Books of 2014 - the home stretch

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Read so far:

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26. The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan [N] [x]
27. Lock In by John Scalzi [N] [x]
28. The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson [N]
29. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss [N]
30. The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss [N]
31. Coming Home by Jack McDevitt [x] [N]
32. Both Sides of Time by Caroline B. Cooney
33. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch [N]
34. George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger [x] [L]

Currently Reading:

Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch [N]
Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe by Robert Lanza, MD

Key: x = first time read | L = library book | A = audio book | N = nook

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Reading 2014

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Read so far:

1-25 behind cutCollapse )
26. The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan [N] [x]
27. Lock In by John Scalzi [N] [x]
28. The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson [N]
29. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss [N]
30. The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss [N]
31. Coming Home by Jack McDevitt [x] [N]
32. Both Sides of Time by Caroline B. Cooney

Currently Reading:

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch [N]

This Year's Releases:

The City by Dean Koontz (July 8)
Visitors by Orson Scott Card (November 4)

Key: x = first time read | L = library book | A = audio book | N = nook

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Bad. Just... bad.

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Is it wrong that I make a point to go read the 30 Covers, 30 Days entries on the NaNoWriMo blog? And that I do it mainly to get my jollies from reading really dreadful-sounding synopses?

Yeah. Well.

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Uh...

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I had the weirdest damn Avengers-related dream last night. Natasha and Steve were exes, and Clint was jealous, and Groot was there (still haven't seen GotG) but he was really big and he was trying to step on people dressed as muppets. Tony's dad was alive and being played by William Shatner. There was an army of holographic warriors that all looked like Thor's mom. Steve kept trying to hug people. The Avengers fought a bunch of bad guys in what was essentially a dodgeball game, and one of the bad guys got decapitated by a Frisbee. Also Clint was a plumber on the side.

Most of the time, even my weirdest dreams make sense when I'm dreaming them. This one... not even close.

Whoa it's kind of dusty around here...

etc // people are stupid
Had to log back in to say that, OMG, I don't even care whose side Ward is really on, other than his own, but I'm pretty sure that his is the most punchable face on television today. Even seeing the actor's name pop up on twitter raises my blood pressure which is obviously unfair. Actually it might be considered a compliment to him, I suppose.

After S1 ended someone on my f-list - I honestly don't remember who, other than it must have been someone I met through be_compromised - made a post basically lamenting how badly poor Ward's been treated by everybody, and I made a comment about how he's kinda a psychopath, and she went ballistic and unfriended me. I sort of wish I remembered who it was because I'm sure she's also over on tumblr or some other venue, and I'd love to see how she'd spin his actions from the last few episodes. Blah blah blah redemption blah blah something probably. And honestly, knowing Whedonish tendencies, I wouldn't be surprised if the show eventually goes there. I guess I've just seen so much villain-worship, especially in this fandom - *cough*Loki*cough* that it gets pretty tiring.

TL;DR: If someone doesn't punch Ward soon, I will have a sad.

2014 books

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Read so far:

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16. The Gate of Gods by Martha Wells
17. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker [x] [L]
18. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
19. Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier [N]
20. Raven Flight (Shadowfell) by Juliet Marillier [x] [L]
21. Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence [x] [L]
22. Alphabet of Dreams by Susan Fletcher [x] [L]
23. Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
24. Kushiel's Chosen by Jacqueline Carey
25. The House of Hades by Rick Riordan [N]
26. The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan [N] [x]

Currently Reading:

Lock In by John Scalzi [N]

This Year's Releases:

The City by Dean Koontz (July 8)
Visitors by Orson Scott Card (November 4)
Coming Home by Jack McDevitt (November 4)

Key: x = first time read | L = library book | A = audio book | N = nook

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It's happened...

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I think I'm finally in that stage of show-addiction... you know, the one where every song you hear reminds you of it?

I think there should be some kind of fandom threat level system... one that progresses from watching to downloading to madly googling for spoilers to the song thing to actually dreaming about the characters to writing fanfic...

I watched Maleficent last night and, while Angelina's makeup and costume were gorgeous, everything else was pretty much horrendous. Dreadful. Dreck. It made me want to go rewatch the animated Sleeping Beauty which, while definitely not my favorite, was at least better than that.

I also watched Oculus - and apparently Phillip from Maleficent is Tim in this and also the guy in The Maze Runner - and it was fabulous up until the end, which I didn't think was worthy of the rest of the movie. Aside from that, it's my favorite kind of horror movie -- the kind with an emphasis on dread and creepiness over outright gore. But the end didn't do it for me.

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Blame whitey

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I'm not sure what it says that every time I see a commercial for a new fall series (i.e. Scorpion, Constantine, Forever, Gotham, etc) without hearing in my mind the screeches of the Tumblr SJW that OMG SO MANY WHITE MEN, IT BURNS US, PRECIOUS.

Now to go watch the new episode of Outlander, which also has a deplorable lack of both ethnic minorities and canonically LGTBQ characters.

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Books 2014

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Read so far:

1-15 behind cutCollapse )
16. The Gate of Gods by Martha Wells
17. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker [x] [L]
18. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
19. Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier [N]
20. Raven Flight (Shadowfell) by Juliet Marillier [x] [L]
21. Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence [x] [L]
22. Alphabet of Dreams by Susan Fletcher [x] [L]
23. Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey

Currently Reading:

Kushiel's Chosen by Jacqueline Carey

This Year's Releases:

The City by Dean Koontz (July 8)
Lock In by John Scalzi (August 26)
Visitors by Orson Scott Card (Sept 9)
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan (Oct 7)
Coming Home by Jack McDevitt (November 4)

Key: x = first time read | L = library book | A = audio book | N = nook

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Bwahahaha

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