djonn: (Peter Iredale)

The week has slipped away entirely too fast; in an effort to catch up with the rest of the pack, we'll do two days at once this round.

Day 3 - The best book I've read in the past year

Ouch.  Singling out one title for this kind of tag is always a challenge for me, Read more... )

Day 4 - My all-time favorite literary series

There are a number of series I enjoy reading and keeping up with.  Read more... )

The Once & Future Meme (aka the Index of Days): )

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It is, of course, actually Day 3 by now -- that post will go up shortly, but this one is late.  Ah, well, it happens sometimes.

Day 2 - A series more people should be reading/talking about

This choice was harder to make than I originally anticipated.  The trouble is that while I've read a number of intriguing books recently, many of them already have a sizeable degree of buzz attached to them, and so arguably don't fit the category.  And when I looked backward to consider older or more obscure titles, the titles I looked toward first arguably belong in categories we'll get to farther along in the meme.

And then I thought of two books that have just come back into print, and I had my answer: The Night of the Solstice and Heart of Valor by L. J. Smith, who's mostly known at present for having written the books from which the Vampire Diaries television series was adapted.

The present volumes are of a different kind. )

The Once & Future Meme (aka the Index of Days) )

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[ profile] alg has adapted the 30-day TV watchers' meme that's been bouncing around LiveJournal for those of us who are book-addicted -- and whereas I resisted the temptation to wade into the TV meme (I'm not quite that avid a watcher), the corresponding literary version is just too tempting for me not to play.

First, here's a link to [ profile] alg's kickoff post, where you can expect to find many other folks' answers (and links to their launchpoint posts) in the comments.

And now, A Lifetime of Reading In A Month.  I have recast/rewritten the day-tags, but we should all still be on the same page....

Day 1 - A series that ended too soon )

The complete calendar of the meme: )
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Tagged by [ profile] twilight2000:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people and post a comment to the person who tagged you once you've posted your three sentences.

Note: I'll tag, but don't feel pressured to respond.


But they smile, and what they are cooking tastes like it is prepared by humans rather than cranked from a computer.

Your first decision comes at the grill which is staffed by a chef who could double as an acrobat-magician.

Grill a hamburger, take an order, fry potatoes, dish out spaghetti, take an order, grill a hamburger . . .

[from Guide to Eating Out in Portland, Gloria Russakov, 1974; the Foothill Broiler, to which the above refers, closed a couple of years back]

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djonn: (butterfly)
From all over my friends-list:

If there are one or more people on your friends list who make your world a better place just because they exist, and whom you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.
djonn: Self-portrait (Wabbit)
And no wonder.  Too hot to be outside just now (90-something, down from 102 yesterday and 101 the day before).  Thus I've been following Web-trails (this by way of [ profile] filkertom, and this is definitely more amusing than the average meme.   Certain members of the gallery will be amused at the apt description of the Potion of Walla Walla....
Now let us go a-dungeoning.... )
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Saw this on a bunch of friends-list posts, tried it to see what the deal was, and was sufficiently amused by the results to go ahead and share.

1. Go here.
2. Pass it on.
my answers )

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