elizalavelle: (Buffy - Spike reading)
Here are my lists from the past few years:
2010:part one and part two.
2009: part one and part two.
and 2008: part one and part two.

Onwards to 2011!

In 2011 I read... )

The second part of this list continues here: books read in 2011 part two.
elizalavelle: (Library fun!)
Continuing the list of the books I've read this year...

You can see part one of 2010 (books 1-84) here: part one

My older posts are here, 2009: part one and part two
and 2008: part one and part two

read read read read... )
elizalavelle: (I am a part of all that I have read)
A list of the books I've read this year...

Also you can check out my lists from 2009: part one and part two
and 2008: part one and part two

Onwards to 2010!
read read read read... )
elizalavelle: (Edward Eager books)
The list from 2008 can be found split between two posts here and here.

Onwards to 2009!

I've read... )
elizalavelle: (V for Vendetta Evey's room)
... Well I did it, my reading list post got too long for one post alone. So I'm continuing the from the month of August and onwards in this entry which ought to do me until the end of the year. If you want to see the first part of the post it is HERE.

books read in 2008, numbers 93 - ??? )
elizalavelle: (PotC fangirls)
So, did anyone else know that new comic book day is delayed by the holidays by 1 day? I met up with Justin last night and we thought we'd kill two birds with one stone and meet up at the Silver Snail. *yay* new Buffy comic. Except it comes out today, not yesterday. I'll have to pick up my copy on Saturday. However, all was not lost as I still found a Conundrum mini figure who is now residing on my computer moniter along with Jack Sparrow.

We went for dinner at Dunn's Famous Deli which is the place that closed super early when we had a Browncoat dinner there. But I was sure I remembered them saying that when the theatres were open down there they stayed open later. As both theatres were running shows last night I figured it would be okay... yeah, totally not so much at all. They closed early again.

The evening was finished up with a trip through Chapters where I found a lovely hardback book for $4.99 and found that I had money left on my Chapters Giftcard, win for the day :) And I got to ride home in a SmartCar. I've never been in one before, fun :)

Dresden Dolls concert tonight :)

weird brain

Jan. 3rd, 2008 08:34 am
elizalavelle: (Xfiles Í'll belive if you'll believe)
Perhaps I shouldn't watch Xfiles before bed. I had weird dreams for the last part of the night last night. Part of it was set up like a Malcolm in the Middle episode, it wasn't a plot that's been used on the show but it was the same characters and the same type of situations, so apparently my brain is making up random TV. Then I was dreaming that I was looking for a book I'd read when I was little and I was sure it had to be at my parent's house stored somewhere. My Mom pulled a huge box of books out of her closet for me but it was more recent books, nothing from when I was a kid. Randomly I apparently had 2 extra sets of Firefly still unopened. One of them was signed on the plastic wrap by Henry Winkler. WTF?! Sadly I never found the book. I remember the plot being something about a little boy who was bedridden, probably set in the 1930s-50s soemwhere. He had the ability to bring his toys to life by touching them and had brought some little green animal figurine to life. I don't remember what animal it was. While that plot is similar to many books I've read I'm sure it's not actually a book.

Weird.

In other news when I was looking up the Alyss books by Frank Beddor that I talked about in my last entry I found that it wasn't just 1 sequel that had been written but 2 more books in the same series on top of that! I am so going to have fun reading those :)
elizalavelle: (Edward Eager books)
Woot! I've finished off my Christmas with two awesome gifts that are both perfect for me. Jo got me a Wizard of Oz day by day calendar which I am putting on my desk at work since it's sadly lacking in Oz stuff :) Then tonight Dell told me she got me the second part to a book I'd leant to her but I couldn't remember what book I'd leant to her at all. Turns out it was The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor which is a fantastic spin on the Alice in Wonderland story. I had no idea a sequel had been written! Fantastic surprise and I can't wait to read it! I've done 2 books already and am into my third of the year and it's a good page turner so I hope to be on to the Alice (or Alyss if you will) books by this weekend :) I love my friends :)
elizalavelle: (V for Vendetta Evey's room)
A tally of my books read in 2008

-Books read and reviewed numbers 1-92 )

Random Oz

Nov. 10th, 2007 09:29 pm
elizalavelle: (Oz - movie animation)
Oz fans ahoy!

Watch the awesome trailer for the Tin Man mini series that's going to be on SciFi next month: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sjnie-aqYw

I'm reading the first of the new Oz books I've found called The Emerald Wand of Oz right now and loving it to bits! I wish it were easier to find different Oz books in stores. I clearly need an Oz store near to where I live.

This thought then of course led me to browse through a lot of online Oz merchandise stores. I'm being good and not buying but I'm enjoying window shopping :)
elizalavelle: (Sarah Slean my Ravens)
*STILL* no email notifications from LJ showing up in my email. Ugh. I added the LJ notify email to my contacts list, and have emailed Hotmail... no change.

Anyways I was housesitting earlier this week, then in Sudbury for a couple of days so if I've missed any interesting posts please leave me a comment :)

Sudbury )
elizalavelle: (Xfiles - start of something)
Busy busy weekend!

Friday night I was over at my parents' house sorting through all of my boxes of books trying to find anything that was related to witches/wizards/magic. That's our decorating theme for my department at work. My brother thinks we should win based on the amount of books I was able to find. The only way I could have possibly had more stuff would be if we'd done Vampires, I have enough BtVS/Angel stuff to do a lot of decorating.

