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23 January 2013 @ 12:58 am
1. The House of Mirth - Edith Wharton
2. The Good Soldier - Ford Maddox Ford
3. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
4. The Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Orczy
5. The Poisoner's Handbook - Deborah Blum
6. Lady Chatterly's Lover - D.H. Lawrence
7. Murder of the Century - Paul Collins
8. Consider the Fork - Bee Wilson
9. The Mayor of Casterbridge - Thomas Hardy
10. The Hour of Peril - Daniel Stashower
11. The Jungle - Upton Sinclair
12. Something Fresh - P.G. Wodehouse
13. The Disappearing Spoon - Sam Kean
14. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
15. Kissing Sherlock Holmes - T.D. McKinney and Terry Wyllis
16. Heavy Weather - P.G. Wodehouse
17. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
18. The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
19. City of Scoundrels - Gary Krist
01 January 2013 @ 11:53 am
1. The Honourable Schoolboy - John Le Carre
2. Smiley's People - John Le Carre
3. London: a Biography - Peter Ackroyd
4. American Gods - Neil Gaiman
5. Hard Times - Charles Dickens
6. The Mysterious Stranger - Mark Twain
7. 1984 - George Orwell
8. Tender is the Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald
9. Gods of Gotham - Lyndsay Faye
11. The Information - Martin Amis
12. Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture - Rob Salkowitz
13. Little Known Facts About Well Known Places: Walt Disney World - Laurie Flannery
14. The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins
15. My Antonia - Willa Cather
16. The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton
17. Call for the Dead - John Le Carre
18. The Turn of the Screw - Henry James
19. Mrs. Queen Takes the Train -William Kuhn
20. Silas Marner - George Eliot
21. The Call of the Wild - Jack London
22. The Beautiful Cigar Girl - Daniel Stashower
23. The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

Total: 22 books
Bad show.
01 January 2012 @ 01:44 am
1. Eiffel's Tower - Jill Jonnes
2. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
3. My Dearest Holmes - Rohase Piercy
4. The Vesuvius Club - Mark Gatiss
5. Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
6. The Devil in Amber - Mark Gatiss
7. Circus Fire - Stewart O'Nan
8. Asleep - Caldwell Crosby
9. The White Cascade - Gary Krist
10. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
11. Goodbye to Berlin - Christopher Isherwood
12. Babylon Revisted - F. Scott Fitzgerald
13. Scoop -Evelyn Waugh
14. Black Butterfly - Mark Gatiss
15. Giovanni's Room - James Baldwin
16. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
17. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
18. Dracula - Bram Stoker
19. The Great Hurricane: 1938 - Cherie Burns
20. Inviting Disaster - James Chiles
21. Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
22. Dead of Winter - James Goss
23. The Beekeeper's Apprentice - Laurie R. King
24. Bright's Passage - Josh Ritter
25. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher - Kate Summerscale
26. Castle Otranto - Horace Walpole
27. In the Garden of Beasts - Erik Larrson
28. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - John Le Carre
29. Guns, Germs, and Steel - Jared Diamond
30. Lucky Jim - Kingsley Amis
31. House of Silk - Anthony Horowitz
32. Shadowblood - Tracy Revels
33. London Under - Peter Ackroyd
34. The Island of Dr. Moreau - H.G. Wells
35. King Solomon's Mines - H Rider Haggard
01 January 2011 @ 02:06 am
Grand Total: 39 books in 2010

Not 50 but not bad considering I spent the latter half of the year attending school full time whilst doing and internship and working part time at the bookstore.

