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Instead of stopping our hearts, we played music Because we're rock stars We come together and we work and we fall apart I play music because I'm in love with silence and sound.

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"I'm suddenly thankful for email alerts from nerdfighters. Thanks! I'm looking forward to it pretty hard, too!"
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Anna commented on Super Dave's blog post Review: "Something Wicked This Way Comes", by Ray Bradbury, 1962
"I love the prose, and the sense of anticipation mixed with terror. But that's it--that's it. Although I'm only halfway through the book. I'll let you know in a couple days...assuming marching band doesn't kill me first."
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Anna commented on Super Dave's blog post Book Review: “Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction” (Ed. Sharyn November, 2003)
"I couldn't say what I like so much about this anthology--I agree with you on a number of stories, like Max Mondrosch and The Baby In The Night Deposit Box. I bought it because I am a huge fan of Sherwood Smith's Crown Duel duet, and Beauty…"
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The Halloween Tree

by Ray BradburyPip is the kind of kid that you always want along when you're setting off on an adventure. Anything, really, is an adventure when he's along. But tonight--Halloween!--he's not coming along for the night. He's sans costume and looking pale. What's wrong with Pip? And is there anything that can be done to save him? Pip sends the other boys ahead to the house with a Halloween tree--pumpkins and pumpkins hung high and grinning with flickering lights. Mr. Moundshroud is waiting there,…See More
Sep 17, 2009

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About Me:
Back in town. Hello-o-o The Internets!
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
Let's try favorite authors...um.. Robin McKinley, Patricia C. Wrede, Diana Wynne Jones, Megan Whalen Turner, Rick Riordan, Sherwood Smith, John Green, E. Lockhart...

Books I'm reading right now: Middlesex by Jefferey Eugenides. I just finished Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman as well as The Perilous Gard by Mary Pope Osboure.
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
Antenae...and Really oversized Headphones that look like they are from the Eighties! Whee!
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
Krista Krista Krista!!!
When did you start watching the Vlogbrothers?
2008
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Your Result: Literature Nerd
 

Does sitting by a nice cozy fire, with a cup of hot tea/chocolate, and a book you can read for hours even when your eyes grow red and dry and you look sort of scary sitting there with your insomniac appearance? Then you fit this category perfectly! You love the power of the written word and it's eloquence; and you may like to read/write poetry or novels. You contribute to the smart people of today's society, however you can probably be overly-critical of works.
It's okay. I understand.

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The Halloween Tree

by Ray Bradbury



Pip is the kind of kid that you always want along when you're setting off on an adventure. Anything, really, is an adventure when he's along. But tonight--Halloween!--he's not coming along for the night. He's sans costume and looking pale. What's wrong with Pip? And is there anything that can be done to save him? Pip sends the other boys ahead to the house with a Halloween tree--pumpkins and pumpkins hung high and grinning with flickering lights. Mr. Moundshroud is… Continue

Posted on September 17, 2009 at 5:48pm

Will In The World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

by Stephen Greenblatt



Shakespeare is a towering figure in the literary world, still casting a long shadow even more than four hundred years after his death. Or rather, his name is so tied to his works--his words--that everyone who has ever seen Juliet speak the lines, "Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?" knows of Shakespeare. William Shakespeare the man, however, is a dim figure. So little is known about him that some historians question whether the works of Shakespeare were… Continue

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 4:28pm

The Books Of Magic

by Neil Gaiman



Twelve-year-old Timothy Hunter is offered a choice: To travel through time and space, viewing the past, future, and worlds of magic, or go on skateboarding through ordinary life in this collection of the first four Books of Magic. Reminiscent of Gaiman's Sandman comics--indeed, we meet several of the Endless and other familiar characters--following Timothy's adventures with a different guide for each book is at the same time a dim echo compared to the intense… Continue

Posted on August 17, 2009 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

by Scott McCloud



Scott McCloud delivers a friendly, developed answer to the question, "What IS comics?" Beginning with the definition of comics as, "Juxtaposed pictorial and other images in deliberate sequence," McCloud takes the reader through what he calls the vocabulary of comics, the closure of transactions, timing, what happens between frames, how words and pictures can work together, the making process, color in comics, before drawing the conclusion that comics are an ever… Continue

Posted on August 17, 2009 at 10:01pm — 1 Comment

A Game Of Thrones

by Georgy R. R. Martin



The Starks of Winterfell, once Kings of the North generations ago, are now part of a larger kingdom and swear fealty to King Robert in the south. After living uninterrupted at Winterfell, the family is pulled in different directions after a royal visit. Lord Eddard goes south with the king; his bastard son Jon Snow is sent out to join the the black men keeping guard against the north. Lady Catelyn takes a dangerous journey with unexpected results while her son… Continue

Posted on August 9, 2009 at 12:12pm

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At 11:28am on June 4, 2010, Admiral Squish said…
I'm suddenly thankful for email alerts from nerdfighters. Thanks! I'm looking forward to it pretty hard, too!
At 7:03pm on August 30, 2009, Super Dave said…
Yes, it was in June. The Vernal Equinox is September 21. I'll try my very best to have it all done by then, but I can't promise. Though the penalty will be a big encouragement.
At 10:24am on August 20, 2009, Malinda said…
Don't apologize for having differing opinions. It's what makes life interesting.

A book challenge sounds like fun. :)
At 12:58pm on July 29, 2009, Super Dave said…
Which books do I have to read by the end of the summer? I don't know if i have the complete list or not. Could you clarify that for me?

Also, by what date do I have to finish these books? August 31? The Summer Solstice?
At 7:13pm on June 4, 2009, Super Dave said…
I think they all the volumes of Bone at the YDL, if not the big omnibus edition.

At least, I think they do. but i know for a fact that Halle library has both Something Wicked and The Halloween Tree, and I have all the rest in my personal library.

Looking back on it, I think your list is a little too short. I'll think up some more titles to force on you.
At 7:08pm on June 4, 2009, Super Dave said…
Oh! I've got an idea for a penalty! Every book you don't read, you have to buy a copy of it and donate it to a library or local charity (or donate an equal amount of money).

I like your idea for buying each other their favorite book from the reading list.
At 7:05pm on June 4, 2009, Super Dave said…
Middlesex is good. The only thing I don't like about that book is that often when I noticed a pattern or a literary reference or metaphor, the author would openly point it out, deflating my ego-balloon. Otherwise, it's awesome.

Yes, the Bone compilation is huge, but it's totally worth it. It's one of the best graphic novels I've ever read. A real labor of love.

... but yeah, read all of it. You'll be glad you did.
At 12:01pm on May 20, 2009, Super Dave said…
Your summer reading list is as follows, in no particular order:

Bone, by Jeff Smith
Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole
Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury
The Halloween Tree, by Ray Bradbury
Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides
Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder, by I don't remember who
Fragile Things, by Neil Gaiman
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art, by Scott McCloud

By the way, will there be penalties for not finishing these books by the end of summer?
 
 
 

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