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250 books in 5 years

"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library." - Borges

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Created on 2010-05-20 07:54:05 (#517100), last updated 2010-05-20 (387 weeks ago)

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Birthdate:Mar 4
Location:Tennessee, United States of America
One day, I woke up and realized that my book quota has been gradually decreasing for the past few years. I've stopped reading as much as I used to, even though I LOVE to read. So I decided to set a lofty goal for myself: read 250 books in 5 years. That's 50 books per year, for those of you who don't like math.

I don't expect it to be easy, and I fully expect myself to give up halfway through the first year, but I'm going to try anyway. I like goals. They make me feel good about myself. And a goal involving books is better than any other goal.

Anyway, on to the guidelines:

- I will keep track of every book I read here. I will review as many books as I feel like, but sometimes (probably most of the time) I'll just write some quick thoughts.

- Books I'm re-reading count and will be noted as such. I'll try not to include too many of them, but I do have a pretty substantial list of books I'd like to re-read.

- Unfinished books obviously do not count. I tend not to finish books I don't like, so most of the reviews on here will probably be positive.

- Graphic novels count. Individual comic books do not. Short story collections, non-fiction, and books of poetry also count. Children's books do not.

If I think of anything else, I'll add it here.

I don't intend to share this journal with anyone. It's for my own reference and kicks, but if you happen to stumble upon it somehow, here's a little info about me:

My name is Alyssa, I'm 22 years old, and I live in a cozy apartment with my boyfriend, our dog, and our five betta fish. I'm a university student majoring in Liberal Arts with concentrations in English and Information Technology. Someday, I'd like to work as a librarian, publisher/editor, IT nerd, or technical writer. Until then, I work full-time as an office monkey for a large corporation.

As far as literature goes, my favorites tend to fall under the fantasy genre, but I'll read anything and everything. Besides fantasy, I really enjoy historical fiction, general fiction, classic literature, and young adult literature.

A few of my favorite authors: Neil Gaiman, J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, Guy Gavriel Kay, Peter S. Beagle, Patrick Rothfuss, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Susanna Clarke, Markus Zusak, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Michael Crichton, Diana Wynne Jones, Garth Nix, Shannon Hale, Roald Dahl, Alexandre Dumas, Jules Verne, Rudyard Kipling, and many more.

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30 rock, ace attorney, adventure, afi, akira yamaoka, alexandre dumas, alison krauss, andrew bird, animals, animaniacs, astronomy, autumn, back to the future, baking, batman, batman: the animated series, biographies, biology, blade runner, bone, bones, books, buffy the vampire slayer, calvin & hobbes, children's literature, classic literature, comic books, comics, cooking, daft punk, danny elfman, david bowie, dexter, diana wynne jones, discovery channel, disney, dragon age, edgar allen poe, eels, elizabeth i, ewan mcgregor, fantasy, fiction, final fantasy, flannery o'connor, folk music, food network, friends, garth nix, get fuzzy, glee, grace potter and the nocturnals, guy gavriel kay, halloween, harry potter, his dark materials, historical fiction, history, history channel, hotel dusk, how i met your mother, ico, imogen heap, indiana jones, indie rock, jaws, jimmy eat world, johnny depp, joni mitchell, kate winslet, king of the hill, kings of leon, legend of mana, legend of the seeker, leonardo dicaprio, lord of the rings, mark twain, markus zusak, martha stewart, mass effect, metal, metroid, michael crichton, monkey island, movies, music, myst, mythology, national treasure, nature, neil gaiman, patty griffin, peter s. beagle, pirates, pirates of the caribbean, pixar, practical magic, psychonauts, quentin tarantino, ratchet & clank, ray bradbury, reading, regina spektor, resident evil, rock, roller coasters, running, sam & max, sandra bullock, sarah mclachlan, science fiction, shannon hale, shirley jackson, silent hill, sleeping, south park, spider-man, star wars, survivor, tea, television, the big bang theory, the bourne trilogy, the dark knight, the far side, the hobbit, the killers, the legend of zelda, the office, the princess bride, the simpsons, the tudors, the white stripes, the x-files, theme parks, tim burton, tori amos, tracy bonham, travel channel, true blood, uncharted, vampire weekend, video games, watership down, weeds, weezer, world of warcraft, xena: warrior princess, young adult literature, zombies
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