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Jun. 7th, 2008

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May. 3rd, 2008

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Stolen from madoppotamus

"What we have here is the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you've read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish. Here's the twist: add (*) beside the ones you liked and would (or did) read again or recommend. Even if you read 'em for school in the first place."

The Aeneid
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay*
American Gods

Anansi Boys
Angela’s Ashes : a memoir*
Angels & Demons
Anna Karenina
Atlas Shrugged
The Blind Assassin

Brave New World
The Brothers Karamazov
The Canterbury Tales
The Catcher in the Rye
A Clockwork Orange

Cloud Atlas on my list
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
A Confederacy of Dunces*
The Confusion
The Corrections*
The Count of Monte Cristo
Crime and Punishment
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
David Copperfield
Don Quixote

Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Foucault’s Pendulum on my tbr shelf
The Fountainhead*
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything on my list
The God of Small Things
The Grapes of Wrath
Gravity’s Rainbow
Great Expectations
Gulliver’s Travels
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies on my tbr shelf
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius*
The Historian : a novel
The Hobbit
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Iliad
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences*
The Inferno
Jane Eyre*
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
The Kite Runner*
Les Misérables
Life of Pi : a novel
Love in the Time of Cholera
Madame Bovary
Mansfield Park
Memoirs of a Geisha*
Mrs. Dalloway
The Mists of Avalon
Moby Dick
Northanger Abbey
The Odyssey
Oliver Twist*
The Once and Future King
One Hundred Years of Solitude
On the Road

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest*
Oryx and Crake : a novel
A People’s History of the United States : 1492-present
The Picture of Dorian Gray on my list
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Pride and Prejudice
The Prince
Quicksilver on my list
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
The Satanic Verses
The Scarlet Letter
Sense and Sensibility
A Short History of Nearly Everything on my list
The Silmarillion
The Sound and the Fury
A Tale of Two Cities
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
The Time Traveler’s Wife*
To the Lighthouse
Treasure Island
The Three Musketeers
The Unbearable Lightness of Being on my list
Vanity Fair
War and Peace
Watership Down*
White Teeth
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
Wuthering Heights
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an inquiry into values

Mar. 16th, 2008


My friend Peter von Brown (husband of Bartsy) now has a Web presence for his literary endeavors. Visit his blog at petervonbrown.com and see his book cover at peterpansneverworld.com. Huzzah!

Jan. 6th, 2008

Best books I read in 2007

Here are the ones I loved beyond reason:

History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters (Julian Barnes)
The Birthday Party: A Memoir of Survival (Stanley Alpert)
Case Histories (Kate Atkinson)
The Thirteenth Tale (Diane Setterfield)
Revolutionary Road (Richard Yates)
The Rules of Survival (Nancy Werlin)
White Teeth (Zadie Smith)
What Was She Thinking?: Notes on a Scandal (Zoe Heller)
Anybody Out There? (Marian Keyes)
The Manny Files (Christian Burch)
Life as We Knew It (Susan Beth Pfeffer)
Totally Joe (James Howe)
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy (Jeanne Birdsall)
Engleby (Sebastian Faulkes)
Winter's Bone (Daniel Woodrell)
Bambi (Felix Salter)
Harmless (Dana Reinhardt)
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (Alison Bechdel)
On Beauty (Zadie Smith)
Boy Toy (Barry Lyga)
Twilight (Stephenie Meyer)
How I Live Now (Meg Rosoff)

Jan. 2nd, 2008

2007 in books

In lieu of my traditional statistical analysis that no one cares about except me and Becky, I will simply present the list of the precisely 300 books I read in 2007.

