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28 January 2011 @ 02:12 pm
this is a meme driven entry.  
My icon isn't really relevant to this entry, but it's new and shiny and I just want to use it.

1. So, German course is officially started and it's going better than I feared. Most fun thing: there are two other people who study philosophy at my same uni in that class too. Wtf? XD or well, better, but still. It was kinda amusing when I found out.

2. Instead of doing a huge politics related post, I think I might just want to devolve this one to memes. Also damn, just when politics start to suck more than usual and I need all the fiction I can get to distract myself, the CW deprives me of SPN for one more week? Niice. *sigh* Anyway, first meme aka the five questions one from soundoftrees:

- Comment with "Paper. Scissors. Rock. Spock. Merlin. Springsteen. Eastwood." [sorry, couldn't resist. XD]
- I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
- Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
- Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.


1) What is your favorite Lost pairing? Why?

Jack/Boone. Lol now my f-listers from Lost times are probably rolling their eyes, but whatever. Long story short: Boone had a total hero worship thing for Jack, Jack was the one person who didn't look down at him in the beginning, they had a bunch of personal issues that would have made them kind of really good for each other and in Do No Harm Jack was the only person on that island who was set on being like 'HE ISN'T GOING TO DIE DAMMIT' and say what you want, that was the death affecting him hardest. I'll quit here or I'll end up writing a ship manifesto, but.. yeah, that.

2) Why did you start watching Supernatural?

Because I was in a OMG JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN IS HOT phase and I knew he was in there. Also I knew one of the two main characters liked classic rock. Yeah I'm cheap like that. Anyway since I obviously am still watching I didn't keep on watching it just for JDM's sake, lol.

3) Misha, Castiel and future!Cas - cliff, shag, marry? (I know, I'm evil!)

Oh god, this answer will be the proof of my masochism.

Cliff: Cas. He's the only one who'd just fly away if I did it, and anyway I don't want him with anyone but Dean so I wouldn't marry or shag him either.

Shag: Misha. He's already married to the most awesome lady ever not to mention one who totally matches him so I wouldn't want to -marry- him, but shagging? Like burning.

Marry: f!Cas. Or where you all go like 'ARE YOU UTTERLY CRAZY' but I mean, look at the guy. If not a marriage he needs more hugs than orgies can provide not to mention someone to convince him to get clean. One would figure that if I married him I'd have a lot of time to try it... tho marriage in apocalypse times isn't probably a good idea. Still shagging him seemed too cruel because everything he does is apparently meaningless shagging and I couldn't cliff him even if paid, so well. I'll take the most fucked marriage ever.

4) What's your favorite place in Rome besides your place? Why?
Campo dei fiori and the zone nearby. The square itself is gorgeous and has a lovely market and a bunch of great shops, all around there's a lot of great places to drink/eat, all the alleys nearby are small and crowdy and full of pretty peculiar shops/places, it's in the center and if you walk you can get to most awesome places in a short while, there's Palazzo Farnese near there too and it's just such a good place to spend time. Okay, not on Sat. night because it's full of drunk people, but every other day... ;)

5) What are the top three places you'd like to live?

a) Paris. I love Paris so hard. If I could move there I'd have done it in a heartbeat. It's just so gorgeous, and I love France and just, that.
b) Berlin. I've been there a couple of times and every time it seemed like a place I'd really like to live in. Also houses in Germany are cheap.
c) Turin. Or, I love Rome, but if I had to move someplace else in Italy I'd go there. I love that city's architecture, I love that it has awesome record shops that Rome lacks and while it's damn colder and I'd probably freeze to death, since my other options are even colder than Turin, in winter, I figure I'd stand it.

3. Then, I hadn't done a nice, extensive book meme in a while. And this is awesome, so I'm stealing from cassiopeia7. It's LONG.

1. Favorite childhood book?
Anne Frank's Diary. I just tore my copy to pieces back then, I used to re-read it like I re-read a few other things. Oh, well, and the Sherlock Holmes books. I was obsessed. Badly. My favorite was Sign of the Four though.

2. What are you reading right now?
Aha, hi bunch of books I should finish. Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut, Life before man by Margaret Atwood even if I should really go for Year of the Flood first, then I'm re-reading Wizard & Glass by Stephen King (♥ god that book I love it) and I'm still trying to get into the mood to go past chapter two of Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian. Is not that I can't get into it, but I need to be in the mood and lately I'm utterly failing at it.

