by velocibadgergirl

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Book Nerd Makeout Meme

a.k.a. Ten Literary Characters I Would Totally Make Out With If I Were Single and They Were Real But I’m Not, Single I Mean, I Am Real, But I’m Also Happily Married and Want to Stay That Way So Maybe We Should Forget This.

crossposted from the regular blog at the urging of the bibliophile

The hilarious Radioactive Jam tagged me for this back in early October, but I wanted to save it for NaBloPoMo (for obvious reasons).

So, here goes:

1. Macbeth, Thane of Cawdor, from the Scottish play

I can't really explain this one, other than to admit that it's probably based less on the actual play than on the fact that the actor who played Macbeth in the production I saw as a junior in high school was FREAKING HOT. That guy made crazy look so terribly sexy.

2. Pyetr Kochevikov from Rusalka by CJ Cherryh

I've long been a sucker for the bad boy with a heart of gold, and I've had a crush on Pyetr since I first read this book around age twelve. Too bad he ends up married to a wizard who could kill me with her mind.

3. Thomas from Something Rising (Light and Swift) by Haven Kimmel

Speaking of bad boys with mysterious pasts...

4. Borrible Jones from Spirits in the Wires by Charles de Lint

Hot mysterious tinker with a great sense of humor. What's not to like?

5. Geordie Riddell from Charles de Lint's various Newford books

He's a fiddler who plays at faerie revels and is sweetly and deeply devoted to his best friend and secret flame, Jilly. A date at a faerie revel?? Hell yes.

6. Bonanza Jellybean from Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins


7. Jesse, the hottie ghost from Meg Cabot's Mediator series

Tall, dark, and handsome; great body; sexy accent...sign me up. Okay, he's also a 19th-century murder victim. Details, details.

8. Shadow from American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Not sure I'd care to meet his dad, though.

10. Jamie Fraser from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander / Dragonfly in Amber / Voyager

Tall, strong, loyal, handsome, Scottish accent, and good in bed. Um, yes.

10. Sam Vimes from Terry Pratchett's Discworld series



Friday, January 11, 2008

Which Discworld Character are you like?
created with
You are Captain Carrot Ironfounderson of the City Watch in the greatest city on the Disc, Ankh-Morpork! A truly good natured, honest guy who knows everyone and is liked by all. Technically a dwarf, but only by adoption. You'd rather not be reminded that you are the true heir to the throne, but that does explain why people naturally follow your orders.

Carrot Ironfounderson


Gytha (Nanny) Ogg






Lord Havelock Vetinari


Esmerelda (Granny) Weatherwax


The Librarian


Commander Samuel Vimes


Cohen The Barbarian





Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Books Read in 2008

Rocket Man by William Elliott Hazelgrove

All the Clean Ones Are Married:  and other everyday calamities in Moscow by Lori Cidylo

Larry and the Meaning of Life by Janet Tashjian

Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk

The Map Thief by Heather Terrell (review)

Nation by Terry Pratchett

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron

Brisingr by Christopher Paolini

Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann

Iodine by Haven Kimmel

Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce

The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Tamora Pierce

In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce

Alanna:  the First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

Leeway Cottage by Beth Gutcheon

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

Why I Let My Hair Grow Out by Maryrose Wood

Good-Bye and Amen by Beth Gutcheon

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg (review)

The Used World by Haven Kimmel

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz

Summer Blowout by Claire Cook  (review)

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

In Odd We Trust (graphic novel) by Dean Koontz & Queenie Chan

Odd Hours by Dean Koontz

Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich

The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry

Bottlemania:  How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It by Elizabeth Royte

Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner

The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory

The Spymaster's Lady by Joanna Bourne

Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank (and Other Words of Delicate Southern Wisdom) by Celia Rivenbark

Free for All:  oddballs, geeks, and gangstas in the public library by Don Borchert

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

Paranoid Park by Blake Nelson

Brother Odd by Dean Koontz (review)

Forever Odd by Dean Koontz (review)

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz (review)

Coast to Coast Ghosts by Leslie Rule

The World Without Us by Alan Weisman

Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich

Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair by Laurie Perry

Total books read:  46