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20 February 2011 @ 01:20 pm
I'm not too picky about who I friend, but I would like to know a little bit about you.
In a comment, include the following:

Favorite book(s):
Favorite author(s):

Name: Jessica
Age: 21
Interests: Reading, cooking, baking, snail mail, comics, animation, and being in the sun.
Favorite book: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Favorite author(s): Shirley Jackson, Haruki Murakami, and Fyodor Dostoevsky.

If you think we have something in common, don't hesitate to add me. I'm looking to meet new people that actually communicate with one another.
corncobcharmcorncobcharm on February 21st, 2011 12:56 am (UTC)
Name: Lisa
Age: 20
Interests: video games, cooking, reading, dancing, school-ing
Favorite book(s): The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Lolita, The Fountainhead
Favorite author(s): Can't say I have favorite authors..
Jessicaahyom on February 21st, 2011 03:36 am (UTC)
I've always wanted to read The Fountainhead. I'll admit that I haven't because I'm far too intimidated by it.
corncobcharmcorncobcharm on February 21st, 2011 03:54 am (UTC)
Ya know, I was pretty intimidated by it as well. My sister is a huge Ayn Rand fan so I figured I would take a stab at it.
One you're about 1/3 of the way through it and you start to really get to know the characters, you won't be able to put it down.
Emma: ESSSSKI_emz_ on February 21st, 2011 08:47 am (UTC)
I've just added you from your old journal, hope thats okay :)
Jessicaahyom on February 21st, 2011 09:34 am (UTC)
Of course! Glad to see you're still around. I feel like everyone from my old journal has disappeared!
Robby: Herley & Mistah Jprettysneakysis on February 21st, 2011 01:09 pm (UTC)
Interests:Comic Books (of course), video games, AV stuff, guitar effects
Favorite book(s):it's a bit silly, but Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Any of the X-Files or CSI books.
Favorite author(s):Kevin J. Anderson, Brad Meltzer, Alan Moore, Frank Miller

Jessicaahyom on February 21st, 2011 07:31 pm (UTC)
Do you have a Batman Frank Miller recommendation? Several of my friends have been trying to get me to read him, but I'm not too sure where to start. Someone has also told me to read Sin City before his Batman comics to get used to his writing style.
I need clear direction, sir. :)
Robby: Zatannaprettysneakysis on February 22nd, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)
I've not yet begun to read Sin City, so I cannot verify that statement.

As far as Batman I would suggest starting at the beginning, Batman: Year One!
Miss Arie Jay: Speak No...ladyarie on February 21st, 2011 02:51 pm (UTC)
Interests: writing,cooking, reading, photography, anime ,vampires
Favorite book(s): Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice, Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, Alice through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah , The Ear, The Eye and The Arm by Nancy Farmer and Cabal by Clive Baker
Favorite author(s): I don't have any favorite authors
Jessicaahyom on February 21st, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC)
YES! I remember reading The Ear, The Eye, and The Arm when I was little. Oh man, I completely forgot about that book.
nwanda: jack nicholsonmeetingonmars on February 21st, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
Name: Sammi
Age: 21
Interests: books, writing, music, comedy, films, travel, food
Favorite book: The World According to Garp by John Irving
Favorite author(s): John Irving, Leo Tolstoy, John Steinbeck, Rob Sheffield, Miranda July
Jessicaahyom on February 21st, 2011 07:32 pm (UTC)
Miranda July is such a lovely woman.
Paige Smithscarlett_grey on February 21st, 2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
Hi, just added you from add_me. :D
I need to get me some Murakami. He's my bff's favorite author too. I recently read "The Lottery" too and I'm dying to get my hands on more of her!

Name: Paige
Age: 20
Interests: Alcohol, mixology, cocktails, comics, Harley Quinn, tattoos, writing, summertime
Favorite book: Looking for Alaska by John Green.
Authors: JK Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Markus Zusak, Phillip Pullman, Borges...
Jessicaahyom on February 21st, 2011 08:26 pm (UTC)
My heart just fluttered at the mention of you reading Shirley Jackson. It's so hard to find people that know even just one piece of her writing. If you enjoyed The Lottery, and would like to stick with short stories, there is a great collection called Just an Ordinary Day that I highly recommend.

Unfortunately, the only books of her that are actively being published are We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House. If you get lucky, you can find her books in used bookstores, but your best bet is ordering off the internet.

Out of her books, I highly recommend The Bird's Nest or her autobiographical tales in Life Among the Savages.

Forgive me for the long comment. To say I am obsessed with Shirley Jackson is a slight understatement.
tessayourstrulytessa on April 4th, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC)
hi it's tessa from your old journal! sorry it took me a bit to add you back!

Amy Marieamyisacatlady on February 19th, 2012 08:08 pm (UTC)
Hi! Somehow I stumbled across your LJ based on common interests, so I thought I would introduce myself. ^_^

Name: Amy
Age: 21
Interests: Art, writing letters, manga, tea, crafts
Favorite book: Currently, it's the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr.
Favorite author(s): I don't have any favorites -- if you can recommend some, that would be great too!

Edited at 2012-02-19 08:09 pm (UTC)
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