3. What books do you have on request at the library?
None because I don't have one near home and the only one I go to is the university one. Either I steal from my dad who has a decently extensive number or if I think I'd like it I buy it.

4. Bad book habit?
Not so much that I read five things at once, but that even if I do like them, two out of five never get finished.

Also I write love notes to characters on margins. You don't want to read what's on my copy of Lord of the Rings, mostly because I took said notes when I was fourteen and it's mostly a blur of FARAMIR ILU. (They're on the Dark Tower ones too, though. II, III and IV especially. V, VI and VII were too pricey for me to write on them.)

5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
See answer above. I use libraries for school value rather than novels. XD

6. Do you have an e-reader?
No and I'd rather break my back and bring ten books along whenever I go some place than buy one. I can read fanfiction on computers/e-readers, but books... ugh. I can't do it. I like feeling the paper under my hands.

7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?
I read several at once but I actually do better when it's just one. If I'm engrossed I'm quite fast.

8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
Well, I read less because I write/read fanfiction, but I still read enough not to feel bad about it.

9. Least favorite book you read this year (so far?)
Er, I finished just The Vitner's Luck so far and I loved it, and it's JANUARY, so uhm let's just go check the list for last year -

My pedagogy textbook. Idk if it counts but after the third time that it stated that gay marriages are not natural and that if you don't believe in God then you don't know better because EVERYONE needs God to feel like a complete person I was wanting to burn it. Mostly because if you think that then it's cool, but god realize that some of your poor students might be in for learning a couple of things rather than being lectured. /rants

10. Favorite book you’ve read this year?
Well, technically The Vitner's Luck, but come on, it's January. Checking last year's list again, Oryx and Crake which is still imo one of the best things I've ever read altogether. If we want a second, probably The Life and Times of Michael K. which reminds me that I should read more Coetzee. Though well I re-read pretty much Kafka's entire opus that wasn't letters for a German Lit exam and if we were objective that should get the top place. XD But objective wasn't said anywhere.

11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
For fanfic, I try all the time, lol. If I hate it, then I'll just close it. (Though I have a number of things I won't touch with a ten-foot pole for squick reasons.) For books.. well I really don't have that much of a comfort zone. If it's well-written I'll read anything. Then again if you asked me to read Twilight that'd be way out of my comfort zone and I wouldn't dare. ;)

12. What is your reading comfort zone?
I read pretty much everything unless it's a) vampire novels (don't care for vampires in novels, b) aimed for twelve-year old girls, c) written badly. And I'd rather avoid it if it deals with pedagogy. Apart from that I'm fair game.

13. Can you read on the bus?
I can read everywhere except cars and boats if the sea is agitated. Reading in cars makes me want to vomit after two pages, while on boats well, if the page moves every second I get headaches too. I guess that as long as whatever I'm riding on is stable I can read, but if I can feel it moving I can't.

14. Favorite place to read?
Bed. Or comfy chairs. But heck, I read in the gym while doing the treadmill, I'm flexible.

15. What is your policy on book lending?
I don't do it. I still have two I lent ages ago to a couple friends who never were returned, and I wouldn't have minded that much if one of them hadn't been Javier Marias' Tomorrow in the battle think on me which is one of my favorites ever and I was very sad to lose. Also because said friends said she had lost it. *glare* I lend them just to one friend of mine who has always given them back to me, but for the rest my policy is go to the library. ;)

16. Do you ever dog-ear books?
I try not to. I do it just if I don't have any other option and if it's a cheap book.

17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books?
Do you want to read my love declarations for Eddie Dean in the margins of Dark Tower II? Well, feel free to..

18. Not even with text books?
All the time. If I can't be bothered to take notes I'll take them on the textbook. Imo textbooks are made to be torn to shreds. XD

19. What is your favorite language to read in?
Well, since I have the options (ee!) if the book was written in English I'll read it in English. Otherwise I'll have to resort to Italian, though I can read French decently enough. But this question doesn't really have a point because if I just knew Italian then I'd just have one language, but if I'd rather read an English book in English even if of course Italian is easier.

