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Love me! *attention-whores* XD;;; (No. I cannot be bothered to go the socially acceptable route and just do one of those love-meme things. Shut up. Or ignore me. EVERYONE ELSE DOES. :D)


For valentine's day I received some cat-drool and a hairball. It's all good. Rather that than most of the things Pez and I spotted in shops around Colchester the other day. There are some true pink-and-red horrors out there.


Lynn ([livejournal.com profile] readerofasaph) apparently wants to outread me this year. I'm finding this endlessly amusing, sorry Lynn. So far I believe she's on one book and I'm on eleven -- well. I've read 11 and I'm reading 2. Of course, Val ([livejournal.com profile] firescribble) is on twenty-five, so I don't actually get to feel that superior. And I refuse to even think about how much Em has probably read this year.

Read:
The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch
Red Seas Under Red Skies - Scott Lynch
The Warrior's Apprentice - Lois McMaster Bujold
Fairyland - Paul J McAuley
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
Nation - Terry Pratchett
The Uncommon Reader - Alan Bennett
Broken Angels - Richard Morgan
Odd and the Frost Giants - Neil Gaiman
To Say Nothing Of The Dog - Connie Willis
A Winter Book - Tove Jansson

I'm currently reading:
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
The Prestige - Christopher Priest

I'd really like to read some more by Tove Jansson. I found her writing totally captivating. Also I may go a little mad waiting for another book from Scott Lynch. And The Prestige is good but of course reduced in mind-fuck value by having seen the film previously. Apparently it's the most sane and straightforward of Priest's books, though. Which I think basically means I'll have to check out the rest at some stage. I've been lent Doomsday Book by Connie Willis which is apparently in the same setting as To Say Nothing Of The Dog but different in tone.

(I should take new photos of my bookshelves. *laughs* They were pretty much full when we moved in, after all, and the books have multiplied a lot since then. We fitted two extra shelves into the units, and probably have space for about three or four more books left on those...)

Date: 2009-02-14 10:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jetsam
Besating Liz is the target? Just wait til Easter ^_^ I'm on about 10 atm, but that's without regular library access so...

Date: 2009-02-14 10:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] giving-ground.livejournal.com
*laughs* I'm hardly the fastest reader here. But I know how Lynn's reading tends to go. XDDD

Date: 2009-02-14 10:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] readerofasaph
*sulks* I'm really not that slow a reader. I just can't figure out how people finish all these novels.

Date: 2009-02-14 11:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] giving-ground.livejournal.com
Yes, yes. I tease because I love.

Date: 2009-02-14 11:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] firescribble.livejournal.com
More photos of books plz

(I show love by perving on your books, ok? ;;)

Date: 2009-02-14 11:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] giving-ground.livejournal.com
(It's okay, I understand.)

Date: 2009-02-14 02:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] annotated_em
Em's fiction consumption is down, down, down at the moment. *snorts* Thanks to all the nonfiction theory she has to consume.

*contemplates* I need to update my reading list, actually.

Date: 2009-02-14 03:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] annotated_em
So, having updated the reading list, I'm up to 31 outright books, plus a whole lotta individual essays and selections. *innocent smile*

Date: 2009-02-14 04:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] giving-ground.livejournal.com
Colour me deeply unsurprised. *amused*

Date: 2009-02-14 04:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] annotated_em
*grin* I never feel like I've really read all that much till I tot it all up.

Date: 2009-02-15 04:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] uminohikari.livejournal.com
25?! I have only read 8 so far, because of lack-of-bookstore. ;;

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