Book Time!

  • Mar. 31st, 2009 at 8:40 AM
theemdash: (M Bookworm)
I found a Barnes & Noble gift card today and am planning to buy a book very soon (possibly today)! I'd like for this book to not be manga (even though I still need to buy the latest FMA volume) and I'd like for my flist to help me select which book I should buy. There are three I've been thinking about reading, but I'm also open to other options.

ETA: I know I misspelled "thief." I'm tired.

[Poll #1375459]

Thanks for your assistance!

Book Time!

  • Mar. 31st, 2009 at 8:40 AM
theemdash: (M Bookworm)
I found a Barnes & Noble gift card today and am planning to buy a book very soon (possibly today)! I'd like for this book to not be manga (even though I still need to buy the latest FMA volume) and I'd like for my flist to help me select which book I should buy. There are three I've been thinking about reading, but I'm also open to other options.

ETA: I know I misspelled "thief." I'm tired.

[Poll #1375459]

Thanks for your assistance!

How Much I Hated John Green

  • Jan. 3rd, 2008 at 6:52 AM
theemdash: (HP Lupin)
After finally procuring a copy of John Green's Looking for Alaska, I sank my happy teeth into it last night. And when I say my teeth are happy, I really, really mean it. They are so happy that I have to post this very important list that describes:

How Much I Hated John Green in the First 10 Pages of Looking for Alaska

1. . . . and 3. I never really excelled at small talk. My mom, however, can talk small for hours. . . .

2. The only thing worse than having a party that no one attends is having a party attended only by two vastly, deeply uninteresting people.

3. Florida was plenty hot, certainly, and humid, too. Hot enough that your clothes stuck to you like Scotch tape, and sweat dripped like tears from your forehead into your eyes.

4. I'd never been born again with the baptism and weeping and all that, but it couldn't feel much better than being born again as a guy with no known past.

5. . . .

Okay, so I got distracted while writing this list because I'm really enjoying the book. Suffice it to say, the prose is wonderful and it sucks like awesome. All Nerdfighters should make it a point to read it.

How Much I Hated John Green

  • Jan. 3rd, 2008 at 6:52 AM
theemdash: (HP Lupin)
After finally procuring a copy of John Green's Looking for Alaska, I sank my happy teeth into it last night. And when I say my teeth are happy, I really, really mean it. They are so happy that I have to post this very important list that describes:

How Much I Hated John Green in the First 10 Pages of Looking for Alaska

1. . . . and 3. I never really excelled at small talk. My mom, however, can talk small for hours. . . .

2. The only thing worse than having a party that no one attends is having a party attended only by two vastly, deeply uninteresting people.

3. Florida was plenty hot, certainly, and humid, too. Hot enough that your clothes stuck to you like Scotch tape, and sweat dripped like tears from your forehead into your eyes.

4. I'd never been born again with the baptism and weeping and all that, but it couldn't feel much better than being born again as a guy with no known past.

5. . . .

Okay, so I got distracted while writing this list because I'm really enjoying the book. Suffice it to say, the prose is wonderful and it sucks like awesome. All Nerdfighters should make it a point to read it.

Deathly Hallows Discussion

  • Sep. 23rd, 2007 at 9:19 AM
theemdash: (HP Deathly Hallows)
I didn't really post any reactions to Deathly Hallows after reading it and for that I'm sorry because I've have many things to say about this book. So many things, in fact, that I've talked about this book every spare minute I've had a Harry Potter-friendly ear to unload on. And now you all get to hear it!

When I finished reading books 1–6, [livejournal.com profile] dragonbetween and I had many detailed and fascinating conversations about the books and our speculation for book 7. These were easily some of the most fun lj conversations I've had. (They got a little silly, if you can't imagine.) And when [livejournal.com profile] dragonbetween and I were harassing [livejournal.com profile] honkie_mcgee with bizarre commentary on Deathly Hallows including discussing all the "camping," "gardening," and "synchronized swimming", it made me want to discuss Deathly Hallows in detail with [livejournal.com profile] dragonbetween. So, we're both doing a reread and will be posting chaphttp://www.livejournal.com/update.bmlter reactions in our journals. We'll take turns posting reactions so the chapter discussions will be passed between our journals, but we'll always try to link back to the previous part so everyone can follow along (should you choose).

[livejournal.com profile] dragonbetween started last night, so if you want to weigh in:
Chapter One: The Dark Lord Ascending OR In Which There Are Peacocks.
WARNING: May be spoilers beyond Chapter 1

Deathly Hallows Discussion

  • Sep. 23rd, 2007 at 9:19 AM
theemdash: (HP Deathly Hallows)
I didn't really post any reactions to Deathly Hallows after reading it and for that I'm sorry because I've have many things to say about this book. So many things, in fact, that I've talked about this book every spare minute I've had a Harry Potter-friendly ear to unload on. And now you all get to hear it!

When I finished reading books 1–6, [livejournal.com profile] dragonbetween and I had many detailed and fascinating conversations about the books and our speculation for book 7. These were easily some of the most fun lj conversations I've had. (They got a little silly, if you can't imagine.) And when [livejournal.com profile] dragonbetween and I were harassing [livejournal.com profile] honkie_mcgee with bizarre commentary on Deathly Hallows including discussing all the "camping," "gardening," and "synchronized swimming", it made me want to discuss Deathly Hallows in detail with [livejournal.com profile] dragonbetween. So, we're both doing a reread and will be posting chaphttp://www.livejournal.com/update.bmlter reactions in our journals. We'll take turns posting reactions so the chapter discussions will be passed between our journals, but we'll always try to link back to the previous part so everyone can follow along (should you choose).

[livejournal.com profile] dragonbetween started last night, so if you want to weigh in:
Chapter One: The Dark Lord Ascending OR In Which There Are Peacocks.
WARNING: May be spoilers beyond Chapter 1

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