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Books 2015

Read so far:

1. A Brief History of the Spy: Modern Spying from the Cold War to the War on Terror by Paul Simpson [x] [L]
2. Going Bovine by Libba Bray [x] [L]
3. What If the Moon Didn't Exist? Voyages to Earths that Might Have Been by Neil F. Comins [x] [L]
4. The Diviners by Libba Bray [x] [L]
5. Firefight by Brandon Sanderson [x]
6. Legion by Brandon Sanderson (novella) [x] [N]
7. Legion: Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson [x] [N]
8. Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz [N]
9. Saint Odd by Dean Koontz [x] [N]
10. Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe by Robert Lanza, MD [x]
11. Frederick Wentworth, Captain: None But You by Susan Kaye
12. Frederick Wentworth, Captain: For You Alone by Susan Kaye
13. Persuasion by Jane Austen
14. Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman: An Assembly Such as This by Pamela Aidan
15. Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman: Duty and Desire by Pamela Aidan
16. Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman: These Three Remain by Pamela Aidan
17. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Currently Reading:

Dreamer's Pool by Juliet Marillier

Queue:

Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray (July 7)
Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier (Nov 15)
The Science of Interstellar by Kip Thorne (library hold)
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (library hold)
The Magicians by Lev Grossman (library hold)
Grave Mercy by Robin LeFevers (library hold)
Shadows by Robin McKinley (library hold)


Key: x = first time read | L = library book | A = audio book | N = nook
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Book review of 2014

Reading list 2006 - Read 55 books
Reading list 2007 - Read 62 books
Reading list 2008 - Read 71 books
Reading list 2009 - Read 77 books
Reading list 2010 - Read 77 books
Reading list 2011 - Read 52 books
Reading list 2012 - Read 60 books
Reading list 2013 - Read 62 books

Drumroll-- no. I actually don't deserve a drumroll this year :(

Reading list 2014 - read 35 booksCollapse )

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Stuff I'm looking forward to in 2015:

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson (January 6)
Saint Odd by Dean Koontz (January 13)

Stuff I'm still currently reading:

Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe by Robert Lanza, MD
A Brief History of the Spy: Modern Spying from the Cold War to the War on Terror by Paul Simspon
  • Current Mood: calm calm
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Books of 2014 - the home stretch

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

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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Uh...

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

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.
  • Current Mood: annoyed annoyed
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2014 books

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...

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

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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