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I spent every evening this weekend with a horrible naseua inducing migraine.  However my days were mostly amiable, slight headaches toned down with tylenol or ibuprofen.  Saturday was another wedding dress trying-on/search day.  I'm mostly disappointed with the lot cast towards larger women and wedding dresses.  The selection at David's Bridal, while large holds only about five dresses in a size that would fit me.  A size that is two/three sizes larger than what I wear on a normal day to day basis.  Unfortunately, the dresses cannot be ordered to try on, if you order it you buy it.  Refunds are acceptable, but for store credit.  So the search continues for another day.  However, I am getting a better idea of what dress the bridesmaids will be wearing, but I'm holding off on an actual decision until my dress is picked out.  More on this in a locked wedding post later.  Probably this evening, and with pictures (or when I get pictures from shadowfell

Sunday I felt a bit of the blahs, I bored with WoW after a while and didn't know what to do.  I spent some of the afternoon hours (with Matt's help) cleaning and decorating our main room.  I'm actually putting up pictures on the walls, and arranging decorations on shelves and such.  The living room is actually looking livable, and it'll be better as some of the boxes and trash from our move-in over the summer is removed.  Tonight, I'm thinking about tackling our dinning room (book room).  It's the easiest to take care of provided most of it is books.  I'm thinking we may ask my dad to build us another bookshelf to match the last one he did, so we can eliminate some of the weight off the one we have.  Too many books, not enough shelf room.  And being the keeper I am, I won't be getting rid of any either. 

Also, this is a little confessions thing I did for booktards.


1) I buy a lot of books, mostly books I've read throughout the years from the library, and only now have the expendable income to buy them. However, I probably won't ever read them again. I'm just happy knowing that if I want to, I can.

2) I am a fantasy novel/series obsessive reader. If I start a series, I have to finish it. Whether I like it or not is usually not an consideration.

3) As much as I like fantasy novels, I cannot stand a lot of the authors people consider "standards" in the genre. (Examples: David Eddings, Mercedes Lakey, Ursala K. LeGuin, Robert Jordan.) At one time or another, I've started at least one book by these authors, and have yet to finish them.

4) I also find it hard to believe that as much as I like fantasy the only Tolkien novel I've ever read and enjoyed was The Hobbit.

5) I haven't read a lot of what is considered "classic" novels. I cannot abide writers that take pages to descibe scenes or settings, and will quickly put the book down.

6) I read at an insanely quick speed, not by choice but by some obsessive need to finish the book. Even when I don't want the story to end, I like having it finished. However, I do tend to forget a lot of the story after finishing it, quick reading = short term memory. I do well to remember whether I liked it or not.

7) I still love the same books I read as a kid, and young adult: Nancy Drew, Babysitters Club, Encyclopedia Brown, Sweet Valley High, Bunnicula, The Secret Garden, Charlottes Web and I'm sad that a lot of these books have been lost over the years. However I have managed to keep my entire collection of Christopher Pike novels, and these remain the only books I've ever read multiple times through.

8) I'm a sucker for a modern day story with a little bit of magic. Laurell K. Hamilton, Rachel Caine, Jim Butcher, Kim Harrison, Kelley Armstrong write them well. However, I loathe the vampire and witch chronicles by Anne Rice (yet I loved Cry to Heaven, it's the only book of hers I own).

9) I finished A Confederacy of Dunces last year, and found myself both loving and hating it. I still cannot give an accurate review of the story, I don't know how I feel about the story months later.

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shadowfell
Mar. 7th, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC)
Pictures coming soon. Have to upload them to my website or something... If I don't do that, I still have to lug the external harddrive upstairs so I can e-mail them to you.

Of the "standard" fantasy authors you mention up there, I highly enjoy David Eddings and Ursula K. LeGuin. The rest may go. ESPECIALLY Terry Brooks, who wasn't mentioned. I used to love his stuff and now I hate it so deeply I can't read it. You should try to read some of the Sparhawk novels sometime - those are awesome.

Uh...brains. Oh, and tell Matt "Thank you thank you thank you THANK YOU!" for the video card because I can now play Rollercoaster Tycoon 3. And other stuff too, but I'm playing RCT3 now. Hee hee. It's joyously fun! Hours of amusement! In 3-D! Woot!

Bye now.
cherith
Mar. 7th, 2005 08:07 pm (UTC)
Yay! Pictures. If you don't want to upload them to your site, I can set you up a little space on my site for you to get them up quickly. Or email is good too. Whatever is easier.

I think the only Ursala K. LeGuin novel I read and didn't put down almost immediately was the one we were required to read for that writing class. Unfortunately it wasn't all that interesting either.

And I'm glad that you can play video games! You'll have to tell me how wonderful RCT3 is, I've been wanting it.
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