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Are you up for the challenge of reading 50 books in 2012?… - Thanks, ants.
Are you up for the challenge of reading 50 books in 2012?


Well gawrsh, I'll just try my darnedest toahahahaHAHAHHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

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taraljc From: taraljc Date: January 4th, 2012 01:57 am (UTC) (linkage)
I continue to be confused by people who thinking reading a book a week is extraordinary.

Then again, I'm a whackjob.
thistlethorn From: thistlethorn Date: January 4th, 2012 02:03 am (UTC) (linkage)
Wave your geek flag proudly, O Hugo Winner.
thistlethorn From: thistlethorn Date: January 4th, 2012 02:02 am (UTC) (linkage)
I know, right? <snort>

<hits next page button on Kindle>
wolfy_writing From: wolfy_writing Date: January 4th, 2012 02:03 am (UTC) (linkage)
Granted, keeping myself to no more than one book a week and taking a couple of weeks off would be a challenge, but I don't see what it would accomplish...oh! There are people who think it's a lot!

(If they wanted to challenge me, they should go for "Can you read fifty books before March?")
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: January 4th, 2012 02:22 am (UTC) (linkage)
If this were a harder winter, I'd say Challenge Accepted.
ymfaery From: ymfaery Date: January 4th, 2012 02:29 am (UTC) (linkage)
I don't think I'd make that challenge, mainly because I don't think fanfic counts as books for these things, and fanfic's taken over my reading time.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: January 4th, 2012 02:35 am (UTC) (linkage)
That reminds me, I still have one more crappy Torchwood novel...
lots42 From: lots42 Date: January 4th, 2012 03:17 am (UTC) (linkage)
Silly LiveJournal.

I had originally misread that as fifty books in 12 weeks but 12 MONTHS?
lots42 From: lots42 Date: January 4th, 2012 03:17 am (UTC) (linkage)
threegoldfish From: threegoldfish Date: January 4th, 2012 03:37 am (UTC) (linkage)
Well, maybe I'd be down to that if I started driving to work instead of Metroing, but even then I read a lot of fic during the day. What's the fic to "proper book" conversion ratio these days?
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: January 4th, 2012 03:42 am (UTC) (linkage)
I can't tell unless it's printed out. I've never been able to spec type for shit.
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amanuensis1 From: amanuensis1 Date: January 5th, 2012 11:09 am (UTC) (linkage)
There's no way to add anything better in agreement than the matched set of your location, mood, music, entry, and tag! :D
klangley56 From: klangley56 Date: January 6th, 2012 09:50 pm (UTC) (linkage)
So what book are you reading currently?

I'm a couple of hundred pages into the new Steve Jobs biography, which is proving to be quite compelling (much as the man himself, apparently). The next one on the stack is the new book by Michael Moore, "Here Comes Trouble." Suzan said that one is quite good.

And I just picked up "Death Comes to Pemberly" by P.D. James. One of those books that involves Jane Austen characters (in this case, from "Pride and Prejudice") in a murder mystery. I'm not normally interested in books of this type, but P.D. James is a different kettle of fish.

I'm also rereading some zines, because I started a project of reorganizing some of the zine shelves--and that always turns into as much a reading project as an organizing project. :-)

So I've been going through what's left of my "Sentry Duty" TS zines. (I refer to them as "what's left" because, where Agent With Style zines are concerned, I usually would end up ripping them apart to keep the bits and pieces I found worthwile. And, as anyone who knows me will tell you, ripping up zines is something I used to consider sacrilege. Until the era of the modern fanzine, that is.)

I'm also rereading the issues of "Sentry Post" from Linda Hutcheson. Now *that* was a superior quality zine.

And I'm dipping into some "Kung Fu: The Legend Continues" fanzines, like "Double, Double," "The Persian Flaw," and "Bloody Marvelous."

There you go. The trivia of my life. :-)
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: January 6th, 2012 09:58 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Welp. Last night I finished the BFI monograph on The League of Gentlemen, which was very good though strangely silent on the fact that one of their major characters is in full minstrel blackface. Then I started a horror novel I'd really been looking forwad to that just came in the mail. Sadly, ten pages in, the 14-year-old heroine was suddenly raped by a flock of evil magical hummingbirds, then perved on by the jogger who found her unconscious, so I played OkamiDen for the rest of the night.

My bag currently contains a book on making Yellow Submarine, but I've only read the intro.
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