lady_sarai: ([balloons]Hope is floating on the breeze)

The Television Meme of Doom

Day 01. A show that should have never been canceled
Day 02. A show that you wish more people were watching
Day 03. Your favorite new show (aired this TV season)

Uh. This season I mostly watched the last season of shows--Lost, Heroes. I watched SPN and Smallville for the first times, so they were new to me this year and I love them both. But for this, I guess I'll say V. Again, I love Elizabeth Mitchell.

And look, meme 2!

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to the page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4-7 sentences to 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).


Well, I am reading Turn Coat by Jim Butcher--the 11th Dresden Files book. I love them.
Here goes... )

That's the first page of chapter 18. I'm not there yet and I'm not writing more because I don't want to know who "she" is until I get there. :D
lady_sarai: (Lady's token)

Okay, so I stayed up until 3 am last night, even with my fever and headache, because I could not stop reading my book.

I read A Curse Dark as Gold, by Elizabeth Bunce and it is absolutely amazing. No, really. AMAZING. I could not stop reading it.

I've been trying to figure out how best to tell you all how great this book is, and I just don't have the words. It's a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, which is amazing enough, but it's possibly the best version I've ever read. Seriously. It's so different and yet the same, and the world in this book is so real and rich and amazing.

And Charlotte!! Charlotte is so awesome, and fierce and loyal and protective and logical and stubborn and strong. She's flawed in just the right ways to keep her from being too perfect, and in believable ways, and not annoyingly at all. She's wonderful. And Stirwaters! The Mill is a character in itself and it's awesome. I have a soft spot for inanimate objects/places/buildings that have Character--like Woodwold in Spindle's End by Robin McKinley. I love everyone we're supposed to love in this novel. Rosie, and RANDALL and Harte and the whole town of Shearing! And oh, the descriptions of the wool and cloth making. ([livejournal.com profile] aradiachiba, you will love this book. Seriously.)

And it's well paced and beautiful and I could not put it down for the last few hundred pages because I had to know what was going to happen. And I IMed [livejournal.com profile] zoe_chan and told her that this book was BREAKING MY HEART because it WAS.

I feel like this is totally gushing and ridiculous and not making sense, but it's the best I can come up with right now because I have so much GLEE over this book. I swear at one point I HUGGED IT while I was reading, and another time I was flapping my hands anxiously and when it was over I could just kind of HOLD IT and look at it adoringly and I NEED SOMEONE TO READ IT AND GUSH WITH ME. REALLY. If just one of you reads it, you MUST TELL ME. Because this is so going in my list of Favorite Books, along with all of my precious Robin McKinley books and The Last Unicorn. Really.

So. Read it. Please.

(And how unfair is it that this is the author's first book? I WANT MORE. NOW. If anyone gets Scholastic book orders, let me know so I can order an anthology one of her stories set in this world is going to be in, because it is only going to be in those book orders and since I do not have my own classroom or my own children yet, I am sorely out of luck on that front. It makes me SAD.)
lady_sarai: (Squee!Mumble)
Ahem. ;) [livejournal.com profile] zoe_chan finally read Twilight and we gushed. [livejournal.com profile] aradiachiba, you are not allowed to read this post until you finish BOTH books, and then you need to gush at me, too. ;)

Also, this post is mainly so I can hear [livejournal.com profile] scribophile go supersonic over the Twilight squeeage. ;)

Lady_Sarai: so what're you up to?
[livejournal.com profile] zoe_chan: not much
[livejournal.com profile] zoe_chan: finished Twilight last night and started New Moon
Lady_Sarai: WEEEEEE!!!!!
Lady_Sarai: ::twirls you::
Lady_Sarai: fangirl at me, please. ;-)
[livejournal.com profile] zoe_chan: okay.
[livejournal.com profile] zoe_chan: ::squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees::
Lady_Sarai: I KNOW!
[livejournal.com profile] zoe_chan: OMG, I love this book
TWILIGHT CAPSLOCK GLEEE!! )

Then her husband came home and we both went our separate ways for the evening, but later, she came back to me, and we continued the squeeage.

[livejournal.com profile] zoe_chan: Sara...
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[livejournal.com profile] zoe_chan: ::whines::
[livejournal.com profile] zoe_chan: I'm *upset*
Lady_Sarai: is this RL or New Moon?
[livejournal.com profile] zoe_chan: New Moon
Now enter the New Moon flailing. )

Then we went to bed, and the next night, she IMed me:

[livejournal.com profile] zoe_chan: I finished New Moon today
Lady_Sarai: SQUEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111
IT'S BETTER IN CAPSLOCK!!! )
Lady_Sarai: ::SQUISHES YOU AND TWIRLS YOU IN TWILIGHT GLEEEE!
[livejournal.com profile] zoe_chan: ::IS HAPPILY AND GLEEFULLY TWIRLED::
Lady_Sarai: all right dear, it's past my bedtime like whoa, but the squee session will, continue at some point!

(LJ-ify your IMs before pasting!)


And that? Is really the sum total of everything I feel about these damn books. I am consistently reduced to screaming, gleeful, flailing CAPSLOCK. :)
lady_sarai: (Reading)
All right, so [livejournal.com profile] scribophile and [livejournal.com profile] three_nails are completely right about Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. GUH.

I haven't read as much as I would like, which is the price I pay for having both a terrifically good book AND a persistantly gripping plot bunny at the same time. As well as, you know, a family and holidays. ;) But I just finished Chapter 13, where Edward and Bella go to the meadow.

::flails in flailiness::

Oh, Edward. Yep, in love. Dammit. Also, Bella? Is very kick-ass.

I particularly loved "Yes, you are exactly my kind of heroin."

::more flailing::

Also, the language is very beautiful in this book.

[livejournal.com profile] aradiachiba and [livejournal.com profile] zoe_chan? Go. Get the book. Read it.


...And now I'm back to Bruce/Richard for a while, hopefully. It's an interesting transition.
lady_sarai: (Reading)
Okay, so it was a very nice Memorial Day. We went and planted flowers at the cemetary for my dad, grandfather and older brother and it looks beautiful! (If you can say a cemetary looks beautiful, but I can. It does.) Mom told me that Dad's favorite color was pink, which is why his flowers are always pink. This amuses me, especially since my younger brother (who is 19) is so concerned with being "manly."

We made potato salad and had barbeque hot dogs and iced tea for dinner! Then I watched the news and totally cried, and I think maybe I just was on edge anyway.

Found out at the cemetary that our old landlord died since last Memorial Day, which is sad. I used to love going with Mom or Dad to pay the rent because he and his wife were so nice. But it's been... gosh, wait, let me think. We moved into THIS house on Memorial Day in 1991, so... 15 years? Wow.

ANYWAY, I also finished reading Trickster's Queen and I have these things to say, behind a cut for spoilerifficness.

I always wanted to stage a royal coup... )

I'm sure I'll have more to say later, when I think of it.

But this reminds me that it probably has been at LEAST since Junior High or early High School that I read the Alanna series, because I totally had forgotten a ton of details. Still can't remember half of them.

Also, am reminded that I never DID read the series about Daine. =P Although I have the books and SHOULD...

But now I have that horrible between-books feeling, where I look at my books and go... what now? And I have a horridly huge stack of them, but I've narrowed the list to four or five, roughly.

And now I ask you. But reserve the right to ignore you. ;)


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