clauclauclaudia: (geek - life)
Okay, somehow my recent journal entries are all ads in one sense or another. I promise to work on that. My next post should be about fanfic instead. ;-) So you can look forward to that or run for cover, as appropriate.

Zo. Apologies for those who were genuinely concerned about yesterday's entry. It's a humorous ad for a podiobook author I love, whose excellent book is now seeing actual print partly on the basis of his self-promotion abilities. It's perfectly safe to click. J.C. Hutchins is a sweetie of a geek, and would never hack anyone's journal. Kilroy 2.0, on the other hand....

Oh, it's also an ad for the radio plays at the Somerville Theatre. Don't forget that part!

Today's ad is for Conceptis Puzzles, which is going to switch to being a paid site in the next 24 to 48 hours. Which means that now is your last chance to register as a free user and play the whole range of new logic puzzles that appeared this week, and really see whether it's a site worth paying for. (I think it is. But as I have warned before, this site is addictive.)

(There will still be sample puzzles available after it goes paid, but to see the whole weekly variety at once, this is easier.)
clauclauclaudia: (HP - I trust Snape)
[livejournal.com profile] ravenna_c_tan and I sat down and wrote our last-minute guesses (in the hour before Deathly Hallows went on sale) on some plot points we expected would be addressed in the book. She posted hers here (and yes, the comments are spoilery). Here are mine. We sort of shorthanded the questions to each other so may not have answered exactly the same questions. ;-)

questions )

book count

Feb. 27th, 2006 06:33 pm
clauclauclaudia: (specs appeal)
Okay, finally I'm gonna try to keep track of my books read for the year.

Books 1-6: Narnia )

Book 7: Babylon 5 JMS scripts #3 )

Books 8-10: Fionavar )

in progress )

Given that Guy Gavriel Kay is going to be at Vericon next year, what's the essential Kay I should read this year? I've read the Fionavar books, and I own A Song For Arbonne. Suggestions?
clauclauclaudia: (dumbledore)
... and not necessarily in a good way.

Collecting weird fan reactions to Harry Potter 6. Spoilers within.
Read more... )
clauclauclaudia: (dumbledore)
Yes, I finished the book late Saturday night. No, I didn't hit LJ on the subject until today. Yes, a Firefox crash means I need to go back and re-find all the HP posts I thought I was about to read. So I'm posting first, then reading, then coming back and editing if necessary.

Oh, and I'm meta-complaining about people complaining about the phenomenon that is Harry Potter. I think it's nifty that there's a pop culture phenomenon that involves reading, yes. So there. Yes, there are better-written books out there, but so what? Sharing the reading experience with others can be fun, that's why there are book clubs.

Everything else goes behind the lj-cut )
clauclauclaudia: (Default)
I'd like a quote from the very end of the book, so those who wish no spoilage should not read behind the cut.... )

book meme

Jun. 11th, 2004 12:41 pm
clauclauclaudia: (Default)
via [livejournal.com profile] bryant (with whom I must agree--calm down, Pratchett fans!):

(You know, there are VERY FEW books I've started and haven't finished. I believe this list manages to include all of them (except the ones in progress right now). Also, I'm not sure plays should count only if you've read them rather than *seen* them, but that would appear to be the convention so I'll go with it for the meme. Also also, collect a gold star if you get all the formatting on this right the first time round.)

Book Meme:

+ bold the ones you’ve read
+ italicize those you started but never finished
+ add three at the end

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
8. 1984, George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis

10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
and the remaining 400+... )

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