zmayhem: (Astounished)
Signal-boosting:

"How to Keep Someone With You Forever," a grimly brilliant dissection of sick systems (work, family, relationships) by [livejournal.com profile] issendai that is a brutally perfect description of the office environment I've been staggering through for the last two years. The only thing more disheartening than the queasy realization as I read the post, "Oh, they do that. They do that. And that too. I suppose that possibly this is why every Sunday night when I think about getting up the next morning to go to the office I wonder why God couldn't just let me die in my sleep instead." was reading through the comments and seeing so many people I know from elsewhere, on and offline, saying, "You just described my office. You just described my life." How many of us are stuck in these hells?

The follow-up post is a lot shorter but just as brilliant. They both deserve to be read and passed on, or possibly screamed from the rooftops.
zmayhem: (Bookish)
What we have here is the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you've read, italicise the ones you own but haven't read, underline the ones you started but didn't finish.

Booklist )

Apparently I really need to work on this whole reading-books-by-people-who-are-still-alive thing.

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