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster Krakauer, Jon 1997
Loud Silence of Francine Green, The Cushman, Karen 2006
Ballet Shoes Streatfeild, Noel 1937
Ender's Shadow Card, Orson Scott 1999
House of Stairs Sleator, William 1974
Rx Lynn, Tracy 2006
Coming of Age in Mississippi Moody, Anne 1968
Oh My Goth Showalter, Gena 2006
There's a Girl in My Hammerlock Spinelli, Jerry 1991
Magus, The Fowles, John 1965
Stepford Wives, The Levin, Ira 1972
Joy in the Morning Smith, Betty 1963
Polly Bryant, Amy 2006
Tortilla Curtain, The Boyle, T. Coraghessan; read by the author 1995
Two on an Island Bradbury, Bianca 1941
Genius Denied: How to Stop Wasting Our Brightest Young Minds Davidson, Jan & Bob, with Laura Vanderkam 2004
I Know My First Name is Steven: The True Story of the Steven Stayner Abduction Case Echols, Mike 1999
"Excuse Me, But I Was Next….": How to Handle the Top 100 Manners Dilemmas Post, Peggy 2006
Short History of a Prince, The Hamilton, Jane 1998
Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story about Brain Science Fleischmann, John 2002
Library Services to the Incarcerated Clark, Sheila, and Erica MacCreaigh 2006
Elsewhere Zevin, Gabrielle 2005
Two or Three Things I Know for Sure Allison, Dorothy 1995
History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters, A: A Novel Barnes, Julian 1989
Rules Lord, Cynthia 2006
Shadow of the Hegemon Card, Orson Scott 2000
Posh Jackson, Lucy 2007
Girl in the Box, The Sebestyen, Ouida 1988
Whale Talk Crutcher, Chris 2001
Are We There Yet? Levithan, David 2005
Road to Wellville, The Boyle, T. Coraghessan 1993
Trixie Belden: The Mystery at Bob-White Cave Kenny, Kathryn 1963
Beauty Queen Glovach, Linda 1998
Higher Power of Lucky, The Patron, Susan 2006
Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying Park, Barbara 1994
Junie B., First Grader: Shipwrecked Park, Barbara 2004
Claudia and the Middle School Mystery Martin, Ann M. 1991
Stacey's Mistake Martin, Ann M. 1987
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Blume, Judy 1972
Kristy for President Martin, Ann M. 1992
Love Wife, The Jen, Gish 2004
Cherry Ames, Visiting Nurse Wells, Helen 1953
Junie B., First Grader: One-Man Band Park, Barbara 2004
Kissing the Rain Brooks, Kevin 2004
Nanny Diaries, The McLaughlin, Emma, and Nicola Kraus 2002
Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha Park, Barbara 2006
Surrender Harding, Sonya 2005
Drowned Maiden's Hair, A: A Melodrama Schlitz, Laura Amy 2006
Tex Hinton, S.E. 1979
Stuttering: A Life Bound Up in Words Jezer, Marty 1997
Saint Maybe Tyler, Anne 1991
Evil that Men Do, The: FBI Profiler Roy Hazelwood's Journey into the Minds of Sexual Predators Michaud, Stephen G., with Roy Hazelwood 1998
Wasp Factory, The Banks, Iain 1984
Birthday Party, The: A Memoir of Survival Alpert, Stanley N. 2007
Misery King, Stephen 1987
Freaky Friday Rodgers, Mary 1972
Body Project, The: An Intimate History of American Girls Brumberg, Joan Jacobs 1997
It Happened to Nancy Sparks, Beatrice M. 1994
Queen Bees & Wannabees: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends & Other Realities of Adolescence Wiseman, Rosalind 2002
In the Drink: A Novel Christensen, Kate 1999
Two Girls, Fat and Thin Gaitskill, Mary 1991
Long Rain, The: A Novel Gadol, Peter 1997
What Happened in Hamelin Skurzynski, Gloria 1979
Herland Gilman, Charlotte Perkins 1915
You Are Not a Stranger Here Haslett, Adam 2002
Rachel's Holiday Keyes, Marian 1998
Black and Blue Quindlen, Anna 1998
Miss Library Lady Pfaender, Ann McLelland 1954
