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11 April 2007 @ 07:52 pm
Drugs don't make me high, they make me neutral.  
Fandom is a wacky place. Obviously, this precious gem of wankage stupifies me. It goes from objecting to recent episodes of House becoming immoral due to sexual innuendos (seriously, where has this guy been anyway?) straight to enforcing his religious beliefs onto other viewers. See, this is where personal religious beliefs and fandom don't mix, unless it's a fandom specifically created about religion which, I can tell you, even if it has explored that aspect in a few episodes, House isn't one of those fandoms. The entire argument the guy is making hurts my brain, it doesn't make logical sense.

Come on now, people. There's been sexual innuendos since the very beginning of the show, countless times. I highly doubt this guy has ever watched an entire episode until recently, because nobody can be that dense to not realize the content their family is viewing for three freaking seasons. That's just impossible. Case in point, there's always the option of the individual of turning off the tube without resorting to blaming the network TPTB for personal discretions over content. However I conclude this dude is just a troll wanting to stir up shit.

I say, bring on the House/Cuddy/Wilson threesome dammit, with whipped cream!

With that done and out of the way, here's a Book Meme stolen from okelay:

Hardback or trade paperback or mass market paperback?
Paperbacks. They are lighter to carry around and travel with, not to mention cheaper than hardbacks.

Amazon or Brick and Mortar?
Amazon, as I don't know what the second one is. Although anything, store or otherwise, that'll have books for a decent price I'll take whatever deal they have. So it doesn't matter, but Amazon I find is great.

Barnes & Noble or Borders?
Borders is the store I shop at most, but again either one can work depending price-wise.

Bookmark or dog-ear?
I usually use bookmarks, though most times I can remember where I stop at.

Alphabetize by author or alphabetize by title or random?
I don't necessarily alphabetize in the normal arrangement, but I make sure all book series or novels by the same other are with each other. With some book series I place them in chronological order, particuarly if there's a lot. It just makes it easier to locate which book I'm looking for. For others though, it depends on my arrangement of that time.

Keep, throw away, or sell?
Keep them, definitely! Sometimes I give them to relatives or friends who might be interested in reading them, or selling them if there's need for money. However throwing away books is not an option. It's actually blasphemous to do such a thing.

Keep dust jacket or toss it?
Eh, I usually toss it. Sometimes. If the jacket is incredibly cool looking I'll save it, but not on the book because it'll tear or get ruined somehow.

Read with dust jacket or remove it?
If there's a description on it that's not found elsewhere on the hardcover, I'll read it, but remove it afterwards.

Short story or novel?
I prefer novels.

Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?
Doesn't really matter to me either way. I admit both are good series, but I don't have an affirmative opinion on which I prefer more than the other; they're both the same, to me. I don't realy read either anymore I'm more of a spoilerwhore for both now, heh.

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
I usually stop reading when my eyes start hurting and when I'm feeling less awake. Because if I try to continue finishing whatever chapter I'm on when I'm falling asleep, I guarantee I won't remember a single thing I read. I could challenge myself with pushing myself to read to a certain point, but it wouldn't be worth it if I can't remember what was happening.

"It was a dark and stormy night" or "Once upon a time"?
Either one. I like mysteries and thrillers just the same as fairytales and romances, especially if the two are combined together.

Buy or borrow?
Books for purchase, baby. I can't remember the last time I borrowed a book from the library....

New or used?
Whichever is cheapest, on sale or for a good deal is fine with me!

Buying choice: book reviews, recommendations, or browse?
I tend to browse more, and whenever I'm cruising for something new and interesting I glance at the synopsis and read a little in the beginning, and if it catches my interest I'll consider adding it to my list of possible books to buy. I do, however, look online to see if it is highly recommended, if the author is a good writer so I'll have an idea about what I might be purchasing. Reviews can be iffy though, since it's all based on personal opinions and everyone is different about their expectations.

Tidy ending or cliffhanger?
I like cliffhangers because it allows the reader to use their imaginations for other possibilities, to really think about what they'd just read in that particular story and draw their own conclusions. Happy endings or conclusive endings can sometimes be hocky and not very convlncing, which really doesn't do it for me. Though I admit I do like the occastional happy ending, because at certain times you need that fluffy conclusion to make you feel warm and fuzzy. But yeah, most of the books I read don't have that kind of an ending, at least not a tidy happy-and-shiny one.

Morning reading, afternoon reading, or nighttime reading?
Reading during the evening sets the mood better for me, I don't know why.

Stand-alone or series?
I like both, because with a series it not only has cliffhangers (duh) but it leaves you anticipating for the next in that saga to find out what happens. Though stand-alones do this as well, just without the waiting unless you're not finishing it up all in one sitting.

Favorite series?
Too many to name, but I know I was fascinated with the Fearless series by Francine Pascal, and still am in fact. I just need to rekindle by rereading them over again.

Favorite children's book?
Hee, again too many. Goosebumps by R.L. Stein, The Babysitters Club by Ann M. Martin, The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner, Matilda by Roald Dahl, Animorphs by K. A. Applegate....really, too many to count.

