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Been a while, hasn't it? This is a response to Justine Larbalestier's blog post on the subject, Library Stories.Lets see...The earliest library experiences I can really remember involve my Elementary School library. (Library/Media Center) It was there that I learned to read better. It was there that I read tons of science books. With the YMCA program, I pretty much spent…See More
Jun 10, 2009

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What Kind of Nerdfighter Are You?
Many kinds... can't pick just one
About Me:
I breathe and such. Also, I don't update this often enough.

Technically I watched a few Brotherhood videos in 2007, but I never got hooked (like I am hopelessly now).
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
Way too many to list... I like most of those I've read this year
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
Pepsi Lunchbag*
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
Every Nerdfighter!
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Books Read In 2009 (49+)

Here there do be all the books I've read in 2009, unless I forget to add them. (Look! 2009!)
Updating through the summer, hopefully I didn't miss anything. Basically up to order of reading at The Alchemist, will probably edit to make it closer to reading order when I'm not frantically packing (or unpacking).

The Dragons of Magic Anthology* - Edited by J. Robert King
Murder At The Pentagon* - Margaret Truman
The California Gold Rush and the Coming of the Civil War* - Leonard L. Richards
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave Written By Himself
Water For Elephants* - Sara Gruen
Crome Yellow* - Aldous Huxley (carminative!)
The Devil In The White City* - Erik Larson
The Tales of Beedle the Bard* - J. K. Rowling
Harry, A History* - Melissa Anelli
The Road* - Cormac McCarthy
Spook Country* - William Gibson
The Last Colony* - John Scalzi
No Country For Old Men* - Cormac McCarthy
Murder in the CIA* - Margaret Truman
Murder at the Kennedy Center* - Margaret Truman
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J. K. Rowling
The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson
Northanger Abbey* - Jane Austen
The Picture of Dorian Gray* - Oscar Wilde
Pride and Prejudice* - Jane Austen (No Zombies)
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks* - E. Lockhart
Suite Scarlett* - Maureen Johnson
Zoe's Tale* - John Scalzi
Wise Blood* - Flannery O'Connor
Cane* - Jean Toomer
13 Little Blue Envelopes* - Maureen Johnson
Emma* - Jane Austen
High-Rise* - JG Ballard
Persuasion* - Jane Austen
The Mezzanine* - Nicholson Baker
Bridget Jones's Diary* - Helen Fielding
The Bermudez Triangle* - Maureen Johnson
Fences* - August Wilson
The Alchemist* - Paulo Coelho
Extinction's Embrace* - J.B.B. Winner
The Perks of Being a Wallflower* - Stephen Chbosky
The Five People You Meet in Heaven* - Mitch Albom
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh* - Michael Chabon
The Android's Dream* - John Scalzi
The Ghost Brigades* - John Scalzi
Old Man's War* - John Scalzi
Agent To The Stars* - John Scalzi
Kiln People* - David Brin
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Warbreaker* - Brandon Sanderson
Devilish* - Maureen Johnson
Uglies* - Scott Westerfeld
On The Road* - Jack Kerouac
The Lost Fleet: Dauntless* - Jack Campbell
Makers* - Cory Doctorow (As serialized on up to part 35/81)

* This denotes books I am reading for the first time in 2009

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Been a while, hasn't it? This is a response to Justine Larbalestier's blog post on the subject, Library Stories.

Lets see...

The earliest library experiences I can really remember involve my Elementary School library. (Library/Media Center) It was there that I learned to read better. It was there that I read tons of science books. With the…

Posted on June 10, 2009 at 12:09pm

Feels Like Friday

BEDA the last!

It feels like Friday. Yesterday it felt like Thursday. For some reason, this week has just felt off-kilter. I know I still have to go to class in a bit. Well, I must eat, check on Suite Scarlett, talk with my Professor in office hours, read something before class, oh, take a small survey for money and then of course go to class. We get some sort of paper topic for the massive paper due at the end of the quarter. Then I have to buy bread, so we have something to make… Continue

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 2:13pm

"YA" Books and Reading in General

Penultimate BEDA! (of 2009)

I don't have a theme or anything for today, although I do have stuff to discuss. Perhaps I do have a theme after all. But first let me get some stuff out of the way. Yesterday I received my copy of E. Lockhart's The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. My little order tracker said it was going to arrive on the 30th. It came early! When you add in the fact that is was a hardcover cheaper than all of the paperbacks I got, I am happy. (Not… Continue

Posted on April 29, 2009 at 12:47pm

Collections of Books

BEDA about Books!

Whilst I was in the library (one of them) reading that book without zombies, I chanced to glance at a flier for a book collection competition. The prize is money. I like money, for it allows for the purchase of stuff. The prizes seem to range from about $100 to $500. So it isn't a giant prize, but it is nothing to sneeze at (unless you have flu of pig). Of course, my eyes were drawn to the word book. Book collection? I wasn't sure what that entailed. Did I have to… Continue

Posted on April 28, 2009 at 1:57pm

Quick! Write the BEDA!

BEDA quickly!

This is timely in that it comes on the day the Maureen wrote a hilarious post about deadlines and procrastination and such. You may find it here, if you haven't found it already. Right, so I now have very little time to write this, having squandered precious minutes reading MJ's post.

Today I woke up at 6:25 (approximately) in the morning. It is a lovely time in the… Continue

Posted on April 27, 2009 at 9:43pm

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At 12:24am on July 10, 2009, Team Unicorn said…
o.o Wow. You have read a lot of books this year.
At 10:40pm on May 17, 2009, Beckoneko said…
Hey Chris, how are you? Just dropping by to say hi =)
At 9:30pm on March 29, 2009, Beckoneko said…
Thanks! It is ok if it takes a while, it will take me some time to get to all the drawings. Lots to do, and I have course work to finish before I get to that as well. If you happen to have other pictures of yourself lying around your computer or that can be put into the computer, that would be great as well. No rush though, that is the great thing about working for oneself. =)
At 2:17am on March 28, 2009, Beckoneko said…
Hi, this may sound like an odd request, but may I please use your face? Or rather the image of your face, that would be more accurate. If you have more questions about my request, please refer to this discussion:
At 8:13pm on January 13, 2009, Mariah Hall said…
Those sound like exciting classes.
At 10:35pm on January 10, 2009, Mariah Hall said…
What classes are you taking?
At 7:26pm on January 6, 2009, Mariah Hall said…
Hey Chris!
How's life been for you?
At 3:53pm on December 14, 2008, Shelby Rayburn said…
What classes are you taking this semester? I really can't wait for college I am SICK and TIRED of High School. Only two more years. (This is what I think to myself almost every Monday) I would either like to get a degree in History, Animal Science or possibly Animal Biotechnology. What kind of degree are you looking into? (I'm assuming that you are in college because your profile says your 20 years old.)

(P.s sorry for all the questions I'm kind of a noisy person.)
At 4:23pm on December 13, 2008, Shelby Rayburn said…
I think I really would enjoy your book. Well maybe once you finish it. Then when I see it on the Barnes&Noble best seller list I can say, "hey I messaged that guy on the ning!" So do you have exams this week? I do I've been putting off studing for my Alg. II test. And my history test, and well just about all of them. Except for art because all I have to do is make a clay model and that isn't too difficult. I don't mind the parentheses.

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