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That One Book, Two Book, Three Book Thing I Don't Quite Understand the Origin Of

People reference this meme...and point to its originator...but when I go to that person's blog, I can find no posting about it, and thus am confused. The way to credit it seems to be to point to the blog you saw it on, so...I saw this at Karen's Books and Chocolate, so...yayyyy.

Oh, and there's a spoiler for The Old Curiosity Shop. So if you actually care about that (which you shouldn't) then skip that awesome paragraph.

Book I’m currently reading

The Old Curiosity Shop. Like Karen I am reading multiple books, but this is the one I’m trying the hardest to finish because of the whole ‘deadline’ thing. Stupid deadlines...basically, at this point, any time Nell shows up I want to yell “JUST DIE ALREADY.” I love Victorian lit, but one of the things that really pisses me off is when a character is too fricking good to live. If they respond to things said by other characters in the book “humbly, with a clear brow and an honest heart,” then they’ve got 300 pages left to live. And they’ll die with people weeping all around them while they talk about how they see angels’ faces. I’m not saying I’m against people being loved, or, y’know, angels and stuff, but the fact that it happens five bajillion times in Victorian lit? No. Lame.

Last book I finished

Bossypants. I cannot photograph it because it was a library copy and I lent it to my friend Doug before returning it. Sorry, People Waiting Who Had a Legit Hold. “As a Tina Fey fan from years back…[blah blah, insert same hugely laudatory thing every other white 20something girl has said about the book].” Yeah, it’s really good and feministy and affirms my belief that both Tina Fey and I would be so uncomfortable meeting (she not being one of those ‘people person’ celebrities and me probably vomiting on myself) that it’s good that’s never going to happen.

Next book I want to read
I want to finish The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance, because it is really really great and all should read it. That is how I would present this book in fourth grade, and it is how I am presenting it now.

Last book I bought

As of this morning? By proxy? Using my friend’s Amazon Prime account? Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan. I’ve given up on my library system. They’re still processing their copies and it came out two weeks ago. Come on, Chicago.

Last book I was given

The Elegance of the Hedgehog. My mom doesn’t like navigating The Internet, so she calls me and has me order stuff for her on Amazon. Occasionally she buys me presents for doing this. I kept putting off getting it because I was all “No! If you can read a book in the original language you need to do that, damnit!” But I started reading the English version on Amazon, and then was like “…oh. This will take me ten billion years if I read it in French.” For the author’s vocab is extremely good, and I do not have the time to look up new words every other sentence.


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