20. What makes you love a book?
Good writing. Well-rounded characters. An interesting plot. Something that makes me feel. -> quoting what she said.

21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
Apart that I'd obviously depend on whom I'm talking to, it has to have brought some reaction out of me. If it left me like 'fine' I probably won't recommend it. Or it has to have some quality or maybe teach you something (IE: I read a book by an African writer this year, and my knowledge of African literature is pitiful. While it was translated and not exactly that greatly from what it seemed, I wouldn't have recommended to someone Italian based on the style, I learned a bunch of things about Nigeria while reading short stories, not some essay, and said stories were excellent, so I'd have recommended it for that.)

22. Favorite genre?
Uhm. lol. No idea. I mean, my three favorite books are in order 1984, The Three Musketeers and Wuthering Heights (with the Dark Tower stuff coming after), but I couldn't tell you whether I like better dystopians, feuilleton, doomed romances or fantasy meets western. I guess I could tentatively say that dystopian novels are my favorites generally, but it doesn't mean I won't eat up Nick Hornby with a spoon. I'm not even sure I have one. Though when I was eleven/twelve my favorite was definitely detective stories (see the Sherlock Holmes obsession, but I was pretty big on Agatha Christie as well).

23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did?)
Not-fiction. Or well, I read a bunch of philosophy criticism and philosophy books so those don't count, but if I can choose between a biography or a history book or a novel, I'll go for the novel. I should do more probably.

24. Favorite biography?
Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas, which actually was an autobiography but still.

25. Have you ever read a self-help book?
Uhm, I had one where it taught you how to code html. Does that count?

26. Favorite cookbook?
... I can't cook, can we skip this one?

27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?
This year, none. Last year, probably the African book I was mentioning earlier aka Forest of Flowers by Ken Saro-Wiwa.

28. Favorite reading snack?
No preferences. Though when I was going through the last Dark Tower book I was having coffee ready nearby all the time because at some points I was crying so hard that I needed caffeine to get through it.

29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.
Uhm, I don't read many books that have a lot of hype around them (considering that I own 85% of what Stephen King wrote maybe I'm a bit hypocritical, but then again SK is more indecently successful rather than having a lot of hype about his stuff. I mean, he has a book out every year and sell a bunch of copies but that's hardly news.) Maybe this Italian one named The Solitude of Prime Numbers that won a bunch of awards and everyone praised like crazy and imo was dreadful. But it'd have been dreadful either way.

30. How often do you agree with critics about a book?
Depends. If I checked critics about Stephen King then I'd have never picked up any of his. XD And critics praised the book in #29 for months. Then again I have a couple of Pulitzer awards books in my top fifteen so I won't exactly ignore critics. If I know some good ones I'll trust them. I'm way more cynical about music critics actually..

31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
Well, if I think that something is dreadful to the umpteenth degree (see book in #29) I'll just go ahead and say it. I won't say that imo Twilight is terrible unless asked for a honest opnion around friends who like it or similar stuff though. Re fanfiction, I give reviews just if I liked it.

32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you choose?
GERMAN. GOD I NEED GERMAN SO HARD. All the philosophers. All the philosophy critic. I NEED TO READ IT. /that's why I'm taking a course.

33. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?
Uuhm. Probably The Brothers Karamazov, but damn if I didn't feel proud of myself when I finished it. ;)

34. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin?
Proust's In Search of Lost Time. I do want to read it at some point. I'm just not there yet..

35. Favorite Poet?
Dante. ;)

If I had to go for an English one either W. H. Auden or Dylan Thomas. Though my favorite short poem is by another writer altogether, but it's details.

36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?
Look at answers before.

37. How often have you returned books to the library unread?
Again, same thing as before.

38. Favorite fictional character?
Eddie Dean from the Dark Tower series. Period. If I have to pick one then it's him.

Other people worthy of mention would be Alec from Maurice, Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights, Athos from The Three Musketeers (& following ones), Sam from The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Jimmy from Oryx and Crake, Atticus Finch which I have to copy from the person I stole this meme from, Faramir from Lord of the Rings, JJ from A Long Way Down, Tom Joad from The Grapes of Wrath and Winston Smith from 1984. And Crowley from Good Omens. (Also I should do a part for King characters because I'd have to mention at least Larry Underwood (The Stand), Roland (Dark Tower) and Chris Chambers (The Body). And damn there's a lack of girls here. Okay, I'll throw in Eowyn from Lord of the Rings as well, er.

