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5 August
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I suck at blogging in all forms.

I'm a failed academic. Aspiring writer. Fan o' the Femslash.


I founded nessica_heroes. Though I make no claims for doing a good job at it.

2011 50 Book Challenge:

1) The Evil Guest, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, 01/15
2) American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America, Chris Hedges, 01/28

Books Read in 2010:
1) Early African-American Classics, Anthony Appiah (ed)
2) Hot, Flat, and Crowded, Thomas Friedman
3) Everything She Ever Wanted, Ann Rule
4) The Stranger Beside Me, Ann Rule
5) The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory
6) The Ruins, Scott Smith
7) Too Late to Say Goodbye, Ann Rule
8) Feed, Mira Grant
9) Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography, Lemony Snicket
10) If you Really Loved Me, Ann Rule
11) Let the Right One In, John Ajvide Lindqvist

Books Read in 2009:
1) A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Austere Academy, Lemony Snicket
2) No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, Reza Aslan
3) 'Salem's Lot, Stephen King
4) The Third Chimpanzee, Jared Diamond
5) A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Ersatz Elevator, Lemony Snicket
6) The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman
7) The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman
8) Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond(Audio Book)
9) Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi
10) The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman
11) The Art of Organizing Anything, Rosalie Maggio
12) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
13) The Weather Makers, Tim Flannery
14) A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Miserable Mill, Lemony Snicket
15) 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, Charles Mann
16) Zodiac, Robert Graysmith
17) Fingersmith, Sarah Waters
18) The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown

Books Read in 2008:
1) An Underground Education, Richard Zacks
2) Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, Jared Diamond
3) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling
4) Gardner's Art Through the Ages, 12th edition, (packaged as Chapters 18-23), Kleiner & Mamiya
5) The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty, Caroline Alexander
6) A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning, Lemony Snicket
7) Eldest, Christopher Paolini
8) A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room, Lemony Snicket
9) Greywalker, Kat Richardson
10) A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window, Lemony Snicket
11) Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Marc Reisner
12) The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova
13) Traveling with Che Guevara: The Making of a Revolutionary, Alberto Granado
14) A Land So Strange, Andres Resendez
15) California: An Interpretive History, 9th edition, James Rawls & Walton Bean
16) Where I Was From, Joan Didion
17) The Road, Cormac McCarthy

Books Read in 2007:
1) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling
2) The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins
3) Cell, Stephen King
4) Who Moved my Cheese, Spencer Johnson
5) On Writing, Stephen King
6) The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume One, Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill
7) Fables: Legends in Exile, Volume One, Bill Willingham, Lan Medina
8) Chosen Prey, John Sanford(Audio Book)
9) Fables: Animal Farm, Volume Two, Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham
10) Fables: Storybook Love, Volume Three, Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham
11) 1001 Nights of Snowfall, Bill Willingham
12) Prey, Michael Crichton
13) Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser
14) The Zombie Survival Guide, Max Brooks
15) World War Z, Max Brooks
16) Blood Alone, Masayuki Takano
17) The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume Two, Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill
18) Over the Edge of the World, Laurence Bergreen(Audio Book)
19) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling
20) It, Stephen King
21) The Mammoth Book of Vampire Fiction, edited by Stephen Jones


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