July 10th, 2007

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The books I've read since January 1, 2007

1. The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
2. Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
3. The Sharing Knife I: Beguilement by Lois McMaster Bujold [x]
4. Emily Climbs by LM Montgomery
5. Emily's Quest by LM Montgomery
6. Archangel by Sharon Shinn
7. Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn
8. The Bartimaeus Trilogy: The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathon Stroud [x]
9. The Bridei Chronicles: The Dark Mirror by Juliet Marillier [x]
10. The Bridei Chronicles: The Blade of Fortriu by Juliet Marillier [x]
11. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
12. The Taking by Dean Koontz
13. Dusk by Tim Lebbon [x]
14. Heart of Gold by Sharon Shinn [x]
15. The Last Mimzy: And Other Stories [x]
16. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes [x]
17. Ilium by Dan Simmons [x]
18. The Bone Doll's Twin by Lynn Flewelling [x]
19. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay [x]
20. Olympos by Dan Simmons [x]
21. Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist [x][*]
22. Hidden Warrior by Lynn Flewelling [x]
23. A Briefer History of Time by Stephan Hawking [x]
24. The Oracle's Queen by Lynn Flewelling [x]
25. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle
26. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold [x]
27. Hyperion by Dan Simmons [x]
28. An Assembly Such as This: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman by Pamela Aidan [x]
29. The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons [x]
30. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [x]
31. Duty and Desire: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman by Pamela Aidan [x]
32. These Three Remain: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman by Pamela Aidan [x]
33. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling
34. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling

[x] first-time read
[*] unfinished due to lameness
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SciFi.com has a cute little video of Daniel, Rupert and Emma, as well as some of OotP PTBs, talking about the movie at the premiere.

Here's the link.

The kids are just so damn adorable!

Also, Emma kind of hints (imo) at some H/R cuteness, which makes me happy :) 'Ongoing tension' and 'looks' and heheh.

This reminds me... isn't there a scene in HBP where Slughorn calls Ron 'Rupert'? I'm probably the last person on the Internet to realize this...
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*cracks up*

Telegraph: Live Earth was a Dead Loss

There was a moment at Live Earth when I knew for certain it was all going horribly wrong.

There were 70,000 people in Wembley Stadium. The organisers had hoped for a television audience of two billion, to highlight the imminent dangers of global warming. On stage, Tom Chaplin from Keane vainly tried to lead a singalong. Behind him, a big screen boasted "We Called - You Answered", while the numbers who had responded to Live Earth's text message pledge were rolled out. The first line was "3,389 UK responses".

Frankly, my local community signed up more people to protest against a phone mast, and our only celebrity was a voiceover actor for Bob the Builder.

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BBC News: Monsters beat Live Earth on US TV

A three-hour NBC programme marking the global day of Live Earth concerts was the least-watched show on mainstream US television on Saturday night.

It attracted an average audience of 2.7 million viewers and was beaten by a re-run of animated film Monsters Inc. ...

In the UK, TV coverage of Live Earth was watched by an average audience of 3.1 million viewers between 2000 and 2200 BST, less than a third of the figure for the previous weekend's Concert for Diana.

Wikipedia:

Bands including the Arctic Monkeys, The Who and Muse dubbed Live Earth "Private Jets for Climate Change." The event's total carbon footprint, including the artists' and spectators' travel and energy consumption, was probably at least 31,500 tonnes, according to John Buckley of CarbonFootPrint.com - more than 3,000 times the average Briton's annual footprint. Performers flew at least 222,623.63 miles (about 358,278 km) — the equivalent of nearly nine times round the planet — to take part in the event, and this figure does not include transport of technicians, dancers and support staff. However, as Live Earth-linked We're in This Together campaign coordinator and climate-change consultant Steve Howard noted, "The important thing was not to have no carbon footprint and no acts, but to have really great acts."

Concert-goers at the event’s London leg had left thousands of plastic cups on the floor of Wembley Stadium, although organizers had urged audience members to use the recycling bins provided, the BBC reported.
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Place your bets

Now, before the final HP book comes on, place your bets on who's gonna die. From what I recall, JKR has said something about two of the characters kicking the bucket, so pick two.

Who will die in 'Deathly Hollows'?

Harry
1(5.6%)
Ron
0(0.0%)
Hermione
0(0.0%)
Ginny
0(0.0%)
Another Weasley*
0(0.0%)
Lupin
0(0.0%)
Another member of the Order*
0(0.0%)
Voldemort
0(0.0%)
Bellatrix
0(0.0%)
Another Death Eater*
0(0.0%)
Snape
0(0.0%)
Draco
0(0.0%)
Hagrid
0(0.0%)
Another member of the Hogwarts staff*
0(0.0%)
Someone else completely*
0(0.0%)


If you pick an option with a *, please elaborate in the comments.

Remember, this isn't who you want to die, it's who you think's most likely, all things considered.
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