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So I've been reading a lot of Terry Pratchett lately. Actually, I read a couple back when my grandmother was dying, and then I read a bunch last year when my family were getting ready to move. So far I've read The Colour of Magic, The Light Fantastic, Equal Rites, Maskerade, Monstrous Regiment, Thud!, Night Watch, Guards! Guards!, Mort, The Truth, Thief of Time, The Fifth Elephant (which I don't really remember a lot about, honestly), and Moving Pictures. I have already bought, though have yet to read, Good Omens, Small Gods, Going Postal, Wyrd Sisters, and Pyramids, and I'm in the middle of Reaper Man right now. :)

This is how it is when I discover an author I like: I devour everything of theirs I can get my hands on, as fast as my schedule will allow. I'm enjoying myself thoroughly.
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I'm sick in a really gross, disgusting, leaky way.

I really want to read something, but I don't know what to read. Where do I start? So much reading to do, so little time. I always say I don't want to waste my time on a bad book, but I spend so much time wondering which books are good, I might as well be reading the bad books.
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I had a dream last night that Ron Weasley was going to die in the next HP book, and I only just now realized it wasn't real. That happens surprisingly often with me: I dream something weird, and it takes me awhile to realize it wasn't real. I'd love to be able to find out how Ron Weasley got into my dream to begin with, but that's as far as my dream memory will take me.

I was listening to music in the car this morning, and suddenly realized I'm in a terribly sort of "I want to wallow in over-emotional hogwash for awhile" mood. I think it was the combination of Jennifer Knapp and Linkin Park. But it got me to thinking of fanfic.

I wish I were capable of illustrating the link in my brain between over-emotional music and fanfiction at the moment, but I think my brain is fried.

I think I'm in desperate need of stimulation. Even the over-emotional kind.

My last final of the year is tomorrow. Yay!
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tagged by [livejournal.com profile] lockergirl (and technically, also [livejournal.com profile] leksa, [livejournal.com profile] adventurat, and [livejournal.com profile] kayotica):

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag five people.

*sigh* You asked for it.

From Reckless Heart, by Madeline Baker:
"Don't be deliberately obtuse, Katherine Mary Kincaid," he growled. "You know what I mean."
"Don't be absurd," Mother chided gently. "Hannah isn't going to run off with him."

Would it help if I explained that this is one of my sister's library books that happened to be lying on the floor when I glanced around for a book?

In other news, [livejournal.com profile] austenfic is now up for reviewing, if anybody's interested. No, I haven't reviewed anything yet. I've been very busy, job searching.

I have an interview in the morning.
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I was talking with one of the women I work with (Jackie) last night about books, and she said she used to love reading Georgette Heyer.

I was surprised. I'd never met anyone who'd even heard of Georgette Heyer before (in RL), let alone enjoyed her.
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The last couple days, I've been reading The Quiet Gentleman, by Georgette Heyer, and quite enjoying it. I have no idea who the culprit is! (Well, I do, but I don't want to say, in case I'm wrong.) (SPOILERS in comments, just in case.)

I'm a little bummed that I have to put it aside today, in order to do homework, but hey. Them's the breaks.

I bought a shirt last week for $7 that I think will do nicely for my cousin's wedding. Wore it to church today, though, and realized I don't really have a good skirt to go with it. Thought one of the skirts I already own would work, but they don't. That's okay. I like skirts.

On the other hand, I do not like shoes. (Sorry, [livejournal.com profile] mariavii!) But I need some new sneaker-like thingies to wear to work, because you can almost see my toes poking out of my current ones. But I can't find any tolerable sneakers to buy! *whine* I tried on a couple pairs today, but they were all so hard on the inside. Why on earth would anybody make a sneaker hard on the inside?
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Car is fixed. For now, anyway. Took it out to test it this afternoon; went to Borders. It had been awhile since I'd visited a bookstore, so I mostly just wandered around lusting after all the books. I was, in a bad way, like a child in a candystore. I couldn't focus on any one thing to enjoy. Didn't even buy anything. :(

*sigh* It's been so long since I actually read a book. I miss it. (Still working on Absalom, Absalom, by the way.)

My birthday's coming up, so I've been working on a wishlist at amazon.com. Am hoping to get my family to look at it, since they always complain of having no idea what to get me.
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I set out to get some homework done today, but got bored. So instead of that, I did some casting. I cast all the heroes and heroines of Patricia Veryan's Georgian novels through the Jewelled Men series. I wanted to cast something Austen, but my sisters wouldn't help me if I didn't do something they were familiar with, and they didn't want to do P&P, what with the new movie coming out and everything. Still, it is very satisfying to have a casting project that allows you to "use" nearly all your favorite boytoys actors. Also, since all the novels are related, you know some of the characters will pop up in books that are not their own, which makes it even more fun.

Still don't have anyone to play August, though. *sigh* Oh, well.

Speaking of the new P&P movie, though, am I the only one very interested in the new Wickham? I hope he can act.....
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I went to the library yesterday and picked up a few books I haven't read from the banned books meme. (I also left the library wondering why in the world they didn't have a single copy of The Grapes of Wrath! Wha???) I started with Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!. I'm having trouble getting into it, though. Why? Because of the insanely long sentences! It's as if he had only a short supply of periods and had to use them sparingly in order to be able to finish his book.

Still, I have to admit it's a pretty effective way of setting up the mood of the book. When the characters begin to pick up the narration, as in chapter 1, I could imagine Jessica Tandy speaking as she did in Fried Green Tomatoes, and I understood it much more easily than in the plain narration.

In other news, I'm still really annoyed that all my planned activities for tomorrow were cancelled because of this stupid hurricane. I was all geared up for work and school, and suddenly I have nothing to do. It leaves me feeling very antsy.

Also, today was my brother's birthday, so he made our parents sit down and watch The Two Towers. Phrases uttered in my house today during The March of the Ents:

Run, Forest, Run!
He's turning over a new leaf.
Gotta pack my trunk.
How do you kill a tree? Oh!
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1. Am very sleepy

2. Am uncomfortably full -- and I don't care how yummy cheese is, there can be too much of a good thing. Unless my mother is right and I really am lactose intolerant. But I doubt it; my grandpa didn't like dairy, either. So at least I come by it naturally.

3. Am making my way through The Foundling, by Georgette Heyer. Had never read it before, am now about 2/3 of the way through it, and yes, [livejournal.com profile] shemmelle , it does get enormously better as it goes along. Unfortunately, have not been able to think of anybody to play Gilly. Since I love to cast the books I read, this is really bothering me. Also, am in love with Captain Ware. *sigh*

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