winter_rogue: (kaylee-pretty-me)
What we have here is the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you've read, italicize the ones you read for school, underline the ones you started but didn't finish (or are on the shelf waiting for a free week).
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I've recently struck up a dialogue with an old friend. and by old, i mean someone i was friends with freshman yr but havent really spoken to in the past yr. we had creative writing together and we always had something literary to talk about.

I went to Borders recently, i mentioned that in an earlier post, and bought a L'Engle book because i loved her books when i was younger and it seemed one of the more worthwhile things at the store. At the library, i took a quick browse thru the teen section and checked out a Pendragon book (#3 i think) because i remembered them being quite often on the NYT's bestseller lists and a Jane Yolen book about Mary Queen of Scots. I'm trying to get m hands on a copy of a Gail Carson Levine book too (i loved Ella and Two Princesses when they came out). If these books are at all good like they've been touted, i feel that the simple, pretty covers and entertaining stories could be wholesome.

I've furthermore been doing some reading into the young adult market, along the lines of the more fantastical, not sword and sorcery post-Harry Potter tripe but stuff like L'Engle and i find it all very inspiring. at least somewhat more so than the adult fantasy market which seems jam packed with the same sort of stuff.

I've started writing. its an old story i'm taking a new approach at. i think this will be attempt number three. i really want to write this summer. read and write and hopefully sell stuff on ebay.

Ebay news, no bids so far but my friend tells me to be patient. i have a few more things i need to list and i desperately need to go thru my closet because i have a ton of stuff with the tags still on that i really should at least try to sell.

i still need a job.

summer quarter starts in a week.
winter_rogue: (spike-rockstar)
i dont know if anyone reading this lives in or around the Tacoma, Wa (US) area and has a child who likes to read but i'm selling a bunch of Thoroughbred Books through Craig's List right now.

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winter_rogue: (john-tackuni)
So, a writer friend stumbled across the Harry Dresden books awhile back (i think i remember mentioning this) and started lending them to me and i got hooked and now they're making a tv show! its a v. exciting, i hope it turns out well.
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Dandylion Wine by Ray Bradburry. old book but a classic. i have no words except lovely. i've been reading a good bit more then usual (trying to work my way through a reading list of supposedly "classic and evolutionary literature") and this is the first thing in a long time i've chosen that wasnt picked up for pure entertainments sake (which lately has been a mishmash of Adams and Pratchett, chosen to offset the big thoughts of "classic novels" *lol*) i'm not usually a fan of "small town slice of life stories" but this was so much more then that with this beautiful thread of fancy with these vivd eclectic characters that are just lovely. no other way to put it. so, read! :)
winter_rogue: (elizabeth-from Home)
i baked bread and drank Russian tea and tomorrow i shall see about getting my hands on some squash or fresh pumpkin and bake muffins and soup.

also, Billy's Bootcamp (you know, the workout) fun but *whimper* intenso. very. *whimpers some more and cradles tea close* also, i bought a copy of Don Quixote today for 38 cents. who knows when i'll get around to reading it but still, 38 cents, couldnt resist.


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