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I think that we can all agree that this community has been dead for… 
24th-Mar-2010 08:26 pm
I think that we can all agree that this community has been dead for the past few months.
What happened here, guys? We're all exciting, friendly, passionate people!
I for one believe that it's time to resurrect booklisters and become a true community again.

How shall we do this, you ask?

By holding a
Friending Meme

I think that if we could all just come out of our shells, reintroduce ourselves, and remind everyone how amazingly great it is to start literary discussion in here, then this place will get hopping again in no time.

Answer as much or as little as you like. =)

About Me:



Favorite Author:
Favorite Book:
Least Favorite Book:
Book I Am Currently Reading:

Life Outside of Reading

Favorite TV Shows/Movies:
Favorite Music:
25th-Mar-2010 12:26 am (UTC)

About Me:

Age: 21
Occupation: Student for Adolescent Education: Social Studies


Favorite Author:
Ray Bradbury
Favorite Book: Truman by McCullough
Least Favorite Book: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Chbosky
Book I Am Currently Reading: Dune by Frank Herbert

Life Outside of Reading

Favorite TV Shows/Movies:
I've never been big on television and movies. I'm pretty prone to motion sickness, so going to the theatre just isn't an option for me. But I do love: Firefly, My Hero, the Red Green Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Clive Anderson Version), Penn & Teller's Bullshit, Win Ben Stein's Money, and Little Mosque on the Prairie.
Favorite Music:
 They Might Be Giants, John Coltrane, David Sanborn, Frank Ticheli, and Broadway showtunes
Hobbies: I love to knit, crochet, row on my school's crew team, and (attempt to) bake.
Other: I'm currently writing my undergraduate thesis on ecofeminism.
25th-Mar-2010 04:25 am (UTC)
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has to preface "bake" with "attempt to". ^_^* I can handle brownies, but anything more complicated usually requires pre-packaged, ready to bake materials.
27th-Mar-2010 03:00 pm (UTC)
I love to cook, but it just seems like there's always something that goes wrong. The other night, my boyfriend and I messed up rice crispy treats! How does that even happen?
25th-Mar-2010 01:28 am (UTC)
About Me:

Name: Amanda
Age: 17
Occupation: Student


Favorite Author: Poppy Z. Brite and John Green
Favorite Book: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Least Favorite Book: The cliché answer: Twilight. The non-cliché answer: The Road by Cormac McCarthy.
Book I Am Currently Reading: Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry

Life Outside of Reading

Favorite TV Shows/Movies: Invader Zim, Jeopardy!, and American Idol. I’m not huge on television. Death Proof, The Descent, [REC], Hide and Seek, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and the Hangover are a few of my favorite movies.
Favorite Music: Amanda Palmer, Bright Eyes, Lady Gaga, Jack Off Jill, and Stephen Lynch are just a few.
Hobbies: Writing, loitering at malls/electronics stores/book stores/pet stores/supermarkets, reading bathroom graffiti.
Other: This month marks the end of my first year as a vegetarian. I’m quite excited.
Photo!: None. I’m sorry.
25th-Mar-2010 03:14 am (UTC)
About Me:

Name: Odette
Age: 20 (almost 21)
Occupation: College student, majoring in biochemistry and creative writing


Favorite Author: Diane Duane
Favorite Book: I can't pick one, but among the favorites are A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and Visser by K. A. Applegate
Least Favorite Book: I try not to dwell on these sorts of things, so I'm going to be cliché and say The Host by Stephenie Meyer. Or maybe Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters.
Book I Am Currently Reading: The Other Side of Dawn by John Marsden, Island by Gordon Korman, No Place Like Home by K. A. Applegate, and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

Life Outside of Reading

Favorite TV Shows/Movies: The Princess Bride, Farscape, Stargate SG-1, Ballykissangel, Merlin, NCIS, Legend of the Seeker, Make It or Break It, the list goes on and is incomplete
Favorite Music: Oldies and Classic Rock, basically. And random stuff that I've stumbled upon.
Hobbies: Reading, writing, dancing ballet, playing various instruments
25th-Mar-2010 04:27 am (UTC)
Oooh. Diane Duane. I haven't read any of her work in a long time... Good stuff.

I've been watching "Farscape" on Netflix. So far, off to a good start.

What is your picture from?
25th-Mar-2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
The animation, you mean? It's from Merlin, which I take to be a cracky retelling of the Arthurian saga.
25th-Mar-2010 04:24 am (UTC)
About Me:

Small business owner, writer, anime otaku, and Atlus fangirl. I like martial arts and otherwise don't get out much.

Name: Tiki
Age: 24
Occupation: Asian bodywork practitioner (translation: I do massage.)


Favorite Author/Book: I don't pick favorites. It's an exercise in futility. I'll just start listing every book I've ever read and really, really liked. Though, I will say Diane Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale was remarkable for quality storytelling.

