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term="vicious little darlings"/><category term="vladimir nabokov"/><category term="walt whitman"/><category term="will arnett"/><category term="willow"/><category term="witches"/><category term="ya murder mystery"/><title type='text'>O.ops I Read That Book!</title><subtitle type='html'>- Book Reviews And My Musings Through Gloom &amp;amp; Glam ^^</subtitle><link rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#feed' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default?redirect=false'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/'/><link rel='hub' href='http://pubsubhubbub.appspot.com/'/><link rel='next' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default?start-index=26&amp;max-results=25&amp;redirect=false'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><generator version='7.00' uri='http://www.blogger.com'>Blogger</generator><openSearch:totalResults>95</openSearch:totalResults><openSearch:startIndex>1</openSearch:startIndex><openSearch:itemsPerPage>25</openSearch:itemsPerPage><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2552786526464116923.post-2846327423671675210</id><published>2012-06-30T10:24:00.000-07:00</published><updated>2012-07-02T03:49:57.819-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="feather"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="guernsey literary and potato peel pie society"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="hope"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="human croquet"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="imaginary friends. kate atkinson"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="internship"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="john green"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="looking for alaska"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="paper towns"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="publishing house"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="THE FAULT IN OUR STARS"/><title type='text'>Summer</title><content type='html'>&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;I feel guilty that haven&#39;t posted here since ages. I am actually going through a bit of a crisis with this blog. Lately I have been feeling that when I started this blog I wasn&#39;t the same person I am now. ( Who was I then?) My biggest peeve, however, is that I didn&#39;t really make any friends here. &amp;nbsp;None at all. What was the point of blogging then? Sure I came across plenty more books and got some wonderful comments on my reviews, but it still sucks that I didn&#39;t become close with a fellow blogger. Turns out I am as terrible as making friends online, as I am in real life. ( Isn&#39;t online real life?) &amp;nbsp;Nevertheless, this socially inept fool is done with her internship which kept her busy these past two months, and is ready to blog more often, more thoughtfully, and with more hope. ( Hope is the thing that lies in the feather. I shall wear them in my ear. They&#39;ll grow into the brain.)&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;I haven&#39;t been able to complete my summer reading list ( What a fail! ), and neither have I read a whole lot of books this summer (:O). I did work at a publishing house though, so I forgive myself.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Books I did read, The Fault in our Stars by John Green. I didn&#39;t really fancy it initially since it was so different from the other JG books I love and cherish and eat and drink. But it grew on me. I still like Paper Towns and Alaska more. Maybe I even like Katherines more. Nevertheless, John Green is my hero, and TFioS made me cry like an elephant ( Big Fat Tears). So overall, that was a helluva good book.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Then I read two life-changing books.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;The Guernsey Literary &amp;amp; Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Human Croquet by Kate Atkinson.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;My heart grows quiet when I think of ways to describe them. It knows, I can&#39;t do them justice.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Someday I&#39;ll read a book that will make me fly. (Where?)&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Till that day arrives, I&#39;ll have my imaginary friends, and I&#39;ll laugh with them and smell their hair and bite them and they shall be creatures and beasts and water and forests.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;My love to everyone.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/feeds/2846327423671675210/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/06/summer.html#comment-form' title='33 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/2846327423671675210'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/2846327423671675210'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/06/summer.html' title='Summer'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><thr:total>33</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2552786526464116923.post-1766975831079798826</id><published>2012-05-08T05:48:00.000-07:00</published><updated>2012-05-08T05:49:27.567-07:00</updated><title type='text'>Top Ten Favorite Quotes From Books</title><content type='html'>&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;b style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #666666; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;Top Ten Tuesday&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #666666; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #666666; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;“A single metaphor can give birth to love.”&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;―&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;Milan Kundera&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;,&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;i style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;The Unbearable Lightness of Bein&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;g&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;“You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything. . . affects everything.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;quoteText&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 5px; padding-top: 0px;&quot;&gt;―&amp;nbsp;Jay Asher,&amp;nbsp;&lt;i&gt;Thirteen Reasons Why&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;quoteText&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 5px; padding-top: 0px;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;quoteText&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 5px; padding-top: 0px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;“Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one&#39;s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.”&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;―&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;Sylvia Plath&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;,&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;i style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;The Bell Jar&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;quoteText&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 5px; padding-top: 0px;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;quoteText&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 5px; padding-top: 0px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;“Madness is too glamorous a term to convey what happens to most people who are losing their minds. That word is too exciting, too literary, too interesting in its connotations, to convey the boredom, the slowness, the dreariness, the dampness of depression…depression is pure dullness, tedium straight up. Depression is, especially these days, an overused term to be sure, but never one associated with anything wild, anything about dancing all night with a lampshade on your head and then going home and killing yourself…The word madness allows its users to celebrate the pain of its sufferers, to forget that underneath all the acting-out and quests for fabulousness and fine poetry, there is a person in huge amounts of dull, ugly agony...Remember that when you’re at the point at which you’re doing something as desperate and violent as sticking your head in an oven, it is only because the life that preceded this act felt even worse. Think about living in depression from moment to moment, and know it is not worth any of the great art that comes as its by-product.”&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;―&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;Elizabeth Wurtzel&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;,&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;i style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;Prozac Nation&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;quoteText&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 5px; padding-top: 0px;&quot;&gt;&lt;i style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;quoteText&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 5px; padding-top: 0px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;“Only a fool is not afraid.”&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;―&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;Madeleine L&#39;Engle&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;,&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;i style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;A Wrinkle in Time&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;quoteText&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 5px; padding-top: 0px;&quot;&gt;&lt;i style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;quoteText&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 5px; padding-top: 0px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;“What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.”&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;―&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;John Green&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;,&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;i style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;Paper Towns&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;quoteText&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 5px; padding-top: 0px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;quoteFooter&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-size: 14px;&quot;&gt;“Did you know that for pretty much the entire history of the human species, the average life span was less than thirty years? You could count on ten years or so of real adulthood, right? There was no planning for retirement, There was no planning for a career. There was no planning. No time for plannning. No time for a future. But then the life spans started getting longer, and people started having more and more future. And now life has become the future. Every moment of your life is lived for the future--you go to high school so you can go to college so you can get a good job so you can get a nice house so you can afford to send your kids to college so they can get a good job so they can get a nice house so they can afford to send their kids to college.”&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-size: 14px;&quot;&gt;―&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;John Green&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-size: 14px;&quot;&gt;,&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;i style=&quot;background-color: white; font-size: 14px;&quot;&gt;Paper Towns&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;quoteFooter&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;i style=&quot;background-color: white; font-size: 14px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;quoteFooter&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;i style=&quot;background-color: white; font-size: 14px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;quoteFooter&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-size: 14px;&quot;&gt;“Self-defense is an act that implies you have something valuable to defend. After the instinct, you begin to wonder. What, specifically, was I aiming to save? What, beyond instinct, makes life worth saving?”&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-size: 14px;&quot;&gt;―&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;Emily Arsenault&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-size: 14px;&quot;&gt;,&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;i style=&quot;background-color: white; font-size: 14px;&quot;&gt;The Broken Teaglass&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;quoteFooter&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;i style=&quot;background-color: white; font-size: 14px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;quoteFooter&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 14px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;quoteFooter&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-size: 14px;&quot;&gt;“Some people turn sad awfully young. No special reason, it seems, but they seem almost to be born that way. They bruise easier, tire faster, cry quicker, remember longer and, as I say, get sadder younger than anyone else in the world. I know, for I&#39;m one of them.”&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-size: 14px;&quot;&gt;―&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;Ray Bradbury&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-size: 14px;&quot;&gt;,&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;i style=&quot;background-color: white; font-size: 14px;&quot;&gt;Dandelion Wine&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;quoteFooter&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;i style=&quot;background-color: white; font-size: 14px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;quoteFooter&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;quoteFooter&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-size: 14px;&quot;&gt;“Resist much. Obey little.”&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-size: 14px;&quot;&gt;―&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;Walt Whitman &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/feeds/1766975831079798826/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/05/top-ten-favorite-quotes-from-books.html#comment-form' title='6 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/1766975831079798826'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/1766975831079798826'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/05/top-ten-favorite-quotes-from-books.html' title='Top Ten Favorite Quotes From Books'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><thr:total>6</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2552786526464116923.post-9019178739691631180</id><published>2012-05-07T04:20:00.000-07:00</published><updated>2012-05-09T06:01:57.339-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="book review"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="going bovine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="holden caulfield"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="libba bray"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="slacker"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="stoner"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="surrealism"/><title type='text'>Going Bovine by Libba Bray</title><content type='html'>&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1320391025l/6512140.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1320391025l/6512140.jpg&quot; width=&quot;211&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;blockquote style=&quot;background-color: lightblue; border: 4px dotted #666; padding: 10px;&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Can Cameron find what he’s looking for?&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;All 16-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school—and life in general—with a minimum of effort. It’s not a lot to ask. But that’s before he’s given some bad news: he’s sick and he’s going to die. Which totally sucks. Hope arrives in the winged form of Dulcie, a loopy punk angel/possible hallucination with a bad sugar habit. She tells Cam there is a cure—if he’s willing to go in search of it. With the help of a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf and a yard gnome, Cam sets off on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America into the heart of what matters most.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qnuZwWVRk1s/Th7ca1L69dI/AAAAAAAAADI/5Nl18OzGnDs/s1600/stars5.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qnuZwWVRk1s/Th7ca1L69dI/AAAAAAAAADI/5Nl18OzGnDs/s1600/stars5.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Going Bovine was like a drunken teenager. Crazy, reckless, fun, shockingly poignant and above all, undeniably unreliable.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Cameron is a slacker/stoner. I loved his character. I could totally relate to it. He was very Holden Caulfield-esque. Cameron basically doesn’t like anything. At all. His parents live a dull life. His dad is possibly cheating on his mom. His sister is a pod person (Read: Cheerleader) who is dating the quarterback or something like that. His best memory is when he almost died at Disneyland when he was 5 years. He loves listening to this lame Portuguese singer, just to be ironic. He sometimes hangs out in the stoner bathroom having eloquent and sensible conversation about Schrödinger&#39;s cat&lt;span style=&quot;color: red;&quot;&gt;*&lt;/span&gt; and such. I’d give an inch of my hair to go to that bathroom. It sounds like a glorious place. But never mind, this is just the start of the book and it only gets better. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Cameron gets Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, which is simply mad cow disease in a human. And hence, the cover. &amp;nbsp;It&#39;s genius really. Symptoms of this disease: Hallucinations, muscle twitching. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;The rest of the book Cameron is either lying on a hospital bed or on a psychedelic road trip with a paranoid dwarf who loves to swear, a punk angel, and a yard gnome who claims to be a Norse God, or possibly both. It&#39;s really upto the reader to decide what is really happening. &amp;nbsp;The road trip is eccentric, they run into a jazz musician who is supposed to be dead, mardi gras folks, dumb reality-TV obsessed teens, CHURCH OF EVERLASTING SATISFACTION AND SNACK-’N’-BOWL AKA Future serial killers, physicists on the quest to enter parallel universe and much more. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;This book is very surreal, very very funny, very Alice in Wonderland meets On The Road meets Don Quixote. And mostly, it begs the question, what exactly defines reality. &amp;nbsp;Till the box is opened is Schrodinger’s cat dead or alive or both?&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: red; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;*&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schr%C3%B6dinger&#39;s_cat&quot;&gt;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schr%C3%B6dinger&#39;s_cat&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Similar books: &lt;a href=&quot;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/04/paper-towns-by-john-green.html&quot;&gt;Paper Towns By John Green&lt;/a&gt;.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Other road trip related books on my reading list:&amp;nbsp;&lt;a href=&quot;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/05/in-my-mailbox-my-summer-reading-list.html&quot;&gt;Road trip books.