronic Gaming Monthly

--SEED Magazine

--Discover Magazine

--Utne Reader

Loopy Library:

Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky
Slapstick, or Lonesome No More!, Kurt Vonnegut
The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway
For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway
A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole

Everything is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer

High Fidelity, Nick Hornsby

Bringing Out the Dead, Joe Connelly

Tandia, Bryce Courtenay

The Giver, Lois Lowry

The Better of McSweeney's, Volume 1, Various Authors

What's the Matter with Kansas?, Thomas Frank
The Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan

Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil, Michael C. Ruppert
Natural Capitalism, Paul Hawken, et al.
European Dictatorships 1918-1945, Stephen J. Lee
What's the Matter with Kansas?, Thomas Frank
Storm of Steel, Ernst Junger
Stalinism as a Way of Life, Lewis Siegelbaum and Andrei Sokolov
Nazism and German Society 1933-1945, David F. Crew
Peoples and Empires, Anthony Pagden
Where I Was From, Joan Didion

A Man Without a Country, Kurt Vonnegut

The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins

The Outbreak of World War I, Holger H. Herwig

Earth in the Balance, Al Gore


Michael Affeldt
2723 Vanderbilt Ln., Apt. 16
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

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