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2011 Booklist

I suppose I will be editing this post as books are completed. More than likely, I will forget about it by April.

1. Kushiel's Justice - Jaqueline Carey
2. Broken - Kelley Armstrong
3. World War Z - Max Brooks
4. Kushiel's Mercy - Jaqueline Carey
5. Beginnings (and some other short stories) - Kelley Armstrong
6. Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer
7. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
8. Feed - Mira Grant
9. Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
10. Matched - Ally Condie
11. Mysterious Skin - Scott Heim
12. Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
13. Eleven Minutes - Paulo Coelho
14. Exquisite Corpse - Poppy Z. Brite
15. Rebel Angels - Libba Bray
16. I Am Not A Serial Killer - Dan Wells
17. Danse Macabre - Laurell K. Hamilton
18. Dragon Keeper - Robin Hobb
19. Blood and Gold - Anne Rice (4/16)
20. The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan (4/19)
21. The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss (4/30)
22. The Dead Tossed Waves - Carrie Ryan (5/4)
23. Trans-Sister Radio - Chris Bohjalian (5/8)
24. Blackwood Farm - Anne Rice (5/27)
25. The Looking Glass Wars - Frank Beddor (5/30)
26. His Mouth Will Taste of Wormwood - Poppy Z. Brite (6/3)
27. I, Lucifer - Glen Duncan (6/12)
28. The Fat Studies Reader - Esther Rothblum (ed.) (6/16)
29. Unwind - Neal Shusterman (6/20)
30. Wicked - Gregory Maguire (7/10)
31. Mussolini and the Axeman's Jazz - Poppy Z. Brite (7/11)
32. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Steven Chbosky (7/14)
33. Machine of Death - Ryan North (ed.) (7/27)
34. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling (7/29)
35. Game of Thrones - George RR Martin (8/14)
36. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley (8/22)
37. The Dark and Hollow Places - Carrie Ryan (8/23)
38. Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro (8/28)
39. Dawn - Octavia Butler (9/4)
40. Adulthood Rites - Octavia Butler (9/20)
41. Imago - Octavia Butler (9/25)
42. Clash of Kings - George RR Martin (10/11)
43. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon (10/16)
44. Monster Island - David Wellington (11/30)
45. The Scent of Rain and Lightening - Nancy Pickard (12/7)
46. St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves - Karen Russell (12/16)
47. Some Girls - Jillian Lauren (12/30)
48. Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pinchon (ugh, unfinished yet, but it held me up so I felt the need to add it in here.)

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Test number two

This is a post from my phone using LJBeetle.

I like the options on this one and am greatly satisfied if it works and continues to do so. Hooray for Android!

Nook, Tech, Coffee, February

I forget how good it is to sit by my window, read blogs, and drink coffee from my favorite mug. Well, from one of my favorite mugs. All the mugs I have are limited to my favorites due to the fact that I almost never drink hot drinks. Finding a new coffee place with excellent sugar-free options has resparked my love affair with coffee, enough that I make it at home now too. Maybe I'll sneak some of my own to work (because all they've got is the mild blend--wusses).

In other news, the Nook may have been the best thing to ever happen to me. I'm reading again like a crazed--reading--type--person. In the couple weeks that I've had it, I've devoured three hefty sized books and a few short stories. I've yet to try and read a non-fiction book on it, but I'm hoping it will be the same rate of reading. I have all these good intentions to read educational things, but I always default back to vampires, fairies, and sex. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Third cup of coffee. I am buzzing.

Tumblr. Got one. Really had one for a long time but never used it. Enjoying it immensely. HERE, were anyone interested. I'm not that interesting, all of you know that. It seems like as soon as I get people to join one form of social networking site, I'm ready to move on to the next. What is up with that? Probably something to do with my subconscious. Or not. Probably not.

February is coming. Tuck and roll. The month terrifies me. I'm glad that it's a good 3 days shorter than it could be. March always feels like the green grass in a pasture I've been looking at for 28 days. Granted, once I get there it usually turns out to be a little muddy, but I'm okay with that. At least it isn't on fire.