&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/feeds/9019178739691631180/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/05/going-bovine-by-libba-bray.html#comment-form' title='22 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/9019178739691631180'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/9019178739691631180'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/05/going-bovine-by-libba-bray.html' title='Going Bovine by Libba Bray'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qnuZwWVRk1s/Th7ca1L69dI/AAAAAAAAADI/5Nl18OzGnDs/s72-c/stars5.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>22</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2552786526464116923.post-5742149842519764368</id><published>2012-05-07T03:08:00.000-07:00</published><updated>2012-05-07T04:24:38.523-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="EATING ANIMALS"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="going bovine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="john green"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="jonathan safran foer"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="MOBY-DICK"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="THE FAULT IN OUR STARS"/><title type='text'>It&#39;s Monday! What are you reading? #5</title><content type='html'>&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_duNu7r0KN5M/TdNJQu5SjOI/AAAAAAAAAbA/BDEmsBx9KxM/Monday%2525252BWhat%2525252BR%2525252BU%2525252BReading%5B2%5D.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_duNu7r0KN5M/TdNJQu5SjOI/AAAAAAAAAbA/BDEmsBx9KxM/Monday%2525252BWhat%2525252BR%2525252BU%2525252BReading%5B2%5D.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; clear: both; font-family: Georgia, Utopia, &#39;Palatino Linotype&#39;, Palatino, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;It&#39;s Monday! What are you reading? is a weekly event hosted by the wonderful Shelia at Book Journey. It is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Ans. Several books, simultaneously.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1320391025l/6512140.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1320391025l/6512140.jpg&quot; width=&quot;211&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;This book was The Shizz.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Review:&lt;a href=&quot;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/05/going-bovine-by-libba-bray.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt; &amp;nbsp;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/05/going-bovine-by-libba-bray.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1327877480l/6604712.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1327877480l/6604712.jpg&quot; width=&quot;198&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Now, I don&#39;t really read non-fiction. Ever. But I came across this photo of a page in the book, and I was in love. Also, Jonathan Safran Foer is brilliant.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lnzvyk7RGf1qaruuqo1_500.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;640&quot; src=&quot;http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lnzvyk7RGf1qaruuqo1_500.jpg&quot; width=&quot;532&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Nevertheless, I doubt it&#39;s gonna turn me into a vegan or whatever.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://media-cache8.pinterest.com/upload/94434923406592108_MPOn91No_f.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://media-cache8.pinterest.com/upload/94434923406592108_MPOn91No_f.jpg&quot; width=&quot;280&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Herman Melville sure loved his whales.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1327880382l/11870085.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1327880382l/11870085.jpg&quot; width=&quot;211&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;I didn&#39;t really love this one. The protag is a female and the main guy is not your typical John Green character. *sigh* But, maybe it gets better.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Watch out for the reviews. Let me know what you are reading this week?&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;P.S- My Summer Reading List&lt;a href=&quot;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/04/my-summer-reading-list-part-1-and.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt; Part 1&lt;/a&gt; and &lt;a href=&quot;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/05/in-my-mailbox-my-summer-reading-list.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Part 2 ( Road Trip edition&lt;/a&gt;.)&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/feeds/5742149842519764368/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/05/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-5.html#comment-form' title='8 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/5742149842519764368'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/5742149842519764368'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/05/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-5.html' title='It&#39;s Monday! What are you reading? #5'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_duNu7r0KN5M/TdNJQu5SjOI/AAAAAAAAAbA/BDEmsBx9KxM/s72-c/Monday%2525252BWhat%2525252BR%2525252BU%2525252BReading%5B2%5D.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>8</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2552786526464116923.post-2327682235227500606</id><published>2012-05-06T11:55:00.000-07:00</published><updated>2012-05-30T11:12:08.966-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="an abundance of katherines"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="going bovine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="jack keroucac"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="jesse eisenberg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="life of pi"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="man booker prize winner"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="on the road"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="road trip"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="saving june"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="seth cohen"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="summer reading list part 2"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="tiger"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="woody allen"/><title type='text'>In My Mailbox/ My Summer Reading List Part 2/ Stacking The Shelves/ Mailbox Monday</title><content type='html'>&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;IMM is hosted by The Story Siren&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Stacking The Shelves is hosted by &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tyngasreviews.com/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: black;&quot;&gt;Tygna&#39;s Reviews&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Mailbox Monday is hosted at &lt;a href=&quot;http://mailboxmonday.wordpress.com/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Mailbox Monday&lt;/a&gt;.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;This is the Road Trip list! ^^&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Georgia;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;When I read &lt;a href=&quot;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/04/paper-towns-by-john-green.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Paper Towns by John Green&lt;/a&gt; and loved it, I realised I had barely read any books about road trips. Then I read Going Bovine and it was all kinds of awesome ( Review:&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/05/going-bovine-by-libba-bray.html&quot;&gt;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/05/going-bovine-by-libba-bray.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;) , and so I am now gonna read a whole heap of books about road trips.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;1)&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;color: #382110; line-height: 24px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;On the Road&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;by smallText&quot; style=&quot;color: black; line-height: 14px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;by&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;name&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Jack Kerouac&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1216748331l/70401.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1216748331l/70401.jpg&quot; width=&quot;205&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Is it kind of&amp;nbsp;embarrassing&amp;nbsp;that I have not read this book yet? Yes. It is. And that must be changed soon.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;2) &amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;color: #382110; line-height: 24px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Life of Pi&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;by smallText&quot; style=&quot;color: black; line-height: 14px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;by&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;name&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Yann Martel&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1328876419l/170453.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1328876419l/170453.jpg&quot; width=&quot;212&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;Okay well, accepted this is more of a sea voyage than a road trip book, but it&#39;s an exception I made for this book because it&#39;s about a Tiger. And, I have a soft&amp;nbsp;corner ( Translation: Obsession) for the Felines. Not to mention, much like the time when you are on the lookout for the perfect Woody Allen meets Jesse Eisenberg meets Seth Cohen&amp;nbsp;hyper intellectual, neurotic guy, but you get totally distracted by a super hot french musician; well, this is like that time. A Man Booker Prize Winner being much like a super hot musician. French one. Stupid analogy. Because &amp;nbsp;I&#39;d totally prefer the dork.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 16px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;3) The Least Awesome book&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;color: #382110; line-height: 26px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;by smallText&quot; style=&quot;color: black; line-height: 14px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;by&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;name&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;John Green&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 16px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1313273753l/1320817.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1313273753l/1320817.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 16px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 16px;&quot;&gt;I started reading. Didn&#39;t like it as much as Paper Towns or Looking for Alaska. But whatever, John Green is John Green. This book is third person though. Meh.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 16px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 16px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 16px;&quot;&gt;4) Saving June by Hannah Harrignton&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1301624078l/10947600.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1301624078l/10947600.jpg&quot; width=&quot;253&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 16px;&quot;&gt;I really didn&#39;t wanna read this because I had made up my mind it was a quintessential romance book. &amp;nbsp;But then a lot of people recommended it and I heard the main guy is like a hipster-ish dude who loves Neutral Milk Hotel or something. Anyways, I remember liking the music he likes, and&lt;i&gt; it is&lt;/i&gt; a a road trip book, and the cover isn&#39;t shabby either so whatever, I&#39;ll check it out. &amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 16px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 16px;&quot;&gt;What&#39;s in your mailbox?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 16px;&quot;&gt;Check out my &lt;a href=&quot;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/04/my-summer-reading-list-part-1-and.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Summer Reading List Part 1&amp;nbsp;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 16px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 16px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/feeds/2327682235227500606/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/05/in-my-mailbox-my-summer-reading-list.html#comment-form' title='9 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/2327682235227500606'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/2327682235227500606'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/05/in-my-mailbox-my-summer-reading-list.html' title='In My Mailbox/ My Summer Reading List Part 2/ Stacking The Shelves/ Mailbox Monday'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><thr:total>9</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2552786526464116923.post-5914346880552890088</id><published>2012-04-24T14:47:00.001-07:00</published><updated>2012-04-25T04:14:29.558-07:00</updated><title type='text'>Teaser Tuesday and Top Ten Tuesday</title><content type='html'>&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://refractedlightreviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Teaser-Tuesday-300x178.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://refractedlightreviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Teaser-Tuesday-300x178.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;a href=&quot;http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/&quot;&gt;Should Be Reading&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;My teaser:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&quot;Whenever I find myself&amp;nbsp;growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp,&amp;nbsp;drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself&amp;nbsp;involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and&amp;nbsp;bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially&amp;nbsp;whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it&amp;nbsp;requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from&amp;nbsp;deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically&amp;nbsp;knocking people’s hats off—then, I account it high time to&amp;nbsp;get to sea as soon as I can.&quot; - Moby-Dick&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0vWoGX6995M/T3Eb_D4LyvI/AAAAAAAABKk/RytGDq5G-4A/s200/toptentuesday.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0vWoGX6995M/T3Eb_D4LyvI/AAAAAAAABKk/RytGDq5G-4A/s200/toptentuesday.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by &lt;a href=&quot;http://brokeandbookish.blogspot.com/&quot;&gt;The Broke and The Bookish&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;All time favourite literary characters&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;In no particular order&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;1. Esther Greenwood- SO ME!&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;2. Holden Caulfield- SO &amp;nbsp;ME!&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;3. Amy March- Not really me but she was always my favorite March sister.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;4. Mia Thermopolis- SO ME!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;5. Michael Moscovitz- I WANT TO MARRY+DO him &amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;6. Sirius Black- I can&#39;t get over his death. He can still come back from the Veil, guys.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;7. Ron Weasley- Come on, he is so nice and funny and just generally LIKABLE.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;8. Harry Potter- Childhood hero.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;9. Becky Bloomwood- Only because she is funny and dumb and I sometimes feel dumb so it&#39;s nice to have company.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;10.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 20px;&quot;&gt;Humbert Humbert- How a child&amp;nbsp;molester&amp;nbsp;ended up on this list is the beauty of Lolita.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 20px;&quot;&gt;This isn&#39;t really the only Top 10. Just the one that came to my mind right now.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 20px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 20px;&quot;&gt;Send me your links too. :)&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; line-height: 20px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;And don&#39;t forget to stop by my &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 20px;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/04/my-summer-reading-list-part-1-and.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Summer reading list!&lt;/a&gt;&amp;nbsp;and check out the &lt;a href=&quot;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/04/paper-towns-by-john-green.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;10 things I love about Paper Towns by John Green&amp;nbsp;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/feeds/5914346880552890088/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/04/teaser-tuesday-and-top-ten-tuesday.html#comment-form' title='7 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/5914346880552890088'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/5914346880552890088'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/04/teaser-tuesday-and-top-ten-tuesday.html' title='Teaser Tuesday and Top Ten Tuesday'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0vWoGX6995M/T3Eb_D4LyvI/AAAAAAAABKk/RytGDq5G-4A/s72-c/toptentuesday.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>7</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2552786526464116923.post-1003314912607240857</id><published>2012-04-24T13:40:00.000-07:00</published><updated>2012-04-25T04:32:36.548-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="extremely loud and incredibly close"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="haruki murakami"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="jesse eisenberg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="jonathan safran foer"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="my summer reading list part 1"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="plagiarism"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="suicide notes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="the summer we read gatsby"/><title type='text'>My Summer Reading List Part 1 and thoughts on the *ahem* plagiarism debacle</title><content type='html'>&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Wow, the blogosphere has been pretty fucked up, huh?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;So what better way to distract myself than making a summer reading list. This way I can keep the whole summer mapped out and finish off a large chunk of my to-read pile.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;So here goes,&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;1)&amp;nbsp;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #382110; font-size: small;&quot;&gt;Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #382110; font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;by smallText&quot; style=&quot;color: black; line-height: 14px;&quot;&gt;by&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;name&quot;&gt;Haruki Murakami&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #382110; font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;name&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1334938946l/10374.