Snow Bound: A Story of Raw Survival Mazer, Harry 1973
Family History Shapiro, Dani 2003
Grooves: A Kind of Mystery Brockmeier, Kevin 2006
Heavy Metal and You Krovath, Christopher 2005
City of Names Brockmeier, Kevin 2002
Why Have They Taken Our Children? Bauch, Jack W., and Jefferson Morgan 1978
Patchwork Planet, A Tyler, Anne 1998
Amy Fisher: My Story Fisher, Amy, with Sheila Weller 1993
Life is Funny: A Novel Frank, E.R. 2000
Ghost in the Closet, A Maney, Mabel 1995
Pavilion of Women Buck, Pearl 1946
Case Histories Atkinson, Kate 2004
Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think Wansink, Brian 2006
How Sassy Changed My Life: A Love Letter to the Greatest Teen Magazine of All Time Jesella, Kara, and Marisa Meltzer 2007
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie Sonnenblick, Jordan 2004
Untitled: A Bad Teen Novel Ariano, Tara 1988
We, Too, Must Love Aldrich, Ann 1958
Hannibal Harris, Thomas 1999
Thirteenth Tale, The Setterfield, Diane 2006
Kid in the Red Jacket, The Park, Barbara 1987
Whisper Their Love Taylor, Valerie 1957
Revolutionary Road Yates, Richard 1961
Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities Robbins, Alexandra 2004
Abundance of Katherines, An Green, John 2006
Wish I Could Be There: Notes from a Phobic Life Shawn, Allen 2007
Alice Waters and Chez Panisse: The Romantic, Impractical, Often Eccentric, Ultimately Brilliant Making of a Food Revolution McNamee, Thomas 2007
Haunted St. George, Judith 1980
Our Sixth-Grade Sugar Babies Bunting, Eve 1990
Stacey and the Missing Ring Martin, Ann M. 1991
Flowers for Algernon Keyes, Daniel 1966
Ten Kids, No Pets Martin, Ann M. 1988
Dream When You're Feeling Blue Berg, Elizabeth 2007
Tyrell Booth, Coe 2006
Lying with Strangers Grippando, James 2007
What Happened to Cass McBride? Giles, Gail 2006
Extreme Encounters: How It Feels to be Drowned in Quicksand, Shredded by Piranhas, Swept Up in a Tornado, and Dozens of Other Unpleasant Experiences… Emmanuel, Greg 2002
Gulliver's Travels Swift, Jonathan 1726
Upstate Buckhanon, Kalisha 2005
Baby-sitters Club Super Mystery #2, The: Baby-sitters Beware Martin, Ann M. 1995
Innocence Lost: The True Story of a Quiet Texas Town and the Coldblooded Murder Committed by its Kids Stowers, Carlton 1990
Absolutely Normal Chaos Creech, Sharon 1990
Sport Fitzhugh, Louise 1979
Does My Head Look Big in This? Abdel-Fattah, Randa 2005
Catalyst Anderson, Laurie Halse 2002
Distant Land of My Father, The Caldwell, Bo 2001
Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub Gilson, Jamie 1982
Rules of Survival, The Werlin, Nancy 2006
Pimps Up, Ho's Down: Hip Hop's Hold on Young Black Women Sharpley-Whiting, T. Denean 2007
Week in the Woods, A Clements, Andrew 2002
You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah! Rosenbloom, Fiona 2007
Dead and Buried: A Shocking Account of Rape, Torture, and Murder on the California Coast Mitchell, Corey 2003
Story of Clocks and Calendars, The: Marking a Millennium Maestro, Betsy 1999
Dogs Who Found Me, The: What I've Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind Foster, Ken 2006
White Teeth Smith, Zadie 2000
Boy from the Basement, The Shaw, Susan 2004
Deliver Us From Normal Klise, Kate 2005
Perfect Victim McGuire, Christine, and Carla Norton 1988
Road to Paris, The Grimes, Nikki 2006
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Rowling, J.K.; read by Jim Dale 2003
What Was She Thinking?: Notes on a Scandal Heller, Zoe 2003
Some Girls McCloy, Kristin 1994
Anybody Out There? Keyes, Marian 2006
