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 I had written a thoughtful post about my adventures today (namely my MRI) and a bunch of book reviews that the cat somehow deleted by leaping upon my mouse and closing the window in which I had composed it.  Abundance was very sympathetic and informed me I should compose in a separate, less likely to be lost window. 

So, instead of book reviews a list.  My intention is reviews later

Good
 
As Kinky As You Want to Be by Shanna Germain
Hagseed by Margaret Atwood
Salt to the Sea by Ruth Sepetys
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen
She’s Not There by Jennifer Finney Boylan
Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
Imprudence by Gail Carriger.
 
Meh.
Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas
 
Bad.
Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill
 
Other
Space Time Lunch Battle (comic) by Natalie Riess
The Year of Cozy (cookbook and craft book)
The Vegetable Butcher (cookbook)
Four and Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book (cookbook)

June books

Jul. 2nd, 2008 08:51 pm
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I've been spending a bunch of time reteaching myself algebra, and I had thought it was cutting down on my reading time, but apparently, not so much.

Young Adult )
Basically, romance novels )
Everything else )

June books

Jul. 2nd, 2008 08:51 pm
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I've been spending a bunch of time reteaching myself algebra, and I had thought it was cutting down on my reading time, but apparently, not so much.

Young Adult )
Basically, romance novels )
Everything else )

more books

Jun. 4th, 2008 09:21 am
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Awesome )

Good )

Okay. )

Badbad. )

Goodbad. )

Vampire. )

more books

Jun. 4th, 2008 09:21 am
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Awesome )

Good )

Okay. )

Badbad. )

Goodbad. )

Vampire. )

April Books

May. 4th, 2008 05:00 pm
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Oh, avoidance. see what it brings me )

And finally, so good I'm putting it outside the lj-cut

The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. I know next to nothing about indian mythology or religion, or even what noun to use in that sentence. The dust cover tells me this was based on the famous indian epic the Mahabharat. I loved it, a lot. I loved the characters, the prose, the immersion into the world. I cried at the end. It was like getting to read Mistress of the Spices again for the first time, but possibly even better. It tempted me to try to read Callasso's Ka again, but I think that might be foolish.

April Books

May. 4th, 2008 05:00 pm
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Oh, avoidance. see what it brings me )

And finally, so good I'm putting it outside the lj-cut

The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. I know next to nothing about indian mythology or religion, or even what noun to use in that sentence. The dust cover tells me this was based on the famous indian epic the Mahabharat. I loved it, a lot. I loved the characters, the prose, the immersion into the world. I cried at the end. It was like getting to read Mistress of the Spices again for the first time, but possibly even better. It tempted me to try to read Callasso's Ka again, but I think that might be foolish.
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Well, this year I didn't really try to figure out what "counted" and what didn't. I didn't write down most of my re-reads, and I'm 90% sure that I missed a handful of books. Though I read many cookbooks cover-to-cover, I counted some of them, and didn't count others, and I'm not sure why. In the end, I read at least 140 new books, and enjoyed most of them. I've compiled myself a list, and vowed to tag these entries going forward. I'm going to continue not to resolve to read any specific number, though I am hoping to stick some more nonfiction about things other than food in the mix in the coming year. I'm continuing to find new sources, from lovely friends to newspaper articles, for books to add to my to-read-someday list, and it's definitely growing much faster than I'm removing books from it.

last one of '07 )
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Well, this year I didn't really try to figure out what "counted" and what didn't. I didn't write down most of my re-reads, and I'm 90% sure that I missed a handful of books. Though I read many cookbooks cover-to-cover, I counted some of them, and didn't count others, and I'm not sure why. In the end, I read at least 140 new books, and enjoyed most of them. I've compiled myself a list, and vowed to tag these entries going forward. I'm going to continue not to resolve to read any specific number, though I am hoping to stick some more nonfiction about things other than food in the mix in the coming year. I'm continuing to find new sources, from lovely friends to newspaper articles, for books to add to my to-read-someday list, and it's definitely growing much faster than I'm removing books from it.

last one of '07 )
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so, sometimes i read books and i'm not sure if they count as real-towards-my-total books.

so here are ten books that count as eight.

new math and book reviews )
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so, sometimes i read books and i'm not sure if they count as real-towards-my-total books.