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1334938946l/10374.jpg&quot; width=&quot;208&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Why it is on this list?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Kafkaesque Underworld. Surrealism. Unicorn skulls.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Wait, I need to say that again.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;UNICORN SKULLS.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;As if the book didn&#39;t have me eating out of it&#39;s palm at &lt;i&gt;Kafkaesque&lt;/i&gt;.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;h1 class=&quot;bookTitle&quot; id=&quot;bookTitle&quot; itemprop=&quot;name&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #382110; font-family: georgia, serif; font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.1; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px; text-align: left; width: 455px;&quot;&gt;      &lt;span style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;2) The Summer We Read Gatsby: A Novel&amp;nbsp;&lt;span class=&quot;by smallText&quot; style=&quot;color: black; font-family: inherit; line-height: 14px;&quot;&gt;by&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;Danielle Ganek&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h1&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1273934064l/7744084.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1273934064l/7744084.jpg&quot; width=&quot;221&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;I am not very fond of the cover but the title wins brownie points. I mean, what&#39;s a summer reading list without books that have the word summer in the title?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;And it&#39;s supposed to be a delightful comedy of manners set at the Hamptons. Hamptons are pretty summer-vibe inducing too.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;:)&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;3)&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #382110; font-family: georgia, serif; line-height: 1.1; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;Suicide Notes&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;by smallText&quot; style=&quot;font-family: inherit; line-height: 14px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;by&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;Michael Thomas Ford&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1282589737l/7955100.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1282589737l/7955100.jpg&quot; width=&quot;213&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Light breezy romances are great for summer and all, BUT I NEED TO GET MY DAILY INTAKE OF DEPRESSING SUICIDAL READZ ON.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;4)&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #382110; font-family: georgia, serif; line-height: 1.1; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;by smallText&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: inherit; line-height: 14px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;by&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;Jonathan Safran Foer&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1327879967l/4588.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1327879967l/4588.jpg&quot; width=&quot;212&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Speaking of depressing as shizz but uplifting books, I am super excited about this one. I already started it and it&#39;s great so far. And I love the cover. So quirky.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;5)&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #382110; font-family: georgia, serif; line-height: 1.1; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;by smallText&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: inherit; line-height: 14px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;by&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;name&quot;&gt;Mathias Malzieu&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;name&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1320464590l/6713166.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1320464590l/6713166.jpg&quot; width=&quot;212&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;name&quot;&gt;I am so lucky to have come across this book!&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;name&quot;&gt;I first saw the original version which is in French and needless to say my French isn&#39;t so good that I could read an entire novel. Anyways, I was happy to know it was translated in English.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;name&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1327407179l/2133827.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1327407179l/2133827.jpg&quot; width=&quot;202&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;But this cover is pretty fancy.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Okay, so I noticed that almost all of the blurbs of these books describe them as &quot;poignant&quot;.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;:/&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;We are lurking into pretentious book territory.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;What to do?&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Oh look, problem solved.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;6) &amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #382110; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; line-height: 1.1; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;Sixteenth Summer&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;by smallText&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; line-height: 14px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;by&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;Michelle Dalton&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1287107810l/9091814.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1287107810l/9091814.jpg&quot; width=&quot;212&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;How is that for jazzing things up? That&#39;s&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;definitely&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;a non-poignant book. And possibly the most summery of the bunch.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;name&quot;&gt;I mostly want to read it because I love the cover. I mean, I love beaches. And, I totes want that dress. And, possibly the guy too. As long as his face looks like Jesse Eisenberg.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;name&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2h1xxJXZ11qzma7a.gif&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2h1xxJXZ11qzma7a.gif&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;So, now that the quintessential cheesy summer romance book has been added, the PART 1 of my Summer Reading List is done.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;The whole list is like 30 books, so I am gonna divide it into a few parts and put it up.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;And now onto the plagiarism bit,&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;It&#39;s wrong as hell. I get it. In the blogging world it&#39;s the shittiest thing you can do. If someone did it to me, (I mean with all this eloquent shizz I pop out here, it could happen :P), I&#39;d be super angry too. But &lt;/span&gt;&lt;i style=&quot;line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;this&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;, what is happening, what I am sure we are all aware is happening, it sucks. It&#39;s just sad. It&#39;s one thing to say someone did something wrong and demand an apology, it&#39;s another to rally around attacking them on every&amp;nbsp;possible&amp;nbsp;level and write huge posts damaging their reputation. I am not taking any sides. I just feel like some people are not so much angry at the plagiarism per se, as they are overfilled with &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;schadenfreude.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;Well, that was my two cents on the matter.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: white; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 115%;&quot;&gt;“What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.”&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;- John Green&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; 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style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;blockquote style=&quot;background-color: lightblue; border: 4px dotted #666; padding: 10px;&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1294461993l/6442769.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1294461993l/6442769.jpg&quot; width=&quot;265&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night - dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows her. Margo&#39;s always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she&#39;s always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q . . . until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. And they&#39;re for Q.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;blockquote style=&quot;background-color: lightblue; border: 4px dotted #666; padding: 10px;&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Printz Medalist John Green returns with the trademark brilliant wit and heart-stopping emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of readers.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #555555; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;Published October 16th 2008 by Dutton Juvenile&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #555555; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qnuZwWVRk1s/Th7ca1L69dI/AAAAAAAAADI/5Nl18OzGnDs/s1600/stars5.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qnuZwWVRk1s/Th7ca1L69dI/AAAAAAAAADI/5Nl18OzGnDs/s1600/stars5.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #555555; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #555555; font-size: 11px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &#39;Helvetica Neue&#39;, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;10 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT PAPER TOWNS&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;1) Dear John Green,&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;You had me at, “Maybe all the strings inside him broke.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;2) Meet the characters: &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: purple;&quot;&gt;Quentin&lt;/span&gt;: Nerdy, Alternative and Hipster. Basically, every John Green character. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: purple;&quot;&gt;MaRgO&lt;/span&gt;: &amp;nbsp;She capitalises random letters because otherwise it’s not fair to the other letters.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;She is mad as a hatter and odd as a bat. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;In Ben Starling’s words,&lt;i&gt;&quot;She&#39;s the kind of person who either dies tragically at twenty-seven, like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, or else grows up to win, like, the first-ever Nobel Prize for Awesome.&quot; &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Also, the show Revenge should drop Emily or Amanda or whatever and follow Margo because hell hath no fury like Margo scorned. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: purple;&quot;&gt;Radar&lt;/span&gt;: Nerdy, Obsessed with Omnictionary which is a site like Wikipedia and LOOK, IT EXISTS&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.omnictionary.com/index.php/Main_Page&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: magenta; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;http://www.omnictionary.com/index.php/Main_Page&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Oh, and owns the largest collection of Black Santas EVER.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: purple;&quot;&gt;Ben&lt;/span&gt;: Funny Ben is Funny. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;3) Pop Culture references. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Example:&lt;i&gt; &quot;The last time I was this scared,&quot; Radar says, &quot;I actually had to face a Dark Lord in order to make the world safe for wizards.&quot;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie and Wilco make a special musical appearance. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;And THE BELL JAR! THE BELL JAR! MY The Bell Jar.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Also, Emily Dickinson.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;4) The entire novel is weaved along with Walt Whitma’s Song of Myself from his book Leaves of Grass. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;5) This book followed major themes of Perception and the Mirrors vs Windows concept. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;6) Urban explorers.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;7) Quentin is the book version of every character Jesse Eisenberg and Adam Brody have ever played. ( Except Zuckerberg in The Social Network. He would fit too, if he were ever so slightly dumbed down. :P ) And if nothing else, that in itself is enough for me to love the movie. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;8) The novel is divided into 3 sub-parts, each providing insight into a major metaphor.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;So we have The Strings, The Grass, and The Vessel. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;And the only thing I like more than awkward, hyperintellectual, neurotic guys (Read: Woody Allen, Jesse Eisenberg, Adam Brody) is METAPHORS. I can eat metaphors for breakfast, lunch and dinner. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;9) I loved this paragraph. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;“Here’s what’s not beautiful about it: from here, you can’t see the rust or the cracked paint or whatever, but you can tell what the place really is. You see how fake it all is. It’s not even hard enough to be made out of plastic. It’s a paper town. I mean look at it, Q; look at all those cul-de-sacs, those streets that turn in on themselves, all the houses that were built to fall apart. All those paper people living in their paper houses, burning the future to stay warm. All the paper kids drinking beer some bum bought for them at the paper convenience store. Everyone demented with the mania of owning thing. All the thing paper-thin and paper-frail. And all the people, too.”&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;10) THE ROAD TRIP. THE BLOODY ROAD TRIP. It was all types of awesomeness and coolness and I can forever fangirl over the road trip. And honestly, it made me wonder why I haven’t read any books on road trips before. Picked up On The Road by Jack Kerouac the very next day. Any other recommendations?&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;I don’t know how a book filled with pranks, clues, mystery, beer and naked graduation manages to be philosophical, but this one does.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/feeds/8464431579250382634/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/04/paper-towns-by-john-green.html#comment-form' title='11 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/8464431579250382634'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/8464431579250382634'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/04/paper-towns-by-john-green.html' title='Paper Towns by John Green'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qnuZwWVRk1s/Th7ca1L69dI/AAAAAAAAADI/5Nl18OzGnDs/s72-c/stars5.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>11</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2552786526464116923.post-1675223548264608609</id><published>2012-04-20T05:37:00.000-07:00</published><updated>2012-04-20T07:16:11.130-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="arnold"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="dumbledore"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="follow friday"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="gandalf"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="goodreads"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="HARRY POTTER"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="pigwidgeon"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="princess diaries"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="pygmy puff"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="The hunger games"/><title type='text'>I Am Back and Friday Follow.</title><content type='html'>&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Okay, so I know I was MIA for like a month or so, but that does NOT mean Blogger can go all Facebook on my ass by changing the interface COMPLETELY.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;WHAT IS GOING ON?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;WHY DOES MY POST BOX LOOK SO DIFFERENT?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;I guess I&#39;ll just have to put on my big girl panties on and deal with it. People have had it worse. They had to run from Voldy No-Nose Lord for seven bloody years, fight in The Hunger Games whilst people with whisker&#39;s and dyed skin with gems implanted in them watched , or worse still, become a princess in an awesome funny book which Disney RUINS by making it into a lame movie where MICHAEL-FREAKING-MOSCOVITZ ISN&#39;T EVEN THERE. And MIA ISN&#39;T EVEN BLONDE.AND GRANDMERE ISN&#39;T EVEN SCARY. Oh, and Boris and Tina are a no-show too. Grr, okay now I am just upset.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;So, (FINALLY) moving on, I am here to apologize for my long absence, which was because I was super busy with my exams and shit. However,it&#39;s the first day of my summer vacations and so I am back to blogging, and am gonna post several book, movies and TV Show recs soon.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://parajunkee.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/FF_2012.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://parajunkee.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/FF_2012.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;blockquote class=&quot;tr_bq&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: magenta; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Q: Fight! Fight! If you could have two fictional characters battle it out (preferably from books), who would they be and who do you think would win?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Cheshire Cat and Fat Louie. Fat Louie would just sit and laze about and be fat, while Cheshire Cat impresses with his wit and smile.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;So, maybe there would be no fight. Mmmm.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;How about Arnold, the pygmy puff and Pigwidgeon, the tiny cute owl?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Their fight would be all cute and adorable, like two small furballs rolling about. It would be more like a fur-fest, than a fight.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;So for reals, Gandalf and Dumbledore and I&#39;ll never know who won because I can&#39;t tell one from the other.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2189/1691575883_a871460442_o.