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12 July 2010 @ 01:51 am
and a yellow card for YOU, and a yellow card for YOU...  
Hi babies. WC final was today. Certainly what I'd call a mediocre game except for the last 15 minutes. Too many fouls given to the Oranje and too many ignored fouls by Spain IMHO. Germany was my team all the way this time 'round, though there were lulz aplenty from all the teams. I'm really happy with Muller getting the Golden Boot award and Forlan getting Golden Ball, as well as Sexy St. Iker getting the Golden Glove. I will not miss vuvuzelas. Friends were over and we watched it together; they made it more fun than the little men running around the screen, fossho.

For my birthday I posted a request for book recommendations on my facebook wall, and boy did my friends deliver! In case anyone out there in livejournal land wants to see the list, I've compiled it since facebook isn't very good at archiving things. If you have any recommendations feel free to leave 'em in comments! If you've read any mentioned here and want to comment, do that too!

White Teeth, by Zadie Smith (Emily L.)
The Art of War by Sun Tzu (Paul)
Purge by Sofie Oksanen
Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett (Gabrielle)
Freedom Writer's Diary by Erin Gruwell (Dave)
Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro (Jill)
Economics In One Lesson - Henry Hazlitt (Whit)
Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease by Gary Greenberg (Michael S.)
The End of Order: Versailles 1919 by Charles L. Mees (Awal)
The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington by Jennet Conant (Nagler)
MOAR DUNE (Joe, haha)
The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver (Emily H.)
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie (Stefani)
The Big Short by Michael Lewis (Willemain)
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn (Simran)
The Moor's Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie (Danish)
World War Z by Max Brooks (Danish and Doug)
Obernewtyn Chronicles by Isobelle Carmody (Rana)
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay (Kelly)
Me and Rumi: The Autobiography of Shams-e-Tabrizi by William Chittick
Conference of the Books by Khaled M. Abou El Fadl (Ali)
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (Ruchi)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Katie)
Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind (Cher)
Tales of the Dying Earth by Jack Vance (sexy lady aka ebeda  )
Paul is Undead by Alan Goldsher (another sexy lady aka auditrice  )
The Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine Harris (Jen)
Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin (smexy Sarah)
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (Kristina)
Stiff by Mary Roach (Andrew)
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt (Uma)
The Pact by Jodi Picoult (Farhana)
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Anna)
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell (Brett)
American Rust by Philip Meyer (Dara)
Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk (Liz)
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers (Fauzia)
Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Mara Rilke (Jennie Jennie Jennie)
The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper (Chris)
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard (Jenny)
 
 
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Your favourite half-light.: [dao] Alistairebeda on July 12th, 2010 12:13 pm (UTC)
Angela's Ashes was so, so good. I'm curious to hear your thoughts on The Hunger Games! I've heard such good things, but first person is just a huge stumbling block for me.
spoontweetspoontweet on July 12th, 2010 01:05 pm (UTC)
Are Smalls, Walsh and I the only ones to suggest non-fiction?
cleopatra18cleopatra18 on July 12th, 2010 01:34 pm (UTC)
Definitely definitely DEFINITELY read The Hunger Games. I loved it, and the sequel too! Plus, the third book comes out on August 24, LOST dvd day and my berfday. :-D
S.stormydown on July 12th, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
I got an advanced copy of Zeitoun last year when I was at Perseus and I loved it!
Ruchiruchirahni on July 13th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)
but enders game > all.
EXCUSE ME WHY DID MY ASTUTE AND SCHOLARLY RIVERDALE COMICS SECTION NOT MAKE IT ONTO THIS LIST

I PARTICULARLY RECOMMEND JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST

also i've been doing some amazon creeping and in Archie #600-606 archie walks 'up memory lane' and marries betty and veronica!!
ninja chipmunks unitedchrryblssmninja on July 16th, 2010 06:29 am (UTC)
I don't know what else to recommend right now, but give me any guidelines or keywords and I'll try and think of something
Ruchiruchirahni on July 21st, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
no more facebook for you?
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the wandering fire: ladies | dancing in the deepest oceansunfall on August 3rd, 2010 01:01 pm (UTC)
i'm here! c: i quit after my birthday, heh. and i work a lot now, so not as much aim time, either! but worry not, as there's certainly time for you!
how was california?! i knew you were going on your fabulous trip but i wasn't quite sure when. welcome back~!!