39. Favorite fictional villain?
Randall Flagg from The Stand, the Dark Tower and the other bunch of books King put him in. But Richelieu in Three Musketeers was delightful, even if not altogether fictional.

40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation?
Novels, but I'm really not picky.

41. The longest I’ve gone without reading.
Depends. If I'm not reading novels I'm reading for school, so not more than three days. XD

42. Name a book that you could/would not finish.
Tom Sawyer. God I swear I tried. At least four times. I love Mark Twain. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is imo genius. But Tom Sawyer? By page 20 I just want to commit infanticide. It's not the plot or the writing, but Tom is just so insufferable that I can't do it. And I couldn't do it even when I was eight, I think I'll never be able to. Second-place award goes to The Mill on the Floss. At page 250 on 600 I was falling asleep more times than not and I just left it there.

43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading?
The book not being good. If it's good, I'll stay up until four AM to get through it.

44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
Maurice. God. It's perfection. One of the few cases in which the book was already great and the movie captures the feeling, doesn't change anything, takes out minor things that weren't fundamental and adds just what's right to add. This in the case of good novel - good film. I should probably say Blade Runner as well since it's my favorite movie, but in that case I think that the movie was superior to the novel and they changed a bunch of stuff, so it probably doesn't fit the question. But also any book Clint Eastwood adapted was either as good or better than the novel it was taken from (IE: Mystic River - as good, Bridges of Madison County - WAAAAY BETTER).

45. Most disappointing film adaptation?
That bit about Faramir's policy regarding a certain ring in Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers. XDD I loved the LOTR movies but that bit just made me want to murder Peter Jackson. War of the Worlds was pitiful though, especially since if aliens had spaceships buried in the ground from apparently a lot of time it made no sense that they'd be allergic to the atmosphere (I mean, in the book they hadn't planned the invasion as thoroughly from what I recall).

46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time?
One hundred and twenty euros. It was also a place that sold records and dvds so it wasn't all on books, but.

47. How often do you skim a book before reading it?
I try not to. At times I'm tempted.

48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?
Either it got really bad or I can't get interested or it's by Jane Austen. Believe me, if I ever finished a book of hers it was because I had to, not because I wanted to.

49. Do you like to keep your books organized?
Ugh. Not really. I usually go in order of how much I like it but it's pretty pitiful. I should re-organize them. Or well, I'd like to keep them organized but it's a lost battle.

50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them?
Keep them. That's why I have no space anywhere. *cough* Though there are some I should really give away.

51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?
Stephanie Meyer's stuff. Anything along the lines of the DaVinci code or whatever deals with conspiracies and the Church and the Templars and you got the deal. Also I doubt there'll ever come the day when I read Harry Potter, but that's because a) not interested, b) spoiled to death by RL friends anyway so it wouldn't even be a surprise anyway. But generally if the protagonist is under fifteen years old and isn't named Huckleberry Finn I'll give it a pass. There's one that I've been trying to make an exception for because it's written by Chabon but since the kid plays baseball and I don't get half of what's going on idk if I'll ever manage.

52. Name a book that made you angry.
In the bad sense, surely my pedagogy book. And Emma. UghIswear I've rarely wanted to tear apart a book as much as I've wanted to tear apart that one. If we're talking about rightfully angry, Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano. It's... well, if you're not Italian it's hard to explain (it's about the Neapolitan mafia and it explains how it works, what it sells, the entire system and among all the rest how a lot of toxic trash is currently residing under the soils of a lot of fields that produce food either for animals that then produce milk or for people as well). When I closed it I wanted to throw up so hard, but it's definitely one of the best books I've read in the last couple years.

53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did?
Maybe Perez-Reverte's The Club Dumas. And the first Alatriste book as well. Mostly because my dad has a level of obsession with Alatriste that is pretty much like the Dark Tower for me and my mom read it and was like 'BORING'. Re The Club Dumas I read the plot and I was like 'if anyone can pull this off without making it seem ridiculous he's good'. Anyway at some point I read both. Re The Club Dumas, I thought it was excellent and it totally pulled that off. Re Alatriste, I'd have probably enjoyed it more if I could read Spanish because the translation was... er, not bad but you felt that you were missing the overall feeling, but it wasn't as boring as my mom claims. The day I can read Spanish maybe I'll read the rest too..