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;248&quot; src=&quot;http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2189/1691575883_a871460442_o.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Also, Walt Whitman could have joined if it wasn&#39;t strictly fictional characters.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a1/Walt_Whitman_edit_2.jpg/220px-Walt_Whitman_edit_2.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a1/Walt_Whitman_edit_2.jpg/220px-Walt_Whitman_edit_2.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Ho, Ho, Brandish those beards. &amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ip2qvS9RVPg/Tl0zKLhxhWI/AAAAAAAACY4/665rZ3kovtA/s1600/TGIFatGReadsGraphic.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ip2qvS9RVPg/Tl0zKLhxhWI/AAAAAAAACY4/665rZ3kovtA/s1600/TGIFatGReadsGraphic.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;background-color: white; line-height: 18px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: magenta; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Q. Book Blogger Influences: Has there been a particular&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;background-color: white; line-height: 18px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: magenta; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;book blogger who&#39;s influenced what you read? Share with us a review/book blog&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;background-color: white; line-height: 18px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: magenta; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;that convinced you to pick up a certain book.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #222222; line-height: 18px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #222222; line-height: 18px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #222222; line-height: 18px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Before I started blogging or knew that Goodreads existed, I read tons of books based on The Story Siren&#39;s reviews. Kristi just had this large number of YA books in her archive, so I used to go about leisurely through them and make a to-read list. It didn&#39;t influence my reading choice per se but when I was in the mood for YA, it helped. I still do that sometimes, like once a month or something. &amp;nbsp;Everything is just so systematic and regular in that blog. (Unlike this one :P)&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #222222; line-height: 18px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;However, these days I just use Goodreads. I fucking love that site.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #222222; font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;, Trebuchet, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #222222; font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #222222; font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;, Trebuchet, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #222222; font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;Please drop by links to your answers.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #222222; font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;XO&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #222222; font-family: &#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;, Trebuchet, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;P.S- You can also follow me on Twitter for my incessant whining or on Pinterest which I LOVE LOVE LOVE and haunt regularly.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://pinterest.com/thebellejar/&quot;&gt;http://pinterest.com/thebellejar/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/#!/WickedWillow666&quot;&gt;https://twitter.com/#!/WickedWillow666&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/feeds/1675223548264608609/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/04/i-am-back-and-friday-follow.html#comment-form' title='13 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/1675223548264608609'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/1675223548264608609'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/04/i-am-back-and-friday-follow.html' title='I Am Back and Friday Follow.'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ip2qvS9RVPg/Tl0zKLhxhWI/AAAAAAAACY4/665rZ3kovtA/s72-c/TGIFatGReadsGraphic.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>13</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2552786526464116923.post-7176399383405215564</id><published>2012-03-23T07:05:00.001-07:00</published><updated>2012-03-23T07:07:28.804-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="guest post"/><title type='text'>Guest Post by Author of  Freshman Year &amp; Other Unnatural Disasters: Meredith Zeitlin</title><content type='html'>&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Five of My Favorite Books!&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;The Time-Traveler&#39;s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger. This book is magic. It destroyed me – first, because I simply couldn&#39;t believe that the author had gotten it all to work out so perfectly. I would go flipping back to previously read scenes, thinking, “There&#39;s no way there isn&#39;t a mistake here somewhere..” but there were no mistakes. The humor in this book, the language, the images, the raw emotion, the sex, the visceral pain of loss – it&#39;s all there. I cried so hard when I got to the end (and, FYI, I almost never cry, period) that a woman on the subway asked if I needed help. This is probably the most perfect book I&#39;ve ever read.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;(Do not ever mention the movie of this book to me. No, I haven&#39;t seen it, and I certainly never will. There&#39;s simply no point.)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Lafcadio, The Lion Who Shot Back, by Shel Silverstein. Yes, everyone loves Uncle Shelby. But for me, this is his best book, and one I have loved for a thousand years. Go read it right now, if you haven&#39;t. It&#39;s about what it means to be human, and what it means to fit into your own skin. It&#39;s funny and strange and brilliant.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;French Relations, by Fiona Walker. I bought this book at Heathrow Airport when I was 18 and wanted something juicy and fun to read for the flight back to the US. Little did I know I had stumbled on the BEST BOOK EVER. It&#39;s just everything about a fabulous chick-litty, beach read only more – fashion! Scandal! Drunken midnight romps! Misunderstandings! Puns! Horses! English people! It&#39;s like Bridget Jones if she lived in a Judith Krantz world. Seriously, I know it sounds ridiculous and very unliterary, but everyone I have ever loaned my copy to (on pain of death if it not returned, btw) has agreed. Best. Book. Ever.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Wicked, by Gregory Maguire. People who are only familiar with the (in my opinion, totally awful – and I say that as a fully-fledged and knowledgeable theatre geek, btw) musical version of this need to go buy the book AT ONCE. It&#39;s totally different. It&#39;s a political manifesto, and so complicated, so nuanced, so brutal... every time I read it I discover something I completely missed the last time. I think it&#39;s the best of his books (and I&#39;ve read them all) - but that might be because it&#39;s the first one I read and I don&#39;t know if anything could compete afterwards.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, by Rebecca Wells. I love Rebecca Wells&#39; writing. I love the way she makes sentences, the ways she creates characters, and the way she tells a story. Her words are delicious. Her point of view is so specific. I think she has one of the purest voices in fiction – and I love Southern fiction. The Prince of Tides was a favorite novel when I was growing up, and her stories remind of it in all the best ways. (And no, I haven&#39;t seen the movie version of this either! You can&#39;t make me!)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;blockquote style=&quot;background-color: pink; border: 4px dotted #666; padding: 10px;&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/authors/1327272628p5/3251352.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/authors/1327272628p5/3251352.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;Meredith Zeitlin is a writer and voiceover artist who lives in Brooklyn with two adorable feline roommates. She also writes a column for Ladygunn Magazine, changes her hair color every few months, and has many fancy pairs of spectacles.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot; /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&quot;Freshman Year and Other Unnatural Disasters&quot; (Putnam, March 2012) is her first novel.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot; /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;You can learn more about the book here:&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.kelseyfinkelstein.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #666600; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px; 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Other Unnatural Disasters: Meredith Zeitlin'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2552786526464116923.post-5532224162607527641</id><published>2012-03-07T09:13:00.001-08:00</published><updated>2012-03-14T10:47:37.459-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="deborah hopkins"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="guest post"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="titanic"/><title type='text'>Guest Post by Deborah Hopkinson, Author of Titanic: Voices From the Disaster</title><content type='html'>&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); color: #222222; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-left: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-top: 0in; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: small;&quot;&gt;Last year, at the beginning of episode one of&amp;nbsp;&lt;i&gt;Downton Abbey&lt;/i&gt;, when I watched the words “April 1912” flash on the screen after the opening scene in the telegraph office, I knew exactly what had happened.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;For I’d just spent the last two years immersed in that very time period, researching my new nonfiction book,&amp;nbsp;&lt;i&gt;Titanic: Voices from the Disaster&lt;/i&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); color: #222222; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-left: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-top: 0in; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;This year, of course, marks the centennial of the&amp;nbsp;&lt;i&gt;Titanic&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;sinking, and thanks to Downton Abbey many more of us are revisiting Edwardian times and, of course, those beautiful clothes (at least the ones the upper class women wear; though Anna has some walking outfits I wouldn’t mind having!)&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); color: #222222; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-left: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-top: 0in; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0.5in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: small;&quot;&gt;But during the writing of&amp;nbsp;&lt;i&gt;Titanic: Voices from the Disaster&lt;/i&gt;, which draws heavily on the personal accounts of survivors, I didn’t need a costume to put me in back in time.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;The heartbreaking stories and terrified words of those on the&amp;nbsp;&lt;i&gt;Titanic&lt;/i&gt;&amp;nbsp;were enough to make the tragedy as vivid as a recent news report.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); color: #222222; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-left: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-top: 0in; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0.5in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;“The first touch of our lifeboat on that black sea came to me as a last goodbye to life,” said a governess named Elizabeth Shutes, who, like many others, was at first reluctant to leave the ship to be lowered 70 feet to the ocean on that cold, clear night of April 15. “…and so we put off – a tiny boat on a great sea – rowed away from what had been a safe home for five days.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); color: #222222; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-left: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-top: 0in; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0.5in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: small;&quot;&gt;Jack Thayer, only 17 at the time, was traveling with his parents. Separated from them in the ship’s final moments, he contemplated his own death. “I thought of all the good times I had had, and of the all the future pleasures I would never enjoy; of my father and mother; of my sisters and brother. I looked at myself as though from some far-off place…”&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;His story is made all the more poignant to know that years later he committed suicide after the death of his own son in World War II.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); color: #222222; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-left: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-top: 0in; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0.5in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Titanic: Voices from the Disaster&lt;/i&gt;&amp;nbsp;was written primarily for young readers, but, at 300 pages, it can, I hope, also appeal to adult readers wishing to revisit one of the defining events of the early 20&lt;sup&gt;th&lt;/sup&gt;&amp;nbsp;century, and a tragedy that still fascinates us today.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;The book includes a wealth of resources, such as historical photographs, bios of passengers and crews, a timeline, and excerpts from survivor letters written aboard the&amp;nbsp;&lt;i&gt;Carpathia&lt;/i&gt;&amp;nbsp;which carried the 712 survivors (out of 2,208 on board) to New York.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); color: #222222; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-left: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-top: 0in; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0.5in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: small;&quot;&gt;“I escaped in my nightdress and coat and petticoats; everything has gone,” wrote second class passenger Edwina Trout to friends. “I dare say you all have lots of sympathy for me, but believe me, I am one of the lucky ones.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); color: #222222; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-left: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-top: 0in; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0.5in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: small;&quot;&gt;I feel lucky to have had the privilege of writing this book and getting to know some extraordinarily brave individuals.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;And I look forward to sharing it with readers.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); color: #222222; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-left: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-top: 0in; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0.5in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;As it happens, I have a book signing coming up to which some nearby elementary school classes have been invited; I hear the kids have been encouraged to dress in period clothing. That’s all the excuse I need: I may not be able to pull off a hat like Maggie Smith, but at least I’m getting myself a pair of lace-up boots.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); color: #222222; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-left: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-top: 0in; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0.5in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: small; text-indent: 0px;&quot;&gt;To read more about Deborah Hopkinson’s books visit:&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.deborahhopkinson.com/&quot; style=&quot;color: #1155cc; text-indent: 0px;&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;www.deborahhopkinson.com&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;text-indent: 0px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); color: #222222; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-left: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-top: 0in; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0.5in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;text-indent: 0px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;wbr&gt;&lt;/wbr&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt; &lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); color: #222222; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-left: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-top: 0in; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0.5in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/feeds/5532224162607527641/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/03/guest-post-by-deborah-hopkins-author-of.html#comment-form' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/5532224162607527641'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/5532224162607527641'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/03/guest-post-by-deborah-hopkins-author-of.html' title='Guest Post by Deborah Hopkinson, Author of Titanic: Voices From the Disaster'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2552786526464116923.post-5971758987259765311</id><published>2012-03-02T10:36:00.002-08:00</published><updated>2012-03-02T10:46:07.004-08:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Adam brody"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="atonement"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="dianna agron"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="follow friday"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="ian mcewan"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="john green"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="kristen stewart"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="paper towns"/><title type='text'>Follow Friday #11</title><content type='html'>&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://parajunkee.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/FF_2012.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://parajunkee.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/FF_2012.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #741b47;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #741b47; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Q: What book would you love to see made into a movie or television show and do you have actors/actresses in mind to play the main characters?&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; 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Jacobsen.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;I reeeeeeealy miss Seth Cohen and Brody needs to get back in my TV Screen.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.teenidols4you.com/blink/Actors/kristen_stewart/kristen_stewart_1220544822.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://www.teenidols4you.com/blink/Actors/kristen_stewart/kristen_stewart_1220544822.jpg&quot; width=&quot;213&quot; /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://cdn.thegloss.com/files/2011/03/zooey2.