simplyn2deep: (Scott Caan::writing)
First shared by kaige68kaige68, this is Amazon's list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime.

And like the subject line says, a long time ago, I used to be a book nerd. Of the 100 books listed, I've read the following:

1. 1984 by George Orwell
2. A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning: The Short-Lived Edition by Lemony Snicket
3. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
4. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
5. All the President's Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
6. Are You There, God? It's me, Margaret by Judy Blume
7. Beloved by Toni Morrison
8. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
9. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
10. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
11. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
12. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
13. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
14. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (I need to read the last 2 books)
15. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
16. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
17. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
18. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
19. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
20. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
21. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
22. The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
23. The Giver by Lois Lowry
24. The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman (waiting for the other books to be made into movies!)
25. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
26. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) by Rick Riordan
27. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
28. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
29. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
30. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
31. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
32. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
simplyn2deep: (NWABT::Scott::brood)
We've been back to the apartment for 4 months & 10 days and I'm slowly trying to get my room back to "normal". Mostly I'm doing it so I can get out of the expensive storage unit and to a lesser expensive unit (from $124/month to $80/month), but I need to bring the stuff I'm absolutely going to have in my room back to my room and everything else will be moved to a smaller unit.

Friday I brought home 4 boxes of book. I went through 2 of the boxes and shelved 50 books (I had 5 on my shelf that I got from Christmas)! Today I opened another box and shelved another 20 books. I still have 1 more box to go through...plus another 8 or so boxes in storage. Yeah. I have my own library and it might be growing again soon lol

I also need to go through my DVDs. I got a few for Christmas and I need to shelve them properly (in alphabetical order) so I can find them easily.

In other news...yesterday morning I went to a graduation. My adopted sister, the girl I used to babysit, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. Being at her graduation made me want to re-visit the idea of going back to school for my Bachelor's Degree, but I can't narrow down what I want my major to be in. I go from Criminal Justice to Law (heading towards law school)...to...I don't know what else I'm interested in that would be worth spending more money I don't have to get a degree I won't be able to use. But I really miss being back in school. It's almost kind of sad.

eta: possible major: Public Administration w/concentrations in either Administrative Management, Criminal Justice Administration, Nonprofit Management, or Public Personnel Administration
simplyn2deep: (iRead)
I was checking my shopping email address and there was a notification from amazon about 666 Park Avenue. So I click on it and it's a sale on the book. That makes sense because of the TV show. It was like $9 or something so I thought what the hell and bought it. Then I saw there's a sequel, The Dark Glamour, so I bought that as well, and on January 2, a third book, The Lost Soul, is going to be released (I pre-ordered it). I have some reading for while I'm at my sister's (though I'm going to be working on my big bang fics mostly)

In other news, I have a deadline for when my room needs to be completely packed. Last night my dad said I needed to plan to have my room empty by November 7th. Okay, I can do that. So long as there's space in storage for me to put everything.

Book Meme

Sep. 20th, 2012 08:09 am
simplyn2deep: (iRead)
Taken from alba17alba17

"It's international book week. The rules: Grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, post the 5th sentence. Don't mention the title. Copy the rules as part of your post."

"So you can't live in Manhattan?" she asked.


This is probably my 3rd time trying to get through this book. I really enjoy it, and the other books the author has written, but I just lose interest so fast that I only get between chapters 11 and 19 before I stop reading.
simplyn2deep: (Hawaii Five 0::Kono::red top)
stolen from dante_s_helldante_s_hell and tkeylasunsettkeylasunset

This list of 100 books we all ought to have read is by the BBC. You'll find it behind the cut. It was part of a meme a while back. Feel free to post the meme in your own journal if you like.

Bold the ones you’ve read COMPLETELY, italicize the ones you’ve read part of, and no cheating. Watching the movie or the cartoon doesn’t count. Abridged versions don’t count either. BTW, according to the BBC if you’ve read 7 of these, you are above the average.

100 books and I've read 10 completely )
simplyn2deep: (Scott Caan::kneel::camera)
I'm supposed toi get alerts from LJ, AO3 and FF.net (the latter two for specific authors/stories) and I'm not getting them.

I happened to check FF.net and saw that 2 fics I should have gotten alerts for and didn't, had been updated, TWICE since the last alert I got sometime on Wednesday!

I don't know what's going on but it's bugging the crap outta me.
simplyn2deep: (NWABT::Scott::hoodie)
for every sad H50 fic I read, I have to read like 60 million happy H50 fics to feel better.

60 million is a slight exaggeration, but there's an insane amount of happy that I have to read in order to feel better or srsly, my dad is shot.

now I mention this because I just read something sad, now I'm looking for lots of something happy to read.
simplyn2deep: (Default)

Recently I’ve been saving pdf formats of the fics on AO3 that I really like, and now I’m thinking I want to get a Kindle so that I can read them and not have to worry about draining my BB battery.

So I’m comparing the Kindle and Kindle Touch. My BFF got the Kindle Fire and for a while I thought I wanted to get that, and perhaps maybe I do, but I just can’t see myself spending $200 when all I want is an e-reader – I don’t need a lot of the bells and whistles (I fell in that trap with my BB).

annoyed

Feb. 9th, 2012 07:52 pm
simplyn2deep: (Hawaii Five-0::Steve::uniform)
didn't realize how annoying it was until I saw it SEVERAL times in a fic.

the Taskforce, to my knowledge, is just called 5-0. If they're actually called "Hawaii 5-0", please point me to an episode where that's actually said, because all I can hear in my head is (Kono saying) "5-0! freeze!" or some variation of that.

Also, seeing SEALs not properly capitalized. It isn't enough to capitalize the first letter. all letters, minus the s on the end are capitalized
simplyn2deep: (Hawaii Five-0::addicted to Mondays)
If you've read or have any coda/tag fics to last night's H50, head HERE and post them!

I've read 8 tags/codas. Can't wait to see what else in posted over the coming days.
simplyn2deep: (Default)
I'm reading fic to pass the time and when I go to leave a comment, I see that I've already done so...but don't remember ever reading the fic and/or leaving the comment.

does that mean I've read too much fic?

heh

simplyn2deep: (iRead)
suddenly the book on my shelf aren't as interesting as they were when I bought them. This isn't good. It was a waste of money to buy them years ago and I still haven't read them.

I've already picked up and put back 3 books.

going in for #4 lol

But so far on my suggestion list (to least read up on and decide if I want to read it) are:

suggested by fabulousweapon
The Princess Bride - William Goldman
Wishful Drinking - Carrie Fisher
All Over But the Shoutin' - Rick Bragg
Angel of Vengence - Trevor Munson
Bossypants - Tina Fey
Wicked: Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West - Gregory McGuire
Game of Thrones - George Martin

suggested by dontelltheelf
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters
Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell

Also, every book I come across my mind automatically shifts to H50. OMG what is my problem!?
simplyn2deep: (iRead)
A-Z of Books

[personal profile] shanachie_quill is reading a book for every letter of the alphabet and I thought that was a neat idea...and possibly easier (for me) than trying to read 50 books in the year (tried that, as well as 15,000 pages and didn't succeed)

LET THE READING BEGIN!

A--
B--
C--
D--
E--
F--
G--
H--
I--
J--
K--
L--
M--
N--
O--
P--
Q--
R--Red Pyramid, The by Rick Riordan
S--
T--
U--
V--
W--
X--
Y--
Z--Zapped by Carol Higgins Clark



If you have any suggestions of books I should read, let me know!

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