Wide Awake Levithan, David 2006
Watermelon Keyes, Marian 1995
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance Gawande, Atul 2007
Betsey Brown Shange, Ntozake 1985
Birthday Party, The: A Memoir of Survival Alpert, Stanley N. 2007
Dance for Three, A Plummer, Louise 2000
Hattie Big Sky Larson, Kirby 2006
Teenage Liberation Handbook, The: How to Quit School & Get a Real Life & Education Llewellyn, Grace 1997
Angels Keyes, Marian 2002
Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, The: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures Fadiman, Anne 1997
Open Curtain, The Evenson, Brian 2006
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie Lubar, David 2005
Sushi for Beginners Keyes, Marian 2003
Push Sapphire 1996
Give a Boy a Gun Strasser, Todd 2000
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Rowling, J.K. 2005
Butterfly Harvey, Kathryn 1988
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Rowling, J.K. 2007
Manny Files, The Burch, Christian 2006
Life as We Knew It Pfeffer, Susan Beth 2006
Year Without Michael, The Pfeffer, Susan Beth; read by Alyssa Bresnahan 1987
Walk in the Woods, A: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail Bryson, Bill 1998
Just Between Us Pfeffer, Susan Beth 1980
What Will Happen in Harry Potter 7? Schoen, Ben; Emerson Spartz; Andy Gordon; Gretchen Stull; & Jamie Lawrence, with Laura Thompson 2006
Housekeeping vs. The Dirt: Fourteen Months of Massively Witty Adventures in Reading Chronicled by the National Book Critics Circle Finalist for Criticism Hornby, Nick 2006
Penny from Heaven Holm, Jennifer L. 2006
Stone Diaries, The Shields, Carol 1993
Call Me By Your Name Aciman, Andre 2007
Claudia and the Clue in the Photograph Martin, Ann M. 1994
Snow Falling on Cedars Guterson, David 1995
Stardust Gaiman, Neil 1999
Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet, The Cameron, Eleanor 1954
Unholy Messenger: The Life and Crimes of the BTK Serial Killer Singular, Stephen 2006
Bell Jar, The Plath, Sylvia 1962
Massive Swelling, A: Celebrity Re-Examined as a Grotesque, Crippling Disease and Other Cultural Revelations Wilson, Cintra 2000
Tis: A Memoir McCourt, Frank 1999
Turn in the Road Dickson, Marguerite 1949
Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption Moyers, William Cope, with Katherine Ketcham 2006
Teacher Man McCourt, Frank; read by the author 2005
Totally Joe Howe, James 2005
Kid Power Pfeffer, Susan Beth 1977
Cavedweller Allison, Dorothy 1998
Cut McCormick, Patricia 2000
Jade Dragon Marsden, Carolyn, and Virginia Shin-Mui Loh 2006
When Heaven Fell Marsden, Carolyn 2007
Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Biography Anderson, William 1992
Quiet Room, The: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness Schiller, Lori, and Amanda Bennett 1994
House Lights Cohen, Leah Hager 2007
Bad Monkeys Ruff, Matt 2007
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight: #2 Whedon, Joss 2007
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight: #1 Whedon, Joss 2007
Physics of the Buffyverse, The Ouellette, Jennifer 2006
Train Go Sorry: Inside a Deaf World Cohen, Leah Hager 1994
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight: #3 Whedon, Joss 2007
Penderwicks, The: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Birdsall, Jeanne 2005
Stealing Buddha's Dinner: A Memoir Nguyen, Bich Minh 2007
Stuff of Dreams, The: Behind the Scenes of an American Community Theater Cohen, Leah Hager 2001
Just Another Kid Hayden, Torey 1988
Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue Ofri, Danielle 2003
For Real: The Uncensored Truth about America's Teenagers Pratt, Jane, and Kelli Pryor 1995
Thirteen Going on Seven Sachs, Marilyn 1993
Red Dragon Harris, Thomas 1981
Playing Off the Rail: A Pool Hustler's Journey McCumber, David 1996
Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers Beam, Cris 2007
Sugar in the Raw: Voices of Young Black Girls in America Carroll, Rebecca 1997
Anne's House of Dreams Montgomery, L.M. 1922
Toothpaste Millionaire, The Merrill, Jean 1971
Anne of Ingleside Montgomery, L.M. 1939
Trouble with Thirteen, The Miles, Betty 1979
Rainbow Valley Montgomery, L.M. 1919
Rilla of Ingleside Montgomery, L.M. 1921
High School Confidential: Secrets of an Undercover Student Iversen, Jeremy 2006
Engleby Faulks, Sebastian 2007
Tunnel Vision Lowe, Keith 2001
Quad Watson, C.G. 2007
Inner Circle, The Boyle, T.C. 2004
Syrup Barry, Max 1999
Promise Me Coben, Harlan 2006
Cracker Jackson Byars, Betsy 1985
Yellow Raft in Blue Water, A Dorris, Michael 1987
Witches, The Dahl, Roald 1983
Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America Dumas, Firoozeh 2003
Why Things Break: Understanding the World by the Way It Comes Apart Eberhart, Mark E. 2003
What My Sister Remembered Sachs, Marilyn 1992
T-Backs, T-Shirts, COAT, and Suit Konigsburg, E.L. 1993
Book Shop, The Fitzgerald, Penelope 1978
Miss Smithers Juby, Susan 2004
Fat Chance Newman, Leslea 1994
Boy with the Thorn in His Side, The: A Memoir Fleming, Keith 2000
Slave Dancer, The Fox, Paula 1973
How to Fight a Girl Rockwell, Thomas 1987
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You Carter, Ally 2006
Girl Named Zippy, A: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana Kimmel, Haven 2001
No Time to Say Goodbye Barclay, Linwood 2007
Dirty Job, A Moore, Christophe;; read by Fisher Stevens 2006
Crossing, The Paulsen, Gary 1987
Time Traveler's Wife, The Niffenegger, Audre 2003
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution Jiang, Ji-Li 1999
Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Woman Behind the Legend Miller, John E. 1998
Cherry Karr, Mary 2000
Henry and the Clubhouse Cleary, Beverly 1962
Coldest Winter Ever, The Sister Souljah 1999
Year of Living Biblically, The: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible Jacobs, A.J. 2007
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List Cohn, Rachel, and David Levithan 2007
Gospel According to Larry, The Tashjian, Larry 2001
Lipstick and Blood Kearney, John 2006
Winter's Bone Woodrell, Daniel 2006
Solace of Leaving Early, The Kimmel, Haven 2002
Something Rising (Light and Swift) Kimmel, Haven 2004
Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Lucas, Mrs. Edgar, translator 1902
New American Bible Board of Trustees of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, authorizers 1991
Saving Grace Spencer, Katherine 2006
Arm of the Starfish, The L'Engle, Madeleine 1965
Outrageously Alice Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds 1997
Freak the Mighty Philbrick, Rodman 1993
Bambi Salter, Felix 1928
Iron & Silk Salzman, Mark 1986
Breathing Underwater Flinn, Alex 2001
Alas, Babylon Frank, Pat 1959
Kindergarten Wars, The: The Battle to Get Into America's Best Private Schools Eistenstock, Alan 2006
Queen of Cool, The Castellucci, Cecil 2006
Road to Memphis, The Taylor, Mildred D. 1990
Target Johnson, Kathleen Jeffrie 2003
Secrets of My Hollywood Life Calonita, Jen 2006
Harmless Reinhardt, Dana 2007
