You need to visit this site every week. http://postsecret.blogspot.com/
People send these arty postcards with their deepest - and sometimes not so deep - secrets on them, and some of them get published on the site. There are also a few Post Secret books that have been published as well. I've paged through them in the bookstore occasionally, so sometime I should actually buy one.
Sidenote - I was thinking last night about my reading patterns. I generally go to Borders to browse, but end up buying about 5 books to last me about 2 months. Why not go to a library? I have a love-hate relationship with libraries, seeing as I can count the number of times I used my college library on both hands (using each hand only once. I don't know if that metaphor works). That's another post.
I think maybe I should start buying my favorite authors in bulk and read through their collected works as a private reading project this year. I did this with Philip Roth in college, which culminated into a 30 page paper discussing trends in his novels, short stories and memoirs; I got independent study credit for it, and the kicker is it was truly enjoyable. Maybe I can pick up the John Irvings that I haven't read yet, reread some favorites, and write a little essay on him. Okay, maybe not that far, but it would be nice to have a focused reading project.
I'd have to buy them online, to get better prices. No use paying $15 for a book at Borders when I can get a decent used one for $1 from an Amazon Marketplace. Tip of the day.
So there's that,