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Pope in his grotto
It's clever, but is it art?
(This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time.)
 
18th-Dec-2008 06:29 am - End of the year: more about books.
Literature
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...
29th-May-2006 03:46 pm - author icons!
Dostoevsky's Mouse
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.
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