54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t?
... The Dark Tower volume VII? XDDD (nah, that wouldn't be accurate. I hated just the last half. And I always expect SK to write endings that I hate anyway, I don't like the ending more often than I do.) Probably The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. I love Wuthering Heights to pieces and I really liked Jane Eyre, and the Brontes are really the only women writers pre-1950 that I actually like, so I thought what the hell, let's check out Anne too since Emily and Charlotte were a win. I liked the first third fine, then as soon as the POV switched it lost half of its interest. It wasn't exactly bad but it didn't impress me and I was all braced to like it.

55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?
Nick Hornby. ♥ his books just make me happy. Apart that he's a music geek and said books show it and it makes me happy because it takes one to know one, I just like that while he's never totally angst-free his stuff just gives me such a good time. And he's funny/ironic/humorous in a way that doesn't grate on your nerves. Also he has a lovely style, I want to marry half of his characters (especially if they're musicians) and he made me like a book about a football obsessed guy when I hate football. It's too bad that he doesn't write a book each year. My favorites are High Fidelity and A Long Way Down, but I love them all really.

4. Okay, in the end I took the easy way out and using the Jimmy apocafic for apocabigbang. Means I just need to do another edit and get it betaed. That said I should probably re-post my five acts stuff, ew. If you get spammed one of these days, sorry in advance.

5. Also happy late birthday to marylou_gr! :D I hope that you had a great day. <3

6. This is probably already too long because of the book meme so I probably want to finish this entry here.

Hooowever. I realized that there are some people I talk to on my flist whom I haven't added back when they did add me, and then some other added me lately but since I wasn't asked I didn't add back either. Now, amnesty question: do you want me to add you back? Especially if we talk? (and if we don't say hi? I don't bite, really.) And that was the last thing for now. Phew. Long entry was long.
 
 
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The Dork: Jensen Germanyastra2104 on January 28th, 2011 02:08 pm (UTC)
So...hallo, wie geht es dir?
You know, I admire anyone for learning German - but then again, I at least think it's a very nice language ;-)
If you ever wanna practice or have any questions - do not hesitate to ask!

Tschüß!!! :-)
the female ghost of tom joad: <3333janie_tangerine on January 30th, 2011 02:23 am (UTC)
Hallo, und sehr gut, danke! ;)

Well, I had studied it in... middle school? Junior high? Whatever it is called, and I did like it then, but now I'm at a point where taking a bachelor's degree in philosophy without knowing or at least reading German was hell, and since I have another two years of master's at least either I learn it or I'll be having some trouble. And hey, knowing a language is always good so I figured I'd just pick it up again. ;) And ha, your offer is noted, jsyk. :D

Tschüß as well! (damn, I had to copy/paste because I don't have the characters.. *cough* well the thought counts, right? ;) )
So Far Gone, She's Off The Map: coffee galaxyanewdaysjourney on January 28th, 2011 02:11 pm (UTC)
I can has questions? (Since I'm doing this everywhere anyway.)

I will have some for you as time allows, same thing I'm telling everybody else with everything in chaos here the next week or so...
the female ghost of tom joad: tangerinesjanie_tangerine on January 30th, 2011 02:20 am (UTC)
Sure thing!

1. Or, the one that everyone who's asking me is getting, but apparently I like it. So, you can invite five people to dinner. They can be real (dead or alive) or fictional. Who do you invite?
2. Favorite subject you've studied so far?
3. Least favorite Queen song/album? (let's do it different!)
4. You can be a ghost writer for someone's autobiography. Well, someone famous obviously. Who's the pick? (This one has to be alive though..)
5. Best and most disappointing college experiences until now?
lexhibition on January 28th, 2011 03:04 pm (UTC)
CAMPO DI FIORI! <3333 I spent practically an entire day there when I was in Rome, morning markets then the LONGEST LUNCH IN THE HISTORY OF LUNCHES then a series of little bars. And I would happily spent more days there.

