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sipping diet soda, hoping for a teensy caffeine burst to clean the house somewhat. came home from work to step inside and sniff and exclaim "EEEEEW, WHAT IS THAT?!?!" it smells like a drunk died in our closet, and the smell is finally wafting into the living room. *fans nose*

yay for fridays! i have a long arse work week ahead of me, so i'm cherishing it. kinda wanna do something tonight, but not sure. lighting a stink-pretty candle fer sher for starters.

thought i worked at butt-thirty this morning, but ended up getting there OVER AN HOUR before i was supposed to be. so i went to barnes and noble instead.

i HAD to have a pumpkin latte today to kick off the autumn season, my favorite of all. keep in mind that i haven't had coffee in over three weeks. two sips into it, i felt as if i would 'splode. so i shuffled quickly up and down the different aisles, checking out different books. i paid especially close attention to the sci fi/fantasy section, as i'm suddenly craving replacing ALL of the books i left in phoenix that i will never get back. i have.. lessee.. i have the robert jordan ones. the dragonlance ones that i felt like reading fairly recently... aaaaand that's about it. i USED to have practically every valdemarian mercedes lackey book ever written (as well as MANY other lackey ones), all terry brooks, all raymond e. feist...terry goodkind... i also had a bunch of nifty occult type books that i had carried with me for YEARS, and some other fun stuff. all of the plains of passage books that i kept meaning to read, but never got around to it. all of my tad williams. my ragged copy of watership down. most of those books i had carried with me throughout all of my NUMEROUS moves around the states, had the same copies of since i was 14.

and now i have to start over.

i don't know why i felt i had to start TODAY. i really need to hit up the used book stores. but really, i need to realize what i'm going to read next, and then fill out my collection from there, as so far, i've just been snagging random books at various stages of multiple series. THAT isn't really effective. and it's funny that i bought 3 books today, and i have never owned a single one of them before. duh.

first one: i had sworn a solemn vicious swear that i would NEVER purchase this book, nor any of the books in the series, nor see any of the movies. i had figured that i was one of thee last people on EARTH to have withheld thus far, and was going to hold out for FOREVER, if i could help it. but i saw the preview for the new movie to come out while watching Corpse Bride, and ... well... it was convincing enough to race right out and buy it.

so yesh. i now own the first Harry Potter book. meh.

second one is the second in a brooks series, jess is reading the first book in the series so far and called to tell me that it's THE BEST EVER. so i bought terry brooks' Antrax, the next in the series.

third one was more of a curiosity than anything else, really. i'm sure it will be cheese central, and i've never been overly interested in reading something with very heavy religious overtones or whatnot, but i bought it for $2 at value village: the first book in the left behind series. i was seeing this guy, once upon a time, while i was going through this VERY religiousy Christiany point in my life. i turned him on to God, and he picked up the book when it first came out, and told me it was FANTASTIC. i guess that since i never liked how things ended between us, that part of me was curious to read what he had read? whatever. lame-o me, still dwelling on it, although i haven't even SEEN the guy in 8 years.

but i refuse to read any of them until i FINALLY finish the series that i'm reading: the elbryan/pony books from r.a. salvatore that coworker mary loaned to me a YEAR ago. yeah. putting that television in my bedroom has really put a damper on my reading time.

in other news? still so much to do, so little time.



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Sep. 26th, 2005 02:38 am (UTC)
why can't you get your books back from Phoenix?
Oct. 2nd, 2006 03:23 am (UTC)
a friend that reads the same genre as me agreed to hang onto them for me. she ended up integrating them into her books, and said that if i can't provide her with a list, she wouldn't be sure as to which would be hers and which would be mine. she got married last year, and i figured that she could keep the books as a wedding present, since i hadn't read a ton of them and didn't really have the money to ship them, anyway. she was there for me during my biggest depression, when most others had turned away, so i figured that it was the least i can do.
Oct. 2nd, 2006 03:34 am (UTC)
my brother ended up obsessively buying and reading all of those books and said that they weren't half bad. maybe one day when i have nothing else to read ;)
Sep. 26th, 2005 02:47 am (UTC)
But if, after reading the Left Behind book, you end up feeling kind of dirty or a that you might have lost a few IQ points (as those types of books tend to do), I highly recommend you read George H. Smith's "Atheism: The Case Against God" to balance out those unwanted effects.
Oct. 2nd, 2006 03:35 am (UTC)
thank you so much for the recommendation. i really need to read more. curse having to work, anyhow.

and why DO we have to sleep? gah.
Sep. 26th, 2005 03:07 am (UTC)
Looking through some of the crap on the shelves here, I wonder if my ex-wife didn't use the divorce as an excuse to dump on me books that neither of us particularly wanted. For example: I ~think~ I have a whole fuckload of Robert Jordan that I could probably box up and ship you. And I'm certain there's wads of other crap in there that I don't particularly want, but somebody else might. If nothing else, they'd be used-bookstore-trade-bait.

