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22 August 2008 @ 09:43 pm
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I just went and looked at the TBR list I posted in May. On May 9th, in fact. I had 35 books on that list. I took 3 off because I decided I wasn’t likely to read them, and I’m down to 13 now, though I also bought at least…seven books while traveling to and from San Diego, because I only brought 4 with me on the plane and I read them all before I left Newark (I read 6 books that day) so I needed more. I’ve read almost 30 books in the last two months. Woot! I guess if I finish reading what’s on my TBR shelf I’m going to have to go back to writing, ’cause, well. I’ll be out of reading material. :)

Reading’s amazing! It’s like writing, except somebody else tells the story! How cool is that, huh?

On another topic, after much farting around, I came up with a design for cemurphy.net that I like. I’m going to try to get that put up over the weekend. We’ll see. There’s a relatively minor amount of design and CSS work, and then a fair bit of tedious cleaning-up-work which badly needs doing. Still, if I get something slick in place I’ll be much happier than I am with its current state, and I have a deadline to get it done by, except it’s a moving deadline, so the sooner the better.

We went to see Hellboy II today. Sadly, I didn’t like it as much as I thought I would. I thought the pacing was terrible, and that it could’ve served with fifteen or twenty minutes cut out. Also, to my surprise, I actually missed David Hyde Pierce as Abe Sapien’s voice, though I liked Doug Jones just fine in the animated feature. And I kept half-expecting to see Maddie Gaiman somewhere in a background, leaning against a tree and reading a book. But she never appeared. Very sad. :)

I should go to bed now.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
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Sanguine Pen: Reading - To Be Readsanguinepen on August 22nd, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
We so need to send you your pile of books. I have been so bad about shipping to people this summer.
cammykittycammykitty on August 22nd, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
So you'll have to tell us what your favorite book was that you checked off the TBR list.
kitmizkit on August 23rd, 2008 08:11 am (UTC)
Probably Jennifer Fallon's WOLFBLADE and WARRIOR (must try to get the third book soon) or Carol Berg's FLESH AND SPIRIT and BREATH AND BONE. I've read quite a few pretty good books, though. :)
wednesday childewedschilde on August 22nd, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
hey...um.... hey.... you've got a stack of books here. :::grins:::
kitmizkit on August 23rd, 2008 08:11 am (UTC)
Yeah, but I've read all of them except the Rogue Angel(s)! :)
wednesday childewedschilde on August 23rd, 2008 08:14 am (UTC)
:::grins::: ah then....
(Anonymous) on August 23rd, 2008 05:45 am (UTC)
Hello
I'm new here, just wanted to say hello and introduce myself.
kitmizkit on August 23rd, 2008 07:41 am (UTC)
Re: Hello
Hello! Nice to meet you! :)
tdapenguintdapenguin on August 30th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
i like the new site design. will attempt to post with fav. quotes later, but currently do not have time to get sucked into all your books ::glares at evil author:: but by then you will likely not need them, so eh.
kitmizkit on August 31st, 2008 12:21 pm (UTC)
Only a few people have responded, so if you want to dig up quotes sometime I'd love it! :)
lunamoon_dreamlunamoon_dream on September 6th, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
TBR List

I recommend anything and everything by the brilliant Australian author Isobelle Carmody. She has something of a cult following here in Australia-our J.K Rowling, but much better. "The Obernewtyn Chronicles"( final book released next year) is her most well known, but i love everything she has written. However most(or all) of her series are as yet unfinished.

Also try Glenda Larke :"The Isles of Glory" trilogy and the "Mirage Makers" Trilogy
Kylie Chan: "Dark Heavens" Series
Kim Wilkins : many books
Jackie French: Blood Moon, Flesh and Blood, In the Blood
Short Story Anthologies :"Dreaming Down Under" and "Dreaming Again"

I think that is probably enough for now, although I could list a lot more.
kitmizkit on September 6th, 2008 10:10 am (UTC)
Re: TBR List
Wow, I haven't read ANY of them! Thank you!