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;clear: right; 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GEEEEEEEKTASTIC!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfplgjle0p1qgy1ilo1_500.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfplgjle0p1qgy1ilo1_500.png&quot; width=&quot;337&quot; /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;And the effervescent Dianna Agron as Lacey Pemberton.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Because I hate what Glee is doing to Quinn Fabray and Lady Di deserves much much more.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ip2qvS9RVPg/Tl0zKLhxhWI/AAAAAAAACY4/665rZ3kovtA/s1600/TGIFatGReadsGraphic.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ip2qvS9RVPg/Tl0zKLhxhWI/AAAAAAAACY4/665rZ3kovtA/s1600/TGIFatGReadsGraphic.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-size: medium; line-height: 25px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #741b47; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Book Moments: What has been your favorite moment (scene) in a book that you&#39;ve read so far in 2012? Please be kind &amp;amp; not include spoilers.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt; &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-size: medium; line-height: 25px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #741b47; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;-webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 0px; border-collapse: separate;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;calibre_30&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0em; margin-left: 0em; margin-right: 0em; margin-top: 0pt; text-indent: 2em;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;-webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 0px; border-collapse: separate;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&quot;He looked into the water, then he looked at back at her, and simply shook his head as he raised a hand to cover his mouth. By this gesture he assumed full responsibility, but at that moment, she hated him for the inadequacy of the response. He glanced toward the basin and sighed. For a moment he thought she was about to step backward onto the vase, and he raised his hand and pointed, though he said nothing. Instead he began to unbutton his shirt. Immediately she knew what he was about. Intolerable. He had come to the house and removed his shoes and socks—well, she would show him then. She kicked off her sandals, unbuttoned her blouse and removed it, unfastened her skirt and stepped out of it and went to the basin wall. He stood with hands on his hips and stared as she climbed into the water in her underwear. Denying his help, any possibility of making amends, was his punishment. The unexpectedly freezing water that caused her to gasp was his punishment. She held her breath, and sank, leaving her hair fanned out across the surface. Drowning herself would be his punishment. When she emerged a few seconds later with a piece of pottery in each hand, he knew better than to offer to help her out of the water. The frail white nymph, from whom water cascaded far more successfully than it did from the beefy Triton, carefully placed the pieces by the vase.&quot;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;calibre_30&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0em; margin-left: 0em; margin-right: 0em; margin-top: 0pt; text-indent: 2em;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;-webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 0px; border-collapse: separate;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;- Atonement By Ian McEwan ( THE&amp;nbsp;FOUNTAIN&amp;nbsp;SCENE!! @@*LE GASP* *LA SIGH* *INSERT HEARTS*@#@)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;calibre_30&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0em; margin-left: 0em; margin-right: 0em; margin-top: 0pt; text-indent: 2em;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;-webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 0px; border-collapse: separate;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/feeds/5971758987259765311/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/03/follow-friday-11.html#comment-form' title='10 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/5971758987259765311'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/5971758987259765311'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/03/follow-friday-11.html' title='Follow Friday #11'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ip2qvS9RVPg/Tl0zKLhxhWI/AAAAAAAACY4/665rZ3kovtA/s72-c/TGIFatGReadsGraphic.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>10</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2552786526464116923.post-6177818668250522907</id><published>2012-02-28T09:17:00.001-08:00</published><updated>2012-02-28T09:19:40.054-08:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="giveaway"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="guest post"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="paranormal romance"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="urban fantasy"/><title type='text'>Guest Post &amp; Giveaway: The Prince of Powys By Cornelia Amiri</title><content type='html'>&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;From the pages of the ancient codex, The Anglo Saxon Chronicles, the warrior kings of Wessex and Mercia fought each other while they both battled the welsh king of Powys. Elisedd, the king of Powys’s deeds and genealogy is honored by a monument his great grandson Cyngen map Cadlel erected, the Pillar of Eliseg, which stands to this day.&amp;nbsp; Welsh poems from bygone days mention Elisedd’s unique crown, fashioned from thick, twisted links of gold. He also adorned himself with gleaming armlets and anklets of pure gold. This great king was succeeded by his son Brochfael, also a character in The Prince of Powys. The legend of these eighth century AD warrior kings, Celtic mythology, and the mystic hill fort of Dinas Bran where Elisedd ruled inspired me to write The Prince of Powys. It’s a young adult novel of an ancient god, a magic sword, and a brave prince named Blaise.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;I created the heroine, Branda, the youngest daughter of Ethelbald of Mercia and the hero, Blaise, the youngest son of Elisedd of Powys. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1327923331l/13392821.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1327923331l/13392821.jpg&quot; width=&quot;266&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Blurb:&lt;/span&gt; &lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;blockquote style=&quot;background-color: pink; border: 4px dotted #666; padding: 10px;&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;In an age of heroes, Branda, a Saxon princess helps Blaise, a prince of Powys, escape her father’s stronghold. In turn, he vows to escort the princess to her sister in Scotland so she can escape an arranged marriage. Instead, he holds her captive as his hostage in the unbreachable hill fort of Dinas Bran, where she captures his heart. Will Blaise be forced to throw away his honor for love or tear out his heart for honor?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;GIVEAWAY:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;I’m having a blogging contest and giving away three PDF Ebooks of the Prince of Powys to three lucky winners. Please fill this&lt;/span&gt;&lt;b&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEJmeDlnQ2VxOWJReERDdjFUNm1ULUE6MQ&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;form&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;and include your email so I can contact you if you are chosen. The winners will be randomly selected. Ends 20th March.&amp;nbsp;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;For more on my young adult fantasy/romance, The Prince of Powys, please visit my publisher’s site at&amp;nbsp; &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.eternalpress.biz/book.php?isbn=9781615725823&quot;&gt;http://www.eternalpress.biz/book.php?isbn=9781615725823&lt;/a&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;and my website at &lt;a href=&quot;http://celticromancequeen.com/&quot;&gt;http://CelticRomanceQueen.com&lt;/a&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;Here’s a short excerpt:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot; style=&quot;font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;a name=&#39;more&#39;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;After sleeping off the ale, he rose at dawn recommitted to keeping Branda, and prepared for his mission in the old ways. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Scan bore the woad and the limewash Neilyn had mixed. Blaise washed his hair with the powdered limestone and water mix then spiked his mane until it stood as thick as a hedgehog&#39;s coat. With the woad dye, Neilyn painted magic symbols of the gods upon Blaise&#39;s forehead. Painted tattoos liken to the sacred images engraved on the long stones in the tombs. The swirls began small and curved into larger loops. The gods shielded him with these mystical symbols. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The druid chanted ancient words of power as Scan strummed the harp. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&quot;Before the sky and the earth and the sea, &lt;br /&gt;Before the sun and the moon and the stars, &lt;br /&gt;I place a circle of safekeeping around you. &lt;br /&gt;Oh Blaise, bind yourself to Bran&#39;s power, &lt;br /&gt;mighty is its strain, oh Blaise. &lt;br /&gt;Magical energy will enliven, &lt;br /&gt;And empower you on the field of battle. &lt;br /&gt;Thrust the Saesneg with the sword of Nuada. &lt;br /&gt;Around you, I place a circle of protection, &lt;br /&gt;To bind Bran&#39;s power to you, oh Blaise.&quot; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Scan continued to strum the harp and Neilyn drew blue circles upon Blaise&#39;s legs, arms, and chest as he continued the enchantment. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&quot;Win your princess as Bran foretold, &lt;br /&gt;So the two of you shall return to us, &lt;br /&gt;To live a life full of honey, &lt;br /&gt;With peace as ample as the sky. &lt;br /&gt;Be this nine times eternal. &lt;br /&gt;I place a circle of protection around you. &lt;br /&gt;Oh Blaise, bind yourself to Bran&#39;s power.&quot; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Blaise picked up a bronze mirror adorned with Celtic tracery. The image of a warrior prince painted with the magic of the old gods gazed back at him. Pride and determination filled him with a warm glowing sensation of peace and invincibility. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Before he vaulted onto his steed, Neilyn presented him with Nuada&#39;s sheathed sword of power. Blaise drew the blade from the serpent etched sheath. The gleaming bronze hilt, curved in never-ending circles of life, mesmerized him as rays of sunlight danced upon the long, powerful sword, which glistened with an ethereal luster.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Neilyn bent his head down and kissed the gleaming blade. Blaise brandished it high in the air as Brochfael, Elisedd, and all the gathered Cymry praised its power.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/feeds/6177818668250522907/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/02/guest-post-giveaway-prince-of-powys-by.html#comment-form' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/6177818668250522907'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/6177818668250522907'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/02/guest-post-giveaway-prince-of-powys-by.html' title='Guest Post &amp; Giveaway: The Prince of Powys By Cornelia Amiri'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2552786526464116923.post-2448550161364655095</id><published>2012-02-20T02:31:00.000-08:00</published><updated>2012-02-20T02:31:02.105-08:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="giveaway"/><title type='text'>It&#39;s Monday! What are you reading? #4</title><content type='html'>&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_duNu7r0KN5M/TdNJQu5SjOI/AAAAAAAAAbA/BDEmsBx9KxM/Monday%2525252BWhat%2525252BR%2525252BU%2525252BReading%5B2%5D.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_duNu7r0KN5M/TdNJQu5SjOI/AAAAAAAAAbA/BDEmsBx9KxM/Monday%2525252BWhat%2525252BR%2525252BU%2525252BReading%5B2%5D.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;It&#39;s Monday! What are you reading? is a weekly event hosted by the wonderful Shelia at Book Journey. It is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!&lt;/span&gt; &lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;What I read and reviewed last week:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;h3 class=&quot;post-title entry-title&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, Utopia, &#39;Palatino Linotype&#39;, Palatino, serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 20px; position: relative; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) By Mindy Kaling : Book review&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; clear: both; font-family: Georgia, Utopia, &#39;Palatino Linotype&#39;, Palatino, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/02/is-everyone-hanging-out-without-me-and.html&quot; style=&quot;color: #2410d6; text-decoration: none;&quot;&gt;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/02/is-everyone-hanging-out-without-me-and.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; clear: both; font-family: Georgia, Utopia, &#39;Palatino Linotype&#39;, Palatino, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: red; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; clear: both; font-family: Georgia, Utopia, &#39;Palatino Linotype&#39;, Palatino, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: red; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; clear: both; font-family: Georgia, Utopia, &#39;Palatino Linotype&#39;, Palatino, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Anna and The French Kiss Book Review&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; clear: both; font-family: Georgia, Utopia, &#39;Palatino Linotype&#39;, Palatino, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/02/anna-and-french-kiss-by-stephanie.html&quot; style=&quot;color: #2410d6; text-decoration: none;&quot;&gt;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/02/anna-and-french-kiss-by-stephanie.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; clear: both; font-family: Georgia, Utopia, &#39;Palatino Linotype&#39;, Palatino, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #cc0000; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; clear: both; font-family: Georgia, Utopia, &#39;Palatino Linotype&#39;, Palatino, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; clear: both; font-family: Georgia, Utopia, &#39;Palatino Linotype&#39;, Palatino, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Book review: Variant By Robison Wells&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; clear: both; font-family: Georgia, Utopia, &#39;Palatino Linotype&#39;, Palatino, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #2410d6; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/02/variant-by-robison-wells.html&quot; style=&quot;color: #2410d6; text-decoration: none;&quot;&gt;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/02/variant-by-robison-wells.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br class=&quot;Apple-interchange-newline&quot; /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;There was also a guest post and a giveaway!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; 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font-size: 16px; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;A post on a few TV Shows and movies I saw:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; clear: both; font-family: Georgia, Utopia, &#39;Palatino Linotype&#39;, Palatino, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #cc0000; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;Ides of March, Revenge and Smash!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; 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style=&quot;background-color: white; clear: both; font-family: Georgia, Utopia, &#39;Palatino Linotype&#39;, Palatino, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; clear: both; font-family: Georgia, Utopia, &#39;Palatino Linotype&#39;, Palatino, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px;&quot;&gt;Oh and I challenge I was tinkering around with,&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; clear: both; font-family: Georgia, Utopia, &#39;Palatino Linotype&#39;, Palatino, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/01/read-classics-2010-challenge.html&quot; style=&quot;color: #2410d6; text-decoration: none;&quot;&gt;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/01/read-classics-2010-challenge.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; clear: both; font-family: Georgia, Utopia, &#39;Palatino Linotype&#39;, Palatino, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; clear: both; font-family: Georgia, Utopia, &#39;Palatino Linotype&#39;, Palatino, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;This week I&#39;ll probably read some Margaret Atwood.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;What are you reading this week?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;And have you participated in this amazing giveaway?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/02/guest-post-giveaway-earthquake-machine.html&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/02/guest-post-giveaway-earthquake-machine.html&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br class=&quot;Apple-interchange-newline&quot; /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/feeds/2448550161364655095/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-4.html#comment-form' title='13 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/2448550161364655095'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/2448550161364655095'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-4.html' title='It&#39;s Monday! What are you reading? #4'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_duNu7r0KN5M/TdNJQu5SjOI/AAAAAAAAAbA/BDEmsBx9KxM/s72-c/Monday%2525252BWhat%2525252BR%2525252BU%2525252BReading%5B2%5D.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>13</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2552786526464116923.post-6710783460063066320</id><published>2012-02-20T02:18:00.000-08:00</published><updated>2012-02-20T02:20:17.295-08:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="giveaway"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="guest post"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="the earthquake machine"/><title type='text'>Guest Post &amp; Giveaway: The Earthquake Machine by Mary Pauline Lowry</title><content type='html'>&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;I’m excited to be guest posting for &lt;b&gt;Oops I Read That Book&lt;/b&gt;, not least because I LOVE both &lt;b&gt;Wicked Willow&lt;/b&gt;’s sense of humor and the fact that she expects more from a novel than a stereotypical plot and a couple of shape shifters.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;When I was a teenager, I thought I’d grow up to be an English professor. But then I realized I just want to have amazing adventures and write novels that inspire other women and girls. I’ve tried to find jobs along the way that support my writing habit, and provide great material for my books.