Help me choose what to read!

  • Oct. 6th, 2011 at 12:38 PM
the_wanlorn: The Doubtful Guest (Default)
So I have this huge pile of books I bought but haven't read yet. And I do not know which one I want to read next! So here are the top twenty. Choose one for me to read.

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What book should I read next?

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All Flesh Is Grass: Pleasures & Promises Of Pasture Farming by Gene Logsdon
0 (0.0%)

skirt! Rules for the Workplace: An Irreverent Guide to Advancing Your Career by Kelly Love Johnson
0 (0.0%)

Diagnosis: Terminal an Anthology of Medical Terror edited by F. Paul Wilson
1 (7.7%)

Dead End: City Limits : An Anthology of Urban Fear edited by David B. Silva
3 (23.1%)

The Woman's Book of Choices: Abortion, Menstrual Extraction, RU-486 by Rebecca Chalker and Carol Downer
0 (0.0%)

High Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health by Elizabeth Grossman
0 (0.0%)

The Shameless Carnivore: A Manifesto for Meat Lovers by Scott Gold
1 (7.7%)

Man Bites Log: The Unlikely Adventures of a City Guy in the Woods by Max Alexander
2 (15.4%)

Punished by Rewards: The Trouble With Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, As, Praise, and Other Bribes by Alfie Kohn
3 (23.1%)

Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools by Jonathan Kozol
0 (0.0%)

How to Pick a Peach: The Search for Flavor from Farm to Table by Russ Parsons
0 (0.0%)

Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealyi
0 (0.0%)

Three Farms: Making Milk, Meat, and Money from the American Soil by Dr. Mark Kramer
0 (0.0%)

Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons
1 (7.7%)

Home to Roost: A Backyard Farmer Chases Chickens Through the Ages by Bob Sheasley
0 (0.0%)

Siesta Lane: One Cabin, No Running Water, and a Year Living Green by Amy Minato
0 (0.0%)

The Dogs of Bedlam Farm: An Adventure with Sixteen Sheep, Three Dogs, Two Donkeys, and Me by Jon Katz
1 (7.7%)

Inessential Women by Elizabeth V. Spelman
1 (7.7%)

Shopped by Joanna Blythman
0 (0.0%)

The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America's Emerging Battle Over Food Rights by David E. Gumpert
0 (0.0%)

What book should SK read next?

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Under the Dome by Stephen King
3 (27.3%)

Under the Dome by Stephen King
0 (0.0%)

Under the Dome by Stephen King
1 (9.1%)

Under the Dome by Stephen King
1 (9.1%)

Under the Dome by Stephen King
1 (9.1%)

Under the Dome by Stephen King
1 (9.1%)

Under the Dome by Stephen King
0 (0.0%)

Under the Dome by Stephen King
0 (0.0%)

Under the Dome by Stephen King
1 (9.1%)

Fuck you Nick
3 (27.3%)

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the_wanlorn: The Doubtful Guest (Default)
This "review" (lol because flailing incoherently totally counts as a review amirite? :D? :D? :( ) is super scattershot and kind of disjointed because I wrote it as I was reading the book. As one does.

ONWARD (also, epic spoilers) )
the_wanlorn: The Doubtful Guest (Default)
So yesterday, SK and I had a conversation that when something like this*:

SK: So, remember that book you told me I should read way back in October?
Me: Why of course, my dear fellow**!
SK: Well I finally decided to read it.
Me: Excellent! How about a reading party?
SK: Excellent idea!
Me: AIN'T NO PARTY LIKE AN R-CLUB PARTY!

*Note: this conversation is completely made up.
**Because, let's face it, I don't rec books to people, so when I do it's memorable. I am incredibly insecure in my book tastes, so 99.9999% of the time, the book reccing that's going on is something reccing me something.


So the next five hours (well, more, but five hours before SK finished was when I started) was spent pasting bits back and forth to each other and making ridiculous faces and going on about how so good it was.

Uh, I guess there are spoilers? )
the_wanlorn: The Doubtful Guest (Default)
Jesus fucking christ I picked up a book at 6pm, and five+ hours later I'm still reading. I meant to go to bed an hour and a half ago. >:(

And that is the thing with books. I'm always like "I'll just read one more chapter/page/sentence!" and then it's three hours later and I'm trying to figure out where the time went. With fic, it's like "I'll just read one more part/paragraph/sentence!" and then it's ten minutes later and you're done. WHAT I AM SAYING IS, FIC HAS BUILT-IN IMPULSE CONTROL.

I am forcing myself to go to bed now because A) I've read this book before, and B) SK finished it so I got to :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD: over the end with her. GOOD NIGHT INTERNET, SLEEP WELL.

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Books are Tasty, Just Not These

  • Oct. 3rd, 2006 at 11:19 AM
the_wanlorn: Words Can Change the World (Words Change)
 
Yes! Let's show how literary and intelligent we are by bolding the most-frequently-challenged-(aka-let's-ban-the-suckers) books we've read!

Note how the whole thing makes me puke, and yet I'm still doing it. Goddamn if I'm not a well-read and intelligent sheep. ;-)

Cut Cut Cut )

And another meme!

We would like to know who really believes in zombie rights on LiveJournal. There is no bribe of a miracle or anything like that. If you believe in zombie rights, then repost this and title the post as "zombie rights". If you don't believe in zombie rights, then just ignore this. Thanks.

Fucking insulting.
 

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