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Below are the 10 most recent journal entries recorded in
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|Wednesday, September 17th, 2008|
|It has been a very long time...
Last time I planned to update, I was in the middle of a marathon Harry Potter session--catching up on books 1-5, I believe, getting ready for the release of book 6. (I had previously avoided the books like the plague--the more people told me "OMG WTF they are the best books EVAR!!11! the less I wanted to read them. My SO persuaded me to, and I'm glad I did. Though I still think the first book was a bit stilted and dodgy and I think I blame the publishing industry. But that's another rant for another time.)
I can't remember what other books I've read over the past four years, so let's start with those I can remember:
*Been reading Victoria Laurie's Psychic Eye and ghost hunter series. I don't normally go for supernatural or mystery, but figured, eh. They're decent, humorous, and don't sound like they were written by a fifth grader.
*Been reading Kathy Reichs' Temperance Brennan series (source for the TV show Bones) and so far I'm enjoying them enough to keep searching out others in the series. I finished Grave Secrets today and found it HEAVY on the scientific explanations. The character in the books and the character on the show strike me as being really----not the same character. On TV, she just seems like she has a touch of Aspergers' Syndrome maybe? I don't know.
*Just finished How Not to Write (or something like that) which was rife with giggle-worthy examples of crappy writing techniques (none from real, published books, sadly). Oddly enough, there are a few points they make in the book that Kathy Reichs seems a bit guilty of (one example, see above). Meh. The problems were there, but not too terrible I guess.
|Sunday, August 1st, 2004|
The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Grace Under Pressure, by Kim Izzo and Ceri Marsh
|Sunday, June 27th, 2004|
Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children, by Jonathan Kellerman
|Thursday, June 24th, 2004|
Eats, Shoots and Leaves, by Lynn Truss
Autobiography of a Fat Bride, by Laurie Notaro
Secrets of the Supernatural, by Joe Nickell
|Thursday, April 15th, 2004|
Recent reads, not accounted for right away:
Hitchhiker: A Biography of Douglas Adams, by M. J. Simpson
The M.D., by Thomas Disch
Black Heart, Ivory Bones, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
|Saturday, December 27th, 2003|
Finished some time ago: Lies and the Lying Liars that Tell Them, by Al Franken
Finished today: Dead Until Dark, by Charlaine Harris
--First book in the Southern Vampire series; main character, Sookie, annoyed me; polite descriptions of sex as found in housewife-safe books annoy me; actually the vampire characters were the only ones that didn't annoy me.
|Saturday, November 1st, 2003|
|Dude, Where's My Country?
Dude, Where's My Country, by Michael Moore
Shorter, more political, and less humor than in his previous books. If you can only choose one of his books to read, choose either of the first two (Downsize This! and Stupid White Men)
|Sunday, October 5th, 2003|
Great Big Book of Tomorrow, by Tom Tomorrow.
--Reminded me why I'm a "liberal" again.
A Wolf at the Door, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling.
--Collection of fairy tales for children reimagined by several popular authors including Gregory Maguire and Neil Gaiman.
|Thursday, October 2nd, 2003|
Diary, by Chuck Palahniuk
After what I'd heard, and after Lullaby, I was expecting another very disappointing ending to this book. I didn't find it to be so, though. I really rather enjoyed this. A bit preachy about corporate whores and litter, but nonetheless I enjoyed the twists.
|Wednesday, July 30th, 2003|
Just finished reading The Hole by Guy Burt, which was made into a movie in Britain with Thora Birch.
Interesting, but brief and really amateur, which I guess makes sense since it was the dude's first book and he was 18. Amazon reviewers must be morons (duh) because the twist was rather easy to predict. The premise, however, was somewhat implausible. It's supposed to be 5 kids who think that by hiding out in an abandoned room on campus, they're playing the biggest prank in the history of the school. Ummmm. How exactly is that going to be the biggest prank? Any way you look at such a proposition, you can't help but wonder exactly how that's supposed to freak people out.