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If my time in Rome has taught me anything, it's that green tomatoes and mozzarella cheese are the way that God intended for sandwiches to be made.

Masterminds, A Morbid Taste for Bones, and Snow Crash )
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Tithe, The Twinkie Squad, Wheel of the Infinite, and Zelda )

This semester, I read a grand total of 50 books. (How did I manage to graduate?)

The Fifty in Question )

And of that list, my Favorite Five Books were:

Patricia A. McKillip, In the Forests of Serre
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up
Alejo Carpentier, Explosion in a Cathedral
Diana Wynne Jones, Fire and Hemlock
Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene

I started keeping an obsessive book log in May 2004; according to this journal, in the past three years, I've read 346 new books (not including some of my course materials and all the books I re-read). I suspect my post-baccalaureate life is going to have much less space for leisure reading (and given the amount of trash I've consumed, that's not an entirely bad thing). These days, I'm reading a lot of elementary Spanish textbooks (and whimpering to myself).
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I watched Star Wars with my younger siblings this weekend. It has been ten years since I last saw the film, and it hasn't aged well for me. (Oh, Annie Hall, I'm so glad you won the 1977 Academy Award for Best Picture.) On the other hand, I enjoyed mocking both the film and the mythos with my brother.

THINGS I STILL LEGITIMATELY ENJOY ABOUT THE FIRST STAR WARS MOVIE:
  • That sound the TIE fighters make when they scream across the screen.
  • The entire trash compacter sequence, climaxing with C-3PO wringing his hands and wailing, "Listen to them, they're dying, R2!"
  • Basically C-3PO, the bitchiest robot ever.

    Everything else? Boring and clumsy, but very true to the spirit of pulpy '30s serials.

    The Warrior's Apprentice, Go Jump in the Pool! and Dime-Store Alchemy )

    And now I shall vanish from the Internet once again. Ten weeks to go!
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    I had many vital but unpleasant things I needed to accomplish this weekend so that I could a) graduate this semester and b) not live in a cardboard box under an overpass after graduation.

    Instead, I played video games and read books. Because I'm a super genius!

    Ethan of Athos, Macdonald Hall Goes Hollywood, and In the Forests of Serre )

    ETA: It is a testament to this reviewer's remarkable abilities that I can't decide whether the reviews are serious or tongue-in-cheek. I'm leaning toward the latter, but it's hard to be sure.

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