Oct. 2nd, 2006 03:38 am (UTC)
i'm always game for books, though i own all the robert jordans now :D i hate buying new books, and hate not being able to find a good selection at the used book stores that i've been frequenting, though i've made buds with the lady that runs the place, so i get great deals, which almost makes it worth it.

yay for run on sentences!
Sep. 26th, 2005 03:08 am (UTC)
mmm, pumpkin latte does sound good. :)
Oct. 2nd, 2006 03:39 am (UTC)
i'm so excited that pumpkin season is back on full swing, though it's making eating healthy VERY difficult!
Sep. 26th, 2005 03:10 am (UTC)
Oy, and old friend kept trying to get me to read the Left Behind series, mainly because she thought I was going to hell and it would be my salvation.

Needless to say, we are no longer friends.
Oct. 2nd, 2006 03:41 am (UTC)
organized religion scares the bejeebers out of me. i would so love to talk religion with you one day, or what YOUR ideals and beliefs are. that's what i feel the real 'church' is, a discussion of what you believe and why, not "this is how it is, so that's why you should believe." i tried being a Christian, but it just didn't... work. i consider myself a spiritual person, though.

if that makes sense. funny that i'm so farfing sleepy and it's only 830.
Sep. 26th, 2005 05:06 am (UTC)
You've succombed to Harry Potter! Now, *I* am the last person to resist it.
Sep. 26th, 2005 05:24 am (UTC)
i think you will seriously love harry potter. i was so not into at first, but then i read the first one and i was hooked. i dunno, there's just something about them that i love. so i hope you enjoy it!
Sep. 26th, 2005 05:32 am (UTC)
Heh, another recruit for the Harry Potter Army. Soon we shall be unstoppable!

*maniacal laughter*
Sep. 26th, 2005 08:37 am (UTC)
i am an old fan of terry brooks, the whole shannara series i loved much until the new section. I think it was the one before antrax.. the one where everything went all mechanical pissed me off. I have read the shannara series multiple times, and i enjoyed the jerle shannara, but after that i got a little pissed off. i will get around to finishing the rest eventually. i have them, but i'm too annoyed at them to read them. if you haven't read the others, i seriously reccomend them. i have all of them should you need reading material. magic kingdom for sale, and running with the demon were also good series's of his.

and you seem like the type that would get a kick out of Piers Anthony's Xanth series, extremely punny, more-so as the series progresses. just a hunch. good books.
Sep. 26th, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC)
i tried reading piers anthony once, but only one book, To Ride a Pale Horse, which i felt the concept was wonderful, but it was hard to get through (course, i was all of 16 or so at the time, so i'm sure my reading level hath changed since then. hopefully for the better!) i shall have to check out the xanth ones!

jess is reading antrax right now and is FREAKING OUT because i haven't read them. i told him that if i read the series, that i would have to go buy king of shannara... then sword... then elfstones... and work through that way again.

if it goes on sale at b&n, they have the entire scions/heritage quadrilogy (is that a word?) on sale in one book. gaw, i love that series. i think i was 14 when i got the first book ;)

or if i felt like it, and if they would let me, i should try to rejoin the sci fi book club. i was a member for a long honking time in phoenix, but kinda stopped paying them money when i moved here and couldn't get a job.
Sep. 26th, 2005 01:04 pm (UTC)
ah, i see i missed a section with your post or i wouldn't have rambled on so much about the terry brooks stuff. lol. mercedes lackey is my fav... i recommend amazon.com to get back all your old ones for hella cheap. I've gotten almost all of the valdemar books in hardcover now, all for about $2 each off amazon. can't beat that anywhere.
Sep. 26th, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC)

wow. thanks for the heads up!! :D
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Oct. 2nd, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)
i keep hitting a really used used used bookstore downtown, the lady there gives me AWESOME deals, like $2 a book, $3 if it's in awesome condition (though i like the beat up books more, because they have more 'history'.) i just need to get off me arse and make it to the slightly higher scale used book store, which has CATS. i think every used book store should have cats.

i also need to organize my books (and my life!) so that i can figure out what books i've actually replaced and which ones i still need, though i seem to be buying them WAAAAAAAAAY faster than i could possibly ever read them lately!
Oct. 7th, 2005 10:51 am (UTC)
Hey, if I make you an autumnny layout, will you use it???
Oct. 2nd, 2006 03:46 am (UTC)
i'm so happy that you made the autumny layout for me, i loveded it greatly!
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