This is my announcement to ma peeps at LJ that I am moving over to Dreamwidth. As much as I've loved the past 7 years at LJ, it's now going in a direction I can't follow. So. You can find me at Jevana @ DW.
Books read in 2011: The Dresden Files: Turn Coat by Jim Butcher The Dresden Files: Changes by Jim Butcher In the Woods by Tana French The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut ✦ The Dresden Files: Fool Moon by Jim Butcher ✦ The Dresden Files: Grave Peril by Jim Butcher ✦ The Dresden Files: Summer Knight by Jim Butcher ✦ The Dresden Files: Death Masks by Jim Butcher ✦ The Dresden Files: Blood Rites by Jim Butcher ✦ The Dresden Files: Dead Beat by Jim Butcher ✦ The Dresden Files: Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher American Gods by Neil Gaiman ✦✦ Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan ✦✦✦ Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
✦ reread ✦✦ finished reading ✦✦✦ in process of reading
Books I own and have not yet read (or read partway but didn't finish): The Age of Fables (compilation of fables) Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand The Book Thief by Markus Zusak The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky The Buried Treasure and Other Picture Tales selected by Eulalie Steinmetz Ross Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones Catch-22 by Joseph Heller The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger Citizen Hughes by Michael Dosnin The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky David Copperfield by Charles Dickens Essays and New Atlantis by Francis Bacon Faust by Goethe Five Great Dialogues by Plato Great Expectations by Charles Dickens The History of Henry Esmond by Thackeray Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky Irish Myths and Legends by Lady Gregory Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947 by Christopher Clark John Dies at the End by David Wong ✦The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Bar. On Man in the Universe by Artistotle Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens Raintree County by Ross Lockridge, Jr. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe Saga of the Light: Wolfskin by Julliet Marillier Selected Poems by Robert Browning ✦The Spell of the Rockies by Enos A Mills The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim The Sundering: Banewreaker by Jacqueline Carey The Sundering: Godslayer by Jacqueline Carey Super Sleuths (compilation of known fictional detectives) A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens Under the Dome by Stephen King
✦ books in terrible condition and thus unable to be read
... I need to get these all knocked out before I can even think about getting more books (and besides, when I get back from the South, I'll have my books from Louisiana and I know there was a pile in there that I need to finish reading...).
If anyone discovers my body under a pile of books, just leave me there, I'm probably just napping. .
JEVA IS SUCH A CRYBABY. burst into tears over this
... I suddenly miss my cat Blackie. She was a, surprise, black cat. She was born in a litter of kitten that included Brownie, a brown cat. Brownie was originally my kitten but my older sister didn't like Blackie since she was a sickly kitten. So we traded.
Blackie lived to be 15 years old. During the last parts of her life, she was an out-door cat. She would always come up to me for pets and purrs and loves and nuzzles. And even though she wasn't the healthiest cats--she was always sneezy no matter what treatment was given to her, I loved her all the same.
When I was younger and she was still an indoor cat, whenever I would be crying and feeling lonely, Blackie would come in and push her head against me, looking for pets and giving me reassurance that I wasn't alone.
All the cats I've knows up to now have never done that for me.
With all the hormonal nostalgia lately, I just really miss having a friend like that. Animal or otherwise.
I miss you, Blackie.
and now everyone knows why jeva likes black cat emoticons and such .
Updating to say I'm alive and that my subconscious is being a dick, giving me I AM DISAPPOINT IN YOU dreams. Which are always lovely, by the way. Yesterday, Barack Obama was DISAPPOINT at me. Today it was my parents.
You're such a cheater, subconscious.
Beyond this I am... me.
I'd go more in depth like I meant to last night so you all could have an idea of what's been going on, but I'm too drained from the DISAPPOINT dreams to do much of anything except grump right now. .