Connectivity

Somehow, Twitter connectivity has made me interested in Livejournal again. That and tumblr always seems to be down. Also, I do not like the fact that the site omits an e. I always, always have to backspace to take out the goddamn e.

Mostly, I am pleased because I get to use my American Psycho mood icons again and an excited Patrick Bateman is an adorable Patrick Bateman.

I need to get back into the habit of writing longer than 140 characters. That might help me express myself when I'm finally writing the results and discussion sections of my thesis. I will finish it before I'm 30. I will. Shut up.

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Mar. 27th, 2010

I have to get this out somewhere. Maybe I'll post it to Facebook if I feel the need for people to actually see it, but it needs to be written down.

Dear You,

It's bad enough that I am compelled by some obsessive force to read your Twitter updates. I wish I knew how to quit you. But that's not the point I'm trying to make right now.

Please stop pretending to be informed about the things you post! You are disseminating lies. Not only lies, but lies about the wrong thing! Your desire to "educate" people could be considered well meaning, but it's pretty nefarious when the links you post are ridiculous. And the the information you spread isn't even a spin so much as it's flat out wrong.

"What's Really in Obama's Health Care Plan." So many things wrong with this article. I don't even know how you found such an outdated piece of crap short of going to google and typing in "what's really in the health care bill." That might be an okay search to do for someone who's lost about what's going on with this very confusing reform, but why would you pick the article from July 30th, 2009? Why would you pick the article that has so many ads on it, it's difficult to actually see the text? Because it's the only article you could find that enumerated the points that supported your ridiculous beef with this health care reform! And because you were too lazy to actually do any research at all!

This article is old. Do you know how many changes a bill as highly contested as this goes through before it gets passed? Just because it's on the same topic doesn't mean you can read news articles about it from 8 months ago and expect to get anything but history. If you researched the current bill at all you would have seen immediately (upon even a cursory review) that it went through a lot of compromises, changes, and (oh, I don't know) an entire reconciliation process that's been in the news for awhile now. That article you keep giving to people to inform them is about the wrong bill. It's also lying about that wrong bill, but let's not go into that.

This article is from a spam news site. Do some investigating before you post links. Anyone can put anything on the internet and call it news. This is research 101. It took me 5 minutes to learn that NaturalNews.com is an "independent" news source owned and operated by Truth Publishing LTD. Guess what they sell? Natural health books. How utterly convenient. But! They ascribe to independent journalism, you say. They have a declaration! But if you'd actually read anything, you would have noticed that it's a declaration of journalistic INTERdependence. You didn't find a diamond in the rough of independent news reporting. You found a smart publishing company that reposts bullshit to fill their ad pages. So much for your skeptical nature!

So here's the story. THIS HEALTH CARE BILL DOES NOT HAVE A PUBLIC OPTION. That's just the tip of the ice burg about what's wrong with your objections, but that's the biggest one I can convey. You are like FOXNews. You get a hold of one little soundbite that sets your panties in a twist and supports your "independent spirit," and you spread it around to make other people think you're a political nerd. You're not a skeptical, independent thinker. You're the sort of person who likes to think she's different and clever and oh-so-pioneering. And maybe you are in other aspects, but quite frankly, you suck at politics. Instead of watching CNN, maybe you should mainline C-SPAN, or ACTUALLY TRY TO READ THE BILL. Or if you don't want to read the bill, or can't understand it, then at least get your news from more than one outdated fear-mongering article.

- Me

Oct. 5th, 2009

Teacher-friends or anyone who knows: Is there a written policy concerning students visiting a teacher's home? Where would I even look for policy regarding teacher/paraeducator conduct?

Aug. 9th, 2009

Criminal Minds returns September 23rd for those who were asking this weekend :D
So this is Ping.fm I think I've added every social networking site ever. Why? Because there can't just be ONE. *sigh*
Girls with Slingshots is an awesome webcomic! I love guest strip weeks at Questionable Content :D

Here! Start at the beginning, it's good all the way through.
We do realize that I work weekends, right? And that I need two weeks notice to put in for time off, right? During the summer, it is nearly impossible to get time off even if I do give them two weeks notice. So I guess I'll see you Sunday for breakfast before you leave. Next time, tell me as soon as you know.

I really needed a weekend with you. I'm going to try.