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;The most fun job I’ve ever had was working on an elite Type 1 Hotshot crew of forest firefighters. My second most fun job ever was writing the screenplay adaptation of my forest firefighting novel for a Hollywood producer. (Look for that novel, &lt;b&gt;THE GODS OF FIRE&lt;/b&gt;, to be released in 2013).&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;When I wrote &lt;b&gt;THE EARTHQUAKE MACHINE&lt;/b&gt; I was living in a basement room at the Desert Rose Horse Ranch outside of Durango and working as an apprentice carpenter. Working outside during the Colorado winters was hard, but way better than being trapped in a lame cubicle in some office. I woke up early every day to write before dawn. &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;I want &lt;b&gt;THE EARTHQUAKE MACHINE&lt;/b&gt; to thrill and entertain readers, and also encourage them to take risks and live life fully!&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot;&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;center&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 18pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;The Earthquake Machine&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot;&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;center&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 16pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;The book every girl should read,&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;center&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot; style=&quot;font-size: 16pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;and every girl’s parents hope she’ll never read.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Futura;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1327882643l/13375285.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1327882643l/13375285.jpg&quot; width=&quot;242&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;blockquote style=&quot;background-color: lightgreen; border: 4px dotted #666; padding: 10px;&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot;&gt;The Earthquake Machine &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot; style=&quot;color: #000505;&quot;&gt;tells the story of 14 year-old Rhonda. On the outside, everything looks perfect in Rhonda’s world, but at home Rhonda has to deal with a manipulative father who keeps her mentally ill mother hooked on pharmaceuticals. The only reliable person in Rhonda’s life is her family’s Mexican yardman, Jesús. But when the INS deports Jesús back to his home state of Oaxaca, Rhonda is left alone with her increasingly painful family situation.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot; style=&quot;color: #000505;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Determined to find her friend Jésus, Rhonda seizes an opportunity to run away during a camping trip with friends to Big Bend National Park. She swims to the Mexican side of the Rio Grande and makes her way to the border town of Milagros, Mexico. There a peyote- addled bartender convinces her she won’t be safe traveling alone into the country’s interior. So with the bartender’s help, Rhonda cuts her hair and assumes the identity of a Mexican boy named Angel. She then sets off on a burro across the desert to look for Jesús. Thus begins a wild adventure that fulfills the longing of readers eager for a brave and brazen female protagonist.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Author Bio:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;blockquote style=&quot;background-color: #ffe87c; border: 4px solid #666; padding: 10px;&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/authors/1326925703p5/5430991.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/authors/1326925703p5/5430991.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot; style=&quot;color: #000505; font-size: 11pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot; style=&quot;color: #000505;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Mary Pauline Lowry &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot; style=&quot;color: #000505;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;has worked as a forest firefighter, screenwriter, open water lifeguard, construction worker, and advocate in the movement to end violence against women. Due to no fault of her sweet parents, at 15 she ran away from home and made it all the way to Matamoros, Mexico. She believes girls should make art, have adventures, and read books that show them the way.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: lime; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;GIVEAWAY!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Mary Pauline Lowry is generously giving away 2 ebooks.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Open internationally.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-style-span&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px;&quot;&gt;How to enter:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br style=&quot;background-color: white; 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Giveaway: The Earthquake Machine by Mary Pauline Lowry'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2552786526464116923.post-929098015709255449</id><published>2012-02-19T12:12:00.000-08:00</published><updated>2012-02-19T12:54:00.074-08:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="amy poehler"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="mindy kaling"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="nbc sitcoms"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="the office"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="tina fey"/><title type='text'>Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) By Mindy Kaling</title><content type='html'>&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1320400497l/10335308.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1320400497l/10335308.jpg&quot; width=&quot;266&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;blockquote style=&quot;background-color: lightcyan; border: 4px dotted #666; padding: 10px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?” &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages). If so, you’ve come to the right book, mostly!&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ieJhckSQ8Fs/TixMDauU2BI/AAAAAAAAAGc/jEeyf9cv2Fk/s1600/stars4.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ieJhckSQ8Fs/TixMDauU2BI/AAAAAAAAAGc/jEeyf9cv2Fk/s1600/stars4.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Kelly Kapoor is awesome.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Mindy Kaling is awesomer.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Kelly is just supposed to be like an exaggerated version of Mindy herself. The entire shopping and celebrity obsession is real!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;In a similar vein as Tina Fey’s Bossypants, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) is a collection of hilarious essays about growing up and finally becoming a writer and an actor on a NBC sitcom. This books was definitely less snarkier and wittier than Bossypants, but it was way more fun.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Mindy Kaling is a total girly girl and she is the best friend every girl needs! She has written about guys and hook ups and weight issues and REVENGE FANTASIES!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Who doesn’t have revenge fantasies? I have some elaborate ones myself. :D&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;A chunk of the book is also about The Office! Yay! As a huge The Office fan, this book was a must read for me.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;And she had written about this incident when she was writing for SNL and met Amy Poehler!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;For those who don’t know this, Amy Poehler is my HERO!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxrro7OTUW1qzexzto1_500.gif&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;223&quot; src=&quot;http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxrro7OTUW1qzexzto1_500.gif&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&amp;lt;3_&amp;lt;3&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;I have made a list of my favorite essays from this book.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Here goes,&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #741b47; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;Types of Women in Romantic Comedies Who Are Not Real&lt;br /&gt;All About The Office&lt;br /&gt;Franchises I Would Like to Reboot&lt;br /&gt;Contributing Nothing at Saturday Night Live&lt;br /&gt;My Favorite Eleven Moments in Comedy&lt;br /&gt;How I Write&lt;br /&gt;The Day I Stopped Eating Cupcakes&lt;br /&gt;Somewhere in Hollywood Someone Is Pitching This Movie&lt;br /&gt;THE BEST DISTRACTION IN THE WORLD: ROMANCE AND GUYS&lt;br /&gt;Someone Explain One-Night Stands to Me&lt;br /&gt;“Hooking Up” Is Confusing&lt;br /&gt;Guys Need to Do Almost Nothing to Be Great&lt;br /&gt;MY APPEARANCE: THE FUN AND THE REALLY NOT FUN&lt;br /&gt;When You’re Not Skinny, This Is What People Want You to Wear&lt;br /&gt;These Are the Narcissistic Photos in My BlackBerry&lt;br /&gt;Revenge Fantasies While Jogging&lt;br /&gt;Strict Instructions for My Funeral&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Oops, that’s like most of the book.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;And isn&#39;t the cover great!? 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(And Other Concerns) By Mindy Kaling'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ieJhckSQ8Fs/TixMDauU2BI/AAAAAAAAAGc/jEeyf9cv2Fk/s72-c/stars4.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>3</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2552786526464116923.post-6498015499536351215</id><published>2012-02-19T04:30:00.000-08:00</published><updated>2012-02-19T12:24:09.656-08:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="alias grace"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="austenland"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="fault in our stars"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="haruki murakami"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="in my mailbox"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="john green"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="margaret atwood"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="norwegian wood"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="shannon hale"/><title type='text'>In My Mailbox #10</title><content type='html'>&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;IMM is hosted by the lovely Kristi at The Story Siren.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Bought:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;h1 class=&quot;bookTitle&quot; id=&quot;bookTitle&quot; itemprop=&quot;name&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #382110; font-size: 22px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.1; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px; text-align: left; width: 455px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;The Fault in Our Stars&amp;nbsp;&lt;span class=&quot;by smallText&quot; style=&quot;color: black; font-size: 13px; line-height: 14px;&quot;&gt;by&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;name&quot;&gt;John Green&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h1&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1327880382l/11870085.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1327880382l/11870085.jpg&quot; width=&quot;263&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;I am not sure I&#39;ll like this book but I had to at least give it a try!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Plus, I haven&#39;t read any John Green books yet and I needed to change that.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;h1 class=&quot;bookTitle&quot; id=&quot;bookTitle&quot; itemprop=&quot;name&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #382110; font-size: 22px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.1; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px; text-align: left; width: 455px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Austenland&amp;nbsp;(Austenland #1)&amp;nbsp;&lt;span class=&quot;by smallText&quot; style=&quot;color: black; font-size: 13px; line-height: 14px;&quot;&gt;by&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;name&quot;&gt;Shannon Hale&lt;/span&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h1&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1312041147l/248483.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1312041147l/248483.jpg&quot; width=&quot;263&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Once again, I am not sure if I&#39;ll like it but the plot seemed interesting.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;h1 class=&quot;bookTitle&quot; id=&quot;bookTitle&quot; itemprop=&quot;name&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #382110; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 22px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.1; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px; text-align: left; width: 455px;&quot;&gt;Norwegian Wood&amp;nbsp;&lt;span class=&quot;by smallText&quot; style=&quot;color: black; font-family: inherit; font-size: 13px; line-height: 14px;&quot;&gt;by&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;name&quot;&gt;Haruki Murakami&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h1&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1320451630l/11297.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1320451630l/11297.jpg&quot; width=&quot;257&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Yup, I am gonna love this one. And, not just because it is named after one of my favourite Beatles song.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;h1 class=&quot;bookTitle&quot; id=&quot;bookTitle&quot; itemprop=&quot;name&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #382110; font-size: 22px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.1; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px; text-align: left; width: 455px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Alias Grace&amp;nbsp;&lt;span class=&quot;by smallText&quot; style=&quot;color: black; font-size: 13px; line-height: 14px;&quot;&gt;by&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;name&quot;&gt;Margaret Atwood&lt;/span&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h1&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1327900594l/58027.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1327900594l/58027.jpg&quot; width=&quot;258&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;This one I started reading and so far, it&#39;s brilliant.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Have you read any of these books?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;What&#39;s in your IMM!?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; 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font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; clear: both; font-family: Georgia, Utopia, &#39;Palatino Linotype&#39;, Palatino, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Challenges-&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; clear: both; font-family: Georgia, Utopia, &#39;Palatino Linotype&#39;, Palatino, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/01/read-classics-2010-challenge.html&quot; style=&quot;color: #2410d6; text-decoration: none;&quot;&gt;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/01/read-classics-2010-challenge.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br class=&quot;Apple-interchange-newline&quot; /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/feeds/6498015499536351215/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/02/in-my-mailbox-10.html#comment-form' title='11 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/6498015499536351215'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/6498015499536351215'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/02/in-my-mailbox-10.html' title='In My Mailbox #10'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><thr:total>11</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2552786526464116923.post-2875570761144052341</id><published>2012-02-17T11:35:00.000-08:00</published><updated>2012-02-17T11:45:05.745-08:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="anna and the french kiss"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="book review"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="romance"/><title type='text'>Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins</title><content type='html'>&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1267522241l/6936382.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1267522241l/6936382.jpg&quot; width=&quot;265&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #555555; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;Published December 2nd 2010 by Penguin Group (USA)&lt;/span&gt; &lt;/div&gt;&lt;blockquote style=&quot;background-color: pink; border: 4px dotted #666; padding: 10px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he&#39;s taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near - misses end with the French kiss Anna - and readers - have long awaited?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VuoyHJH9MCw/TkEJweF82DI/AAAAAAAAAGw/ch52RCFbZD0/s1600/stars2.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VuoyHJH9MCw/TkEJweF82DI/AAAAAAAAAGw/ch52RCFbZD0/s1600/stars2.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;Meh.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;The protag was okay and the main guy was drool-worthy, the friends weren’t bad and the plot was simple but realistic. There was nothing wrong with the writing; it was actually pretty easy to read. Nothing really happened and maybe I am just too old for this. Or I can’t stand a pure romance novel.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;I feel like EVERYONE loves this book. There are like barely any goodreads reviewers who have given it less than four star.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;I have nothing against books that are just to be read for fun, but someone could have died, or someone could have killed someone, or there could have been some drama. I mean, real drama. Not boo-hoo my dad is so rich and famous and he is the worst dad ever because he is more Nicholas Sparks than Ian McEwan and he sends me to a school in paris and I hate my dad’s books and I like this guy and he has a girlfriend and my friends are confusing and okay&amp;nbsp; yeah, that was the basic plot. *Spoiler Alert* She gets the guy and lives happily ever after.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;The book should have been funnier. It takes itself way too seriously. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;But credit where credit is due, I loved Paris. The setting was epic. Stephanie Perkins (Could she be related to Ann Perkins?) nailed that part.&amp;nbsp; That’s the reason I read the whole book, well, except for the chapters I didn’t. There were these long talks and walks around Paris that reminded me of one of my favourite movies, Before Sunrise.&lt;/span&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/feeds/2875570761144052341/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/02/anna-and-french-kiss-by-stephanie.html#comment-form' title='6 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/2875570761144052341'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/2875570761144052341'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/02/anna-and-french-kiss-by-stephanie.html' title='Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VuoyHJH9MCw/TkEJweF82DI/AAAAAAAAAGw/ch52RCFbZD0/s72-c/stars2.