alivemagdolene: (Stack to Read)
Who am I to fuck with a good thing? So just like before, before, before, and before, this'll be another year of the [livejournal.com profile] 50bookchallenge!

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Film unknown; this may very well be just a gif creation (nuts).


I've managed to prod people before into doing this with me, and I'd like to extend a collective prod (you know, um, if you have the time). Just about everyone I follow on here is a better writer than I am and I'd very muchly love to read your thinky thoughts.
alivemagdolene: (Books are Magic)
So just like before, before, and before, this'll be another year of the [livejournal.com profile] 50bookchallenge!

And yet again, I've got my clever slogan appropriated from Nathan Rabin's "My Year of Flops"!


One Year.



One Woman.



Over Fifty Books.



Welcome to the



Fifty Books Challenge.




Ever read a book... on weed?
alivemagdolene: (Books are Magic)
I've enjoyed the [livejournal.com profile] 50bookchallenge for two (2009 and 2010) whole years now, why not pull a hat trick?

Especially when I've got my clever slogan appropriated from Nathan Rabin's "My Year of Flops"!
All that said, ahem...

One Year.



One Woman.



Over Fifty Books.



Welcome to the



Fifty Books Challenge.


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Courtesy cindiann on Flickr-- and no, this is not actually me, as you may have gathered.
alivemagdolene: (Books are Magic)
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Interior shot of The Museum of Witchcraft courtesy Witchcraft Dot Co Dot UK


Remember the Fifty Books Challenge? Well, I'm doing it again this year! Last year I got to 51 (damn pesky library due dates) which is a lot less than I thought I'd get, but I'm still pleased and the Challenge helped me actually finish the books, something I tend not to do if I get annoyed with the author (which, to those that followed me last year, I did on several occasions). You should always finish a book-- otherwise, why start? But anyway.

SO! Inspired by [livejournal.com profile] 50bookchallenge and last year's books, I plunge forward into the new decade reading (which is an interesting way to plunge, really).
alivemagdolene: (Books are Magic)
More of the Fifty Books Challenge! This was a Goodwill find from my father.

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alivemagdolene: (Books are Magic)
More of the Fifty Books Challenge! This was a Goodwill find from a year or so ago.

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alivemagdolene: (Books are Magic)
More of the Fifty Books Challenge! This was in a stack from my parents' online bookselling business.

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Parallel Lives, Familial Secrets, and the Redemptive Power of Choice )
alivemagdolene: (Books are Magic)
More of the Fifty Books Challenge! My father gave this to me as he shares my interest in social justice and he knows I have an interest in etymology and cultural anthropology.

All Behind the Cut Since the Title is an Offensive Word )
alivemagdolene: (The It Girl)
As part of the Fifty Books Challenge I'm reading a bio of Charles Addams, one of the geniuses of illustration (you didn't need me to tell you that). It's reminding me of all my favorites from The New Yorker that aren't Addams, some of which I've scanned. Essential book? The New Yorker Album of Drawings: 1925 to 1975. I'm thinking of trying one panel illustration, something I've never done before with my cartoons. It's easy to commit to, right?

I think my favorite of the pre-Addams period John Held Jr. This cartoon wasn't in The New Yorker, it was actually from The Cinema Primer book, some pages of which are in one of my movie books from the 'fifties that chronicled the history of film.

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My own mother did not find the cartoon amusing when I printed it out and showed it to her. Everyone's a critic.

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