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hella bored?

Yes. Hella bored covers it. I gakked this from a chika I found through mutual interests. She's not even a friend (yet?) but this was a wicked cool poll...

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Put an asterisk next to the books you'd rather shove hot pokers in your eyes than read
5) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them ;-)

1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen Cause I must.

2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien I've read the first book, only.

3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte Cause I must.

4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling I fought as long as I could and then they got me with their mind eating rays.

5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee It was instant love in.. like 6th grade or whatever.

6. The Bible Oh, frankly who gives a shit? If you're not christian the stories are only stories and kinda crappy ones at that. Tho, I do love me some Job. God, talk about ANGST!

7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell POST APOCALYPTICA!!!

9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman I've read book one, only

10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens*********** Can I put a few more? I HATED this book with my entire body. I'd rather read Hemingway.

11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller (Ou sont les Neigedens d'antan?) OMG, how long has this book been on my TBR? I'm ashamed.

14. Complete Works of Shakespeare - dood, I honestly don't know what to do with this one. I read them all, seen several of them on stage and my love/hatred of them varies wildly. I've read them... don't really plan on reading them again. I've gotten what I need to from them...

15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier Wasn't on my TBR since this meme

16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien ok I read it a million years ago. I don't remember it at ALL!! Therefore I feel i should reread.

17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks

18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger One of those that I've completely forgotten but am pretty sure that I love.

19. The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger I have it on good authority that I will find this book creepy rather than romantic.

20. Middlemarch - George Eliot Jigga what?

21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell*** Ninja, please.

22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald************** I would give anything rather than having to read this book again!!!!!

23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens I'm pretty sure I've read this but I don't remember it. I want to read it again.

24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy **snort** Sheppard's book. **snort**

25. The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams Dood, it's like the how-to of geekdom. I don't remember a single word.

26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh

27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky Honestly, I feel like I should read it because it's one of THOSE books.

28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck************ Bring on the fuckin' pokers!

29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll Am I the only meh out there?

30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame um, just added to the Tbr

31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy Another 'because I should'

32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis I think i made it through book 1 before realizing what a freak Lewis was

34. Emma - Jane Austen

35. Persuasion - Jane Austen Honestly, it's way down on the TBR

36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis never made it past this one...

37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini O.k., ok. This is one of those books that I'm ALWAYS
picking up, reading the back cover of, and then putting down. I mean... It's just not a subject that interests me.. but all the hype this freakin' book has gotten, I'm going to have to read it, just to be culturally relevant. I'm slightly annoyed at that.

38. Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres - ermm, i can't even say I saw the movie. It's a schmoopie love story. MY LEAST FAVORITE KIND OF SHIT. I will most likely never read this nor see the movie.

39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden Yeah, ok, so shoot me. I loved this book.

40. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne When I was, like, 5! I read many Winnie the Poo Adventures!

41. Animal Farm - George Orwell Hi! Dystopia = me!

42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown Judge! Go ahead! I totally deserve it for underlining this book! But, but... like, masonic mythology! It had me from 'Da'! I'm sorry, what can I say? I'm easy for a book off my list of 'Spread Easy for This.'

43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez Oh, christ. I actually feel guilty for not reading this one.

44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving you know, I made it about 1/2 way through this one, thinking, for sure I must love it, but... not so much. I still want to give it another chance.

45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins Umm. Have you figured out that if it's made it onto this list and I haven't even picked it up it goes onto the TBR? It's true.

46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery I've been to the house of SEVEN gables and I keep thinking it's the same thing. I couldn't care less about this book, but, again, it's one of THOSE, that I should read to be a... well... like, normal person.

47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy Huh?

48. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood I wish I could do more for this book. One of my top 10 for sure.

49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding Yeah, I mean. It's really a dystopia. Or a study of what happens when cultural norms break down. Either way, I'm hooked.

50. Atonement - Ian McEwan - Kiera Knightly, you bitch, i can never read this now that you have starred in its movie!!!

51. Life of Pi - Yann Martel - Oh, I tried. I really did.

52. Dune - Frank Herbert You know, I read this book when I was, like, 10. I liked it then. I should reread it. I'm sure it would be a fave at this point.

53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons Will I get stoned to say that I haven't even heard gossip about it?

54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen Another 'because I should' read.

55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth

56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens I read this in... oh sweet baby jesus... 9th grade (NINETEEN EIGHTY EIGHT, Y'ALL!!). I remember HATING it, but I'm pretty sure I should read it again

58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley Again, hi. Dystopia.

59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon

60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez Tho all I can hear is my dad saying, Love in the time of diarrhea? That's not very romantic? Biology takes a little bit of the zing out of things...

