trude: (hermione)
I will post the names of all the files in my WIP folder, regardless of how non-descriptive or ridiculous. Choose one (or a few, I don't care), and I will post a random line or two.

Twenty random facts about Romilda Vane
Spain
rnw
remebrance [sic]
polyjuice
g-h1
Five futures Teddy Lupin didn
family
Acrobat
When she
Tears welled up in Bombur
merlin ficlets
M_L curtainfic
96
EoC
trude: (lionel)
Can't remember where I found this.

Pick 10 characters from as many fandoms as you wish.
Answer 16 questions. Drabble responses are very welcome, too.


My characters

1. Tara Maclay (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
2. Lionel Luthor (Smallville)
3. Gollum (Lord of the Rings)
4. Nymphadora Tonks (Harry Potter)
5. Jo March (Little Women
6. Jane Roland (Temeraire)
7. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
8. Donna Noble (Doctor Who)
9. Will Russel (Flambards)
10. Sirius Black (Harry Potter)

The questions: )

Memes!

Dec. 2nd, 2007 12:07 pm
trude: (flambards)
Doing the icon-pairing meme again:

Make a list of all the characters in your icons. (Although you may have more than one icon of a single character, they only go on
the list once.) Alphabetize it. Take the first two people on the list; that's your first pairing. Second two people; second pairing. Etc.


(Real people, non-sentient beings, inanimate objects and That Rabbit excluded.)

Read more... )

Other meme:
Name a character from one of my fandoms and I'll give you (a) three facts about them from my personal canon/fanon, (b) a reason he/she sucks, (c) a reason he/she is awesomecakes, (d) five things that never happened to that character or (e) five people that character never fell in love with and why. You pick the character. I pick the letter.

(Fandoms: HP, and possibly other stuff mentioned in my interests, though some of these might be a bit rusty.)
trude: (luna)
[livejournal.com profile] angua9 has a meme about books for JKR obsessives, which is rather wonderful, though I do think that she has mixed up Edith Nesbit with Evelyn Nesbit. Anyway, I read poor Evelyn's Wikipedia entry and came to the conclusion that someone really should write NC-17 badfic where poor, virginial artists' model Harry Potter is coerced by the lascivious Snape/Lucius/Voldemort/Sirius to cavort on a red velvet swing and pose for suggestive photographs, until he lands in an even more destructive relationship with rich, sadistic drug-addict Draco/Blaise/Snape/Ginny. (This being HP fandom, someone has probably already written it.)

Anyway, the meme! )

In other news, beer good, that pickled (?) ginger you get with sushi better.

Book quiz

Feb. 20th, 2007 09:50 pm
trude: (vita)
Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] cestovatela
1. Hardback or trade paperback or mass-market paperback?
It's a mix. Hardback for non-fiction I might want to use for "reference" in the future, or favorite books, mass-market paperback for "novels to read on the train", trade paperpack for the stuff in between.

2. Amazon or brick and mortar?
I try to buy from both (well, somtimes substitute "Amazon" for "the Swedish equivalent with the lowest prize), partly because there are a couple of brick and mortar-stores that I really like and want to keep in busieness. Also, I hate having to wait for books once I've decided to buy them.

3. Barnes & Noble or Borders?
Neither exists around here.

4. Bookmark or dog-ear?
Bookmark.

5. Alphabetize by author or alphabetize by title or random?
Um, I have sorted my books in about ten different categories...but within those, they are alphabetized by author.

6. Keep, throw away, or sell?
Keep mostly, but I have soon have to come up with a way to get rid of books...I don't throw away books unless they have fallen apart or are very VERY bad. (Or both. I'm looking at you, Scarlett.

7. Keep dustjacket or toss it?
Keep it.

8. Read with dustjacket or remove it?
Read with it on.

9. Short story or novel?
Novels, mostly.

10. Collection (short stories by same author) or anthology (short stories by different authors)?
Collection.

11. Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?
Like both of them for somewhat different reasons, have only actually bought Potter.

12. Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
Ususally when chapter breaks. Unless I get very tired in the middle of a very long chapter.

13. "It was a dark and stormy night" or "Once upon a time"?
Both.

14. Buy or Borrow?
50/50. I tend to try and borrow stuff I'm less sure I'm actually going to like.

15. New or used?
Mostly new.

16. Buying choice: book reviews, recommendation or browse?
A mix, but probably a little more recommendation than the other two.

17. Tidy ending or cliffhanger?
I rather have a tidy ending than a cliffhanger, but it doesn't have to be too tidy.

18. Morning reading, afternoon reading or nighttime reading?
Anytime, but afternoon is the best.

19. Standalone or series?
I love to read a good series and follow characters for a long time, but I'm more reluctant to pick up a part of a series than a standalone.

20. Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
Porträtt av shinglad flicka [Portrait of girl with shingled hair]; episodic coming-of-age story set in 1920's southern Sweden. Not that terribly well-written, but emotionally it rings true.

21. Favorite book(s) read last year:
A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel; huge, strange historical novel about the French Revolution.
Arthur & George by Julian Barnes was the best new(ish) novel, and Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian was the most enjoyable train-novel. Finishing Neil Gaiman's Sandman-books was quite an experience.
trude: (Default)
Because my extra-icons time expire tomorrow.

Make a list of all the characters in your icons. (Although you may have more than one icon of a single character, they only go on
the list once.) Alphabetize it. Take the first two people on the list; that's your first pairing. Second two people; second pairing. Etc.


(Real people, non-sentient beings, inanimate objects and That Rabbit excluded.)

Read more... )
trude: (OT3)
(Cause I just bought myself a gazillion icon spaces and I love this meme and stuff.)

Make a list of all the characters in your icons. (Although you may have more than one icon of a single character, they only go on
the list once.) Alphabetize it. Take the first two people on the list; that's your first pairing. Second two people; second pairing. Etc.


(Real people, non-sentient beings, inanimate objects and That Rabbit excluded.)

OK, I'll cut )
trude: (my)
(Like I could resist that)

Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] antonia_east:

Bold those you've read. Italicize those you haven't finished. Underline those
you own.

The list )

This beast starts off with the Big Read top 100 books and then grows into a
monster list.
trude: (vita)
Oh, I love this kind of thing

Gacked from http://www.livejournal.com/users/angevin2/:
Laureates by whom I've read something (anything at all) are in bold.
Laureates where I could tell you the name of something they wrote are in
italics.
Read more... )
trude: (ruthur)
Bought me some LJ-time, so I finally can do that icon-pairings meme that went round LJ a month ago.

Make a list of all the characters in your icons. (Although you may have more than one icon of a single character, they only go on the list once.) Alphabetize it. Take the first two people on the list; that's your first pairing. Second two people; second pairing. Etc.

Real people, animals and inanimate objects excluded )
trude: (Default)
Article about the BBC's poll about the 100 best-loved books

The list )

39 out of 100.

Comments:
* Out of the 39 I've read, only Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Brideshead Revisited, Emma, Gabriel Garcia Marquez books, The Hobbit, Winnie-the-Pooh, Wuthering Heights and possibly Little Women would make my personal top 100. The Catcher In The Rye, Crime and Punishment, Jane Eyre, Midnight's Children and a few more are runner-ups. Gone With the Wind, The Secret History and The Thorn Birds are in a "complicated" category of their own.
* Moments of irrational snobbishness: While I can understand that others have strong feelings for and loving memories of books I dont care about (The Godfather, Discworld, the Harry Potter Books to name a few), I just don't get how Kane and Abel made the list. Half-decent way to kill a few hours? Yes. A book to love? Apparently, but I don't get why. Also: I've never read Magician, but the one book of Raymond E. Feist that I have read; Shadow of a Dark Queen, is one of the few books that I a. stopped reading when it was less than 100 pages left and b. thrown in the trash-can.
* Who is Jacqueline Wilson?

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