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>6</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2552786526464116923.post-3266316148922976197</id><published>2012-02-17T11:05:00.000-08:00</published><updated>2012-02-17T11:05:36.024-08:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="ides of march"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="nbc sitcoms"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="revenge"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="ryan gosling"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="smash"/><title type='text'>My Week -  The Ides of March &amp; Revenge &amp; Smash</title><content type='html'>&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.workerspower.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/the-ides-of-march-poster-1152x864.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;300&quot; src=&quot;http://www.workerspower.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/the-ides-of-march-poster-1152x864.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;I just saw The Ides of March yesterday, and it was this brilliant political thriller set during US presidential elections. I loved the drama and the cynical characters.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; margin-left: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-top: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;It was an extremely well-acted and directed movie. Paul Giamatti and George Clooney were so good and Ryan Gosling was great! I thought it was his best performance after Blue Valentine.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; margin-left: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-top: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;I found the theme was similar to that of Wall Street. Young idealistic boy&amp;nbsp;realizes&amp;nbsp;the career he longs for requires more foul play than skill.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; margin-left: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-top: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background: white; color: #010000; font-family: &amp;quot;Georgia&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;serif&amp;quot;; font-size: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;It is based on Beau Willimon’s 2008 play “Farragut North&quot;, which I might read.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; margin-left: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-top: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;For those unaware of this, Ides of March is the 15th of March and was the day Julius Caeser was killed.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; margin-left: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-top: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;Remember in Shakespeare&#39;s Julius Caeser when he was warned by this soothsayer to,&lt;span style=&quot;background: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&quot;beware the Ides of March.&quot;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; margin-left: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-top: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://s11.bdbphotos.com/images/orig/6/q/6qwonchjrix1noh6.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;http://s11.bdbphotos.com/images/orig/6/q/6qwonchjrix1noh6.jpg&quot; width=&quot;300&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Also, I recently started watching Revenge which is inspired by the&amp;nbsp;Alexandre Dumas&amp;nbsp;novel&amp;nbsp;The Count of Monte Cristo and it&#39;s epic. Not the most intelligent show, but it&#39;s fun and visually pleasing. Like a cross between Gossip Girl and Desperate Housewives. It’s all Pretty setting (HAMPTONS!), Pretty Parties, Pretty People, Prettier Clothes and Ugly Drama.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;So, if you like soapy- think sex, lies and videotapes and enjoyable TV Drama’s, it’s a must watch!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;I like the poster. NOT.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.nbc.com/smash/images/about/smash-about.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;223&quot; src=&quot;http://www.nbc.com/smash/images/about/smash-about.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;And I also saw the Smash pilot and it’s not bad! I like how grand it looks. Like NBC spent a lot of money on it. And I love NBC or at least Community, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock and The Office. Also, Debra Messing is such a good actress!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 115%;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;I wish the storyline was more Marilyn Manson than Monroe but whatever. The real problem here is WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH THE POSTER!?!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 115%;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;It&#39;s just odd.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 115%;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 115%;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Did you watch any cool stuff this week?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/feeds/3266316148922976197/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-week-ides-of-march-revenge-smash.html#comment-form' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/3266316148922976197'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/3266316148922976197'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-week-ides-of-march-revenge-smash.html' title='My Week -  The Ides of March &amp; Revenge &amp; Smash'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2552786526464116923.post-4875976105310692392</id><published>2012-02-17T04:32:00.000-08:00</published><updated>2012-02-17T12:07:23.821-08:00</updated><title type='text'>Follow Friday #10</title><content type='html'>&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://parajunkee.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/FF_2012.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://parajunkee.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/FF_2012.jpg&quot; width=&quot;263&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: purple; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Q. I like unique names for characters and am looking forward to coming up with some when I start writing. What’s the most unique character name you’ve come across?&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: #f9f9f9; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; line-height: 19px;&quot;&gt;Bathsheda Babbling from Harry Potter.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 19px;&quot;&gt;She was some &lt;i&gt;ancient &lt;/i&gt;ancient runes teacher at Hogwarts.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 19px;&quot;&gt;Harry Potter was a treasure trove of weird names.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 19px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;I mean, there was a GRUBBLY-PLANK.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br class=&quot;Apple-interchange-newline&quot; /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ip2qvS9RVPg/Tl0zKLhxhWI/AAAAAAAACY4/665rZ3kovtA/s1600/TGIFatGReadsGraphic.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ip2qvS9RVPg/Tl0zKLhxhWI/AAAAAAAACY4/665rZ3kovtA/s1600/TGIFatGReadsGraphic.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: purple; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Q. Book Blogger Pride: What do you take pride in when it comes to blogging?&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;I take pride that I blog at all.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;I have my university breathing down my back and dumping studies on my poor thin fragile shoulders.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;It&#39;s a wonder I manage to watch dozens of TV Shows, read several books, attend lectures, not kill anyone, not meet with an accidental accident and BLOG.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;You can follow me on Twitter for incessant whining, cynical view on life and general nineteen year old angst.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/#!/WickedWillow666&quot;&gt;https://twitter.com/#!/WickedWillow666&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Yeah, I am pretty cheerful person.&lt;/span&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/GifGuide/dancing/23ma42w.jpg.gif&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;183&quot; src=&quot;http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/GifGuide/dancing/23ma42w.jpg.gif&quot; 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&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #cc0000; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Ides of March, Revenge and Smash&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/02/my-week-ides-of-march-revenge-smash.html&quot;&gt;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/02/my-week-ides-of-march-revenge-smash.html&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Waiting On Wednesday&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday-5.html&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday-5.html&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Book review: Variant By Robison Wells&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/02/variant-by-robison-wells.html&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/02/variant-by-robison-wells.html&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Challenges- &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/01/read-classics-2010-challenge.html&quot;&gt;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.in/2012/01/read-classics-2010-challenge.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br class=&quot;Apple-interchange-newline&quot; /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/feeds/4875976105310692392/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-10.html#comment-form' title='18 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/4875976105310692392'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/4875976105310692392'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-10.html' title='Follow Friday #10'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ip2qvS9RVPg/Tl0zKLhxhWI/AAAAAAAACY4/665rZ3kovtA/s72-c/TGIFatGReadsGraphic.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>18</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2552786526464116923.post-7684847451704327031</id><published>2012-02-15T12:42:00.000-08:00</published><updated>2012-02-17T03:55:41.328-08:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="book review"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="robison wells"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="thriller"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="variant"/><title type='text'>Variant By Robison Wells</title><content type='html'>&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;blockquote style=&quot;background-color: pink; border: 4px dotted #666; padding: 10px;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1298564680l/10433900.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1298564680l/10433900.jpg&quot; width=&quot;256&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;&quot;&gt;Benson Fisher thought that a scholarship to Maxfield Academy would&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;&quot; /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;&quot;&gt;be the ticket out of his dead-end life.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;&quot; /&gt;&lt;br style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;&quot; /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;&quot;&gt;He was wrong.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;&quot; /&gt;&lt;br style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;&quot; /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;&quot;&gt;Now he&#39;s trapped in a school that&#39;s surrounded by a razor-wire fence. A school where video cameras monitor his every move. Where there are no adults. Where the kids have split into groups in order to survive&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;&quot; /&gt;&lt;br style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;&quot; /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;&quot;&gt;Where breaking the rules equals death.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;&quot; /&gt;&lt;br style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;&quot; /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;&quot;&gt;But when Benson stumbles upon the school&#39;s real secret, he realizes that playing by the rules could spell a fate worse than death, and that escape—his only real hope for survival—may be impossible.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #555555; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;Published October 4th 2011 by HarperCollins&lt;/span&gt; &lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qnuZwWVRk1s/Th7ca1L69dI/AAAAAAAAADI/5Nl18OzGnDs/s1600/stars5.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qnuZwWVRk1s/Th7ca1L69dI/AAAAAAAAADI/5Nl18OzGnDs/s1600/stars5.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;WOW. THIS BOOK WAS WOW.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Creepy, nail-bitting and gut-wrenching good.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;If you think your school is strict, think again. Maxfield Academy is a freaking NIGHTMARE.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;I was on the edge of my seat throughout. I honestly stayed up all night to read this book. There were these great, completely unexpected twists, and WOW!&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;This book was perfect.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;The main theme was about survival and trust and reminded me of Lord Of The Flies.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;The protagonist was perfect. He was heavily flawed but really likable and you actually cared what happened to him!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;It had so much of drama and intrigue and then this totally HOLY MOTHER OF GOD GIGANTIC CLIFFHANGER!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;This book has so many things working for it, it is a must read for all Thriller/ Dystopian fans.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;blockquote style=&quot;background-color: #e9cfec; border: 4px dashed #666; padding: 10px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;An exciting and suspenseful Thriller.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;But seriously, it was so good, I peed my pants.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;No, I didn&#39;t.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Or, Did I? o.O&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;P.S- There was PAINTBALL! That&#39;s a course I wish my univ offered!&lt;br /&gt;:D&lt;br /&gt;^^&lt;br /&gt;Easily the best part of the book!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/feeds/7684847451704327031/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/02/variant-by-robison-wells.html#comment-form' title='2 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/7684847451704327031'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/7684847451704327031'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/02/variant-by-robison-wells.html' title='Variant By Robison Wells'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qnuZwWVRk1s/Th7ca1L69dI/AAAAAAAAADI/5Nl18OzGnDs/s72-c/stars5.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>2</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2552786526464116923.post-642605948881181607</id><published>2012-02-15T08:50:00.000-08:00</published><updated>2012-02-15T08:53:38.031-08:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="cover"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="twitter handles"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="waiting on wednesday"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="ya murder mystery"/><title type='text'>Waiting On Wednesday #5</title><content type='html'>&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-006o7HgCEas/Te3SenQkvhI/AAAAAAAAA7k/ER-zGmEUdA4/s320/lunapic_13074297288002_13.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-006o7HgCEas/Te3SenQkvhI/AAAAAAAAA7k/ER-zGmEUdA4/s320/lunapic_13074297288002_13.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #666666; font-family: Georgia, Utopia, &#39;Palatino Linotype&#39;, Palatino, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px;&quot;&gt;Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we&#39;re eagerly anticipating.&lt;/span&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;h1 class=&quot;bookTitle&quot; id=&quot;bookTitle&quot; itemprop=&quot;name&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #382110; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 22px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.1; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px; width: 455px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/h1&gt;&lt;h1 class=&quot;bookTitle&quot; id=&quot;bookTitle&quot; itemprop=&quot;name&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #382110; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 22px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.1; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px; width: 455px;&quot;&gt;Social Suicide&amp;nbsp;(Deadly Cool #2)&amp;nbsp;&lt;span class=&quot;by smallText&quot; style=&quot;color: black; font-family: inherit; font-size: 13px; line-height: 14px;&quot;&gt;by&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;name&quot;&gt;Gemma Halliday&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h1&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #666666; font-family: Georgia, Utopia, &#39;Palatino Linotype&#39;, Palatino, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1319506042l/12922364.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1319506042l/12922364.jpg&quot; width=&quot;265&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #666666; font-family: Georgia, Utopia, &#39;Palatino Linotype&#39;, Palatino, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;blockquote style=&quot;background-color: #e9cfec; border: 4px dashed #666; padding: 10px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Twittercide [twit-er-sahyd]: the killing of one human being by another while the victim is in the act of tweeting. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Call me crazy, but I figured writing for the Herbert Hoover High Homepage would be a pretty sweet gig. Pad the resume for college applications, get a first look at the gossip column, spend some time ogling the paper&#39;s brooding bad-boy editor, Chase Erikson. But on my first big story, things went...a little south. What should have been a normal interview with Sydney Sanders turned into me discovering the Homecoming Queen-hopeful dead in her pool. Electrocuted while Tweeting. Now, in addition to developing a reputation as HHH&#39;s resident body finder, I&#39;m stuck trying to prove that Sydney&#39;s death wasn&#39;t suicide.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;I&#39;m starting to long for the days when my biggest worry was whether the cafeteria was serving pizza sticks or Tuesday Tacos...&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: x-small;&quot;&gt;Expected publication: April 24th 2012 by HarperTeen&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #555555; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Deadly Cool was amazeballs!