1. Lake Wobegon Days - Garrison Keillor
2. Molloy - Samuel Beckett
3. High Fidelity - Nick Hornby
4. The Sign of Four - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
5. Hound of the Baskervilles - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
6. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
7. The Memiors of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
8. The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
9. The Valley of Fear -Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
10. His Last Bow - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
11. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
12. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution - Nicholas Meyer
13. Howard's End - E. M. Forster
14. Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green and David Levithan
15. Dust and Shadow - Lyndsay Faye
16. Flu - Gina Kolata
17. Paris Underwater - Jeffrey Jackson
18. The Nightmare of Black Island - Mike Tucker
19. The Price of Paradise - Colin Brake
20. Charleston is Burning - Daniel Crooks
21. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
22. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
23. Joy in the Morning - P. G. Wodehouse
24. To Kill A Mocking Bird - Harper Lee
25. And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie
26. The Loved One - Evelyn Waugh
27. The Secret Adversary - Agatha Christie
28. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
29. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
30. Nuclear Time - Oli Smith
31. The Constant Gardener - John Le Carre
32. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
33. Catching Fire -Suzanne Collins
34. Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
35. How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed - Slavenka Drakulic
36. The Fellowship of the Ring - JRR Tolkien
37. The Two Towers - JRR Tolkien
38. The Return of the King - JRR Tolkien
39. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
17 March 2010 @ 01:53 am
So my recent RDJ obsession has lead me to renew my lj specially so I can play with the wonderful people at ontd_downey.

I want everyone to be proud of me, for earlier I almost began to read Iron Man comics and then talked myself out of it. Comics are a world I know little of and it seems best to keep it that way. At least for a little longer. Doctor Who is the only fandom I've made the mistake of delving into that has more than ~5 years of cannon works to read/watch.

Been failing to do an update for Amanda Mae's amazing 1 year 50 books blog. I am a horrible friend. Please make a note of it.

Making a sticky post for the beginning of next year to list the books I have read before I get to far gone to keep track of them.

Have watched 13 RDJ movies in the last three months. Have seen Sherlock 5 times in the theater.

Feel a bit melancholy about not being in Athens.

Planning a rather amazing Sherlock Soirée with Kayla.

Find myself oddly addicted to reading prompts on the sherlockkink board.

Find that I care less and less how many people know of my fandomy things.

Half hearted update is half hearted.
feelings: melancholymelancholy
01 January 2010 @ 01:00 am
EDIT AGAIN: I have back dated this entry so it appears as the full final list on the first day of the list for 2010, which will be dated for the first of 2011.

Grand total: 52 books in 2009!

I seem to have lost my list of books that I have read so far this year, and as such am no longer sure where I stand. I'm gonna start a list here of what I can remember and then add on if I a)find my list or b)remember more accurately.

Edit: LIST HAS BEEN FOUND!!! And now is updated to reflect this.

I know the first one:
1.Beedle the Bard - Jk Rowling

Book Club Books:
2.The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
3.The Road - Cormac McCarthy
4.Blindness - Jose Saramago

Torchwood Books:
5.Another Life - Peter Anghelides
6.Border Princes - Dan Abnett
7.Slow Decay - Andy Lane
8.Something in the Water - Trevor Baxendale
9.Trace Memory - David Llewellyn
10.These Twilight Streets - Gary Russell
11.Pack Animals - Peter Anghelides
12.Skypoint - Phil Ford
13.Almost Perfect - James Goss
14.Into the Silence - Sarah Pinborough
15.Bay of the Dead - Mark Morris
16.The House that Jack Built - Guy Adams
17.Hidden - Steven Savile
18.Everyone Says Hello - Dan Abnett
19.In the Shadows - Joseph Lidster
20.Sin Eaters - Brian Minchin
21.Risk Assessment - James Goss
22.The Undertaker's Gift - Trevor Baxendale
23.Consequences - Joseph Lidster, James Moran, Andrew Cartmel, David Llewellyn, Sarah Pinborough

Doctor Who Books:
24.The Eyeless - Lance Parkin
25.Ghosts of India - Mark Morris
26.The Deviant Strain - Justin Richards
27.The Art of Destruction - Stephen Cole
28.The Stone Rose - Jacqueline Rayner
29.The Stealers of Dreams - Steve Lyons
30.Only Human - Gareth Roberts