so here are ten books that count as eight.

new math and book reviews )

books

Jul. 27th, 2005 08:17 pm
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so, before it gets too unwieldy, this is what i've been reading.

nine more )

on another note entirely, Light and I were watching Miami Ink as I wrote this out, and i'm all but twitching with the need for another tat. I'm contemplating a small star tat on my foot, just to feed the urge until I actually figure out how to get the fibonacci spiral done well. i like this icon, but i don't understand how the math is working. Mech refreshed me on the math, and I understand how the ratio works, just not how the letters in this particular formula are working, and I'd no sooner get math i didn't understand on me then i'd get kanji unless i read the language.

books

Jul. 27th, 2005 08:17 pm
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so, before it gets too unwieldy, this is what i've been reading.

nine more )

on another note entirely, Light and I were watching Miami Ink as I wrote this out, and i'm all but twitching with the need for another tat. I'm contemplating a small star tat on my foot, just to feed the urge until I actually figure out how to get the fibonacci spiral done well. i like this icon, but i don't understand how the math is working. Mech refreshed me on the math, and I understand how the ratio works, just not how the letters in this particular formula are working, and I'd no sooner get math i didn't understand on me then i'd get kanji unless i read the language.
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#51. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling.

neat. frustrating, but neat. can't wait to see how the fandom reacts.
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#51. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling.

neat. frustrating, but neat. can't wait to see how the fandom reacts.

books

Jun. 22nd, 2005 09:00 pm
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#47. A Stroke of Midnight by Laurel Hamilton.

really, i just want to share this tidbit from the publishers weekly review that amazon.com quotes. "Faeries, fornication and forensics fuse for yet another darkly fantastic frolic for Hamilton fans." it's more soft porn with boys with pretty colored hair. there might have been some plot, but i think i missed it. it's a bad, bad book and i read it in an afternoon at B&N, and if you've any fondness for trash, this is about as trashy as it gets.

#48. Robbing the Bees: A Biography of Honey--The Sweet Liquid Gold that Seduced the World by Holley Bishop. mostly, i just wanted to share the spectacular subtitle. it's a book about the history and science and everything else of bees. and you can just hear the author saying something like "gee, neat!" she adores bees, and it comes through pretty much every page. i know more about bees than i did before i read it, and it's adorable, and i'll admit i made orange honey bread last night rather than some other quickbread because of the book.

#49. The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer. this book rocked. it's a young adult fantasy/post apocalyptic novel about the future of the drug war and the morality of cloning/organ harvesting, and about how people bond to each other. i love distopian young adult novels, i love themes of difference (matt, is, among other things, one of a very few clones whose intellectual growth is not inhibited), i love the underlying assumptions/implications about nature vs nuture. all in all, the man who recommended it to me was completely right.

one more book to go, and i'll have half my hundred.

books

Jun. 22nd, 2005 09:00 pm
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#47. A Stroke of Midnight by Laurel Hamilton.

really, i just want to share this tidbit from the publishers weekly review that amazon.com quotes. "Faeries, fornication and forensics fuse for yet another darkly fantastic frolic for Hamilton fans." it's more soft porn with boys with pretty colored hair. there might have been some plot, but i think i missed it. it's a bad, bad book and i read it in an afternoon at B&N, and if you've any fondness for trash, this is about as trashy as it gets.

#48. Robbing the Bees: A Biography of Honey--The Sweet Liquid Gold that Seduced the World by Holley Bishop. mostly, i just wanted to share the spectacular subtitle. it's a book about the history and science and everything else of bees. and you can just hear the author saying something like "gee, neat!" she adores bees, and it comes through pretty much every page. i know more about bees than i did before i read it, and it's adorable, and i'll admit i made orange honey bread last night rather than some other quickbread because of the book.

#49. The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer. this book rocked. it's a young adult fantasy/post apocalyptic novel about the future of the drug war and the morality of cloning/organ harvesting, and about how people bond to each other. i love distopian young adult novels, i love themes of difference (matt, is, among other things, one of a very few clones whose intellectual growth is not inhibited), i love the underlying assumptions/implications about nature vs nuture. all in all, the man who recommended it to me was completely right.

one more book to go, and i'll have half my hundred.

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