Favorite YA book?
Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
Geisha, A Life by Mineko Iwasaki. I don't know if it's well-known or not, but I know it hasn't been discussed as much as it should. It's a fabulous autobiography about a woman and her firsthand experience of training and becoming a geisha.

Favorite books read last year?
I finished reading IT by Stephen King and Phantoms by Dean Koontz, along with Bound by Donna Jo Napoli and One Door Away From Heaven by Dean Koontz.

Favorite books of all time?
Seriously, want a list?

Least favorite book you finished last year?
It wasn't necessarily last year, but I remember picking up the book called Cut by Patricia Mccormick. I didn't like it; it was boring, had no substance and was just....blah.

What are you reading right now?
Um, my college textbooks? I haven't had a chance to really have time.

What are you reading next?
I'm possibly thinking about looking into the Temperance Brennan novels by Kathy Reichs, just to see how the character differs from the television series. As I know there's plenty of differences that they may seem like two completely different people, but I'd like to see how Bones was created out of it, and which I prefer better. I know, my curiosity gets the better of me, but I can't help it!

Favorite book to recommend to an eleven-year-old?
I really bad at giving out recommendations, especially for children, because each child reaches a different level at a different pace. I know I was interested in reading V.C. Andrews at 12-13 where In know some parents might not approve of letting their pre-teenage daughter read such material.

Do you ever smell books?
Yes, I admit.

Do you ever read Primary source documents?
Um, no? I don't think so? I don't know.
Current Mood: indescribable
Current Music: Cobra Starship - Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)
thaiibeethaiibee on April 12th, 2007 04:47 am (UTC)
what is this??
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 12th, 2007 04:48 am (UTC)
Re: hmm....
What is what?
thaiibeethaiibee on April 12th, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC)
Re: hmm....
ohhhh nvm
your talking about house!!
everyone at my school loves that show
i still havent seen it yet!
Renée: Heroes. Claire Bennet.rogueslayer452 on April 12th, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC)
Re: hmm....
It's definitely a great show, you should totally rent the first season to see if you like it.
Gabysquaringkarma on April 12th, 2007 05:02 am (UTC)
I know I was fascinated with the Fearless series by Francine Pascal

Y'know, I picked up that series once because I loved the World of Sweet Valley, but didn't really like it. I in fact returned one of the books. But I'm thinking I might give it another go if I ever have the time.

Goosebumps by R.L. Stein

Another series I didn't like; I loved the Fear Street series by him though.

This is a good meme; I've seen another flister post it too. I should post up my answers soon.
Renée: Heroes. Claire Bennet.rogueslayer452 on April 12th, 2007 05:11 am (UTC)
Fearless is either a hit-or-miss with some, though I liked it from the start because of the characterization of Gaia and the interesting plotline given for the series. However later on the books started dwindling away from my interest, and when I started the FBI series I felt the changes were off and not quite right. It just didn't sit well with me, but I LOVED the earlier books.

I never read Fear Street, which is odd. I liked Goosebumps and figured that I might like that series too, but I just never got around to it and I'm not sure why.
Ariel: veronica mars-otp-heat of passionlodessa on April 12th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
I always found Goosebumps too silly, Fear Street was better.

I really loved Christopher Pike most though.
Gabysquaringkarma on April 12th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
I really loved Christopher Pike most though.

Yeah Christopher Pike rules! We read Last Act in 6th grade English and it was so torturous to not check out the book from the local library and get ahead of my classmates! Hee.
Ariel: veronica mars-dead lillylodessa on April 12th, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC)
I hardly remember any of the names but I remember a lot of the plots.

Wow. Now that I am looking at the covers it is all coming back to me.

Generally the ones that stand out in my memory are Die Softly and The Wicked Heart also Weekend I do remember Last Act though.
Gabysquaringkarma on April 12th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)
Ooh. The ones that I remember are the Remember Me trilogy (Shari Cooper) and the Starlight Crystal.
Ariel: firefly-inara- lollodessa on April 12th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
I I'm not sure i read either of those. Looking over the list I am having a strong memory of Sati which was really different from the suspense thriller mystery thing that most of his books had going on.

Also this cover is still priceless
Jen: bl; too scared to know how I feelsnowfire on April 13th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
The Boxcar Children! I love those books so much - I still occasionally pick up a book or two to read. And Fearless! I used to love those when I was younger, although they lost my interest with the later books in the series.
Renée: Six/Sharon. Cylons.rogueslayer452 on April 13th, 2007 09:27 pm (UTC)
I know, the later books of Fearless weren't really that great when it first started. Especially with the Fearless FBI, everything seemed so off and Gaia got involved a little too quickly with a new guy. I loved Ed/Gaia in the original series, though. I just wished they'd stayed together.
Elise: neck pornbehrbemine on April 23rd, 2007 03:51 am (UTC)
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Yessss! I was able to find a few from the overall series when I moved with my collection of books, but unfortunately the first, and best, illuded my searchings. I've got to find that book again, it was so damn good when I was little.