allieandra: (Default)
( Jan. 20th, 2011 12:34 pm)
Anyone else use the Goodreads website?

I'm using it for the 2011 Reading Challenge where you set an aim for the number of books you want to read throughout the year and it keeps track for you.

You can also use it to keep track of what page you're up to in whatever you're reading, which is useful, if like with me the bookmark has a habit of climbing out of the book.

If anyone is on there, or wants to sign up, then my profile is here. 3 books down, 47 to go...
As per usual my comments are italised.
Want my opinion/comments or the summary on any book listed then ask.

Ones I read before Feb 09 (mostly from sometime 2008). Will probably be updated with comments and other books - my stack of read books is too far away. *stretches* nope can't reach it.
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Feb 2009:

Feb )

March 2009:
Out Of The Past by Sean Michael  
Doctor Who: The Stealer Of Dreams by Steve Lyons   REVIEW

April 2009:
Martha In The Mirror by Justin Richards

May 2009:
Son Of A Witch by Gregory Maguire
Pack Animals by Peter Anghelides
Into the Silence by Sarah Pinborough
Bay Of The Dead by Mark Morris
The House That Jack Built by Guy Adams

Currently Reading:

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
The Murder Exchange by Simon Kernick
Let It Bleed by Ian Rankin
Necronomicon by H.P.Lovecraft

Stack of books waiting to be read
Future Reads )

I've not been commenting/posting much for a while as I have an ongoing computer problem. My laptop keyboard has broken so I'm using a wireless keyboard, which seems to like refusing to work and opening different things on the toolbar/menu bar when I press a key rather than typing a letter. Wow that was a long sentence. So yeah, still here, still reading but not commenting much (copy/pasting of individual letters in time consuming and irritating).

Hope everyone's good. Not long until new Torchwood now :D

It's coming even sooner for me as I've managed to get (read [ profile] mrhapptits  bought me) a ticket for the preview screening on 12th June in London. I'm excited already!  Wonder which cast members other than John Barrowman will be there.

Book Meme
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allieandra: (Music stack)
( Apr. 1st, 2009 01:13 am)
March has been a slow month for reads. Running up to the 13th I was too distracted with the prospect of my first convention and then after that it was the start of university holidays so no bus trips. Except for the trip to London. Still even then I was listening to a musical/theatre show on my zen. (shh bout that!)

Books finished:
Out Of The Past by Sean Michael
Doctor Who: The Stealer Of Dreams by Steve Lyons

Books partially read: (distracted mind couldn't find enough interest)
The Murder Exchange by Simon Kernick [half read on the return coach]
(whatever book was next in the rebus series) by Ian Rankin
Son Of A Witch by Gregory Maguire [bought a copy with all of the pages now]
Eclipse by (someoneorother)
One Hundred Years Of Solitude by (spanishauthor)

Small review of finished books:

Out Of The Past:
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The Stealer Of Dreams:

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allieandra: (Gwen; picnic 2x11)
( Mar. 3rd, 2009 11:38 pm)
[Error: unknown template qotd] 1. Necronomicon by H.P.Lovecraft.   A collection of his works. Nice and thick, printed on very fine paper. Should take some time :D

2. The Vines Of Yarrabee by Dorothy Eden.  I've read this book twice and both times took me over a year to read. I was a lot younger and probably didn't appreciate the brilliance of this book. Hope my Gran still has it so I can borrow it once I've finished my pile. Actually, I might pick it up next time I go round!

3. A Little Love Song by Michelle Magorian. Took this book out of the school library numerous times and it never lost it. Whatever 'it' is. Wartime romance isn't my usual cup of tea.

4. Anything Goes by John Barrowman & Carol E. Barrowman.  I swear this book is the funniest thing ever written. Laughing out loud on the bus. Check. Not being able to read in lectures for fear of laughing out loud. Check. Sex up a tree. Check.

5. Green Angel by Alice Hoffman.   So close to choosing Relentless by Simon Kernick but as that one has only been read once and Green Angel has been read multiple times that was my choice. Deliciously dark teenage fiction, with a little hope winding it's way through the thorns. (If you've read it, you'll appreciate that description!)

allieandra: (Amber; Chance)
( Jan. 26th, 2009 01:24 am)

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allieandra: (CD)
( Jan. 21st, 2009 05:53 pm)
A few people have done this, so I thought I'd give it a go.

What Kind of Reader Are You?
Your Result: Dedicated Reader

You are always trying to find the time to get back to your book. You are convinced that the world would be a much better place if only everyone read more.

Literate Good Citizen
Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm
Book Snob
Fad Reader
What Kind of Reader Are You?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

Well I wouldn't say I'm obsessive-compulsive as I'm reading a few books at once. One is a weird crime story that's gone round the dinner ladies - my Gran's friends, and yes I appear to be in their reading circle! Another is Necronomicon by H.P. Lovecraft. Pure brilliance but not a book I want to take on the bus to read as it's rather big and leather bound. Started reading RTD's book, it's in emails so easy enough to break from and also too big for on the bus. My other current book is Wicked. Around a third of the way through and I'm loving it. Felt like I got home in 5 mins rather than an hour.

Snob? Maybe slightly. Got into the classics recently and H.P. Lovecraft is THE author to read if you're into sci-fi or 'weird fiction'. Trashy romances just don't do it for me. Not even on a beach. Give me a good murder anyday!

Fad, again maybe. Read the potter books, will probably read Twilight soon if just to see what all the hype is about. Doctor Who books often get taken out of the library but I actually bought one today. Torchwood are always bought day of release and each book seems to be an improvement on the last.

Zavvii's clearance sale is pretty crap and stuff still costs more than HMV and Play. Got a couple of books for £3.50 each so that wasn't bad. They've now joined my 3 piles of 'to read' books that keep growing.
allieandra: (Ianto "Fuck")
( Sep. 23rd, 2008 07:06 pm)

Ianto on being bisexual: "It's the worst of any world because you don't really belong anywhere, because you are never sure of yourself or those around you. You can't trust in anyone, their motives or their intentions. And because of that you have, in a world that likes its nice shiny labels, no true identity." - From Torchwood - "The Twillight Streets" by Gary Russell


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