&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; line-height: 19px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Hartley Featherstone is quite the Veronica Mars.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;I love YA murder mysteries ( What can I say? Something about young people killing each other just gets me) and they are really hard to come by so when they do I snap up &#39;em.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;I mean what with the the entire population gobbling up paranormal romance which I can&#39;t and won&#39;t read anymore, there are few books left in the YA territory I actually look forward too.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;This book is one of them. &amp;nbsp;I mean, it can&#39;t get cooler than &lt;i&gt;Twittercide&lt;/i&gt;!&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;And the cover is a major improvement over Deadly Cool&#39;s weird Nina Dobrev-isque alien.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;This female reminds me a little of that new redhead from Transformers 4009. Rose-Huntingbottom or something.&lt;/span&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/feeds/642605948881181607/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday-5.html#comment-form' title='8 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/642605948881181607'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/642605948881181607'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday-5.html' title='Waiting On Wednesday #5'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-006o7HgCEas/Te3SenQkvhI/AAAAAAAAA7k/ER-zGmEUdA4/s72-c/lunapic_13074297288002_13.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>8</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2552786526464116923.post-5686245528159047892</id><published>2012-01-27T03:00:00.000-08:00</published><updated>2012-01-27T03:06:09.073-08:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="atonement"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="booking through thursday"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="ian mcewan"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="meme"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="theme thursday"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="very"/><title type='text'>Booking Through Thursday &amp; Theme Thursdays #1</title><content type='html'>&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://sonythebooklover.com/wp-content/gallery/cache/204__420x340_booking-through-thursday-1.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;263&quot; src=&quot;http://sonythebooklover.com/wp-content/gallery/cache/204__420x340_booking-through-thursday-1.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: magenta;&quot;&gt;What’s more important: Good writing? Or a good story?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: magenta;&quot;&gt;(Of course, a book should have BOTH, but…)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Wow, That&#39;s a tough one.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;I guess I would go with story. While writing is extremely important and sometimes the voice, the beauty with which you construct the sentences can make or break a book, I&amp;nbsp;definitely&amp;nbsp;need a story that is worthwhile. What&#39;s the point of a stunning prose if there is no good plot.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;But that&#39;s just because I &lt;i&gt;had to&lt;/i&gt; choose, &amp;nbsp;I think a book MUST have both. I want my cake and I want to eat it too.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Think, Ian McEwan or Margaret Atwood.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Great plots and pretty prose.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-a4-J6X_KPMA/TsaHF9OXPyI/AAAAAAAABso/SX3r6tJ4OF8/s1600/Picture+3.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;192&quot; src=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-a4-J6X_KPMA/TsaHF9OXPyI/AAAAAAAABso/SX3r6tJ4OF8/s400/Picture+3.png&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;background-color: white; line-height: 18px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 10px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: magenta;&quot;&gt;This week’s theme is&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;h1 style=&quot;background-color: white; font-size: 20px; line-height: 30px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 9px; text-align: center; vertical-align: top;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: purple;&quot;&gt;VERY&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h1&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: purple;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&quot;The &lt;i&gt;very &lt;/i&gt;complexity of her feelings confirmed Briony in her view that she was entering an arena of adult emotion and dissembling from which her writing was bound to benefit. &quot;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&quot;I&#39;m &lt;i&gt;very very&lt;/i&gt; sorry.&quot;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CGFHKKSMXkI/Tg4ZfnxcQuI/AAAAAAAAAtc/hcZSryTCEF0/s1600/atonement1.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CGFHKKSMXkI/Tg4ZfnxcQuI/AAAAAAAAAtc/hcZSryTCEF0/s400/atonement1.jpg&quot; width=&quot;262&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: red; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Check out my new Read The Classics Challenge and let me know if you are interested!&amp;nbsp;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: purple;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: purple; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/01/read-classics-2010-challenge.html&quot;&gt;http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/01/read-classics-2010-challenge.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/feeds/5686245528159047892/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/01/booking-through-thursday-theme.html#comment-form' title='3 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/5686245528159047892'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/5686245528159047892'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/01/booking-through-thursday-theme.html' title='Booking Through Thursday &amp; Theme Thursdays #1'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-a4-J6X_KPMA/TsaHF9OXPyI/AAAAAAAABso/SX3r6tJ4OF8/s72-c/Picture+3.png" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>3</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2552786526464116923.post-8704575785675668729</id><published>2012-01-14T05:28:00.000-08:00</published><updated>2012-01-14T05:45:30.236-08:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="challenge"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="classics"/><title type='text'>Read-The-Classics 2012 Challenge</title><content type='html'>&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lra1lfeBb71qb0j8no1_500.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;300&quot; src=&quot;http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lra1lfeBb71qb0j8no1_500.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp; &amp;nbsp;Since most of us are busy reading YA or contemporary all the time, I thought it would be a challenge and yet a delight to pick out some of our old favorites and also try out some new classics. I have quite a lot of literary books on my TBR that need taken care of and I also want to re-read some children&#39;s classics that I used to love.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp; &amp;nbsp; &amp;nbsp;Since the definition of a Classic is highly subjective, I figured we could just use our discretion and choose some books we always wanted to read instead of me putting up a list. It&#39;s pretty obvious I am thinking of books like Little Women, Jane Eyre, The Great Gatsby etc.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;However, here are&amp;nbsp;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; line-height: 1.154; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;The 100 greatest novels of all time: The list by Guardian Magazine and another list on Wikipedia that seems pretty concise. You can have a look if you wish.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #333333; line-height: 1.154; text-align: -webkit-auto;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2003/oct/12/features.fiction&quot;&gt;http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2003/oct/12/features.fiction&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100_Classic_Book_Collection&quot;&gt;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100_Classic_Book_Collection&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://data.whicdn.com/images/9515244/tumblr_lkr4mnZfzR1qdo62to1_500_large.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://data.whicdn.com/images/9515244/tumblr_lkr4mnZfzR1qdo62to1_500_large.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp; &amp;nbsp;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt; We could all choose a book a month, if we can all agree on it and then put up posts and reviews etc. Or we could just randomly choose a book to our liking.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;If anyone is interested please let me know, I could arrange something for this challenge with rules and fancy badges/buttons and such. Suggestions are welcome. Also, please spread the word if you can.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Thanks!&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;X&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/feeds/8704575785675668729/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/01/read-classics-2010-challenge.html#comment-form' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/8704575785675668729'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/8704575785675668729'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/01/read-classics-2010-challenge.html' title='Read-The-Classics 2012 Challenge'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2552786526464116923.post-3837298163671413447</id><published>2012-01-12T22:25:00.000-08:00</published><updated>2012-01-13T03:12:22.225-08:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="follow friday"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="kurt cobain"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="music"/><title type='text'>Follow Friday #9</title><content type='html'>&lt;div dir=&quot;ltr&quot; style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot; trbidi=&quot;on&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #660000; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4710921228_e3140444bf_o.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4710921228_e3140444bf_o.png&quot; width=&quot;214&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #660000; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #660000; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Q: Many readers/bloggers are also big music fans. Tell us about a few of your favorite bands/singers that we should listen to in 2012.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #660000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/209286_700b.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/209286_700b.jpg&quot; width=&quot;275&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt; While I may not obsess over music like I do with books and TV Shows, there are quite a few bands I love.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Off the top of my head here are a few of them,&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Nirvana &lt;/i&gt;(Kurt Cobain *insert hearts*)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Death Cab for Cutie&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;David Bowie&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Marilyn Manson&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Led Zeppelin&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Bright Eyes&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Garbage&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Bell X1&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;My Chemical Romance&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;i style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;AC/DC&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;i style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;The Rolling Stones&lt;/i&gt;&lt;i style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;The Doors&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;The Ramones&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;The Shins&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Beatles&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Slipknot&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Frank Sinatra&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;The Smiths&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Bullet for My Valentine&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;If you guys know any artists similar to these please recommend! And don&#39;t forget to link me to your list!&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-c_oitWP_wp8/TZtTFyTQKJI/AAAAAAAAB0g/fmn-wlM_Egk/s1600/kurt_cobain___cat.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-c_oitWP_wp8/TZtTFyTQKJI/AAAAAAAAB0g/fmn-wlM_Egk/s320/kurt_cobain___cat.jpg&quot; width=&quot;231&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Currently watching this week&#39;s TVD. Oh, How I missed Caroline!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ip2qvS9RVPg/Tl0zKLhxhWI/AAAAAAAACY4/665rZ3kovtA/s1600/TGIFatGReadsGraphic.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ip2qvS9RVPg/Tl0zKLhxhWI/AAAAAAAACY4/665rZ3kovtA/s1600/TGIFatGReadsGraphic.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;background-color: white; line-height: 18px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #660000; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;2012 Must Reads: Which books are at the top of your list&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;background-color: white; line-height: 18px; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #660000; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;to be read this year (new or old releases)?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #382110; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 22px; line-height: 1.1;&quot;&gt;Graffiti Moon&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;by smallText&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: inherit; font-size: 13px; line-height: 14px;&quot;&gt;by&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;name&quot;&gt;Cath Crowley&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1320447944l/11387507.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1320447944l/11387507.jpg&quot; width=&quot;211&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Because I like art.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;h1 class=&quot;bookTitle&quot; id=&quot;bookTitle&quot; itemprop=&quot;name&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #382110; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 22px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.1; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px; text-align: left; width: 455px;&quot;&gt;Lullaby&amp;nbsp;&lt;span class=&quot;by smallText&quot; style=&quot;color: black; font-family: inherit; font-size: 13px; line-height: 14px;&quot;&gt;by&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;name&quot;&gt;Chuck Palahniuk&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h1&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VxYWW3kY9MY/TbgvdSpvHgI/AAAAAAAAAEs/JK09wb1zL1w/s1600/9780099437963.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VxYWW3kY9MY/TbgvdSpvHgI/AAAAAAAAAEs/JK09wb1zL1w/s320/9780099437963.jpg&quot; width=&quot;196&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Honestly? Just because I love Fight Club, the movie.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;h1 class=&quot;bookTitle&quot; id=&quot;bookTitle&quot; itemprop=&quot;name&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #382110; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 22px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.1; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px; text-align: left; width: 455px;&quot;&gt;The Virgin Suicides&amp;nbsp;&lt;span class=&quot;by smallText&quot; style=&quot;color: black; font-family: inherit; font-size: 13px; line-height: 14px;&quot;&gt;by&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;name&quot;&gt;Jeffrey Eugenides&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h1&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1319032910l/10956.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1319032910l/10956.jpg&quot; width=&quot;207&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;I stared reading this, got distracted, but I loved what I had read, so I need to read it again.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #382110; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;Psych Major Syndrome&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;by smallText&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: inherit; font-size: 13px; line-height: 14px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;by&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;name&quot;&gt;Alicia Thompson&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt; &lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OLumxIm1uwI/Thi_AQrJw_I/AAAAAAAABhU/UD2A-s-240A/s1600/n309469.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OLumxIm1uwI/Thi_AQrJw_I/AAAAAAAABhU/UD2A-s-240A/s320/n309469.jpg&quot; width=&quot;217&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;name&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;name&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;This book is probably gonna suck but I like Psychology, and always wanted to major in it.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;author&quot; itemscope=&quot;&quot; itemtype=&quot;http://schema.org/Person&quot; style=&quot;color: #181818; line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;span itemprop=&quot;name&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;Didn&#39;t. Studying Economics. Which I hate but whatever.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;As usual, link me to your post.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #181818; font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;line-height: 18px;&quot;&gt;Toodles!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/feeds/3837298163671413447/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/01/follow-friday-9.html#comment-form' title='17 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/3837298163671413447'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/2552786526464116923/posts/default/3837298163671413447'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://oopsireadthatbook.blogspot.com/2012/01/follow-friday-9.html' title='Follow Friday #9'/><author><name>WickedWillow</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385209382877606152</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='25' height='32' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cs9L8Hxr8PA/Tz69N_YROFI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/GwXKtwAI2rQ/s220/twitterdp.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-c_oitWP_wp8/TZtTFyTQKJI/AAAAAAAAB0g/fmn-wlM_Egk/s72-c/kurt_cobain___cat.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>17</thr:total></entry></feed>

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