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1. Total number of books I own:
If "own" can be interpreted to "bought" then I have to count the 3000 (+/- a few hundred) paperbacks that my mother and brother are holding hostage in Massachusetts. ;> They're communally owned, though I was the one that actually bought over 95% of them. (And my brother and I will likely have battles when the time comes to divide them up, I want all the Nortons but he wants at least one of her series. There may be some negotiation over getting them duplicated somehow.)

Now for books actually in my vicinity... I guesstimate another hundred or two.

2. The Last Book I Bought:
Erf. I've been broke so long that it's been a while. I think the last bunch (I never buy just one book, unless I'm buying in the airport) included books 4 and 5 of the Harry Dresden series by Jim Butcher and The Service of the Sword (Honor Harrington anthology).

3. The Last Book I Read:
Well I tried to read a book on reincarnation which billed itself as the best book on the subject that I'd read in this lifetime... my next lifetime had better have better books on the subject. I guess the last one I completed was Death Masks, the 5th Harry Dresden book.

I think at 55 chapters (with one more in the works) The Best Defense by [livejournal.com profile] joisbishmyoga qualifies as a book. I read the whole thing through again (for the 4th or 5th time) last weekend.

4. 5 Books that mean a lot to me:
This would be a lot easier if it said "that I like a lot"....

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - Mom read this to me so often that eventually when I asked her to read it to me again she suggested that I read it myself. I think this is the first non-children's book that I read myself.

The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey- The books (it's a trilogy, and I should include the Harper Hall trilogy here as well) I read after I exhausted every horse book in the library.

Witch World by Andre Norton - What I read after Dragonriders and the start of my Andre Norton obsession. I find Gates fascinating, and Ms. Norton wrote a lot of books with Gates, not just the Witch World series.

Flanker's Tale by William J. Rogers ([livejournal.com profile] hafoc) - How often do you get to read a series of five novels as they are written? I really should read the current edit, it's been a few years and I know he's made a lot of changes since the last time I read it. It has Gates. :)

Sargasso of Space by Andre Norton - Really, I should say "The Solar Queen Series". This is the one series that I know my brother and I are going to go head to head over when the time comes to divide the book collection. Maybe by then the whole series will have been republished (several of the books have been already, but not all of them).

Tag 5 people and have them (refuse to?) put this in their journal:
Most of my friends have already done this meme, someone I name is sure to have done it.
[livejournal.com profile] morganalilith
[livejournal.com profile] toy_dragon
[livejournal.com profile] dewhitton
[livejournal.com profile] chrissawyer
[livejournal.com profile] toshirodragon
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Wackiness: 38/100
Rationality: 56/100
Constructiveness: 44/100
Leadership: 38/100

You are a SRDF--Sober Rational Destructive Follower. This makes you a Fountain of Knowledge.

You are cool, analytical, intelligent and completely unfunny. Sometimes you slice through conversation with a cutting observation that causes silence and sidelong glances. You make a strong and lasting impression on everyone you meet, the quality of which depends more on their personality than yours.

You may feel persecuted, as you can become a target for fun. Still, you are focused enough on your work and secure enough in your abilities not to worry overly.

You are productive and invaluable to those you work for. You are loyal, steadfast, and conscientious. Your grooming is impeccable. You are in good shape.

You are kind of a tool, but you get things done. You are probably a week away from snapping.

Addendum, 2004/07/19: This fits me 99%, there is a slight inaccuracy however. We are not necessarily completely unfunny. If we have a sense of humor I do) it surfaces on the occasion with well-timed, completely dry, very sarcastic, wit. - Chase

Of the 113910 people who have taken this quiz since tracking began 8/17/2004), 7.6 % are this type.

20 Questions to a Better Personality

I disagree with the unfunny, my funny is just subdued. I also disagree on the being in good shape, I've been in better shape. Other than that... I would have thought my leadership would have been a bit higher, but I suspect my ire at buzzwords killed it.
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I'll hop in the bandwagon for this one. And expand it a bit.
  • I shall list 15 fandoms I'm involved with.
  • You shall guess my favorite character/person and my favorite pairing/One True Pairing.
  • I shall update the list by:
    • putting the fandom with correctly guessed characters in bold
    • putting the fandom with correctly guessed pairings in italics
See the list here. )
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Advanced Global Personality Test Results
Extraversion |||||||||| 40%
Stability |||||||||||||| 53%
Orderliness |||||||||| 40%
Empathy |||||||||| 36%
Interdependence |||||||||| 36%
Intellectual |||||||||||||||| 63%
Mystical |||||||||||||| 56%
Artistic |||||||||||||||| 63%
Religious |||||| 30%
Hedonism |||||||||||||| 56%
Materialism |||||||||||||||| 63%
Narcissism |||||| 30%
Adventurousness |||||| 30%
Work ethic |||||||||||| 43%
Self absorbed |||||||||||| 50%
Conflict seeking |||||||||| 36%
Need to dominate |||||||||||| 43%
Romantic |||||| 30%
Avoidant |||||||||| 36%
Anti-authority |||||||||||||||| 63%
Wealth |||| 16%
Dependency |||||||||| 36%
Change averse |||||||||||| 43%
Cautiousness |||||||||||| 50%
Individuality |||||||||||| 50%
Sexuality |||||||||||| 50%
Peter pan complex |||||||||| 36%
Physical security |||||| 30%
Food indulgent |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Histrionic |||||| 30%
Paranoia |||||||||||| 50%
Vanity |||||| 30%
Hypersensitivity |||||||||||| 43%
Female cliche |||||||||||| 50%
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I have issues with the "food indulgent" portion. As far as I can tell that's based on three answers, I am very obviously not thin, I am very obviously overweight, and I opted for neutral on the "I need to eat less" statement. I don't need to eat less (when I was losing weight I was actually eating more) I need to eat differently, and to get off my ass and exercise. The more change in the exercise segment the less change required on the food choice segment, based on experience. Though obviously doing both would be best. :)
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I really should blog my opinions on some political hot buttons. Other than my documented pro same sex marriage stance. :)
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I am worth $1,882,270.00 on HumanForSale.com

Requires an email address, I used my "address to use with likely spammers" address of course.
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Since all my friends are doing it... the religion meme. )
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Borrowed from [livejournal.com profile] athelind who cribbed it from [livejournal.com profile] normanrafferty.

Meme spammage here )

Now everyone can breathe a sigh of relief, Tephie learned how to do the LJ cut thing. ;>
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I'm borrowing this from [livejournal.com profile] athelind.

Pick an artist and answer the questions with titles of their songs.

Since we're just using the titles here and not the actual lyrics I should be able to do this... )
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Would you like to take a survey?

Sure, why not, just have taxes to do (I'm so late this year...)

Survey says... )

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