At long last, finals are over. I have no idea how I did on my College Algebra final, and luckily I don't have to care, because unless I utterly failed it, I should still get a B in the class. And if I did
utterly fail it -- I'll still get a C.
So. It's time once again for my embarrassingly short list-of-books-I-read-this year. I'm still a hell of a long way from "read your height in books," but I did better than last year
, anyway. (And as usual, I'm not including stories and plays from collections -- just whole novels.)
Here, then, are the books, complete with commentary of great prolixity and spoileriness.( Toilers of the SeaCollapse )( er, here, have some extended rambling about Hugo and MelvilleCollapse )( Brief LivesCollapse )( FrankensteinCollapse )( CoralineCollapse )( Nineteen Eighty-FourCollapse )( reread: The Man in the High CastleCollapse )( V for VendettaCollapse )( Atlas ShruggedCollapse )( Tao Te ChingCollapse )( The StrangerCollapse )( Big FishCollapse )( Lots of Batman stuff...Collapse )( WatchmenCollapse )( The Golden CompassCollapse )( The Valley of FearCollapse )( The General in His LabyrinthCollapse )( DraculaCollapse )( This Side of ParadiseCollapse )( War of the WorldsCollapse )
Aaaand there you have it. I may not read much, but I sure do make long posts about it...
- Tags:alan moore, albert camus, ayn rand, batman, booklist, books, dracula, f scott fitzgerald, frank miller, frankenstein, gabriel garcía márquez, george orwell, h g wells, herman melville, literature, neil gaiman, philip k dick, sandman, sherlock holmes, v for vendetta, victor hugo
Thanks to everyone who took the poll! It looks like the mouse icon wins. :) I may use one of the "I corrupted them all" icons later, too.
I tried to find another way to use Dostoevsky's picture, and this inspired a small set of author icons with handwriting and signatures, like so: ( Dickens, Diderot, Dostoevsky, 2 Eliot, 2 Gaiman, Hugo, 2 Joyce, 2 Nietzsche, Stoppard, Vonnegut, Wilde.Collapse )
ETA: ( Second batch: Austen, Byron, Doyle, Dumas, Fitzgerald, Poe, Pratchett, Tolkien, ShakespeareCollapse )EDIT
: Fixed it so that the images work again, and added a bunch more.
- Tags:authors, books, charles dickens, denis diderot, friedrich nietzsche, fyodor dostoevsky, icons, james joyce, kurt vonnegut, literature, neil gaiman, oscar wilde, t s eliot, tom stoppard, victor hugo
- Music:Pink Floyd: Childhood's End