61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck****** I loathed every bit of steinbeck we read.

62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov I almost underlined this, but it's Lolita, so I don't really think I can. It was a great book, tho.

63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt I don't think I could pinpoint exactly why I love this book, but I do. It's so emo.

64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold I want to read it, even tho I've been told it's terribly depressing.

65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas Oh, one day.

66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac ok, not this one, but I've read several other Kerouac stories, so I don't feel too bad.

67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy

68. Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding - No. No, and I never will.

69. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie hangs head in shame.

70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville I'm pretty sure I read the cliff notes. Another "should read."

71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

72. Dracula - Bram Stoker a long, long time ago. must re-read.

73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett One of my first fave books.

74. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson

75. Ulysses - James Joyce I'm trying to gather the energy and gumption to do so.

76. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath Ok, yes, I'm a horrible feminist and a horrible lover of poetry! Do I get any point for having read all her other poetry?

77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome

78. Germinal - Emile Zola (In french only) you're kidding, right?

79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray - let me barf. I can't even bring myself to want to read it.

80. Possession - AS Byatt - frankly, have never heard of it

81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell - sigh... I'm catching an inferiority complex here...

83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker

84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro No. This is exactly what I don't like

85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert It's another 'should read.'"

86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry - not a clue

87. Charlotte's Web - EB White Yes, fine! Yes! I cried like a baby at the book AND the movie.

88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom*** From the shit reviews I've heard from people I trust this book is about 100,00010 on my TBR

89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle These were totes my fave as a girl!

90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton - never read

91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad - I feel like I've read this, but... I can't remember

92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery Like everyother 12 yo girl...

93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks - what??

94. Watership Down - Richard Adams I remember loving it, but I don't remember it AT ALL

95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole - what??

96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute - what??

97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas kinda low on the TBR

98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare is this a trick q? didn't it ask me about Shakespeare somewhere earlier? well, i read them all. Wasn't nuts about many of them.

99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl Yes, christ, yes. Will I get skinned
for saying this book didn't make me pee my pants? I WWWWWWAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY preferred From the Mixed Up File of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler!!!!

100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo Ok. Shame of all shames... I read every book there was on the Phantom (which are many!) and not this one.
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I totally gakked this from my love, macduff131, but they were awesome enough for me to pass along. Since I'm currently in the process of changing from what I considered a fairly easy profession (professional opera singer) to what I consider a kewl but not so easy (aerospace engineering), I'm having major doubts about my ability. I know I'm capable, but doubts keep snagging me at the oddest times. These lyrics were especially appropriate.

They're from a show called [title of show].

The last vampire is the mother of all vampires, and that is the Vampire of Despair. It'll wake you up at 4am to say things like:

Who do you think you're kidding?

You look like a fool.

No matter how hard you try, you'll never be good enough.

Why is it, if some dude walked up to me on the subway platform and said these things, I would think he was a mentally ill asshole, but if the vampire inside my head says it, it's the voice of reason?

OMG, this particular vamp doesn't wait until 4am to rear her ugly head, for me. She'll hit me any time of the day she cares to, not caring what the hell I'm doing. Which is why I found these lyrics so inspiring at this particular moment. Not having heard the music I can only hope that the chord progression is intelligent and not heartbreakingly bad. But even so. These lyrics are ones that I need to take to heart right now.
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OMGOMG, I haven't posted because I've FELT SO GUILTY over the x-men fic I have yet to finish. I promise/swear/offer my first born that the story will be finished before the summer is over. I've made a tentative date with a good friend/fellow fic writer to have a date to reread what I've written and then finish THE LAST CHAPTER.

Yes. Yes, that's right, there's really only one chap left. Maybe two, but I'm thinking one, really. I can't leave poor Gambit and Wolverine dangling where I left them! So, I'm giving myself one month to finish it up.

I PROMISE!! :) :) :) :)
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Kink Awards!

WOW! Can you say shocked?! I'm so thrilled and flattered that my first attempt at hardcore kink got nominated for an award!!!

But you should TOTALLY head over to sga_kink_awards starting April 11 to read all the entries and vote for your favorites! This is the first year for the Kink Awards and it would be great to have a big turn-out of voters!
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I. Am. A. Geek.

Though I can't say that I was disappointed with these results. Look who my runners up were (even though they misspelled Ronon's name. I changed it, I couldn't bear to leave it)! XD

And my friend dubbed me the official Townie Geek because the local comic store proprietor had been holding copies of Messiah CompleX behind the counter for me cause he knew I can't make it in until thursdays and I'd missed a couple of the first issues.

Which Stargate Atlantis character are you most like?
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