I am so excited for Jimmy apocafic! :D Like, shivering with anticipation.
the female ghost of tom joad: rocky horror picture showjanie_tangerine on January 30th, 2011 02:08 am (UTC)
I LOVE THAT PLACE SO MUCH. Also haha yeah it's awesome also for eating, not just for buying cheap absinthe. ;) ;) I'd totally go live there if a) it wasn't pricey as fuck b) sleeping on the weekends is impossible. :D

Eeee good to know!! :DD I'm decided on sending that one over so you'll see it at some point before April. XD *matches icon to your excitement*
scarletsherlockscarletsherlock on January 28th, 2011 03:14 pm (UTC)
No and I'd rather break my back and bring ten books along whenever I go some place than buy one. I can read fanfiction on computers/e-readers, but books... ugh. I can't do it. I like feeling the paper under my hands.

THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

No seriously. I am a librarian and I thank you a whole lot. I like to think I'm open-minded toward a lot of new technologies and innovations, but I'll be damned if I will ever read a book on a wee little screen. Ugh.

/stealing all of these later.
the female ghost of tom joad: booksjanie_tangerine on January 30th, 2011 01:48 am (UTC)
IKR? I just, I can't. Fanfiction okay, it's a computer thing and I couldn't really imagine reading fanfiction in a real book or anything, BUT BOOKS. YOU NEED TO FEEL THE PAGES UNDER YOUR HANDS. An e-reader doesn't work as well. :(((( it just takes off all the fun. Also I could never study on one. I need to take notes and underline and destroy my textbooks, doing it on a computer would so put me off.
elliotsmelliot: Books Prettyelliotsmelliot on January 28th, 2011 03:16 pm (UTC)
I loved the answers to your book meme! Also, great icon!
the female ghost of tom joad: take over the worldjanie_tangerine on January 30th, 2011 01:47 am (UTC)
Thanks! :DDD and I totally fell in love with that icon when I saw it. ;)
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the female ghost of tom joad: supernatural future!cas 2.0janie_tangerine on January 28th, 2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
I had fun doing it. ;)

future!Cas is basically the most depressing thing that SPN ever produced (basically guy's an angel, the Apocalypse starts for good and God is not there and the guy he fell with aka Dean doesn't give a shit anymore, he becomes human and since he doesn't know how to cope he starts doing drugs and meaningless sex. I want to cry if I think about it XD), lol. ;) And well Misha + Mrs. are sorta notoriously a pretty open couple, which is why I went for shagging. She's utterly perfect for him so I wouldn't want a marriage or anything, but I could do with some fun times. ;)
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The Widow Twankeyknopflergroupie on January 28th, 2011 08:11 pm (UTC)
Also I write love notes to characters on margins.

That's adorable.

This is a really cool meme. I'm considering it. Although I don't think I'm nearly as well-read as you are.
the female ghost of tom joad: !!! <3janie_tangerine on January 30th, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
Eee I'm adorable like that. Though they can be scary, especially when you read something like OTPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP <33333333333 on the margins. ;)

Do it! :D And ff I haven't read a lot of things I want/should, don't overestimate me. ;)
bold_seer: sh: john + sherlock (people might talk)bold_seer on January 28th, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm glad German goes well enough. I'm reading a book in German! Only 520 pages left.

Berlin is a really cool place. Questions, if you've got any? No SPN, please!

No and I'd rather break my back and bring ten books along whenever I go some place than buy one. I can read fanfiction on computers/e-readers, but books... ugh. I can't do it.

*HIGH FIVES*
the female ghost of tom joad: sherlock (bbc) sherlock/lestrade 2.0janie_tangerine on January 30th, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)
Thanks! God I need to at least read it so hard.

It is! :DD and I'd like to go there sooner than later. And YAY FOR REAL BOOKS!

Oookay so..