Hail, Hail Camp Timberwood Conford, Ellen 1978
Hello, My Name is Scrambled Eggs Gilson, Jamie 1985
Great Gilly Hopkins, The Paterson, Katherine; read by Alyssa Bresnehan 1978
Wave, The Strasser, Todd 1981
Boy Heaven Kasischke, Laura 2006
Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, A Reinhardt, Dana 2006
Girl with the Silver Eyes, The Roberts, Willo Davis 1980
Johnny Cash: The Biography Streissguth, Michael 2006
13 Little Blue Envelopes Johnson, Maureen 2005
Sandpiper Wittlinger, Ellen 2005
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Bechdel, Alison 2006
Ginger Pye Estes, Eleanor 1951
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy Carter, Ally 2007
Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil Rodriguez, Deborah 2007
Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman? Updale, Eleanor 2003
Diary of a Young Girl, The: The Definitive Edition Frank, Anne 1944
Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany Buford, Bill; read by Michael Kramer 2006
On Beauty Smith, Zadie 2005
Abstinence Teacher, The Perrotta, Tom 2007
Amandine Griffin, Adele 2001
Our School: The Inspiring Story of Two Teachers, One Big Idea, and the School that Beat the Odds Jacobs, Joanne 2005
I Stay Near You Kerr, M.E. 1985
Prodigal Summer Kingsolver, Barbara 2000
Dead & the Gone, The Pfeffer, Susan Beth 2007
Drama! The Four Dorothys Ruditis, Paul 2007
She Got Up Off the Couch and Other Heroic Acts from Mooreland, Indiana Kimmel, Haven 2006
Final Analysis: The Untold Story of the Susan Polk Murder Case Crier, Catherine, with Cole Thompson 2007
Boy Toy Lyga, Barry 2007
Sudden Silence, A Bunting, Eve 1988
Born Too Short Elish, Dan 2002
Born Blue Nolan, Han 2001
Mary Poppins Travers, P.L. 1934
Who Were They Really?: The True Stories Behind Famous Characters Pfeffer, Susan Beth 1999
Addiction: Why Can't They Just Stop? Hoffman, John, and Susan Froemke, eds. 2007
Invincible Lissa Honeycutt, Natalie 1985
Killer's Cousin, The Werlin, Nancy 1998
Downsiders Shusterman, Neal 1999
Eaters of the Dead Crichton, Michael 1976
Twilight Meyer, Stephenie 2005
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant Tyler, Anne 1982
Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three Leveritt, Mara 2002
Man of My Dreams Sittenfeld, Curtis 2007
How I Live Now Rosoff, Meg 2004
Too Late to Say Goodbye: A True Story of Murder and Betrayal Rule, Ann 2007
Other Side of the Story, The Keyes, Marian 1995

Nov. 2nd, 2007

Writer's Block: Happy Halloween!

Boo! How did you celebrate Halloween?
I went to madoppotamus and trinary's house for daal, raita, naan with pumpkin butter, pumpkin ale, and pumpkin bars with chocolate chips. Yummers.

Jul. 24th, 2007

Harry Potter, Interrupted

Jeff's HP post (contains spoilers)

Jul. 23rd, 2007

I'm so easily pleased

Today I got a package from India via registered mail. I assume it contains some wall hangings I bought on eBay, but I don't know for sure because I don't want to open the package. It's wrapped in cloth, like on the outside, and the printing is elegant but looks like it was done by someone who doesn't get a lot of practice writing. It's actually sewn closed with a lovely blanket stitch, and the corners are sealed with red wax.

Jul. 22nd, 2007

Okay, here's what I was looking for

Very spoilery, very in-depth: Harry Potter and the Liveblogging All-Nighter

Jun. 18th, 2007

Let me be the latest...

....to link to THE BEST THING EVER: Latawnya, The Naughty Horse, Learns to Say No to Drugs

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