Saturday I was at the wedding of two of my friends :) I just went to the ceremony so much of my day was spent in transit from one place to another and back again. The GO trains were running funny and I had to transfer to a bus part of the way there but I did make it and that was the important part :) The walk down the aisle was done to one of my most favourite versions of Over the Rainbow! Very sweet :) This is my third wedding in as many months so from here on out if I know you please don't get married for a while, my bank account nee

Then Saturday night I was over at a friends' house. I was there before her and let myself in and was reading Smoke and Mirrors by Tanya Huff while I waited... that is SO not the book I should have been reading by myself in an empty house!

Sunday [livejournal.com profile] willow_kat was passing through TO on her way home so we went and did a little book and DVD shopping. Vortex had the full series of Xfiles in the full sized boxes not the slim sets which is exactly what I've been collecting... I needed 4 more to finish my collection so I was bad and bought the last 4 I needed. Totally pricey for the day BUT really the four of them came to what 1 season used to cost when they first were released AND the owner threw in a copy of Unholy (Nicholas Brendons' movie) for free. Not a bad deal at all. Now I have a full Xfiles set :) This is excellent timing because the Xfiles rewatch community has just started to cycle through and now I can keep up through all of the seasons :)

We also stopped by Toys R Us and got cute little Jack Sparrow play sets. I have to set mine up on my computer at work I think. They have some cool things there for Christmas! They have this moon light that you set up on your wall and by remote control you can control it to show the different phases of the moon, very pretty!
elizalavelle: (Oz - movie animation)
I forgot to post about my new Oz find. I went by the BMV last night to pick up some more kids books to read while tutoring. Most of my books that are aimed at younger kids are packed away at my parents' house. So I was browsing the kids section and found the Robert Sabuda Wizard of Oz pop up book (this one) that Andrea had mentioned when I last posted about finding Oz books. It's the first one of these books that I've seen second hand that hasn't been destroyed. It was in perfect condition, some of the pages I don't think were ever opened!

I also found this book of children's poetry which I bought because it was just so cute :)

I really shoudn't be allowed to go to the bookstore lol. On the plus side I did find some great books to read with kids when I tutor.
elizalavelle: (V for Vendetta Evey's room)
I am a happy book geek. I had to head downtown for an errand and thought I'd wander through the BMV since it had been a while since I last was there. I found the full set of 4 Wizard of Oz pop up books in their box these ones. I previously had bought two of them (I think The Yellow Brick Road and Emerald City) but I hadn't seen the other two around. So this was lovely to find.

Then I found this edition of Mary Poppins/Mary Poppins comes back from either 1963 or 1964. It has colour illustrations! My other versions of these books are all black and white.

AND last but not least a copy of Jack and Jill by Louisa May Alcott from 1928. I've never read this one of hers. All very exciting :)
elizalavelle: (V for Vendetta Evey's room)
Yes, another book meme, [livejournal.com profile] willow_kat posted a meme of banned books since apparently it's Banned Book Week (according to the ALA (Sept. 29-Oct.6))

These are the 100 Most Banned Books from 1990-2000. As above, bold what you have read, italicize what you started but couldn’t finish,underline what you want to read, and strike through what you couldn’t stand.

Apparently I read a lot of banned books, not too surprising. )
elizalavelle: (V for Vendetta Evey's room)
These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users (as of today-ish). As usual, bold what you have read, italicize what you started but couldn’t finish, and strike through what you couldn’t stand. The numbers after each one are the number of LT users who used the tag of that book.

I'm adding the rule of: underline what you want to read since I had a lot of those.

books behind the cut )
elizalavelle: (Farscape - Zhan)
I forgot to write that on Saturday Jo and I were out shopping and what was a trip just for the newest Buffy comic (*yay* the Faith story arc has started!) turned into a lot more random shopping. We stopped into Bacca so Jo could find a book for her trip to NYC and while she didn't find anything we were told that Gregory Maguire had a new book out 'What The Dickins' which just came out this week! Clearly I bought it. Totally shouldn't have but I'm already throughly engrossed in it and have no regrets.

Then the girl who works at Bacca also let us know there was a sci-fi and fantasy flea market going on at the TO Reference Library that afternoon. So we wandered in that direction and I fully thought I'd find nothing since we were hitting it at the end of the day. Wrong. I got a flying monkey little statue, 2 of Tanya Huff's Blood books, a copy of 'A Wind in the Door' which matches my first ever copy of 'A Wrinkle in Time', the John Saul serial novel series (Blackstone Chronicals I believe it's called) a BtVS bookmark from when they did one of those "READ" campaigns for the library AND right next to that was an Inkworks autographed Anthony Stewart Head trading card and I bought that... for a dollar! AWESOME. Also I learned that the Ref. library has a second hand booksale room. Dangerous for me and also awesome. AND we went to the 100 years of Mirvish display! So much random fun at the library.
elizalavelle: (V for Vendetta Evey's room)
I made a fantastic find on Bit Torrent last night. One of my favourite childhood books was called The Amazing Mr. Blunden which caused all sorts of confusion for me since I had the movie tie in edition and the book was actually called The Ghosts which meant that I was searching for entirely the wrong thing and never found it until [livejournal.com profile] madelineanne realized what I was talking about (see here)

Anyways, last night I found the torrent for the film based on the book! Much squeeing ensued and I have it downloaded and ready to watch hopefully this weekend :)

I also downloaded the Lady Heather episode of CSI that I'd missed last season. Good torrent day :)

I've also started trying my hand with icontests again, I needed to make sure I had some variety in my work and also this keeps me playing with Photoshop regularly.

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