Sep. 7th, 2010

  • 8:34 PM
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a meme from [profile] finnigan_geist

1. Grab a book near you.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

"The planet's already moving so slowly that it should be easy to stop."

"Are you sure?" I demanded. It didn't sound right.
- Nightside City by Lawrence Watt-Evans

I liked this book a lot, so I was disappointed to find out that most of his other books are boring (to me) fantasy :/


Oct. 2nd, 2007

  • 9:23 PM
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Grabbed from [ profile] prelud :)

These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of today). As usual, bold what you have read, italicise what you started but couldn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand. * - Read more than once. (No underlinings because I'm not particularly looking for any of the unread books.)

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and punishment
One hundred years of solitude
Wuthering Heights*
The Silmarillion*
Life of Pi : a novel
The name of the rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey - Does it count if it was one of those prose retellings? Dunno; I'll bold it anyway.
Pride and prejudice - Can't remember if I've read this more than once or not.
Jane Eyre*
A tale of two cities
The brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies* - Really excellent book.
War and peace
Vanity fair
The time traveler's wife
The Iliad
The Blind Assassin
The kite runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great expectations
American gods*
A heartbreaking work of staggering genius - I don't care what this book is about, I refuse to read it with a title like that.
Atlas shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West*
The Canterbury tales - Again the thing about not reading it in the original; though I memorized the first 14 lines or so like a good English student.
The historian : a novel
A portrait of the artist as a young man - Only got through this because I had to read it for class.
Love in the time of cholera - It's not that I disliked it, it's just that I checked it out when I was really in the mood for something else.
Brave new world
The Fountainhead - I still don't see what she was getting at.
Foucault's Pendulum
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Clockwork Orange*
Anansi Boys
The once and future king
The grapes of wrath - Was this the one with Lenny and whatshisface who liked furry things? ETA: Nope.
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
Angels & Demons
The Inferno
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility*
The picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One flew over the cuckoo's nest
To the lighthouse
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Oliver Twist
Gulliver's travels - This through no fault of my own; I don't think I've ever had a copy of it with the later parts with horse-people and stuff.
Les misérables
The corrections
The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
The prince
The sound and the fury
Angela's ashes : a memoir
The god of small things
A people's history of the United States : 1492-present
A confederacy of dunces
A short history of nearly everything
The unbearable lightness of being
The scarlet letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves:
The mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake : a novel
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud atlas
The confusion
Lolita - I really need to finish this; I read about 3/4ths of it in a bookstore and keep forgetting to pick it up again.
Northanger abbey
The catcher in the rye
On the road
The hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance : an inquiry into values
The Aeneid
Watership Down*
Gravity's rainbow
The Hobbit*
In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
White teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield*
The three Musketeers

Guess I'm doing better than I thought I was literature-wise; I've read almost half of these, and I've heard of all but three or four.


Seven Random Facts meme

  • Sep. 24th, 2007 at 8:17 PM
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Writer's block continues apace, so have a meme :)

Seven Random Things about me (meme grabbed from [ profile] a_t_rain)

1) I read the equivalent of about 2 1/2 paperbacks a day, and have since I was a teenager. (Less so, obviously, on days when I'm watching old episodes of a show or studying for one of my math-heavy classes, but those days don't come around that often.)

2) I'm a rather picky eater, though I've loosened up a bit as I've gotten older. Foods I have always disliked: macaroni and cheese, all breakfast foods with meat in them (unless it's seafood), eggs that are not hard-boiled or scrambled, most barbecue, cabbage, sandwiches (I like them more now, but would still rather pick them apart and not eat the bread), meatballs... the list goes on. I don't care much for fruit juice or soda either.

3) When I was about fifteen, I stuck my hand through the glass pane of a door trying to open it. I didn't cut anything important, thank God, but I do have a distinctive set of scars on my right arm.

4) I haven't combed my hair in over eight years.

5) Exactly 1/3rd of the wanks I've reported to the *_w communities somehow involved pedophilia. This perturbs me.

6) I've been to every continent bordering the Atlantic. (Well, except Antarctica.) I'd really like to go to Australia and some part of Asia to round out the set, but it hasn't happened yet.

7) The first person I ever had a crush on was Levar Burton.


May. 17th, 2007

  • 7:11 PM
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Since everyone's doing it...

Name one character from any fandom I know and I will give you three facts about them from my personal canon.


Aug. 26th, 2005

  • 10:58 PM
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*waves* Am back. Expect recs soon!

Here's a fun meme, started by [ profile] mctabby:

The Rules
First, write down the names of 12 characters. Then read and answer the questions.
You can't look at the questions (or click on the cut) until you write down the 12 characters you're going to use.

1. Remus Lupin
2. Albus Dumbledore
3. Rufus Scrimgeour (or however it's spelled)
4. Harry Potter
5. Draco Malfoy
6. Blaise Zabini
7. Blaise's mum
8. Susan Bones
9. Severus Snape
10. Neville Longbottom
11. Peter Pettigrew
12. Padma Patil

The questions )