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The Huffington Post slideshows of the ten most challenged graphic novels...
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bhanesidhe: (Moleskine)
( Aug. 11th, 2010 10:07 am)
The coveted position of "Besties" has been vacated as of late due to equal parts Deceit + Death. Lately, I've leaned in on ol' reliable, my hole-in-the-wall Local Library. Happiest place on earth, srsly. That or the bottom of a bottle, I swear its like being 15 all over again!

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Speaking on things inherently New York; how 'bout a public Appearance;

"ZOMBIES" is tomorrow theme for 30 Day Drawing Challenge, so if you're going to be in NYC, come to The Infernal Devices; Clockwork Angel book release/announcement event, where I will probably ask you to make your bestest zombie face :D

Actually, ~SupeRsquiTo-PouF and I will be there, hiding in plain sight, while Cassie Clare says a thing, in the after glow of Holly Black & Maureen Johnson being awesome, plus Prizes and Revelry! :boogie:
Barnes & Nobles in Store Event
Wednesday August 04, 2010 7:00 PM
Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003, 212-253-0810
I would say, "If you can come, that'd be swell. If you can't... I hear someone will be someone will be live-streaming it, :XD:"  . . . BUT as someone on DeviantArt pointed out this is very likely to be the only thing (in the foreseeable future) where Nic, Cassie + my small s'Elf will be under the same roof!

So, if you have your copy of FCBD: City of Bones Comic I suggest you make the effort to come out. I'd promise not to bite but that option feels subjective.
I always resented how drab Salinger's Book Covers were. I could never hate the man, but he sure made resenting him easy. Only "Catcher" had a variant cover, but that did little for me since "Franny & Zooey" was always my favorite of his works. See?

Note: Favoritism!

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bhanesidhe: (sleep is the enemy)
( May. 29th, 2010 12:29 pm)
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4-7 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest (unless it's too troublesome to reach and is really heavy. Then go back to step 1).
6. Tag five people.
Her right hand, however, on the coverlet, was not merely closed but shut tight; the fingers were clenched, the thumb tucked in-- it was as though, at twenty, she had checked back into the mute fisty defenses of nursery. And here at the couch, it should be mentioned, the sun, for all its ungraciousness to the rest of the room, was behaving beautifully. It shone full on Franny's hair, which was jet black and very prettily cut, and had been washed three times in as many days. Sunshine, in fact, bathed the entire afghan, and the play of warm, brilliant light in the pale-blue wool was in itself well worth beholding.

Zooey, almost direct from the bathroom, with a lighted cigar in his mouth, stood for quite a while at the foot of the couch, at first busy tucking in the end of his white shirt he had put on, then buttoning his cuffs, and then merely standing and looking.

- Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger


Sort of shocked that there was no deluge of dialogue, considering, instead just the observing of the internals. I like that. And nope, I'm not cheating, although this is one of my preferred books, but I just reacquired it, since Its been stolen from me, twice. Guess I'm not the only one who prefers it. Really hate this cover though. meh, maybe it'll get nicked. One could hope.

Give us your books people! I want some new reads to discover, or old ones to fall back in love with, cuz reading three book at once isn't keeping me occupied enough, no sir.

I Tag; [livejournal.com profile] misstuesday, [livejournal.com profile] hlaron, [livejournal.com profile] calloocallay, [livejournal.com profile] firefish and [livejournal.com profile] syndara (which is cheating because I know which book is at her bedside).
Were this on facebook, there would definitely be different ppl tagged. My mom for one, AlleyCat & Will for another. Maybe even Crys (who is reading [livejournal.com profile] sarahtales "Demon's Lexicon")
And had I filled out this meme on the bedroom computer the text would be a lot more suggestive, noir and a bit gay.
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This Monday is lacking. I'm in need of cheer, aren't you? So, I'm going to recycle something that cheered me up last week... ("The Smoker" by David Schickler).

... only I'm going to add a pleasing graphic and a soundtrack.
may-december
Peter Bjorn & John - Young Folks [7MB]
SendSpace / MegaUpload
[livejournal.com profile] jlh retold this short-story over dinner once. I never forgot it but I never remembered it either, until [livejournal.com profile] bowdlerized linked to it.

So this is for [livejournal.com profile] bowdlerized & [livejournal.com profile] jlh mostly, in gratitude for the general cheering they provide that never goes unrealized. It's almost impossible not to grin after hearing this track. I dare you not to! In fact, I dare you not to whistle.
And now, on to the arduous task of training m'self to be left-handed, out of necessity, not a whim. There's a funny story behind this, 'cept it'd mean typing it. ^^; Another day then.
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