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sticks, stones, and glass houses

Updated: 2015-09-16T12:48:01.784-05:00




Okay everybody. Good luck to everyone else, but my brain is sputzing and I'm basically going to give up now. I mean. I'm going to finish Harry Potter, but I'm also going to go for a walk and just let my brain unstupify, because... it got stupified. :D I do love this book, though. I'm glad I finally sat down to read it. Yes, I'm the only person on the plannet who hasn't.

I shouldn't have kept trying to read that other book that was just making me mad. :P Next time I'll know better.

Good luck, everyone!



Dear World:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is turning out to be just lovely, thanks.


Hour number... uh.... I've lost track


Okay, so the Book o' Lies had a good beginning and then desended into drivel. I made it about halfway through, but I'm quittin' now. Remind me again that even though I am woo-woo, I shouldn't try to read woo-woo books because I always end up disgruntled with how impractically woo-woo they are! *winks*

Soo... next book? ;)

web comic thingie


I am very new to this web-comic thing, but I can see it's drawing addiction qualities.

This one made me laugh:

Mostly because I feel the exact oposite way about Rock Band. FINALLY, something that I CAN do! :D I was so excited the first time I played rock band drums... I will be successful, dang it!!




Where are you reading from today?

I am reading "Book of Lies: Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult". (I swear, I have more booky-books in my stack! I just recently aquired this book and want to read it. *grins*)

3 facts about me …

1. I am a university student studying Communication Disorders.
2. I am a geek dweeb. In fact, every time I get a twinge of wanting to stop reading, the twinge turns into an I-want-to-be-cross-stitching craving. Terrible, eh?
3. I am drinking coffee from my french press, because it is wonderful. *grins*

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?

1. This one
2. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
3. Jeans
4. The Fifth Child
5. Schindler's list (haha, yeah, like I'm going to finish it, but I want to try it anyhow)
6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Nope, haven't read it yet.)
7, East of Eden
8. It Takes Two To Talk (Okay... okay... this one isn't really a book either... it's a book-guide for parents about how to use play to encourage kids to use language... but... it would be useful to read and it has pictures!! And I thought eventually I might need pictures!!)

Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs?

Honestly? My goal is to read more than I've been reading (for pleasure) lately, since most of what I read now is for classes, and that's really sad. Sadface. *giggles* And, you know, actually read the Harry Potter book. You'd think a girl reading about the occult would have done that by now?

Any advice for people doing this for the first time?

me! me! *grins*

Hour 1


Alright... I've been reading "Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magik and the Ocult". It's a series of essays by a whole bunch of different people... some actors, a comic book creator... anyway, it's not the sort of thing I think other people are reading here, but I'm enjoying parts of it very much. In particular, there was a discussion about language being something that pulls a person farther away from reality rather than closer to it. I've had that very conversation with friends before, so it was neat to read someone else talking about it.

Also, there was another section about Sigles... I think... I'm not spelling that right... anyway, the word I can't spell refers to symbols of intentions, and how having a symbol of intention can be the push from intention to manifestation... yeah, these are my woo-woo words, not theirs. I can see how symbols could be useful this way. It's not such a terribly woo-woo idea, it's just written in a woo-woo book! *smirks* I dunno. I think people putting quotes on stickynotes above their desk are doing the same thing. It's just that they don't have to worry about beinb burned at the stake. *winks*

My woo-woo book is going to scare all the readers/cheerleaders away!! *grins* I don't bite, honest.

Alright, back to the book. OH! I'm on page... 34. Yes, I know, I'm slow. But the words are tiny and the book is huge. It's like, bigger than a notebook. *winks* Excuses. But I'm having fun. Take care, everyone... happy reading!



This blog, which I previously abandoned, will serve as my "24 hour" book-a-thon check-in-center. Isn't that great? ;) I wonder if any of my old friends still have the link to this blog... if so... yes, I'm just as much of a geek now as then. This is like geek pride, eh?

More information:

PS I iz busy and tired and not completely on top o' the weather so I don't think I'm going to make it the full 24 hours. My goal is to make it 12 hours. To be honest, it's been a long time since I read alone... not "alone" as in withont someone, but "alone" as in not in between classes, or stick in a vehicle, or waiting for a movie to start... etc etc. I don't know how well I'll do! But this looks like fun, and after I read the FAQ page, I felt better. It sounds very flexable, like I can make it what I want to make it. Since it's been so long since I sat down to read all on my own, I'm making it "The Day I Will Read And Enjoy Myself".

Hope that's okay.

I'm really excited. I don't know if I want to collect a whole bunch of new books, or if I want to have some books I know I already love. At this link --

-- there is a list of recommended books for the event, and the description of "The Stolen Child" popped out. Also, I want to finish "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" (I'm only on Chapter 4... I am a slacker...) Also, I'm going to try to borrow a book from my university department called It Takes Two. I saw it on the shelves and was like ooooooh... those are exactly the sort of tangable suggestions I need to get good at this vocational thingie trek I be on! Also, I'm thinking about going to B&N and picking up "Out Of Eden". I want to try it. I'm scared though. I haven't read a book that big since high school. :P I'm horrid! Maybe my 1/2 a bookathon day is not the right day to try something like that. Oh! And I haven't read the HP books yet, so I thought maybe I'd borrow The Sorcerers Stone from the library. Other than that, I don't know what I'll be doing. Well, reading. But more specifically. Dunno.

Hope I don't be made of read-fail. :D

Be good, everyone. Good luck to all the people who are participating!