Yoinked from [livejournal.com profile] lyndsiefenele because it was too fun to miss out on.

1. Post a list of 15 books/movies/TV shows that you've had a massive love of at some time in your life.
2. Have your friends guess your favorite character from each one.
3. You can cross out the show/movie/book and put the character when someone guesses.

1) Lamb by Christopher Moore Biff! Guessed by Gina! And Lys!
2) Twilight (series) by Stephenie Meyer Alice! Guessed by Lys!
3) Southern Vampire Mysteries (Sookie Stackhouse novels) by Charlaine Harris Pam! Guessed by Lys!
4) Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen Colonel Brandon! Guessed by Lys!
5) McLintock (movie) Running Buffalo
6) The Quiet Man (movie) Michaleen Oge Flynn
7) Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Professor Baer Guessed by Lys!
8) The Earth's Children series (Clan of the Cave Bear, etc...) by Jean Auel Thonolan
9) A Great & Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray Kartik! Guessed by Gina!
10) Lost (TV) Sawyer! Guessed by Gina!
11) The Shield (TV) Curtis 'Lemonhead' Lemansky RIP Lem. :(
12) Artemis Fowl (series) by Eoin Coulfer Artie! Guessed by Cyn!
13) Tithe by Holly Black Roiben! (OMG HOT FAIRY!) Guessed by Gina! And Lys!
14) Valiant by Holly Black The Troll Guy (otherwise known as Ravus) Guessed by Gina!
15) America's Next Top Model (TV) Nigel Barker! (OMG HOT PHOTOGRAPHER!) Guessed by Lys!
mugglechump: (Hermione I love books)
( Apr. 30th, 2007 10:39 pm)
While I haven't exactly worn out a library, I've managed to read five books so far this year. I'm pretty happy with that. I'm working on the sixth. There are three more sitting on my bedside table waiting for my attention. Harry Potter #7 will be out in July, and I'll probably try to re-read most, if not all, of the previous books before it arrives. Libba Bray's next book is due out this fall. And (Emmie!) I noticed that Blue Like Jazz is on the 3-for-2 table at the bookstore, so I'll probably pick that up along with two others in the near future.

It's a good reading year.

My conquests to date:

The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
Such a Pretty Girl by Laura Wiess
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
Ironside by Holly Black

Current project:
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

In the Wings:
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant

Hee. And less than 50% are YA fantasy. Barely.
mugglechump: (Roiben)
( Mar. 28th, 2007 12:58 pm)
Grandma's funeral was yesterday. It was very nice, and the ladies of her church put out a truly yummy spread for lunch. I think I could live on cheese and deviled eggs. We had a fairly large turnout, compared with other elder funerals I've been to. My grandma was very loved and well thought of.

I just finished 'A Great and Terrible Beauty' and need to go buy the companion book 'Rebel Angels'. Also, Cassie Clare's book is out and I have to decide if I want to get it. (Listens to hear if the hisses outweigh the squees, or vice versa.) I want to read 'Ironside', but it won't be out until the end of April. Bugger. I want Roiben!

That's all for now. I think it's time for a swim. :D
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( Jan. 19th, 2007 02:20 pm)
Today is the day that my entire office moves from one building into another. We were supposed to be able to work until 2:00, which most of us really needed in order to get our work even remotely close to done. However, at about 11:15 word came down that we needed to expedite our absence from the building. i.e. Get out now or very, very soon. Now would be preferable. So, after ensuring that everything in my office was packed up and labeled, and helping to ensure that the common areas of our suite were completely packed, I left. That was probably around noon. So, hurrah for a short day, but boo because we are required to make up our time. So, yeah, mega boo for that. It seems to me that if I don't have an office to work in, and the server is down for the move, I should be able to just charge to overhead for the time I HAVE to miss. Unfortunately, the higher-ups don't think that way. Bunch of boo-boo heads.

Yes, I just said boo-boo heads.

On my way home I stopped and got lunch, then went to Borders and spent too much money. I got one book for Meredith and seven for me. That seemed fair. Two of my books were free, so woot for that.

Now I am home, trying to convince myself to ignore the lure of the internet, my new books, and Sims 2, and instead work on writing fic. What a novel idea. Can I pull it off? Time will tell, but so far (seeing as I'm on LJ) it's not looking good.

I've exchanged LJ and facebook comments with Lys, which is about as close as I can get to chatting with her for the time being. She has mailed me a letter. These things make me happy.

Note to Gina: I miss you, dear. I hope things are okay, and that you come back soon! How am I supposed to hold Crazy Bitch meetings without my co-founder?

Oh! I was talking with Meredith last night about what made her decide to break up with the boy I didn't like. Apparently this BF told Meredith that he wanted to have a baby with her - now. Mer was very much like, "WTF, dude? You're nuts!" As was I. Hopefully the saga of the freakishly stupid boyfriend is now over.

I wonder if there are any Cheez-Its left...
This morning I finished reading 'Valiant', by Holly Black. I got both her books (the other is called 'Tithe') for Christmas and I've enjoyed them quite a lot. They are urban fantasy novels, technically categorized for young adults but they could appeal to anyone that likes a good story with action and angst and romance. The sequel to 'Tithe', 'Ironside', comes out next year. I'm looking forward to it, I absolutely LOVE Roiben, the new Unseelie King. *sigh*

Other books I've read (or re-read) recently:
'Lamb - The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal' by Christopher Moore
'Pride & Prejudice' by Jane Austen
'Emma' by Jane Austen
'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Bronte

I think there have been a few others but I can't think of them at the moment. 'Lamb' was very funny and a bit irreverant but I believe God has a sense of humor and would not be offended at all by a book like this one. Besides, who can pass up a book that includes a young messiah attempting to circumsize a statue? That's good stuff.

The others I read during a period where I couldn't seem to get enough romance. I actually ran out after finishing 'P&P', determined to buy the mini-series with Colin Firth (yum!). At the first store I went in, the moron behind the counter said, "I think you mean 'Bride & Prejudice'." I may have actually turned purple with rage while explaining as calmly as I could that, no, I was looking for the BBC mini-series based on the classic novel 'Pride & Prejudice' that starred Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. He eventually determined that they did carry it, but he couldn't find it (no big surprise) and I had to search elsewhere. Every once in awhile I am seized with the need to do something or get something RIGHT NOW. That was the case when I went out to buy the 'P&P' DVD. Mr. Customer-Service-Moron is lucky he escaped alive.

A good chunk of my day today has been spent adding songs to the iPod my husband gave me for Christmas. I like it very much, as does Meredith, who is already pushing me to add her music to it so that she can listen to it while I'm chauffuering (sp?) her around. I probably will, there's plenty of space for some of her songs. Most of my CDs are on it now and I'm starting to peruse the iTunes store and some other MP3 repositories. I have been unable to find an MP3 of 'Make a Circuit With Me' by the Polecats though, and it is very frustrating.


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