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Jan. 9th, 2012

Vampire Diaries and Hunger Games Thoughts

Without going into detail for those who don't want to be spoiled but still want to know what I thought.

Mockingjay was just alright for me. But the series as a whole was really good, and I definitely would recommend it. However it is depressing. Start to finish. So if you are looking for this great big ball of redeeming happiness at the end of the series, Hunger Games is not for you.

And now there will be Spoilers for Vampire Diaries and The Hunger Game series )

Jan. 8th, 2012

The Hunger Games


Aside from working yesterday and hanging out with the family for 5 hours yesterday, I've pretty much spent the weekend reading The Hunger Games series. And I've been getting more and more excited, thinking, YAY NEW OBSESSION.

And then I started Mockingjay today.

And I know. Without doubt. I'm not going to like the ending.

And now I don't even know if I want to bother finishing.

This sucks.

Also, I need a hunger games icon.

Nov. 11th, 2010

Day 21 - Favorite Books

Wow, I'm on Day 21. I have hope I might actually finish this before the end of November. And I personally don't think doing the 30 day Meme in 60 days instead is too shabby. :D

Day 21 - Your favorite book(s) either as an adult or a child

The Pokey Little Puppy and Ligthning Strikes Twice )

Late childhood: I was a weird kid, or my parents should have paid more attention to what I read )

Anna Karenina and The Awakening )

We can't leave out King Arthur, Anne of Green Gables or Edward Gorey )

Favorites as an adult )

Finally, lets be real, I mostly read comic books these days. So how about my top 5 favorite comic series? Mouse Guard, Runaways, Angel: After the Fall, Lenore, and... actually, the top 4 were easy, picking the fifth choice not so much, so I'll just stick with my top 4. Unless I can count Rage. Hee.

Clearly I found choosing a single favorite book a completely impossible test. Sorry!

List of Prompts )

Jun. 11th, 2009

books meme

I'm in need of distraction so I gakked this from [info]vl_redreign

Don't take too long to think about it. List 15 books you've read that will always stick with you -- The first 15 you can recall in 15 minutes.

1. Anne of Green Gables
2. The Awakening
3. Anna Karenina
4. Night
5. The Story of O
6. Into the Light (this is a book about sailing, fyi, lol)
7. The Crystal Cave
8. Eye of the Albatross
9. To Kill a Mockingbird
10. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
11. Hope for the Flowers
12. Flowers for Algernon
13. Silent Spring
14. The Giver
15. Griffin & Sabine

Some of this list surprises me....but it is what came first, so clearly these books have stuck. What an odd list...
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Mar. 9th, 2009

5 books that made Ny, Ny

A certain post has got me thinking about how I function as a writer and a reader. I tried to write it all out. It wasn't working for me.

So instead I decided to share with you the top five books I would hate to have never read. They aren't necessarily my favorites, or ones I've read again and again. They are just what I've said. They stuck with me more than anything else I've read, and for that reason, have to have affected me the greatest in the long term as a person, and possibly as a writer. I'm not sure I'd be me if I hadn't read them.

The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Night by Elie Wiesel
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Eye of the Albatross by Carl Safina

What are 5 books you'd hate to have never read?

Don't ask me why these are mine...I doubt I could adequately explain it.