Least Favorite Book: I have a love/hate relationship with Harlequin romance novels and the Twilight books. They are SO TERRIBLE and SO UNREALISTIC and yet for some reason, I have them cover to cover. I know, I know. I have no excuse.

Book I Am Currently Reading: A giant pile :-/ A few martial arts books, Good Omens, I, Vampire by Jody Scott. I've got a shelf of books I've either started or have been meaning to read and just haven't finished yet.

Life Outside of Reading

Favorite TV Shows/Movies: I don't watch TV, exactly; most of what I see is on Netflix or streamed online somewhere (or it's anime). Favorite anime of all time is "Utena". I really like "Noir", "Madlax", and "El Cazador", and I adored "Ouran High School Host Club". Movies... It's a similar situation to the books. Lots of things I like, not so good at choosing favorites.

Favorite Music: Several video game soundtracks (the Persona games, "Jade Cocoon", and "Samurai Legend Musashi" especially), some anime soundtracks (Yuki Kajiura's stuff in particular), Imogen Heap, Something Corporate, Tori Amos, Natalie Imbruglia... there's a lot of variety on my iPod, but I think that covers the stuff I listen to most often.

Hobbies: Studying, lately. Playing video games. Reading webcomics.

Other: ...Yeah, I have no life. ._.**

25th-Mar-2010 11:26 am (UTC)
Hello fellow anime fan! I loved Ouran too! Oh, and Tori Amos!
25th-Mar-2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
:D Yaaaaay! Have you been reading the Ouran manga? I sometimes wish the animators had waited a little longer and made the anime 39 episodes or something -- bring it closer to an ACTUAL resolution. It's darling as it is, though. Who's your favorite host?
25th-Mar-2010 08:58 am (UTC)
About Me:

Name: Maria
Age: 30
Occupation: IT consultant. Or, as I like to call it, Professional Geek.


Favorite Author:
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Favorite Book: Impossible to pick just one! A possible top three would be Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers and Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card - but that still leaves out so many wonderful books!
Least Favorite Book: Lord of the Rings by Tolkien. Not that it's horrible, but people are always completely shocked when they hear I didn't like it, and that's getting REALLY old. Least Favourite Book That Nobody Has Ever Heard Of, So It Doesn't Matter Anyway: The Christmas Wish by Karen Farrel Jaworski. You can see my review here.
Book I Am Currently Reading: The Count of Monte Christo by Alexander Dumas.

Life Outside of Reading (Is there such a thing?)

Favorite TV Shows/Movies: Friends, Mythbusters, Pixar animated movies, Coyote Ugly, Signs, Sound of Music, Amelie
Favorite Music: Roxette, Hillsongs, Cliff Richard, Amy Grant, New Kids on the Block, Tori Amos
Hobbies: Reading, embroidery, knitting
Photo!: *Points to icon*
26th-Mar-2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
I love Walter Moers! Have you read The City of Dreaming Books???
26th-Mar-2010 01:57 pm (UTC)
I have! I loved that one too, and was very hard pressed to pick which one of them should go on this list! I love his humour.

Have you read any of his other books? I'm very keen to, but haven't been able to find any of them yet.
2nd-Apr-2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
I ordered Rumo and his Miraculous Adventures off Amazon, and it is waiting for me on my bookshelf at this very minute! Supposedly it also takes place in "Zamonia" and some of the characters even overlap. I'm excited to read it but need to finish what I've got on my plate already. I think most bookstores only carry the two we have read, so you might need to look online to find the others. Cheers.

2nd-Apr-2010 04:11 pm (UTC)
Heh - I'm in Denmark and ordered those two online as well ;-) Let me know what you think once you get around to reading them?
25th-Mar-2010 09:28 am (UTC)
About Me:

Name: Lisbeth.
Age: 23.
Occupation: Bookseller. Burlesque dancer. Freelance Illustrator.


Favorite Author: Umberto Eco, Flannery O'Connor, etc.
Favorite Book: Beowulf, Foucault's Pendulum, The Minotaur Takes A Cigarette Break, etc.
Least Favorite Book: Wuthering Heights. Twilight. Prozac Nation
Book I Am Currently Reading: Gone With The Wind

Life Outside of Reading

Favorite TV Shows/Movies: Twin Peaks. Arrested Development. Black Books. Spaced. The Golden Girls. Cleo From 5 to 7. Vertigo. Grand Hotel.
Favorite Music: Bob Dylan. Nick Cave. Tom Waits. Angelo Badalamenti.
Hobbies: Painting. LGBT activism. Art nude modeling. Burlesque. Knitting. Baking. Studying. Photography. Weight training. Aerial silk dancing. Roller derby.
Other: I love anchovies.
25th-Mar-2010 11:28 am (UTC)
omg I only remembered Black Books after I posted and saw your entry...Dylan Moran and Bill Bailey are two of my very favourite comedians. I've wondered if Dylan is not, in fact, Neil Gaiman's evil Irish twin...
25th-Mar-2010 11:23 am (UTC)
About Me:

Name: Mahala
Age: 30
Occupation: Illustrator/animator


Favorite Author: Mary Renault, Patricia McKillip, Terry Pratchett (comfort reading)
Favorite Book(s):Helen DeWitt's The Last Samurai, Mary Renault's Fire From Heaven, Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities, J.A. Baker's The Peregrine, Arthur Brown's Audrey Hepburn's Neck, Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore.
Least Favorite Book: White Oleander. O gods and little fishes.
Book I Am Currently Reading: Laurence Osborne's Paris Dreambook.

Life Outside of Reading

Favorite TV Shows: Pushing Daisies, Gilmore Girls, Glee, Mythbusters, any British quiz-comedy, and a truly horrifying amount of Western and Japanese animation ranging from the late 70s through to the latest Cartoon Network/NHK/Animax offerings.
Favorite Movies:Nausicäa, Persepolis, Appleseed Ex Machina, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The Last Unicorn, Silence of the Lambs, The Adventures of Prince Achmed, The Dark Knight, The Fifth Element, X-Men 1 and 2, LOTR, Hero, Barbarella, Beautiful Losers, Iron Man, Kiki's Delivery Service, most films from the DC Animated stable, and more Disney films than I can admit in public.
Favorite Music: single female artists, some electronica and rock
Hobbies: I think the word 'hobbies' doesn't really apply. 'Fanatical devotions', maybe. :D Illustration, animation, SF, art history, rubber stamps, comics (oh god don't start with the comics) of various countries, general geekery...oh, and capoeira.
Other: I talk a lot. I wonder if you noticed :D Also, I usually like people, and when they read I love them!

What big teeth you have, Grandma...

25th-Mar-2010 02:41 pm (UTC)
Kiki's Delivery Service is my comfort movie :D I ADORE it. Every time everything is going horribly wrong, I put on Kiki's Delivery Service and feel a little bit better.
25th-Mar-2010 05:51 pm (UTC)

Name: Jess
Age: 26
Occupation: Student, occasional Archaeologist


Favorite Author: Connie Willis, Lois McMaster Bujold, Jim Butcher
Favorite Book: whatever I happen to be reading. I'm fickle and easily distracted!
Least Favorite Book: If I don't like it, I probably won't get far enough into it to develop strong feelings.
Book I Am Currently Reading: Roadkill, Rob Thurman

Life Outside of Reading

Favorite TV Shows/Movies: Criminal Minds, Chuck, Lost
Favorite Music: Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer, Girlyman, Lady GaGa
Hobbies: World of Warcraft, Writing, drawing, eating.
26th-Mar-2010 02:43 pm (UTC)
Name: Rose
Age: 23
Occupation: Child Care Worker


Favorite Author: Impossible question. Michael Cunningham, Betty Smith, Walter Moers, George Orwell, Margaret Atwood, Kurt Vonnegut, etc.
Favorite Book: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, Crime and Punishment
Least Favorite Book: Lord Jim
Book I Am Currently Reading: The Pillars of the Earth, Sea of Monsters, The Library at Night

Life Outside of Reading

Favorite TV Shows/Movies: Criminal Minds, Gilmore Girls, Sex and the City...Vertigo, Gladiator, Fight Club, Take the Money and Run
Favorite Music: Ani Difranco, Modest Mouse, Bright Eyes, Decemberists
Hobbies: writing, painting/drawing, driving around on back roads, frequenting microbreweries, museums, Libraries!


"Prayer, meditation, fantasy, intoxication, free association, psychoanalysis, daydreaming, play--all these are techniques for entering a realm of being other than the quotidian, tapping into our inner self, touching something dark and ecstatic in our essence. By doing this regularly, we salve not only our troubled spirits but also our imaginations. 'To do good work a man should be industrious,' said the preacher Henry Ward Beecher, but 'to do great work he must certainly be idle as well.'" Michael Dirda
30th-Mar-2010 01:39 pm (UTC)
About Me

Name: Kelsey
Age: 21
Occupation: English student


Favorite Author: Terry Pratchett or Bill Bryson
Favorite Book: Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray
Least Favorite Book: The Devil and Miss Prymm
Book I Am Currently Reading: Push, by Sapphire

Life Outside of Reading

Favorite TV Shows/Movies: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain, How I Met Your Mother
Favorite Music: U2, Rufus Wainwright, Jason Mraz
Hobbies: Drinking, amusing myself, being with friends, writing
Other: I work overnight in my university's library.
Photo!: Ugh not now, just got off work...