ayashi: (DotA Shaeldre Strong)
I think I've posted about it here before but :)

My friends [livejournal.com profile] eurii and [livejournal.com profile] aoshi and I all run a fiction book club together on LiveJournal. It's [livejournal.com profile] bookclubfiction and it's been going strong for over two years. We only read fiction, vote on genres, and then vote for books within each genre (and read 3 of them - 2 books with regular discussions and one book as a bonus).

I am totally biased but I find it to be a really fun book club format because everyone gets a say in the books that we choose. It's also super fun to read books together with friends and get to talk about them. Annnd let's be real, LJ is sort of deadles these days and it can be nice to have something to keep your friends list fresh. (We don't post too often though - usually 1-2 posts a week, with the exception being the weeks that we choose a new genre and new books for the next section.)

I would love if some more of you guys wanted to join and check it out :D it's also super low pressure and there's no need to participate reading books you don't feel like reading (though we do award participation in discussions with extra votes, so a book you want to read will be more likely to win)

We are nominating books today and tomorrow and will be seconding books to choose our top 3 starting on Thursday, so it's a good time to get involved if you want to check it out and see how the process works!

[livejournal.com profile] bookclubfiction :)
ayashi: (made in the 80s)
Shadow Complex was awesome! I just beat it now... well worth the $15 off XBOX Live if you are also slightly behind the times with video games like I am and haven't gotten it yet :) It is very much like Metroid and it isn't a very long game... also much like Metroid games.

I played it off and on for a little while, and after beating Mass Effect just went for it 100%. Well and by 100% apparently I mean 41% because that is how much of the item completion I got.

Anyway bottom line is that it is very fun. The only issue I had with it is the issue everyone has with it, which is that aiming into the background is really annoying sometimes (the game is 3D but you can only move on a 2D plane and sometimes you have to shoot at enemies in the background and aiming can be really crap).

Yesterday I went to Barnes and Noble and picked up a bunch of books :D

The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks on [livejournal.com profile] icklehoot's recommendation
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
World of Warcraft: Arthas by Christie Golden
Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
Deadtown by Nancy Holzner
The Younger Gods by David Eddings (hardcover super discount for $6!)

Yes I read fluffy girly books by Sophie Kinsella. Don't judge me. It's Kendra's fault!! *cough* XD Well okay and I was going to read them anyway because I saw the movie and I thought it was cute.

Too bad I didn't know what the book for Feb was gonna be for book club before I went! I'll pick it up while I'm at work sometime.
ayashi: (Default)
I liked this for last year so I am doing it again.

2009 )

Books meme

Jun. 10th, 2009 04:28 pm
ayashi: (Doctor Who - Rose and Doctor shhh)
Instructions: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.

1. Kushiel's Justice
2. Kushiel's Scion
3. The Wheel of Time
4. The Good Earth
5. Designing with Web Standards second edition (yes, the one and only tech book I've ACTUALLY read through)
6. Catch-22
7. Dragon Sleeping
8. Dragon Waking
9. Dragon Burning
10. Day of the Dragon
11. Ethan Frome (lol)
12. Night
13. Lords and Ladies
14. The Diamond Throne
15. Redwall

(I think I could go on for a long, long time XD That list took me about 2 minutes. I have read SO MANY BOOKS and tons of them are in series... I didn't even touch most of The Wheel of Time series, any Redwall books but 1, only the first of the 6 Diamond Throne-related books, the first 3 Kushiel books, none of the Sookie Stackhouse books or Confessions of a Shopaholic, toooons of Mercedes Lackey books I have read... etc... I read like a crazy lady when I'm really into it!)

Books meme

Feb. 26th, 2009 04:14 pm
ayashi: (Default)
First of all, seriously? Some of these are SERIES. That has got to count for more than "one" book :P

Quite a number of these are books I was supposed to read for high school. I didn't read all of them for sure (lol Tale of Two Cities ohhhh god) but some of them I did!

Books meme stolen from Rhee )
ayashi: (DotH Shia and Kay)
I'm about 1/3 of the way through All Together Dead. I'm enjoying it a lot, but sad that there's only two books left in the series. Of course, one of them is only out in hardcover and the other one is not even published yet, so I still have a ways to go.

I can't think of anything else to write. I've gotten a lot of stuff done at work today. Bravo me.

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