1) Favorite episode of Sherlock and why?
2) Okay, I'm doing this to everyone but I like it and I want to know XD: you can have five people over for dinner. They can be real, fictional, dead, alive, whatever. Who do you ask over?
3) A book you really want/should read but that you still haven't gotten to.
4) Worst movie you ever had the displeasure to see?
5) Okay so Leonard Cohen decides that he wants to make a duets record just for fun. Let's say there are ten tracks. With whom do you want to see him duet?
siluria: General_Beakersiluria on January 28th, 2011 10:54 pm (UTC)
Icon love!!!!!!!!!
the female ghost of tom joad: take over the worldjanie_tangerine on January 30th, 2011 01:40 am (UTC)
It was too awesome not to snag it. :DDD
Laura: Bones: Booth gigglingpolvodestrella on January 29th, 2011 12:35 am (UTC)
Good luck with German! I took a beginners course last year and I liked it, but I found German pretty harsh in general, specially the pronunciation. I'd like to continue it at some point, but I'm not sure when that will happen.
the female ghost of tom joad: take over the worldjanie_tangerine on January 30th, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
Thank you! :DDD I need to learn it because there's too much German criticism that I'm ignoring because I can't read it, but thankfully it's coming along easier than I figured. The pronunciation -is- harsh, but then again after doing French for a while, in comparison German is easier, though French is way nicer for the ears. ;)
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the female ghost of tom joad: the three musketeersjanie_tangerine on January 30th, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)
Sure thing!

1. Top five favorite fictional characters? Either tv/books/movies.
2. Okay, favorite out of the musketeers? ;)
3. Top five places you want to visit.
4. You can invite five people to dinner. They might be real, fictional, dead, alive, whoever (meaning, you want to invite Julius Caesar and John Winchester at once, be my guest). Who do you invite?
5. Which is your favorite Supernatural season? Why?
A.vella_amor_dm on January 29th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii. i just wanted to say that i read your entry but forgot what i wanted to say to you LOL.

yay books! \o/
oh! i read the Da Vinci Code just recently and i found it to be really interesting. i love treasure hunts and all that so i loved the momentum and the way the story developed :D
the female ghost of tom joad: IT WAS A ROBOT HEADjanie_tangerine on January 30th, 2011 01:28 am (UTC)
Hiii! XD and ha, that happens to me everytime. ;)

Lol well I guess it's a taste question. ;) I never read it, but it's mostly because I tend to get bored whenever I read anything concerned Templars or the Catholic Church and there's both of them in there so I never gave it a try. But then again I can't read anything dealing with vampires either unless it's purposely a fun book, so it's probably just a thing that I have, nothing against that poor book specifically. ;)
a geek in such the wrong way: books-soarhaldoor on January 29th, 2011 11:09 am (UTC)
Finally! Someone else who doesn't like Jane Austen! I really thought I was the only one! ;-P An interesting meme and I found your answers really well-thought out! I might do it too, though I doubt I was sound as well-read or make as much sense! I wish I knew another language - we English speakers (as a first language, I mean) are really dreadful at not knowing enough of another whole language to manage to read in other languages (though I'm sure some do; I couldn't imagine it personally).
the female ghost of tom joad: booksjanie_tangerine on January 30th, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
Nah, hate her. With a burning passion. She's just - when everyone says 'she's so clever!' I'm like 'no, she's so trying to be clever and sounding irritating'. Also I just don't get how can you say that she has independent women when they all fall at men's knees in the end realizing that they'd been wrong all along. X_X and ha, do it! :D you don't need to sound well-read or whatever. And well, you kind of don't need to know other languages since you speak the universal one ;) but yeah knowing more than one ends up being useful. Or at least reading it is. ;)
cassiopeia7: Dean: headdesk2cassiopeia7 on January 29th, 2011 05:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, my gosh, this post slipped right past me! D: I &hearts&hearts&hearts your replies and you're going to get a much longer reply from me in a bit, but for now . . . Randall Flagg?? Crap, how on Earth could I forget the Walkin' Dude for "favorite villain"?

*is embarrassed*
the female ghost of tom joad: dark tower eddie has the best quotesjanie_tangerine on January 30th, 2011 01:11 am (UTC)
I'll be waiting for the long one! ;) and heee FLAGG IS MY FAVORITE EVER. I just, he's so deliciously evil, I want him to ruin people's lives forever. ;) ;)
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the female ghost of tom joad: take over the worldjanie_tangerine on January 30th, 2011 01:10 am (UTC)
It is! Mostly with all the German that I end up headdesking for with what I study I need to learn it. ;) But I like it! :D