31.Columbine - David Cullen
32.A Confederacy of Dunces- John Toole
33.Reading the OED- Ammon Shea
34.Brainiac- Ken Jennings
35.The Longest Trip Home- John Grogan
36.Very Good Jeeves- PG Wodehouse
37.A Crack in the Edge of the World- Scott Winchester
38.The Hippopotamus- Stephen Fry
39.Paperweight Vol 2- Stephen Fry
40.The Code of the Woosters- PG Wodehouse
41.What is the What- Dave Eggers
42.Swindled- Bee Wilson
43.The Notebook- Nicholas Sparks
44.Wishful Drinking- Carrie Fisher
45.Right Ho, Jeeves- PG Wodehouse
46.The Perks of Being A Wallflower- Stephen Chbosky
47.The Lost Symbol- Dan Brown
48.American Lightning - Howard Blum
49.The Restaurant at The End of the Universe - Douglas Adams
50.The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
51.Zeuiton - Dave Eggers
52.Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes

I'm missing like 10 books. I know that I read more than just Torchwood all year. :(
28 October 2009 @ 02:59 am
So here it is, another fall and my livejournal has fallen wholly unused for most of the year. This begs the question, what is it about the cold weather months that makes me update my livejournal? Am I happier then and thus more likely to write about my experiences? Am I sadder than and thus more likely to bitch about my experiences? I know not what it is but I know for a fact that it is a traceable pattern. Around late October or early November of every year I reemerge into the world of lj promising myself that I will update more often. For awhile there might be some more lengthy entries eventually tapering off into simple, 'I woke up too early' or 'Gonna update tomorrow when I'm less tired' one liners and then, nothing after the spring hits. Just a curiosity I've noticed.
feelings: curiouscurious
15 May 2009 @ 03:39 am
if i read all the stories on this website can i count it as a book?

16 April 2009 @ 12:41 am
i have a question for everyone on my flist. i know that maybe two of you will bother to answer it.

is the age of the internet robbing us of our ephemera?

i love the tangible remnants of the past. this sounds very profound but really its not. few things are more cathartic than going through the old stack of notebooks in your closet and finding all the notes you wrote to friends in high school. its more than that though. somehow even finding one of these little glimpses into the life of someone you don't know can be rewarding. finding an old picture or shopping list on the street and trying to reconstruct its context can be a great deal of fun. i think that some of the fun we find in analyzing someone else forgotten notes or pictures is that we are given the opportunity to create a better life for them than what we, and quite possibly they, really have. we find a photo of a smiling couple and imagine them living happily with their 2.5 kids. really, they divorced shortly after the picture was taken and that is why it was thrown out into the streets to be found at a later date, but none of that matters because to us their lives were wonderful based solely on the one moment in time presented to us.

in the age of the internet communication and even pictures have gone nearly completely digital. on the one hand it is easier to access these little slices of the lives of other. youtube is a textbook example, you peer into someone else's life based on a 10 minute or less video clip and suddenly you draw conclusions. 'this person must be fairly happy....if she has the time, and want, to make a dancing around lip synching video.' you feel kinda like you know people on youtube. it works for lj too, only at least its a bit more in depth, realistic. but either way, in the end, you are only seeing what the person wants to put out there. you don't really get to know someone on youtube, myspace, facebook etc. unless you're putting in a few hours in other forms of communication as well.

anyway, all i'm saying is i miss letters,pictures, and notes you can hold in your hand. cause while it makes me happy to be able to go on flickr and see everyone's pics from last night's shows, it makes me sad that i won't find one of them laying on the ground three years down the road.
feelings: pensivepensive
14 April 2009 @ 01:27 am
Haven't written in awhile. Just wanna say that tonight's episode pwns all other episodes this season with the exception of 'Birthmarks' whose brilliant glory cannot be matched.

Also am having a bit of a fic-a-thon instead of sleeping. Grrr, slash has killed my brain. It was only a matter of time. I have decided I need a House/Wilson icon. Imma go do that in a bit and attempt to come back and give a real update tomorrow.
feelings: giddygiddy